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LIVE: Canvas @ Satan’s Hollow, Manchester (13/01/2018)

Date: January 13th 2018
Venue: Satan’s Hollow, Manchester
Support: Amongst Thieves / Citadels / Skywalker
Website: None available
Facebook: www.facebook.com/wearecanvasuk
Twitter: www.twitter.com/wearecanvasuk

Rating:

It’s just a couple of weeks into 2018, and already the tours are starting to come in thick and fast. Sadly, one of which comes with a bit of a pothole, as Essex’s Create To Inspire are forced to drop out of their co-headline UK tour alongside Canvas due to a family emergency. Still, the show much go on as they say, and Canvas are happy to lead the remainder of the dates as the sole headline act.

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LIVE: HIM @ Academy, Manchester (16/12/2017)

Date: December 16th 2017
Venue: Academy, Manchester
Support: Biters
Website: www.heartagram.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/theheartagram
Twitter: www.twitter.com/theheartagram

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Maintaining a band for over two decades is no mean feat, and it’s true that no matter how great (or even terrible) something may be, all things eventually come to an end. When Helsinki gothic rockers HIM announced back in March that 2017 would see them touring the world one final time before putting the band to an end, fans all over began to mourn, and dates began selling out thick and fast for them to say their goodbyes.

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LIVE: Normandie @ Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff (06/12/2017)

Date: December 6th 2017
Venue: Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
Support: William Ryan Key / Grumble Bee
Website: www.normandieofficial.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/normandieofficial
Twitter: www.twitter.com/wearenormandie

Rating:

It’s very rare that a supporting act is causing more excitement than a headliner, but that’s exactly what we have tonight. Despite Normandie‘s ever growing stature, there’s no doubt that tonight’s excitement all centres around the performance of William Ryan Key. This is the first time the ex-Yellowcard frontman is playing shows on this shore, and no-one knows what to expect.

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LIVE: Bayside @ The Garage, London (06/12/2017)

Date: December 6th 2017
Venue: The Garage, London
Support: I The Mighty
Website: www.baysideband.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bayside
Twitter: www.twitter.com/baysideband

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Standing outside of The Garage in North London, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the Victoria line train you came in on was actually a time machine to 2007; the billboard outside listing upcoming gigs shows that The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Silverstein, and [spunge] will all be playing here this month.

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LIVE: Creeper @ Trinity, Bristol (05/12/2017)

Date: December 5th 2017
Venue: Trinity, Bristol
Support: Nervus / Can’t Swim / Microwave
Website: www.creepercult.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/creepercult
Twitter: www.twitter.com/creepercultuk

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If there were a band that epitomised the music scene in 2017, it would be Creeper. The band have absolutely exploded unlike any other band in the last decade or so, and have managed to amass such a dedicated cult-like fanbase which could be compare to My Chemical Romance‘s early days. Tonight, the band are at the tail-end of their Theatre Of Fear tour, with the band promising an ambitious show and a brand-new stage production.

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LIVE: Marilyn Manson @ O2 Apollo, Manchester (04/12/2017)

Date: December 4th 2017
Venue: O2 Apollo, Manchester
Support: The Amazonica
Website: www.marilynmanson.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/marilynmanson
Twitter: www.twitter.com/marilynmanson

Rating:

We’re approaching almost 30 years now since the inception of Marilyn Manson; one of the most controversial and headline grabbing public figures in the world of rock and metal. It wasn’t too long ago that The God of Fuck almost became The God of Fuck All, but managed to clamber his way out of obscurity, and reinvigorated his stance and relevance in the world throughout his latest three records.

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LIVE: Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes @ O2 Ritz, Manchester (03/12/2017)

Date: December 3rd 2017
Venue: O2 Ritz, Manchester
Support: Ecca Vandal / Basement
Website: www.andtherattlesnakes.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/therattlesnakes
Twitter: www.twitter.com/therattlesnakes

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With a CV that already boasts once fronting hardcore punks Gallows and hard rockers Pure Love, Frank Carter already garnered a hugely respectable musical pedigree before he went on to form his current project alongside his fellow Rattlesnakes.

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LIVE: Stick To Your Guns @ Club Academy, Manchester (29/11/2017)

Date: November 29th 2017
Venue: Club Academy, Manchester
Support: First Blood / Silent Planet / Being As An Ocean
Website: www.sticktoyourguns.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/stygoc
Twitter: www.twitter.com/stygoc

Rating:

One thing that hardcore and alternative acts offer in their material far more often and in far more depth than today’s pop landscape are messages more about the world, society, and more global and widespread struggles. One band that has been waving that banner long and proud are Orange County’s Stick To Your Guns, and with freshly released sixth record ‘True View’, they still have an awful lot to say and showcase on their tours, including tonight in Manchester.

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LIVE: Every Time I Die @ Academy 2, Manchester (28/11/2017)

Date: November 28th 2017
Venue: Academy 2, Manchester
Support: Higher Power / Knocked Loose / Comeback Kid
Website: www.everytimeidie.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/everytimeidie
Twitter: www.twitter.com/everytimeidie

Rating:

With a career thus far that spans nearly two decades, a seemingly non-stop touring schedule that has seen them in intimate sweaty clubs in almost every corner of the world, and to date eight full-length albums, it’s no wonder that Every Time I Die have garnered such a wealth of respect, admiration, and allegiance from their fans and their contemporaries. So, with a headline tour once again running through the UK, it’d be beyond foolish to not attend.

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LIVE: Enter Shikari @ Victoria Warehouse, Manchester (21/11/2017)

Date: November 21st 2017
Venue: Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
Support: Astroid Boys / Lower Than Atlantis
Website: www.entershikari.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/entershikari
Twitter: www.twitter.com/entershikari

Rating:

From day one, St. Albans’ Enter Shikari have been more or less completely DIY, at least as much as is feasibly possible whilst also continuing to grow. With that in mind, tonight’s almost sold out show at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse could mark as the biggest show held there by a DIY act to date, bringing a full-scale production with them to celebrate and promote their latest full-length, ‘The Spark’.

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