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- Upcoming Uriah Heep live dates!
20 June - Open air, Belgrade, Serbia
21 June - Open Air, Reutter, Austria
27 June - TT Assen, Assen, Holland
28 June - Patronaat, Haarlem, Holland
18 July - Bikefestival, Sumiswald, Switzerland
20 July - Clam Castle, Klam, Austria
25 July - Rock of Ages festival (headliner), Rottenburg-Seebron, Germany
26 July - Zwarte Cross Festival, Lichtenvoorde, Holland
06 August - Heitere Magic Night of Rock, Zofingen, Switzerland
08 August - Picture On Festival, Bildein, Austria
22 August - Rock To The River Festival, Imatra, Finland
23 August - Jazz Market, Lahti, Finland
30 August - Festival, Kaliningrad, Russia
06 September - Open Air, Koprivnica, Croatia
10 October - H20, Stuttgart, Germany
11 October - Badener Halle, Rastatt, Germany
12 October - Circus Krone, Munich, Germany
14 October - Garage, Saarbrucken, Germany
15 October - Löwensaal, Nuremberg, Germany
17 October - Hessenhalle, Giessen, Germany
18 October - Karl Rau Halle, Heidenheim, Germany
20 October - Schlachthof, Dresden, Germany
21 October - Postbahnhof, Berlin, Germany
22 October - Jolly Joker, Braunschweig, Germany
24 October - Halle Gartlage, Osnabruck, Germany
25 October - E-Werk, Cologne, Germany
01 November - Messukeskus (Fair Centre), Helsinki, Finland
23 November - Astoria, London, England
All details, tickets info, phone numbers:

- "Wake The Sleeper" - the new Uriah Heep album is now out! Look for it in your favourite stores (UK Heepsters: WTS will be out there on the 9th of June). WTS special mini-site: http://www.wake-the-sleeper.com/ . The first reviews on magazines such as Classic Rock, Record Collector, Uncut, etc. can already be seen here: http://www.uriah-heep.com/newa/wtspressreviews.php . Fans' reviews available at http://www.uriah-heep.com/newa/wtsfanreviews.php (please send yours to: wtsreviews@uriah-heep.com).

- "Wake The Sleeper" is already charting online! Check Amazon Germany: http://www.amazon.de/gp/bestsellers/music/ref=pd_ts_pg_4?ie=UTF8&pg=5 ; as well as CD Japan: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/music/cd/next.html?current=20&step=20 .

- Uriah Heep have just confirmed a concert for The Astoria in London for Sunday November 23rd 2008. Tickets @ £22.50 already on sale: http://www.livenation.co.uk/search/intermediateSearch/searchstring/uriah%20heep/ .

- Official announcement about the cancellation of the tour in Russia, Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus:
"Uriah Heep regret to announce the cancellation of their forthcoming nine date tour of Russia, Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus which was scheduled to commence in Chisinau, Moldova tomorrow, Wednesday, June 4th. The last minute cancellation comes as a result of the tour promoters complete lack of adherence to contractual stipulations concerning PA, lights, backline equipment, visas, tour itineraries, travel arrangements and failure to make scheduled payments. Uriah Heep bitterly regret having to cancel the tour, but over the past few weeks it has been impossible to finalise arrangements for the tour due to the promoters total failure to fulfill their contractual obligations or supply the band with the correct advance information. Cancelling the tour has come as a last resort and after extensive negotiations to resolve the issues, Uriah Heep were not in a position to have any confidence that shows could be put on, or even take place, up to the band and the fans expectations. Uriah Heep would like to apologise to all their fans for the cancellation due to a situation completely beyond their control and would certainly hope to be able to visit these countries again in the future to put on a show that the fans deserve."

- An interview with artist Ioannis, responsible for the cover & booklet art for WTS and the band's new logo, can be read here: http://www.uriah-heep.com/newa/Wake_The_Sleeper/IOANNIS/index.php .

- Once again thanks to the efforts of Konstantinos Takos in Athens, Greece, we were able to put together a page dedicated to the Uriah Heep Dallas 15th September 1974 gig: http://www.rentrock.nl/uriahheep/dallas74/dallas1974.htm . Dedicated to Gary Thain (RIP).


- Check Ken Hensley's website ( http://www.ken-hensley.com/ ) for some cool News:
* A press release on Ken & Live Fire's gig at the Sweden Rock Festival this coming weekend, featuring John Lawton as special guest;
* An auction/sale of quite cool items from Ken's past, to raise funds for the Esperanza Street Foundation ( http://www.esperanzastreet.org/ );
* Chart and ordering info for the new "Blood On The Highway: The Exclusive Release Concert";
* Classic Rock Revisited is organising a new auction where they're offering some really cool classic rock items, amongst which a framed "Look At Yourself" album together with the "July Morning" lyrics, handwritten by Ken Hensley: http://www.classicrockrevisited.com/Auctions/Auction%20Templete/Auction.htm .

- OTR would like to announce the forthcoming release of their new album "Mamonama"! John Lawton says: "Together with Jan Dumée, Marvio, Xande and Ney (the boys from Brasil) we are happy to say that our new CD will be released throughout Europe, USA and Canada with Lion Music in September...... The South American release will be with Azul Music and is also scheduled for a September release...... I would like it to be known that this project with Jan and the guys is not a Lawton solo CD and should not be seen as such. I have always strived to do something a little bit different with every new release that I am part of, and with "Mamonama", I think we have done that.... This album is not hard rock, but it does have certain elements of Lucifer's Friend with a jazzy blues feel, which we are hoping will accommodate the various fans taste in music". More details soon on their website ( http://www.otr-band.co.uk ) where a new band photo and the front cover of the CD can be checked now.

- Trivia time... In a recent issue of the Dutch pop book "WahWah" ( http://www.wah-wah.nl/ ), the renowned novel writer Herman Brusselmans - a big name in the land of wooden shoes - was asked which album he would take with him to an isolated island. His answer: "Followers of The Pissers came up like mushrooms, we think of Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, and Yellow Shameflap, piece by piece bands that made fantastic hard rock music, but all these bands stayed in the shadow of the best hard rock group that ever was founded: Uriah Heep. That band recorded many LP's to the joy of millions, their best record was 'Look At Yourself'." Herman Brusselmans' website: http://www.apocratus.net/hb/ .

- Heep fan Runar Wadseth's band “True Blue” in Norway became the winner of a national competition for the best football supporter song
in the Norwegian Premier division. Now in June they are releasing a CDS with 3 tracks + karaoke versions. Check on the following link the band and more specifically the t-shirt the bass player is wearing: http://www.smp.no/article/20080519/KULTUR/273204072/1002 . Also on the band's website: http://trueblue.digitalmusikk.com/ .

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