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Our condolences to the people of Spain in these
sad days. In the end peace and love will prevail, and sad episodes like
this help people to unite and be stronger.
- Upcoming Uriah Heep live dates!
April 17 - Rockin' 70's event, Katinkulta, Vuokatti, Finland
May 22 - Harley Davidson Celebration, Istanbul, Turkey
May 28 - Music Hall, Worpswede, Germany
May 29 - Festival Tent, Siegen, Germany
May 30 - Hyde Park, Osnabrück, Germany
May 31 - Spectrum, Augsburg, Germany
June 1 - Kammgarn, Kaiserslautern, Germany
June 12............. watch this space!!!
August 20 - Open Air Tufertschwil 2004, Tufertschwil, Switzerland
November 6 - Magician's Birthday Party 2004, Shepherd's Bush Empire, London,
All details, links, etc.: http://www.uriah-heep.com/newa/livedates.php
- THE MAGICIAN'S BIRTHDAY PARTY 2004 - updates!
* Tickets for sale tomorrow - Monday - March 15th!!! Ticket price: £25.
Order yours here: http://www.classicrockproductions.com
(follow the link to the MBP 2004 there)
* This year's gig will be a celebration of the "Look at Yourself
" album! Special guests on stage with Heep include Manfred Mann and
Osibisa. Manfred will be re-creating his original "July Morning"
Minimoog solo, and Osibisa will be adding their fantastic percussion bit
to "Look At Yourself"!
* We have now our traditional "help page" up at: http://www.uriah-heep.com/newa/mbp2004help.php
. You can see here all the info you'll need for finding a good hotel close
to the venue (all price ranges); how to get to London by car, train, bus,
airplane, helicopter, walking or on horseback; a map of the underground/tube
(subway for North Americans, metro for French and others!), et cetera.
And soon, the most important info: where the Heep'n'Beer events will happen
(most likely, at the already traditional O'Neill pub right beside the
Shepherd's Bush Empire!).
- Uriah Heep will definitely be back in Holland
on May 27th as part of the Bêkefeesten in Bathmen! Also in this
festival: The Sweet and Action in DC, a top AC/DC cover band. The festival
will be advertised by Arrow Classic Rock radio, and tickets will be given
away by DJ Kees Baars. The Dutch-Belgian Heep Army is ready to roll again....
- The Hungarian newspaper "Magyar Hírlap"
published on February 27th an article about the Uriah Heep concert there,
see it here: http://www.magyarhirlap.hu/Archivum_cikk.php?cikk=79758&archiv=1&next=0
(thanks to Árpád Blázy for the info).
- HE (Home Electronics) magazine has just published
an article on Uriah Heep written by Bora Cetin. It is a 5-page article,
headline being "Uriah Heep Geliyor!" ("Uriah Heep coming!"),
and it is the first big Uriah Heep article in the Turkish press, including
a short Heep story, the author's memories and reviews about Heep's albums
& DVD's and the Istanbul 2004 concert. See it here: http://www.geocities.com/bchearticles/mr04/mar04.html
- The Pinkpop Festival organization is releasing
a series of 35th Anniversary DVD's this year. There is a good chance that
a piece of the Uriah Heep set will be included. For those who can read
Dutch, follow this link: http://www.pinkpop.nl/index.php?pagID=6&newID=50&PHPSESSID=45f716a48addb72749a8e9758d9dc968
- The Uriah Heep Gigs List! We are again updating
the Heep Gigs List, so if you miss any dates there and/or if there's anything
wrong, please let us know so we can add/correct it! Thanks in advance...
please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
with your corrections/additions.
- The Classic Rock magazine's poll for the best
live albums of all times will finish on March 30th 2004. Let's all vote
for Uriah Heep's "Live 1973" album!!! The form can be downloaded
from here: http://www.uriah-heep.com/vote_live.jpg
. Come on... time to vote again! (thanks to Pint Wharton for the reminder).
MORE HEEP... AND RELATED!
- You can watch now the complete videoclip of "In
The Name of God" by Living Loud, Lee Kerslake's new project with
Bob Daisley, Steve Morse and Jimmy Barnes, also featuring Don Airey. Two
versions in Quicktime of the same clip are available and here are the
links, thanks to Drew Thompson:
(2MB; try this one if you have a slower connection)
(8MB; try this one if you have a faster connection)
If you don't have Quicktime installed in your PC, you can download it
for free here: http://www.apple.com/quicktime/
- As you all know The John Lawton Band is ready
for their Holland/Belgium Easter Tour. We heard yesterday that all gigs
are selling fast... for the Bluescafé gig in Apeldoorn you have
to get your tickets ASAP, as this one will be sold out... Details: http://www.johnlawtonband.com
- An interview with Chris Catena by MelodicRock.com
where he talks about his new project and consequently about John Lawton's
participation, can be found here: http://www.melodicrock.com/interviews/chriscatena.html
(thanks to Jay Pearson for the info).
- On the Metal Express website (http://www.metalexpress.no)
in Norway, they are giving away tickets to the upcoming Ken Hensley gig
at the Rockfeller on April 20th. Go to the homepage and click on "Win
2 tickets", followed by filling in details for draw (thanks to Jono
Forgham for the info). Announced the venues for the Hensley Russian livedates...
check them out at http://www.ken-hensley.com
- The "Roadie For A Day" contest for
the upcoming Ken Hensley tour is still going on... a lot of people already
got in touch sending their reasons to be chosen, but there's still time
to try! Just need to go to http://www.ken-hensley.com
, click on "News" and then follow the link to the contest page.