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Anvil Confirm UK Summer Shows & Tickets

Monday, 18 April 2011 Written by Jon Stickler
Anvil Confirm UK Summer Shows & Tickets

Anvil, the Canadian demigods of metal, have announced three UK shows for June.

Comprising of Steve "Lips" Kudlow (lead vocals,lead guitar), Robb Reiner (drums), and Glenn Five (bass, backing vocals), Anvil have notched up thirteen studio albums throughout their careers. The trio have also been cited as having influenced many notable heavy metal groups, including Megadeth,Slayer,Anthrax, andMetallica.

In 2008, the band, in particular Kudlow and Reiner, were the subject of rockumentary film 'Anvil! The Story of Anvil', directed by the screenwriter and former Anvil roadieSacha Gervasi. Upon its release, the film garnered critical acclaim from many major publications, and has since brought the band renewed recognition, including opening slots withAC/DCandSaxon. Appearances at major heavy metal festivals, includingDownload,BumbershootandLoud Park, also followed the release of the film.

Anvil are currently working on a new album titled'Juggernaut of Justice'. Lips revealed that the band has "about 20 songs written", with band currently targeting a May 10th, 2011 release date for the album.

Anvil have announced the following UK shows:

Wed 22nd June 2011 - Manchester Academy 3, Manchester (12.50)
Thu 23rd June 2011 - Cathouse, Glasgow (12.50)
Sat 25th June 2011 - Rock City, Nottingham (12.50)

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