This Week’s Top Tickets: George Ezra, Arcane Roots, Starsailor, Claire Richards, Dave Chapelle And Jon Stewart and more

George Ezra

The singer-songwriter, who put out ‘Staying At Tamara’s’ earlier this year, will be joined by Sigrid on his first ever headlining arena tour in March. Ezra also plays previously confirmed shows during November, including two nights at Glasgow’s Barrowland and another at the SSE Arena Wembley. Tickets for the new dates go on general sale at 9am on August 17.

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Arcane Roots

The Kingston-Upon-Thames trio have lined up stripped back, electronic shows to accompany the release of their ‘Landslide’ EP. The collection of reimagined tracks from their ‘Melancholia Hymns’ album is set to arrive on September 14, followed by shows in Manchester, London, Leicester, Brighton, Bristol, Newcastle and Edinburgh during October. Tickets are on general sale at 10am on August 17.

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Starsailor

Starsailor will mark the 15th anniversary of their sophomore album, ‘Silence Is Easy’, by performing it in full at the Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow, Manchester’s O2 Ritz and the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London on November 19, 20 and 29 respectively. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on August 17.

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Claire Richards

The Steps member will release her debut solo album, ‘My Wildest Dreams’, on November 2, followed by shows in Glasgow, Birmingham, Liverpool and London between December 2 and 6. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on August 17.

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Dave Chappelle and Jon Stewart

The comedians will combine for two shows at the Royal Albert Hall in London on October 21 and 22, following up similar engagements in Boston, Houston, El Paso and Atlanta. Tickets are on sale at 10am on August 17.

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Also announced this week:

Richard Ashcroft, Sam Fender, Astroid Boys, Paul Van Dyk, Hozier, Moss Kena, the Dead Daisies, BEAK, Behemoth, Wednesday 13, Ghost Bath, Three Trapped Tigers, Happy Accidents, Tonight Alive and more.

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This Week’s New Releases: Foo Fighters, Ringo Starr And Sløtface

This week is just as nuts as the last. The new Foo Fighters album is finally here, Ringo Starr has released his new record, which features Paul McCartney, Peter Frampton, Steve Lukather, Edgar Winter, Don Was and Gary Nicholson, among others, and Norweigian quartet Sløtface have put out their debut LP.

Not enough for ya? Fear not, there’s plenty more to check out below.

Angus & Julia Stone – ‘Snow’ (PIAS)

Arcane Roots – ‘Melancholia Hymns’ (Easy Life Records)

Ariel Pink – ‘Dedicated To Bobby Jameson’ (Mexican Summer)

Deer Tick – ‘Deer Tick Vol. 1’ (Partisan Records)

Deer Tick – ‘Deer Tick Vol. 2’ (Partisan Records)

Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton – ‘Choir Of The Mind’ (Last Gang)

Foo Fighters – ‘Concrete and Gold’ (RCA/Columbia)

Frightened Rabbit – ‘Recorded Songs’ EP

Galantis – ‘The Aviary’ (Warner)

Gary Numan – ‘Savage: Songs From A Broken World’ (BMG)

Hundred Waters – ‘Communicating’ (!K7 Records)

Kiran Leonard – ‘Derevaun Seraun’ (Moshi Moshi)

Lee Ranaldo – ‘Electric Trim’ (Mute)

Michael Nau – ‘The Load’ EP (Full Time Hobby)

Prophets Of Rage – ‘Prophets Of Rage’ (Caroline)

Ringo Starr – ‘Give More Love’ (UMC)

Rostam – ‘Half-Light’ (Nonesuch)

Seaway – ‘Vacation’ (Pure Noise Records)

Sløtface – ‘Try Not To Freak Out’ (Propeller Recordings)

Swimming Tapes – ‘Soft Sea Blue’ EP (Hand In Hive/B3SCI)

Wyclef Jean – ‘Carnival III: The Rise And Fall Of A Refugee’ (Sony)

Yusuf Cat Stevens – ‘The Laughing Apple’ (Decca)

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