Welsh rockers Godsticks have announced more European dates for 2018. Vocalist Darran Charles comments, ‘we’ve been privileged enough to have travelled all over Europe many times over the last 10 years, opening for such great acts as The Pineapple Thief, The Aristocrats, and Mike Keneally. So to finally get the opportunity to present 90 minutes of our own music at a headline show is very exciting indeed!’
May is set to be an extremely busy month for the band, as in addition to the European tour they’re heading out to Marseille in France to play the 2018 Prog’Sud Festival. Godsticks will be appearing on the first day of the festival which begins on the 10th of May.
Darran adds, ‘we’re hoping that the many people that came out to see us during all those tours will come out to see our headline shows. We intend to make them very special and will be performing tracks from our entire back catalogue, some of which have never been performed live. Rehearsals are already under way and we’re champing at the bit to get out there!’
Supergroup trio The Aristocrats, (comprising guitarist Guthrie Govan, bassist Bryan Beller and drummer Marco Minnemann) have just announced a European Tour. The tour takes place in September 2018 and will bring the band’s unique and unrivalled brand of instrumental rock/fusion to excited fans across Europe. These will be the only live shows from The Aristocrats in 2018 and they are destined to be memorable ones, with a unique set list stacked with gems - some hits, and some surprises - from their three mind-blowing studio albums. Full details of each confirmed show, with more dates being added in the near future, can be found on the Aristocrats website at: http://the-aristocrats-band.com/shows/
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