This Week’s Top Tickets: Biffy Clyro, Lightning Seeds, Aitch, Deaf Havana, Julia Jacklin, Cradle Of Filth and more

Biffy Clyro

The Scottish rock trio will perform an intimate gig at Dundee’s Caird Hall on October 14, with tickets for the show on general sale at 9am on August 16. The show will precede the band’s previously confirmed headlining Q Awards pre-show gig at London’s Roundhouse on October 15, as well as a special show at Birmingham’s Digbeth Arena on October 17. Support acts are yet to be revealed.

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Lightning Seeds

Lightning Seeds, led by Ian Broudie, will continue the celebrations behind the 25th anniversary of ‘Jollification’ at shows in Gateshead, Glasgow, Bristol, Bexhill-on-Sea, Birmingham and Manchester between March 12 and 28. Each show will see the band play their 1994 third album in full, as well as a second set of greatest hits from the rest of their back catalogue. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on August 16. The announcement follows previously confirmed shows at the London Palladium on November 11 and Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall on November 27.

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Aitch

The rapper has extended the UK and Ireland leg of the Aitch20 Tour, continuing his trek in December with dates lined up in Glasgow, Dublin, Bristol, Cambridge, Norwich, Leicester, London, Birmingham, Newcastle and Manchester, following the previously announced September run. Tickets for the new shows go on sale at 10am on August 16.

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Deaf Havana

The band will call in Brighton, Oxford, Wolverhampton, Bournemouth, Northampton, and Leeds during November, marking an end to the touring cycle for their 2018 fifth album ‘Rituals’. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on August 16. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Julia Jacklin


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The Australian singer-songwriter, who released ‘Crushing’ in February, has lined up shows in Dublin, Glasgow, Manchester and London between November 28 and December 3. Support will come from Angie McMahon in London and Dublin and Fenne Lily in Manchester and Glasgow. Tickest go on general sale at 9am on August 16.

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Cradle Of Filth

The British extreme metallers have announced an Into The Pallademonium London show, playing ‘Cruelty And The Beast’ in full at the Palladium on October 19, continuing the 1998 album’s 20th anniversary celebrations. They will also perform “a second unspeakable act of graven favourites.” Tickets go on general sale at 10am on August 16.

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Also announced this week:

Sinead O’Connor, Michael Kiwanuka, Grand Magus, Shihad, Dimmu Borgir, Amorphis, Queen Machine, Jools Holland, Clairo, Issues, Sounds of the 60s Live with Tony Blackburn, Sounds of the 70s Live with Johnnie Walker, Aitch, Big Thief, GWAR, the Growlers, Kyle Falconer, Oliver Heldens and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Biffy Clyro, Bluesfest with John Legend, Fontaines DC, Professor Green, Rammstein, Angel Olsen, William Shatner and more

Biffy Clyro

The Scottish trio will headline a Q Awards pre-show at London’s Roundhouse on October 15, with support acts to be announced. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on August 2.

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Bluesfest with John Legend

The Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter will play London’s O2 Arena on October 25 as part of Bluesfest, which will also present Raphael Saadiq and Rickie Lee Jones at IndigO2 on October 26 and 27 respectively. Tickets go on sale at 9am on August 2.

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Fontaines DC

The Dublin post punks, who put out ‘Dogrel’ in April, will perform at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on February 25, 2020. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on August 2.

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Professor Green

The British rapper has lined up dates for his M.O.T.H. Tour, with 11 shows confirmed in 11 cities, kicking off on November 16 at the O2 Academy Oxford and wrapping up at the O2 Forum in London. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on August 2.

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Rammstein


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The German industrial metal titans, who released their untitled seventh studio album in May, will bring their spectacular live show to the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on June 14, 2020. Tickets are on sale now.

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Angel Olsen


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Angel Olsen will support the release of her upcoming album, ‘All Mirrors’, with a European trek in early 2020, including UK stops in Bristol, London, Manchester and Glasgow. Tickets go on sale at 9am on August 2, except the previously confirmed London date that’s already on sale.

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William Shatner

The actor, author, singer and cult icon will host a chat and Q&A session following a screening of Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall, Dublin’s Bord Gais Energy Theatre, the Eventim Apollo in London, and the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff during March 2020. Tickets go on general sale from 10am on August 2.

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Also announced this week:

Lana Del Rey, Tokio Myers, BANKS, Ben Ottewell, Judah and the Lion, Pengshui, Man and the Echo, I Prevail, Melanie Martinez, NF, Testament, Lagwagon, Orlando Weeks, Embrace, Jay1, Hiatus Kaiyote, Chronixx, Koffee, Ranveer Singh, Kyle Falconer, Maisie Peters, Gruff Rhys, Girl Ray, Therapy? Indie Daze Festival, Mikal Cronin, Trevor Nelson, Beans On Toast, Roachford (rescheduled), Mabel (rescheduled), Frankie Boyle. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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Things We Love This Week: Fleetwood Mac, Thom Yorke, Frightened Rabbit

Hey there reader. How are you? We are so close to the weekend that I can almost taste it. Mmmm. Oh wait, no, that’s the taste of my mid afternoon snack. Woops. Still got a little way to go. Hang on in there!

Fleetwood Mac

As I may or may not have mentioned already (I have definitely mentioned it far too much), I went to London last weekend to watch an up and coming band. You might not have heard of them, Fleetwood Mac? They’re not that popular, maybe you don’t know them…

PSYCH! One of the biggest rock bands of the 1970s — nay, ever — headlined Wembley Stadium, a 90,000 capacity venue. An epic performance from Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks and more, the masses were treated to hit after hit, reminding you quite how many bangers they’ve actually released over the last five decades. The only thing missing was Lindsay Buckingham.

Thom Yorke

While in London, we naturally spent a good portion of our time there riding the tube to get around. The underground is always full of adverts, but one in particular caught my eye.

Do you have trouble remembering your dreams? It’s a feeling we at ANIMA know only too well. You’re deep in a surreal world where you can be anybody you like, where you can do anything. And then you wake up, and the dream fades. It’s gone, like smoke on the breeze. Or is it?
Here at ANIMA we’ve built something we call a Dream Camera. Just call or text the number and we’ll get your dreams back.”

 

CREEPY, RIGHT?! But kind of enticing. I was hooked, and immediately wanted to get my dreams back. On the other end of the phone was a mysterious message: “Anima Technologies has been ordered by the authorities to cease and desist from undertaking its advertised business.” We were given the option to leave a message after the tone, but the tone morphs into a track, Not The News, by Thom Yorke. Oh Thom. Always trying to one up Black Mirror, aren’t you! But bringing this mad dream-like world into reality might be a step too far.

Either way, Thursday saw the official announcement of Yorke’s new album, curiously titled ‘Anima’. It’ll be released on June 27 with an accompanying film made in collaboration with award-winning American filmmaker Thomas Anderson.

Frightened Rabbit

This band hold a dear, dear place in my heart, and caused great excitement for many when they announced that a new LP of covers will arrive next month. ‘Tiny Changes’, sharing its name with the mental health charity set up in honour of the death of lead singer Scott Hutchison last year, will contain 17 versions of songs from the band’s seminal LP ‘Midnight Organ Fight’, to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

The first cuts come from none other than  Julien Baker and Biffy Clyro, both taking on versions of The Modern Leper. Baker opts for a slower pace than the original, letting it build up into a triumphant climax, whereas Biffy Clyro’s Scottish accent doesn’t bring the vocals too far away from their Selkirk roots, but makes good use of dynamics with some heavily distorted guitar chords and a half-time chorus.  The album will also feature tracks from Wintersleep, Peter Katis, Craig Finn, Daughter, Aaron Dessner and Lauren Mayberry (from Chvrches), and Manchester Orchestra.

Excuse me while I weep.

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Madonna, Biffy Clyro, Underworld, Tyler The Creator, Vampire Weekend, The Amazons, Volbeat, Trevor Noah, and more

Queen of Pop Madonna has announced a 12-date run of shows at the London Palladium in early 2020 as part of her Madame X Tour, while Biffy Clyro will warm up for their headlining appearance at the Isle of Wight Festival with a summer date at Scarborough Open Air Theatre on June 14. British electronic music pioneers Underworld will take over London’s SSE Arena Wembley for their biggest ever headline show on December 7.

Odd Future mastermind Tyler, The Creator has confirmed a brace of shows at the O2 Academy Brixton this summer and the Amazons will embark on their Future Dust Tour in November, which shares its name with the band’s upcoming album, out on May 24. Danish psychobilly-rockers Volbeat, meanwhile, will be joined by Baroness and Danko Jones for a UK and Ireland tour in September and October. Additionally, comedian and host of The Daily Show Trevor Noah will bring his Loud And Clear stand-up tour to London’s O2 Arena on April 4.

Madonna

Madonna has announced lined up 12 shows at the London Palladium for early 2020, as part of her Madame X Tour supporting her upcoming album of the same name, out on June 14. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on May 24 (for a chance to get tickets you must be a Ticketmaster Verified Fan).

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Biffy Clyro

The Scottish trio will take over Scarborough Open Air Theatre on June 14, prior to their headlining performance at the Isle of Wight Festival. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on May 24, priced £43.45 including fees. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Underworld

The British electronic music pioneers will play their biggest ever headline show at London’s SSE Arena Wembley on December 7. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on May 24.

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Tyler, The Creator

The Odd Future leader, who released ‘Igor’ last week, will play London’s O2 Academy Brixton on September 16 and 17. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on May 24.

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Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend have announced a second date at Alexandra Palace due to demand. Having sold out their initial show on November 13, the New York band will double up at the iconic London venue the next day. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on May 24. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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The Amazons

During November, the band will call in Birmingham, Leeds, Nottingham, Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester, Cardiff, Bristol, Bournemouth, Norwich, and London, where they’ll play the O2 Academy Brixton. The Future Dust Tour shares its name with their new album, which is due out on May 24.

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Volbeat

The Danish rockers will be joined by Baroness and Danko Jones for a UK and Ireland tour this autumn. Tickets go on general sale sale at 9am on May 24.

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Trevor Noah

The comedian and host of The Daily Show will bring his Loud And Clear stand-up tour to London’s O2 Arena on April 4. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on May 24.

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Also announced this week:

Ride, Gary Numan, the Heavy, Duncan Laurence, Mallory Knox, A, Gaz Coombes, Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, John Mayall, the Game, Ghetts, Whenyoung, Daniel Sloss, Dave Chappelle, Jimmy Carr, Skating Polly, the Jaded Hearts Club Band, Russian Circles, Michael Kiwanuka, Marika Hackman, Slowthai, the Murder Capital, Paul Carrack, the Dualers and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Biffy Clyro Confirm Summer Show At Scarborough Open Air Theatre

Biffy Clyro

The Scottish trio will perform at Scarborough Open Air Theatre on June 14, prior to their previously confirmed headline slot at the Isle Of Wight Festival on June 16. Last week, Biffy released ‘Balance, Not Symmetry’, the soundtrack to their forthcoming film project of the same name.

Pre-sale tickets are on sale now, prior to general sale at 10am on May 24, priced £43.45 including fees.

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This Week’s New Releases: Lewis Capaldi, DJ Khaled And Alex Lahey

This week is a mixed bag of new releases for sure. Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi has dropped his debut album, Alex Lahey has offered up her second and DJ Khaled’s star-studded follow up to 2017’s ‘Grateful’ is finally out.

Not for you? Head below for more new records.

Alex Lahey – ‘The Best Of Luck Club’ (Dead Oceans)

Biffy Clyro – ‘Balance, Not Symmetry’

Carly Rae Jepsen – ‘Dedicated’ (Interscope)

DJ Khaled – ‘Father Of Asahd’ (We The Best/Epic Records)

Hilary Hahn – ‘Garca Abril: 6 Partitas’ (Decca Classics)

Institute – ‘Readjusting The Locks’ (Sacred Bones)

Interpol – ‘A Fine Mess’ EP (Matador)

Josephine Wiggs – ‘We Fall’ (Sounds Of Sinners)

Lewis Capaldi – ‘Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent’ (Virgin EMI)

Ludovico Einaudi – ‘Seven Days Walking – Day 3’ (Decca)

The National – ‘I Am Easy To Find’ (4AD)

Operators – ‘Radiant Dawn’ (Last Gang Records)

Paul Gilbert – ‘Behold Electric Guitar’ (Mascot/Music Theories)

Siskiyou – ‘Not Somewhere’ (Constellation)

Steel Pulse – ‘Mass Manipulation’ (Rootfire Cooperative/Wiseman Doctrine)

Zomby – ‘Vanta’ (Bedouin Records)

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This Week’s New Releases: Shawn Mendes, Chvrches And Biffy Clyro

It’s another busy one this week. Shawn Mendes has put out LP #3, Chvrches have finally followed up 2015’s ‘Every Open Eye’, and Biffy Clyro have released their MTV Unplugged album, which was recorded at London’s Roundhouse last November.

Still want more? Fill your boots below.

A$AP Rocky – ‘Testing’ (A$AP Worldwide/Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records)

The Beat – ‘Here We Go Love’ (Here We Go)

Biffy Clyro – ‘MTV Unplugged: Live At Roundhouse, London’ (14th Floor/Atlantic)

Calypso Rose – ‘So Calypso!’ (Because/Caroline)

Chad Valley – ‘Imaginary Music’ (Cascine)

Chvrches – ‘Love Is Dead’ (Virgin EMI)

Dear Nora – ‘Skulls Example’ (Orindal Records)

Hoobastank – ‘Push Pull’ (Napalm Records)

Inner Tongue – ‘Favours’ (Mount Silver/Caroline)

Jennifer Warnes – ‘Another Time, Another Place’ (BMG)

Jonathan Davis – ‘Black Labyrinth’ (Sumerian)

Jo Passed – ‘Their Prime’ (Sub Pop)

Judith Owen – ‘RedisCOVERed’ (Twanky)

Lindi Ortega – ‘Liberty’ (Shadowbox)

Luke Howard – ‘Open Heart Story’ (Mercury KX/Decca)

Mt. Desolation – ‘When The Night Calls’ (Island)

Parliament – ‘Medicaid Fraud Dogg’ (C Kunspyruhzy Records Inc.)

Pusha-T – ‘Daytona’ (G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings)

Rene LaVice – ‘Far From Perfect’ (RAM via Absolute)

Shawn Mendes – ‘Shawn Mendes’ (EMI)

Snow Patrol – ‘Wildness’ (Polydor)

Tracyanne & Danny – ‘Tracyanne & Danny’ (Merge Records)

Thunderpussy – ‘Thunderpussy’ (Virgin EMI)

Wand – ‘Perfume’ EP (Drag City)

Wooden Shjips – ‘V’ (Thrill Jockey)

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Tour Of The Week: Biffy Clyro

Biffy Clyro will hit the road for acoustic shows in Dublin, Belfast, Cardiff, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester and London this September. Biffy Clyro tickets are on sale now, priced between £28.50 and £55.00 plus fees.

The tour will support the Scottish trio’s ‘MTV Unplugged’ album, which is out on May 25 and features their set at London’s Roundhouse from November last year. MTV, meanwhile, will broadcast the session at 9pm in the UK on the same day.

Biffy Clyro Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Sat September 15 2018 – DUBLIN Helix
Sun September 16 2018 – BELFAST Waterfront
Tue September 18 2018 – CARDIFF St Davids Hall
Wed September 19 2018 – BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall
Fri September 21 2018 – EDINBURGH Usher Hall
Sat September 22 2018 – MANCHESTER Manchester Opera House
Mon September 24 2018 – LONDON Royal Albert Hall

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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: Biffy Clyro, Ed Sheeran, The Streets, Anne Marie, Father John Misty, Mariah Carey, Suede, Years & Years, Matt Goss, and more…

BIFFY CLYRO

Biffy Clyro will embark on an acoustic tour to accompany their ‘MTV Unplugged’ album this September, with the trio confirming stops in Dublin, Belfast, Cardiff, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester and London. Tickets go on sale at 9am on May 11.

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ED SHEERAN

Tickets for production holds at Ed Sheeran’s forthcoming Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle, London and Cardiff stadium shows will go on sale at 10am on May 11.

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THE STREETS

The Streets have announced extra shows in Birmingham and Manchester plus a fifth and final date at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on February 7, as part of their early 2019 UK tour. Tickets go on sale at 9.30am on May 11.

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ANNE-MARIE

Following up the release of her debut LP, ‘Speak Your Mind’, the pop vocalist has inked in stops in Manchester, London, Glasgow and Birmingham in November. Tickets are on sale at 9am on May 11.

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FATHER JOHN MISTY

The singer-songwriter, who is set to release ‘God’s Favorite Customer’ on June 1, will call in Gateshead, Liverpool, Portsmouth, Leicester and Bath during October, alongside dates across the US and Europe. Tickets are on sale at 10am on May 11.

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MARIAH CAREY

Mariah Carey will headline this year’s Livewire Festival in Blackpool on August 24, with tickets on general sale at 10am on May 11.

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SUEDE

Suede will play London’s Eventim Apollo on October 12 as their final stop on their autumn European tour. Support will come from Gwenno on all dates, and the Horrors for London only. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on May 11.

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YEARS & YEARS

The synth-pop trio will take over the Roundhouse in London on July 10, following up the release of ‘Palo Santo’ on July 6. Tickets are on sale at 9am on May 11.

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MATT GOSS

Matt Goss has announced a show at the London Palladium on August 26, with tickets for the show on general sale at 10am on May 11. Goss also joins Boyz II Men as headliner of this year’s Livewire Festival in Blackpool.

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Also announced this week

Shawn Mendes, John Butler Trio, Brothers Osborne, Marcus King Band, Sleeper, Haggard Cat, Newton Faulkner, White Denim, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Shakey Graves, Kamakaze, Boyz II Men, Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, Hudson Taylor, Sports Team, Flatbush Zombies, Mel Brookes, Stephen K. Amos, Adam Ant, Middle Kids, Paul Carrack, 65daysofstatic, Elle Exxe, Petal, Gomez, Satellite Stories, Shoreline Mafia, Deadmau5, Nines, Graveyard, Sea Girls, Hippo Campus, Saint Sister, Laurel, The Lovely Eggs, The Shires, The Vryll Society, Wye Oak, Cancer Bats, The Beths, Hell Is For Heroes, The Wedding Present, Beoga, Gruff Rhys, Skating Polly, Fat Freddy’s Drop, The Rifles and more.

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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: Celine Dion, John Mayer, Idina Menzel, Sigur Rós, Jamiroquai And TRNSMT Festival

CELINE DION

The vocalist, who last performed live in the UK on her 2008 Taking Chances tour, has announced shows in London, Manchester and Birmingham in June and July as part of a European summer tour. Tickets are on general sale at 9am on February 3, priced £45.00 plus fees.

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JOHN MAYER

John Mayer will launch his The Search for Everything world tour with a run of dates across North America, commencing on March 31 in Albany, New York, before heading to Europe in early May including a stop at London’s O2 Arena on May 12. Tickets are on sale at 9am on February 3, priced from £38.50/£46.00 plus fees.

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IDINA MENZEL

Idina Menzel, noted for her Broadway performances in Rent, Wicked and more recently her success with Let It Go, from Disney’s Frozen, will call in Bristol, London, where she will play the Royal Albert Hall, Portsmouth, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow, between June 14 and 20. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on February 3, priced £35.00/£50.00 plus fees.

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SIGUR ROS

Sigur Rós will call at the O2 Apollo in Manchester on September 16 and 17, London’s Eventim Apollo on September 20 and 21, and the Clyde Auditorium at Glasgow’s SECC on September 25. Tickets are on general sale at 9am on February 3, priced £27.50/£31.25 plus fees.

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JAMIROQUAI

Jamiroquai will accompany the release of ‘Automaton’, the follow up to 2010’s ‘Rock Dust Light Star’, with a show at London’s Roundhouse on March 31. Tickets go on sale at 10am on February 3, priced £55.00 plus fees.

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TRNSMT

Radiohead, Kasabian and Biffy Clyro will headline the new festival TRNSMT, which takes over Glasgow Green between July 7 and 9. Organisers have made it clear that it is not a replacement for T In The Park, which will take a break in 2017. Early bird tickets go on general sale at 9am on February 3, with prices starting at £59.50 for the day and £149.00 for the weekend plus fees.

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