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Music News: Monday 15th April 2013

Lisa Bentley



CMA Winners Revealed

The winners of the 2013 Country Music Awards have been revealed. See the list below for a full list of winners.

Entertainer of the Year: Luke Bryan

Top Male Vocalist of the Year: Jason Aldean

Top Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert

Top Vocal Duo of the Year: Thompson Square

Album of the Year: Chief, Eric Church

Single Record of the Year: Over You, Miranda Lambert

Song of the Year: Over You, Miranda Lambert

Vocal Group of the Year: Little Big Town

New Artist of the Year: Florida Georgia Line

New Vocal Duo of Group of the Year: Thompson Square

Video of the Year: Tornado, Little Big Town

Vocal Event of the Year: The Only Way I Know, Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan & Eric Church

Apology Given Over Rape Lyrics

Rick Ross has issued an official apology over the graphic rape themed lyrics he has used in his song UOENO. Due to the controversy Ross has had promotional deals with the like of Reebok rescinded. Ross has released the following statement regarding the situation:

“Before I am an artist, I am a father, a son, and a brother to some of the most cherished women in the world, so for me to suggest in any way that harm and violation be brought to a woman is one of my biggest mistakes and regrets. As an artist, one of the most liberating things is being able to paint pictures with my words. But with that comes a great responsibility and most recently, my choice of words was not only offensive, it does not reflect my true heart. And for this, I apologize. To every woman that has felt the sting of abuse, I apologize. I recognize that as an artist I have a voice and with that, the power of influence. To the young men who listen to my music, please know that using a substance to rob a woman of her right to make a choice is not only a crime, it’s wrong and I do not encourage it. To my fans, I also apologize if I have disappointed you. I can only hope that this sparks a healthy dialogue and that I can contribute to it.”

Surprise Number 2 from The Wizard of Oz

Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead has reached the number two spot this week after an influx of downloads generated by the death of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. The highly unpopular Iron Lady held the position of Prime Minister for three terms and her death much like her life in politics has caused much division. The BBC opted not to play the song on the radio as a sign of respect. Tell us your opinions. Should music and politics mix? Should Thatcher and her family be left alone during this time of mourning? Let us know what you think.

Music Week Award Winners

The winners of the Music Week Awards have been announced. See below for a full list of the victors.

Live Music Venue: The o2 Arena, London

Live Promoter: Simon Moran, SJM Concerts

Music & Brand Partnership: Converse and Cornerstone for Converse Represent

A&R: Island Records

Manager of the Year: Adrian Sykes & Greg Castell

Retail Brand: Rough Trade

Independent Retailer: Banquet Records, Kingston

Radio Station: BBC 6Music

Radio Show: Lauren Laverne, 6Music

TV Show Featuring Music: Later… With Jools Holland (BBC)

Music Media Brand: NME

Promotions Team: Atlantic Records

Publisher (Albums): Sony/ATV/EMI

Independent Publisher: Kobalt

Publisher (Singles): Sony/ATV/EMI

Sales Team: EMI

Distribution Team: [PIAS]

Catalogue Marketing: Rhino for Fleetwood Mac, Rumours

Artist Marketing: Virgin for Emeli Sande, Our Version of Events

PR Campaign: Murray Chalmers PR for The Stone Roses

Independent Record Company: 4AD

Record Company: Island Records

The Strat Award: Richard Griffith and Harry Magee, Modest! Management

Surprise Guest For Green Gig

Fans of Adam Green received a bit of a shock when he was joined on stage by Home Alone actor Macauly Culkin. Green, who is currently touring with Binki Shapiro welcomed Culkin on stage where they sang a duet of Beach Boys classic Kokomo. Shapiro was not in attendance for the gig due to being rendered ill.

Music Auctions

The door that adorned Paul McCartney’s childhood home has been sold at auction for £5000.

Rare sheet music from the Beach Boys has been found in a garage in Florida. The scores to 150 of the bands songs are set to receive £7million at auction.

One Billionth Download

This week saw the one billionth legally downloaded song take place in the UK.

Ian Brown Gives Back

Stone Roses front man Ian Brown has set up a scholarship fund for music students based in London and Manchester. The fund which covers scholarships and bursary grants will enable students who wish to pursue a career in music production and engineering at the School of Sound Recording in London and Manchester.

CBE for Kate Bush

Kate Bush has been honored with a CBE by the Queen. Bush made the following statement about receiving the honor: I feel incredibly thrilled to receive this honor which I share with my family, friends and fellow musicians and everybody who has been such an important part of it all. Now I’ve got something special to put on top of the Christmas tree.”

Live Announcements

Arcane Roots

Arcane Roots start their UK tour this month.

30th April – CLWB Ifor Bach, Cardiff

1st May – New Noise + Acoustic in-store at Banquet Records, Kingston

2nd May – Rock City Basement, Nottingham

3rd May – Liverpool Sound City

4th May – Kasbah, Coventry

5th May – ABC2, Glasgow

6th May – The Think Tank, Newcastle

7th May – Sound Control, Manchester

8th May – Cockpit 3, Leeds

9th May – Electrowerkz, London

10th May – Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton

11th May – Takedown Festival, Southampton

12th May – Forum, Tunbridge Wells, Southampton

14th May – The Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes

15th May – The Boileroom, Guildford

16th May – Louisiana, Bristol

17th May – Great Escape Festival, Brighton

24th May – Handmade Festival, The Peoples Photographich Library, Leicester

19th July – Truck Festival, Oxford

26th July – Redfest, Redhill

28th July – Burnout Festival, The Old Fire Station, Bournemouth

3rd August – Y Not Festival, Derbyshire

31st August – ArcTanGent Festival, Bristol

Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath has announced a six date UK tour. Tickets are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

10th December – o2 Arena, London

12th December – Odyssey Arena, Belfast

14th December – Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield

16th December – Hydro, Glasgow

18th December – Manchester Arena, Manchester

20th December – LG Arena, Birmingham

Blue Hawaii

Blue Hawaii will be touring in May.

10th May – Club Motherfucker 10th Birthday @ Club Motherfucker, London

16th May – Brighthelm @ The Great Escape, Brighton

18th May – Paganini Ballroom (Hype Machine Stage) @ The Great Escape, Brighton

21st May – Birthdays, London

24th May – Dot to Dot Festival, Manchester

25th May – Dot to Dot Festival, Bristol

26th May – Dot to Dot Festival, Nottingham

Bowling For Soup

Bowling For Soup have announced dates for their final ever UK tour in October. Tickets are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

10th October – Guildhall, Southampton

11th October – UEA, Norwich

12th October – Rock City, Nottingham

13th October – Manchester Academy, Manchester

14th October – o2 Academy, Leeds

15th October – o2 ABC, Glasgow

16th October – o2 Academy, Newcastle

17th October – o2 Academy, Sheffield

18th October – o2 Academy, Liverpool

19th October – o2 Academy, Birmingham

20th October – University, Cardiff

21st October – o2 Academy, Bristol

22nd October – Pavilions, Plymouth

23rd October – The Forum, London

Caro Emerald

Caro Emerald has added three more live dates to their tour. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

6th September – City Hall, Sheffield

7th September – Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

8th September – The Lowry, Salford

10th September – Sage 1, Gateshead

11th September – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

13th September – The Lowry, Salford

14th September – Royal Festival Hall, London

16th September – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

17th September – Oxford New Theatre, Oxford

19th September – Colston Hall, Bristol

20th September – Cliff Pavilion, Southend

22nd September – De Montfort Hall, Leicester

23rd September – Regent, Ipswich

25th September – Guildhall, Portsmouth

Depeche Mode

Tickets for Depeche Mode’s Delta Machine Winter tour are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

11th November – Hydro, Glasgow

13th November – Arena, Leeds

15th November – Manchester Arena, Manchester

19th November – The o2, London

17th January – LG Arena, Birmingham

The Front Bottoms

The Front Bottoms are touring this month.

17th April – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

18th April – King Tut’s, Glasgow

19th April – Cockpit, Leeds

20th April – Hit The Deck, Bristol

21st April – Hit The Deck, Nottingham

22nd April – Roadhouse, Manchester

23rd April – Barfly, London


Heights are performing four live dates in July.

25th July – The George Venue, Andover

26th July – White Rabbit, Plymouth

27th July – Burn Out Festival, Bournemouth

28th July – Audio, Brighton

Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar is touring the UK in July. Tickets are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

8th July – o2 Academy, Birmingham

9th July – o2 Manchester Apollo, Manchester

10th July – o2 Academy, Leeds

Night Beds

Night Beds are currently touring.

15th April – The Borderline, London (Sold out)

17th April – Soup Kitchen, Manchester

18th April – Broadcast, Glasgow

3rd December – Scala, London

4th December – Trinity, Bristol

5th December – Academy 2, Oxford

6th December – Gorilla, Manchester

8th December – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Old Man Luedecke

Catch Old Man Luedecke on his forthcoming May tour.

2nd May – 7th May – Shetland Folk Festival

9th May – Fallen Angels Club @ Admiral Bar, Glasgow

10th May – The Old Library, Kilbarchen

12th May – The Hive, Shrewsbury

13th May – St Bonaventures, Bristol

14th May – The Musician, Leicester

15th May – Baldock & Letchworth, Baldock

17th May – Kings Place, London

6th July – Maverick Festival, Suffolk

The Pigeon Detectives

The Pigeon Detectives tour starts later this month.

25th April – 53 Degrees, Preston

26th April – Civic Hall, Whitehaven

27th April – Leadmill, Sheffield

28th April – Sugarmill, Stoke

30th April – Waterfront, Norwich

1st May – Institute, Birmingham

2nd May – Empire, Middlesbrough

3rd May – Arches, Glasgow

4th May – Live at Leeds, Leeds

6th May – Junction, Cambridge

7th May – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

8th May – Thekla, Bristol

9th May – Dingwalls, London

10th May – Coalition, Brighton

11th May – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

Ralfe Band

Ralfe Band are currently on tour. Do you have your ticket yet?

16th April – Grand Opera House, York (with I Am Kloot)

17th April – Empire, Middlesbrough (with I Am Kloot)

18th April – Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh (with I Am Kloot)

20th April – Waterfront, Norwich (with I Am Kloot)

21st April – o2 Academy, Oxford (with I Am Kloot)

23rd April – Purcell Rooms, London (with Alessi’s Ark)

24th April – Bodega, Nottingham (with Alessi’s Ark)

25th April – o2 Academy, Leicester (with I Am Kloot)

26th April – Picturedome, Holmfirth (with I Am Kloot)

27th April – o2 Academy, Liverpool (with I Am Kloot)

28th April – The Think Tank, Newcastle (with Alessi’s Ark)

29th April – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (with Alessi’s Ark)

30th April – Louisiana, Bristol (with Alessi’s Ark)

1st May – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham (with Alessi’s Ark)


Catch RDGLDGRN on their upcoming tour in May. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

9th May – Academy 2, Dublin

11th May – ABC2, Glasgow

12th May – Cockpit, Leeds

13th May – Night and Day, Manchester

14th May – Electrowerkz, London

16th May – Esquires, Bedford

17th May – Great Escape, Brighton


Rudimental are touring later this month. They have also announced live dates for October. Get your ticket at www.gigsandtours.com.

23rd April – Oran Mor, Glasgow

24th April – Academy, Liverpool

25th April – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

26th April – Gorilla, Manchester

27th April – HMV Library, Birmingham

30th April – o2 Academy 2, Oxford

1st May – Waterfront, Norwich

2nd May – The Electric, London

8th October – o2 Academy, Leeds

11th October – o2 Academy, Newcastle

14th October – o2 Academy, Bristol

15th October – o2 Academy, Bournemouth

17th October – o2 Academy, Birmingham

18th October – o2 Academy, Brixton

Sarah McQuaid

Sarah McQuaid is currently touring. Are you going?

18th April – New Music @ Morans, Co. Tipperary

19th April – An Creagan, Omagh

20th April – The Playhouse Theatre & Arts Centre, Derry

21st April – Monroe’s Backstage Bar, Galway

22nd April – Ballymore Acoustic Gig @ Mick Murphy’s. Co Kildare

26th April – Seamus Ennis Cultural Centre, Co. Dublin

27th April – Waltons New School of Music, Dublin

27th April – Conary Community Arts, Co. Wicklow

1st May – Edinburgh Folk Club – Pleasance Cabaret Bar, Edinburgh

2nd May – The Tolbooth Tavern, Falkirk

3rd May – Tolbooth, Stirling

4th May – Birnam Arts Centre, Perthshire

5th May – Helmsley Arts Centre, York

7th May – Hoy at Anchor Folk Club, Westcliff-on-Sea

8th May – Wednesday Folk at the Man of Kent Alehouse, Kent

9th May – Milford Folk Club, Milford on Sea

10th May – Hunton Village Hall, Kent

15th May – Lamb Folk Club, Eastbourne

16th May – Uxbridge Folk Club, Middlesex

17th May – Watford Folk Club, Hertfordshire

18th May – Farncombe Music Club, Surrey

19th May – The Colonnade Bar, Brighton

23rd May – Ash Keys Music, Bristol

25th May – South Pool Village Hall, Devon

28th June – The Acorn, Penzance


Sense will be touring in May.

18th May – Peel, Kingston

19th May – Talking Heads, Southampton

20th May – Thekla, Bristol

21st May – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

22nd May – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

23rd May – King Tuts, Glasgow

24th May – Academy 2, Newcastle

25th May – Slam Dunk Festival, Leeds

26th May – Slam Dunk Festival, London

27th May – Slam Dunk Festival, Wolverhampton

28th May – NQ Live, Manchester

29th May – Waterfront Studio, Norwich

30th May – Underworld, London

31st May – Cavern, Exeter

1st June – o2 Academy 2, Oxford


Splashh will be touring in May and June.

30th May – Think Tank, Newcastle

31st May – Nice N Sleazys, Glasgow

1st June – Chameleon, Nottingham

2nd June – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

4th June – Cargo, London

5th June – The Soup Kitchen, Manchester

7th June – Lennons, Southampton

8th June – The Hope, Brighton

Status Quo

Tickets for Status Quo’s Bula Quo tour are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

6th December – Echo Arena, Liverpool

7th December – LG Arena, Birmingham

8th December – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

10th December – Pavilions, Plymouth

11th December – BIC, Bournemouth

13th December – Centre, Brighton

14th December – Arena, Nottingham

15th December – o2 Arena, London

17th December – Arena, Leeds

18th December – Hydro, Glasgow

19th December – Arena, Newcastle


Suede are due to tour in October.

26th October – o2 Academy, Leeds

27th October – Barrowlands, Glasgow

28th October – Olympia, Dublin

30th October – Academy 1, Manchester

31st October – Academy 1, Birmingham

Swim Deep

Swim Deep will be touring in May.

2nd May – Liverpool Sound City

4th May – Live at Leeds

18th May – The Great Escape, Brighton

25th May – Dot to Dot, Bristol

26th May – Dot to Dot, Nottingham

27th May – Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh

28th May – Deaf Institute, Manchester

29th May – Village Underground, London

31st May – Institute, Birmginham


Tripwire start their UK tour this week. Are you going?

16th April – The Orporto, Leeds

17th April – The Castle, Manchester

18th April – Start The Bus, Bristol

19th April – The Registry, Portsmouth

20th April – 60 Million Postcards, Bournemouth

25th April – Bungalow & Bears, Sheffield

26th April – Spanky Van Dykes, Nottingham

27th April – Oakford Social Club, Reading

1st May – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

2nd May – Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London

3rd May – Brooklyn Mixer, Liverpool

17th May – Great Escape Festival, Brighton

Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Unknown Mortal Orchestra have announced extra dates for their tour.

1st May – King Tuts, Glasgow

2nd May – Academy 2, Dublin

3rd May – Liverpool Sound City

4th May – Live at Leeds, The Cockpit, Leeds

6th May – Deaf Institute, Manchester (Sold out)

7th May – Thekla, Bristol

8th May – Institute, Temple Room, Birmingham

10th May – ATP Festival curated by TV On the Radio, Camber Sands

16th May – Village Underground, London (Sold out)

7th November – Electric Ballroom, London

8th November – Gorilla, Manchester


Vondelpark will be touring in May.

9th May – Islington Mill Factory, Manchester

17th May – Sneaky Petes, Edinburgh

18th May – Stag & Dagger, Glasgow

25th May – Field Day, London

28th May – Green Door Store, Brighton

29th May – A Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds

6th June – Bungalow and Bears, Sheffield

Wu-Tang Clan

Wu-Tang Clan will be performing two UK dates as part of their 20th anniversary tour.

25th July – o2 Apollo, Manchester

26th July – o2 Academy, Brixton

Released This Week

To Be Loved – Michael Buble

Save Rock and Roll – Fall Out Boy

The Low Highway – Steve Earle

Mosquito – Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Let’s Face The Music and Dance – Willie Nelson

Holy Ghosts – Ian McCulloch

Spitfire – Leanne Rimes

Ghost on Ghost – Iron & Wine

Free The Universe – Major Lazer

Same Trailer Different Park – Kacey Musgraves