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Funeral For a Friend Announce 2021 Tour Dates

Welsh Alt-Rockers Funeral For a Friend have announced a string of UK tour dates for 2021.

The band played three shows at the end of 2019 (Two in Cardiff, One in London), to celebrate the life of Stu "Big Stu" Brothers, who had unfortunately passed away shortly before the run of dates. The shows included the band's most recent line-up before disbanding, as well as performances from original guitarist Matt Smith (who departed the band in 2010) and drummer Ryan Richards (who left in 2012).

There has currently not been any word on which band members will be performing at the 2021 tour dates. Nor has there been any indication that the band will be getting back together beyond this set of shows.

Tickets will be on sale to the general public via gigsandtours.com on Friday the 10th of July, at 10AM. The band have also announced that subscribers can access a special presale by joining the band's mailing list on their website - https://www.funeralforafr…

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Rammstein Cancel UK Tour Dates

Rammstein have regrettably announced the cancellation of their UK & European tour dates this summer. The band released the following statement:

“Due to local event restrictions related to COVID-19, which now affect almost all planned dates, the band's 2020 stadium tour can unfortunately not take place. We are currently checking whether it is possible to reschedule the dates and will communicate any updates as soon as possible!

All tickets will remain valid until then. Thank you again for your understanding and patience."

The cancelled UK dates would have included shows at The Principality Stadium in Cardiff, as well as dates at Coventry's Ricoh Stadium and Belfast's Boucher Road Playing Fields.

Frontman Till Lindemann actually tested positive for Coronavirus back in March, and was reported to be in intensive care before making a full recovery. Hopefully we will see the band back out on the road in 2021.

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Kraftwerk Co-Founder Florian Schneider Passes Away, Aged 73

One of the original Members of the popular German Electronic Group Kraftwerk, passed away last night (Wednesday 6th May). Florian Schneider is not believed to have contracted Coronavirus, with the following statement being released shortly after the time of his passing: “"Florian passed away from a short cancer disease just a few days after his 73rd birthday".

Alongside Co-founder Ralf Hütter in 1970, Kraftwerk quickly established themselves as one of the most genre-defining and influential bands of the 70s and 80s. Popular songs such as The Model, and Autobahn, would go on to influence a wide range of artists from Daft Punk, Nine Inch Nails, David Bowie, New Order, Depeche Mode, Rammstein and Enter Shikari to name but a few. As you can see, the band had a huge influence over a range of artists spanning 5 decades. Both Coldplay and Jay-Z have sampled their work, and the band reportedly turned down Michael Jackson’s advances to collaborate on a number of occasions.…

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