This Week’s New Releases: The Specials, Busted And Girlpool

Forget the snow. Dig in to this week’s new releases. The Specials have released their first new music for 37 years, Busted are back with the follow up to 2016’s ‘Night Driver’ and Girlpool have treated us to their third full-length.

Head below if you’re still in the mood for more.

Andy Burrows and Matt Haig – ‘Reasons To Stay Alive’ (Fiction/Caroline)

Beirut – ‘Gallipoli’ (4AD)

Broods – ‘Don’t Feed The Pop Monster’ (Atlantic)

Busted – ‘Half Way There’ (Juno Music)

Cherry Glazerr – ‘Stuffed & Ready’ (Secretly Canadian)

Girlpool – ‘What Chaos Is Imaginary’ (Anti-)

Ian Brown – ‘Ripples’ (Virgin EMI)

Le Butcherettes – ‘Bi/Mental’ (Rise)

Luttrell – ‘Into The Clouds’ (Anjunabeats)

Metallica – ‘Helping Hands…Live & Acoustic at The Masonic’ (Virgin EMI)

Nina Nesbitt – ‘The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Prefab Sprout – ‘I Trawl The Megahertz’ (Sony)

Rustin Man – ‘Drift Code’ (Domino)

The Specials – ‘Encore’ (Universal)

Spielbergs – ‘This Is Not The End’ (By The Time It Gets Dark)

Within Temptation – ‘Resist’ (Universal)

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Metallica, Take That, Ed Sheeran, Mariah Carey, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Catfish And The Bottlemen, Romesh Ranganathan and more

Metallica

Metallica will bring their Worldwired tour back to the UK and Europe next summer, with shows confirmed at Dublin’s Slane Castle on June 8, Manchester’s Etihad Stadium on June 18 and Twickenham Stadium in London on June 20 alongside dates across the continent. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on September 28, with Ghost and Bokassa set to provide support (photo: Ros Halfin)

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Take That

Take That will be joined by special guest Rick Astley for live dates throughout spring 2019, including six shows at the O2 Arena in London, performing their greatest hits live. Tickets go on general sale at 9.30am on Friday, September 28.

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Ed Sheeran

The singer-songwriter, who released ‘‘÷’ last year and is currently on the road in North America, will play two shows at Leeds’ Roundhay Park and three at Chantry Park in Ipswich next August, with tickets on general sale now, priced from £75.00 plus fees.

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Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey will bring her All I Want For Christmas Is You tour to the UK and Europe, calling in Nottingham, Leeds and London in December. Tickets go on sale at 9am on September 28.

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Sophie Ellis-Bextor

The British singer will be accompanied by a full orchestra and band in Cambridge, Nottingham, Bristol, Brighton, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and Dublin between June 2 and 13. Prior to this she will perform at London’s Royal Bush Hall on October 3. Tickets for the 2019 dates go on general sale at 9am on September 28.

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Catfish and the Bottlemen

The indie quartet have confirmed new arena shows in Nottingham, Plymouth, Hull, Dublin and Belfast in February. They’ve also pushed back their previously announced November date at the SSE Arena Wembley in London to February 22. Tickets for the original show remain valid with extra tickets plus tickets for the new dates on general sale at 10am on September 28.

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Romesh Ranganathan

Comedian Romesh Ranganathan has announced details of the Cynic’s Mixtape tour, which kicks off in Southend on September 13, 2019, with dates running through to the following year, currently ending at Hammersmith’s Eventim Apollo in London on April 18, 2020. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on September 28. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Also announced this week:

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, Peter Hook Presents Joy Division Orchestrated, Nick Mason, The Residents, Steel Panther, Powerwolf, Skindred, Melissa Etheridge, The Waterboys, Dodie, Rob Lowe, Bradley Wiggins, One OK Rock, Haiku Hands, The Twilight Sad, The Gritterman, King King, Scott Bradlee’s Postermodern Jukebox, Wet Wet Wet, Dodgy, Stiff Little Fingers, Twin Bandit, Steph Cameron, Julia Jacklin, Gavin James, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Mona, The Kingdom Choir, Vonda Shepard and Sharon Corr, The Hunna and more. Head here for more information and to find your tickets.

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On This Day In Music: Happy Birthday Lars Ulrich, Jared Leto And Andy Biersack!

On December 26, 1963 Metallia drummer Lars Ulrich was born. He shares his birthday with 30 Seconds To Mars frontman Jared Leto and Black Veil Brides vocalist Andy Biersack, aka Andy Black.

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On This Day In Music: Happy Birthday To Metallica Guitarist Kirk Hammett!

On November 18, 1962 Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett was born. Happy birthday Kirk!

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This Week’s New Releases: Taylor Swift, Evanescence And Shed Seven

This week is bonkers! Pretty much every music publication is talking about the fact Taylor Swift has a new record out, Evanescence have re-recorded tracks from their back catalogue with a full orchestra for ‘Synthesis’ and Shed Seven have put out LP #5.

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

BC Unidos -‘Bicycle’ EP (Columbia)

Billy Ray Cyrus – ‘Set the Record Straight’ (Flatwoods Records)

Cam’ron – ‘The Program’ Mixtape

The Corrs – ‘Jupiter Calling’ (East West/Warner Bros)

Dama Scout – ‘Dama Scout’ EP (Hand In Hive)

Elton John – ‘Diamonds’ (UMC)

Evanescence – ‘Synthesis’ (RCA)

Jidenna – ‘Boomerang’ EP (Epic)

Lonely The Brave – ‘Things Will Matter (Redux)’ (Hassle Records)

Metallica – ‘Master Of Puppets (Reissue)’ (Blackened/Virgin EMI)

PNAU – ‘Changa’ (etcetc)

Project Mama Earth – ‘Mama Earth’ EP (Provogue/Mascot)

R.E.M. – ‘Automatic For The People (25th Anniversary Edition)’ (Craft/Concord)

Seal – ‘Standards’ (Decca)

Shed Seven – ‘Instant Pleasures’ (Infectious)

Sleigh Bells – ‘Kid Kruschev’ (Lucky Number)

Smokey Robinson – ‘Christmas Everyday’ (Amazon Original)

Spinning Coin – ‘Permo’ (Geographic)

Taylor Swift – ‘Reputation’ (Big Machine/Virgin)

Tears For Fears – ‘Rule The Worlds: The Greatest Hits’ (Mercury)

Teen Daze – ‘Themes For A New Earth’ (Flora)

UNKLE – ‘A Night’s Interlude EP. 1 (The Road Reconstructed)’ (Songs For The Def)

Walk The Moon – ‘What If Nothing’ (RCA)

Wiz Khalifa – ‘Laugh Now, Fly Later’ (Rostrum/Atlantic)

Quicksand – ‘Interiors’ (Epitaph)

Yung Lean – ‘Stranger’ (YEAR0001)

The Zephyr Bones – ‘Secret Place’ (La Castanya)

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On This Day In Music: Metallica Bassist Cliff Burton Dies Aged 24

On September 27, 1986 Metallica bassist Cliff Burton died aged 24 when the band’s tour bus crashed during the European leg of the Damage Inc. tour in support of ‘Master Of Puppets’.

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Metallica At #1 On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart For March

Thrash legends Metallica have hit #1 on March’s Hot Ticket Chart, bumping Ed Sheeran into second place. Following closely behind are Steps, who hit the road in November and December for the Party On The Dancefloor arena tour, Eminem, who will headline Reading and Leeds and perform as part of the Glasgow Summer Sessions at Bellahouston Park in August, and Little Mix, who will kick off their Summer Shout Out tour at the end of May and head out on their Glory Days arena run in September, October and November.

At the bottom of this month’s chart we have Ricky GervaisWireless FestivalEddie VedderThe xx and Elbow. Come back and see us next month to check if they’ve been able to cling on to their top 40 positions or if we’ll be waving them goodbye and welcoming some new blood.

1. Metallica
2. Ed Sheeran
3. Steps
4. Eminem
5. Little Mix
6. Jamiroquai
7. Bruno Mars
8. V Festival
9. Stormzy
10. Guns N’Roses
11. Michael Ball and Alfie Boe
12. Kasabian
13. Good Mourning Mrs Brown
14. U2
15. The Weeknd
16. Micky Flanagan
17. Iron Maiden
18. Catfish And The Bottlemen
19. HIM
20. Lady Antebellum
21. Drake
22. Olly Murs
23. Phil Collins
24. The Next Step
25. Happy Mondays
26. Gorillaz
27. J. Cole
28. Tom Jones
29. Coldplay
30. Hanson
31. Robbie Williams
32. UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey
33. James Arthur
34. Tory Lanez
35. Nashville In Concert
36. Ricky Gervais
37. Wireless Festival
38. Eddie Vedder
39. The xx
40. Elbow

On sale this week – can they break the top 40?

1. Queen + Adam Lambert

2. Paramore

3. Tori Amos

4. Royal Blood

5. Gary Numan

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Tour Of The Week: Metallica

Metallica will bring their WorldWired tour to the UK and Europe this autumn. Metallica tickets are on sale now, priced from £50.00 plus fees.

The thrash pioneers, who put out ‘Hardwired… To Self-Destruct’ last November, will play two nights at the O2 in London before dates at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro, Manchester Arena and Birmingham’s Genting Arena at the end of October. Support will come from Kvelertak.

Metallica Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Sun October 22 2017 – LONDON O2 Arena 
Tue October 24 2017 – LONDON O2 Arena
Thu October 26 2017 – GLASGOW SSE Hydro 
Sat October 28 2017 – MANCHESTER Arena
Mon October 30 2017 – BIRMINGHAM Genting Arena

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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: Metallica, Weezer, Kasabian, TLC, Somerset House Summer Series And Elvis In Concert – Live On Screen

METALLICA

Metallica bring their WorldWired tour to the UK and Europe this autumn, including two nights at the O2 in London before dates at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro, Manchester Arena and Birmingham’s Genting Arena. Support will come from Kvelertak. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on March 24, while tickets for European shows will be available from 10am local time, priced from £50.00 plus fees.

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WEEZER

Weezer will tour the UK and Europe this autumn, including dates at the O2 Academy Leeds, the O2 Academy Glasgow, the O2 Apollo Manchester, the O2 Academy Birmingham and the SSE Arena Wembley following stops in Berlin, Cologne, Brussels, Paris and Tilburg during October. Support on the UK leg comes from the Orwells and Ash. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on March 24, priced £40.00 plus fees.

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KASABIAN

Kasabian will hit the road for an intimate UK and Ireland tour prior to the release of their new album, ‘For Crying Out Loud’, which arrives on April 28. The band will call in Llandudno, Birmingham, Newport, Southend-on-Sea, London, where they’ll play three nights at the O2 Forum, and Dublin between April 12 and 22. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on March 24, priced £45.00/£49.50 plus fees.

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TLC

TLC have confirmed details of a show at London’s KOKO on May 9, the R&B band’s first date in the UK. Tickets are on general sale at 9am on March 24, priced £45.00 plus fees. Click here for pre-sale tickets.

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SOMERSET HOUSE SUMMER SERIES

Goldfrapp, Norah Jones, Birdy and Warpaint are among the artists announced for the Somerset House Summer Series, which takes place between July 6 and 16. Damian Marley, Songhoy Blues, Foster The People, The Robert Glasper Experiment, The Cinematic Orchestra, Tom Misch and Mashrou’ Leila are also set to appear. Tickets are on general sale at 9am on March 24.

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ELVIS IN CONCERT – LIVE ON SCREEN

Elvis In Concert – Live On Screen, a show featuring the voice of Elvis Presley backed by music from the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, will return to UK arenas in November due to demand. Tickets are on general sale at 9am on March 24, priced between £45.55 and £52.50 plus fees.

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Top Tours This Week!!

Metallica

Metallica will bring their WorldWired Tour to the UK and Europe this autumn, including two nights at the O2 in London before dates at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro, Manchester Arena and Birmingham’s Genting Arena. Support will come from Kvelertak.
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Tickets go on general sale at 9am on March 24, while tickets for European shows will be available from 10am local time, priced from £50.00 plus fees.


Weezer

Weezer will tour the UK and Europe this autumn, including dates at the O2 Academy Leeds, the O2 Academy Glasgow, the O2 Apollo Manchester, the O2 Academy Birmingham and the SSE Arena Wembley following stops in Berlin, Cologne, Brussels, Paris and Tilburg during October.
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Tickets go on general sale at 9am on March 24, priced £40.00 plus fees.


Happy Mondays

Happy Mondays will play 25 dates during November and December as they celebrate 30 years since the release of their debut LP, ‘Squirrel and G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)’.
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Tickets are on sale at 10am on March 17, prices start at £29.50 plus fees.


Joanne Shaw Taylor

Joanne Shaw Taylor has announced plans to tour the UK this November, kicking off in Gateshead before stops in Cambridge, Manchester, Glasgow, Bristol and London, where she’ll perform at the the Royal Festival Hall. The tour wraps up at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall on November 20.
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Tickets are on general sale at 9am on March 17, priced from £20.00 plus fees. Click here to buy pre-sale tickets.


The Staves

The Staves have announced six headline shows across the UK and Ireland this spring, including stops in Manchester, Belfast, Galway, Limerick, Glasgow and Brighton.
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Tickets are on general sale at 10am on March 17, priced from £16.00 plus fees.


Carl Barât And The Jackals

Carl Barât and the Jackals will accompany a new EP, ‘Harder They Fall’, with festival sets at Liverpool’s Sound City, Wonderland in Margate and Camden Rocks along with headline shows in Newcastle, Glasgow, Bristol, Leeds and Nottingham in late May and early June.
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Tickets are on sale now, priced £12.00 plus fees.


DJ Shadow

DJ Shadow will bring The Mountain Will Fall tour to the O2 ABC Glasgow, Manchester’s Albert Hall, O2 Academy Bristol and the Roundhouse in London between October 3 and 7. The tour shares its name with the DJ and producer’s last album, which was released last summer through Mass Appeal Records.
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Tickets go on general sale at 9am on March 17, priced between £20.00 and £25.00 plus fees.


Little Dragon

The Swedish quartet, who are due to release ‘Season High’ on April 14, will return to the UK for a performance at the Roundhouse in London on October 27.
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Tickets go on general sale at 10am on March 17, priced £25.00 plus fees.


Neil Sedaka

The singer, pianist and composer will return for a six city tour, with stops planned in Gateshead, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff and London, where he’ll perform at the Royal Albert Hall, between September 10 and 20.
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Tickets are on general sale at 9am on March 17, priced £48.00 plus fees.


Penn And Teller (Extra Date)

Penn and Teller have added an extra London date to their Direct From Vegas summer UK tour, confirming a sixth performance at the Eventim Apollo on June 20.
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Tickets are on general sale at 9am on March 17, priced £37.50 plus fees.


Shed Seven (Extra Dates)

Shed Seven have added six UK dates and an Irish show to their winter tour, with new dates confirmed in Inverness, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Dublin, Leicester, Lincoln and Sheffield between November 20 and 28.
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Tickets for the UK dates will go on sale at 9am on March 17 and the Irish date at 9am on March 18, priced from £24.00 plus fees.


Steps (Extra Dates)

Steps have added five extra dates to their UK and Ireland Party On The Dancefloor arena tour, with new shows confirmed at the SSE Arena Belfast on November 12, Manchester Arena on December 3, Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on December 5, Liverpool Echo Arena the following day and the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on December 7.
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Tickets go on sale at 9am on March 16, priced £32.50/£38.00 plus fees.


Also announced this week, so far

Hanson, Public Service Broadcasting, The Shins, Parquet Courts, Howard Jones, Monster Magnet, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Tom Williams, Hey Violet, Jack Lukeman, Lissie, Jordan MacKampa, Pins, Ian William Craig, Windhand, Allan Kingdom, Tom Jones, Convenant, Joe Goddard, The Pharcyde, The Human League, Jaret Reddick, Laura Gibson, Sacred Reich, Craig Finn, Tom Robinson, Kishi Bashi, Shakka, Bars And Melody, Johnny Orlando, The Wonder Stuff, The Blockheads, Joseph, Flyte, Indigo Girls, WWE NXT, Dune Rats, Darrel Higham, Howie Payne, Susie Blue, Hey Colossus and more!

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