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- Upcoming Uriah Heep live dates!
July 31 - Open Air im Kurpark, Bad Krotzinger, Germany
August 4 - Open Air, Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, Germany **FREE**
August 5 - Innsbruck, Austria (w/ Jethro Tull)
August 6 - Wiesen, Austria (w/ Jethro Tull)
August 7 - Burg Clam, Austria (w/ Jethro Tull)
August 20 - Open Air Tufertschwil 2004, Tufertschwil, Switzerland
August 21 - Open Air, Monastry Lorsch, Germany
September 10 - Debrecen, Hungary
September 11 - Szeged, Hungary
September 12 - Budapest, Hungary
September 29 - Caribia, Turku, Finland
September 30 - Raumalinna, Rauma, Finland
October 1 - Klub Lappe, Lappeenranta, Finland
October 2 - Pakkahoune, Tampere, Finland
October 3 - Tavastia, Helsinki, Finland
October 5 - Berns, Stockholm, Sweden
October 6 - Tradgarn, Gothenburg, Sweden
October 7 - KB, Malmoe, Sweden
October 8 - Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark
October 9 - Magasinet, Odense, Denmark
October 10 - Suntrain, Aarhus, Denmark
October 12 - Koncerthuset, Stavanger, Norway
October 13 - Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway
October 29 - Edinburgh Room, Edinburgh, UK
October 30 - Carlisle Sands Centre, Carlisle, UK
October 31 - Academy, Manchester, UK
November 1 - Liverpool Academy, Liverpool, UK
November 2 - Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, UK
November 3 - Birmingham Academy, Birmingham, UK
November 4 - Colston Hall, Bristol, UK
November 5 - TBA, "Somewhere in England"
November 6 - Magician's Birthday Party 2004, Shepherd's Bush Empire, London,
November 26 - TBA, Greece - OUZO time!
November 27 - TBA, Greece - OUZO time!
November 28 - TBA, Greece - OUZO time!
* Most of the following shows in Germany will be acoustic - BEER allowed
December 3 - Neus Theatre, Emden, Germany
December 4 - Audi Zentrumn, Flensburg, Germany
December 6 - Alte Oper, Erfurt, Germany
December 7 - Michaeliskirche, Leipzich, Germany
December 8 - Passionskirche, Berlin, Germany
December 10 - Kongreshalle, Giessen, Germany
December 11 - Stadtgarten, Bunde, Germany
December 12 - Stadthalle, Deggendorf, Germany
December 13 - Carl Orff Saal, München, Germany
December 15 - Scala, Ludwigsburg, Germany
December 16 - Konzerthaus, Ravensburg, Germany
December 17 - Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland
December 18 - Kulturhaus Ambach, Gotzis, Austria
February 18th - March 8 2005 - Russia Tour (nazdrovja!)
All details, links, etc.: http://www.uriah-heep.com/newa/livedates.php
- The South American Uriah Heep tour was cancelled,
due to problems with the Brazilian promoter. This also included the cancellation
of the Masters Open Air Festival, scheduled to happen in São Paulo
and including 10 bands (The Heep was going to be the headliner). You can
read here Mick Box's message to all South American fans who have been
waiting so long for the Heep gigs there: http://www.uriah-heep.com/newa/livedatesbr.php
. Don't desperate, as work has already begun in order to bring the lads
to the south hemisphere ASAP!
- "Gold From The Byron Era"! Featuring
previously unreleased versions of Heep classics from the original studio
recording sessions. These brand new alternative versions have been taken
from recently re-discovered studio sessions and meticulously re-mixed
for 5.1 audio from the original studio tapes. Recorded during 1970 and
1971 as the band were working up the material for the first three Uriah
Heep albums these newly re-discovered masters have yielded a wealth of
alternate takes and completely new versions of classic songs. With the
dawning of the multi-channel world of surround sound there was at last
an opportunity to show case the wealth of material We are proud to present
a fresh new perspective on a legendary band. This surround sound disc
plays on all DVD players. Details and tracklisting: http://www.classicrockproductions.com/2004/newreleases/byrongold.htm
- Photos of The Heep live at the Harley Davidson
Festival in Hungary can be found here: http://www.hog.hu/efotoalbum.php?g_id=5
(thanks to Kinga Barksa and Árpád Blázy). Also available
are Mick Box's own pics: http://www.uriah-heep.com/newa/Mickpics/hungary04/
- A glimpse of a "Heepy" weekend in Luxembourg:
http://members.home.nl/uriahheep/lux.htm and http://www.moreheep.com/lux/
- Live at the Rock Night Festival in Green Water,
(thanks to Miro Zahorak).
- Live in Turkey and Holland: http://www.uriah-heep.com/newa/Mickpics/turkholl04/
- Pics by Manfred Blank (from the gig in Augsburg,
(thanks to Renate Fischer of Stay On Top).
- Also, Ralf Decker presents some pics from the
latest gigs in Germany: http://www.konzertfotografieralfdecker.de/home.htm
(thanks to Renate Fischer of Stay On Top for the tip).
- Uriah Heep live 1972-1973: http://www.classicrockphotos.nl/classic-8/page5.html
, by Hilco Arendshorst, really unique pictures!!! The David Byron picture
at the Reading Festival was taken in 1980 by Mart Meufels. David was in
the crowd, as Heep was not playing there at the time!
- The new series of Special Deluxe Remasters of
the Uriah Heep catalogue, comprising extensive and comprehensive booklets/liner
notes, as well as plenty of bonus tracks, are being released as we "speak"!
All albums up to "Conquest" are already released or in process
- A new DVD Audio version of King Biscuit Flower
Hour's live album titled "From The Front Row Live" is available.
It's released by Silverline Records. Check it out here: http://www.silverlinerecords.com/uriah_main.asp
(thanks to Tapio MinKKinen for the info).
- Dmitry Epstein reviews the "Classic Heep"
and Jeff Perkins' "Born To Perform" David Byron book: http://dmme.net/reviews/books/books1.html#byron
. Finally, an interview with Smokie's Terry Uttley with the last question
concerning Pete Goalby: http://dmme.net/interviews/smokie.html
(thanks to Dmitry M. Epstein).
- A review of the Uriah Heep DVDs (in Portuguese),
a short bio of the band, and a brand new interview with Ken Hensley can
be found at the "Laboratório Pop" website in Brazil:
(scroll down till you find the Heep photo). Thanks to Jorge Albuquerque
of LabPop for the support.
- Remember the "World's Best Band" contest
in Norway? Well, The Heep is on the 6th position, right after AC/DC. So
it's time to vote again: http://fredag.dagbladet.no/fredag/2003/07/25/374214.html
. Take some minutes while switching CDs in your CD player and please visit
the link and vote... it's actually very easy! You don't even need to know
Norwegian for that: just fill the blank with the name "Uriah Heep"
and click on "Send inn"! Thanks to Egil "Heepaholic"
- Richard Allinson who is a BBC Radio 2 presenter
is featuring a "long song" slot on his breakfast show. People
are already suggesting Heep's "July Morning", and if enough
people do the same maybe we'll get it played, as he does take note of
the volume of requests! Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/shows/allinson/contact.shtml
(thanks to Mike Taylor for the tip).
- Check Joachim Weiser's "Uriah Heep Classic"
fan site: http://www.uriah-heep-classic.de.vu
- A new Mexican Uriah Heep website: http://www.geocities.com/uriah_heep_mx/
(thanks to Octavio Ibarra).
MORE HEEP... AND RELATED!
- The Last Dance debuted on the Burrning Charts
of Japanese magazine Burrn! (issue #7 of July 2004) directly on the 47th
place! Thanks to Antonio Pirani of Rock Brigade magazine (http://www.rockbrigade.con.br)
for the info.
- To see photos of Ken & Monica's wedding,
please visit Ken's website at http://www.ken-hensley.com
. To send a message to Ken, please use the guestbook. Ken reads all messages
posted there! Also available on the site are photos from the 1st Ken Hensley
Summer Party in good old "Norge".
- John Lawton is off to Bulgaria to guest with
Bulgarian rock band "BTR". The gig will be held at the annual
rock festival in Varna on the 12. August.
- John has also been invited back to Japan to take
part in the Japanese Heepvention "Circle Of Hands" 2004. The
event this year will be spread over 2 cities... and start off in Tokyo
on the 10. October... live with some Japanese Heep coverbands incl. "Steerforth"and
move on to Osaka on the 15.October which will include John in concert
with an orchestra! Info regarding tickets/venues, etc. can be obtained
from Yutaka at: email@example.com
- JLB t-shirts will be on sale for the very first
time. These specially designed t- and sweat-shirts are of fine quality,
created in Norway. Orders are taken from Friday 23. July on the JLB merchandise
and shipment will commence on 23. August. Only a limited quantity will
be available... for now.
- There are only very few tickets left for the
German Stay On Top Heep Convention "Circle Of Friends" held
on 24. & 25. September at the DownTown Blues Club in Hamburg. This
event will include on both nights: John Lawton Band, Ken Hensley Band,
guests "The Bonds" featuring Lucifer's Friends superb guitarist
Peter Hesslein, also taking part are Paul Newton & Trevor and Stella
Hensley! Don't miss out on this promising event!!!!! Tickets can be ordered/purchased
direct, by mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
. All details: http://www.rena.onlinehome.de/SOT/sotbirthday/sotparty2004.html
- John Lawton, Steve Dunning, Fastfinger (Heepster
Erik van Loenhout on drums) live at the Uriah (s)Heep Market (Holland):
- Living Loud, the new "supergroup" consisting
of Bob Daisley (Ozzy, Rainbow, Heep) on bass, Steve Morse (Purple, Kansas,
Dixie Dregs) on guitar, Don Airey (Purple, Rainbow) on keyboards, Lee
Kerslake (Heep, Ozzy) on drums and Jimmy Barnes (Cold Chisel) on vocals,
will release their self-titled debut album (formerly known as "Relentless")
internationally in late August/early September through EMI Records. The
CD, which will feature new artwork (with Airey also appearing on the cover),
will include two live tracks from the band's debut gig "Crazy
Train" and "Good Times". In addition, plans exist for EMI
to launch the group's much-anticipated DVD during the same period. Depending
on the region, the CD and DVD will be available as separate items, or
as a DVD/CD double pack. The DVD will be available in PAL and NTSC formats,
and will feature two bonus tracks not found on the CD ("Gimme Some
Lovin'" and "Good Times"). Living Loud's debut album was
recorded in Florida at Greg Rikes studio with producer Darren Schneider,
who has worked with Deep Purple, Matchbox 20 and Creed. The keyboards
were subsequently laid down and at AIR studios in London, where the entire
affair was mixed. The album includes five new original songs written by
Steve, Jimmy, Lee and Bob, along with several cover versions of various
Ozzy Osbourne classics. Source: http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=24383