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The Download Gig Guide #1

Has Download left you thirsting for more rock action? We’ve got your covered with a weekly round up of the best rock and and metal shows coming to a town near you. Check out our first edition below for tours from Black Stone Cherry, Parkway Drive, You Me At Six and more.

Black Stone Cherry

Black Stone Cherry blew us all away at #DL2018 with an all conquering set on the Main Stage. Now, Kentucky’s finest are set to do it all over again nationwide with a UK headline tour this December with support from the amazing Cadillac Three and Monster Truck. The boys told us, “we absolutely cannot wait to come back to what we consider our second home this winter to play some music for y’all!”


6th December – Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

7th December – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

9th December – SEC Armadillo, Glasgow

10th December – Manchester Arena

11th December – Arena Birmingham

13th December – First Direct Arena, Leeds

14th December -The SSE Arena, Wembley, London

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Parkway Drive

Parkway Drive’s headline set on the Zippo Encore Stage was totally explosive and an unforgettable Download moment. Relive the memories when the Australian metallers come back to the UK for their Reverence Tour next year.


29th January – O2 Apollo, Manchester

31st January – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham

1st February – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

2nd February – Alexandra Palace, London

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Greta Van Fleet

From sing-along choruses to fiery guitar solos, Greta Van Fleet round up a highlight reel of rock n’ roll heroics which they showcased to effect on the Zippo Encore Stage at Download 2018. These guys aren’t revivalists; they’re looking ahead, breathing new life into a sound that’s blasted out of car dashboards and living room stereos for decades. The guys embark on their biggest headline tour to date this November – their first London date is already sold out so you better snap up tickets fast!


9th November – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London

11th November – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London

14th November – O2 Academy, Birmingham

15th November – Manchester Academy

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You Me At Six

You Me At Six brought the Friday at Download on the Zippo Encore Stage to a climactic close with their awesome headline set. With four Top 10 albums in the UK including Number 1 album ‘Cavalier Youth’, their winter tour is set to be all killer no filler as the Surrey five piece mark themselves out as rock heavyweights.


22nd November – O2 Academy, Birmingham

23rd November – Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

27th November – Barrowland, Glasgow

30th November – O2 Academy Brixton, London

1st December – Cardiff University Great Hall

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Bury Tomorrow

Metalcore titans Bury Tomorrow are gearing up to release their fifth album ‘Black Flame’ next month. Hear tracks from the album live when they hit the road for a  UK tour with support from 36 Crazy Fists and Cane Hill kicking off later this year.


11th December – Bristol SWX

12TH December – O2 Institute Birmingham

14th December – O2 Ritz, Manchester

15th December – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London

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Skate punk’s CKY got the whole of the crowd bouncing at the Zippo Encore Stage bouncing at #DL2018 to classic ‘96 Quite Bitter Beings’. They’re heading back to the UK this November/December, get ready to party like it’s 1999.


30th November – The Limelight 2, Belfast

3rd December – Newcastle University union

4th December – The Garage, Glasgow

6th December – The Asylum, Birmingham

7th December – Manchester Academy 2

8th December – O2 Academy 2 Liverpool

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Come back next Friday for our top picks of the hottest tours in the UK. Don’t go forgetting the biggest show of all…Download 2019! Back at Donnington on 14-16 June 2019.