Things We Love This Week: Julien Baker & Matt Berninger, Phoebe Bridgers, Cass McCombs

Once again, Friday has rolled around in this endless cycle of weekly monotony. So close yet so far away, the pre-Christmas frenzy has turned your brain to mush in a haze of work deadlines and wrapping paper. Need a shake up? Here are some new tracks for you to chill out with on a handy, blog-shaped platter.

Julien Baker x Matt Berninger – All I Want

One third of Boygenius (and solo genius) Julien Baker and Matt Berninger, frontman of the National, have teamed up for a new single, the leading track for a series of 7″ releases benefiting Planned Parenthood.  Working too with Stephan Altman, All I Want is a sombre, piano-led track with interlacing melodies from the two indie-rock powerhouse vocalists.

Here’s a clip of them performing it live right here. **fangirls**

Phoebe Bridgers – Killer Video

Yaaaaaas. Phoebe Bridgers has gone and done yet another cool thing. On another branch of the Boygenius tree, she’s shared a new video. No new material as of yet, it’s for Killer from ‘Stranger In The Alps’. Bridgers wanders around an old abandoned tuberculosis asylum in Joshua Tree, California, in that classic monotone hue we’ve come to expect from her.

Cass McCombs – Estrella

Estrella is the second cut from the Americana singer songwriter’s upcoming album. Could be a tribute to the Mexican musical legend Juan Gabriel, or indeed that delicious beer. It’s a swirling, hypnotic track with intricate production reminiscent of the earliest synth-pop. Pop it on in the background while you curl up with a good book when it’s stupidly cold outside.

‘Tip Of The Sphere’ is out on February 8.

Spotify Wrapped

The annual event is upon us again–the streaming service’s cool feature for checking out your listening habits over the past year is back. Spotify Wrapped reveals the first song you listened to in 2018, the first new music discovery you made, how long you’ve spent with your favourite artist, and even puts your top 100 tracks into a handy little playlist for you. Fun right? Don’t forget to share your experiences on your social media channels. After all, if you didn’t post it to your Insta story, did it even happen?

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This Week’s New Releases: Bruce Springsteen, Zayn And Evanescence

Due to some gremlins in the office we had to skip last week’s post, did you miss us? Well, fear not as we’re back on form and have some lovely new releases for you. As Christmas edges ever closer they are getting a bit thin on the ground, but what this week lacks in quantity it more than makes up for in, you guessed it, quality.

The Boss has released the soundtrack to his long-running Broadway show, former One Direction member Zayn Malik has finally put out his second solo album and Evanescence have shared their latest live LP. If you still need more then head below.

New album releases are looking quiet over the next couple of weeks so we’ll say Merry Christmas and goodbye for 2018. We’ll check back in with you at the start of the new year!

Beatenberg – ’12 Views of Beatenberg’ (Island)

Bruce Springsteen – ‘Springsteen On Broadway’ (Columbia)

Charlotte Gainsbourg – ‘Take 2’ EP (Because Music)

Evanescence – ‘Synthesis Live’ (Sony)

Kirsty Bertarelli – ‘Sweet Summer Rain’ (KB Recordings)

Various Artists – ‘Spiderman: Into The Spider-Verse (OST)’ (Island)

Various Artists – ‘Vox Lux (OST)’ (Three Six Zero Recordings/Columbia Records)

Vic Mensa – ‘Hooligans’ EP (Roc Nation)

Zayn – ‘Icarus Falls’ (RCA)

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Cher, Janelle Monáe, Jess Glynne, Rudimental, Westlife, Stereophonics, Suede, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, Newton Faulkner and more

Iconic superstar Cher will return to the UK and Ireland in 2019 for her first live dates in over 14 years, Westlife have added two extra Cardiff dates to their Twenty tour and R&B star Janelle Monáe has announced a trio of massive shows for next summer, calling at London’s SSE Arena Wembley prior to nights at Dublin’s Trinity College, as part of the venue’s Summer Series, and the Castlefield Bowl in Manchester.

Jess Glynne has expanded her summer tour plans with huge shows in Colwyn Bay and Swansea, with South Wales also hosting Stereophonics next summer for a 20th anniversary celebration of the Welsh rockers’ landmark gig at Swansea’s Morfa Stadium. They’ll also mark 20 years since the release of their second album, ‘Performance and Cocktails’.

Maverick Sabre and Newton Faulkner have both lined up headlining tours, while Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott have announced a massive date at Stockport’s Edgeley Park. Swedish heavy metal icons In Flames have also confirmed they’ll grace the UK in April.

Cher

Cher will bring her Here We Go Again world tour to the UK and Ireland with shows confirmed at London’s O2 Arena, Manchester Arena, Birmingham Arena, the SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow, Leeds’ First Direct Arena and the 3Arena in Dublin in October and November. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on December 14. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Janelle Monáe

On the road in support of her ‘Dirty Computer’ opus, the R&B star has announced shows at London’s SSE Arena Wembley prior to nights at Dublin’s Trinity College, as part of the venue’s Summer Series, and the Castelfield Bowl in Manchester. Tickets are on sale at 9am on December 14.

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Jess Glynne

The pop vocalist has announced new summer dates at Colwyn Bay’s Stadiwm Zip World, Singleton Park in Swansea and Sandown Park racecourse in Esher alongside her existing Forest Live dates. She also joins the line up for next year’s Kew The Music series. Tickets are on sale at 10am on December 14.

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Rudimental

The dance outfit will play a DJ set at Newmarket Racecourse on July 26, as part of the Newmarket Nights series. Tickets are on sale at 8am on December 14. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Westlife

The boyband have added extra shows at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on July 1 and 2. Their Twenty tour also features stops in Belfast, Glasgow, Newcastle, Sheffield, Leeds, Nottingham, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Dublin and London. Tickets go on sale at 9am on December 14.

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Stereophonics

The Welsh rockers, who put out ‘Scream Above The Sounds’ last year, will play a one-off outdoor show at Singleton Park on 13 July 2019. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on December 14 (Photo: Andrew Whitton).

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Suede

The indie veterans, who released ‘The Blue Hour’ in September, have lined up stops in Newcastle, Blackburn, Nottingham, Manchester, Bristol, Brighton, Leeds, Cardiff, Southampton and Cambridge during April. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on December 14.

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Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott

The duo will take over Stockport’s Edgeley Park on June 21 and perform Heaton’s career-spanning collection, ‘The Last King of Pop’, in full. Tickets go on general sale at 9.30am on December 14, priced from £30.00 plus fees.

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Newton Faulkner

Faulkner will follow up the release of ‘The Very Best Of Newton Faulkner…So Far’, out on March 29, with UK and Ireland shows in April. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on December 14.

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Also announced this week:

Hugh Jackman, Snow Patrol, Kip Moore, Wildwood Kin, In Flames, Paul Weller at Greenwich Music Time, Styx, Normandie, Pixar in Concert, Self Esteem, As It Is, Monster Truck, Holding Absence, Children on Zeus, Kew The Music, Midge Ure, Alice Merton, Mr Eazi, George Benson, Ferris and Sylvester, Lanco, We Love the 90’s Christmas Show, Russell Howard, LP, Grace Carter, Watsky, Tom Grennan, Aldous Harding, Hampton Court Palace Festival with the Jacksons and Tears for Fears, the Raven Age, Yak, Al Stewart, Marc Almond, Oh Sees and more. Head here for more information and to find your tickets.

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Cher, We Love The 90’s Christmas Show, John Prine, Paul Weller at Greenwich Music Time

Cher

The superstar will bring her Here We Go Again world tour to London’s O2 Arena, Manchester Arena, Birmingham Arena, the SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow, Leeds’ First Direct Arena and the 3Arena in Dublin between October 20 and November 1, marking her first live dates in over 14 years.

Pre-sale opens at 10am on December 13 prior to general sale at 10am on December 14.

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We Love the 90’s Christmas Show

The We Love The 90’s Christmas show will tour UK arenas in December 2019 featuring performances from Jenny Berggren of Ace Of Base, plus Vengaboys, 2 Unlimited, Snap!, Whigfield, Haddaway, Dr Alban, Culture Beat, C+C, Music Factory, Cappella, Rednex, DJ Sash!, Robin 5, La Bouche, and Alice DJ.

Pre-sale opens at 9am on December 13, ahead of general sale at 9am on December 14.

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John Prine

The folk legend has announced September dates in London, Edinburgh and Manchester supporting his recent LP,  ‘The Tree of Forgiveness’.

Pre-sale tickets are available at 10am on December 13. General sale begins at 10am on December 14.

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Paul Weller at Greenwich Music Time

The Modfather, who this autumn released ‘True Meanings’, will call at the Old Royal Naval College on July 7 as part of Greenwich Music Time.

Pre-sale opens at 9am on Thursday, December 13. General sale begins at 9am on December 14.

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Kew The Music with Garbage And Jess Glynne, Jess Glynne at Sandown Park Racecourse, Rudimental at Newmarket Racecourse

Kew The Music with Garbage and Jess Glynne

Jess Glynne and Garbage are the final additions to next year’s Kew The Music line up. The pop vocalist will perform on July 10 and the Scottish alt-rock band set to play on July 13.

Pre-sale tickets for both shows are on sale now. General sale begins at 10am on December 14.

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Jess Glynne at Sandown Park Racecourse

Alongside her existing summer dates, the pop star has lined up a performance at Sandown Park racecourse in Esher on August 8.

Pre-sale tickets are available now. General sale begins at 8am on December 14.

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Rudimental at Newmarket Racecourse

The dance outfit will play a DJ set at Newmarket Racecourse on July 26, as part of the Newmarket Nights series.

Pre-sale is open now. Tickets go on general sale at 8am on December 14.

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Tour Of The Week: Noel Gallagher Confirms Summer Open Air Shows Including Homecoming Gig At Manchester’s Heaton Park

Noel Gallagher has lined up a series of open air concerts for summer 2019. Noel Gallagher tickets are on sale now, priced between £27.50 and £55.00 plus fees.

The former Oasis guitarist will be accompanied by his backing band, the High Flying Birds, for huge shows at Cardiff Castle on May 24, Earlham Park in Norwich the following day, Dublin’s Malahide Castle on June 16 and Powerderham Castle in Exeter on June 30.

The run also includes a massive hometown performance at Manchester’s Heaton Park on June 7, Gallagher’s biggest outdoor gig of 2019 and his first at Heaton Park performance since Oasis’ infamous shows there in 2009. He’ll be joined by Austin-based quartet White Denim and fellow Manchester natives Doves, who announced their return last week after a nine-year break.

Gallagher and band, who released ‘Who Built the Moon?’ last year, also headline next year’s This Is Tomorrow festival in Newcastle on May 25.

Noel Gallagher Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Fri May 24 2019 – CARDIFF Castle
Sat May 25 2019 – NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Exhibition Park
Sun May 26 2019 – NORWICH Earlham Park
Fri June 07 2019 – MANCHESTER Heaton Park
Sun June 16 2019 – DUBLIN Malahide Castle
Sun June 30 2019 – EXETER Powderham Castle

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Florence and the Machine, Robbie Williams, Muse, Christine and the Queens, Bring Me The Horizon, BST Hyde Park, All Points East, Jess Glynne, Noel Gallagher, Pete Tong, Anderson Paak, The Script, Teenage Cancer Trust Series, Hall and Oates, Hugh Jackman, Michael Ball and more

Two more headliners have been confirmed for London’s British Summer Time Hyde Park series with Florence and the Machine topping the bill on July 13 followed by Robbie Williams the next day. Over at Victoria Park, meanwhile, Christine and the Queens will headline All Points East on May 26 with Bring Me The Horizon set to perform on May 31.

Other big announcements include a handful of Noel Gallagher summer shows, Pete Tong and the Heritage Orchestra presenting Ibiza Classics at some of the UK’s biggest arenas, Hall and Oates spring dates and the Teenage Cancer Trust concert series’ return to London’s Royal Albert Hall. The Script have also set up their own run of intimate shows in March. There’s also Michael Ball tour dates in April and May plus Hugh Jackman’s debut world tour, which will see the Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winner performing hit songs from The Greatest ShowmanLes Miserables and more from Broadway and film, accompanied by a live orchestra at UK arenas next summer.

Florence and the Machine at BST Hyde Park

Florence + the Machine have announced a huge show in London next year, topping the bill at British Summer Time Hyde Park on July 13. They will be joined by the National, Lykke Li, Khruangbin and Nadine Shah, with more acts due to be announced soon. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on December 7. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Robbie Williams at BST Hyde Park

Robbie Williams has announced he’ll return to London for a massive show at next year’s British Summer Time Hyde Park. The X Factor judge, former Take That member and solo artist will top the bill on the Great Oak Stage at London’s Hyde Park on July 14. Tickets are on sale now.

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Muse

Muse have added a show at Bristol’s Ashton Gate Stadium on June 5 to their Simulation Theory world tour, with plans also in place to call at London Stadium on June 1 and Manchester’s Etihad Stadium on June 8. Tickets for the Bristol stop are on sale at 9am on December 7.

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Christine and the Queens at All Points East

Christine and the Queens will top the bill at London’s All Points East festival in Victoria Park next spring, making the step up to festival headliner for the first time on May 26. Tickets are on sale at 9am on December 7. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Bring Me The Horizon at All Points East

The metal giants, who will release ‘Amo’ on January 25, are set to top the bill at London’s All Points East festival in Victoria Park on May 31, alongside Run The Jewels, Nothing But Thieves, Idles, Scarlxrd and Yonaka. Tickets are on sale at 9am on December 7.

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Jess Glynne

Fresh from wrapping up an arena run of her own, and with plans in the diary to open for the Spice Girls on their comeback tour next year, Glynne has lined up stops at Thetford Forest, Delamere Forest, Sherwood Pines Forest, Dalby Forest and Cannock Chase Forest during June and into July. Tickets are on sale at 9am on December 7.

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Noel Gallagher

The former Oasis guitarist will be accompanied by his backing band, the High Flying Birds, at huge summer shows in Cardiff, Norwich, Manchester, Dublin and Exeter during May and June. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on December 7.

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Pete Tong and the Heritage Orchestra

Pete Tong and the Heritage Orchestra have announced a new arena tour for December 2019. Tickets go on general sale at 9.30am on December 7.

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Anderson Paak

Fresh from the release of ‘Oxnard’ the multi-instrumentalist has lined up March shows in London, Manchester, Glasgow and Dublin. Tickets are on sale at 9am on December 7.

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The Script

The pop-rockers, who released their ‘Acoustic Sessions’ EP earlier this year, will head to Bath, Carlisle, Halifax, Southend and Portsmouth in the build up to a Teenage Cancer Trust date at the Royal Albert Hall in London next March. Tickets are on sale at 9am on December 7.

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Teenage Cancer Trust live series with Rudimental, Take That, Doves, the Script and Levellers

Rudimental will top the bill on March 25 and will be joined by Ghetts, Take That will perform on March 28, Doves will take to the stage for the first time in nine years the following day, the Script will headline on March 30 and the run will end on March 31 with A Beautiful Night Out featuring and curated by Levellers. Supporting acts will be announced at a later date. Tickets go on sale at 9am on December 7.

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Hall and Oates

The legendary pop duo will head to Birmingham, London, Manchester and Glasgow during April and into May, with tickets on sale at 10am on December 7. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman has announced his first world tour. The Man. The Music. The Show. will see the Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winner performing hit songs from The Greatest ShowmanLes Miserables and more from Broadway and film, accompanied by a live orchestra at Manchester Arena, Birmingham’s Resorts World Arena, Dublin’s 3Arena and London’s O2 Arena for two dates in early June. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on December 7.

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Michael Ball

Dubbed Coming Home To You, the tour will take the vocalist to Nottingham, York, Glasgow, Hull, Gateshead, Bristol, Liverpool, London, Sheffield, Manchester, Ipswich, Brighton, Southampton, Oxford, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Cardiff, Blackpool and Leicester during April and May. Tickets are on sale at 9am on December 7.

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Also announced this week:

Sleaford Mods, Lower Than Atlantis, Taking Back Sunday, James, Circa Waves, The Nightmare Before Christmas Live, Olly Murs, Midnight Oil, the Lounge Kittens, Rudimental, Toto, Gipsy Kings, Kew the Music, Wet Wet Wet, Soak, Sports Team, the Australian Pink Floyd Show, Easy Life, Joyce Manor, Black Peaks, the Coral, the Lemonheads, Stella Donnelly, Clean Cut Kid, Can’t Swim, Young Fathers, Yak, Restorations, Ben Elton and more. Head here for more information and to find your tickets.

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Florence and the Machine at BST Hyde Park, Christine and the Queens at All Points East, Hall and Oates, Kew The Music, Toto, Gipsy Kings and Midnight Oil

Florence and the Machine at BST Hyde Park

Florence + the Machine have announced a huge show in London next year, topping the bill at British Summer Time Hyde Park on July 13. They will be joined by the National, Lykke Li, Khruangbin and Nadine Shah, with more acts due to be announced soon.

Pre-sale opens at 9am on December 6, prior to general sale at 9am on December 7.

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Christine and the Queens at All Points East

Christine and the Queens will top the bill at London’s All Points East festival in Victoria Park next spring, making the step up to festival headliner for the first time on May 26.

Pre-sale tickets are on sale at 9am on December 6 with general sale beginning at 9am on December 7.

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Hall and Oates

The legendary pop duo will play arena shows in Birmingham, London, Manchester and Glasgow during April and into May.

Pre-sale is open now, prior to general sale at 10am on December 7.

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Kew The Music with Beverley Knight, Billy Ocean, Jools Holland, Craig David and Rick Astley

Beverley Knight, Billy Ocean, Jools Holland and Rick Astley have been confirmed to perform at next year’s Kew The Music series in west London next summer. They join Craig David at the series, with further acts to be announced in the coming months.

Pre-sale opens at 10am on December 6 ahead of general sale at 10am on December 7.

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Live at Chelsea with Toto and Gipsy Kings

Toto and Gipsy Kings have been announced for next year’s Live At Chelsea series, with Toto performing at London’s Royal Hospital Chelsea on June 13, followed by a set from Gipsy Kings on June 14.

Pre-sale opens at 10am on Thursday, December 6. General sale starts 24 hours later at 10am on December 7.

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Midnight Oil

As part of a European tour supporting their recent ‘Armistice Day’ live album, the iconic Australian rock band will play June shows in Manchester and Dublin prior to a night at the O2 Academy Brixton in London.

Pre-sale opens at 10am on December 6, prior to general sale at 10am on December 7.

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Robbie Williams At British Summer Time Hyde Park

Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams has announced he’ll return to London for a massive show at next year’s British Summer Time Hyde Park. The X Factor judge, former Take That member and solo artist will top the bill on the Great Oak Stage at London’s Hyde Park on July 14.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale at 9am on December 5, ahead of general sale at 9am on December 6.

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Tour Of The Week: The Chemical Brothers To Return With ‘No Geography’ And Accompanying Arena Shows

The Chemical Brothers will return in 2019 with a new album and accompanying tour dates. The Chemical Brothers tickets are on sale now, priced between £29.50 and £42.50 plus fees.

‘No Geography’ is set to arrive next spring and will include their recently shared single, Free Yourself. The track’s accompanying video is currently Stereoboard’s Video of the Week, while the album is yet to receive an official release date. Stay tuned for details.

Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons have also confirmed tour dates in support of the follow up to 2015’s ‘Born In The Echoes’. They will play Mexico City, Los Angeles and San Francisco between May 12 and 17, before embarking on their biggest headline UK run in November 2019, playing arenas in Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow, Cardiff and Birmingham.

The duo also headline an All Points East show at Victoria Park in London on May 30, where they will be joined by Hot Chip, Primal Scream, Spiritualized, Little Dragon, Danny Brown, Little Simz and Ibibio Sound Machine. Tickets are on sale now.

The Chemical Brothers Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Fri May 24 2019 – LONDON Victoria Park
Thu November 21 2019 – LEEDS first direct Arena
Fri November 22 2019 – MANCHESTER Arena
Sat November 23 2019 – GLASGOW SSE Hydro
Thu November 28 2019 – CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
Fri November 29 2019 – BIRMINGHAM Arena Birmingham

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