Top Tickets This Week: Madness, Manic Street Preachers, Culture Club, Don Broco, Eagles Of Death Metal, Ashe, The Cadillac Three, Nile Rodgers and CHIC, Mo Gilligan, and more


The British ska-pop legends will take The Ladykillers Tour across the UK this winter, with arena shows lined up in Dublin, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Sheffield, Bournemouth, Brighton, Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester, Cardiff, Nottingham, Newcastle, Birmingham and London, where they’ll return to the O2 Arena on December 18. Special guests on all dates will be Squeeze, with tickets for the shows on general sale at 9.30am on May 21.

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Manic Street Preachers

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Manic Street Preachers will support their newly announce album, ‘The Ultra Vivid Lament’, with an autumn UK tour and a huge London show at the SSE Arena Wembley on December 3. They will be joined by The Anchoress for all dates except London. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on May 21.

They also play two previously announced arena shows in Cardiff this summer alongside UK festival appearances.

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Culture Club

Culture Club will headline Scarborough Open Air Theatre on August 14, following their previously announced Heritage Live concerts. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on May 21.

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Don Broco

The band will support their upcoming album, ‘Amazing Things’, with a UK tour this autumn. The run includes two nights at the O2 Academy Brixton in London on November 5 and 6, with tickets for all dates on general sale at 10am on May 21.

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Eagles Of Death Metal

Eagles Of Death Metal will take The 24th Anniversary Tour to Brighton, Cardiff, Newcastle, Birmingham, Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Nottingham, Manchester and Bristol between November 22 and December 6. Fronted by Jesse Hughes and Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme, though the latter no longer features as part of their live line up, the California band will be joined on all dates by special guests Bones UK. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on May 21.

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Ashe has announced The Fault Line Tour for spring 2022, with stops lined up in Dublin, Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds, Birmingham and London, where she’ll take over the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on May 31. The dates will follow her two previously confirmed sold-out gigs at Lafayette in London this September. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on May 21.

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The Cadillac Three

The Nashville trio will bring their 10th anniversary celebrations to Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Nottingham, Newcastle, Glasgow, London, Cardiff, Dublin, and Belfast during December. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on May 21.

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Nile Rodgers and CHIC

The funk pioneer and band will perform at Margate’s Dreamland and Cardiff’s Alexandra Head on September 18 and 19, respectively, with tickets for the shows on general sale at 11am on May 21.

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Mo Gilligan

Mo Gilligan has announced a huge show at London’s O2 Arena. Taking place on December 8 and billed as The Black British Takeover, the event will feature a headline set from the comedian following appearances from special guests to be revealed in due course. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on May 21.

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Also announced this week:

Head here for a full list and to find your tickets. Check our rolling guide to cancelled and postponed events here.

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This Week’s New Releases: Bruce Springsteen, Ty Dolla $ign And Laura Veirs

The new releases keep rolling out and, in some cases, giving us a welcome distraction from these crazy times we find ourselves in. The Boss has released a new record with the E Street Band, Ty Dolla $ign has dropped the star-studded follow-up to 2017’s ‘Beach House 3’, and we’ve got a new full-length from American singer-songwriter Laura Veirs.

Head below for more new music, including a collaboration collection from Gorillaz, surprise record from the Cadillac Three and new album from Faithless.

Adrianne Lenker – ‘songs’ and ‘instrumentals’ (4AD)

Beastie Boys – ‘Beastie Boys Music’ (Capitol)

Better Person – ‘Something To Lose’ (Arbutus Records)

BLACKSTARKIDS – ‘Whatever, Man’ (Dirty Hit)

Blossoms – ‘In Isolation’ and ‘Live From The Plaza Theatre, Stockport’ (EMI/Universal)

Bruce Springsteen – ‘Letter To You’ (Columbia)

Brutus – ‘Live In Ghent’ (Hassle Records)

The Cadillac Three – ‘Tabasco & Sweet Tea (Big Machine Records)

clipping. – ‘Visions Of Bodies Being Burned’ (Sub Pop)

Faithless – ‘All Blessed’ (BMG)

Future Utopia – ’12 Questions’ (Future Utopia)

Ghostemane – ‘ANTI-ICON’ (Blackmage)

Gorillaz – ‘Song Machine | Season One | Strange Timez’ (Parlophone)

I Don’t Know How But They Found Me – ‘Razzmatazz’ (Fearless Records)

Jeff Tweedy – ‘Love Is The King’ (dBpm Records)

Joe Bonamassa – ‘Royal Tea’ (J&R Adventures)

John Frusciante – ‘Maya’ (Planet Mu/Timesig)

Juanita Stein – ‘Snapshot’ (Nude Records)

Junglepussy – ‘Jp4‘ (Friends Of/Jagjaguwar)

Laura Veirs – ‘My Echo’ (Bella Union)

The Lemonheads – ‘Lovey – 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition’ (Fire)

Linus Fitness-Centre – ‘Clear The Level’ (Sharp Noodle Recordings)

Magick Mountain – ‘Weird Feelings’ (Magick Mountain Records)

Major Lazer – ‘Music Is The Weapon’ (Mad Decent/Because)

The Mountain Goats – ‘Getting Into Knives’ (Merge)

Nothing But Thieves – ‘Moral Panic’ (Sony)

No Thank You – ‘Embroidered Foliage’ (Lame-O Records)

Pallbearer – ‘Forgotten Days’ (Nuclear Blast)

Plants and Animals – ‘The Jungle’ (Secret City Records)

PUP – ‘This Place Sucks Ass’ EP (BMG)

PVRIS – ‘Use Me (Deluxe)’ (Warner)

Salem – ‘Salem’ EP (Roadrunner/Warner)

Sam Amidon – ‘Sam Amidon’ (Nonesuch)

Sevendust – ‘Blood & Stone’ (Rise Records)

This Is The Kit – ‘Off Off On’ (Rough Trade)

Tom Furse – Ecstatic Meditations’ (LO Recordings)

Twisted Ankle – ‘Twisted Ankle’ (Breakfast Records)

Ty Dolla $ign – ‘Featuring Ty Dolla $ign’ (Atlantic)

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This Week’s New Releases: Green Day, La Roux And Stone Temple Pilots

We’ve got some big hitters dropping records this week! Green Day have followed up to 2016’s ‘Revolution Radio’, and La Roux has released her first new album in six years, while Stone Temple Pilots have put out their first acoustic full-length.

Head below for the rest of this week’s new releases.

Antibalas – ‘Fu Chronicles’ (Daptone Records)

Arbor Labor Union – ‘New Petal Instants’ (Arrowhawk)

The Cadillac Three – ‘Country Fuzz’ (Big Machine)

Cheerleader – ‘Almost Forever’ (Bright Antenna)

Delain – ‘Apocalypse & Chill’ (Napalm)

Galantis – ‘Church’ (Big Beat Records)

Gil Scott-Heron and Makaya McCraven – ‘We’re New Again – A Re-imagining By Makaya McCraven’ (XL)

Green Day – ‘Father of All…’ (Reprise/Warner)

Hamerkop – ‘Remote’ (Drag City Records)

Hauser – ‘Classic’ (Sony)

Hayley Williams – ‘Petals For Armor I’ (Atlantic Records)

The Homesick – ‘The Big Exercise’ (Sub Pop)

Isobel Campbell – ‘There Is No Other…’ (Cooking Vinyl)

John Moreland – ‘LP5’ (Old Omens)

La Roux – ‘Supervision’ (Supercolour/Believe)

Leon Bridges and Khruangbin – ‘Texas Sun’ EP (Dead Oceans)

The Lone Bellow – ‘Half Moon Light’ (Dualtone)

Mark Kozelek with Ben Boye and Jim White – ‘2’ (Caldo Verde)

Nada Surf – ‘Never Not Together’ (City Slang)

Oh Wonder – ‘No One Else Can Wear Your Crown’ (Island)

Richard Marx – ‘Limitless’ (BMG)

Sepultura – ‘Quadra’ (Nuclear Blast)

Shopping – ‘All Or Nothing’ (FatCat Records)

Stone Temple Pilots – ‘Perdida’ (Pen/Rhino)

Supersuckers – ‘Play That Rock N’ Roll’ (Steamhammer)

Those Damn Crows – ‘Point Of No Return’ (Earache Records)

Various artists – ‘Birds Of Prey: The Album’ (Atlantic)

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This Week’s New Releases: Wild Beasts, Dinosaur Jr And Blossoms


This week there are a lot of highly anticipated releases hitting the shelves.  You’ve got Bossoms putting out their self-titled debut, Moose Blood dropping their sophomore LP ‘Blush’, Wild Beasts racking up album #5 with ‘Boy King’,  and Dinosaur Jr releasing their 11th studio album, ‘Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not’.

If none of that tickles your fancy, check out the rest of our pick of this week’s new releases below.

Blossoms – ‘Blossoms’ (Virgin EMI)

Creative Adult – ‘Fear Of Life’ (Run For Cover Records)

Dinosaur Jr. – ‘Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not’ (Jagjaguwar)

Health&Beauty – ‘No Scare’ (Wichita)

Moose Blood – ‘Blush’ (Hopeless Records)

Russian Circles – ‘Guidance’ (Sargent House)

Various Artists – ‘Suicide Squad OST: The Album’ (Atlantic)

The Cadillac Three – ‘Bury Me In My Boots’ (Big Machine Records)

Wild Beasts – ‘Boy King’ (Domino)

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