This Week’s New Releases: Billie Elish, Bleachers and Prince

It’s the week a lot of people have been waiting for. Billie Eilish has finally dropped her highly anticipated second album, Jack Antonoff’s Bleachers have put out their third LP, and a posthumous Prince album has arrived featuring 11 previously unreleased original tracks— some of which were only ever performed live by the star or featured on webcasts or radio.

Not your cup of tea? Check out more new music below.

Aretha Franklin – ‘ARETHA’ (Atlantic)

Billie Eilish – ‘Happier Than Ever’ (Interscope)

Bleachers – ‘Take The Sadness Out Of Saturday Night’ (RCA)

Blues Traveler – ‘Traveler’s Blues’ (Round Hill)

Creeper – ‘American Noir’ (Roadrunner)

Dot Allison – ‘Heart-Shaped Scars’ (SA Recordings)

Durand Jones and the Indications – ‘Private Space’ (Dead Oceans)

Isaiah Rashad – ‘The House Is Burning’ (Top Dawg/Warner)

Koleżanka – ‘Place Is’ (Bar None)

Leela James – ‘See Me’ (BMG)

Los Lobos – ‘Native Sons’ (New West)

LUMP (Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay) – ‘Animal’ (Chrysalis)

Needtobreathe – ‘Into The Mystery’ (Elektra)

The Overtones – ’10’ (Hurricane)

Prince – ‘Welcome 2 America’ (NPG)

Sam Mehran – ‘Cold Brew’ (Weird World/Domino)

Seether – ‘Wasteland – The Purgatory’ (EP) (Fantasy/Concord)

Shadowlark – ‘Avalanche’ (Warner)

Sik World – ‘Still Lost 2’ (Sik World)

Skepta – ‘All In’ (EP) (Boy Better Know)

Sonny and the Sunsets- ‘New Day With New Possibilities’ (Rocks In Your Head)

Son Volt – ‘Electro Melodier’ (Thirty Tigers)

Tangents – ‘Timeslips & Chimeras’ (Temporary Residence)

Torres – ‘Thirstier’ (Merge)

Unknown T – ‘Adolescence’ (Island)

Yola – ‘Stand For Myself’ (Concord)

 

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This Week’s New Releases: Anne-Marie, Dave And Leon Bridges

There are some big hitters dropping new records this week. Both Anne-Marie and Dave have released their second albums, while Leon Bridges has put out his third.

Fancy something different? Head below for more new releases.

Against The Current – ‘Fever’ (Fueled By Ramen)

Anne-Marie – ‘Therapy’ (Major Toms/Asylum)

Avelino – ‘Ego Kills’ (More Records/ OddChild Music)

Bardot – ‘2021 Mixes’ EP (Bardot)

Bizzy Banks – ‘Same Energy’ (Atlantic)

Darkside – ‘Spiral’ (Matador)

Dave – ‘We’re All Alone In This Together’ (Neighbourhood)

David Crosby – ‘For Free’ (Three Blind Mice/BMG)

Descendents – ‘9th & Walnut’ (Epitaph)

The Gun Club – ‘Fire Of Love (Remastered 2020)’ (Extra Term Audio)

Jackson Browne – ‘Downhill From Everywhere’ (Inside)

Joshua Radin – ‘The Ghost and The Wall’ (Nettwerk)

Leon Bridges – ‘Gold-Diggers Sound’ (Columbia)

Maya Beiser – ‘Maya Beiser x Philip Glass’ (Islandia)

Mega Bog – ‘Life, and Another’ (Paradise Of Bachelors)

Molly Burch – ‘Romantic Images’ (Captured Tracks)

Nothing But Thieves – ‘Moral Panic II’ EP (Sony)

Piroshka – ‘Love Drips and Gathers’ (Bella Union)

Power Of Dreams – ‘Aüslander’ (Power Of Dreams)

Shiny Joe Ryan – ‘Shiny’s Democracy’ (Spinning Top)

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Top Tickets This Week: The War On Drugs, Chvrches, James Blunt, James Morrison, Nick Cave And Warren Ellis, Kano and more

The War On Drugs


Photo: Shawn Brackbill

The War On Drugs have announced a new album, ‘I Don’t Live Here Anymore’, along with accompanying North American, UK and European shows for 2022. Tickets for all dates go on general sale at 10am local time on July 23.

The trek commences in the United States in January before expanding across the UK and Europe in the spring, with concerts confirmed in Birmingham, Dublin, Leeds, Edinburgh and London, where they’ll play the iconic O2 Arena on April 12.

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Chvrches

The trio will tour the UK next spring, calling at Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange, Newcastle’s O2 City Hall, London’s O2 Academy Brixton, the O2 Academy Birmingham, and Manchester’s O2 Apollo between March 14 and 19. Tickets go on general sale at 9.30am on July 23.

The shows will follow the release of their fourth studio album, ‘Screen Violence’, due out on August 27 via EMI in the UK and Glassnote in the US.

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James Blunt

The singer-songwriter will hit the road in February 2022, with stops planned in Brighton, Manchester, Cardiff, Hull, Birmingham, Nottingham, Glasgow and London, where he’ll perform at the SSE Arena Wembley. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on July 23.

The shows will support Blunt’s upcoming greatest hits album, ‘The Stars Beneath My Feet (2004-2021)’, due out on November 19 via Atlantic Records.

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James Morrison


Photo: Oliver Halfin

James Morrison has lined up a 22-date Greatest Hits Tour between March 10 and April 10, kicking off in Southend and culminating in Glasgow. Other stops on the trek include Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Ipswich, Cardiff, Leicester, Oxford, Bournemouth, Folkestone, Stoke, Manchester, Bath, Stockton, Liverpool, Cambridge, Birmingham, Nottingham, Sheffield, Newcastle, Brighton and London, where he’ll play the Palladium. Tickets are on sale now.

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Nick Cave and Warren Ellis

Nick Cave and his long-time Bad Seeds bandmate and frequent collaborator have lined up 20 UK shows for later in 2021, kicking off in Poole on September 2 and culminating at Brighton Dome on October 10. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on July 23.

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Kano

The London rapper will play an exclusive full band show at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on August 11 in aid of War Child. The gig will take place prior to his headline slots at All Points EastBoardmasters and NASS later this summer. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday July 23, with prices starting from £35.00.

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Also announced this week:

  • Yungblud has rescheduled three upcoming shows and added an Edinburgh show to his tour plans.
  • Agnes Obel has rescheduled her UK and Ireland shows.
  • Dinosaur Jr. have announced a UK and European tour for spring 2022.
  • Mick Jenkins has announced UK shows as part of a European tour this autumn.
  • James have announced a festival warm-up show in Oxford.
  • Kris Barras Band have announced UK shows for spring 2022.
  • Hundred Reasons have confirmed headline UK shows for 2022.
  • JXDN has announced UK and Ireland shows for 2022.
  • Return of The Jinkx and Dela Holiday Show Live Tour will head to the UK later this year.
  • Don Broco have lined up four shows ahead of their appearances at Slam Dunk.
  • Gorillaz have announced a free show this summer for NHS workers and their families.
  • Disney On Ice presents Find Your Hero will tour the UK between October 28 and January 2, 2022.
  • Sam Fender has rescheduled his UK shows to August, September and November.
  • Tinie moves his London show for a second time to April 2022.
  • David Essex has rescheduled his UK tour for a second time to September 2022.

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This Week’s New Releases: KSI, Willow And Pop Smoke

What a week! KSI has dropped the highly anticipated follow-up to 2020’s ‘Dissimulation’, and Willow Smith has put out her fourth LP featuring guest spots from Blink-182’s Travis Barker, Avril Lavigne, Tierra Whack, Cherry Glazerr, and Ayla Tesler-Mabe.

This week also sees the release of a second posthumous Pop Smoke album, which boasts collaborations with Pharrell, Kid Cudi, Kanye West, Pusha T, Future, Rick Ross, The-Dream, 42 Dugg, 21 Savage, Rah Swish, BEAM, Bizzy Banks, Takeoff, Lil Tjay, Swae Lee, Chris Brown, Quavo, Kodak Black, and TRAVI.

Not enough? Go south!

The Academic – ‘Community Spirit’ EP (Capitol)

Always You – ‘Bloom Off The Rose’ (Shelflife)

Barenaked Ladies – ‘Detour De Force’ (Raisin Records)

Blondie – ‘Vivir En La Habana (Live From Havana 2019)’ (BMG)

Chet Faker – ‘Hotel Surrender’ (Australia/BMG)

Cici – ‘Extraneous’ EP (Warehouse)

Clairo – ‘Sling’ (Republic)

Darkoo – ‘2 in 1’ (Atlantic)

Diesel – ‘Alone With Blues’ (Bloodlines)

Fryars – ‘God Melodies’ (Fiction)

Ida Mae – ‘Click Click Domino’ (Vow Road)

John Mayer – ‘Sob Rock’ (Columbia)

KSI – ‘All Over The Place’ (RBC)

Nicola Benedetti – ‘Baroque’ (Decca)

Paradise Lost – ‘At The Mill’ (Nuclear Blast)

Pop Smoke – ‘Faith’ (Victor Victor Worldwide/Republic Records)

Powerwolf – ‘Call Of The Wild’ (Napalm)

Smile Machine – ‘Bye For Now’ (Exploding In Sound)

Stephen Fretwell – ‘Busy Guy’ (Speedy Wunderground)

Times Of Grace – ‘Songs Of Loss And Separation’ (Times Of Grace)

Tones and I – ‘Welcome To The Madhouse’ (Elektra)

Wavves – ‘Hideaway’ (Fat Possum)

Willow – ‘lately I feel EVERYTHING’ (MSFTSMusic/Roc Nation/Polydor)

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Top Tickets This Week: James Taylor, Tori Amos, Little Mix, Eels, Courteeners, Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes, Aurora and more

James Taylor

The legendary singer-songwriter will be accompanied by his All-Star Band at UK and European shows in January, February and March, including stops in Dublin, Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow, Brighton, Birmingham, and London, where he’ll play two dates at the Eventim Apollo.

He hits the road in support of his latest album, ‘American Standard’, released in 2020. Tickets go on general sale at 9am BST/10am CET on July 16.

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Tori Amos

Tori Amos has announced plans to tour the UK and Europe next spring, kicking off in Berlin on February 16 and wrapping up at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on March 18. The UK and Ireland leg also includes stops in Glasgow, Manchester, Cork and London, where she’ll play two nights at the Palladium. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on July 16.

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Little Mix

The pop trio have added three matinée shows to The Confetti Tour, with afternoon concerts lined up at Newcastle’s Utilita Arena on April 16, Birmingham’s Resorts World Arena on April 23, and Manchester’s AO Arena on May 7. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on July 16.

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Eels


Photo: Gus Black

Eels will take their Lockdown Hurricane Tour to Belfast, Dublin, London, Manchester, Glasgow, Nottingham, and Southampton between March 11 and 18, with the trek expanding to European and North American cities later in 2022.

The shows  will mark Eels’ first in front of an audience since dropping their 13th studio album, ‘Earth To Dora’, with tickets on general sale at 9am on July 16.

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Courteeners

Courteeners have lined up three warm up gigs in preparation for their huge concerts this summer, with stops planned at the O2 Academy Leicester, Stoke’s Victoria Hall and Halifax’s Victoria Theatre on September 7, 21, and 22, respectively. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on July 16.

The dates will take place ahead of their shows at Scarborough Open Air Theatre with The Coral, as well as their appearance at the rescheduled TRNSMT festival, and a huge homecoming concert the Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground with Johnny Marr, Blossoms, Zuzu, and The Big Moon.

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Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes


Photo: Jenny Brough

Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes have announced plans to tour the UK and Ireland this autumn. The trek will support their upcoming album, ‘Sticky’, the follow-up to 2019’s ‘End Of Suffering’, due out on October 15. They also have a European tour in the dairy for early 2022, which kicks off with shows at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on January 21 and 22. Tickets go on general sale at 10am local time on July 16.

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Aurora

The Norwegian singer-songwriter will embark on a UK and European tour beginning in Milan on February 13 and wrapping up at the O2 Academy Brixton in London on April 6. The UK and Ireland leg also includes stops in Birmingham, Newcastle, Glasgow, Dublin, Manchester, Leeds and Bristol. Tickets go on general sale at 9am BST/10am EST on July 16. Her last album was ‘A Different Kind Of Human – Step 2’, released in 2019.

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Also announced this week:

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This Week’s New Releases: Rejjie Snow, Half Waif And Tom Odell

There are some tasty new records that’ve dropped this week, including a new album from Irish rap sensation Rejjie Snow, Tom Odell’s fourth LP and Half Waif’s prompt follow-up to 2020’s ‘The Caretaker’.

Head below if you fancy some more!

Andrew Lloyd Webber – ‘Highlights From Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella'(Polydor)

Attacca Quartet – ‘Real Life’ (Sony)

Charlotte Day Wilson- ‘Alpha’ (Stone Woman)

The Goon Sax – ‘Mirror 2’ (Matador)

Half Waif – ‘Mythopoetics’ (Anti)

Justin Courtney Pierre – ‘The Price Of Salt’ (Epitaph)

Museum Of Love – ‘Life Of Mammals’ (Skint/BMG)

Rejjie Snow – ‘Baw Baw Black Sheep’ (BMG)

The Rolling Stones – ‘A Bigger Bang (Live)’ (Mercury)

Royal Canoe – ‘Sidelining’ (Paper Bag Records)

Sennen – ‘Widows (Expanded Version)’ (Sonic Cathedral)

TKAY Maizda – ‘Last Year Was Weird Vol 3’ (4AD)

Tom Odell – ‘Monsters’ (Sony)

The Wallflowers – ‘Exit Wounds’ (New West)

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Top Tickets This Week: St Vincent, Sabaton, Dave Chappelle, The Warehouse Project with Megan Thee Stallion, Migos and more, We Are Scientists, Gojira

St Vincent


Photo: Zachery Michael

St Vincent has announced the UK and European leg of the Daddy’s Home Tour, with stops planned in Ljubljana, Prague, Warsaw, Berlin, Cologne, Dublin, Edinburgh and London, where she’ll wrap up the trek with her biggest headline UK show to date at the Eventim Apollo on June 29. Tickets go on sale at 10am on July 9. The tour shares its name with Annie Clark’s most recent album, released in May.

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Sabaton

The Swedish metallers have announced The Tour To End All Tours, with UK shows lined up at the SSE Arena Wembley, London on March 18, Leeds’ First Direct Arena the next day, Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on March 20 and the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on March 22.

The trek also expands to cities across Europe, including stops in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Estonia and Finland. Tickets for the UK run go on general sale at 10am on July 9, while on sale dates vary for the European shows. They’ll be supported by The Hu and Lordi.

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Dave Chappelle

Due to demand, the American comic and actor will now play five nights at London’s Eventim Apollo, with the new gig falling on August 17. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on July 9.

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The Warehouse Project

Organisers have confirmed further names for this year’s Warehouse Project, including Megan Thee Stallion (pictured), MigosEric Prydz, DrumcodeChase And Status, and Jamie XX, among many others. They join the previously revealed reopening acts; Nile Rodgers and CHIC, DJ Shadow, Andy C, and Carl Cox.

After 2020’s edition had to be cancelled, the series will return to Manchester’s 10,000 capacity Depot Mayfield from September. Head here for a calendar of gigs confirmed so far. Tickets for most of the newly confirmed shows go on general sale at 10am on July 9, except the Eric Prydz gig, which goes on sale at 9am.

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We Are Scientists

We Are Scientists have announced the Come On Get Huffy Tour, with UK shows lined up in Sheffield, Leeds, Hull, Manchester, Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, Liverpool, Nottingham, Birmingham, Bristol, Brighton and London, where they’ll wrap up the run at the O2 Forum Kentish Town on December 9. The European leg will follow in spring 2022, beginning on April 1 in Paris and culminating in Hamburg on April 14. Tickets go on sale at 9am BST/10am CET on July 9.

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Gojira


(Photo: Gabrielle Duplantier)

Gojira will embark on a UK and European tour in early 2022, kicking off in Helsinki, Finland, on January 17 and wrapping up at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena in Wales on March 14. The UK and Ireland leg also includes stops in Nottingham, Newcastle, Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin, Manchester, and London, where they’ll take over Alexandra Palace. Support will come from Alien Weaponry and Employed To Serve. Tickets are on sale now.

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Also announced this week:

  • Glassjaw will bring the 20+ Year Anniversaries Tour to the UK next spring.
  • Bon Iver have rescheduled their UK and European tour for a second time due to autumn 2022.
  • Natalie Imbruglia has announced an intimate London show for September.
  • Dermot Kennedy has rescheduled his Belsonic Belfast show, adding a second date in the process.
  • Royal Blood have lined up four intimate UK shows for this summer.
  • Rejjie Snow has announced his By Myself Tour for September and October.
  • Bombay Bicycle Club have announced two festival warm-up shows.
  • Enter Shikari have announced four warm up shows ahead of their rescheduled UK tour.
  • Max and Harvey have moved their This Is Not A Phase Tour to April 2022.
  • Bright Eyes have moved their UK and European tour dates for a second time to summer 2022.
  • Paul Weller has announced a show at Leisureland in Galway.
  • Professor Brian Cox has rescheduled his Horizons Tour to 2022.
  • Peter Hook and the Light will take the Joy Division: A Celebration show to Ireland in autumn 2022.

Head here for a full list and to find your tickets. Check our rolling guide to cancelled and postponed events here.

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Pre-sale Tickets: Keane Confirm Hop Farm Kent Show For Summer 2022

Keane

Keane have confirmed a show at Hop Farm Country Park for summer 2022.

The band will return to Paddock Wood in Kent on June 19, joined by special guests Flyte and Michael Conryan

Pre-sale tickets will be available from 10am today (July 7), ahead of general sale at 10am on July 8.

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This Week’s New Releases: Bobby Gillespie and Jenny Beth, Laura Mvula And At The Gates

This week may not be as hectic as the last, but there’s some tasty new music on offer!

Savages vocalist Jehnny Beth and Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie have joined forces for a collaborative album, Laura Mvula has followed up 2016’s ‘The Dreaming Room’, and Swedish death metallers At The Gates have put out LP #7.

Head below for more.

A Certain Ratio – ‘Acr: Epc’ EP (Mute)

At The Gates – ‘The Nightmare Of Being’ (Century Media)

Bobby Gillespie and Jehnny Beth – ‘Utopian Ashes’ (Sony)

Cub Scout Bowling Pins – ‘Clang Clang Ho!’ (Guided by Voices)

Dennis Lloyd – ‘Some Days’ (Arista/Sony)

Desperate Journalist – ‘Maximum Sorrow!’ (Fierce Panda)

Emma-Jean Thackray – ‘Yellow’ (Movement)

Giancarlo Erra – ‘Departure Tapes’ (Kscope)

The Go! Team – ‘Get Up Sequences Part One’ (Memphis Industries)

In: Most – ‘Cloud Nine’ EP (Soulvent)

Jax Jones – ‘Deep Joy’ EP (WUGD/Polydor)

JXDN – ‘Tell Me About Tomorrow’ (DTA/Elektra)

Laura Mvula – ‘Pink Noise’ (Atlantic)

Lawson – ‘cmd z’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Lord Of The Lost – ‘Judas’ (Napalm Records)

Maneskin – ‘Teatro D’Ira Vol.I – 2021 Limited Edition’ (RCA/Sony)

Nas – ‘It Was Written (25th Anniversary Edition)’ (Columbia/Sony)

Richard Marx – ‘Stories To Tell: Greatest Hits and More’ (BMG)

S.P,Y – ‘Darkmttre’ EP (DARKMTTR)

You Me At Six – ‘Suckapunch (Deluxe)’ (AWAL)

UPDATE 05/07: Lana Del Rey did not release her album ‘Blue Banisters’ on July 4 as scheduled so this has been removed from the blog. She updated her social media, saying: “Album out later later… Single out soonish. Have a good fourth x”

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Top Tickets This Week: Elton John, Lorde, Little Mix, Jordan Rakei, Kaiser Chiefs, Limp Bizkit, Avatar and more

Elton John

As part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road: The Final Tour, which also heads to North America and Europe, the iconic singer-songwriter has confirmed stadium shows in Norwich, Liverpool, Sunderland, Bristol and Swansea for June 2022. Tickets are on sale now.

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Lorde

After selling out three nights at the Camden Roundhouse, Lorde will play London’s Alexandra Palace on June 28 as part of the UK leg of The Solar Power Tour in 2022. Other stops on the trek include Leeds, Edinburgh, Manchester and Birmingham. Tickets for all dates are on sale now.

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Little Mix

The pop trio will play a third successive night at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on May 4, 2022, as part of The Confetti Tour. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on July 2.

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Jordan Rakei

Jordan Rakei has announced the What We Call Life Tour, with stops confirmed in Brighton, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol and London, where he’ll conclude the run at the O2 Academy Brixton on April 26. The trek shares its name with Rakei’s new album, due out on September 17, and expands across Europe. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on July 2.

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Limp Bizkit

The rap rock legends have lined up a brace of UK shows for summer 2022, with gigs confirmed at Manchester Academy on July 22 and the O2 Academy Brixton in London on July 24. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on July 2.

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Avatar

The Swedish metallers will hit Nottingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Wolverhampton, Bristol, Southampton and London, where they’ll take over the O2 Forum Kentish Town on January 15, before heading to cities across Europe in February and March.

The trek will support the band’s 2020 eighth studio album, ‘Hunter Gatherer’. Tickets are on sale now.

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Also announced this week:

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