This Week’s New Releases: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Morrissey And Sia

Today sees the release of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings’ final LP. ‘Soul Woman’ arrives almost a year on from the soul vocalist’s death at the age of 60.

We also have a new offering from Morrissey, who has finally followed up 2014’s ‘World Peace is None of Your Business’, and Sia, who has put out her first Christmas album.

If that isn’t enough for you there’s plenty more to shake a stick at below.

Aquilo – ‘ii (Side A)’ (Island)

Barenaked Ladies – ‘Fake Nudes’ (Vanguard/Concord)

Brooke Bentham – ‘This Rapture’ EP (AllPoints)

Charlotte Gainsbourg – ‘Rest’ (Because Music)

Fieldy – ‘Bassically’ (Fieldy)

GBH – ‘Momentum’ (Epitaph)

Ghost Atlas – ‘All Is In Sync, And There’s Nothing Left To Sing About’ (Ghost Atlas)

Godflesh – ‘Post Self’ (Avalanche)

Green Day – ‘Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band’ (Warner)

In Flames – ‘Down, Wicked & No Good’ (Nuclear Blast)

Jaden Smith – ‘SYRE’ (MSFTSMusic/Roc Nation Records)

Jeff Lynne’s ELO – ‘Wembley Or Bust’ (Columbia)

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – ‘Polygondwanaland’ (self-released)

L Devine – ‘Growing Pains’ EP (Warner Bros.)

Mavis Staples – ‘If All I Was Was Black’ (Anti-)

Milk Teeth -‘Go Away’ EP (Roadrunner)

Morrissey – ‘Low In High School’ (BMG)

Omar Souleyman – ‘To Syria, With Love’ Remixes EP (Mad Decent/ Because Music)

Paloma Faith – ‘The Architect’ (RCA)

Queen – ‘News Of The World’ (40th Anniversary Edition) (Universal)

Robyn Paige – ‘Genesis’ EP

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings – ‘Soul Of A Woman’ (Daptone)

Sia – ‘Everyday Is Christmas’ (Monkey Puzzle/Atlantic)

Talib Kweli – ‘Radio Silence’ (Javotti Media/3D)

Tame Impala – ‘Currents’ Collectors Edition (Caroline)

Tigertown – ‘Warriors’ EP (Neon Gold/Atlantic Records)

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill – ‘The Rest Of Our Life’ (Sony)

Tokio Myers – ‘Our Generation’ (Syco)

Tom Chaplin – ‘Twelve Tales Of Christmas’ (Island)

Tove Lo – ‘Blue Lips’ (Polydor)

T-Pain – ‘Oblivion’ (Nappy Boy/Konvict Muzik/RCA Records)

Trudy and the Romance – ‘Junkyard Jazz’ EP (B3SCI)

Virgil and Steve Howe – ‘Nexus’ (InsideOutMusic/Sony)

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Ed Sheeran Tops Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart For February

Ed Sheeran has done it, he’s knocked U2 off the top spot and all the way down to #16 on February’s Hot Ticket Chart. Following closely behind in second place is Celine Dion, who will return to the UK this summer for an arena tour. At #3 is J.Cole who brings his 4 Your Eyez Only world tour to the UK and Ireland this autumn,  while Drake, who will return to the UK next week for the final dates of the UK and Ireland leg of his Boy Meets World tour, has dropped one place from last month’s chart to fourth position and Ricky Gervais, who next week continues with the UK and Ireland leg of his Humanity world tour, finishes off the top five.

At the bottom of this month’s chart we have ElbowThe ChainsmokersEminem (Reading & Leeds Day Tickets)The xxSum 41 and Rag’n’Bone Man. Check back in with us next month to see if they’re able to hold on to their top 40 positions or if we’ll be bidding them adieu.

1. Ed Sheeran
2. Celine Dion
3. J.Cole
4. Drake
5. Ricky Gervais
6. Little Mix
7. Nashville In Concert
8. John Mayer
9. Stormzy
10. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
11. The Weeknd
12. Lady Gaga
13. Rod Stewart
14. Jamiroquai
15. Bruno Mars
16. U2
17. Michael Ball and Alfie Boe
18. Neil Diamond
19. Wireless Festival
20. Ryan Adams
21. Olly Murs
22. Guns N’Roses
23. Leftfield
24. Micky Flanagan
25. Green Day
26. Kehlani
27. Giggs
28. James Arthur
29. Bob Dylan
30. Robbie Williams
31. Adele
32. TRNSMT
33. Kings of Leon
34. PVRIS
35. Elbow
36. The Chainsmokers
37. Eminem (Reading & Leeds Day Tickets)
38. The xx
39. Sum 41
40. Rag’n’Bone Man

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

1. Shed Seven

2. Steps

3. Tom Jones

4. Happy Mondays

5. Penn and Teller

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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: Arcade Fire, Nick Cave And The Badseeds, Green Day And Nashville In Concert

ARCADE FIRE

Arcade Fire will headline Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl on July 6, following appearances at the Isle of Wight Festival, Belsonic at Belfast’s Ormeau Park and Malahide Castle near Dublin. Tickets are on sale at 9am on February 17, priced £49.00/£49.50 plus fees.

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NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds have lined up UK arena shows as part of a European tour, including stops in Bournemouth, Manchester, Glasgow, Nottingham and London during September. Tickets are on sale at 9am on February 17, priced £35.00/£45.00 plus fees.

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GREEN DAY

Green Day will play Sheffield Arena on July 3, following their headline set at London’s Hyde Park as part of the British Summer Time series, and Belfast and Dublin shows. Tickets are on sale at 9am on February 17, priced £39.50 plus fees.

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NASHVILLE IN CONCERT

Stars of the television series Nashville will head to Birmingham, London, where they will play two nights at the Royal Albert Hall, Brighton, Nottingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Belfast and Dublin between June 9 and 20. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on Friday February 17, prices start at £32.50 plus fees.

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Top Tours This Week

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire will headline Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl on July 6, following up sets at the Isle of Wight Festival, Belsonic at Belfast’s Ormeau Park and Malahide Castle near Dublin.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on February 17, priced £49.00/£49.50 plus fees.


Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran will play London’s Royal Albert Hall as part of the Teenage Cancer Trust’s concert series on March 28, prior to his previously announced arena dates in Dublin, Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham and London during April and into May.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on February 17.


Green Day

Green Day will play Sheffield Arena on July 3, following their headline set at London’s Hyde Park as part of the British Summer Time series, and Belfast and Dublin shows.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on February 17, priced £39.50 plus fees.


Wiley

The grime star, who recently put out ‘Godfather’, will call at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on November 3.
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Tickets are on sale now, priced £29.75 plus fees.


American Football

American Football will return to the UK and Ireland this autumn, with stops planned in Brighton, Manchester, Edinburgh and Dublin between September 1 and 4.
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Tickets for the Dublin show go on sale at 9am on February 17, while all other dates go on sale at 10am, priced £23.50/£25.00 plus fees.


Lulu

Lulu will embark on the biggest tour of her career this autumn, starting on October 1 at the Concord Club in Eastleigh and ending at Cliffs Pavilion in Southend on November 25.
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Tickets are on sale at 10am on February 17, prices start at £30.00 plus fees. Click here for pre-sale tickets.


Pet Shop Boys

Pet Shop Boys will head to Blackpool’s Empress Ballroom on June 21 before a date at the Motorpoint Arena the next day as part of their Super tour plans.
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Tickets for the new dates are on sale at 10am on February 17, prices start at £39.50 plus fees.


Nashville In Concert

Stars of the television series Nashville, including cast members Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson and Sam Palladio, will head to Birmingham, London, where they will play two nights at the Royal Albert Hall, Brighton, Nottingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Belfast and Dublin between June 9 and 20.
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Tickets go on general sale at 10am on Friday February 17, prices start at £32.50 plus fees.


Also announced this week, so far

Kings Of Leon, Jack Savoretti, The Divine Comedy, Brian Wilson, Texas, Pixies, KT Tunstall, Ladysmith Black Mambaza, Seasick Steve, The Shires, Clean Bandit, Dropkick Murphys, Geko, Giggs, Tangerines, Courtesans, Gregory Porter, Pond, Tall Ships, Frankie Ballard, Jason Isbell, Afro Celt Sound System, Rob Zombie, Chain Of Flowers, Judas, Snarky Puppy, Madina Lake, Cat Power, Why?, When We Were Wolves, Holding Absence, Stiff Little Fingers and many more!

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

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U2 Hit #1 On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart For January

It’s a new year so we thought we’d give you a new chart. For the next few months we’ll be bringing you monthly instalments listing not just our top 20 best selling acts, but a whopping 40!

Kicking things off at #1 are Irish rockers U2, who have soared to the top spot with The Joshua Tree tourFollowing closely behind are  Little Mix who have lined up a Summer Shout Out tour and autumn Glory Days tour. Making up the rest of the top five is Drake , who is currently on the road in the UK for the Boy Meets World tour, Neil Diamond, who will bring his 50th anniversary tour to the UK and Ireland in October and Bruno Mars, who will bring his 24K Magic World Tour to arenas around the UK and Ireland in April and May.

At the bottom of the chart we have The Stone RosesBonoboShawn MendesStrictly Come Dancing and Tory Lanez. Come back and see us next month to see if they’re able to hold on to their top 40 positions or if we’ll be waving them goodbye.

1. U2
2. Little Mix
3. Drake
4. Neil Diamond
5. Bruno Mars
6. Coldplay
7. Adele
8. Micky Flanagan
9. The Killers
10. Robbie Williams
11. Guns N’Roses
12. The Weeknd
13. Phil Collins
14. Black Sabbath
15. Kings of Leon
16. Green Day
17. Olly Murs
18. Depeche Mode
19. Jack Whitehall
20. James Arthur
21. The xx
22. Run The Jewels
23. Elbow
24. Two Door Cinema Club
25. Bryan Adams
26. James Blunt
27. The Chainsmokers
28. Good Mourning Mrs Brown
29. The Tenderloins
30. Evanescence
31. Michael Ball and Alfie Boe
32. Ariana Grande
33. Paul Weller
34. Jeff Lynne’s ELO
35. The Kooks
36. Tory Lanez
37. Strictly Come Dancing
38. Shawn Mendes
39. Bonobo
40.The Stone Roses

On sale in the next week – can they break the top 40?

1. Lady Gaga

2. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds

3. The Cribs

4. The Cranberries

5. Little Big Town

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Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart 2016 Countdown: Part Four

So, Christmas Day is tomorrow and so we have for you the penultimate instalment of our countdown of the year’s top 50 best-selling artists on Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart. We’ve been working our way from the bottom up, at a rate of 10 a day, to see who will succeed last year’s top spot holder, Adele. Make sure to come back and see us tomorrow to see who’s finished off the year with a Stereoboard Christmas #1. If you missed them, make sure to check out Parts One, Two and Three.

 

 

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Staff Picks: Liam Turner

TOP 5 ALBUMS OF 2016

The 1975 – ‘I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It’

‘I Like It When You Sleep…’ is an overproduced, overwrought and overindulgent mishmash of a thing. So, just how Matt Healey and co. have managed to take such inauspicious ingredients and turn them into the musical equivalent of a moreish Eton mess is all the more mind boggling. Indie-pop has never had it quite so good.

Bon Iver – ‘22, A Million’

Cryptic and convoluted, Bon Iver’s third full-length release may have lacked appeal on paper. However, on ‘22, A Million’ mainman Justin Vernon does what he does best by distilling raw human emotion into a delicate, finely crafted musical experience. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know what the bloody hell he’s on about, only that you feel what it is that he’s saying.

Conor Oberst – ‘Ruminations’

Featuring just a guitar, harmonica, piano and, of course, Oberst’s voice, ‘Ruminations’ is easily one of the most sparse records of 2016. Such minimalism completely works in the record’s favour, though, as we are truly able to focus on the carefully-woven tales of heartbreak and tragedy that Oberst so plaintively tells. Sometimes the simplest music really is the best.

Michael Kiwanuka – ‘Love & Hate’

From the epic grandiosity of opener Cold Little Heart, you know you’re in for a treat with Kiwanuka’s second full-length LP. The album certainly doesn’t hold back in terms of its scope, with pretty much everything but the kitchen sink thrown in. But rather than its scale, its Kiwanuka’s increasing ability to blend sentiment with soul that truly sets ‘Love & Hate’ apart.

David Bowie – ‘Blackstar’

A swansong like no other, ‘Blackstar’ is Bowie’s final gift to the world.The record represents the singer’s unparalleled ability to turn even the most lamentable of circumstances into something worth celebrating, while simultaneously bookending what is an incredibly vast and varied body of work. An artist in the true sense of the word.

Honourable mentions: Radiohead – ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’, Teleman – ‘Brilliant Sanity’, Metronomy – ‘Summer 08’, Green Day – ‘Revolution Radio’, C Duncan – ‘The Midnight Sun’.

TOP 5 SINGLES OF 2016

Francis and the Lights – Friends (feat. Bon Iver)

The 1975 – Somebody Else

Two Door Cinema Club – Bad Decisions

Warpaint – New Song

Christine and the Queens – Tilted

Honourable mentions: The xx – On Hold, VANT – PEACE & LOVE, Blossoms – Charlemagne, Mystery Jets – Bubblegum, Creeper – Suzanne

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Top Tours This Week!!

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Adele

Adele will perform at London’s Wembley Stadium on June 29 and July 1 as ‘The Finale’ for the pop giant’s tour in support of ’25’, which came out last year. Both will be 360° shows, performed in the round.
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Tickets are on general sale at 10am on Friday December 2, priced from £45.00 to £95.00 seating, and £75.00 standing plus booking fees. A golden circle area around the stage is also being created, with tickets starting at £175.00 plus fees.


KISS

KISS will play four UK arena shows next spring, with stops planned at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on May 27, Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena the following day, Manchester Arena on May 30 and the O2 in London on May 31, as part of a wider European tour.
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Tickets will go on general sale at 9am on December 2, priced £45.00/£37.50 plus fees.


Olly Murs

Olly Murs will follow up his spring arena run with summer open air shows in Lincolnshire, Carlisle, Colchester, Tetbury, Wrexham, Thetford Forest, York, Canterbury, Scarborough, Northampton, Sussex, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness, Exeter, Bournemouth, Sandown, Swansea and Newbury during June, July and August. He will also appear at Jersey’s Big Gig In The Park on July 15.
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Tickets for the new dates will go on general sale at 9am on December 2, prices start at £39.50/£42.50 plus fees.


Bryan Adams

The Canadian pop-rocker will bring his Get Up tour back to the UK in summer, with open air shows planned at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, Cornbury festival at Oxford’s Great Tew Park, Colwyn Bay’s Eirias Stadium, Powderham Castle, Sixways Stadium in Worcester and Britts Park in Carlisle between July 7 and 15.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on December 2, priced £49.00/£50.00/£55.00 plus fees.


Richard Ashcroft

Richard Ashcroft has announced a trio of arena shows alongside his set at Manchester’s Sounds of the City series, with stops planned in Glasgow, Birmingham and Leeds during April before his set at the Castlefield Bowl in June.
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Tickets on sale at 9.30am on December 2, priced from £35.00 plus fees.


Laura Marling

Laura Marling will accompany the release of her new album, ‘Semper Femina’, out on March 10, with a UK tour. Stops include Bristol, Glasgow, Manchester, Oxford, Birmingham, Brighton, London and Salisbury.
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Tickets will go on sale at 10am on December 2, priced £20.50/£21.50 plus fees.


The Australian Pink Floyd Show

The Australian Pink Floyd Show will return to the UK for shows in Cardiff, Birmingham, Bristol, Plymouth, Cambridge, Newcastle, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Sheffield, Nottingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Liverpool, Grimsby, Ipswich, Oxford, Southend, Bournemouth, Leicester, Portsmouth, Guildford, Brighton and London between September 29 and October 28.
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Tickets go on sale at 10am on December 1, prices start at £29.50 plus fees.


Green Day

The pop-punk giants will be joined by Rancid for sets at Belfast’s Ormeau Park and Dublin’s Royal Hospital Kilmainham on June 28 and 29, following their trio of UK arena shows earlier in the year.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on December 2, priced £49.00/€58.65 plus fees.


Little Mix

Little Mix have added a fresh batch of UK dates due to demand, including further stops in Aberdeen, Newcastle, Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield, Glasgow, Manchester and London during October of next year. The group recently put out their new album, ‘Glory Days’.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am December 1, priced £25.00 plus fees.


Jess Glynne

Jess Glynne has lined up five open air performances next summer, including a stadium date at Llanelli’s Parc y Scarlets before Jockey Club Live shows at racecourses in Aintree, Wincanton, Carlisle and Newmarket.
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Tickets on sale at 9am on December 2, priced £28.00/£35.00/£45.00 plus fees.


Penn And Teller

Penn & Teller will bring their Direct From Vegas show  to the O2 Apollo Manchester on June 10 and Glasgow’s Clyde Auditorium on June 15, before a five night run at the Eventim Apollo in London.
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Tickets go on general sale at 9am on December 2, priced £37.50/£38.75/£42.75 plus fees.


Also announced this week, so far

Ghost, ZZ Top, Kid Ink, Enter Shikari, Counterfeit, Against The Current, Aphex Twin, Circa Waves, Norma Jean Martin, Fleet Foxes, Barry Adamson, Kadhja Bonet, Leo Stannard, Christopher Cross, Wilko Johnson, Tom Walker, Teenage Cancer Trust shows feat. Olly Murs, Romesh Ranganathan, The Who, Paul Weller, Pet Shop Boys, Sons Of Pitches, The Dears, Jojo, Gabrielle Aplin, Vant, Cabbage, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Palace, The Big Moon, Spring King, Sango, Devendra Banhart, The Moonlandingz, The Rifles, Dan Owen, Royal Republic, Hellions, The Japanese House, Greywind, The Mission, Marillion, Jordan Rakei and many more!

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Robbie Williams Rises To The Top Of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart

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Robbie Williams has knocked James Arthur off the #1 spot and down to #5 on Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart. Making up the rest of the top five we have Phil Collins (BST Hyde Park)Blink 182 and Coldplay.

The Weeknd, who last week was in third position, is currently at #6, followed by Drake, who is actually up one spot from the previous week, with Jack Whitehall taking his place at #8. Meanwhile, Take That have fallen four places, Justin Bieber five and Ariana Grande is down seven.

In the next week there will be tickets going on sale for Bruno MarsMicky FlanaganEmeli SandéSting and The Vamps, among many, many others, including the XX. Come back and see us next week to see if anyone is able to tip the former Take That member off the top spot.

1. Robbie Williams
2. Phil Collins (BST Hyde Park)
3. Blink 182
4. Coldplay
5. James Arthur
6. The Weeknd
7. Drake
8. Jack Whitehall
9. Take That
10. Michael Ball and Alfie Boe
11. Red Hot Chili Peppers
12. Eric Clapton
13. Little Mix
14. Bonobo
15. Justin Bieber
16. Ariana Grande
17. Rod Stewart
18. Jingle Bell Ball
19. Depeche Mode
20. Green Day

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

1. Bruno Mars

2. Micky Flanagan

3. Emeli Sandé

4. Sting

5. The Vamps

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Drake Tops Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart

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Drake is dominating the chart this week and has knocked Coldplay off the #1 spot and down to #4, while Justin Bieber has moved into second place, Depeche Mode third and James Arthur fifth.

Busted and Robbie Williams have done well to enter the chart at #6 and #8, respectively. While Iron Maiden have dropped eight places since last week and Good Mourning Mrs Brown a whopping 12! But it’s not been too bad for some, with Green Day rising six places and The Cure and Chance The Rapper returning to the chart.

The last few weeks we’ve been overwhelmed with the amount of big names announcing shows, and this week is no exception! In 2017 Phil Collins will play five nights at the Royal Albert Hall, Kings Of Leon will hit UK arenas, Peter Kay will again take his ‘Dance For Life’ tour on the road in aid of Cancer Research UK,  All Time Low will return for a spring UK & Ireland tour, and Little Mix will head out on an autumn 2017 arena tour.

Come back and see us next week to see if any can knock Drake off the #1 spot.

1. Drake
2. Justin Bieber
3. Depeche Mode
4. Coldplay
5. James Arthur
6. Busted
7. Still Game
8. Robbie Williams
9. Michael Ball and Alfie Boe
10. Tory Lanez
11. Sum 41
12. Kylie
13. Green Day
14. Red Hot Chili Peppers
15. The Chainsmokers
16. Iron Maiden
17. Catfish and the Bottlemen
18. Good Mourning Mrs Brown
19. The Cure
20. Chance The Rapper

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

1. Phil Collins

2. Kings Of Leon

3. Peter Kay

4. Little Mix

5. All Time Low

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