This Week’s New Releases: The 1975, Clean Bandit And Neil Young

There may not be a long list of new records this week, but there are definitely some big names in the mix. The 1975 have finally put out the highly anticipated follow up to 2016’s ‘I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It’, Clean Bandit have released their star-studded sophomore LP, and Neil Young has shared a live album made up of 22 tracks recorded during his 1976 tour across the US.

Fancy something else? There’s more below.

Alessia Cara – ‘The Pains Of Growing’ (Def Jam/EMI)

Beth Hart – ‘Live At The Royal Albert Hall’ (Provogue/Mascot)

Blake Mills – ‘Look’ (Caroline)

The Boy Least Likely To – ‘The Greatest Hits’ (Young and Stupid via Absolute)

Bryan Ferry – ‘Bitter Sweet’ (BMG)

Clean Bandit – ‘What Is Love?’ (Altantic)

Earl Sweatshirt – ‘Some Rap Songs’ (Tan Cressida/Columbia)

Ex:Re – ‘Ex:Re’ (4AD/Glassnote Records)

The Fall – ’58 Golden Greats’ (Cherry Red)

Gaz Coombes – ‘Live In Paris’ EP (Caroline International)

Gregory Porter – ‘One Night Only – Live At The Royal Albert Hall’ (Blue Note)

Jeff Tweedy – ‘Warm’ (DBPM Records)

Karmamoi – ‘The Day Is Done’ (Sonicbond/Nova)

Katherine Jenkins – ‘Guiding Light’ (Decca)

Lil Baby – ‘Street Gossip’ (Quality Control Music/Wolf Pack Global Music/Motown Records/Capitol)

Meek Mill – ‘Championships’ (Maybach Music Group/Atlantic)

Neil Young – ‘Songs For Judy’ (Shakey Pictures/Reprise)

Pizzagirl – ‘Season 2’ EP (Heist or Hit)

The 1975 – ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ (Dirty Hit/Polydor)

Various Artists – ‘Global Citizen EP 1’ (Parlophone/Atlantic Records)

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Rod Stewart, The 1975, Kaiser Chiefs, Bryan Ferry, White Lies, Embrace, The Stranglers, UB40 Featuring Ali, Astro And Mickey, Strictly Come Dancing Live and more

Rod Stewart

The legendary singer-songwriter will play outdoor venues in Southampton, York, Milton Keynes, Ipswich, Wolverhampton, Aberdeen and Bolton in May and June next year, as part of world tour supporting upcoming LP, ‘Blood Red Roses’. The dates will mark Stewart’s first UK tour in three years. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on September 21. Head here for pre-sale tickets (photo: Sean Hansford).

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The 1975

The alt-pop quartet will tour the UK and Ireland in January, following up the release of their new album ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’, which is set to arrive on November 30 via Dirty Hit/Interscope Records. The band have also promised to release another album in May. Tickets are on general sale at 9am on September 21, while Pale Waves and No Rome will open.

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Kaiser Chiefs

The Leeds indie-pop band will support their recently announced seventh studio album, which is expected to come out at the start of the new year, with over 20 live dates in January and February, including a stop at London’s O2 Academy Brixton. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on September 21.

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Bryan Ferry

The former Roxy Music frontman will play London’s Royal Albert Hall on June 17 as part of his 2019 world tour. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on September 21.

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White Lies

White Lies have announced their upcoming ‘Five’ LP and an accompanying UK tour, with shows lined up in Brighton, Bristol, Leeds, Newcastle, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Cambridge, London and Birmingham at the beginning of January. Tickets are on sale at 9am on September 21.

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Embrace

The band will celebrate the 21st anniversary of their 1998 debut album, ‘The Good Will Out’, with shows in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Sheffield, Bristol, Nottingham, Leamington, Leeds and London, where they’ll perform at the Roundhouse, between March 5 and 16. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on September 21.

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The Stranglers

The legendary British new wave punks will be joined by special guests Dr Feelgood at shows in Scunthorpe, Aberdeen, Dunfermline, Glasgow, Nottingham, Reading, Newcastle, Leeds, Birmingham, Guildford, Southend, Cambridge, Bournemouth, Brighton, Bristol, Manchester and London, where they’ll play the O2 Academy Brixton, between March 5 and 30. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on September 21.

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UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey

UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey have added four dates to their A Real Labour of Love 40th anniversary tour, with the reggae legends set to call at Hull’s City Hall on March 27, Manchester’s O2 Apollo on March 31, Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall on April 1 and Sheffield City Hall on April 3. General sale begins at 10am on September 21. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Strictly Come Dancing – The Live Tour

Choreographed by TV judge Craig Revel Horwood and presented by 2017 series winner Ore Oduba, the tour will return to arenas in Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, Glasgow, Nottingham and London throughout January and February. Tickets are on sale at 8am on September 21. Head here for pre-sales.

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Also announced this week:

Ed Sheeran, the Dandy Warhols, Amy MacDonald, the Struts, Calum Scott, Kero Kero Bonito, Steve Mason, KT Tunstall, Jordan Mackampa, Hozier, Walter Trout, Paul Smith, Perturbator, Stone Broken, Samantha Harvey, Blood Red Shoes, J Mascis, Jacob Banks, Cloud Nothings, Nervus, Tremonti, Calpurnia, Russell Kane, Omid Djalili, Arenacross and more. Head here for more information and to find your tickets.

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Top Tours This Week: The Vamps, Niall Horan, Foo Fighters, Macklemore, Gary Barlow, 30 Seconds To Mars, The Streets, Billy Joel, Bryan Ferry, X Factor Live, Seal and more…

In terms of this week’s tour news, spring is in the air! The Vamps, former One Direction member Niall Horan and Macklemore have all lined up their own tour dates for next spring, 30 Seconds To Mars will hit UK arenas in March and The Streets will return for their The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light Tour in April, playing their greatest hits, The X Factor has also confirmed its live tour will return to arenas across the UK and Ireland in February and March.  Plenty more to look at below.

The Vamps

The boyband will be joined by Jacob Sartorius and New Hope Club at shows in Sheffield, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Newcastle, Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin, London, Brighton, Nottingham, Liverpool, Birmingham and Manchester in April and May.
Tickets go on general sale at 10am on November 11.
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Niall Horan

The former One Direction member, whose solo debut ‘Flicker’ is out on October 20, will play March shows in Dublin, Belfast, Manchester, Glasgow, London, Cardiff, Bournemouth and Brighton, with Julia Michaels set to open.
Tickets are on general sale at 9am on October 13.
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Foo Fighters

The rock giants will play two nights at the London Stadium and another at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium in June, following up the release of their ‘Concrete and Gold’ LP.
Tickets are on sale at 9am on October 20.
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Macklemore

The rapper will play shows in Manchester, Glasgow, Dublin, London and Birmingham in April and May, following up the recent release of his latest album, ‘Gemini’.
Tickets go on sale at 9am on October 13.
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Gary Barlow

The Take That member, who is set to release his new book, A Better Me, next week, has lined up 34 dates across the UK and Ireland between April 16 and June 9.
Tickets go on sale at 10am on October 20.
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30 Seconds To Mars

The pop-rock trio, who recently returned with a new single, Walk on Water, will perform at arenas in Cardiff, Manchester, Glasgow, London and Birmingham during March.
Tickets are on sale at 9am on October 13.
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The Streets

Mike Skinner and his band will reform in April to perform their greatest hits in Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester and London, where they’ll finish up with two dates at the O2 Academy Brixton.
Tickets go on sale at 9am on October 13.
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Billy Joel

Billy Joel will play his only UK show of 2018 at Manchester’s Old Trafford Football Ground on June 16, prior to a previously confirmed date at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium on June 23.
Tickets go on sale at 9.30am on October 13.
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Bryan Ferry

The former Roxy Music frontman play shows during April and into May, including stops in Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dublin, Belfast, Bristol, Oxford, Birmingham and London, where he’ll perform at Hammersmith’s Eventim Apollo.
Tickets go on sale at 10am on October 13.
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X Factor Live

X Factor Live, the stage version of the TV talent contest, will return to arenas across the UK and Ireland in February and March, and for the first time ever the audience will choose their own winner each night.
Tickets go on sale at 10am on October 13.
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Seal

The vocalist will support his new album, ‘Standards’, out on November 10, with shows in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Gateshead, Manchester, Brighton, Bristol, Nottingham, Birmingham and London in February.
Tickets are on sale at 10am on October 20.
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Also announced this week, so far

The Rasmus, The National, Paradise Lost, Alestorm, Rex Orange County, Khalid, Dermot Kennedy, Poppy, Paul Young, Marti Pellow, Cults, Findlay, Jessarae, Sasha, Mr. Scruff, Gabrielle Aplin, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Jason Manford, Tim Vine, Beck, Dave, Disney On Ice Worlds Of Enchantment, Hue And Cry, Moose Blood, Deer Tick, Oliver Heldens, Sea Girls, Otherkin, Jen Cloher, Sextile, ho99o9, Don MacLean,  The Mavericks and many more.

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

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On This Day In Music: Happy Birthday Bryan Ferry And Paul Draper!

On September 26, 1945 Roxy Music vocalist turned solo artist Bryan Ferry was born. He shares his birthday with Mansun frontman and solo artist Paul Draper, who came along 25 years later. Happy birthday both!

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