This Week’s New Releases: BLACKPINK, Bon Jovi And Melanie C

The new releases are coming in thick and fast this week! BLACKPINK’s highly anticipated new album has arrived, as has Bon Jovi’s new record — despite having to push it back due to COVID-19, and Spice Girl Melanie C has put out a self-titled solo LP.

Still want more? Head below for a list that also includes new records from Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Groove Armada, the Jaded Hearts Club, Jónsi, Roger Waters, YG, and Queen and Adam Lambert.

Aloe Blacc – ‘All Love Everything’ (BMG)

BLACKPINK – ‘The Album’ (YG Entertainment/Interscope)

Bon Jovi – ‘2020’ (Captain Kidd Corp/Island/UMG)

Born Ruffians – ‘Squeeze’ (Yep Roc)

Brent Cobb – ‘Keep ‘Em On They Toes’ (Ol’ Buddy Records/Thirty Tigers)

Corey Taylor – ‘CMFT’ (Roadrunner)

Dawes – ‘Good Luck With Whatever’ (Concord)

Death Valley Girls – ‘Under The Spell Of Joy’ (Suicide Squeeze)

Dolly Parton – ‘A Holly Dolly Christmas’ (12 Tone)

Gabriel Garzón-Montano – ‘Agüita’ (Jagjaguwar)

Groove Armada – ‘Edge Of The Horizon’ (BMG)

The Hunna – ‘I’d Rather Die Than Let You In’ (LMW/Believe)

Jack Henderson – ‘Where’s The Revolution’ (Fretsore Records)

The Jaded Hearts Club – ‘You’ve Always Been Here’ (Helium-3/BMG/Infectious)

Jónsi – ‘Shiver’ (KRUNK)

Lany – ‘Mama’s Boy’ (Universal)

Mariah Carey – ‘The Rarities’ (Columbia)

Marty Wilde – ‘Running Together’ (Pushka/Right Track)

Melanie C – ‘Melanie C’ (Red Girl)

New Order – ‘Power, Corruption, And Lies – Definitive Edition’ (Warner)

The Nude Party – ‘Midnight Manor’ (New West)

Queen and Adam Lambert – ‘Live Around The World’ (Miracle Recordings Ltd/Universal)

Robert Plant – ‘Digging Deep: Subterranea’ (Warner)

Roger Waters – ‘Us + Them’ (Columbia)

Róisín Murphy – ‘Róisín Machine’ (Mickey Murphy’s Daughter/Loaded/BMG)

Shania Twain – ‘The Woman In Me: Super Deluxe Diamond Edition’ (Mercury Nashville)

Sumac – ‘May You Be Held’ (Thrill Jockey)

William Shatner – ‘The Blues’ (Cleopatra)

YG – ‘My 4Hunnid Life’ (Def Jam)

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Bon Jovi, KISS, Bryan Adams, Busted, Rita Ora, The Courteeners, Massive Attack, The Specials, Mark Knopfler and more

Bon Jovi

The rock legends will bring their This House Is Not For Sale tour to Liverpool’s Anfield Stadium on June 19, Wembley Stadium in London on June 21 and Coventry’s Ricoh Arena on June 23. It’s their first UK tour in six years and they will be joined by special guests Manic Street Preachers. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on November 2.

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KISS

The rock icons will cross the Atlantic in summer for the European leg of their End of the Road farewell tour, including UK arena shows in Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow and London, where they’ll take over the O2 Arena on July 11. Tickets go on general sale at 10am local time on November 2.

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Bryan Adams

The Canadian pop-rock legend will bring his Shine A Light tour to Belfast, London, Sheffield, Nottingham, Liverpool, Cardiff and Bournemouth in spring. Tickets are on sale at 9am on November 2. The run takes its name from Adams’ new LP, which is out next year.

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Busted

The boyband will accompany the release of their new album, ‘Half Way There’, out on February 8, with arena shows in Glasgow, Cardiff, Manchester, Birmingham and London. Tickets are on sale at 9am on November 2. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Rita Ora

The pop vocalist will support her long-awaited ‘Phoenix’ album, out on November 23, with arena shows in Cardiff, Bournemouth, London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds and Glasgow. Tickets are on sale at 9am on November 2.

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The Courteeners

The indie band, who released ‘St. Jude Re:Wired’ in April to celebrate the album’s 10th anniversary, will play a huge homecoming show at Manchester’s Heaton Park on June 15. Tickets go on general sale at 9:30am on November 2, while James and Pale Waves are set to open.

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Massive Attack

Massive Attack will celebrate 21 years of their seminal ‘Mezzanine’ LP with UK and Ireland arena shows in January, February and March. A remastered version of the 1998 album is set to arrive on November 16. Tickets are on sale at 10am on November 2.

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The Specials

The ska legends will release ‘Encore’, their first new music for 37 years, on February 1, followed by an extensive tour during spring. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on November 2.

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Mark Knopfler

The former Dire Straits lead singer and guitarist will be joined by expanded 10-piece band for arena shows in Leeds, Newcastle, Dublin, Glasgow, London, Manchester and Birmingham during May. The dates will support his upcoming LP, ‘Down The Road Wherever’, which is out on November 16. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on November 2.

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Also announced this week:

David Gray, the Beach Boys, Steve Aoki, Drenge, Hayley Kiyoko, Ministry Of Sound presents The Annual Classical, Tokio Hotel, Gary Numan, While She Sleeps, Escape The Fate, Sundara Karma, Lucy Spraggan, Ten Tonnes, Sea Girls, Four Tet, Seafret, Skinny Lister, Spielbergs, Still Game and many more! Head here for more information and to find your tickets.

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On This Day In Music: Bon Jovi Score First UK #1 Album With ‘New Jersey’

On October 1, 1988 Bon Jovi achieved their first UK #1 album when their fourth LP, ‘New Jersey’, reached the top of the chart.

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This Week’s New Releases: Little Simz, Black Foxxes And Tony Bennett

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Christmas is still over a week away, but the gifts keep on coming. Little Simz is releasing her sophomore LP, Black Foxxes are putting out a new EP, which will pull together tracks recorded live for Headsick at Universal Records Studio in London, and Tony Bennett is continuing his 90th birthday celebrations by releasing a new record, which features guests appearances by Lady Gaga, K.D.Lang, Stevie Wonder, Kevin Spacey, Andrea Bocelli and Michael Bublé, among others.

Make sure to check out the rest of this week’s new releases below.

Black Foxxes – ‘Headsick Sessions [Live]’

Bon Jovi – ‘This House Is Not For Sale’ (Live From The London Palladium)’ (Virgin EMI)

Bowling For Soup – ‘Acoustic in a Freakin’ English Church’ (Que-So/Brandon via Absolute)

Gucci Mane – ‘The Return Of East Atlanta Santa’

Kid Cudi – ‘Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin” (Republic Records)

Little Simz – ‘Stillness In Wonderland’ (Age 101)

The Lox – ‘Filthy America It’s Beautiful’ (Universal)

Randy Newman – ‘The Randy Newman Songbook’ (Nonesuch)

Tony Bennett – ‘Tony Bennett Celebrates 90’ (Columbia)

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This Week’s New Releases: Alicia Keys, Honeyblood And Robbie Williams

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The cold nights are setting in, so it’s time to get the blankets out and tuck yourself in with a good record. This week Alicia Keys releases the follow up to 2012’s ‘Girl On Fire’, Robbie Williams is putting out his eleventh solo LP and Honeyblood are offering up their sophomore album.

If none of that interests you, check out the rest of our pick of this week’s new releases below.

Alicia Keys – ‘Here’ (RCA)

Bon Jovi – ‘This House Is Not For Sale’ (Virgin EMI)

American Wrestlers – ‘Goodbye Terrible Youth’ (Fat Possum)

Common – ‘Black America Again’ (Universal)

Honeyblood – ‘Babes Never Die’ (FatCat)

Jim James – ‘Eternally Even’ (Virgin EMI)

Lambchop – ‘FLOTUS (For Love Often Turns Us Still)’ (City Slang)

Michael Ball & Alfie Boe – ‘Together’ (Decca)

Robbie Williams – ‘Heavy Entertainment Show’ (Columbia)

Shirley Collins – ‘Lodestar’ (Domino)

Thomas Giles – Velcro Kid (Sumerian)

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On This Day In Music: Bon Jovi Score First UK #1 Album With ‘New Jersey’

On October 1, 1988 Bon Jovi achieved their first UK #1 album when their fourth LP, ‘New Jersey’, reached the top of the chart.

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On This Day In Music: Bon Jovi Score First UK #1 Album With ‘New Jersey’

On October 1, 1988 Bon Jovi scored their first UK #1 album with ‘New Jersey’.

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This Week’s New Releases: Jess Glynne, The Fratellis And Faithless

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There are a lot of big names offering up new records this week. Jess Glynne is making her full length debut, meanwhile Glaswegian trio The Fratellis are on album #4 with ‘Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied’. We’ve also got Faithless celebrating 20 years together with the release of ‘2.0’. However, there is a plethora of new releases this week, so make sure to check them out below.

The Bohicas – ‘The Making Of’ (Domino)

Bon Jovi – ‘Burning Bridges’ (Virgin EMI)

Buckcherry – ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll (F- Bomb/ Caroline)

Disturbed – ‘Immortalized’ (reprise/ 143)

Faithless – ‘2.0’ (Sony)

The Fratellis – ‘Eyes Wide, Tongue Tied’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Jess Glynne – ‘I Cry When I Laugh’ (Atlantic)

Kadavar – ‘Berlin’ (Nuclear Blast)

Mark Lanegan – ‘Houston: Publishing Demos 2002’ (Ipecac)

The Strypes – ‘Little Victories’ (Virgin EMI)

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On This Day In Music: Bad Medicine All Good For Bon Jovi On The US Chart

On November 19, 1988, Bon Jovi went to #1 on the Billboard chart with Bad Medicine, the lead single from their ‘New Jersey’ record.

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On This Day In Music: Bon Jovi Are Slippery When Wet

On August 18, 1986, Bon Jovi released their third album, ‘Slippery When Wet’. Featuring Livin’ On A Prayer, You Give Love A Bad Name and Wanted Dead or Alive, the record topped the Billboard charts and went on to be named the biggest-selling album of 1987 in the US.

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