Things We Love This Week: La Roux, Porridge Radio, The Shins

Yes, thank you, Game of Thrones, we are all now aware that winter has come. It’s dark when you leave for work in the morning and it’s pitch black by the time you get home. Your toes are always cold. Let’s try and bring back some long gone summer vibes via the magical powers of music.

La Roux

There seems to be a theme of signing off for the week with a Friday-tinged, dance-worthy disco banger. This week, that is courtesy of La Roux! She’s back with International Woman Of Leisure, her first new single since 2014’s ‘Trouble In Paradise’. Along with her signature high vocals, we’ve got slinky guitars and groovy synths, as well one pretty colourful video. Yum! La Roux will play two shows at London’s Fabric in February. Tickets are on sale now.

Porridge Radio

What better way to recall the summer than with a video filmed right there and then? Porridge Radio recorded this live performance of Eugh, from their brilliantly titled 2016 EP ‘Rice, Pasta And Other Fillers’, backstage at Green Man Festival last year. Released this week, the post-punk four-piece bring twanging, sparkling guitars, a taunting bassline and coral-coloured clothing to the green fields of the Brecon Beacons. It reminds us of warm, lazy days, shot in the hazy low light of a summer’s afternoon. Aah.

The Shins

Sticking with the summery theme, the Shins have released a song called Waimanalo, a beach on the island of Oʻahu in Hawaii. Its jittery, old-school country guitars and harmonicas take us to a land of blazing sunshine, with lyrics “sun on the waves, one thousand mornings, I’m still amazed” making it difficult to remember what winter even means. The song is part of a 7″ vinyl charity series, dubbed the ‘Fug Yep Soundation’, honouring the former Shins member Richard Swift, who died last year. Proceeds will go to Swift’s family and the charities MusiCares and Music Support UK.

I’m outta here! **dances out of the room in sun-fuelled bliss, before realising it’s actually super cold outside** Brrr!!!

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Things We Love This Week: Athlete Whippet & Olugbenga, Pillow Queens, MF Tomlinson

Photo: Ilme Vysniauskaite

This week’s blog bits fit into three distinct categories for a little bit of organised joy. Get ready to explore The Fun, The Feels and The Freaky in this week’s music news.

Athlete Whippet & Olugbenga

Finally, it’s Friday! It’s time to DANCE! This new number from Athlete Whippet & Olugbenga (who you may recognise from Metronomy) is sure to get every little bit of you grooving. Be Reborn, while on the surface just sounding like a collection of club-ready beats and spacey vocal samples, actually begs some philosophical questions: Is there a better version of yourself to be found within? Is the person you see the same as the person other people see? Who can we look to for these answers?

The track comes from a new EP, ‘Touch’, out on November 29.

Pillow Queens

Who can resist an Irish accent? Not me. The Dublin-based indie-rock band Pillow Queens have dropped a new single, Brothers, from a debut full-length expected in 2020. Lyrically, it’s about cherishing the men in your life, and the band have explained further that the verses contain “quick snapshots of the aftermath from a loss of a friend within a very tight knit group.” They continue to reveal that, “an element of fear runs through the song as this sudden death makes you look around your group and feel terrified of the chances of another.”

It also comes with a great concept video about stopping time. Watch below.

MF Tomlinson

Friedrich Nietzsche was a German philosopher from the 19th century who wrote on truth, morality, language and nihilism, so, pretty heavy stuff. MF Tomlinson, on the other hand, is a songwriter from London, who believes Nietzsche deserves a day off from all that boring malarkey. How about some magic mushroom tea or an ice cold beer, Fred? A delightful jazz flute is joined by twangs of blues guitar and a casual tone that struts through the park on a sunny day. 

Tomlinson will headline the Moth Club on November 27.

Ciao x

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Elton John, David Gray, Blossoms, Keith Urban, Example and more

Elton John

The music icon will bring the Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour to London’s O2 Arena for two more dates on November 2 and December 17, 2020, and to Dublin’s 3Arena for the second time on December 5, 2020. Tickets are on sale now.

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David Gray

David Gray has announced a tour of the UK and Ireland to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his seminal album, ‘White Ladder’, calling at arenas in Liverpool, Glasgow, Cardiff, Bournemouth, London, Leeds, Birmingham, Belfast and Dublin between March 20 and April 2. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on October 11.

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Blossoms


Photo: Ewan Ogden

Blossoms will release ‘Foolish Loving Spaces’ on January 31, followed by spring shows in Norwich, Margate, Nottingham, Sheffield, Bath, Exeter, Bournemouth, Hull, Glasgow, Leeds, Newcastle, Birmigham and London, where they’ll play three nights at the O2 Forum Kentish Town, before finishing up the run with a huge hometown show at Manchester Arena on March 28. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on October 11.

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Keith Urban

The country music star, who last year released ‘Graffiti U’, has lined up performances at London’s Eventim Apollo, O2 Apollo Manchester, O2 Academy Glasgow and O2 Academy Birmingham during May, marking his first full UK tour in over 12 years. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on October 11.

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Example

The prolific chart-topper’s first live trek in six years will take him to Newcastle, Leeds, Hull, Glasgow, Nottingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Cardiff, Belfast, Dublin, Birmingham, Norwich, Bristol, Bournemouth, and London, where he’ll wrap up the run at the O2 Forum on March 7. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on October 11.

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Also announced this week:

Yes, Gengahr, Bedouin Soundclash, Insane Clown Posse, Rick Astley, Maluma, William Duvall, Becky Hill, Cirque Du Soleil: Luzia, Kojey Radical, Chelsea Wolfe, Saxon, Friendly Fires, Ella Henderson, Josh Widdicombe, Jack Whitehall, Brothers Osborne, Franc Moody, The Jesus And Mary Chain, 808 State, Polica, Caribou, Monster Magnet, Poppy, the Dears, Disney On Ice Presents: Magical Ice Festival and many more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

 

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Billie Eilish, Celine Dion, Simple Minds, Queen and Adam Lambert, Joe Bonamassa, The Manor and more

Billie Eilish

The pop giant has confirmed she’ll bring her Where Do We Go? Tour to Manchester Arena, London’s O2 Arena, and Birmingham Arena in summer 2020. Eilish’s plans also include dates across mainland Europe, with tickets for the shows on general sale at 9am on October 4.

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Celine Dion

Celine Dion will bring her Courage World Tour to arenas in Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Dublin and London during September, following an extensive trek across mainland Europe between May 21 and August 31. Tickets go on general sale at 10am local time on October 4.

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Simple Minds

To celebrate their 40th anniversary, the new wave band will bring the 40 Years Of Hits Tour to the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Bournemought’s International Centre, the SSE Arena Wembley, Leeds’ First Direct Arena, the Brighton Centre, Dublin’s 3Arena, Birmingham’s Resorts World Arena and Glasgow’s SSE Hydro between April 14 and 25, 2020, after an extensive run in Europe. Tickets go on sale at 9am on October 4.

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Queen and Adam Lambert

Original Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor, plus longtime frontman Adam Lambert, will head to arenas in Italy, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Denmark either side of five nights at London’s O2 Arena and two shows at Manchester Arena in June. Tickets are on sale now.

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Joe Bonamassa

The blues guitarist will call at the Brighton Centre, the Edinburgh Playhouse, Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena, the Sage in Gateshead, Leeds’ First Direct Arena, and Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena between April 25 and May 2. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on October 4.

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The Manor

Having blown the capital away supporting Mike Skinner and The Streets back in February, the south London trio will take over the O2 Academy Brixton for their own headline show on March 21. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on October 4.

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Also announced this week:

Elton John, Snoop Dogg, Damon Albarn, Patrick Wolf, Jason Donovan, City and Colour, Waterparks, Shellac, Eliza and the Bear, Creeper, Fugitives of Heaven, Dinosaur Pile Up, Mclusky, Memphis May Fire, Rick Astley, Milky Chance, Big Heath, Anti-Flag, Nada Surf, the Big Moon, Amyl and the Sniffers, Iggy Pop, Anathema, Soul II Soul, Genghar, Ghostface Killah and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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Things We Love This Week: The Beatles, Foo Fighters, Kiwi Jr

Brian Eno and David Byrne once wisely said, “You may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile, and you may find yourself in a beautiful house, or you may find yourself at a certain new music blog post on a Friday afternoon.” That’s how it goes right? And you may ask yourself, “Well, how did I get here?” But don’t worry, you’re in safe hands.

The Beatles

‘Abbey Road’ is 50! FIFTY! What an age. To celebrate, the team behind one of the biggest bands in history have put together an adorable video for Here Comes The Sun,  and it’s pretty sweet.

It’s made up of a collection of rare photos and clips of the band, shots of the legendary Studio 2 at Abbey Road, and little animations to bind it all together. Watch below, then listen to an entirely newly mixed edition of the album.


Foo Fighters

Surprise! In a pleasant turn of events, Foo Fighters have released two unexpected EPs. They cover live performances from 2005, old demos, b-sides and bonus tracks from 2007’s  ‘Echoes, Silence, Patience And Grace’. There’s even A COVER OF ARCADE FIRE!

Week. Made. Although pretty similar to the original in terms of both structure and instrumentation, the band’s rendition of Keep The Car Running is certain to cheer up your drizzly Friday. Enjoy!

Kiwi Jr

It was impossible to not look into this band after seeing a description of their new single as “delightful as fuck.” And guess what? That’s exactly right. Kiwi Jr are a Toronto band that features Brian Murphy of Alvvays on guitar, and they’re releasing their debut album in January. ‘Football Money’ is coming through Persona Non Grata Records, who also put out Pip Blom’s debut EP, FYI.

The first track, Salary Man, does have undeniable Alvvays  influence, but with a jangly, 1980s college-rock spin. If this track and its wacky video doesn’t put you in a good mood, you’ll get your money back. (Not really. I can’t control financial exchanges. But I can tell you to have a little listen.)

ROLL ON THE WEEKEND!

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Westlife, Barry Manilow, The 1975, McFly, Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Weezer, The Who, Simply Red, Strictly Come Dancing Live and more

Westlife

Westlife will be joined by James Morrison and All Saints for their biggest UK concert to date at London’s Wembley Stadium on August 22. The Irish group will also be joined by Emeli Sandé at Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Cork for the first time on August 28, 2020. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on September 20.

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Barry Manilow

The legendary performer will call in Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester, Cardiff, Leeds, Glasgow and London, where he’ll play the O2 Arena, between May 28 and June 7. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on September 20.

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The 1975

The 1975 have announced a UK and Ireland arena tour for 2020, calling in Nottingham, Newcastle, Leeds, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Dublin and London, where they’ll play the O2 Arena, between February 15 and March 3. The band are touring in support of their anticipated new album, ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’, which is out on February 21. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on September 20.

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McFly

The pop-rock band, who recently announced a show at London’s O2 Arena, will call in Liverpool, Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds, Cardiff, Bournemouth, Brighton, Birmingham, Nottingham and London, where they’ll play the SSE Arena Wembley, between April 26 and May 10. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on September 20.

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Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer

Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer are to play four huge shows in the UK and Ireland in summer 2020. The pop-punk show of the decade, dubbed the Hella Mega Tour, will hit Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park on June 24, London Stadium on June 26, Huddersfield’s John Smith’s Stadium on June 27 and Dublin’s RDS Arena on June 29. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on September 20.

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The Who

The Who will release their new album ‘WHO’ on November 22, supported with shows in Manchester, Dublin, Newcastle, Glasgow, Leeds, Cardiff, Birmingham, Nottingham, Liverpool and London between March 16 and April 8. The legendary British rock band will perform with a full orchestra, with tickets for the shows on general sale at 10am on September 20.

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Simply Red

The soul-pop group will play arenas in Newcastle, Hull, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Dublin, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Cardiff, Brighton, Bournemouth and London, where they’ll perform at the O2 Arena, between October 6 and 23, 2020, before more dates across Europe. Tickets go on sale at 10am on September 20.

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Strictly Come Dancing Live

Hosted by Strictly Come Dancing favourite and reigning series champion Stacey Dooley, the tour will open at the Arena Birmingham before waltzing around the country for 32 shows, culminating with five huge shows at the O2 Arena in London between February 7 and 9. Tickets for all dates go on general sale at 9am on September 20. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Also announced this week:

Stereophonics, Nick Mason, Parkway Drive, Bombay Bicycle Club, Gabrielle Aplin, Elvis Costello, Bat For Lashes, The Hu, Machine Head, Elvis Costello, Status Quo, ScHoolboy Q, Tove Lo, Wilkinson, Supergrass, Evanescence, Within Temptation, And So I Watch You From Afar, Vant, Field Music, DIIV, Ruby Wax, Jack Whitehall and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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This Week’s Top Tickets: McFly, Craig David, Bon Iver, FKA Twigs, Pet Shop Boys, Supergrass, James Arthur, Editors, Bombay Bicycle Club, Andrea Bocelli, Jake Bugg, Five Finger Death Punch and more

McFly

Having recently hinted at their return with social media posts, the pop-rock band have ended a three-year hiatus by confirming a headline performance at the huge London venue on November 20. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on September 13.

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Craig David

The singer, DJ and producer will celebrate the 20 year anniversary of his debut album ‘Born To Do It’ with performances in Cardiff, Bournemouth, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Brighton, Nottingham and London, where he’ll play the O2 Arena, during April. Tickets for the Hold That Thought Tour go on general sale at 10am on September 13.

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Bon Iver

The experimental indie-electronica band will head to London’s SSE Arena Wembley, Arena Birmingham, Leeds’ First Direct Arena, Manchester Arena, SSE Hydro in Glasgow and Dublin’s 3Arena between April 26 and May 3, 2020, after a stint in Europe. Tickets  go on general sale at 9am on Friday September 13.

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FKA Twigs

Fresh from revealing details of her second album, ‘Magdalene’, the London artist has announced a show at the O2 Academy Brixton on November 25 as part of a European tour behind the record’s release. Her plans also include stops in Cologne, Zurich, Milan, Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam, with tickets for the shows on general sale at 10am on September 13.

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Pet Shop Boys

Pet Shop Boys will bring their first greatest hits-focused tour to arenas in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Newcastle and Glasgow between May 28 and June 6. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on September 13.

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Supergrass

The Oxford Britpop greats have announced dates across the UK, Europe and North America to celebrate 25 years since the release of their seminal debut album, ‘I Should Coco’. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on September 13.

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James Arthur

The singer-songwriter and former X-Factor winner, who releases his third album ‘You’ on October 18, will perform in Cardiff, London, Birmingham, Brighton, Glasgow, Leeds, Newcastle and Manchester. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on September 13.

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Editors

The British band will perform at Arena Birmingham, London’s SSE Arena Wembley, Manchester’s O2 Apollo, Vicar Street in Dublin and Glasgow Barrowland between February 27 and March 3. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on September 13.

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Bombay Bicycle Club

Between January 20 and February 12, 2020, the indie-pop band will perform in Cambridge, Bournemouth, Leicester, Cardiff, Leeds, Newcastle, Glasgow, Birmingham, Brighton, Manchester, Dublin, Belfast and London, where they’ll take over Alexandra Palace. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on September 13, and support will come from the Big Moon and Liz Lawrence.

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Andrea Bocelli

The Italian tenor has confirmed shows at the O2 Arena on October 16 and 3Arena on October 21, 2020. Tickets go on general sale on September 13, from 9am for the Irish date and 10am for the UK show.

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Jake Bugg

The Nottingham singer-songwriter, who put out his latest album ‘Hearts That Strain’ in 2017, will kick off the run on November 16 with a hometown show at Rock City before stops in Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and London, where he’ll play the Roundhouse. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on September 13.

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Five Finger Death Punch

The Las Vegas metallers will be joined by thrash legends Megadeth and breakout rockers Bad Wolves at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on January 30 and London’s SSE Arena Wembley on January 31. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on September 13.

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Also announced this week:

Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Weezer, Ronnie Wood, GOT7, Muna, Collabro, Tegan and Sara, Deaf Havana, Bat For Lashes, the Coronas, Clannad, Jon Hopkins, Firedance, the Maine, Turnover, Ocean Wisdom, Skindred, John Barrowman, BBMAK, Randy Newman, Set It Off, Gabrielle Aplin, the Wildhearts, Backyard Babies and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Slipknot, Liam Gallagher, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, Giggs, Van Morrison, Jack Whitehall, Rob Beckett and more

Slipknot

Slipknot will bring their We Are Not Your Kind  World Tour to the UK and Europe in 2020, kicking off the arena run in Dublin on January 14 before heading to Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Sheffield, Nottingham, Cardiff, Birmingham and London, where they’ll take over the O2 Arena on January 25. Following the UK and Ireland dates, they’ll carry on the carnage across mainland Europe. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on August 30. Support will come from Behemoth.

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Liam Gallagher

The former Oasis vocalist will play a special intimate homecoming show for Radio X listeners at Manchester’s O2 Ritz on September 21 — Gallagher’s birthday. He’ll be joined by special guest Sam Fender. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on August 30.

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Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes


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Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes have extended their tour plans, confirming three new shows, their biggest headline UK gigs to date, at Manchester Academy on February 12, Glasgow Barrowland on February 13 and London’s Alexandra Palace on February 15. The dates will follow their previously announced run of European concerts this autumn. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on August 30.

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Giggs

The British rapper, who put out ‘Big Bad…’ in February, has lined up performances in Dublin, Newcastle, Bristol, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Manchester and London, where he’ll take over the SSE Arena Wembley on December 6. Tickets go on general sale from 10am local time on August 30.

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Van Morrison

The legendary singer-songwriter, who put out ‘The Prophet Speaks’ at the end of 2018, will perform at the Palladium on March 20, 21, 22, 24 and 25. Tickets go on sale at 9am on August 30.

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Jack Whitehall

The comedian, actor, and television star will road test new material for his Stood Up Tour at intimate shows in Cambridge, Llandudno, Blackpool, Swindon, Woking, Plymouth, Leicester, Cheltenham and Oxford between November 4 and 12. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on August 30. Head here for pre-sale tickets via Ticketmaster.

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Rob Beckett

The comedian will kick off the new batch of dates at Venue Cymru in Llandudno on February 14 and conclude the run with two nights at Blackpool’s Grand Theatre on June 10 and 11. Tickets go on sale at 10am on August 30.

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Also announced this week:

Palaye Royale, Cass McCombs, Krept and Konan, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Against The Current, Whitney – Queen of the Night, PVRIS, the Faim, Engelbert Humperdinck, Cigarettes After Sex and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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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


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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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This Week’s Top Tickets: Elton John, Alter Bridge, Kaiser Chiefs, Sleater Kinney, Charli XCX, Gerry Cinnamon, The Sherlocks, Kate Tempest, JoJo Siwa, Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals and more

Elton John

Elton John has added a sixth London show to his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour. The legendary piano man will play the O2 Arena on December 14, 2020 in addition to his previously announced performances there on November 4, 6, 7, 2020 and December 9 and 16, 2020. Tickets for the new date go on general sale at 10am on June 21.

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Alter Bridge

The American rockers will perform in Nottingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham, Cardiff and London, where they’ll play the O2 Arena on December 21. They’ll be joined by special guests Shinedown and Sevendust. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on June 21.

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Kaiser Chiefs

The Leeds band will support their new album ‘Duck’, out on July 26, with performances in Hull, Edinburgh, Blackpool, Birmingham, Plymouth, Bournemouth, Brighton, Cardiff and London, where they’ll play the O2 Arena, between January 21 and February 1. They’ll be joined by special guests Razorlight. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on June 21.

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Sleater Kinney

In early 2020, Sleater Kinner will return to Europe and the UK, where they’ll head to London, Manchester, Glasgow, and Dublin, in support of their upcoming St. Vincent-produced LP, ‘The Center Won’t Hold’, which is due out on August 16 via Mom + Pop Records. Tickets go on sale at 9am on June 21.

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Charli XCX

The pop singer-songwriter will support her upcoming record, ‘Charli’, with tours in North America, Europe and the UK, including shows in Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester and London, where she’ll play the O2 Academy Brixton on October 31. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on June 21.

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Gerry Cinnamon

The Glaswegian singer-songwriter will head to Belfast, Dublin, Leicester, Liverpool, Leeds, Cardiff, Bournemouth, Norwich, Newcastle, and London, where he’ll tackle the O2 Academy Brixton on November 15. The Coral will provide support at select arena gigs on the schedule, with tickets for all shows on general sale at 9am on June 21.

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The Sherlocks

The Sheffield four-piece will release ‘Under Your Sky’ on October 4, with a European tour beginning on the same day in Dublin. Other stops on the trek include Belfast, Cardiff, Nottingham, Glasgow, Southampton, Liverpool, a hometown show at the O2 Academy and a London date at the O2 Forum in Kentish Town. The tour heads across mainland Europe between November 14 and 25. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on June 21.

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Kate Tempest

The spoken word artist, rapper, poet, novelist and playwright will kick off the Book of Traps & Lessons Tour on October 14 in Oxford before heading to Birmingham, Leicester, Brighton, Bristol, Norwich, Sheffield, Manchester, Leeds, Cardiff, Glasgow, Newcastle, and London, where she’ll perform at Hammersmith’s Eventim Apollo. The tour shares its name with Tempest’s third studio album, which arrived last week. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on June 21.

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JoJo Siwa

Nickelodeon star JoJo Siwa will bring her D.R.E.A.M. Tour to Glasgow’s SSE Arena, Manchester Arena, Birmingham’s Resorts World Arena, and the O2 Arena in London on October 30 and 31, and November 2 and 3 respectively. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on June 21.

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Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals

Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals will head to UK arenas in 2020, calling in Salford, London, Nottingham, Blackpool, Liverpool, Sheffield, Birmingham, Hull, Newcastle, Cardiff, Plymouth, Brighton, Bournemouth, Glasgow and Edinburgh for multiple performances between May 7 and June 4, 2020. Tickets go on sale at 10am on June 21. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Also announced this week:

Clutch, Zebrahead, Reel Big Fish, Freya Ridings, Beartooth, Reverend and the Makers, Dermot Kennedy, Flume, Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers, Frank Iero, Amon Amarth, Karen Mok, Caravan Palace, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Fat White Family, Skid Row, NSG, Brett Eldredge, Burna Boy, Aphex Twin, HR (of Bad Brains), Dead Kennedys, Alex Cameron, Metronomy, 5ive, 911, Damage, !!! (Chk Chk Chk), Stereolab, VANT, Anton and Erin, Agnostic Front and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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