Eagles to play their first ever China gigs. Eagles ‘Long Road Out Of Eden’ tour will continue is long run into 2011 with dates announce for the band’s first ever Eagles will play Shanghai and Beijing in March. Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh is looking forward to the shows. He has never been to China. ‘We are going to China and I have no idea what to expect,’ Joe tells undercover.fm. ‘ am really looking forward to that. We are playing Beijing’.Having never been there, he has know idea how the audience will react to the Eagles. ‘ have no idea what to expect,’ he says. ‘ don’t know it they are going sit there and look at us, or clap or if they will know any of the words. We will just go and play and an Eagles concert like we do and see what happens’. He might even change things around for the China show. He might even sing his signature tune ‘Life’s Been Good’ in Chinese. ‘ should actually get that interpreted into Chinese and sing it in Chinese. I wonder what that would sound like?’Dates for Eagles in China are:Shanghai: Wed 9 March – Mercedes-Benz Arena and Beijing: Sat 12 March – Wukesong Arena
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. 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’. 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. 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, 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:
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. 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.
Iron Maiden announce UK arena dates. Live Nation (MCD in Belfast) is proud to welcome rock legends IRON MAIDEN back to the UK in 2011 for an extensive 10 city arena tour for the final run of dates on their FINAL FRONTIER WORLD TOUR 2010/11.
For the first time in many years, the band will be playing shows across the full length and breadth of the UK, including places they’ve not visited for up to three decades! The dates for The Final Frontier UK Tour 2011 are:
Wed 20 Scotland, Glasgow SECC
Thu 21 Scotland, Aberdeen AECC P&J Arena
Sat 23 England, Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Sun 24 England, Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
Wed 27 England, Nottingham Trent FM Arena
Thu 28 England, Manchester MEN Arena
Sun 31 England, Birmingham NIA
Mon 1 Wales, Cardiff CIA Arena
Wed 3 Northern Ireland, Belfast Odyssey
Fri 5 England, London 02 Arena
Swedish House Mafia announce biggest UK gig . On Sunday 30th May, house legends the Swedish House Mafia will play the most awe-inspiring venue of their live 2010 tour, at the spectacular Magna Science & Adventure Centre in Rotherham, making it their first northern date of 2010. The Swedish trio – aka Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Steve Angello – will perform their impressive live show to a 3,500 capacity crowd in Magna’s Concert Arena, held together with unrivalled production to compliment this mesmerising show. Magna was once the largest steel mill in Europe making it unlike no other live music venue in the UK. Its cathedral like structure retains all its original features including elevated walkways, soaring ceilings, giant cranes, and huge argons once used to hold liquid steel. It’s a monumental setting for what is set to be the most epic date of the tour: think sci-fi cult classic Blade Runner! The Magna Live events team will transform the building’s complete 4,500 capacity space into an aesthetically amazing night to remember with help from illustrious local legends Kissdafunk, HABIT, and Candypants. Each a huge success in its own right, hosting weekly and monthly parties around the globe, Kissdafunk vs. HABIT will take over Magna’s Face Of Steel in a metallic, industrial setting, whilst Candypants will host a bedecked, exclusive VIP area. In the past, Magna has showcased numerous live music events from brands and acts including Gatecrasher, the Kaiser Chiefs, Arctic Monkeys, Sugababes, and the Auto Festival where Pulp played their last ever gig. This is one of only a handful of chances to see all three of the Swedish House Mafia in the north of England this year. Combine this with the sheer magnitude and uniqueness of Magna – you’ve got a destination night out definitely not to be missed. Get your £17.50 early-bird tickets NOW www.magnalive.com Magna, Sheffield Road, Rotherham, S60 1DX | Bank Holiday Sunday 30th May | 10pm-5am | www.magnalive.com
Shed Seven back on the road. The five piece band, who enjoyed a run of fifteen consecutive Top 40 hits from 1994 to 2003, including the anthems Going For Gold and Chasing Rainbows, will embark on an 18 date UK tour in December. Frontman Rick Witter said: ‘The reaction to our reunion tour of 2007 was amazing and after a couple of memorable festival appearances Continue reading →