Canadian demigods of metal Anvil have announced a run of UK dates as part of their 40 years of ‘Pounding The Pavement’ 2018 European tour.
The dates are scheduled in support of Anvil’s forthcoming 17th full-length studio album ‘Pounding The Pavement’, which is due for release in early 2018.
The band’s tumultuous career is the stuff of legend, the band being cited as an influence on fellow flag bearers such as Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth, among others. They endured an extended period of obscurity from the late 1980s until the late 2000s, when they were the subject of an acclaimed documentary about their determination in the face of their reduced renown, 2009’s ‘Anvil: The Story Of Anvil.’
The Sacha Gervasi-directed film brought the band back into the spotlight, before they went on to play a string of high-profile shows — including at Download Festival — and reassert themselves as celebrated force among metal aficionados around the world.
Their most recent album, ‘Anvil Is Anvil’ (2016) was the first to feature bassist Chris Robinson, who joins founding members Steve “Lips” Kudlow and Robb Reiner on the upcoming tour.
Anvil UK tour dates are as follows:
06 – London, Underworld Camden
07 – Stoke, Eleven Music
08 – Newcastle, Trillians
09 – Grimsby, Yardbirds
10 – Glasgow, Cathouse
11 – Wigan, Pure
13 – Belfast, The Limelight
14 – Dublin, The Academy
16 – Buckley, The Tivoli
17 – Cardiff, Hobos
18 – Brighton, Green Door Store
20 – Bilston, Robin 2
21 – York, Fibbers
22 – Evesham, Iron Road
23 – Weston, The Bear
Tickets are available via www.wegottickets.com
Check out the official music video for ‘Metal On Metal’ off the 1982 album ‘Metal On Metal’ by Anvil.
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