This Week’s New Releases: The Weeknd, Gunna And Twin Atlantic

We’ve got a small but impressive list of new releases to kick off the new year! The Weeknd has released the follow-up to 2020’s ‘After Hours’ after only announcing it a few days ago, Gunna has dropped a star-studded new LP, and Twin Atlantic have put out album #6.

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Burial – ‘Antidawn’ (Hyperdub)

Crow – ‘Armed & Ready, Pt.1’ EP (Crow Music)

David Bowie – ‘Toy (Toy: Box)’ (Parlophone)

Eric Nam – ‘There and Back Again’ (The Eric Nam Company, Inc)

Gunna – ‘DS4EVER’ (Young Stoner Life Records/300 Entertainment)

MARINA – ‘Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land (Deluxe Edition)’ (Atlantic)

Spector – ‘Now or Whenever (Deluxe)’ (Moth Noise)

Twin Atlantic – ‘Transparency’ (Staple Diet)

The Weeknd – ‘Dawn FM’ (XO/Republic/UMG)


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This Week’s New Releases: Foo Fighters, The Staves And John Carpenter

There are some big hitters on this week’s list of new releases. Foo Fighters have finally followed up 2017’s ‘Concrete and Gold’, the Staves have put out LP #5, and John Carpenter has released his first non-soundtrack album in five years.

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Aaron Lee Tasjan – ‘Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan!’ (New West)

Black Coffee – ‘Subconsciously’ (Ultra)

Black Country, New Road – ‘For The First Time’ (Ninja Tune)

Deacon Blue – ‘Riding On The Tide Of Love’ (earMUSIC)

Declan O’Rourke – ‘Arrivals’ (Warner/Maiesta Music)

Femi Kuti & Made Kuti – ‘Legacy +’ (Partisan)

Foo Fighters – ‘Medicine At Midnight’ (Columbia)

Jevon – ‘Fell In Love In Brasil’ (WIZRD)

John Carpenter – ‘Lost Themes III: Alive After Death’ (Sacred Bones)

Made Kuti – ‘Fore(E)Ward’ (Partisan)

Marcello Liverani – ‘Shapes – Vol.1’ (Blue Spiral)

Roy Montgomery – ‘Island Of Lost Souls’ (Grapefruit Records)

Sarah Mary Chadwick – ‘Me and Ennui Are Friends, Baby’ (Ba Da Bing! Records)

The Staves – ‘Good Woman’ (Atlantic)

Sun June – ‘Somewhere’ (Run For Cover Records)

The Telescopes – ‘Song Of Love and Revolution’ (Tapete Records)

Tele Novella – ‘Merlynn Belle’ (Kill Rock Stars)

Transatlantic – ‘The Absolute Universe: Forevermore (Extended Version)’ and ‘The Absolute Universe: The Breath Of Life (Abridged Version)’ (InsideOut)

The Weather Station – ‘Ignorance’ (Fat Possum)

The Weeknd – ‘The Highlights’ (XO/Republic Record)

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Top Tickets This Week: The Weeknd, Celeste, Arlo Parks, Chip, David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy Live Show and more

The Weeknd

The Weeknd has rescheduled The After Hours Tour for a second time to 2022, adding 39 dates across North America, the UK and Europe in the process, including new shows at the SSE Arena Belfast on October 13, Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on November 15 and a fifth and final performance at London’s O2 Arena on November 16.

Tickets for the new gigs go on general sale at 9am local time on February 8, while all previously purchased tickets will be valid for the corresponding new dates.

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The soul singer-songwriter, who put out ‘Not Your Muse’ in January, will embark on a headline UK tour in spring 2022. Stops include Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Cambridge, Manchester and London, where she’ll perform at the Camden Roundhouse on April 21. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on February 5.

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Arlo Parks

The London singer-songwriter has confirmed new shows for autumn 2021, with stops lined up at Bristol’s SWX, London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire and Manchester Academy 2 on November 1, 4 and 9, respectively. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on February 5.

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The British rapper will support his new mixtape ‘Snakes & Ladders’ with shows in Dublin, Southampton, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester and London, where he’ll play the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, between September 5 and 15. Tickets are on sale now.

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David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy Live Show

David Walliams’ 2010 hit book Billionaire Boy will be brought to life on stage at outdoor venues across the UK in April as part of the Car Park Party series. The drive-in performances will get underway on April 2 at Birmingham’s NEC and conclude at Cheltenham Racecourse on April 18. Tickets for all dates are on sale now.

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Also announced this week:

  • Jason Manford has added lots of new UK dates to his Like Me Tour.
  • Pet Shop Boys have rescheduled the UK and European leg of their Dreamworld: The Greatest Hits Live Tour for a second time to 2022.
  • Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott have moved their UK tour for a second time to this autumn.
  • Nightwish have rescheduled their UK and European tour for a second time to this winter.
  • Lonely The Brave have rescheduled their UK tour to October.
  • Tom Grennan, who will release ‘Evering Road’ on March 5, will perform a virtual show this Friday (February 5).
  • SG Lewis will perform his upcoming debut album ,’times’, in full during a livestream show on the record’s release day, February 19.

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: The Weeknd, Adam Lambert And J Balvin

It’s not very often we say this, but it’s time to take Spinal Tap’s advice. Spin some new records and crank the dial up to eleven to take a break from the craziness that is the world at the moment.

The Weeknd has followed up 2016’s ‘Starboy’, we’ve got a new full-length from Adam Lambert and J Balvin has finally decided to drop his new record. It’s a mixed bag for sure!

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

Adam Lambert – ‘Velvet’ (Empire)

Arbouretum – ‘Let It All In’ (Thrill Jockey)

Baxter Dury – ‘The Night Chancers’ (Heavenly/PIAS)

Conan Gray – ‘Kid Krow’ (Republic Records)

Eliza and the Delusionals – ‘A State Of Living In An Objective Reality’ EP (Cooking Vinyl)

Eye Flys – ‘Tub Of Lard’ (Thrill Jockey)

Helen Money – ‘Atomic’ (Thrill Jockey)

J Balvin – ‘Colores’ (Universal Music Latino/UMG)

Kelsea Ballerini – ‘Kelsea’ (Black River)

Låpsley – ‘Through Water’ (XL Recordings)

Love Fame Tragedy – ‘Five Songs To Briefly Fill The Void’ EP (Good Soldier Records)

Lucifer – ‘Lucifer III’ (Century Media)

Mapache – ‘From Liberty Street’ (Yep Roc)

Moaning – ‘Uneasy Laughter’ (Sub Pop)

Morrissey – ‘I Am Not A Dog On A Chain’ (BMG)

Mykur – ‘Folkesange’ (Relapse Records)

Nick Griffith – ‘7am’ (Dinosaur City Records)

Peter Straker – ‘This One’s On Me (Deluxe)’ (Cherry Red)

Ratgrave – ‘Rock’ (Black Focus)

Roger Eno and Brian Eno – ‘Mixing Colours’ (Deutsche Grammophon)

Sada Baby -‘Skuba Sada 2’ (Asylum Worldwide LLC)

The Slow Readers Club – ‘The Joy Of The Return’ (Modern Sky)

The Weeknd – ‘After Hours’ (Republic/XO)

William Wild – ‘Push Ups’ (Sony)

Young T and Bugsey – ‘Plead The 5th’ (BLack Butter)

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Top Tickets This Week: Alanis Morissette, Dua Lipa, The Weeknd, The Pussycat Dolls, Jojo, New Order, Bryan Adams, Frankie Valli, Jason Manford, Peter Kay and more

Alanis Morissette

The singer-songwriter will bring her 25th anniversary celebrations of ‘Jagged Little Pill’ to London, Birmingham, Dublin and Manchester, as well as Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Warsaw, Budapest, Milan, Barcelona, Madrid and Paris between September 23 and October 22. Tickets go on general sale from 9am on Friday February 28.

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Dua Lipa

The vocalist has added two new stops to her Future Nostalgia Tour, with new shows confirmed at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool on May 29 and Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena the following day. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on February 28. Support will come from Lolo Zouaï and Buck Betty.

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The Weeknd

Abel Tesfaye, who is due to release ‘After Hours’ next month, will play London’s O2 Arena, Newcastle’s Utilita Arena, Arena Birmingham, Glasgow’s SSE Hydro and Manchester Arena between October 11 and 19, before hitting mainland Europe for shows between October 26 and November 12. The After Hours Tour is set to showcase some of the most innovative stage design to date, with tickets on general sale at 9am on February 28.

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The Pussycat Dolls

The reunited group will play Parc Y Scarlets in Llanelli on July 4 and Slessor Gardens in Dundee on July 26, following previously announced stops in Northampton, Newmarket, Newton-le-Willows, Esher and Newcastle. Tickets go on sale at 9am on February 28. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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The American vocalist will support her upcoming album, ‘Good To Know’, with tour dates across the US, Europe, UK and Ireland, with the latter leg including stops in Dublin, Glasgow, Manchester, London, Birmingham and Brighton in September. Tickets for all shows go on sale at 10am local time on February 28.

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New Order

The new wave band will take over the O2 Arena on October 10 for their only UK show of 2020 and their first London show since 2018. Tickets go on general sale at 9.30am on February 28.

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Bryan Adams

The Canadian rocker will play his 1983 album ‘Cut Like A Knife’ in full at London’s Royal Albert Hall on May 11, 1987’s ‘Into The Fire’ the next day and 1991’s ‘Waking Up The Neighbours’ on May 13. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on February 28.

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Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

Despite embarking on a farewell tour in 2018, Frankie Valli and band will hit the road again for three nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall followed by concerts at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena and Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena in July. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on February 28.

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Jason Manford

The comedian’s new Like Me Tour will get underway on February 3, 2021, following a run of Work In Progress dates this autumn and early in the new year. Next year’s run also includes Irish shows in Galway, Limerick, Cork and two dates in Dublin. Tickets go on sale on at 10am on February 28. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Peter Kay

Peter Kay will bring his Dance For Life charity dance-a-thon to Manchester Central on April 10 and 11, Space at M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool on May 8 and 9, and London’s Alexandra Palace on May 29 and 30. He’ll be joined by his Car Share co-star Sian Gibson. Tickets go on sale at 9am on February 28.

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Also announced this week:

Oh Wonder, Sting, L7, Stereophonics, Daniel O’Donnell, Paul Weller, Therapy?, Kim Gordon, Incubus, Reverend and the Makers, Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War Of The Worlds, Daniel Sloss, Kodaline, Beck, Van Morrison, Mogwai, Uriah Heep, Next From Nashville, Katherine Jenkins, George Clinton, Ian Brown, South West Four, Galvanize Fest, Nile Rodgers and CHIC and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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Metallica At #1 On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart For March

Thrash legends Metallica have hit #1 on March’s Hot Ticket Chart, bumping Ed Sheeran into second place. Following closely behind are Steps, who hit the road in November and December for the Party On The Dancefloor arena tour, Eminem, who will headline Reading and Leeds and perform as part of the Glasgow Summer Sessions at Bellahouston Park in August, and Little Mix, who will kick off their Summer Shout Out tour at the end of May and head out on their Glory Days arena run in September, October and November.

At the bottom of this month’s chart we have Ricky GervaisWireless FestivalEddie VedderThe xx and Elbow. Come back and see us next month to check if they’ve been able to cling on to their top 40 positions or if we’ll be waving them goodbye and welcoming some new blood.

1. Metallica
2. Ed Sheeran
3. Steps
4. Eminem
5. Little Mix
6. Jamiroquai
7. Bruno Mars
8. V Festival
9. Stormzy
10. Guns N’Roses
11. Michael Ball and Alfie Boe
12. Kasabian
13. Good Mourning Mrs Brown
14. U2
15. The Weeknd
16. Micky Flanagan
17. Iron Maiden
18. Catfish And The Bottlemen
19. HIM
20. Lady Antebellum
21. Drake
22. Olly Murs
23. Phil Collins
24. The Next Step
25. Happy Mondays
26. Gorillaz
27. J. Cole
28. Tom Jones
29. Coldplay
30. Hanson
31. Robbie Williams
32. UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey
33. James Arthur
34. Tory Lanez
35. Nashville In Concert
36. Ricky Gervais
37. Wireless Festival
38. Eddie Vedder
39. The xx
40. Elbow

On sale this week – can they break the top 40?

1. Queen + Adam Lambert

2. Paramore

3. Tori Amos

4. Royal Blood

5. Gary Numan

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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
33. Kings of Leon
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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Staff Picks: Milly McMahon

The sexiest tracks of the year…

Into You – Ariana Grande

Certifiably the most delectable woman ruling 2016.  Earlier this year Ariana unleashed her own fuchsia flavoured take on a musical utopia with Into You. Writhing in her regular, sultry style throughout the track’s motel/roadtrip music video, this damn sexy anthem looks as good as it sounds. Ariana’s ability to innocently suggest the most adult of activities whilst wearing a ‘butter wouldn’t melt’ expression monetises with mad earning prowess. Sensational, mesmeric, talented and effortlessly adorable, there simply aren’t enough adjectives on offer.

Starboy – The Weekend

Google Starboy x Victoria Secret. The next four minutes unravel with mesmeric intrigue, themed to a succession of the world’s most beautiful women strutting down a runway to the soft soundtrack of The Weekend. Collabing with epic French electro duo Daft Punk this fidgety, flickering lullaby is sensationally smooth in sentiment and polished in production. The track explores the pitfalls of revelry and hedonism exaggerated by ego, vanity and excess. Check out Kygo’s remix too.

Rae Sremmurd – Black Beatles feat. Gucci Mane

Previously Rae Sremmurd was the kinda cute Atlanta wannabe act that had people interested but not invested. Cue the release of Black Beatles. A perfect combination of the seedy and the sexy, Rae’s Black Beatles video features a front of fine women getting turnt with the trap duo. Produced by Mike Will Made It, the winding, smokey single landed the number one spot in the US. The music moves with a feline elegance in its understatement and originality.

Rihanna – Needed Me

Sex personified, no one oozes sensual superiority quite like Rihanna. Coming together with filmmaker Harmony Korine to present a visual representation of her killer track Needed Me, some brutally hot, brilliance came to life through the pairing.  Bassy and badass, lust grinds out from the backing instrumentals, complemented with finesse by Rihanna’s purred, sultry lyrics asserting feminine power and domination. Women everywhere making the New Year’s resolution to stay away from THAT guy, add this sass to your power moves playlist.

Giggs – Of Course

Grime owned its own moment in 2016. Propelled from the periphery to mainstream, Giggs, Skepta and Stomzy finally garnered the respect they so readily deserved. Taken from Giggs’  most ambitious album to date, ‘Landlord’, Of Course speaks with lustful assurance about the rapper’s uncontrived ability to pursue a woman who he desires and admires.  Of Course is sexy in its ability to feel intimate, vulnerable and sensitive. Sensual in character and bold in delivery this track represents everything we seek from one another in the early stages of first attraction.

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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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