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LIVE: Halestorm @ Great Hall, Cardiff (13/03/2015)

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Date: March 13th, 2015
Venue: Great Hall, Cardiff
Support: Wilson / Nothing More
Website: www.halestormrocks.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/halestormrocks
Twitter: www.twitter.com/halestorm

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On March 10th 2013, Halestorm played a gig in one of the smaller rooms at Cardiff Students Union. Two years and three days later, they return in the biggest room the venue has to offer, and they sell it out. This alone is proof of how much the band have grown these past two years since they were here last as an army of the band’s ‘freaks’ fill the venue for a night of hard hitting rock ‘n’ roll.

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LIVE: Muse @ Newport Centre, Newport (19/03/2015)

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Date: March 19th, 2015
Venue: Newport Centre, Newport
Support: Marmozets
Website: www.muse.mu
Facebook: www.facebook.com/muse
Twitter: www.twitter.com/muse

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There’s only a handful of bands who can play a 2000 capacity venue and call it an intimate show. Muse are one of those bands. Not only are the shows tiny in comparison to the venues that they normally play, but the tour was announced just four days before the first show took place. Muse actually played this venue 14 years ago, and that’s where they take us tonight with a collection of rarities and favourites in a show for the fans.

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LIVE: Takedown Festival @ University, Southampton (07/03/2015)

Date: March 7th, 2015
Venue: University, Southampton
Website: www.takedownfestival.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/takedownfest
Twitter: www.twitter.com/takedownfest

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Takedown Festival has returned for its fourth year since its inception at the University of Southampton Student’s Union. Five stages crammed within two buildings, Southampton now has a British rock festival that shows up many others. Over 40 acts took over the Student’s Union for the day, with Mallory Knox set to headline and close proceedings, and together the line-up caused absolute jubliant mayhem.

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LIVE: We Were Promised Jetpacks @ Exchange, Bristol (12/03/2015)

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Date: March 12th, 2015
Venue: Exchange, Bristol
Support: Bridges
Website: wewerepromisedjetpacks.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/wewerepromisedjetpacks
Twitter: www.twitter.com/wwpj

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Edinburgh indie rockers We Were Promised Jetpacks seem to be perennially flying under the radar. After releasing two excellent albums in ‘These Four Walls’ and ‘In The Pit Of The Stomach’, there wasn’t much to hear from their camp until last year’s quiet release of ‘Unravelling’. In Bristol once again it’s likely the same crowd as last year, but you can bet your bottom dollar that people enjoy them being here.

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LIVE: Architects @ The Ritz, Manchester (10/03/2015)

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Date: March 10th, 2015
Venue: The Ritz, Manchester
Support: Counterparts / blessthefall / Every Time I Die
Website: www.architectsofficial.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/architectsuk
Twitter: www.twitter.com/architectsuk

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The growth of metalcore and Sea Shepherds stalwarts Architects over the past few years has been an interesting one to spectate. Following the arguable flop of ‘The Here And Now’ in 2011, the one-two release of the increasingly impressive ‘Daybreaker’ and ‘Lost Forever // Lost Together’ respectively have seen the British troupe progress by leaps and bounds, not just with their craft in the studio, but also as musicians. Back on the road, this is where the guys truly thrive.

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LIVE: Glamour Of The Kill @ Sound Control, Manchester (26/02/2015)

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Date: February 26th, 2015
Venue: Sound Control, Manchester
Support: Ashes, EofE, The Hype Theory
Website: None available
Facebook: www.facebook.com/glamourofthekill
Twitter: www.twitter.com/gotk

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A sizeable line of dedicated fans are braving the typically dreary and cold Manchester weather queuing outside of Sound Control eager to see the hard rock boys of Glamour Of The Kill. The band are still going strong into their 8th year of creating music and show no signs of slowing down. This ‘After Hours’ tour gives them the opportunity to showcase eagerly anticipated material from their new EP of the same name to their dedicated fanbase.

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LIVE: Kerrang! Tour 2015 @ Y Plas, Cardiff (13/02/15)

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Date: February 13th, 2015
Venue: Y Plas, Cardiff University Students Union, Cardiff
Support: We Are the In Crowd, Young Guns, Bury Tomorrow, Beartooth
Website: www.donbroco.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/donbroco
Twitter: www.twitter.com/donbroco

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The Kerrang! Tour is an annual extravaganza featuring rocks rising stars, with a bill more varied than any other – except maybe Warped Tour. While this year’s tour may not match up to last year which hosted legends Limp Bizkit, it instead showcased the best new talent from both the UK and the States.

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LIVE: You Me At Six @ Arena, Manchester (13/02/2015)

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Date: February 13th, 2015
Venue: Arena, Manchester
Support: Walk The Moon / All Time Low
Website: www.youmeatsix.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/youmeatsix
Twitter: www.twitter.com/youmeatsix

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Pop-rock giants from either side of the Atlantic, our British champions You Me At Six and American poster boys All Time Low, have decided to kick of their 2015 by teaming up for a co-headline tour across Europe, filling arenas and sharing thousands of one another’s fans each night. What better way to get your bounce on and your voices singing true.

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LIVE: Neck Deep @ O2 Academy, Bristol (03/02/2015)

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Date: February 3rd, 2015
Venue: O2 Academy, Bristol
Support: Knuckle Puck, Seaway, Trophy Eyes
Website: www.neckdeepuk.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/neckdeepuk
Twitter: www.twitter.com/neckdeepuk

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The past year for Wrexham’s Neck Deep has been unprecedented. Their popularity has risen more rapidly than the amount of kids at Disneyland infected with measles. The ‘Intercontinental Championships’ is their second full length UK tour and comes off the back of a tremendous summer playing Warped Tour in the US. A strong undercard of pop punk means that the O2 Academy may burst into pizza at any moment.

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LIVE: Lights @ The Deaf Institute, Manchester (31/01/2015)

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Date: January 31st, 2015
Venue: The Deaf Institute, Manchester
Support: K.Flay
Website: www.iamlights.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/lights
Twitter: www.twitter.com/lights

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An awful lot can happen in the space of three years. For Canadian electro-pop vixen Lights, in the three years since she last came to Manchester, she married blessthefall frontman Beau Bokan, became a mother to their child Rocket Bokan, and released her third studio album, ‘Little Machines’. Now, with this wealth of knowledge and life experience under her belt, Lights has returned to the UK.

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