This Week’s Top Tickets: Rod Stewart, The 1975, Kaiser Chiefs, Bryan Ferry, White Lies, Embrace, The Stranglers, UB40 Featuring Ali, Astro And Mickey, Strictly Come Dancing Live and more

Rod Stewart

The legendary singer-songwriter will play outdoor venues in Southampton, York, Milton Keynes, Ipswich, Wolverhampton, Aberdeen and Bolton in May and June next year, as part of world tour supporting upcoming LP, ‘Blood Red Roses’. The dates will mark Stewart’s first UK tour in three years. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on September 21. Head here for pre-sale tickets (photo: Sean Hansford).

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The 1975

The alt-pop quartet will tour the UK and Ireland in January, following up the release of their new album ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’, which is set to arrive on November 30 via Dirty Hit/Interscope Records. The band have also promised to release another album in May. Tickets are on general sale at 9am on September 21, while Pale Waves and No Rome will open.

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Kaiser Chiefs

The Leeds indie-pop band will support their recently announced seventh studio album, which is expected to come out at the start of the new year, with over 20 live dates in January and February, including a stop at London’s O2 Academy Brixton. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on September 21.

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Bryan Ferry

The former Roxy Music frontman will play London’s Royal Albert Hall on June 17 as part of his 2019 world tour. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on September 21.

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White Lies

White Lies have announced their upcoming ‘Five’ LP and an accompanying UK tour, with shows lined up in Brighton, Bristol, Leeds, Newcastle, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Cambridge, London and Birmingham at the beginning of January. Tickets are on sale at 9am on September 21.

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Embrace

The band will celebrate the 21st anniversary of their 1998 debut album, ‘The Good Will Out’, with shows in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Sheffield, Bristol, Nottingham, Leamington, Leeds and London, where they’ll perform at the Roundhouse, between March 5 and 16. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on September 21.

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The Stranglers

The legendary British new wave punks will be joined by special guests Dr Feelgood at shows in Scunthorpe, Aberdeen, Dunfermline, Glasgow, Nottingham, Reading, Newcastle, Leeds, Birmingham, Guildford, Southend, Cambridge, Bournemouth, Brighton, Bristol, Manchester and London, where they’ll play the O2 Academy Brixton, between March 5 and 30. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on September 21.

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UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey

UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey have added four dates to their A Real Labour of Love 40th anniversary tour, with the reggae legends set to call at Hull’s City Hall on March 27, Manchester’s O2 Apollo on March 31, Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall on April 1 and Sheffield City Hall on April 3. General sale begins at 10am on September 21. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Strictly Come Dancing – The Live Tour

Choreographed by TV judge Craig Revel Horwood and presented by 2017 series winner Ore Oduba, the tour will return to arenas in Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, Glasgow, Nottingham and London throughout January and February. Tickets are on sale at 8am on September 21. Head here for pre-sales.

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Also announced this week:

Ed Sheeran, the Dandy Warhols, Amy MacDonald, the Struts, Calum Scott, Kero Kero Bonito, Steve Mason, KT Tunstall, Jordan Mackampa, Hozier, Walter Trout, Paul Smith, Perturbator, Stone Broken, Samantha Harvey, Blood Red Shoes, J Mascis, Jacob Banks, Cloud Nothings, Nervus, Tremonti, Calpurnia, Russell Kane, Omid Djalili, Arenacross and more. Head here for more information and to find your tickets.

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Staff Picks: Graeme Marsh

It’s been a funny old year. One memorable for the wrong reasons in many households, what with Brexit and Trump dominating the news at every turn. And then there are the deaths, of course. David Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen and Pete Burns were just four of many music icons to pass away but there were endless other greats wherever you looked. Alan Rickman, Terry Wogan, Paul Daniels, Ronnie Corbett, Victoria Wood, Muhammed Ali, Caroline Aherne, Gene Wilder and Andrew Sachs were all great losses in their fields. It seemed at one point that you couldn’t turn on the TV or radio without hearing about the latest celebrity death.

As always, though, music proved to be a safe haven where you could escape the madness of the world and retreat into a secluded place. Having spent 2015 being whisked back to Planet Vinyl, an extended hospital stay and subsequent recuperation period in 2016 reaffirmed the necessity and value of MP3s and CDs (let’s ignore the dreaded streams, shall we?). All formats enjoyed a considerable share of the overall playing time. Indeed, a pie chart would probably have portrayed an even spread between the three for the first time ever from a personal perspective.

So here we go, once again into the fray of lists – and who can resist a good, or even bad, list, eh?

Albums of 2016:

  • Suede – Night Thoughts
  • White Lies – Friends
  • Black Mountain – IV
  • The Veils – Total Depravity
  • Car Seat Headrest – Teens Of Denial
  • The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Third World Pyramid
  • Michael Kiwanuka – Love And Hate
  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
  • FEWS – Means
  • Garbage – Strange Little Birds

Songs of 2016:

  • Suede – I Don’t Know How To Reach You
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – Dark Necessities
  • The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Don’t Get Lost
  • White Lies – Hold Back Your Love
  • TOY – Clear Shot

Most Awesome Of Awesome Gigs:

  • Ride – Brighton Concorde 2: Simply amazing. First of a two night stint. Unfortunately lack of babysitters prevented attendance at the second show. Ecstatic and gutted all at the same time.
  • The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Brighton Concorde 2: Almost as amazing as Ride. First of a two night stint once again, and yes, no babysitter for the second night. Gah!
  • The Cult – Brixton Academy: At last, a chance to see the incredible Rain and She Sells Sanctuary, two of the greatest songs in history. I can play ‘em on the electric too (but admittedly, they sound like shit).
  • Black Mountain – Brighton Concorde 2: Brilliant, first class performance and Amber’s vocals were tremendous.
  • The Cure – SSE Arena Wembley: Simply incredible, another band from my youth that I had for whatever reason never been able to see previously. And fellow Crawley-ite Robert Smith proved that his voice has not aged one iota. Superb.

Miscellaneous:

  • AC/DC’s Brian Johnson losing his voice and being replaced by Axl Rose. Ahem, Wembley tickets sold in a flash, thanks all the same.
  • Most annoying song was easily Mr Birdsong by Arbor Labor Union. Check out the vocal performance, possibly the most irritating like, ever.
  • Biggest let down – the Dandy Warhols’ Distortland being way short of what they’re capable of yet people were still swooning over it. Not me.
  • On the plus side, rediscovered Brighton’s Resident Records, a treasure trove of vinyl. Get your ass to Brighton, you won’t be disappointed. If new records aren’t your thing, cross the street and go into the wonderful Snoopers Paradise instead. Sublime.

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Top Tours This Week!!

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Phil Collins

Phil Collins will follow a five night stand at London’s Royal Albert Hall with a headline performance at Hyde Park on June 30 as part of the British Summer Time series.
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Tickets are on general sale at 9am on November 11, priced £79.50 plus fees.


Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams will bring his The Heavy Entertainment Show tour to stadiums in Manchester, Southampton, Edinburgh, Coventry, Cardiff and London around his previously announced show in Dublin on June 17.
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Tickets go on general sale at 10am on November 11, priced £50.00/£65.00 plus fees.


Blink 182

The pop-punk giants will return to the UK in summer 2017 for arena shows in Cardiff, Nottingham, Leeds, Birmingham, Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool, Bournemouth and London, where they’ll play the O2 Arena on July 19.
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Tickets are on general sale at 9am on November 11, priced between £29.50 and £40.50 plus fees.


Cliff Richard

Cliff Richard will bring his Just…Fabulous Rock ‘n’ Roll tour, which takes its name from his new album, to London, Cork, Tewkesbury, Stanstead Park in Hampshire, Walcott Hall in Shropshire, Burton upon Trent, Lincoln, Thetford, Leeds and Scarborough in summer 2017.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on November 14, priced £45.00 plus fees.


Simple Minds

Simple Minds will be joined by the Anchoress for Acoustic Live dates in Dundee, Glasgow, Gateshead, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Bridlington, Nottingham, London, Bristol, Cardiff, Southampton and Poole between May 17 and June 2.
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Tickets are on sale at 10am on November 10, priced £36.00 plus fees.


White Lies

White Lies, who put out ‘Friends’ earlier this autumn, have announced a further batch of UK shows, including stops in Newcastle, Sheffield, Oxford, Cardiff, Leicester, Portsmouth, Hull, London, Preston, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Hatfield, Keele and Norwich during February and March. The band also play a series of UK shows later this month.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on November 11, priced between £20.00 and £23.50 plus fees.


Enter Shikari

Enter Shikari will celebrate the 10 year anniversary of their debut album, ‘Take To The Skies’, with shows in Dublin and Belfast before headlining the three legs of Slam Dunk Festival in Birmingham, Leeds and Hatfield.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on November 11, priced £44.00 plus fees.


Blossoms

Blossoms will be joined by Cabbage and Rory Wynne for new dates in Keele, Liverpool, Brighton, Lincoln, Exeter, London, Bristol, Cardiff, Norwich, Birmingham, Leeds, Newcastle and Glasgow between March 16 and April 1, with plans also in the diary to open for the Courteeners at their May gig at Old Trafford cricket ground in Manchester.
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Tickets for the new shows are on sale at 10am on November 10, priced £17.50/£19.50 plus fees.


Pulled Apart By Horses

Pulled Apart By Horses will head to Oxford, London, Bristol, Southampton, Birmingham, Norwich, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle, before ending the trek with a hometown show at the Brudenell Social Club on April 8.
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Tickets will go on general sale at 9am on November 11, priced £12.00/£14.00 plus fees.


Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball

The Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball will return to London’s O2 Arena with Little Mix, Calvin Harris, Craig David, Olly Murs, Clean Bandit, Dua Lipa, Sigala, Louisa Johnson and Nathan Sykes confirmed to perform on Saturday December 3, while the Sunday line up includes Shawn Mendes, Years & Years, DNCE, the Vamps, Louisa Johnson, Jonas Blue, James Arthur and Martin Garrix.
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Tickets will go on general sale at 8am on November 10, priced £49.99 plus fees.


Also announced this week, so far

Bonobo, Sampha, Japandroids, Ward Thomas, Warpaint, Four Year Strong, Grand Magus, Nathan Carter, Calum Scott, Busted, Lowly, Foy Vance, Island, Foxygen, Danny Bryant, Hurray For The Riff Raff, July Talk, Declan McKenna, Rival Sons, Tall Ships, Sumer, Blind Pilot, Awooga, Hidden Charms, Tyketto, Jack Whitehall, Milton Jones and many more!

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This Week’s New Releases: Green Day, Kate Tempest And Sum 41

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This week you’ve got a lot to get through. Green Day are releasing their twelfth studio album, Kate Tempest is putting out her sophomore LP and Sum 41 are returning with their first new record in five years.

But it’s not all poems and pop-punk.  Norah Jones, Goat, Barry Gibb, Julia Jacklin, NOFX and White Lies, among many others, all have new albums out this week. Check out our selection of this week’s new releases below.

Barry Gibb – ‘In The Now’ (Columbia Records)

C Duncan – ‘The Midnight Sun’ (FatCat Records)

Goat – ‘Requiem’ (Rocket/Sub Pop)

Green Day – ‘Revolution Radio’ (Warner Bros/Reprise)

Julia Jacklin – ‘Don’t Let The Kids Win’ (Transgressive)

Kaiser Chiefs – ‘Stay Together’ (Fiction)

Kate Tempest – ‘Let Them Eat Chaos’ (Fiction)

Meshuggah – ‘The Violent Sleep Of Reason’ (Nuclear Blast)

NOFX – ‘First Ditch Effort’ (Fat Wreck Chords)

Norah Jones – ‘Day Breaks’ (Virgin)

OneRepublic – ‘Oh My My’ (Polydor)

Phantogram – ‘Three’ (Caroline/Fiction)

Pitbull – ‘Climate Change’ (RCA)

Seasick Steve – ‘Keepin’ The Horse Between Me And The Ground’ (There’s A Dead Skunk/Rough Trade)

Set It Off – ‘Upside Down’ (Rude Records/Equal Vision Records)

Sum 41 – ’13 Voices’ (Hopeless Records)

White Lies – ‘Friends’ (BMG)

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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: Fifth Harmony, Jeff Lynne’s ELO, White Lies, Jason Donovan And The Janoskians

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FIFTH HARMONY

Fifth Harmony bring their 7/27 tour to arenas in Dublin, Glasgow, Manchester, Cardiff, London, Nottingham and Birmingham between October 4 and 12. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on July 1, priced at £27.00/£20.00 plus fees.

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JEFF LYNNE’S ELO

Jeff Lynne’s ELO will perform for one night only at London’s Wembley Stadium on June 24, 2017. Tickets are on sale at 9am on July 1, priced from £35.00 plus fees.

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WHITE LIES

The London three-piece will support their upcoming new album, ‘Friends’, with UK shows in London, Nottingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, Birmingham, Leeds and Bristol between November 22 and December 1. Tickets go on sale at 10am on July 1, priced at £20.00/£22.50 plus fees.

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JASON DONOVAN

Jason Donovan will wrap up his Ten Good Reasons & Greatest Hits tour this Christmas with shows in Scunthorpe, Stoke, Malvern, Salisbury, Margate, Portsmouth, Nottingham and Warrington. Tickets are on sale at 9am on July 1, priced from £29.50 plus fees.

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THE JANOSKIANS

The Janoskians will call at Manchester Academy, Newcastle University, the O2 Forum in London and the Asylum in Birmingham between October 6 and 14, as part of their#AnotherFailEuroTour plans. Tickets are on general sale at 9am on July 1, priced at £22.50/£26.00 plus fees.

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Check out Stereoboard’s event pages for a full list of latest announcements.

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Beyonce Is Back On Top Of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart

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Queen Bey has done it, having kicked off the UK leg of her ‘Formation’ tour this week, she’s back at #1 on Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart, followed closely by ColdplayRihannaStevie Wonder and Lionel Richie, who make up the rest of the top five. Meanwhile, last week’s top spot holders, Black Sabbath, have come in at #10.

New to the chart this week is Professor Brian Cox, who has entered at a modest 13th position. However, he is still above Elton John who has slipped from #14 to #18 and Jeff Lynnes ELO who have re-entered the top 20, just, at #19. Simply Red are also only just clinging on, having dropped from #9 to #20.

Over the next week tickets will go on sale for Fifth HarmonyDavid GilmourWhite LiesJason Donovan and The Janoskians, among many more. Come back and see us next week to see if Queen Bey has been bumped from the top spot.

1. Beyonce
2. Coldplay
3. Rihanna
4. Stevie Wonder
5. Lionel Richie
6. Jess Glynne
7. Rod Stewart
8. Justin Bieber
9. Madness
10. Black Sabbath
11. Bruce Springsteen
12. BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park
13. Professor Brian Cox
14. The Cure
15. Stereophonics
16. Michael Ball and Alfie Boe
17. Billy Joel
18. Elton John
19. Jeff Lynnes ELO
20. Simply Red

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

1. Fifth Harmony

2. David Gilmour

3. White Lies

4. Jason Donovan

5. The Janoskians

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Top Tours This Week!!

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Fifth Harmony

Fifth Harmony will bring their 7/27 tour to arenas in Dublin, Glasgow, Manchester, Cardiff, London, Nottingham and Birmingham between October 4 and 12.
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Tickets will go on general sale at 9am on July 1, priced at £27.00/£20.00 plus fees.


Jeff Lynne’s ELO

Jeff Lynne’s ELO have lined up a huge one night only show at London’s Wembley Stadium for June 24, 2017.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on July 1, priced from £35.00 plus fees.


Chance The Rapper

Chance the Rapper has lined up the European leg of his Magnificent Coloring tour, including UK shows at Manchester Academy on November 19 and two dates at the O2 Academy Brixton in London on November 20 and 22.
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Tickets are on sale now, priced at £25.00/£28.50 plus fees.


White Lies

The London trio will support their upcoming new album, ‘Friends’, with a winter European tour, including UK shows in London, Nottingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, Birmingham, Leeds and Bristol between November 22 and December 1.
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Tickets will go on sale at 10am on July 1, priced at £20.00/£22.50 plus fees.


Jason Donovan

Jason Donovan will conclude his Ten Good Reasons & Greatest Hits tour this Christmas with shows in Scunthorpe, Stoke, Malvern, Salisbury, Margate, Portsmouth, Nottingham and Warrington.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on July 1, priced from £29.50 plus fees.


David Gilmour

David Gilmour has confirmed a fifth show at London’s Royal Albert Hall for September 23.
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Tickets are on sale at 10am on June 30, priced from £65.00 plus fees.


The Janoskians

The Janoskians will head to Manchester Academy, Newcastle University, the O2 Forum in London and the Asylum in Birmingham between October 6 and 14, as part of their#AnotherFailEuroTour plans.
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Tickets are on general sale at 9am on July 1, priced at £22.50/£26.00 plus fees.


Also announced this week, so far

Bluesfest, Yellowcard, Lisa Hannigan, The Kut, Yashin, Vampires Everywhere, Anvil, The Wedding Present, EMP!RE, The Bronx, The Bouncing Souls, Emarosa, 65daysofstatic, High Tyde, Hawthorne Heights, Dead Letter Circus, The Front Bottoms, Porches, Larkin Poe, Clean Cut Kid, Ady Suleiman, John Carpenter, Margo Price, Allusondrugs, Margaret Glaspy, The Boxer Rebellion, Black Peaks, The Low Anthem, The Felice Brothers, The Magic Gang, Flawes, Demob Happy, Tigercub and many more!

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