This Week’s New Releases: Celine Dion, DJ Shadow And Westlife

This week is bonkers! Celine Dion has put out her first new record in six years, DJ Shadow has dropped the follow-up to 2016’s ‘The Mountain Will Fall’ and Westlife have released a new album featuring songs written by Ed Sheeran.

If none of that floats your boat, head below for the rest of this week’s new releases.

Arthur Russell – ‘Iowa Dream’ (Audika)

The Band – ‘The Band (50th Anniversary)’ (UMC – Virgin International)

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – ‘I Made A Place’ (Domino)

Celine Dion – ‘Courage’ (Sony)

David Bowie – ‘Conversation Piece’ (Rhino/Warner Records)

Deliluh – ‘Beneath The Floors’ (Tin Angel Records)

Dido – ‘Still On My Mind (Deluxe)’ (BMG)

DJ Shadow – ‘Our Pathetic Age’ (Mass Appeal)

Fall Out Boy – ‘Believers Never Die – Greatest Hits Vol.2’ (Virgin EMI)

Fat Freddy’s Drop – ‘Special Edition Part 1’ (The Drop)

Fleetwood Mac – ‘Before The Beginning: 1968 – 1970 Rare Live & Demo Sessions’ (Sony)

Juliana Hatfield – ‘Juliana Hatfield Sings The Police’ (American Laundromat)

Lady Antebellum – ‘Ocean’ (Big Machine)

Lighthouse Family – ‘Christmas Lights’ EP (Polydor)

Lily Kershaw – ‘Arcadia’ (Nettwerk)

Michael Nau – ‘Less Ready To Go’ (Org Music)

Milky Chance – ‘Mind The Moon’ (BMG)

Molly Burch – ‘The Molly Burch Christmas Album’ (Captured Tracks)

Paul Kelly – ‘Songs From The South: Paul Kelly’s Greatest Hits 1985-2019’ (Cooking Vinyl)

The Pineapple Thief – ‘Hold Our Fire’ (Kscope)

Remember Sports – ‘Sunchokes’ (Father/Daughter Records)

Ronnie Wood and His Wild Five – ‘Mad Lad: A Live Tribute to Chuck Berry’ (BMG)

Sparks – ‘Gratuitous Sax & Senseless Violins – 25th Anniversary Edition’ (BMG)

Westlife – ‘Spectrum’ (EMI)

Willie J Healey – ‘Hello Good Morning’ EP (Yala! Records)

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Things We Love This Week: Fleetwood Mac, Thom Yorke, Frightened Rabbit

Hey there reader. How are you? We are so close to the weekend that I can almost taste it. Mmmm. Oh wait, no, that’s the taste of my mid afternoon snack. Woops. Still got a little way to go. Hang on in there!

Fleetwood Mac

As I may or may not have mentioned already (I have definitely mentioned it far too much), I went to London last weekend to watch an up and coming band. You might not have heard of them, Fleetwood Mac? They’re not that popular, maybe you don’t know them…

PSYCH! One of the biggest rock bands of the 1970s — nay, ever — headlined Wembley Stadium, a 90,000 capacity venue. An epic performance from Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks and more, the masses were treated to hit after hit, reminding you quite how many bangers they’ve actually released over the last five decades. The only thing missing was Lindsay Buckingham.

Thom Yorke

While in London, we naturally spent a good portion of our time there riding the tube to get around. The underground is always full of adverts, but one in particular caught my eye.

Do you have trouble remembering your dreams? It’s a feeling we at ANIMA know only too well. You’re deep in a surreal world where you can be anybody you like, where you can do anything. And then you wake up, and the dream fades. It’s gone, like smoke on the breeze. Or is it?
Here at ANIMA we’ve built something we call a Dream Camera. Just call or text the number and we’ll get your dreams back.”


CREEPY, RIGHT?! But kind of enticing. I was hooked, and immediately wanted to get my dreams back. On the other end of the phone was a mysterious message: “Anima Technologies has been ordered by the authorities to cease and desist from undertaking its advertised business.” We were given the option to leave a message after the tone, but the tone morphs into a track, Not The News, by Thom Yorke. Oh Thom. Always trying to one up Black Mirror, aren’t you! But bringing this mad dream-like world into reality might be a step too far.

Either way, Thursday saw the official announcement of Yorke’s new album, curiously titled ‘Anima’. It’ll be released on June 27 with an accompanying film made in collaboration with award-winning American filmmaker Thomas Anderson.

Frightened Rabbit

This band hold a dear, dear place in my heart, and caused great excitement for many when they announced that a new LP of covers will arrive next month. ‘Tiny Changes’, sharing its name with the mental health charity set up in honour of the death of lead singer Scott Hutchison last year, will contain 17 versions of songs from the band’s seminal LP ‘Midnight Organ Fight’, to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

The first cuts come from none other than  Julien Baker and Biffy Clyro, both taking on versions of The Modern Leper. Baker opts for a slower pace than the original, letting it build up into a triumphant climax, whereas Biffy Clyro’s Scottish accent doesn’t bring the vocals too far away from their Selkirk roots, but makes good use of dynamics with some heavily distorted guitar chords and a half-time chorus.  The album will also feature tracks from Wintersleep, Peter Katis, Craig Finn, Daughter, Aaron Dessner and Lauren Mayberry (from Chvrches), and Manchester Orchestra.

Excuse me while I weep.

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This Week’s New Releases: Mariah Carey, Mumford & Sons And Smashing Pumpkins

The new releases are still coming in thick and fast. Be sure to make the most of it before the Christmas lull!

Pop’s #1 diva, Mariah Carey, is back with a new album, Mumford and Sons are racking up LP #4, and the Smashing Pumpkins have returned with their first recording in over 18 years to feature founding members Billy Corgan, James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin. Longtime guitarist for the band Jeff Schroeder, bassist Jack Bates and keyboardist Katie Cole complete the line up.

Still in the mood for more? Fill your boots below.

Acoustic Alchemy – ‘Thirty Three And A Third’ (Onside via Absolute)

All Hail The Yeti – ‘Highway Crosses’ (Minus Head Records)

Amon Amarth – ‘The Pursuit Of Vikings (Live At Summer Breeze)’ (Metal Blade/Music For Nations)

Anderson .Paak – ‘Oxnard’ (12 Tone/Aftermath)

Boyzone – ‘Thank You & Goodnight’ (Rhino)

Chvrches – ‘Hansa Sessions’ EP (Virgin EMI)

Eiko Ishibashi – ‘The Dream My Bones Dream’ (Drag City)

The Fizz – ‘Christmas With The Fizz’ (MPG via Absolute)

Fleetwood Mac – ’50 Years – Don’t Stop’ (Warner Bros)

Hen Ogledd – ‘Mogic’ (Domino)

Jean-Michel Jarre – ‘Equinoxe Infinity’ (Sony)

The Limiñanas – ‘I’ve Got Trouble In My Mind Vol.2 (7″ And Rare Stuff 2015/2018)’ (Because/Caroline)

Little Mix – ‘LM5’ (Syco)

Mariah Carey – ‘Caution’ (Epic Records)

Mark Knopfler – ‘Down The Road Wherever’ (A British Groove/ Virgin EMI)

Michael Bublé – ‘Love’ (Reprise)

Mumford and Sons – ‘Delta’ (Gentleman Of The Road/Island)

Paloma Faith – ‘The Architect (Zeitgeist Edition)’ (RCA)

Paul Heaton – ‘The Last King Of Pop’ (Virgin EMI)

Roy Orbison and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – ‘Unchained Melodies’ (Legacy/Sony)

Ryley Walker – ‘The Killywhite Sessions’ (Dead Oceans)

Smashing Pumpkins – ‘Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun’ (Napalm Records)

Various Artists – ‘Creed II (OST)’ (Sony)

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Backstreet Boys, Elton John, Muse, Kylie Minogue, Fleetwood Mac, Spice Girls, Robyn, Dido, Jamie Lawson, ABC, Jerry Seinfeld and more

Your guide to the week’s new ticket onsales in the UK is here! The iconic Backstreet Boys will bring their DNA world tour to the UK in June 2019, while the legendary Elton John has announced further shows as part of his colossal final farewell tour.

There’s also new tour dates from pop queen Kylie Minogue, who returns in June with outdoor dates, plus Muse, Fleetwood Mac and Spice Girls are all set to take over stadiums across the UK throughout the summer. Head below for more.

Backstreet Boys

Backstreet Boys have announced a new album and their biggest arena tour in 18 years next year, with shows confirmed all over North America and Europe, calling in Manchester, Dublin, Glasgow and Birmingham before a stop at the O2 Arena in London on Monday June 17. The DNA world tour shares its name with BSB’s upcoming 10th studio album, which is set to land on January 25 via RCA Records. Tickets go on general sale November 16 at 9am.

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Elton John

The legendary singer-songwriter has confirmed the first 2020 UK and Ireland dates of his colossal Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, kicking off with two dates at the O2 Arena in London, on November 6 and 7, the arena tour will then head to Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin and Leeds. Tickets are on sale at 10am on November 16.

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The trio will play London Stadium on June 1 and Manchester’s Etihad Stadium on June 8, plus dates across mainland Europe and North America, in support of their new album ‘Simulation Theory’. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on November 16.

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Kylie Minogue

The pop icon has lined up a series of summer outdoor shows in support of her new album ‘Golden’. Catch her at Scarborough Open Air Theatre, Blenheim Palace (where support will come from Sophie Ellis-Bextor and the Hackney Colliery Band), the Eden Project, Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl, Edinburgh Castle and Hampton Court Palace in London for two nights between June 20 and August 1. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on November 16.

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Fleetwood Mac

The legendary band will play London’s Wembley Stadium on June 18, with the new date falling a couple of days after their initial engagement at the venue. Tickets are on sale at 9am on November 16.

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Spice Girls

Mel B, Emma Bunton, Geri Horner and Mel C will now begin their Spice World tour at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on May 27. Tickets go on general sale at 9.30am on November 16.

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Alongside dates in Europe and North America, the pop star will bring her new ‘Honey’ album to London’s Alexandra Palace on April 12. Tickets are on sale at 10am on November 16.

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The singer will release her first album in five years, ‘Still On My Mind’, on March 8, followed by her first tour in 15 years, where she will play songs from the upcoming album alongside classic hits in Glasgow, Dublin, Manchester and London. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on November 16.

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Jamie Lawson

The singer-songwriter, who opened for Ed Sheeran earlier this year, will kick off a UK tour on May 2 at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire before heading to Norwich, Birmingham, Manchester, Gateshead, Bristol, Glasgow, wrapping up with Irish stops in Belfast and Dublin. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on November 16.

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ABC have announced April dates for an orchestral tour celebrating their iconic 1982 album ‘The Lexicon of Love’. Tickets are on sale at 10am on November 16.

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Jerry Seinfeld

The comedian, Broadway producer and actor will play two shows a night at London’s Eventim Apollo on July 12 and 13, the first at 7pm and second at 9.30pm. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on November 16.

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Also announced this week:

ZZ Top, Mott the Hoople, Cherry Glazerr, Cliff Richard, Michael Bublé, Tourist, Nilufer Yanya, Fatboy Slim, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Whiskey Myers, LANY, Neighbourhood Weekender feat. George Ezra and Richard Ashcroft and Bon Iver, Terrorvision, Fontaines DC, Boss Keloid, Kamasi Washington, Ellie Goulding, Deaf Havana, the Rifles, Skinny Living, Bad Suns, Jay Prince, Stand Atlantic, Azealia Banks, Gaz Coombes, Seán McGowan and more. Head here for more information and to find your tickets.

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Tour Of The Week: Fleetwood Mac Announce Short Summer Trek Including London Wembley Stadium Date

Fleetwood Mac have mapped out a short summer European tour. Fleetwood Mac tickets are on sale now, priced from £84.00 plus booking fees.

The legendary band have confirmed huge performances at Waldbühne in Berlin on June 6, the RDS Stadium in Dublin on June 13 and London’s Wembley Stadium on June 16, following up their current North American tour which runs through to spring.

The band’s current line up comprises Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie, with newcomers Mike Campbell formerly of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers plus ex-Crowded House Neil Finn brought in to replace Lindsey Buckingham, who was axed from the band before their latest tour began. The band said:

“With Mike and Neil, we’ll be performing all the hits that the fans love, plus we’ll be surprising our audiences with some tracks from our historic catalogue of songs. Fleetwood Mac has always been a creative evolution. We look forward to honouring that spirit on this upcoming tour.”

Fleetwood Mac Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Tue October 30 2018 – DETROIT Michigan – Little Caesars Arena (USA)
Thu November 01 2018 – PITTSBURGH Pennsylvania – PPG Paints Arena (USA)
Sat November 03 2018 – OTTAWA Ontario – Canadian Tire Centre (Canada)
Mon November 05 2018 – TORONTO Ontario – Scotiabank Arena (Canada)
Wed November 07 2018 – COLUMBUS Ohio – Nationwide Arena (USA)
Sat November 10 2018 – EDMONTON Alberta – Rogers Place (Canada)
Mon November 12 2018 – CALGARY Alberta – Scotiabank Saddledome (Canada)
Wed November 14 2018 – VANCOUVER British Columbia – Rogers Arena (Canada)
Sat November 17 2018 – TACOMA Washington – Tacoma Dome (USA)
Mon November 19 2018 – PORTLAND Oregon – Moda Center at the Rose Quarter (USA)
Wed November 21 2018 – SAN JOSE California – SAP Center (USA)
Fri November 23 2018 – SACRAMENTO California – Golden 1 Center (USA)
Sun November 25 2018 – OAKLAND California – Oracle Arena (USA)
Wed November 28 2018 – PHOENIX Arizona – Talking Stick Resort Arena (USA)
Fri November 30 2018 – LAS VEGAS Nevada – T-Mobile Arena (USA)
Mon December 03 2018 – DENVER Colorado – Pepsi Center (USA)
Thu December 06 2018 – FRESNO California – Save Mart Center (USA)
Sat December 08 2018 – SAN DIEGO California – Viejas Arena (USA)
Tue December 11 2018 – LOS ANGELES California – Forum Los Angeles (USA)
Thu December 13 2018 – LOS ANGELES California – Forum Los Angeles (USA)
Sat December 15 2018 – LOS ANGELES California – Forum Los Angeles (USA)
Sat February 02 2019 – SIOUX FALLS South Dakota – Denny Sanford Premier Center (USA)
Tue February 05 2019 – HOUSTON Texas – Toyota Center (USA)
Thu February 07 2019 – DALLAS Texas – American Airlines Center (USA)
Sat February 09 2019 – AUSTIN Texas – Frank Erwin Events Center (USA)
Wed February 13 2019 – BIRMINGHAM AL Alabama – Legacy Arena at The BJCC (USA)
Sat February 16 2019 – NEW ORLEANS Louisiana – Smoothie King Center (USA)
Mon February 18 2019 – TAMPA Florida – Amalie Arena (USA)
Wed February 20 2019 – FORT LAUDERDALE Florida – BB&T Center (USA)
Fri February 22 2019 – COLUMBIA South Carolina – Colonial Life Arena (USA)
Sun February 24 2019 – CHARLOTTE North Carolina – Spectrum Center (USA)
Wed February 27 2019 – NASHVILLE Tennessee – Bridgestone Arena (USA)
Sun March 03 2019 – ATLANTA Georgia – State Farm Arena (USA)
Tue March 05 2019 – WASHINGTON District Of Columbia – Capital One Arena (USA)
Sat March 09 2019 – ATLANTIC CITY New Jersey – Boardwalk Hall (USA)
Mon March 11 2019 – NEW YORK New York – Madison Square Garden (USA)
Wed March 13 2019 – NEWARK New Jersey – Prudential Center (USA)
Fri March 15 2019 – HARTFORD Connecticut – XL Center (USA)
Wed March 20 2019 – ALBANY New York – Times Union Center (USA)
Sun March 24 2019 – BALTIMORE Maryland – Royal Farms Arena (USA)
Tue March 26 2019 – BUFFALO New York – Keybank Center (USA)
Sun March 31 2019 – BOSTON Massachusetts – TD Garden (USA)
Fri April 05 2019 – PHILADELPHIA Pennsylvania – Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia (USA)
Thu June 06 2019 – BERLIN Waldbühne (Germany)
Thu June 13 2019 – DUBLIN RDS Arena (Ireland)
Sun June 16 2019 – LONDON Wembley Stadium (United Kingdom)

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Things We Love This Week: Fleet Foxes, Fleetwood Mac, Bohemian Rhapsody, Beirut

This week, it seems that the cool things are Fleet based. If the things that we loved this week were a group of ships instead of a listicle-style blog post, they would definitely be a fleet. Excuse my ramblings. It’s been a long week.

Fleet Foxes – Icicle Tusk

Indie-folk band Fleet Foxes are releasing a special edition collection of rarities, b-side, and early records. For the die-hard mega fans who say they liked the band before they were cool (you know who you are), this will be a dream come true.

‘First Collection 2006-2009’ will consist of the band’s self-titled debut LP, ‘The Fleet Foxes’ EP on 10″, the ‘Sun Giant’ EP on 10″ vinyl, and a handful of b-sides and rarities on 10″. Check out the full track listing of what’s involved here. For now, you can listen to Icicle Tusk, one of the early songs from their debut. It’s b.e.a.u.t.

Fleetwood Mac

Lindsay Buckingham was dropped from the line up just a few months ago, but the remaining members of the band have announced they will touch down in London, Dublin and Berlin in June 2019. You can kick out one of the lead singers, but you can never break the chain.

Bohemian Rhapsody

A biopic based on the meteoric rise of Queen was released this week. Original plans were for Sacha Baron Cohen to take the lead role, but it is Rami Malek (of Mr Robot) who takes over the God-like role of Mr Mercury. It’s had mixed reviews. Is this the real life? Uh, no. Is this just fantasy? Nope, not quite that either. You’ll just have to find out yourself.

Beirut – ‘Gallipoli’

Beirut are back! A new album, their first since 2015’s ‘No No No’ is due for release on February 11.

‘Gallipoli’ has an extensive back story behind it, which details Zachary Condon’s falling out of love with New York, recording crunchy noise through only broken amplifiers, uprooting to Berlin and a priest-led, brass band procession in a small village in rural Italy. Do give it a read, it’s very interesting.

First up from the new album is its title track, featuring not only those scraps of fuzzy brass and a pulsing beat to mirror the procession but also Condon’s soothing vocals that fans have become so familiar with over the past decade or so. The track was recorded in one 10 hour studio frenzy.

Beirut also announced UK and European tour dates – check them out here.


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This Week’s Top Tickets: Little Mix, Fleetwood Mac, The Cure at Glasgow Summer Sessions, The Vaccines, Dave Matthews Band, Manic Street Preachers, Eric Clapton, Il Divo, Jimmy Carr, Mrs Brown’s Boys and more

Little Mix

Little Mix have lined up 2019 arena shows in support of their upcoming album, ‘LM5’, with multiple shows confirmed in Glasgow, Liverpool, Newcastle, Sheffield, London, Birmingham, Nottingham, Manchester and Leeds during October and into November, with things set to get underway at Dublin’s 3Arena and the SSE Arena in Belfast. Tickets are on general sale at 9am on October 26.

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Fleetwood Mac

The legendary band have confirmed three huge shows in June, with performances lined up at Waldbühne in Berlin on June 6, the RDS Stadium in Dublin on June 13 and London’s Wembley Stadium on June 16. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on October 26.

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The Cure at Glasgow Summer Sessions

The legendary band, led by Robert Smith, are confirmed as the first headliner for next year’s Glasgow Summer Sessions at Bellahouston Park on August 16, following support from Mogwai, the Twilight Sad and the Joy Formidable. Tickets for the show, which marks the Cure’s first Scottish gig in 27 years, go on general sale at 9am on October 26, while further acts are to be announced in due course.

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The Vaccines

The Vaccines, who put out ‘Combat Sports’ earlier this year, will call in Brighton, Oxford, Blackburn, Newcastle, Motherwell, Cardiff, Exeter, Southampton, Leicester, Guildford, and London, where they’ll perform at the Roundhouse, between January 25 and February 8. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on October 26.

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Dave Matthews Band

Fresh from the release of ‘Come Tomorrow’, the group have inked in two nights at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, London on March 12 and 13, alongside dates in Europe. Tickets are on sale at 9am on October 26.

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Manic Street Preachers

Manic Street Preachers have announced a tour celebrating 20 years of their album ‘This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours’, with two nights apiece at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire and Manchester’s O2 Ritz, plus shows also planned in Dublin, Cambridge, Bath, Birmingham, Southampton, Edinburgh, York, Liverpool and Leicester in May. Gwenno will open, while the band “hope to announce a special one off show” in their native Wales shortly. Tickets go on sale at 9am on October 26.

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Eric Clapton

The legendary guitarist and songwriter, who released ‘Happy Xmas’ earlier this month, will perform at the Royal Albert Hall on May 13, 15 and 16. Tickets go on sale at 10am on October 26.

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Il Divo

The vocal group will return to the UK with their Timeless tour, which will see them perform their greatest hits live at concert halls and arenas across the country throughout June and July. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on October 26.

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Jimmy Carr

The comedian, TV presenter and entertainer has lined up close to 100 UK shows for his Terribly Funny tour, which makes light of all kinds of dreadful things. You have been warned! Presale tickets are available now, ahead of general sale at 10am on October 26.

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Mrs Brown’s Boys

Starring creator Brendan O’Carroll, Mrs Brown’s Boys will bring the D’Musical? tour to 12 cities for 48 arena gigs, kicking off on March 29 in Glasgow before spanning the UK and Ireland throughout 2019. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on October 26.

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Also announced this week:

Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Chris Stapleton, Country to Country, P!nk, Westlife, Dave Matthews Band, Mark Knopfler, Thunder, Mastodon, Palace, Kaiser Chiefs, Picture This, Disturbed, Tom Walker, Gabrielle, Jimmy Eat World, The Joy Formidable, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, Jarrod Dickenson, Beirut, The Pineapple Thief, Ella Mai, Back to the Future In Concert, Titanic Live, Howard Jones, The Hold Steady, Ardal O’Hanlon, Drug Church, The Vryll Society, Bob Mould, The Murlocs, Battle Beast and many more! Head here for more information and to find your tickets.

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On This Day In Music: Fleetwood Mac Score Only UK #1 Single With Albatross

On January 29, 1969 Fleetwood Mac achieved their only UK #1 single when Albatross, an instrumental track composed by guitarist Peter Green, reached the top of the charts.

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On This Day In Music: Fleetwood Mac Hit #1 With ‘Rumours’

On January 28, 1978 Fleetwood Mac reached #1 on the UK album chart with ‘Rumours’.

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