Top 5 rock bands on tour in 2015
08 Jan 2015
Top 5 rock bands on tour in 2015
2015 is shaping up nicely with the most iconic rock bands performing on UK and Irish soil. Check out our picks for who you need to see in 2015.

1) Queen + Adam Lambert

They’re the ultimate rock legends and, with the addition of the acclaimed Adam Lambert, it’s a tour not to be missed. They wowed everyone during their New Year’s Eve concert in London, which saw 12 million people tune in to watch. Meanwhile, the sceptics were silenced as Adam Lambert became the most searched term on Google.

You’ll be left with a hoarse voice after singing along to all those hits – We Will Rock You, Radio Gaga, I Want To Break Free… the list goes on! See Lambert, Brain May and Roger Taylor in January and February.

2) Foo Fighters

If you have to see one rock band this summer… make it the Foo Fighters. They’ll be playing stadiums around the UK in June along with a concert at Dublin’s Slane Castle in May.

You’ll be in good hands with Dave Grohl and co. Together the group have over 100 years’ experience in the music biz where they’ve made rock history time and time again from the days of Nirvana to their Foo Fighters’ years.

3) U2

Bono’s back. U2 are heading out on their iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE (yes, note the IE there) tour in October. The group will play four shows at London’s The O2 before heading to Glasgow for two concerts at The SSE Hydro.

As a band which is known for their epic stage productions and live sets, this two part tour is sure to be no different. The tour will be a first chance for fans to hear their latest release, Songs of Innocence, live.

4) AC/DC

Some would argue they’re the definition of rock and roll. You can decide for yourself when they visit the UK this summer. Angus Young will be leading the band through their back-catalogue of hits along with playing those from their 2014 release Rock or Bust. See them in London, Glasgow and Dublin during June and July.

5) Nickelback

Maybe some aren’t too keen to see Nickelback return to the UK (Did you see the petition trying to ban the group from playing in the UK?) but others can’t wait! If you’re the latter, you’re in luck as they’ll be performing in arenas across the country in November. The dates are part of their No Fixed Address tour which is in support of their album of the same name.