Tour Of The Week: Stereophonics Frontman Kelly Jones Announces Solo Tour For September

Kelly Jones has announced part two of his 2019 Don’t Let The Devil Take Another Day: A Solo Tour. Kelly Jones tickets are on sale now, priced from £43.45 including fees.

The Stereophonics frontman will continue his third solo trek in September, joined by the Wind And The Wave at shows in Dundee, Carlisle, Gateshead, Blackpool, York, Llandudno, Portsmouth, and Oxford.

Kelly Jones Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Sun September 08 2019 – DUNDEE Caird Hall
Mon September 09 2019 – CARLISLE Sands Centre
Wed September 11 2019 – GATESHEAD Sage
Thu September 12 2019 – BLACKPOOL Opera House
Sat September 14 2019 – YORK Barbican
Mon September 16 2019 – LLANDUDNO Venue Cymru Theatre
Tue September 17 2019 – PORTSMOUTH Guildhall
Wed September 18 2019 – OXFORD New Theatre

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Things We Love This Week: Free Money, Brittany Howard, Squid, Idles

Hello! Firstly in this week’s schedule of quality content is the news that Stereoboard are doing a competition to win £100 worth of vouchers to spend on gig tickets, concerts, festivals, theatre, or whatever else you can get your dirty paws on. I like to think of £100 in terms of actual experiences: potentially one arena concert, two academy-sized gigs, and possibly a few tiny venue shows. Or, if you’re not selfish like me, the chance to take all your mates to see your fave band. Imagine! That, my dear, is what they call the DREAM. Enter here!

Brittany Howard

You know Brittany Howard from Alabama Shakes. You know, that song that goes “I don’t wanna fight no more, IIIIIII don’t wanna fight no moooreee” in an incredibly high pitch? That’s her. 

Howard has gone off in a solo direction with a new album, ‘Jaime’, due for release on September 20, which she’ll accompany with UK, European and North American live shows. One of the record’s first singles, Stay High, dropped this week. It’s a lovely, easygoing song that sounds like the soundtrack to a really good mood. Happy days.

The video features actor Terry Crews (who, BT Dubs, is great in everything he does) playing a factory working father and husband, and singing along as he goes about his suburban life. 

Squid

The Cleaner is the latest track from the band that brought you HOUSEPLANTS! HOUSEPLAAANTS! It’s funky, punky, and all round… crunky? Clunky? Anyway, it’s a new one from former Brighton resdients Squid, who got inspiration for the song upon moving to the Big Smoke.

It comes from the group’s upcoming EP, ‘Town Centre’, which arrives in September through Dan Carey’s Speedy Wunderground label, which is hands down one of the best record label names out there (aside from maybe Handsome Dad, Fierce Panda or Fat Possum).

Squid have several summer festival dates remaining in the diary, including Bluedot this weekend plus sets at Latitude, Green Man and End of the Road, to name a few. They also have a handful of headline dates confirmed for the autumn.

Idles

Ever wanted to know what Joe Talbot would look like as a cartoon character? Same, dw. We’re in luck though, as their new video fulfills just that. Never Fight A Man With A Perm comes off their 2018 album ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance’ and they have Al Brown, Russell Taysom and Stella Belle-Hex at the Fluffer Records team to thank for its vibrant accompanying video.

Complete with his plethora of tattoos and ready-to-pop blood vessels, it’s a take on a classic arcade game that gets a distinctly Black Mirror-esque twist at the end…

Idles will release their latest track Mercedes Marxist as a 7” single on August 2, backed with another new song, I Dream Guillotine.  It will arrive ahead of their North American and UK tour dates, with the latter run including a massive show at Ally Pally on December 7.

See ya later, crocodile.

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This Week’s New Releases: Beyoncé, Sum 41 And The Flaming Lips

There is a lot on offer this week, but the name on everyone’s lips is Beyoncé. Not content with just starring in the new live action version of the Disney film The Lion King, the superstar vocalist has produced and curated an album separate from the official soundtrack that will pay tribute to the film while bringing together contemporary artists with important African artists.

In other news, Sum 41 have put out the follow up to 2016’s ’13 Voices’ and the Flaming Lips have given their Record Store Day album — featuring narration by Mick Jones of the Clash on almost every track — a full release. Head below for the rest of what’s on offer this week.

Above & Beyond – ‘Flow State’ (Anjunabeats)

Ada Lea – ‘What We Say In Private’ (Saddle Creek)

Beyoncé – ‘The Lion King: The Gift’ (Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia)

Einaudi – ‘Seven Days Walking – Day 5’ (Decca)

Freya Ridings – ‘ Freya Ridings’ (Good Soldier)

Grace Lightman – ‘Silver Eater’ (Handsome Dad)

The Flaming Lips – ‘The King’s Mouth’ (Bella Union)

IDER – ‘Emotional Education’ (Glassnote)

Scott Stapp – ‘The Space Between The Shadows’ (Napalm Records)

Shakespears Sister – ‘Singles Party (1988-2019)’ (London Records)

Shalamar – ‘Gold’ (Crimson)

Slaves – ‘The Velvet Ditch’ (EP) (Virgin EMI)

Sum 41 – ‘Order In Decline’ (Hopeless)

Willow – ‘Willow’ (MSFTSrep/Roc Nation via Republic Records distribution)

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Rod Stewart, John Newman, Loyle Carner, Gerry Cinnamon, Scouting For Girls, Kelly Jones, Frank Turner, The Menzingers, Jojo Siwa and more

Rod Stewart

The legendary singer-songwriter has confirmed he’ll be one of the first acts to perform at Aberdeen’s new state-of-the-art venue P&J Live in the city on December 7. He’s also added a third date at the O2 Arena in London on December 20. Tickets for the new gigs go on general sale at 9am on July 19.

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John Newman

The British singer-songwriter, who is currently on the road for his Out Of The Blue Tour, will be accompanied by a full band at autumn shows in Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds, Bristol, Brighton and London, where he’ll play the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on July 19.

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Loyle Carner

The rapper will hit the road for his largest headline trek to date in late October, with stops lined up in Dublin, Glasgow, Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool, Cardiff, Manchester, Brighton, Birmingham, Cambridge, Nottingham, Exeter, and London, where he’ll perform at the iconic Alexandra Palace on November 15. Tickets are on sale now, priced from £24.75 including fees.

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Gerry Cinnamon

The Glaswegian singer-songwriter has announced he’ll play his biggest headline Scottish shows to date at Aberdeen’s PJ Live on November 23 and his hometown’s SSE Hydro Arena on December 20. The Coral will provide support. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on July 19.

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Scouting For Girls

The indie-pop trio are scheduled to return with ‘The Trouble With Boys’ on September 20, followed by an extensive tour across the UK and Ireland in November and December. The  30-date trek includes stops in Manchester, Cardiff, Belfast, Dublin, Glasgow, and London, where they’ll play the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on July 19.

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Kelly Jones

The Stereophonics frontman will embark on the second UK leg of his Don’t Let The Devil Take Another Day: A Solo Tour in September, with stops lined up in Dundee, Carlisle, Gateshead, Blackpool, York, Llandudno, Portsmouth, and Oxford. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on July 19.

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Frank Turner

After sharing details of ‘No Man’s Land’ earlier this month, the folk-punk troubadour has confirmed he’ll follow the record’s release with autumn shows, including two dates at London’s Alexandra Palace Theatre on November 30 and December 3. Tickets go on general sale at 11am on July 19.

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The Menzingers


Photo: Jess Flynn

The Philadelphia punks will support the release of ‘Hello Exile’ with a European tour beginning in early 2020, including UK shows in Southampton, Bristol, Manchester, Dublin, Glasgow, Newcastle, Birmingham, and London, where they’ll play the O2 Forum on February 15. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on July 19.

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JoJo Siwa

The 16-year-old YouTube sensation, social media influencer and Nickelodeon star will bring her D.R.E.A.M. Tour to Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on November 4 and Dublin’s 3Arena on November 6. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on July 19.

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Also announced this week:

Manchester Warehouse Project, Friendly Fires, Liam Gallagher, Peter Hook and the Light, Pumarosa, Will Joseph Cook, Rick Wakeman, While She Sleeps, Mac DeMarco, Aldous Harding, Daniel Caesar, Bear’s Den, (Sandy) Alex G, Omar Apollo, Keywest, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Life, Slaves,  Tori Kelly, AJ Pritchard, Al Murray, Spiritualized, Sick Of It All, FriendsFest Christmas, and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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Tour Of The Week: Liam Gallagher Confirms UK And Ireland Arena Tour For Autumn

Liam Gallagher will tackle some of the UK and Ireland’s biggest indoor venues this autumn. Liam Gallagher tickets are on sale now, priced from £36.90 including fees.

The former Oasis frontman, who will put out his second solo album ‘Why Me? Why Not’ on September 20, will call at arenas in Cardiff, Birmingham, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Newcastle, Sheffield, Manchester, Liverpool, Dublin, Nottingham and London, where he’ll two dates at the O2 Arena on November 28 and 29.

Joining Gallagher on the road will be Northampton MC Slowthai, who put out his acclaimed debut album ‘Nothing Great About Britain’ in May.

Liam Gallagher Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Mon November 11 2019 – CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
Tue November 12 2019 – BIRMINGHAM Arena Birmingham
Thu November 14 2019 – ABERDEEN P&J Live, Aberdeen
Fri November 15 2019 – GLASGOW SSE Hydro
Sun November 17 2019 – NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Utilita Arena
Mon November 18 2019 – SHEFFIELD FlyDSA Arena Sheffield
Wed November 20 2019 – MANCHESTER Arena
Thu November 21 2019 – LIVERPOOL M&S Bank Arena Liverpool
Sat November 23 2019 – DUBLIN 3Arena
Sun November 24 2019 – DUBLIN 3Arena

Tue November 26 2019 – NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena Nottingham
Thu November 28 2019 – LONDON O2 Arena
Fri November 29 2019 – LONDON O2 Arena

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This Week’s New Releases: Ed Sheeran, Frightened Rabbit And Banks

This week some big hitters are stepping up to the plate. Ed Sheeran has dropped his star-studded new project, Frightened Rabbit have called on their musician friends for a covers version of their sophomore album ‘Midnight Organ Fight’ to celebrate its 10th anniversary, and Banks has shared her highly anticipated third album.

Head below for the rest of this week’s new releases.

Banks – ‘III’ (Virgin EMI)

Bloc Party – ‘Silent Alarm Live’ (Bloc Party)

Ed Sheeran – ‘No.6 Collaborations Project’ (Asylum)

Frightened Rabbit – ‘Tiny Changes: A Celebration of Frightened Rabbit’s ‘The Midnight Organ Fight” (Atlantic)

Ida Mae – ‘Chasing Lights’ (Thirty Tigers)

Kyle Craft and Showboat Honey – ‘Showboat Honey’ (Sub Pop)

Lights – ‘Skin & Earth Acoustic’ (Fueled By Ramen)

Nicola Benedetti, The Philadelphia Orchestra & Christian Măcelaru – ‘Marsalis: Violin Concerto; Fiddle Dance Suite’ (Decca)

Palace – ‘Life After’ (Fiction)

Pretty Vicious – ‘Beauty Of Youth’ (Big Machine/John Varvatos)

Squares and Joe Satriani – ‘Squares: Best of the Early 80s’ (EarMusic via Absolute)

Tim Staffell – ‘aMIGO’ (Moscodisc via Absolute)

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Liam Gallagher, Lizzo, Rammstein, Ghost, The Neighbourhood, Royal Blood, Derren Brown and more

Liam Gallagher

The former Oasis frontman, who puts out his new solo album ‘Why Me? Why Not.’ on September 20, will call at arenas in Cardiff, Birmingham, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Newcastle, Sheffield, Manchester, Liverpool, Dublin, Nottingham and London, where he’ll play the O2 Arena, during November. Tickets on sale at 9am on July 12.

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Lizzo

The American vocalist will bring her Cuz I Love You Too Tour to the O2 Academy Brixton in London, O2 Academy Glasgow, Dublin’s Olympia Theatre and O2 Victoria Warehouse between November 6 and 11. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on July 12.

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Rammstein


Photo: © Jens Koch

Rammstein will bring their unholy live spectacle back to the UK in summer 2020, taking over Coventry’s open-air Ricoh Arena on June 20. The industrial heavyweights previously confirmed a show at Belfast’s Boucher Road Playing Fields on June 17. Tickets for the new date go on general sale at 10am on July 12.

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Ghost

Ghost are set to haunt some of the biggest indoor venues the UK has to offer this autumn, calling at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena, Glasgow’s SSE Hydro Arena, Dublin’s 3Arena, London’s SSE Arena Wembley and Leeds’ First Direct Arena this November on The Ultimate Tour Named Death. Support will come from All Them Witches and Tribulation. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on July 12.

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The Neighbourhood

The Californian alt-rock band will play London’s Alexandra Palace and Manchester’s O2 Victoria Warehouse in early March. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on July 12.

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Royal Blood

The Brighton duo will be joined by Psychedelic Porn Crumpets and the Mysterines at shows in Southampton, Newport, Dundee, Nottingham, and Margate before their appearances at Reading and Leeds in August. Tickets are on sale now, with a portion of the profits benefiting War Child UK.

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Derren Brown

Derren Brown will return with his first new UK theatre show in five years in 2020. The Showman Tour is currently scheduled to run between March 27 and August 2, with tickets for the shows on sale now.

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Also announced this week:

Seth Lakeman, Gruff Rhys, Babeheaven, Pumarosa, Sampa The Great, Pip Blom, Metronomy, Versatile, Dream State, Lucy Spraggan, Cultdreams, Dragonforce, Snapped Ankles, Lewis Capaldi, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Jack Savoretti, Lauren Daigle, Jay 1 and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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Tour Of The Week: Rammstein Announce 2020 European Tour Including Shows In Belfast And Coventry


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Rammstein have announced a mammoth European tour for 2020. Rammstein tickets are on sale now.

The German industrial behemoths, who put out their long awaited untitled seventh studio album in May, will take over Boucher Road Playing Fields on June 17 as part of a massive run of shows across the UK and Europe next year.

UPDATE July 10: Rammstein have just added a second UK date to next year’s trek, calling at Coventry’s Richoh Arena on June 20. Tickets go on sale at 10am on July 12.

Rammstein brought their monstrously unholy stage show to Milton Keynes last weekend as part of their first European stadium trek, the show marked the band’s only UK date of the year.

Rammstein Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Wed July 10 2019 – BRUSSELS Stade Roi Baudoin (Belgium)
Sat July 13 2019 – FRANKFURT Commerzbank-Arena (Germany)
Tue July 16 2019 – PRAGUE Eden Arena (Czech Republic)
Wed July 17 2019 – PRAGUE Eden Arena (Czech Republic)
Wed July 24 2019 – CHORZOW Slaski Stadium (Poland)
Mon July 29 2019 – MOSCOW VTB (Dynamo) (Russia)
Fri August 02 2019 – ST PETERSBURG Zenith (Russia)
Tue August 06 2019 – RIGA Lucavsala Park (Latvia)
Sat August 10 2019 – TAMPERE Ratina Stadion (Finland)
Wed August 14 2019 – STOCKHOLM Stockholm Stadion (Sweden)
Sun August 18 2019 – OSLO Ulleval Stadium (Norway)
Thu August 22 2019 – VIENNA Ernst-Happel-Stadion (Austria)
Fri August 23 2019 – VIENNA Ernst-Happel-Stadion (Austria)

Mon May 25 2020 – KLAGENFURT Woertherseestadion (Austria)
Fri May 29 2020 – LEIPZIG Red Bull Arena (Germany)
Tue June 02 2020 – STUTTGART Mercedes Benz Arena (Germany)
Sat June 06 2020 – ZURICH Stadion Letzigrund (Switzerland)
Sun June 07 2020 – ZURICH Stadion Letzigrund (Switzerland)
Wed June 10 2020 – OSTEND Park de Nieuwe Koers (Belgium)
Wed June 17 2020 – BELFAST Boucher Road Playing Fields (United Kingdom)
Sat June 20 2020 – COVENTRY Ricoh Arena (United Kingdom)

Wed June 24 2020 – NIJMEGEN Goffertpark (Netherlands)
Sat June 27 2020 – DUSSELDORF Merkur Spiel Arena (Germany)
Wed July 01 2020 – HAMBURG Volksparkstadion (Germany)
Sat July 04 2020 – BERLIN Olympiastadion (Germany)
Thu July 09 2020 – LYON Groupama Stadium (France)
Mon July 13 2020 – TURIN Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino (Italy)
Fri July 17 2020 – WARSAW PGE Narodowy (Poland)
Tue July 21 2020 – TALLINN Tallinn Song Festival Grounds (Estonia)
Sun July 26 2020 – TRONDHEIM Granasen (Norway)
Fri July 31 2020 – GOTHENBURG Ullevi Stadium (Sweden)
Tue August 04 2020 – AARHUS Ceres Park (Denmark

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Things We Love This Week: Bombay Bicycle Club, Frank Turner, Bonobo

Hey hun, u ok? Glad to have you back with us for another exciting edition of Learn To Cook With Coriander. This week, we’ve got some interesting recip… Oh wait. I’m at the wrong class. You’re here for music you say? Well I’m sure I can rustle something up.

Bombay Bicycle Club

This iconic indie band are back from a five year hiatus, and it’s the best news. They’ve been relatively active since January, teasing new music and announcing various shows all very far away from the Stereoboard office — Who’s got time to go all the way to Cork? I wish!

Fortunately, this year also happens to coincide with the release of their debut (and in my opinion, best) album. ‘I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose’ is a lesson in emotional guitar playing while still leaving the listener absolutely hooked, and varies from delicate finger picking to almost grunge-like distortion at times. That combined with Jack Steadman’s vulnerable vocal style is what makes their record one I hold dear to my heart.

I can imagine your excitement when this week the Bombay gang announced they’d be playing the LP in full on tour in November. Tickets are on sale now, and you should definitely get one,  or two, or seven. To get you in the mood for the long, long wait for the concerts, listen to some rare demos and previously unheard material that’s been shared to coincide with the announcement.


Frank Turner

Frank Turner’s latest album is inspired by women who’ve been overlooked throughout history. Right on!  He worked solely with female musicians to record it, and production comes from 2018 Producer Of The Year winner Catherine Marks, who’s worked with the likes of Wolf Alice, Foals, the Wombats, the Amazons, the Big Moon, Manchester Orchestra, St Vincent, Frank Carter and the Rattle Snakes… the list goes on.

Turner suspects that if these stories had male protagonists they’d probably be more widely known — his heart is in the right place, but some still aren’t happy with him. Addressing these critics who posit it’s not his place to be writing about such topics, he stated: “It’s not telling anyone what to do or how to live or how to be. If there was a crowded field of people writing songs about Princess Kassiani then I would see the argument for me bowing out, but there isn’t. No-one else is writing these songs right now. That’s why I want to share these stories.” 

While I’m not fussed about the actual song, I like the sentiment. Such influential women need to be celebrated, even if one of them is a murderer… maybe let’s not celebrate that one. But women in general, hell yeah!

Frank has UK tour dates planned this month. Find tickets here.

Bonobo

Lastly, it’s FRIDAY of course! So it’s time to get your club on, courtesy of my main man Simon Green, who you might know better as that musical magician Bonobo. The Los Angeles-based producer has shared a new track, Linked, that is his first new material since January. It could soundtrack a montage video of the wild night out you’re about to have this evening. I know what you’re planning. Where was my invite?

A six-minute long build up transports you to a place of hedonism and revelry, and its laser synths and ethereal vocal flourishes makes you want to lose yourself in darkness and dancing.

While you may not get a chance to see him in the UK any time soon, Bonobo does have a long list of festival sets planned for the summer, including OUTLIER, Mad Cool and Shambala, as well as various other shows dotted around the US.

Alas, dear reader, I am off next week. Good news for me, but how will you cope without your weekly dose of music news?! See you on the other side. 

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This Week’s New Releases: Jaden Smith, Fangclub And Jesca Hoop

It may be a quiet week for new releases, but I’m sure there are some gems out there. Jaden Smith’s new record is finally here, Fangclub have dropped their sophomore album and Jesca Hoop has released solo record #7.

Head below to find out what else is on offer this week.

Defoe – ‘Too Soon To Cry’ (Defoe)

Empyre – ‘Self Aware’ (Empyre)

Fangclub – ‘Vulture Culture’ (Virgin EMI)

Isata Kanneh-Mason – ‘Romance – The Piano Music Of Clara Schumann’ (Decca)

Jaden Smith – ‘ERYS’ (MSFTSMusic/Roc Nation Records)

J. Cole – ‘Revenge Of The Dreamers III’ (Dreamville/Interscope Records)

Jesca Hoop – ‘Stonechild’ (Memphis Industries)

Judah and The Lion – ‘Pep Talks’ (Caroline/Cletus The Van)

Machine Gun Kelly – ‘Hotel Diablo’ (Bad Boy/Interscope Records)

Mark Butcher – ‘Now Playing’ (Man In The Moon)

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