GALACTIC EMPIRE, the heavy metal band whose lineup boasts some of the most infamous and feared villains in the galaxy, have postponed their UK invasion.
The December UK dates have been rescheduled February 2017, which will coincide with the launch of The Empire's most powerful weapon ever, the band's debut album, out 3 February via Rise Records.
Dark Vader (lead guitar) explains: "Greetings loyal subjects of the U.K. System. The rebel traitors have stolen our plans for the upcoming December 1-20 tour dates. We have been forced to re-schedule our sonic devastation for February 2017. All tickets sales will be honoured for the new dates, or refunded. There will be no one to stop us this time!"
Unable to make the rescheduled dates, Nick Johnston has been replaced by instrumental progressive act Sithu Aye. More information below.
Check out Galactic Empire performing the main Star Wars theme here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPV9NNvtL20
Revised invasion plan:
Wed-1-Feb London UK 02 Academy Islington
Thu-2-Feb Southampton UK Joiners
Fri-3-Feb Milton Keynes UK The Craufard Arms
Sat-4-Feb Brighton UK Patterns
Sun-5-Feb Plymouth UK The Hub
Mon-6-Feb Bristol UK Fleece
Tue-7-Feb Cardiff UK Globe
Wed-8-Feb Birmingham UK Academy 3
Thu-9-Feb Leamington Spa UK Zephyr Lounge
Fri-10-Feb Manchester UK Satans Hollow
Sat-11-Feb Edinburgh UK Opium
Sun-12-Feb Glasgow UK ABC2
Mon-13-Feb Newcastle UK Academy2
Tue-14-Feb Reading UK Sub89
Wed-15-Feb Oxford UK Academy2
Thu-16-Feb Derby UK The Venue
All tickets will be honoured for new dates or refunded.
Pre-order the Galactic Empire album here:
Pre-order bundles: http://galacticempire.merchnow.com/
More information on Sithu Aye:
Sithu Aye is a progressive instrumental artist based in Scotland who started life as a bedroom guitarist in 2011, and has now released three albums and five EPs, with his latest album Set Course for Andromeda being received to critical acclaim. Now one of the most recognisable names in instrumental progressive metal, Sithu has begun life as a live musician, touring with bands like Protest the Hero, Skyharbor and Reflections and has played in the UK, Europe and Japan. His music is a more cheerful and quirky take on progressive and technical metal, combining technicality and musicianship with positive energy and upbeat vibes.