Billy Connolly At #1 On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart

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Billy Connolly has done it! The Scottish comedian has knocked Beyonce off the top spot and is currently at #1 on Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart. Following closely behind him are The 1975Lovebox FestivalChristine And The Queens and the chart queen herself, Beyonce.

Making his way back up the chart this week is Bruce Springsteen, who has risen from #15 to #6. Joining in his good fortune are Stereophonics, who have shot up six places from last week. But, where one act goes up, another must come down, and Black Sabbath have dropped from #16 to last position, while Justin Bieber has also fallen, but for him it’s five places.

During the coming week there are a shedload of tickets going on sale for a number of events and tours, including Pet Shop BoysThe LumineersJamie TBjork and Against Me. Come back and see us next week to see if anyone can bump Billy off the top spot.

1. Billy Connolly
2. The 1975
3. Lovebox Festival
4. Christine And The Queens
5. Beyonce
6. Bruce Springsteen
7. David Gilmour
8. Jeff Lynnes ELO
9. PJ Harvey
10. Stevie Wonder
11. Stereophonics
12. Jess Glynne
13. Bryan Adams
14. Justin Bieber
15. Rod Stewart
16. Catfish And The Bottlemen
17. Bastille
18. Simply Red
19. Pixies
20. Black Sabbath

On sale in the next week – can they break the top 20?

1. Pet Shop Boys

2. The Lumineers

3. Jamie T

4. Bjork

5. Against Me

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Queen Bey Continues To Reign Supreme On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart

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We had a few technical difficulties last week so unfortunately there was no chart. Did you miss us? Well, whether or not you did, we’re back!

Beyonce is continuing her reign at the top of the chart for another week, while making up the rest of the top five we have Jeff Lynnes ELOStevie WonderMorrissey and Wireless Festival.

But not everyone is having such a good week. The Boss has dropped from #11 to #15, Stereophonics have slid two places and Michael Ball and Alfie Boe are only just still in the chart, going from #16 last week to last position this week.

Over the next week there will be tickets going on sale for Billy ConnollyPJ HarveyThe 1975Christine And The Queens and Clean Bandit, to name a few. Check back in with us next week to see if any of them have managed to bump Beyonce off the top spot.

1. Beyonce
2. Jeff Lynnes ELO
3. Stevie Wonder
4. Morrissey
5. Wireless Festival
6. David Gilmour
7. Chance The Rapper
8. Lionel Richie
9. Justin Bieber
10. David Brent
11. Coldplay
12. Jess Glynne
13. Lovebox Festival
14. Rod Stewart
15. Bruce Springsteen
16. Black Sabbath
17. Stereophonics
18. Rihanna
19. Catfish And The Bottlemen
20. Michael Ball and Alfie Boe

On sale in the next week – can they break the top 20?

1. Billy Connolly

2. PJ Harvey

3. The 1975

4. Christine And The Queens

5. Clean Bandit

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Beyonce Is Back On Top Of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart

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Queen Bey has done it, having kicked off the UK leg of her ‘Formation’ tour this week, she’s back at #1 on Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart, followed closely by ColdplayRihannaStevie Wonder and Lionel Richie, who make up the rest of the top five. Meanwhile, last week’s top spot holders, Black Sabbath, have come in at #10.

New to the chart this week is Professor Brian Cox, who has entered at a modest 13th position. However, he is still above Elton John who has slipped from #14 to #18 and Jeff Lynnes ELO who have re-entered the top 20, just, at #19. Simply Red are also only just clinging on, having dropped from #9 to #20.

Over the next week tickets will go on sale for Fifth HarmonyDavid GilmourWhite LiesJason Donovan and The Janoskians, among many more. Come back and see us next week to see if Queen Bey has been bumped from the top spot.

1. Beyonce
2. Coldplay
3. Rihanna
4. Stevie Wonder
5. Lionel Richie
6. Jess Glynne
7. Rod Stewart
8. Justin Bieber
9. Madness
10. Black Sabbath
11. Bruce Springsteen
12. BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park
13. Professor Brian Cox
14. The Cure
15. Stereophonics
16. Michael Ball and Alfie Boe
17. Billy Joel
18. Elton John
19. Jeff Lynnes ELO
20. Simply Red

On sale in the next week – can they break the top 20?

1. Fifth Harmony

2. David Gilmour

3. White Lies

4. Jason Donovan

5. The Janoskians

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Black Sabbath Soar To The Top Of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart

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Rock royalty Black Sabbath have risen to the top of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart, relegating Coldplay to second place. Making up the rest of the top five we have The Stone RosesBeyonce and Jess Glynne.

Rihanna is also having a good week, going from #15 last week to #7 this week. Meanwhile, not having such a good time are Lionel Richie and Paul Simon, who have gone from #7 and #9 last week to #10 and #15 this week, respectively.

Over the course of the next week tickets for Rizzle KicksFrankie VallieProfessor Brian CoxJake Bugg and Brian Fallon, among others, go on sale. Check back in with us next week to see if any of them can give Black Sabbath the boot and take over the #1 spot.

1. Black Sabbath
2. Coldplay
3. The Stone Roses
4. Beyonce
5. Jess Glynne
6. Stevie Wonder
7. Rihanna
8. Rod Stewart
9. Simply Red
10. Lionel Richie
11. Nashville In Concert
12. BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park
13. Bruce Springsteen
14. Elton John
15. Paul Simon
16. The Tenderloins
17. Bryan Adams
18. Madness
19. David Gilmour
20. Barry Manilow

On sale in the next week – can they break the top 20?

1. Rizzle Kicks

2. Frankie Vallie

3. Professor Brian Cox

4. Jake Bugg

5. Brian Fallon

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Tour Of The Week: Black Sabbath

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Black Sabbath will return to the UK and Ireland early next year to play their last ever shows. Black Sabbath Tickets are on sale now, priced at £60.00/£65.00/£75.00 plus fees.

Having headlined Download festival earlier this month, the legendary heavy metal band will return to play the final dates on The End farewell tour, in Dublin, Manchester, Glasgow and Leeds, before two nights in London and Birmingham, where they formed in 1968, between January 20 and February 4.

Black Sabbath Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Fri January 20 2017 – DUBLIN 3Arena
Sun January 22 2017 – MANCHESTER Arena
Tue January 24 2017 – GLASGOW SSE Hydro
Thu January 26 2017 – LEEDS first direct Arena
Sun January 29 2017 – LONDON O2 Arena
Tue January 31 2017 – LONDON O2 Arena
Thu February 02 2017 – BIRMINGHAM Genting Arena
Sat February 04 2017 – BIRMINGHAM Genting Arena

Click here to compare & buy Black Sabbath Tickets at Stereoboard.com.

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Coldplay Still Standing Strong At #1 On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart

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Since The Boss’s tour has ended Coldplay have been able to defend their #1 position and remain at the top of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart for another week. Following closely behind is Simply Red at #2, with Rod Stewart,  The 1975 and The Stone Roses making up the rest of the top five.

Climbing the chart this week we have Elton John, who has shot from #17 to #11,  and Justin Bieber, who was only just holding on at #20 last week, but is now at #10. Meanwhile, moving down the chart we have Bad Company and Wladimir Klitschko vs Tyson Fury.

Over the course of the next week tickets for Black SabbathTom OdellJess GlynneLukas Graham and Frightened Rabbit, among others, will go on sale. Come and see us next week to check if any have been able to knock Coldplay off the top spot.

1. Coldplay
2. Simply Red
3. Rod Stewart
4. The 1975
5. The Stone Roses
6. Beyonce
7. Lionel Richie
8. Summertime Ball
9. Paul Simon
10. Justin Bieber
11. Elton John
12. Stevie Wonder
13. Michael Ball and Alfie Boe
14. Bad Company
15. Rihanna
16. Parklife
17. Wladimir Klitschko vs Tyson Fury
18. Passenger
19. Barry Manilow
20. Nashville In Concert

On sale in the next week – can they break the top 20?

1. Black Sabbath

2. Tom Odell

3. Jess Glynne

4. Lukas Graham

5. Frightened Rabbit

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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: Black Sabbath, Jess Glynne, Fatboy Slim, Good Charlotte And Lukas Graham

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BLACK SABBATH

Black Sabbath will bring The End, their final tour, to Dublin, Manchester, Glasgow and Leeds before two nights apiece in London and Birmingham, between January 20 and February 4 next year. Tickets are on sale now, priced at £60.00/£65.00/£75.00 plus fees.

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JESS GLYNNE

Jess Glynne has lined up winter arena shows across the UK and Ireland, with stops planned in Birmingham, Liverpool, Dublin, Leeds, Newcastle, Brighton, Plymouth, London and Cardiff during November and December. Tickets are on sale now, priced from £25.00/£26.00/£28.50 plus fees.

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FATBOY SLIM

Fatboy Slim will play Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on December 9, prior to his date at the O2 Arena, London, on December 17. Tickets are on sale now, priced from £35.00 plus fees.

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GOOD CHARLOTTE

Good Charlotte have confirmed headlining shows in Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham around their appearances at the Reading and Leeds festival this summer. Tickets are on sale now, priced at £20.00/£25.00 plus fees.

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LUKAS GRAHAM

The Danish band will call in Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham and London in late February and early March. Tickets are on sale now, priced from £20.00/£22.50 plus fees.

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Check out Stereoboard’s event pages for a full list of latest announcements.

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Top Tours This Week!!

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Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath will bring The End, their final tour, to Dublin, Manchester, Glasgow and Leeds before two nights apiece in London and Birmingham, between January 20 and February 4 next year.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on June 17, priced at £60.00/£65.00/£75.00 plus fees.


Jess Glynne

Jess Glynne has confirmed a winter tour of the UK and Ireland, with stops planned in Birmingham, Liverpool, Dublin, Leeds, Newcastle, Brighton, Plymouth, London and Cardiff during November and December.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on June 17, priced from £25.00/£26.00/£28.50 plus fees.


James Blake

James Blake has confirmed stops in Dublin, Belfast, Bristol, London, Leeds and Manchester during October and November, in support of his surprise new record ‘The Colour in Anything’.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on June 17, priced from £19.50 plus fees.


Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will perform at the O2 Academy Brixton on September 6, marking the first time the former Oasis guitarist has played the venues as a headline act.
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Tickets go on general sale at 10am on June 17, priced at £60.50 plus fees.


Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams has added shows in Crewe, Durham and Kent to his summer tour plans, with performances at Durham Country Cricket Ground on August 12, Kent County Cricket Ground ton August 13, following a headline slot on the opening night of the Betley Concerts in Crewe on August 11.
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Tickets are on general sale at 9am on June 17, priced from £37.50 plus fees. Click here for pre-sale tickets.


A Conversation On Making A Murderer

Dean Strang and Jerry Buting have announced UK and Ireland dates for A Conversation on Making a Murderer, which will see the pair talk about their work as defence attorneys for Steven Avery, which was the focus of the popular Netflix series. The tour visits Cork Opera House and Vicar Street in Dublin, plus the London Palladium, the RNCM Theatre in Manchester and the O2 Academy Glasgow in October.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on June 17, priced from £30.00 plus fees..


Also announced this week, so far

Fatboy Slim, Lukas Graham, Whiskey Myers, The Cadillac Three, Augustana, Kaiser Chiefs, Matt Berry, Whitechapel, Good Charlotte, Sons Of Pitches, The Invisible, Gutterdammerung, Joan As Police Woman, Alien Ant Farm, Goat, Beartooth, Royal Republic, The Amity Affliction, Rat Boy, Skinny Living, Amon Amarth, July Talk, The Lovely Eggs, The Wonder Stuff, Michael Franti, Sundara Karma, Self Defense Family, Preoccupations, Bad Breeding, Dilly Dally, The Vryll Society, Billy Ocean, The Wailers, Hidden Charms, Jagwar Ma, Ward Thomas, Black Honey, Eden, Dan And Shay, Amber Arcades, CC Smugglers, Palace, Frightened Rabbit, Warpaint, Felix Riebl, Heck, Black Peaks, Bugzy Malone, Cigarettes After Sex, Louis Berry, The Vintage Caravan, Phil Campbell’s All Starr Band and many more!

For more information and to find your tickets visit: http://www.stereoboard.com/ticket-news

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Show Up: The Tours You Don’t Want To Miss In 2016

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So, it’s a new year, which means there’s a whole 12 months of gigs to look forward to. Check below to make sure you don’t miss out on what could be your only chance to see some of these artists. Would you forgive yourself? I wouldn’t. Get booking.

Adele

So, it seems Adele’s talk of her aversion to touring during her ‘25’ publicity trail was a ruse as the Tottenham-born singer announced at the end of November that she would be embarking on a world tour in 2016. As expected, demand in the UK was phenomenal and extra dates were added all over the place, resulting in an impressive run of eight shows at the O2 in London alone. In fairness to fans, the trek is well overdue as the last time she hit the road was in 2011. Having gathered so much momentum with the release of ‘25’, world domination was clearly the next step.

Bring Me The Horizon

Some may say that 2015 was BMTH’s year, with their main stage slot at Reading and Leeds, second on the bill only to Metallica, and going gold in the UK with their fifth album, ‘That’s The Spirit’. However, as our writer Alec Chillingworth predicted, this was only a taste of things to come. It was only four days into the new year before the Sheffield quintet announced their biggest headline tour to date, which will see them take on arena shows in Nottingham, Birmingham, London, Sheffield, Manchester and Glasgow in November.If that wasn’t enough they’ll be playing the Royal Albert Hall, alongside a full orchestra, in April, in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.

The Used

When we caught up with The Used in early 2015 they said they were planning something special for their 15 year anniversary. True to their word they’ve lined up four UK dates, two in London and two in Leeds, as part of their ‘2 Nights And 2 Albums’ tour across the US, UK and Europe. On one night the band will play their self titled debut and the other their sophomore LP, ‘In Love And Death’.

Brian Fallon

In July 2015 the Gaslight Anthem, the band Fallon fronts, announced that they were taking a break to focus on other projects. They followed the news with a headline show at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire sandwiched between main stage sets at Reading and Leeds in August. It wasn’t long, two months later in fact, before Fallon confirmed his solo album would arrive in 2016 and he would be touring to support it. ‘Painkillers’ is set for release on March 11, following which the New Jersey singer-songwriter will return to the UK for shows between April 5 and April 10.

Elton John

After numerous statements that he will be taking a break from touring to focus on time with his children, we think it’s best you catch Elton while you can. The man who never stops will release his 33rd studio album, ‘Wonderful Crazy Night’, on February 5. Following which he’ll gear up for his summer dates, expected to be his last for the foreseeable future.

Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath will headline this year’s Download festival as part of their final ever tour, The End.  Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler will top the bill on Saturday June 11 at Donington Park. The appearance is flanked by an extensive run of shows in North America, which has them on the road throughout January, February, August and September, amidst which they’ve been confirmed for a mix of summer festival performances throughout Europe. If you want to see Sabbath, it’s pretty much a now or never type situation!

Funeral For A Friend

Talking of final tours, after 15 years together the Welsh post-hardcore troupe will call it a day following their Last Chance To Dance tour in April. For the UK leg of the trek the band will make stops in Cardiff, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and London, playing two shows in each city. Similar to the Used, FFAF will play their ‘Hours’ album in full on one night, followed by ‘Casually Dressed And Deep In Conversation’ the next. Support will come from Zoax and Shai Hulud.

The Stone Roses

The story of the Stone Roses is a bit of a roller-coaster. They formed in 1983, pioneered the ‘Madchester’ movement, broke up in 1996, announced their reformation in 2011, played three reunion shows in 2012 and in 2013 the Shane Meadows documentary The Stone Roses: Made Of Stone came out. Then nothing, nothing until November 2015, when the band announced they would take to the stage together again for four nights at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium in June, and a headline slot at Scotland’s T In The Park and one Dublin date in July. It seems the ‘mad for it!’ spirit is back.

Coheed & Cambria/Glassjaw

Having released their first non-concept and eighth studio album, ‘The Color Before The Sun’, in early October, Coheed And Cambria are keen to take the record on the road. But not content with an arsenal of new material the New York-based four-piece have decided to bring with them post-hardcore legends Glassjaw, who will no doubt draw a crowd in their own right. Also going along for the ride will be Cheltenham five-piece Crooks.

Grimes

It’s safe to say that 2015 was a good year for Grimes. She released ‘Art Angels’, the highly-anticipated follow up to 2012’s ‘Visions’, to critical acclaim and appeared on many an end of year list as a result. She also supported Lana Del Rey on her US Endless Summer Tour. However, it’s time for Grimes to take centre stage on a headline slot, and that’s exactly what she’s going to do in 2016 when she hits the road in March for her Acid Reign tour. The Canadian artists will call in Bristol, Leeds, Nottingham, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Dublin. Support will come from LA pop-artist HANA.

Rihanna

Everyone loves a bit of RiRi but that lady does love to make us wait. It’s been nearly three years since she popped across the pond for her Diamonds World Tour and despite a few teasers, the follow up to 2012’s ‘Unapologetic’ is yet to be seen.  So, who wants to place a bet on if ‘Anti’ will arrive before Rihanna does in June? I guess we’ll have to wait and see, but we recommend you grab those tickets while you can because you won’t want to wait another three years to see pop’s favourite bad girl in the UK.

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On This Day In Music: Happy Birthday Ozzy Osbourne!

On December 3, 1948 frontman for Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, was born. Happy 67th birthday Ozzy!

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