The Answer are delighted to announce a trio of intimate exclusive UK headline RISE album live shows, an appearance at the Ramblin’ Man Fair and a summer run of European festivals as well as special guest appearances with Whitesnake! Tickets for the UK headline shows are on sale from 10am on Friday 4 March 2016.

At these very special shows, the band will not only perform the full RISE album but will also air some brand new songs in an extended encore from their next new album of original material, due at the end of 2016.

Lead singer and front man Cormac Neeson said, “We’re very excited to be able to put on these up close and personal RISE album performances for our fans. We’re not doing many shows but I can guarantee that they will be very special and we have a few surprises planned! The Rise album and that period will forever hold a special place in our hearts and we’re looking forward to dusting down the cob webs and delivering a huge RISE rock assault at these UK shows and the Ramblin’ Man festival!”

Tues 24 May        100 Club                        London
http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/the-answer-tickets

Weds 25 May       The Deaf Institute          Manchester
http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/the-answer-tickets

Fri 3 June             Limelight 2                     Belfast
http://www.ticketmaster.ie/event/38005054A3BC09AB

Sun 24 July          Ramblin’ Man Fair        Kent

The RISE10thAnniversary Edition release is available on 2CD hardback digipak, 12” hardback book, 180g vinyl and digital formats marking this milestone in The Answer’s career. Fully re mastered, this celebratory issue of the band’s successful debut which broke the 100,000 sales barrier, comes bundled with all sorts of extras including the never before heard 2004 demos, rare acoustic versions and exclusive mixes of tracks that never made the original album. For more please visit: www.pledgemusic.com/theanswer

The release also includes an exclusive RISE poster, T-shirt and personally signed band autographed copies of all formats. The artwork has been revised by original designer Paul Chessell and developed to include lots of old photos, liner notes and period memories penned by each member of the band. The track listing includes the original album re-mastered, 10 demos from 2004, 3 exclusive mixes of tracks from 200, five rare acoustic versions plus a brand new mix of Under The Sky.

RISE gave the band, who hail from Northern Ireland, a hit not only in the UK but in other key international territories, notably Japan. The 2006 album set them on their way to not only performing shows with the likes of AC/DC, Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Rolling Stones and Paul Rodgers but also headlining shows across the world. Classic Rock magazine named The Answer ‘Best New Band’ in 2005 and in the same year Jimmy Page, who has attended several concerts, also gave them his seal of approval.

These forthcoming live dates and indeed the RISE10thAnniversary Edition release certainly sees the band marking and celebrating what has gone before, whilst very much having one eye on what is yet to come…

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