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The Jam Classic Tracks

The Jam are due to release a box set of their albums. The 6 albums that are included in the box set are In The City, This is the Modern World, All Mod Cons, Setting Sons, Sound Affects and The Gift. These classic albums will all be in a box set to celebrate the 30 years since the band split up and will be available on December 3rd 2012.

Killers Walk Off Stage Mid Set

The Killers had to cancel their Manchester gig mid set on Tuesday, 13th November due to frontman Brandon Flowers having a sore throat. The band issued this statement regarding the incident:

‘Manchester, we started something we couldn’t finish and we’re so, so sorry. Working on rescheduling tonight and tomorrow’s shows. Will let you know new dates ASAP’

The shows that have been affected (November 13th and 14th) have been rescheduled for February 17th and 18th 2013.

Somewhat ironically, the same day that the band had to walk out mid set they had also announced an extra live Wembley date for 22nd June 2013. Tickets are available via www.gigandtours.com.

Florence + the Machine: The Musical

Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine has spoken out about how she would like to write a musical. The singer plans to take time off from her pop career to write a stage production with an old school friend.

Winehouse Camden Home For Sale

The home of the late Amy Winehouse goes under the hammer next week. The Camden based property is currently being auctioned off for £1.8 million. The house was previously on offer for £2.7 million but failed to sell.

X Factor News

Jahmene Douglas – the least controversial X Factor contestant – has caused drama this week. The singer has refused to sing the group song due to the connotations of alcoholism in it. Douglas doesn’t drink alcohol and refused to promote a track about drinking. The song was intended to be Katy Perry’s Last Friday Night.

In other X Factor news there have been ructions backstage between Rylan and Christopher who are just not getting along. They are now refusing to share the same dressing room. Dramarama.

And again in more X Factor news, the programmes winner is bowing out of the week long race for Christmas number one. The show is finishing a week earlier than scheduled. The show presumably has had to finish a week earlier due to Lucy Spraggen’s untimely departure from the line up due to health issues. The race for Christmas number one is wide open.

Previous X Factor contestant Janet Devlin has started a PledgeMusic campaign to help with the release of her debut album. Fans can get involved by visiting www.pledgemusic.com.

Album News

Manic Street Preachers have revealed plans to release a new album. The album will be the eleventh from the band however as of yet it has not been given a title.

INXS Call It A Day

INXS have announced that they have decided to split up. The band have been together for 35 years.

Jon Bon Jovi’s Daughter Arrested

The daughter of rock singer Jon Bon Jovi was arrested this week on suspicion of possession of heroin. Stephanie Rose Bongiovi will appear in court at a later date.

Live Announcements

Ben Folds Five

Ben Folds Five are touring the UK for the first time in ten years. Make sure you check them out.

23rd November – o2 Academy, Bristol

24th November – Rock City, Nottingham

26th November – Vicar Street, Dublin

29th November – o2 Apollo, Manchester

30th November – o2 Academy, Glasgow

1st December – o2 Academy, Leeds

3rd December – o2 Academy, Birmingham

4th December – o2 Academy Brixton, London

5th December – o2 Academy Brixton, London

Caitlin Rose

Caitlin Rose is set to release her new album The Stand In in February. She will be playing four live dates to celebrate the release.

26th February – Fleece, Bristol

27th February – Dingwalls, London

28th February – Brudenell, Leeds

1st March – Ruby Lounge, Manchester

Crowns

Crowns are playing in January.

15th January – HMV Ritz, Manchester

16th January – Barrowlands, Glasgow

17th January – Rock City, Nottingham

18th January – HMV Forum, London

19th January – HMV Forum, London

Crystal Castles

Crystal Castles tour starts this week. The band has just released their new album (III) make sure you check it out.

22nd November – HMV Institute, Birmingham

23rd November – UEA, Norwich

24th November – o2 Academy, Brixton, London

26th November – o2 ABC, Glasgow

27th November – o2 Academy, Leeds

28th November – Academy, Manchester

ElevenEleven

ElevenEleven are due to tour in December. Make sure you get down to listen to them play live.

30th November – The Tunnels, Aberdeen

1st December – The Newmarket Bar, Thurso

2nd December – Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh

3rd December – The Jam Jar, Dunfermline

4th December – Pivo Pivo, Glasgow

5th December – Head of Steam, Newcastle

6th December – Subside, Birmingham

7th December – Ex-Servicemens, Corby

8th December – Royal Park Cellars, Leeds

9th December – 200 Club, Newport

10th December – The Frog and Fiddle, Cheltenham

12th December – Lock 42, Leicester

Foals

Foals have announced details of a 2013 tour.

28th February – The Academy, Dublin

2nd March – HMV Ritz, Manchester

4th March – o2 Academy, Liverpool

5th March – o2 ABC, Glasgow

6th March – HMV Institute, Birmingham

8th March – UEA, Norwich

9th March – Leeds Met Uni, Leeds

11th March – o2 Academy, Bristol

12th March – Rock City, Nottingham

13th March – Pyramid, Portsmouth

The Gaslight Anthem

The Gaslight Anthem has announced a 2013 tour. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

21st March – o2 Academy, Bristol

22nd March – o2 Academy, Bristol

23rd March – o2 Academy, Leeds

24th March – o2 Academy, Glasgow

25th March – o2 Academy, Glasgow

27th March – Academy, Manchester

28th March – Academy, Manchester

29th March – Troxy, London

30th March – Troxy, London

JLS

JLS have announced a full arena tour for December 2013. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

4th December – Capital FM Arena, Nottingham

6th December – AECC, Aberdeen

7th December – Hydro Arena, Glasgow

9th December – Echo Arena, Liverpool

10th December – Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield

12th December – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

13th December – LG Arena, Birmingham

14th December – Manchester Arena, Manchester

16th December – Brighton Centre, Brighton

17th December – International Centre, Bournemouth

18th December – Motorpoing Arena, Cardiff

20th December – Arena, Leeds

21st December – The o2, London

Modestep

Modestep has announced their 2013 Evolution Theory tour. Tickets are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

2nd February – o2 Academy 2, Newcastle

3rd February – Club Academy, Manchester

4th February – o2 ABC2, Glasgow

6th February – o2 Academy 2, Liverpool

7th February – Thekla, Bristol

8th February – o2Academy 2, Birmingham

10th February – o2 Academy 2, Oxford

11th February – Waterfront, Norwich

12th February – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

14th February – Koko, London

15th February – Lemon Grove, Exeter

16th February – Concorde 2, Brighton

17th February – Covert, Plymouth

Patrick Wolf

Patrick Wolf has announced details of his upcoming tour.

4th February – St. John Evangelist, Oxford

6th February – Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich

7th February – Epstien Theatre, Liverpool

8th February – Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh

9th February – Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton

13th February – Turner Sims, Southampton

6th April – Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Rihanna

Tickets for Rihanna’s Diamonds world tour go on sale on Tuesday, 20th November. Tickets for the UK leg of the tour are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

10th June – Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

12th June – Manchester Arena, Manchester

15th June – Twickenham Stadium, London

17th June – LG Arena, Birmingham

20th June – Stadium of Light, Sunderland

The Story So Far

The Story So Far has announced the details of their 2013 live dates.

30th April – Old Blue Last, London

1st May – The Croft, Bristol

2nd May – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

3rd May – White Rabbit, Plymouth

4th May – Asylum, Birmingham

5th May – Corporation, Sheffield (small room)

6th May – Shipping Forecast, Liverpool

7th May – Star and Garter, Manchester

8th May – Tunnels, Aberdeen

9th May – King Tuts, Glasgow

10th May – Trillions, Newcastle

11th May – Basement, Nottingham

12th May – Waterfront Studios, Norwich

13th May – Joiners, Southampton

14th May – Fighting Cocks, Kingston

Released This Week

Now That’s What I Call Music! 83 – Various Artists

DNA – Little Mix

Standing Ovation: The Greatest Songs from the Stage – Susan Boyle

Celebration Day – Led Zeppelin

Coldplay Live 2012 – Coldplay

Unapologetic [Deluxe Edition] – Rihanna

On This Winter’s Night – Lady Antebellum

The Evolution of Man – Example

I Will Always Love You: The Best of Whitney Houston – Whitney Houston

Greatest Hits – 3 Doors Down

Now For Plan A – The Tragically Hip

 

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