#XmasGigList Gift Guide: Rock/Metal

Written by Matilda Buckingham / November 21, 2017

Want to rock someone’s socks off this Christmas? Give them a memory that’ll last a lifetime by gifting them tickets to one of the incredible rock/metal shows we’ve listed below!

Whilst you're here, let us fill you in on our Christmas competition! To celebrate the festive season, we're asking you live music fans to share your #XmasGigList! All you have to do is pick FIVE 2018 shows listed on that you'd love to see and share your list with us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram along with the hashtag #XmasGigList (don't forget to tag your friends and family to drop some serious Christmas pressie hints!). We'll then pick one lucky elf to win a pair of tickets for each show on their list in January. Find the full competition info here!

TREAT THEM TO... Iron Maiden!
WHERE / WHEN: The Heavy Metal legends hit the UK with their Legacy Of The Beast Tour in July/August 2018.
WHY THEY'LL LOVE IT: Like we just said, Iron Maiden are heavy metal LEGENDS.

TREAT THEM TO... Within Temptation! 
WHERE / WHEN: The Dutch group will be play four shows in November 2018.
WHY THEY'LL LOVE IT: The dates mark the end of Within Temptation's longest EVER break from touring so this should be one INSANE tour. 

TREAT THEM TO... At The Drive-In!
WHERE / WHEN: You can catch 'em at their five shows in March. 
WHY THEY'LL LOVE IT: They've just finished an awesome run supporting Royal Blood, so their headline shows are not to be missed.

TREAT THEM TO... Trivium!
WHERE / WHEN: Catch them at their five UK shows in April.
WHY THEY'LL LOVE IT: As well as getting to see the Trivium, they'll also get to see Code Orange, Power Trip and Venom Prison. OF COURSE they're going to love it.

TREAT THEM TO... Alien Ant Farm!
WHERE / WHEN: The band are playing shows round the country in February 2018.
WHY THEY'LL LOVE IT: With 20 years of pure party in their back pockets, everyone wants to get down with these 'Smooth Criminals'.

TREAT THEM TO... Machine Head!
WHERE / WHEN: The metal titans will be hit the UK with their Catharsis Tour in May 2018.
WHY THEY'LL LOVE IT: What better way to celebrate the release of their ninth album 'Catharsis' than to spend a whole evening with them? That's right, no supports, just a whoooole night of Machine Head.

TREAT THEM TO... Steel Panther!
WHERE / WHEN: The Lower The Bar Tour is heading across the country in January 2018.
WHY THEY'LL LOVE IT: When else will there be a chance to get up close and personal with the Kings Of Crude for a night of inappropriate jokes, excessive amounts of hairspray and 'Balls Out' Heavy Metal! 

TREAT THEM TO... Motionless In White! 
WHERE / WHEN: They'll be hitting the road for nine shows in January 2018.
WHY THEY'LL LOVE IT: Motionless In White, Cane Hill and Ice Nine Kills in one night?! Did somebody order a whole load of mosh because we think we just found it!

TREAT THEM TO... Alestorm!
WHERE / WHEN: The pirate-metal band are bringing Piratefest to the UK in February 2018.
WHY THEY'LL LOVE IT: We promise this is the number 1 destination for all of your Pirate Metal needs! Somebody get the rum...

TREAT THEM TO... Black Label Society!
WHERE / WHEN: They're heading for London's Royal Albert Hall for one night in April.
WHY THEY'LL LOVE IT: Like riffs? Zakk Wylde's got it covered.

TREAT THEM TO... The Bottom Line! 
WHERE / WHEN: The pop-punk band are heading across the UK in January 2018.
WHY THEY'LL LOVE IT: Their sound is a fresh take on nostalgic pop punk and their live shows are SUPER energetic. This one's gonna be a REALLY good time. 

TREAT THEM TO... Queens Of The Stone Age!
WHERE / WHEN: Finsbury Park. June 30th. Save the date. 
WHY THEY'LL LOVE IT: QOTSA's UK Tour this November went down an absolute STORM. So if they missed out or just want to see them allllll over again, this is the chance.

TREAT THEM TO... Download Festival! 
WHERE / WHEN: The mammoth rock event takes place at Donington Park in June 2018.
WHY THEY'LL LOVE IT: It's THE biggest weekend of the year for rock fans and a lineup featuring Ozzy Osbourne, Avenged Sevenfold and Guns N' Roses is not something to miss. Check out the 2017 highlights above!

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