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Music News: Monday 24th June 2013

Lisa Bentley



The Voice Winner Revealed

Andrea Begley has won this year’s talent competition The Voice. She beat out other contestants Leah McFall, Matt Henry and Mike Ward.

Album News

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.

Springsteen Honours Gandalfini

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 Cancelled

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.

World Record for Andrew WK

Andrew WK has broken a world record for the longest drumming session. He drummed for 24 hours. Wow.

West and Kardashian Welcome Baby

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have welcomed their first child; the baby has been named North. Yes, North West.

Jay Z: Sports Agent

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.

Live Announcements

Big Deal

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

Boomtown Rats

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

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

Jimmy Eat World

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

John Newman

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

Johnny Marr

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

Queens Of The Stone Age

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

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

The Strypes

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

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

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

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

30 Seconds To Mars

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

Released This Week

Long Way Down – Tom Odell

Beautiful Curse – The Quireboys

Palms – Palms

Fossils – Aoife O’Donovan