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Music News: Monday 17th October 2011

Lisa Bentley


Florence + the Machine


Sonic Youth’s Moore and Gordon Split

After 27 years of being married Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon have decided to separate. The news comes just days after the announcement of a new album release. There are no plans for Sonic Youth to split, and as of yet the band fully intend to stick to commitments of their forthcoming North America tour however after this the band have made no further plans. More news as it comes in.

Florence + The Machine Album

Excited to hear the new F+TM album? Well Channel 4 are going to be streaming the full album 4 days ahead of its release later this month. More details as they arrive.

Sarah Harding Enters Rehab

Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding has entered into rehab for treatment associated with Alcohol abuse and Depression. The news of this comes a few weeks after her break up with Tom Crane.

Deluxe Release From Moby

Moby will release a deluxe edition of his latest album Destroyed on October 31st. The 3 disc set will include live footage videos and of course the songs from the album.

X Factor Contestants New Single For Charity

All sixteen X Factor contestants who made it to the live shows will release a charity single later this year. They have recorded Wishing On A Star, a song made famous by Rose Royce and all the proceeds from the single will go to ACT and Children’s Hospices UK. You can download the single on November 20th and you can purchase a physical copy the following day.

Paul McCartney marries Nancy Shevell

Paul McCarney has married his girlfriend of four years, Nancy Shevell. The couple began dating in 2007 and tied this knot this weekend in London, both wearing clothes designed by The Beatles daughter Stella McCartney. Congratulations to the happy couple.

Mikey Welsh: 20th April 1971 – 8th October 2011

Mikey Welsh has passed away aged 40. The former bassist with Weezer played with the band from 1998 – 2001

Manic Street Preachers

Along with the release of their new single This Is The Day, the soon to be released greatest hits album National Treasures and their one off show later this year Manic Street Preachers have also announced a biography of their music. Each song will include contributions from the likes of Caitlin Moran and Phil Jupitus and can be found at the following link – http://www.manicstreetpreachers.com/global/theband/national_treasures. The band will also be doing three in store signing sessions on the day of the album release. Catch them at the following HMV stores:

HMV Cardiff, Queen Street @ 9.30 am

HMV Birmingham, High Street @ 1.00 pm

HMV Manchester Market Street @ 6.00 pm

Rhianna Breaks Records

Rhianna has scored a musical coup. The RnB singer has had 6 number 1’s in five consecutive years which has not been done by any other female solo artist. Her current single We Found Love was released October 4th and features Calvin Harris. You can check Rhianna out on her Loud tour which is currently in full swing across the UK.

Live Announcements

Bell X1

Bell X1 are heading to the UK for four live dates before the end of the year. For ticket information please visit www.gigsandtours.com.

5th December – Bush Hall, London

6th December – Deaf Institute, Manchester

7th December – Electric Circus, Edinburgh

8th December – King Tuts, Glasgow

Ben Howard

Having sold out his Autumn tour, Ben Howard is Back playing on his Winter tour. Ticket information can be found at www.musicglue.com/benhoward.

6th December – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

7th December – Junction, Cambridge

8th December – Tokyo, Lincoln

9th December – Sin City, Swansea

13th February – Hall For Cornwall, Truro

14th February – Pyramids, Portsmouth

15th February – Concorde 2, Brighton

17th February – Ritz, Manchester

18th February – Queens Hall, Edinburgh

19th February – Oran Mor, Glasgow

20th February – Northumbria University, Newcastle

22nd February – Waterfront, Norwich

24th February – Shepherds Bush Empire, London

25th February – Academy, Oxford

27th February – Cockpit, Leeds

28th February – HMV Institute, Birmingham

29th February – Academy, Bristol

The Damned

The Damned are celebrating 35 years in the music industry by going on tour. Check them out at the following dates.

9th November – o2 Academy, Bristol

10th November – o2, Academy, Birmingham

11th November – Corn Exchange, Cambridge

12th November – Roundhouse, London

13th November – East Wing, Brighton

14th November – UEA, Norwich

15th November – Rock City, Nottingham

17th November – o2 Academy, Newcastle

18th November – o2 Academy, Leeds

19th November – Academy, Manchester

20th November – HMV Picture House, Edinburgh

Enter Shikari

2012 dates from Enter Shikari have been announced. The band are currently touring the UK (for more information about dates please check out Music News dated 20th June 2011). Details of dates and venues for their 2012 tour please see below.

17th March – Corn Exchange, Edinburgh

18th March – University, Hull

19th March – Apollo, Manchester

20th March – Civic Hall, Wolverhampton

22nd March – Pavilions, Plymouth

23rd March – Hammersmith Apollo, London

Four Year Strong

New single from Four Year Strong Stuck In The Middle has been taken from their new album In Some Way, Shape, Or Form which is due for release November 7th. The band has also announced a handful of live dates for early 2012. Tickets are available at www.gigsandtours.com.

25th January – Concorde 2, Brighton

26th January – HMV Library (Institute), Birmingham

27th January – Met Uni, Leeds

28th January – Garage, Glasgow

29th January – Academy 2, Manchester

31st January – Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth

1st February – Koko, London

Jason Derulo

Set to perform his biggest shows to date, Jason Derulo will be touring early 2012. Tickets are available now via www.gigsa ndtours.com, prices range from £19.50 – 29.50.

23rd February – SECC, Glasgow (0844 499 9990)

24th February – LG Arena, Birmingham (0844 338 8000)

25th February – Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield (0114 256 5656)

27th February – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff (0292 022 4488)

28th February – International Centre, Bournemouth (0844 576 3000)

1st March – Wembley Arena, London (0844 815 0815)

2nd March – MEN Arena, Manchester (0844 847 8000)

3rd March – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle (0844 493 6666)

King Creosote and Jon Hopkins

Fresh off the heels of their Mercury Prize nomination for album Diamond Mine King Creosote and Jon Hopkins are heading out on tour. Check below for dates and venues.

26th January – Celtic Connections (ABC), Glasgow (www.celticconnections.com 0141 353 8000)

27th January – The Sage (Hall 2), Gateshead (www.thesagegateshead.org 0191 433 4661)

28th January – Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry (www.warwickartscentre.co.uk 024 7652 4524)

30th January – The Junction, Cambridge (www.junction.co.uk 01223 511 511)

31st January – Glee Club, Nottingham (www.glee.co.uk 0871 472 0400)

1st February – Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich (www.norwickartscentre.co.uk 01603 660 352)

2nd February – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London (www.seetickets.com)

4th February – St Georges Church, Brighton (www.ticketweb.co.uk 01273 606 312)

5th February – The Fleece, Bristol (www.ticketweb.co.uk 01179 299 008)

6th February – St Ann’s, Manchester (www.ticketweb.co.uk 08444 771 000)

7th February – The Capstone Theatre, Liverpool (www.thecapstonetheatre.com 0151 709 3789)

8th February – Lancaster Library, Lancaster (www.seetickets.com)

9th February – City Varieties, Leeds (www.cityvarieties.co.uk 0113 243 0808)

Kyla La Grange

Kyla La Grange will be supporting Guillemots in November. Check her out at one of the following dates.

12th November – Fruit, Hull (stripped back set)

13th November – Cockpit, Leeds, (stripped back set)

14th November – o2 Academy 2, Oxford (stripped back set)

15th November – Waterfront, Norwich (stripped back set)

17th November – Koko, London (stripped back set)

Niki & The Dove

The Drummer EP, new release from Niki & The Dove is due for release October 17th through Mercury Records. Make sure you check the band out when they support Hurts in November.

2nd November – Brighton Centre, Brighton (with Hurts)

3rd November – Academy, Glasgow (with Hurts)

4th November – Brixton Academy, London (with Hurts)

Roots Manuva

Early 2012 will see Roots Manuva do a small tour of the UK playing a handful of gigs. For details of dates and venues please see below.

26th January – The Arches, Glasgow

27th January – The Ritz, Manchester

28th January – Met Uni, Leeds

30th January – HMV Institute, Birmingham

31st January – Concorde, Brighton

1st February – Waterfront, Norwich

3rd February – Anson Rooms, Bristol

4th February – The Roundhouse, London


Grime artist Skepta releases new single Hold On November 28th. Before this release catch him on his UK tour on the following dates.

7th October – ABC, Glasgow

8th October – Academy, Newcastle

10th October – Stylus, Leeds

11th October – Academy, Manchester

13th October – Academy, Sheffield

14th October – Academy,Leicester

15th October – Waterfront, Norwich

16th October – Concorde, Brighton

17th October – Institute, Birmingham

18th October – Academy, Liverpool

19th October – Thekla, Bristol

20th October – Islington Academy, London


Steps have reunited after a 10 year sabbatical from music. Catch them on their reunion tour in 2012. Tickets can be purchased via www.livenation.co.uk and cost between £35.00 – £47.50.

2nd April – Odyssey Arena, Belfast

3rd April – Arena, Dublin

4th April – Echo Arena, Liverpool

6th April – SECC, Glasgow

7th April – AECC (Press and Journal Arena), Aberdeen

8th April – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

10th April – Evening News Arena, Manchester

11th April – Capital FM Arena, Nottingham

12th April – LG Arena, Birmingham

13th April – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

15th April – Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield

16th April – BIC, Bournemouth

17th April – Brighton Centre, Brighton

19th April – The o2 Arena, London

Young Guns

Young Guns have released a handful of live dates for 2012. For date and venue details please see below.

17th March – Corn Exchange, Edinburgh

18th March – University, Hull

19th March – Apollo, Manchester

20th March – Civic Hall, Wolverhampton

22nd March – Pavilions, Plymouth

23rd March – Hammersmith Apollo, London

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