This Week’s Top Tickets: Westlife, Robbie Williams, Whitesnake, Foreigner And Europe, Levellers, Scooter, DJ Shadow, A-Ha, Aled Jones, The Chainsmokers, Kew The Music feat. James Blunt, Jack Savoretti, Will Young, James Morrison, Gipsy Kings

Westlife

The extensive Stadiums In The Summer Tour will run for 14 dates, ahead of the Irish group’s previously confirmed shows at Wembley Stadium and Pairc Ui Chaoimh in Cork in late August. It’ll mark their first UK-wide outdoor tour in over eight years. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on November 8.

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Robbie Williams

The former Take That star will double up at London’s SSE Arena Wembley on December 17, the day after his previously announced sold out show at the venue. Tickets for the second festive gig are on sale now.

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Whitesnake, Foreigner and Europe

Whitesnake and Foreigner will be joined by special guests Europe for arena shows in London, Cardiff, Birmingham, Glasgow, Newcastle and Manchester between May 31 and June 8. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on November 8.

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Levellers

The folk-rock band have announced dates beginning in February, with stops scattered throughout spring, autumn and into winter. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on November 8.

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Scooter

The German techno band have lined up shows at the O2 Academy Glasgow, O2 Victoria Warehouse in Manchester and O2 Academy Brixton in London during May. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on November 8. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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DJ Shadow


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The London producer and DJ, who is set to release his new album ‘Our Pathetic Age’ on November 15, has lined up performances at SWG3 in Glasgow, Manchester’s Albert Hall and the O2 Academy Brixton in London for February. Tickets go on sale at 10am on November 8.

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A-Ha

The Norwegian band will continue to celebrate their 1985 debut album ‘Hunting High and Low’ with arena shows in Bournemouth, Liverpool, Birmingham and London during November 2020. Tickets go on sale at 10am on November 8.

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Aled Jones

The classical vocalist will perform at a number of his favourite cathedrals between September 28 and October 30, with tickets for the shows on general sale at 10am on November 8.

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The Chainsmokers

The electronic duo will take over London’s O2 Academy Brixton on October 16 and Dublin’s 3Arena on October 18, with tickets for the shows on general sale at 9am on November 8. Their plans also include dates in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and France.

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Kew The Music feat. James Blunt, Jack Savoretti, Will Young, James Morrison, Gipsy Kings

James Blunt will play the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew on July 8, with Jack Savoretti confirmed for the next day, Will Young and James Morrison co-headlining July 10 and the Gipsy Kings performing on July 12. There are still acts to be announced for July 7 and 11. Tickets go on sale at 10am on November 8, priced from £47 plus fees.

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Also announced this week:

La Roux, Jethro Tull, Lennon Stella, Status Quo, Lionel Richie, Ward Thomas, Marcus King Band, Ash, DMA’s, Trevor Noah, Alexei Sayle, Bicep, W.A.S.P, Courteeners, Andrei Rieu, Procol Harum, Mystery Jets. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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This Week’s New Releases: Father John Misty, Diet Cig And Blaenavon

There is a buttload of new releases hitting the shelves this week. Father John Misty is finally following up 2015’s ‘I Love You, Honeybear’ and Diet Cig are putting out their debut album, as are Hampshire trio Blaenavon.

If none of those float your boat then make sure to check out some of the other records out this week which we’ve listed below.

Andrew Combs – ‘Canyons Of My Mind’ (Loose)

Arca – ‘Arca’ (XL Recordings)

The Big Moon – ‘Love In The 4th Dimension’ (Fiction Records)

Blaenavon – ‘That’s Your Lot’ (Transgressive)

The Chainsmokers – ‘Memories…Do Not Open’ (Disruptor Records/Columbia)

Clark – ‘Death Peak’ (Warp)

Cold War Kids – ‘L.A. Divine’ (Virgin EMI)

Deep Purple – ‘InFinite’ (earMUSIC)

Diet Cig – ‘Swear I’m Good At This’ (Frenchkiss Records)

Falling in Reverse – ‘Coming Home’ (Epitaph)

Father John Misty – ‘Pure Comedy’ (Bella Union)

The Flatliners – ‘Inviting Light’ (Rise Records)

Future Islands – ‘The Far Field’ (4AD)

Guided by Voices – ‘August By Cake’ (GBV Inc)

Happyness – ‘Write In’ (Moshi Moshi)

Harry Pane – ‘The Wild Winds’ EP

Joey Bada$$ – ‘ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$’ (Cinematic Music Group/Pro Era)

Karen Elson – ‘Double Roses’ (HOT Records Limited)

K.Flay – ‘Every Where Is Some Where’ (Night Street/Interscope Records)

Michelle Branch – ‘Hopeless Romantic’ (Verve)

The New Pornographers – ‘Whiteout Conditions’ (Caroline/Collected Works)

Plaitum – ‘Constraint’ (Wolf Tone)

San Fermin – ‘Belong’ (Downtown/Interscope)

Timber Timbre – ‘Sincerely, Future Pollution’ (City Slang)

White Reaper – ‘The World’s Best American Band’ (Polyvinyl)

The Wooden Sky – ‘Swimming In Strange Waters’ (Nevado Music)

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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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Phil Collins Hits #1 On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart

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So it seems Drake‘s time at the top was short lived as this week Phil Collins is at #1 on Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart. He’s followed closely by Kings Of LeonLittle MixJustin Bieber and Peter Kay (Dance For Life).

Coldplay have left the top five this week and slid down to #9,  while Green Day and Kylie are both down six spots from last week. But it’s not all doom and gloom! The Chainsmokers are up four places and Catfish and the Bottlemen one.

This week the run of huge announcements continues, with Take ThatAriana GrandeDeftonesEllie Goulding and Tegan and Sara all confirming UK shows. Check back in with us next week to see if any are able to steal the top spot from Phil.

1. Phil Collins
2. Kings Of Leon
3. Little Mix
4. Justin Bieber
5. Peter Kay (Dance For Life)
6. Drake
7. Catherine Tate
8. Depeche Mode
9. Coldplay
10. Hacienda Classical
11. The Chainsmokers
12. The Courteeners
13. Donny Osmond
14. Still Game
15. Shawn Mendes
16. Catfish and the Bottlemen
17. James Arthur
18. Kylie
19. Green Day
20. Jack Whitehall

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

1. Take That

2. Ariana Grande

3. Deftones

4. Ellie Goulding

5. Tegan and Sara

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Drake Tops Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart

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Drake is dominating the chart this week and has knocked Coldplay off the #1 spot and down to #4, while Justin Bieber has moved into second place, Depeche Mode third and James Arthur fifth.

Busted and Robbie Williams have done well to enter the chart at #6 and #8, respectively. While Iron Maiden have dropped eight places since last week and Good Mourning Mrs Brown a whopping 12! But it’s not been too bad for some, with Green Day rising six places and The Cure and Chance The Rapper returning to the chart.

The last few weeks we’ve been overwhelmed with the amount of big names announcing shows, and this week is no exception! In 2017 Phil Collins will play five nights at the Royal Albert Hall, Kings Of Leon will hit UK arenas, Peter Kay will again take his ‘Dance For Life’ tour on the road in aid of Cancer Research UK,  All Time Low will return for a spring UK & Ireland tour, and Little Mix will head out on an autumn 2017 arena tour.

Come back and see us next week to see if any can knock Drake off the #1 spot.

1. Drake
2. Justin Bieber
3. Depeche Mode
4. Coldplay
5. James Arthur
6. Busted
7. Still Game
8. Robbie Williams
9. Michael Ball and Alfie Boe
10. Tory Lanez
11. Sum 41
12. Kylie
13. Green Day
14. Red Hot Chili Peppers
15. The Chainsmokers
16. Iron Maiden
17. Catfish and the Bottlemen
18. Good Mourning Mrs Brown
19. The Cure
20. Chance The Rapper

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

1. Phil Collins

2. Kings Of Leon

3. Peter Kay

4. Little Mix

5. All Time Low

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The Stone Roses Storm To The Top Of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart

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The Stone Roses have stormed to the top of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart, knocking last week’s #1, Eric Clapton, all the way down to #14. Following closely behind we have chart newbies Good Mourning Mrs Brown and Kraftwerk, and Justin Bieber, who has slipped one place since last week.

Only just clinging onto a spot in the top 20 are Bon Iver, who have dropped seven places to come in last on the chart, while Strictly Come Dancing have gone down 13 and Korn (co-headline with Limp Bizkit) have fallen from #14 to #19.  However, it’s not all doom and gloom,  Jamie T is up seven places, David Gilmour has returned and Professor Brian Cox has joined the chart.

This week there has also been some massive news: Bros have reformed and announced a HUGE show, Coldplay will play Cardiff and Dublin shows as part of their 2017 European tour and Green Day are the first headliner to be announced for the British Summer Time series at Hyde Park. Add to that John Bishop‘s tour and the X Factor Live and you’ve got one hell of a week! Come back and see us next week to see if any of them have been able to steal the top spot.

1. The Stone Roses
2. Iron Maiden
3. Good Mourning Mrs Brown
4. Kraftwerk
5. Justin Bieber
6. Two Door Cinema Club
7. The Chainsmokers
8. Jamie T
9. Green Day
10. Red Hot Chili Peppers
11. Elton John
12. Olly Murs
13. Shakin Stevens
14. Eric Clapton
15. Professor Brian Cox
16. Strictly Come Dancing
17. Catfish and the Bottlemen
18. David Gilmour
19. Korn (co-headline with Limp Bizkit)
20. Bon Iver

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

1. Bros

2. Coldplay

3. Green Day

4. John Bishop

5. X Factor Live

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Eric Clapton At #1 On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart

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Guitar legend Eric Clapton has risen to #1 on Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart, relegating last week’s top spot holders, Bon Iver, to #13. While making up the rest of the top five we have Elton JohnStrictly Come DancingJustin Bieber and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

This week we have some new entries on the chart, including  Shakin StevensAdam AntThunder and David Gray, who have caused a bit of a re-jig. Twenty One Pilots, who were circling the bottom of the top 20 last week, are now back in the top 10, while Green Day have dropped three places and Catfish and the Bottlemen two.

Over the next week there are a shedload of massive shows going on sale, including The Stone RosesThe Beach BoysTwo Door Cinema ClubElbow and The Chainsmokers. Check back in with us next week to see if any are able to steal the #1 spot.

1. Eric Clapton
2. Elton John
3. Strictly Come Dancing
4. Justin Bieber
5. Red Hot Chili Peppers
6. Craig David
7. Shakin Stevens
8. Olly Murs
9. Adam Ant
10. Twenty One Pilots
11. Green Day
12. Yusuf Cat Stevens
13. Bon Iver
14. Korn (co-headline with Limp Bizkit)
15. Jamie T
16. Catfish and the Bottlemen
17. Shawn Mendes
18. Thunder
19. David Gray
20. Disney On Ice

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

1. The Stone Roses

2. The Beach Boys

3. Two Door Cinema Club (extra show)

4. Elbow

5. The Chainsmokers (extra show)

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