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Music News: Monday, 17th December 2012

Lisa Bentley



Marilyn Manson in Bar Brawl

Marilyn Manson has had to have 24 stitches in his ear after a bar brawl in Switzerland were the singer was hit with a glass table.

Justin Bieber: The TV Show

A sitcom based on the life of pop sensation Justin Bieber is currently in the works.

In other Bieber news…

A plan to kidnap and castrate Justin Bieber was kiboshed earlier this week as the two men responsible for the plan were arrested. The two men Mark Staake and Tanner Ruane were reportedly hired by Dana Martin an imprisoned fan who is currently serving life for rape and murder.

Has Rihanna Got the X-Factor?

Lord knows that the Diamonds singer has appeared on the show more times than anyone can care to remember, however, rumour has it that Simon Cowell, the producer of X Factor, wants Rihanna to become one of the judges.

Ravi Shankar: 7th April 1920 – 11th December 2012

Ravi Shankar has passed away aged 92. Shankar is best known for his legendary sitar playing. Tributes have poured in from musicians, fans and from his daughter singer Norah Jones.

“My dad’s music touched millions of people. He will be greatly missed by me and music lovers everywhere.” – Norah Jones

Since his passing Ravi Shankar has received a posthumous lifetime achievement award at this year’s Grammys which he was due to receive in February. Shakar was aware that he had been bestowed the honour before his death.

Kelly Clarkson is Engaged

Pop singer and American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson has announced her engagement to Brandon Blackstock. MTTM offers their congratulations to the couple.

Jack White Quits

Jack White has quit as the composer for the new Johnny Depp movie The Lone Ranger. He has been replaced by legendary composer Hans Zimmer.

Live Announcement


Bromheads are touring in April.

15th April – Rainbow, Birmingham

16th April – Borderline, London

17th April – Green Door Store, Brighton

18th April – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

19th April – Bodega, Nottingham

21st April – King Tut’s, Glasgow

22nd April – Independent, Sunderland

23rd April – Ruby Lounge, Manchester

24th April – Cockpit 2, Leeds

25th April – Leadmill, Sheffield

26th April – Sugarmill, Stoke

The Courteeners

The Courteeners are touring the UK during February and March. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

21st February – Rock City, Nottingham

22nd February – o2 Academy, Leeds

23rd February – o2 Academy, Birmingham

25th February – o2 Academy, Liverpool

26th February – Fat Sams, Dundee

28th February – Ironworks, Inverness

1st March – o2 Academy, Glasgow

2nd March – Picture House, Edinburgh

4th March 0 Pyramids Centre, Portsmouth

5th March – Junction, Cambridge

7th March – o2 Academy, Bristol

8th March – Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

9th March – o2 Academy, Oxford

11th March – o2 Academy, Leicester

12th March – Cardiff University Solus, Cardiff

14th March – o2 Academy, Newcastle

15th March – o2 Academy, Sheffield

16th March – o2 Academy Brixton, London


Hurts are touring Europe in 2013. They are playing three dates in the UK.

7th February – Heaven, London

1st April – Academy 2, Manchester

2nd April – Garage, Glasgow

Jessie Ware

Jessie Ware is touring in 2013.

6th March – Junction, Cambridge

7th March – Ritz, Manchester

8th March – ABC, Glasgow

9th March – Institute, Birmingham

11th March – Academy, Oxford

12th March – Academy, Bristol

13th March – Shepherds Bush Empire, London (Sold Out)

14th March – Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Matt Cardle

See Matt Cardle unplugged in April and May.

24th April – Whelans, Dublin

25th April – Empire Music Hall, Belfast

27th April – Oran Mor, Glasgow

28th April – Arts Centre Theatre, Warwick

29th April – Lowry Theatre, Manchester

1st May – Junction, Cambridge

2nd May – Union Chapel, London


Neyo will be touring in March.

6th March – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

8th March – Echo Arena, Liverpool

9th March – Manchester Arena, Manchester

13th March – SECC, Glasgow

14th March – LG Arena, Birmingham

15th March – The o2, London


Tickets for OMD’s 2013 tour are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

28th April – Winter Gardens, Margate

29th April – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

1st May – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

2nd May – Regent Theatre, Ipswich

3rd May – Roundhouse, London

5th May – Colston Hall, Bristol

6th May – New Theatre, Oxford

8th May – City Hall, Sheffield

9th May – Academy, Leeds

10th May – Academy, Manchester

12th May – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

13th May – Sage, Gateshead

14th May – Empire, Liverpool

Rita Ora

Don’t forget, you can catch Rita Ora on her 2013 tour.

28th January – Manchester Academy, Manchester (Sold Out)

29th January – Newcastle Academy, Newcastle

30th January – Glasgow Academy, Glasgow

1st February – Sheffield Academy, Sheffield (Sold Out)

2nd February – Cardiff Great Hall, Cardiff (Sold Out)

5th February – Shepherds Bush, London

6th February – Shepherds Bush, London

8th February – Bournemouth Academy, Bournemouth

9th February – Birmingham Academy, Birmingham

11th February – o2 Academy, Bristol

12th February – Barbican, York

13th February – o2 Academy, Leeds

Sleeping With Sirens

Catch Sleeping With Sirens on their upcoming 2013 tour.

14th May – Waterfront, Norwich

16th May – Islington Academy, London

17th May – The Fleece, Bristol

18th May – CF10, Cardiff

20th May – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

21st May – Academy 2, Newcastle

22nd May – Cathouse, Glasgow

23rd May – Academy 3, Manchester

1st June – Talking Heads, Southampton

The Virginmarys

The Virginmarys are touring in 2013.

25th February – 53 Degrees, Preston

26th February – Duchess, York

27th February – Rock City Basement, Nottingham

1st March – Cockpit, Leeds

2nd March – Think Tank, Newcastle

3rd March – Stereo, Glasgow

5th March – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

6th March – Barfly, London

7th March – Louisiana, Bristol

8th March – Academy 3, Manchester

Wet Nuns

Wet Nuns are touring in the early part of 2013. Check them out.

21st February – Think Tank, Newcastle

22nd February – Electric Circus, Edinburgh

23rd February – Broadcast, Glasgow

25th February – Brudenell, Leeds

28th February – Kazimier, Liverpool

1st March – Sugarmill, Stoke

2nd March – Arts Centre, Norwich

3rd March – Croft, Bristol

4th March – Sticky Mikes, Brighton

5th March – Birthdays, London

6th March – Rainbow, Birmingham

7th March – Now Wave @ Roundhouse, Manchester

Willy Moon

Willy Moon is touring in 2013.

12th February – XOYO, London

22nd March – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

23rd March – Broadcast 2p, Glasgow

25th March – Deaf Institute, Manchester

26th March – The Haunt, Brighton

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