Gig Guide: UK show and tour dates round up for June 23

Welcome to our Gig Guide, where every Friday we bring you some of the recently announced tour and show dates for the UK and Ireland.

Blood Command

Credit: Derek Bremner

Blood Command will tour the UK in December!



1 – Bristol, Rough Trade
2 – Birmingham, The Flapper
3 – Manchester, Deaf Institute
4 – Glasgow, Attic
6 – Newcastle, Cluny 2
7 – Nottingham, Rough Trade
8 – Cardiff, The Moon
9 – Southampton, Joiners
10 – London,  100 Club

Massive Wagons

Massive Wagons have announced the second leg of their UK dates!

Barry “Baz” Mills said: “Thank you to those who came out for part 1 of the Triggered Tour! Music is the food of life, and we are serving up a fat double burger, with maple bacon, blue cheese, hot sauce, chilli jam, and topped probably with a smashed avocado for the health conscious amongst you, all on a floury bap… where it will be rammed down your mush by 5 guys from Lancashire! Enjoy part 2 of the hotly anticipated TRIGGERED TOUR!”


14 – Norwich, Epic Studios
15 – Swansea, Patti Pavilion
16 – Frome, Cheese & Grain
18 – Bournemouth. The Old Fire Station
19 – Holmfirth, Picturedrome
21 – Liverpool, Hangar 34
23 – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
24 – Troon, Winterstorm Festival
25 – Newcastle, Northumbria University


Nekrogoblikon will tour the UK in September. Support comes from Aether Realm and Cage Fight.



13 – Dublin, Grand Social
15 – Glasgow, Cathouse
16 – Leeds, Key Club
17 – Southampton, Joiners
19 – Birmingham, Asylum
20 – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
21 – Manchester, Rebellion
22 – Bristol, Thekla
23 – London, Underworld


Voyager have announced further UK dates as part of their headline run of shows!



20 – Manchester, Club Academy
21 – London, The Dome
22 – London, The Dome
24 – Glasgow, Slay
25 – Liverpool, O2 Academy2


Credit: Drew Elliot

Starbenders will be on tour in the UK in October!

“We are so thrilled to be returning to the UK, and this is a tour you definitely don’t want to miss!” states guitarist Kriss Tokaji. “We will be heading back to some of our favorite places that we’ve ever played, and looking forward to rolling through some new cities across the pond. See you all there!”


09 – Wolverhampton, KK’s Steelmill
10 – Leeds, The Key Club
12 – Nottingham, Rock City
13 – Glasgow, The Cathouse
14 – Manchester, Satan’s Hollow
15 – Southampton, The Joiners
16 – Bristol, Thekla
18 – Brighton, Green Door Store
19 – London, Boston Music Rooms

Dead Pony

Dead Pony will be in the UK this summer and on a headline run in the autumn.



6 – Cheltenham, 2000 Trees
20 – Stenenton, Truck
21 – Sheffield, Tramlines
27 – Inverness, Belladrum
28 – Pilehall, Y Not
30 – Penrith, Kendall Calling

4 – Bingley, Bingley Live
27 – Portsmouth, Victorious

September (headline run)

6 – Aberdeen, Aberdeen Tunnels
7 – Inverness, The Tooth & Claw
8 – Glasgow, St Luke’s
9 – Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s
11 – Newcastle, Bobiks
12 – Leeds, Oporto
13 – Sheffield, Sidney & Matilda
14 – Manchester, The Deaf Institute
15 – Nottingham, Rough Trade
16 – Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge
18 – Bristol, The Louisiana
19 – Southampton, Heartbreakers
20 – Brighton, The Hope and Ruin
21 – London, Omeara

The Raven Age

The Raven Age have a headline tour of the UK in November.


5 – London, Lafyette
7 – Manchester, Academy 3
8 – Glasgow, Attic
10 – Dublin, Academy 2
11 – Belfast, Limelight 2
13 – Birmingham, Asylum
15 – Bristol, Exchange

Armed For Apocalypse

Armed For Apocalypse will be on tour in the UK in July with Hundred Year Old Man, Codespeaker and Void of Light.



01 – Newark Showground, UK Tech-Fest
04 – Edinburgh, Bannerman’s
06 – Sheffield, Corporation
07 – Bournemouth, Bear Cave
08 – London, Boston Music Rooms
09 – Manchester, Star & Garter

Galactic Empire

Galactic Empire will be back in the UK in November as part of their UK and European tour!

Speaking about the return to the UK and Europe Lord Sikh said: “Greetings, I am Lord Sikh with Galactic Empire. We have once again returned to the UK and EU Systems to unleash our sonic annihilation upon all ticket purchasing citizens. With the release of our new album “Special Edition”, we are poised to offer you a longer and more diverse setlist than we have ever performed. Cosplay and Lightsabers are encouraged. Check the tour poster for a show near you and see if younglings are permitted, as we encourage families to enjoy the event together. Witness the galaxy’s foremost Star Wars Cosplay Instrumental Prog Metal Cover Band at a club or theatre near you this Fall.”


7 – London, The Underworld
8 – Manchester, The Bread Shed
9 – Glasgow, Cathouse
10- Birmingham, The Asylum


Credit: Deanie Chen

Fiddlehead will perform in London in 2024!


February 2024

23 – London, The Garage


Rituals have a number of shows in the UK and Ireland this summer!


*Weekender with Suffer Under Sorrow
7 – Nottingham, Tap & Tumbler*
8 – Leicester, The Metal Monocle*
9 – London, The Devonshire Arms*
15 – Middlesbrough, Make A Scene Festival

* Co-headline with Archives
4 – London, Blondies*
5 – Weston-Super-Mare, The Electric Banana*
6 – Bristol, Exchange*
24 – Cork, Fred Zeppelins*
25 – Dublin, Whelans*
26 – Belfast, The Deers Head*

29 – Edinburgh (venue TBC)

Download Festival

Download Festival will be taking music on the road with Get Your Rocks Off this September!

This one-of-a-kind rock and roll spectacle promises to resurrect the greatest rock anthems of all time, immersing audiences in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and bringing them face to face with rock royalty, both past and present.

From the raw power of Black Sabbath’s birth to the untamed savagery of Slipknot, Get Your Rocks Off takes you on a thunderous ride down the Highway to Hell, celebrating the golden age guitar Gods who have immortalized themselves through their music videos. Prepare to be captivated by an awe-inspiring, hell-raising tribute to the legends of rock, traversing the time-honoured classics from 1969 all the way to the explosive present day.

The Get Your Rocks Off show is a sensory feast, studded with interactive moments that will leave you breathless. Audiences can expect an unparalleled sonic experience, featuring an explosive catalogue of iconic bands, artists, and their music. Brace yourselves to hear the thunderous anthems of AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Nirvana, Slipknot, Rage Against The Machine, System of a Down, Green Day, Linkin Park, Mötley Crüe, Metallica, and so much more. This is a rock extravaganza like no other, where the heart-pounding energy of live performance collides with the timeless power of rock and roll.



15 – Manchester, O2 Ritz
22 – Birmingham, O2 Institute
23 – Bristol, O2 Academy

Stray From The Path

Stray From The Path will be on tour in the UK in November!

Support will come from Void Of Vision, Make Them Suffer and Knosis.



06 – Bristol, SWX

07 – Birmingham, The Mill

08 – Manchester, Academy 2

09 – Leeds, Stylus

10 – Glasgow, Garage

11 – London, Electric Brixton

Elizabeth Birt

June 23, 2023

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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