Matthew Logan Vasquez announces February UK tour dates
Feb
2
to Feb 28

Matthew Logan Vasquez announces February UK tour dates

Matthew Logan Vasquez will be visiting the UK in February for a run of shows that includes The Slaughtered Lamb in London. Vasquez is best known as singer/guitarist/songwriter for Delta Spirit but is now gaining recognition as a solo act with his recent album 'Does What He Wants' garnering great reviews. More about Matthew Logan Vasquez, those tour dates and a fantastic live video follows:

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Kate Ellis announces UK tour dates + 'I Believe' single
Feb
9
to Apr 4

Kate Ellis announces UK tour dates + 'I Believe' single

2017 was a big year for Kate Ellis as her debut 'Carve Me Out' album was released to great acclaim with Maverick Magazine, Fatea Magazine and Americana UK amongst the many praising the record. Kate will release a new single from the album 'I Believe' on February 23rd which will include an acoustic version of the track featuring Jonathan Colombo on lap steel. Kate and her band will be playing a run of intimate shows over the next few months which should prove an ideal setting for the songs on 'Carve Me Out'. More about Kate and those tour dates follow:

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Toto commence 40th Anniversary celebrations with European Dates
Feb
19
to Apr 8

Toto commence 40th Anniversary celebrations with European Dates

For fans of Toto 2018 looks to be a banner year as the band celebrate their 40th Anniversary. To start the ball rolling European dates have been announced for early in 2018 and to coincide Sony Legacy will release a remastered hits set, that will include newly recorded material. The band are rumoured to have extensive plans in place to mark the anniversary, with talk of deluxe remastered editions of their classic albums and a box set in the works. I'm hopeful, as a big fan, that all these things will come to fruition, especially with the news that the band are fully involved in the upcoming releases. Please read on for much more about Toto and those all important tour dates with tickets on sale from June 20th:

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The Ennis Sisters + Dave Gunning = An evening of high quality Canadian Folk
Feb
22
to Mar 2

The Ennis Sisters + Dave Gunning = An evening of high quality Canadian Folk

Folk fans are in for a treat as an upcoming tour brings two of the most respected acts from Canada's East Coast to the UK for a string of co-headline dates. The multi award-winning Ennis Sisters will be joined by Dave Gunning for an evening that is sure to appeal to fans of both traditional and contemporary folk music. Tour dates and much more about both acts follows:

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Kenny Foster returns to the UK for March dates
Mar
1
to Mar 28

Kenny Foster returns to the UK for March dates

Nashville singer-songwriter Kenny Foster will be back in the UK in March 2018 for a run of dates on his 'Living In These Walls' tour. 2017 was a big year for Kenny Foster with his 'Deep Cuts' album gaining critical acclaim and a successful first visit to the UK. He also got coverage in Rolling Stone as "A country artist you need to know". More about Kenny Foster, ticket details and the video for 'Stand' all follow:(UPDATE (22/02/18) Kenny has added additional dates to his March tour and announced 'Made' as his new single for radio.)

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Son of Town Hall announce March 2018 UK dates
Mar
2
to Mar 10

Son of Town Hall announce March 2018 UK dates

The transatlantic duo of Ben Parker and David Berkeley aka Son Of Town Hall will tour the UK in March of 2018. The duo live in a world of Victorian costumes and songs that relate to bygone times. It all seems a little strange at first glance but works quite wonderfully thanks to superior songwriting and glorious harmonies. On the evidence of a recent David Berkeley solo show when Ben Parker got up for a short Son Of Town Hall set they're terrific live, so please try to get along to a show if you can.  The full tour dates and a link to their 2016 EP follows:

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Rod Picott announces 'Out Past The Wires' March 2018 UK dates
Mar
14
to Mar 30

Rod Picott announces 'Out Past The Wires' March 2018 UK dates

Nine albums into his career and Rod Picott is more prolific than ever. The Nashville based singer-songwriter has a sprawling new 22 track album 'Out Past The Wires' set for release February 16th via Welding Rod Records (2CD, 2LP & DL) and UK tour dates set for March. The album will be accompanied by a book which will expand on the stories of the people featured on the album (Picott worked with his hands before branching out as a singer-songwriter so has an empathy for the working man). The book follows on from 'God In His Slippers' (Mezcalita Press), his recently published book of poetry and he's also completed a screenplay. 'Out Past The Wire' was produced by Neilson Hubbard and features ace guitarist Will Kimbrough amongst a host of fine players. More about the album, a video or two and those tour dates follows

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Jethro Tull announce 50th anniversary tour
Apr
3
to Apr 17

Jethro Tull announce 50th anniversary tour

In these days of fleeting one-hit wonders and reality TV, when the average attention span is measured in seconds, the fact that a band can announce a 50th anniversary tour is to be applauded. Jethro Tull are up there with the likes of The Rolling Stones, who they appeared with in 1968 at the ill-fated Rock and Roll Circus event, in the longevity stakes. Ian Anderson has led his troops through the decades rarely making a musical mistake and the result is a very impressive body of work which will be celebrated early next year. The latest line-up of the band with Anderson at the helm will perform a run of shows in the UK in April 2018. Tour dates and ticket details follow:

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The Dead South bring 'Illusion & Doubt' to the UK April, 2018
Apr
16
to Apr 29

The Dead South bring 'Illusion & Doubt' to the UK April, 2018

Canadian folk-bluegrass quartet The Dead South will visit the UK in April for a run of dates. The band will be supporting the very welcome UK release of their 'Illusion & Doubt' album due March 23rd via DevilDuck Records on CD & Digital. The buzz about the band has been building since the release of their debut 'Good Company' record in 2015 and many of the upcoming dates are already sold out. Please continue reading for more about the band and those tour dates:

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The Lake Poets announce intimate UK tour
Apr
17
to May 15

The Lake Poets announce intimate UK tour

The Lake Poets released a new live EP during the festive season. The 5 track EP was recorded 'Live At The Sage' late in 2016 and features the string section of the Young Musicians Programme. Marty Longstaff aka The Lake Poets will be out on tour in April / May of 2018 playing a range of intimate venues throughout the UK. In the meantime 'Live At The Sage' is available from all official digital services and a track from the EP and those tour dates follow:

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Lilly Hiatt UK Tour set for April 2018
Apr
18
to Apr 26

Lilly Hiatt UK Tour set for April 2018

Fresh from a string of great reviews for her recent 'Trinity Lane' release Lilly Hiatt has lined up a UK tour for April. The Michael Trent (Shovels & Rope) produced album finds Lilly dealing with her issues in a very personal way and musically her 90's Alt-Rock influences are very much to the fore. 'Trinity Lane' rocks, so the dates should be very cool. More about Lilly Hiatt including a new video from a recent Sitch Session, which shows another side of Lilly, + those all-important tour dates follows:

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Stone Free Festival announces first names for 2018
Jun
16
to Jun 17

Stone Free Festival announces first names for 2018

The annual Stone Free Festival is returning to the O2 in London for a third year. The first announcement of acts for the 2018 festival features a cool mix of prog, blues and hard rock acts including many 2018 UK exclusive performances. On June 16th German rockers Scorpions will perform with thrash act Megadeth as special guests. June 17th finds YES featuring  Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman closing the festival with support from ex Supertramp mainman Roger Hodgson and blues guitarist Joanne Shaw Taylor. Many more acts will be added so this is looking like a great weekend. More info about the festival and a host of other things happening at the O2 over the Stone Free weekend follows:

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Billy Idol announces UK and European LIVE! dates
Jun
20
to Jul 22

Billy Idol announces UK and European LIVE! dates

The seemingly ageless Billy Idol has announced he will be undertaking a UK / European tour in the Summer of 2018. Forty years into his career and Billy Idol is still going strong based on the success of his 2014 autobiography and the really terrific 'Kings & Queens of The Underground' album (RGM review here) which showed he'd lost none of his old vim and vigour. Tickets go on general sale on December 15th and expect more dates to be added soon. More about Billy Idol and the tour follows:

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Camel spread 'Moonmadness' throughout the UK on 2018 tour
Sep
7
to Sep 17

Camel spread 'Moonmadness' throughout the UK on 2018 tour

Legendary UK prog-rock band Camel will perform a run of UK shows in September 2018. Camel formed in 1971 and are still led by founding member Andrew Latimer (guitar/flute/vocals). The upcoming tour dates will be of special interest to fans of the band and prog fans in general as Camel will perform 'Moonmadness' in full. The 'Moonmadness' album was originally released in 1976 and broke into the top 20 of the UK album chart. Over the years the album has received many accolades including a position in the top 100 prog albums of all time by the readers of Prog Magazine. The dates will go on sale on December 1st and more about the band and the full list of dates follows:

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The Mavericks announce February 2018 UK & ROI dates
Feb
2
to Feb 10

The Mavericks announce February 2018 UK & ROI dates

The Mavericks return to our shores for a run of dates in February 2018. The band are touring in support of their Grammy-nominated 'Brand New Day' record. The album has two nominations for Best Americana Album and Best American Roots Song for 'I Wish You Well.'  The dates include a prestigious London show at The Palladium. More about The Mavericks and those tour dates follow:

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The Texas Gentlemen in the UK for AmericanaFest and more
Jan
31
to Feb 7

The Texas Gentlemen in the UK for AmericanaFest and more

The Lone-star collective known as The Texas Gentlemen will visit the UK for a showcase AmericanaFest gig at London's Oslo on January 31st as part of a short UK tour. The band are toured in support of their well received and wonderfully eclectic 'TX Jelly' album. The guys are much in demand as a backing band for a host of artists including Shakey Graves, Joe Ely and Kris Kristofferson so great things are expected as they're sure to cover all the roots bases. More about the band and those dates follow:

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The Sold Out signs are up as Chase Rice prepares to hit the UK
Dec
1
to Dec 6

The Sold Out signs are up as Chase Rice prepares to hit the UK

Demand is high to catch Chase Rice on his debut UK tour. Rice is promoting his first album 'Lambs & Lions' for new label Broken Bow Records and some of the dates are already sold out. This is hardly surprising as his 2014 album 'Ignite The Night' was a number one album on the country charts but with 'Lambs & Lions' Chase Rice is looking to make a new start on his own terms. Much more about the new album  and those tour dates follows:

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Mr. Big will promote 'Defying Gravity' on November UK tour
Nov
16
to Nov 23

Mr. Big will promote 'Defying Gravity' on November UK tour

Hard to believe that Mr. Big released their debut album nearly thirty years ago but the band are still going strong with the release of their latest record 'Defying Gravity' earlier this year on the Frontiers label. The quartet rejoined with original producer Kevin Elson for the sessions and the album was completed in just six days. Mr. Big will bring the 'Defying Gravity' tour to the UK in November with Irish rock act The Answer and sleaze rockers Faster Pussycat along for the ride. Full dates and an extensive look at Mr. Big follows:

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Charlie Worsham announces UK dates and Ltd Ed Vinyl
Nov
5
to Nov 20

Charlie Worsham announces UK dates and Ltd Ed Vinyl

Charlie Worsham is back in the UK this November for a run of shows with Lucie Silvas. Charlie will be touring with a backing band for the first time in the UK and promoting his recent 'Beginning of Things' release. To coincide with the tour the album will be available at the dates as a limited edition clear vinyl pressing which sounds pretty cool. More about Charlie Worsham and those dates follows:

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A 'Call To Arms' as Harrow Fair announce UK dates
Oct
31
to Nov 8

A 'Call To Arms' as Harrow Fair announce UK dates

Miranda Mulholland and Andrew Penner collectively known as Harrow Fair return to the UK for a run of shows commencing October 31st at Stables 2 in Milton Keynes. The duo released their debut full-length 'Call To Arms' album recently to widespread acclaim including a 9/10 review from Americana UK.  The full tour dates and more about Harrow Fair follows:

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Time to go 'Under Cover' with Holloway Road on UK dates
Oct
21
to Nov 18

Time to go 'Under Cover' with Holloway Road on UK dates

On-the-rise UK country duo Holloway Road are back on the road this winter with a run of dates that include a Buck' N Bull show at Islington Metal Works on November 3rd. To coincide a new single / video 'Under Cover' takes you behind the scenes of their recent shows. Please read on for more about Holloway Road, the video for 'Under Cover' and ticket info for the tour dates:

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Marillion to play Royal Albert Hall in October 2017
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

Marillion to play Royal Albert Hall in October 2017

Marillion will perform at the Royal Albert Hall for the first time on October 13th 2017. After nearly 40 years in the game the UK prog rockers seem to be on an upward curve at the moment due to the success of their recent 'F.EA.R' album and a headline slot at the 2015 Ramblin' Man Festival shows that still have a huge following. Tickets go on sale at 12 noon on December 5th 2016. More details about Marillion and the show follow:

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John Craigie announces October UK dates
Oct
3
to Oct 22

John Craigie announces October UK dates

John Craigie will visit the UK in October 2017 for an extensive run of dates. The Portland based songwriter will be touring in support of his recently released 'No Rain, No Rose' album. Craigie spends most of his time on the road spreading the word with fine songs and intimate storytelling that will be perfectly suited to such venues as Green Note in London. Please read on for those tour dates and more about John Craigie:

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Good Lovelies announce October 2017 UK dates
Oct
3
to Oct 9

Good Lovelies announce October 2017 UK dates

Kerri Ough, Sue Passmore and Caroline Brooks aka Good Lovelies return to the UK this October for a run of dates. The Juno Award-winning trio will be performing material from their wonderfully eclectic 2015 'Burn The Plan' release, fan favourites from throughout their career and material from a new album set for release in 2018. Tour dates and more about Good Lovelies follows:

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Megson will be 'Pushing On' with UK dates in late 2017
Sep
28
to Nov 26

Megson will be 'Pushing On' with UK dates in late 2017

UK folk duo Megson, fresh from a run of festival shows, will return to the road in September for the 'Pushing On' tour. Debs and Stu will be playing some of their favourite venues and a few new ones throughout the UK. Dubbed "The most original duo on the British folk scene" by The Guardian this looks like a good night out. More about the duo and the dates follow:

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Cats In Space announce September UK headline shows
Sep
6
to Sep 27

Cats In Space announce September UK headline shows

70's inspired classic rock act Cats In Space will be touring the UK in September 2017 and the dates will include three shows at The Borderline in London (this is kinda cool as acts rarely play a residency these days). The tour will support the Cats upcoming album 'Scarecrow' which is due in August. So if you were impressed by the band on the recent Thunder tour, or just love great tunes with loads of harmonies, tickets for the shows are onsale from 10 AM on Friday, June 2nd. Those Cats In Space tour dates and a press release with obligatory Cat puns a plenty follows:

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Kenny Foster announces debut UK and Ireland tour
Aug
23
to Sep 4

Kenny Foster announces debut UK and Ireland tour

Nashville singer-songwriter Kenny Foster will visit the UK and Ireland later this month (August 2017) for a run of shows. It'll be the first visit this side of the pond for Foster and the dates include a London show at The Bedford. The tour dubbed 'Ain't From Around Here' also includes a spot at the 'Under The Apple Tree' festival hosted and curated by industry legend Bob Harris. Much more about Kenny Foster follows including 'Stand' the single from his recently released 'Deep Cuts' album.

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Yola Carter announces European festival dates
Jul
21
to Aug 27

Yola Carter announces European festival dates

Yola Carter fresh from her UK Artist Of The Year Award at the recent AMA UK ceremony has announced a string of festival shows in the UK and Europe. 2016 was a banner year for the singer-songwriter with extensive touring and the release of the 'Orphan Offering' EP. Expect new music soon but in the meantime those festival shows and much more about Yola Carter follows

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Indigo Girls announce July 2017 UK tour
Jul
20
to Jul 30

Indigo Girls announce July 2017 UK tour

Indigo Girls will return to the UK for their first UK dates in nearly a decade. Amy Ray and Emily Saliers will visit the UK in July with a prestigious headline show at Cambridge Folk Festival amongst the dates. Tickets go on sale this Friday March 17th at 9AM. More about the duo and those tour dates follow:

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Holloway Road confirm UK headline tour for July 2017
Jul
8
to Jul 12

Holloway Road confirm UK headline tour for July 2017

UK Country-pop duo Holloway Road are hitting the road in July 2017 for a run of headline dates. The lads are intent on building on the success of recent single 'If She Falls' (10K streams and counting) and a well received set at C2C in London. Tickets are on sale from Friday 26th May @ 10am via SeeTickets. More about Holloway Road and those dates follows:

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Terra Lightfoot announces Summer UK tour dates
Jun
30
to Jul 10

Terra Lightfoot announces Summer UK tour dates

Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist Terra Lightfoot returns to the UK in June for a run of shows that include sets at Maverick Festival and a free show in London if you sign up which seems like a no-brainer. Her recent album 'Every Time My Mind Runs Wild' got great reviews including here at RGM. More about Terra Lightfoot and the complete tour dates follow:

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Cheap Trick announce June 2017 UK dates
Jun
27
to Jun 29

Cheap Trick announce June 2017 UK dates

Cheap Trick will return to the UK for a short run of dates in June of 2017. The quartet formed in 1973 but are showing no signs of slowing down after the success of their acclaimed 17th studio album 'Bang,Zoom,Crazy...Hello' released last year. Those dates and a little more about Cheap Trick follows:

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Sierra Hull announces June / July 2017 UK tour
Jun
26
to Jul 2

Sierra Hull announces June / July 2017 UK tour

Sierra Hull will return to the UK later this month for a run of shows. The bluegrass singer-songwriter and mandolin virtuoso will be supporting her recent 'Weighted Mind' album which garnered great reviews. The dates include a London show at Bush Hall and a slot at the Maverick Festival. Sierra will be joined by duo partner Ethan Jodziewicz on these dates. Much more about Sierra Hull including the video for 'Black River' follows:

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Darlingside announce June / July 2017 tour dates
Jun
22
to Jul 3

Darlingside announce June / July 2017 tour dates

It might be the love of warm beer or the unique pleasure of a late-night kebab, but whatever the reason Indie-folk quartet Darlingside will return to our shores for the third time in twelve months this June. The guys are superb live so don't miss the chance to catch them on their summer tour. Please read on for more about Darlingside and those essential dates:

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Erin Rae & The Meanwhiles June UK Dates
Jun
15
to Jun 30

Erin Rae & The Meanwhiles June UK Dates

Erin Rae & The Meanwhiles are back in the UK for a run of shows, performing in a trio, that will culminate in a slot at the prestigious Maverick Festival on June 30th. The dates also include a show at Green Note in London. Erin has a single 'Like The First Time' available now which is the title track from her eagerly awaited new album. Much more about Erin Rae including the new single and those tour dates follows:

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Ian Hunter announces UK tour dates for June/July 2017
Jun
13
to Jul 3

Ian Hunter announces UK tour dates for June/July 2017

Ian Hunter has announced a run of UK dates for June/July 2017 as the ex Mott The Hoople mainman continues to support his very fine 2016 album 'Fingers Crossed' (our rave review of the album is here). A single from the album 'Ghosts' will be released June 9th to coincide with the tour. We were lucky enough to catch Ian Hunter at his London show last year and he played a blinder so I'd urge readers to get along to a show if they can. More about Ian Hunter, the tour dates and the single follows:

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Underhill Rose return to UK & Ireland for June 2017 dates
Jun
1
to Jun 18

Underhill Rose return to UK & Ireland for June 2017 dates

Acclaimed North Carolina Americana / Folk trio Underhill Rose will return to the UK and Ireland in June 2017. The dates are in support of 'Live' a new album due June 30th which features songs from their previous albums in a new light. The trio even finds time to throw in a few unusual cover choices including 'Bette Davis Eyes' so we'll be looking forward to that. More info on Underhill Rose and those tour dates follow:

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Brent Cobb returns to UK for May headline shows and festival dates
May
20
to May 28

Brent Cobb returns to UK for May headline shows and festival dates

Brent Cobb returns to the UK in May for a run of headline shows and festival slots. If you were lucky enough to catch Brent on his recent UK visit you'll be at the head of the queue for these shows as he really was superb. More about Brent, the tour and the new video for 'Black Crow' follows:

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Catherine McGrath announces extensive UK touring schedule
May
11
to Aug 27

Catherine McGrath announces extensive UK touring schedule

Updated April 6th with additional tour dates. Country-pop singer Catherine McGrath may only be 19 but she is doing things the old fashioned way by getting out there and playing shows. The singer has an extensive touring schedule in place which runs through until August and includes dates opening for The Saturdays' Una Healy and a pair of rising Nashville stars Cam and Canaan Smith + slots at the Country 2 Country and The Great Escape festivals. Much more about Catherine McGrath including those tour dates follows:

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Tia McGraff announces May 2017 UK Tour Dates
May
1
to May 28

Tia McGraff announces May 2017 UK Tour Dates

Canadian singer-songwriter Tia McGraff will return to the UK in May 2017 for a fifteen date tour. McGraff will be accompanied by her partner in life and music Tommy Parham. 'Crazy Beautiful' her most recent album from 2015 garnered great reviews and 'Nineteen' from the album is now out as a single. Newcomers can check out 'Nineteen' after the break along with much more about Tia McGraff including those tour dates:

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