Tour Of The Week: Little Simz Confirms December Shows Due To Demand

Little Simz has announced a fresh round of tour dates for the winter. Little Simz tickets are on sale now, priced from £13.75 to £19.65 including fees.

Having sold out her autumn European tour, the British rapper has lined up performances in Leeds, Nottingham, Oxford, and London, where she’ll take over the O2 Forum Kentish Town on December 15. The dates follow the release of her third album, ‘GREY Area’, which arrived in March.

Little Simz also appears at All Points East in London’s Victoria Park on May 24, supporting the Chemical Brothers and Hot Chip. She also has a number of festival sets in the diary, including Love Saves The Day, Parklife, Boomtown, and Glastonbury, to name a few.

Little Simz Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Wed October 23 2019 – BIRMINGHAM Mama Roux’s
Thu October 24 2019 – GLASGOW SWG3
Sat October 26 2019 – MANCHESTER Academy 3
Mon October 28 2019 – BRISTOL Thekla
Tue October 29 2019 – LONDON EartH
Wed December 11 2019 – LEEDS Stylus
Thu December 12 2019 – NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
Sat December 14 2019 – OXFORD O2 Academy Oxford
Sun December 15 2019 – LONDON O2 Forum

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Competition Winner: Mark Knopfler Tickets

Congratulations to Lee Walker, the winner of our recent Mark Knopfler tickets competition.

Lee won a pair of tickets to see the former Dire Straits vocalist and guitarist take over Newcastle’s Utilita Arena yesterday, May 19.

Knopfler is touring the UK behind his latest album, ‘Down The Road Wherever’, which is out now. The tour continues this week and includes three London concerts, one at the O2 Arena and two at the Royal Albert Hall, alongside stops in Dublin, Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham.

Knopfler will perform tracks from the new record accompanied by an expanded 10-piece band for the shows. Head here for tickets.

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Competition Winners: Christine and the Queens/All Points East Tickets

Congratulations to Lydia Kirk, Rebbecca Oddy, Katie Gould, Nicholas Brown, and Alex Goddard, the winners of our recent Christine and the Queens/All Points East tickets competition.

They’ve each won a pair of tickets to see Christine and the Queens headline at All Points East festival in London’s Victoria Park on May 26.

The French singer-songwriter, who released ‘Chris’ last September, will make the step up to festival headliner following sets from a stacked supporting cast, including James Blake, Metronomy, Kamasi Washington, Maribou State, Beach House, Kurt Vile and the Violators, and Toro y Moi among others. Head here to buy tickets.

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Things We Love This Week: Kojey Radical, Jarvis Cocker, Interpol

Hello there, and welcome to another episode of Things We Love This Week. Today on the show, we take a break from listening to the National’s new album and try to branch out into other bands. Find out how we get on after the break.

Kojey Radical – Can’t Go Back

Two years since his last full-length, ‘In God’s Body’, Hackney-born Kojey Radical has announced a new project, and even shared some new music. Announced via a social media video that shows an honest and open side of the rapper and vocalist, his latest single, like most of his work, is SLICK AF. He teams up with KZ on the production side of things to create a hip hop tune that’s brass heavy, topped up with some gospel vocals in the chorus. Hell yeah.

Jarvi Is – Must I Evolve?

Jarvis Cocker has unveiled a new project. And apparently, Jarv Is… a band featuring his lordship of Pulp, Serafina Steer, Emma Smith, Andrew McKinney, Jason Buckle and Adam Betts. From the sound of the stomping piece of indie rock, it’s going to be a BIG show when they play live at All Points East on May 25. It’s a super, trance-like track to get the crowd going.

Interpol – ‘A Fine Mess’

It’s almost as if Interpol have taken a look at my life and decided to caption it how they want. It’s a mess, but she’s fine. Their new EP (of the same name as my, erm, fictional, now-four-part documentary series, out in June…) sees five new tracks from the New York band, helmed by Paul Banks, Sam Fogarino and Daniel Kessler. If you love Interpol (and who doesn’t, am I right?), it’s time to get a fix of some new music.

One lil thing before we sign off, and that’s an advert on the London Underground for Lewis Capaldi’s debut album. Not the usual sort of thing that ends up on this blog, but I couldn’t not share the genius that came up with ‘Capalbum’ and the accompanying picture. God bless.

The lack of female representation in this week’s post is unacceptable. I’ll make up for it next week, dear readers. Promise.

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This Week’s New Releases: Lewis Capaldi, DJ Khaled And Alex Lahey

This week is a mixed bag of new releases for sure. Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi has dropped his debut album, Alex Lahey has offered up her second and DJ Khaled’s star-studded follow up to 2017’s ‘Grateful’ is finally out.

Not for you? Head below for more new records.

Alex Lahey – ‘The Best Of Luck Club’ (Dead Oceans)

Biffy Clyro – ‘Balance, Not Symmetry’

Carly Rae Jepsen – ‘Dedicated’ (Interscope)

DJ Khaled – ‘Father Of Asahd’ (We The Best/Epic Records)

Hilary Hahn – ‘Garca Abril: 6 Partitas’ (Decca Classics)

Institute – ‘Readjusting The Locks’ (Sacred Bones)

Interpol – ‘A Fine Mess’ EP (Matador)

Josephine Wiggs – ‘We Fall’ (Sounds Of Sinners)

Lewis Capaldi – ‘Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent’ (Virgin EMI)

Ludovico Einaudi – ‘Seven Days Walking – Day 3’ (Decca)

The National – ‘I Am Easy To Find’ (4AD)

Operators – ‘Radiant Dawn’ (Last Gang Records)

Paul Gilbert – ‘Behold Electric Guitar’ (Mascot/Music Theories)

Siskiyou – ‘Not Somewhere’ (Constellation)

Steel Pulse – ‘Mass Manipulation’ (Rootfire Cooperative/Wiseman Doctrine)

Zomby – ‘Vanta’ (Bedouin Records)

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Courteeners, The National, Richard Hawley, Little Simz, André​ Rieu, Lenny Henry and more

Manchester trio Courteeners will be joined by the Coral and Inhaler at shows in Blackpool and Leeds in June, while former Pulp guitarist Richard Hawley will hit the road in September supporting his latest album, ‘Further’.

Ohio rockers the National have added winter UK shows to their extensive 2019 tour plans and comedy legend Lenny Henry will bring his An Evening with Lenny Henry: Who Am I, Again? tour to theatres and concert halls across the country beginning in October.

British rapper Little Simz, meanwhile, has announced new UK shows for December due to demand, while Dutch violinist André​ Rieu will tour the UK and Ireland in April and May 2020.

Courteeners

The Manchester trio will warm up for their huge hometown show at Heaton Park with shows in Blackpool and Leeds, with support from the Coral and Inhaler. The band also perform in Edinburgh as part of the Summer Sessions series on August 16 and headline a huge charity concert at the O2 Victoria Warehouse on May 24. Tickets for the new dates go on general sale at 9am on May 17.

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The National

The Ohio rockers will support their forthcoming album, ‘I Am Easy To Find’ by heading to the Brighton Centre, the First Direct Arena in Leeds, and the Motorpoint Arenas in both Cardiff and Nottingham between December 7 and 10. They also have various summer festival appearances lined up through the summer. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on May 17.

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Richard Hawley

The former Pulp live guitarist will play Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on September 30, before performing in Bristol, Cardiff, Norwich, Oxford, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Sheffield, Newcastle, Glasgow, London and Brighton during October. He also headlines Wakefield’s Warehouse 23 and supports Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott at their Stockport shows this summer. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on May 17.

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Little Simz

The British rapper has lined up performances in Leeds, Nottingham, Oxford, and London, where she’ll play the O2 Forum Kentish Town, during December. Tickets go on sale at 10am on May 17.

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André​ Rieu

The Dutch violinist and conductor will be accompanied by his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra in Belfast, Dublin, Birmingham, Leeds, Nottingham, Liverpool, Glasgow, and London, where he’ll take over the SSE Arena Wembley on April 24. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on May 17.

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Lenny Henry

A total of 34 dates have been confirmed for the comic’s new tour, titled An Evening with Lenny Henry: Who Am I, Again?, beginning on October 20 and running through to the end of November. The trek promptly follows up the October 3 release of his book, Who Am I, Again?. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on May 17. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Also announced this week:

Madonna, Volbeat, Motionless In White, Barns Courtney, the Night Cafe, Hilltop Hoods, the Faim, Alec Benjamin, Straight No Chaser, New Model Army, Angel Olsen, Ride, Coheed and Cambria, Fangclub, Bradley Wiggins, Jah Wobble, Jack Whitehall, Jack Dee, Big Thief, Home Free and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Bradley Wiggins Set For An Evening With UK Theatre Tour

Bradley Wiggins

The cyclist, who is Britain’s most decorated Olympian, will head to UK theatres in September and October for an evening of stories about his sporting career.

Pre-sale opens at 10am on May 16, prior to general sale at 10am on May 17.

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Jack Whitehall Adds Extra Brighton, Cardiff And Bournemouth Dates To Stood Up Tour

Jack Whitehall

The comedian has added an extra performance at Brighton Centre on January 2, two dates at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on January 3 and 4, and a second show at Bournemouth International Centre on January 7. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on May 17.

Pre-sale opens at 10am on May 16, ahead of general sale at 10am on May 17.

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Lenny Henry Announces Who Am I, Again? Tour For Autumn

Lenny Henry

A total of 34 dates have been confirmed for the comic’s new tour, titled An Evening with Lenny Henry: Who Am I, Again?, beginning on October 20 and running through to the end of November.

The trek promptly follows up the October 3 release of his book, Who Am I, Again?. The first part of the shows will include stories about growing up in the Black Country, his school years, friendships, family secrets and racism. The second part will see Lenny interviewed by friend, broadcaster and author Jon Canter, and take questions from audience.

Pre-sale opens at 10am on May 16, prior to general sale at 10am on May 17.

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Tour Of The Week: Bastille To Follow ‘Doom Days’ Release With Intimate Club Shows

Bastille have lined up nine intimate club shows around the UK this winter. Bastille tickets are on sale now, priced £41.70 including fees.

The Brit Award-winning quartet will present their forthcoming album, ‘Doom Days’, in full at tiny venues in Coventry, Carlisle, Aberdeen, Bradford, Grimsby, Llandudno, Torquay, Portsmouth, and Margate during November and December. They also appear at London’s Citadel Festival and Reading and Leeds this summer.

The synth-pop band will release the follow up to 2016’s ‘Wild World’ on June 14 via Virgin Records. Head below to check out their latest single, Joy, which follows the previously released title track and Quarter Past Midnight in previewing the record. Vocalist Dan Smith added:

“‘Doom Days’ is a record that celebrates real human connections and urges us to keep searching for moments of elation.

“It’s an album that starts in the middle of an Uber ride through the city streets and ends waking on the kitchen floor with the healing sounds of euphoric new single Joy, which sees the demons of life’s hangovers dispelled by a simple phone call from someone special.

“That glimmer of hope at the end of the album says everything – the smallest human gesture can pull you back from the brink.”

Bastille Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Fri November 29 2019 – COVENTRY Warwick Arts Centre
Sat November 30 2019 – CARLISLE Sands Centre
Sun December 01 2019 – ABERDEEN Music Hall
Tue December 03 2019 – BRADFORD St Georges Hall
Sat December 07 2019 – TORQUAY Foundry
Sun December 08 2019 – PORTSMOUTH Pyramids Centre
Mon December 09 2019 – MARGATE Winter Gardens
Thu December 03 2020 – GRIMSBY Auditorium
Fri December 03 2021 – LLANDUDNO Venue Cymru

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