The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: Rudimental, Florence And The Machine, Daddy Yankee, Frank Turner, John Grant, Incubus, Madness, The Damned and more…


Rudimental have announced an October tour, including a second night at London’s Alexandra Palace due to demand, alongside new stops in Glasgow, Nottingham, Leeds, Newcastle, Sheffield, Birmingham, Manchester and Bournemouth. Tickets are on general sale at 9am on April 27.

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Florence and the Machine will play shows at Halifax’s Victoria Theatre on May 5, Baths Hall in Scunthorpe the following day, and London’s Royal Festival Hall on May 8, prior to opening the Rolling Stones’ London Stadium show on May 25. Tickets are on sale at 10am on April 27.

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The King of Reggaeton will play a huge show at the SSE Arena Wembley in London on August 10, with support from Dominican vocalist Natti Natasha. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on April 27.

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The folk-punk singer-songwriter’s new LP, ‘Be More Kind’, is out on May 4, with shows in Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, Bournemouth, Cardiff and London set to follow between January 22 and February 3. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on April 27.

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The American singer-songwriter will call in Dublin, Birmingham, Bangor, Brighton, London, Bath, Sheffield and Manchester throughout June, August, October and November. Tickets go on sale at 10am on April 27.

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The California band will play the O2 Academy Birmingham, the O2 Academy Brixton, Manchester’s O2 Apollo, Belfast’s Ulster Hall and Dublin’s Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in early September as part of a European tour. Tickets are on sale at 9am on April 27.

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The legendary ska-pop troupe will bring their The Sound of Madness Tour to arenas in December, including stops in Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Plymouth, Bournemouth, Nottingham, Birmingham, Glasgow, Hull, Reading, Cardiff, Brighton, and London, where they’ll perform at the O2 Arena. Tickets go on general sale at 9.30am on April 27, with the Fratellis set to support on all dates except Minehead and Cardiff.

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David Vanian, Captain Sensible, Monty Oxymoron, Pinch and Paul Gray will call in Brighton, Norwich, Cheltenham, London, Portsmouth, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Coventry and Oxford between November 19 and December 1. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on April 27.

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Also announced this week

Stereophonics, Biffy Clyro, Bullet For My Valentine, Christine and The Queens, Coasts, A Perfect Circle, SikTh, Teenage Fanclub, Hiss Golden Messenger, Tom Chaplin, Kurt Vile, Hobo Johnson, Tiny Moving Parts, The Contortionist, Tom Walker, The Sherlocks, Emma Blackery, Sons Of Bill, Myles Kennedy, Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons, Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, L.A. Witch, Kelis, Alexisonfire, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Clare Bowen, Enation, John Oates, K Flay, the Wood Brothers, Bill Bailey, Chris Ramsey, Rachel Parris, Luisa Omielan, Paul Merton, Joshua Radin, William Fitzsimmons, Jade Bird, Will Varley, the Sheepdogs, the Bootleg Beatles, Jaret Reddick, Afro Celt Sound System, Ry Cooder, 808 State, Okkervil River and more.

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This Week’s New Releases: Maximo Park, Incubus And Joe Goddard

This week is another mixed bag. Maximo Park are putting out the follow up to 2014’s ‘Too Much Information’, Incubus are offering up their first new material since 2015’s ‘Trust Fall (Side A)’ EP and Joe Goddard of Hot Chip is releasing his debut solo album.

If none of that floats your boat there’s plenty more to check out below.

Brad Paisley – ‘Love And War’ (Sony)

GAS – ‘Narkopop’ (Kompakt)

Incubus – ‘8’ (Virgin EMI)

Have Mercy – ‘Make The Best Of It’ (Hopeless)

Jason Eady – ‘Jason Eady’ (Old Guitar Records/Thirty Tigers)

Joe Goddard – ‘Electric Lines’ (Domino)

Justin Walter – ‘Unseen Forces’ (Kranky)

Matt And Sam’s Brother – ‘My Brain Hurts A Lot’ (Light Organ Records)

Maxïmo Park – ‘Risk To Exist’ (Daylighting/Cooking Vinyl)

Overcoats – ‘Young’ (Arts & Crafts)

Ray Davies – ‘Americana’ (Sony)

Richie Kotzen – ‘Salting Earth’ (Cdbaby/Cdbaby)

Robyn Hitchcock – ‘Robyn Hitchcock’ (Yep Roc)

Ron Sexsmith – ‘The Last Rider’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Sheryl Crow – ‘Be Myself’ (Warner Bros)

The Black Angels – ‘Death Song’ (Partisan)

Woods – ‘Love Is Love’ (Woodsist)

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On This Day In Music: Happy Birthday To Incubus’ Brandon Boyd!

On February 15, 1976 Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd was born. Happy birthday Brandon!

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AC/DC Are Back At #1 On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart


Wireless may have knocked AC/DC off the #1 spot last week but the kings have returned victorious and are back on top this week, while Wireless drops to the bottom of the chart at #20.

Ed Sheeran and Queen and Adam Lambert are holding strong, maintaining their top five positions for another week. Meanwhile, Imagine Dragons have left the top 20 completely and Hozier moves down seven places, while Paloma Faith moves up eight to achieve a top 10 slot.

This week we welcome Incubus and Paul Weller, who have already made it into the top 10, and Ben Howard and Eric Clapton, who have come in at a respectable 14th and 15th position. Foo Fighters and Olly Murs are not far behind, taking slots 16 and 17.

1. AC/DC

2. Sam Smith

3. Ed Sheeran

4. One Direction

5. Queen and Adam Lambert

6. Paul Weller

7. Paloma Faith

8. Incubus

9. Disney on Ice

10.Lionel Richie

11. The Script

12. Top Gear Live

13. Hozier

14. Ben Howard

15. Eric Clapton

16. Foo Fighters

17. Olly Murs

18. Rodriguez

19. Kodaline

20. Wireless

On sale now/Friday – can they break the top 10?

1. Madness

2. Weird Al Yankovic

3. Counting Crows

4. Django Django

5. Peace

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