This Week’s New Releases: Prince, Mark Ronson And The Raconteurs

Some big records are arriving this week. An album of previously unreleased Prince recordings has been released, Mark Ronson has dropped his star-studded collection of “sad bangers”, and the Raconteurs have returned with their first new full-length since 2008’s Grammy Award-winning ‘Consolers Of The Lonely’.

Still need more? Go nuts below.

Bedouine – ‘Bird Songs Of A Killjoy’ (Spacebomb)

Black Midi – ‘Schlagenheim’ (Rough Trade Records)

Cassius – ‘Dreems’ (Caroline Records)

Gucci Mane – ‘Delusions Of Grandeur’ (Guwop Enterprises/Atlantic)

Hatchie – ‘Keepsake’ (Heavenly Recordings)

Hot Chip – ‘A Bath Full of Ecstasy’ (Domino)

Lil Nas X – ‘7’ EP (Columbia)

Mark Ronson – ‘Late Night Feelings’ (Columbia)

Mr Hudson – ‘When The Machine Stops’ (Mr Hudson)

Prince – ‘Originals’ (Warner Bros. Records)

The Raconteurs – ‘Help Us Stranger’ (Third Man Records)

Richard Reed Parry – ‘Quiet River of Dust Vol. 2’ (Epitaph)

Titus Andronicus – ‘An Obelisk’ (Merge Records)

Two Door Cinema Club – ‘False Alarm’ (Prolifica)

Will Young – ‘Lexicon’ (Cooking Vinyl)

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Tour Of The Week: Two Door Cinema Club To Support ‘False Alarm’ With Autumn UK And Ireland Tour

Two Door Cinema Club will tour the UK and Ireland this autumn. Two Door Cinema Club tickets are on sale now, priced from £29.50/£34.50/£35.00.

The Northern Ireland trio will return with their fourth album, ‘False Alarm’, on June 14 followed by accompanying tour dates later in the year. Stops include Cardiff, Glasgow, Manchester, Hull, Plymouth, and London, where they’ll be joined by Tom Grennan at the O2 Arena. They’ve also just added Irish dates in Dublin and Belfast.

Prior to the autumn dates, they’ll make various summer festival appearances, including Glastonbury, Tramlines, Y Not, and Truck in the UK.

Two Door Cinema Club Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Fri July 26 2019 – GALWAY Festival Big Top
Thu October 03 2019 – CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
Fri October 04 2019 – GLASGOW O2 Academy Glasgow
Sat October 05 2019 – GLASGOW O2 Academy Glasgow
Mon October 07 2019 – MANCHESTER O2 Victoria Warehouse
Tue October 08 2019 – MANCHESTER O2 Victoria Warehouse
Thu October 10 2019 – HULL Bonus Arena
Fri October 11 2019 – LONDON O2 Arena
Sun October 13 2019 – PLYMOUTH Plymouth Pavilions
Tue October 15 2019 – DUBLIN Olympia Theatre
Wed October 16 2019 – BELFAST Telegraph Building

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Catfish And The Bottlemen, Two Door Cinema Club, Kodaline, Hootie And The Blowfish, Stephen Fry and more

Catfish and the Bottlemen have announced another round of tour dates for the autumn, while Two Door Cinema Club will head out in October in support of their upcoming album, ‘False Alarm’, out this summer. Irish rockers Kodaline have also announced plans to tour the UK this autumn.

There’s also dates announced by Columbia roots rock group Hootie And The Blowfish, who bring their Group Therapy Tour to the UK and Ireland in October. The legendary Ozzy Osbourne has rescheduled the UK and European leg of his No More Tours 2 run for 2020 and Boyzone will sign off their farewell tour at five venues in October, calling at Birmingham’s Resorts World Arena, the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena, and Manchester Arena, before five consecutive nights at the Palladium in London.

Catfish And The Bottlemen

The indie band, who released ‘The Balance’ earlier this year, have added further autumn dates to their touring schedule, with shows confirmed at Arena Birmingham on November 5, Newcastle’s Utilita Arena on November 5, Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena on November 10 and the First Direct Arena in Leeds on November 11. The dates will follow their previously announced arena shows this spring. Tickets go on sale at 10am on May 3.

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Two Door Cinema Club

The Irish indie-pop trio will play Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena, O2 Academy Glasgow, Manchester’s O2 Victoria Warehouse, the Bonus Arena in Hull, the O2 in London and the Plymouth Pavilions between October 3 and 13, following up the release of ‘False Alarm’ this summer. Tickets go on sale at 9am on May 3, and support comes from Tom Grennan at the London show.

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Kodaline

The Irish rockers, who released ‘Politics of Living’ last October, will call in at Southampton, Bristol, Nottingham, Birmingham, Norwich, Leeds, Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester, and London, where they’ll take over the Camden Roundhouse on November 17. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on May 3.

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Hootie and the Blowfish

The American roots rock band will bring their Group Therapy Tour to Dublin, Bristol, Leeds, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, and London, where they’ll perform at Hammersmith’s Eventim Apollo on October 12. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on May 3.

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Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry has announced his first UK tour in nearly 40 years, Mythos: A Trilogy – Gods. Heroes. Men. Directed by Tim Carroll and opening at the Edinburgh International Festival on August 19, the tour will also bring the writer, actor and comedian to the London Palladium, alongside performances in Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Oxford and Gateshead. Tickets will go on sale at 9am on May 3.

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Also announced this week:

Jordan Rakei, New Hope Club, Lighthouse Family, Slowthai, Pond, Sum 41, Kate Tempest, K Flay, Set It Off, Jack Savoretti, the Struts, Steve Mason, Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic, the Dead South, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Tion Wayne, Northlane, Jeff Goldblum, Fisherman’s Friends, Jvck James, Periphery, Husky Loops, Helmet, Dropkick Murphys, Imogen Heap, the Regrettes, Jaws, Cast, Zedd, Chromatics, Flamingods and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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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

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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: Liam Turner

TOP 5 ALBUMS OF 2016

The 1975 – ‘I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It’

‘I Like It When You Sleep…’ is an overproduced, overwrought and overindulgent mishmash of a thing. So, just how Matt Healey and co. have managed to take such inauspicious ingredients and turn them into the musical equivalent of a moreish Eton mess is all the more mind boggling. Indie-pop has never had it quite so good.

Bon Iver – ‘22, A Million’

Cryptic and convoluted, Bon Iver’s third full-length release may have lacked appeal on paper. However, on ‘22, A Million’ mainman Justin Vernon does what he does best by distilling raw human emotion into a delicate, finely crafted musical experience. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know what the bloody hell he’s on about, only that you feel what it is that he’s saying.

Conor Oberst – ‘Ruminations’

Featuring just a guitar, harmonica, piano and, of course, Oberst’s voice, ‘Ruminations’ is easily one of the most sparse records of 2016. Such minimalism completely works in the record’s favour, though, as we are truly able to focus on the carefully-woven tales of heartbreak and tragedy that Oberst so plaintively tells. Sometimes the simplest music really is the best.

Michael Kiwanuka – ‘Love & Hate’

From the epic grandiosity of opener Cold Little Heart, you know you’re in for a treat with Kiwanuka’s second full-length LP. The album certainly doesn’t hold back in terms of its scope, with pretty much everything but the kitchen sink thrown in. But rather than its scale, its Kiwanuka’s increasing ability to blend sentiment with soul that truly sets ‘Love & Hate’ apart.

David Bowie – ‘Blackstar’

A swansong like no other, ‘Blackstar’ is Bowie’s final gift to the world.The record represents the singer’s unparalleled ability to turn even the most lamentable of circumstances into something worth celebrating, while simultaneously bookending what is an incredibly vast and varied body of work. An artist in the true sense of the word.

Honourable mentions: Radiohead – ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’, Teleman – ‘Brilliant Sanity’, Metronomy – ‘Summer 08’, Green Day – ‘Revolution Radio’, C Duncan – ‘The Midnight Sun’.

TOP 5 SINGLES OF 2016

Francis and the Lights – Friends (feat. Bon Iver)

The 1975 – Somebody Else

Two Door Cinema Club – Bad Decisions

Warpaint – New Song

Christine and the Queens – Tilted

Honourable mentions: The xx – On Hold, VANT – PEACE & LOVE, Blossoms – Charlemagne, Mystery Jets – Bubblegum, Creeper – Suzanne

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This Week’s New Releases: Kings Of Leon, The Dillinger Escape Plan And Rebecca Ferguson

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You really are spoilt for choice this week. Kings Of Leon are releasing their seventh album, the Dillinger Escape Plan are releasing what could be their final album, but for now it’s just their last before they go on ‘extended hiatus’, and Rebecca Ferguson is racking up album #4 with ‘Superwoman’.

If none of that floats your boat, take a look at our pick of the rest of this week’s new releases below.

Beth Hart – ‘Fire On The Floor’ (Provogue/Mascot)

Conor Oberst – ‘Ruminations’ (Nonesuch)

The Dillinger Escape Plan – ‘Dissociation’ (Party Smasher/Cooking Vinyl)

Jagwar Ma – ‘Every Now & Then’ (Marathon Artists)

Jamie Lidell – ‘Building A Beginning’ (Jajulin)

Jojo – ‘Mad Love’ (Atlantic)

Kings of Leon – ‘Walls’ (RCA)

Mono – ‘Requiem For Hell’ (Pelagic Records)

The Orb – ‘COW / Chill Out, World!’ (Kompakt)

Rebecca Ferguson – ‘Superwoman’ (RCA)

Real Numbers – ‘Wordless Wonder’ (Slumberland Records)

Red Fang – ‘Only Ghosts’ (Relapse Records)

Simon Townshend – ‘Looking Out Looking In’ ‘Denial’ (Stir Records)

Swet Shop Boys – ‘Cashmere’ (Customs Records)

Tom Chaplin – ‘The Wave’ (Island)

Two Door Cinema Club – ‘Gameshow’ (Parlophone)

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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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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: Iron Maiden, The Stone Roses, Kraftwerk, Two Door Cinema Club And Good Mourning Mrs Brown

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IRON MAIDEN

The legendary metallers will bring their The Book of Souls tour to arenas in Nottingham, Dublin, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Newcastle, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Liverpool, Birmingham and Cardiff, winding up with two nights at London’s O2 Arena, in May 2017. Support comes from Shinedown, while tickets are on general sale at 9am on September 30, priced £46.00/£48.50 plus fees.

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THE STONE ROSES

The Stone Roses will perform at the SSE Arena in Belfast on June 13 next year, before dates at London’s Wembley Stadium and Hampden Park in Glasgow. Tickets are on general sale at 9.30am on September 30, priced from £35.00/£49.00 plus fees.

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 10: (L-R) Ralf Hütter, Henning Schmitz, Fritz Hilpert, and Stefan Pfaffe of the band Kraftwerk perform during the Kraftwerk - Retrospective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8, Autobahn (1974) at The Museum of Modern Art on April 10, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

KRAFTWERK

The electronica legends will bring their 3D concert to Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Birmingham, Gateshead, Sheffield, Bristol, Nottingham, Manchester and London, where they will play two nights at the Royal Albert Hall, between June 2 and 22, 2017. Tickets are on general sale at 10am on September 30, priced from £45.00/£55.00 plus fees.

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TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB

With their new record, ‘Gameshow’, scheduled for release on October 14, the indie trio will play shows in Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle, Bristol, Liverpool, Glasgow, Southampton, Cambridge, Manchester and London, where they’ll perform at Alexandra Palace, between January 24 and February 10. Tickets are on general sale at 9am on September 30, priced £21.00/£22.00/£24.50 plus fees.

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GOOD MOURNING MRS BROWN

Mrs Brown’s Boys have announced details of their Good Mourning Mrs Brown tour, with multiple arena shows planned in Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Cardiff, Newcastle, Leeds, London, Liverpool, Sheffield, Belfast and Dublin in March, April, June, July, November and December, 2017. Tickets are on general sale at 9am on September 30, prices start at £22.50 plus fees.

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Top Tours This Week!!

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Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden bring their The Book of Souls tour to arenas in Nottingham, Dublin, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Newcastle, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Liverpool, Birmingham and Cardiff, winding up at London’s O2 Arena in May 2017. Support comes from Shinedown.
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Tickets on general sale at 9am on September 30, priced £46.00/£48.50 plus fees.


The Stone Roses

The Stone Roses, who returned with new material and stadium shows in Manchester and Dublin this summer, will perform next summer at the SSE Arena in Belfast on June 13 before dates at London’s Wembley Stadium and Hampden Park in Glasgow.
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Tickets are on general sale at 9.30am on September 30, priced from £35.00/£49.00 plus fees.


Kraftwerk

The electronica legends will bring their 3D concert production to theatres and concert halls in Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Birmingham, Gateshead, Sheffield, Bristol, Nottingham, Manchester and London, where they will play two nights at the Royal Albert Hall, between June 2 and 22, 2017.
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Tickets are on general sale at 10am on September 30, priced from £45.00/£55.00 plus fees.


Two Door Cinema Club

With their new album, ‘Gameshow’, out on October 14, the indie trio have confirmed shows in Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle, Bristol, Liverpool, Glasgow, Southampton, Cambridge, Manchester and London, where they’ll perform at Alexandra Palace, between January 24 and February 10.
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Tickets are on general sale at 9am on September 30, priced £21.00/£22.00/£24.50 plus fees.


The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys, currently comprising Mike Love and Bruce Johnston alongside supporting musicians John Cowsill, Tim Bonhomme, Randell Kirsch, Scott Totten and Christian Love, will play two shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall on May 18 and 19.
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Tickets are on general sale at 10am on September 29, priced £45.00 plus fees.


Good Mourning Mrs Brown

Mrs Brown’s Boys have announced details of their Good Mourning Mrs Brown tour, which hits arenas in Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Cardiff, Newcastle, Leeds, London, Liverpool, Sheffield, Belfast and Dublin for multiple performances in March, April, June, July, November and December, 2017.
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Tickets are on general sale at 9am on September 30, prices start at £22.50 plus fees.


Also announced this week, so far

Drive By Truckers, The Wonder Years, Clean Bandit, Ladyhawke, The Chainsmokers, Michael Kiwanuka, Empire Of The Sun, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe, Embrace, Dropkick Murphys, The White Buffalo, MY, Cameron AG, Brand New Heavies, Jaguar Skills, Hope And Social, Jimmy Eat World, Little Comets, Kaiser Chiefs, Ne-Yo, FOES, The Wildhearts, Hiss Golden Messenger, Bloc Party, Hannah Lou Clark, Frightened Rabbit, The Pineapple Thief, Vant, Dawes, Kaskade, John 5, Joe Bonamassa, Blossoms, Julia Jacklin, Above And Beyond, Highly Suspect, Temples, Reginald D. Hunter, Ross Noble, David O’Doherty, Dan Reed Network, Los Campesinos!, By The Rivers, Sampha, Trashcan Sinatras, The Sisterhood, The Crookes, Tchami and many more!

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