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Red

+ The Fallen State + 40,000 Leagues

Thursday 2nd September

Academy 3

Arab Strap

Saturday 4th September

Academy 2

Rak-Su

+ Support

Saturday 11th September

Academy 2

Rak-Su

+ Support

Saturday 11th September

Academy 2

The Blockheads

+ Support

Saturday 11th September

Club Academy

Luca Stricagnoli

Change of Rules Tour 2020 + Special Guest: Meg Pfeiffer

Thursday 16th September

Academy 2

Motorama

+ Support

Thursday 16th September

Academy 3

Roisin Murphy

+ Special Guests

Friday 17th September

Academy

Toy Dolls 40th Anniversary Show

+ Special Guests

Friday 17th September

Club Academy

Evil Blizzard

Present BILZZMAS + BILGE PUMP + VICE VERA (EX-LIINES)

Saturday 18th September

Academy 3

Fu Manchu

+ Electric Citizen

Thursday 23rd September

Club Academy

LANY

Plus Special Guests

Friday 24th September

Academy

Fleetwood Bac

Friday 24th September

Academy 3

Magnum

Friday 24th September

Academy 2

Magnum guitarist Tony Clarkin is a man who seems to never stop working. He is responsible for writing all the material released by the band, and on top of that he produces their albums from the very first demo to the final mix. “As soon as an album is finished, I start to collect new ideas,” he explains. “That’s how I’ve worked since the early seventies, for me that’s the ideal method.” On their latest album, Clarkin and Magnum’s other original member, vocalist Bob Catley, prove all over again just how perfectly this established system works.

 

Magnum have recorded eleven new songs which feature all the traditional strengths of the British act and also live up to the band’s ambition to explore a more rock-oriented direction. “Thanks to our current record company, we enjoy full artistic freedom,” Clarkin enthuses. “SPV understand how important this is to us.We’ve not always been in such a fortunate position. During the eighties, the label we were with at the time wanted us to sound as pop-oriented as possible because they hoped for better album sales. I used to hate that, despite the success we had.”

 

The new album was recorded by the Magnum line-up consisting of Clarkin, Catley, keyboardist Rick Benton and drummer Lee Morris, plus their latest addition, bassist Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69, Place Vendome, Unisonic, among others), who joined the fold to replace Al Barrow. “Unfortunately Al had to leave the band because he didn’t have enough time. He lives in the US, which had always caused organisational problems,” Clarkin explains the background of the line-up change. “Tobias Sammet of Avantasia recommended Dennis, who is a great musician and vocalist, exactly what we were looking for. His contribution to the album surpassed our wildest expectations. We’re really looking forward to touring with him.”

 

Talking of which: Magnum’s major European tour has been scheduled to start in March 2020, initially with a number of headlining shows, to be continued by a first-rate package together with Gotthard from Switzerland. This extremely successful collaboration first passed the litmus test a few years ago, and Clarkin, Catley & Co. are very enthusiastic: “Along with some classic numbers, we will also present four or five songs from the new release.” the band promises, providing even more reasons for their fans to mark the dates in their calendars.

 

 

LINE UP

Tony Clarkin – Guitar

Bob Catley – Vocals

Rick Benton – Keyboards

Dennis Ward – Bass

Lee Morris – Drums

 

Tate McRae

+ Special Guests

Tuesday 28th September

Club Academy

Karnivool

+ Support

Wednesday 29th September

Academy 2

Spear Of Destiny

'World Service' 35th Anniversary Concert (1985-2020)

Thursday 30th September

Club Academy


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