This Week’s New Releases: Years & Years, Aurora And Billy Talent

What a week! Olly Alexander has released his first Years & Years LP since he announced that the band will continue as a solo project, following the departure of Emre Türkmen and Mikey Goldsworthy in March 2021. We’ve also got Aurora following up 2019’s ‘A Different Kind Of Human – Step 2’ and Billy Talent putting out their sixth studio album.

Head below for more new music.

Aoife O’Donovan – ‘Age Of Apathy’ (Yep Roc)

Asking Alexandria – ‘Never Gonna Learn’ EP (Better Noise Music)

Aurora – ‘The Gods We Can Touch’ (Decca)

Billy Talent – ‘Crisis Of Faith’ (Spinefarm)

Christina Aguilera – ‘La Fuerza’ EP (Sony)

Deadflight – ‘Arrival’ (DDFT)

Keb’ Mo’ – ‘Good To Be…’ (Concord/Rounder)

Kiefer Sutherland – ‘Bloor Street’ (Cooking Vinyl)

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – ‘Butterfly 3001’ (KGLW)

Kyla La Grange – ‘While Your Heart’s Still Beating’ (Night Heron)

Ludovico Einaudi – ‘Underwater (Video Edition)’ (Decca)

Miles Kane – ‘Change The Show’ (BMG)

Palace – ‘Shoals’ (Fiction)

The Sherlocks – ‘World I Understand’ (TeddyBoy)

Silverbacks – ‘Archive Material’ (Silverbacks/Full Time Hobby)

Teddy Swims – ‘Tough Love’ EP (Swims Int./Warner)

The Whitmore Sisters – ‘Ghost Stories’ (Red House)

Yard Act – ‘The Overload’ (Island)

Years & Years – ‘Night Call’ (Polydor)

Young T & Bugsey – ‘Truth To Be Told’ (Black Butter)

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This Week’s New Releases: Adele, Deap Vally, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss

Let’s face it, for a lot of people this week is just Adele week. But If powerhouse vocals and ballads are not your bag, there’s plenty more new music from numerous genres to tickle your fancy, including a new LP from Deap Vally and a second collaborative record from Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. Check out them and more out below!

Adele – ‘30’ (Columbia)

Brian Wilson – ‘At My Piano’ (DECCA)

Converge, Chelsea Wolfe, Ben Chisholm, Stephen Brodsky – ‘Bloodmoon: I’ (Epitaph)

The Darkness – ‘Motorheart’ (Cooking Vinyl)

D-Block Europe – ‘Home Alone 2’ (Virgin)

Deap Vally – ‘Marriage’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Dion – ‘Stomping Ground’ (Keeping The Blues Alive)

Elbow – ‘Flying Dream 1’ (Polydor)

Elkka – ‘Harmonic Frequencies’ (Technicolour)

Emily Rice – ‘Maybe It’s Because I’m A Londoner’ (First Artists)

James Blunt – ‘The Stars Beneath My feet’ (Atlantic)

KAYTRANADA – ‘Intimidated’ EP (RCA)

Kiss – ‘Destroyer 45th Anniversary’ (UMG)

Ladyhawke – ‘Time Flies’ (Mid Century Records/BMG)

Modern Nature – ‘Island Of Noise’ (Bella Union)

Mykki Blanco – ‘Broken Hearts and Beauty Sleep’ (Transgressive)

Oasis – ‘Knebworth 1996 Live’ (Big Brother)

OSS and The Orb – ‘Enter The Kettle’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Primal Scream – ‘Live At Levitation’ (The Reverberation Appreciate Society)

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss – ‘Raise the Roof’ (Rounder Records)

The Sherlocks – ‘World I Understand’ (TeddyBoy)

Snake Eyes – ‘Lovehate Mixtape’ (Killing Moon)

Soulja Boy – ‘Big Draco 2′ (SODMG Records)

Sting – ‘The Bridge’ (A&M)

Willie Nelson – ‘The Willie Nelson Family’ (Sony)

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Elton John, Alter Bridge, Kaiser Chiefs, Sleater Kinney, Charli XCX, Gerry Cinnamon, The Sherlocks, Kate Tempest, JoJo Siwa, Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals and more

Elton John

Elton John has added a sixth London show to his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour. The legendary piano man will play the O2 Arena on December 14, 2020 in addition to his previously announced performances there on November 4, 6, 7, 2020 and December 9 and 16, 2020. Tickets for the new date go on general sale at 10am on June 21.

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Alter Bridge

The American rockers will perform in Nottingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham, Cardiff and London, where they’ll play the O2 Arena on December 21. They’ll be joined by special guests Shinedown and Sevendust. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on June 21.

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Kaiser Chiefs

The Leeds band will support their new album ‘Duck’, out on July 26, with performances in Hull, Edinburgh, Blackpool, Birmingham, Plymouth, Bournemouth, Brighton, Cardiff and London, where they’ll play the O2 Arena, between January 21 and February 1. They’ll be joined by special guests Razorlight. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on June 21.

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Sleater Kinney

In early 2020, Sleater Kinner will return to Europe and the UK, where they’ll head to London, Manchester, Glasgow, and Dublin, in support of their upcoming St. Vincent-produced LP, ‘The Center Won’t Hold’, which is due out on August 16 via Mom + Pop Records. Tickets go on sale at 9am on June 21.

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Charli XCX

The pop singer-songwriter will support her upcoming record, ‘Charli’, with tours in North America, Europe and the UK, including shows in Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester and London, where she’ll play the O2 Academy Brixton on October 31. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on June 21.

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Gerry Cinnamon

The Glaswegian singer-songwriter will head to Belfast, Dublin, Leicester, Liverpool, Leeds, Cardiff, Bournemouth, Norwich, Newcastle, and London, where he’ll tackle the O2 Academy Brixton on November 15. The Coral will provide support at select arena gigs on the schedule, with tickets for all shows on general sale at 9am on June 21.

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The Sherlocks

The Sheffield four-piece will release ‘Under Your Sky’ on October 4, with a European tour beginning on the same day in Dublin. Other stops on the trek include Belfast, Cardiff, Nottingham, Glasgow, Southampton, Liverpool, a hometown show at the O2 Academy and a London date at the O2 Forum in Kentish Town. The tour heads across mainland Europe between November 14 and 25. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on June 21.

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Kate Tempest

The spoken word artist, rapper, poet, novelist and playwright will kick off the Book of Traps & Lessons Tour on October 14 in Oxford before heading to Birmingham, Leicester, Brighton, Bristol, Norwich, Sheffield, Manchester, Leeds, Cardiff, Glasgow, Newcastle, and London, where she’ll perform at Hammersmith’s Eventim Apollo. The tour shares its name with Tempest’s third studio album, which arrived last week. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on June 21.

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JoJo Siwa

Nickelodeon star JoJo Siwa will bring her D.R.E.A.M. Tour to Glasgow’s SSE Arena, Manchester Arena, Birmingham’s Resorts World Arena, and the O2 Arena in London on October 30 and 31, and November 2 and 3 respectively. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on June 21.

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Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals

Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals will head to UK arenas in 2020, calling in Salford, London, Nottingham, Blackpool, Liverpool, Sheffield, Birmingham, Hull, Newcastle, Cardiff, Plymouth, Brighton, Bournemouth, Glasgow and Edinburgh for multiple performances between May 7 and June 4, 2020. Tickets go on sale at 10am on June 21. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Also announced this week:

Clutch, Zebrahead, Reel Big Fish, Freya Ridings, Beartooth, Reverend and the Makers, Dermot Kennedy, Flume, Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers, Frank Iero, Amon Amarth, Karen Mok, Caravan Palace, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Fat White Family, Skid Row, NSG, Brett Eldredge, Burna Boy, Aphex Twin, HR (of Bad Brains), Dead Kennedys, Alex Cameron, Metronomy, 5ive, 911, Damage, !!! (Chk Chk Chk), Stereolab, VANT, Anton and Erin, Agnostic Front and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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Top Tours This Week: Roger Waters, Kendrick Lamar, Jamie Lawson, The Fratellis, The Sherlocks, Rejjie Snow, The Waterboys, Fatboy Slim and more…

Another mixed bag this week. Roger Waters will bring his Us + Them Tour to the UK in summer 2018, which includes a date at Hyde Park in London as part of the British Summer Time Hyde Park series, Kendrick Lamar will be joined by James Black for arena shows in February, Jamie Lawson will support his new album with March shows, The Fratellis will also play shows next spring in support of their new album ‘In Your Own Sweet Time’ and Fatboy Slim will takeover Alexandra Palace in February. Check out the rest of our pick of this week’s tour news below:

Roger Waters

The Pink Floyd bassist will bring his Us + Them Tour to the UK in summer 2018, including a performance at London’s British Summer Time Hyde Park series confirmed on July 6 plus arena shows in Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester, and Birmingham.
Tickets go on general sale at 9am on October 6, priced £65.00/£69.50 plus booking fees. Click here for pre-sale tickets.
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Kendrick Lamar

The rapper, who put out ‘Damn’ earlier this year, will be joined by James Blake for February shows in Dublin, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and London, where he’ll play two nights at the O2 Arena.
Tickets are on sale at 9am on October 6.
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Jamie Lawson

Jamie Lawson will return to the road in March, with stops planned in Glasgow, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, Southampton, and London, where he’ll play the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire,  in support of his new album, ‘Happy Accidents’.
Tickets go on sale at 10am October 5.
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The Fratellis

The Fratellis will tour the UK in March following the release of their sixth album, ‘In Your Own Sweet Time’.
Tickets go on general sale at 9am on October 6.
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The Sherlocks

The Sherlocks, who released their debut album ‘Live For The Moment’ in August, will embark on their biggest tour to date in February.
Tickets go on general sale at 9am on October 6.
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Rejjie Snow

Rejjie Snow has announced the Dear Annie tour, with shows planned in Leeds, Manchester, Norwich, Birmingham, Oxford, Cambridge, Bristol, Dublin and London between February 23 and March 14 as part of a wider European tour.
Tickets go on sale at 9am on October 5.
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The Waterboys

Led by Mike Scott, the Scottish rockers will support their new album, ‘Out Of All This Blue’, with shows in Bournemouth, Cambridge, Watford, Cardiff, Guildford, Nottingham, York, Oxford, Liverpool, Halifax, Hull, Leicester and Coventry between April 26 and May 13.
Tickets go on sale at 10am on October 6.
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Fatboy Slim

Fatboy Slim will take over London’s Alexandra Palace on February 24.
Tickets go on sale at 9am on October 6.
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Also announced this week, so far

Billy Joel, Monster Jam, Pulled Apart By Horses, Ryan McMullan, Apologies, I Have None, Kamikaze Girls, Miss May I, Christy Moore, Natty, Anne Marie, Holiday Oscar, Rag N Bone Man, Jade Jackson, Daphni, Glen Hansard, Suggs, Strong Asian Mothers, Don McLean, Roam, Soulwax, Nitro Cirus Live, The Oh Hellos, This Is The Kit, Phoenix, Estrons, Breakfast Muff, Propagandhi, Blue October, Space and more.

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

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This Week’s New Releases: Ghostpoet, A$AP Ferg And Everything Everything

This week is a busy one. Ghostpoet has released the follow up to 2015’s ‘Shedding Skin’, A$AP Ferg has put out a record which boasts appearances by Migos, Busta Rhymes, Dave East, A$AP Rocky, Rick Ross, French Montana and Snoop Dogg, and Everything Everything have offered up LP #4.

Also, Lil Peep has finally released his debut album, ‘Come Over When You’re Sober (Part One)’, which had been slated to arrive on August 11 and was later pushed back to September 1, but he decided to drop it on August 15.

If none of that gets you going there’s plenty more to cast your eye over below.

A$AP Ferg – ‘Still Striving’ (RCA)

Charlie Sloth – ‘The Plug’ (Grimey Limey/ADA)

Chase & Status – ‘Tribe’ (Virgin EMI)

Coasts – ‘This Life, Vol. 1’ (High Time Records)

Everything Everything – ‘A Fever Dream’ (RCA)

Ghostpoet – ‘Dark Days & Canapés’ (Play It Again Sam)

Grizzly Bear – ‘Painted Ruins’ (RCA)

Lil Peep – ‘Come Over When You’re Sober (Part One)’

Mozzy – ‘1 Up Top Ahk’ (Mozzy Records/EMPIRE)

Phora – ‘Yours Truly Forever’ (Warner Bros)

The Sherlocks – ‘Live For The Moment’ (Infectious)

Steven Wilson – ‘To The Bone’ (Caroline)

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