Here in the UK, with live music starting to make a slow return, we’ll be updating this page on a regular basis with all the latest tours and festival news announced.

What: Bloodstock Open Air
Where: Catton Hall, Derbyshire
When: August 11th – 15th, 2021

Latest Update: With less than a month to go until the metal masses return to Catton Hall for Bloodstock 2021, line-up changes and new bands are still being added to an already mammoth bill. For various reasons, Dark Tranquility, Bury Tomorrow, Unleash The Archers and Lotus Eater have all dropped off the bill to be replaced by Loathe, While She Sleeps, Black Spiders and Foetal Juice. Joining the bill from Bloodstock’s legendary Metal 2 The Masses competitions are Terminal Sun, Beyond Extinction, Sail, Beyond Salvation, Severenth, Black Atlas, A Horse Called War, Ascaris, Desolation, and Hawkxx.

Information: https://www.bloodstockuk.com/

What: Blood Youth / Death Blooms
Where: UK Tour
When: September 2021

Latest Update: Harrogate metallic hardcore bruisers Blood Youth have announced details of a UK headline tour in September. The band, who have just released their crushing new single “Blood Lung” will be joined by Liverpool heavyweights Death Blooms for the run which kicks off on September 15th in Hull finishing off on September 26 in Huddersfield.

Information: http://bloodyouth.com/

What: EELS
Where: European / UK Tour
When: March – May 2022

Latest Update: EELS have announced a Spring 2022 headline tour across the UK, Europe and North America. Starting March 11th in Belfast before London’s Camden Roundhouse on March 14th, the tour will see shows across Europe and North America through April and May. EELS leader Mark Oliver Everett aka E said: “We’ve got a lot of pent-up energy from all the time spent cooped-up and unable to rock. It’s going to be an extra-special treat this time. We always have the greatest time playing live, but this is gonna get crazy. Attendees will want to keep their cameras rolling, because we may explode.”

Information: https://www.eelstheband.com/

What: Hands Off Gretel
Where: UK Tour
When: September – December 2021

Latest Update: Having released their Angry EP to huge acclaim early last year, Hands Off Gretel have announced their “Still Angry” tour for the Autumn of this year. The tour kicks off in York on September 1st and finishes off with a date in Barnsley on December 18th. Vocalist Lauren Tate said: “We are so happy to finally be announcing our UK tour dates. Before Covid-19 we were celebrating the release of our Angry EP. We only played a handful of shows before it got cancelled and then it was rescheduled three times! Soooo… the STILL ANGRY TOUR will go ahead this year and we can’t wait to scream it out with you all. It’s been TOO LONG!”

Information: https://www.handsoffgretel.co.uk/

What: St.Vincent
Where: European & UK Tour
When: June 2022

Latest Update: Following the release of her critically-acclaimed album Daddy’s Home, St. Vincent has announced a run of European dates for the summer of 2022. Adding to recently-announced appearances at Madrid’s Mad Cool Festival and Lisbon’s NOS Alive Festival, the new dates will include St. Vincent’s biggest UK headline show to date at London’s Eventim Apollo on 29th June and Usher Hall in Edinburgh on 28th June.

Information: https://ilovestvincent.com/

What: Bob Vylan
Where: UK Tour
When: August 2021

Latest Update: London grime punks Bob Vylan has announced a headline UK tour through late July and August 2021. Having recently played their first show in over a year at the Bigfoot Festival, this tour is to celebrate last years hugely acclaimed and much celebrated We Live Here album, and will see support from the brilliant Witch Fever and Zand.

Information: https://bobvylan.bandcamp.com/

What: SUUNS
Where: European Tour
When: October – November 2021

Latest Update: Having just dropped the trippy new video for “C-Thru” from their upcoming album, The Witness (out on September 3rd through Joyful Noise), Montreal band SUUNS have announced a full European tour kicking off in the Netherlands on October 23rd and arriving in the UK for a run of shows from October 24th starting in London at Oslo. Preceeding the dates, the Montreal outfit will place a selection of shows across Canada.

Information: http://www.suuns.net/shows

What: Decapitated
Where: European Tour
When: January 2022

Latest Update: Having recently released their critically acclaimed early demos collection The First Damned, Decapitated will mark their return to Europe-wide touring in 2022. The 33-date trek, launched in celebration of their 25th anniversary, will see the masterly death metallers hit stages across 11 different countries. Special guests on the run will be Black Tongue, Heart Of A Coward and Inferi.

Information: https://smarturl.it/DECAPITATED2022

What: St.Vincent
Where: European Tour
When: June 2022

Latest Update: Following the release of her spectacular, critically-acclaimed album Daddy’s Home, St. Vincent has announced a run of European dates for the summer of 2022. Adding to recently-announced appearances at Madrid’s Mad Cool Festival and Lisbon’s NOS Alive Festival, the new dates will include St. Vincent’s biggest UK headline show to date at London’s Eventim Apollo on 29th June and Usher Hall in Edinburgh on 28th June.

Information: https://ilovestvincent.com/

What: Tigress
Where: European Tour
When: October 2021

Latest Update: Chelmsford based alternative rock outfit Tigress have announced an eight date co-headline tour with Bleak Soul in support of their highly anticipated debut album Pura Vida set for release on September 3rd via Humble Angel Records. Vocalist Katy Jackson comments on the co-headline tour; “I can’t wait to get out of the house and tour the UK with Bleak Soul this November. It’s been way too long since we played these cities AND we get to play material from our debut album!”

Information: https://tigressofficial.com

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