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Here you'll find major changes and updates of this site and the most relevant Uriah Heep related news

For official news see eg. these websites:

Uriah Heep

Ken Hensley

John Lawton

Mick Box
Check out Mick's blog!


FOR CURRENT TOUR DATES SEE: OFFICIAL URIAH HEEP WEB SITE


16th November 2022

URIAH HEEP HELSINKI, TURKU AND OULU CONCERTS CANCELLED

Due to promoter RH Entertainment going bankrupt the concerts this week in Helsinki, Turku and Oulu have been cancelled. Ikaalinen SPA concert 18th Nov. will happen as planned.

Tickets in advance from Lippupiste.


8th November 2022

CHAOS & COLOUR - NEW STUDIO ALBUM

The long awaited new Uriah Heep album titled Chaos & Colour will released 27th January 2023 via Silver Lining Music

See Upcoming Releases section for more info


1st August 2022

IKAALINEN 18th Nov

Concert at Ikaalinen SPA has been added for Uriah Heep to 50th anniversary tour dates on 18th November. Tickets are for sale in advance at Lippupiste.


30th July 2022

PIETARSAARI OPEN AIR CANCELLED

Pietarsaari Open Air where Uriah Heep was supposed to perform 29th July has been cancelled due to technical problems. More information at event Facebook page.


14th July 2022

ADDITIONAL GIG FOR URIAH HEEP

Uriah Heep will perform at Apianlahti Camping Site in Valkeakoski 26th July. Limited number of tickets only fo sale at Lippupiste and camping site reception.


9th June 2022

KUOPIO & VANTAA CANCELLED

Uriah Heep has been forced to cancel gigs at Rock In The City festivals in Kuopio 10th June & Vantaa 11th June due to several members of the band tested positive for covid virus.


6th June 2022

MORE SUMMER GIG FOR URIAH HEEP IN FINLAND

Replacement gigs for cancelled Rock In The City festivals have been announced:
Niemenharjun Lava, Pihtipudas 1.7.
Kajasteen Lava, Nurmes 22.7.
Aronkeidas,Kauhajoki 23.7.

Tickets are for sale in advance at Lippupiste


3rd May 2022

URIAH HEEP IN FINLAND IN THE SUMMER

Some Rock In The City festivals (Valkeakoski, Lahti ja Lappeenranta) where Uriah Heep were scheduled to perform have been cancelled because of too low advance sales. Still as of situation today the band will still be seen at eleven events during Summer and in November three 50th anniversary tour concerts.

Gigs confirmed as of on 5th May are:
10.6. Rock In The City, Kuopio
11.6. Rock In The City, Vantaa
2.7. Rock In The City, Kouvola
15.7. Rock In The City, Rovaniemi
16.7. Salo Soi, Salo
21.7. Karjurock, Uusikaupunki
28.7. Deep Purple In Concert, Tampere
29.7. Pietarsaari Open Air, Pietarsaari
30.7. Rock In The City, Kerava
19.8. Kuuska Soi, Oulu
20.8. Rock In The City, Pori

More information, ticket sales etc. can be found at RH Entertainment website

Ticket sales in advance to all events from Lippupiste except Karjurock from Ticketmaster


16th March 2022 (updated 17h April)

URIAH HEEP IN FINLAND IN THE SUMMER

There will be lots of concerts for Uriah Heep in Finland this Summer. Twelve concerts have recently been announced (in addition to July concerts with Deep Purple & Accept and 50th anniversary tour concerts in November announced already earlier) - mostly at Rock In The City festival tour. Rock In The City Valkeakoski has since then been cancelled. Confirmed so far are these performances:
10.6. Rock In The City, Kuopio
11.6. Rock In The City, Vantaa
1.7. Rock In The City, Valkeakoski CANCELLED!
1.7. Rock In The City, Kouvola
15.7. Rock In The City, Rovaniemi
16.7. Salo Soi, Salo
21.7. Karjurock, Uusikaupunki
22.7. Rock In The City, Lappeenranta
23.7. Rock In The City, Lahti
30.7. Rock In The City, Kerava
19.8. Kuuska Soi, Oulu
20.8. Rock In The City, Pori

More information, ticket sales etc. can be found at RH Entertainment website

Ticket sales in advance to all events from Lippupiste except Karjurock from Ticketmaster


30th November 2021

URIAH HEEP 50TH ANNIVERSARY EUROPEAN TOUR ANNOUNCED

Uriah Heep has announced the dates of 50th anniversary European tour which was originally scheduled for year 2020. It includes 61 concerts in 26 countries and goes on from 9th September to 15th December - including three concerts in Finland in Helsinki, Turku & Oulu in November. For additional information see the official Uriah Heep web site

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10th October 2021

LATEST URIAH HEEP & RELATED NEWS

Uriah Heep has just completed recordings of the next studio album which is produced and mixed by Jay Ruston who produced also the previous album Living The Dream. There's no more information available yet.

The band will be playing live in Finland again in July 2022 together with Deep Purple & Accept in Tampere & Pietarsaari. Tickets available in advance from Lippupiste.

There are several new Heep & related record releases upcoming or already released. More information in New releases section.





6th July 2021

JOHN LAWTON HAS DIED

Former Uriah Heep vocalist John Lawton has died suddenly on 29th June at the age of 74. He was in the band from 1976 to 1979 and sang on three studio albums & one live album. He also substituted current vocalist Bernie Shaw on two tours in 1995 & 2013 and guested at several concerts in the last twenty years.


4th July 2021

NEW 50TH ANNIVERSARY MERCHANDISE

Official 50th anniversary merchandise is now available or pre-ordering. Enter the store here


4th March 2021

TWO NEW URIAH HEEP BOOKS COMING SOON

Wymer Publishing will be publishing Uriah Heep - A Visual Biography on 16th April. It's a hardback book size A4 (297 x 210mm) and contains 240 pages. The book contains many previously unpublished photos, along with rare memorabilia and artefacts. See the press release here.

The book can be pre-ordered from Wymer Publishing.


Sonicbond Publishing will be publishing Uriah Heep in the 1970's book by Steve Pilkington on 25th March. It has 160 pages and as the title says concentrates on the first 10 years of the ban'ds history.

The book can be pre-ordered from Burning Shed.


19th November 2020

IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO ARE NO LONGER WITH US

Lee Kerslake who played the drums in Uriah Heep for 35 years lost his long battle against cancer and died 19th September at 73 years of age. Less than two months later Ken Hensley - the musical leader and main song writer of Uriah Heep for the first ten years and played keyboards & guitar and also sang some lead vocals - died after short ilness on 4th November aged 75 years. This means that guitarist Mick Box is the only one of the classic line-up 1972-1975 who is still alive. Bass guitarist Gary Thain passed away already in 1975 and vocalist David Byron in 1985. John Wetton who played bass guitar 1975-1976 also died in 2017.

They all are gone but will never be forgotten.


1st October 2020 (Updated 19th November 2020)

NEW URIAH HEEP & RELATED RELEASES

See all info on latest and upcoming new Uriah Heep & related record releases at New Releases section of the site. Including 50 Years In Rock box set, Head Machine: Orgasm 50th anniversary re-master, Ken Hensley: Proud Words On A Dusty Shelf vinyl re.release, Trevor Bolder: Sail The Rivers solo album & Ken Hensley My Book Of Answers CD/LP.


29th August 2020

URIAH HEEP 50 YEARS IN ROCK BOXED SET

BMG is releasing Uriah Heep 50th anniversary boxed set 30th October. This massive set includes 24 discs in total (23 CD's and one LP). All 24 original studio albums and Uriah Heep Live from 1973 are included on 19 CD's - which means obviously that some cd's include two albums.

There's also lots of other stuff included. More details on this and how to pre-order you will find at this page.


22nd August 2020

URIAH HEEP AT JOUTOROCK 2021

Uriah Heep will be performing as headliner of Joutorock festival in Joutsa 14th Aug 2021. Tickets are already for sale:
Ticketmaster / Lippupiste

Joutorock website


5th August 2020

50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR AND NEW ALBUM IN 2021

Due to Corona virus pandemic Uriah Heep won't be touring anymore in year 2020. The 50th anniversary tour will then go on in 2021 a year later as originally planned. At the moment the next concerts confirmed are the Russian tour in April 2021. The band has also plans to record a new studio album to be released sometime in 2021. See this place for updates on these.


26th May 2020

KEN HENSLEY CONCERT POSTPONED TO 2ND FEBR 2021

Ken Hensley, & Five Fifteen concert at Tavastia Club has been postponed again - the new date is 2nd February 2021. Tickets purchased are valid to the new date and you can also return them. See Tavastia website for more info.


23rd April 2020

NO URIAH HEEP OR KEN HENSLEY CONCERTS THIS SUMMER?

For reasons that obviously don't need to be explained we won't most probably see either Uriah Heep or Ken Hensley in Finland this Summer. At the moment there is no information on if the planned concerts and festivals will be re-scheduled, moved to next years or canceled completely.


17th March 2020

KEN HENSLEY CONCERT POSTPONED TO 2ND JULY

For obvious reasons Ken Hensley, Five Fifteen etc. concert at Tavastia Club is postponed to 2nd July. Tickets purchased are valid to the new date. See Tavastia website for more info.


22nd February 2020

KEN HENSLEY, FIVE FIFTEEN, MARIA HÄNNINEN,
HANNU LEIDEN & JAKE'S BLUES BAND TAVASTIA 2.4.!


8th February 2020

Uriah Heep will come to Finland in July to three festivals:: DBTL Turku 23rd July, Rock In The City Kerava 24the July and Kotkan Meripäivät 25th July. Tickets are already for sale to all events:

DBTL Turku
Lippupiste

Rock In The City Kerava
Lippupiste
Ticketmaster

Kotkan Meripäivät Festivaalitori
Lippupiste
Ticketmaster


22nd November 2019

NEW URIAH HEEP RELATED RELEASES

There were several new records featuring former and current Uriah Heep members released in 2019: Ken Hensley, Phil Lanzon, Bernie Shaw & John Lawton. For more information see Latest Releases section of this site.


29th August 2019 (update 17th & 22nd September)

URIAH HEEP TOUR IN FINLAND IN OCTOBER

Uriah Heep is touring Finland in October. NOTE! Some concerts already sold out so get your tickets now

NOTE! 10th Oct venue has changed, new venue Kuusankoskitalo

9.10. Pakkahuone, Tampere (+Melrose) - Tickets Lippupiste and Tiketti
10.10. Kuusankoskitalo, Kouvola - Tickets Ticketmaster Venue changed SOLD OUT
11.10. Köyliön Lallintalo, Säkylä (+Melrose) - Tickets Ticketmaster
12.10. Kulttuuritalo, Helsinki (+Melrose) - Tickets Ticketmaster
13.10. Lappeenrantasali, Lappeenranta - Tickets Ticketmaster SOLD OUT
16.10. Hyvinkääsali, Hyvinkää - Tickets Lippupiste SOLD OUT
17.10. Wanha Walimo, Lahti (+Tyrantti) - Tickets Ticketmaster
18.10. Logomo, Turku (+Melrose) - Tickets Lippupiste
19.10. Tuiskula, Nivala (+Melrose) - Tickets Ticketmaster
20.10. Carelia-sali, Joensuu - Tickets Ticketmaster SOLD OUT

BUY TICKETS IN ADVANCE: Ticketmaster / Lippupiste / Tiketti

MORE INFORMATION AT RH-ENTERTAINMENT WEB SITE


30th July 2019

KEN HENSLEY DATE CHANGED, NEW DATE 11th August

Ken Hensley's Tavastia Club date has changed. He will play together with Five Fifteen on SUnday 11th August instead of Friday 9th August. Purchases tickets are valid to the new date. Tickets in advanvce 29 EUR from Tiketti.


14th June 2019

KEN HENSLEY AT TAVASTIA 9th August & in Seinäjoki 10th August

Ken Hensley returns to Tavastia after two years to perform together with >b>Five Fifteen. Tickets cost 29 EUR and are available for pre-ordering at Tiketti.

Hensley & Five Fifteen are also in Seinäjoki 10th August. Tickets to that show in advance from Ticketmaster.


9th June 2019

NEW URIAH HEEP RELATED RELEASES

There are several new releases from former and current Heep members. Lucifer's Friend album has already been released and new Ken Hensley, Phil Lanzon & Bernie Shaw albums will come out later in 2019. More information on all these you will find at New Releases section of this site.



15th April 2019

URIAH HEEP TOUR IN FINLAND OCTOBER 2019

Uriah Heep will do a full Finnish tour in October 2019. Dates are as follows:
9.10. Pakkahuone, Tampere (+Melrose)
10.10. Jatke Areena, Kouvola
11.10. Lallintalo, Köyliö/Eura
12.10. Kulttuuritalo, Helsinki (+Melrose)
13.10. Lappeenrantasali, Lappeenranta
16.10. Hyvinkääsali, Hyvinkää
17.10. Wanha Walimo, Lahti (+Tyrantti)
18.10. Logomo, Turku (+Melrose)
19.10. Tuiskula, Nivala
20.10. Carelia-sali, Joensuu

Tickets are already for sale. Additional information at RH-Entertainment website.



20th November 2018

URIAH HEEP IN FINLAND NEXT WEEK

Next week Uriah Heep is back in Finland for four shows. Pori show is already sold out but tickets to all the other shows are still available. Support act - excluding Pori - is 60's hit band The Zombies.

Tickets in advance:
Ticketmaster: All shows
Tiketti: Helsinki, Seinäjoki and Oulu
Lippu.fi: Seinäjoki and Oulu

URIAH HEEP 2018


24th September 2018

LIVING THE DREAM 28th AT OFFICIAL ALBUM CHART IN FINLAND

The new album Living The Dream went directly to nr. 28 on the official Finnish album chart: At physical album chart it went to nr. 6! Also in other countries charts success has been good - in Switzerland & Germany even to Top 10 which are the best chart positiong for the band after the 1970's.


18th September 2018

NEW ALBUM "LIVING THE DREAM" RELEASED

The new studio album Living The Dream was released 14th September. See PRESS RELEASE for all information. The album is available in several different versions and formats: Standard CD, Deluxe Edition CD/DVD, Deluxe Collector's Edition CD/DVD/T-Shirt, Black, blue, crystal & white vinyl.

See THE ORDER PAGE for info on where to get a physical copy or digital download or stream the music.

More detailed information e.g. track listing and cover art of different versions you can see at AT THIS PAGE.



3rd September 2018

NEW SINGLE & VIDEO "TAKE AWAY SOUL" RELEASED 7TH SEPTEMBER

Uriah Heep's new album Living The Dream will be released 14th September. First single and video Grazed By Heaven was released 5th June and second single and video Take Away My Soul 7th September.

All information on the new album you can find in PRESS RELEASE. The album will be available physically in several different versions and formats. Special signed items are still available for pre-ordering at PLEDGE MUSIC WEBSITE. See the PRE-ORDER PAGE for info on where to get a physical copy or digital download or stream the music.

More detailed information e.g. track listing and cover art of different versions you can see at AT THIS PAGE.


8th June 2018

NEW SINGLE & VIDEO "GRAZED BY HEAVEN" RELEASED

First song from the forthcoming album Living The Dream has been released. The song is called Grazed By Heaven and it is written by bassist Dave Rimmer with lyrics and vocal melodies written by Jeff Scott Soto. It is available for dowloading at online stores as well as streaming services. Youtube video has also been released.

All information on the new album you can find in PRESS RELEASE which has been published at the official website. The album will be released in several different versions and formats. Special signed items are still available for pre-ordering at PLEDGE MUSIC WEBSITE but standard items now also available from online stores. See the PRE-ORDER PAGE for info on where to get a physical copy or digital download or stream the music.

More detailed information e.g. track listing and cover art of different versions you can see at UPCOMING RELEASES section of this site.


27th April 2018 (updated 1st June 2018)

URIAH HEEP "LIVING THE DREAM" RELEASED 14TH SEPTEMBER

Release date for the forthcoming new studio album has been confirmed. Living The Dream will be released 14th September. It is still available for pre-ordering at Pledge Music website. Besides standard CD and digital dowload there's double CD version, two different vinyl versions, t-shirt etc. etc. See detailed information at the website.


3rd April 2018

URIAH HEEP ALSO TO LAHTI IN AUGUST

Uriah Heep will perform also in Lahti at Hard Rock Night event at Ace Corner in Niemi harbour 11th August. There will also be support bands which will be confirmed later.

Concert tickets cost 49,50 EUR and are on sale at Menolippu.


28th March 2018

URIAH HEEP TO HANKO IN AUGUST

Besides previously announced gigs (see earlier news) Uriah Heep wil perform at Hangon Casino 10th August. This is alreade the seventh confirmed concert in Finland in 2918 and the only headlining concert this Summer. There will also be at least one support band which will be confirmed later.

Concert tickets cost 49,50 EUR and are on sale at Menolippu.


2nd March 2018 (updated 23rd March)

URIAH HEEP COMES TO FINLAND IN NOVEMBER/DECEMBER FOR FOUR CONCERTS

Uriah Heep will come to Finland during their Living The Dream tour. First three concerts were announced: 29th Nov Helsinki Kulttuuritalo, 30th Nov Seinäjoki Areena & 1st Dec Oulu Areena. Later fourth concert was added: 2nd Dece. Pori Promenadisali. Also The Zombies will appear as special guest at all other concerts except in Pori. The new studio album will be released in September so there will be new material played at the concerts. Already before this heep will perform two festival gigs in the Summer: 14t July Tampere & 4th Aug Forssa.

Concert tickets cost 49,50 EUR and are on sale at Menolippu and Ticketmaster.


24th January 2018

URIAH HEEP IN TAMPERE IN JULY

Second gig for Uriah Heepin Finland this Summer has been confirmed. The band will perforam at Sauna Classic event in Tampere 14th July. Tickets are on sale at Lippupiste.

Festival website: www.saunaclassic.com


11th January 2018

KEN HENSLEY: RARE & TIMELESS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDERING

New Ken Hensley compilation Rare & Timeless which will be released 30th March 2018 is now available for pre-ordering from Pledge Music. The album will contain 15 tracks of which 5 are previously unreleased. Details on this from Upcoming releases page.



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