This Week’s New Releases: Megan Thee Stallion, The Cribs And Tim Minchin

This week is busy! Megan Thee Stallion has dropped her highly anticipated debut album, as has Australian comedian and composer Tim Minchin, while the Cribs have returned with ‘Midnight Network’ that was recorded at Foo Fighters’ Studio 606 in Los Angeles.

Fancy a bit more? There’s a huge list below, including new records from Butch Vig’s 5 Billion In Diamonds, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Phoebe Bridgers, Refused and Shaggy — what a dinner party that would make!?

5 Billion In Diamonds – ‘Divine Accidents’ (Make)

Annie Lennox – ‘A Christmas Cornucopia (10th Anniversary)’ (La Lennoxa/Island)

AWOLNATION – ‘Angel Miners & The Lightning Riders Live From 2020’ (Better Noise)

BTS – ‘BE’ (BigHit Entertainment)

Cabaret Voltaire – ‘Shadow Of Fear’ (Inton/Mute)

The Cribs – ‘Night Network’ (Sonic Blew)

Dirty Projectors – ‘5EPs’ (Domino)

Dream Wife – ‘IRL (Live In London 2020)’ (Lucky Number)

Ellie Goulding – ‘Songbook for Christmas’ EP (Polydor)

Frost* – ‘Experiments In Mass Appeal (Remixed and Remastered)’ and ‘Falling Satellites (Remastered)’ (InsideOut)

Frosty – ‘Under Surveillance’ (Relentless)

Grandaddy – ‘The Sophtware Slump ….. on a wooden piano’ (Dangerbird)

Jamie Cullum – ‘The Pianoman at Christmas’ (Island)

Jewel – ‘Pieces Of You (25th Anniversary)’ (Craft)

John Fogerty – ‘Fogerty’s Factory (Expanded)’ (BMG)

Josh Groban – ‘Harmony’ (Reprise)

Kacey Johansing – ‘No Better Time’ (Night Bloom Records)

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – ‘K.G.’ and ‘Live in San Francisco ’16’ (ATO)

Kodaline – ‘One Day At A Time – Deluxe’ (B-Unique/AWAL)

Lindstrøm and Prins Thomas – ‘III’ (Smalltown)

Liturgy – ‘Origin Of The Alimonies’ (YLYLCYN)

Loski – ‘Music, Trial & Trauma: A Drill Story’ (Since ’93)

Meek Mill – ‘Quarantine Pack’ (Maybach/Atlantic)

Megan Thee Stallion – ‘Good News’ (1501 Certified Ent/300 Ent)

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

Neil Diamond – ‘Classic Diamonds With The London Symphony Orchestra’ (UMG)

Nick Cave – ‘Idiot Prayer (Nick Cave Alone At Alexandra Palace)’ (Bad Seed Ltd/AWAL)

Phoebe Bridgers – ‘Copycat Killer’ EP (Dead Oceans)

The Piano Guys – ’10’ (Sony)

Refused – ‘The Malignant Fire’ EP (Spinefarm/Search and Destroy/Universal)

Routine – ‘And Other Things’ EP (Dead Oceans)

Shaggy – ‘Christmas In The Islands’ (Island)

Silverstein – ‘Redux II’ (NSEW)

Tayla Parx – ‘Coping Mechanisms’ (Tayla Made/Atlantic)

Tim Minchin – ‘Apart Together’ (BMG)

Tourists – ‘Another State’ (Modern Sky UK)

The War On Drugs – ‘Live Drugs’ (Super High Quality Records)

When Rivers Meet – ‘We Fly Free’ (One Road)

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This Week’s New Releases: Christine And The Queens, Slash And Suede

The bombardment of new albums continues this week. Christine And The Queens, for this record just known as Chris, have released their second LP, Suede have followed up 2016’s ‘Night Thoughts’ and Slash has put out a new solo record featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators.

Still want more? Head below.

Aborted – ‘TerrorVision’ (Century Media)

Amy Helm – ‘This Too Shall Light’ (Yep Roc)

Beak> – ‘>>>’ (Invada Records/Temporary Residence)

Billy Gibbons – ‘The Big Bad Blues’ (Concord)

Christine and the Queens – ‘Chris’ (Because/Caroline)

Joe Bonamassa – ‘Redemption’ (Provogue/Mascot)

Josh Groban – ‘Bridges’ (Reprise)

Joyce Manor – ‘Million Dollars To Kill Me’ (Epitaph)

Macy Gray – ‘Ruby’ (Mack Avenue)

Mandy Barnett – ‘Strange Conversation’ (Dame/Thirty Tigers)

Metric – ‘Art Of Doubt’ (BMG/MMI/Crystal Math)

Mountain Man – ‘Magic Ship’ (Bella Union)

Mutual Benefit – ‘Thunder Follows The Light’ (Transgressive)

Prince – ‘Piano & A Microphone 1983’ (NPG/Warner Bros)

Say Lou Lou – ‘Immortelle’ (A Deux)

Slash – ‘Living The Dream (featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators)’ (Snakepit/Warner)

Suede – ‘The Blue Hour’ (Warner Bros)

Therapy? – ‘Cleave’ (Marshall Records)

Villagers – ‘The Art Of Pretending To Swim’ (Domino)

Voivod – ‘The Wake’ (Century Media Records)

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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: Florence And The Machine, MGMT, Josh Groban, Morrissey, Johnny Marr, UB40, Popcaan, Sasha and more…

FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE

Florence and the Machine will support their upcoming new LP, ‘High As Hope’, with an autumn UK arena tour. With the album set to arrive on June 29 through Virgin EMI, Florence Welch and band will call in Leeds, Birmingham, Glasgow, Dublin, Manchester, Brighton, Cardiff and London, where they’ll perform at the O2 Arena, between November 15 and 26. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on June 1.

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MGMT 

MGMT will tour the UK in December as part of a wider European tour supporting their recently released new album, ‘Little Dark Age’. Stops include the Eventim Apollo in London, Glasgow’s SWG3, O2 Academy Leeds and Manchester’s Albert Hall. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on June 1.

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JOSH GROBAN

Josh Groban has announced arena shows in the UK and Ireland. The December dates will take the singer-songwriter to London, Manchester and Dublin, with tickets on sale at 9am on June 1.

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MORRISSEY

The former Smiths frontman has lined up shows in Edinburgh, Portsmouth and Reading around his two previously confirmed homecoming concerts at Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl in July. Tickets for the new shows go on sale at 10am on June 1.

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JOHNNY MARR

The former Smiths guitarist, who has a new LP, ‘Call The Comet’, out on June 15, will head to Belfast, Dublin, Norwich, Birmingham, Bath, Cardiff, Brighton, London, Sheffield, Newcastle, Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester during November. Tickets are on sale at 10am on June 1.

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UB40

UB40 have announced a new album and details of a 40th anniversary tour for 2019. Tickets go on sale at 9am on June 1.

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POPCAAN

The Jamaican dancehall artist, who is due to release ‘Forever’ in August, will call at the SSE Arena Wembley, Manchester Academy and the O2 Academy Birmingham on December 6,7 and 8 respectively. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on June 1.

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SASHA

Sasha has announced Refracted: Live shows at the O2 Academy Brixton in London on December 14, O2 Apollo Manchester the following day, and Glasgow Barrowland on December 16. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on June 1.

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Also announced this week

Snow Patrol, Good Charlotte, State Champs, Jorja Smith, Mac DeMarco, Suggs, Albert Hammond Jr., Sigala, Echo and the Bunnymen, BTS, Knuckle Puck, Young Fathers, Palaye Royale, Flogging Molly, Crown The Empire, Employed To Serve, Jake Bugg, Tony Hadley, Stereo Honey, Khruangbin, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Hands Like Houses, As It Is, the Interrupters, Home Free, Carpenter Brut, Car Seat Headrest, Barbara Dickson, Dan Owen, Deer Tick, Cassia, The Bad Flowers, Federal Charm, Steve ‘N’ Seagulls, Dub FX, Amber Arcades, Ceelo Green, Warwick Johnson, Lithics, Slade, The House of Love, Haley, Phoebe Bridgers and more.

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

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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: Ellie Goulding, The Libertines, Josh Groban, James Bay, Brandon Flowers, UB40 Feat. Ali, Astro and Mickey, Thunder And Harlem Globetrotters

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ELLIE GOULDING

Ellie Goulding has lined up new dates for a spring arena tour of the UK. The singer-songwriter will support her new album, ‘Delirium’, out on November 6, with shows in Cardiff, Liverpool, Sheffield, Nottingham, Leeds, Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and London between March 8 and 24. Tickets are on general sale at 9am tomorrow, priced at £32.50 and £35.00, plus fees.

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THE LIBERTINES

The Libertines have announced a UK arena tour for early next year. Dates include Glasgow, Manchester, Nottingham, Cardiff, Birmingham, Bournemouth and London, where they will play the O2 Arena. Tickets are on sale at 9am tomorrow, priced between £25.00 and £35.00, plus fees.

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JOSH GROBAN

The California singer-songwriter, who put out ‘Stages’ earlier this year, will follow up his run of winter UK shows with an extended Stages tour next spring. Stops include Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena, London’s Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow’s Clyde SECC, a return to Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall and dates in Belfast and Dublin. Tickets are on general sale at 9am tomorrow, priced at £40.00 for regional dates and £50.00 in London, plus fees.

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JAMES BAY

James Bay will follow up an autumn UK tour, which includes a trio of dates at the O2 Academy Brixton, with three gigs at London’s Eventim Apollo on March 29, 30 and 31. Tickets are on general sale at 9am tomorrow, priced at £28.50 plus fees.

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BRANDON FLOWERS

The Killers frontman, who released ‘The Desired Effect’ earlier this year, will call at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on November 16. Tickets on sale at 9am tomorrow, priced at £32.50 plus fees.

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UB40 FEATURING ALI, ASTRO AND MICKEY

UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey will perform songs from the first two ‘Labour of Love’ albums on tour next spring. The run will take the reggae legends to Newcastle, Manchester, London, Birmingham, Brighton, Cardiff and Plymouth, with tickets on sale at 9am tomorrow, priced at £35.00 and £38.50 plus fees.

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THUNDER

The British rockers will be joined by special guests Terrorvision and Scotland’s King King for shows at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall, Bristol’s Colston Hall, Glasgow’s Clyde Auditorium, Sheffield Arena and the SSE Arena Wembley, London, between February 15 and 20. Tickets are on sale at 9am tomorrow, priced at £28.50 (£29.50 in London), plus fees.

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HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

The legendary exhibition basketball team will celebrate 90 years since their founding with arena shows in Nottingham, Liverpool, Sheffield, Birmingham, Manchester, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Cardiff and London, where they will play at both the O2 Arena and SSE Arena Wembley. Tickets on general sale at 9am tomorrow, priced from £15.00 plus fees.

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Top Tours This Week!!

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Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding will support her upcoming new album, ‘Derlirium’, out on November 6, with a spring 2016 arena tour of the UK.
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Tickets are on general sale at 9am on Friday.


The Libertines

The Libertines will support their new album, ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’, with a January 2016 arena tour, including shows in Glasgow, Manchester, Nottingham, Cardiff, Birmingham, Bournemouth and London, where they will play the O2 Arena.
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Tickets are on general sale at 9am on Friday.


James Bay

The singer-songwriter will follow up an autumn UK tour, which includes a trio of dates at the O2 Academy Brixton, with three gigs at the Hammersmith Eventim Apollo on March 29, 30 and 31.
http://www.stereoboard.com/james-bay-tickets
Tickets are on general sale at 9am on Friday.


Disclosure

Disclosure will support their second album, ‘Caracal’, out on September 25, with shows at at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro, Manchester Central and two at London’s Alexandra Palace between November 26 and December 2.
http://www.stereoboard.com/disclosure-tickets
Tickets are on sale at 9am on October 2.


Brandon Flowers

The Killers frontman, who put out his second solo album ‘The Desired Effect’, earlier this year, will head to the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on November 16.
http://www.stereoboard.com/brandon-flowers-tickets
Tickets are on sale at 9am on Friday.


Josh Groban

Josh Groban will follow up his run of winter UK shows with an extended Stages tour in May 2016, including stops at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena, London’s Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow’s Clyde SECC, a return to Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall and dates in Belfast and Dublin.
http://www.stereoboard.com/josh-groban-tickets
Tickets are on sale at 9am on Friday.


Thunder

The British rockers will be joined by special guests Terrorvision and Scotland’s King King for shows at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall, Bristol’s Colston Hall, Glasgow’s Clyde Auditorium, Sheffield Arena and the SSE Arena Wembley, London, between February 15 and 20.
http://www.stereoboard.com/thunder-tickets
Tickets are on sale at 9am on Friday.


UB40 Featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey

UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey will tour the UK next year, performing songs from the first two ‘Labour of Love’ albums. The tour hits Newcastle, Manchester, London, Birmingham, Brighton, Cardiff and Plymouth, between April 26 and May 5.
http://www.stereoboard.com/ub40-featuring-ali-astro-and-mickey-tickets
Tickets are on general sale at 9am on Friday.


Harlem Globetrotters

The legendary exhibition basketball team will celebrate 90 years since their founding with shows in Nottingham, Liverpool, Sheffield, Birmingham, Manchester, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Cardiff and London, where they will play at both the O2 Arena and SSE Arena Wembley, next spring.
http://www.stereoboard.com/harlem-globetrotters-tickets
Tickets are on general sale at 9am on Friday.


Also announced this week, so far

Strictly Come Dancing, Dorje, Aurora, Kiko Bun, Ho99o9, Radio X Road Trip, Public Enemy, Overkill, Amenra, Happy Mondays, Hozier, Gaz Coombes, Altered Sky, The Puppini Sisters, Ruts DC, Benjamin Clementine, Lapsley, Boyce Avenue, Miss Vincent, Tindersticks, Josh T Pearson, The Primitives, Bay City Rollers, Jaws, Dilly Dally, Heck and more!

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Harry Enfield And Paul Whitehouse Top Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart

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So, Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse have knocked the kings off their throne and stolen Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart top spot from AC/DC, who still remain in a strong position at #2.  Also climbing the chart this week are Foo Fighters and The Prodigy.

However, where some go up, others must come down, and this week we see Ed Sheeran leave the top 5 and slide down to #11.  Joining him in his descent on the chart are Fleetwood MacBen Howard and Michael McIntyre.

In better news, we welcome some newcomers to the chart this week, including Josh GrobanThe VaccinesSufjan Stevens and Nick Cave.

1. Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse
2. AC/DC
3. Foo Fighters
4. Josh Groban
5. The Vaccines
6. Fleetwood Mac
7. Disney On Ice
8. Neil Diamond
9. Madonna
10. The Prodigy
11. Ed Sheeran
12. Olly Murs
13. Dynamo
14. Sufjan Stevens
15. The Vamps
16. Madness
17. Taylor Swift
18. Nick Cave
19. Ben Howard
20. Michael McIntyre

On sale this week – can they break the top 20?

1. 50 Cent 

2. Deftones

3. Summertime Ball

4.  Joe Bonamassa

5. Wu Tang Clan

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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: Madonna, The Vaccines, Simple Minds, Josh Groban And Caro Emerald

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MADONNA

Madonna has announced a second and final London show on the UK leg of her upcoming Rebel Heart tour. Having released ‘Rebel Heart’ last month, the pop icon will kick off the UK tour on December 1 and 2 at the O2 Arena, before further arena shows in Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow. Tickets for her second London date are on sale at 9am on April 24, priced at £40.00 plus fees.

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THE VACCINES

The Vaccines will support their upcoming new album, ‘English Graffiti’, due on May 25, with shows in Blackpool, Plymouth, Cardiff, Bournemouth, Bridlington, Wolverhampton, Brighton and Nottingham, as well as two nights at the O2 Academy Brixton in London, between November 10 and 23. Palma Violets provide support on all dates, while tickets are on sale from 9am on April 24, priced at £25.00 (£27.50 in London), plus fees.

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SIMPLE MINDS

Simple Minds have lined up four arena shows in the UK and Ireland this winter. The Scottish band will follow their current run of ‘Big Music’ shows with stops at London’s O2 Arena, the First Direct Arena in Leeds, Glasgow’s SSE Hydro and Dublin’s 3 Arena between November 26 and 29. The Stranglers provide support, while tickets are on sale at 10am on April 24, priced between £39.50, £41.00 and £49.65, plus fees.

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JOSH GROBAN

Josh Groban will return for three UK shows later this year. The California singer-songwriter will swing by the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester on November 28, the Symphony Hall in Birmingham the following day and Hammersmith’s Eventim Apollo in London on December 1, in support of his seventh studio album, ‘Stages’. Tickets are on sale at 9am on April 24, priced at £40.00, plus fees.

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CARO EMERALD

Caro Emerald will tour the UK with her band this winter as part of her 2015 European tour. Getting underway on November 1, the European trek will continue in the UK on November 23 in Oxford, before additional stops in Liverpool, Manchester, Harrogate, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Southend, Cardiff, Brighton, Birmingham, Plymouth, Bournemouth, Nottingham and Bristol, winding up at Hammersmith’s Eventim Apollo in London on December 16. Tickets are on sale at 10am on April 24, priced at £22.50 (£26.00 in London), plus fees.

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This Week’s New Releases: Alabama Shakes And Squarepusher

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After a crazy few weeks it seems things are winding down in terms of releases. This week we have only a handful of new LPs, but they do include Alabama Shakes and Squarepusher, so although there may not be quantity, we certainly have the quality. Make sure to check out the other new releases below.

Alabama Shakes – ‘Sound And Colour’ (Rough Trade)

Amber Run – ‘5Am’ (RCA)

Josh Groban – ‘Stages’ (Reprise)

Miami Horror – ‘All Possible Futures’ (Dine Alone/Caroline)

Squarepusher – ‘Damogen Furies’ (Warp)

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