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Music News: Monday 1st October 2012

Lisa Bentley



Celebrate Life with the Police?

No not the band The Police, the Metropolitan Black Police Association. They are hosting a concert on the 19th October to help promote awareness to their anti-knife crime campaign. The event will be held at the Royal Festival Hall and will feature a mixture of artists. Show your support by getting yourself a ticket.

Frank Wilson Dies Aged 71

Motown soul singer Frank Wilson has passed away aged 71. Wilson only ever released one single but was revered as a soul legend.

The Battle of Madonna and Gaga Continues

Madonna has reportedly held out the olive branch to Lady Gaga and asked her to join her on stage. Lady Gaga has refused citing work commitments. We have to ask the question was this a ploy on Madonna’s half to make herself appear more genial than the Bad Romance singer? Or is Gaga at fault for not accepting this apparent offer of career friendship? Let us know your thoughts.

Andy Williams Dies Aged 84

Crooner Andy Williams, best known for singing Moon River has lost his battle with cancer of the bladder. He was 84.

LMFAO Have Not Split

The band has laughed (TFA) off reports that they have split up. They have plans for a second album but they are just taking some time off.

Billie Joe Enters Rehab

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has entered rehab; early reports indicate that it is due to a substance abuse problem.

Live Announcements

Abi Wade

Abi Wade is touring in November and December.

6th November – Lowry (Quays Theatre), Manchester

7th November – The Gate, Cardiff

20th November – The Sage (Hall 2), Gateshead

24th November – Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

25th November – Cottiers, Glasgow

9th December – The Ritz, Penzance

10th December – St Georges, Bristol

11th December – St Mary’s Brighton

Animal Collective

Animal Collective are touring in November.

4th November – Roundhouse, London

6th November – Vicar Street, Dublin

7th November – ABC1, Glasgow

8th November – The Warehouse Project, Manchester


Abouretum will be touring in November.

4th November – The Railway, Manchester

7th November – Moles Club, Bath (with The Blood Choir)

8th November – Start The Bus, Bristol (with The Blood Choir)

9th November – Lexington, London

10th November – Audioscope Festival, Oxford

11th November – The Prince Albert, Brighton

Big Sean

Tickets for Big Sean’s tour are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

26th November – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London

27th November – HMV Ritz, Manchester

28th November – HMV Library, Birmingham

29th November – The Arches, Glasgow (www.gigsinscotland.com)

Caro Emerald

Caro Emerald has announced three 2013 dates. Tickets are available from www.gigsandtours.com.

8th March – Dome, Brighton (01273 709 709)

9th March – Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth (0844 576 3000)

11th March – Royal Albert Hall, London (020 7589 8212)

Chris Helme

Chris Helme is touring over the coming months.

2nd October – Surya, London

7th October – Rock Your Mind Festival, Middlesborough

12th October – Kings Hall, Herne Bay

3rd November – Venue Cymru, Llandudno

4th November – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

9th November – Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

10th November – Tollbooth, Stirling

23rd November – The Square, Harlow

29th November – Compass, Chester

30th November – Helmsley Arts Centre, Helmsley, North Yorkshire

1st December – The Junction, Oldham

6th December – Chapel Arts Centre, Bath

21st December – The Blue Room, Blackpool

22nd December – Cumernauld Town Hall, Cumbernauld

Civil Wars

Civil Wars are touring in October and November.

28th October – Mandela Hall, Belfast

29th October – Olympia, Dublin

30th October – Apollo, Manchester

1st November – Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

2nd November – o2 ABC, Glasgow

3rd November – Sage, Gateshead

4th November – Corn Exchange, Cambridge

6th November – Roundhouse, London

7th November – Dome, Brighton

8th November – Arts Centre, Coventry

10th November – Guildhall, Southampton

11th November – University, Cardiff

Dan Le Sac

Dan Le Sac are due to tour in October.

1st October – Coalition, Brighton

3rd October – Hooga, Chelmsford

4th October – Waterfront, Norwich

6th October – Academy 2, Oxford

7th October – Joiners, Southampton

8th October – Sin, Swansea

11th October – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

12th October – Guildhall, Gloucester

13th October – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

15th October – Academy, Leicester

16th October – 53 Degrees, Preston

17th October – Barfly Camden, London

18th October – Club Academy, Manchester

19th October – Leadmill, Sheffield

20th October – Welly Club, Hull

21st October – Engine Shed, Lincoln

22nd October – Portland Arms, Cambridge

24th October – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

25th October – Northumbria Uni, Newcastle

26th October – The Kazimier, Liverpool

28th October – The Duchess, York

29th October – Sub89, Reading

31st October – Boileroom, Guildford

Dingus Khan

Dingus Khan are touring extensively during October and November.

4th October – Scala, London

7th October – Showdown Festival, Colchester

10th October –Epic, Norwich

22nd October – Slade Room, Wolverhampton

23rd October – Harley Sheffield

24th October – Sneaky Petes, Edinburgh

25th October – Mad Hatters, Inverness

26th October – Jager Room, Stornoway, Outer Herbrides

28th October – Tunnels, Aberdeen

29th October – King Tuts, Glasgow

30th October – Rock City Basement, Nottingham

31st October – Dingwalls, London

2nd November – Roadmenders, Northampton

3rd November – Unit Club, Southampton

4th November – Sticky Mikes, Brighton

5th November – The Cavern, Exeter

8th November – The Portland Arms, Cambridge

10th November – The Sugarmill, Stoke

11th November – Thekla, Bristol

12th November – Night & Day, Manchester

13th November – o2 Academy 2, Liverpool

17th November – Arts Centre, Colchester

Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg has announced his 2013 tour dates. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

2nd February – o2 Academy, Sheffield

3rd February – Engine Shed, Lincoln

4th February – o2 Academy, Leeds

5th February – o2 Academy, Newcastle

7th February – Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh

8th February – o2 ABC, Glasgow

9th February – Mandela Hall, Belfast

10th February – o2 Acadmey, Dublin

12th February – o2 Academy, Liverpool

13th February – 53 Degrees, Preston

14th February – o2 Academy, Manchester

15th February – Rock City, Nottingham

17th February – UEA, Norwich

18th February – Dome, Brighton

19th February – HMV Institute, Birmingham

21st February – Roadmenders, Northampton

22nd February – Solus, Cardiff

23rd February – Yeovil, Westlands

25th February – Corn Exchange, Cambridge

26th February – Guildhall, Southampton

27th February – Shepherds Bush Empire, London

James Blake

James Blake has announced three December shows.

3rd December – Thekla, Bristol

4th December – Conway Hall, London

6th December – Gorilla, Manchester

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, London

Joe Banfi

Check out Joe Banfi in October and November.

4th October – Ruby Lounge, Manchester

11th October – Acoustic Rooms, Nottingham

12th October – The Little Room, Sunderland

13th October – Fibbers, York

14th October – The Head of Steam, Newcastle

20th October – Glasgow Communion, Glasgow

25th October – The Wilmington Arms, London

28th October – Newcastle Communion, Newcastle

31st October – Oporto, Leeds

2nd November – Independent, Sunderland

4th November – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh


Katzenjammer are touring in October and November.

25th October – The Junction, Cambridge

27th October – The Cockpit, Leeds

28th October – Oran Mor, Glasgow

29th October – HMV Institute, Birmingham

31st October – Islington Academy, London (Halloween Party)

1st November – Academy 2, Oxford

2nd November – Sound Control, Manchester

3rd November – Thekla, Bristol


Lau’s tour starts later this month and carries on well into November. Make sure you get your ticket.

18th October – Kings Place, London (Album launch)

1st November – Ironworks, Inverness

2nd November – The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

3rd November – Oran Mor, Glasgow

4th November – Gardyne Theatre, Dundee

6th November – The Queens Hall, Edinburgh

7th November – The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

8th November – The Greytones, Sheffield

9th November – The Glee Club, Nottingham

10th November – The Deaf Institute, Manchester

11th November – The Junction, Cambridge

13th November – Arts Centre, Norwich

14th November – Ballroom, Brighton

15th November – The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

16th November – The Jericho Tavern, Oxford

17th November – St George’s, Bristol

18th November – Phoenix, Exeter


Luls are touring in October and November.

10th October – Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London

26th October – Sub89, Reading

27th October – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

28th October – Waterfront, Norwich

29th October – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

31st October – Academy 2, Newcastle

1st November – Academy 2, Leicester

2nd November – Ritz, Manchester

3rd November – Sugarmill, Stoke

10th November – Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Marcus Foster

Marcus Foster is touring in December.

11th November – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

12th November – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

13th November – Ruby Lounge, Manchester

14th November – Komedia, Brighton

15th November – Islington Assembly Hall, London

Martha Wainwright

Martha Wainwright is touring in December.

2nd December – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London (0845 413 4444)

3rd December – Birmingham Institute, Birmingham (0845 413 4444)

4th December – Ritz, Manchester (0845 413 4444)

5th December – Trinity, Bristol (0845 413 4444)

7th December – St George’s Church, Brighton (01273 606 312)

Miniature Dinosaurs

Miniature Dinosaurs tour starts this week. Make sure you check them out.

2nd October – Hooga, Chelmsford

3rd October – Lexington, London

4th October – Undertone, Cardiff

5th October – Studio Lounge, Totnes

6th October – Man on the Moon, Cambridge

7th October – The Hole in the Wall, Colchester

8th October – Stereo, York

12th October – Engine Rooms, Skelmersdale

18th October – Doghouse, Dundee

19th October – Hootanannys, Inverness

31st October – Electric Circus, Edinburgh

3rd November – Jam Jar, Dunfermline

9th November – The Garage, Glasgow (EP launch gig)

23rd November – Dartington Hall, Dartington

24th November – Exmouth Football Club, Exmouth

25th November – Tunnels, Aberdeen

Mischa B

Mischa B’s tour starts this month.

21st October – Nottingham Arena, Nottingham

22nd October – Manchester Arena, Manchester

24th October – Echo Arena, Liverpool

25th October – Newcastle Arena, Newcastle

27th October – LG Arena, Birmingham

28th October – Newcastle Arena, Newcastle

30th October – o2 Arena, London

2nd November – Manchester Arena, Manchester

3rd November – Sheffield Arena, Sheffield

7th November – Cardiff Arena, Cardiff

The Moody Blues

The Moody Blues are touring. Tickets are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

5th June – New Theatre, Oxford

7th June – St David’s Hall, Cardiff

8th June – LG Arena, Birmingham

9th June – Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

11th June – City Hall, Newcastle

12th June – Apollo, Manchester

14th June – City Hall, Sheffield

15th June – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

17th June – Regent Theatre, Ipswich

18th June – Pavilions, Plymouth

19th June – BIC, Bournemouth

21st June – Brighton Centre, Brighton

22nd June – o2 Arena, London

23rd June – Hippodrome, Bristol

Mumford & Sons

Mumford & Sons are touring in November and December.

21st November – Princess Theatre, Torquay

22nd November – Guildhall, Portsmouth

23rd November – Regent Theatre, Ipswich

25th November – Caird Hall, Dundee

26th November – The Sands Centre, Carlisle

27th November – Venue Cymru, Llandudno

4th December – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

5th December – SECC, Glasgow

7th December – LG Arena, Birmingham

10th December – Manchester Arena, Manchester

11th December – o2 Arena, London

13th December – CIA, Cardiff

15th December – Odyssey Arena, Belfast

16th December – The o2, Dublin

Nada Surf

Nada Surf are playing two dates this month. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

14th October – Academy 3, Manchester

15th October – Scala, London

Nina Nesbitt

Nina Nesbitt is touring the UK in October. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

9th October – Oran Mor, Glasgow

10th October – Academy 2, Newcastle

11th October – Academy 3, Manchester

13th October – Thekla, Bristol

14th October – Wardrobe, Leeds

17th October – Ballroom, Birmingham

18th October – Dingwalls, London

Paloma Faith

Paloma is touring in 2013. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

20th January – Ulster Hall, Belfast

21st January – Vicar St, 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 – Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth

7th February – Hammersmith Apollo, London

8th February – Southend Cliffs Pavilion, South End

9th February – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

11th February – Sheffield 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

Ren Harvieu

Ren Harvieu is touring this month. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

7th October – Oran Mor, Glasgow

8th October – Sage, Gateshead

9th October – HMV Ritz, Manchester

11th October – Stanley Theatre, Liverpool

12th October – o2 Academy 2, Birmingham

13th October – o2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

15th October – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

16th October – Thekla, Bristol

Roderigo y Gabriela

Roderigo y Gabriela are touring in November.

25th November – HMV Institute, Birmingham

26th November – Manchester Academy, Manchester

27th November – Colston Hall, Bristol

29th November – HMV Forum, Kentish Town, London

Sarah McQuaid

Sarah McQuaid is touring in November and December. Check her out.

4th November – Square Chapel Centre For The Arts, Halifax

6th November – Leith Folk Club, Edinburgh

7th November – Dunfermline Folk Club, The Thistle Tavern, Fife

8th November – Crail Folk Club, The Golf Hotel, Fife

9th November – Korks Wine Bar & Piano Lounge, West Yorkshire

10th November – Studio Lounge, Totnes FM, Devon

13th November – Mrs Yarringtons Music Club, Senlac Inn, Battle

14th November – Folk at the Man of Kent Alehouse, Kent

15th November – Half Moon Acoustic Club, The Half Moon Pub, Hertfordshire

16th November – Chepstow Acoustic Music Club, Chepstow Castle Inn, Monmouthshire

18th November – Bothy Folk Club, Park Golf Club, Southport

19th November – Folk on Monday, Green Note, London

20th November – Bracknell Folk, The Sun, Surrey

22nd November – Rothbury Roots, Queens Head Hotel, Northumberland

23rd November – Northwich Folk Club, Harlequon Theatre, Cheshire

24th November – Venue, Sunderland

25th November – The Guitar Studio, Hertford

26th November – Tudor Folk Club, Bucks

28th November – The Little Theatre on the GReem Co. Durham

29th November – Wark Town Hall & Mechanics Institute, Northumberland

30th November – The Cheviot Centre, Northumberland

1st December – Skirwith Village Hall, Cumbria

2nd December – Arnathwaite Old School Hall, Cumbria

Shed Seven

Tickets for Shed Seven’s three date tour are available from www.gigsandtours.com.

12th December – Parr Hall, Warrington

13th December – Engine Shed, Lincoln

14th December – Town Hall, Middlesborough

Slow Club

Slow Club are playing in December.

14th December – Oran Mor, Glasgow

15th December – Gorilla, Manchester

16th December – Queens Social Club, Sheffield

17th December – Koko, London


Steps have announced a Christmas tour. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

30th November – Pavilion, Plymouth

1st December –Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield

2nd December – The London Palladium, London

3rd December – o2 Apollo, Manchester

4th December – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

5th December – Wolves Civic, Wolverhampton

To Kill A King

To Kill A King start their tour this month. Check them out.

20th October – Westgarth Social Club, Middlesbrough

21st October – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

23rd October – The Musician, Leicester

24th October – The Fleece, Bristol

25th October – Cargo, London

26th October – Brass Monkey, Hastings

28th October – Joiners, Southampton

29th October – The Bodega Social Club, Nottingham

30th October – Leopard, Doncaster

1st November – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

2nd November – The Ruby Lounge, Manchester

Tom Odell

Tom Odell will be supporting Jake Bugg on his November tour.

12th November – HMV Institute, Birmingham

13th November – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

14th November – Scala, London

15th November – Thekla, Bristol

17th November – Deaf Institute, Manchester

18th November – Cockpit, Leeds

19th November – Fibbers, York

21st November – King Tuts, Glasgow

22nd November – Academy 2, Newcastle

23rd November – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

The Tricks

The Tricks are touring throughout the rest of the year.

11th October – Bop! Club Night @ Hysteria, Dalston, London

8th November – Bop! Club Night @ Hysteria, Dalston, London

14th November – Fruit, Hull

15th November – Night & Day, Manchester

16th November – Lock 42, Leicester

21st November – Sebright Arms, London

22nd November – The Leopard, Doncaster

23rd November – Cockpit 3, Leeds

24th November – Unit, Southampton

13th December – Bop! Club Night @ Hysteria, Dalston, London

Thurs 13th London Bop! Club night @ Hysteria, Dalston


Villagers tour starts next month; the band will be supported by Grizzly Bear.

11th October – The Set Theatre, Kilkenny

17th October – The Sage, Gateshead

18th October – Academy, Manchester

20th October – Barrowlands, Glasgow

21st October – Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

22nd October – Brixton Academy, London

23rd October – Borderline, London

11th November – Black Box, Belfast

13th November – Whelans, Dublin

The Wooden Sky

The Wooden Sky have added two more dates to their October tour.

3rd October – Buffalo Bar, Cardiff

4th October – Windmill, London

5th October – Mad Ferret, Preston

9th October – Slaughtered Lamb, London

10th October – Captain’s Rest, Glasgow

11th October – The Studio, Hartlepool

12th October – Independent, Sunderland

13th October – Oxjam, Oxford

The 1975

The 1975 are touring in December.

2nd December – Cockpit 3, Leeds

3rd December – King Tuts, Glasgow

4th December – Fruit, Hull

5th December – Sound Control, Manchester

6th December – Barfly, London

7th December – Joiners, Southampton

8th December – Temple, Birmingham

11th December – Academy 2, Dublin

12th December – Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast

13th December – Head of Steam, Newcastle

[All The Young]

Tickets for [All The Young]’s November/December tour are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

22nd November – Central Station, Wrexham

23rd November – The Sugarmill, Stoke-on-Trent

24th November – Start The Bus, Bristol

26th November – Portland Arms, Cambridge

27th November – Roadmender, Northampton

28th November – Coalition, Brigton

29th November – The Boileroom, Guildford

1st December – Night & Day Café, Manchester

2nd December – o2 Academy 3, Birmingham

3rd December – Independence, Wigan

4th December – Fibbers, York

5th December – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

7th December – Fruit, Hull

8th December – Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Released This Week

The 2nd Law – Muse

Born To Sing: No Plan B – Van Morrison

Sugaring Season – Beth Orton

Gold Dust – Tori Amos

Higher – The Overtones

Race The Loser – Lau

Oh No I Love You – Tim Burgess

Knife – Aztec Camera

Sticks & Stones – Cher Lloyd