This Week’s Top Tickets: Bob Dylan And Neil Young at BST Hyde Park, The 1975, The Chemical Brothers, Lenny Kravitz, Rod Stewart, Little Mix, Foals, Sounds Of The City, Diversity and more

Legendary artists Bob Dylan and Neil Young have been announced for next year’s British Summer Time series at London’s Hyde Park, while the 1975 will perform a massive show at Bellahouston Park in August as part of the Glasgow Summer Sessions series.

As if that wasn’t exciting enough, Rod Stewart and Little Mix have added arena dates to their 2019 tour plans, the Chemical Brothers have announced a new album and accompanying tour dates, Lenny Kravitz will return in the summer and Foals have announced their first show of 2019, confirming a headline performance at next year’s This Is Tomorrow festival! Head below for more.

Bob Dylan and Neil Young at BST Hyde Park

The legendary singer-songwriters will share the bill at next year’s British Summer Time series at London’s Hyde Park on July 12, with Dylan being joined by his band and Young arriving backed by Promise of the Real. Further acts are set to be added to the line up in the coming months. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on November 30. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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The 1975

The alt-pop band will perform a huge show as part of the Glasgow Summer Sessions at Bellahouston Park on August 25, with support from Twin Atlantic, You Me At Six, Pale Waves, Ten Tonnes and No Rome. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on November 30.

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The Chemical Brothers

Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons will release ‘No Geography’ next spring followed by a UK tour in November. They also headline an All Points East show at Victoria Park in London on May 30. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on November 30.

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Lenny Kravitz

The US rocker is set to take over London’s O2 Arena on June 11 supporting his recent record ‘Raise Vibration’, while the line up is also set to feature openers Corinne Bailey Rae and Brass Against. General sale begins at 9am on Friday, November 30. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Rod Stewart

The legendary singer has added four arena shows to his 2019 tour, calling at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro Arena on November 28, Liverpool’s Echo Arena on December 10 and the O2 Arena in London on December 17 and 19. The new dates will follow up his recently confirmed run of open air concerts during summer, his first UK tour in three years. Tickets for the new dates go on general sale at 9am on November 30 (photo: Sean Hansford).

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Little Mix

The pop group, who recently released ‘LM5’, will now kick off the run on October 4 at the TECA in Aberdeen and have announced two more nights at the SSE Arena Belfast on October 6 and 7 and a third show at Dublin’s 3Arena on October 8. Tickets go on sale at 9am on November 30.

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Foals

The Oxford band will top the bill at This Is Tomorrow festival at Exhibition Park in Newcastle Upon Tyne on Friday, May 24, following sets from You Me At Six, Nothing But Thieves, the Pale White, Bad Sounds, Anteros, Kawala and Wild Front.

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Sounds Of The City featuring the Wombats, Elbow, the National, Kylie, the Kooks, Haçienda Classical)

The National, Elbow and Kylie are among the acts announced for Manchester’s Sounds Of The City 2019. Also set to head to the city centre’s Castlefield Bowl are Haçienda Classical, the Wombats and the Kooks, with tickets for all shows on general sale at 9.30am on Friday, November 30.

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Diversity

Diversity will celebrate their 10 year anniversary with a huge UK tour in autumn 2019, kicking off the 36 show run at the Regent Theatre in Stoke on September 21 and it will conclude at Glasgow’s King’s Theatre on November 23. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on November 30.

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Also announced this week:

Lytham Festival with Rod Stewart, Kylie, the Human League, Michael Ball and Sheridan Smith, Hugh Jackman, Manic Street Preachers, Jawbreaker, Papa Roach, Vein, Shvpes, Weezer, Craig David, Stormzy, Slash, Hozier, Tiësto, Paul Young, Razorlight, Tears for Fears, Eddie Izzard, Josh Widdicombe, Danny Baker, Jonathan Pie, Jax Jones, the Zutons, Yasiin Bey, Lisa Stansfield, Squeeze, Armin Van Buuren, Alesso, Gerry Cinnamon, Eagles of Death Metal, King No One, Robert Forster, Stealing Sheep, the Selecter, King Crimson, Keywest, Average White Band, Jaws, Island, the Slow Readers Club, SWMRS, the Virginmarys, Songhoy Blues, Jake Isaac. Head here for more information and to find your tickets.

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Armin Van Buuren

Armin Van Buuren

The Dutch DJ will return to London to perform a five hour set at the SSE Arena Wembley on April 18.

Pre-sale opens at 9am on November 29, ahead of general sale at 9am on November 30.

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz

The rocker is set to take over London’s O2 Arena on June 11 supporting his recent record ‘Raise Vibration’, while the line up is also set to feature openers Corinne Bailey Rae and Brass Against.

Pre-sale opens at 9am on Thursday, November 29. General sale begins at 9am on Friday, November 30.

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Bob Dylan And Neil Young At British Summer Time Hyde Park

Bob Dylan and Neil Young at British Summer Time at London’s Hyde Park

The legendary artists will share the bill at next year’s British Summer Time series at London’s Hyde Park on July 12, with Dylan being joined by his band and Young arriving backed by Promise of the Real. Further acts are set to be added to the line up in the coming month.

Pre-sale opens at 9am on Thursday November 29, prior to general sale at 9am the following day.

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Jax Jones

Jax Jones

Fresh from his sold out 5 Alive UK and Ireland tour, the South London DJ has announced his biggest headline show to date at London’s Roundhouse in the spring.

Pre-sale tickets are available now, prior to general sale at 10am on November 30.

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Josh Widdicombe

Josh Widdicombe

The comedian and co-host of Channel 4’s The Last Leg has lined up 36 shows across the UK and Ireland for his 2019 Bit Much… tour, kicking off on October 3 in York and concluding in Cambridge on December 12.

Pre-sale tickets are on sale now. General sale begins at 10am on November 30.

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Eddie Izzard

Eddie Izzard

Eddie Izzard will bring his new comedy show to the UK and Ireland in September, 2019. So far a total of 43 dates have been confirmed for the Wunderbar tour, including multiple performances in major cities, beginning on September 15 in Bexhill-on-Sea and running through to mid November.

Pre-sale tickets are available now, prior to general sale at 9am on November 29.

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Tour Of The Week: An Evening With Michael Bublé

Michael Bublé has announced a return to the UK and Ireland in spring. Michael Bublé tickets are on sale now, priced from £55.00 plus booking fees.

The Canadian vocalist, who released ‘Love’ earlier this month, has inked An Evening With… shows at arenas in Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds, Dublin, Belfast and London, where he’ll play three nights at the O2 Arena, between May 20 and June 10. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on November 23.

Bublé also recently announced a North American tour for February, March and April. Head here for full dates and details.

Michael Bublé Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Mon May 20 2019 – BIRMINGHAM Resorts World Arena
Tue May 21 2019 – BIRMINGHAM Resorts World Arena
Thu May 23 2019 – GLASGOW SSE Hydro
Fri May 24 2019 – GLASGOW SSE Hydro
Sun May 26 2019 – MANCHESTER Arena
Mon May 27 2019 – MANCHESTER Arena
Thu May 30 2019 – LONDON O2
Fri May 31 2019 – LONDON O2
Sat June 01 2019 – LONDON O2
Mon June 03 2019 – LEEDS first direct Arena
Tue June 04 2019 – LEEDS first direct Arena
Thu June 06 2019 – DUBLIN 3Arena
Fri June 07 2019 – DUBLIN 3Arena
Sun June 09 2019 – BELFAST SSE Arena Belfast
Mon June 10 2019 – BELFAST SSE Arena Belfast

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Things We Love this Week: Friendly Fires, LUMP, Cosmo Sheldrake

BLACK FRIDAY! CAPITALISM! BUY BUY BUY! Or, just listen, listen, listen, watch, watch watch, and read, read, read some of the best things to happen in the music world this week. But if you are feeling in the mood to spend some of that sweet, sweet dolla, head here.

Friendly Fires – Heaven Let Me In Video

Ahead of their club tour dates that kick off next week (!), Friendly Fires have revealed a video to go alongside their latest single, the Disclosure-produced Heaven Let Me in.

Getting more trippy and psychedelic as the seconds tick by, the visuals feature actor Jeremy Irvine having a boogie around the streets of London. Imagine this as a kind of premonition to how you’ll feel after the club parties. YES. (Of which, tickets are still available)

Cosmo Sheldrake at Fiddlers

“That’s the bane of my profession, people thinking that they know me.”

Overheard from the bar in the converted prison that is Bristol’s Fiddlers Club, Cosmo Sheldrake is just trying to watch the support act before he goes on stage for the first night of his UK dates supporting debut album, ‘The Much Much How How And I’. Despite his complaints about having to talk to humans, he seems pretty chill, and that vibe doesn’t waver throughout his two hour set.

In suitably wacky fashion, Sheldrake’s set features hocketing, a medieval vocal technique, bird song, the rhythms of New Mexico, the inspiration of moss, and samples of the sound of cow carcasses being smashed and crushed up – possibly not in tune with the large number of vegan hippies in the Bristolian crowd. Nevertheless, you can’t say his sample work isn’t fascinating. Tix are still available for the remaining shows.

LUMP – May I Be The Light Video

You know who we’re talking about by now. LUMP is only one of the coolest things to sprout out of 2018: Mike Lindsay, Laura Marling, drone synths, harmonies. Album. Fluffy lump. Bam.

A video came this week for May I Be The Light, directed and animated by Beth Jeans Houghton, now known to the masses as Du Blonde. Check out the stop-motion surrealist cartoon below.

Happy Friday to you. Now let us sleep for a thousand years (or just until Monday morning rolls around once again).

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This Week’s New Releases: Rita Ora, Gary Numan And Alfie Boe

Things are slowing down in the lead up to Christmas, but there are still some good records being churned out. Rita Ora has finally followed up her 2012 debut, Gary Numan has put out a live LP recorded at the amazing O2 Academy Brixton in London and Alfie Boe has released an album that focuses on tracks from the 1930s.

Not enough? Head below for some more.

Alfie Boe- ‘As Time Goes By’ (Decca)

Amy Mcdonald – ‘Woman Of The World (The Best Of 2007-2018)’ (Virgin EMI)

Bauhaus – ‘The Bela Session’ EP (Leaving Records)

Chic – ‘The Chic Organization 1977 – 1979’ (Atlantic/Rhino)

City and Colour – ‘Guide Me Back Home’ (Dine Alone/Caroline)

Dan Reed Network – ‘Origins’ (Dan Reed)

Ed Harcourt – ‘Beyond The End’ (Point Of Departure (PIAS))

Gary Numan – ‘Savage (Live At Brixton Academy)’ (BMG)

Jacco Gardner – ‘Somnium’ (Full Time Hobby)

Rita Ora – ‘Phoenix’ (Atlantic)

Take That – ‘Odyssey’ (Polydor)

The Wild Things – ‘You’re Really Something’ (Tuneyloons/AWAL)

Vandenberg’s Moonkings – ‘Rugged And Unplugged’ (Mascot)

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