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- Upcoming Uriah Heep live dates!
30 August - Festival, Kaliningrad, Russia
10 October - H20, Rheinbach, Germany
11 October - Badner 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
19 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
27 October - Small Arena, Pardubice, Czech Republic
28 October - Lokoomotiva, Pliizen, Czech Republic
29 October - Masters of Rock, Zlin, Czech Republic
31 October - Rock Café, Tallin, Estonia
01 November - Ice Hall (K Team event), Helsinki, Finland
02 November - Tavastia Club, Helsinki, Finland
04 November - TBA, Vilnius, Lithuania
05 November - Progresja, Warsaw, Poland
06 November - Gasometer, Viena, Austria
07 November - Stadtsaal, Burghausen, Germany
08 November - Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland
09 November - Rolling Stone, Milan, Italy
11 November - Biebob, Vosselaar, Belgium
13 November - Atak, Enschede, Holland
14 November - P3, Purmerend, Holland
16 November - The Junction, Cambridge, England
17 November - The Duchess Stonebow House, The Stonebow, York, England
18 November - Academy 2, Manchester, England
20 November - Garage, Glasgow, Scotland
21 November - Holmfirth Picturedrome, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, England
23 November - Astoria, London, England
All details, tickets info, phone numbers:

- Breaking News: the "Wake The Sleeper" CD was released in the USA yesterday August 23rd! Look for it in your favourite CD store! In recent interviews the band has also mentioned the possibility of a "House Of Blues" Tour in the USA in 2009... Stay tuned to this space!

- Win a copy of "Wake The Sleeper" at Planet Rock in the UK: http://www.planetrock.co.uk/article.asp?id=824807 .

- Uriah Heep up for "Album of the Year" at Classic Rock Magazine! Please vote: http://competition.futurenet.com/classicrock/ .

- Two audio interviews from Mick Box and Bernie Shaw can be listened through http://www.uriah-heep.com : 106.1 Rock Radio in the UK ( http://www.rockradiomanchester.co.uk/ ) and Kweevak.com in the US ( http://www.kweevak.com/ ).

- Brand new interviews with Mick Box, this time for UK's "Guitar and Bass" and Brazil's "Poeira Zine" magazines, are available here: http://www.uriah-heep.com/newa/Guitar_and_Bass_Mag.php ; and here: http://www.uriah-heep.com/newa/wtspressreview14.php . On the August issue of UK's "Classic Rock" magazine ( http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/ ) you'll find the "'Appy Days Are 'ere Again" article on the band, and another one is featured on the German magazine "Breakout" (Aug/Sep issue): http://www.uriah-heep.com/newa/Uriah%20Heep%20in%20Breakout%20magazine%20augsept%20issue%202008/album/index.html .

- Uriah Heep are coming down to the "lowlands" for the 4th time this year... Undoubtedly a popular band in the Netherlands! Win 2 tickets for the November 14th gig in Purmerend: go to Uriah Heep Holland - http://www.uriahheepholland.com - for details!

- Uriah Heep in Berlin at the Classic Bike event, on August 2nd 2008: http://www.classic-bike.de/events.php . A video from the Rottenburg Prison free gig is available here: http://www.uriah-heep.com/newa/RottenburgMovie.php . Check also some Rottenburg pics out here: http://www.uriah-heep.com/newa/Rottenberg%20Prison%20Uriah%20Heep%20%2024th%20July%202008%20Photos%20by%20photos%20Christie%20Goodwin%20&%20Patrick%20Cusse%20at%20CCPHOTOART.biz/index.html , as well as some from the June 27 gig in Assen: http://www.rentrock.nl/fotoboek/Uriah%20Heep%20Assen%20june%2027%202008%20by%20Heike%20Suhre/album/index.html , and some from the August 6th gig in Zofingen: http://www.uriah-heep.com/newa/Zofingen%20august%206%202008%20By%20Osman%20Dirilgen/album/index.html .

- A new historical addition to the Heep Photo Book: the band played a free gig in April 1975 at Ostpark in Frankfurt, Germany, and a report with photos can be found here: http://www.rentrock.nl/fotoboek/uriahheepostparkfrankfurt.htm . Also, thanks to Hilco Arendshorst, we have now available the Denmark's Tivoli Koncertsal 1977 "Firefly Tour" live pictures: http://www.kellmusic.com/images/musicalbum1/Uriah%20Heep%201977/index.html .

- Authorized Uriah Heep Merchandise can be found through the following links:
** Uriah Heep Official Store: http://www.uriah-heep-shop.com/
** Wake the Sleeper Special Collector’s Edition Artwork: http://www.dangerousage.com/uriahheep/

- "Wake The Sleeper" press & fans reviews - updated all the time:
** Press: http://www.uriah-heep.com/newa/wtspressreviews.php
** Fans: http://www.uriah-heep.com/newa/wtsfanreviews.php

- For Classic Heep news go to http://classicheep.blogspot.com/ , part of http://www.moreheep.com .

- The Brazilian Uriah Heep Fan Club announces 2 gatherings for September, in order to commemorate the release of "Wake The Sleeper". The first one will happen on September 13th at the "Sempre Musica" record store & bar in Rio de Janeiro, whilst the second one will be at a venue yet to be announced at the end of the same month, in the city of São Paulo. Each ticket bought (R$ 30) will give right to a special t-shirt, food, and a raffle will be organised as well. More details soon.


- The National Head Band CD - "Albert One" - featuring a young Lee Kerslake, is now available and can be ordered here: http://www.cherryred.co.uk/esoteric/artists/nationalheadband.htm .

- New release including more David Byron rare material is now out! Damage Control Music are pleased to announce that following the careful retrieval of material from the archives, the Byron Band's "One Minute More" is now released on http://www.damagecontrolmusic.com . This fantastic collection includes 3 never before released tracks (co-written with the legendary Daniel Boone), an exclusive and poignant 5-part interview with David Byron and Robin George and 6 re-mastered tracks from “On The Rocks”, David’s last official album. This collection is a must for every Byron fan all over the world and provides a fitting tribute to the man who still after all this time holds a place in many hearts. Robin George has carefully produced this release to enable both clarity and a true feel of the original sound.

- A brand new and very comprehensive interview with John Lawton, talking about Heep, Lucifer's Friend, The Butterfly Ball, Deep Purple, his new band OTR, and much more, is now online at the Whiplash website in Brazil: http://whiplash.net/materias/entrevistas/076545-uriahheep.html .

- New live dates announced at Ken Hensley's website: http://www.ken-hensley.com/ (click on "Tour Dates"). Also available now is Ken's own report about this year's Summer Party in Gressvik, Norway, just click on "Live Reports" and follow the link.

- Heepvention 2008 Updates!
*** It's only 4 weeks from now and we are all getting very excited about HV08... All HV08 ticket holders please check your "special HV08 info link" as we have added many new features plus the final agenda for the event. If you have bought your ticket, but haven't yet received the "special link" or have lost it, please mail us at heepvention@gmail.com - subject: Link.
At this moment the special HV08 info pages are only available to HV08 ticket holders!!
*** To all signed up "Jammers"... Please also check the HV08 jam band song assignment page. Make sure you have all the song info for your performance. If for some reason you are now not attending and/or are unable to join the jam band, PLEASE let us know at once (at heepvention@gmail.com), as Muzzy has worked very hard to re-adjust the song list and running order!!! Any "Jammers" who have not yet bought their HV08 ticket, PLEASE do so now, you have to be a ticket holder in order to take part.
*** If you want to be added to the online Heepster Arrival list, please mail us on heepvention@gmail.com - subject: Arrival
We need to know your arrival date, airport and flight number!!
*** There has been a hotel cancellation, so if anybody is still in need of a double room please mail us at heepvention@gmail.com - subject : Hotel
*** HV08 tickets are still available at http://www.heepvention2008.com . Make sure you get your ticket today, to avoid missing out on some great performances... Especially the main attraction, the "HLKN Band", featuring Ken Hensley, John Lawton, Lee Kerslake, Paul Newton and special guest Jan Dumée (ex-Focus) on guitar. This will be an exclusive one-off performance, never to be seen again!!
*** A note from John Lawton: "Hi everybody, another entry from 'one of the crew'. We now have just under 1 month before the 'big event' and I know some of you are still undecided about coming to Spain... Well let me tell you, you will kick yourselves if you don't. Who knows if a gathering like this will take place again and you wouldn't want to say 'oh if only'. We still have some tickets available and although most accommodation is now booked out we can still help you get sorted... So come on over (you know you want to) and be part of something special.... Not only will you be able take part in 3 days of great music, you will get a chance to meet up with all those, whom you only meet via e-mail. We have fans coming from all over the world, so it will be a magical time.... Spain in September is wonderful, not too hot but just right. The food is great, also the wine :-))) and we have lined up a very special venue in the rural town of Huetor Tajar. Why not make it a short holiday, spend a few more days taking in the majestic scenery of the Granada area, you won't be disappointed. So come on, meet the gang, make Spain your destination in September, you won't regret it.... Hasta Luego, John".

- The band "The Lizards", featuring Bobby Rondinelli (ex-Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Blue Öyster Cult) on drums, Randy Pratt (Cactus) on bass, Mike DiMeo (Riot, Masterplan) on vocals/keyboards and Patrick Klein on guitar, is releasing a new CD (and a new live DVD) at the moment. The CD is called "Archeology" and features basically classic rock covers, amongst them Heep's "The Wizard". More details: http://www.thelizardswebsite.com/ .

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