Welcome to The RT Rock Show Gig Guide. Here you will find a comprehensive guide of whats going on in South Wales in May. If there is a show that's not listed or you want to add a show to upcoming gig guides click here and send us a message.

When I began to write May's gig guide I learned of the sad news that The Scene Club in Swansea will be closing it's doors and calling it a day. The scene has been providing Swansea with great live bands for a number of years and I have fond memories of fantastic nights out there. The last band I had the privalige to see was "Ross The Boss" on April 1st. Martyn and I caught up with Ross and discussed all things Manowar, Ross The Boss and the UK metal scene. You can listen to the interview here.

We have been informed that The Scene Club and all promoters involved with up coming shows are looking for alternative venues to hold the shows. So fingers crossed all shows will go ahead, somewhere in Swansea. Keep an eye on The RT Rock Show website for more information.

I usually begin my blog with a review of last months gigs, but this month I begin with the gig of the month. Iron Maiden. Yes Iron Maiden's "The Book of Souls world tour finally hits the UK and on Wednesday 24th Steve and the lads head to the Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, That's the CIA to anyone born prior to the millennium. The tour has had fantastic reviews and with Shinedown supporting them it's sure to be a great night.

This leaves me with one question. Paperless tickets! Is it the way forward? Will it stop the touts making a fortune at the expense of fans? have your say by sending us a message for us to read out live on the show.

April Fools

On the 1st of April Ross The Boss came to Swansea and blew the roof of the Scene. Playing Ross' era of Manowar the only fools that night were the people that missed the show. Ross has assured us that there will be a new album next year.