QUEEN, FAITH NO MORE & KISS TO HEADLINE SONISPHERE FESTIVAL UK
With a quarter of a century having since passed, rock legends QUEEN are to return to play a second concert at the venue that provided them with the setting for one of their biggest and most historic concerts.
QUEEN’s Brian May and Roger Taylor have confirmed the band will headline the second day of SONISPHERE appearing on the APOLLO stage on Saturday July 7th. KNEBWORTH was the setting for QUEEN’s final concert with Freddie Mercury in August 1986. May and Taylor also confirmed that for this very special event they will be joined by US singer-songwriter ADAM LAMBERT.
Shooting rockets. Blood spitting. Face Paint. Shiny Boots and utterly jaw dropping triumphant live shows, SONISPHERE has revealed KISS as Friday’s headliner. With a reputation for being perhaps the most flamboyant and entertaining band on the planet, the American Kings will bring their stage extravaganza to SONISPHERE as their only European performance of 2012. While many bands have been chasing the eye liner shock horror dollar and have come and gone without changing the face of music as we know it, KISS have gone from strength to strength garnering praise, success and too many accolades to mention throughout the years, selling over 100 million albums worldwide and counting as the band is poised to unleash new album ‘Monster’ in June 2012. Says the band:
“You wanted the best, you got the best, the hottest band in the world, KISS”.
For the final, Sunday night, FAITH NO MORE will take the stage as headliners.
Onstage irreverent, uncompromising, unpredictable and dazzling at every turn, FNM have been setting new standards in exciting rock performance for more than two decades now. With classics such as ‘Falling To Pieces’, ‘Epic’, ‘Midlife Crisis’ and ‘Be Aggressive’, Mike Bordin, Roddy Bottum, Bill Gould, Jon Hudson and Mike Patton are poised to set KNEBWORTH on fire when they close the last night at SONISPHERE with their only UK appearance of 2012. Says bassplayer Billy Gould:
“It was over 2 years ago when we decided to reform and play those amazing UK shows. The good news is, we’ve had a couple of years to improve our skills; moving our song to error ratio down 3.5 full percentage points. Watch out UK, we’re going to do it right this time!!”
Other bands also announced today include:
Friday – Within Temptation, Wolfmother
Saturday – Evanescence, Tim Minchin, The Darkness, Flogging Molly, Lacuna Coil, Gojira
Sunday – Incubus, Marilyn Manson, Cypress Hill, Andrew W.K., Refused, Mastodon, The Blackout
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