Top Tickets This Week: Gorillaz, Turin Brakes, Lewis Capaldi, Snow Patrol, Duran Duran, Doves and more

Gorillaz

Following a run of European shows, the virtual band will take their Song Machine Tour to London’s O2 Arena on August 11. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on November 6.

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Turin Brakes


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Turin Brakes will celebrate the 20th anniversary of ‘The Optimist’ with a UK tour in autumn 2021, kicking off in Southampton on October 7 and concluding in Cardiff on October 24. The run also includes a London date at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on October 9. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on November 6.

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Lewis Capaldi

The Scottish singer-songwriter will return to Scarborough’s Open Air Theatre for a performance on July 25, 2021. Tickets for the show go on general sale at 9am on November 6. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

Earlier in 2020, the 24-year-old rescheduled his gigs in London, Dublin, Belfast and Cork to 2021 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. He also headlines Lytham Festival, as well as Manchester’s Sounds of the City FestivalIsle of Wight FestivalLatitude Festival and TRNSMT Festival following the cancellation of this 2020’s events.

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Snow Patrol

The indie giants will headline Scarborough Open Air Theatre on July 3, with tickets on general sale at 9am on November 6. Head here for pre-sale tickets. Their 2021 itinerary also includes appearances at the Isle Of Wight Festival, Lytham Festival, TRNSMT and Latitude Festival.

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Duran Duran

The British pop legends will head to Scarborough Open Air Theatre on July 7, with tickets for the performance on general sale at 9am on November 6. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

Their 2021 tour plans also include a rescheduled gig at Dublin’s St. Annes Park as well as headlining sets at both the Isle of White Festival and Lytham Festival.

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Doves

Doves will perform at the Piece Hall, Halifax on June 19 as part of the Live At The Piece Hall series, before heading to Delamere Forest the following day, where they’ll play as part of the Forest Live concert series. Tickets for both dates go on sale at 9am on November 6.

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Also announced this week:

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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This Week’s New Releases: Bruce Springsteen, Ty Dolla $ign And Laura Veirs

The new releases keep rolling out and, in some cases, giving us a welcome distraction from these crazy times we find ourselves in. The Boss has released a new record with the E Street Band, Ty Dolla $ign has dropped the star-studded follow-up to 2017’s ‘Beach House 3’, and we’ve got a new full-length from American singer-songwriter Laura Veirs.

Head below for more new music, including a collaboration collection from Gorillaz, surprise record from the Cadillac Three and new album from Faithless.

Adrianne Lenker – ‘songs’ and ‘instrumentals’ (4AD)

Beastie Boys – ‘Beastie Boys Music’ (Capitol)

Better Person – ‘Something To Lose’ (Arbutus Records)

BLACKSTARKIDS – ‘Whatever, Man’ (Dirty Hit)

Blossoms – ‘In Isolation’ and ‘Live From The Plaza Theatre, Stockport’ (EMI/Universal)

Bruce Springsteen – ‘Letter To You’ (Columbia)

Brutus – ‘Live In Ghent’ (Hassle Records)

The Cadillac Three – ‘Tabasco & Sweet Tea (Big Machine Records)

clipping. – ‘Visions Of Bodies Being Burned’ (Sub Pop)

Faithless – ‘All Blessed’ (BMG)

Future Utopia – ’12 Questions’ (Future Utopia)

Ghostemane – ‘ANTI-ICON’ (Blackmage)

Gorillaz – ‘Song Machine | Season One | Strange Timez’ (Parlophone)

I Don’t Know How But They Found Me – ‘Razzmatazz’ (Fearless Records)

Jeff Tweedy – ‘Love Is The King’ (dBpm Records)

Joe Bonamassa – ‘Royal Tea’ (J&R Adventures)

John Frusciante – ‘Maya’ (Planet Mu/Timesig)

Juanita Stein – ‘Snapshot’ (Nude Records)

Junglepussy – ‘Jp4‘ (Friends Of/Jagjaguwar)

Laura Veirs – ‘My Echo’ (Bella Union)

The Lemonheads – ‘Lovey – 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition’ (Fire)

Linus Fitness-Centre – ‘Clear The Level’ (Sharp Noodle Recordings)

Magick Mountain – ‘Weird Feelings’ (Magick Mountain Records)

Major Lazer – ‘Music Is The Weapon’ (Mad Decent/Because)

The Mountain Goats – ‘Getting Into Knives’ (Merge)

Nothing But Thieves – ‘Moral Panic’ (Sony)

No Thank You – ‘Embroidered Foliage’ (Lame-O Records)

Pallbearer – ‘Forgotten Days’ (Nuclear Blast)

Plants and Animals – ‘The Jungle’ (Secret City Records)

PUP – ‘This Place Sucks Ass’ EP (BMG)

PVRIS – ‘Use Me (Deluxe)’ (Warner)

Salem – ‘Salem’ EP (Roadrunner/Warner)

Sam Amidon – ‘Sam Amidon’ (Nonesuch)

Sevendust – ‘Blood & Stone’ (Rise Records)

This Is The Kit – ‘Off Off On’ (Rough Trade)

Tom Furse – Ecstatic Meditations’ (LO Recordings)

Twisted Ankle – ‘Twisted Ankle’ (Breakfast Records)

Ty Dolla $ign – ‘Featuring Ty Dolla $ign’ (Atlantic)

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Things We Love This Week: Things We Love This Week: Hayley Williams, Gorillaz, Tame Impala

Hello! Welcome back to another edition of what I can only assume is your favourite blog. You made it to the end of January! For that, I salute you. Let’s take 10 minutes out of another hectic day to get lost in some fabulous new music videos together.

Tame Impala

Have you heard Tame Impala’s new bop yet? Lost In Yesterday dropped a few weeks back, but today has got a video. Like its name suggests, the clip is very much stuck in the ‘70s, complete with some particularly dated outfits. Huge collars, lots of polyester, you get it. Watch below to see the band perform in some fetching cream dinner suits. Phwoar.

Kevin Parker and Co. have a busy summer planned, with headline slots at Bonnaroo and All Points East, as well as embarking on a North American tour with support from Perfume Genius. ‘The Slow Rush’, their fourth LP, is due on Valentine’s Day.

Hayley Williams

Have you heard? Hayley Williams’ is putting out a solo album. She shared the first taste of ‘Petals For Armor’ last week, and today we’re treated to the second. Leave It Alone is a neat, intimate piece of down-tempo pop that places her iconic vocals among some really interesting instrumentation that includes congas, dainty synths and even a string ensemble, all of which you can hear if you listen really closely.

The video displays Hayley in her true form, which couldn’t be anything other than part-butterfly, as she emerges from a chiffon chrysalis with chives protruding from her lower eyelids. And you thought you knew Paramore! Ha. Think again! ‘Petals For Armor’ will get a full release on May 8.

Gorillaz

And finally, it’s something new from Gorillaz! They announced a new project this week called Sound Machine, which finds the primate gang working with a range of artists in the studio and dropping hot new tracks as soon as they’re finished. No promo, no album cycle faff, just music as it happens!

The first result of this process is Momentary Bliss, which mixes the anarchic punk of Slaves with the chaotic rap of Slowthai. The accompanying scenes are shot in-situ, with the cartoon characters interacting with the real people. How DO they do that?! Check it out!

You are welcome. Happy Friday!

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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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On This Day In Music: Happy Birthday Damon Albarn!

On March 23, 1968 Damon Albarn, frontman for Blur, vocalist for Gorillaz, solo artist and composer, was born. Happy birthday Mr Albarn!

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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: Harry Styles, Gorillaz, Muse, Andre Rieu, Michael McIntyre And Disney On Ice Presents: Passport To Adventure

HARRY STYLES

Harry Styles will play two shows at London’s Eventim Apollo in October before dates in Manchester and Glasgow in November as part of his solo world tour supporting his self-titled debut solo album, which arrives on May 12. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on May 5, priced £35.00/£36.25 plus fees.

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GORILLAZ

The virtual band, created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, will play Brighton Centre, Glasgow’s SSE Hydro, Manchester Arena, Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena and the O2 Arena in London between November 27 and December 4, as part of their Humanz tour, which shares its name with the band’s new album. Tickets are on general sale at 9am on May 5, priced £30.00/£45.00 plus fees.

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MUSE

Muse have been confirmed as headliners of Belfast Vital this summer at Boucher Playing Fields on August 23. Biffy Clyro, Nothing But Thieves and Fangclub are also set to perform. Tickets are on sale at 9am on May 5, priced at £49.50 plus fees.

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ANDRÉ RIEU

The Dutch violinist will be accompanied by his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra at Dublin’s 3Arena, the SSE Arena Belfast, Glasgow’s SSE Hydro, Liverpool’s Echo Arena, Birmingham’s Genting Arena and London’s SSE Arena Wembley between December 14 and 22. Tickets are on general sale at 10am on May 5, prices start at £45.00 plus fees.

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MICHAEL MCINTYRE

Michael McIntyre will bring his Big World Tour to venues around the world, with arena shows across the UK and Ireland planned between March and November 2018. Tickets are on general sale from 10am on May 5, priced from £25.00/£35.00 plus fees. Click here for pre-sale tickets.

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DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS: PASSPORT TO ADVENTURE

Disney On Ice presents: Passport to Adventure will tour the UK this autumn and winter, hitting arenas in Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield and London. Tickets are on general sale at 9am on May 5, priced between £18.00 and £28.00 plus fees.

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

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Top Tours This Week: Gorillaz, Harry Styles, Courteeners, The Divine Comedy, Andre Rieu, Muse, Michael McIntyre and more…

Gorillaz

Gorillaz, created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, will call at Brighton Centre, Glasgow’s SSE Hydro, Manchester Arena, Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena and the O2 Arena in London between November 27 and December 4, as part of their Humanz tour, which shares its name with the band’s new album.
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Tickets are on general sale at 9am on May 5, priced £30.00/£45.00 plus fees.


Harry Styles

Harry Styles will play two shows at London’s Eventim Apollo in October and dates in Manchester and Glasgow in November as part of his solo world tour in support of his self-titled debut solo album, which arrives on May 12.
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Tickets go on general sale at 10am on May 5, priced £35.00/£36.25 plus fees.


Courteeners

Courteeners will warm up for their date at Manchester’s Old Trafford cricket ground with shows at Halifax Victoria Theatre and the O2 Academy Sheffield on May 23 and 24. Their Manchester show follows on May 27.
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Tickets for the new gigs are on sale at 10am on May 6, priced £27.50 plus fees.


The Divine Comedy

The band, who released ‘Foreverland’ last year, have lined up shows in Leeds, Birmingham, Cardiff, Bristol, Manchester, London, Bournemouth and Brighton between November 23 and December 1.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on May 5, priced £30.00 plus fees.


André Rieu

The Dutch violinist will be accompanied by his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra at Dublin’s 3Arena, the SSE Arena Belfast, Glasgow’s SSE Hydro, Liverpool’s Echo Arena, Birmingham’s Genting Arena and London’s SSE Arena Wembley between December 14 and 22.
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Tickets are on general sale at 10am on May 5, prices start at £45.00 plus fees.


Muse

Muse will headline Belfast Vital this summer at Boucher Playing Fields on August 23. Biffy Clyro, Nothing But Thieves and Fangclub are also confirmed to perform.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on May 5, priced at £49.50 plus fees.


Michael McIntyre

Michael McIntyre will bring his Big World Tour to venues around the world, with arena shows across the UK and Ireland planned between March and November 2018, including multiple performances in Plymouth, Bournemouth, Nottingham, Cardiff, Manchester, Birmingham, Brighton, Dublin, Aberdeen, Glasgow and London plus dates in Liverpool, Newcastle, Leeds, Belfast and Sheffield.
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Tickets are on general sale from 10am on May 5, priced from £25.00/£35.00 plus fees. Click here for pre-sale tickets.


Also announced this week, so far

Don Broco, Kaleo, Texas, The Twang, Wet Wet Wet, Jacob Banks, Yes Lad, Beth Ditto, Youngr, Daniel O’Donnell, Bright Light Bright Light, Rhiannon Giddens, Smino, Kadhja Bonet, The Sherlocks, Hannah Georgas, Mutation, Johnny Flynn, Nothing But Thieves, Lionize, Yak, Bleachers, Suffocation, Six Organs of Admittance, Steven Page, Martha Tilson and more.

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

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This Week’s New Releases: Gorillaz, Mary J. Blige And Thurston Moore

This week is absolutely bonkers! Gorillaz are finally following up ‘The Fall’, Mary J. Blige has released a new record and Thurston Moore has offered up a new solo LP, which he recorded with a little help from his friends, namely Deb Googe, of My Bloody Valentine and Primal Scream, guitarist James Sedwards, of N?ught and Chrome Hoof, and drummer Steve Shelley, of Sonic Youth and Sun Kil Moon.

If none of that is up your street there’s plenty more to cast your eye over below.

Blood Command – ‘Cult Drugs’ (Fysisk Format)

Cashmere Cat – ‘9’ (Mad Love/Interscope Records)

Feist – ‘Pleasure’ (Polydor)

Gorillaz – ‘Humanz’ (PLG UK Frontline)

Hajk – ‘Hajk’ (Jansen Plateproduksjon)

JMSN – ‘Whatever Makes U Happy’ (White Room Records)

John Mellencamp – ‘Sad Clowns & Hillbillies’ (Universal/Island)

Juliana Hatfield – ‘Pussycat’ (American Laundromat Records)

Lea Michele – ‘Places’ (Columbia)

Life Of Agony – ‘A Place Where There’s No More Pain’ (Napalm Records)

Little Cub – ‘Still Life’ (Domino)

Lonely Robot – ‘The Big Dream’ (InsideOutMusic)

Mark Lanegan Band – ‘Gargoyle’ (Heavenly Recordings)

Mary J. Blige – ‘Strength Of A Woman’ (Universal/Island)

Mew – ‘Visuals’ (Play It Again Sam)

New Found Glory – ‘Makes Me Sick’ (Hopeless)

Sufjan Stevens – ‘Carrie & Lowell Live’ (Asthmatic Kitty Records)

Sylvan Esso – ‘What Now’ (Caroline)

Thurston Moore – ‘Rock N Roll Consciousness’ (Caroline)

True Moon – ‘True Moon’ (Lövely Records)

Wale – ‘Shine’ (Atlantic)

Willie Nelson – ‘God’s Problem Child’ (Sony)

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Metallica At #1 On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart For March

Thrash legends Metallica have hit #1 on March’s Hot Ticket Chart, bumping Ed Sheeran into second place. Following closely behind are Steps, who hit the road in November and December for the Party On The Dancefloor arena tour, Eminem, who will headline Reading and Leeds and perform as part of the Glasgow Summer Sessions at Bellahouston Park in August, and Little Mix, who will kick off their Summer Shout Out tour at the end of May and head out on their Glory Days arena run in September, October and November.

At the bottom of this month’s chart we have Ricky GervaisWireless FestivalEddie VedderThe xx and Elbow. Come back and see us next month to check if they’ve been able to cling on to their top 40 positions or if we’ll be waving them goodbye and welcoming some new blood.

1. Metallica
2. Ed Sheeran
3. Steps
4. Eminem
5. Little Mix
6. Jamiroquai
7. Bruno Mars
8. V Festival
9. Stormzy
10. Guns N’Roses
11. Michael Ball and Alfie Boe
12. Kasabian
13. Good Mourning Mrs Brown
14. U2
15. The Weeknd
16. Micky Flanagan
17. Iron Maiden
18. Catfish And The Bottlemen
19. HIM
20. Lady Antebellum
21. Drake
22. Olly Murs
23. Phil Collins
24. The Next Step
25. Happy Mondays
26. Gorillaz
27. J. Cole
28. Tom Jones
29. Coldplay
30. Hanson
31. Robbie Williams
32. UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey
33. James Arthur
34. Tory Lanez
35. Nashville In Concert
36. Ricky Gervais
37. Wireless Festival
38. Eddie Vedder
39. The xx
40. Elbow

On sale this week – can they break the top 40?

1. Queen + Adam Lambert

2. Paramore

3. Tori Amos

4. Royal Blood

5. Gary Numan

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On This Day In Music: Happy Birthday Damon Albarn!

On March 23, 1968 Damon Albarn, frontman for Blur, vocalist for Gorillaz, solo artist and composer, was born. Happy birthday Mr Albarn!

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