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Stiff Little Fingers – Announce UK Tour In March 2019

Stiff Little Fingers are pleased to announce a 14-date headline tour in March 2019, including the traditional date in Glasgow’s iconic venue Barrowland Ballroom on 17th March. With a career spanning over more than 40th years, Stiff Little Fingers‘ live shows always become something special, a unique event that never disappoints and the annual …

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Stiff Little Fingers – Announce UK Tour In Spring/Summer 2018

STIFF LITTLE FINGERS ANNOUNCE UK TOUR IN SPRING/SUMMER 2018 Stiff Little Fingers are set to embark on a 12-date headline tour in March of 2018 with special guests Ruts DC. The band will also be playing 3 large outdoor summer shows with a rotating bill including The Selecter, The Beat and …

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Alter Bridge, Ulster Hall, Belfast, 8th Oct 2017

After selling out shows in Dublin and Belfast back in June, such was the demand for tickets from local rockers, Alter Bridge returned to Belfast on Sunday night to play a welcome second show as part of The Last Hero Tour.     In contrast, it was opening act As …

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Monster Truck, Limelight 2, Belfast, 13/3/17

Opening the show tonight are German duo The Picturebooks.  A few technical issues do nothing to dampen the band’s enthusiasm. Supporting Monster Truck will help gain them a new following. After a short set, highlights were ‘Bad Habits Die Hard’ and ‘Your Kisses Burn Like Fire’. If they seem like an …

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The Graham Bonnet Band – The Limelight 2, Belfast – 19-11-2016

“Since you’ve been gone, since you’ve been gone; I’m outta my head…” Who? What? Where? Sorry! Got a little distracted there for a minute. What can I say? When you’ve grown up listening to the iconic British rock band Rainbow then you were probably excited when the news of the …

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Fireland – Fireland III: Believe Or Die

On the 17th October 2006, my 16 year old self walked into the Mandela Hall in Belfast to watch none other than the kings of cheesy, power metal; DragonForce. It was on this night that my teenage ears were also introduced to the support band who were none other than …

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Status Quo – The SSE Arena, Belfast – 28th October 2016

In music history there were not too many bands that could get away with wearing double denim. 90s Irish pop group B*witched count as one but no one was able to rock the look more than British rock legends Status Quo. The Quo boys have always been highly regarded and respected …

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Indominus – Legion Within

There’s nothing that excites a reviewer more than when a new band appears on the music scene with some fresh material. That can be said about Indominus, a death metal band hailing from Northern Ireland, forming at the beginning of 2016 and features members of the late ForChristSake. With such …

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Drakonis – As They Rot

It’s been a long day at the office, you get home, put your feet up and breathe a sigh of relief knowing that the day is over. While you are nice and relaxed you decide to put on some music, only instead of the soothing sounds of Mozart you are …

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Screaming Eagles Announced as Support to US Rockers Buckcherry

SCREAMING EAGLES ANNOUNCED AS SUPPORT TO BUCKCHERRY – BELFAST & DUBLIN – OCTOBER 2016 Screaming Eagles will be special guests of top US rockers Buckcherry on the Irish leg of their 15th Anniversary World Tour. The shows will take in Belfast (Limelight 2) and Dublin (Whelans) on October 12th & 13th …

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Mastodon – The Limelight 1, Belfast – 14th August 2016

Summer time. To some it’s about sun and holidays, to others it’s heading to festivals, enjoying music and getting muddy. Every year thousands gather to a field in Walton-on-Trent, England for the annual Bloodstock festival.  This year the festival attracted acts like Gojira, Slayer and Twisted Sister (for their final U.K. …

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The Dead Daisies – Limelight 1, Belfast – 21 July 2016

It’s not every day that you see history made, but tonight it happened.  While it may not have been a record-breaking number of appearances at the venue, The Dead Daisies bassist Marco Mendoza became the first artist to take to this hallowed stage on four separate occasions with four different …

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Biffy Clyro – Belsonic Festival, Belfast – 25th June 2016

History was made over the past week as millions of people took to the polls to decide whether the United Kingdom would remain in the European Union.  With the votes counted and the results in it had been decided that we were to leave. Those who voted to remain were …

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Bring Me the Horizon, Belsonic, Belfast, 16/06/2016

Every year metallians watch for the Belsonic line-up announcement in the hope that one or two rock/metal acts might make it onto the bill, along with whatever generic chart bubblegum music that is currently trendy. This year was no exception, with a change of venue to the much larger outdoor location …

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The Answer – Belfast, Limelight 1 – 3 June 2016

Time is relative.  For some, it passes slowly and as inexorably as the tides lap against a shore.  For others, it speeds past like a bullet from a gun, bearing down on its inevitable end.  For Northern Ireland’s hardest working hard rockers, The Answer, the past decade has been something …

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Magnum, Limelight 1 Belfast, 27/05/16

Much had been made in Belfast on local rock chatter and social media of the 25 odd years it had been since Magnum had last visited the city, but the night had rolled round quickly since they announced the date and a capacity crowd at the Limelight ensured it was …

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Corrosion Of Conformity – Belfast, Limelight 2 – 1 May 2016

The island of Ireland holds a special place in the collective hearts of the members of Corrosion Of Conformity.  Although the classic line up of Pepper Keenan, Woody Weatherman, Mike Dean and Reed Mullin had got their act back together a few months previously, and played their first live show …

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The Cult – Belfast, Mandela Hall – 6 March 2016

It had been quite some time since yours truly last descended the steps into the hallowed Mandela Hall…  almost exactly 18 months in fact.  And, as I stood outside the chilly Sunday night air awaiting my photographer, I could not help but note the eclectic nature of the hundreds of …

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Red Hot Chili Peppers to get ‘Vital’ in Belfast

The worst kept secret on the Belfast music scene was confirmed this morning (Friday 4 March), when it was officially announced that Red Hot Chili Peppers will headline the Tennent’s Vital festival on Thursday 25 August. Special guests will be Fall Out Boy, with other support acts to be announced. …

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