Fat Friday: Slash, Two Door Cinema Club, Howler, NME Generation Next, AxeWound and more

Posted: 1st August 2012
On sale from Friday 3rd August 2012: Slash, Two Door Cinema Club, Soulwax, Mark Lanegan, Coheed and Cambria, AxeWound, Howler, Gabrielle Aplin and many more

The enigmatic ex-G'n'R guitarist is following the success of Apocalyptic Love with an October tour which kicks off in Edinburgh on the 7th, followed by Manchester, Birmingham, Brixton and Newcastle. Myles Kennedy will support - from £30.

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Alex Trimble's band will compliment festival slots and his Olympic Ceremony contribution with four album-launch shows aimed at celebrating the release of second set, 'Beacon'. The tour calls at Birmingham on 4th Sept, Manchester 5th, Shepherd's Bush on 6th and finally Dublin on the 7th.

Christmas is just around the corner and those Belgian techno-scamps Soulwax are back to wish us all a Merry Soulwaxmas. They've confirmed two shows so far in Manchester and London with them costing £18.50 and £27.50 respectively. Manchester is on sale now.

His most recent album Blues Funeral almost grazed the Top 20 of the Album Charts so expect his next brace of August shows to sell just as quickly. A new date with special guests in London on 4th December will also sell well - priced at £18.50.

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New album 'The Afterman', again linked to The Amory Wars series, is released in two parts in 2012 and February next year. These three headline shows in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Dublin will cost from £18.50 and will sell fast.

The Brixton Bluesiana cow-punksters return with a full-on UK tour for November/December. The dates cover Leeds, Bristol, Brighton and more until Nottingham on 7th December, priced around £18. Londoners should aim for an unplugged Jazz Cafe show on 5th September, on sale now (£18).

Comprised of members of Bullet For My Valentine, Cancer Bats, Rise to Remain, Pitchshifter and Glamour of the Kill, rockers Axewound will call at Nottingham, Glasgow, Manchester, Wolverhampton, Camden and Bristol. On sale now - from £12.50.

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Three heavy hitters, Duff McKagan, Scott Ian and Chris Jericho, break new ground with a series of events which combine storytelling, book readings and the occasional song. Each separate show takes place at London's Garage in the autumn, priced at £18.50 - on sale now.

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The headliners for the inaugural NME Generation Next UK tour in October will be Howler, with The Cast of Cheers and Gross Magic also appearing from Bristol to Brighton and all points in between. All except London cost £10 (capital show is £12.50).

After recently announcing headliners in Brixton and Southampton, Band of Skulls have opted to take on a whole November tour which includes Sheffield, Cardiff and Birmingham. Demand will be high and prices start at £15.

The London five-piece will follow the release of their debut album with the busy Enjoy It While It Lasts tour which begins in Scotland in October. The long jaunt ends in Shepherd's Bush on 10th Nov - from £10 upwards.

Dog Is Dead

Debut album, 'All Our Favourite Stories', is due out on 8th Oct with the promotional tour kicking later in Manchester on the 23rd. The tour takes in Birmingham, Bristol, London and Leeds on 6th Nov. Ticket prices start at £8.50, rising to a tenner for London.

The Spin Doctors

For the coming twelve months, fans can look forward to new band material being aired on their next UK tour in 2013. So far the band have confirmed Edinburgh on 23rd Jan, followed by Bristol, Wolverhampton and Islington on the 30th. Tickets start at £15.

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Also on sale this week are shows for Gabrielle Aplin, Mika, Purity Ring, Cradle of Filth, The Joy Formidable, Laetitia Sadier, Soulfly, Michael Nyman, Mr Scruff, The Vaccines and loads more - see below for even more new ticket releases.

Paul Pledger