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John Mayer adds extra UK dates

John Mayer adds extra UK dates

John Mayer will now play four additional shows on top of his eagerly anticipated May 27th Wembley Arena show. Mayer has added a second Wembley performance to the run of dates and will play arena shows in Cardiff, Birmingham and Manchester. Tickets for John Mayer’s first Wembley date (May 27th) sold out in rapid speed, further cementing his reputation as one of Britain’s premier live draws.

John Mayer’s extra UK dates are:

May
Sun 23rd CARDIFF, Arena
Mon 24th BIRMINGHAM, LG Arena
Wed 26th WEMBLEY, Arena

June
Sat 5th MANCHESTER, MEN

Tickets go on general sale 9am Friday January 29th
Tickets are available from: www.livenation.co.uk
Regional Tickets are priced at: £31 plus booking fee
Wembley tickets are priced at: £30-£35 plus booking fee  John Mayer finished up his short UK tour last week, which garnered impressive reviews from the dailies. Mayer returns to the U.S. next month for an extensive run of shows before coming back to Europe in May for the second leg of his European tour

You Me At Six free download

You Me At Six You Me At SixYou Me At Six free download YOU ME AT SIX’s brand new forthcoming album ‘Hold Me Down’ is completed, wrapped up and ready to go, with a release date scheduled for 11th January 2010.  The band decided that they wanted to give fans a taste of what’s to come – and a free taste at that. Consequentially, we have… ‘The Consequence’ – now available to download for FREE only via You Me At Six: Backstage. “The Consquence” features guest vocals courtesy of The Blackout’s Sean Smith.   The first full single to be taken from ‘Hold Me Down’ will be the crunchy power-pop attack of ‘Underdog’ due for release on 7th February 2010.  You Me at Six are about to embark on an arena tour with Paramore next week and will be touring the UK again in March.

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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark to record Absolute session

OMDOMD to record Absolute session.  Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark will promote their special guest appearance on Simple Minds’ ‘Graffiti Soul’ UK Tour in November and December when they record and film an acoustic session for London’s Absolute Radio on Thursday 3rd September. The session will air on Absolute 105.8 FM on Thursday 17th September between 7-8pm, and on Sky Digital 0107 and DAB. The acoustic session, as well as an interview with the band, can be accessed on www.absoluteradio.co.uk.  The Simple Minds/OMD Tour includes the following cities – Newcastle Metro FM Arena (Nov 30), Birmingham LG Arena (Dec 2), Manchester MEN Arena (Dec 3), Sheffield Arena (Dec 5), Cardiff CIA (Dec 6), London Wembley Arena (Dec 7), Glasgow SECC (Dec 11) and Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (Dec 12).

Kasabian announce UK tour

kasabian-2KASABIAN have announced details of an arena tour of the UK this winter. The tour will begin on November 10 at Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, and wind up at Sheffield Arena on November 23.Their latest album, West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum, has sold over 150,000 copies in two weeks and is still top of the charts.

Tickets are expected to go on sale on Friday, July 3 at 9am.

The full list of dates are:

NOVEMBER:

Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena (10th)
Aberdeen, AECC (11th)
Glasgow, SECC (12th)
London, Wembley Arena (14th)
Liverpool, Echo Arena (16th)
Nottingham, Trent FM Arena (18th)
Birmingham, NIA (19th)
Manchester, MEN (20th)
Cardiff, International Arena (22nd)
Sheffield, Arena (23rd)

Jonas Brothers announce Wembley show

jonas-brothersrtvPop-rock music sensations, Jonas Brothers, will return to the UK in June this year to play London’s Wembley Arena on 15th June 2009 to celebrate the release of their new album.

Jonas Brothers are coming off a stellar 2008 that included two sold-out tours in the United States, an American Music Award, a Grammy nomination, two MTV Europe Award nominations, the premiere of the hugely successful TV movie, ‘Camp Rock’, and the release of their album, A Little Bit Longer, that has been certified gold in the UK and platinum in the United States. Jonas Brothers’ previous self-titled album, also released in the UK in 2008, has been certified gold as well. The band also appeared on Saturday Night Live this month on Valentine’s Day.

The new movie, Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience, will be released on 27th February 2009 in the United States and on 29th May 2009 in the UK. Their new Disney Channel program, ‘JONAS!’ will premiere in the United States in May and worldwide later this year.

More about The Jonas Brothers.
Within a year Jonas Brothers have successfully raised their reputation to be one of musicians worth acknowledged. If their first effort ‘It’s About Time’ (2006) only managed to peak at #91, their self-titled sophomore album went straight to #5 in Billboard Hot 200 chart. In the first week of its release, the album was sold 69,000 copies, beating various artists’ soundtrack of ‘Hairspray’ by hundreds. A review in USA Today read, “They’ve got fizzy harmonies, punchy power chords and sugary choruses that bounce off the walls.” Prior and post the album’s release, the trio have sold out tickets of their shows, graced covers of teen magazines and been signed for special appearances. As young icons, they have been booked to make a cameo in Disney Channel’s ‘Hannah Montana’ TV series on August 17 where they will perform a duet with the main star Miley Cyrus. The brothers also jumped on their first major tour as the supporting act of Cyrus on that fall starting from October 18 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Unlike Hanson or other teen bands where the siblings have been bond as a group, Jonas Brothers did not start as a band but a solo. It started with a single project of youngest brother Nicholas Jerry Jonas who was born September 16, 1992. He was spotted by Columbia Records that immediately also noticed the talent of his two older brothers Joseph Adam Jonas (born August 15, 1989) and Paul Kevin Jonas II (born November 5, 1987). The three of them started performing as a trio called Sons of Jonas before eventually landing the more commercial name, Jonas Brothers. All this while their father would book them gigs and give finance to reach their dream.

Their first Columbia album ‘It’s About Time’ was released on August 8, 2006 and its first single ‘Mandy’ quickly gained success although still mild. ‘Mandy’ music video was placed at #4 in MTV’s TRL, a considerably good start for a young newcomer. Meanwhile in Disney’s radio, ‘Mandy’ and another track ‘Year 3000′ were very well received that they both topped the chart along with other off album singles that they recorded such as ‘Kids of the Future’, and ‘Poor Unfortunate Souls’. Despite all the attainment, the debut album failed to reach wide success and only peaked at #91 in the Billboard Albums chart. The brothers were soon dropped from Columbia

 

To learn more about Jonas Brothers, visit: www.jonasbrothers.uk.com

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