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Evanescence returning to London

Evanescence are returning to London for their first UK shows in five years.

The US band, fronted by singer and pianist Amy Lee, play London’s Eventim Apollo on 13 and 14 June as part of a wider European tour.

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Passenger: Staring at the ceiling in the dark

Passenger | Eventim Apollo | 26 November 2016

Long before he was Passenger, Mike Rosenberg was a busker. It shows. Not only can he work a crowd, whipping them into a frenzy with a few hand gestures, he knows how to tell a story – and not just with his music.

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3 Doors Down open at Hammersmith Apollo

3 Doors Down are heading to Europe in support of their new album, ‘Us And The Night’.

The 13-date tour, which includes stops in Austria, Switzerland, and Netherlands, starts on 19 October at Berlin’s Columbiahalle, and wraps at London’s Hammersmith Apollo on 6 November 2016.

Pop Evil are the support act on the tour.

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Joe Satriani: On peregrine wings

Joe Satriani | Hammersmith Eventim Apollo | 10 November 2015

Photo credit: John Bull

Joe Satriani is a magician. Not one of those obnoxious guys at Covent Garden whose only real talent is shouting. Nor a gaudy Vegas illusionist hiding behind sequins, hair extensions, and confetti cannons.

Instead he’s the real deal, performing seemingly impossible feats right before your eyes. No smoke. No mirrors. Just magic. And, like all the greatest, he makes it all look so effortless you stop wondering how the trick’s done. You just gasp at the results instead.

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Dan Patlansky: Time slipping by so fast

Dan Patlansky | Hammersmith Eventim Apollo | 11 November 2015

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Dan Patlansky pulls the strap off his guitar. It’s a sure sign that something spectacular is about to happen, even though the musician has already won over an audience of Joe Satriani fans.

The bluesman has shown off his soul-baring playing style with the moody instrumental that opens his 40-minute support slot. He’s underlined the depth of his songwriting talents with the widescreen epic ‘Bring The World To Its Knees’, a heartfelt paean from 2012 offering ‘20 Stones’ that features a couple of searing solos for good measure. He’s shown off his willingness to explore new sounds on the adventurous ‘Run’, an explosive, hard-rocking track set to surface on forthcoming album ‘INTRO-VERTIGO’.

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