Legends of fun time ska, BAD MANNERS return to Australia and New Zealand in 2018 for a Greatest Hits Tour. Fronted by Buster Bloodvessel, the man famous for his shiny bald head and giant personality, BAD MANNERS have a huge setlist of ska jubilation – Walking In The Sunshine, Lorraine, Lip Up Fatty, Special Brew, Just A Feeling, Skinhead Love Affair, My Girl Lollipop, Inner London Violence and of course the ultimate knees up Can Can.
Very Special Guest on this tour will be rude-girl queen of ska-pop JENNIE BELLE STAR (aka Jennie Matthias), lead singer of much treasured London all-girl 80’s band THE BELLE STARS. Formed out of the ashes of 2-Tone ska revivalists The Bodysnatchers, THE BELLE STARS signed to the home of Madness (Stiff Records) and proceeded to storm the UK charts with a succession of fabulously exuberant ska romps. Having toured the world with the likes of Madness, the Beat and The Clash, Jennie will perform a set of skankin’ standards and THE BELLE STARS classics including Sign of the Times, as well as their Two Australian Top 10 singles, Iko Iko and The Clapping Song.
“Part nostalgia, part celebration, but total enjoyment and heartfelt smiles” Glam Adelaide
BAD MANNERS quickly became the favourites of the Ska movement through their on-stage antics, earning early exposure through their Top of The Pops TV exploits and an appearance in the live film documentary, Dance Craze.
At their peak popularity during the late 1970s and early 1980s, when ska revivalist such as Madness, The Specials, The Beat and The Selecter filled the charts, Bad Manners spent a staggering 111 weeks in the UK Singles Chart between 1980 and 1983.
“From start to finish, the show is full of almost obnoxious amounts of energy.” – SongKick.com
One of the main reasons for BAD MANNERS’ notoriety was their outlandish huge-tongued and generously proportioned frontman, Buster Bloodvessel. His manic exploits got them banned from the British BBC TV chart show Top of the Pops… and they were also banned from Italian TV after Bloodvessel, having being told that the Pope was watching, mooned the audience. Don’t recall seeing anything like that on Countdown!
Get ready for a non-stop party with Buster and the boys for all their Greatest Hits… This is Ska!
“It’s a school-outing that’s never stopped for us. We started in ‘76 and we’ve never stopped. We’ve always played live shows everywhere. We have good fun.” – Buster Bloodvessel
Bad Manners Australian and NZ Tour Dates
Wednesday May 9th CHRISTCHURCH – The Foundry
Thursday 10th May WELLINGTON – San Fran
Friday 11th May NAPIER – The Cabana
Saturday 12th May AUCKLAND – Studio
Sunday 13th May Tauranga – Totara St.
Wednesday 16th May CASTLEMAIN – Theatre Royal
Thursday 17th May FRANKSTON – Pier
Friday 18th May MELBOURNE – Croxton Bandroom
Saturday 19th SYDNEY – Manning Bar
Sunday 20th May NEWCASTLE – Cambridge Hotel
Wednesday 23rd May MIAMI – Miami Tavern
Thursday 24th May BRISBANE – The Zoo
Friday 25th May ADELAIDE – The Gov
Saturday 26th May PERTH – Rosemount Hotel
Sunday 27th May FREMANTLE – Mojo’s
Pre-Sale – Thursday 18th January, 9am – 11:59pm (Local time)
On Sale – Friday 19th January, 9am (Local time)
The Iron Maidens – the world’s best (and only all-female) Iron Maiden tribute act – are bringing their intense and electrifying live shows to light up venues across Australia and New Zealand. These five adrenaline-charged women have The Number Of The Beast on speed-dial and possess the musical chops to deliver awesome renditions of all your favourite Iron Maiden classics.
Following sellout USA and UK/European tours, with fans shouting along to hits such as, “Hallowed Be Thy Name”, “The Trooper” and “Aces High”, The Iron Maidens are gracing our shores in May 2018, after much pleading from their many thousands of antipodean fans.
“I stumbled home with the same feeling of euphoria and delight that I always get when I see Iron Maiden” metaltalk.net
Having received the thumbs up from Steve Harris and Bruce Dickinson, California’s Iron Maidens have established themselves as one of the most invigorating and original tribute acts in the world, and have garnered praise for their musical prowess and energetic live shows all over Europe, the UK, the Middle East, South America and Asia.
Kirsten “Bruce Chickinson” Rosenberg (vocals), Linda “Nikki McBURRain” McDonald (drums), Courtney “Adriana Smith”Cox and Nikki “Davina Murray” Stringfield on guitars, and Wanda “Steph Harris” Ortiz (bass) will perform choice Iron Maiden classics including “Wasted Years”, “Wrathchild” and “Can I Play With Madness”.
“The Iron Maidens put on a stellar performance and had me thoroughly entertained and singing along the entire night.” Sleazeroxx.com
The Iron Maidens reputation for putting on a wall-storming powerhouse of a live show has grown exponentially, and their renditions of Iron Maiden masterworks are topped only by the kings of twilight themselves. Iron Maiden fans will not want to miss these amazing live shows.
Pre-sale Thursday 18th Jan 10am (local time)
General sale Friday 19th Jan 10am (local time)
The Iron Maidens Australian and New Zealand Tour Dates
Friday May 25th AUCKLAND – The Studio
Saturday 26th May CHRISTCHURCH – The Foundry
Sunday 27th May WELLINGTON – San Fran
Wednesday 30th May BRISBANE – The Zoo
Thursday 31st May SYDNEY – Manning Bar
Friday 1st June MELBOURNE – Corner Hotel
Saturday 2nd June ADELAIDE – Fowlers Live
Sunday 3rd June PERTH – Badlands
Tickets from: http://davidroywilliams.com/tours/the-iron-maidens/
VIP M&G Ticket includes:
Limited edition A3 Thick Card Portrait Poster signed by the Artists
1 additional item signed by the Artists
Photo with the Artists on the fans own phone or camera
3 x Iron Maidens guitar pick
Official commemorative VIP Laminate
Priority Access to the Venue
“BURN IT DOWN” is a muscular tour-de-force, a tornado of pounding drums, pulverizing bass, screaming
guitars and in-your-face raw vocals. Evoking the best of 70s Rock, with moments of Birmingham’s finest,
blended with the early works of Boston’s best, “Burn It Down” will do just that: Burn down everything in its
path until there is nothing left standing.
Recorded in Nashville with Marti Frederiksen at the helm, the band finished their 4th studio album “Burn It
Down” in December, with Anthony Focx once again handling the mix and mastering legend Howie
Weinberg adding his magic.
John Corabi about the new record:
“I’m extremely excited about our new record “BURN IT DOWN”! It was a pleasure to once again work with
Marti Frederiksen and the band on what I believe is the next great step in The Dead Daisies journey. This is
a balls-out old school rock record!!! Enjoy it, and see you all on our massive 2018 world tour!!!! Peace,
Doug Aldrich puts it quite simply, yet to the point: “The new Daisies album will melt your face! It is raw and in-your-face with a whole new sound!”
With the band eager to get on the road and in true Daisies’ fashion, the band announced the first of many
BURN IT DOWN TOUR dates slated for 2018 right before Christmas with fans turning out in droves at the
on-sale date. Many more dates are to be announced including the band’s highly anticipated return to
Japan, North America, Mexico and South America!
With Deen joining the bands line-up to record the new Album, The Dead Daisies are: Doug Aldrich
(Whitesnake, Dio), John Corabi (Mötley Crüe, The Scream), Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy), Deen
Castronovo (Bad English, Journey) and David Lowy (Red Phoenix, Mink).
One thing is for certain: within a short amount of time, The Dead Daisies have made a massive impression
on the rock scene and managed to garner the one thing that every band desires but only so few ever have: HARD CORE FANS! They love the Daisies and the Daisies love them back!
THE DEAD DAISIES — BURN IT DOWN
Burn It Down
What Goes Around
Set Me Free
Dead And Gone
Can’t Take It With You
Leave Me Alone
THE DEAD DAISIES — BURN IT DOWN
will be released in the following formats:
• DigiPak CD with 12-page booklet and poster
• Gatefold Colored Vinyl with printed inner sleeves, 4-page poster booklet
and Audio CD in paper sleeve
• Picture Disk Vinyl in Gatefold Sleeve
• Digital Download & Streaming
THE DEAD DAISIES
BURN IT DOWN WORLD TOUR
UK & EUROPE
UK (with special guests THE TREATMENT* & THE AMORETTES)
Sunday 8th Garage Glasgow, UK
Monday 9th Robin 2 Bilston, UK
Tuesday 10th Koko London, UK *
Thursday 12th Academy 2 Manchester, UK
Friday 13th Rock City Nottingham, UK *
Saturday 14th Academy Bristol, UK *
EUROPE (with special guests THE NEW ROSES)
Monday 16th 013 Tilburg, NET
Tuesday 17th Biebob Vosselaar, BEL
Wednesday 18th Markthalle Hamburg, GER
Friday 20th Sticky Fingers Gothenburg, SWE
Saturday 21st Parkteateret Oslo, NOR
Sunday 22nd Klubben Stockholm, SWE
Tuesday 24th Pumpehuset Copenhagen, DEN
Wednesday 25th Rosenhof Osnabrueck, GER
Thursday 26th Backstage Werk Munich, GER
Friday 27th Barba Negra Track Budapest, HUN
Sunday 29th Simm City Vienna, AUS
Tuesday 1st Thanks Jimi Festival Wroclaw, POL
Thursday 3rd Kesselhaus Berlin, GER
Friday 4th Schlachthof Wiesbaden, GER
Saturday 5th Live Music Hall Cologne, GER
Sunday 6th Le Trabendo Paris, FRA
Tuesday 8th Z7 Pratteln, SWI
Wednesday 9th Live Club Trezzo (Milan), ITA
Friday 11th Zentral Pamplona, SPA
Saturday 12th Mon Madrid, SPA