Après 36 ans de glorieux faits d'armes, MANOWAR a décidé de tirer sa révérence, non sans efectuer une dernière tournée.
Le communiqué du groupe :
Message To All Manowarriors
The Gods And Kings Tour was a groundbreaking moment in our career. The stage, sound, video and you, our fans, were magnificent!
Coming off such an amazing tour it was clear that the next time we must go even bigger and beyond anything we have ever done; something that will fulfill every Manowarrior’s dreams. Then that will be the ultimate moment to say Thank You and farewell!
The Final Battle will begin in Germany and take us all over the world to say goodbye to all of you.
If you know Metal
you know MANOWAR.
If you know MANOWAR
you know Metal!
Those who join this tour will be left with an eternal memory; having witnessed the band that has dedicated their blood, hearts, souls and every moment of their career to True Heavy Metal.
We are calling all Manowarriors to prepare yourselves now and to join us for The Final Battle!”
Les premières images d'Axl Rose aux côtés d'AC/DC ont été publiées sur la toile.
On y voit le chanteur reprendre "Shoot to thrill", assis sur un petit siège en cuir à cause d' un pied dans le plâtre). D'après les premiers retours, le bonhomme semble s'être montré à la hauteur de l' événement.
Cette performance a été filmée le 7 mai au Passeio Marítimo de Algés in Oeiras, au Portugal.
La set list :
“Rock Or Bust”
“Shoot To Thrill”
“Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be”
“Back In Black”
“Got Some Rock & Roll Thunder”
“Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap”
“Rock ‘N’ Roll Damnation”
“Rock ‘N’ Roll Train”
“Given The Dog A Bone”
“You Shook Me All Night Long”
“Shot Down In Flames”
“Have A Drink On Me”
“Whole Lotta Rosie”
“Let There Be Rock”
“Highway To Hell”
“For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)”
ELUVEITIE a décidé de se séparer de son batteur de longue date Merlin Sutter pour divergences musicales.
Ce départ ne sera pas sans conséquence puisqu'il entraîne également ceux d'Anna Murphy (vielle à roue, chant), et Ivo Henzi (guitares), amis très proches du batteur.
Le groupe assurera ses engagement jusqu'au 5 juin avec la formation actuelle.
Le groupe a posté ce long communiqué :
"With a heavy heart we have to announce that Eluveitie will go through another change soon. We have decided to part ways with our longtime drummer Merlin Sutter. In the consequence of this, Merlin's close personal friends Anna Murphy and Ivo Henzi decided to leave Eluveitie as well.
We all developed a lot over the last ten years – not only as a band, but also as individuals. And we partly developed in different directions; different goals, wishes and ideas emerged. Over the last years we all had to deal with interpersonal challenges within the band. Instead of pulling together, our days have rather been shaped by wearing friction and constant clash of interests. And thus we felt that we have become something we shouldn't have; that we've diverged from what Eluveitie was always meant to be – a band, a family, a passionate and deep-rooted group of musicians, where heart's blood can flow freely! Eluveitie was always meant to be about rock'n'roll, passion and also about 'carrying the torch' of the Celtic spirit.
Yet, over the years we have partly diverged from our roots, which is not good.
Each and every single one of us is definitely a passionate musician! But in this group constellation, we seemed to rather encumber, than to inspire each other. The band has suffered from this for a longer time now. So we ended up in this painful situation where the mentioned facts have made it impossible to us to continue like this and we came to the point eventually, where we believe, it's best to go separate ways.
It was a terribly hard decision to make and it hasn't been done carelessly, but with tears and a heavy heart.
We know that this is tough to handle – for everybody. And we know it sucks badly that things developed this way.
Above the fact that this is hard to handle for us personally and emotionally, we are painfully aware of how much it also must disappoint you, our fans... which makes it even harder.
We do not part from each others in hatred, though.
From our hearts we wish Merlin, Anna and Ivo only the very best for their future ways and also all the best of luck and success for all their further musical projects. For we're sure their musical journey will go on and it will be great. And maybe our ways will even cross again in future, in a different way.
For us in Eluveitie this now also means a lot to deal with.
We do not want to look at it as yet another line-up change! For us it means to seclude ourselves for a while, to take the inward turn and to recollect. We will go back to our roots and become again what we once have been.
We will still play the next couple of shows together with Merlin, Anna and Ivo. Their last performance with Eluveitie will be the FortaRock - The Festival in Nijmegen (NL) on the 5th of June. So you should grab your chance and come to one of these shows!
After that we will not leave you, our fans, hanging. We promise you to play every single show we have confirmed so far! We will perform with temporary stand-in musicians until our new line-up is ready and we promise to do everything to find the best possible session musicians we can! There won't be 'replacements' - Merlin, Anna and Ivo are unique and not replaceable. Yet we will come on stage with a very strong live line-up – this is a promise.
If you want to share your feelings about this all – please feel free to contact us here at anytime; we will do all we can to share this time with you and answer your questions."
Et les trois partants ont répondu :
"For more than 10 years, 6 studio albums, and nearly a thousand shows in 46 countries on 6 continents, Eluveitie has been at the very centre of our lives. We've had the immense privilege to bring joy to fans from around the world, exploring a diverse range of places and cultures few ever get to experience in their lifetime.
We have now been faced with an impossible situation, and left with no choice but to announce our departure. Personal differences and decisions taken by the remaining members have made it impossible for any of us to continue. None of us wanted to leave Eluveitie, and it is important to us that you, the fans, know that disappointing you is the most difficult part in this decision. We can only hope for your understanding. Without your support we would have achieved nothing, and we are eternally grateful for it.
Chrigel Glanzmann will continue on his path just as we will on ours. Therefore, the music you love will evolve and branch out, and we encourage you to look forward to it. In the meantime, we will give it everything on stage one more time, hopefully with you, while completing the current world tour as well as our last European shows in May and early June. Our last show in Switzerland takes place in Basel on June 3rd, and our final show with Eluveitie will follow the same weekend at Fortarock Festival in Holland.
We would like to clarify that Shir-Ran Yinon, Eluveitie’s amazingly talented current (non-voting) session violin player and our good friend, has not been involved directly in these unfortunate events. She will continue to perform (and kick ass!) with Eluveitie for the summer festivals and will then continue on to new adventures as well.
As for the three of us: our musical journey together is far from over, and we are incredibly excited to share new music with you in the future. If you would like to continue supporting us, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the like - we will share news about our future projects as soon as they are ready. In fact, following our official channels is the most certain way to be among the first to hear new music.
Please also take the time to visit Anna Murphy, Merlin Sutter and Ivo Henzi on Facebook, where we have shared personal statements and where we will be doing our best to answer your questions, or just reflect with you on all the good times in the past decade. We do ask you to respect that the particulars of what happened should remain private, and thank you for your understanding."
AC/DC poursuivra son Rock Or Bust World Tour avec Axl Rose des GUNS N ' ROSES au chant. Ce dernier suppléera Brian Johnson qui a dû renoncer suite à de graves problèmes d'audition (pas uniquement liée à sa carrière musicale mais également à sa passion pour les sports automobiles). Un choix qui ne fait pas l'unamité, à commencer par Brian Johnson lui même.
Les dates européennes avec Axl Rose :
7 - Lisbon, Portugal - Passeio Maritimo De Alges
10 - Seville, Espagne - Estadio De La Cartuja
13 - Marseille, France - Stade Velodrome
16 - Werchter, Belgique - Werchter Site
19 - Vienna, Autriche- Erns-Happel Stadium
22 - Prague, République tchèque - Letnany Airport
26 - Hamburg, Allemagne - Volksparkstadion
29 - Berne, Suisse - Stade De Suisse
1 - Leipzig, Allemagne - Red Bull Arena
4 - London, Angleterre - The Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
9 - Manchester, Angleterre - Etihad Stadium
12 - Aarhus, Danemark - Ceres Park
Les shows US qui avaient été annulés seront reprogrammés bientôt.
Le communiqué du groupe :
"Les membres du groupe AC/DC aimeraient remercier Brian Johnson pour sa contribution et son dévouement envers le groupe au fil des ans. Nous lui souhaitons le meilleur pour la suite concernant ses problèmes d'audition et ses futurs projets. Quelle que soit notre volonté de terminer cette tournée comme elle a commencé, nous comprenons, respectons et soutenons la décision de Brian de quitter la tournée et de préserver son audition. Nous nous engageons à assurer le reste de nos engagements de tournée auprès de tous ceux qui nous ont soutenus au fil des années, et nous avons la chance qu'Axl Rose nous ait gentiment proposé d'apporter son aide pour y parvenir. AC/DC reprendra son Rock Or Bust World Tour avec Axl Rose au chant.."
ENTRAILS (Death metal / Suède) a annoncé le départ de son chanteur et bassiste Jocke Svensson, ainsi que de son batteur Adde Mitroulis, partis en bons termes se consacrer à d'autres projets
Leur dernière performance avec le groupe aura eu lieu la semaine dernière au Netherlands Deathfest.
Les remplaçants sont déjà connus. Tommy Carlsson assurera le chant et la basse, tandis que Martin "Fjalar" Mikaelsson prendra place derrière les fûts. Tous deux ont déjà collaboré dans ISTAPP et NIVHEL.
Le premier concert avec ce nouveau line up aura lieu le 26 mars prochain à Stockholm.
Le communiqué du groupe : "SxTx is beyond excited to announce the legendary Dave Lombardo will be playing drums for Suicidal on the upcoming Megadeth tour! You know what that means....it's gonna be CYCO and BRUTAL !!!"
SINGLE BULLET THEORY (Thrash metal / US) annonce le retour de son ancien bassiste Bill Mez, déjà présent de 2001 à 2008.
Le communiqué du groupe : "SINGLE BULLET THEORY is extremely happy to announce the return of long time bassist Bill Mez to the fold. This has been a very long time coming and we are really looking forward to getting back out on the road with good ole' Thunderfoot holding up the low end."
Le groupe fondé par Matt DiFabio, ex guitariste de PISSING RAZORS, avait également récupéré il y a peu son batteur originel Johnny Sasso.