Monday 23 December 2019

Merry Christmas everyone!

FM Christmas 2019 exclusive track download
Merry Christmas to you all from everyone at FM Towers!

We hope you enjoy the little present from us which you can sign up to download now at

It’s been another phenomenal year for FM and a busy one at that! We’ve had a splendid time touring with our good friends Dare, The Quireboys, Skid Row, Dan Reed Network and Gun. So many festivals too, sharing the stage with the likes of Kiss, Def Leppard and Whitesnake at Sweden Rock, Graspop, Rock Fest Barcelona and Ramblin’ Man Fair to name just a few. When not touring we’ve been hard at work of course getting the new album ready for release next year.
Thank you all for being with us every step of the way, it means so much to us. 2020 is shaping up to be just as exciting as 2019 has been and we look forward to sharing it with you.

Steve, Merv, Pete, Jem and Jim x

Friday 15 November 2019

Stage times for Netherlands and Belgium shows next week

Here's the stage times for our shows next week in Netherlands and Belgium:

Thursday 21 November - Roermond ECI Cultuurfabriek
Doors open:  19.30
BloYaTop:  20.15
FM:  21.30

Tickets for this show available from ECI Cultuurfabriek

Friday 22 November - Aarschot De Klinker
Doors open:  19.00
All I Know:  20.00
Morpheus:  20.55

FM:  22.00

Tickets for the show at De Klinker on sale at Eventbrite

FM Netherlands / Belgium show poster - 21-22 Nov 2019

Thursday 14 November 2019

FM to play Rock The Night Festival in Madrid June 2020

We're super-excited to be heading back to Spain next June for Rock The Night Festival in Madrid.

We're joining a line-up which includes Avantasia, Foreigner, Mercyful Fate, Devin Townsend, Skid Row, Doro, Beast in Black, Tygers Of Pan Tang and many more!

For booking info and tickets head to

FM at Rock The Night Festival - Madrid, Spain - 25-27 June 2020 - poster

Monday 11 November 2019

New TOUGH IT OUT clothing in the FM webshop

Celebrating 30 years of TOUGH IT OUT, new in the FM webshop today:

- Hoodie, Mens' and Ladies' T-shirts with retro FM logo in metallic silver print.

- T-shirt and baseball T-shirt with "TOUGH IT OUT 89" print.

Available now in the FM webshop.

FM "Tough It Out" hoodie / T-shirts

FM - Tough It Out hoodie and T-shirts with retro metallic silver print

FM - "Tough It Out 89" T-shirt and baseball T-shirt

Wednesday 2 October 2019

TOUGH IT OUT is 30 today! Competition time...

TOUGH IT OUT was released 30 years ago today!

To celebrate we're having a little competition... First prize is a VIP meet & greet with the band with soundcheck access at one of the shows on the December Big 3-0 Tour featuring FM, Dan Reed Network and Gun.

We've also raided the FM vaults for a couple of other prizes so we'll be giving away a selection of 12" singles to two runners-up including copies of Someday (You'll Come Running) and Let Love Be The Leader (both signed by all the band in 1989), the Bad Luck poster bag and Everytime I Think Of You.

So if you are coming along to any of the Big 3-0 Tour shows in December enter now by emailing us at with "Tough It Out Competition" in the subject line -

Tell us which show you are attending and answer this question:-

We filmed the video for Bad Luck in an aircraft hangar in Long Beach, Los Angeles. What is the name of the legendary wooden plane which was built in this hangar?

Last day for entries: Thursday 31 October 2019

Winners will be selected at random from all correct entries received and will be contacted soon after the closing date.

FM - Tough It Out - album artwork

FM + Dan Reed Network + Gun - UK Tour - December 2019

Monday 2 September 2019

Venue change for Norwich show 14 December 2019

Please note our Norwich show with Dan Reed Network and Gun on 14 December will now take place at The Waterfront.

FM + Dan Reed Network + Gun at Norwich Waterfront - 14 December 2019

Tickets for The Big 3-0 Tour are available from

Saturday 3 August 2019

FM join line-up for MelodicRock Fest Australia

We are super-excited to be heading Down Under in March, joining a fantastic line-up at MelodicRock Fest in Melbourne for our first-ever show on Australian soil!

Early-bird tickets on sale from Monday 5 August at


FM at Melodic Rock Fest Australia - March 2020 - poster

FM at MelodicRock Fest Australia - March 2020

Monday 29 July 2019

Join the FM Fantasy Football leagues!

Join the FM Fantasy Footie leagues for the start of the new season on Friday 9 August.

Fantasy Premier League is free to play and it's easy to register - head to

If you were part of the 'FM Premier League' Classic League last season your team will automatically be entered again this season. Otherwise, to join our league please use the code 3thw59.

You can also join the Head-to-Head League in which your team is pitted against another team from the FM Premier League every week. To join the FM 'Face To Face' head-to-head league please use the code ip8y2c - you will need to use this code even if your team was entered in this league last season.

Good luck!

Tuesday 16 July 2019

Tuesday 2 July 2019

Stage times for Italy and Spain festivals this weekend

We're excited about our first time playing at Rock The Castle in Verona and Rock Fest Barcelona this weekend.

At Rock The Castle on Saturday 6 July we will be onstage at 14.45h.

At Rock Fest Barcelona on Sunday 7 July we hit the stage at 17.35h. We will also be doing a signing session at 20.15h so come and say hi!

FM at Rock The Castle, Verona - 6 July 2019

FM at Rock The Castle, Verona - 6 July 2019

FM at Rock Fest Barcelona - 7 July 2019 - signing session timesFM at Rock Fest Barcelona - 7 July 2019 FM at Rock Fest Barcelona - 7 July 2019 - stage times

Thursday 27 June 2019

FM add show in Belgium for November 2019

We had a fantastic time at Graspop at the weekend and we are delighted to confirm we will be returning to Belgium on Friday 22 November 2019 to play a headline show at De Klinker in Aarschot.

Support for this show comes from BloYaTop.

Tickets are on sale now at

For details of all our upcoming shows please see the FM Tour Dates page.

FM at Aarschot De Klinker - 22 Nov 2019 - poster

Wednesday 5 June 2019

FM add Netherlands show for November 2019

We are delighted to announce that in November, en route to our German shows with Skid Row we will first be stopping off at Roermond, Netherlands on Thursday 21 November to play a headline show at ECI Cultuurfabriek.

Support for this show comes from BloYaTop.

Tickets on sale now at

FM at ECI Cultuurfabriek, Roermond, Netherlands - 21 November 2019

Wednesday 24 April 2019

FM added to line-up for Ramblin' Man Fair July 2019

We'll be back at Ramblin' Man Fair in July!  FM played at the first Ramblin' Man back in 2014 and we are delighted to join the fantastic line-up in its fifth year.

Tickets available from Eventbrite.

FM at Ramblin' Man Fair - 19 July 2019 - poster

Friday 12 April 2019

The Big 3-0 Tour - Dan Reed Network + FM + Gun


Three Decades, Three Bands, Three Classic Albums 

North of the border, Gun were TAKING ON THE WORLD. Down south, FM promised to TOUGH IT OUT. And, on the other side of the Pond, a determined Dan Reed delivered the grand SLAM of funk rock.

The year was 1989. The demolition of the Berlin Wall was about to usher in a new era of socio-political change. And three ambitious bands were set to challenge the old guard and breathe new life into radio-friendly rock – touring the world alongside some of the biggest acts on the planet.

Gun fired the first shots: Taking On The World hit stores in the summer of 1989 and five top 75 singles followed. Better Days and Shame On You both cracked the Top 40 and the band made their Top Of The Pops debut…before opening up for the Rolling Stones across Europe on the Steel Wheels/Urban Jungle tour.

FM and Dan Reed Network joined the party in October – the former releasing Tough It Out and the latter dropping Slam. FM had just come off the final leg of Bon Jovi’s record breaking Slippery When Wet tour when they holed up in London to record the follow-up to Indiscreet. The Desmond Child co-write Bad Luck led the way on what would become a melodic rock masterpiece.

Meanwhile, Reed and his Network dialled into the demand for something different – using celebrated producer Nile Rodgers to inject some serious funk into their soft rock mix. The addictive Slam spawned four singles and secured support slots with both Bon Jovi and the Stones.

That was then. This is now.

Fast forward three decades and three iconic bands will celebrate three fabled albums at 10 special shows across the UK in December. “This is sure to be an incredible run of dates,” said Gun’s Dante Gizzi. “Three great bands, three classic albums and 30 years of music - what more could you want,” added FM’s Steve Overland. “It’s going to be a full-on night of hard driving grooves and soaring melodies and a celebration of the past, present and future,” promised Reed.

Taking On The World, Tough It Out and Slam will be performed in their entirety as Christmas comes early for rock fans ready to revisit a golden era and celebrate a slew of fist-pumping anthems. “When the idea of Gun, FM and Dan Reed Network playing together was suggested, we just couldn’t say no,” added FM’s Merv Goldsworthy. “And since it turns out that we’re all celebrating 30 years of great albums, it really is a no-brainer to take it round the country.”

Reed can’t wait. “We’re just thrilled to be celebrating 30 years of Slam and sharing the stage with two awesome contemporaries,” he added. And for Gizzi the chance to belt out Gun’s debut album at Glasgow’s Barrowlands on the final date of the tour is a golden opportunity. “This has got to be up there with one of the most highly anticipated shows ever for us,” he said. “Performing a stone’s throw from where we were brought up – with two brilliant bands – is incredible. It doesn’t get much better for a band like Gun.”

The Big 3-0 Tour – December 2019

09 Bristol – O2 Academy
10 Southampton – Engine Rooms
11 London - O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
13 Wolverhampton – KK’s Steel Mill
14 Norwich – LCR UEA
15 Nottingham – Rock City
17 Newcastle – O2 Academy
18 Leeds – O2 Academy
20 Manchester – Academy 2
21 Glasgow – Barrowland

Planet Rock Pre-sale from 9am Monday 15 April

Click here for general on-sale from 9am Wednesday 17 April

FM + Dan Reed Network + Gun - UK tour December 2019 - poster

Tuesday 9 April 2019

FM join Skid Row tour in Germany - November 2019 tour

We're delighted to be invited as Special Guests for Skid Row on their "United World Rebellion" tour in Germany in November.

Saturday 23 Nov 2019 - Geiselwind - Eventhalle

Tuesday 26 Nov 2019 - Munich - Backstage

Wednesday 27 Nov 2019 - Regensburg - Eventhall Airport

Tickets for these shows are on sale now at Eventim.

Stage times for Wolverhampton KK's Steel Mill tonight

It's the last night of our co-headline 35th anniversary tour with The Quireboys and we're looking forward to playing at KK's Steel Mill in Wolverhampton tonight!

Stage times
Doors open : 6.30pm
Vega : 6.45pm
Bad Touch : 7.30pm
FM : 8.30pm
The Quireboys : 10pm

Monday 8 April 2019

Stage times for Glasgow Garage - 8 April 2019

We're having a smashing time on tour with The Quireboys, Bad Touch and Vega. Tonight we're at Glasgow Garage and it's going to be a good 'un!

Stage times:

Doors open: 6pm
Vega: 6.20pm
Bad Touch: 7.00pm
FM: 8.10pm
The Quireboys: 9.30pm

FM live April 2019 - Merv Goldsworthy - Steve Overland

Wednesday 3 April 2019

*** UPDATED Stage times for Sheffield Corporation - Saturday 6 April

*** Please note revised stage times for our show at Sheffield Corporation on Saturday 6 April 2019:

Doors open : 18.00h
Vega : 18.20h
Bad Touch : 19.10h
FM : 20.00h
Quireboys : 21.30h

Tickets for this show are available from

For details of all our upcoming shows please see the FM Tour Dates page.

FM + Quireboys - April 2019 - tour poster

Tuesday 2 April 2019

FM added to line-up for Rock Fest Barcelona in July 2019

We're excited to be joining the line-up for Rock Fest Barcelona in July!

Rock Fest Barcelona takes place 4-7 July 2019 and this year's bill includes Def Leppard, ZZ Top, Dream Theater, Saxon, Dee Snider, Europe, Michael Schenker Fest, Krokus, Testament, Michael Monroe, Thunder, King King, Gun, Beast In Black and many, many more.

FM will be hitting the stage on Sunday 7 July - the full line-up of bands can be found at

Tickets are available from Rock Fest Barcelona.

FM at Rock Fest Barcelona - 7 July 2019

Stage times for Cardiff tonight and Wakefield on Thursday

Stage times for our show tonight at Cardiff The Globe and and Thursday's show at Wakefield Warehouse23...

Doors open: 19.00h
Vega: 19.10h
Bad Touch: 19.50h
FM: 20.40h

The Quireboys: 22.00h

Doors open: 19.00h
Vega: 19.10h
Bad Touch: 19.55h
FM: 20.40h
The Quireboys: 22.15h

FM + Quireboys April 2019 tour poster

Friday 22 March 2019

FM join line-up for Rock The Ring in June

We are delighted to be part of the great festival that is Rock The Ring in Hinwil, Switzerland in June. We'll be playing on Thursday 20 June in a line-up that also features Def Leppard, Whitesnake, Tesla and Inglorious.

Tickets for this festival are available from Rock The Ring.

FM at Rock The Ring 2019 - Switzerland

Thursday 14 March 2019

Stage times for Manchester 7 April with Quireboys / Bad Touch / Vega

Stage times for our show at Manchester O2 Ritz on Sunday 7 April:

Doors open: 18.00h
Vega: 18.15h
Bad Touch: 19.00h
The Quireboys: 20.00h
FM: 21.45h

Tickets for this show and the other dates on our co-headline tour with The Quireboys are available from Seetickets.

Stage times for the rest of the tour to follow...

FM - Quireboys - Bad Touch - Vega - April 2019 - tour poster

Wednesday 27 February 2019

Stage times for Reading and Leamington Spa this weekend

Stage times for this weekend:

Friday 1 March 2019 - Reading Sub89

Doors open: 19.30h
Dare: 19.50h
FM: 21.30h

Saturday 2 March 2019 - Leamington Spa The Assembly

Doors open: 19.30h
Dare: 19.50h
FM: 21.30h

Tickets for these shows are available from Eventbrite:

Leamington Spa

FM + Dare - Reading / Leamington Spa 1-2 March 2019 - poster

Monday 25 February 2019

We will be home soon!

We’re happy to say that we will be flying home on Tuesday afternoon after what we can only describe as an extremely trying four days.

We’d like to thank our good friend, guitar enthusiast and ex-Rick Astley associate David Morris MP for sorting out our passport difficulties with the British Consulate today. Without him we’d be stuck here all week.

Also, thank you to José Angel, manager of our hotel tonight in Madrid. After being informed that we would be unable to check in due to lack of passports, Jim asked to speak to the manager. José came out and happened to be wearing two lapel badges; one of a guitar and a Queen one! After showing him pictures of Jim with Brian May and Jim on the Brian May Guitars website we managed to overcome this difficulty!

Also many thanks to Rob Fodder today for sorting our BA bookings. What a star!! 

We’ve many more people to thank who have helped us over the weekend which we will get around to over the next few days.

In the meantime as you can see our singer has coped in his usual style!!

FM - Steve Overland - Madrid Spain - 25 Feb 2019

Friday 22 February 2019

*** FM equipment stolen today in Barcelona ***


Unfortunately this afternoon at 4pm our bus was broken into and with the exception of Steve Overland’s two Fender Stratocasters all of our equipment, luggage and passports were  stolen.

The main two items that are irreplaceable are Merv’s 5-string Gibson Les Paul bass which is totally unique and Jim’s EVH Wolfgang.

Along with this we lost our merch, Roland sequencer, two MacBooks and an iPad.

If our friends in Barcelona could please share this post in the hope that they might be recovered.

Thank you to our promoter Robert Mills and to the boys in Dare who have helped us with equipment to ensure that tonight’s show goes ahead.

FM: Unique Gibson Les Paul 5-string bass stolen in Barcelona 22 Feb 2019

FM: EVH Wolfgang guitar stolen in Barcelona 22 Feb 2019

Stage times for Barcelona and Madrid this weekend

We are delighted to be in Spain celebrating the release today of our new live album THE ITALIAN JOB - in Barcelona tonight and Madrid tomorrow with our good friends Dare.

Stage times for this weekend:

Friday 22 February - Barcelona  - Razzmatazz 2

Dare : 20.00h

FM : 21.30h

Saturday 23 February - Madrid - Sala Copernico

Dare : 20.30h

FM : 22.00h

FM + Dare - Spain Feb 2019 - poster - Madrid Barcelona

New FM live album THE ITALIAN JOB released today!

Our new live album THE ITALIAN JOB is out today via Frontiers Music srl, featuring our set recorded live at Frontiers Rock Festival in Milan, Italy on 29 April 2018.

FM live album THE ITALIAN JOB - DVD/CD cover

Get your Blu-ray and Deluxe Edition DVD/CD from the FM webshop.

Digital download and streaming also available here:

Monday 18 February 2019

THE ITALIAN JOB Pre-orders dispatched today

Thank you to everyone who pre-ordered THE ITALIAN JOB. Your signed copies are on their way to you from our London depot!

THE ITALIAN JOB DVD/CD and Blu-ray are now available from the FM webshop and also at our upcoming shows.

FM - THE ITALIAN JOB - pre-order mailout

Wednesday 13 February 2019

Stage times for Holmfirth Picturedrome this Saturday 16 February 2019

Stage times for our show at Holmfirth Picturedrome - Saturday 16 February 2019:

Doors open: 19.00h

Storm: 20.00h

FM: 21.00h

Tickets for this show are available from Ticketmaster.

For details of all upcoming FM shows please see our Tour Dates page.

FM at Holmfirth Picturedrome - Sat 16 Feb 2019 - poster

Tuesday 12 February 2019

New T-shirt in the webshop today

New in the FM webshop today...

FM Biker Skull T-shirt with UK flag.

Also - we have added size 2XL to the Biker Skull UK Hoodies.

FM biker skull UK T-shirt and hoodie

Changes to FM webshop shipping charges

Owing to yet another increase in postage costs by Royal Mail, regrettably we have had to revise our shipping charges in the webshop.  
For many years we have subsidised our shipping charges with free shipping in the UK and a flat-rate per order for Europe and ROW - regardless of the size of the order. Sadly this is no longer viable. 
We have always endeavoured to keep prices in the webshop at a reasonable level for you all, so to compensate for the increased shipping costs we have reduced the price of all the clothing items in our webshop. For full details please see the FM Terms of Service or click the link at the foot of each webshop page.

Friday 8 February 2019

Fifty Gigs In A Day / Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy

Our sold out show tonight at Preston Guild Hall is part of the "Fifty Gigs In A Day" initiative - a mix of music and comedy shows dedicated to raising awareness for the work of the Nordoff Robbins independent music therapy charity. 
To find out more about the wonderful work done by Nordoff Robbins head to  
More info on Fifty Gigs In A Day at 
Or if you’re at Preston Guildhall tonight use your phone to scan the QR code on the merch stand.  
FM + Dare - Preston Guild Hall - 8 Feb 2019 - poster

Fifty Gigs In A Day logo

Thursday 7 February 2019

New Hoodie and T-shirts available now in the FM webshop

New in the FM webshop today...

- “The Italian Job” T-shirt 
- FM logo Baseball T-shirt 
- Biker Skull UK Hoodie

Last but not least... 
Travel back in time with the FM retro T-shirt featuring the FM pink logo!

Stock up on your FM T-shirts in the FM webshop.

Tuesday 29 January 2019

Stage times for Preston Guild Hall Friday 8 February

Stage times for our show with Dare at Preston Guild Hall on Friday 8 February 2019:

Doors open: 19.00h
Dare: 19.40h
FM: 21.20h 

Tickets for this show are available from

FM + Dare - Preston Guild Hall 8 Feb 2019 - poster

For details of all upcoming FM shows please see the FM Tour Dates page.

Wednesday 23 January 2019

Stage times for Cascais Rock Fest Friday 25 January

We're looking forward to a great Friday at Cascais Rock Fest in Portugal!

We will be onstage at 21.30h with Hardline at 22.55h and Stage Dolls at 00.45h.
Doors open at 20.30h.

Last minute tickets available from:

FM at Cascais Rock Fest - 25 January 2019 - poster

Monday 14 January 2019

FM to play Rock The Castle in Italy in July

We're delighted to join a fantastic line-up for Rock The Castle in July in the amazing surroundings of Castello Scaligero in Villafranca di Verona, Italy.

Tickets for this festival are on sale now at

FM at Rock The Castle - Verona, Italy - 6 July 2019 - poster

Sunday 13 January 2019

Stage times for Skegness Saturday 19 January

Saturday 19 January 2019
The Great British Rock and Blues Festival - Skegness
FM: 21.15h

Stage times - Great British Rock and Blues Festival 2019 - Skegness

Download the full guide for Skegness at

For details of all our upcoming shows and tickets please see the FM Tour Dates page.