Thursday, 20 June 2019

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 https://www.ecicultuurfabriek.nl/muziek/fm/

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

BIG 3-0 PARTY LIKE IT’S 1989

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 https://www.seetickets.com/tour/the-quireboys-fm-bad-touch-vega.

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 http://rockfestbarcelona.com/bandas.

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...

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

The Quireboys: 22.00h

Wakefield:
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:
Reading

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 ***

***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: http://radi.al/FMTheItalianJob


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 https://www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk/.  
 
More info on Fifty Gigs In A Day at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/fiftygigsinaday2019 
 
 
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 https://prestonguildhall.co.uk/shows/fm/

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:
https://ticketline.sapo.pt/en/evento/cascais-rock-fest-2019-37518

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 ticketone.it.

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 https://www.bigweekends.com/pdfs/bw-ents-guide-skegness.pdf.


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