This Week’s Top Tickets: Ozzy Osbourne, Fatboy Slim, Wolf Alice, Ms Lauryn Hill, Nile Rodgers and CHIC, Katherine Jenkins, Steely Dan, Tim Minchin and more

Ozzy Osbourne

The Prince of Darkness will be joined by legendary British metallers Judas Priest for the UK leg of No More Tours 2 in 2019, with arena shows lined up in Dublin, Nottingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham and London, where he’ll take over the O2 Arena on February 11. Ozzy is currently on the road in North America, while tickets for the new UK dates go on general sale at 9am on September 7.

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Fatboy Slim

The Brighton DJ will call in London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Manchester and Nottingham early next year, promising: “I’ll be slap bang in the middle of the dance floor, right up close to you all at every show!” Tickets go on sale at 10am on September 7.

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Wolf Alice

The indie quartet will draw a line under touring in support of their ‘Visions of a Life’ album with shows at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse and the O2 Academy Brixton in London on December 18 and 19 respectively. Tickets are on sale at 9am on September 7.

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Ms Lauryn Hill

The singer-songwriter and former Fugees member has added a second London show to her ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ 20th anniversary tour, with a new stop lined up at the SSE Arena in London on December 17, following her previously confirmed date at the O2 Arena on December 2. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on September 7.

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Nile Rodgers and CHIC

The legendary disco outfit have lined up stops in Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff and London in December, following up the release of their long-awaited new LP ‘It’s About Time’. Tickets are on sale at 9am on September 7.

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Katherine Jenkins

The Welsh vocalist will support her new record, ‘Guiding Light’, with a UK and Ireland tour next spring. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on September 7.

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Steely Dan

Donald Fagen and band will be joined by Steve Winwood for performances in Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, London and Dublin in February. Tickets are on sale at 10am on September 7.

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Tim Minchin

The Australian comedian and composer will bring his Back tour to venues across the UK in 2019, including multiple dates in London. Tickets are on sale now.

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Also announced this week:

Chase and Status, Raleigh Ritchie, Skid Row, Neil and Liam Finn, Yo La Tengo, WSTR, Big Tobz, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Wilko Johnson, Ben Ottewell, the Magic Numbers, the Lemon Twigs, Turnstile, John Grant, SG Lewis, Pagan, Rufus Du Sol, Low, Julia Holter and more. Head here for more information and to find your tickets.

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Tour Of The Week: The Prodigy

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The Prodigy have announced an arena tour of the UK and Europe. The Prodigy tickets are on general sale now, priced between £35.00 and £47.50 plus fees.

With ‘No Tourists’ due to arrive on November 2 through their own imprint, Take Me To The Hospital, managed by BMG, the Essex-based dance trio will accompany the release with shows in Glasgow, Nottingham, Brighton, Plymouth, Liverpool, Cardiff, Birmingham and Leeds plus two consecutive nights at London’s Alexandra Palace before they make their way over to mainland Europe.

Details of the group’s seventh studio record and the follow up to 2015’s ‘The Day Is My Enemy’ were initially announced towards the end of 2017, with the band confirming the album’s title and release date in July alongside sharing the lead single, Need Some1.

The Prodigy Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Fri November 02 2018 – GLASGOW SECC – Hall 4
Sat November 03 2018 – NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena
Mon November 05 2018 – BRIGHTON Centre
Tue November 06 2018 – PLYMOUTH Plymouth Pavilions
Thu November 08 2018 – LIVERPOOL Liverpool Echo Arena
Fri November 09 2018 – CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
Sat November 10 2018 – BIRMINGHAM Arena
Tue November 13 2018 – LEEDS first direct Arena
Wed November 14 2018 – LONDON Alexandra Palace
Thu November 15 2018 – LONDON Alexandra Palace

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Things We Love This Week: Muncie Girls, Pip Blom, the Lemon Twigs, Billie Eilish

There’s a sinking feeling in everyone’s stomach this week. Razorlight have announced their fourth album, a total of 14 years after their debut, and 12 since America came out. You are OLD.

Muncie Girls – Clinic

Muncie Girls are at it again with another suitably catchy song and important message. In the video for latest single Clinic, the band undergo a science experiment based on a 1920s theory that everyone produces the same facial reaction when being exposed to specific situations including fear, joy, disgust and more. What’s cool is that they use this ridiculous notion to criticise the way mental health is dealt with. Not everyone is the same. Obviously.

Muncie Girls’ latest album ‘Fixed Ideals’ is out today.

Pip Blom

…are going on tour! I really like this band and think you should too. Hailing from Amsterdam, the indie-rock outfit are touring across the UK and Ireland, stopping at a total of 14 cities. Yay! Find all the tour dates here.

The Lemon Twigs – ‘Go To School’

Regardless of what it sounds like, the concept of this album is just hilarious. The Lemon Twigs’ new high-concept rock-musical is out today. ‘Go To School’ is about a chimp who is raised as a human boy, and starts school. What happens next? Banana trickery? Swinging around from the ceiling? Monkey noises in the playground? Not quite. Unloved, bullied and heartbroken, Shane burns down the school and runs away to live a life of solitude in the woods. You can’t not listen to this.

Billie Eilish’s Press Photo

Are we going to question why she’s got a MASSIVE spider on her face? No? OK then.

Expect many spiders all over the place on her upcoming tour dates. (Not really.)

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This Week’s New Releases: Alkaline Trio, Anna Calvi And Idles

This week is chock-full of high quality releases. Alkaline Trio and Anna Calvi are back with their first new albums for five years, while Idles have put out the highly anticipated follow up to 2017’s ‘Brutalism’. Head below to check out the rest of what this week has to offer.

Aaron Lee Tasjan – ‘Karma For Cheap’ (New West)

Alkaline Trio – ‘Is This Thing Cursed?’ (Epitaph)

Amos Lee – ‘My New Moon’ (SPV)

Anna Calvi – ‘Hunter’ (Domino)

Beanpole – ‘All My Kin’ (Chimera Music)

Big Red Machine – ‘Big Red Machine’ (Jagjaguwar)

Emma Blackery – ‘Villains’ (RWG)

Idles – ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance’ (Partisan Records)

Juanita Stein- ‘Until The Light Fades’ (Nude)

The Kooks – ‘Let’s Go Sunshine’ (Lonely Cat)

Mass Gothic – ‘I’ve Tortured You Long Enough’ (Sub Pop)

Meghan Trainor – ‘Treat Myself’ (Epic)

Menace Beach – ‘Black Rainbow Sound’ (Memphis Industries)

Muncie Girls – ‘Fixed Ideals’ (Specialist Subject)

Passenger – ‘Runaway’ (Cooking Vinyl/Black Crow Records)

Rebecca Dale – ‘Requiem’ (Decca Classics)

Saintseneca – ‘Pillar Of Na’ (Anti Records/Ada)

Sophie Hunger – ‘Molecules’ (Caroline)

Spring King – ‘A Better Life’ (Universal/Island)

Sulpher – ‘No One Will Ever Know’ (Oblivion)

Tash Sultana – ‘Flow State’ (Sony/Lonely Land)

Thou – ‘Magus’ (Sacred Bones)

Troye Sivan – ‘Bloom’ (Universal/Polydor)

Two Circles – ‘The Underworld & You’ (Unravelling)

Why Don’t We – ‘8 Letters’ (Atlantic)

Wild Nothing – ‘Indigo’ (Secretly)

WSTR – ‘Identity Crisis’ (Hopeless)

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Panic! At The Disco, The Prodigy, Bring Me The Horizon, The Courteeners, Twenty One Pilots, Razorlight

Panic! At The Disco

Panic! At The Disco have announced spring dates for the UK leg of their world tour supporting ‘Pray For The Wicked’. Brendon Urie and band will play Glasgow’s SSE Hydro, Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena, Birmingham Arena, London’s O2 Arena and Manchester Arena between March 24 and 30, following new stops across continental Europe. Tickets go on general sale at 10am local time on August 31.

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The Prodigy

The Prodigy will embark on a UK and European tour this November in support of their upcoming seventh album, ‘No Tourists’. With the follow up to 2015’s ‘The Day Is My Enemy’ set to arrive via BMG on November 2, the legendary British dance trio have inked in arena shows in Glasgow, Nottingham, Brighton, Plymouth, Liverpool, Cardiff, Birmingham and Leeds plus two consecutive nights at London’s Alexandra Palace, followed by dates across the continent. Tickets go on general sale at 9.30am on August 31.

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Bring Me The Horizon

Bring Me The Horizon will tour Europe and the UK in November, including arena stops in Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow and Cardiff, before finishing up the run with two nights at Alexandra Palace. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on August 31, while ‘Amo’, the follow up to 2015’s ‘That’s The Spirit’, will arrive on January 11.

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The Courteeners

The Courteeners will tour the UK this winter, alongside special guest Gerry Cinnamon. The band, who released ‘St. Jude Re:Wired’ in April to celebrate the album’s 10th anniversary, will call in Stoke, Birmingham, Leeds, Nottingham, Leicester, Llandudno, Newcastle, Glasgow, Southampton, Bristol, Hull, Liverpool and London, where they’ll play the O2 Academy Brixton, between November 15 and December 1. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on August 31.

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Twenty One Pilots

Twenty One Pilots have announced a London show for September. The duo, who are set to release their new album, ‘Trench’, on October 5, will call at the O2 Academy Brixton on September 12 for a performance they’ve called A Complete Diversion. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on August 31.

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Razorlight

Razorlight have announced a new album and accompanying tour. The indie outfit, led by Johnny Borrell, will put out ‘Olympus Sleeping’ on October 26. It is their first album in 10 years, following up 2008’s ‘Slipway Fires’. They will support the record with a UK tour in December, calling in Glasgow, Sheffield, Liverpool, Bristol, Birmingham, Brighton, Nottingham, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds and Cambridge. Tickets go on sale at 10am on August 31.

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Also announced this week:

The Wombats, Billie Eilish, Tim Minchin, Joe Bonamassa, Skindred, Lil Pump, UFO, White Denim and more. Head here for more information and to find your tickets.

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Dimitri Vegas And Like Mike

DIMITRI VEGAS AND LIKE MIKE

Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike will top the Tomorrowland presents Garden Of Madness bill for Creamfields: Steel Yard at the Central Docks Liverpool Waters, Liverpool on December 8.

Pre-sale opens at 9am on August 30, with general sale beginning at 9am on August 31.

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Things We Love This Week: Boygenius, Snoop Dogg, Sharon Van Etten

Alas, your favourite columnist is back in work after a hedonistic, magical and other-worldly weekend at Green Man. She’s knackered, covered in bruises, and is also going through the classic post-festival flu. Cheer her up by reading about the things she has lovingly conjured up for you.

Boygenius

Boygenius is the brainchild of three badass musicians taking the indie-rock world by storm. Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus are teaming up for a new EP under the moniker, and early signs are that it couldn’t be better. Listen to three new tracks – each fronted by one of the artists in their individual styles, yet combining for a sound they all deliver impeccably – below.

Snoop Dogg – From Crook to Cook

Snoop Dogg is releasing a cookbook. Not the first rapper to release culinary literature, he follows in the footsteps of 2 Chainz and Kelis, but From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from Tha Boss Dogg’s Kitchen will feature over 50 recipes from fine dining to wholesome favourites, and of course some snacks to satisfy those munchies. Oh – and of course, a recipe for gin and juice.

Sharon Van Etten covering LCD Soundsystem

As part of the BBC Proms’ annual concert series, Van Etten performed a version of New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down: fitting with the theme of celebrating a modern New York. The concert also saw sets from serpentwithfeet and Hercules and the Love Affair.

Van Etten’s recreation holds up her casual singing style against a full orchestral backdrop, rising into a huge moment of applause for the iconic song. Watch below.

Happy bank holiday weekend!

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This Week’s New Releases: Interpol, Blood Orange And The Lemon Twigs

This week is busy, bonkers, bananas even! Interpol have dropped off LP #6, Devonté Hynes has put out a new Blood Orange record and the Lemon Twigs have released their sophomore album, which they describe as a musical that tells the story of Shane, a chimpanzee raised as a human.

If that’s not enough new releases for ya there’s a shedload more to check out below.

Alexander Tucker – ‘Don’t Look Away’ (Thrill Jockey)

Alice In Chains – ‘Rainier Fog’ (BMG)

Andrew Bayer – ‘In My Last Life’ (Anjunabeats)

The Amity Affliction – ‘Misery’ (Roadrunner)

Autechre – ‘NTS Sessions’ (Warp)

Bang Bang Romeo – ‘Shame On You’ EP (Five Seven Music)

BC Camplight – ‘Deportation Blues’ (Bella Union)

Blood Orange – ‘Negro Swan’ (Domino)

Blue October – ‘I Hope You’re Happy’ (Up/Down-Brando/Absolute)

Caiti Baker – ‘Zinc’ (MVKA)

Candi Staton – ‘Unstoppable’ (Thirty Tigers)

The Cuban Brothers – ‘La Familia’ (Sunday Best)

Devil Makes Three – ‘Chains Are Broken’ (New West)

Devon Welsh – ‘Dream Songs’ (You Are Accepted)

The Frights – ‘Hypochondriac’ (Epitaph)

Gilbert O’Sullivan – ‘Gilbert O’Sullivan’ (BMG/Absolute)

Her’s – ‘Invitation To Her’s’ (Heist or Hit)

Honne – ‘Love Me / Love Me Not’ (Atlantic)

Interpol – ‘Marauder’ (Matador)

Joey Dosik – ‘Inside Voice’ (Secretly Canadian)

Justice – ‘Woman Worldwide’ (Because/Caroline)

​The Lemon Twigs – ‘Go To School’ (4AD)

Laurel – ‘Dogviolet’ (Counter)

Lucie Silvas – ‘E.G.O.’ (Thirty Tigers)

Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood – ‘With Animals’ (Heavenly)

Neil and Liam Finn – ‘Lightsleeper’ (PIAS)

Nonpoint – ‘X’ (Spinefarm)

Nothing – ‘Dance On The Blacktop’ (Relapse Records)

Ólafur Arnalds – ‘Re:member’ (Mercury KX/Decca)

Plain White T’s – ‘Parallel Universe’ (Fearless Records)

Shannon McArdle – ‘A Touch Of Class’ (Shandelion Records)

Tunng – ‘Songs You Make At Night’ (Full Time Hobby)

White Denim – ‘Performance’ (City Slang)

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Richard Ashcroft, Hinds, Tash Sultana, Blood Command, Kojo Funds, The Overtones, The Magpie Salute and more

Richard Ashcroft

The Verve frontman will accompany the release of his new solo album, ‘Natural Rebel’, with a run of intimate UK shows, calling in Glasgow, Middlesbrough, Nottingham, Manchester and London, where he’ll play the O2 Forum Kentish Town, between October 26 and November 2. Tickets are on sale now, priced £42.50/£47.50 plus booking fees.

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Hinds

The indie four-piece, who released ‘I Don’t Run’ in April, will be joined by special guests Sports Team in Portsmouth, Manchester, Cardiff, Liverpool, Birmingham, Oxford, Cambridge, Southampton, Tunbridge Wells, Leicester, Nottingham, Hull, Edinburgh, Leeds, London, Sheffield and Newcastle between November 12 and December 4. The tour announcement arrives ahead of their appearances at Reading and Leeds this coming weekend, while tickets are on sale now, priced £14.00/£16.00 plus fees (photo: Alberto Van Stokkum).

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Tash Sultana

The Australian multi-instrumentalist has added a show at London’s Alexandra Palace on June 28 to her European tour supporting her new album, ‘Flow State’, which is set to arrive via Lonely Records on August 31. Tickets are on general sale at 9am on August 24, priced £36.00 plus fees (photo: Dara Munnis).

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Blood Command

The quartet, who put out ‘Cult Drugs’ in 2017, will call in Bath, Plymouth, Southampton, Birmingham, Glasgow and Manchester between November 3 and 8. Prior to that, they’ll link up with Flash Forward across Europe next month and support Rolo Tomassi on their UK tour in October and November. Tickets for all dates are on sale now (photo: Øystein Grutle Haara).

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Kojo Funds

Following the release of his recently announced ‘Golden Boy’ mixtape, the east Londoner will hit the road for his first ever UK tour, with stops planned in Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Bristol, Southampton, Norwich and London, where he’ll play the O2 Forum on October 9. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on August 24, priced £15.50/£18.50 plus fees.

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The Overtones

The vocal group will release their self-titled album on October 19, followed by a nationwide tour between November 22 and December 20. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on August 24, priced £22.50/£25.00 plus booking fees.

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The Magpie Salute

The band, which comprises former members of the Black Crowes, will head out in December following their set at Planet Rockstock in Wales. Their plans include dates in Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Sheffield, Glasgow, Newcastle, Norwich, Portsmouth and London. Tickets are on sale at 9am on August 24, priced £25.00/£27.50 plus fees.

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Also announced this week:

Bring Me The Horizon, Panic! At The Disco, Courteeners, the Wombats, the Prodigy, Twenty One Pilots, Shvpes, Four Tet, Lovebites, YVES, Upset Magazine Presents About To Break Tour featuring Haggard Cat, Bitch Falcon, Drones and InTechnicolour, Windhand, Hippo Campus and more.

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Video Of The Week: We Were Promised Jetpacks – Repeating Patterns

We Were Promised Jetpacks have unveiled an accompanying video for their powerful new single, Repeating Patterns.

The Scottish indie four-piece recently teased news of their first album in four years, ‘The More I Sleep The Less I Dream’, to be released via their new label Big Scary Monsters on September 14.  The rollicking new track, meanwhile, serves as one of the band’s most energetic songs to date and follows the previously shared Hanging In, which arrived alongside details of the album last month. Discussing it, the band said:

“Repeating Patterns is one of the first songs we wrote for this album. It’s been getting a great reception at our shows and has become a really important song for us. Our goal when recording was to not tame it and keep it as raw and raucous as it is live.

“We only first saw the video a few days ago and we absolutely love it. Thanks to Mathew Marchlewski, Adam Keene, Poppy Garcia and Ashley Spencer for making such a perfect video. We hope everyone enjoys listening to it as much as we enjoy playing it.”

The Scots, who turn into puppets for the song’s accompanying video, hopefully would’ve returned to their usual selves by the time they embark on a marathon tour of the UK, Europe and the US in September. The UK leg of the trek gets underway in November and features stops in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and London, where they’ll play Bush Hall on November 21.  Tickets are on sale now.

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