Congratulations to Adele who is pregnant with her first child. The singer and her boyfriend Simon Konecki are celebrating the news. Congratulations also need to go out to Nathan Followill and wife Jessie Baylin who are also expecting their first child. Meanwhile Joy Williams of The Civil Wars and her husband, Nate Yetton, announce the birth of their first child, Miles Alexander, born on June 30th, 2012 in Nashville, TN. Baby and mama are happy & healthy.
Lauren Hill Court Case Continues
Lauren Hill has pleaded guilty to the charges of tax evasion. If Hill is found guilty, The Fugees singer could face up to three years in prison.
Final Edition of The Word
It is sad news from the world of print media. Music magazine The Word has announced that the August edition will be its last.
Flaming Lips Out Perform Jay Z
The Flaming Lips have broken the world record for most shows performed in different cities in one day. The title was formerly held by Jay Z. The Flaming Lips performed in eight cities across America.
Godiva Festival Cancelled
Yet another festival has been cancelled. The Godiva has had to be cancelled due to inclement weather.
T in the Park News
Pete Doherty has pulled out of playing T in the Park. The Libertines and Babyshambles singer has recently checked into a rehab facility in Thailand to help battle his drug addiction.
Plans are apparently going ahead to make a musical of Berry Gordy’s life. The story of Motown will be co-produced by Gordy and hopes to hit the stage in 2013. In other musical news he story of the Spice Girls is being made into a musical called Viva Forever.
Those awaiting a new album from Snow Patrol will be waiting a lot longer than they thought. The band have admitted to scrapping their current recordings which were supposed to make up their
seventh album. In other album news Skunk Anansie’s long awaited new album will be released later this year. The album Black Traffic is a follow up to their 2010 release Wonderlunstre and will be followed by an extensive tour. More details on the European tour when we have them.
Hundred Reasons Split
Hundred Reasons have announced that they are over. They will be playing two shows in November which have been confirmed as the last ever performance from the band.
Alabama Shakes will be playing four UK dates on their European tour. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.
12th November – Academy 1, Manchester
13th November – Barrowlands, Glasgow
16th November – Coronet, London
17th November – Forum, London
Clock Opera have released details of their October/November tour.
20th October – Gathering Festival, Oxford
22nd October – Sugarmill, Stoke
24th October – Cyprus Avenue, Cork
25th October – Roisin Dub, Galway
26th October – Academy 2, Dublin
27th October – Limelight, Belfast
29th October – The Kazimier, Liverpool
30th October – Bodega, Nottingham
31st October – Deaf Institute, Manchester
1st November – Doghouse, Dundee
2nd November – King Tut’s, Glasgow
3rd November – The Harley, Sheffield
5th November – The Haunt, Brighton
6th November – Thekla, Bristol
7th November – Waterfront, Norwich
8th November – Heaven, London
Dark Dark Dark
Dark Dark Dark will be touring this summer.
18th August – Greenman Festival, Powys
20th August – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
21st August – Captains Rest, Glasgow
22nd August – Sneaky Petes, Edinburgh
26th August – The Fleece, Bristol
28th August – Brighton Ballroom, Brighton
31st August – Moseley Folk, Birmingham
1st September – End of the Road, Dorset
2nd September – Electric Picnic Festival, Stradbelly
6th December – The Forum, London (with Kurt Vile and Lower Dens)
7th December – ATP Festival, Minehead (curated by The National)
The Gaslight Anthem
The Gaslight Anthem will be playing four UK dates later this year. Tickets are available via www.livenation.co.uk.
15th October – o2 Brixton Academy, London
18th October – o2 Apollo, Manchester
19th October – o2 Academy, Glasgow
20th October – o2 Academy, Birmingham
Jessie Ware will be touring in November.
5th November – Sugar Club, Dublin
7th November – King Tuts, Glasgow
8th November – Sound Control, Manchester
9th November – Cockpit, Leeds
12th November – Concorde, Brighton
13th November – Electric, London
14th November – Thekla, Bristol
See ME perform on their upcoming tour.
3rd July – The Social, London
4th July – The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool (supporting Arcane Roots)
5th July – Rock City, Nottingham (supporting Arcane Roots)
6th July – The Empire, Middlesborough (supporting Arcane Roots)
7th July – Kasbah, Coventry (supporting Arcane Roots)
8th July – The Soundhouse, Leicester (supporting Arcane Roots)
10th July – Boiler Room, Guildford (supporting Arcane Roots)
11th July – The Joiners, Southampton (supporting Arcane Roots)
12th July – Cranford Arms, Milton Keynes (supporting Arcane Roots)
13th July – Bristol, Louisiana (supporting Arcane Roots)
16th July – Night and Day Café, Manchester (supporting Arcane Roots)
17th July – Stereo 22-28, Glasgow (supporting Canterbury)
18th July – The Flapper, Birmingham (supporting Canterbury)
19th July – Barfly, London (supporting Canterbury)
3rd August – Y-Not Festival
The Midnight Beast
Tickets for The Midnight Beast’s October tour are available via www.livenation.co.uk.
2nd October – o2 Academy, Glasgow
3rd October – Manchester Academy, Manchester
4th October – o2 Academy, Leeds
6th October – o2 Academy, Bournemouth
7th October – Cardiff Uni Great Hall, Cardiff
8th October – Cambridge Corn Exchange, Cambridge
10th October – Rock City, Nottingham
11th October – Guildhall, Southampton
12th October – o2 Academy, Bristol
14th October – o2 Academy, Birmingham
15th October – o2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
Miss May I
Miss May I have announced details of an autumn tour.
30th November – Club Academy, Manchester
1st November – Classic Grand, Glasgow
2nd December – o2 Academy 2, Birmingham
3rd December – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
5th December – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
6th December – Garage, London
7th December – Great Hall 2, Cardiff
Tickets for Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday Reloaded tour are now available via www.livenation.co.uk.
21st October – Nottingham Arena, Nottingham
22nd October – Manchester Arena, Manchester
24th October – Echo Arena, Liverpool
25th October – Newcastle Arena, Newcastle
27th October – LG Arena, Birmingham
30th October – o2 Arena, London
3rd November – Sheffield Arena, Sheffield
7th November – Cardiff Arena, Cardiff
Rancid are touring later this year. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.
28th November – Mandela Hall, Belfast (0844 277 4455)
1st December – Rock City, Nottingham (0845 413 4444)
2nd December – Barrowland, Glasgow (0844 8444 747)
3rd December – o2 Academy, Liverpool (0844 477 2000)
4th December – o2 Academy, Newcastle (0844 477 2000)
6th December – o2 Academy, Leeds (0844 477 2000)
7th December – Academy, Manchester (0161 832 1111)
8th December – The Ballroom, Birmingham (02476 601 678)
10th December – UEA, Norwich (01603 508 050)
11th December – o2 Academy, Bournemouth (0844 477 2000)
12th December – o2 Academy, Bristol (0844 477 2000)
Richard Hawley has confirmed that Lisa Hannigan will be supporting him on his September/October tour. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.
16th September – Picture House, Holmfirth
17th September – UEA, Norwich
18th September – Pyramid, Portsmouth
19th September – Dome, Brighton
21st September – Pavilion, Bath
22nd September – Institute, Birmingham
23rd September – City Hall, Sheffield
25th September – o2 Academy, Leeds
26th September – Academy, Manchester
27th September – o2 Academy, Newcastle
28th September – Barrowland, Glasgow
30th September – Engine Shed, Lincoln
1st October – Assembly Rooms, Derby
2nd October – City Hall, Sheffield
3rd October – o2 Academy, Brixton, London
Royal Republic will be touring in November.
13th November – Thekla, Bristol
14th November – Slade Romms, Wolverhampton
15th November – Academy 3, Manchester
17th November – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
18th November – King Tuts, Glasgow
19th November – o2 Academy 2, Newcastle
20th November – Cockpit, Leeds
22nd November – Waterfront, Norwich
23rd November – Garage, London
24th November – The Haunt, Brighton
Stealing Sheep are playing plenty of summer shows so make sure you grab your ticket.
3rd July – Hebden Bridge Arts Festival, Hebden Bridge
13th July – 2000 Trees Festival, Cheltenham
14th July – Kazimier Summer Garden Party, Liverpool
20th July – Port Elliot Festival, Cornwall
22nd July – Secret Garden Party, Abbots Ripton
4th August – Standon Calling, Hertfordshire
10th August – Kneedeep Festival, Lymington
17th August – Greenman Festival, Glanusk
1st September – Rough Trade East, London (Instore album launch)
1st September – In The Woods Festival, Kent
8th September – Bestival, Isle of Wight
15th September – Festival No.6, Portmerion
Tashaki Miyaki are touring in July. Grab your ticket asap.
21st July – Secret Garden Party
22nd July – Forum, Tunbridge Wells
23rd July – Rough Trade East Instore, London
24th July – The Castle Hotel, Manchester
25th July – Boileroom, Guildford
26th July – Luv Luv Luv Party @ Birthdays, London (with Splash and Violet)
28th July – Escobard, Leeds
29th July – Stereo, York
Tim Burgess is touring in October. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.
18th October – Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
19th October – Oran Mor, Glasgow
20th October – Deaf Institute, Manchester
22nd October – Glee Club, Birmingham
23rd October – Thekla, Bristol
24th October – Union Chapel, London
26th October – Workman’s Club, Dublin
27th October – Stiff Kitten, Belfast
Released This Week
Echo Lake – Wild Peace
Ashes & Roses – Mary Chapin Carpenter
Communards – Communards
David Guetta – Fuck Me I’m Famous 2012
Foals – Tapes
The View – Cheeky For A Reason