Rhythm Hot Tours

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Mike portnoy

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We hope you've been saving your pennies (and not just so you can bid on Vinnie Paul's toilet) because there's been a glut of killer tour announcements this week. Here's our handy rundown of the ones that have caught our eye…

Former Razorlight sticksman Andy Burrows has unveiled a batch of dates for his new project I Am Arrows. You can catch Andy - who fronts the band, leaving Ben Chetwood behind the kit - at the following shows:

13 Sept: Bodega Social Club, Nottingham
14 Sept: Joiners Arms, Southampton
16 Sept: Barfly, Cardiff
17 Sept: Watershed, London
20 Sept: Cockpit, Leeds
21 Sept: Jericho Tavern, Oxford
22 Sept: MoHo Live, Manchester
23 Sept: 100 Club, London

You can get the lowdown on I Am Arrows in the latest issue of Rhythm, which you can read all about here.

After something with a little bit of a harder edge? You've got it. Stone Sour will team up with Avenged Sevenfold (with Mike Portnoy on skins) for a full UK trek later this year.

The metal madness kicks off in Glasgow on 26 October and winds down nine shows later in Brighton on 7 November.

And how about a slice of funk-fused classic rock to round things off? Former Deep Purple siren Glenn Hughes will take an extensive jaunt through the UK in September and October.

Hughes, who has played with a whole host of awesome sticksmen over the years, Ian Paice, Chad Smith and Jason Bonham to name just three, gets things underway in Manchester on 23 September.

Rich Chamberlain

Rich is a teacher, one time Rhythm staff writer and experienced freelance journalist who has interviewed countless revered musicians, engineers, producers and stars for the our world-leading music making portfolio, including such titles as Rhythm, Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, and MusicRadar. His victims include such luminaries as Ice T, Mark Guilani and Jamie Oliver (the drumming one).