Flashguns have announced their split. The split comes after the release of their debut album Passions Of A Different Kind released earlier this year. The band offered this apology to their fans. ‘We regret to tell you that we have decided to end Flashguns. After five years it’s come to a point where we feel like we need to move on as musicians and people. We have loved every minute of it, but this feels like the right decision. We are sure many people will be disappointed, especially after the recent release of our debut album. All we can say is that when we started this band we wanted it to last forever, but unfortunately that is no longer possible. We hope you will continue to enjoy our music and thank you to all those who have supported us over the years. The Berlin show at Karrera Klub on February 4th 2012 will be our last.’
The nominations for the 2012 Grammy’s have been announced. This year a host of British acts have been included in the list of nominees. These are –
Album of the year – Adele – 21
Record of the year – Adele – Rolling in the Deep; Mumford & Sons – The Cave
Song of the year – Mumford & Sons – The Cave; Adele – Rolling in the Deep
Best Pop Solo Performance – Adele – Someone Like You
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance – Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse – Body & Soul; Coldplay – Paradise;
Best Rock Performance – Coldplay; Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall; Mumford & Sons – The Cave; Radiohead – Lotus Flower
Best Rock Album – Jeff Beck – Rock ‘N’ Roll Party Honouring Les Paul
Best Alternative Rock Album – Radiohead – The King of Limbs
Sir Anthony Hopkins is most known for his acting career however he is set to release a classical album early in 2012. Make sure you check it out.
Madonna has signed up with Universal. Having spent the past 3 decades releasing under the umbrella of Warner Brothers her next release will be the first for Universal.
Angels & Airwaves will be touring the UK in April. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.
9th April – Rock City, Nottingham (0845 413 4444)
10th April – o2 ABC, Glasgow (0844 499 9990)
11th April – HMV Ritz, Manchester (0844 248 5117)
12th April – o2 Academy, Leeds (0844 477 2000)
13th April – HMV Institute, Birmingham (0844 248 5037)
14th April – o2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London (0844 477 2000)
Attack Attack! have announced a 2012 tour. Make sure you get down to their shows.
3rd March – Cooler, Bristol
4th March – Cockpit, Leeds
5th March – Cathouse, Glasgow
6th March – Sound Control, Manchester
7th March – Underworld, London
8th March – Forum, Tunbridge Wells
Azari & III
Two shows have been announced for Azari & III for early 2012. Check them out.
1st February – Hotel (DJ Show), London
2nd February – Heaven, London
Deaf Club are heading out in January for a four date live stint. Check out the details below.
12th January – Thekla, Bristol
14th January – Stealth, Nottingham
16th January – Kasbah, Coventry
26th January – Registry, Portsmouth
Actor and artist Drake will be heading out on an epic European tour in 2012. Tickets are available via www.livenation.co.uk.
24th March – o2 Arena, Dublin, Ireland
26th March – o2 Arena, London
27th March – o2 Arena, London
29th March – Sheffield Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield
30th March – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
1st April – MEN Arena, Manchester
2nd April – SECC Hall 4, Glasgow
19th April – LG Arena, Birmingham
20th April – LG Arena, Birmingham
22nd April – Echo Arena, Liverpool
23rd April – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
25th April – Capital FM Arena, Nottingham
Dry The River have announced new dates for the first half of 2012. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.
23rd January – XOYO, London (Sold out)
8th February – Ritz, Manchester (XFM & HMV New Music Award Night)
17th April – Bodega, Nottingham
18th April – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
19th April – Academy, Manchester
21st April – Café Drummond, Aberdeen
22nd April – King Tuts, Glagow
23rd April – Limelight, Belfast
24th April – Cyprus Avenue, Cork
25th April – Whelans, Dublin
27th April – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
28th April – The Cluny, Newcastle
30th April – Fleece, Bristol
2nd May – Electric Ballroom, London
12th May – Arts Centre, Norwich
Irish songstress Eleanor McEvoy will be touring the UK in 2012. McEvoy will be singing tracks from her latest album A Womans Heart along with many others from her career. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster.
27th January – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow (Celtic Connections 2012 Song for Ireland)
30th January – o2 Academy Islington, London
24th February – Castlereagh Civic Centre, Belfast (Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival and Songwriting Convention)
25th February – Castlereagh Civic Centre, Belfast (Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival and Songwriting Convention)
29th February – Olympia Theatre, Dublin (A Woman’s Heart 20th Anniversary Live)
1st March – Olympia Theatre, Dublin (A Woman’s Heart 20th Anniversary Live)
2nd March – Olympia Theatre, Dublin (A Woman’s Heart 20th Anniversary Live)
3rd March – Olympia Theatre, Dublin (A Woman’s Heart 20th Anniversary Live)
Details of FOE’s tour dates have been changed. Please see below for the amendments to the dates and venues.
19th January – Electric Circus, Edinburgh
20th January – Ku Bar, Stockton
21st January – Cockpit, Leeds
22nd January – Castle Hotel, Manchester
23rd January – Buffalo Bar, Cardiff
24th January – Joiners, Southampton
25th January – Cavern, Exeter
26th January – Forum, Tunbridge Wells
27th January – The Railway, Winchester
28th January – West End Centre, Aldershot
30th January – Barfly, London
Australian band The Jezabels are heading out on an epic 2012 tour. Make sure you get down to their shows.
22nd February – Koko, London (NME Awards Show)
23rd February – Temple Institute, Birmingham
24th February – Leadmill, Sheffield
26th February – Oran Mor, Glasgow
27th February – Electric Circus, Edinburgh
28th February – Cluny, Newcastle
1st March – Wardrobe, Leeds
2nd March – Ruby Lounge, Manchester
3rd March – Audio, Brighton
Tickets for Lights tour are onsale now costing £10 via www.gigsandtours.com.
12th February – Speakeasy, Belfast
13th February – Academy 2, Dublin
15th February – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
16th February – New Slang Club Night, Kingston
17th February – Haunt, Brighton
19th February – o2 Academy 3, Birmingham
20th February – King Tuts, Glasgow
21st February – Cockpit, Leeds
23rd February – Sound Control, Manchester
24th February – Cargo, London
Miles Kane is not one to rest on his laurels. Hot on the heels of his latest tour he has announced details of a tour for 2012. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.
20th April – Rock City, Nottingham
21st April – Barrowland, Glasgow
22nd April – Fat Sams, Dundee
23rd April – Iron Works, Inverness
25th April – o2 Academy, Leeds
26th April – Academy 1, Manchester
27th April – o2 Academy, Bristol
28th April – HMV Forum, London
To coincide with their new album being released The Misfits have announced a new tour. See them live in February.
1st February – o2 Academy, Islington, London
2nd February – Sub 89, Reading
3rd February – The Ballroom, Birmingham
4th February – o2 Academy, Newcastle
5th February – Concorde 2, Brighton
6th February – The Fleece, Bristol
Miss May I will be touring in 2012 in a supporting role for Whitechapel and Parkway Drive. Check them out on the following dates.
7th April – Indigo 2, London
8th April – HMV Institute, Birmingham
9th April – o2 ABC, Glasgow
10th April – Academy, Manchester
11th April – Uni Great Hall, Cardiff
Check out Mozart Parties on their 2012 tour. Dates and venue details can be found below.
21st January – Independent, Sunderland
27th January – KU Bar, Stockton
28th January – Arches, Glasgow
4th February – UNIT, Southampton
9th February – The Venue, Derby
10th February – Cockpit, Leeds
11th February – Roadhouse, Manchester
20th February – Garage, London (NME Awards show with The Big Pink)
Royal Republic will be touring the UK in 2012. Tickets will be available via www.gigsandtours.com.
29th April – University, Cardiff
1st May – Old Fire Station, Bournemouth
2nd May – Empire, Middlesbrough
3rd May – Kasbah, Coventry
5th May – Cockpit, Leeds
6th May – Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh
8th May – Ritz, Manchester
10th May – Shepherds Bush Empire, London
Check out Standard Fare on their three date January tour.
20th January – Portland Arms, Cambridge
21st January – Green Door Store, Brighton
22nd January – Lexington, London
The Subways have announced details of a new tour for 2012. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com. The Subways will be releasing their new single It’s A Party January 2nd.
27th April – The Limelight, Belfast (0844 277 4455)
28th April – Academy 2, Dublin (0818 719 300)
29th April – University, Cardiff (0871 230 2360)
1st May – Old Fire Station, Bournemouth (0844 477 2000)
2nd May – Empire, Middlesbrough (01642 253 535)
3rd May – Kasbah, Coventry (024 7655 4473)
5th May – Live At Leeds, Leeds (0113 244 4600)
6th May – Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh (0844 499 9990)
8th May – HMV Manchester Ritz, Manchester (0844 811 0051)
10th May – o2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London (0871 231 0821)
The Vaccines will play four live dates in May 2012. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.
2nd May – Caird Hall, Dundee
3rd May – Spa, Bridlington
4th May – Empress Ballroom, Blackpool
7th May – Brighton Centre, Brighton
Wu Lyf will be performing five live UK dates during his epic tour. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.
15th March – HMV Ritz, Manchester
17th March – SWG3, Glasgow
19th March – Whelans, Dublin
21st March – Heaven, London
22nd March – Heaven, London
The Dreamer, The Believer – Common
Disconnected – Angeline