Beatles are Still Big Earners
Two auctions have taken place recently for Beatles memorabilia and have both been quite big earners. A handwritten letter from John Lennon recently sold for £17,500. The letter was written to Joe Franklin from the Apple studios and spoke of John’s admiration of Yoko Ono’s music.
George Harrison’s childhood home sold for £156,000 at auction.
S Club 7 Reunite
The pop group S Club 7 are reuniting for Children In Need. The band haven’t performed together in over 10 years.
Beady Eye Split
Liam Gallagher’s group Beady Eye have apparently split leaving Oasis fans hoping for a reunion of the band headed by the Gallagher’s brothers. However, this could be a premature wish as Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have just sold out an upcoming tour.
Jack Bruce Dies
Cream’s Jack Bruce has passed away aged 71. It has been said that the bassist and vocalist passed away due to complications with liver disease. He passed away at home surrounded by his family.
Weird Collaboration of the Week
Shakira has collaborated with Fisher Price. No, Fisher Price are not embarking on a music career – that would be weird. However, Shakira is releasing a line of children’s toys.
Klaxons Announce Final Tour
The Klaxons have revealed that their next tour will be their last. The band revealed the news via Twitter saying “After what’s been nearly 9 banana years we’d like to let you know that we’ve decided the upcoming dates will be our last headline tour peace and love.
Alvin Stardust Dies
Alvin Stardust has passed away. The glam rock singer was 72. His death is believed to be due to his recent diagnosis of metastatic prostate cancer.
DMA’s UK tour kicks off in November.
3rd November – King George’s Hall, Blackburn (with the Courteeners)
4th November – o2 Academy, Oxford (with the Courteeners)
6th November – o2 Academy, Nottingham (with the Courteeners)
7th November – o2 Brixton Academy, London (with the Courteeners)
9th November – Hull University, Hull (with the Courteeners)
10th November – Rock City, Nottingham (with the Courteeners)
11th November – o2 Academy, Leeds (with the Courteeners)
14th November – Koko/Club, London
Jack Savoretti has announced a 2015 tour.
10th February – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
11th February – The Globe, Cardiff
13th February – Institute Library, Birmingham
14th February – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
15th February – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
17th February – Sage 2, Newcastle
18th February – Oran Mor, Glasgow
20th February – Club Academy, Manchester
4th March – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
Catch Psyence on tour in November.
1st November – Sound Food & Drink, Liverpool
2nd November – Jam Café, Nottingham
3rd November – The Jolly Brewer, Lincoln
4th November – West Street Live, Sheffield
5th November – Hope & Anchor, London
6th November – Bleach, Brighton
7th November – Castle, Manchester
8th November – Underground, Stoke
Pylo are currently on tour.
28th October – The Horn, St Albans
29th October – Adelphi, Hull
30th October – Basement, York
31st October – Night & Day, Manchester
2nd November – Brudenell, Leeds
3rd November – King Tuts, Glasgow
4th November – Bodega, Nottingham
5th November – Louisiana, Bristol
6th November – Oslo, London
On what is their first UK tour in over ten years, Sleater Kinney intend to play four UK dates. You don’t want to miss this one.
23rd March – Roundhouse, London
24th March – Albert Hall, Manchester
25th March – o2 ABC, Glasgow
26th March – Vicar Street, Dublin
Ward Thomas & The Shires
Catch Ward Thomas & The Shires on their upcoming tour.
4th November – Glee Club, Birmingham
6th November – Academy 2, Liverpool
7th November – Thekla, Bristol
9th November – Academy 2, Oxford
10th November – Bush Hall, London (Ward Thomas to headline)
11th November – Bush Hall, London (The Shires to headline)
13th November – Band on the Wall, Manchester
14th November – The Sage, Gateshead (sold out)
16th November – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
17th November – Waterfront, Norwich
19th November – Upstairs at Whelan’s, Dublin
20th November – McHugh’s Basement Bar, Belfast
22nd November – Pocklington Arts Centre, Yorkshire (sold out)
23rd November – King Tuts, Glasgow (sold out)
24th November – The Empire, Middlesbrough
26th November – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
27th November – The Stables, Milton Keynes
Released This Week
Aquostic – Statis Quo
Melody Road – Neil Diamond
I Forget Where We Were – Ben Howard
1989 – Taylor Swift
Nostalgia – Annie Lennox
Phantom Radio – Mark Lanegan Band