Cheryl Cole’s career seems to be going from strength to strength and in October she will be headlining her first ever UK tour ‘A Million Lights’!
Her latest track ‘Call My Name’ written and produced by Calvin Harris is the fastest selling single of 2012 and has launched her back into the music spotlight.
Serving up a decent dose of pop, her third album ‘A Million Lights’ has an impressive list of producers and artists on it including Britney hitmaker Jim Beanz and friend and mentor will.i.am. If that wasn’t enough, Lana Del Rey penned her track ‘Ghetto Baby’ and Wretch 32 collaborated with her on my personal favourite ‘Screw You’.
To see her live tickets are on sale now:
6th October – Nottingham Arena
7th October – London – The O2
9th October – Sheffield – Motorpoint Arena
11th October – Liverpool – Echo Arena
12th October – Birmingham – LG Arena
13th October – Manchester Arena
15th October – Glasgow – SECC
17th October – Newcastle – Metro Radio Arena
Hailing from Essex and Cambridge, Twenty Twenty are lead singer and guitarist Sam Halliday, his brother bassist Jack Halliday and drummer Sonny Watson-Lang. The band formed in early 2009 after Sonny agreed to play drums with the Halliday brothers.
Since then the trio have steadily created an incredible buzz prior to their major label signing. Honing their craft playing live shows with the likes of JLS, McFly, Selena Gomez and The Sugababes and touring the UK on their own headline sold-out tours throughout 2010, they amassed a huge fan base along the way.
Their independently released ‘Get Down Live With Twenty Twenty’ DVD sensationally reached No.4 in the UK’s music DVD charts, behind only the likes of U2 and Michael Jackson.
Now with major label support in the shape of Geffen, Twenty Twenty will release their new single ‘Love To Life’ on 17th April followed by a mini album in late April. Written by the band and produced by Julian Emery (McFly, Simple Plan, Lissie), ‘Love To Life’ is an infectious cocktail of rock and pop featuring an indelible melody, an anthemic sing-along chorus and soaring guitar riffs, while the lyrics reveal the excitement of feeling love for the first time.
The band recently supported on The Saturdays UK tour throughout February to great acclaim – and will now be supporting The Wanted on the following tour dates:
THE WANTED UK tour ‘ support slot:
26th Mar: Rhyl Pavillion
28th Mar: Manchester Apollo
29th Mar: Manchester Apollo
30th Mar: Newcastle City Hall
1st Apr: Brighton Centre
2nd Apr: Notts Royal Concert Hall
3rd Apr: Cardiff CIA
5th Apr: Plymouth Pavillion
6th Apr: London Hammersmith Apollo
7th Apr: London Hammersmith Apollo
9th Apr: Bournemouth BIC
10th Apr: Sheffield City Hall
11th Apr: Wolves Civic Hall
13th Apr: Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
14th Apr: Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
15th Apr: Edinburgh Playhouse
The Pigeon Detectives are pleased to announce details of a new single, a new album and their first UK headline shows since selling out London’s Alexandra Palace at end of 2008. In the interim, the band took leave before recharging and have spent the past year writing and demoing in New York before recording in earnest in the Autumn of 2010.
The entire experience has been a new one for the quintet from Leeds whose two previous albums – which have now sold in excess of half a million copies in the UK , were written and recorded on home turf and the first fruits of which will be the brand new single ‘Done In Secret’ .
Recorded at Brooklyn Recording Company with Justin Gerrish taking on production and mixing duties, the album ‘UP,GUARDS AND AT ‘EM!” will be released on 4th April through Dance To The Radio and will be available on vinyl, CD and digitally via all usual outlets. The full tracklisting:
1. ‘She Wants Me’
3. ‘What Can I Say?’
4. ‘Need To Know This’
5. ‘Done In Secret’
6. ‘What You Gonna Do ?’
7. ‘Turn Out The Lights’
8. ‘Through The Door’
9. ‘Go At It Completely’
10. ‘I Don’t Know You’
Meanwhile the band have also announced details of their first headlining UK shows of 2011 and will be airing tracks off the new album when they appear as follows:
March 28th – MIDDLESBOROUGH – Empire
March 29th – GLASGOW – ABC
March 30th – MANCHESTER – Ritz
March 31st – LIVERPOOL – Academy
April 2nd – BIRMINGHAM – Institute
April 3rd – OXFORD – Academy
April 4th – NORWICH – UEA
April 6th – LONDON – Shepherds Bush Empire
April 8th – BOURNEMOUTH – Old Fire Station
April 9th – PORTSMOUTH – Wedgewood Rooms
April 10th – BRISTOL – Trinity
April 11th – COVENTRY – Kasbah
April 12th – LEEDS – Metro University
The View have announced details of a huge UK tour for April. The band, who release new single ‘Grace’ on Monday 7th March and their new, Youth-produced album ‘Bread And Circuses’ on the 14th March, start in their hometown Dundee on the 4th April. The tour also includes a headline show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London. The band also play two shows this week at London’a Old Blue Last (Tues 1st & Weds 2nd February).
The full list of tour dates are:
Monday 4th April ‘ Dundee Caird Hall
Tuesday 5th April ‘ Aberdeen Music Hall
Wednesday 6th April ‘ Glasgow Barrowlands
Saturday 9th April ‘Sheffield Leadmill
Sunday 10th April ‘Leeds Cockpit
Monday 11th April ‘Manchester Academy 2
Friday 15th April ‘ Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Saturday 16th April ‘ Birmingham O2 Academy
Sunday 17th April ‘Norwich Waterfront
Monday 18th April ‘ Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Wednesday 20th April – London Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Thursday 21st April ‘ Bristol The Fleece
Friday 22nd April ‘ Coventry Kasbar
Carl Barat has postponed his forthcoming solo tour of the UK, leaving some dates cancelled altogether.
Most dates have been rescheduled for later in the year but some have no rescheduled dates with no explanations forthcoming we will strive to find out the latest asap.
The new scheduled looks like this:
February 18 ‘ Norwich UEA ‘ CANCELLED
February 19 ‘ Oxford O2 Academy ‘ will now take place on April 3
February 20 ‘ Shepherds Bush Empire ‘ TBC
February 21 ‘ Bristol Anson Rooms ‘ CANCELLED
February 22 ‘ Brighton Concorde 2 ‘ will now take place on March 29
February 24 ‘ Portsmouth Wedgwood Rooms – TBC
February 25 ‘ Cambridge Junction – will now take place on March 31
February 26 ‘ Birmingham HMV Institute ‘ TBC
February 27 ‘ Manchester Academy 2 ‘ will now take place on April 6
March 1 ‘ Glasgow ABC ‘ TBC
March 2 ‘ Sheffield Leadmill ‘ will now take place on April 8
Refunds for the cancelled dates will be available from the point of sale.
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.
James Blunt announces tour dates. James Blunt, one of the true highlights of the recent Help For Heroes live show at Twickenham, will embark on a headline UK tour in February and March 2011. His new single ‘Stay The Night’ will be released on October 25, followed by his third album ‘Some Kind of Trouble’ on November 8. The new album was produced by Steve Robson (with co production by Greg Kurstin and Eg White) and sees the five times Grammy nominee start another chapter in his musical career with a sense of freshness and spontaneity pervading the whole record. However, much as he loves making new music, for Blunt the ultimate joy comes from playing the songs live and sharing them with an audience. “Put the album out and put me out on the road” he says. “Get me on tour and we’re going to have the time of our lives doing these songs”
The 2011 James Blunt tour dates are:
17 Feb Glasgow – Clyde Auditorium
18 Feb Newcastle City Hall
19 Feb Sheffield City Hall
21 Feb Nottingham Royal Civic Concert Hall
22 Feb Wolverhampton Civic Hall
23 Feb Manchester O2 Apollo
24 Feb Cardiff – St Davids Hall
26 Feb Bristol Colston Hall
27 Feb London – HMV Hammersmith Apollo
1 March Cambridge Corn Exchange
3 March Plymouth Pavillions
4 March Portsmouth Guildhall
Westlife announce 2011 UK tour. After a hugely successful UK tour earlier this year, Kings of the charts Westlife have today announced that they will be hitting the road once again in March 2011 to wow audiences up and down the country. Revered for their spectacular live shows, created with visionary William Baker (Kylie, Leona, Bjork), the band will be visiting arenas in 9 cities throughout March 2011. The shows will include the band’s biggest hits as well as tracks off their 2009 double platinum album ‘Where We Are’ and from the brand new album they are currently in the studio working on, due for release in November this year.
MONDAY 07 CARDIFF CIA
FRIDAY 11 LONDON O2 ARENA
MONDAY 14 NEWCASTLE METRO RADIO ARENA
WEDNESDAY 16 NOTTINGHAM TRENT FM ARENA
FRIDAY 18 LIVERPOOL ECHO ARENA
SATURDAY 19 GLASGOW SECC
TUESDAY 22 MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS ARENA
FRIDAY 25 BIRMINGHAM LG ARENA
SUNDAY 27 LONDON WEMBLEY ARENA
MONDAY 28 SHEFFIELD MOTORPOINT ARENA
Tickets go onsale 9am on Friday 10th September 2010 priced at £40.50 regionally and £43.00 and 37.50 London (subject to booking fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk
Florence & the Machine release new single ‘Hurricane Love’. Lungs became one of the biggest selling debut albums of 2009 and is now double platinum (600k+ sales) but Florence’s reign on the UK alternative pop scene continues apace into 2010. After a stint in the studio early in the year, there then follows a jaunt across the globe to Australia, Japan and back to Europe on tour in late January and February. Spring will bear witness to further American shows, the Miami Winter Music Conference, a bigger and better UK tour and back to sunny Palm Springs for Coachella at the end of April. ‘Hurricane Love’ is a passionate ode to losing someone you love and braving the powerful and confusing emotions of seeing them out with another, when your feelings for them are still very much still alive:
‘I’m going out, I’m gonna drink myself to death,
and in the crowd, I see you with someone else
I brace myself coz I know it’s gonna hurt
But I’d like to think, at least things can’t get any worse’
The video for ‘Hurricane…’ is being shot in Paris and a number of exciting mixes are in the pipeline to rival the all-conquering xx remix of current single ‘You’ve Got The Love’.
After a summer that saw the band release their debut single ‘The Great Disruptors’ and self-titled album, Sweethead are back in the UK this month. Having already spent most of the year out on the road with the likes of Snow Patrol & Eagles of Death Metal the band have been invited to join super-group Them Crooked Vultures on their upcoming UK tour. Best known for his participation in QOTSA, Sweethead Continue reading →