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Music News: Monday, 22nd October 2012

Lisa Bentley



Beyonce Show

It has been announced this week that Beyonce will play next year’s NFL final half time show. The event will take place in February.

Flavor Flav Arrested

Flavor Flav was arrested earlier this week for assault with a deadly weapon. His bail is currently posted at £14,228.

Flea Hosts Charity Party

Red Hot Chili Pepper bassist Flea celebrated his 50th birthday by hosing a charity concert in his back garden. The money raised from the event will go to the Silver Lake Conservatory, a music school which Flea himself founded over a decade ago.

Trent Reznor Headphones?

Trent Reznor has teamed up with Dre Beats in a mysterious project. Reznor is being very tight lipped over the project however he did have this to say:

“Some of you may have read that I have begun working with Beats By Dre. For the past year I have indeed been involved with Dre, Jimmy Iovine, Luke Wood, and the rest of the team on a number of very interesting projects that will start to emerge next year….I have been wanting to experiment and focus my energy and creativity in some different directions, and Beats has afforded me that very opportunity. The process has been challenging and fascinating and as much as I’d like to tell you about the things we’ve dreamed up… I just can’t. Not yet… (I can tell you it’s probably not what you’re expecting!)”

Want a piece of Coldplay memorabilia?

Coldplay are auctioning off the original artwork for Mylo Xyloto. The money will be donated to Kids Company Charity which helps vulnerable children.

Rylan’s New Tattoo

X Factor’s Rylan Clark has shown off his new tattoo this week. The tattoo is of Gary Barlow’s face. Barlow has made no secret of his disdain for Rylan however this tattoo seems to be the latest attempt at winning Barlow’s affections. The tattoo is only temporary, unlike Barlow’s distaste for Rylan.

In Other X Factor News…

Lucy Spraggen and Rylan Clark have been kicked out of the X Factor hotel due to a particularly rambunctious night of partying. Both parties have since tweeted apologies.

Live Announcements

All Time Low

All Time Low have released details of their 2013 ‘Don’t Panic’ tour. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

6th February – o2 Academy, Birmingham

7th February – Academy, Manchester

9th February – o2 Academy, Glasgow

10th February – o2 Academy, Newcastle

11th February – Rock City, Nottingham

12th February – o2 Academy, Bristol

14th February – o2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

15th February – o2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra

Check out on Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra on tour in March.

21st March – Academy, Dublin

22nd March – Picturehouse, Edinburgh

23rd March – Academy, Manchester

24th March – Institute, Birmingham

26th March – Academy, Bristol

27th March – Concorde, Brighton

28th March – Roundhouse, London


Bellowhead are touring in November.

6th November – Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton

7th November – Roundhouse, London

8th November – Arena, St Albans

9th November – Open, Norwich

10th November – Corn Exchange, Cambridge

11th November – Guildhall, Southampton

12th November – Coal Exchange, Cardiff

13th November – Dome, Brighton

14th November – The Hexagon, Reading

15th November – The Assembly, Leamington

16th November – Barbican, York

17th November – Colston Hall, Bristol

18th November – The Lowry, Salford

19th November – The Sage, Gateshead

20th November – The Ironworks, Inverness

21st November – The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh

22nd November – St George’s Hall, Bradford

23rd November – Engine Shed, Lincoln

24th November – Assembly Rooms, Derby

City Reign

City Reign will be touring throughout November.

2nd November – Belushi’s, Edinburgh

3rd November – Audio, Glasgow

7th November – Viper Rooms, Sheffield

8th November – Lomax, Liverpool

9th November – Escobar, Leeds

24th November – The Castle, Manchester

Clock Opera

Clock Opera’s tour is already in full swing. Don’t worry. You still have plenty of chances to see them.

22nd October – Sugarmill, Stoke

24th October – Cyprus Avenue, Cork

25th October – Roisin Dubh, Galway

26th October – Academy 2, Dublin

27th October – Limelight, Belfast

29th October – The Kazimier, Liverpool

30th October – Bodega, Nottingham

31st October – Deaf Institute, Manchester

8th November – Heaven, London

12th November – The Haunt, Brighton

13th November – Waterfront, Norwich

14th November – The Harley, Sheffield

15th November – Portland Arms, Cambridge

17th November – Tokyo, Hull

18th November – Newcastle Uni, Newcastle

19th November – King Tuts, Glasgow

20th November – Doghouse, Dundee

21st November – Thekla, Bristol

Crooked Fingers

Crooked Fingers start touring this week.

23rd October – Colston Hall, Bristol

24th October – Vicar Street, Dublin

25th October – Mandela Hall, Belfast

27th October – HMV Picture House, Edinburgh

28th October – HMV Ritz, Manchester

19th November – The Borderline, London

5th December – Sticky Mikes, Brighton

6th December – The Castle Hotel, Manchester

7th December – Mello Mello, Liverpool

8th December – The Westgarth SC, Middlesbrough

10th December – The Art School, Glasgow

Death at Sea

Death at Sea will be touring until the end of November.

31st October – The Queen of Hoxton, London (Halloween Single Launch)

11th November – Stereo, Glasgow

13th November – Deaf Institute, Manchester

14th November – Kings College, London

16th November – The Bodega, Nottingham

17th November – The Exchange, Bristol

18th November – The Haunt, Brighton


Disclosure has announced details of their first tour of 2013.

1st March – Gorilla, Manchester

2nd March – King Tuts, Glasgow

4th March – Hifi, Leeds

5th March – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

6th March – The Exchange, Bristol

7th March – Heaven, London

Dropkick Murphys

Details of Dropkick Murphys January tour have been announced.

12th January – Vicar Street, Dublin

15th January – HMV Ritz, Manchester

16th January – Barrowland, Glasgow

17th January – Rock City, Nottingham

18th January – HMV Forum, London

19th January – HMV Forum, London

Frightened Rabbit

Frightened Rabbit have announced a February tour. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

8th February – Waterfront, Norwich

9th February – Library, Birmingham

11th February – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

12th February – Concorde 2, Brighton

13th February – HMV Forum, London

14th February – Junction, Cambridge

16th February – Fleece, Bristol

17th February – Phoenix, Exeter

18th February – Sugarmill, Stoke

20th February – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

21st February – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

22nd February – Gorilla, Manchester

23rd February – o2 Academy 2, Liverpool

25th February – Sage 2, Gateshead

26th February – Picturehouse, Edinburgh

27th February – Music Hall, Aberdeen

28th February – Barrowland, Glasgow


Tickets for Fun.’s April 2013 tour are available now via www.gigsandtours.com.

14th April – Olympia Theatre, Dublin

15th April – Picture House, Edinburgh

16th April – o2 Academy, Leeds

18th April – Hammersmith Apollo, London

19th April – o2 Academy, Bristol

20th April – UEA, Norwich

22nd April – Rock City, Nottingham

Funeral For A Friend

Tickets for Funeral For A Friend’s 2013 tour are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

23rd January – Limelight, Belfast

24th January – Nerve Centre, Derry

25th January – Cypress Avenue, Cork

26th January – Fibber Magees, Dublin

28th January – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

29th January – The Fleece, Bristol

30th January – White Rabbit, Plymouth

31st January – Cavern, Exeter

2nd February – Sound Circus, Bournemouth

3rd February – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

4th February – The Haunt, Brighton

6th February – Westcoast Bar, Margate

7th February – The Junction, Cambridge

8th February – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

9th February – Waterfront, Norwich

11th February – The Duchess, York

12th February – Cockpit, Leeds

13th February – King Tuts, Glasgow

14th February – Academy 2, Newcastle

16th February – Moho Live, Manchester

17th February – Sugarmill, Stoke

18th February – Garage, London

19th February – Asylum, Birmingham

Hey Sholay

Hey Sholay will be touring in November.

1st November – The Cellar, Southampton

2nd November – Sugarmill, Stoke

3rd November – Bodega, Nottingham

4th November – Green Door Store, Brighton

5th November – Buffalo, Cardiff

6th November – Start the Bus, Bristol

7th November – Lexington, London

9th November – The Vic, Derby

10th November – Cockpit 3, Leeds

12th November – Sound Control, Manchester

13th November – Fibbers, York

14th November – Cluny 2, Newcastle

15th November – King Tuts, Glasgow

16th November – Bar Academy, Leicester

17th November – Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham

18th November – The Hub, Darlington

Gary Barlow

Gary Barlow starts his solo tour in November. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

13th November – International Centre, Bournemouth

14th November – Pavilions, Plymouth

21st November – Playhouse, Edinburgh

22nd November – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

27th November – Royal Albert Hall, London

28th November – City Hall, Sheffield

6th December – o2 Apollo, Manchester

7th December – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

28th December – City Hall, Newcastle

30th December – Civic Hall, Wolverhampton

31st December – Oxford New Theatre, Oxford

2nd January – Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

4th January – Opera House, Blackpool

5th January – St David’s Hall, Cardiff

7th January – The Olympia, Dublin

8th January – The Waterfront, Belfast

Girls Aloud

Girls Aloud have announced a tour for 2013. You can get your tickets via www.livenation.co.uk when tickets go on sale on Friday, October 26th.

21st February – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

22nd February – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

25th February – Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield

26th February – LG Arena, Birmingham

1st March – The o2, London

2nd March – The o2, London

5th March – Arena, Manchester

6th March – Arena, Manchester

9th March – SECC, Glasgow

10th March – SECC, Glasgow

19th March – Capital FM Arena, Nottingham

20th March – Echo Arena, Liverpool

Jack White

Jack White will be playing six live dates in the UK in November.

2nd November – Alexandra Palace, London

3rd November – Alexandra Palace, London

4th November – Bridlington Spa Theatre & Royal Hall, Bridlington

6th November – Empress Ballroom Arena, Blackpool

7th November – o2 Academy, Birmingham

8th November – Usher Hall, Edinburgh


Luls tour starts this week.

26th October – Sub 89, 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

Miss May I

Miss May I’s tour starts at the end of next month. Make sure you have your ticket.

30th November – Club Academy, Manchester

1st December – Classic Grand, Glasgow

2nd December – o2 Academy 2, Birmingham

3rd December – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

4th December – The Cockpit, Leeds

5th December – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

6th December – Relentless Garage, London

7th December – Great Hall 2, Cardiff

Motionless in White

Motionless in White have announced details of their 2013 tour.

15th January – The Academy, Dublin

16th January – Mandela Hall, Belfast

17th January – Barrowland, Glasgow

19th January – o2 Academy, Brixton, London

10th February – o2 Academy, Birmingham

11th February – Academy, Manchester

The Neighbourhood

The Neighbourhood are playing three live dates in November. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

14th November – Borderline, London

15th November – Deaf Institute, Manchester

16th November – King Tuts, Glasgow

Pure Love

Pure Love’s tour starts this week. Have you got your ticket yet?

25th October – Cavern, Exeter

26th October – Boiler Room, Guildford

27th October – Compass, Chester

28th October – Leadmill, Sheffield

30th October – The Cluny, Newcastle

31st October – Lock 42, Leicester

1st November – Civic, Wolverhampton

2nd November – 53 Degrees, Preston

3rd November – Academy, Sheffield

4th November – Picture House, Edinburgh

5th November – Ironworks, Inverness

8th November – Apollo, Manchester

9th November – Guildhall, Portsmouth

12th November – UEA, Norwich

13th November – Engine Shed, Lincoln

14th November – Newport Centre, Newport

Rolo Tamassi

Rolo Tamassi’s tour has already started. Are you going?

22nd October – Haunt, Brighton

23rd October – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

24th October – Rainbow, Birmingham

25th October – Cockpit, Leeds

26th October – Sumo, Middlesbrough

27th October – Deaf Institute, Manchester

28th October – King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow

30th October – Arts Centre, Norwich

31st October – XOYO, London

Sam Willis

Sam Willis will be playing a handful of live dates before the end of the year.

2nd November – The Waiting Room, London

7th November – Corsica Studios, London

15th November – Hug & Pint, Glasgow

22nd November – Birthdays, London (DJ Set)


Shines are playing a few live dates before the year is out. Check them out.

3rd November – Trof Fallowfield, Manchester

22nd November – Cockpit 3, Leeds

23rd November – Castle Hotel, Manchester

25th November – Monorail Music, Glasgow

27th November – Buffalo Bar, Cardiff

28th November – Old Blue Last, London

1st December – Head of Steam, Newcastle

The Story So Far

The Story So Far’s tour starts in November.

1st November – West Coast Bar, Margate

2nd November – Kasbah, Coventry

3rd November – Sound Circus, Bournemouth

4th November – Rock City, Nottingham

5th November – Academy, Manchester

6th November – Leeds University, Leeds

7th November – Barrowland, Glasgow

8th November – UEA, Norwich

9th November – University Great Hall, Cardiff

10th November – Alexandra Palace Warped Tour, London

The Twang

The Twang’s tour starts later this month. Get your tickets quick!

28th October – Independent, Sunderland

29th October – Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

30th October – Garage, Glasgow

1st November – Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh

2nd November – Cockpit, Leeds

3rd November – Leadmill, Sheffield

5th November – Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton

6th November – Waterfront, Norwich

7th November – Academy, Derby

8th November – Sub 80, Reading

10th November – The Cooler, Bristol

11th November – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

13th November – Ritz, Manchester

14th November – Scala, London

Released This Week

Red – Taylor Swift

Until Now – Swedish House Mafia

House of Gold Bones Part 1 – Stone Sour

20 – Kate Rusby

Our Version of Events – Emili Sande

Raintown – Deacon Blue

Bad Intentions – Dappy

Company – Andy Burrows

Now – Dionne Warwick

III – Shiny Toy Guns

Lonely Are The Brave – Maverick Sabre

YOLO – Drake

Good Don’t Rest – Egyptian Hip Hop