This Week’s New Releases: Shawn Mendes, Yungblud And Rico Nasty

Some big records have arrived this week. Shawn Mendes has released his fourth album, Yungblud has put out his second, and Rico Nasty has dropped her first.

Fancy something else? Head below to check out some more new releases, including a live album from Arctic Monkeys in aid of War Child UK and a new full-length record from the Network, the secretive side project of Green Day.

Arctic Monkeys – ‘Live At The Royal Albert Hall’ (Domino)

Bastille – ‘Goosebumps’ EP (Republic Records)

Caro – ‘Burrows’ (Yala!)

Deafheaven – ’10 Years Gone (Live)’ (Sargent House)

Death Cab For Cutie – ‘The Georgia E.P.’

Grandson – ‘Death Of An Optimist’ (Fueled By Ramen)

Hollywood Undead – ‘New Empire Vol. 2’ (BMG/Dove & Grenade Media)

Joan Of Arc – ‘Tim Melina Theo Bobby’ (Joyful Noise)

Jonathan Antoine – ‘ChristmasLand’ (Loki)

Khruangbin – ‘Late Night Tales: Khruangbin’ (Night Time Stories)

The Network – ‘Money Money 2020 Pt II: We Told Ya So!’ (Joe Robot Records)

Quarter-Life Crisis – ‘Quarter-Life Crisis’ (Saddle Creek)

Rico Nasty – ‘Nightmare Vacation’ (Sugar Trap/Atlantic)

Russell Dickerson – ‘Southern Symphony’ (Triple Tigers)

Shawn Mendes – ‘Wonder’ (Island/UMG)

Soft Cell – ‘Cruelty Without Beauty (Expanded and Remastered)’ (Big Frock)

Son Lux – ‘Tomorrows II’ (City Slang)

These New Puritans – ‘Hidden [MMXX]’ (Domino)

Yungblud – ‘weird!’ (Interscope)

Yusuf Cat Stevens – ‘Mona Bone Jackson/Tea For The Tillerman (Super Deluxe)’ (UMC/Island)

 

 

 

 

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This Week’s New Releases: Green Day, La Roux And Stone Temple Pilots

We’ve got some big hitters dropping records this week! Green Day have followed up to 2016’s ‘Revolution Radio’, and La Roux has released her first new album in six years, while Stone Temple Pilots have put out their first acoustic full-length.

Head below for the rest of this week’s new releases.

Antibalas – ‘Fu Chronicles’ (Daptone Records)

Arbor Labor Union – ‘New Petal Instants’ (Arrowhawk)

The Cadillac Three – ‘Country Fuzz’ (Big Machine)

Cheerleader – ‘Almost Forever’ (Bright Antenna)

Delain – ‘Apocalypse & Chill’ (Napalm)

Galantis – ‘Church’ (Big Beat Records)

Gil Scott-Heron and Makaya McCraven – ‘We’re New Again – A Re-imagining By Makaya McCraven’ (XL)

Green Day – ‘Father of All…’ (Reprise/Warner)

Hamerkop – ‘Remote’ (Drag City Records)

Hauser – ‘Classic’ (Sony)

Hayley Williams – ‘Petals For Armor I’ (Atlantic Records)

The Homesick – ‘The Big Exercise’ (Sub Pop)

Isobel Campbell – ‘There Is No Other…’ (Cooking Vinyl)

John Moreland – ‘LP5’ (Old Omens)

La Roux – ‘Supervision’ (Supercolour/Believe)

Leon Bridges and Khruangbin – ‘Texas Sun’ EP (Dead Oceans)

The Lone Bellow – ‘Half Moon Light’ (Dualtone)

Mark Kozelek with Ben Boye and Jim White – ‘2’ (Caldo Verde)

Nada Surf – ‘Never Not Together’ (City Slang)

Oh Wonder – ‘No One Else Can Wear Your Crown’ (Island)

Richard Marx – ‘Limitless’ (BMG)

Sepultura – ‘Quadra’ (Nuclear Blast)

Shopping – ‘All Or Nothing’ (FatCat Records)

Stone Temple Pilots – ‘Perdida’ (Pen/Rhino)

Supersuckers – ‘Play That Rock N’ Roll’ (Steamhammer)

Those Damn Crows – ‘Point Of No Return’ (Earache Records)

Various artists – ‘Birds Of Prey: The Album’ (Atlantic)

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Things We Love This Week: Green Day, Field Music, Mercury Prize

Happy Friday! We are SO close to leaving work, getting our pyjamas on, curling up with a pizza and watching that new Zach Galifianakis Netflix film purely for the Phoebe Bridgers/Matt Berninger collab. ‘Til then…

Green Day

Pop punk troubadours Green Day want you to dance. More specifically, they want you to “lose your shit, scream like no one is listening and dance like your hair is on fire.” Then they want you to “crawl on the dancefloor”, “spit in the air” and “get weird.”

We likey. Can do, Billie Joe. Especially with the help of your new chaotic video for Father Of All… as well as tickets to the Hella Mega Tour, featuring co-headliners Fall Out Boy and Weezer, no less.

Field Music

It’s time for a song about sanitary towels! Perhaps the first in its existence that wasn’t written for advertising purposes, Field Music’s latest single delves into why period products are projected onto women in a way that makes them feel ashamed of that monthly, normal thing that happens to literally billions of us.

It’s the first taste of a concept album looking at the after-effects of the First World War that’s due on January 2020 via Memphis Industries. The Brewis brothers and band will perform the record in full on tour in the UK in February 2020, and tickets are on sale now.


Mercury Prize 2019

I don’t know about you, but I spent a large portion of yesterday evening watching the Mercury Prize enjoying the performances, speculating potential winners, and generally being agog during Black Midi’s set. You need to check out their performance right now, as it was both mesmerising and “what the f**?!!”-inducing. Are they even speaking in English? Is the guitarist doing backflips?!

It was confirmed at the end of the night that South London rapper Dave was to take home  the gong for his debut album ‘Psychodrama’, a well-deserved award for an important record.

 

Until next time, my amigos. ✌️

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Westlife, Barry Manilow, The 1975, McFly, Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Weezer, The Who, Simply Red, Strictly Come Dancing Live and more

Westlife

Westlife will be joined by James Morrison and All Saints for their biggest UK concert to date at London’s Wembley Stadium on August 22. The Irish group will also be joined by Emeli Sandé at Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Cork for the first time on August 28, 2020. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on September 20.

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Barry Manilow

The legendary performer will call in Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester, Cardiff, Leeds, Glasgow and London, where he’ll play the O2 Arena, between May 28 and June 7. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on September 20.

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The 1975

The 1975 have announced a UK and Ireland arena tour for 2020, calling in Nottingham, Newcastle, Leeds, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Dublin and London, where they’ll play the O2 Arena, between February 15 and March 3. The band are touring in support of their anticipated new album, ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’, which is out on February 21. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on September 20.

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McFly

The pop-rock band, who recently announced a show at London’s O2 Arena, will call in Liverpool, Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds, Cardiff, Bournemouth, Brighton, Birmingham, Nottingham and London, where they’ll play the SSE Arena Wembley, between April 26 and May 10. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on September 20.

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Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer

Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer are to play four huge shows in the UK and Ireland in summer 2020. The pop-punk show of the decade, dubbed the Hella Mega Tour, will hit Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park on June 24, London Stadium on June 26, Huddersfield’s John Smith’s Stadium on June 27 and Dublin’s RDS Arena on June 29. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on September 20.

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The Who

The Who will release their new album ‘WHO’ on November 22, supported with shows in Manchester, Dublin, Newcastle, Glasgow, Leeds, Cardiff, Birmingham, Nottingham, Liverpool and London between March 16 and April 8. The legendary British rock band will perform with a full orchestra, with tickets for the shows on general sale at 10am on September 20.

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Simply Red

The soul-pop group will play arenas in Newcastle, Hull, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Dublin, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Cardiff, Brighton, Bournemouth and London, where they’ll perform at the O2 Arena, between October 6 and 23, 2020, before more dates across Europe. Tickets go on sale at 10am on September 20.

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Strictly Come Dancing Live

Hosted by Strictly Come Dancing favourite and reigning series champion Stacey Dooley, the tour will open at the Arena Birmingham before waltzing around the country for 32 shows, culminating with five huge shows at the O2 Arena in London between February 7 and 9. Tickets for all dates go on general sale at 9am on September 20. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Also announced this week:

Stereophonics, Nick Mason, Parkway Drive, Bombay Bicycle Club, Gabrielle Aplin, Elvis Costello, Bat For Lashes, The Hu, Machine Head, Elvis Costello, Status Quo, ScHoolboy Q, Tove Lo, Wilkinson, Supergrass, Evanescence, Within Temptation, And So I Watch You From Afar, Vant, Field Music, DIIV, Ruby Wax, Jack Whitehall and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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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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