This Week’s New Releases: Paul McCartney, The Offspring And Norah Jones

I would go as far as saying there’s a little something for everyone this week. Paul McCartney has enlisted Blood Orange, Blur’s Damon Albarn, Anderson .Paak, Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme, St Vincent, Phoebe Bridgers, Beck and more to cover tracks from his latest solo LP, 2020’s ‘McCartney III’. Meanwhile, The Offspring have returned with their first new album in nine years and Norah Jones has released her first live LP.

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

Alex Henry Foster – ‘Standing Under Bright Lights (Live)’ (Hopeful Tragedy)

Eric Church – ‘Heart’ (EMI Nashville)

Garage a Trois – ‘Calm Down Cologne’ (Royal Potato Family)

Greta Van Fleet – ‘The Battle At Garden’s Gate’ (Lava/Republic)

Havelocke – ‘Arsonist’ EP (Silent Cult)

Holding Absence – ‘The Greatest Mistake Of My Life’ (Sharptone)

Liquid Tension Experiment – ‘LTE3’ (Century Media/InsideOutMusic/SPV)

The Living – ‘1982’ (Loosegroove)

Marty Friedman – ‘Tokyo Jukebox 3’ (Mascot/The Players Club)

Motorpsycho – ‘Kingdom Of Oblivion’ (Rune Grammofon)

Norah Jones – ”Til We Meet Again (Live)’ (Blue Note)

The Offspring – ‘Let The Bad Times Roll’ (Concord)

Paul McCartney – ‘McCartney III Imagined’ (Capitol)

The Polyphonic Spree – ‘Afflatus’ (Good Records)

Saint Raymond – ‘We Forgot We Were Dreaming’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Sam Eagle – ‘She’s So Nice’ EP (Cooking Vinyl)

Sharon Van Etten – ‘Epic Ten’ (Ba Da Bing!)

Son Lux – ‘Tomorrows III’ (City Slang)

While She Sleeps – ‘Sleeps Society’ (Search and Destroy/Spinefarm)

Young Thug – ‘Slime Language 2’ (Young Stoner Life/3oo Entertainment)

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Top Tickets This Week: The Offspring, Easy Life, Del Amitri, UB40, Bree Runway, Julien Baker and more

The Offspring

The California band will be joined by The Hives for arena shows during November, calling in Dublin, Cardiff, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds and London, where they’ll take over the SSE Arena Wembley. The Let The Bad Times Roll Tour will support their album of the same name, which is due out on April 16 through Concord Records. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on April 9.

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Easy Life

Easy Life have announced the Life’s A Beach Tour for November, with UK and Ireland stops lined up in Bristol, Birmingham, Leicester, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, Newcastle, Sheffield, Portsmouth, Brighton, Belfast, Dublin and London, where they’ll play the O2 Academy Brixton. The trek will support the release of their debut album of the same name, due out on June 4. Tickets go on sale at 10am on April 9.

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Del Amitri

Del Amitri will support their new record, Fatal Mistakes’, with an autumn 2021 UK tour and two homecoming shows in Glasgow in December 2021. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on April 9.

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UB40

The reggae legends — James Brown, Duncan Campbell, Robin Campbell, Earl Falconer, Norman Hassan, Martin Meredith, Tony Mullings, Laurence Parry and Brian Travers — will take over Sandwell Valley Country Park in Birmingham on August 1. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on April 9. The hometown performance will precede the band’s Bigga Baggariddim Tour throughout November and December.

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Bree Runway

Bree Runway has announced a headline show at Colours in London for September 28. Tickets go on sale at 9am on April 9.

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Julien Baker

Julien Baker will support her new album, ‘Little Oblivions’ with shows in London, Leeds, Dublin, Glasgow, and Manchester during May 2022, as part of a larger European trek. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on April 9.

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Also announced this week:

  • RuPaul’s Drag Race UK have added even more extra dates to their 2022 UK tour due to huge demand.
  • Guns N’ Roses have rearranged their UK and European shows for a second time to summer 2022.
  • The Damned have moved their UK shows to February 2022 due to COVID-19.
  • Glass Animals have added extra dates to their Dreamland Tour.
  • Fatboy Slim has announced an extra night at Brighton Centre.
  • Zucchero has moved his UK shows for a second time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Rag’n’Bone Man will headline Friday September 10 at the Cambridge Club Festival.

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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On This Day In Music: Happy Birthday Dexter Holland!

On December 29, 1965 Dexter Holland, frontman for The Offspring, was born. Happy birthday Dexter!

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Bruce Springsteen Rises To The Top Of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart

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The Boss has been in the top 10 since he entered the chart two weeks ago, but this week Bruce Springsteen has managed to knock Beyonce off the #1 spot and down to #5. Meanwhile, Adele is holding steady at #2 and the remaining top five slots have been taken up by chart newcomers The Specials and Catfish And The Bottlemen.

We also welcome to the chart V FestivalSteel Panther and Richard Ashcroft, while we say goodbye to Jess GlynneOcean Colour Scenethe OffspringJeff Lynnes ELOX Factor LiveTeenage Cancer TrustNeil Young and the Next Step.

Make sure to start scraping your pennies together as there’s lots going on sale this week, including StereophonicsBellyEnnio MorriconeNoel Gallagher and Jake Bugg. Reckon any of them can bump the Boss off the top spot? Check back with us next week to find out.

1. Bruce Springsteen
2. Adele
3. The Specials
4. Catfish And The Bottlemen
5. Beyonce
6. V Festival
7. Coldplay
8. Little Mix
9. AC/DC
10. The 1975
11. Justin Bieber
12. Richard Ashcroft
13. Dynamo
14. Rod Stewart
15. Steel Panther
16. David Gilmour
17. Twenty One Pilots
18. James Bay
19. Rihanna
20. Shawn Mendes

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Beyonce Continues #1 Reign Over Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart

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So, she’s done it! For another week Queen B, Beyonce, has continued to reign supreme at the top of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart. Also sticking to the same positions as last week are Adele and Coldplay, who are hot on Bey’s heels at #2 and #3.

In a surprising turn of events, Jess Glynne has bumped Bruce Springsteen from #4 to #7. Rod Stewart has also replaced Justin Bieber at #5, while AC/DC are non-movers in sixth position.

The chart’s bottom five has completely changed this week and so we welcome David GilmourShawn MendesX Factor LiveTeenage Cancer TrustNeil Young and The Next Step to the fold.

Over the next week there are some biggies going on sale, including V FestivalThe SpecialsCatfish And The BottlemenSteel Panther and Santana. Check in with us next week so see if any of them managed to break the top 20.

6. AC/DC
14. Dynamo

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

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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: Tom Jones, The Offspring, Jess Glynne And Ocean Colour Scene

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TOM JONES

Tom Jones has added two Forest Live shows to his summer tour plans, with a performance at Bedgebury Pinetum near Tunbridge Wells confirmed for June 17 and a stop at Westonbirt Arboretum, Tetbury set for June 19. Tickets go on sale at 9am tomorrow, priced at £48.50 plus fees.

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THE OFFSPRING

The Offspring will be joined by Bad Religion for Summer Nationals shows at the O2 Academy Birmingham, the O2 Academy Glasgow and London’s Eventim Apollo on June 19, 20 and 22 respectively. Tickets are on sale at 9am tomorrow, priced at £32.50 (£34.75 in London), plus fees.

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JESS GLYNNE

Jess Glynne will play three Jockey Club Live shows this summer, with performances confirmed at Haydock Park, Newmarket and Market Rasen Racecourses in July and August. Tickets are on sale at 9am tomorrow, priced between £30.00 and £39.00 plus fees. Click here for pre-sale tickets.

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OCEAN COLOUR SCENE

Ocean Colour Scene have added shows in Manchester, Glasgow and London to their ‘Moseley Shoals’ 20th anniversary tour, with the band set to perform the album from start to finish at the O2 Apollo, the SSE Hydro and Hammersmith’s Eventim Apollo on December 8, 10 and 12 respectively. Tickets are on sale from 9am on February 19, priced between £30.00 and £33.75, plus fees. Click here for pre-sale tickets.

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Check out Stereoboard’s event pages for a full list of latest announcements.

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Beyonce At #1 On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart

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It won’t come as that much of a shock that Beyonce has shot straight to #1 on Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart in her first week. Following closely behind are Adele and Coldplay.  While The Boss, Bruce Springsteen, has also managed a top 5 position in his first week on the chart, meaning Justin Bieber has moved down one place and AC/DC have, for the first time in what seems like forever, been knocked out of the top 5.

There’s a lot of new blood in the chart, as well as some familiar names who’ve returned. This week we welcome Ronan KeatingJess GlynneTwenty One Pilots and The Lumineers, among others.

In the next week Beyonce‘s second date at Wembley goes on sale, along with tickets for The OffspringTom JonesStatus Quo and Ocean Colour Scene. Do we reckon Queen B will continue to reign supreme on the top spot? Or will she be bumped by one of the other contenders on the chart? Check back next week and you’ll find out.

18. Dynamo
19. Muse

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

1. Beyonce (extra date)

3. Tom Jones (new dates)

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Top Tours This Week!!

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Beyoncé

Beyoncé has added a second Wembley Stadium show to her Formation tour, with the singer stopping over for a second performance in the capital on July 3. Other stops on the UK and Ireland leg include stadium shows in Sunderland, Cardiff, Manchester, Glasgow and Dublin between June 28 and July 9.
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Tickets for the new date are on sale from 9am on February 23, priced from £43.50 plus fees.


The Last Shadow Puppets

The Last Shadow Puppets have added a further brace of shows to their tour plans, with stops at Cambridge’s Corn Exchange and Middlesbrough Town Hall confirmed for March 24 and 25 respectively.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on February 19, priced at £35.00 plus fees.


Jess Glynne

Jess Glynne has confirmed three Jockey Club Live shows, with performances confirmed at Haydock Park, Newmarket and Market Rasen Racecourses in July and August.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on February 19, priced between £30.00 and £39.00 plus fees. Click here for pre-sale tickets.


Tom Jones

Tom Jones has added two Forest Live shows to his summer tour plans, with a performance at Bedgebury Pinetum near Tunbridge Wells confirmed for June 17 and a stop at Westonbirt Arboretum, Tetbury set for June 19.
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Tickets go on sale at 9am on February 19, priced at £48.50 plus fees.


The Offspring

The Offspring will be joined by Bad Religion for their short UK Summer Nationals tour , with stops confirmed at the O2 Academy Birmingham, the O2 Academy Glasgow and London’s Eventim Apollo on June 19, 20 and 22 respectively.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on February 19, priced at £32.50 (£34.75 in London), plus fees.


Ocean Colour Scene

Ocean Colour Scene have added shows in Manchester, Glasgow and London to their ‘Moseley Shoals’ 20th anniversary tour, with the band set to perform the album from start to finish at the O2 Apollo, the SSE Hydro and Hammersmith’s Eventim Apollo on December 8, 10 and 12 respectively.
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Tickets are on sale from 9am on February 19, priced between £30.00 and £33.75, plus fees. Click here for pre-sale tickets.


Nathaniel Rateliff And The Night Sweats

Nathaniel Rateliff will lead his seven-piece band, the Night Sweats, to nine venues across the country, including London’s O2 Academy Brixton, upgrading their initial London date at the O2 Forum in June, between November 9 and 20.
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Tickets are on general sale at 9am on February 19, priced from £17.50 plus fees.


Teenage Cancer Trust Concerts feat. John Bishop, The Vaccines, Everything Everything, Simply Red, New Order and David Gilmour

Teenage Cancer Trust have confirmed the full line up for their series at the Royal Albert Hall in London, with comedian John Bishop, the Vaccines, Everything Everything, Simply Red, Bring Me The Horizon, New Order and David Gilmour all confirmed to perform.
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Tickets for the Bring Me The Horizon show are on sale now, while tickets for the other performances will go on sale at 9am on February 19. All proceeds from the events will go to the Teenage Cancer Trust.


Also announced this week, so far

Rod Stewart, The Lumineers, Seal, 10cc, Greenwich Music Time, Will Young, Disclosure, Chas N Dave, St Paul And The Broken Bones, Less Than Jake, Vaults, Eliza And The Bear, De La Soul, King, Charlie Puth, Bry, Puscifer, St Lucia, Blaenavon, Letlive, Treetop Flyers, Glenn Tilbrook, Jagwar Ma, Rory Indiana, The Bohos, Deacon Blue, The Elwins, Andy Shauf, Rufus Wainwright, Quilt, Vodun, Limb, Beach Baby, Boysetsfire, Metal Church, Slowcoaches, Whitecliff, Power Trip, All Them Witches, Sham 69, Benjamin Clementine, The Boxer Rebellion, John Grant, Camden Rocks and many more!

For more information and to find your tickets visit: http://www.stereoboard.com/ticket-news

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