The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: U2, Def Leppard, Lenny Kravitz, Shakira, Madness, Jack White and more…

U2

U2 will bring the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour to Manchester Arena on October 19 and the O2 Arena in London on October 23 as part of a wider European tour. The tour follows up the band’s 14th studio album, ‘Songs of Experience’, which arrived late last year. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on January 26, prices start at £35.00 plus booking fees.

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DEF LEPPARD

The British rock legends will perform 1987’s ‘Hysteria’ in its entirety, plus other hits, at 11 arena shows, including a return to Sheffield Arena for a homecoming date, and their first ever show at the O2 arena in London. The tour also features stops in Dublin, Belfast, Cardiff, Nottingham, Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham. Tickets go on sale at 9am on January 26, priced £37.50 plus fees.

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LENNY KRAVITZ

Lenny Kravitz will bring his Raise Vibration Tour to the O2 Apollo Manchester on June 19, Birmingham Arena the following day and the SSE Arena Wembley in London on June 22. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on January 26, priced £42.50/£47.50 plus fees.

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SHAKIRA

Shakira will bring her El Dorado Tour to the O2 Arena in London on June 11. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on January 26, prices start at £45.00 plus fees.

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MADNESS

Madness have announced four Stately Madness UK shows in July, playing Englefield House in Reading, Thetford’s Euston Park, Ragley Hall in Alcester and Alnwick Castle. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on January 26, priced £37.50 plus fees. Click here for pre-sale tickets.

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JACK WHITE

The White Stripes frontman, who is set to release ‘Boarding House Reach’ on March 23, will head to the UK for two London shows at the Hammersmith Eventim Apollo on June 27 and 28. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on January 26, priced £36.50 plus fees.

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Also announced this week

Britney Spears, Elton John, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Lily Allen, Run DMC, Avenged Sevenfold, Eels, Rodriguez, Alexandra Burke, George Ezra, Hinds, SG Lewis, Reef, Bleed From Within, Camden Rocks, James Blunt, Plan B, Kaiser Chiefs, Lightning Seeds, David Sedaris, Bruno Major, Steve Hackett, Hudson Taylor, Willy Mason, Tash Sultana, Wireless Festival feat. J Cole, Stormzy, DJ Khaled, The Pearl Harts, Nick JD Hodgson, Oddity Road, Kamasi Washington, Not3s, Theo Katzman, Vundabar, Partner, The Musical Box, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Del Amitri, Team Picture, The Dire Straits Experience, Isaac Gracie, Cabbage, Soul II Soul, Lee Nelson, Marillion, Hippie Sabotage, Demob Happy, Reverend And The Makers, Matthew And The Atlas, Stewart Francis, We Came As Romans, Theory, Deer Shed Festival, Dinosaur Jr., Nathaniel Rateliff And The Night Sweats, the Vaccines, Vök, King King, Bluedot Festival, Love Supreme Festival, Green Man Festival, Rewind Festival, Yellow Days, George Fitzgerald, George Clinton, Loma, the Garden, Jimmy Cliff and more.

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

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Video Of The Week: U2 – Get Out Of Your Own Way

U2 have released a video for Get Out Of Your Own Way.

The track features on the band’s latest album, ‘Songs Of Experience’, which arrived last year. The video, meanwhile, was “shot entirely analogue, using paper cut and stop motion animation” and directed by the Broken Fingaz Crew, who said:

“The video addresses the current political situation: 2017 for us was the year fascists worldwide felt confident enough to raise their heads again, encouraged by Trump and other world leaders, who use people’s fear to build more walls and segregation. 

“The song is both a personal letter and a clarion cry to the global situation, and in the same way, we’ve combined our psychedelic pop style with political imagery; shot entirely analogue, using paper cut and stop motion animation techniques in collaboration with Adam Albo, who edited the video.”

U2 will bring the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour to the UK and Europe this autumn. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on January 26.

Head to our music video page on the official Stereoboard website for the latest video releases.

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This Week’s New Releases: U2, Van Morrison And Miguel

Okay, it’s December 1 and pretty much everywhere has started winding down in the run up to Christmas, not the below acts though! Among the list is a new Van Morrison record, U2’s follow up to 2014’s ‘Songs of Innocence’ and Miguel’s new LP, which boasts appearances by Travis Scott, Rick Ross, Quin, Kali Uchis, J. Cole and Salaam Remi.

Andy Grammer – ‘The Good Parts’ (S-Curve Records/Umg)

Bruce Foxton and Russell Hastings – ‘From The Jam – Live!’ (Basstone via Absolute)

Canterbury Cathedral Girls’ Choir – ‘Christmas With Canterbury Cathedral Girls’ Choir’ (Decca)

Chief Keef – ‘The Dedication’ (Rbc Records)

Chris Stapleton – ‘From A Room: Volume 2’ (Decca/Mercury Nashville)

The Eskies – ‘And Don’t Spare The Horses’ (Parochial Dancehall Records)

Five Finger Death Punch – ‘A Decade Of Destruction’ (Eleven Seven)

Glassjaw – ‘Material Control’ (Century Media)

Jennifer Ann – ‘Take Me Home’ EP (Jennifer Ann Music)

Midge Ure – ‘Orchestrated’ (BMG)

Miguel – ‘War & Leisure’ (RCA)

New Order – ‘NOMC15’ (Mute)

Nicholas Krgovich – ‘In An Open Field’ (Tin Angel)

Pitbull – ‘Greatest Hits’ (Mr. 305/Polo Grounds/RCA)

The Skids – ‘Scared To Dance [Box Set]’ (Caroline)

Stealers Wheel – ‘The A&M Years’ (Caroline)

Steven Wilson – ‘Last Day Of June’ OST (Caroline International)

The Sweet – ‘The Polydor Albums’ (Caroline)

Tommy Blaize – ‘Life & Soul’ (UMOD)

U2 – ‘Songs Of Experience’ (Island)

Van Morrison – ‘Versatile’ (Caroline/Exile)

Wilco – ‘A.M.’ (Deluxe) and ‘Being There'(Deluxe) (Rhino)

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Video Of The Week: U2 – You’re The Best Thing About Me

U2 have shared a video for You’re The Best Thing About Me.

The song is the lead single from the rock legends’ upcoming album, ‘Songs of Experience’, which is set to arrive on December 1, while the video was directed by Jonas Åkerlund.

Head over to our music video page on the official Stereoboard website for the latest video releases.

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This Week’s New Releases: Roger Waters, Alt-J And All Time Low

There should be something for everyone this week. Roger Waters has released his first solo offering since 1992’s ‘Amused To Death’, Alt-J have finally followed up ‘This Is All Yours’ and All Time Low have put out their highly anticipated seventh LP.

Check out the rest of our pick of this week’s new releases below:

All Time Low – ‘Last Young Renegade’ (Fueled By Ramen)

Alt-J – ‘Relaxer’ (Infectious Music)

Amber Coffman – ‘City Of No Reply’ (Columbia)

Beach Fossils – ‘Somersault’ (Bayonet Records)

Benjamin Booker – ‘Witness’ (Rough Trade)

Bleachers – ‘Gone Now’ (Columbia)

Chastity Belt – ‘I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone’ (Hardly Art)

Dan Auerbach – ‘Waiting On A Song’ (Nonesuch)

Dua Lipa – ‘Dua Lipa’ (Warner Bros)

Flogging Molly – ‘Life Is Good’ (Spinefarm Records)

Halsey – ‘Hopeless Fountain Kingdom’ (Virgin EMI)

Marika Hackman – ‘I’m Not Your Man’ (Virgin EMI/Caroline/Universal)

Roger Waters – ‘Is This The Life We Really Want?’ (Columbia)

Saint Etienne – ‘Home Counties’ (PIAS)

Sleep Party People – ‘Lingering’ (Joyful Noise Recordings)

Sweet Baboo – ‘Wild Imagination’ (Moshi Moshi)

Thea Gilmore – ‘The Counterweight’ (Cooking Vinyl)

U2 – ‘The Joshua Tree – 30th Annivesary’ (Island)

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Queen + Adam Lambert Top Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart For April

Queen + Adam Lambert have knocked Metallica off the top spot and are now at #1 on Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart for April. Coming in at #2 is Bruno Mars, who will take his 24K Magic tour to Australia and New Zealand in 2018, while making up the rest of the top 10 are Migos & Lil Yachty, BananaramaWill Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff (Livewire Festival)ParamoreWireless FestivalEd SheeranChris Rea and Paul Weller.

At the bottom of this month’s chart we have Giggs, who last month completed his spring Landlord tour, The Next Step, which will see the live accompaniment to the CBBC TV show take in dates across the UK and Ireland, Bob Dylan, who will tour North America this summer, Steps, who hit the road in November and December for the Party On The Dancefloor arena tour, and Tori Amos, who will return to the UK and Europe this autumn for the Native Invader tour.

Check back in with us next month to see if the below are able to keep hold of their top 40 positions or if we’ll be welcoming some new names to the chart.

1. Queen + Adam Lambert
2. Bruno Mars
3. Migos & Lil Yachty
4. Bananarama
5. Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff (Livewire Festival)
6. Paramore
7. Wireless Festival
8. Ed Sheeran
9. Chris Rea
10. Paul Weller
11. Celine Dion
12. Linkin Park
13. Iron Maiden
14. Stormzy
15. George Ezra
16. Little Mix
17. Micky Flanagan
18. Royal Blood
19. J Hus
20. Depeche Mode
21. Take That
22. James Arthur
23. Guns N’Roses
24. Lovebox
25. The Kooks
26. Good Mourning Mrs Brown
27. Tom Jones
28. U2
29. Michael Ball and Alfie Boe
30. Wet Wet Wet
31. Kasabian
32. UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey
33. Coldplay
34. Popcaan
35. Olly Murs
36. Giggs
37. The Next Step
38. Bob Dylan
39. Steps
40. Tori Amos

On sale in the next week – can they break the top 40?

1. Liam Gallagher

2. Enter Shikari

3. Stone Sour

4. Hurts

5. Tigers Jaw

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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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On This Day In Music: U2 Hit #1 With ‘The Joshua Tree’

On March 21, 1987 U2 reached #1 on the UK album chart with their fifth LP, ‘The Joshua Tree’.

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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
32. TRNSMT
33. Kings of Leon
34. PVRIS
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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