URIAH HEEP - Former Vocalist JOHN LAWTON To Fill In For Bernie Shaw On Dates In May
Legendary UK rockers URIAH HEEP
have announced that an old friend will
be rejoining the band for a limited run of dates in May, when the band
tour The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland. John Lawton,
who was lead vocalist between 1976 and 1979, will
reunite with the band to cover for Bernie Shaw, who requires some time
off for a routine medical procedure. John had already been confirmed to
perform as a one-off guest at an outdoor amphitheatre Uriah Heep show in
Spain on July 12th. This show at San Javier will now feature both
singers and will serve as an occasion for the band to thank John.
As the shows will be recorded for official bootlegs, it promises to
be a real treat for the fans. The sets will be skewed to songs
reflecting John’s original tenure with the band, a celebration of
classic 1970s Uriah Heep, this will be a unique chance to catch such a
nostalgic performance, fronted by an ex-Uriah Heep legend, always a
friend of the band, who has returned while Bernie Shaw recuperates.
The band's complete live itinerary can be found here.
Uriah Heep will be one of the headliners at the 2013 edition of the
Metalitalia.com Festival, being held Saturday, May 11th at Via Mazzini
58, Trezzo Sull’Adda in Milan, Italy. The band will be performing a
special best-of set spanning through all the hits of their fundamental
Several international and Italian special guests from various
branches of heavy metal have also been invited to join such an important
act including ARTILLERY, SCHIZO, GAMA BOMB, TORTURE SQUAD
Organizers add: "The additional space outside the venue will allow
us to comfortably accommodate the crowd, and will allow more room for
the metal market, places to sit and other new additions such as tattoo
artists, lounge rooms, etc. The Live Club is surrounded by free parking
lots and can also provide meals thanks to a restaurant that oversees the
stage. More newly confirmed bands and details will be announced
Advance: €30 + service charge
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