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The Subways announce UK tour

Following the release of a free download last week via their website, THE SUBWAYS have announced a UK tour for September and the release date of their third album.

‘Money and Celebrity’ is released on 19th September 2011 on Cooking Vinyl and was recorded and produced by Stephen Street in London earlier this year. The tour kicks off in Oxford the same week as the release, their first full UK outing since October 2008.

The Subways released the brand new song ‘It’s A Party’ on Thursday afternoon (16th June) via their website with no prior warning, and the track was downloaded over 1,000 times within the hour almost cashing their server. By yesterday over 10,000 copies were downloaded.

An infectious pop-rock sound with killer hooks and sing along chorus the song is sure to sound even better when you’re bouncing around at a show. The 12 track album features music across the spectrum, melding their first album’s melodic immediacy with the second’s energetic rock power. As the title suggest, the songs were inspired by the overwhelming celebrity culture and also the financial crisis affecting the world today and how these things influence people.

New album MONEY AND CELEBRITY 19 September 2011

On tour:
17 September Oxford, O2 Academy 0844 477 2000
18 September Falmouth, Princess Pavilion 0871 220 0260
20 September Birmingham, O2 Academy 0844 477 2000
21 September Nottingham, Rescue Rooms 0845 413 4444
23 September Wrexham, Central Station 01978 358 780
24 September Glasgow, Oran Mor 08444 999 990
25 September Newcastle, O2 Academy 0844 477 2000
27 September Manchester, Academy 3 0161 832 1111
28 September Sheffield, Foundry 0114 222 8777
30 September Swansea, Sin City 01792 654 226
1 October Bristol, Thekla 0845 413 4444
3 October Southampton, University 023 8063 2601
4 October London, Koko 0844 847 2258

Tickets go on sale Wednesday 22 June priced £10.50 (ex/ Southampton £11/ London £13.50) + booking fees – online tickets at http://thesubwaystickets.sandbag.uk.com

Blink 182 announce first UK arena tour in over 7 years.

Blink 182 announce first UK arena tour in over 7 years.

Blink 182 announce first UK arena tour in over 7 years.

Blink 182 announce first UK arena tour in over 7 years. Following a 5 year hiatus, breaking the merchandise sales record at Reading & Leeds Festivals this year and sold out shows in Scotland and Eire in August, Pop punk pioneers Blink 182, have confirmed a run of UK arena dates next summer ‘ their first UK headlining Arena tour in over 7 years. Tickets for the shows will go on sale on Friday 26th November. Blink 182 were formed in San Diego in 1992 by Mark Hoppus and Tom De Longe and later joined by drummer Travis Barker. The bands breakthrough album, Enema Of The State, was released in 1999 and went on to sell in excess of 15 million copies worldwide. Their next two albums, Take Off Your Pants And Jacket (2001) and blink 182 (2003) cemented their position as a pop punk supergroup. Additionally the band have won a number of MTV Awards throughout their career.  A new album will be released in Summer 2011 via Universal / Island Records. The full list of 2011 UK dates are as follows:

Friday 8th July MANCHESTER MEN Arena
Tuesday 12th July NEWCASTLE Metro Radio Arena
Wednesday 13th July NOTTINGHAM Trent FM Arena
Friday 15th July BIRMINGHAM LG Arena
Monday 18th July LONDON The 02 Arena

Get access to some of Britain’s best events with VIPNow.

Get access to some of Britain’s best events with VIPNow.

Get access to some of Britain’s best events with VIPNow.

With Vodafone VIPNow you can get access to some of Britain’s best events, this means you can get tickets to the hottest music festivals, Vodafone London Fashion Weekend or the McLaren Technology Centre. Lots of Vodafone customers have already enjoyed some of Britain’s best events. Registering for Vodafone VIP is easy.  Just login or register and give yourself lots to look forward to. Vodafone  joined forces with Warehouse to offer you and up to three friends an after hours shopping experience – with £1000 to spend. Or you could enjoy the attention of your own personal stylist at GAP, along with £500 gift card to spend in store, champagne, canapés and a fabulous goody bag.  Fancy a new hairdo? You can also take advantage of some great discounts at TONI&GUY salons nationwide. And if you’re in need of some inspiration about your look, your home or just life in general, Vodafone offers subscriptions to some of the UK’s bestselling magazines.  What a great way to stay ahead of all the latest trends. If you love Formula 1™ and fast cars, you’ll be in pole position for some unique experiences with Vodafone VIP. Imagine exclusively seeing the technology that shapes the success of Vodafone McLaren Mercedes – one of the top Formula 1™ teams.Well, Vodafone  got tickets to go behind the scenes and tour the McLaren Technology Centre. As a Vodafone customer, you’ll have the chance to get tickets to some of the best events throughout the summer. Whether you’re into ambient or metal, folk or trance, classical or indie, you’re in for a musical treat to remember this festival season.  Vodafone VIPNow

Primal Scream to play 2 gigs per night

Primal Scream to play 2 gigs per night

Primal Scream to play 2 gigs per night

Primal Scream to play 2 gigs per night. Primal Scream will be treating fans to two sets at their Olympia gigs on November 26th and 27th. As well as playing their seminal album ‘Screamadelica’ in full, the legendary band will be opening the evening with a live greatest hits set, taking to the stage for show number one at 7.30pm. As it stands, the timings look like this:

Primal Scream; 7.30pm-8.15pm, Andrew Weatherall DJ set; 8.15pm-8.55pm
Primal Scream play Screamadelica; 9.10pm-10.30pm

So remember to get there early! The band will be touring ‘Screamadelica’ for seven shows in March next year. Expect news of the ‘Screamadelica’ re-issues soon.

Foo Fighters confirm Isle of Wight Festival 2011 headline slot.

Foo Fighters confirm Isle of Wight Festival 2011 headline slot.

Foo Fighters confirm Isle of Wight Festival 2011 headline slot.

Foo Fighters confirm Isle of Wight Festival 2011 headline slot. The Isle of Wight Festival 2011 is proud to announce Foo Fighters as headliners for Saturday June 11th. The multiple Grammy and Brit Award winners join the mighty Kings of Leon and the newly reformed Pulp, from Friday June 10th – Sunday June 12th for what will be the hottest ticket of the summer. Tickets go on sale Friday 19th November. Foo Fighters are one of the most influential bands of the last two decades and are sure to get the festival season rolling in true rock fashion. The Isle of Wight Festival is renowned for hosting the biggest names, along with the best up and coming acts around and 2011 will be no exception. Foo Fighters have had two #1 albums in the UK (One By One and Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace) and four top 10 albums (Foo Fighters, The Colour & The Shape, There Is Nothing Left To Lose, In Your Honour). Their hits are festival anthems that have raised millions of hands and voices the world over, including ‘Everlong,’ ‘Best Of You,’ ‘Learn To Fly,’ ‘All My Life’ and ‘The Pretender’. The Isle of Wight Festival 2011 is the perfect stomping ground for the band and fans alike, but tickets for this epic line up will go quick so head to www.isleofwightfestival.com on Friday 19th November to get yours. John Giddings, the Festival’s promoter, says, ‘What band is more fitting to bring back for our tenth birthday than the Foos? They gave it their all in 2006 and have only become bigger and better since’. Each year the Isle of Wight Festival brings together free spirited festivalgoers, in a truly beautiful setting. It is undoubtedly one of the most distinctive and best-loved festivals on the calendar and the three UK Festival Awards for ‘Best Major UK Festival’, ‘Outstanding Greener Festival’ and ‘Outstanding Contribution to Festivals’ (awarded to John Giddings) are proof of just that. The Isle of Wight Festival takes place 10th – 12th June at
Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight. Keep up to date with the Festival at www.isleofwightfestival.com

The Charlatans prepare to release their new single ‘Your Pure Soul’

The Charlatans prepare to release their new single 'Your Pure Soul'

The Charlatans prepare to release their new single 'Your Pure Soul'

The Charlatans prepare to release their new single ‘Your Pure Soul’.  Following the success of the release of their eleventh album and a sold-out UK tour, The Charlatans prepare to release their new single ‘Your Pure Soul’. The track will be released on November 29th 2011 on Frink Recordings through Cooking Vinyl. Despite proving to be a tough year for the band – drummer Jon Brookes collapsed on stage during a gig on tour in the US and was subsequently diagnosed with a brain tumour – The Charlatans have again found the strength to carry on and keep doing what they do best, making and playing music. ‘Your Pure Soul’ is taken from their Youth produced eleventh studio album ‘Who We Touch’, released in September this year. During the summer festivals and the band’s own UK dates the track proved to be a live favourite. The Charlatansare currently on tour in Australia and the Far East with The Verve’s Pete Salisbury as temporary replacement for Jon whilst he undergoes treatment. More UK dates are currently being planned, details to be announced soon.

Kings of Leon to headline Isle of Wight Festival.

Kings of Leon to headline Isle of Wight Festival.

Kings of Leon to headline Isle of Wight Festival.

Kings of Leon to headline Isle of Wight Festival. The first major festival of the summer, the iconic Isle of Wight Festival today announces Kings of Leon as the first of its headliners. Taking place from Friday 10th ‘ Sunday 12th June 2011 it is sure to be one of the hottest weekends of the summer and goes on sale this Friday 19th November. Watch this space, as more acts will be announced this week.. It’s the only UK major festival performance with the Tennessee four piece this year. Kings of Leon’s 5th album ‘Come Around Sundown’ became their 3rd consecutive album to debut at No.1 when it topped the UK charts upon release. The second single from their album, entitled ‘Pyro’ will be released on December 6th. John Giddings, the Festival promoter, says; ‘We are proud to bring one of the world’s biggest rock bands to the island on our tenth anniversary. It is an incredible way to start the weekend, I can’t wait!’ 2011 is an extra special year for the festival as it celebrates its 10th birthday in style. The Isle of Wight Festival is renowned year on year for its eclectic & electric line-up, mixing iconic artists with up and coming acts to make a truly original festival that appeal to all types of music lovers and this year will be no exception. Each year the Isle of Wight Festival brings together free spirited festivalgoers, in a simply beautiful setting. It is undoubtedly one of the most distinctive and best-loved festivals on the calendar and the three UK Festival Awards for ‘Best Major UK Festival’, ‘Outstanding Greener Festival’ and ‘Outstanding Contribution to Festivals’ (awarded to John Giddings) are proof of just that. The Isle of Wight Festival takes place 10th – 12th June at Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight. Keep up to date with the Festival at www.isleofwightfestival.com

White Lies announce UK tour dates

 

White Lies announce UK tour dates. White Lies, who release their new album Ritual on January 17th 2011, have announced details of their live return in the U.K.Following a successful Summer 2010 touring all corners of the globe with Muse, White Lies will tour the UK in February next year. The full list of dates are as follows:

FEBRUARY 2011

4th Cambridge Junction
6th Norwich UEA
7th Brighton Corn Exchange
9th Bristol Academy
10th London Shepherd’s Bush Empire
13th Leeds Academy
14th Birmingham Institute
16th Glasgow Barrowlands
17th Newcastle Academy
18th Manchester Academy

Tickets are priced at £16 (£17.50 in London) and are available from 9am on November 19th via www.whitelies.com,  White Lies will also perform a live premiere of their new album at London’s historic boxing venue York Hall on Monday 22nd November 2010. Tickets for the event SOLD OUT within minutes of going on sale in mid-October.

Gorillaz album recorded on iPad to be released

Gorillaz album recorded on iPad to be released

Gorillaz album recorded on iPad to be released

Gorillaz album recorded on iPad to be released.  Damon Albarn has been working on the fourth Gorillaz album with the help of his trusty iPad. According to an interview with NME, Albarn said the follow up to the band’s hugely successful third record ‘Plastic Beach’ will hopefully be out before Christmas.

Speaking of the making of the record, he said ”ve made it on an iPad. I hope I’ll be making the first record on an iPad. I fell in love with my iPad as soon as I got it, so I’ve made a completely different kind of record.’

The fact that the word ‘iPad appears three times in that sentence suggests that he must really REALLY love it, despite his band announcing a partnership with Microsoft to help launch Internet Explorer 9.

Idlewild’s U.S. tour cancelled due to guitarist injury

Idlewild's U.S. tour cancelled due to guitarist injury

Idlewild's U.S. tour cancelled due to guitarist injury

Idlewild’s U.S. tour cancelled due to guitarist injury. Idlewild’s U.S. tour dates have been cancelled due to an injury to Rod Jones. The guitarist recently broke his collarbone in an unfortunate accident and is unable to perform. “Myself and the rest of the band are absolutely gutted that we won’t be able to do these shows at this time,” Jones said. “I know this is a disappointment to some of you who have been patiently waiting for five years to see us there and it is a feeling we share with you as a band. Again I’d like to extend my sincere and heartfelt apologies and hope to see you some time in the near future.” The revered Scottish folk-punk outfit was due to make their long-awaited return to the U.S. to perform shows on the East and West Coasts in support of their recently released sixth studio LP, Post Electric Blues. The album is currently available via the Nice Music Group.

CANCELLED IDLEWILD DATES

November 16 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Echo
November 17 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Echo
November 18 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Independent
November 20 РSeattle, Wash. @ Crocodile Caf̩
November 22 – New York, N.Y. @ Bowery Ballroom
November 23 – New York, N.Y. @ Bowery Ballroom
November 24 – Cambridge, Mass. @ Middle East Downstairs
November 26 – Chicago, Ill. @ Lincoln Hall

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