This Week’s New Releases: Calvin Harris, The Interrupters And Amon Amarth

It’s a mixed bag for you this week. Calvin Harris has dropped his star-studded new LP, The Interrupters have put out their fourth studio album, and Swedish death metallers Amon Amarth have released their twelfth.  Scroll down for more new records released this week.

Amon Amarth – ‘The Great Heathen Army’ (Metal Blade)

Blossom – ‘Death’s Serenade’ (Oak, Ash & Thorn Records)

Bobby Shmurda – ‘Bodboy’ (Bobby Shmurda)

Bullet For My Valentine – ‘Bullet For My Valentine (Deluxe)’ (Spinefarm)

Calvin Harris – ‘Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2’ (Sony)

Dub War – ‘Westgate Under Fire’ (Earache Records)

Dylan Scott – ‘Livin’ My Best Life’ (Curb)

ELIO – ‘Elio’s Inferno’ (ELIO)

Eminem – ‘Curtain Call 2’ (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)

Heather Small – ‘Colour My Life’ (Warner)

The Interrupters – ‘In The Wild’ (Hellcat)

Lauv – ‘All 4 Nothing’ (Lauv)

Neil Young and Promise Of The Real – ‘Noise & Flowers (Live)’ (Reprise)

Paul McCartney – ‘McCartney I II III – Vinyl Boxset’ (Virgin International)

Primus – ‘Conspiranoid’ EP (ATO)

Pussy Riot – ‘Matriarchy Now’ (Neon Gold Records)

Ricky Ross – ‘Short Stories, Vol. 2’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Soulfly – ‘Totem’ (Nuclear Blast)

Youngboy Never Broke Again – ‘The Last Slimeto’ (Atlantic)

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This Week’s New Releases: ABBA, Diana Ross And Bullet For My Valentine

This week is a mixed bag. ABBA have returned with the long awaited follow-up to 1981’s ‘The Visitors’, Diana Ross has put out her first new studio album in 15 years, and Bullet For My Valentine have dropped their seventh studio full-length.

Still want more new music? Fill your boots below.

A Certain Ratio – ‘Loco Remezclada’ (Mute)

ABBA – ‘Voyage’ (Polar)

Admiral Fallow – ‘The Idea Of You’ (Chemikal Underground)

Aimee Mann – ‘Queens Of The Summer Hotel’ (SuperEgo)

Aminé – ‘TWOPOINTFIVE’ (CLBN LLC)

Bleachers – ‘Live At Electric Lady’ (EP) (RCA)

Brian Fallon – ‘Night Divine’ (Lesser Known)

Bullet For My Valentine – ‘Bullet For My Valentine’  (Spinefarm/Search)

Coldplay – ‘Live From Climate Pledge Arena’ (EP) (Amazon Music)

Connan Mockasin – ‘Jassbusters Two’ (Mexican Summer)

Curtis Harding – ‘If Words Were Flowers’ (Anti)

Diana Ross – ‘Thank You’ (Decca)

Dijon – ‘Absolutely’ (Warner)

Faithless – ‘All Blessed Deluxe’ (BMG)

Garbage – ‘Beautiful Garbage 20th Anniversary’ (BMG)

Gregory Porter – ‘Still Rising Collection’ (Decca)

Hard Feelings – ‘Hard Feelings’ (Domino)

The Horrors – ‘Against The Blade’ (EP) (Wolf Tone/Fiction Records)

James Arthur – ‘It’ll All Make Sense In The End’ (Columbia)

Joan As Police Woman, Tony Allen and Dave Okumu – ‘The Solution Is Restless’ (PIAS)

Jo Harrop – ‘The Heart Wants’ (Lateralize)

Nathaniel Rateliff – ‘The Future’ (Stax/Concord)

Nation Of Language – ‘A Way Forward’ (PIAS)

Parcels – ‘Day/Night’ (Because)

Penelope Isles – ‘Which Way To Happy’ (Bella Union)

Radiohead – ‘Kid A Mnesia’ (XL)

Snail Mail – ‘Valentine’ (Matador)

Summer Walker – ‘Still Over It’ (Interscope)

Teleman – ‘Sweet Morning’ (EP) (Moshi Moshi)

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Top Tickets This Week: Bullet For My Valentine, Lorde, Dave Chappelle, Kaleo, Angels & Airwaves and more

Bullet For My Valentine

Bullet For My Valentine will support their self-titled seventh studio album, out on October 22, with an autumn UK tour that will head to Nottingham, Edinburgh, Hull, Manchester, London, Cardiff and Brighton between October 31 and November 9. Pre-sale tickets for London and Nottingham are available now via Ticketmaster, ahead of general sale at 10am on June 25.

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Lorde

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Lorde has announced her new album. The follow-up to 2017’s ‘Melodrama’ is called ‘Solar Power’ and will arrive on August 20. The Grammy-winning vocalist will support the record with a world tour that will include shows in New Zealand, Australia, North America, Europe and the UK. The latter leg will include stops in Leeds, Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham and London, where she’s lined up two nights at the Roundhouse. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on June 25.

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Dave Chappelle

Dave Chappelle will return to the UK later this summer. The award-winning American comedian has announced two stand-up shows at the Eventim Apollo on August 11 and 12. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on June 25.

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Kaleo

Kaleo will bring their Fight Or Flight Tour to the UK and Ireland in 2022. The Icelandic blues-rock band will kick off the rescheduled North American leg of the trek in February, followed by the UK and Irish run in June. Stops include Manchester, Dublin, Birmingham and London, where they’ll take over the Eventim Apollo. Support will come from London-based Belle Mt. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on June 25.

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Angels and Airwaves

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Angels and Airwaves will support their new album ‘LIFEFORMS’, out on September 24, with their first headline UK tour in 10 years in March 2022. Stops include Leeds, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Nottingham, Bristol and London. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on June 25.

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Chrissie Hynde

The Pretenders vocalist will take over London’s Royal Opera House on July 29 and 30, followed by four nights at Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall between August 22 and 25. The socially distanced concerts will see Hynde performing stripped back acoustic reworks of Bob Dylan songs, along with tracks from her own band’s back catalogue.

The announcement follows the release of her new covers LP honouring the legendary singer-songwriter, ‘Standing In The Doorway: Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan’. A companion film called Tomorrow Is A Long Time, which details the recording of the album, is also available via Sky Arts.

Pre-sale tickets are available now via Ticketmaster, ahead of general sale at 12pm on June 25.

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Also announced this week:

  • Courteeners will headline Scarborough Open Air Theatre in September.
  • The Hives have lined up headline shows in Nottingham and Portsmouth in December.
  • Mogwai have announced a headline London show at Alexandra Palace in February 2022.
  • Sarah Millican has added two extra London shows to her Bobby Dazzler Tour.
  • Killing Joke to take Honour The Fire Tour across the UK in spring 2022.
  • Squeeze will play their only headline show of 2021 at in Carlisle this November.
  • Ricky Gervais has announced another SuperNature warm-up show in London.
  • Low will take their Hey What Tour across the UK and Ireland in April 2022.

Head here for a full list and to find your tickets. Check our rolling guide to cancelled and postponed events here.

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Bullet For My Valentine To Play Nottingham And London As Part Of Autumn UK Tour

Bullet For My Valentine

Bullet For My Valentine will support their self-titled seventh studio album, out on October 22, with an autumn UK tour that will head to Nottingham, Edinburgh, Hull, Manchester, London, Cardiff and Brighton between October 31 and November 9. Pre-sale tickets for London and Nottingham are available from 10am on June 24, ahead of general sale at 10am on June 25.

Buy Pre-Sale Tickets at Ticketmaster for London here and Nottingham here.


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This Week’s New Releases: Florence + The Machine, Drake And Gorillaz

There are some big records out this week! Florence + the Machine have followed up 2015’s ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’, Drake has put out his highly anticipated fifth album, while Gorillaz have offered up LP #6.

Not quite floating your boat? Head below for more new releases.

Beth Rowley – ‘Gota Fría’ (Stoopnik)

Bruce Dickinson – ‘Scream For Me Sarajevo’ (BMG)

Buffalo Springfield – ‘What’s That Sound? The Complete Albums Collection’ (Rhino)

Bullet For My Valentine – ‘Gravity’ (Spinefarm)

Converge- ‘Beautiful Ruin’ EP (Epitaph)

Drake – ‘Scorpion’ (Republic/Young Money/Cash Money Records)

Embrace – ‘Love Is A Basic Need (Orchestral)’ (Cooking Vinyl)

The Essex Green – ‘Hardly Electronic’ (Merge Records)

Fangclub – ‘True Love’ EP (Vertigo Records)

The Flaming Lips – ‘Seeing The Unseeable: The Complete Studio Recordings Of The Flaming Lips 1986-1990’ (Rhino)

Floex, Tom Hodge and Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra – ‘A Portrait Of John Doe’ (Mercury KX/Decca)

Florence + the Machine – ‘High As Hope’ (Virgin EMI)

Gorillaz – ‘The Now Now’ (Parlophone)

Guns N’Roses – ‘Appetite For Destruction – 31st Anniversary Remastered’ (Geffen)

Jaye Jayle – ‘No Trail and Other Unholy Paths’ (Sargent House)

Jim James – ‘Uniform Distortion’ (ATO)

John Coltrane – ‘Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album’ (Verve)

Let’s Eat Grandma – ‘I’m All Ears’ (Transgressive/PIAS)

The Milk Carton Kids – ‘All The Things That I Did And All The Things That I Didn’t Do’ (Anti/Epitaph)

Protoje – ‘A Matter Of Time’ (Mr Bongo)

Ray Davies – ‘Our Country: Americana Act 2’ (Sony)

The Rubens – ‘Lo La Ru’ (The Rubens)

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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: The Streets, Enrique Iglesias, Bullet For My Valentine, Wayne Kramer’s MC50 Celebration, Whoopi Goldberg, and more…

THE STREETS

Mike Skinner and friends are set to head out for shows in Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield, Bournemouth and London during January and February. Tickets are on sale at 9.30am on May 4, while the Manor will open.

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ENRIQUE IGLESIAS

The pop giant will bring his All The Hits Live tour to the O2 Arena in London, Dublin’s 3Arena, Glasgow’s SSE Hydro Arena, Manchester Arena and Birmingham’s Genting Arena in October, with tickets on general sale at 9.30am on May 4.

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE

The Welsh metallers will be joined by Of Mice and Men at London’s Alexandra Palace on October 10 before a hometown show at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on October 11, following dates across mainland Europe. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on May 4.

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WAYNE KRAMER’s MC50 CELEBRATION

Wayne Kramer will celebrate 50 years of the MC5’s ‘Kick Out The Jams’ at shows in Bristol, Glasgow, Manchester and London during November. Kramer will be backed by Kim Thayil of Soundgarden, Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty, King’s X bassist Dug Pinnick, and Zen Guerrilla frontman Marcus Durant. Tickets go on sale at 9am on May 4.

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WHOOPI GOLDBERG

The actress and comedian will call at Leeds’ First Direct Arena on October 13 and the Eventim Apollo in London the following day. For both dates Goldberg will be joined by stand up and television star Gina Yashere. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on May 4.

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Also announced this week

Pete Doherty, Black Grape, Uriah Heep, Cancer Bats, Against The Current, Honne, Father John Misty, Reverend And The Makers, UB40 Featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey, the Wandering Hearts, Godsmack, Boy Azooga, Israel Nash, Three Days Grace, Devildriver, Catherine McGrath, Shiiine On Festival, New Model Army, YOTA, Leon Bridges, Spring King, Jet, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Talos, Parcels, Belly (rapper), Sleeper, Yazmin Lacey, Shallou, Tim Vine, Frankie Boyle, Grandmaster Flash, The Story So Far, Cast, Attila, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Dying Fetus, Rick Wakeman, Black Lips, Dawn Landes, Sunflower Bean, Joan Armatrading, Sophie Hunger, Drahla, The Pearl Harts, Gary Numan, Crowbar, Protomartyr and more.

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Top Tours This Week!!

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Kaiser Chiefs

Kaiser Chiefs return to the road next spring in support of their upcoming new album, ‘Stay Together’, out on October 7, with shows planned at LLandudno’s Venue Cymru Arena, Bournemouth International Centre, Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena, Plymouth Pavilions, Brighton Centre, London’s O2 Arena, Manchester Arena and the First Direct Arena in Leeds between February 22 and March 4.
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Tickets are on general sale at 9am on August 26, priced from £19.50/£29.50 plus fees.


Bullet For My Valentine

Bullet For My Valentine play their debut album, ‘The Poison’, in full, at new shows in Bournemouth, Sheffield, Inverness, Birmingham and London and their second Manchester show. Other stops on the trek include Newport, Newcastle and Glasgow.
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Tickets are on sale now, priced at £30.00/£31.00 plus fees.


You Me At Six

You Me At Six return to the live stage this October with shows planned in Bristol, Folkestone, Swansea, Belfast, Dublin, Nottingham, Oxford, Cambridge, Inverness, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield Middlesbrough, Southampton and London. The band are touring in support of their upcoming new album, ‘Night People’.
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Tickets are on sale now, priced at £25.00/£28.50 plus fees.


Lower Than Atlantis

The alt-rockers, who play Reading and Leeds this weekend, will call at the O2 Academy Brixton in London following stops in Norwich, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Glasgow and Cardiff in March 2017.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on September 2, priced at £16.00/£19.00 plus fees.


State Champs

State Champs, who warm up for their Reading and Leeds appearances at London’s Underworld tonight, will call in Southampton, Bristol, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Leeds and Birmingham, before winding up the trek at the O2 Forum in London on March 18.
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Tickets are on sale now, priced at £14.00/£17.00 plus fees.


American Football

American Football will support their upcoming self-titled sophomore album, their first record in 17 years, out on October 21, with a one off show at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on February 11, 2017.
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Tickets are on sale at 10am on August 26, priced at £26.00 plus fees.


Jimmy Eat World

Having shared their new track, Get Right, earlier this week, Jimmy Eat World will play London’s Bush Hall and the Islington Assembly Hall on September 7 and 8.
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Tickets are on general sale at 9am on September 2, priced at £27.50 plus fees, while early access to tickets is available with pre-orders of the band’s new LP.


Also announced this week, so far

Public Access TV, The Handsome Family, Primal Scream, Arkells, Only Shadows, MassMatiks, The Neal Morse Band, Lewis Del Mar, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Ricy Martin, Pumarosa, Fisherman’s Friends, Get Inuit, The Alchemy, Moon Hooch, Bry, Kill II This, Billy Ocean, Tellison, James Cherry, Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS?, RavenEye, Martin Stephenson and the Daintees, Roots Manuva, Barns Courtney, Catholic Action and many more!

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Reading Festival Remains At The Top Of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart

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As it’s been a busy few weeks we thought we’d do a bigger chart for you this week and cover ground from August 8 to 21. As you can see Reading Festival continues to reign supreme at the top of the chart, followed closely by V Festival, while Leeds Festival has come in at #10.

Making up the rest of the top half of the chart we have Red Hot Chili Peppers (Day Ticket at Reading)Justin BieberLouis CKSimply RedSouth West FourDavid Gilmour and Pixies. Meanwhile, the once queen of the chart, Adele, is in the penultimate position of the top 20, followed only by Chance The Rapper.

Recently we’ve had some real corker of shows announced, including You Me At SixJames and The CharlatansKaiser ChiefsBilly Ocean and Bullet For My Valentine. Check back in with us next week to see if any of them have what it takes to steal the top spot.

1. Reading Festival
2. V Festival
3. Red Hot Chili Peppers (Day Ticket at Reading)
4. Justin Bieber
5. Louis CK
6. Simply Red
7. South West Four
8. David Gilmour
9. Pixies
10. Leeds Festival
11. Roman v Fousey
12. The Cure
13. Travis Scott
14. Blossoms
15. Catfish and the Bottlemen
16. The Libertines
17. Rod Stewart
18. Jess Glynne
19. Adele
20. Chance The Rapper

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

1. You Me At Six

2. James and The Charlatans

3. Kaiser Chiefs

4. Billy Ocean

5. Bullet For My Valentine

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Winners: ‘Bullet For My Valentine – Scream Aim Conquer’ Book

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Congratulations Sarah Rees, Rachel Richardson and Lyn Truman, the winners of our recent ‘Bullet For My Valentine: Scream Aim Conquer’ book competition.

The new book, which explores the story behind the band, is by Ben Welch and was published by Music Press Books (John Blake Publishing) on February 25 2016 in paperback and priced £7.99.

The band will be joined by Killswitch Engage and Cane Hill for a tour of the UK this winter, including stops in Newport, Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and London between November 24 and December 9. Tickets are on sale now.

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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: Brian Wilson, New Order, Bullet For My Valentine, Iggy Pop, James Bay And The Corrs

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BRIAN WILSON

Brian Wilson will perform ‘Pet Sounds’, the Beach Boys’ 1966 album, in its entirety for a final time during a forthcoming world tour, including UK shows in Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Gateshead, Liverpool and Nottingham between May 15 and June 1. Tickets on sale at 10am tomorrow, priced from £38.50, £45.00 and £55.00, plus fees.

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NEW ORDER

Having returned last year with their first studio album in over a decade, ‘Music Complete’, New Order will joined by special guests for a massive homecoming show at Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl on July 9. Tickets are on sale at 9.30am tomorrow, priced at £45.00 plus fees.

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE

Having put out ‘Venom’ last summer, Bullet For My Valentine will hit Newport, Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and London between November 24 and December 9. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday, priced at £30.00 plus fees.

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IGGY POP

Iggy Pop will bring his Post Pop Depression tour to London’s Royal Albert Hall on May 13, backed by band members Joshua Homme, The Dead Weather’s Dean Fertitia and Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders, in support of their upcoming collaborative album, ‘Post Pop Depression’, out on March 18. Tickets are on sale at 9am tomorrow, priced from £26.00 plus fees.

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JAMES BAY

James Bay will follow a four nights at London’s Eventim Apollo this spring with Forest Live shows at Thetford Forest and Cannock Chase, before a concert at Tynemouth Priory and Castle in July. Tickets are on sale at 9am tomorrow, priced from £34.50 plus fees.

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THE CORRS

The Corrs, who returned with ‘White Light’ late last year, will follow their current arena tour with Jockey Club Live dates at Newmarket, Haydock Park and Epsom Downs racecourses in June. Tickets go on sale at 8am tomorrow, priced between £30.00 and £40.00, plus fees.

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

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