HRH AOR 9 HITS MANCHESTER BY STORM WITH STEELHEART, GOTTHARD, HEAT PLUS MORE ON ITS 9TH MELODIC CRUSADE
The dates of this new super HRH AOR 9 line-up will be 18th-19th June 2022, at O2 Ritz in Manchester. Honing in on the authenticity of the AOR brand, this venue will be hosting an incredibly strong and bold line-up of music with HRH AOR coming back in total style!
We are back and officially in the full HRH Calendar at full capacity after an 18-month blip.
This is going to be a sensational event turned all the way up to 11!
Better still Earlybird full weekend tickets are priced at only £35 per person, £55 Royalty if you want the seated balcony, private bar etc and both with no booking fees…
But this only applies for 5 days and finishes at midnight this Sunday 8th August where they virtually double, if there is anything left, as the whole event is already 68% booked with Veterans pre-sales.
If you’re not from the area, hotel packages start from £130 per person for 2 nights hotel, BB basis including weekend passes….not loads left so best to take advantage of this sooner rather than later!
O2 Ritz Manchester is one of the most iconic music venues in Manchester and opened in 1928. Originally it was a classical dance hall that later evolved into a live music venue in the 1960s. One of the most famous peculiarities is its revolving stage installed even before the refurbishment in 2011. Among the best-known celebrities that conquered the stage of O2 Ritz were The Beatles, Snow Patrol, The Stone Roses and R.E.M.
The HRH Crew are ecstatic to welcome you to our new city location for HRH AOR 9 2022 – hosted at this historic, iconic, and theatrical venue, treading the floorboards of the music masterminds that rocked the venue before!
2K Capacity. 16 Bands. 2 Days. 1 Room.
HRH AOR ARCHIVE
Steelheart released their self-titled debut album in 1990. It sold 33,000 albums on its first day in Japan alone, and quickly hit platinum status. The ballad “She’s Gone” which showcased Matijevic’s incredible vocal range hit #1 on the International Charts, staying there for 17 weeks. The second single “I’ll Never Let You Go (Angel Eyes)” reached #14 on the billboard charts, and was MTV’s 2nd most requested video. The album reached #40 on the billboard charts, making it (albeit just so) officially a ‘hit’. “Everybody Loves Eileen” and its accompanying video also garnered much success. The song “Can’t Stop Me Lovin’ You” further showcased Matijevic’s vocal range, but this time, lead guitarist Risola’s guitar skills were also noticed. The accompanying video was another of the band’s hits.
Swiss hard rock band founded in Lugano by Steve Lee and Leo Leoni. Their last eleven albums have all reached number 1 in the Swiss album charts, making them one of the most successful Swiss acts ever. With two million albums sold, they managed to get multi-platinum awards in different parts of the world.
H.E.A.T is a Swedish hard rock group that was formed in Upplands Vasby in 2007 when the prior band’s Dream (Jona Tee, Dave Dalone, Kenny Leckremo) and Trading Fate (Don Crash, Jimmy Jay, Eric Rivers) merged. Currently fronted by Kenny Leckremo, the band’s heavy sound is strongly influenced by past melodic rock groups such as Whitesnake with H.E.A.T having supported musical acts such as Scorpions.
Chez Kane (Kane’d) is a young UK hard rock vocalist. She is now stepping out with her first solo album. Handpicked by Crazy Lixx frontman Danny Rexon to work with him on an album that nods to the great female hard rockers of the ’80s. …the contemporary melodic rock scene is missing an important piece of what I think made the genre, at least to some extent, so great in the late 80s and early 90s, and that is the quintessential female solo artist singing hard rock,” says Rexon.
MOLLY KARLOFFSince the release of their follow-up EP, ‘Supernaturalation’ in March 2020, this Oxfordshire-based band has further cemented their place in the hard rock scene. Despite their tour being canceled due to the COVID-19 lockdown, the band have been busy working on new material, and remixing existing tracks with the legendary producer, Romesh Dodangoda (Bring Me The Horizon, Funeral for a Friend, Bullet for my Valentine). The high-energy performances of this electrifying Oxford-based band are comprised of Simon Guilliard (Vocals, Guitar), Dan Podbery (bass) and Jowie Adkins (Drums).
MATT LONG AND THE REVENANT ONES
Matt Long has carved himself a reputation as a stellar frontman of multi-award-winning British Blues band Catfish. Alongside playing with Catfish, Matt is now also on the road with his own band, Matt Long and the Revenant Ones, with powerful new riff-influenced original rock material. Their phenomenal energy on stage, Matt’s powerful songwriting, Adam’s dark underbelly bass lines, and Kev’s outrageously hypnotic drum skills make this a band that stands out from the crowd in a genre full of talent.
A Norwegian hard rock and metal group that consists of Tore André Helgemo (vocals), William Ernstsen (guitars), BP Hovik (drums), Jomar Johansen (bass), and Sondre Bjerkset (Keyboards).
FONZY AND COMPANY
Based in Bristol UK, the groups origins hail from London, Wales, Scotland, Yeovil, and New Zealand. Having come from a background of professional touring bands, overall, the musical background and experience these guys share is admirable. The act has a distinguished sound- a unique approach yet a refreshingly nostalgic journey of music’s past, present, and possibly future
Formed in April 2018, Takeaway Thieves played their debut gig in June, followed the day after with an acoustic lunch time gig which was recorded and released in early August “#WaterlooCoustic”
Featuring ex members of Hooker, Ten and Dragstrip Junkies the band have secured Live dates, supporting so far The Quireboys, Electric Boys, Massive Wagons, EnuffZNuff, Love/Hate, Towers of London, The Erotics and Shark Island and played at HRH Sleaze Festival, Rockwich Festival.
THE HOT ONE TWO
The Hot One Two are a 5 piece originals band bringing the sound of classic rock mixed with today’s modern attitude, style, presence, and a great live show!
Following two strong studio releases, tours with King King and Gun, and a main stage appearance at Ramblin’ Man Festival, AUSTIN GOLD are causing a stir. Classic Rock magazine have given glowing reviews of ‘Before Dark Clouds‘ and their self-titled vinyl-only mini-album. These coupled with regular plays on BBC Radio 2’s Rock Show and Planet Rock Radio, have catapulted the English quartet firmly into the limelight. Now fans eagerly anticipate their next release, which, on the strength of the first two albums, promises to be an epic.
GIRISH AND THE CHRONICLES
Formed in October 2009, Girish and the Chronicles is a Hard Rock/Melodic Rock/Progressive/Heavy Metal band from Sikkim, India, currently based out of the city of Bengaluru. Known for soaring vocals, biting guitars, thunderous bass and pounding drums, authentic ‘80s Heavy Metal/Hard Rock sound, and electrifying live shows, GATC spearheads the Hard Rock culture in India and has consistently so for the last 10 years as well. With numerous press mentions involving their latest album – Rock The Highway (2020) across the world, the group has gained a cult following with 80’s and 90’s hair metal & rock aficionados. The group has supported bands such as Hoobastank, Poets of the fall, Destruction and recently toured with/backed the Lamb of God/Megadeth legend, Chris Adler, during his performances in India as well as been a part of various leading music festivals in India consistently.