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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On This Day In Music: Happy Birthday Neil Diamond!

On January 24, 1941 Neil Diamond was born.

Yesterday it was confirmed that the legendary American singer-songwriter would be cancelling the remaining dates on his 50th Anniversary Tour after announcing he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Confirming the news just days before his 77th birthday, he announced that although he will retire from touring he will continue to write, record and develop new projects.

In a statement posted to his official website, Diamond said:

“It is with great reluctance and disappointment that I announce my retirement from concert touring. I have been so honoured to bring my shows to the public for the past 50 years.

My sincerest apologies to everyone who purchased tickets and were planning to come to the upcoming shows.

I plan to remain active in writing, recording and other projects for a long time to come.

My thanks goes out to my loyal and devoted audiences around the world. You will always have my appreciation for your support and encouragement. This ride has been ‘so good, so good, so good’ thanks to you.”

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Ed Sheeran Tops Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart For February

Ed Sheeran has done it, he’s knocked U2 off the top spot and all the way down to #16 on February’s Hot Ticket Chart. Following closely behind in second place is Celine Dion, who will return to the UK this summer for an arena tour. At #3 is J.Cole who brings his 4 Your Eyez Only world tour to the UK and Ireland this autumn,  while Drake, who will return to the UK next week for the final dates of the UK and Ireland leg of his Boy Meets World tour, has dropped one place from last month’s chart to fourth position and Ricky Gervais, who next week continues with the UK and Ireland leg of his Humanity world tour, finishes off the top five.

At the bottom of this month’s chart we have ElbowThe ChainsmokersEminem (Reading & Leeds Day Tickets)The xxSum 41 and Rag’n’Bone Man. Check back in with us next month to see if they’re able to hold on to their top 40 positions or if we’ll be bidding them adieu.

1. Ed Sheeran
2. Celine Dion
3. J.Cole
4. Drake
5. Ricky Gervais
6. Little Mix
7. Nashville In Concert
8. John Mayer
9. Stormzy
10. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
11. The Weeknd
12. Lady Gaga
13. Rod Stewart
14. Jamiroquai
15. Bruno Mars
16. U2
17. Michael Ball and Alfie Boe
18. Neil Diamond
19. Wireless Festival
20. Ryan Adams
21. Olly Murs
22. Guns N’Roses
23. Leftfield
24. Micky Flanagan
25. Green Day
26. Kehlani
27. Giggs
28. James Arthur
29. Bob Dylan
30. Robbie Williams
31. Adele
32. TRNSMT
33. Kings of Leon
34. PVRIS
35. Elbow
36. The Chainsmokers
37. Eminem (Reading & Leeds Day Tickets)
38. The xx
39. Sum 41
40. Rag’n’Bone Man

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

1. Shed Seven

2. Steps

3. Tom Jones

4. Happy Mondays

5. Penn and Teller

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U2 Hit #1 On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart For January

It’s a new year so we thought we’d give you a new chart. For the next few months we’ll be bringing you monthly instalments listing not just our top 20 best selling acts, but a whopping 40!

Kicking things off at #1 are Irish rockers U2, who have soared to the top spot with The Joshua Tree tourFollowing closely behind are  Little Mix who have lined up a Summer Shout Out tour and autumn Glory Days tour. Making up the rest of the top five is Drake , who is currently on the road in the UK for the Boy Meets World tour, Neil Diamond, who will bring his 50th anniversary tour to the UK and Ireland in October and Bruno Mars, who will bring his 24K Magic World Tour to arenas around the UK and Ireland in April and May.

At the bottom of the chart we have The Stone RosesBonoboShawn MendesStrictly Come Dancing and Tory Lanez. Come back and see us next month to see if they’re able to hold on to their top 40 positions or if we’ll be waving them goodbye.

1. U2
2. Little Mix
3. Drake
4. Neil Diamond
5. Bruno Mars
6. Coldplay
7. Adele
8. Micky Flanagan
9. The Killers
10. Robbie Williams
11. Guns N’Roses
12. The Weeknd
13. Phil Collins
14. Black Sabbath
15. Kings of Leon
16. Green Day
17. Olly Murs
18. Depeche Mode
19. Jack Whitehall
20. James Arthur
21. The xx
22. Run The Jewels
23. Elbow
24. Two Door Cinema Club
25. Bryan Adams
26. James Blunt
27. The Chainsmokers
28. Good Mourning Mrs Brown
29. The Tenderloins
30. Evanescence
31. Michael Ball and Alfie Boe
32. Ariana Grande
33. Paul Weller
34. Jeff Lynne’s ELO
35. The Kooks
36. Tory Lanez
37. Strictly Come Dancing
38. Shawn Mendes
39. Bonobo
40.The Stone Roses

On sale in the next week – can they break the top 40?

1. Lady Gaga

2. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds

3. The Cribs

4. The Cranberries

5. Little Big Town

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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: Neil Diamond, The Killers at British Summer Time Hyde Park, James Blunt, Kings Of Leon And Paul Rodgers

NEIL DIAMOND

Neil Diamond has confirmed dates for the UK and European leg of his 50th Anniversary tour, with UK shows planned at arenas in Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds, Belfast, Dublin, Birmingham and London, where he’ll perform at the O2 Arena, between October 1 and 17. Tickets are on general sale at 10am on January 27, prices start at £65.00 plus fees.

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THE KILLERS at BRITISH SUMMER TIME HYDE PARK

The Killers have been announced as the final headliner of this year’s Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park series. The Las Vegas quartet will give fans a glimpse of material from their upcoming new album at London’s Hyde Park on July 8 with special guests Elbow, Tears For Fears and White Lies. Tickets are on general sale at 9am on January 27, prices start at £59.90 plus fees. Click here for pre-sale tickets.

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JAMES BLUNT

James Blunt will follow up the release of his new album, ‘The Afterlove’, out on March 24, with shows in Nottingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Birmingham, London, Brighton and Bournemouth in November. Tickets are on sale at 10am on January 27, priced between £25.00 and £40.00 plus fees.

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KINGS OF LEON

Kings of Leon will head to Manchester Arena on June 9 before a night at Sheffield Arena the next day, between their run of UK arena shows in February and their huge show at London’s Hyde Park on July 6 as part of the British Summer Time series. Tickets are on sale at 9am on January 27, priced £45.00 plus fees.

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PAUL RODGERS

The former Free vocalist will perform strictly Free songs only in Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Bristol, Plymouth, Oxford, Leicester, Sheffield, Nottingham, Southend, Ipswich, Portsmouth, Birmingham and London during May. Tickets are on sale at 9am on January 27, priced £45.00/£55.00 plus fees.

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

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Top Tours This Week!!

Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond has lined up dates for the UK and European leg of his 50th Anniversary tour, with UK shows planned at arenas in Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds, Belfast, Dublin, Birmingham and London, where he’ll perform at the O2 Arena, between October 1 and 17.
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Tickets are on general sale at 10am on January 27, prices start at £65.00 plus fees.


Celine Dion

Celine Dion has announced a tour of the UK and Europe in summer 2017, including arena shows in London, Manchester and Birmingham in June and July.
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Tickets are on general sale at 9am on February 3.


The Killers at British Summer Time Hyde Park

The Killers are confirmed as the final headliner of this year’s Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park series. The Las Vegas band will perform in London with special guests Elbow, Tears For Fears and White Lies on July 8.
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Tickets are on general sale at 9am on January 27, priced £59.90 plus fees.


James Blunt

James Blunt will play shows in Nottingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Birmingham, London, Brighton and Bournemouth in November, following up the March 24 release of his new album ‘The Afterlove’.
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Tickets are on sale at 10am on January 27, priced between £25.00 and £40.00 plus fees.


Paul Rodgers

The former Free vocalist will bring his Free Spirit tour to Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Bristol, Plymouth, Oxford, Leicester, Sheffield, Nottingham, Southend, Ipswich, Portsmouth, Birmingham and London during May.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on January 27, priced £45.00/£55.00 plus fees.


Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon will head to Manchester Arena on June 9 before a night at Sheffield Arena the next day.
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Tickets are on general sale at 9am on January 27, priced £45.00 plus fees.


Ed Sheeran

The singer-songwriter, who will release ‘÷’ on March 3 through Asylum/Atlantic, has confirmed multiple arena dates in Dublin, Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham and London during April and into May.
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Tickets are on sale at 10am on February 2, priced £40.00/£45.00 plus fees.


Also announced this week, so far

Maximo Park, Jorja  Smith, Evanescence, Katatonia, Feeder, Sigma, Goldfinger, Aine Cahill, Status Quo, Deadmau5, South West Four Festival, Foals, Citadel Festival, Little Hours, Laura Marling, Sampha, Craig David, Beverley Knight, Charlie Straw, Madness, Devil Sold His Soul, Superfood, W.A.S.P, The Magpie Salute, God Damn, Goldfrapp, Mowai, Mouth Of The Tyne Festival, Press To Meco, Liverpool Sound City, The Human League, John Cale, The Kooks, Richard Ashcroft, Cameron Avery, The View, Cherry Glazerr, The Undertones, The Zombies, Buddy Guy, Peaness, Devilskin, Sumo Cyco, Where Fires Are, Sacred Paws, Thrice, Tom Speight, Surfer Blood, John Power, Roachford and many more!

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

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On This Day In Music: Happy Birthday Neil Diamond!

On January 24, 1941 legendary American singer-songwriter Neil Diamond was born. Happy 76th birthday Mr Diamond!

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On This Day In Music: The Hollies Hit #1 With He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother

On September 24, 1988 The Hollies hit #1 on the UK singles chart with He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother. The track was originally a hit for them in 1969 and in 1970 for Neil Diamond. It came back into the charts following its use in a tv advertisement.

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Little Mix Reach The Top Of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart

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Ed Sheeran‘s reign of the chart is over and Little Mix have risen from their #18 position last week to take over the top spot. Also leaving the top 20 alongside Sheeran are KasabianFoo Fighters,  One DirectionDef Leppard and WhitesnakeNeil DiamondDavid GilmourDixie ChicksFlorence And The Machine and V Festival.

However, we do have some new arrivals to welcome. Please say hello to OprahRudimental,  The Gaslight Anthem and Motorhead, among others.

On sale this week are FaithlessKelly ClarksonAshNew Found Glory and John Newman. Will American pop icon Clarkson steal next week’s #1 spot? Or will it go to dance legends Faithless, who instead of celebrating their twentieth anniversary with china, will celebrate heading up the top 20 chart? Check back with us next week to find out.

10. Calvin Harris (who’s playing Tennents Vital and Glasgow Summer Sessions)
18. U2
19. Oprah

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

1. Faithless

2. Kelly Clarkson

3. Ash

4. New Found Glory

5.  John Newman

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Ed Sheeran Returns To The Top Of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart

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He just couldn’t stay away! Ed Sheeran is back at #1 on Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart following his sold out shows at Ireland’s Croke Park. Meanwhile, maintaining their top five positions are  The Ashes and James Bay. Joining them are chart newcomers Kasabian, who have done well to come straight in at #3.  Little Mix are also new this week but have entered the chart at a slightly more modest #18.

Leaving the top 20 are The ProdigyLionel RichieDuran DuranDynamoKornBeres Hammond and Megadeth. Also, failing to appear this week, despite going on sale last week, are Laura MarlingThe View and  James Morrison. Will they break into the top 20 next week? Only time, and ticket sales, will tell!

1. Ed Sheeran
2.  The Ashes
3. Kasabian
4. Years and Years
5. James Bay
6. Foo Fighters
7. Michael McIntyre
8. U2
9. The 1975
10. One Direction
11. Kevin Bridges
12. Def Leppard and Whitesnake
13. Neil Diamond
14. BBC Radio 2 Live
15. David Gilmour
16. Dixie Chicks
17. New Order
18. Little Mix
19. Florence And The Machine
20. V Festival

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

1. 50 Cent

2. Rudimental

3. Motorhead

4. PJ Harvey

5. City And Colour

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