Top Tickets This Week: Bring Me The Horizon, Blondie, The Damned, Madness, Keane, Waterparks, Marillion, UB40 Featuring Ali Campbell And Astro and more

Bring Me The Horizon

The Sheffield band will play their only UK shows of 2021 at arenas in Glasgow, Cardiff, Sheffield, Birmingham and London, where they’ve lined up a concert at The O2, during September. The run supports their upcoming EP, ‘Post Human: Survival Horror’, which will arrive on October 30. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on October 23. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Blondie

The legendary band will take the Against The Odds Tour to Liverpool, Birmingham, Manchester, Hull, Nottingham, Brighton, Cardiff, London, Glasgow and Leeds during November 2021. They’ll be joined by special guests Garbage. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on October 23.

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The Damned

The band’s original line up — Dave Vanian, Brian James, Rat Scabies and Captain Sensible — will reunite for shows at the Eventim Apollo in London, O2 Academy Birmingham, O2 Academy Glasgow and the O2 Apollo in Manchester during July 2021. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on October 23.

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Madness

The British ska legends will play at Westonbirt Arboretum on June 12 and Thetford Forest on June 19 as part of the Forest Live concert series, which has already confirmed Rag’n’Bone Man and Keane. They’ll be joined by special guests the Farm, with support also coming from Emily Capell. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on October 23.

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Keane

Keane will head to the Yorkshire coast in summer 2021 for a performance at Scaroborough Open Air Theatre on July 9. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on October 23.

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Waterparks


Photo: Waterparks Facebook

The Texan pop-punk trio will take their See You In The Future Tour to Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow, Nottingham and London, where they’ll wrap up at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on July 1. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on October 23.

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Marillion


Photo: Anne-Marie Forker

Marillion will take The Light At The End Of The Tunnel Tour to Hull, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Manchester, Cambridge, Birmingham, Liverpool, Bath and London, where they’ll finish up the run with two nights at the Eventim Apollo on November 26 and 27, 2021. The former will be a seated performance and the latter standing. Tickets go on sale at 10am on October 23.

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UB40 Featuring Ali Campbell and Astro

UB40 featuring Ali Campbell and Astro will return to the Yorkshire coast for a performance at Scarborough Open Air Theatre on June 19. It’ll follow the band’s previously announced spring tour supporting their latest album, ‘Unprecedented’, which landed in May. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on October 23.

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Also announced this week:

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Press Shots We Love This Week: Cardi B, Iggy Pop, Debby Harry

This week I got told off by the grammar police for using the wrong there/their/they’re. They were wrong. I was right. Thank you, English degree.

Just for that (and because I didn’t find any new music that I truly *loved* this week, and I want to stay as honest with I can with you, my lovely audience), you’ll be getting pictures in this edition, not words. Can’t have a typo in pics now, can you? Here are the press shots that we loved this week. Oh, and they’re all in monochrome, and don’t you just love that accidental aesthetic?

Cardi B

In true outrageous Cardi B style, her latest artwork is a picture of her naked, with just some delicately placed lines for modesty. It’s a good job her hair has such volume. I wonder what shampoo she uses?

The image is for her latest single Press. It’s a horrible song, but listen if you’d like to.

Iggy Pop

Not sure what’s going on at the moment with musicians not wearing clothes, but here’s another. Iggy’s looking skinny as ever (where can I get a metabolism like that?), and ever so slightly surprised that he’s having his photo taken. You think he’d be used to it after all these years in the biz.

He’s releasing a new book this autumn called ‘Til Wrong Feels Right. Find out all about it here.

Debby Harry

The face of Blondie… no longer has a face? Here she is playing an excellent rendition of animal from the muppets, with more hair than features. No need to hide, Debby, we’re all here for you. It’s time to Face It.

She’s releasing a memoir in October, covering her time in NYC playing with the Ramones, Television, Talking Heads, Bowie et al. We. Can’t. Even.

Also this week: Now that we’re in the full swing of the season, check out Stereoboard’s handy lil festival guide to get your juices flowing.

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On This Day In Music: Blondie At #1 With Call Me

On April 26, 1980 Blondie were at the top of the UK singles chart with Call Me. The track was produced by Giorgio Moroder, who coincidentally celebrates his 78th birthday today!

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On This Day In Music: Blondie Hit #1 With Atomic

On March 1, 1980 Blondie reached the top of the UK singles chart with Atomic, a track taken from their fourth studio album, ‘Eat To The Beat’.

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On This Day In Music: Blondie Hit #1 With The Tide Is High

On November 15, 1980 Blondie hit #1 on the UK singles chart with The Tide Is High. The track was written by John Holt for his group the Paragons, who released it first in 1966.

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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: Blondie And Jake Bugg

BLONDIE

Having already confirmed stops in Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and London, the legendary new wave band have added new shows at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall, Brighton Centre and Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena this autumn. Tickets go on sale at 9am on August 11, prices start at £50.00 plus fees.

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JAKE BUGG

The singer-songwriter, who will release ‘Hearts That Strain’ on September 1, will play acoustic shows in Bath, Cardiff, Leicester, Hull, Edinburgh, Forres, Strathpeffer, Perth, Stoke, Bexhill-on-Sea, Reading and Liverpool in November. Tickets are on sale at 9am on August 11, prices start at £22.50/£25.00 plus fees.

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Top Tours This Week: Blondie, Jake Bugg, Destroyer, Decapitated, Employed To Serve and more…

New wave legends Blondie have expanded their autumn tour with new shows in Nottingham, Brighton and Cardiff, while Jake Bugg has announced he will unplug for an acoustic tour in November, following up the release of his new album, ‘Hearts That Strain’, which arrives on September 1. With Bloodstock festival taking over the fields of Catton Hall this weekend, we also have tour news from Polish metallers Decapitated, who will return in the autumn for dates with King Parrot, Venom Prison and Thy Disease.  Employed To Serve are also set to return to the road later this year for their first UK headline shows in support of their second album, ‘The Warmth Of A Dying Sun’.

Blondie

Having already confirmed stops in Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and London, the new wave legends will now also call at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall, the Brighton Centre and Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena this autumn.
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Tickets go on sale at 9am on August 11, prices start at £50.00 plus fees.


Jake Bugg

The singer-songwriter, who will put out ‘Hearts That Strain’ on September 1, is set to unplug for shows in Bath, Cardiff, Leicester, Hull, Edinburgh, Forres, Strathpeffer, Perth, Stoke, Bexhill-on-Sea, Reading and Liverpool in November.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on August 11, prices start at £22.50/£25.00 plus fees.


Destroyer

Destroyer, aka Dan Bejar, will tour the UK later this year, following the release of his new album ‘Ken’, which is due to arrive on October 20 through Merge Records/Dead Oceans.
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Tickets are on sale now, prices start at £15.00/£18.00 plus fees.


Decapitated

The Polish metallers, who perform at Bloodstock festival this weekend, will return in November with King Parrot, Venom Prison and Thy Disease. Stops include Norwich, Nottingham, Bristol, Birmingham, Portsmouth, Stoke, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and London, where they’ll play the Underworld.
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Tickets are on sale now, prices start at £16.00/£18.00 plus fees.


Employed to Serve

Having just finished touring alongside Milk Teeth, the Woking hardcore band have lined up their first UK headline shows in support of their second album, ‘The Warmth Of A Dying Sun’, which arrived in May through Holy Roar Records. The tour gets underway on November 3 in Brighton before stops in Oxford, Leeds, Newcastle, Birmingham, Nottingham and Edinburgh.
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Tickets go on general sale at 9am on August 11.


Also announced this week, so far

Michael Malarkey, Sacred Paws, Flaws, Jake Clemons, Josh Flowers, Magnum, Mighty Oaks, Peace, Rhys Lewis, City Calm Down, Matt Maltese, Sleeptalking, Noga Erez, Amy MacDonald, Be Charlotte, Newton Faulkner, Josh Kelley, And So I Watch You From Afar, Tigercub, Craig Gallagher, Seamus Fogarty, John Smith, Marshmello, Normandie, William Ryan Key, Kurupt FM, Grave Pleasures, Baywaves, Eric Gales, Michael Head and the Red Elastic Band, King King, White Wine and many more!

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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: Muse, Phil Collins, Blondie, Rag’N’Bone Man And Every Time I Die (Ed Sheeran On Saturday!)

MUSE

Muse have announced a one off intimate show at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on August 19 in aid of the Passage, a homeless charity based in London. Tickets are on sale at 9am on July 7, priced £75.00 plus fees.

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PHIL COLLINS

After rescheduling two shows from his series at London’s Royal Albert Hall to November 26 and 27 due to an injury, Collins has confirmed additional shows at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield Arena, Manchester Arena, Glasgow’s SSE Hydro Arena, Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena and Birmingham’s Genting Arena. Tickets for the additional shows are on general sale at 9am on July 7, prices start at £65.00 plus fees.

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BLONDIE

Fresh from their set at Hyde Park as part of the British Summer Time series, the new wave legends have confirmed November shows in Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and London. Tickets are on sale at 9am on July 7, prices start between £40.00 and £55.00 plus fees.

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RAG’N’BONE MAN

The London-based singer will bring The Overproof tour to Dublin, Glasgow, Manchester, London, where he’ll play two nights at the O2 Academy Brixton, Wolverhampton and Brighton between November 15 and 28. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on July 7, prices start at £22.50/£25.00 plus fees.

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EVERY TIME I DIE

Every Time I Die and Comeback Kid will hit the road together later this year.

Every Time I Die will play headline shows in Newcastle, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Dublin and Nottingham between November 11 and 15 before joining Comeback Kid in Europe to begin their tour together, which will see them return to the UK on November 24 for a stop at London’s KOKO. Dates in Brighton, Bristol, Birmingham and Manchester will follow. Support comes from Knocked Loose and Higher Power, while tickets are on general sale at 9am on July 7, prices start at £15.00/£16.00 plus fees.

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ED SHEERAN

The singer-songwriter, who released ‘÷’ in March, will call at Cork’s Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Belfast’s Boucher Playing Fields, Pearse Stadium in Galway, Dublin’s Phoenix Park, Manchester’s Etihad Stadium, Hampden Park in Glasgow, Newcastle’s St James’ Park, Wembley Stadium in London and Cardiff’s Principality Stadium during May and June. Tickets are on general sale at 10am on July 8 for the UK dates and 9am for the Irish shows.

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Top Tours This Week: Phil Collins, Blondie, Rag’N’Bone Man, Muse, Chic Featuring Nile Rodgers and more…

Having entertained London’s Hyde Park as part of the British Summer Time series last weekend, legendary singer-songwriter Phil Collins has confirmed a further round of UK shows for the end of the year. Blondie will continue to rack up the miles behind their new LP, ‘Pollinator’, with November stops in Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and London. Muse, meanwhile, will play an intimate show at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London on August 19 in aid of the Passage.

Phil Collins

After rescheduling two shows from his series at London’s Royal Albert Hall to November 26 and 27 due to an injury, Collins has confirmed additional shows at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield Arena, Manchester Arena, Glasgow’s SSE Hydro Arena, Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena and Birmingham’s Genting Arena.
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Tickets for the additional shows are on general sale at 9am on July 7.


Blondie

Fresh from a set at Hyde Park as part of the British Summer Time series, the new wave legends have confirmed November shows in Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and London.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on July 7.


Rag’N’Bone Man

The London-based singer will bring The Overproof tour to Dublin, Glasgow, Manchester, London, where he’ll play two nights at the O2 Academy Brixton, Wolverhampton and Brighton between November 15 and 28.
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Tickets go on general sale at 10am on July 7, prices start at £22.50/£25.00 plus fees.


Muse

Muse will play an intimate show at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on August 19 in aid of the Passage, a homeless charity based in London.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on July 7, priced £75.00 plus fees.


Chic featuring Nile Rodgers

The disco legends will play a BluesFest show at the O2 Arena in London on October 27, joining the line up that will also feature shows by Hall and Oates, Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers. They also perform at Dublin’s 3Arena on October 25.
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Tickets are on sale now, prices start at £45.00 plus fees.


Also announced this week, so far

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, Starsailor, Kodaline, Nothing But Thieves, Mike and the Mechanics, Van Morrison, The Damned, Pretty Vicious, Cattle Decapitation, Fleet Foxes, Mac Demarco, Will Joseph Cook, Imelda May, The Breeders, Skid Row, The Skids, Fredo, J Jus, Together PANGEA, Clay, Flyte, Stick To Your Guns, Royal Blood, Busted, Every Time I Die, Comeback Kid, Switchfoot, Jake Clemons, Stone Foundation, Tourist, DZ Deathrays, Yassassin, Shellac and more.

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This Week’s New Releases: Blondie, At The Drive In And Mac DeMarco

Okay, when I said last week was bonkers I may have jumped the gun as this week’s list of new releases is truly overwhelming.

Blondie are putting out a new LP, on which they collaborated with Sia, Johnny Marr, TV on The Radio’s Dave Sitek, Charli XCX, Dev Hynes and Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi, At The Drive In are releasing their first new album in 17 years, and Mac DeMarco is finally following up 2014’s ‘Salad Days’. Wowser! But if none of that tickles your fancy there’s plenty more to choose from below.

The Afghan Whigs – ‘In Spades’ (Sub Pop)

Amanda Palmer & EdwardKa-Spel – ‘I Can Spin A Rainbow’ (Cooking Vinyl)

At The Drive In – ‘in·ter a·li·a’ (Rise Records)

Black Lips – ‘Satan’s Graffiti Or God’s Art?’ (Vice Music)

Blondie – ‘Pollinator’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Bonny ‘Prince’ Billy – ‘Best Troubador’ (Drag City/Palace Records)

Cayetana – ‘New Kind Of Normal’ (Plum Records)

Chris Stapleton – ‘From A Room: Vol.1’ (UMG Nashville)

Clean Cut Kid – ‘Felt’ (Polydor)

Day Wave – ‘The Days We Had’ (Fiction)

Diana Krall – ‘Turn Up The Quiet’ (Decca/Verve)

Fazerdaze – ‘Morningside’ (Flying Nun Records)

Gnarwolves – ‘Outsiders’ (Tangled Talk Records/Big Scary Monsters)

Hawkwind – ‘Into The Woods’ (Cherry Red)

Ho99o9 – ‘United States of Horror’ (Toys Have Powers)

Hoops – ‘Routines’ (Fat Possum Records)

Kasabian – ‘For Crying Out Loud’ (Columbia)

Leftfield – ‘Leftism 22’ (Sony)

Mac DeMarco – ‘This Old Dog’ (Captured Tracks)

Motionless In White – ‘Graveyard Shift’ (Roadrunner)

Perfume Genius – ‘No Shape’ (Matador)

Pond – ‘The Weather’ (Marathon Artists)

The Rifles – ‘The Rifles Unplugged Album: Recorded at Abbey Road Studios’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Sigrid – ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’ (Island)

Slowdive – ‘Slowdive’ (Dead Oceans)

Various Artists – ‘Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years of The Story – An Album to Benefit War Child’ (Legacy Records)

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