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The Download Gig Guide #2

This week’s gig guide is as hot as the Download Dog sprawled out in the park lapping up the summer rays. Check out the Download Gig Guide now to mark a big ‘X’ in your diary for shows from Boston Manor, Bullet For My Valentine, The Fever 333 and much more.

Boston Manor

Boston Manor had the mighty honour of opening the Main Stage at #DL2018 and debuted their new track ‘Halo’ for the first time live. Their new album ‘Welcome To The Neighbourhood’ is set to be released this September, and you can hear it live when the pop punks play headline shows in London and Manchester with support from Microwave, Drug Church and Wallflower.


22nd September – Electric Ballroom, London

29th September – Gorilla, Manchester

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Bullet For My Valentine

Bullet For My Valentine released ‘Gravity’ their seriously heavy sixth album last Friday and we’re still not ‘Over It’. Their show on the Main Stage at Download was their first home-turf festival in five years and it was so immense it instantly left us thirsting for more. Hit up Alexandra Palace and the Motorpoint Arena to get your next BFMV fix.


10th November – Alexandra Palace, London

11th November – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

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After playing the Avalanche Stage hosted by Kerrang! Radio Fresh Blood at Download, Puppy are preparing for a headline show at the Borderline this August. The band have promised that this is going to be your first chance to hear a lot of the songs from their upcoming album, plus they’re bringing Grove Street Families along for the ride – don’t miss it!


9th August – Borderline, London

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The Fever 333

The Fever 333 performed an unforgettable secret set on the The Avalanche Stage hosted by Kerrang! Radio Fresh Blood at Download 2018 and we’re still buzzing from it. The Cali rapcore trio is now set to play their first UK headline show at London’s O2 Academy Islington before their show at Reading Festival. Get ready to mosh hard to tracks from their debut EP, ‘Made An America’, and new track ‘Trigger’.


22nd August – O2 Academy Islington, London

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Corrosion of Conformity & Orange Goblin

Corrosion of Conformity are teaming up with London metal band Orange Goblin to hit the road this Autumn/Winter for a handful of shows. The band rocked the Zippo Encore stage at #DL2018 with tracks from their latest album, ‘No Cross, No Crown’. Orange Goblin released their ferocious new album ‘The Wolf Bites Back” earlier this month, so make sure to check them out.

Corrosion of Conformity says, “We’re beyond excited to have the stars align in such a way that, with a new record out, we get to play UK dates with Orange Goblin, Fireball Ministry and Black Moth. This one is going to be memorable!” C.O.C said. So there you have it, straight from the band!”.


27th October – O2 Institute, Birmingham

30th October – O2 Ritz, Manchester

3rd November – Cardiff University Great Hall

4th November – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London

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Kreator & Dimmu Borgir

German thrash legends Kreator brought some riotous riffage and mosh pits to the Zippo Encore Stage at Download. The band is now teaming up with Norwegian symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir for a huge show at London’s Roundhouse later this year.

“I am more than excited to team up with three of the strongest and most unique bands in today’s metal world for this killer package,” says Kreator’s Mille Petrozza. “For this run, we have prepared the biggest production in the history of the band to bring the ultimate Kreator experience to a hall near you. The European Apocalypse will be the tour of 2018, and I can’t wait to see all of you in December. Hail to the Hordes!” Make sure you witness it for yourself!


16th December – Roundhouse, London

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Want even more gigs? Check out The Download Gig Guide #1 and come back here next week for even more shows.

Don’t forget to book your tickets for what’s going to be the most awesome rock show next year…DOWNLOAD 2019! \m/