Top Tickets This Week: The War On Drugs, Chvrches, James Blunt, James Morrison, Nick Cave And Warren Ellis, Kano and more

The War On Drugs


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The War On Drugs have announced a new album, ‘I Don’t Live Here Anymore’, along with accompanying North American, UK and European shows for 2022. Tickets for all dates go on general sale at 10am local time on July 23.

The trek commences in the United States in January before expanding across the UK and Europe in the spring, with concerts confirmed in Birmingham, Dublin, Leeds, Edinburgh and London, where they’ll play the iconic O2 Arena on April 12.

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Chvrches

The trio will tour the UK next spring, calling at Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange, Newcastle’s O2 City Hall, London’s O2 Academy Brixton, the O2 Academy Birmingham, and Manchester’s O2 Apollo between March 14 and 19. Tickets go on general sale at 9.30am on July 23.

The shows will follow the release of their fourth studio album, ‘Screen Violence’, due out on August 27 via EMI in the UK and Glassnote in the US.

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James Blunt

The singer-songwriter will hit the road in February 2022, with stops planned in Brighton, Manchester, Cardiff, Hull, Birmingham, Nottingham, Glasgow and London, where he’ll perform at the SSE Arena Wembley. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on July 23.

The shows will support Blunt’s upcoming greatest hits album, ‘The Stars Beneath My Feet (2004-2021)’, due out on November 19 via Atlantic Records.

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James Morrison


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James Morrison has lined up a 22-date Greatest Hits Tour between March 10 and April 10, kicking off in Southend and culminating in Glasgow. Other stops on the trek include Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Ipswich, Cardiff, Leicester, Oxford, Bournemouth, Folkestone, Stoke, Manchester, Bath, Stockton, Liverpool, Cambridge, Birmingham, Nottingham, Sheffield, Newcastle, Brighton and London, where he’ll play the Palladium. Tickets are on sale now.

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Nick Cave and Warren Ellis

Nick Cave and his long-time Bad Seeds bandmate and frequent collaborator have lined up 20 UK shows for later in 2021, kicking off in Poole on September 2 and culminating at Brighton Dome on October 10. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on July 23.

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Kano

The London rapper will play an exclusive full band show at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on August 11 in aid of War Child. The gig will take place prior to his headline slots at All Points EastBoardmasters and NASS later this summer. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday July 23, with prices starting from £35.00.

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Also announced this week:

  • Yungblud has rescheduled three upcoming shows and added an Edinburgh show to his tour plans.
  • Agnes Obel has rescheduled her UK and Ireland shows.
  • Dinosaur Jr. have announced a UK and European tour for spring 2022.
  • Mick Jenkins has announced UK shows as part of a European tour this autumn.
  • James have announced a festival warm-up show in Oxford.
  • Kris Barras Band have announced UK shows for spring 2022.
  • Hundred Reasons have confirmed headline UK shows for 2022.
  • JXDN has announced UK and Ireland shows for 2022.
  • Return of The Jinkx and Dela Holiday Show Live Tour will head to the UK later this year.
  • Don Broco have lined up four shows ahead of their appearances at Slam Dunk.
  • Gorillaz have announced a free show this summer for NHS workers and their families.
  • Disney On Ice presents Find Your Hero will tour the UK between October 28 and January 2, 2022.
  • Sam Fender has rescheduled his UK shows to August, September and November.
  • Tinie moves his London show for a second time to April 2022.
  • David Essex has rescheduled his UK tour for a second time to September 2022.

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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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This Week’s New Releases: Lana Del Rey, Tool And Ezra Furman

This week boasts some big releases. We’ve got a new record from Lana Del Rey and Tool have finally put out the follow up to 2006’s ‘10,000 Days’. We’ve also got new music from Ezra Furman, !!! and Whitney, to name a few.

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

!!! (Chk Chk Chk) – ‘Wallop’ (Warp Records)

Big Wreck – ‘…But For The Sun’ (Warner)

Black Futures – ‘Never Not Nothing’ (Music For Nations)

Bonnie Prince Billy, Bryce Dessner and Eighth Blackbird – ‘When We Are Inhuman’ (37d03d)

Cabaret Voltaire – ‘Chance Versus Causality’ (Mute)

Circa Waves – ‘What’s That Left Over There?’ EP (Prolifica Inc/PIAS)

Common – ‘Let Love’ (Virgin EMI)

Ezra Furman – ‘Twelve Nudes’ (Bella Union)

Jesse Malin – ‘Sunset Kids’ (Wicked Cool)

Kano – ‘Hoodies All Summer’ (Parlophone)

Lana Del Rey – ‘Norman Fucking Rockwell’ (Polydor Records)

Natasha Bedingfield – ‘Roll With Me’ (Universal)

Oasis – ‘Definitely Maybe – 25th Anniversary’ (Big Brother)

Sheryl Crow – ‘Threads’ (Big Machine)

Serge Pizzorno – ‘The SLP’ (Columbia)

The Slow Show – ‘Lust and Learn’ (PIAS)

Velvet Negroni – ‘Neon Brown’ (4AD)

Whitney – ‘Forever Turned Around’ (Secretly Canadian)

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This Week’s Top Tickets: George Ezra, Beth Hart, Mabel, Friendly Fires, Kano, KISS Haunted House Party, Chris Ramsey and more

George Ezra

The singer-songwriter will end the touring cycle for 2018’s ‘Staying At Tamara’s’ with shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall on September 24 and 25 in aid of Mind. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on July 26.

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Beth Hart

Beth Hart will release her ninth studio album, ‘War In My Mind’, on September 27 followed by a UK Ireland tour between January 31 and February 24, 2020. Tickets go on sale at 10am on July 26.

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Mabel

The fast-rising pop vocalist, who is preparing to hit the road for her Mad Love Tour, has announced new autumn shows in Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Norwich, Southampton, Birmingham, and London, where she’ll play Hammersmith’s Eventim Apollo on February 12, 2020. Tickets go on general sale from 10am on July 26.

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Friendly Fires

The trio, who will put out ‘Inflorescent’ on August 16, have lined up shows in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Dublin, Berlin, Paris and Amsterdam between October 30 and November 10. Tickets go on general sale from 10am on July 26.

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Kano


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The London rapper will follow up the release of his new album, ‘Hoodies All Summer’, with shows in Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Brighton and London, where he’ll play the Royal Albert Hall on October 7. He’ll be accompanied by a full live band. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on July 26.

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KISS Haunted House

Kiss FM will head back to the SSE Arena Wembley in London for their Halloween Haunted House Party on October 25. The line up has not yet been announced, but last year the bill included Anne-Marie, Liam Payne, Stefflon Don, Jax Jones, Mabel, B Young, Rita Ora and more. Tickets go on sale at 9am on July 26.

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Chris Ramsey

Having previously filled venues across the country, including his hometown’s Metro Arena, the Newcastle comedian will take his new show 20/20 around the UK in spring 202o. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on July 26.

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Also announced this week:

Hootie and the Blowfish, Megan McKenna, Natasha Bedingfield, Michael Malarkey, Chase Atlantic, Band of Skulls, Slaves, Villagers, Bombay Bicycle Club, Ed Gamble, Rufus Wainwright, Steflon Don, Sundara Karma, Airbourne, Red Rum Club, Tyler Childers, Life, Camp Cope, Thurston Moore, Public Service Broadcasting, Emily Atack. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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Top Tours This Week!!

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Biffy Clyro

Biffy Clyro, who recently put out ‘Ellipsis’, will play shows at Belfast’s SSE Arena and Dublin’s 3Arena in late November.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on July 22, priced at £34.50/€45.50 plus fees.


Pixies

Pixies will follow up the release of their new album, ‘Head Carrier’, out on September 30, with two nights at the O2 Academy Brixton plus stops in Leeds, Glasgow, Newcastle and Manchester during November and December.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on July 22, priced at £32.50/£33.50 plus fees.


Pet Shop Boys

Pet Shop will bring their Super tour to Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Bournemouth in February of next year, following their short residency at the Royal Opera House in London. The tour takes its name from the synth-pop duo’s latest album, which was released back in April.
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Tickets are on sale at 10am on July 22, priced at £35.00/£45.00 plus fees.


The Lumineers

The pop-folk band, who recently put out ‘Cleopatra’, will return to the UK and Ireland this autumn with stops planned in Manchester, Dublin, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Birmingham, Plymouth and London between October 23 and November 4.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on July 21, priced from £22.50/£25.00/£29.00 plus fees.


The Shires

The Shires return to the road this winter, in support of their upcoming new album, ‘My Universe’, kicking off on November 18 at the O2 Academy Oxford and winding up on December 11 at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on July 22, priced from £21.50/£22.50/£25.00 plus fees.


Jamie T

Jamie T will follow the release of his new album, ‘Trick’, with shows in Dublin, Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Portsmouth, Leicester, Southend, London, Bournemouth, Liverpool, Leeds, Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester, Sheffield and Cambridge between September 27 and October 22.
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Tickets go on general sale at 9am on July 22, priced at £25.00/£29.50 plus fees.


Against Me!

Against Me! will return this autumn with their new album, ‘Shape Shift With Me’, plus UK shows at the O2 Academy Birmingham, Manchester Academy, London’s Electric Ballroom, the Garage in Glasgow, SWX in Bristol and Nottingham’s Rescue Rooms between December 6 and 11.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on July 22, priced at £16.50/£17.50 plus fees.


Kano

The grime MC, who put out ‘Made in the Manor’ in March, will be joined by Little Simz at shows in Exeter, Southampton, London, Cardiff, Manchester, Birmingham, Riverside and Glasgow between October 5 and 16.
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Tickets are on sale now, priced at £15.00/£17.50/£21.00 plus fees.


Also announced this week, so far

Bastille, Cate Le Bon, Micky Flanagan, The Lottery Winners, Happy Mondays, The Bluetones, Caro Emerald, Passenger, John Cooper Clarke And Hugh Cornwell, Citizen, The Japanese House, The Jesus And Mary Chain, Sworn Amongst, Cambion, Kate Jackson And The Wrong Moves, Lissie, m83, Walking On Cars, Anne-Marie, Frightened Rabbit, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Lower Than Atlantis, A Thousand Horses, Bjork, Little Barrie, Howard Jones, The Shins, Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute, Steve Harley Acoustic Trio, Orgy, Tigercub, This Wild Life, De La Soul, Black Mountain, Oliver Heldens, Nite Jewel, Manchester Warehouse Project, The Parrots, Mary J. Blige, Maxwell, Jordan Rakei and many more!

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