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- Upcoming Uriah Heep live dates!
April 29 - Bern Arena, Bern, Switzerland
May 6 - Die Halle, Reichenbach, Germany
May 7 - Karl Rau Halle, Heidenheim, Germany
May 8 - Kulturzentrum Harres, St. Leon-Rot, Germany
May 9 - Spectrum, Aschaffenburg, Germany
May 11 - Spectrum Musikclub, Augsburg, Germany
May 12 - Kulturspeicher, Regensburg, Germany
May 14 - Lillehammer  Rockefestival, Lillehammer, Norway
May 20 - Congress Centre (TBC), Haifa, Israel
May 21 - Hangar 11 (TBC), Tel Aviv, Israel
July 1 - De Fabriek, Sint-Lievens-Houtem, Belgium
July 2 - Bospop Festival, Weert, Holland
August 5 - Holjat Festival, Forssa, Finland
August 6 - Ankka Festival, Korso Soccer Pitch, near Helsinki, Finland
All details, links, etc.:


Uriah Heep have signed to Simon Porter at Duroc Media Ltd for management.  The announcement, which takes place with immediate effect, sees the band reunited with Porter who acted as Heep?s PR for ten years during the Seventies and early Eighties when he worked as Publicity Director of Bronze Records.

Comments Porter, who also represents Status Quo: "I?m absolutely delighted to be working with Mick Box and the band again.  I?m a longtime fan of Uriah Heep and we always had an extremely good working relationship in the past and have kept in touch over the years.  The immediate priority now is to sign the band to a new record deal and put together a game plan for the next eighteen months.  It?s an exciting time and I?m extremely confident that together we can take the band to new heights."

Comments Mick Box: "As you all know I have looked after the band?s interest at a management level for a number of years now and I have been looking long and hard to get the right person for the job to take over from me so that I can concentrate more on the music than the computer.  It has been an exhausting time keeping it all together but at last we have found somebody to take the reins and push it to a higher level that both the band and the fans want.  I have held off on the record deal as I felt it important to have management involved from the new recording upwards.  That is not to say we are starting from scratch as we will be having discussions with three companies who have shown interest and the meetings have already begun.  In the interim period myself, Phil and Trevor have been writing all along so we have a wealth of material at our disposal.  I feel that this is a great move as we have known Simon for years and I feel it will be a good working relationship that will take us forward.  We will have an international band, an international manager, an international agent and shortly an international record company with the correct distribution in place which will help immensely when we tour.  We thank you all for your patience and your support as always but it was very important to get this right and have everything in place before we announced it.  We are moving into a new era that is very exciting that hopefully will see us release more new material and that will enable us to continue to tour the world.
?Appy Days,
Mick Box

- The new Heep Quiz is up at Heep.com!  Check it out...
http://www.uriah-heep.com .

- A nice addition to the "Heep Story" pages here:
http://www.uriah-heep.com/newa/heepstory6.php (thanks to Joey Dee).  Also available now is the Dutch version of the "Early Heep Days": http://members.home.nl/uriahheep/heepstorynl/ .  The Heep Story in your own language... who knows more different language Heep bios on the net?  Please let us know!

- This radio station gives us Heepsters the opportunity to choose our favourite Heep and Hensley songs:
http://www.fadingfm.com (7 Heep and 3 Hensley songs listed).

- A cool 1974 Heep promo audio clip from KZEW FM radio Fort Worth, TX, USA on the front page at
http://www.travellersintime.com .  Also available on the site, a video featuring Steff Fontaine on vocals...


- Bernie Shaw has finally decided to tie the knot with his Czech girlfriend Radka Malik.  This will take place in his hometown of Victoria BC Canada on the 28th August 2005.  They got engaged just before Xmas 2004 when Bernie proposed at Frankfurt airport on the way to Canada for Xmas.  He asked Mick (Box) to be his best man who of course said yes.  They have just come back from the Czech Republic where Bernie met all of Radka?s family for the first time.  Congratulations Bernie and Radka!

- Glen Doucet, a Canadian Heepster, has been communicating with 3 of the original Rare Bird members.  Rare Bird (
http://www.angelfire.com/nc/jupiterspace/jspage7.html) played with The Heep a long time ago, check here: http://www.rolf-thalmann.de/konzert-uriah-heep.htm .  Glen even managed to get a recollection by Graham Field, Rare Bird's original keyboard player: "My strongest memory of Uriah Heep is having breakfast with them in the hotel and them telling us that American tours of six weeks or so (we were just about to do our 1st), staying at a different Holiday Inn each night did you no good 'mentally' whatsoever.  They had done three such tours I seem to remember and warned us not to agree to do tours that were too long.  I also remember that their set (they played just before we did) was VERY professional".

- Steve Honest used to be Heep's roadie... check his website here:
http://www.newmusicproduction.com .

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