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Music News: Monday 11th June 2012

Lisa Bentley



Lil Phat Shot and Killed

American rapper Lil Phat died on Thursday due to being shot several times. Lil Phat aka Melvin Vernel III died later in hospital. He was 19.

Winehouse Monument

A monument to the late singer Amy Winehouse may be erected in London. The statue would be situated in the London music venue, the Roundhouse.

Bob Welch: 31st August 1945 – 7th June 2012

Bob Welch, the former guitarist with Fleetwood Mac has committed suicide. He was found by his wife and police who came to the scene also found a suicide note. Tributes have poured in from music fans and musicians alike including former Fleetwood Mac frontman.

Lauryn Hill Headed for Jail?

Lauryn Hill could serve time in jail for tax evasion. The Fugees singer has apparently failed to pay taxes from 2005 to 2007.

Slipknot Festival

Slipknot are currently in talks to host their own festival ‘Knotfest’. It will be a two day event hosted in America for metal bands.

Sheryl Crow Diagnosed with Brain Tumour

Cancer surviver Sheryl Crow has recently been diagnosed as having a brain tumour. The singer has revealed that the tumour is benign.

Live Announcements

Alfie Boe

Tickets for Alfie Boe’s 2013 tour are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

22nd March – NIA, Birmingham (0844 338 8000)

23rd March – Manchester Arena, Manchester (0844 847 8000)

25th March – Playhouse, Edinburgh (0844 4999 990)

27th March – Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow (0844 4999 990)

28th March – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle (0844 493 6666)

30th March – Brighton Centre,Brighton (0844 847 1515)

31st March – Pavilions, Plymouth (0845 146 1460)

3rd April – Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth (0844 576 3000)

8th April – Royal Albert Hall, London (020 7589 8212)

9th April – Royal Albert Hall, London (020 7589 8212)

Beach House

Beach House have announced details of their autumn tour.

31st August – End of the Road festival, Dorset

26th October – Mandela Hall, Belfast

27th October – Cork Opera House, Cork

28th October – Vicar Street, Dublin

29th October – Arches, Glasgow

30th October – Stylus, Leeds

31st October – Ritz, Manchester

2nd November – Roadhouse, London (Sold Out)

3rd November – Anson Rooms, Bristol

Benjamin Francis Leftwich

Get yourself a ticket for Benjamin Francis Leftwich’s tour.

1st October – Concorde 2, Brighton

2nd October – Old Fire Station, Bournemouth

3rd October – The Phoenix, Exeter

4th October – Princess Pavilion, Falmouth

5th October – Sin City, Swansea

6th October – Academy, Bristol

8th October – Town Hall, Oxford

9th October – Northumbria Uni, Newcastle

10th October – Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh

11th October – Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

12th October – Ironworks, Inverness

13th October – Oran Mor, Glasgow

15th October – Varieties, Leeds

16th October – Plug, Sheffield

17th October – Irish Centre, Birmingham

18th October – Junction, Cambridge

19th October – Waterfront – Norwich

20th October – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

22nd October – Brickyard, Carlisle

23rd October – Stanley Theatre, Liverpool

24th October – KOKO, London

25th October – HMV Ritz, Manchester

26th October – Sugar Mill, Stoke

27th October – The Duchess, York

29th October – Central Station, Wrexham

31st October – Roisin Dubh, Galway

1st November – Cyprus Avenue, Cork

2nd November – Whelan’s, Dublin

3rd November – The Limelight, Belfast

The Elijah

The Elijah are touring throughout June.

12th June – The Ballroom, Birmingham

13th June – Trillian’s Rock Bar, Newcastle

14th June – The Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes

15th June – Moho Live, Manchester

16th June – Stairway, Glasgow

17th June – Central Station, Wrexham

18th June – The Maze, Nottingham

19th June – The Full Moon, Cardiff

21st June – Joiners, Southampton

22nd June – The Peel, Kingston

23rd June – Sticky Mike’s, Brighton

The Enemy

The Enemy will be playing plenty of dates over the coming months.

8th July – T in the Park Festival, Balado

13th July – Somerset House, London

18th August – V Festival, Weston Park

19th August – V Festival, Hylands Park

28th September – The Pier, Weston Super Mare

3rd October – Academy, Oxford

4th October – Assembly, Leamington Spa

5th October – UEA, Norwich

7th October – Engine Shed, Lincoln

8th October – Academy, Leeds

9th October – Academy, Sheffield

11th October – Keele Uni, Stoke

16th October – Academy, Newcastle

17th October – Apollo, Manchester

18th October – Corn Exchange, Cambridge

20th October – 53 Degrees, Preston

21st October – Guildhall, Southampton

22nd October – Cliff Hall, Folkestone Leas

26th October – Academy, Birmingham

Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear will be playing nine UK dates on their world tour.

28th August – The Junction, Cambridge

29th August – Albert Hall, Nottingham

31st August – Electric Picnic Festival, Stradbelly, Ireland

1st September – End of the Road Festival, Larmer Tree Green, Salisbury

17th October – The Sage, Gateshead

18th October – Manchester, Academy

20th October – Barrowlands, Glasgow

21st October – Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

22nd October – Brixton Academy, London

Kitty, Daisy and Lewis

Catch Kitty, Daisy and Lewis playing the festival circuit this summer.

13th June – Last FM Live, London

7th July – Lounge on the Farm

20th July – Secret Garden Party

27th July – Camp Bestival

18th August – Strummer of Love Festival

26th August – Festibelly


Tickets for Labrinth’s October tour are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

17th October – o2 Academy, Bristol (0844 477 2000)

18th October – o2 Academy, Bournemouth (0844 477 2000)

20th October – o2 Academy Brixton, London (0844 477 2000)

21st October – UEA, Nowrich (01603 660 352)

22nd October – o2 Academy, Birmingham (0844 477 2000)

24th October – o2 Academy, Glasgow (0844 477 2000)

25th October – Manchester Academy, Manchester (0161 832 1111)

26th October – o2 Academy, Sheffield (0844 477 2000)

28th October – o2 Academy, Newcastle (0844 477 2000)


Muse have announced five live dates in the UK as part of their European tour.

24th October – SECC, Glasgow

26th October – o2 Arena, London

27th October – o2 Arena, London

30th October – LG Arena, Birmingham

1st November – Arena, Manchester

The Walkmen

The Walkmen are currently touring.

12th June – Village Underground, London

19th August – Green Man Festival, Powys

27th October – Insitute, Birmingham

28th October – ABC, Glasgow

29th October – Vicar Street, Dublin

30th October – Ritz, Manchester

1st November – Forum, London

Released This Week

In Our Heads – Hot Chip

Life in a Beautiful Light – Amy Macdonald

Looking 4 Myself – Usher

The National Health – Maximo Park

There’s No Leaving Now – The Tallest Man on Earth

Go – Motion City Soundtrack

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