Andrea Begley has won this year’s talent competition The Voice. She beat out other contestants Leah McFall, Matt Henry and Mike Ward.
Kylie Minogue has been working with Jay-Z and Pharrell Williams on her new album.
Beyonce is still working on her next album according to Ne-Yo.
Jay Z is set to feature Nirvana lyrics on his new album. He approached Courtney Love for the rights to use lyrics from Smells Like Teen Spirit.
Ty Segall will release a new album in August. The new ten track album will be called Sleeper.
Factory Floor will release their self-titled debut album in September.
The Rolling Stones entire back catalogue is being remastered and made available on iTunes for the first time.
Bruce Springsteen dedicated his classic album Born To Run to James Gandalfini following his death this week. Springsteen and the E Street Band played the album in its entirety at their gig.
Backyard Festival has fallen victim to the festival curse this week. It has been cancelled due to damage caused by a storm earlier this month.
Andrew WK has broken a world record for the longest drumming session. He drummed for 24 hours. Wow.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have welcomed their first child; the baby has been named North. Yes, North West.
Jay Z has become a certified sports agent. Never one to keep his fingers in just one pie, Jay Z has joined Roc Nation to help find future sports stars.
Big Deal will be touring in July. Make sure you get down to their gig.
2nd July – White Heat, London
20th July – Lovebox, London
27th July – Secret Garden Party Cambridgeshire
Tickets for Boomtown Rats October/November tour are available via www.livenation.co.uk.
22nd October – o2 Academy, Bournemouth
23rd October – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
25th October – UEA, Norwich
26th October – Roundhouse, London
28th October – o2 Academy, Bristol
29th October – Rock City, Nottingham
31st October – o2 Academy, Leeds
1st November – Academy, Manchester
3rd November – o2 Academy, Glasgow
4th November – o2 Academy, Newcastle
6th November – o2 Academy, Birmingham
The Courteeners have announced details of their upcoming tour. Are you going?
25th June – o2 Academy, Liverpool (Sold Out)
28th June – Glastonbury Festival, Pilton
5th July – Castlefield Bowl, Manchester (Sold Out)
6th July – Castlefield Bowl, Manchester (Sold Out)
6th July – Academy 2, Manchester (Official Aftershow Party)
12th July – T in the Park, Kinross, Balado
17th August – V Festival, Hylands Park, Chelmsford
18th August – V Festival, Weston Park, Stafford
Don’t forget that you can catch Drenge on their UK tour in August and September.
26th August – Edinburgh Fringe at Electric Circus, Edinburgh
17th August – PJ Molloys, Dunfermline
12th September – Moles, Bath (Free Entry)
13th September – Forum, Tunbridge Wells
14th September – Southsea Festival, Southsea
16th September – Boileroom, Guildford
17th September – South Street Arts Centre, Reading
18th September – The New Inn, Tywardreath (Free Entry)
19th September – Studio Bar, Penzance (Free Entry)
20th September – Bunters, Truro (Free Entry)
21st September – The Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes
Tickets for Jimmy Eat World’s tour are available via www.gigsandtours.com.
5th September – o2 Academy, Birmingham
9th September – o2 Academy, Glasgow
10th September – o2 Academy, Newcastle
12th September – o2 Academy, Leeds
13th September – Academy, Manchester
14th September – o2 Academy, Bristol
19th November – o2 Academy, Brixton, London
Tickets for John Newman’s October/November tour are available via www.gigsandtours.com.
28th October – King Tuts, Glasgow
29th October – Academy 2, Manchester
1st November – HMV Institute Temple, Birmingham
3rd November – Cockpit, Leeds
4th November – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
6th November – Electric Brixton, London
7th November – Coalition, Brighton
Tickets for Johnny Marr gigs are available via www.gigsandtours.com.
27th June – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth (Warm-up Show)
28th June – Phoenix, Exeter (Warm-up, Show)
29th June – Glastonbury
6th July – Isle of Man Festival
7th July – Jodrell Bank, Manchester (special guest to New Order)
14th July – T in the Park
27th July – Kendall Calling
24th August – Reading Festival
25th August – Leeds Festival
1st September – Electric Picnic, Dublin
7th September – Bestival
4th October – Guildhall, Gloucester
5th October – Central Station, Wrexham
6th October – o2 Academy, Newcastle
12th October – Academy 1, Manchester
13th October – Metropolitan University, Leeds
14th October – Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton
16th October – Rock City, Nottingham
17th October – o2 Academy 1, Bristol
18th October – Roundhouse, London
Catch letlive on their October tour.
3rd October – The Fleece, Bristol
4th October – Talking Heads, Southampton
5th October – Asylum, Birmingham
6th October – Cockpit, Leeds
7th October – Warehouse 34, Newcastle
9th October – NQ Live, Manchester
10th October – The Limelight, Belfast
11th October – Fibber Magees, Dublin
12th October – King Tuts, Glasgow
14th October – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
15th October – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
17th October – Electric Ballroom, London (upgraded from Underworld)
Check out MGMT on the UK leg of their European tour.
12th October – ABC1, Glasgow
13th October – Civic, Wolverhampton
14th October – Apollo, Manchester
16th October – Forum, London
19th October – Olympia, Dublin
An extra date has been added to the Queens Of The Stone Age tour. Tickets are available via www.livenation.co.uk.
16th November – Hydro Arena, Glasgow
17th November – o2 Arena, Dublin
18th November – Odyssey, Belfast
20th November – Manchester Area, Manchester
21st November – NIA, Birmingham
22nd November – Wembley Arena, London (Sold Out)
23rd November – Wembley Arena, London
Rod Stewart has added an extra date to his September/October tour.
17th September – Echo Arena, Liverpool
20th September – The o2, London
21st September – The o2, London
24th September – First Direct Arena, Leeds
27th September – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
30th September – The Hydro, Glasgow
2nd October – The Hydro, Glasgow
4th October – The Hydro, Glasgow
5th October – The Hydro, Glasgow
Catch The Strypes when they tour in July.
10th July – Sugamill, Stoke
11th July – 53 Degrees, Preston
25th July – o2 Academy, Oxford
22nd August – Globe, Cardiff
Swim Deep will be touring in September.
14th September – Warehouse 34, Newcastle
15th September – Oran Mor, Glasgow
16th September – Queen’s Social Club, Sheffield
17th September – Academy 3, Manchester
18th September – Kazimier, Liverpool
19th September – Cockpit, Leeds
20th September – Town Hall, Birmingham
21st September – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
22nd September – The Globe, Cardiff
23rd September – o2 Academy 2, Oxford
24th September – The Junction, Cambridge
25th September – Concorde 2, Brighton
27th September – Shepherds Bush Empire, London
Tim Barry is currently touring.
25th June- Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
26th June – Cluny, Newcastle
27th June – Alterego, Manchester
28th June – 13th Note, Glasgow
29th June – Cornerhouse, Cambridge
30th June – Firebug, Leicester
2nd July – Old Blue Last, London
3rd July – Cricketers, Kingston
Wretch 32 will be touring in October.
23rd October – Ritz, Manchester
24th October – o2 Academy, Liverpool
25th October – University, Newcastle
26th October – The Plug, Sheffield
29th October – Institute, Birmingham
30th October – UEA, Norwich
31st October – o2 Academy, Oxford
1st November – o2 Academy, Bournemouth
2nd November – o2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
Tickets for 30 Seconds To Mars’s tour are available via www.gigsandtours.com.
14th November – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
15th November – NIA, Birmingham
16th November – Manchester Arena, Manchester
18th November – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
19th November – Hydro Arena, Glasgow
21st November – Capital FM Arena, Nottingham
23rd November – The o2 Arena, London
25th November – o2 Arena, Dublin
26th November – Odyssey Arena, Belfast
Long Way Down – Tom Odell
Beautiful Curse – The Quireboys
Palms – Palms
Fossils – Aoife O’Donovan