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- Upcoming Uriah Heep live dates!
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 - Mondo, 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 - Train, Aarhus, Denmark
October 12 - Koncerthuset, Stavanger, Norway
October 13 - Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway
October 29 - Edinburgh Liquid Rooms, 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, UK
November 26 - TBA, Greece
November 27 - TBA, Greece
November 28 - TBA, Greece
+++ Acoustic gig when marked with a (*)
December 2 - Schlachthof, Soest, Germany *
December 3 - Neus Theatre, Emden, Germany *
December 4 - Audi Zentrumn, Flensburg, Germany *
December 6 - Alte Oper, Erfurt, Germany *
December 7 - Michaeliskirche, Leipzig, Germany *
December 8 - Passionskirche, Berlin, Germany *
December 10 - Zur Linde, Affalter, Germany
December 11 - Stadtgarten, Bunde, Germany
December 12 - Stadthalle, Deggendorf, Germany *
December 13 - Carl Orff Saal, Munich/Gasteig, Germany *
December 15 - Scala, Ludwigsburg, Germany *
December 16 - Kulturhaus Ambach, Gotzis, Austria *
December 17 - Konzerthaus, Ravensburg, Germany *
December 18 - Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland
February 18th - March 8 2005 - Russia Tour (nazdrovja!)
All details, links, etc.:
http://www.uriah-heep.com/newa/livedates.php
Complete info on the Finnish Heep Tour: http://www.saunalahti.fi/~htapiom/tour2004.htm

- Heep Club Announcement!  Now confirmed for November 5th (Friday) and 6th (Saturday), the Heep Club will happen again.  More details to follow shortly, although some initial details can already be found here: http://www.classicrockproductions.com/2004/newreleases/mbp2004.htm
*** Friday November 5th - "An Evening with Ken Hensley" (4pm till 11pm) plus the world premier screening of the film of Heep Live on the Firefly tour 1976!!
*** Saturday November 6th - Acoustic set by German Heep cover band Circle of Hands plus the traditional Heep auction, search for the world's biggest Heep fan, special guests, Q&A and more!
After show Party - Your membership includes entrance to the after show party with late bar from 11pm till 1am!

- Uriah Heep - 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.  When David Byron died alone and neglected at the age of just 38 the world lost a truly great talent.  In the intervening years there have been countless re-issues of material from "Very ?Eavy, Very 'Umble", "Salisbury", "Look At Yourself", but this is the first time that completely new versions of Byron classics have been created from alternative studio sessions.  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 with this surround sound disc plays on all DVD players.  For all details and ordering, please go to http://www.classicrockproductions.com/2004/newreleases/byrongold.htm .

- Mick Box took part of an interesting feature that goes like this: "If you could start a project like the G3... besides you, mention two guitarists that you would like to share the stage with".  The actual G3 project involves Joe Satriani and Steve Vai and a 3rd guitar player.  Click here to see who Mick would choose to join him for an imaginary tour like that:
http://www.imhotepzine.com/G3/ (thanks to Thiago Sarkis).

- The complete set of Heep live pics taken during the June Hungarian tour can be found here:
http://members.home.nl/mostlyautumn/hungary.htm .

- A recent review of the June 26th gig in Useldenge, Luxembourg written by Geert Ryssen of Mind View (
http://www.mindview.be) can be read here: http://www.moreheep.com/heepnieuws.htm (in Dutch).

- A "Magic Night" review:
http://www.evolvingartist.com/View_CDReview.aspx?ID=160 .

- Pretty cool old photos from the 1977, 1978 and 1980 tours available here:
http://www.classicrockphotos.nl/classic-10/page7.html , http://www.classicrockphotos.nl/classic-8/page6.html and http://www.classicrockphotos.nl/classic-10/page9.html (many thanks to Hilco Arendshorst).

- New additions to the Heep Tickets Gallery here:
http://www.moreheep.com/ticket2.htm .

- A career-spanning interview with Trevor Bolder can be found here:
http://dmme.net/interviews/bolder.html (thanks to Dmitry Epstein).

- Vote for "Easy Livin'":
http://top2000.omroep.nl/cgi/2002/stemmen/?y=r2_70_04 .  That's the Dutch national radio.  We were successful in previous years, and would like to be again this year!

- The Deluxe Re-remastered versions of the Heep CDs - up to "Conquest" - have been released and are available at the best stores.  Plenty of bonus tracks included, and extensive booklets full of photos and pertaining liner notes!

- Brazilian Heep fans can now find at bookstands the Heep DVD "Live In The USA" for a very affordable price.  Recorded during the Classic Rock Festival in Trenton, NJ, USA, in 2002, it is available in Brazil through Rock Story.  Also available now at regular stores are "Acoustically Driven" (Indie Records) and the new remastered version of "Sweet Freedom".

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MORE HEEP... AND RELATED!
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- This week between Sept 23rd and 25th the annual Stay On Top convention will happen in Hamburg, Germany.  This time commemorating  20 years of the SOT Heep Fan Club, the festivities will include performances of both Ken Hensley's and John Lawton's bands.  More details available at
http://www.rena.onlinehome.de/SOT/ .

- Living Loud US Tour!  Living Loud are currently in discussions to tour US in January next year.  Meanwhile, EMI International will release Living Loud's original studio CD with 2 bonus live tracks ("Crazy Train" and "Good Times"), a DVD (from the Sydney show) and a package with  CD & DVD.  The CD will have a new artwork, now with Don Airey on the cover.  The DVD cover can be seen here:
http://www.thehighwaystar.com/hs-pics/covers/livinglouddvd.jpg .  No release date is confirmed yet (late August/early September has been mention).  Negotiations are in place with iTunes to release the entire live show exclusively in the coming weeks.  Watch "Crazy Train", "Good Times" and "I Don't Know" from the DVD (you need Quicktime):
http://www.livingloud.com.au/qt1.html
http://www.livingloud.com.au/qt2.html
http://www.livingloud.com.au/qt3.html

- New samples of Mortice featuring Bernie Shaw on vocals can be heard here: http://www.getmemusic.com/product_info.php?products_id=83 .

- Ken is currently mixing his first anthology CD, entitled "The Wizard's Diary Volume 1"!  More details soon...  Meanwhile, the Ken Hensley t-shirts are now on sale while stocks last!  Buy yours quick as they won't be available anymore!  Details and ordering on the website:
http://www.ken-hensley.com (CD Store).

- Circle Of Hands, the German Heep cover band, recorded two songs with John Lawton: "I'm Alive" and "The Wizard".  Both songs will appear on their new CD.  The band will perform at the Magician's Birthday Party Heep Club on Saturday with a semi-acoustic set.  The similarity to Dave Byron's voice of the lead singer is really amazing!  On October 23rd the band will perform in Aachen, Germany, close to Maastricht, Holland.  All info regarding the band is at
http://www.circle-of-hands.de .  Or contact their manager:
Kontakt / Management
E-Mail: management@circle-of-hands.de
Karola Breier
Am Rottlich 15
D-76448 Durmersheim
Tel.: 01 73 / 9 77 63 69
Fax: 0 72 45 / 10 87

- Julian "Jools" Cooper worked in the past as assistant engineer on Uriah Heep's "Innocent Victim", "Fallen Angel", "Conquest" and the aborted next LP before the big changes.  He also worked on tour with them recording live dates at the end of the 70's, and worked on Ken's LP "Free Spirit".  He was quite close to the band throughout that period and lived in Mick's house in Chigwell for a while.  Right now Jools lives 45min drive away from Ken in Spain.  His website is at
http://www.joolscooper.com .

- There are 2 edited versions of interviews and CD reviews available on the John Lawton Band Clan's website:
http://www.johnlawtonbandclan.be/ .  The interviews are with Dave White about his various Heepster-related projects and his appearance on John Lawton Band's "Shaking The Tale", and with Jeff Perkins who talks about his David Byron book, "Born To Perform".  The reviews are for the Heepheads (http://www.heepheads.com) and the Promyse (http://www.promyse.com) CDs.  You can find all 4 articles under the "Read some parts of the Clan's reviews and interviews" section of the website.


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