FM : UK co-headlining tour with The Quireboys in April 2019

APRIL 2019


The UK’s finest melodic rock band FM will join forces with hard rock group The Quireboys in early April for seven tour dates that celebrate 35 years since both acts started out.

These two venerable institutions will be joined by Bad Touch and VEGA at these special shows, for which tickets can be purchased now via and

The current UK touring schedule for FM is as follows :

19.01.19  SKEGNESS Great British Rock & Blues Festival
27.01.19  MINEHEAD Giants Of Rock
08.02.19  PRESTON Guild Hall *
16.02.19  HOLMFIRTH Picturedrome
01.03.19  READING Sub 89 *
02.03.19  LEAMINGTON SPA The Assembly *
01.04.19  NOTTINGHAM Rock City **
02.04.19  CARDIFF Tramshed **
04.04.19  WAKEFIELD Warehouse23 **
06.04.19  SHEFFIELD Corporation **
07.04.19  MANCHESTER O2 Ritz **
08.04.19  GLASGOW Garage **
09.04.19  WOLVERHAMPTON Steel Mill **

* FM plus Dare

** FM / The Quireboys plus Bad Touch and VEGA

FM THE ITALIAN JOB live album CD+DVD / Blu-Ray / digital out 22.02.19


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Hot on the heels of their 10th studio album, ‘Atomic Generation’, FM began the tour cycle to promote it with an appearance at the Frontiers Rock Festival in Milan in April 2018. Performing a set that included new songs, fan favourites, plus some surprise song choices, the band’s showmanship was faultless and mind-blowing. The rhythm section of Pete Jupp and Merv Goldsworthy didn’t miss a beat, guitarist Jim Kirkpatrick and keyboardist Jem Davis produced rich sonic tapestries with their instruments, while singer Steve Overland was simply breath-taking, demonstrating why he is one of the truly legendary voices in melodic rock.

‘The Italian Job’ documents this show. An absolute gem of an album, it is unmissable not only for FM followers, but all fans of the genre.


1 Intro
2 Black Magic
3 I Belong To The Night
4 Life Is A Highway
5 Let Love Be The Leader
6 Someday (You’ll Come Running)
7 Killed By Love
8 Metropolis
9 Over You
10 Closer To Heaven
11 Does It Feel Like Love
12 Story Of My Life
13 Love Lies Dying
14 Bad Luck
15 Tough It Out
16 That Girl
17 Other Side Of Midnight

FM (photo : Richard Ecclestone)

Steve Overland – vocals & guitar
Merv Goldsworthy – bass
Pete Jupp – drums
Jem Davis – keyboards
Jim Kirkpatrick – guitar

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!