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The Download Gig Guide #3

Downloaders! It’s nearly the weekend and we’ve got a Friday treat for you with shows from Myles Kennedy, Amity Affliction, Don Broco and more for you to rock your socks off to.

Power Trip

You name it Dallas’ Power Trip have got it: raw energy, musical proficiency, perfect song structure, rich tones, fierce riffs, persecution, and a collective attitude. Don’t miss out on seeing one of the most prolific underground staples in the US metal, punk, and hardcore next month!


7th August – Rebellion Rock Bar, Manchester

8th August – Underworld, London

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Don Broco

Don Broco got us all dancing hard at Download 2016 with their Zippo Encore Stage performance and they’re about to do it all over again with a UK headline tour next February.

Speaking about next year’s live dates, singer Damiani said: “We’re so excited to announce our biggest tour to date and first ever arena run next February! We had the best time at Alexandra Palace last year so are massively looking forward to bringing the full Technology show to the rest of the UK.” Make sure you check them out for yourselves!


1st February 2019 – Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

2nd February 2019 – Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

5th February 2019 – Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

7th February 2019 – Usher Hall, Edinburgh

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The Amity Affliction

We cannot wait to get our hands on Amity Affliction’s brand spanking new album, ‘Misery’, next month. The band have also announced that they’ll be making their way back on over to the UK this October for a trio of dates. With support from The Plot In You, Dream State and Endless Heights, these shows are going to be immense.


2nd October – O2 Academy 2 Birmingham

4th October – Electric Ballroom, London

7th October – Manchester Academy, 2

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Within Temptation

What better way to warm the winter evenings than rocking out to some dutch symphonic metal. After a long break, Within Temptation are hitting the road again their European tour visiting 22 cities in 18 countries,  which will hit these shores in November. Don’t miss it!


9th November – O2 Academy Birmingham

10th November – O2 Apollo Manchester

11th November – O2 Academy Glasgow

13th November – O2 Academy Brixton, London

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Myles Kennedy

Myles Kennedy has many strings to his bow: he’s the frontman of the mighty Alter Bridge, he’s lead vocalist in guitarist Slash’s backing band, known as Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, and earlier this year he released his highly-anticipated debut solo album, ‘Year of the Tiger’.

Now he’s set to play what set to be a rather special solo show at the London Palladium next week to end his UK tour. We can’t wait to hear him perform the new album live!


29th July – London Palladium

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Dying Fetus

Earlier this year Dying Fetus raised the bar of sonic extremity with their eighth studio album and first new

material in over five years, ‘Wrong One To F**k With’. The seasoned veterans managed to further stretch their creative and technical boundaries across 10 complex tracks of pulverizing death metal, filled with more dynamic intricacies, brutal breakdowns and varied vocal patterns than ever before.

Now over 25 years into their distinguished career, Dying Fetus will be bringing their extreme presence to the O2 Academy Islington next month.


13th August – O2 Academy Islington, London

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Come back next Friday for The Download Gig Guide #4 featuring Slayer, Def Leppard, Steven Tyler and more.