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Music News: Monday 23rd April 2012

Lisa Bentley

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Levon Helm: 26th May 1940 – 19th April 2012

Levon Helm of The Band has sadly lost his battle with cancer. Aside from his contributions to music Helm was also and established actor. Levon was surrounded by close family and friends as he died.

Greg Ham: 27th September 1953 – 19th April 2012

Greg Ham, the flautist with Men at Work has passed away aged 58. The cause of his death is unknown.

Re-release for Sex Pistols

Sex Pistols plan to re-release God Save the Queen as part of the Record Store Day celebrations. The single will be re-released May 28th in limited edition picture disc format. It will mark 35 years since its original release.

Charity Single

Leeds based singer Rupert Stroud releases his single Always today. Be sure to buy it as proceeds from the single will go to Alzheimers Research UK.

Conor Oberst opens Bar

Conor Oberst has opened a bar with fellow musician Phil Schaffart in Omaha, Nebraska.

Live Announcements

Beans On Toast

Catch Beans on Toast on their upcoming tour.

3rd May – Moles, Bath

10th May – Avondale House, Southampton

12th May – Inferno, Bournemouth

16th May – The Cluny, Newcastle

17th May – Bodega Social, Nottingham

18th May – Adelphi, Preston

19th May – Heebie Jeebies, Liverpool

16th June- Eden Festival, Dumfries

30th June – Blissfields Festival, Winchester

7th July – Lounge on the Farm

21st July – Secret Garden Party, Cambridgeshire

28th July – Kendall Calling, Cumbria

2nd August – Standon Calling, Standon

11th August – Boomtown Fair, Winchester

27th September –Scala, London

Bleech

Bleech have announced live shows up until June. Get down to see them perform.

27th March – Joiners, Southampton

24th April – The Leopard, Doncaster

11th May – Ku Bar, Stockton

12th May – 20 Rocks, Falkirk

13th May – Doghouse, Dundee

18th May – The Hop, Wakefield

19th May – The Maze, Nottingham

26th May – Timepiece, Exeter

2nd June – Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham

3rd June – The Priory, Scunthorpe

7th June – Rough Trade Instore, London

Boyce Avenue

Boyce Avenue will be touring in June. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

11th June – o2 Academy, Glasgow (0844 499 9990)

12th June – HMV Picture House, Edinburgh (0844 499 9990)

14th June – o2 Academy, Newcastle (0844 477 2000)

15th June – o2 Academy, Liverpool (0844 477 2000)

16th June – o2 Academy, Birmingham (0844 477 2000)

18th June – o2 Academy, Leeds (0844 477 2000)

19th June – o2 Academy, Bristol (0844 477 2000)

20th June – Manchester Academy, Manchester (0161 832 1111)

21st June – HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London (0844 844 4748)

23rd June – Isle of Wight Festival (0844 499 9955)

26th June – Olympia Theatre, Dublin (3531 679 3323)

27th June – Olympia Theatre, Dublin (3531 6759 3323)

28th June – Waterfront Hall Auditorium, Belfast (02890 334455)

Broken Hands

Broken Hands head off on tour in May. Make sure you get your ticket.

5th May – Live at Leeds, Leeds

21st May – SOYO, Sheffield

22nd May – The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle

23rd May – King Tut’s, Glasgow

24th May – Stereo, York

26th May – Firebug, Leicester

28th May – Kasbah, Coventry

29th May – South Street Arts Centre, Reading

30th May – The Lexington, London

31st May – The Hope, Brighton

2nd June – Dot to Dot Festival, Bristol

3rd June – Dot to Dot Festival, Nottingham

4th June – Dot to Dot Festival, Manchester

7th June – Newmarket Bar, Thurso

8th June – Hootananny, Inverness

Cashier No.9

Catch Cashier No.9 on their upcoming tour.

2nd May – Electric Circus, Edinburgh

3rd May – Stereo, Glasgow

4th May – Telfords Warehouse, Chester

5th May – Live at Leeds, Leeds

6th May – Camden Crawl, London

8th May – Thekla, Bristol

9th May – The Bullingdon, Oxford

17th August – Summer Sundae Weekender, Leicester

18th August – Powys, Green Man Festival

31st August – End of the Road Festival, Dorset

The Dear and Departed

The Dear and Departed will be touring in May.

1st May – Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth

2nd May – Leadmill, Sheffield

3rd May – Empire, Middlesbrough

4th May – Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds

5th May – Manchester Academy, Manchester

7th May – HMV Picture House, Edinburgh

8th May – Kasbah, Coventry

9th May – Waterfront, Norwich

10th May – Electric Ballroom, London

11th May – The Garage, London

12th May – Barfly Camden, London

13th May – Solus Cardiff University, Cardiff

14th May – The Lemon Grove, Exeter

15th May – The Junction, Cambridge

Foreign Slippers

Foreign Slippers are set to support Duke Special on their upcoming tour.

23rd April – Lexinton Arms, London (supporting Duke Special) (Sold Out)

25th April – Workman’s Club, Dublin (supporting Duke Special)

1st May – Carrick on Shannon Dock (supporting Duke Special)

2nd May – Bray Mermaid Arts (supporting Duke Special)

3rd May – Tullamore Thatch (supporting Duke Special)

6th May – Killamey INEC (supporting Duke Special)

8th May – Dolans, Limerick (supporting Duke Special)

9th May – Cypress Ave, Cork (supporting Duke Special)

10th May – Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford (supporting Duke Special)

12th May – Waterfront with Ulster Orchestra, Belfast (supporting Duke Special)

13th May – Set Theatre, Kilkenny (supporting Duke Special)

15th May – Glee, Birmingham (supporting Duke Special)

16th May – Glee, Nottingham (supporting Duke Special)

21st May – Glee, Cardiff (supporting Duke Special)

22nd May – Colchester Arts Centre, Colchester (supporting Duke Special)

24th May – Union Chapel, London (supporting Duke Special)

27th May – The Open, Norwich (supporting Duke Special)

28th May – Phoenix, Exeter (supporting Duke Special)

29th May – Komedia, Brighton (supporting Duke Special)

Frank Turner

Frank Turner will be touring in November. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

11th November – Rock City, Nottingham (0845 413 4444)

12th November – o2 Academy, Leeds (0113 244 4600)

13th November – o2 Academy, Liverpool (0844 477 2000)

14th November – Brangwyn Hall, Swansea (0844 871 8803)

15th November – Hexagon, Reading (0844 871 8803)

17th November – o2 Academy, Newcastle (0844 477 2000)

19th November – o2 Academy, Sheffield (0844 477 2000)

20th November – UEA, Norwich (01603 508 050)

22nd November – Winter Gardens, Margate (0844 871 8803)

23rd November – Civic Hall, Wolverhampton (0870 320 7000)

24th November – Assembly, Leamington Spa (0844 854 1358)

25th November – Engine Shed, Lincoln (0844 888 8766)

26th November – o2 Academy, Oxford (0844 871 8803)

28th November – Corn Exchange, Brighton (01273 709 709)

29th November – Guildhall, Southampton (023 8063 2601)

1st December – Pavilion, Bath (01225 330 304)

Jessie Ware

Jessie Ware is touring.

5th May – The Academy, Leeds (Live at Leeds)

2nd June – Field Day, Victoria Park

3rd June – Love Saves the Day, Bristol

4th June – Evolution Festival, Newcastle

10th June – Parklife Festival, Manchester

7th July – Nova Festival, Pullborough, West Sussex

15th August – Plan B, London

17th August – Beacons Festival, Yorkhire

08th August – Bestival, Isle of Wight

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga has added another UK date to her tour. Tickets are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

8th September – Twickenham Stadium, London (Sold Out)

9th September – Twickenham Stadium, London

11th September – Manchester Arena, Manchester (Sold Out)

15th September – Ireland Aviva Stadium, Dublin

Levellers

Levellers will be touring in November. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

14th November – Corn Exchange, Cambridge (01223 357 851)

15th November – o2 Academy, Bristol (0844 477 2000)

16th November – Engine Shed, Lincoln (0844 888 8766)

17th November – Academy, Manchester (0161 832 1111)

18th November – o2 Academy, Liverpool (0844 477 2000)

20th November – ABC, Glasgow (08444 999 990)

21st November – Rock City, Nottingham (0845 413 4444)

22nd November – o2 Academy, Leeds (0844 477 2000)

23rd November – o2 Academy, Birmingham (0844 477 2000)

24th November – o2 Shepherds Bush Empire (0844 477 2000)

25th November – Guildhall, Southampton (023 8063 2601)

Little Comets

Little Comets tour starts next week. Get down to their shows.

23rd April – The Cockpit, Leeds

24th April – o2 Academy 2, Birmingham

26th April – Scala, London

27th April – Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich

28th April – The Haunt, Brighton

Olly Murs

Olly Murs has released details of his 2013 tour. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

2nd March – Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield (0114 256 5656)

3rd March – Capital FM Arena, Nottingham (0844 4124 642)

5th March – Brighton Centre, Brighton (0844 847 1515)

8th March – Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth (0844 576 3000)

10th March – Wembley Arena, London (0844 815 0815)

12th March – LG Arena, Birmingham (0844 338 8000)

13th March – Echo Arena, Liverpool (0844 8000 400)

15th March – SECC, Glasgow (0844 395 4000)

18th March – ECC, Aberdeen (0844 477 9000)

21st March – Manchester Arena, Manchester (0844 847 8000)

23rd March – Newcastle Arena, Newcastle (0844 493 6666)

25th March – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff (02920 22 44 88)

29th March – The o2, London (0844 856 0202)

Peter Andre

Peter Andre’s 2012 tour has been extended to January 2013. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com. Full tour details below.

16th November – Pavilions, Plymouth

17th November – Butlins, Minehead

19th November – Margate Theatre, Margate

20th November – New Theatre, Oxford

21st November – Colston Hall, Bristol

22nd November – Venue Cymru, Llandudno

24th November – Opera House, Blackpool

25th November – Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow

26th November – Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

28th November – City Hall, Newcastle

29th November – Futurist Theatre, Scarborough

30th November – o2 Apollo, Manchester

2nd December – City Hall, Sheffield

3rd December – Regent, Ipswich

4th December – o2 Arena, London

6th December – NIA Academy, Birmingham

7th December – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

8th December – Echo 2, Liverpool

10th December – BIC Windsor Hall, Bournemouth

11th December – Brighton Centre, Brighton

12th December – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

14th December – Ryde Arena, Isle of Wight

15th December – The Venue, Seawick

10th January – Corn Exchange, Cambridge

11th January – Oasis, Swindon

12th January – Colston Hall, Bristol

14th January – Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone

16th January – Auditorium, Grimsby

17th January – De Montfort Hall, Leicester

18th January – o2 Academy, Leeds

19th January – Dome, Doncaster

The Pigeon Detectives

Catch The Pigeon Detectives on their upcoming tour. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

14th May – Spa, Scarborough

15th May – Borough Hall, Hartlepool

16th May – Word Up, Greenock

17th May – Ironworks, Inverness

18th May – Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

19th May – At the Playground, Whitehaven

21st May – Independent, Sunderland

22nd May – Welly Club, Hull

23rd May – University, Aberystwyth

25th May – Chinnerys, Southend

26th May – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

27th May – White Rabbit, Plymouth

28th May – Princess Pavilion, Falmouth

30th May – Phoenix, Exeter

31st May – Mr Kyps, Poole

2nd June – Play Festival, Norwich

3rd June – Old Markey, Hove

4th June – Quarterhouse, Folkestone

3rd August – Y Not Festival, Matlock

1st September – Music Live Festival, Bingley

The Wailers

The Wailers will be playing three live dates in July. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

3rd July – o2 Academy, Bristol

4th July – o2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

6th July – o2 Academy, Leeds

Released This Week

Blunderbuss – Jack White

Out of the Game – Rufus Wainwright

Voice of Ages – The Chieftains

Masters of Make-Believe – Santigold

Live Blood – Peter Gabriel

Generation Freakshow – Feeder

The Machine – Dandy Warhols

Landline – Greg Laswell

Teenage Blood – Tom Williams & the Boat

Picture Show – Neon Trees