On This Day In Music: Happy Birthday Butch Vig!

On August 2, 1955 Butch Vig, producer and drummer for Garbage, was born. Happy birthday Butch!

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This Week’s New Releases: Garbage, Spring King And Air

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There will be a lot of happy people this week as we’ve got some eagerly anticipated releases finally coming out. Manchester four-piece Spring King are releasing their long-awaited debut LP, ‘Tell Me If You Like To’, Air are putting out a retrospective album, ‘Twentyyears’, and Garbage are offering up their sixth studio album, and follow up to 2012’s ‘Not Your Kind Of People’.

If none of that is up your street, then check out the rest of our selection of this week’s new releases below.

Air – ‘Twentyyears’ (Aircheology/Parlophone)

Augustines – ‘This Is Your Life’ (Augustines/Caroline International)

Band Of Horses – ‘Why Are You OK?’ (Virgin)

Garbage – ‘Strange Little Birds’ (StunVolume)

Nick Jonas – ‘Last Year Was Complicated’ (Island)

Spring King – ‘Tell Me If You Like To’ (Island)

The Temper Trap – ‘Thick As Thieves’ (Infectious)

Throws – ‘Throws’ (Full Time Hobby)

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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: Nickelback, Jack Garratt, Garbage, Cyndi Lauper, Pete Doherty, Massive Attack, Red Hot Chili Peppers And Wireless Festival

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NICKELBACK

The Canadian rockers will be joined by Monster Truck for arena shows in Nottingham, Birmingham, Sheffield, London, Liverpool, Glasgow and Newcastle between October 12 and 25. Tickets are on sale at 9am tomorrow, priced from £37.50, plus fees.

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JACK GARRATT

The BRITs Critics’ Choice Award winner will follow his spring tour and summer festival appearance with an autumn run of dates, stretching over 13 nights, between November 5 and 28. Stops confirmed include Glasgow, Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield, Birmingham, Nottingham, Lincoln, Cardiff, London, Plymouth, Southampton and Brighton. Tickets are on general sale at 9am tomorrow, priced at £18.50 (£23.75 in London), plus fees.

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GARBAGE

Garbage will support their new album, ‘Strange Little Birds’, with a European summer tour, including shows at London’s Troxy and Nottingham’s Rock City in mid June. Tickets are on sale at 9am tomorrow, priced at £30.00 and £35.00, plus fees.

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CYNDI LAUPER

Cyndi Lauper will support her upcoming album, ‘Detour’, out on May 2, with shows at Birmingham Symphony Hall, Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall, Newcastle City Hall and London’s Eventim Apollo between June 22 and 30. Tickets are on general sale at 10am tomorrow, priced at £38.50 (£45.00 in London), plus fees. Click here for pre-sale tickets.

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PETE DOHERTY

The Libertines frontman’s Eudaimonia tour will head to Bristol Academy, Glasgow Barrowland, Manchester Albert Hall and for two nights London’s Hackney Empire between May 11 and 20. Tickets go on sale at 9am tomorrow, priced between £23.00 and £27.50, plus fees.

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MASSIVE ATTACK

Massive Attack will perform as part of the British Summer Time Hyde Park series on July 1, joined by Young Fathers, Patti Smith, TV On The Radio, Warpaint and Ghostpoet. Tickets are on general sale from 9am tomorrow, priced at £59.50 plus fees.

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RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

Red Hot Chili Peppers will visit Belfast’s Boucher Playing Fields to headline Tennent’s Vital on August 25, with Fall Out Boy also set to appear. Tickets are on sale at 9am tomorrow, priced at £46.95 plus fees.

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WIRELESS FESTIVAL

Calvin Harris, Chase and Status and Kygo are among the first acts announced for this year’s Wireless festival line up. Wireless returns to London’s Finsbury Park, for its 11th year, between July 8 and 10, with J. Cole, Boy Better Know, the 1975, Future, Martin Garrix, Jess Glynne, A$AP Ferg, Action Bronson, Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals Confirmation, Big Narstie, Bryson Tiller, Bugzy Malone, Craig David’s TS5, Disciples, DJ Semtex, Krept & Konan, Kwabs, Lady Leshurr, Maverick Sabre, Miguel, Section Boyz, Sigma Live, Wilkinson Live, Yelawolf and many more also set to perform. Tickets are on sale at 9am tomorrow, priced at £59.50 and £62.50 plus fees. Click here for pre-sale tickets.

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

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