Blaze Bayley announces UK & European tour dates

Former Iron Maiden singer Blaze Bayley has announced the first 50 tour dates for 2016 which will form the basis of the promotion of his 8th solo album (working title ‘album 8’) which is set for release in February on his own label Blaze Bayley Recording.

This will be Blaze’s first full album of new material in approximately 4 years and British metal band Absolva provide the recording musicians, whilst there will also be a number of guests. Further album details will be provided soon.

More dates are to be added but at this stage the 50 shows announced are extensive. The first leg of the ‘album 8’ tour takes place between 1st March and 29th May.

The touring band is the band Blaze has been consistently using for the majority of his European shows over the past 2 years….

BLAZE BAYLEY (ex-Iron Maiden / Wolfsbane) : lead vocals

CHRIS APPLETON (Absolva / Fury UK) : lead guitar and backing vocals

MARTIN MCNEE (Absolva / Fury UK) :  drums

KARL SCHRAMM (Absolva) : bass and backing vocals

ROCKSECTOR RECORDS provides tour management and booking.

The schedule for confirmed shows so far is as follows….


1st : UK : Newcastle, Trillians

2nd : UK : Glasgow, Ivory Blacks

3rd : UK : Kendal, Bootleggers

4th : UK : Grimsby, Yardbirds

5th : UK : Manchester, Sound Control

6th : UK : Wakefield, Snooty Fox

16th : UK : Cardiff, Fuel

17th : UK : Hastings, The Carlisle

18th : Belgium : Verviers, Spirit of 66

19th : Belgium : Lotenhulle, Wizzfest

20th : Belgium : Deinze, Cafe Elpee (acoustic)

24th : Netherlands : Erica, The Spot

25th : Netherlands : Leiden, Gebr De Nobel

26th : Germany : Grossefehn, Schlappohr Rockkneipe

27th : Netherlands : Geleen, De Meister

31st : France : Arras, Blue Devils Bar



1st : France : Fismes, La Spirale

2nd : France : Notre Dame De Gravenchon, L’Arcade

3rd : Belgium : Roeselare, De Verlichte Geest

8th : France : Grenoble, L’Amperage

9th : France : Luynes, Le Korigan

10th : Spain : Barcelona (venue to be confirmed)

14th : Switzerland : Versoix, Le Caves De Bon-Sejour

15th : Switzerland : St-Maurice, Manoir Pub

16th : France : Pagney-Derriere-Barine, Chez Paulette

17th : Germany : Renchen, Come Inn

21st : Germany : Hamburg, Bambi Galore

22nd : Germany : Herdorf, Rattenloch

23rd : Germany : Balingen, Sonnenkeller

24th : Germany : Konstanz, Rockbar

28th : Poland : Tychy, Underground

29th : Poland : Stalowa Wola, Labirynt Club

30th : Poland : Olsztyn, Andergrant



4th : Finland : Helsinki, PRKL Club

5th : Finland : Kuopio, Henry’s Pub

6th : Finland : Lappeenranta, Totem

7th : Finland : Mantyharju, Bar Krouvi (full metal)

8th : Finland : Mantyharju, Bar Krouvi (acoustic)

11th : Sweden : Sandviken, Folkets Hus

12th : Sweden : Stockholm, Harry B James

13th : Norway : Fosser, Oak Metal Bar

14th : Sweden : Falkenberg, Downtown Rockbar

15th : Germany : Flensburg, Roxy Concerts

19th : Czech Republic : Brno, Melodka

20th : Czech Republic : Dolni Cermna, Under Dark Moon Festival

21st : Czech Republic : Klatovy, Music Club U Kosile

26th : UK : Merthyr Tydfil, New Crown Inn

27th : UK : Winchester, The Railway

28th : UK : London, Underworld

29th : UK : Bromsgrove, Breaking Bands Festival

The tour schedule is listed on Blaze’s facebook page at whilst Blaze’s website at will be updated shortly.

About David Farrell

General Manager and 'THE' competition guy at Manager of The Goddanm Electric, Tour manager for Serpentine, and ex-general Dogsbody at Media partner to numerous bands. Also takes photos, writes reviews and likes classic rock, with a touch of thrash to get the blood flowing.