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Music News: Monday 23rd June 2014

Lisa Bentley



Jay Z Juice

Jay Z has launched his own brand of soda. The drink is called 40/40 and is a mixture of lemonade and iced tea.

Gerry Goffin: 1939 – 2014

Gerry Goffin, the man behind such classic songs like Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, has passed away. The lyricist was once married to his song writing collaborator Carole King. He was 75.

Album News

Vashti Bunyan will be releasing a new album in October ahead of a four date tour.

The final recording from Benjamin Curtis will be released. Curtis recorded a cover version of Joey Ramones I Got Knocked Down (But I’ll Get Up) before he died. It will be released by his former band School of Seven Bells.

Courteeners new album Concrete Love will be released on the 18th of August.

It’s A Girl

Kelly Clarkson and her husband have welcomed a baby girl. Clarkson and her husband Brandon Blackstock have named the baby River Rose Blackstock. Congratulations.

Man Dies at Festival

A young man was attacked at the Parklife Weekender Festival on June 7th. Robert Hart was said to be protecting his girlfriend who was being persistently bothered by another reveller with an inflatable toy. The suspect in this murder case is still at large. If you have any information you should contact Greater Manchester Police.

Michael Jackson Sued

You would think it would be hard to sue someone who has been dead for five years, however, a fan of Michael Jackson is pursuing legal action as she claims that it is not Michael Jackson singing on his new album. The as-of-yet unnamed fan claims that it is not the prince of pop singing on his 2010 release, Michael. If her case is successful then all fans that purchased the album are legally at right to seek compensation.


Tom Fletcher from McFly was awarded with Marvel’s Dad of the Year award. Fletcher and his wife Giovanna welcomed their son Buzz earlier this year.

Bad Week for James Arthur

X Factor winner James Arthur has been dropped from his label, the Simon Cowell owned label, Syco.

Live Announcements


Britain’s Got Talent Winners Callabro are heading out on tour.

29th January – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend

30th January – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

31st January – Harrogate International Centre, Harrogate

2nd February – Venue Cymru, Llandudno

3rd February – De Montfort Hall, Leicester

4th February – St Davids Hall, Cardiff

6th February – Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth

8th February – London Palladium, London

9th February – Corn Exchange, Cambridge

10th February – Regent Theatre, Ipswich

12th February – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

13th February – Brighton Centre, Brighton

14th February – Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth

16th February – Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

18th February – Usher Hall, Edinburgh

20th February – Clyde Auditorium @ SECC, Glasgow

21st February – City Hall, Sheffield

23rd February – Colston Hall, Bristol

24th February – G-Live, Guildford

26th February – Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle

28th February – Opera House, Blackpool

1st March – The Lowry, Salford

3rd March – Hull City Hall, Hull

Gold Lake

Gold Lake are touring in July.

5th July – Rouh Trade West, London

6th July – Kopparberg Urban Forest, Dalston

7th July – Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, London

8th July – City Hall Ballroom, Sheffield

10th July – The Playhouse, Whitley Bay

11th July – Minster, Halifax

Jon Allen

Jon Allen will be touring the UK this autumn.

4th October – The Grand Hotel, Hartlepool

15th October – Henry Tudor House, Shrewsbury

16th October – Glee Studio

20th October – King Tuts, Glasgow

22nd October – Cluny 2, Newcastle

23rd October – Greystones, Sheffield

24th October – Deaf Institute, Manchester

26th October – Musician, Leicester

27th October – Colston 2, Bristol

28th October – Jazz Café, London

30th October – The Junction 2, Cambridge

31st October – Bluesfest at Royal Albert Hall, London

2nd November – Komedia Studio, Brighton

3rd November – Cellars, Portsmouth

16th January – The Stables, Milton Keynes

Sturgill Simpson

Sturgill Simpson is heading out on tour.

29th June – Glastonbbury Festival

24th July – Bush Hall, London

25th July – Greystones, Sheffield

30th September – The Maze, Nottingham

1st October – St Bonaventure’s, Bristol

2nd October – Leaf, Liverpool

3rd October – Triskel Arts Centre, Cork

4th October – Whelan’s, Dublin

5th October – Oran Mor, Glasgow

6th October – The Sage, Gateshead

The Temperance Movement

Catch The Temperance Movement on their November tour.

16th November – o2 Academy, Bristol

17th November – The Ritz, Manchester

20th November – The Institute, Birmingham

21st November – The Forum, London

2nd December – Venue TBC, Glasgow

Released This Week

X (Multiply) – Ed Sheeran

Once More Round The Sun – Mastodon

A Sky Full Of Stars – Coldplay

Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of… – Andrew Bird

The Tea Street Band – The Tea Street Band