Joe Brooks, the internet sensation, announces third world tour

Joe Brooks, the internet sensation, announces third world tour

Joe Brooks, the internet sensation, announces third world tour

Joe Brooks, the internet sensation, announces third world tour. Joe Brooks, the online sensation who sold out his first two UK tours as an unsigned artist, is set to embark on a third run of dates, beginning November 19th. Now signed, Brooks’ London date has already sold out but a brand new date has just been added at Newcastle’s O2 Academy2 on November 29th. Previously the #1 artist on the MySpace UK (unsigned) Chart for nearly one year, Joe released his major label debut album in the UK last month thru iTunes on Island Records. The development story continues for the 23 year-old Southampton native, who built up a staggering fan base from his bedroom, without the help of a record label or publisher. Now he has nearly 20 million plays on MySpace and his new video for his first single ‘Superman’ is exploding on YouTube, recently amassing 1 million views in 8 days. With his pitch-perfect voice, uplifting lyrics and youthful spirit, Joe has won over legions of fans despite not previously having an album commercially available. The response so far has been particularly gratifying for Brooks, who began playing guitar at 16 and writing songs soon after. Now his fans can finally get what they have been glamorizing for, a full-length album. But the recorded music is only part of the story. The charismatic Brooks, who Seventeen/Cosmo girl recently called ‘The Next John Mayer,’ ‘brings it’ live and fans have flocked to see him perform everywhere he has played. ‘Simply writing and singing songs that people love to listen to, gives me the greatest buzz ever,’ says Brooks. ‘ just can’t wait to meet my fans ‘ for me that is the most exciting thing there is as a musician.’

Catch Joe Brooks on the following dates:

November 19th, 2010 @ Stiff Kitten, Belfast –
November 20th, 2010 @ Academy 2, Dublin –
November 22nd, 2010 @ Borderline, London ‘ SOLD OUT
November 23rd, 2010 @ O2 Academy3, Birmingham ‘ 0844 477 2000
November 25th, 2010 @ O2 Academy2, Oxford ‘ 0844 477 2000
November 26th, 2010 @ Rock City Basement, Nottingham ‘ 0845413 4444
November 28th, 2010 @ Roadhouse, Manchester – 0161 832 1111
November 29th, 2010 @ O2 Academy2, Newcastle ‘ 0844 477 2000 ‘ new show added
December 1tst, 2010 @ King Tuts, Glasgow – 0844 4999 990

Tickets are priced at £9 in London, Birmingham and Manchester, £8 elsewhere.

Los Campesinos! unveil new member, single and gigs.

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The Molotovs free track and youtube channel

The MolotovsCrafty London melody merchants The Molotovs have announced details of their debut mini album ‘And The Heads Did Roll’ released through Fierce Panda on the 5th October 2009. To Celebrate the band have released album track ‘In conversation’ as an exclusive track for bloggers and media to share. The band have also recently created a youtube channel. They offer a selection of video Continue reading →

Aiden frontman William Francis goes solo

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La Roux announces November tour

la-roux-rtvLa Roux’s third single ‘Bulletproof’ went straight in at #1 in the UK top 40 last week, her debut album ‘La Roux’ entered at #2 yesterday with 63,000 sales.  Of all the pop debutantes perched on the edge of success as 2009 began, La Roux – AKA 21 year old South Londoner Elly Jackson – is currently the only one to be commanding such genuine mass crossover appeal. Her music is as likely to appear on urban blogs, as it is to be blazing out of cars and over summer parks from Radio 1 or pounding out of Shoreditch clubs. This spring she headlined the sold-out NME Radar tour, which, considering the previous year’s headliners were art-punk dilettantes Crystal Castles, pays great testament to both La Roux’s credibility and broad appeal. After all, not many artists headline an alternative music tour while sat at the top of the charts.  This self-possessed young girl, poised beneath an extraordinary gravity defying hair sculpture, making music that looks backwards to leap forwards, has leapt beyond her electropop contemporaries with the raw confessional quality of her songwriting and the sharp sophistication of her through-the-looking-glass 80s aesthetic. La Roux seems to know exactly who she wants to be and is fully aware she’s already achieving it with ease.  After playing to a packed out dance tent at this years Glastonbury and a rip-roaring album launch show at the Forum last week – Elly Jackson is pleased to announce a series of live shows this coming November.

Live dates are:

12/11 Dublin, Academy
13/11 Leeds, Stylus
14/11 Newcastle, University
16/11 Glasgow, ABC
17/11 Nottingham ,Rock City
18/11 Birmingham ,O2 Academy
20/11 Bristol ,O2 Academy
21/11 Manchester, Warehouse*
22/11 Norwich, UEA
24/11 Southampton, Guildhall
25/11 London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

Beverley Knight announces UK tour

beverley-knightUK soul queen Beverley Knight will be undertaking her first UK tour in 2 years this November, and has also announced a headline show in 2010 in the prestigious surroundings of London’s Royal Albert Hall.  Knight has also just completed work on her 6th studio album, entitled ’100%’ and due for release on September 14th 2009. The multi award winning star has worked with a fine array of collaborators and producers to complete a body of work that is sure to be widely acknowledged as the best album of her career so far. 100% sees triple Mobo award winning Knight working with illustrious former writing partners Guy Chambers and Jimmy Hogarth (Adele, Duffy) as well as with multi Grammy Award winning legends Jam and Lewis, and Ivor Novello winning songwriter Amanda Ghost (Beyonce, Shakira). Knight and Ghost are co-writers of the album’s first single, ‘Beautiful Night’, due for release on September 7th  September also sees the launch of Knight’s cosmetics range for dark skin: ‘K by Beverley Knight’, to be launched exclusively in Selfridges stores and rolled out to John Lewis and other stores afterwards. A new album, a cosmetics range and a UK tour in November – details to be announced very soon – 2009 is set to be Beverley Knight’s year – 100%.

Full details below:

Thursday 3rd September –ICA, London SOLD OUT
Tuesday 3rd November – Ipswich Regent
Wednesday 4th November – Cardiff St David’s Hall
Thursday 5th November – Bristol Colston Hall
Friday 6th November – Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Sunday 8th November – Glasgow ABC
Monday 9th November – Preston Guild Hall
Tuesday 10th November – Liverpool Philharmonic
Thursday 12th November – Brighton Dome
Friday 13th November – Southampton Guild Hall
Sunday 15th November – Folkestone Leas Cliff
Monday 16th November – Norwich UEA
Tuesday 17th November – Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Thursday 19th November – Southend Cliff Pavillion
Sunday 22nd November – Sheffield City Hall
Monday 23rd November – Birmingham Symphony Hall
Tuesday 24th November – Gateshead Sage
Wednesday 7th April 2010–London Royal Albert Hall

’100%’ is released on Hurricane Records September 14th 2009.

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