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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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