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Tax The Heat – Announce UK Date As Special Guest To Mott The Hoople ’74 Tour

Announce UK Shows in April 2019
As Special Guest To Mott The Hoople ’74 Tour

Album “Change Your Position” Out Now

Praise for latest album “Change Your Position”
“You can’t put a price on self-belief, and Tax The Heat sound so utterly self-assured on this follow-up to their well-received debut Fed To The Lions, you get the feeling that, for them, success is not only inevitable, it’s already here…With a nod of deference to the past grand masters and a thoroughly modern outlook, Tax The Heat are perfectly placed to reintroduce unadulterated classic rock for the next generation.”- Classic Rock

“Proper feel-good rock that will have your foot tapping and the chorus lyrics burned into your hippocampus for decades to come. This stuff forces a smile and a bounce in your step! If you like your rock with a little-added roll, this might be just up your street. A fun, uncomplicated and compelling rock record.”- Louder Than War

“The band’s unconventional twist on classic rock makes for some of the record’s high points: “Playing With Fire” sounds like Iron Maiden with added pop nous, and the thrilling staccato robot rock of “My Headspace” recalls latter-day Queens Of The Stone Age.” – Planet Rock

Tax The Heat cap off an extremely successful 2018 announcing a series of UK dates in April 2019 as special guest to the legendary Mott The Hoople. In addition, following the release of their new album “Change Your Position” earlier this year, the band is ready to hit the road in December 2018 with a five-date UK tour.

Vocalist/Guitarist Alex Veale says: “Tax The Heat opening for Mott The Hoople, what a surreal and brilliant thing to be asked to do! Their influence in rock n roll is so apparent. It’s the 45 anniversary of their ’74 tour which they asked Queen to open up for them, which well and truly set them on their way… They clearly have taste and if we can follow in those footsteps we’ll be more than happy. It’s going to be an honour and privilege. Bring on April!”

Full UK tour dates for Tax The Heat are now as follows:

Sat 8thDec 2018                                   Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
Wed 12thDec 2018                            Cambridge, Portland Arms
Thurs 13thDec 2018                          Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Fri 14thDec 2018                                 Nuneaton, Queens Hall
Sat 15thDec 2018                                Exeter, The Cavern
Fri 19thApr 2019                                  Manchester, Academy *
Sat 20thApr 2019                                Glasgow, Barrowland Ballroom *
Sun 21stApr 2019                                Birmingham, Symphony Hall *
Mon 23rdApr 2019                              Gateshead, Sage *
Fri 26thApr 2019                                  London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire *
Sat 27thApr 2019                                 London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire *

*special guest to Mott The Hoople

Tickets for the headline shows are available via www.taxtheheat.com
Tickets for the Mott The Hoople shows in London on general sale from Friday 16thNovember at 10:00 AM and available here –www.ticketmaster.co.uk. Tickets for the Mott The Hoople shows in Birmingham and Gateshead on general sale from Monday 19thNovember at 9:00 AM and available here – www.eventbrite.co.uk. Tickets for Mott The Hoople show in Manchester on general sale from Friday 16thNovember at 10:00 AM and available here – https://www.manchesteracademy.net/order/gateway/13341007 ‘

“Change Your Position” was the follow up to the 2016 critically-acclaimed debut album “Fed To The Lions”. The new album sees the band take a huge step forward as both songwriters and performers. The band’s unique blend of fuzz-driven rock with a modern alternative twist has won them a legion of fans. The album stamps its authority from the offset with the taut “Money In the Bank” (also the first single). From the staccato stomp of “Playing With Fire” to the huge riffs of “Cut Your Chains”, from the garage rock of “On The Run” to the slow groove and instant lyrical hit of “All That Medicine”. “Change Your Position” is a lean, focused album loaded with an energy that is set to propel the band to headline status.  The driving rhythms of Jack Taylor (Drums) and Antonio Angotti (Bass) are overlaid with the powerful riffs of JP Jacyshyn (Guitars) and distinctive melodies of Alex Veale (Vocals, Guitars).

For “Change Your Position” album
Order CD & Black Vinyl here:
https://www.recordstore.co.uk/search.html?term=tax+the+heat+change+your+position

From humble beginnings in 2015, Tax The Heat have become one of the most notable of new British rock acts. Multiple singles playlisted across radio in both 2015 and 2016 – taken from debut album “Fed To The Lions”. The band also honed their live craft supporting the likes Cadillac 3, Reef, The Graveltones, Black Star Riders, Vintage Trouble, Masters Of Reality, Virginmarys, Thunder and festival appearances such as 2000 Trees, Beautiful Days, Download, Calling and Ramblin’ Man Fair.

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About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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