Tour Of The Week: The 1975

The 1975 will return to the road in 2019. The 1975 tickets are on sale now, priced between £27.50 and £32.50 plus booking fees.

The alt-pop band, who have two new albums on the way, will be joined by special guests Pale Waves and No Rome in Belfast, Dublin, Glasgow, Cardiff, Brighton, London, Exeter, Birmingham, Manchester and Sheffield throughout January.

Album one, ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’, the follow up to 2016’s ‘I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It’, is out on November 30 via Dirty Hit/Interscope Records. Another album is expected to arrive in May.

The band recently shared their Sincerity Is Scary single, the fourth track to be shared from the upcoming album, following, Give Yourself a TryLove It If We Made It and TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME.

The 1975 Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Wed January 09 2019 – BELFAST SSE Arena Belfast
Thu January 10 2019 – DUBLIN 3Arena
Sat January 12 2019 – GLASGOW SSE Hydro
Mon January 14 2019 – CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
Wed January 16 2019 – BRIGHTON Centre
Fri January 18 2019 – LONDON O2
Sat January 19 2019 – LONDON O2 Arena
Mon January 21 2019 – EXETER Westpoint Arena
Wed January 23 2019 – BIRMINGHAM Arena
Thu January 24 2019 – MANCHESTER Arena
Fri January 25 2019 – SHEFFIELD FlyDSA Arena

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Rod Stewart, The 1975, Kaiser Chiefs, Bryan Ferry, White Lies, Embrace, The Stranglers, UB40 Featuring Ali, Astro And Mickey, Strictly Come Dancing Live and more

Rod Stewart

The legendary singer-songwriter will play outdoor venues in Southampton, York, Milton Keynes, Ipswich, Wolverhampton, Aberdeen and Bolton in May and June next year, as part of world tour supporting upcoming LP, ‘Blood Red Roses’. The dates will mark Stewart’s first UK tour in three years. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on September 21. Head here for pre-sale tickets (photo: Sean Hansford).

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The 1975

The alt-pop quartet will tour the UK and Ireland in January, following up the release of their new album ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’, which is set to arrive on November 30 via Dirty Hit/Interscope Records. The band have also promised to release another album in May. Tickets are on general sale at 9am on September 21, while Pale Waves and No Rome will open.

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Kaiser Chiefs

The Leeds indie-pop band will support their recently announced seventh studio album, which is expected to come out at the start of the new year, with over 20 live dates in January and February, including a stop at London’s O2 Academy Brixton. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on September 21.

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Bryan Ferry

The former Roxy Music frontman will play London’s Royal Albert Hall on June 17 as part of his 2019 world tour. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on September 21.

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White Lies

White Lies have announced their upcoming ‘Five’ LP and an accompanying UK tour, with shows lined up in Brighton, Bristol, Leeds, Newcastle, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Cambridge, London and Birmingham at the beginning of January. Tickets are on sale at 9am on September 21.

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The band will celebrate the 21st anniversary of their 1998 debut album, ‘The Good Will Out’, with shows in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Sheffield, Bristol, Nottingham, Leamington, Leeds and London, where they’ll perform at the Roundhouse, between March 5 and 16. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on September 21.

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The Stranglers

The legendary British new wave punks will be joined by special guests Dr Feelgood at shows in Scunthorpe, Aberdeen, Dunfermline, Glasgow, Nottingham, Reading, Newcastle, Leeds, Birmingham, Guildford, Southend, Cambridge, Bournemouth, Brighton, Bristol, Manchester and London, where they’ll play the O2 Academy Brixton, between March 5 and 30. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on September 21.

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UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey

UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey have added four dates to their A Real Labour of Love 40th anniversary tour, with the reggae legends set to call at Hull’s City Hall on March 27, Manchester’s O2 Apollo on March 31, Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall on April 1 and Sheffield City Hall on April 3. General sale begins at 10am on September 21. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Strictly Come Dancing – The Live Tour

Choreographed by TV judge Craig Revel Horwood and presented by 2017 series winner Ore Oduba, the tour will return to arenas in Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, Glasgow, Nottingham and London throughout January and February. Tickets are on sale at 8am on September 21. Head here for pre-sales.

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Also announced this week:

Ed Sheeran, the Dandy Warhols, Amy MacDonald, the Struts, Calum Scott, Kero Kero Bonito, Steve Mason, KT Tunstall, Jordan Mackampa, Hozier, Walter Trout, Paul Smith, Perturbator, Stone Broken, Samantha Harvey, Blood Red Shoes, J Mascis, Jacob Banks, Cloud Nothings, Nervus, Tremonti, Calpurnia, Russell Kane, Omid Djalili, Arenacross and more. Head here for more information and to find your tickets.

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Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart 2016 Countdown: Part Two

As Christmas Day edges even closer our countdown of the year’s top 50 best-selling artists on Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart is well underway. We’ve been working our way from the bottom up, counting through 10 a day, until we reach the top and crown the successor to Adele, who took the top spot in 2015. Make sure to check back throughout the week to see who’s in the running for a Stereoboard Christmas #1. If you missed it, you can check out Part One here.

31. Jess Glynne
32. Black Sabbath
33. Kasabian
34. Catfish and the Bottlemen
35. Shawn Mendes
36. Kings of Leon
37. V Festival
38. Good Mourning Mrs Brown
39. Simply Red
40. The 1975

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The 1975 – ‘I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It’

‘I Like It When You Sleep…’ is an overproduced, overwrought and overindulgent mishmash of a thing. So, just how Matt Healey and co. have managed to take such inauspicious ingredients and turn them into the musical equivalent of a moreish Eton mess is all the more mind boggling. Indie-pop has never had it quite so good.

Bon Iver – ‘22, A Million’

Cryptic and convoluted, Bon Iver’s third full-length release may have lacked appeal on paper. However, on ‘22, A Million’ mainman Justin Vernon does what he does best by distilling raw human emotion into a delicate, finely crafted musical experience. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know what the bloody hell he’s on about, only that you feel what it is that he’s saying.

Conor Oberst – ‘Ruminations’

Featuring just a guitar, harmonica, piano and, of course, Oberst’s voice, ‘Ruminations’ is easily one of the most sparse records of 2016. Such minimalism completely works in the record’s favour, though, as we are truly able to focus on the carefully-woven tales of heartbreak and tragedy that Oberst so plaintively tells. Sometimes the simplest music really is the best.

Michael Kiwanuka – ‘Love & Hate’

From the epic grandiosity of opener Cold Little Heart, you know you’re in for a treat with Kiwanuka’s second full-length LP. The album certainly doesn’t hold back in terms of its scope, with pretty much everything but the kitchen sink thrown in. But rather than its scale, its Kiwanuka’s increasing ability to blend sentiment with soul that truly sets ‘Love & Hate’ apart.

David Bowie – ‘Blackstar’

A swansong like no other, ‘Blackstar’ is Bowie’s final gift to the world.The record represents the singer’s unparalleled ability to turn even the most lamentable of circumstances into something worth celebrating, while simultaneously bookending what is an incredibly vast and varied body of work. An artist in the true sense of the word.

Honourable mentions: Radiohead – ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’, Teleman – ‘Brilliant Sanity’, Metronomy – ‘Summer 08’, Green Day – ‘Revolution Radio’, C Duncan – ‘The Midnight Sun’.


Francis and the Lights – Friends (feat. Bon Iver)

The 1975 – Somebody Else

Two Door Cinema Club – Bad Decisions

Warpaint – New Song

Christine and the Queens – Tilted

Honourable mentions: The xx – On Hold, VANT – PEACE & LOVE, Blossoms – Charlemagne, Mystery Jets – Bubblegum, Creeper – Suzanne

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Bon Iver Bound To The Top Of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart


We’re a bit tardy with your latest instalment of the Hot Ticket Chart, but you can now check out the rankings from September 12 to 18 below.

Bon Iver have bumped comeback kings Green Day off the #1 spot and down to #8. Meanwhile, we’ve got Korn and Limp Bizkit in second place, with Shawn MendesJustin Bieber and Yusuf Cat Stevens making up the rest of the top five.

Elton John is back in the top 10, followed by Olly Murs, who has dropped five places since the last chart. We also welcome newcomers Tory Lanez and The Pretty Reckless, who have entered at #10 and #18, respectively.

Over the next week we’ve got some huge names with shows on sale, including KraftwerkIron MaidenTwo Door Cinema ClubBlossoms and Jimmy Eat World. Come back and see us soon to find out if any of them beat Bon Iver to the top of the chart.

1. Bon Iver
2. Korn (co-headline with Limp Bizkit)
3. Shawn Mendes
4. Justin Bieber
5. Yusuf Cat Stevens
6. Elton John
7. Olly Murs
8. Green Day
9. Red Hot Chili Peppers
10. Tory Lanez
11. Frankie Valli
12. David Gilmour
13. Jess Glynne
14. Catfish and the Bottlemen
15. Marvel Universe Live
16. Jamie T
17. Billy Connolly
18. The Pretty Reckless
19. The 1975
20. Twenty One Pilots

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

1. Iron Maiden

2. Kraftwerk

3. Two Door Cinema Club

4. Blossoms

5. Jimmy Eat World

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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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Jamie T Tops Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart


Jamie T has come back in a big way recently, announcing the release of his new album ‘Trick’ and its accompanying UK and Ireland tour. It’s been enough to knock Scottish funny man Billy Connolly off the top spot and down to #5, leaving Jamie T at #1. Meanwhile, making up the rest of the top five we have PixiesDavid Gilmour and Pet Shop Boys.

In fact, there’s been a massive reshuffle this week. The 1975 have dropped from #2 to #13, Björk has entered the chart in an impressive eighth position and Black Sabbath have gone from last place last week to #11 this week. Not bad, not bad!

In the coming week there’s a mixture of comedy and music shows going on sale, including Avenged SevenfoldGreg DaviesBlack Stone CherryThe Temper Trap and Jack Whitehall. Come back and see us next week to see if they’ve got what it takes to tip Jamie T off the top spot.

1. Jamie T
2. Pixies
3. David Gilmour
4. Pet Shop Boys
5. Billy Connolly
6. Christine and the Queens
7. Beyonce
8. Björk
9. Rod Stewart
10. Justin Bieber
11. Black Sabbath
12. Jess Glynne
13. The 1975
14. Oliver Heldens
15. The Cure
16. Catherine Tate
17. Ocean Colour Scene
18. The Lumineers
19. Simply Red
20. PJ Harvey

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

1. Avenged Sevenfold

2. Greg Davies

3. Black Stone Cherry

4. The Temper Trap

5. Jack Whitehall

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Billy Connolly At #1 On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart


Billy Connolly has done it! The Scottish comedian has knocked Beyonce off the top spot and is currently at #1 on Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart. Following closely behind him are The 1975Lovebox FestivalChristine And The Queens and the chart queen herself, Beyonce.

Making his way back up the chart this week is Bruce Springsteen, who has risen from #15 to #6. Joining in his good fortune are Stereophonics, who have shot up six places from last week. But, where one act goes up, another must come down, and Black Sabbath have dropped from #16 to last position, while Justin Bieber has also fallen, but for him it’s five places.

During the coming week there are a shedload of tickets going on sale for a number of events and tours, including Pet Shop BoysThe LumineersJamie TBjork and Against Me. Come back and see us next week to see if anyone can bump Billy off the top spot.

1. Billy Connolly
2. The 1975
3. Lovebox Festival
4. Christine And The Queens
5. Beyonce
6. Bruce Springsteen
7. David Gilmour
8. Jeff Lynnes ELO
9. PJ Harvey
10. Stevie Wonder
11. Stereophonics
12. Jess Glynne
13. Bryan Adams
14. Justin Bieber
15. Rod Stewart
16. Catfish And The Bottlemen
17. Bastille
18. Simply Red
19. Pixies
20. Black Sabbath

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

1. Pet Shop Boys

2. The Lumineers

3. Jamie T

4. Bjork

5. Against Me

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Tour Of The Week: The 1975


The 1975 have lined up additional shows around their previously confirmed date at the O2 Arena London on December 16. The 1975 tickets are on sale now, priced between £23.00 and £29.00 plus fees.

The band will call at Manchester Arena on December 13 before an extra date at the O2 in London on December 15. They also have stops lined up in Newcastle, Glasgow, Bournemouth and Cardiff.

The 1975 Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Tue December 13 2016 – MANCHESTER Arena
Thu December 15 2016 – LONDON O2 Arena
Fri December 16 2016 – LONDON O2 Arena
Sat December 17 2016 – NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Metro Radio Arena
Mon December 19 2016 – GLASGOW SSE Hydro
Wed December 21 2016 – BOURNEMOUTH BIC
Thu December 22 2016 – CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena

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Video Of The Week: The 1975 – Somebody Else


The 1975 have shared the video for Somebody Else.

The track is taken from the Manchester quartet’s sophomore album, ‘I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It’, which came out in February. Watch the clip, written by Matthew Healy and directed by Tim Mattia, below.

The band play shows either side of their previously confirmed date at theO2 Arena London on December 16, with additional stops at Manchester Arena on December 13, an extra date at the O2 on December 15, plus nights in Newcastle, Glasgow, Bournemouth and Cardiff. Tickets are on sale now.

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