The 32nd Brit Awards took place this week. Below is a list of all the winners.
British Breakthrough Act: Ben Howard
British Female Solo Artist: Emeli Sande
British Group: Mumford & Sons
Live Act: Cold Play
British Male Solo Artist: Ben Howard
British Producer: Paul Epworth
British Single: Skyfall – Adele
Special Recognition Award: War Child
Brits Global Success (For international sales in 2012): One Direction
Critics’ Choice: Tom Odell
International Female Solo Artist: Lana Del Rey
International Group: Black Keys
International Male Solo Artist: Frank Ocean
Best Album: Our Version Of Events – Emeli Sande
Fearne Cotton and boyfriend Jesse Wood have welcomed their first child, a little boy called Rex. Cotton has tweeted “Jesse and I are over the moon to announce the arrival of Rex Rayne Wood born on the 21.2.13,” adding that they are “beyond in love”.
Rumours are rife with the possibility of Arctic Monkeys headlining Glastonbury. More news to come.
It has been announced that Jake Bugg, AlunaGeorge and The Vaccines will be playing the Evolution festival in Newcastle.
Foals, David Guetta and Calvin Harris have been added to the T in the Park festival bill.
Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z are set to headline Wireless Festival.
Beacons Festival have included Solange and Local Natives to their 2013 line-up.
Ben Howard has been revealed as the second Green Man Headliner for 2013.
Steph Carter, The Gallows guitarist has left the band. The Gallows have issued the following statement: “Steph has left Gallows and we wish him the best of luck with his future projects. We will be moving on as a four piece like the early days. First stop Australia.”
Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie has announced that she and her husband actor Josh Duhamel are expecting their first child.
Destiny’s Child’s Michelle Williams is set to have her own reality TV show. The show will follow Williams as she prepares to release her solo gospel album.
Kevin Ayers, the founder of Soft Machine has passed away.
Elton John, along with other celebrities, is set to play in-store gigs at HMV’s across the country to help keep the brand alive. HMV went into administration in January.
Prince Michael, the son of Michael Jackson has been given the job of on-air correspondent by Entertainment Tonight
Tickets for Bellowhead’s tour are available via www.gigsandtours.com.
7th November – The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
8th November – Parr Hall, Warrington
9th November- Town Hall, Cheltenham
10th November – King George’s Hall, Blackburn
11th November – Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury
12th November – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
13th November – G Live, Guildford
14th November – Corn Exchange, Bedford
15th November – William Aston Hall, Wrexham
16th November – Guildhall, Portsmouth
17th November – Great Hall, Exeter
18th November – Hall for Cornwall, Truro
19th November – Cheese & Grain, Frome
20th November – De Montfort Hall, Leicester
21st November – Arts Centre, Aberyswyth
22nd November – Winding Wheel, Chesterfield
23rd November – Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone
Beyonce has announced extra dates for the UK leg of her world tour. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.
26th April – LG Arena, Birmingham
27th April – LG Arena, Birmingham
29th April – The o2, London
30th April – The o2, London
1st April – The o2, London
3rd April – The o2, London
4th April – The o2, London
5th April – The o2, London
7th April – Manchester Arena, Manchester
8th April – Manchester Arena, Manchester
9th April – Manchester Arena, Manchester
Billy Bragg has announced details of a tour.
18th November – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
19th November – Assembly Rooms, Derby
20th November – Colston Hall, Bristol
22nd November – St Davids Hall, Cardiff
24th November – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
25th November – Town Hall, Leeds
26th November – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
27th November – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
28th November – The Sage, Gateshead
30th November – City Hall, Sheffield
1st December – Royal Festival Hall, London
2nd December – Guildhall, Southampton
5th December – Great Hall, Exeter
Bruno Mars is set to tour the UK as part of The Moonshine Jungle World Tour. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.
5th October – Manchester Arena, Manchester
6th October – Hydro Arena, Glasgow
8th October – o2 Arena, London
11th October – NIA Arena, Birmingham
12th October – Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield
Tickets for The Computers tour are available via www.gigsandtours.com.
7th May – Bucks Univeristy, High Wycombe
8th May – The 100 Club, London
9th May – The Harley, Sheffield
10th May – The Brickyard, Carlisle
11th May – The Deaf Institute, Manchester
14th May – B-Side @ Bunters, Truro
15th May – Finns, Weymouth
16th May – The Soul Cellar, Southampton
21st May – The Waterfront Studio, Norwich
22nd May – The Soundhouse, Leicester
23rd May – The Rainbow, Birmingham
24th May – The Compass, Chester
27th May – The Portland Arms, Cambridge
28th May – The Croft, Bristol
29th May – Red Room, Nottingham
30th May – Broadcast, Glasgow
31st May – Mello Mello, Liverpool
1st June – West End Centre, Hants
Crystal Fighters have announced details of a world tour. Check out their UK dates.
23rd May – Koko, London (Sold Out)
21st November – Concorde 2, Brighton
22nd November – o2 Academy, Brixton, London
23rd November – Academy 2, Manchester
25th November – Leeds University, Leeds
26th November – Arches, Glasgow
27th November – Newcastle University, Newcastle
28th November – East Village Arts Club, Liverpool
29th November – Trinity, Bristol
30th November – Institute, Birmingham
Darwin Deez will be touring in April and May.
26th April – Ritz, Manchester
27th April – Rock City, Nottingham
29th April – Waterfront, Norwich
30th April – Leadmill, Sheffield
1st May – Academy, Bristol
2nd May – shepherds Bush Empire, London
4th May – Live at Leeds, Leeds
5th May – Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh
Egyptian Hip Hop are touring next month. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.
1st March – Nice n’ Sleazys, Glasgow
2nd March – Electric Circus, Edinburgh
4th March – XOYO, London
5th March – Fleece, Bristol
6th March – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
8th March – Gorilla, Manchester
Fiction are due to tour in March. They will be playing one live date during the rest of February.
25th February – Electrowerkz, London
15th March – The Registry, Portsmouth
16th March – Sixty Million Postcards, Bournemouth
17th March – Boileroom, Guildford
18th March – The Portland Arms, Cambridge
19th March – Green Door Store, Brighton
20th March – Louisiana, Bristol
21st March – Rainbow 250, Birmingham
22nd March – Cockpit, Leeds
23rd March – The Soup Kitchen, Manchester
25th March – Think Tank @ Holts Yard, Newcastle
26th March – Broadcast, Glasgow
27th March – Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
28th March – Bungalows & Bears, Sheffield
29th March – Spanky Van Dykes, Nottingham
30th March – Oakford Social Club, Reading
Jake Bugg has announced details of an autumn tour. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.
19th October – BIC, Bournemouth
20th October – Pavilions, Plymouth
22nd October – Brighton Centre, Brighton
23rd October – o2 Academy, Brixton, London
27th October – Oasis, Swindon
28th October – o2 Academy, Birmingham
31st October – o2 Academy, Glasgow
2nd November – Dome, Doncaster
6th November – o2 Apollo, Manchester
Tickets for James Blake’s tour are available via www.gigsandtours.com.
26th February – ICA, London (Sold Out)
9th April – Heaven, London
10th April – Academy 2, Manchester
11th April – The Arches, Glasgow
John Grant starts his tour next month.
13th March – Heaven, London
2nd May – Marquee, Belfast
3rd May – Vicar Street, Dublin
4th May – Cyprus Avenue, Cork
5th May – Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny
7th May – Komedia, Bath
8th May – Academy 2, Oxford
9th May – Institute, The Library, Birmingham
11th May – Metropolitan University, Leeds
12th May – Queens Hall, Edinburgh
14th May – Ritz, Manchester
15th May – Shepherds Bush Empire, London
16th May – St Georges, Brighton
18th May – Junction, Cambridge
19th May – Norfolk & Norwich Festival @ Open Up, Norwich
Krystal Klear is currently touring.
26th February – Mint Club, Leeds
14th March – Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh
16th March – St Judes, Glasgow
21st March – The Zetland, Huddersfield
23rd March – The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
28th March – Warehouse Project, Manchester
30th March – East London Hotel & XOYO, London
5th April – Motion, Bristol
13th April – Hideout, Norwich
26th April – Pleasure Principle, Newquay
18th May – The Button Factory, Dublin
Noah and the Whale have announced details of a tour. Tickets can be purchased via www.gigsandtours.com.
27th April – o2 Academy, Bournemouth
28th April – Palace Theatre, London
4th May – Arts Centre, Warwick
5th May – Palace Theatre, London
12th May – Palace Theatre, London
13th May – Opera House, Manchester
19th May – Palace Theatre, London
23rd May – Hay-On-Wye Festival, Hay
The Plea have four dates left on their current tour.
10th April – Lucorum, Barnsley
11th April – Roadhouse, Manchester (with Echotape)
12th April – Barfly, London (with Echotape)
2nd May – Empire, Belfast (with Echotape)
Tickets for Steve Winwood’s tour are available via www.livenation.co.uk.
17th June – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
19th June – Dome, Brighton
20th June – o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
22nd June – Colston Hall, Bristol
24th June – Lowry, Salford
30th June – Winter Gardens, Margate
The Stranglers will be touring in March.
1st March – Picture House, Edinburgh
2nd March – Academy, Glasgow
4th March – Garage, Aberdeen
5th March – Fat Sams, Dundee
7th March – o2 Academy, Liverpool
8th March – Engine Shed, Lincoln
9th March – o2 Academy, Leeds
11th March – Assembly, Leamington Spa
12th March – G Live, Guildford
14th March –Dome, Brighton
15th March – Roundhouse, London
16th March – o2 Academy, Birmingham
18th March – o2 Academy, Oxford
19th March – Rock City, Nottingham
21st March – Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone
22nd March – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
23rd March – o2 Academy, Bristol
25th March – UEA, Norwich
26th March – City Hall, Salisbury
28th March – Sands Centre, Carlisle
29th March – o2 Academy, Newcastle
30th March – Academy, Manchester
31st March – Fairfield Halls, Croydon
Tickets for Tom McRae’s tour are available via www.gigsandtours.com.
23rd April – Thekla, Bristol
2nd May – Bloomsbury Theatre, London
6th May – Sage 2, Gateshead
The Virginmarys are currently on tour.
25th February – 53 Degrees, Preston
26th February – Duchess, York
27th February – Rock City Basement, Nottingham
1st March – Cockpit, Leeds
2nd March – Think Tank, Newcastle
3rd March – Stereo, Glasgow
5th March – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
6th March – Barfly, London
7th March – Louisiana, Bristol
8th March – Academy 3, Manchester
Yellowcard’s tour is currently underway. Are you going to see them?
25th February – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth (Sold Out)
26th February – Koko, London (Sold Out)
28th February – QMU, Glasgow
1st March – HMV Ritz, Manchester
2nd March – Kasbah, Coventry
3rd March – The Peel, Kingston (Matinee)
3rd March – The Peel, Kingston (Evening Show – Sold Out)
5th March – Waterfront, Norwich
Both Sides Now – Michael Ball
All That Echoes – Josh Groban
AMOK – Atoms for Peace
The Messenger – Johnny Marr
The Stand-In – Caitlin Rose
Lost In You – Petula Clark
Back Into the Woods – Ed Harcourt
Out of View – The History of Apple Pie
Theme Park – Theme Park