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
33. Kings of Leon
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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Biffy Clyro At #1 On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart


It took us a while to recover from the bank holiday shenanigans, so we’ve doubled up and given you a chart covering August 22 to September 4.

Reading Festival headliners Biffy Clyro have knocked the event off the top spot and taken #1 position on the chart. Following closely behind are fellow festival headliners Red Hot Chili Peppers, while making up the rest of the top five we have The CourteenersTwenty One Pilots and South West Four.

We’ve had lots of show announcements recently, which has meant a lot of movement on the chart and welcoming some new blood, including Twenty One PilotsFrank Turner, Dave ChappelleOliver Heldens and You Me At Six.

This week we’ve had even more MASSIVE tours announced. Green Day have confirmed a trio of UK arena shows, as well as a North American tour, Shawn Mendes has lined up a world tour,  Olly Murs will be calling at arenas across the UK and Ireland in 2017, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons are getting back on the road next year, and Ne-Yo will play two UK arena shows in November. Come back and see us next week to see if any have managed to bump the Biff from the top spot.

1. Biffy Clyro
2. Red Hot Chili Peppers
3. The Courteeners
4. Twenty One Pilots
5. South West Four
6. Justin Bieber
7. Reading Festival
8. Dave Chappelle
9. You Me At Six
10. Frank Turner
11. Creamfields
12. Catfish and the Bottlemen
13. The Chemical Brothers
14. Oliver Heldens
15. David Gilmour
16. The Cure
17. Marti Pellow
18. Chase and Status
19. Jess Glynne
20. Tennents Vital

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

1. Green Day

2. Shawn Mendes

3. Olly Murs

4. Frankie Valli

5. Ne-Yo

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Reading Festival Remains At The Top Of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart


As it’s been a busy few weeks we thought we’d do a bigger chart for you this week and cover ground from August 8 to 21. As you can see Reading Festival continues to reign supreme at the top of the chart, followed closely by V Festival, while Leeds Festival has come in at #10.

Making up the rest of the top half of the chart we have Red Hot Chili Peppers (Day Ticket at Reading)Justin BieberLouis CKSimply RedSouth West FourDavid Gilmour and Pixies. Meanwhile, the once queen of the chart, Adele, is in the penultimate position of the top 20, followed only by Chance The Rapper.

Recently we’ve had some real corker of shows announced, including You Me At SixJames and The CharlatansKaiser ChiefsBilly Ocean and Bullet For My Valentine. Check back in with us next week to see if any of them have what it takes to steal the top spot.

1. Reading Festival
2. V Festival
3. Red Hot Chili Peppers (Day Ticket at Reading)
4. Justin Bieber
5. Louis CK
6. Simply Red
7. South West Four
8. David Gilmour
9. Pixies
10. Leeds Festival
11. Roman v Fousey
12. The Cure
13. Travis Scott
14. Blossoms
15. Catfish and the Bottlemen
16. The Libertines
17. Rod Stewart
18. Jess Glynne
19. Adele
20. Chance The Rapper

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

1. You Me At Six

2. James and The Charlatans

3. Kaiser Chiefs

4. Billy Ocean

5. Bullet For My Valentine

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Reading Festival Reaches #1 On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart


With the event only two weeks away Reading Festival has topped Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart, followed closely by V Festival, which will take place next week. Meanwhile, last week’s top spot holders, Avenged Sevenfold, have dropped to #7 and Justin Bieber is a non-mover in fourth place.

Death Grips have done well to enter the chart at #8, while below them are Pixies, having fallen from #6 last week. Beyonce is also on her way down the chart, coming in at #15, as is Jamie T, who now holds the penultimate position.

On sale in the next week are some seriously big name shows. You’ve got Super Furry AnimalsThe Flaming Lips, SkeptaSuicide Silence and Sean Paul, among many, many others. Come back and see us next week to see if Reading Festival will continue its reign at the top of the chart.

1. Reading Festival
2. V Festival
3. Red Hot Chili Peppers (Day Ticket at Reading)
4. Justin Bieber
5. The Libertines
6. Rod Stewart
7. Avenged Sevenfold
8. Death Grips
9. Pixies
10. The Cure
11. Bryan Adams
12. Simply Red
13. Billy Connolly
14. Adele
15. Beyonce
16. Louis CK
17. South West Four
18. Travis Scott
19. Jamie T
20. Billy Joel

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

1. Super Furry Animals

2. The Flaming Lips

3. Skepta

4. Suicide Silence

5. Sean Paul

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Avenged Sevenfold Hit #1 On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart


Avenged Sevenfold have knocked Jamie T off the top of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart and all the way down to #16.  At #2 we have funnyman Greg Davies and David Gilmour is a non-mover this week at #3.  Justin Bieber has made a nice comeback, rising from #10 last week to #4 this week, and Reading Festival has returned to the chart at #5, with the event being just three weeks away.

We say hello to newcomer Bianca Del Rio, who has made her chart debut at #7. Very nice! Not having such a good week are Pixies, who, although still in the top 10, have dropped four places, and Jess Glynne, who has gone from #12 to last place on the chart.

During the next week there are some massive shows going on sale, including Joe BonamassaBrian WilsonRumerThe Jesus And Mary Chain and Jack Savoretti. Check back in with us next week to see if any of them have made it to #1.

1. Avenged Sevenfold
2. Greg Davies
3. David Gilmour
4. Justin Bieber
5. Reading Festival
6. Pixies
7. Bianca Del Rio
8. Geko
9. Beyonce
10. Rod Stewart
11. Black Stone Cherry
12. Jack Whitehall
13. Jeff Lynnes ELO
14. The Cure
15. V Festival
16. Jamie T
17. The 1975
18. Madness
19. Bryan Adams
20. Jess Glynne

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

1. Joe Bonamassa

2. Brian Wilson

3. Rumer

4. The Jesus And Mary Chain

5. Jack Savoretti

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Staff Picks: Laura ‘Riot Goth’ Johnson


This was my first year with Stereoboard and I think it’s fair to say it’s been my best yet. Professionally that is, I don’t want to shortchange 1996, the year D3: The Mighty Ducks came out. I’ve met bands I’ve idolised since my teens, new artists that have gone on to grace magazine covers and watched some of my favourite artists reform and perform shows I never thought I would have the privilege to see. Below is just a snapshot of my favourite things from the past year.


‘23 Live Sex Acts’ – Against Me!

‘Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit’- Courtney Barnett

‘Welcome Back To Milk’ – Du Blonde

‘Perpetual Motion People’ – Ezra Furman

‘Blossom’ – Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

‘Get A Witness’ – Queen Kwong

‘No Cities To Love’ – Sleater Kinney

‘Imaginary Life’ – Worriers


Pedestrian At Best – Courtney Barnett

The Ghosts Of Beverly Drive – Death Cab For Cutie

Ordinary Life – Ezra Furman

Devil Inside Me – Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

Broken Hands – Fraser. A. Gorman

Raising The Skate – Speedy Ortiz

Under A Rock – Waxahatchee

Glutton For Distance – Worriers


Courtney Barnett (supported by Spring King and Fraser A. Gorman) – The Fleece, Bristol – March 28

FrnkIero AndThe Cellabration – The Globe, Cardiff- April 22

Babes In Toyland (supported by Skating Polly) – Trinity Centre, Bristol – May 24

Julie Ruin – Electric Ballroom, London – May 26

L7 – Electric Ballroom, London – June 16

Against Me! (Reading Set) – Richfield Avenue, Reading Festival – August 30

Jack Off Jill – Electric Ballroom, London – October 21

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes (supported by Blackhole and Creeper) – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff – October 28


Arse Full Of Chips

Barren Womb

Cock And Ball Torture

Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard


Prostitute Disfigurement

Shaving The Werewolf

Sodomized Cadaver


Courtney Barnett


The Used


Queen Kwong (Wes Borland and Carré Callaway)


Nick Oliveri


Ginger Wildheart


Frank Iero


Dallas Green (City & Colour/ Alexisonfire)


Against Me! (Laura Jane Grace and Atom Willard)



BOOK: Girl In A Band by Kim Gordon

VIDEO: New Wave – Sleater Kinney

FILM: The Voices

MERCH: Fraser A.Gorman – Tea Towel


DRINK:Punk IPA by Brewdog

FOOD: Peanut Butter (this was the same last year and will probably feature next year)

INSULT: “I envy people that don’t know you!”


Me: “Who’s that guy on Brooklyn Nine-Nine that looks like Andy Samberg?”

Huw Baines: “Andy Samberg.”


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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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Foals Trot Their Way To The Top Of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart



So, Foals have made their way to the top of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart, relegating newcomers Years and Years to #4. Meanwhile, it seems the news of the possible split of One Direction has sent fans into a ticket buying frenzy as the four-piece have shot from #8 last week to #2 this week.

Much loved crooner Cliff Richard has entered the chart at an impressive #3 , while Reading Festival and the Zac Brown Band have come in at a slightly more underwhelming #12 and #19, respectively.

We unfortunately say bye-bye to a lot of artists this week, including FaithlessThe AshesFlorence And The MachineDuran DuranJess GlynneKiss Haunted House Party and Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

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

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Reading Festival Returns To Top Spot On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart


Perhaps unsurprisingly, Reading Festival has returned to top spot on this week’s Stereoboard Hot Ticket Chart. One of the highlights of the musical calendar, this year’s edition will be headlined by Paramore, Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys and Blink 182.

Lee Evans is in second place, just ahead of last week’s chart-topper, Bryan Adams, while Ed Sheeran and Jamie T, who keeps adding new dates to his Carry On The Grudge tour, complete the top five.

Billy Connolly and Billy Idol are either side of Leeds Festival, Reading’s sister event, with John Bishop and Kasabian also doing enough to secure places in the top 10.

At 11 is South West Four, which returns to Clapham Common this weekend for more electronic delights, as the Who, Mrs Brown’s Boys, Disney on Ice and Sam Smith jostle for position in mid-table.

Finally, in a star-studded run of names, George Ezra, the Killers, Biffy Clyro, Lauryn Hill and Paloma Faith complete this week’s rundown.

Check out the full list below, and be sure to act quickly to make sure you don’t miss out! Last week’s positions are in brackets.

1. (5) Reading Festival

2. (2) Lee Evans

3. (1) Bryan Adams

4. (3) Ed Sheeran

5. (-) Jamie T

6. (4) Billy Connolly

7. (14) Leeds Festival

8. (-) Billy Idol

9. (-) John Bishop

10. (15) Kasabian

11. (-) South West Four

12. (12) The Who

13. (-) Mrs Brown’s Boys

14. (-) Disney on Ice

15. (9) Sam Smith

16. (-) George Ezra

17. (-) The Killers

18. (-) Biffy Clyro

19. (-) Lauryn Hill

20. (7) Paloma Faith

On sale now – can they break the top 10?

1. Lily Allen

2. Example

3. Alt-J

4. Bombay Bicycle Club

5. The Script

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