On This Day In Music: Happy Birthday Paul Stanley And Nicky Wire!

On January 20, 1952, Kiss guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley was born. On the same day in 1969 Manic Street Preachers bassist and lyricist Nicky Wire came into the world. Happy birthday both!

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On This Day In Music: Janis Joplin Was Born

On January 19, 1943 American singer-songwriter, and ’60s rock legend, Janis Joplin was born. Sadly she died of a drug overdose on October 4, 1970 aged 27.

Announcing Joplin’s death, a Reuters report noted: “She would stand before her audience, microphone in hand, long red hair flailing, her raspy voice shrieking in rock mutations of black country blues. Pellets of sweat flew from her contorted face and glittered in the beam of footlights. Janis Joplin sang with more than her voice. Her involvement was total.”

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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: Jeff Lynne’s ELO, David Byrne, Sparks, Art Garfunkel, Editors And Myles Kennedy


Jeff Lynne’s ELO have added extra shows to their autumn arena tour, including a second date at Manchester Arena on October 6, a third Birmingham show on October 13 and third London date at the O2 Arena on October 20. Tickets for the new shows go on sale at 9am on January 19, priced £50.00 plus booking fees (Photo: Carsten Windhorst).

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The Talking Heads co-founder will bring his American Utopia Tour to Oxford, Glasgow, Birmingham and Manchester before wrapping up the UK run at the Eventim Apollo in London on June 19. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on January 19, priced £33.50/£35.00/£45.00 plus fees.

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Sparks, who put out ‘Hippopotmus’ in September, will return to the UK this for shows at the O2 ABC in Glasgow, O2 Academy Leeds and the O2 Forum Kentish Town in London on May 22, 23 and 24 respectively. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on January 19, priced £27.50/£29.50 plus fees.

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The legendary singer-songwriter will perform Simon & Garfunkel songs and solo hits as well as share stories from his new autobiography at the Royal Albert Hall on May 31. Tickets go on sale at 9am on January 19.

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Editors will precede the release of their new album, ‘Violence’, with intimate shows in Birmingham, Manchester and London. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on January 19, priced £27.50/£29.50 plus fees.

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The Alter Bridge frontman will accompany the release of his debut solo abum, ‘Year Of The Tiger’, with shows in Birmingham, Nottingham, Glasgow, Manchester, Bristol and London, where he’ll play the Islington Assembly Hall, during March. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on January 19, priced £27.00/£28.50 plus fees.

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Also announced this week

U2, Jack White, Eels, Van Morrison, Pretty Vicious, Warchild BRITs Week, NME Awards Shows, James Blake, En Vogue, Tiny Moving Parts, Blanco White, An Evening with Rob Schneider, Coasts, Girli, Conan, Monolord, John Bishop, Dara O’Briain, The Orielles, YVES, Screaming Females, Fenne Lily, Charlie Barnes, Night Riots, Josh Rouse, Mercury Rev, Our Hollow Our Home, Sumo Cyco, The Hunna, Jack Cooper, Funeral Shakes and more.

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On This Day In Music: Farewell Glenn Frey

On January 18, 2016 Glenn Frey, founding member and guitarist for the Eagles, died aged 67. Frey, who formed the band back in 1971, had been living with rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia in the weeks prior to his death. He passed away following what his band called a “courageous battle”.

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Pre-Sale Tickets: South West Four


Marshmello and Chase & Status are among the first acts announced for this year’s South West Four in London.

The former will top the bill on the Saturday, representing a UK festival exclusive, preceded by sets from Dizzee Rascale, Jonas Blue, Nadia Rose, Netsky b2b Jauz b2b Slushii and Sigma. Chase & Status, meanwhile, will close the Sunday, with Craig David presents TS5, Andy C, Bugzy Malone, Disciples, James Hype, My Nu Leng and Stefflon Don also set to appear.

South West Four will take over Clapham Common on August 25 and 26. Pre-sale tickets go on sale at 9am on January 17, prior to early bird tickets, which will be available from 9am on January 18, priced at £99 for the weekend and £52.50 for the day plus fees.

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On This Day In Music: William Onyeabor Dies Aged 70

On January 16, 2017 William Onyeabor died aged 70. The electronic-funk pioneer and business leader “died peacefully in his sleep following a brief illness” at his home in Enugu, Nigeria.

Over the course of his career he released nine albums, the most recent being 2013’s ‘Who is William Onyeabor?’. He was also the subject of the 2014 documentary Fantastic Man.

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Video Of The Week: Taylor Swift – End Game

Taylor Swift has released a video for End Game.

The track, which boasts appearances from Ed Sheeran and Future, features on the pop giant’s new album, ‘Reputation’, which was released in November. The video, meanwhile, was directed by Joseph Kahn.

Swift will support the album with the Reputation Stadium Tour, which hits the UK and Ireland in June. Click here to compare and buy Machine Head Tickets at Stereoboard.com.

Head to our music video page on the official Stereoboard website for the latest video releases.

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Tour Of The Week: The Breeders

The Breeders will accompany the release of their first album in a decade with a UK and Ireland tour in May. The Breeders tickets are on sale now.

With ‘All Nerve’ due to arrive on March 2 through 4AD, the band, whose current line up is Kim and Kelley Deal, Josephine Wiggs and Jim Macpherson, will call in Dublin, Edinburgh, Leeds, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester and London, where they’ll play the Roundhouse.

The Breeders Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Sun May 27 2018 – DUBLIN Vicar Street
Mon May 28 2018 – EDINBURGH Liqui Rooms
Tue May 29 2018 – LEEDS Stylus
Wed May 30 2018 – LONDON Roundhouse
Tue July 10 2018 – BRISTOL O2 Academy Bristol
Wed July 11 2018 – BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute
Fri July 13 2018 – MANCHESTER O2 Ritz

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On This Day In Music: Ivor Novello Was Born

On January 15, 1893 Welsh composer and actor David Ivor Davies, aka Ivor Novello, was born. Sadly he died suddenly on March 6, 1951 aged 58. The Ivor Novello Awards for songwriting were set up in his memory in 1955. They are awarded each year by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA).

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On This Day In Music: Oasis Hit #1 With (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?

On January 14, 1996 Oasis started a six week run at #1 on the UK album chart with their second LP, (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?. Today is also the birthday of Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and guitarist Zakk Wylde, of Black Label Society, among others. Happy birthday both!

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