This Week’s New Releases: Avril Lavigne, Tears For Fears And Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard

If ever there was a time to find solace in new music, this week is it. Avril Lavigne has followed up 2019’s ‘Head Above Water’, Tears For Fears have put out their first new album in 17 years, and Cardiff rising stars Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard have dropped their debut.

Head below for more new music.

Avril Lavigne – ‘Love Sux’ (Elektra/DTA)

Bad Omens – ‘The Death Of Peace Of Mind’ (Sumerian)

Bambara – ‘Love On My Mind’ EP (Wharf Cat)

Beth Hart – ‘A Tribute To Led Zeppelin’ (Mascot)

Blue Lab Beats – ‘Motherland Journey’ (Blue Adventure/Decca)

Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard – ‘Backhand Deals’ (Communion)

Central Cee – ’23’ (Central Cee)

Corey Taylor – ‘CMFB…Sides’ (Roadrunner)

Curtis Stigers – ‘This Life’ (Pandemic Poodle)

Dashboard Confessional – ‘All The Truth That I Can Tell’ (Dashboard Confessional/AWAL)

Federico Albanese – ‘Before and Now Seems Infinite’ (Mercury KX/Universal)

Gang Of Youths – ‘angel in realtime’ (Warner/Mosy Music)

Half Man Half Biscuit – ‘The Voltarol Years’ (R M Qualtrough)

Johnny Marr – ‘Fever Dreams Pt. 1 – 4’ (New Voodoo/BMG)

King Hannah – ‘I’m Not Sorry, I Was Just Being Me’ (City Slang)

Lady Bird – ‘We’ (Alcopop!)

Lo Moon – ‘A Modern Life’ (Strngr/Thirty Tigers)

Melt Yourself Down – ‘Pray For Me I Don’t Fit In’ (Decca/Universal)

Mitekiss – ‘Bolivian Hotel Bistro’ (Hospital)

Mountaineer – ‘Giving Up The Ghost’ (Lifeforce)

Robert Glasper – ‘Black Radio III’ (Loma Vista/Concord)

SASAMI – ‘Squeeze’ (Domino)

Scorpions – ‘Rock Believer’ (Vertigo)

Stillz, Damageman and Nick The Lot – ‘Find A Lighter’ EP (Gradient)

Superchunk – ‘Wild Loneliness’ (Merge)

Tears For Fears – ‘The Tipping Point’ (Concord)

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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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The Boss Is Back On Top Of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart


The Boss has done it, he’s knocked The Next Step off the top spot, where they’ve been for two weeks, and down to #12. In second position is Stevie Wonder, followed by ColdplayAC/DC and new entry Donny Osmond.

This week we also welcome to the chart Corey TaylorEuro 2016Shawn Mendes, and The Stone Roses. New entries have meant a bit of a re-jig and we see Beyonce and The Tenderloins swap places, Jeff Lynnes ELO go from #6 to #11 and previous chart queen Adele go from #5 to #13.

Over the next week there are tickets going on sale for some massive shows, including Bear GryllsSummertime BallSelena GomezMcFly and Travis Scott. Have any of them got what it takes to give The Boss the boot off the #1 spot? Come back and see us next week to find out.

8. Kygo
13. Adele

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

1. Bear Grylls

2. Summertime Ball

3. Selena Gomez

4. McFly

5. Travis Scott

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Top Tours This Week!!


Donny Osmond

Donny Osmond sets up arena shows for his The Soundtrack Of My Life UK tour in early 2017.
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Tickets on sale at 10am on April 22, priced from £40.00/£60.00, plus fees.

Katherine Jenkins

The Welsh classical singer will bring her Celebration tour to Southend, Southampton, Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham and Nottingham, rounding off with a performance at London’s Barbican Hall on December 27.
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Tickets on general sale starting 9am on April 19, priced between £29.50 and £50.00, plus fees.

Seth Lakeman

Seth Lakeman will be joined by Wildwood Kin for a marathon UK winter tour, accompanying his new record, ‘Ballads of the Broken Few’.
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Tickets on sale at 10am on April 22, priced between £15.00 and £26.50 plus fees.

The Levellers

The Levellers will be joined by Dreadzone and Ruts DC for  a handful of Beautiful Nights shows in December.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on May 22, priced at £25.00 plus fees.

The Enemy

The Enemy have expanded their autumn farewell tour, adding extra nights at London’s O2 Forum, the O2 Ritz in Manchester and the O2 ABC in Glasgow, with new shows booked at O2 Academies in Bristol, Leicester and Liverpool, plus a a fourth night at Coventry’s Empire on October 6.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on April 22, priced at £20.00/£21.00 plus fees.

Steve Vai

Steve Vai will celebrate the 25th anniversary of his ‘Passion And Warfare’ album at the O2 ABC in Glasgow, the London Palladium, the O2 Academy Newcastle, the O2 Ritz in Manchester, Brighton Dome and the O2 Academy Bristol, between June 1 and 7.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on April 22, priced between £28.50 and £30.00 plus fees.


Stereophonics will warm up for their summer tour with intimate shows at the UEA in Norwich on May 15 and Cambridge’s Corn Exchange the following day.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on April 22, priced at £35.00 plus fees


The alt-rock singer-songwriter plays London’s O2 Academy Brixton and Manchester’s Albert Hall on June 28 and 29 respectively, following up appearances at Glastonbury and Fold festival.
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Tickets on sale at 9am on April 22, priced at £46.00/£42.50 plus fees.

James Bay

The Hertfordshire singer-songwriter has lined up a performance at Scarborough Open Air Theatre on July 12.
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Tickets on sale at 9am on April 22, priced from £35.00, plus fees.

Corey Taylor

The Slipknot frontman will call at London’s KOKO on May 8.
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Tickets on general sale at 9am on April 22, priced at £25.00 plus fees

Also announced this week, so far

Art Garfunkel, Band Of Skulls, Teleman, The Kills, Moose Blood, Mono, Escape The Fate, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Afro Celt Sound System, Barenaked Ladies, Hoodie Allen, Dick Valentine, Will Varley, Martha Ffion, Mac DeMarco, Fields Of Nephilim, Frank Turner, Dag Nasty, Richmond Fontaine, Neil Cowley Trio, Nicholas Allbrook, Status Quo, Hopsin, Nails, Charlotte Carpenter, Max Jury, The Devil Makes Three, Fit For An Autopsy, Dan Reed Network, Bad Breeding, When Our Time Comes, Melvins, Diamond Head, M83, The Virginmarys, The Fall Of Troy and many more!

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