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Music News: Monday 14th July 2014

Lisa Bentley



Tommy Ramone: 1949 – 2014

The last surviving original member of the Ramones has died. Tommy Ramone was the drummer in the Ramones from 1974 – 1978 before he left to work as a producer. Like Joey Ramone and Johnny Ramone, Tommy died of cancer.

Honorary Degree for Bryan Ferry

Roxy Music’s Bryan Ferry received an honorary degree from Newcastle University. Ferry had previously studied at the university reading Fine Art and graduated in 1968. He has also campaigned against budget cuts issued by Newcastle City Council which affect the university.

Dolly Dog Owners Reclaim Pet

The owners of the dog found wandering the fields of the Glastonbury festival site has been reclaimed by its owners. The dog has been affectionately named Dolly after Dolly Parton, the country singer who performed on the Pyramid stage on the Sunday. Dolly Parton had offered to adopt the dog if the owners did not come forward.

Disappointment for Thicke

Robin Thicke’s album Paula has had extremely disappointing sales figures in the UK In the first week of release the album only manages to sell 530 copies. Even worse, in Australia the album only sold 54 copies.

Bad Times for Britney

An audio of Britney Spears singing without the benefits of auto tune has been leaked this week. The Toxic singer is notorious for not singing live has been defended by the producer of her latest album Britney Jean, William Orbit. Orbit states that Spears was merely doing vocal exercises.

Top Singers and Bands Named in Tax Scandal

George Michael and Arctic Monkeys have been named as participants in a tax avoidance scheme. It is believed that Katie Melua has also given money to the scheme.

Live Announcements

Cara Dillon

You can catch Cara Dillon playing live over the next few months.

1st August – Cambridge Festival, Cambridge

2nd August – Sidmouth Folk Week, Sidmouth

9th August – Cropredy Festival, Banbury

15th August – Beautiful Days Festival, Escot Park

8th October – Islington Assembly Hall, London

10th October – Sage, Gateshead

11th October – Waterfront, Belfast

12th October – Millennium Forum, Derry

7th November – Cheese & Grain, Frome

8th November – Hall for Cornwall, Truro

9th November – G Live, Guildford

15th November – RNCM, Manchester

16th November – Epic Studios, Norwich

False Heads

False Heads will be touring at the end of the month.

23rd July – Green Door Store, Brighton

25th July – Crown and Treaty, Uxbridge

1st August – Crown and Treaty, Uxbridge

2nd August – Stepping Stone Record, Kent (in-store)

6th August – Tooting Tram and Social, London

9th August – Aces & Eights, London

23rd August – The Black Dog, Crawley

26th August – Bull and Vic, Dartford

13th September – Fitzherbets, Brighton

25th September – The Purple Turtle, London

17th October – The Cellar Rooms, Portsmouth

Marika Hackman

Marika Hackman will be heading out on a UK tour in November.

3rd November – Electric Circus, Edinburgh

4th November – Brickyard, Carlisle

5th November – The Harley, Sheffield

6th November – East Village Art Club, Liverpool

8th November – Gullivers, Manchester

9th November – The Wardrobe, Leeds

10th November – The Musician, Leicester

11th November – The Duchess, York

13th November – The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham

14th November – The Bodega, Nottingham

16th November – Birdcage, Bristol

17th November – Epic Studios, Norwich

18th November – XOYO, London

19th November – The Portland Arms, Cambridge

20th November – Green Door Store, Brighton

Nell Bryden

Nell Bryden is heading out on tour later this year after a handful of summer shows.

18th July – Kew Gardens

19th July – Milton Keynes International Festival

20th July – Edinburgh Festival

3rd August – Carfest South

24th August – Carfest North

19th September – The Zephyr Lounge, Leamington Spa

21st September – Ramsbottom Festival, Bury

23rd September – The Junction, Cambridge

24th September – Komedia, Brighton

26th September – Colston Hall 2, Bristol

28th September – The Cellars, Eastney

1st October – The Robin 2, Wolverhampton

3rd October – Fibbers, York

4th October – Harborough Theatre, Market Harborough

7th October – The Greystones, Sheffield

8th October – East Village Arts Club, Liverpool

9th October – The Deaf Institute, Manchester

14th October – The Cluny 2, Newcastle

15th October – Broadcast, Glasgow

16th October – Green Hotel, Kinross

19th October – The Maze, Nottingham

21st October – Boileroom, Guilford

25th October – The Musician, Leicester

26th October – The Railway, Winchester

31st October – Royal Albert Hall/Bluesfest Festival, London

1st November – Arlington Arts Centre, Newbury

Saint Raymond

Saint Raymond is heading out on tour including a supporting slot on Ed Sheeran’s tour.

11th July – T in the Park

18th July – Truck Festival

19th July – Splendour Festival

22nd July – Mallorca Rocks

23rd July – Ibiza Rocks

1st August – Standon Calling

2nd August – Y Not Festival

3rd August – Kendall Calling

8th August – Boardmasters Festival

22nd August – Leeds Festival

24th August – Reading Festival

4th October – The o2, Dublin (supporting Ed Sheeran)

5th October – The o2, Dublin (supporting Ed Sheeran)

6th October – The o2, Dublin (supporting Ed Sheeran)

8th October – Odyssey Arena, Belfast (supporting Ed Sheeran)

9th October – Odyssey Arena, Belfast (supporting Ed Sheeran)

11th October – First Direct Arena, Leeds (supporting Ed Sheeran)

12th October – The o2 Arena, London (supporting Ed Sheeran)

13th October – The o2 Arena, London (supporting Ed Sheeran)

14th October – The o2 Arena, London (supporting Ed Sheeran)

15th October – The o2 Arena, London (supporting Ed Sheeran)

20th October – LG Arena, Birmingham (supporting Ed Sheeran)

22nd October – Capital FM Arena, Nottingham (supporting Ed Sheeran)

23rd October – Capital FM Arena, Nottingham (supporting Ed Sheeran)

25th October – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle (supporting Ed Sheeran)

27th October – Phones 4U Arena, Manchester (supporting Ed Sheeran)

28th October – Phones 4U Arena, Manchester (supporting Ed Sheeran)

30th October – SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow (supporting Ed Sheeran)

Tom Vek

Tom Vek will be playing summer festival dates before embarking on a tour during October.

19th July – Latitude

8th August – Boardmasters

9th August – Split Festival

1st September – Y Not Festival

5th – 7th September – Festival No. 6

3rd October – Pavilions, Falmouth

4th October – The Art Bar, Oxford

6th October – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

7th October – The Haunt, Brighton

8th October – Gorilla, Manchester

9th October – King Tuts, Glasgow

11th October – Cockpit, Leeds

12th October – Kazimier, Liverpool

14th October – Bodega, Nottingham

15th October – Koko, London

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The Black Market – Rise Against

Yes! – Jason Mraz