On This Day In Music: The Rolling Stones At #1 With Jumpin’ Jack Flash

On June 19, 1968 the Rolling Stones scored their seventh UK #1 single when Jumpin’ Jack Flash reached the top of the UK singles chart.

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Tour Of The Week: Nicki Minaj And Future

Nicki Minaj and Future have announced their NICKIHNDRXX tour. Nicki Minaj and Future tickets are on sale now, priced from £40.00/£50.00 plus fees.

The pair have shows confirmed at London’s O2 Arena on March 11, Birmingham Arena, Dublin’s 3Arena, and the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, before winding up at the Manchester Arena on March 18.

Minaj is set to release her new album, ‘Queen’, in August.

Nicki Minaj Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Mon March 11 2019 – LONDON O2 Arena
Thu March 14 2019 – BIRMINGHAM Arena Birmingham
Fri March 15 2019 – DUBLIN 3Arena
Sun March 17 2019 – GLASGOW SSE Hydro
Mon March 18 2019 – MANCHESTER Arena

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Disney On Ice Presents Dream Big


Disney On Ice presents Dream Big will tour the UK beginning this autumn.  Audiences can expect to see characters from MoanaAladdin and Tangled, as well as Frozen and Beauty and the Beast at arenas in Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Nottingham and London’s O2 Arena between September 21 and January 6, 2019.

Pre-sale opens at 9am on June 22, use the password TMDOI to access them.  General sale begins at 9am on June 29.

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On This Day In Music: Happy Birthday Paul McCartney!

On June 18, 1942 Paul McCartney, of the Beatles, Wings and solo fame, was born. Happy birthday Macca!

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On This Day In Music: Happy Birthday Barry Manilow And Kendrick Lamar!

On June 17, 1943 legendary crooner Barry Manilow was born. On the same day in 1987 American hip-hop and rap star Kendrick Lamar came into the world. Happy birthday both!

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On This Day In Music: Hole Bassist Kristen Pfaff Dies Aged 27

On June 16, 1994 Hole bassist Kristen Pfaff died of a drug overdose aged 27. Pfaff played on the band’s sophomore album, ‘Live Through This’.

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Things We Love This Week: Patti Smith, The War On Drugs, Courtney Barnett

Photo: Raquel Garcia

Hello! It’s me. Did you miss me? Here’s your weekly helping of music news, with a side order of mini live review. Grab a spoon and dig in.

Patti Smith at Cardiff’s Festival Of Voice

On Monday, more than half of the Stereoboard office went to see the legendary Patti Smith. Performing poetry and acoustic songs in the intimate setting of a small church just outside Cardiff, this truly was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

As well as still having a fantastically strong voice at the age of 71, reading us snippets of poetry and performing classics Because The Night, she also came across as the loveliest human being – letting the audience in on an old crush she once had on a baseball player, informing us of a little bubble she gets in her throat sometimes while singing, and the heartfelt, particularly poignant statement about her late husband Fred ‘Sonic’ Smith: “He was my boyfriend, and he will always be my boyfriend”. She managed to bring a tear to everyone’s eye and I desperately want Patti to be my best friend forever.

Photo: Matt Wright

The War On Drugs at The O2

Adam Granduciel and co are doing pretty well at fighting this war. Formed back in 2005 as a collaboration with Kurt Vile, they’ve released a bunch of albums, each a conquest, including last year’s acclaimed ‘A Deeper Understanding’. Every album is another step forward in the battle, striking down contemporaries with melodic synth lines and striking guitar chords.

So where will the band’s next crusade take them, aside from a handful of massive festival performances this summer? They’re only heading to the O2 Arena in December!

With a capacity of 20,000, they’ll be treading the boards of a stage already graced by giant artists such as Queen, Britney Spears, 50 Cent and Demi Lovato.

The War is still going strong. Good for you lads.

Tickets go on sale next Friday at 10am. Get ’em here.

Courtney Barnett Tour

Honesty alert: I was fully prepared to attend Barnett’s Bristol show last week, but totally forgot about it and missed it. *Facepalm* How do I really feel? Gutted, Courtney. If, like me (but hopefully for a more viable reason) you didn’t get to go to any of her recent May/June tour, you’re in luck!

‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’ is getting a whole new batch of tour dates, especially for you!

The Aussie songstress will head to Dublin, London, Oxford, Brighton, Cardiff, Birmingham, Glasgow and Newcastle between November 12 and 21. Yay!

See you lot next time for another striking rendition of Things We Love This Week.

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This Week’s New Releases: Christina Aguilera, 5 Seconds Of Summer And Mike Shinoda

This week is a mixed bag if I ever saw one! Christina Aguilera is back with her first new album in nearly six years, 5 Seconds Of Summer have finally followed up 2015’s ‘Sounds Good Feels Good’ and Mike Shinoda has released his new solo album, which marks the Linkin Park multi-instrumentalist’s first new material since the passing of the band’s vocalist Chester Bennington.

Not quite your cup of tea? Fear not, there’s plenty more to check out below.

5 Seconds of Summer – ‘Youngblood’ (Capitol Records)

Arthur Buck – ‘Arthur Buck’ (New West)

Andy Jenkins – ‘Sweet Bunch’ (Spacebomb/Caroline)

Ben Caplan – ‘Old Stock’ (Under Control Entertainment, Ltd.)

Benin City – ‘Last Night’ (Moshi Moshi)

Big Boy Bloater and the Limits – ‘Pills’ (Provogue/Mascot)

Buddy Guy – ‘The Blues Is Alive And Well’ (Sony Music Cmg)

Christina Aguilera – ‘Liberation’ (RCA)

Chromeo – ‘Head Over Heels’ (Atlantic/Big Beast)

Chuck Auerbach – ‘Remember Me’ (Easy Eye Sound)

The Darkness – ‘Live At Hammersmith’ (Cooking Vinyl)

DNCE – ‘People To People’ EP (Republic Records)

The Gaslight Anthem – ‘The ’59 Sound Sessions’ (SideOneDummy Records)

Halcyon Days – ‘Rain Soaked Pavements & Fresh Cut Grass’ (Indie Recordings)

Jay Rock – ‘Redemption’ (Top Dawg Entertainment)

Johnny Marr – ‘Call The Comet’ (New Voodoo)

John Parish – ‘Bird Dog Dante’ (Thrill Jockey)

Leon Vynehall – ‘Nothing Is Still’ (Ninja Tune)

Madball – ‘For The Cause’ (Nuclear Blast)

Mayday Parade – ‘Sunnyland’ (Rise Records)

Melody’s Echo Chamber – ‘Bon Voyage’ (Domino)

Mike Shinoda – ‘Post Traumatic’ (Warner Bros)

Petal – ‘Magic Gone’ (Run For Cover)

Protomartyr – ‘Consolation’ EP (Domino)

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – ‘Hope Downs’ (Sub Pop)

SOPHIE – ‘Oil Of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides’ (Transgressive)

Stuart A. Staples – ‘Arrhythmia’ (City Slang)

Welles – ‘Red Trees and White Trashes’ (300 Entertainment)

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On This Day In Music: Ella Fitzgerald Dies Aged 79

On June 15, 1996 American singer Ella Fitzgerald, also referred to as the First Lady of Song and the Queen of Jazz, died aged 79.

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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: Nicki Minaj And Future, Shawn Mendes, Ben Howard, Interpol, Cypress Hill, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Black Stone Cherry, Don Broco, You Me At Six, Parkway Drive, Interpol and more…


Nicki Minaj and Future have announced their NICKIHNDRXX tour, with shows confirmed at London’s O2 Arena on March 11, Birmingham Arena, Dublin’s 3Arena, and the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, before winding up at the Manchester Arena on March 18. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on June 15.

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Shawn Mendes, who recently released his self-titled third LP, will play a third show at London’s O2 Arena on April 19. Tickets are on sale at 10am on June 15.

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The singer-songwriter, who recently released ‘Noonday Dream’, will call at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on December 8 before playing two nights apiece at Manchester’s O2 Apollo and then London’s O2 Academy Brixton in the new year. Tickets are on sale at 9am on June 15.

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Following last week’s announcement of their new album, ‘Marauder’, which is out on August 24 via Matador Records, the band have confirmed stops at London’s Royal Albert Hall on November 14, Manchester’s O2 Apollo on November 16 and Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on November 18 plus shows on the continent. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on June 15.

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The rap legends will bring their Elephants on Acid run to Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, Birmingham and London during November and December. Tickets are on sale at 9am on June 15.

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The pop-rock quartet, who are set to release ‘Youngblood’ on June 22, will bring their Meet You There tour to the O2 Academy Glasgow, Manchester’s O2 Apollo, O2 Academy Brixton in London, O2 Academy Birmingham and O2 Academy Sheffield between October 23 and November 2. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on June 15.

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The Kentucky band, who released ‘Family Tree‘ in April, will be joined by the Cadillac Three and Monster Truck at arenas in Cardiff, Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds and London, where they will play the SSE Arena Wembley, between December 6 and 14. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on June 15 (Photo: Harry Reese).

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The band, who released ‘Technology’ earlier this year, will be joined by Neck Deep and Issues at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse for two nights before heading to Plymouth Pavilions, Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena, Usher Hall in Edinburgh and Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena. They will finish the run with their biggest London show to date at the SSE Arena Wembley on February 9. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on June 15.

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You Me At Six will be joined by Marmozets and the Xcerts at shows in Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, London and Cardiff between November 22 and December 1. Tickets go on general sale at 9.30am on June 15.

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The Australian metallers, who recently put out ‘Reverence’ and played Download last weekend, will play huge shows in Manchester, Nottingham and Cardiff before taking over London’s Alexandra Palace. Tickets are on sale at 10am on June 15.

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Also announced this week

Corrosion of Conformity, Orange Goblin, Zeal & Ardor, Less Than Jake, CKY, Reel Big Fish, Soulfly, Kreator, Dimmu Borgir, Fields of Nephilim, Bury Tomorrow, Lykke Li, Maribou State, Sunset Sons, Daughtry, Bad Sounds, Boston Manor, Greta Van Fleet, Diversity, Courtney Marie Andrews, Collabro, Seth Lakeman, A, TesseracT, Vennart, Ady Suleiman, The Blinders, Halo Maud, Gaz Coombes, Lee Scratch Perry, We Are Scientists, With Confidence, Why Don’t We, David Byrne, Yung Lean, Morgan James, Talos, Voivod, Jess Williamson, The Pineapple Thief, Therapy?, Led Zeppelin Masters, Stick To Your Guns, Fizzy Bloody, No Hot Ashes, Jeff Rosenstock, Estrons, Muncie Girls, Menace Beach, Hellions, The Bluetones, Husky Loops, Flasher and more.

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