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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Why it May be Worth Planning Your Christmas Party Early This Year

There is no hiding it, this year has been absolutely mental so far. As it stands, there are no gigs or private events taking place in the UK (and many other countries of course), and that doesn’t look like changing any time before the end of Summer at the earliest. So instead of worrying about what you can’t control, why not start planning for something a little more realistic? If you work in a small team, a start-up or a small business, it may be worth considering booking in for your pick of Shared Christmas Parties.

These events are perfect for businesses with 30 members of staff or less (or more specifically – the amount that will be attending). With teams of this size, it isn’t really always worth hiring out a venue just for yourselves. This is for two reasons. A) You will often still have to pay the same room hire fee as a company with 100+ staff, and B), it’s a little harder to create that high-energy atmosphere on the dance floor with smaller numbers.

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Live Stream Gigs This Week!

News flash! We're all still stuck at home at the moment. It's frustrating of course, but not to worry! We've compiled a list of the most interesting and exciting live stream gigs in the coming week for you to enjoy. There's no shortage of content, so get stuck in and enjoy a selection of the vast range of content below.

Wednesday

James Bay - Online Guitar LessonLocation: InstagramTime: 5:00PMLink: https://www.instagram.com/jamesbaymusic/

Thursday

Joe Mount - Metronomy TV UnpluggedJoe from Metronomy has launched a brand-new series of weekly streams, called Metronomy TV Unplugged. The first edition included a cover of Clairo's Bags, with rumours that he'll be covering an additional song this week.Time: 19:15Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtpiIBHg_cbAIm9N-7SabOw Sinéad Harnett - Royal Albert Hall Free ShowsTime: 21:15Link: https://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/events/2020/royal-albert-home-sinead-harnet…

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My Chemical Romance Re-schedule all UK Dates.

My Chemical Romance have re-scheduled all of their 2020 dates in the UK and Ireland to 2021, due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. The band had announced 3 dates at the MK Dons Stadium in Milton Keynes, sandwiched between performances at the Eden Project in Cornwall and the Royal Hospital in Dublin.

Original tickets remain valid for the new dates. The new dates are as follows:

My Chemical Romance Tour - June 2021

15/6 - ST. AUSTELL Eden Project17/6 - MILTON KEYNES Stadium MK19/6 - MILTON KEYNES Stadium MK20/6 - MILTON KEYNES Stadium MK22/6 - DUBLIN Royal Hospital Kilmainham

The following statement was released by the band yesterday:

"Due to the current Covid 19 Coronavirus Pandemic, we have had to make the difficult decision to postpone our UK and Ireland dates until 2021.  We must put the health of our fans and families first.  We believe you understand this decision, which we laboured over.  We intend to come back and play –…

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twenty one pilots Release Unexpected New Single

Can anything stop this band releasing kick-ass tunes? Despite having just had his first child and the world being in the middle of an unprecedented pandemic, Tyler Joseph and bandmate Josh Dun have released a brand new track; aptly named “Level of Concern”. At the time of writing, the YouTube video for said track has amassed just under 500,000 views in 90 minutes. Wow.

Whilst the track itself is not too heavy a departure from the sounds present on most recent release “Trench”, the video does feature Tyler playing an Electric Guitar – something he hasn’t done in live shows before. Sonically, the track is probably most similar to “My Blood”, building on the upbeat funky pop sound of the aforementioned hugely successful single. There are clearly some funk influences present – and I can’t help but hear a little bit of Two Door Cinema Club’s most recent efforts in this track.

The funky guitar part plays a huge role on the track – as does the slap-bass style a…

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