This Week’s New Releases: Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Big Moon And Tove Lo

The new music just keeps on coming, and we love it! Red Hot Chili Peppers are back with their first record with returning guitarist John Frusciante since 2006’s ‘Stadium Arcadium’, while The Big Moon have released their third LP and Tove Lo her fifth.

There are also new albums from The 1975, Boston Manor, Betty Boo, Lil Baby, and Sleeping With Sirens, among many others.

Head below for a buttload of new music.

The 1975 – ‘Being Funny In a Foreign Language’ (Dirty Hit)

ALASKALASKA – ‘Still Life’ (Marathon Artists)

Alela Diane – ‘Looking Glass’ (Naïve)

Alter Bridge – ‘Pawns & Kings’ (Napalm)

A.O. Gerber – ‘Meet Me at the Gloaming’ (Hand In Hive/Father Daughter Records)

Backstreet Boys – ‘A Very Backstreet Christmas’ (BMG)

Banji – ‘Freshcakes’ ([PIAS])

Betty Boo – ‘Boomerang’ (Betty Boo)

Betty Who – ‘BIG!’ (BMG)

The Big Moon – ‘Here Is Everything’ (Fiction)

Boston Manor – ‘Datura’ (SharpTone)

Brian Eno – ‘FOREVERANDEVERNOMORE’ (Universal)

Central Cee – ‘No More Leaks’ EP (Central Cee)

Cerrone – ‘Cerrone by Cerrone’ (Because Music)

Charlotte Dos Santos – ‘Morfo’ (Because Music)

The Claudettes – ‘The Claudettes Go Out!’ (Forty Below)

Enumclaw – ‘Save The Baby’ (Luminelle Recordings)

Field Medic – ‘Grow Your Hair Long If You’re Wanting To See Something That You Can Change’ (Run For Cover)

Florence + The Machine – ‘Dance Fever (Live at Madison Square Garden’  (Universal/Polydor)

Girls In Synthesis – ‘The Rest Is Distraction’ (IT/Cargo Records)

Grace Davies – ‘It Wasn’t Perfect, But We Tried’ EP (Grace Davies)

Gun – ‘The Calton Songs’ (Gun)

Jake Bugg – ‘Jake Bugg: 10th Anniversary’ (Mercury)

Kodaline – ‘Our Roots Run Deep (Live)’ (Fantasy/ Concord)

Lacuna Coil – ‘Comalies XX’ (Century Media)

L.A. Salami – ‘Ottoline’ (Sunday Best)

Leatherette – ‘Fiesta’ (Bronson Recordings)

The Lightning Seeds – ‘See You In The Stars’ (BMG)

Lil Baby – ‘It’s Only Me’ (Quality Control/Motown/UMG)

Lolo Zouaï – ‘PLAYGIRL’ (Keep It On The Lolo/RCA Records/Since 93)

Lucrecia Dalt – ‘¡Ay!’ (RVNG Intl.)

Mabe Fratti – ‘Se Ve Desde Aquí’ (Unheard of Hope)

Meat Wave – ‘Malign Hex’ (Big Scary Monsters)

M.I.A. – ‘MATA’ (Island)

Mightmare – ‘Cruel Liars’ (Kill Rock Stars)

Native Sun – ‘Off With Your Heads’ EP (Grand Jury)

Nothing More – ‘Spirits’ (Better Noise)

Ocean Alley – ‘Low Altitude Living’ (Ocean Alley)

October Drift – ‘I Don’t Belong Anywhere’ (Physical Education Recordings)

Palm – ‘Nicks and Grazes’ (Saddle Creek)

Phlake – ‘Phine’ (7 Wallace)

POND – ‘Live At The BBC’ EP (Spinning Top)

Pony Girl – ‘Enny One Wil Love You’ (Paper Bag)

Poppy – ‘Stagger’ EP (Republic/UMG/Lava Music)

Press Club – ‘Endless Notion’ (Hassle)

PVA – ‘Blush’ (Ninja Tune)

QUARRY – ‘Positioning The Sun’ (LOWFIEYE)

Rachael Dadd – ‘Kaleidoscope’ (Memphis Industries)

Red Hot Chilli Peppers – ‘Return Of The Dream Canteen’ (Warner)

Rimzee – ‘Cold Feet’ (Rimzee/Virgin)

Skid Row – ‘The Gang’s All Here’ (earMUSIC)

Skullcrusher – ‘Quiet the Room’ (Secretly Canadian)

Sleeping With Sirens – ‘Complete Collapse’ (Sumerian)

Todd Rundgren – ‘Space Force’ (Cleopatra)

Tove Lo – ‘Dirt Femme’ (Pretty Swede/Mtheory)

Zella Day – ‘Sunday In Heaven’ (Concord)

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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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Top Tickets This Week: Gary Barlow, Pearl Jam, Olly Murs, Eric Clapton, Little Mix, Rag’n’Bone Man, Kodaline, Bill Bailey, Penn And Teller and more

Gary Barlow

The Take That member and songwriter will play summer dates at arenas in Liverpool, Newcastle, Sheffield, Cardiff, Nottingham, Leeds, Manchester, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Birmingham and London, where he’ll conclude the run with two nights at The O2. Throughout the tour he’ll be accompanied by an orchestra. Tickets go on general sale at 9.30am on October 9.

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Pearl Jam

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The grunge legends have announced two London BST Hyde Park shows for July 9 and July 10, where they’ll be joined by Pixies and Idles respectively. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on October 10.

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Olly Murs

Olly Murs has announced a tour of the UK and Ireland for summer 2021. The outdoor run will kick off on June 5 at Swansea’s Singleton Park and runs until August 29, wrapping up at Colchester Castle Park. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on October 9.

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Eric Clapton

The legendary guitarist and his band will play their only UK shows of 2021 at London’s Royal Albert Hall on May 14, 17 and 18. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on October 9.

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Little Mix

The pop group have added extra dates in Nottingham and Liverpool to their spring Confetti Tour. They’ll put out their new album of the same name on November 6. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on October 9.

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Rag ‘n’Bone Man

The pop and soul vocalist will play shows at Westonbirt Arboretum, Cannock Chase Forest and Thetford Forest in June as part of the Forest Live concert series. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on October 9.

Rory Graham has also confirmed an exclusive outdoor London show as part of the Heritage Live concert series, calling at Kenwood House on June 20 with support from special guest John Newman, and Will and the People. Tickets for this event go on sale at 9am on October 22.

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The Irish band will kick off their spring Wherever You Are Tour on May 17 in Oxford, wrapping up on June 2 at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on October 9.

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Bill Bailey

The comedian, actor and multi-instrumentalist will take En Route To Normal Tour to arenas and concert halls across the UK during winter 2021, kicking off with two nights at Plymouth Pavilions on December 12 and 13, and culminating at London’s SSE Arena Wembley on December 26. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on October 9. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Penn and Teller

The American magician duo will continue their 45th anniversary celebrations with shows at Manchester’s O2 Apollo and Birmingham’s Alexandra Theatre before a six-date residency at London’s Eventim Apollo between June 22 and 27. Tickets for The First Final UK Tour go on sale at 10am on October 9.

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Also announced this week:

  • Kathrine Ryan will tour her new live show Missus across the UK in 2021 and 2022.
  • Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour will head to arenas across the UK in early 2022.
  • David Gray reschedules his White Ladder: The 20th Anniversary Tour to 2021.
  • Sophie Ellis-Bextor has added extra dates to her Kitchen Disco Tour.
  • Squeeze will perform at London’s O2 Arena on December 5, marking the venue’s first socially distanced gig.
  • Horrible Histories Live will tour the UK this Christmas with their own unique take on the festive season.
  • Nile Rodgers and CHIC will perform at Scarborough Open Air Theatre in August 2021.
  • Bowling For Soup have confirmed the Surf The UK Tour for May 2021.
  • The Vamps will support their upcoming album, ‘Cherry Blossom’, with a spring UK tour.

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Catfish And The Bottlemen, Two Door Cinema Club, Kodaline, Hootie And The Blowfish, Stephen Fry and more

Catfish and the Bottlemen have announced another round of tour dates for the autumn, while Two Door Cinema Club will head out in October in support of their upcoming album, ‘False Alarm’, out this summer. Irish rockers Kodaline have also announced plans to tour the UK this autumn.

There’s also dates announced by Columbia roots rock group Hootie And The Blowfish, who bring their Group Therapy Tour to the UK and Ireland in October. The legendary Ozzy Osbourne has rescheduled the UK and European leg of his No More Tours 2 run for 2020 and Boyzone will sign off their farewell tour at five venues in October, calling at Birmingham’s Resorts World Arena, the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena, and Manchester Arena, before five consecutive nights at the Palladium in London.

Catfish And The Bottlemen

The indie band, who released ‘The Balance’ earlier this year, have added further autumn dates to their touring schedule, with shows confirmed at Arena Birmingham on November 5, Newcastle’s Utilita Arena on November 5, Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena on November 10 and the First Direct Arena in Leeds on November 11. The dates will follow their previously announced arena shows this spring. Tickets go on sale at 10am on May 3.

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Two Door Cinema Club

The Irish indie-pop trio will play Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena, O2 Academy Glasgow, Manchester’s O2 Victoria Warehouse, the Bonus Arena in Hull, the O2 in London and the Plymouth Pavilions between October 3 and 13, following up the release of ‘False Alarm’ this summer. Tickets go on sale at 9am on May 3, and support comes from Tom Grennan at the London show.

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The Irish rockers, who released ‘Politics of Living’ last October, will call in at Southampton, Bristol, Nottingham, Birmingham, Norwich, Leeds, Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester, and London, where they’ll take over the Camden Roundhouse on November 17. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on May 3.

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Hootie and the Blowfish

The American roots rock band will bring their Group Therapy Tour to Dublin, Bristol, Leeds, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, and London, where they’ll perform at Hammersmith’s Eventim Apollo on October 12. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on May 3.

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Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry has announced his first UK tour in nearly 40 years, Mythos: A Trilogy – Gods. Heroes. Men. Directed by Tim Carroll and opening at the Edinburgh International Festival on August 19, the tour will also bring the writer, actor and comedian to the London Palladium, alongside performances in Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Oxford and Gateshead. Tickets will go on sale at 9am on May 3.

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Also announced this week:

Jordan Rakei, New Hope Club, Lighthouse Family, Slowthai, Pond, Sum 41, Kate Tempest, K Flay, Set It Off, Jack Savoretti, the Struts, Steve Mason, Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic, the Dead South, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Tion Wayne, Northlane, Jeff Goldblum, Fisherman’s Friends, Jvck James, Periphery, Husky Loops, Helmet, Dropkick Murphys, Imogen Heap, the Regrettes, Jaws, Cast, Zedd, Chromatics, Flamingods and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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This Week’s New Releases: St. Vincent, Wu-Tang Clan And Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile

This week we’ve got some big hitters. St. Vincent has finally followed up her 2014 self-titled LP, there’s a new Wu-Tang Clan record and Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile have released their collaborative album.

Not for you? Head below for more.

Andrew Savage – ‘Thawing Dawn’ (Dull Tools)

The Barr Brothers – ‘Queens Of The Breakers’ (Secret City Records)

Beck – ‘Colors’ (Virgin EMI)

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile – ‘Lotta Sea Lice’ (Marathon Artists/Matador/Milk! Recordings)

Daniel Cavanagh – ‘Monochrome’ (Kscope)

DVSN – ‘Morning After’ (OVO Sound/Warner Bros.)

Fozzy – ‘Judas’ (Century Media Records)

Gucci Mane – ‘Mr. Davis’ (Guwop Enterprises/Atlantic)

Knuckle Puck – ‘Shapeshifter’ (Rise Records)

Kodaline – ‘I Wouldn’t Be’ EP (B-Unique/Sony)

L.A. Guns – ‘The Missing Peace’ (Frontiers Records)

Lenka – ‘Attune’ (Skipalong Records)

Nerina Pallot – ‘Stay Lucky’ (Idaho Records)

Pale Honey – ‘Devotion’ (Bolero Recordings)

P!nk – ‘Beautiful Trauma’ (RCA Records Label)

Prequell – ‘The Future Comes Before’ (Mercury Music Group/Pantheon)

The Rural Alberta Advantage – ‘The Wild’ (Paper Bag/Saddle Creek)

Sisters – ‘Wait Don’t Wait’ (Tender Loving Empire)

St. Vincent – ‘MASSEDUCTION’ (Caroline International)

Squeeze – ‘The Knowledge’ (Love/ADA)

William Patrick Corgan – ‘Ogilala’ (BMG)

Wu-Tang Clan – ‘Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues’ (36 Chambers)

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James Bay Bounds To The Top Of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart


James Bay has knocked rock trio Muse off the top of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart and is sitting pretty in the #1 position. Following closely behind and rising two positions since last week are One Direction.

Although some are climbing the chart, others are descending it with the appearance of newcomers The CorrsThe Libertines and Ellie Goulding, who have entered at #5, #8 and #12 respectively. U2Kevin HartBring Me The Horizon and WWE have all slid to lower positions this week.

Meanwhile, veteran performers Rod Stewart, Barry Manilow and Billy Connolly have all announced tours. Reckon they can show the kids how it’s done? Check back next week to see if they’ve made it into the top 20.

1. James Bay
2. One Direction
3. Disney On Ice
4. Stereophonics
5. The Corrs
6. U2
7. Kevin Bridges
8. The Libertines
9. Muse
10. David Gilmour
11. Kevin Hart
12. Ellie Goulding
13. Mumford And Sons
14. Fall Out Boy
15. Cliff Richard
16. Bring Me The Horizon
17. Simply Red
18. Strictly Come Dancing
19. WWE
20. Dynamo

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Kevin Hart Remains At #1 On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart


Kevin Hart has topped Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart for the second consecutive week.  However, previous #1 spot holders Stereophonics are creeping their way back up the chart, rising from #9 to #5 this week. Following suit are One Direction who have jumped from #14 to a very impressive #2 position.

We have also seen some acts return to the chart, including James BayFall Out Boy and Disney On Ice. However, we do have to say goodbye to The LibertinesDavid GilmourOliver HeldensJess GlynneFifth HarmonyBabymetalMOBO AwardsFoo Fighters and Kodaline, who have all left the chart this week.

Big shout out to Frankie Boyle, who was the only one of the five new tours mentioned last week to make it into the top 20.

This week we have a lot of big tours going on sale, including MuseLeona LewisJess GlynneLittle Mix and Hurts. Make sure to check back next week to see if they break into the chart.

1. Kevin Hart
2. One Direction
3. U2
4. Mumford And Sons
5. Stereophonics
6. Michael McIntyre
7. Kevin Bridges
8. James Bay
9. Hozier
10. Disney On Ice
11. Fall Out Boy
12. Catfish And The Bottlemen
13. Bring Me The Horizon
14. Dynamo
15. Runrig
16. Years and Years
17. Twenty One Pilots
18. Florence And The Machine
19. Def Leppard and Whitesnake
20. Frankie Boyle

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

1. Muse

2. Leona Lewis

3. Jess Glynne

4. Little Mix

5. Hurts

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Comedian Kevin Hart Tops Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart


On his first week in the chart Kevin Hart has taken the #1 spot from Stereophonics, who have dropped to #8. Also doing well in their first week are Hozier, Bring Me The Horizon and The Libertines, who have come in at #3, #4 and #7, respectively.

However, sadly we bid adieu to The CourteenersReading Festival, Calvin Harris (Tennents Vital and Glasgow Summer Sessions), WWE NXTJames BayFall Out BoyThe 1975Years and YearsDisney On IceBBC Radio 2 Live and Foals, who have all left the top 20.

However, we give a very warm welcome to chart newbies RunrigOliver HeldensFifth HarmonyMOBO Awards and Babymetal.

3. Hozier
5. U2

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

1. Tom Jones

2. Tame Impala

3. Suede

4. The Maccabees

5. Frankie Boyle

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Stereophonics Storm To The Top Of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart

Stereophonics have stormed their way to the top of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart within the first week of their Keep The Village Alive Tour going on sale and The Courteeners have done almost as well, coming in at #2.  Meanwhile, last week’s chart-toppers Foals have only just managed to stay in the top 20, dropping all the way to the bottom of the chart.
Throwing their hat into the ring this week are newcomers WWE NXT, who have made an impressive debut at #8.  However, to welcome in the new blood we have to bid farewell to Cliff RichardU2David GilmourV FestivalSimply RedWill YoungBob DylanZac Brown Band and Fleetwood Mac.
7. Calvin Harris (Tennents Vital and Glasgow Summer Sessions)
16. Paolo Nutini
17. Creamfields
20. Foals
On sale next week – can they break the top 20?

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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: Kodaline, The Charlatans, Annie Mac And WWE NXT



Kodaline will tour the UK and Ireland this winter. The Irish pop-rockers will visit O2 Academies in Birmingham and Glasgow, Cardiff University, Manchester’s O2 Apollo, Belfast’s Waterfront, Killarney’s INEC and Dublin’s 3Arena, before concluding with two nights at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London on December 14 and 15. Tickets are on sale at 9am tomorrow, priced from £18.50 plus fees.

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The Charlatans hit the road later this year, stopping in Nottingham, Cardiff, Norwich, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Dundee, Newcastle, Liverpool and London between December 8 and 19. Tickets go on general sale at 9am tomorrow, priced at £30.00 plus fees.

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The BBC Radio 1 DJ will take Annie Mac Presents… to Southampton, Bournemouth, Bristol, Birmingham, Glasgow, Cardiff, Sheffield and Edinburgh between October 30 and November 28. These shows are in addition to the previously confirmed dates in Manchester on November 26 and 27 and her O2 Academy Brixton show on December 4. Tickets are on sale at 9am tomorrow, priced between £16.50 and £24.50, plus fees.

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WWE NXT will tour the UK for the first time this winter, hitting Newcastle Metro Radio Arena, Glasgow’s SSE Hydro, Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena, Blackpool’s Empress Ballroom, Nottingham’s Capital FM Arena, Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena and the SSE Arena Wembley in London between December 10 and 16. Tickets are on sale at 9am tomorrow, priced at £30.00 plus fees.

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Check out Stereoboard’s event pages for a full list of latest announcements.

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