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Music News: Monday 13th May 2013

Lisa Bentley



Fan Refused Entry at Gig

Andy Bellis was refused entry to a gig in Venue Cymru in Wales this week. Bellis held a ticket for The Vaccines sell out gig but was refused entry when he couldn’t name two of the bands albums. Security refused to let him enter the gig. Venue Cymru has offered the following statement to justify their dogged policing of gigs. “We received information that there would be pickpockets at the gig. So we worked in conjunction with our security firm, which is ShowSec, and the police who ensured that our customers were safe inside the venue. Some customers were asked to name the band they were coming to see that evening but nobody was turned away for not knowing the answer or any other knowledge of the band. 2,500 people attended the concert and of those people six were turned away at the door. It does appear that of those six there was a mistake made and that two genuine fans were turned away. Those fans will receive an apology and will be refunded.”
What do you think MTTMers? Was this fair? What would you do in this circumstance?

Madonna Sells Painting for Charity

Madonna has sold the painting Trois Femmes a la table rouge this week. The original painting by Cubist Fernand Leger raised £4.6million and will be donated to the Ray of Light Foundation. Nice one, Madge.

Spice Girls Split….Again?

Rumours are rife at the moment that the Spice Girls have split up again. This means that plans for a 2014 world tour have been stopped. The band intended to tour as a quartet due to Victoria Beckham’s reluctance to tour however if the rumors are to be believed then any hopes of a new tour are sadly going to be squashed.

Tim Lambesis Arrested

Tim Lambesis, the singer with band As I Lay Dying has been arrested under the suspicion of plotting to kill his wife. He was arrested in San Diego. More information to follow as the story unravels.

Ja Rule Released From Prison

Ja Rule was released from prison this week after serving his two year sentence for illegal gun possession.

New Label Launch

Alan McGee has launched a new record label. Having previously founded Creation Records and Poptones, McGee has launched 359 Music.

Culkin and Doherty – Flatmates?

Macauly Culkin and Pete Doherty have formed an unlikely friendship and are now co-existing in Doherty’s home in France.

Rihanna Booed Off Stage

After a three hour delay Rihanna walked on to the stage of her Boston gig to a chorus of boos. The show, which had been rescheduled previously due to Rihanna’s bout of laryngitis started three hours later than scheduled with no supporting act. Bad form, Rihanna.


Live Announcements

Basement Jaxx

Basement Jaxx have announced live dates for the end of 2013.

28th November – o2 Academy, Leeds

29th November – Apollo, Manchester

1st December – o2 Academy, Newcastle

5th December – o2 Academy, Brighton

6th December – o2 Academy, Brixton


Bibelots are currently touring. Have you got your ticket yet?

18th May – Old Brown Jug, Stoke

22nd May – Oakford Social, Reading

23rd May – The Square, Harlow

31st May – The Macbeth, London (EP Launch)

7th June – Nambucca, London

12th June – The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham

23rd June – Hoxton Bar and Kitchen Festival, London

2nd August – Standon Calling Festival

Bo Bruce

Bo Bruce will be playing a lot of dates over the summer so you have no excuse not to get down to her shows. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

16th June – Fleece, Bristol

17th June – Academy 2, Newcastle

18th June – King Tuts, Glasgow

19th June – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

21st June – Bodega, Nottingham

22nd June – Arts Centre, Norwich

23rd June – Joiners, Southampton

25th June – Glee Club, Birmingham

26th June – Bush Hall, London

27th June – Deaf Institute, Manchester

6th July – Summer Sound Festival, Gloucester

7th July – Cornbury Festival, Oxfordshire

12th July – T in the Park, Kinross

26th July – Kendal Calling, Kendal

28th July – Stockton Weekender, Stockton


Five have included a matinee show to their tour dates. Tickets can be purchased via www.gigsandtours.com.

18th November – Brighton Centre, Brighton

19th November – Echo Two @ Echo Arena, Liverpool

20th November – Opera House, Blackpool

22nd November – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

23rd November – BIC, Bournemouth

25th November – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend

26th November – Pavilion, Plymouth

27th November – De Montfort Hall, Leicester

29th November – Civic Hall, Wolverhampton

30th November – o2 Apollo, Manchester (Matinee)

30th November – o2 Apollo, Manchester (Matinee)

1st December – Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow

3rd December – City Hall, Newcastle

4th December – Hammersmith Apollo, London

5th December – New Theatre, Oxford

Mikky Ekko

Tickets for Mikky Ekko’s July tour can be purchased via www.livenation.co.uk.

9th July – Green Door Store, Brighton

10th July – Louisiana, Bristol

12th July – Wireless Festival

16th July – XOYO, London

Portugal. The Man

Tickets for Portugal. The Man’s September tour are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

11th September – Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen, London

12th September – The Haunt, Brighton

13th September – Night and Day, Manchester


Temples have announced more dates to their tour.

17th May – The Great Escape, Brighton

18th May – Stag and Dagger, Glasgow

19th June – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

20th June – Boston Arms, London

21st June – Deaf Institute, Manchester

6th July – Hyde Park, London (with Rolling Stones)

7th July – Beat Herder Festival, Clitheron

21st July – Latitude Festival, Southwold

26th July – Secret Garden Party, Huntingdon

27th July – Stockton Weekender, Stockton

17th August – Beacons Festival, Skipton

23rd – 25th August – Leeds and Reading Festival

13th September – Festival No. 6, Portmeirion

The 1975

The 1975 have announced a whole host of live dates for 2013 as well as 2014. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

15th September – Newcastle University, Newcastle

16th September – Institute, Birmingham

17th September – o2 ABC, Glasgow

18th September – Rock City, Nottingham

20th September – o2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London (Sold Out)

21st September – Ritz, Manchester

22nd September – Sugarmill, Stoke

23rd September – Leeds University Stylus, Leeds

24th September – o2 Academy, Oxford

25th September – Waterfront, Norwich

26th September – o2 Academy, Bristol

28th September – Concorde 2, Brighton

30th September – Academy, Dublin

1st October – Mandela Hall, Belfast

8th January – Academy, Manchester

11th January – o2 Academy Brixton, London

Released This Week

Time – Rod Stewart

Modern Vampires of the City – Vampire Weekend

A – Agnetha Faltskog

More Light – Primal Scream

English Rain – Gabrielle Aplin

Re-Mit – The Fall

Volume 3 – She & Him

Music From Baz Lurhmann’s Filme The Great Gatsby – Various Artists

American Kid – Patty Griffin

Promises – Boxer Rebellion

Black Pudding – Mark Lanegan and Duke Garwood

Little Letters – Paper Aeroplanes

Second Hand Rapture – MSMR



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