The Best in Rock this Autumn

The Best in Rock this autumn! We present the hottest tours coming up over the next few months...

Autumn of Rock

Planet Rock presents a round-up of some of the best rock tours happening this autumn that you really don’t want to miss!


Halestorm will be bringing their biggest headline tour to date to the UK NEXT month in November! 

The Pennsylvanian hard rockers will play massive arena gigs at Glasgow The SSE Hydro, Nottingham Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff Motorpoint Arena and London Alexandra Palace next autumn with very special guests In This Moment and New Year’s Day!

Halestorm say: “Hey UK freaks! You begged for it... and now we are coming for you! Along with our mates in In This Moment and New Years Day, we are super excited to bring this Vicious tour to the UK!

See Halestorm at the following shows:

Glasgow The SSE Hydro – Sun 24th
Nottingham Motorpoint Arena – Mon 25th
Cardiff Motorpoint Arena – Wed 27th
London Alexandra Palace – Thu 28th  

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Swedish heavy prog alchemists OPETH have announced four more shows in addition to their previously announced Dublin & Belfast shows this winter.

Full dates roll out as follows;

UEA LCR, Norwich - Sun 27th
The London Palladium - Tue 29th
Glasgow Galvanisers - Thu 31st

O2 Academy Bristol - Sun 3rd

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Long Beach rockers, Rival Sons, have lined up a fresh five-date tour for this coming autumn.

Supported by fellow Californian band The Record Company, Rival Sons will play Liverpool, London, Nottingham, Edinburgh and Bristol on the short headline trek.

Tickets are on sale now. 

See Rival Sons at the following shows:

Liverpool Mountford Hall – Sat 2nd
London O2 Academy Brixton – Sun 3rd
Nottingham Rock City – Tue 5th
Edinburgh Usher Hall – Wed 6th
Bristol O2 Academy – Thu 7th

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Alter Bridge have announced a six-date UK arena tour for December 2019 with very special guests Shinedown and Sevendust.

Taking place in the run-up to Christmas, the Walk The Sky Tour 2019 calls in at Nottingham Motorpoint Arena, Manchester Arena, Glasgow The SSE Hydro, Birmingham Arena, Cardiff Motorpoint Arena and London The O2.

Having wowed on Iron Maiden’s Book of Souls Tour in 2017, Shinedown will return to UK arenas as special guests to Alter Bridge, with alt-metallers Sevendust opening proceedings.

See Alter Bridge at the following shows:

Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena - Sat 14th
Manchester Arena - Sun 15th
Glasgow, The SSE Hydro - Tue 17th
Birmingham Arena - Wed 18th
Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena - Fri 20th
London, The O2 - Sat 21st

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Following their rip-roaring performance at Download Festival, Clutch have lined up a quartet of shows for December 2019.

The Maryland rockers will play Southampton O2 Guildhall, London Roundhouse, Leeds O2 Academy and Nottingham Rock City in the run-up to Christmas with Graveyard and Kamchatka as special guests.

Clutch’s Jean-Paul Gaster comments: "We are super excited to have Kamchatka and Graveyard out with us on this year's European tour. We are massive fans of both bands. Joakim of Graveyard is one of my favourite singers out there today.

“I look forward to watching him and the band put down some serious grooves. Of course, our friends Kamchatka always bring the boogie so get there early and be ready for an evening of good old rock n roll! See you soon!"

O2 Guildhall, Southampton - Tue 17th
Roundhouse, London - Wed 18th
O2 Academy, Leeds - Thu 19th
Rock City, Nottingham - Fri 20th

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Slipknot have announced a nine-date UK & Ireland tour for January 2020.

In July the Iowan masked metallers teased the tour when they unveiled the eight UK cities they will be playing in 2020 - Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Sheffield, Nottingham, Cardiff, Birmingham and London.

Now it’s been confirmed that the Download Festival 2019 headliners' trek takes place in January and will be preceded by a date at Dublin 3Arena. They will be joined by Polish purveyors of blackened death metal, Behemoth, at all shows.

The UK & Ireland tour dates are as follows:

Dublin 3Arena – Tue 14th
Manchester Arena – Thu 16th
Newcastle Utilita Arena – Fri 17th
Glasgow The SSE Hydro – Sat 18th
Sheffield FlyDSA Arena – Mon 20th
Nottingham Motorpoint Arena – Tue 21st
Cardiff Motorpoint Arena – Wed 22nd
Birmingham Arena – Fri 24th
London The O2 – Sat 25th

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Five Finger Death Punch have announced two massive UK arena shows for January 2020 with special guests Megadeth and openers Bad Wolves.

Presented in partnership with Kerrang! Radio, Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth and Bad Wolves play Cardiff Motorpoint Arena on Thursday 30th January and London The SSE Arena, Wembley on Friday 31st January 2020.

The dates are part of FFDP’s biggest European arena headlining tour yet that hits 14 countries throughout January and February.

The tour precedes Five Finger Death Punch’s eighth studio album, which is set for release in winter 2020.

See Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth and Bad Wolves at the following shows:

Cardiff Motorpoint Arena – Thu 30th
London The SSE Arena, Wembley – Fri 31st

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Truly one of the most exhilarating live bands on the planet, Airbourne have announced a fresh UK tour for this November.

The Australian hard rock purists kick off their trek at Norwich UEA on Wednesday 13th November and call in at Nottingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Aberdeen, Inverness, Glasgow, Liverpool, Cardiff, Bristol, London, Sheffield and Southampton before culminating at Oxford O2 Academy on Saturday 30th November.

Joining Airbourne at all 14 shows are very special guests Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown.

See Airbourne and Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown at the following shows:

Norwich UEA – Wed 13th
Nottingham Rock City – Thu 14th
Manchester Academy – Sat 16th
Newcastle O2 Academy – Sun 17th
Aberdeen Beach Ballroom – Mon 18th
Inverness Ironworks – Wed 20th
Glasgow Barrowlands – Thu 21st
Liverpool O2 Academy – Fri 22nd
Cardiff University – Sun 24th
Bristol O2 Academy – Mon 25th
London O2 Forum Kentish Town – Tue 26th
Sheffield O2 Academy – Thu 28th
Southampton O2 Guildhall – Fri 29th
Oxford O2 Academy – Sat 30th

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Steel Panther will embark on the UK leg of their Heavy Metal Rules Tour in February 2020.

Supporting their current studio album ‘Heavy Metal Rules’, Steel Panther will play headline shows in Bristol, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle, Belfast and Dublin.

See Steel Panther at the following shows:

Bristol O2 Academy – Wed 5th
London O2 Academy Brixton – Fri 7th
Birmingham O2 Academy – Sat 8th
Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse – Sun 9th
Glasgow O2 Academy – Tue 11th
Newcastle O2 Academy – Wed 12th

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The Who have announced a nine-date UK arena tour for March and April 2020.

Calling in at Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Leeds, Cardiff, Birmingham, Nottingham, Liverpool and London, The Who will be accompanied by a full orchestra at all shows. 

Next year’s tour supports the release of The Who’s upcoming new studio album, ‘WHO’, which is their first record since October 2006’s ‘Endless Wire’ and is released on Friday 22nd November. 

The new record comes complete with artwork created by legendary pop artist Peter Blake, the man behind The Beatles’ ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ and The Who’s 1981 album ‘Face Dances’, amongst others.  

See The Who at the following shows:

MARCH 2020 
Manchester Arena – 16th
Newcastle Metro Radio Arena – 21st
Glasgow The SSE Hydro – 23rd
Leeds First Direct Arena – 25th
Cardiff Motorpoint Arena – 30th

APRIL 2020 
Birmingham Resorts World Arena – 1st
Nottingham Motorpoint Arena – 3rd
Liverpool M&S Bank Arena – 6th
London The SSE Arena, Wembley – 8th

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For even more gig inspiration, check out these bands touring around the country over the next few months!

Dream State
The Struts
August Burns Red
Battle Beast
Black Peaks
Royal Republic