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Music News: Monday 25th June 2012

Lisa Bentley



Elvis Presley’s Crypt not for Sale

Due to an outcry from Elvis fans Presley’s crypt has been taken out of an auction lot at Julien’s Auction house. Other items are still set for sale including the morgues toe tag which Elvis wore before his burial.

Winehouse Awards Set for October

An award ceremony held in honour of Amy Winehouse will be celebrated in October. The event, which is to be held in New York see Tony Bennett among those to be credited.

Black Keys Lawsuit

The Black Keys are currently suing both Pizza Hut and Home Depot for using their song in their adverts. The songs have allegedly been featured in the adverts without permission.

Olivia Newton-John Tops Sexiest Song Poll

In a recent poll taken by Billboard, Olivia Newton John’s 80s hit Physical has topped the sexiest song ever list. Other songs included in the top ten are as followed. Do you think the best song won? Let us know your opinion.

1. Olivia Newton-John – ‘Physical’
2. Rod Stewart – ‘Tonight’s The Night’
3. Boyz II Men – ‘I’ll Make Love To You’
4. Next – ‘Too Close’
5. Marvin Gaye – ‘Let’s Get It On’
6. Donna Summer – ‘Hot Stuff’
7. Captain and Tennille – ‘Do That To Me One More Time’
8. Madonna – ‘Like A Virgin’
9. Exile – ‘Kiss You All Over’
10. Rod Stewart – ‘Do Ya Think I’m Sexy’

Princess Leon

Kings of Leon frontman and his wife model Lily Aldridge have welcomed a baby girl into their family. As of yet the baby’s name has not been revealed.

Perry’s Record Label Dreams

Katy Perry plans on starting her own record label. The Teenage Dreams singer has said that she wants to help other artists achieve their dreams. Go Katy.

Live Announcements

Bloc Party

Tickets for Block Party’s tour can be purchased via www.gigsandtours.com. The band will be supported by Theme Park.

12th October – o2 Academy, Newcastle

13th October – o2 Academy, Leeds

14th October – o2 Academy, Glasgow

15th October – o2 Academy, Birmingham

17th October – Guildhall, Southampton

18th October – o2 Academy, Bristol

19th October – WHP, Manchester

20th October – Corn Exchange, Cambridge

Bon Iver

Along with a performance at this year’s Latitude festival Bon Iver will be performing a three date UK tour in November. Tickets are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

13th July – Latitude Festival

8th November – Wembley Arena, London

9th November – Manchester Arena, Manchester

10th November – SECC, Glasgow


Check out Delilah on their October tour. Tickets are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

20th October – o2 Academy 2, Leicester

21st October – HMV Institute, Birmingham

23rd October – Academy 2, Manchester

24th October – Digital, Newcastle

25th October – Plug, Sheffield

27th October – Concorde 2, Brighton

28th October – o2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

29th October – o2 Academy, Bristol

Father Misty John

Father Misty John will be playing a UK tour in November.

22nd November – XOYO, London

23rd November – Deaf Institute, Manchester

24th November – Workman’s Club, Dublin

26th November – King Tuts, Glasgow

27th November – The Sage, Gateshead

28th November – Arts Centre, Norwich

29th November – Thekla, Bristol

30th November – The Haunt, Brighton

Franz Nicolay

Check out Franz Nicolay on his upcoming UK tour.

5th August – Rebellion Fest, Blackpool

8th August – Workingman’s Club, Dublin

9th August – Menagerie, Belfast

11th August – Windmill, Brixton

12th August – Bang Bar, Basingstoke

13th August – Olive’s Norwich (with Crazy Arm)

14th August – Stereo, York

16th August – Cavern, Exeter

17th August – Beautiful Days, Devon

20th August – Star and Garter, Manchester

22nd August – Dundee

23rd August – The Admiral, Glasgow

24th August – The Central, Gateshead

26th August – Soundhouse, Leicester

27th August – Green Belt Festival, Cheltenham

28th August – The Peel, Kingston

1st September – Fish Factory Art Space, Falmouth

2nd September – WTFest 4, Southampton

5th September – The Hydrant, Brighton

Hot Chip

Hot Chip will perform an autumn tour in the UK. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

27th July – Camp Bestival, Dorset

2nd September – Electric Picnic, Stradbelly, Ireland

6th September – Bestival, Isle of Wight

8th October – UEA, Norwich (with Disclosure)

9th October – o2 Academy, Leeds (with Disclosure)

11th October – o2 Academy, Birmingham (with Disclosure)

12th October – o2 ABC, Glasgow (with Disclosure)

13th October – Academy, Manchester (with Disclosure)

15th October – o2 Academy, Bristol (with Django Django)

16th October – Guildhall, Southampton (with Django Django)

19th October – o2 Brixton Academy, London (with Django Django)

Lianne La Havas

Lianne La Havas has announced an October UK tour. Make sure you get your tickets, they are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

5th October – ABC, Glasgow

6th October – Queens Hall, Edinburgh

7th October – Academy, Liverpool

8th October – Junction, Cambridge

10th October – HMV Ritz, Manchester

11th October – o2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

12th October – HMV Institute, Birmingham

14th October – Stylus, Leeds

17th October – Firestation, Bournemouth

18th October – Concorde 2, Brighton

20th October – Leadmill, Sheffield

21st October – o2 Academy, Bristol

22nd October – o2 Academy, Oxford


Liars will be playing nine UK dates as part of their European tour. Check them out at the following venues and dates.

10th October – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

11th October – SW3, Glasgow

13th October – Norwich Sound & Vision Festival, Arts Centre, Norwich

14th October – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

15th October – Junction, Cambridge

16th October – Scala, London

18th October – Rainbow Warehouse, Birmingham

20th October – Gathering Festival, The Bullingdon, Oxford

21st October – Sound Control, Manchester

Pale Seas

Check out Pale Seas when they play their summer shows.

8th July – Lounge on the Farm Festival, Lower Hardres

21st July – Deer Shed Festival, Topcliffe

21st July – The Little Room @ Independent, Sunderland

22nd July – Sun Inn, Stockton-on-Tees

18th August – Wowfest, Isle of White

15th September – Southsea Festival, Portsmouth

19th September – Underground Festival, Gloucester

Pure Love

Pure Love are touring Summer 2012.

18th July – Glee Club, Birmingham

19th July – Zanzibar, Liverpool

22nd July – Moles, Bath

23rd July – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

24th July – Central Station, Wrexham

25th July – Reading Festival, Reading

26th July – Leeds Festival, Leeds


Check out Splash on their upcoming live dates.

27th June – Thekla, Bristol (Vice Issue Launch)

28th June – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham (Vice Issue Launch)

29th June – Rainbow, Birmingham (Vice Issue Launch)

30th June – Seventy Times 7 @ Old Blue Last, London

10th July – Duchess, York (with Howler)

11th July – Library, Lancaster (with Howler)

12th July – New Slang, Kingston (with Howler)

14th July – Latitude Festival, Southwold

17th July – Phoenix, Exeter (with Howler)

18th July – Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds

19th July – The Castle, Manchester

20th July – Prism 12, Tramlines Special @ Millennium Gallery, Sheffield

26th July – Luv Luv Luv @ Birthdays, London

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

Tickets for Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

10th October – o2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

11th October – Open, Norwich

12th October – Concorde 2, Brighton

13th October – o2 Academy, Bristol

16th October – Stylus Leeds University, Leeds

17th October – The Empire, Middlesborough

19th October – Liquid Room, Edinburgh

21st October – o2 Academy, Liverpool

24th October – HMV Institute, Birmingham

We Are Augustines

We Are Augustines have announced live dates for later this year. Make sure you check them out.

30th September – Thekla, Bristol (0845 413 4444)

1st October – o2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London (0844 871 8803)

3rd October – HMV Ritz, Manchester (0845 413 4444)

4th October – Cockpit, Leeds (0113 245 5570)

5th October – o2 Academy 2, Newcastle (0845 413 4444)

7th October – Arches, Glasgow (0844 847 2487)

8th October – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham (0845 413 4444)

9th October – Ballroom, Birmingham (0844 873 7359)

Released This Week

Living Things – Linkin Park

Overexposed – Maroon 5

Days Go By – The Offspring

L’Enfant Sauvage – Gojira

Synthetica – Metric

Static On The Airwaves – The Levellers

Write Me Back – R Kelly