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Music News: Monday 11th February 2013

Lisa Bentley



Benjamin Curtis Diagnosed with Cancer

Benjamin Curtis from the band School of Seven Bells has been diagnosed with cancer. The news was broken by his band mate Alejandra Deheza who issued the following statement: “Dear Friends, It feels so surreal to be writing this to you. In fact I still can’t wrap my head or my heart around it, but here it goes. A few nights ago Benjamin was admitted to the hospital for symptoms that have been getting worse for a few weeks now. After a dozen tests and scans (which he’s endured like a champion), the doctors say it’s T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. It developed pretty aggressively, and the chemotherapy to treat it will be pretty aggressive, but the good news is that it’s TREATABLE. These next few months will be tough, but he is the toughest person I know (even while here, he was trying to figure out a way to sample the MRI). I wanted to share this with you all, because you guys are such a huge and important part of our lives. Send all of the light and love that you can his way. Every bit will count towards a strong and fast recovery. I believe that with all of my heart. I will be doing the same. Love, Alley”

Toni Braxton Retires

Toni Braxton has announced her retirement from the music industry. The Unbreak My Heart singer issued this statement announcing her decision: I’m just not going to do any albums anymore; maybe touring occasionally here and there because I love performing, but not as much as I did in the past. But no new projects. It’s not affecting me, making me feel that thing I’ve always felt when I perform,” she said. “It’s leaving me. I’m not sure what’s going on in my life. Maybe a female mid-life crisis? My heart isn’t in it anymore. I hate to say that.”

Coldplay Cancel South American Tour

Coldplay have had to cancel their South American tour dates due to reasons beyond their control. The band has issued the following statement: “Dear friends in Latin America, We’re sad to say that, due to circumstances beyond our control, we’re unable to reschedule the postponed ‘Mylo Xyloto’ tour dates in 2013. For this we’re very sorry. It may seem small consolation now but we’ll definitely have your corner of the world at the front of our minds when the time comes to do it all again. Thank you for your incredible patience and support.”

Festival News

Boomtown Rats have been booked to play the Isle of Wight Festival.

Green Man Festival organisers have announced that Band of Horses and The Horrors will play at this year’s event. Local Natives and Edwyn Collins are also billed to play.

Foals will close this year’s Ibiza Rocks Festival.

Morrissey Reissue Photo Ban from Bowie

Morrissey is due to reissue his album The Last of the Famous International Playboys and had planned to use an image of David Bowie on the cover but according to reports David Bowie has refused to allow Morrissey the rights to the photograph.

Joey Ramones Music and Clothes Up For Auction

Clothes owned and worn by Joey Ramone will be going up for auction along with his glasses and his record collection. The bidding opens on February 14th and ends a week later via RR Auction house. The minimum bid will start at £318.

Cecil Womack: 25th September 1947 – 1st February 2013

Cecil Womack has passed away of the band Womack and Womack has passed away aged 65. His brother released this statement: “I was terribly upset when I heard about my brother’s passing, and I still am. We made music together for a long time, but we’ve had many differences over the years. Thankfully we got a chance to reunite last year after a very long separation – and little did I know that it would be the last time I would see him. I can only pass along what I have now learned, which is to not let anything – money, success, etc, come between you and your family.”

Album News

James Blake is set to release a new album. Overgrown will be released in April.

The Flaming Lips are set to release an album on Valentine’s Day. The album is said to be set in an anatomically correct chocolate heart.

Vampire Weekend have finally revealed the name of their forthcoming album. It will be called Modern Vampires of the City.

Fitz and the Tantrums will release their second album on May 7th. The album will be called More Than Just A Dream.

Reg Presely: 12th June 1941 – 4th February 2013

Reg Presley, the lead singer with The Troggs has lost his battle with lung cancer. He was 71.

Marilyn Manson Collapses on Stage

Marilyn Manson has collapsed on stage during a performance in Canada. Details have not been released about his current medical condition.

Live Announcements


Adept and With One Last Breath will embark on a co-headlining tour with in April. Tickets are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

8th April – Unit, Southampton

9th April – MQ Live, Manchester

10th April – Ivory Blacks, Glasgow

11th April – The Vic Inn, Derby

12th April – Central Station, Wrexham

13th April – Cockpit, Leeds

14th April – o2 Academy 3, Birmingham

15th April – Waterfront Studios, Norwich

16th April – Camden Barfly, London

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys Girl on Fire tour will start in May. Make sure you get your ticket.

18th May – Echo Arena, Liverpool

19th May – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

24th May – MEN Arena, Manchester

25th May – NIA Arena, Birmingham

28th May – Nottingham Capital FM Arena, Nottingham

30th May – The o2 Arena, London (Sold out)

31st May – The o2 Arena, London


Tickets for B-52s UK tour in August are available from www.livenation.co.uk.

13th August – Manchester Academy, Manchester

15th August – o2 Academy, Birmingham

16th August – Indigo2, London


Tickets for the UK dates of Beyonce’s world tour will be available via www.gigsandtours.com from the 23rd February. Lines open at 9:30am.

26th April – LG Arena, Birmingham

29th April – The o2, London

30th April – The o2, London

1st May – The o2, London

3rd May – The o2, London

7th May – MEN, Manchester


Disclosure will be touring in March.

1st March – Academy II, Manchester

2nd March – King Tuts, Glasgow

4th March –The Cockpit, Leeds

5th March – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

6th March – The Exchange, Bristol

7th March – Heaven, London

8th March – Red Bull Academy Warehouse Party, London

Dog Is Dead

The rescheduled tour dates for the Dog Is Dead tour are shown below.

18th April – Arts Centre, Norwich

19th April – Sugarmill, Stoke

20th April – Fruit, Hull

21st April – Sound Control, Manchester

22nd April – King Tuts, Glasgow

24th April – Koko, London

25th April – Academy 2, Oxford

26th April – Guildhall, Gloucester

27th April – 53 Degrees, Preston

29th April – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

30th April – The Globe, Cardiff

1st May – Kasbah, Coventry

2nd May – Queens Social, Sheffield

3rd May – Rock City, Nottingham

The Duke Spirit

The Duke Spirit will be touring in March.

5th March – Musician, Leicester

6th March – Lowry Studio, Salford

7th March – Floral Pavilion, New Brighton

9th March – Civic Centre, Barnsley

10th March – Arches, Glasgow

11th March – Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

12th March – Ironworks, Inverness

13th March – The Sage, Gateshead

14th March – The Venue, Derby

The Family Rain

The Family Rain will be embarking on their European tour in March.

11th March – o2 Academy 1, Leicester (with The Courteeners)

12th March – Cardiff University Solus, Cardiff (with The Courteeners)

14th March – o2 Academy, Newcastle (with The Courteeners)

15th March – o2 Academy 1, Sheffield (with The Courteeners)

16th March – o2 Brixton Academy, London (with The Courteeners)

18th March – Sebright Arms, London (Headline Show)

22nd March – Hare and Hounds, Birmingham (with Willy Moon)

23rd March – Broadcast, Glasgow (with Willy Moon)

25th March – Deaf Institute, Manchester (with Willy Moon)

26th March – The Haunt, Brighton (with Willy Moon)

30th March – Stockton Calling Festival, Stockton

2nd May – Liverpool Sound City, Liverpool

4th May – Live At Leeds Festival, Leeds

Fleetwood Mac

The long awaited return of Fleetwood Mac will be happening in September and October. Tickets are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

24th September – The o2, London

25th September – The o2, London

27th September – The o2, London

29th September – LG Arena, Birmingham

1st October – MEN Arena, Manchester

3rd October – Hydro Arena, Glasgow

Gaz Coombes

Gaz Coombes will be touring in April. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

16th April – St Marys Church, Ashford

17th April – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

18th April – The Gate, Cardiff

19th April – Guildhall, Gloucester

21st April – Stockton on Tees, Stockton

22nd April – Duchess, York

23rd April – Kazimier, Liverpool

25th April – Garage, London

26th April – Kasbah, Coventry

27th April – Sugarmill, Stoke


Hadouken! will be touring in April.

17th April – Waterfront, Norwich

18th April – The Cockpit, Leeds

19th April – Arches, Glasgow

20th April – Academy, Newcastle

22nd April – Leadmill, Sheffield

23rd April – HMV Institute, Birmingham

24th April – Academy 2, Manchester

25th April – Electric Ballroom, London

26th April – Concorde 2, Brighton

27th April – Fleece, Bristol


Hatebreed will be touring in May.

28th April – Concorde 2, Brighton

29th April – Solus, Cardiff

30th April – Academy 2, Manchester

1st May – o2 ABC 2, Glasgow

2nd May – Corporation, Sheffield

3rd May – Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton

4th May – o2 Islington Academy, London

I Am Kloot

I Am Kloot has announced details of a UK tour in April.

13th April – Leadmill, Sheffield

14th April – Institute 2, Birmingham

16th April – Grand Opera House, York

17th April – Empire, Middlesbrough

18th April – Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh

19th April – Waterfront, Norwich

21st April – o2 Academy, Oxford

25th April – o2 Academy, Leicester

26th April – Picturedrome, Holmfirth

27th April – o2 Academy, Liverpool

Jamie N Commons

Jamie N Commons will be touring in April.

23rd April – Portland Arms, Cambridge

24th April – Deaf Institute, Manchester

25th April – Bodega Social Club, Nottingham

27th April – The Jericho, Oxford

28th April – The Louisiana, Bristol

29th April – Komedia, Brighton

30th April – The Lexington, London

King Krule

King Krule will start their tour in March.

28th March – The Garage, London

9th April – The Harley, Sheffied

10th April – Jericho, Oxford

11th April – Joiners, Southampton

3rd May – Liverpool Sound City, Liverpool

4th May – Live at Leeds, Leeds


Tickets for Kodaline’s upcoming tour are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

23rd March – Thekla, Bristol

24th March – Arts Centre, Norwich

25th March – Leadmill, Sheffield

26th March – Academy 3, Manchester

28th March – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

29th March – Cluny, Newcastle

30th March – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

31st March – King Tuts, Glasgow

2nd April – Library, Birmingham

3rd April – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

4th April – Scala, London

Lucy Rose

Lucy Rose will embark on an epic tour which will start in April. Are you going?

27th April – Met University, Leeds

28th April – Queens Social Club, Sheffield

30th April – Engine Shed, Lincoln

1st May – 53 Degrees, Preston

3rd May – The Duchess, York

4th May – Northumbria University, Newcastle

6th May – Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

7th May – Ironworks, Inverness

8th May – Oran Mor, Glasgow

9th May – Oh Yeah Music Centre, Belfast

10th May – Button Factory, Dublin

12th May – o2 Academy 2, Liverpool

14th May – o2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

15th May – The Junction, Cambridge

16th May – o2 Academy, Oxford

17th May – Princess Pavilion, Falmouth

19th May – Glee Club, Cardiff

20th May – Lemon Grove, Exeter

21st May – The Brook, Southampton

22nd May – The Waterfront, Norwich

24th May – Gorilla, Manchester (Dot to Dot)

25th May – Trinity, Bristol (Dot to Dot)

26th May – Jongleurs, Nottingham (Dot to Dot)

27th May – Institute Library, Birmingham

Minus The Bear

Minus The Bear will be touring in April and May.

24th April – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

25th April – New Slang @ McClusky’s, Kingston

26th April – Academy 2, Birmingham

27th April – King Tuts, Glasgow

28th April – The Kazimier, Liverpool

29th April – Academy 3, Manchester

30th April – Cockpit, Leeds

1st May – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

2nd May – Garage, London


OMD will be touring in April and in May.

28th April – Winter Gardens, Margate

29th April – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

1st May – Royal Centre, Nottingham

2nd May – Regent Theatre, Ipswich

3rd May – Roundhouse, London

5th May – Colston Hall, Bristol

6th May – New Theatre, Oxford

8th May – City Hall, Sheffield

9th May – Academy, Leeds

10th May – Academy, Manchester

12th May – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

13th May – Sage, Gateshead

14th May – Empire, Liverpool


OneRepublic are set to tour in April. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

24th April – o2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

25th April – Ritz, Manchester

26th April – o2 ABC, Glasgow


Scholars will be touring in March and April.

7th March – The Stag, Bristol

8th March – Palladium Club, Bideford

9th March – Studio, Penzance

10th March – White Rabbit, Plymouth

12th March – The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham

13th March – Roadhouse, Manchester

14th March – The Compass, Chester

15th March – Lock 42, Leicester

16th March – The Stanley Arms, Norwich

17th March – White Lion, Watford

10th April – Barfly, Camden, London

Senses Fail

Senses Fail has announced a tour for May 2013.

18th May – The Peel, Kingston

19th May – Talking Heads, Southampton

20th May – Thekla, Bristol

21st May – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

22nd May – Rescue Room, Nottingham

23rd May – King Tuts, Glasgow

24th May – Academy 2, Newcastle

25th May – Leeds University, Leeds (Slam Dunk Fest)

26th May – Herts University, Hatfield (Slam Dunk Fest)

27th May – Civis, Wolverhampton (Slam Dunk Fest)

28th May – NQ Live, Manchester

29th May – Waterfront Studio, Norwich

30th May – Underworld, London

31st May – Cavern, Exeter

1st June – o2 Academy 2, Oxford

The Strypes

Tickets for The Strypes tour are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

14th March – Lexington, London

15th March – Bodega, Nottingham

16th March – Leaf, Liverpool

Swim Deep

Swim Deep are due to tour this month. Are you going?

14th February – Joiners, Southampton

15th February – HMV Institute Library, Birmingham

16th February – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

17th February – Soup Kitchen, Manchester

18th February – Bodega Social Club, Nottingham

19th February – Plug, Sheffield

20th February – Duchess, York

22nd February – King Tuts, Glasgow

23rd February – Kazimier, Liverpool

24th February – Thekla, Bristol

25th February – Open, Norwich

26th February – XOYO, London

27th February – Green Door Store, Brighton

Tim Burgess

Tim Burgess will be touring later this month. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

21st February – Birthdays, London

22nd February – Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

23rd February – The Arts Centre, Norwich

24th February – Komedia, Bath

26th February – The Old Fire Station, Bournemouth

25th May – Field Day, Victoria Park, London

23rd June – The Barbican, London (with Lambchop)

Wet Nuns

Wet Nuns tour starts later this month.

21st February – Think Tank, Newcastle

22nd February – Electric Circus, Edinburgh

23rd February – Broadcast, Glasgow

25th February – Brudenell, Leeds

28th February – Kazimier, Liverpool

1st March – Sugarmill, Stoke

2nd March – Arts Centre, Norwich

3rd March – Croft, Bristol

4th March – Sticky Mike’s, Brighton

5th March – Birthdays, London

6th March – Rainbow, Birmingham

7th March – Now Wave @ Roundhouse, Manchester

White Hills

White Hills have announced details of a tour which will take place in April.

3rd April – Cyprus Avenue, Cork

4th April – Bourke’s Bar, Limerick

5th April – Grand Social Club, Dublin

6th April – Aunt Annies Porterhouse, Belfast

7th April – Broadcast, Glasgow

8th April – The Brudenell, Leeds

9th April – The Musician, Leicester

10th April – The Cluny, Newcastle Upon Tyne

11th April – Continental, Preston

12th April – Soup Kitchen Café, Manchester

13th April – Blade Factory @ Camp and Furnace, Liverpool

14th April – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

15th April – The Green Door Store, Brighton

16th April – Exchange Club, Bristol

17th April – Cargo, London

With One Last Breath

With One Last Breath will embark on a UK co-headlining tour with Adept in April. Tickets are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

8th April – Unit, Southampton

9th April – MQ Live, Manchester

10th April – Ivory Blacks, Glasgow

11th April – The Vic Inn, Derby

12th April – Central Station, Wrexham

13th April – Cockpit, Leeds

14th April – o2 Academy 3, Birmingham

15th April – Waterfront Studios, Norwich

16th April – Camden Barfly, London

The 1975

The 1975 will be touring in May.

22nd May – Northumbria University, Newcastle

23rd May – Queens Social Club, Sheffield

27th May – Oran Mor, Glasgow

28th May – HMV Institute Library, Birmingham

29th May – Heaven, London

31st May – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

Released This Week

Holy Fire – Foals

Electric – Richard Thompson

I Belong To You – Emilia Mitiku

Temper Temper – Bullet For My Valentine

Heartthrob – Tegan & Sara

The San Francisco Broadcast – Nash & Young Crosby

Painting – Ocean Colour Scene

Child Ballads – Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer

The World Is Yours – The Union

Gravel & Wine – Gin Wigmore

Detox Nation – Dr Dre

How I Knew Her – Nataly Dawn

Brit Awards 2013 – Various Artists

Anna – The Courteeners

Songs For Imaginative People – Darwin Deez

Adam Green & Binki Shapiro – Adam Green & Binki Shapiro



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