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Monday, February 28, 2011

Friday, January 28, 2011

Metallica planning 2011 tour 'to rival Pink Floyd's 'The Wall'

Tour 'will blow your mind' according to band manager

Metallica are planning a tour in 2011 which their manager claims will rival Pink Floyd's 1980-1981 'The Wall' tour, it has been revealed.

Manager Peter Mensch revealed that the band are currently working on ideas for the tour, which will see then play in 10 cities worldwide. No dates have been announced yet.

"Let's just say that next year you will see a Metallica tour that will blow your mind," he told Classic Rock. "They will only play in 10 cities but it will be a huge undertaking. It will be Metallica's equivalent of 'The Wall'."

When asked to define his role as the band's manager, Mensch said it involved, "Saying something like, 'I have this idea for us to play an equivalent of 'The Wall'. So here's some ideas so we can get the professionals in so they can tell me if I'm crazy or not.'"

160 people were recently arrested outside a Metallica gig in Bogata, Columbia during a riot as ticketless fans stormed venue barriers.

The Shockwaves NME Awards Tour 2011 takes place throughout February, while Shockwaves NME Awards Shows are also taking place in London throughout the month. See NME.COM/TICKETS for details.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Duran Duran

After a long absence from the live performance arena in the UK, British rock legends, Duran Duran, will return to their home market for a series of highly anticipated concerts in May 2011. The shows will mark the band's first European performances in support of their critically acclaimed, new album 'ALL YOU NEED IS NOW' (produced by Mark Ronson), and the start of a world tour that will last well into 2012.

A nine track version of Duran Duran's latest studio record was first released exclusively on iTunes on December 21, 2010 and hit the #1 spot on download charts in 15 countries (including the UK). An expanded version of the new record will be released in late March ' in both digital and physical formats.

The original line up of SIMON LE BON, NICK RHODES, JOHN TAYLOR and ROGER TAYLOR will perform to over 150,000 fans in 11 arena concerts throughout the UK in May. The band will showcase material from their new record, along with classic hits from across their 30 year career. The UK leg of the tour will kick off on Wednesday 18th May at the Newcastle Metro Radio Arena and will end on Saturday 4th June at Sheffield Motorpoint Arena.

Tickets priced at £65/£45/£35 (London) Brighton/Bournemouth/Cardiff £55/£45/£35 and all others £55/£40/£30 will go on sale to the general public on Friday 28th January 2011 at 9:30am.

The full dates are as follows:

Wednesday 18th May 2011 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Thursday 19th May 2011 Glasgow SECC
Saturday 21st May 2011 Birmingham LG Arena
Sunday 22nd May 2011 Nottingham Capital FM Arena
Monday 23rd May 2011 Liverpool Echo Arena
Saturday 28th May 2011 London The O2 Arena
Monday 30th May 2011 Brighton Centre
Tuesday 31st May 2011 Bournemouth International Centre
Wednesday 1st June 2011 Cardiff International Arena
Friday 3rd June 2011 Manchester MEN Arena
Saturday 4th June 2011 Sheffield Motorpoint Arena