The Watch Has Postponed Some Live Dates Due To Coronavirus

It’s with great regret that we have to announce that some of the shows of our European tour 2020 have to be postponed due to the current global crisis for Coronavirus (COVID-19).

We ask for your understanding and patience in this moment until we are able to tell you more.

The following concerts are rescheduled for a later date we hope to announce as soon as possible:

13.3 Rome – rescheduled date to be announced
14.3 Bologna – rescheduled date to be announced
20.3 Reichenbach – rescheduled date to be announced
21.3 Schwetzingen – rescheduled on 30.10.2021
27.3 Hamburg – rescheduled date to be announced
28.3 Louvain La Nueve – rescheduled date to be announced
03.4 Gothenburg – rescheduled date to be announced
04.4 Oslo – rescheduled date to be announced

We’ll give you more news about the rest of the planned concerts as soon as we are able to and as the situation develops in the next weeks.

We also want to thank all those people who got in touch asking about how we’re doing and we confirm we’re all fine despite this unbelievable situation. 

We’re thinking of those who are suffering in this moment, we hope the situation will get back to normality and we’ll be able to go on performing live again. 

Take care,
The Watch

Captain Of The Lost Waves Updates The 2020 Tour

Captain Of The Lost Waves   

04/04/20Leeds, West YorksHeart (Music for The Head and Heart)United Kingdom
AddTime: 7:30pm. Admission: £10/£12. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Bennett Road. Venue phone: 0113 275 4548. Nick Cody and The Caravan of Dreams with Laurent Zeller (featuring special guests Captain of the Lost Waves, & Miranda Arieh) BUY TICKETS
25/04/20 – 26/04/20The NetherlandsElfia FestivalUnited Kingdom
AddTime: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Kasteel de Haar KasteellaanBUY TICKETS More information
02/05/20Leeds, West YorkshireSeven Arts (Mewl Music)United Kingdom
AddTime: 7:30pm. Admission: £10/£12. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 31(a) Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton. Venue phone: 0113 26 26 777. Hidden Gems – The Show BUY TICKETS
22/05/20Stroud, GloucestershireThe Old Town HallUnited Kingdom
AddTime: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: The Shambles. Hidden Gems – The Show Details TBC
29/05/20Milton KeynesThe StablesUnited Kingdom
AddTime: 8:45pm. Admission: £11. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01908 280800. Related post. BUY TICKETS More information
30/05/20WinchesterWinchester Ukulele FestivalUnited Kingdom
AddTime: 7:30pm. Admission: £0-£40. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Winchester Rugby Football Club North Walls Park Off Hilliers WayBUY TICKETS More information
13/06/20Amberley, West SussexAmberley Steampunk WeekendUnited Kingdom
AddTime: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Amberley Museum New Barn Road Amberley Nr Arundel. Venue phone: 017​98 831370. Captain performing on the Sat evening More information
18/06/20 – 21/06/20UptonUpton Ukulele FestivalUnited Kingdom
AddTime: 7:30pm. Admission: £30/£40/£50. Age restrictions: All Ages. Captain performance is on Friday 19th in the evening Related post. BUY TICKETS
20/06/20Isle Of WightIsle Of White Steam RailwayUnited Kingdom
AddTime: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Details TBC
12/07/20Crofton, Marlborough, WiltshireCrofton Steampunk 2020United Kingdom
AddTime: 2:30pm. Admission: £9-£15. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 01672 870300. Address:Crofton Beam Engines. Captain performance on the Sun afternoon BUY TICKETS
18/07/20 – 19/07/20Cheltenham, GloucestershireFantasy Forest FestivalUnited Kingdom
AddTime: 7:30pm. Admission: £11-£78. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Sudeley Castle. Details TBC BUY TICKETS More information
08/08/20GosportGosport Steampunk SocietyUnited Kingdom
AddTime: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Details TBC More information
12/09/20Leeds, West YorksHeart (Music for The Head and Heart)United Kingdom
AddTime: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Bennett Road. Venue phone: 0113 275 4548. Details TBC
26/09/20 – 27/09/20CoalvilleCoalville Steampunk FestivalUnited Kingdom
AddTime: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Captain performing both days

Dave Bainbridge Announces Lifesigns & Solo Tour Dates + Iona Box Set

Lifesigns UK tour, which starts in Swindon on Friday! All going well, the band is sounding great and we’re introducing a few new tunes to the set. Hope some of you can make it along – full gig list below. Last weekend I recorded the guitar parts for a new 15 minute epic piece for the forthcoming Lifesigns album. The track is called ‘Altitude‘ and is sounding amazing. It won’t be included in the set as we’re still working on completing it and it will need a lot of rehearsal, but I hope it will be ready to be included in subsequent tours later in the year!

On tour with Lifesigns, Fernando Perdomo, Sally Minnear & Strawbs!

MARCH 6th Fri 20:30  Level III, Swindon
MARCH 7th Sat 19:00 Acapela Studios, Cardiff (Pentyrch)
MARCH 8th Sun 19:00, The 1865, Southampton
MARCH 11th Wed 19:30, The Half Moon Putney, London
MARCH 13th Fri 19:00, The Queen Victoria Hall, Oundle
MARCH 14th Sat 19:00, The Brickmakers, Norwich
MARCH 15th Sun 19:30, Chinnerys, Southend-on-Sea
MARCH 22nd Sun 12:00, Fusion Music Festival 2020
MARCH/APRIL 27th March – April 1st, Cruise to the Edge 2020
(Ticket links and further info here!!)

MARCH/APRIL 27th March – April 1st, Cruise to the Edge 2020

24th May Cliff Festival – Derbyshire (one hour set at 4pm)
6th June – Folkestone (private concert)
11th June Hartlepool St George’s, Park Road, Hartlepool  TS26 9HP 
13th June Leigh Christchurch, Pennington, Leigh, Lancashire, WN7 4HT
14th June Halifax Engine Room, Dean Clough Mill
18th June Leicester – The Musician, Doors 8pm
25th June Burnley – Mechanics (Front Room)
26th June Leeds (Acoustic Nights @ The Barn), Sugar Well Road, Meanwood, Leeds LS7 2QG
More Info: text 07946754599
27th June Sheffield – Lantern Theatre, 7.30pm tickets £16 from
28th June Stretham House Concerts (near Ely)
3rd July Trading Boundaries, Sheffield Green, Sussex
4th July New Forest Folk Festival, (near Romsey, Hampshire)  
5th July The Old Rectory – Sutton Benger, (near Swindon/Bath) 
15th August Canterbury – St Gregory’s Centre for Music, Canterbury Christ Church University
*Tickets coming soon*

15th June The Royal Oak, Hampton, London
(Dave playing 1/2 hour set at the Jam Night – free entry!)

(Further info here)
17th June Cheese & Grain, Frome
19th June Clarence Hall, Abergavenny, Wales
20th June Trading Boundaries, East Sussex
21st June Cambridge Rock Festival, Peterborough
22nd June Robin 2, Bilston
23rd June The Stables, Wavendon

As mentioned in the previous newsletter, another very exciting project I’ve been working on with Rob Ayling from Gonzo Multimedia is a new Iona 30th Anniversary box set!! Actually this will be the first of several Iona box set releases and will be titled ‘The Book of Iona’ In the past few weeks I’ve been going through my extensive archive of Iona recordings, looking for things to include on the companion disk which will accompany each of the studio albums and I’ve discovered some amazing stuff! Previously unreleased songs, original demo tapes, alternate mixes, live recordings I’d completely forgotten about etc!! A real treasure trove for all Iona fans. I played some of these to Rob the other day and he was blown away by what I’d found – some real gems, including a recording from August 1989 of the very first time Joanne and I got together to record demos of some of her just written songs for the first album! It’s taking me a while to go through everything and choose what to include, but the recordings give an incredible insight into the background behind the band’s albums and working methods. Above is an illustration of how the box set will look. I saw a prototype of the box a few days ago and it looks really great – very substantial and classy – a real coffee table item! More on this soon and on the new Open Sky Records online store, which will be launching very soon!!

Genesis Confirm Rumors of Europian Tour

Genesis are delighted to announce that Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford will be touring the UK in late 2020!

November 29th O2 ARENA, LONDON
November 30th O2 ARENA, LONDON
December 11th SSE HYDRO, GLASGOW

Tickets go on sale on Friday at 9 am. 
More info here 

A High-Speed Time-Lapse Behind The Scenes Look At What It Takes To Set Up A Rammstein Stadium Show, Tickets On Sale Now!


Aug 20, 2020CAMontrealParc Jean-DrapeauTickets
Aug 23, 2020USPhiladelphiaLincoln Financial FieldTickets
Aug 27, 2020USWashington D.C.FedExFieldTickets
Aug 30, 2020USMinneapolisU.S. Bank StadiumTickets
Sep 3, 2020USChicagoSoldier FieldTickets
Sep 6, 2020USFoxboroughGillette StadiumTickets
Sep 10, 2020USEast RutherfordMetLife StadiumTickets
Sep 16, 2020USSan AntonioAlamodomeTickets
Sep 19, 2020USLos AngelesLos Angeles Memorial ColiseumSOLD OUT
Sep 26, 2020MXMexico CityForo SolSOLD OUT
Sep 27, 2020MXMexico CityForo SolSOLD OUT


May 25, 2020ATKlagenfurtWörthersee StadionSOLD OUT
May 29, 2020DELeipzigRed Bull ArenaSOLD OUT
May 30, 2020DELeipzigRed Bull ArenaSOLD OUT
Jun 2, 2020DEStuttgartMercedes-Benz ArenaSOLD OUT
Jun 3, 2020DEStuttgartMercedes-Benz ArenaSOLD OUT
Jun 6, 2020CHZürichStadion LetzigrundTickets
Jun 7, 2020CHZürichStadion LetzigrundTickets
Jun 10, 2020BEOstendPark De Nieuwe KoersSOLD OUT
Jun 14, 2020GBCardiffPrincipality Stadium Tickets
Jun 17, 2020GBBelfastBoucher Road Playing FieldsTickets
Jun 20, 2020GBCoventryRicoh StadiumSOLD OUT
Jun 24, 2020NLNijmegenGoffertparkSOLD OUT
Jun 27, 2020DEDüsseldorfMerkur Spiel-ArenaSOLD OUT
Jun 28, 2020DEDüsseldorfMerkur Spiel-ArenaSOLD OUT
Jul 1, 2020DEHamburgVolksparkstadionSOLD OUT
Jul 2, 2020DEHamburgVolksparkstadionSOLD OUT
Jul 4, 2020DEBerlinOlympiastadionSOLD OUT
Jul 5, 2020DEBerlinOlympiastadionSOLD OUT
Jul 9, 2020FRLyonGroupama StadiumSOLD OUT
Jul 10, 2020FRLyonGroupama StadiumTickets
Jul 13, 2020ITTurinStadio Olimpico Grande TorinoTickets
Jul 17, 2020PLWarsawPGE NarodowySOLD OUT
Jul 21, 2020EETallinnSong Festival GroundsSOLD OUT
Jul 26, 2020NOTrondheimGranåsenSOLD OUT
Jul 27, 2020NOTrondheimGranåsenTickets
Jul 31, 2020SEGothenburgUllevi StadiumTickets
Aug 1, 2020SEGothenburgUllevi StadiumTickets
Aug 4, 2020DKAarhusCeres ParkSOLD OUT

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One Desire Announce New Album, Midnight Empire An Release First Single & Video, ‘After You’re Gone’

Photo credit : NADI HAMMOUDA

ONE DESIRE will embark on a tour of the UK and Europe with The Night Flight Orchestra on March 6th. See below for dates and stay tuned for announcements about more dates coming up. 

Stream ‘After You’re Gone’ and pre-order/save the album HERE: 

ONE DESIRE released their self-titled debut to massive acclaim. With a true hit single, ‘Hurt’ (nearly 2 million views on Youtube, 3 million streams on Spotify) the band found their way to the forefront of the melodic rock scene. A couple of successful European tours with Eclipse and H.E.A.T were followed by more dates and festivals through the end of 2017, before the band headed back to the studio to start work on their sophomore release.

In the works for a little over two years, the resulting album “Midnight Empire” generously repays the long wait the fans have had to suffer for new music from the band. It’s a more mature, at times adventurous, album, but still with an unbelievable hookiness that fans know and love from the debut. This is simply your album of the year if you like, no LOVE Melodic Rock. It’s going to be quite impossible to top this!

1. Shadowman
2. After You’re Gone
3. Down And Dirty
4. Godsent Extasy
5. Through The Fire
6. Heroes
7. Rio
8. Battlefield Of Love
9. Killer Queen
10. Only When I Breathe

André Linman – lead vocals, guitars
Jimmy Westerlund – guitars, bg vocals, lead vocals (5)
Ossi Sivula – drums
Jonas Kuhlberg – bass


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