Home > Music News Roundup > Music News: Monday 16th July 2012

Music News: Monday 16th July 2012

Lisa Bentley



Yellow Submarine Hotel Opens in Liverpool

A hotel inspired by the movie Yellow Submarine has opened in Liverpool. To stay on the boat, located in the River Mersey can cost up to £350 per night.

We Are Scientists Cancel UK Shows

We Are Scientists have had to pull dates from their upcoming tour due to lead singer Keith Murray experiencing vocal problems.  The band has issued the following statement.

“We’re saddened and annoyed and pissed off and, to be honest, a little embarrassed to announce that we have to cancel a few of our upcoming shows. In recent weeks, during recording sessions that have mostly been thrilling and optimism-inducing, we’ve learned that Keith — our fearless, warm-hearted, iron-lunged frontman — is suffering from singing-throat issues that, while totally curable and not long-term-scary, have put some temporary restrictions on the use of his voice.”

“So we’ve made the decision to cancel four of our shows. The hardest part about this process was in *not* simply choosing to cancel the four places we disliked the most, or the four places where we’d had the nastiest taxi drivers, or the four places where we’d accidentally ordered something we hated at a restaurant because pride kept us from asking the others at our table if anyone knew what “ris d’agneau” stood for. Instead we had to choose four places we love — Bristol, Portsmouth, Manchester, Glasgow; some of our favourite spots in the United Kingdom…”

“We’ve made the choice, in the end, based on giving Keith’s throat consistent breaks, and in order to make sure that the honourable people we cancel on can get a refund for their ticket — something that would be out of our hands with festivals. To those of you who bought tickets to the Bristol, Portsmouth, Manchester and Glasgow shows, we offer a sincere apology, and a sincere promise to make it up to you.”

The band will now be playing the following dates on their upcoming tour.

21st July – Gloucester Park: Live

22nd July – Tramlines, Sheffield

25th July – The Garage, London

27th July – Duchess, York

29th July – Kendal Calling, Cumbria

30th July – Arts Centre, Norwich

3rd August – Belladrum, Scotland

4th August – Weekender, Stockton

5th August – Y Not Festival

Bieber Sued

Justin Bieber has been sued. Stacey Wilson Betts, the party suing Bieber claims that her hearing has been permanently damaged by screaming fans at once of his shows. Betts took her daughter to see Bieber at a concert in Oregan.

Fleetwood Mac 2013 Tour Rumours?

Stevie Nicks has added fuel to the fire, sparking rumours that the band may be touring in 2013. She spoke recently on an American television show revealing that it is the plan. Keep your eyes peeled for any updates.

Chumbawumba Split Up

After 30 years and 14 albums worth of music, Chumbawumba have called it a day. They have been knocked down and have no plans to get up again. The band released the following statement.

“That’s it then, it’s the end. with neither a whimper, a bang or a reunion. Thirty years of ideas and melodies, endless meetings and European tours, press releases, singalong choruses and Dada sound poetry, finally at an end.”

Live Announcements

A Place to Bury Strangers

A Place to Bury Strangers will be touring in September.

12th September – Komedia, Brighton

13th September – Junction 2, Cambridge

14th September – Queen’s Social Club, Sheffield

16th September – Ruby Lounge, Manchester

17th September – Dingwalls, London

Arrows of Love

Arrows of Love are touring.

26th July – Duchess, York

27th July – King Tuts, Glasgow

28th July – Lock 42, Leicester

2nd August – Geekout/Wheelbarrow, Camden

17th – 19th August – Summer of Love Festival

1st September – 1234 Festival

Band of Horses

Band of Horses are touring the UK in November. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

15th November – HMV Institute, Birmingham

16th November – Academy, Glasgow

19th November – Academy, Manchester

20th November – Hammersmith Apollo, London

Beth Orton

Beth Orton will be touring in November. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

25th November – Assembly Rooms, Leamington Spa

26th November – Glee Club, Birmingham

27th November – Memorial Hall, Sheffield

29th November – St Mary’s Church, Ashford Kent

30th November – St Georges Church, Brighton

2nd December – Arts Centre, Norwich

3rd December – The Stables, Milton Keynes

5th December – Union Chapel, London

6th December – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

7th December – Thekla, Bristol

9th December – RHCM, Manchester

10th December – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

11th December – Glee Club, Cardiff

13th December – Oran Mor, Glasgow

14th December – Pepper Canister Church, Dublin

Blood Red Shoes

Blood Red Shoes are heading out on tour with Gaslight Anthem this October.

15th October – o2 Academy, Brixton, London

18th October – o2 Apollo, Manchester

19th October – o2 Academy, Glasgow

20th October – o2 Academy, Birmingham


Dappy will be touring in November and December.

27th November – Mandela Hall, Belfast

28th November – The Academy, Dublin

2nd December – o2 Academy, Newcastle

3rd December – Academy, Manchester

4th December – o2 Academy, Glasgow

5th December – Picture House, Edinburgh

7th December – o2 Academy, Sheffield

8th December – o2 Academy, Leeds

10th December – o2 Academy, Liverpool

11th December – Regent, Ipswich

13th December – UEA, Norwich

14th December – Rock City, Nottingham

15th December – o2 Academy, Birmingham

16th December – o2 Academy, Oxford

18th December – o2 Academy, Bournemouth

19th December – o2 Academy, Bristol

20th December – HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London

21st December – Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone

Elvis Costello and the Imposters

Elvis Costello and the Imposters will be touring in May 2013.

31st May – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

1st June – St David’s Hall, Cardiff

2nd June – Colston Hall, Bristol

4th June – Royal Albert Hall, London

5th June – Royal Albert Hall, London

8th June – City Hall, Sheffield

9th June – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

10th June – Philharmonic, Liverpool

12th June – The Sage, Gateshead

13th June – Opera House, Blackpool

14th June – Apollo, Manchester

16th June – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

17th June – Barbican, York

19th June – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend

20th June – The Anvil, Basingstoke

22nd June – Brighton Centre, Brighton


Exitmusic have announced a November tour.

6th November – The Lexington, London

7th November – The Plug, Sheffield

8th November – The Cockpit, Leeds

9th November – King Tuts, Glasgow

10th November – Whelans, Dublin

12th November – The Castle, Manchester


Folks are currently touring.

17th July – Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh (supporting Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

18th July – 13th Note, Glasgow

9th August – The Cavern, Liverpool

10th August – Live Lounge, Bradford (supporting Scars on 45)

17th August – Ruby Lounge, Manchester (BBC Introducing Night)

Jake Bugg

Check out Jake Bugg on his current tour.

20th July – Port Eliot Festival

21st July – Splendour In The Grass, Nottingham

22nd July – Secret Garden Party

27th July – Cambridge Folk Festival

28th July – Cliff Castle Park, Keighley

29th July – Nozstock, Herefordshire

3rd August – Y Not Festival, Matlock

5th August – Stockton, Weekender

10th August – Boardmasters, Newquay

11th August – Cornbury, Park

18th August – Summer Sundae Weekender

25th August – Reading Festival

26th August – Leeds Festival

12th November – HMV Institute, Birmingham

13th November – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

14th November – Koko, London

15th November – Thekla, Bristol

17th November – Club Academy, Manchester

18th November – Cockpit, Leeds

19th November – Fibbers, York

21st November – King Tuts, Glasgow

22nd November – Academy 2, Newcastle

23rd November – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

Kyla La Grange

Kyla La Grange will be touring the UK in the autumn.

1st October – Thekla, Bristol

2nd October – The Deaf Institute, Manchester

3rd October – Art School, Glasgow

5th October – O2 Academy, Oxford

6th October – Bodega Social Club, Nottingham

8th October – Joiners, Southampton

9th October – Scala, London

Marina and the Diamonds

Marina and the Diamonds will be performing an autumn tour.

30th September – Met Uni, Leeds

2nd October – Fat Sams, Dundee

4th October – Academy, Liverpool

5th October – 53 Degrees, Preston

6th October – Academy, Manchester

8th October – University, Leicester

9th October – Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton

11th October – Forum, London

14th October – Engine Shed, Lincoln

15th October – Academy, Oxford

Paloma Faith

Paloma Faith has added extra dates to her 2013 tour due to high demand.

21st January – Vicar Street, Dublin

23rd January – o2 Apollo, Manchester

24th January – o2 Apollo, Manchester

25th January – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

27th January – o2 Academy, Leeds

28th January – o2 Academy, Glasgow

29th January – Usher Hall, Edinburgh

31st January – o2 Academy, Newcastle

1st February – Barbican, York

2nd February – Wolves Civic Hall, Wolverhampton

4th February – Brighton Centre, Brighton

5th February – Guildhall, Portsmouth

7th February – HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London

9th February – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

11th February – o2 Academy, Sheffield

12th February – De Montfort Hall, Leicester

13th February – Opera House, Blackpool

15th February – Pavilions, Plymouth

16th February – Hexagon, Reading

17th February – Corn Exchange, Cambridge

The Walkmen

You can catch the Walkmen on their October/November tour.

19th August – Green Man Festival, Powys

27th October – Institute, Birmingham

28th October – ABC, Glasgow

29th October – Vicar Street, Dublin

30th October – Ritz, Manchester

1st November – Forum, London

Released This Week

Good Morning to the Night – Elton John Vs Pnau

Life Is Good – Nas

Turn On The Lights – Daniel Powter

Someday – Susanna Hoffs