Biff Byford fronts Saxon in Munich. (Photo by Pep Bonet)
In February, heavy metal giants Saxon released Thunderbolt, their 22nd studio album, via Militia Guard (Silver Lining Music). Next week, Saxon embark on a tour as openers for Judas Priest, and the big show arrives at The Anthem in DC on Sunday, March 18. (Get more details on Judas Priest: Firepower 2018!)
Judas Priest (Photo courtesy Legacy Recordings)
On Friday, heavy metal rockers Judas Priest will release Firepower, the band’s 18th studio album, via Epic Records. Then the Brit headbangers will bring their epic Firepower 2018 Tour to The Anthem on Sunday, March 18.
MGMT (Photo by Brad Elterman)
Neo-psychedelic duo MGMT released Little Dark Age, their fourth studio album, via Columbia Records on Feb. 9. The gents undertake a North American Tour on March 2 with an early stop at The Anthem in DC on Thursday, March 15.
Dropkick Murphys (Photo courtesy Cast Management)
Soon, we will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, and what better way to celebrate than with a show by a great Celtic rock band? If you’re looking for a truly great one, look no further than Celtic punks Dropkick Murphys, who will swing by The Anthem from Boston on Saturday, March 10 to launch Saint Paddy’s shenanigans a week before the holiday.
Umphrey’s McGee performs at The Anthem on Feb. 15, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)
Umphrey’s McGee arrived at The Anthem recently on the heels of their latest album, It’s Not Us, published on Jan. 12 via Nothing Too Fancy Music. Paivi was there to photograph the show!
Noel Gallagher performs at The Anthem on Feb. 12, 2018. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson)
In case you were wondering how Noel Gallagher is feeling about his solo career in relation to that of his former band Oasis, a quick glance at his current tour’s setlist should set you straight. At The Anthem on Monday, The Chief opened with nine, count ’em, nine songs from his post-Oasis solo career, including the first four songs in order from his latest solo effort, Who Built the Moon?
Noel Gallagher (Photo by Lawrence Watson)
Noel Gallagher, forever famous as one half of Oasis, has been doing terrific work with his newer band, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. The band released Who Built the Moon?, their third studio album, in November through Noel’s Sour Mash Records. Now on a US tour, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds perform at The Anthem in DC tonight, Feb. 12.