This Week’s New Releases: ABBA, Diana Ross And Bullet For My Valentine

This week is a mixed bag. ABBA have returned with the long awaited follow-up to 1981’s ‘The Visitors’, Diana Ross has put out her first new studio album in 15 years, and Bullet For My Valentine have dropped their seventh studio full-length.

Still want more new music? Fill your boots below.

A Certain Ratio – ‘Loco Remezclada’ (Mute)

ABBA – ‘Voyage’ (Polar)

Admiral Fallow – ‘The Idea Of You’ (Chemikal Underground)

Aimee Mann – ‘Queens Of The Summer Hotel’ (SuperEgo)

Aminé – ‘TWOPOINTFIVE’ (CLBN LLC)

Bleachers – ‘Live At Electric Lady’ (EP) (RCA)

Brian Fallon – ‘Night Divine’ (Lesser Known)

Bullet For My Valentine – ‘Bullet For My Valentine’  (Spinefarm/Search)

Coldplay – ‘Live From Climate Pledge Arena’ (EP) (Amazon Music)

Connan Mockasin – ‘Jassbusters Two’ (Mexican Summer)

Curtis Harding – ‘If Words Were Flowers’ (Anti)

Diana Ross – ‘Thank You’ (Decca)

Dijon – ‘Absolutely’ (Warner)

Faithless – ‘All Blessed Deluxe’ (BMG)

Garbage – ‘Beautiful Garbage 20th Anniversary’ (BMG)

Gregory Porter – ‘Still Rising Collection’ (Decca)

Hard Feelings – ‘Hard Feelings’ (Domino)

The Horrors – ‘Against The Blade’ (EP) (Wolf Tone/Fiction Records)

James Arthur – ‘It’ll All Make Sense In The End’ (Columbia)

Joan As Police Woman, Tony Allen and Dave Okumu – ‘The Solution Is Restless’ (PIAS)

Jo Harrop – ‘The Heart Wants’ (Lateralize)

Nathaniel Rateliff – ‘The Future’ (Stax/Concord)

Nation Of Language – ‘A Way Forward’ (PIAS)

Parcels – ‘Day/Night’ (Because)

Penelope Isles – ‘Which Way To Happy’ (Bella Union)

Radiohead – ‘Kid A Mnesia’ (XL)

Snail Mail – ‘Valentine’ (Matador)

Summer Walker – ‘Still Over It’ (Interscope)

Teleman – ‘Sweet Morning’ (EP) (Moshi Moshi)

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Snow Patrol, Courteeners, James Blunt, Gregory Porter, Madness, Agnes Obel, Kano, Lamb Of God and more

Snow Patrol

The Reworked Tour will see the Northern Ireland quintet perform reimagined versions of tracks from their back catalogue, as well as new songs from their ‘Reworked’ EP, at shows in Cardiff, Plymouth, Oxford, Llandudno, Nottingham, London, Ipswich, Leicester, Brighton, Dublin, Belfast, Manchester and Edinburgh between November 13 and December 5. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on September 6.

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Courteeners

The Manchester trio will put out ‘More. Again. Forever’ on January 17 following headline shows at London’s Olympia on November 30 and Manchester Arena on December 14. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on September 6.

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James Blunt

The singer, who is set to release ‘Once Upon A Mind’ on October 25, will perform at arenas in Birmingham, Manchester, Hull, Newcastle, Nottingham, Cardiff and Brighton between February 14 and 22, 2020. He will also play the Royal Albert Hall in London on April 7, 2020. Tickets for all dates go on general sale at 9am on September 6.

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Gregory Porter

The Grammy Award-winning jazz and soul singer will head to Manchester, Cardiff, Leeds, Glasgow, Newcastle, Birmingham, Hull, Bournemouth, Brighton and London, where he’ll perform at the Royal Albert Hall for four nights, between May 9 and 26, 2020. Tickets go on sale at 9am on September 6, priced from £42.50 regionally and £45.00 in London, plus fees. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Madness

The ska legends will return to the the iconic Camden Roundhouse on December 15, 16 and 17 for performances of past, present, and future material. Tickets go on general sale at 9.30am on September 6.

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Agnes Obel

The Danish artist will kick off the UK and Ireland leg of the trek on March 29 in Dublin before heading to Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Whitley Bay, Cambridge, Birmingham, Salisbury and London, where she’ll play the Eventim Apollo on April 9. Her plans also include dates across mainland Europe, with tickets for the shows on general sale from 9am local time on September 6.

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Kano

Due to overwhelming demand, the London MC has extended his Hoodies All Summer Tour with shows in Bournemouth, Cardiff, Bristol, Liverpool, London, Leeds, Nottingham, Birmingham and Manchester between January 31 and February 15, 2020. Tickets go on sale at 9am on September 6.

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Lamb Of God

The Virginia mosh lords will return with German legends Kreator and Texan crossover thrashers Power Trip, with stops lined up in Bristol, Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham and London, where they’ll take over the O2 Academy Brixton on April 25. Tickets for the State Of Unrest Tour go on general sale at 10am on September 6.

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Also announced this week:

Bombay Bicycle Club, Average White Band, Cigarettes After Sex, Declan McKenna, Toni Braxton, Levellers, John Newman, Villagers, Meute, Milk Teeth, AJ Tracey, Skindred, J.I.D., Miles Kane, Dane Baptiste, Jack Dee, Glasvegas, Editors, Ty Dolla $ign, Max And Iggor Cavalera, Collabro and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Gregory Porter Announces 2020 UK Tour

Gregory Porter

The Grammy Award-winning jazz and soul singer will call in Manchester, Cardiff, Leeds, Glasgow, Newcastle, Birmingham, Hull, Bournemouth, Brighton and London, where he’ll perform at the Royal Albert Hall for four nights, between May 9 and 26, 2020.

Pre-sale tickets are available at 9am on September 5, prior to general sale at 9am on September 6, priced from £42.50 regionally and £45.00 in London, plus fees.

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This Week’s New Releases: The 1975, Clean Bandit And Neil Young

There may not be a long list of new records this week, but there are definitely some big names in the mix. The 1975 have finally put out the highly anticipated follow up to 2016’s ‘I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It’, Clean Bandit have released their star-studded sophomore LP, and Neil Young has shared a live album made up of 22 tracks recorded during his 1976 tour across the US.

Fancy something else? There’s more below.

Alessia Cara – ‘The Pains Of Growing’ (Def Jam/EMI)

Beth Hart – ‘Live At The Royal Albert Hall’ (Provogue/Mascot)

Blake Mills – ‘Look’ (Caroline)

The Boy Least Likely To – ‘The Greatest Hits’ (Young and Stupid via Absolute)

Bryan Ferry – ‘Bitter Sweet’ (BMG)

Clean Bandit – ‘What Is Love?’ (Altantic)

Earl Sweatshirt – ‘Some Rap Songs’ (Tan Cressida/Columbia)

Ex:Re – ‘Ex:Re’ (4AD/Glassnote Records)

The Fall – ’58 Golden Greats’ (Cherry Red)

Gaz Coombes – ‘Live In Paris’ EP (Caroline International)

Gregory Porter – ‘One Night Only – Live At The Royal Albert Hall’ (Blue Note)

Jeff Tweedy – ‘Warm’ (DBPM Records)

Karmamoi – ‘The Day Is Done’ (Sonicbond/Nova)

Katherine Jenkins – ‘Guiding Light’ (Decca)

Lil Baby – ‘Street Gossip’ (Quality Control Music/Wolf Pack Global Music/Motown Records/Capitol)

Meek Mill – ‘Championships’ (Maybach Music Group/Atlantic)

Neil Young – ‘Songs For Judy’ (Shakey Pictures/Reprise)

Pizzagirl – ‘Season 2’ EP (Heist or Hit)

The 1975 – ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ (Dirty Hit/Polydor)

Various Artists – ‘Global Citizen EP 1’ (Parlophone/Atlantic Records)

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On This Day In Music: Happy Birthday Gregory Porter!

On November 4, 1971 Gregory Porter, American jazz, blues and soul singer-songwriter, was born.

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This Week’s New Releases: Weezer, Julien Baker And Stereophonics

This week, as has become the norm, we’ve got a massively mixed bag. Weezer have put out the follow up to last year’s ‘White Album’, Stereophonics have followed up 2015’s ‘Keep The Village Alive’ and Julien Baker has offered up her sophomore LP. Oh, and Fever Ray has returned with a new album, having only announced it yesterday.

Still not enough for ya? There’s plenty more to check out below.

Baxter Dury – ‘Prince Of Tears’ (Heavenly Recordings)

Bootsy Collins – ‘World Wide Funk’ (Mascot Records)

Fever Ray – ‘Plunge’ (Rabid Records)

George Maple – ‘Lover’ (Virgin EMI)

Gord Downie – ‘Introduce Yerself’ (Arts & Crafts/Caroline)

Gregory Porter – ‘Nat King Cole And Me’ (Blue Note/Decca)

Hollywood Undead – ‘Five’ (BMG)

Jamie Lenman – ‘Devolver’ (Big Scary Monsters)

Jayce Lewis – ‘Million’ (Caroline)

John Maus – ‘Screen Memories’ (Ribbon)

Julien Baker – ‘Turn Out The Lights’ (Matador)

Kelly Clarkson – ‘Meaning Of Live’ (Atlantic)

Majid Jordan – ‘The Space Between’ (Parlophone)

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe – ‘Together Again’ (Decca)

MØ – ‘When I Was Young’ EP

Out Lines – ‘Conflats’ (Rock Action)

Slaughter Beach, Dog – ‘Birdie’ (Big Scary Monsters/Lame-O Records)

Sleeping With Sirens – ‘Live & Acoustic from NYC’ (Warner Bros.)

Snoop Dogg – ‘Make America Crip Again’ (Doggystyle Records/EMPIRE)

Stereophonics – ‘Scream Above The Sounds’ (Parlophone)

Strange Hellos – ‘Chromatic’ (Brilliance Records)

Theory Of A Dead Man – ‘Wake Up Call’ (Roadrunner)

Tourist – ‘Wash’ EP

Ty Dolla $ign – ‘Beach House 3’ (Atlantic)

The Used – ‘The Canyon’ (Hopeless Records)

Weezer – ‘Pacific Daydream’ (Crush Music)

Will Joseph Cook – ‘If You Want To Make Money’ EP

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Top Tours This Week: The Killers, Paramore, Kasabian, Everything Everything, Declan McKenna, Hoodie Allen, Gregory Porter, Kathy Griffin and more…

The Killers will play the O2 Academy Brixton next month, prior to their November tour plans, while Paramore will kick off 2018 with a return to the UK, confirming arena shows in Cardiff, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and London, where they’ll perform at the O2 Arena. Leicester indie giants Kasabian, who headlined Reading and Leeds this weekend, have announced a UK and Ireland arena tour for the end of this year and Everything Everything have announced plans to tour the UK next spring.

The Killers

The Las Vegas band will play the O2 Academy Brixton in London on September 12, the week prior to the release of their new album, ‘Wonderful Wonderful’, which is due out on September 22.
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Tickets go on general sale at 9am on September 1, prices start at £59.50 plus fees.


Paramore

The band, who released ‘After Laughter’ in May, will shows at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena, the O2 Arena in London, Birmingham’s Genting Arena, Manchester Arena and Glasgow’s SSE Hydro Arena between January 11 and 20.
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Tickets go on general sale at 9am on September 1, prices start at £29.50/£32.50 plus fees.


Kasabian

The Leicester indie giants will be joined by Slaves for 12 shows, including two night stands at London’s O2 Arena and Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena, alongside stops in Newcastle, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dublin, Manchester, Cardiff, Liverpool and Leeds in November and December.
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Tickets are on sale at 9.30 on August 31, prices start at £29.50/£45.00 plus fees.


Everything Everything

Everything Everything have confirmed spring shows in Dublin, Norwich, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Glasgow and Manchester before heading to the Alexandra Palace in London.
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Tickets go on general sale at 9am on September 1, prices start at £19.50/£22.50 plus fees.


Declan McKenna

The British singer-songwriter will tour the UK this autumn, including stops in Hullm Brighton, Manchester, Newcastle, Birmingham and London, where he’ll wrap up at KOKO on November 3.
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Tickets go on general sale at 9am on September 1, prices start at £13.50/£15.00 plus fees.


Hoodie Allen

The rapper, who is set to release ‘The Hype’ on September 29, will call in Dublin, Glasgow, London, Cardiff, Birmingham and Manchester in November and December.
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Tickets are on sale at 12pm on August 31, prices start at £16.50/£18.00 plus booking fees.


Gregory Porter

The soul vocalist will call in Birmingham, Liverpool, Glasgow, Nottingham, Cardiff, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield and Bournemouth prior to two nights at the Royal Albert Hall in London, where he will be accompanied by a symphony orchestra, in April.
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Tickets go on general sale at 9am on August 31, prices start at £35.00/£50.00 plus fees.


Kathy Griffin

Kathy Griffin will bring her Laugh Your Head Off World Tour to Vicar Street in Dublin, London Palladium and the Music Hall Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh on November 8, 10 and 11 respectively. The tour will also take in dates across Europe between November 13 and 29.
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Tickets go on general sale at 9am on September 1, prices start at £25.00/£25.00 plus booking fees.


Also announced this week, so far

The Kerrang! Tour feat. The Amity Affliction, Boston Manor, Vukovi and Casey, Pixx, The Rhythm Method, April Towers, Canvas, Alexander O’Neal, Hudson Taylor, Escape The Fate, Sampa The Great, Alien Ant Farm, While She Sleeps, Iron And Wine, Lewis Capaldi, Sweet Baboo, One OK Rock, Over Atlantic, Liv Dawson, Massmatiks, Stereophonics, Girli, Louis Berry, Pale Waves, and more!

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

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Gregory Porter At Nocturne Live, Lulu and Annie The Musical

GREGORY PORTER

Gregory Porter, Jamie Cullum and Corinne Bailey Rae will head to Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire on June 17, joining composer Max Richter and the Jacksons who are also set to perform as part of the Nocturne Live series. Tickets are on pre-sale at 9am on February 14, prior to general sale at 9am on February 16.

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LULU

Lulu will embark on the biggest tour of her career in the autumn, with over 40 dates planned between October 1 and November 25. Tickets for select dates are on pre-sale at 10am on February 15, prior to general sale at 10am on February 17, prices start at £30.00 plus fee.

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ANNIE THE MUSICAL

The musical Annie makes its return to London this May, starring comedienne Miranda Hart, who makes her West End debut as Miss Hannigan in the new production. Tickets are on pre-sale at 10am on February 17, prior to general sale on February 27.

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On This Day In Music: Happy Birthday Gregory Porter!

On November 4, 1971 Gregory Porter, American jazz, blues and soul singer-songwriter, was born.

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Winner: Gregory Porter ‘Liquid Spirit Special Edition’

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Congratulations Patricia Parkinsonthe winner of our Gregory Porter ‘Liquid Spirit Special Edition’ album competition.

First released two years ago, ‘Liquid Spirit’ picked up the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album and has helped to make the name of the American jazz singer over the past two years. The new special edition includes various extra tracks such as the Claptone remix of the title song, as well as Porter’s versions of Fly Me To The Moon and Puttin’ On The Ritz.

Visit Stereoboard’s competition pages for more prize draws and giveaways.

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