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 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.
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, 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 was released from prison this week after serving his two year sentence for illegal gun possession.
Alan McGee has launched a new record label. Having previously founded Creation Records and Poptones, McGee has launched 359 Music.
Macauly Culkin and Pete Doherty have formed an unlikely friendship and are now co-existing in Doherty’s home in France.
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.
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 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
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
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 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
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