TeamRock News In Brief July 12, 2016

A picture of Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan
Maynard James Keenan

Here is TeamRock’s roundup of all the news snippets from around the world of rock and metal on July 12, 2016. Compiled by our news team at TeamRock HQ. For today’s regular, more in-depth news stories, click the ‘News’ tab in the menu above.

PJ Harvey has announced a 19-date European tour.

The run of dates get underway on October 10 in Copenhagen, Denmark, and conclude on November 6 in Reykjavik, Iceland.

The tour has been set up in support of Harvey’s ninth studio album The Hope Six Demolition Project, which was released in April.

Harvey will be joined onstage by long-time collaborators John Parish, Mick Harvey, and Jean-Marc Butty, along with Alain Johannes, Terry Edwards, James Johnston, Kenrick Rowe, Alessandro Stefana and Enrico Gabrielli.

PJ Harvey 2016 European tour

Oct 10: Copenhagen Falconer, Denmark
Oct 12: Warsaw Torwar Hall, Poland
Oct 13: Prague Forum Karlin Hall, Czech Republic
Oct 15: Cologne Palladium, Germany
Oct 16: Amsterdam HMH, Netherlands
Oct 18: Esch-sur-Alzette Rockhal, Luxembourg
Oct 19: Brussels Forest National, Belgium
Oct 21: Paris Zenith, France
Oct 23: Milan Alcatraz, Italy
Oct 24: Florence Obihall, Italy
Oct 25: Zurich Hallenstadion Club, Switzerland
Oct 27: Lisbon Coliseum, Portugal
Oct 28: Bilbao BIME Festival, Spain
Oct 30: London Brixton Academy, UK
Oct 31: London Brixton Academy, UK
Nov 02: Glasgow SECC, UK
Nov 03: Manchester Victoria Warehouse, UK
Nov 04: Wolverhampton Starworks Warehouse, UK
Nov 06: Reykjavik Iceland Airwaves Festival, Iceland

Anywhere – featuring members of Nirvana, At The Drive-In and The Stooges – have announced a triple 7-inch vinyl package.

The collective features Cedric Bixler Zavala of The Mars Volta and ATDI, Mike Watt of Minutemen and Iggy & The Stooges, Christian Eric Beaulieu of Vertical Scratchers, Phil Manley from Trans Am, Krist Novoselic of Nirvana, Jonathan Hischke from Hella, Bret Constantino and Matt Holliman of Sleepy Sun, Greg Rogove and Isaiah Mitchell of Earthless and Golden Void, Larry Boothroyd from Victims Family and Naima Mora.

Anywhere’s The Light Portals is available in a limited edition of 300 on black vinyl with silkscreened packaging by Alan Forbes. The second edition is a mini box set limited to just 75 copies.

The box set features all three singles on splatter vinyl, and embroidered patch, a custom 7-inch turntable slip mat, a dye cut vinyl sticker, silkscreened cover art by Alan Forbes on lava foil stock and a custom hand made pine box with acrylic lid.

It’s available for pre-order now via Valley King Records.

Anywhere The Light Portals artwork

Anywhere The Light Portals artwork

Anywhere The Light Portals tracklist

  1. No French Quarter
  2. Delta Of Venus
  3. Light The Portals
  4. Moon Burnt Mountain
  5. Astrophysical Graffiti
  6. End Of The West

Scotland’s T In The Park is officially one of the most crime-ridden music festivals in the UK.

This year’s event, which took place at the weekend, was the scene of two deaths thought to be drug related and the alleged rape of an 18-year-old woman.

An ATM cash machine was also stolen from the site.

The Herald reports that there were 429 recorded crimes and 54 arrests at TITP this year. More than 70,000 people attended the three-day Perthshire festival over the weekend.

In comparison, crime fell at this summer’s Glastonbury festival to the lowest levels in its history.

Maynard James Keenan will head out on a book tour in support of his upcoming biography A Perfect Union Of Contrary Things.

The Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer frontman has announced two dates so far – at Nashville’s City Winery on November 9 and Thalia Hall in Chicago on November 16.

The authorised biography is due for release on November 8. It was written by Keenan with the help of his friend Sarah Jensen and is available for pre-order.

Alice In Chains vocalist William DuVall has given an update on the two documentaries he has been working on.

The singer is producing and directing All Alone Together: Neon Christ And Atlanta Hardcore, about the hardcore punk scene in the city in Georgia, and also The Wisdom Of Milford Graves, about the iconic jazz musician.

On All Alone Together, DuVall tells 98.9 The Rock: “We’re still doing it for sure. And it’s definitely gonna happen. We’ve had a couple of personnel changes on the team, but it’s all for the good.”

And on The Wisdom Of Milford Graves, he adds: “I’ve self-funded that film for all of these years, and I’ve just been waiting for the ending. And the ending, I think I may have figured it out. But it involves going over and shooting in Europe and things like that. So we’re gonna get that done. And then we’re gonna edit it, and that’s the big mountain to climb.”

Hammerfall have announced a European tour kicking off in Germany on January 12, 2017.

Branded Built To Tour, the trek includes 21 dates. Guitarist Oscar Dronjak says: “It’s been a hectic time juggling the remaining shows of the tour with songwriting and, ultimately, recording, so the name of this venture feels very fitting.

“The World Wide ®Evolution was a resounding success on every level with half of the shows sold out, and we can’t wait to get back on stage again to have a gigantic heavy metal party every night with all our Templar friends.”

The band’s as-yet-untitled 10th album is due for release on November 4 via Napalm Records.

Hammerfall Built To Tour dates 2017

Jan 12: Bremen Aladin, Germany
Jan 13: Oberhausen Turbinenhalle 1, Germany
Jan 14: Bamberg Brose Arena, Germany
Jan 16: Utrecht Tivoli Vredenburg, Netherlands
Jan 17: Antwerp Trix, Belgium
Jan 18: Fulda Wartenberg Oval, Germany
Jan 20: Langen@Frankfurt Stadthalle, Germany
Jan 21: Pratteln @ Z7, Switzerland
Jan 22: Pratteln @ Z7, Switzerland
Jan 25: Saarbrücken Garage, Germany
Jan 26: Filderstadt Filharmonie, Germany
Jan 27: München Backstage, Germany
Jan 28: Kaufbeuren AllKart Halle, Germany
Jan 29: Mailand Live Club, Italy
Jan 31: Budapest Barba Negra, Hungary
Feb 01: Vienna Arena, Austria
Feb 02: Graz Orpheum, Austria
Feb 03: Zlin Hala Euronics, Czech Republic
Feb 04: Warsaw Progresja, Poland
Feb 06: Berlin Huxley´s Neue Welt, Germany
Feb 07: Hamburg Große Freiheit 36, Germany

Franck Carducci has announced a UK tour in support of latest album Torn Apart.

Carducci invited listeners to “dive down into it, let yourself go, you’re off for a journey in an enchanting and eerie musical universe. A place where dreams are kings and emotions are queens.”

He’ll be joined in support by Ghost Community on the four shows, which kick off in Southampton on December 8.

Franck Carducci UK tour 2016

Dec 08: Southampton Talking Heads
Dec 09: Leicester Soundhouse
Dec 10: Maltby The Wesley Centre
Dec 11: London Bedford – Masquerade Festival

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