This Week’s New Releases: The Specials, Busted And Girlpool

Forget the snow. Dig in to this week’s new releases. The Specials have released their first new music for 37 years, Busted are back with the follow up to 2016’s ‘Night Driver’ and Girlpool have treated us to their third full-length.

Head below if you’re still in the mood for more.

Andy Burrows and Matt Haig – ‘Reasons To Stay Alive’ (Fiction/Caroline)

Beirut – ‘Gallipoli’ (4AD)

Broods – ‘Don’t Feed The Pop Monster’ (Atlantic)

Busted – ‘Half Way There’ (Juno Music)

Cherry Glazerr – ‘Stuffed & Ready’ (Secretly Canadian)

Girlpool – ‘What Chaos Is Imaginary’ (Anti-)

Ian Brown – ‘Ripples’ (Virgin EMI)

Le Butcherettes – ‘Bi/Mental’ (Rise)

Luttrell – ‘Into The Clouds’ (Anjunabeats)

Metallica – ‘Helping Hands…Live & Acoustic at The Masonic’ (Virgin EMI)

Nina Nesbitt – ‘The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Prefab Sprout – ‘I Trawl The Megahertz’ (Sony)

Rustin Man – ‘Drift Code’ (Domino)

The Specials – ‘Encore’ (Universal)

Spielbergs – ‘This Is Not The End’ (By The Time It Gets Dark)

Within Temptation – ‘Resist’ (Universal)

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Bon Jovi, KISS, Bryan Adams, Busted, Rita Ora, The Courteeners, Massive Attack, The Specials, Mark Knopfler and more

Bon Jovi

The rock legends will bring their This House Is Not For Sale tour to Liverpool’s Anfield Stadium on June 19, Wembley Stadium in London on June 21 and Coventry’s Ricoh Arena on June 23. It’s their first UK tour in six years and they will be joined by special guests Manic Street Preachers. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on November 2.

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KISS

The rock icons will cross the Atlantic in summer for the European leg of their End of the Road farewell tour, including UK arena shows in Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow and London, where they’ll take over the O2 Arena on July 11. Tickets go on general sale at 10am local time on November 2.

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Bryan Adams

The Canadian pop-rock legend will bring his Shine A Light tour to Belfast, London, Sheffield, Nottingham, Liverpool, Cardiff and Bournemouth in spring. Tickets are on sale at 9am on November 2. The run takes its name from Adams’ new LP, which is out next year.

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Busted

The boyband will accompany the release of their new album, ‘Half Way There’, out on February 8, with arena shows in Glasgow, Cardiff, Manchester, Birmingham and London. Tickets are on sale at 9am on November 2. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Rita Ora

The pop vocalist will support her long-awaited ‘Phoenix’ album, out on November 23, with arena shows in Cardiff, Bournemouth, London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds and Glasgow. Tickets are on sale at 9am on November 2.

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The Courteeners

The indie band, who released ‘St. Jude Re:Wired’ in April to celebrate the album’s 10th anniversary, will play a huge homecoming show at Manchester’s Heaton Park on June 15. Tickets go on general sale at 9:30am on November 2, while James and Pale Waves are set to open.

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Massive Attack

Massive Attack will celebrate 21 years of their seminal ‘Mezzanine’ LP with UK and Ireland arena shows in January, February and March. A remastered version of the 1998 album is set to arrive on November 16. Tickets are on sale at 10am on November 2.

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The Specials

The ska legends will release ‘Encore’, their first new music for 37 years, on February 1, followed by an extensive tour during spring. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on November 2.

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Mark Knopfler

The former Dire Straits lead singer and guitarist will be joined by expanded 10-piece band for arena shows in Leeds, Newcastle, Dublin, Glasgow, London, Manchester and Birmingham during May. The dates will support his upcoming LP, ‘Down The Road Wherever’, which is out on November 16. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on November 2.

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Also announced this week:

David Gray, the Beach Boys, Steve Aoki, Drenge, Hayley Kiyoko, Ministry Of Sound presents The Annual Classical, Tokio Hotel, Gary Numan, While She Sleeps, Escape The Fate, Sundara Karma, Lucy Spraggan, Ten Tonnes, Sea Girls, Four Tet, Seafret, Skinny Lister, Spielbergs, Still Game and many more! Head here for more information and to find your tickets.

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On This Day In Music: Terry Hall Of The Specials Was Born

On March 19, 1959 Terence Edward Hall, aka Terry Hall, lead singer for the Specials was born. Happy birthday Terry!

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On This Day In Music: Terry Hall Of The Specials Was Born

On March 19, 1959 Terence Edward Hall, aka Terry Hall, lead singer for the Specials was born. Happy birthday Terry!

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Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart 2016 Countdown: Part One

So, as Christmas Day edges ever closer our countdown of the year’s top 50 best-selling artists on Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart gets underway. We’ll be 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 crown in 2015. Make sure to check back throughout the week to see who’s in the running for a Stereoboard Christmas #1.

41. The Weeknd
42. Disney On Ice
43. Strictly Come Dancing
44. AC/DC
45. Ariana Grande
46. Biffy Clyro
47. The Specials
48. David Gilmour
49. The Tenderloins (Impractical Jokers)
50. Billy Connolly

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Top Tours This Week!!

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Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars will support his new album, ’24K Magic’, out on November 18, with arena shows in Glasgow, Liverpool, Birmingham, Nottingham, Dublin, Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield, along with two nights at the O2 in London, between April 12 and May 6.
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Tickets go on sale at 9am on November 21, priced £37.50/£47.50 plus fees.


Emeli Sandé

Emeli Sandé, who released her sophomore album, ‘Long Live The Angels’, last week, will call at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall, the Olympia in Dublin, O2 Academy Birmingham, London’s O2 Academy Brixton and O2 Academy Leeds between March 16 and 22.
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Tickets for the UK dates go on sale at 9am on November 17, while the Dublin show will go on sale at 9am on November 18, priced between £37.50 and £45.00 plus fees.


The xx

The xx will play Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena on March 4, the O2 Apollo Manchester on March 5 and 6 and London’s O2 Academy Brixton for three nights, March 8 to 10, before finishing things up at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on March 17, as part of their I See You European tour.
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Tickets go on sale at 10am on November 25.


Sting

Sting will play shows at Manchester’s O2 Apollo and London’s Eventim Apollo on April 7 and 9 respectively, as part of wider European tour behind the release of his latest album, ’57th & 9th’, out now.
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Tickets are on sale at 10am on November 21, priced £60.00 plus fees.


The Specials

The ska legends will be joined by special guests Toots and the Maytals at Birmingham’s NEC, Leeds’ Millennium Square and the Forum in Hatfield, Hertfordshire on May 26, 27 and 28 respectively. Further acts are to be announced in the coming months.
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Tickets are on general sale at 9am on November 16, priced £44.00 plus fees.


Anthrax

Anthrax will celebrate the 30th anniversary of ‘Among The Living’ with a performance of the 1987 record in its entirety in Birmingham, London, where they’ll play the O2 Forum, Bristol, Nottingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle and Norwich between February 9 and 17. Support comes from rising British metallers the Raven Age.
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Tickets are on sale at 10am on November 18, priced £27.50/£29.50 plus fees. Click here for pre-sale tickets.


Aerosmith

Aerosmith will embark on their European farewell Aero-Vederci Baby! tour next spring, including dates in Ireland, Israel, Georgia and Russia, plus festival performances at Sweden Rock, France’s Hellfest and their only UK date on tour, headlining Donington’s Download festival in mid June.
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Tickets for their Ireland date go on general sale starting 10am on November 18, priced €89.50 plus fees.


Micky Flanagan

Comedian Micky Flanagan will bring his An’ Another Fing tour to UK arenas throughout May and September 2017.
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Tickets are on general sale at 10am on November 19, priced between £25.00 and £30.00 plus fees.


Also announced this week, so far

Collabro, Celebrating David Bowie, Peter Kay, Big Thief, Attila, Fews, July Talk, Billy Ocean, Led Zeppelin Masters, Christy Moore, Idles, Doc Brown, Miranda Lambert, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Soulwax, Ludacris, The Sherlocks, Keywest, Planet Rock Presents Roadstars, Hannah Wants, Pale Angels, Matoma, Gabriel Iglesias, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, Lloyd Cole, The Fall, LA Guns, Sinkane and more!

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

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On This Day In Music: Terry Hall Of The Specials Was Born

On March 19, 1959 Terence Edward Hall, aka Terry Hall, lead singer for the Specials was born. Happy birthday Terry!

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Adele Remains At #1 On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart

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So it seems Adele has managed to maintain her #1 spot on Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart and keep Bruce Springsteen in the same position as last week at #2. Following closely behind and jumping two places this week are Little Mix. Meanwhile, the rest of the top five is made up of chart newcomer Wireless Festival and last week’s #3 Coldplay.

Carole King is also new to the chart this week and has come in at an impressive sixth position. Slightly less impressive, but still in the top 20, are Nickelback who have joined the chart at #14.

There are a lot of shows on sale this week that many didn’t think they would get to attend, including Radiohead at the Roundhouse, Stevie Wonder playing ‘Songs In The Key Of Life’ at Hyde Park and Placebo celebrating their 20th anniversary with a world tour. Check back with us next week to see if any of them managed to knock the Tottenham songstress off the top spot.

1. Adele
2. Bruce Springsteen
3. Little Mix
4. Wireless Festival
5. Coldplay
6. Carole King
7. British Summer Time
8. The 1975
9. Justin Bieber
10. Lionel Richie
11. AC/DC
12. The Specials
13. Rihanna
14. Nickelback
15. Dynamo
16. Jess Glynne
17. Muse
18. Sigma
19. Jeff Lynnes ELO
20. Bryson Tiller

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

1. Radiohead

2. Stevie Wonder

3. Placebo

4. Andre Rieu

5. Jean Michel Jarre

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Adele Back On Top Of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart

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It seems Adele doesn’t like being #2 and so has knocked The Boss, Bruce Springsteen, off the top spot and has once again taken up residency at #1, while he slides into second. Making up the rest of the top five are ColdplayStereophonics and Little Mix.

Shooting up the chart from #10 last week to #6 this week are The 1975, while also rising two places are previous chart kings AC/DC. However, we know how the chart goes, when one goes up another comes down and this week Catfish And The Bottlemen have dropped four places to #8,  The Specials have gone from #3 to #9 and Beyonce is out of the top 10 completely, checking in at #12.

But, next week is a new week and with tickets on sale for Wireless FestivalNickelbackCarole KingJack Garratt and Massive Attack, among many others, it’ll be interesting to see how the chart changes. Check back in with us next week to find out.

1. Adele
2. Bruce Springsteen
3. Coldplay
4. Stereophonics
5. Little Mix
6. The 1975
7. AC/DC
8. Catfish And The Bottlemen
9. The Specials
10. Marvel Universe Live
11. Justin Bieber
12. Beyonce
13. Bryan Adams
14. WWE
15. Muse
16. Rod Stewart
17. Jake Bugg
18. David Gilmour
19. V Festival
20. Dynamo

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

1. Wireless Festival

2. Nickelback

3. Carole King

4. Jack Garratt

5. Massive Attack

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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

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

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