Yes, who play a 50th anniversary tour next year, have cancelled the remaining dates on their North American Yestival tour following the unexpected death of Virgil Howe, the son of guitarist Steve Howe.
The Amorettes play a special charity concert at The Tolbooth in Stirling on November 3, in aid of the Strathcarron Hospice. On their only headlining show of 2017, support comes from Edinburgh’s The Rising Souls.
According to Ian Gillan, Ritchie Blackmore will not be returning to Deep Purple in any capacity – including a one-off show, an idea mooted by The Man In Black himself. Despite stating “there’s no great animosity any more”, the singer comments: “Ian Paice puts it best: why would I go back to that misery again?”
As this issue went to press Evanescence announced a series of orchestral shows.
They play London Royal Festival Hall March 30/31, Manchester Apollo April 2, Nottingham Arena 3, Glasgow Armadillo 5 and Sheffield City Hall 6. The US band’s fourth album, Synthesis, is out on November 10.
The 50th anniversary of Ten Years After (pictured) is being commemorated with a 10-CD boxed set, released on November 10 via Chrysalis. Limited to 1,500 copies, The Albums 1967-1974 brings together the group’s first nine records plus a disc of previously unreleased material.