2018’s must-see rock and metal gigs!

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The summer season is well and truly over, and you’re probably looking for something to do during those cold Winter nights. So we’ve selected unmissable upcoming gigs in 2018 – from metal to hard rock – we’ve got it sorted. Check out our selection of shows: 

Nightwish

The Finish pioneers of symphonic metal, are celebrating over two decades of their career. They’re playing Manchester Arena in December, performing their best-of compilation ‘Decades’. Also joining them are special guests, Beast In Black, led by former Battle Beast guitarist Anton.

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Slayer

The thrash metal band head out on a UK tour in Novemberincluding dates in Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow. The tour will be the band’s last, after nearly 37 years, 12 studio albums and nearly 3000 concerts. They’ve also had Grammy nominations, Gold certifications and other accolades. They have some of the most brutally aggressive music ever created.

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Black Stone Cherry 

The hard rock band hailing from Kentucky, tour the UK in December, off the back of their sixth studio album, Family Tree – which landed at number seven in the Official UK Album Charts. The Cadillac Three + Monster Truck will join them in Cardiff, Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham and London.

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Graveyard

Swedish hard rock band from Gothenburg play The Leadmill, Sheffield as part of their UK tour. They released their latest studio album, Peace, in May.

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Black Star Riders

They’re described as “the next step in the evolution of “Thin Lizzy and features members Ricky Warwick, Damon Johnson and Scott Gorham of Thin Lizzy. The hard rock band are now in their sixth year, with three albums under the belt. They’ll play the Holmfirth Picturedome in December.

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Def Leppard

The English rock band will be performing their fourth studio album, Hysteria, in full, along with their other classic hits – with support from Cheap Trick. Hysteria spawned seven hit singles; Pour Some Sugar On Me, Hysteria, Armageddon It, Animal, Rocket, and Women. It’s going to be a night full of nostalgia and one to remember.

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