This Week’s New Releases: Weezer, Solange And Hozier

What a week! Weezer have FINALLY put out ‘The Black Album’, Solange has surprise released the follow up to 2016’s ‘A Seat At The Table’, and Hozier has dropped his sophomore LP.

Not for you? There’s plenty more to press play on below.

Crystal Fighters – ‘Gaia & Friends’ (Warner Bros.)

Delicate Steve – ‘Till I Burn Up’ (Anti/Epitaph)

Demon Hunter – ‘War’ (Solid State Records)

Demon Hunter – ‘Peace’ (Solid State Records)

Hozier – ‘Wasteland, Baby!’ (Island)

In Flames – ‘I, The Mask’ (Nuclear Blast)

The Japanese House – ‘Good At Falling’ (Dirty Hit)

Little Simz – ‘GREY Area’ (Age 101)

Mark Morton – ‘Anesthetic’ (Spinefarm Records)

Pkew Pkew Pkew – ‘Optimal Lifestyles’ (Dine Alone/Big Scary Monsters)

Pond – ‘Tasmania’ (Marathon Artists)

Reese Wynans and friends – ‘Sweet Release’ (J&R Adventures)

Queensrÿche – ‘The Verdict’ (Century Media Records)

Royal Trux – ‘White Stuff’ (Fat Possum)

Self Esteem – ‘Compliments Please’ (Fiction)

Solange – ‘When I Get Home’ (Saint Records/Columbia Records)

TEEN – ‘Good Fruit’ (Carpark Records)

Weezer – ‘Weezer (The Black Album)’ (Crush Music/Atlantic)

While She Sleeps – ‘So What?’ (Spinefarm Records)

Yves Jarvis – ‘The Same But By Different Means’ (Anti/Epitaph)

2 Chainz – ‘Rap Or Go To The League’ (Gambread/Def Jam Recordings/UMG Recordings)

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Rod Stewart, Alice Cooper, Nick Cave, Lewis Capaldi, Marina, TRNSMT Feat. Stormzy, Catfish and The Bottlemen and George Ezra, One OK Rock, Hozier, Jack Whitehall and more

The legendary Rod Stewart has added arena shows in Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham to his autumn tour plans, while original shock-rocker Alice Cooper will take over arenas in October for his The Ol’ Black Eyes Is Back Tour. There’s also shows announced by Irish singer-songwriter Hozier, who puts out his long-awaited second album in March, as well as Scottish musician Lewis Capaldi, who’ll embark on his biggest headline tour to date following the release of his debut album ‘Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent’ this spring.

Marina, formerly known as Marina and the Diamonds, will support her new record with a spring UK tour, while the prodigious musical genius Nick Cave will bring an evening of talk and music to intimate venues in June. Alexisonfire are back with a new track, Familiar Drugs, plus a headline show at London’s Alexandra Palace. Japan’s One OK Rock, meanwhile, will bring their Eye Of The Storm Tour to Manchester and London this spring as part of a wider European trek in support of the recently released album of the same name. Lastly, fresh from hosting this week’s Brit Awards, comedian Jack Whitehall has announced his Stood Up UK and Ireland tour for November and December.

Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart has added new shows at Manchester Arena on November 23, the First Direct Arena in Leeds on December 11 and Arena Birmingham on December 13 to his autumn UK tour plans. The legendary vocalist, who released ‘Blood Red Roses’ last year, also has open air concerts lined up throughout summer. Tickets for the three new dates go on general sale at 9am on February 22, priced from £55.00 plus booking fees. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Alice Cooper

Iconic shock-rocker will bring his Ol’ Black Eyes Is Back Tour to arenas in Manchester, Leeds, Brighton, Birmingham, Cardiff, Aberdeen for the first time ever, and London, where he’ll take over the O2 Arena on October 10. Support on all dates will come from the Stranglers and the MC50, original frontman Wayne Kramer’s celebration of 50 years of the MC5’s ‘Kick Out The Jams’ album. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on February 22, priced from £40.00 plus fees. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Nick Cave

The Godfather of Goth has announced that he will bring his Conversations With Nick Cave Tour to the UK in June with stops lined up in Cardiff, Birmingham, London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Gateshead, Nottingham, Liverpool and Brighton. Tickets are on sale now, priced £30.00/£75.00 plus fees.

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Lewis Capaldi

The Scottish singer-songwriter will embark on his biggest headline tour to date in November, following the spring release of his debut album, ‘Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent’. Stops include a huge show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton and two homecoming dates at the O2 Academy Glasgow. He also calls in Dublin, Belfast, Manchester, Birmingham, Southampton, Norwich, and Edinburgh. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on February 22, priced £19.50/£22.50 plus fees.

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Marina

Marina, formerly known as Marina and the Diamonds, will accompany the release of her fourth album ‘LOVE + FEAR’ with a spring UK tour. Her plans also include North American dates in the autumn. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on February 22, priced £25.00/£30.00 plus booking fees.

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TRNSMT Festival with Stormzy, Catfish and the Bottlemen, and George Ezra

Stormzy, Catfish and the Bottlemen, and George Ezra lead the first annoucement for this year’s TRNSMT, with Gerry Cinnamon, Years and Years, Example, Mabel, Bastille, Richard Ashcroft, DMA’s, Sigrid, Sundara Karma, Sam Fender, Snow Patrol, Jess Glynne, the Kooks, and more set to perform at Glasgow Green between July 12 and July 14. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on February 22, priced from £59.50 plus fees.

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One OK Rock

The Japanese rock band will bring their Eye Of The Storm Tour to Manchester’s O2 Ritz and London’s Roundhouse in May. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on February 22, priced from £29.50 plus fees.

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Hozier

The Irish singer-songwriter will tour the UK this autumn in support of his long-awaited second album, ‘Wasteland, Baby!’, which is set to arrive on March 1. Hozier also performs at Cork’s Irish Independent Park and Belfast’s Ormeau Park as part of the Belsonic series in June. Tickets for the tour, meanwhile, go on general sale at 9am on February 22, priced £29.50 plus fees.

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Jack Whitehall

Comedian Jack Whitehall has announced over 25 arena shows for the initial leg of his Stood Up Tour, with stops planned in Birmingham, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Nottingham, Cardiff, Sheffield, Leeds, Newcastle, Brighton, Bournemouth, Liverpool, Dublin, Belfast, Manchester and London, where he’ll play three nights at the O2 Arena. The tour currently runs between November 16 and December 22. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on February 22, priced from £20.00 plus fees. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Also announced this week:

Foals, Tom Chaplin, Happy Mondays, Methyl Ethel, Bullet For My Valentine, Bring Me The Horizon, Jeremy Loops, Roachford, Nile Rodgers and Chic, Amanda Palmer, Bikini Kill, BTS, Empire of the Sun, Pierce Brothers, Ludovico Einaudi, Ricky Gervais, Alex Lahey, Stereolab, Jack Savoretti, Bros, Bry and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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Bryson Tiller Returns To The Top Of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart

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So, there’s been a lot of yo-yoing happening at the top of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart lately. Adele‘s #1, then Bryson Tiller is, then Adele‘s back on top and this week Bryson Tiller returns to the top spot, relegating Adele to #2 .

We’ve said goodbye to a few acts this week, but welcomed in some new blood, in the form of Madness, James Bay, Massive Attack, Milburn, Billy Joel, Lionel Richie and Rihanna, who surprised dropped her new album last week.

We got a few blasts from the past going on sale over the next week, including BustedThe CorrsTom Jones and Anastacia. In fact the only odd one out is newcomer Shawn Mendes, who put out his debut album late last year.

 

1. Bryson Tiller
2. Adele
3. AC/DC
4. Justin Bieber
5. Hozier
6. Coldplay
7. Madness
8. James Bay
9. Brian Wilson
10. Massive Attack
11. The 1975
12. Strictly Come Dancing
13. The Human League
14. Dynamo
15. Milburn
16. Little Mix
17. Billy Joel
18. Rihanna
19. Lionel Richie
20. Rod Stewart

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

1. Busted

2. The Corrs

3. Tom Jones

4. Shawn Mendes

5. Anastacia

 

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Adele At #1 On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart

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Well, it seems it’s true what they say, you can’t keep a good woman down. Not satisfied with hitting the top spot already, Adele has knocked Bryson Tiller down to #2 and is once again sitting pretty at #1 on Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart. Meanwhile, Kevin Hart and AC/DC have swapped places from last week and Justin Bieber has risen one place to #5.

We say farewell to a few acts this week, including MuseWWE and Bryan Adams, which has made way for new blood such as At The Drive InWeezer and Kygo, among others.

Over the next week we’ve got tickets going on sale for Brian WilsonNew OrderWill YoungTom Jones and The Human League, plus loads more. Come back and see us next week to see if any of them have been lucky enough to make it into the top 20 of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart.

14. Kygo
15. Hozier

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

1. Brian Wilson

2. New Order

3. Will Young

4. Tom Jones

5. The Human League

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Bryson Tiller Tops Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Cart

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Kentucky hip hop artist Bryson Tiller has done what many believe to be impossible, he’s bumped Adele off the #1 spot and reached the top of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart.  Following closely behind Adele  is Kevin Hart who’s climbed three places to get to #3, knocking AC/DC down to #4.

Entering the chart this week, above Justin Bieber and Coldplay, with a top 5 position is Ocean Colour Scene. Also new to the top 20 are William SingeBRIT Awards and WWE, among others. However, as we wave hello to the new chart entries we must bid adieu to the old. So, this week we say goodbye to Bring Me The HorizonFutureTwenty One PilotsStrictly Come DancingMassive AttackJeff Lynnes ELOBilly JoelLionel RichieDynamo and Stereophonics.

Over the course of the next week we have a whole lot of tickets for some huge shows going on sale, including Jamie LawsonKaiser ChiefsWeezerWolfmother and Tinie Tempah. Reckon any of them can steal the chart’s top spot? Check back next week to find out.

1. Bryson Tiller
2. Adele
3. Kevin Hart
4. AC/DC
5. Ocean Colour Scene
6. Justin Bieber
7. Coldplay
8. BRIT Awards
9. Little Mix
10.Bryan Adams
11. David Gilmour
12. The Libertines
13. Hozier
14. Disney On Ice
15. Rod Stewart
16. The 1975
17. Billy Connolly
18. William Singe
19. WWE
20. Muse

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

1. Jamie Lawson

2. Kaiser Chiefs

3. Weezer

4. Wolfmother

5. Tinie Tempah

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Adele Back At The Top Of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart

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So, it seems Justin Bieber‘s stint at #1 was short lived as he’s been bumped to #2 by Adele. Holding firm in the same positions as last week are AC/DC and Coldplay, but leaving the top 10, and chart completely, are Rod StewartMariah Carey and Neil Young.

Meanwhile, making a chart comeback is comedian Kevin Hart, who re-enters at #6, and Hozier who has made an impressive leap from #19 last week to #8 this week. Bring Me The Horizon have also done well getting into the top 10 in their first week on the chart.

In the next week we have a mixed back of tickets going on sale, including TriviumZZ TopHans ZimmerPublic Image Ltd and The Proclaimers. Check back in with us next week to see if any of them have managed to break into the top 20.

1. Adele
2. Justin Bieber
3. AC/DC
4. Coldplay
5. Disney On Ice
6. Kevin Hart
7. Little Mix
8. Hozier
9. Bring Me The Horizon
10. Bryan Adams
11. Future
12. Twenty One Pilots
13. Strictly Come Dancing
14. Massive Attack
15. Jeff Lynnes ELO
16. Billy Connolly
17. Billy Joel
18. Lionel Richie
19. Dynamo
20. Stereophonics

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

1. Trivium

2. ZZ Top

3. Hans Zimmer

4. Public Image Ltd

5. The Proclaimers

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Justin Bieber Steals #1 Spot On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart

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So, he may not have reached Christmas #1 but Justin Bieber can sleep soundly knowing he’s topped Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart for the last week of 2015. Closely followed by Adele and previous chart kings AC/DC.

Keeping top 10 positions for another week are ColdplayRod Stewart and Lionel Richie. Meanwhile, new to the top half of the chart are Mariah CareyNeil Young and Strictly Come Dancing.

Although only just in the top 20, making a comeback are HozierThe Corrs and Rihanna, with Jeff Lynnes ELO holding steady at #13 and Dynamo dropping only one place since our last instalment.

For the first week of the new year we’ve got some big names going on sale, including Bring Me The HorizonNellyGov’t MuleFloyd Mayweather Jr and The Burning Crows. Check back next week to see if they can make it into the top 20.

1. Justin Bieber
2. Adele
3. AC/DC
4. Coldplay
5. Rod Stewart
6. Mariah Carey
7. Neil Young
8. Lionel Richie
9. Strictly Come Dancing
10. Disney On Ice
11. Bryan Adams
12. Rihanna
13. Jeff Lynnes ELO
14. Kygo
15. Little Mix
16. Billy Joel
17. Elton John
18. Dynamo
19. Hozier
20. The Corrs

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

1. Bring Me The Horizon

2. Nelly

3. Gov’t Mule

4. Floyd Mayweather Jr

5. The Burning Crows

 

 

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Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart 2015 Countdown: Part Two

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So, as Christmas Day edges ever closer our countdown of the year’s top 50 best-selling artists on Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart gets underway. We’ve been working our way from the bottom up, counting through 10 a day, until we hit top spot and crown the successors to One Direction, who took top spot in 2014. Make sure to check back throughout the week to see who’s in the running for a Stereoboard Christmas #1. If you missed it, you can check out Part One here.

31. Hozier
33. Sam Smith
37. Madness
39. Paloma Faith
40. Wireless Festival

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Adele Continues To Sit Pretty Atop Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart

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Adele, queen of the charts, continues to reign supreme and secures the #1 spot on Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart for the second week in a row. Catching up with her, and jumping two places this week, are Coldplay, bumping last week’s #2, Lionel Richie, down to #3.

Having a good first week are Billy Joel and Justin Bieber, who have entered the chart at #4 and #5, respectively.  Also on the rise are Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra, climbing from #11 last week to #6 this week. However, things are not looking good for Rihanna, who has slid down to #7, or Hozier, who is only just clinging onto a top 20 position.

In the next week we have a truly a mixed bag of artists with tickets going on sale: previous Stereoboard chart kings AC/DC, Christmas favourite Maria Carey, as well as Neil YoungAndrea Bocelli and John Newman. Check back with us to see if we’ve waved goodbye to Adele and hello to a new #1.

1. Adele
2. Coldplay
3. Lionel Richie
4. Billy Joel
5. Justin Bieber
6. Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra
7. Rihanna
8. Stereophonics
9. Kygo
10. Rod Stewart
11. Elton John
12. Strictly Come Dancing
13. The Corrs
14. Bryan Adams
15. Russell Howard
16. Mumford and Sons
17. Little Mix
18. The Cure
19. Kevin Hart
20. Hozier

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

1.  AC/DC

2. Maria Carey

3. Neil Young

4. Andrea Bocelli

5. John Newman

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Adele Says Hello From The Top Of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart

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Well, she’s done it, Adele has bagged yet another #1 and reached the top of  Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart. Following closely behind is fellow “hello” singer Lionel Richie and at #3 Rihanna. That leaves last week’s chart-toppers, Coldplay, at #4.

Making an impressive climb up the chart this week is Madonna, progressing from #20 to #12.  Also creeping up the chart and making it into the top 10 is  Elton John. Though, what goes up, must come down and Stereophonics have slid from third position down to #10 and Rod Stewart from #6 to #16.

Last week we saw a lot of big hitters go on sale and we thought it unlikely it could be topped. However, Justin Bieber and Billy Joel decided to announce shows, along with Russell HowardElton John  and Lionel Richie adding extra dates to their already announced tours. Check in with us next week to see if any of them have been able to steal the top spot from Adele.

1. Adele
2. Lionel Richie
3. Rihanna
4. Coldplay
5. Jingle Bell Ball
6. David Gilmour
7. Elton John
8. Dynamo
9. Little Mix
10. Stereophonics
11. Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra
12. Madonna
13. The Cure
14. Mumford and Sons
15. Strictly Come Dancing
16. Rod Stewart
17. Muse
18. Kevin Hart
19. Bryan Adams
20. Hozier

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

1. Justin Bieber

2. Billy Joel

3. Russell Howard (new dates)

4. Elton John (new dates)

5. Lionel Richie (new dates)

 

 

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