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.

Head over to our music video page on the official Stereoboard website for the latest video releases.

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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: The 1975, Twin Atlantic, Adam Ant, Billy Connolly And Cirque Du Soleil: Varekai


THE 1975

The 1975 have confirmed additional shows around their already announced date at the O2 Arena London on December 16, with stops planned at Manchester Arena on December 13, an extra date at the O2 on December 15, plus performances in Newcastle, Glasgow, Bournemouth and Cardiff. Tickets are on general sale at 9am on July 15, priced between £23.00 and £29.00 plus fees.

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Twin Atlantic have lined up an autumn UK tour with stops planned in Newcastle, Cardiff, Birmingham, London and Leeds between October 7 and 15. The Scottish quartet, who wrap up a series of summer shows this week, have also lined up winter dates in Dublin, Belfast, and their hometown Glasgow, where they will play three shows at the Barrowland. Tickets go on sale at 9am on July 15 (Dublin on sale now), priced between £16.00 and £21.00 plus fees.

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Adam Ant will play Adam and the Ants’ second album, ‘Kings Of The Wild Frontier’, which was originally released in 1980, in full for the final time in the UK at the Roundhouse in London on December 18. Tickets will go on general sale at 9am on July 15, priced from £35.00 plus fees.

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Billy Connolly will bring his High Horse tour to Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester, Sheffield, Newcastle, Liverpool, Brighton, Peterborough and Portsmouth during November. Tickets are on general sale at 9am on July 15, priced at £35.00/£42.50 plus fees.

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Cirque Du Soleil will bring its updated signature production, Varekai, to Sheffield Arena, Dublin’s 3Arena, Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena and Leeds’ First Direct Arena in February 2017, followed by the Genting Arena in Birmingham, Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena and the SSE Hydro, Glasgow in March. Tickets are on general sale at 9am on July 15, priced from £39.05/£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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Queen Bey Continues To Reign Supreme On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart


We had a few technical difficulties last week so unfortunately there was no chart. Did you miss us? Well, whether or not you did, we’re back!

Beyonce is continuing her reign at the top of the chart for another week, while making up the rest of the top five we have Jeff Lynnes ELOStevie WonderMorrissey and Wireless Festival.

But not everyone is having such a good week. The Boss has dropped from #11 to #15, Stereophonics have slid two places and Michael Ball and Alfie Boe are only just still in the chart, going from #16 last week to last position this week.

Over the next week there will be tickets going on sale for Billy ConnollyPJ HarveyThe 1975Christine And The Queens and Clean Bandit, to name a few. Check back in with us next week to see if any of them have managed to bump Beyonce off the top spot.

1. Beyonce
2. Jeff Lynnes ELO
3. Stevie Wonder
4. Morrissey
5. Wireless Festival
6. David Gilmour
7. Chance The Rapper
8. Lionel Richie
9. Justin Bieber
10. David Brent
11. Coldplay
12. Jess Glynne
13. Lovebox Festival
14. Rod Stewart
15. Bruce Springsteen
16. Black Sabbath
17. Stereophonics
18. Rihanna
19. Catfish And The Bottlemen
20. Michael Ball and Alfie Boe

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

1. Billy Connolly

2. PJ Harvey

3. The 1975

4. Christine And The Queens

5. Clean Bandit

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