The 2011 Christmas number one was announced on the official chart yesterday. The single Wherever You Are released by the Military Wives and Gareth Malone reached the coveted number one spot.
2011s Oxegen Festival has been called off. No information has been given as to why however the festival is said to return in 2013.
Paul McCartney is set to release a standards album. The collection of songs will feature McCartney performing with other musicians.
McFly have posed nude. The band are no strangers to stripping and have featured naked in some of their music videos. The latest reason for shedding their clothes came about due to a bargain the band made with fans to make Harry Judd – the bands drummer – the winner of the reality television talent show. Strictly Come Dancing. The picture has been featured on Twitter.
Having had to cancel his tour due to contracting pneumonia, George Michael has been released from hospital to spend the holidays at home.
Bjork’s Biophilia App has been named one of the top apps of the year by Apple. It has been an impressive year for the Icelandic singer who pushed the boundaries on musicianship and art to include modern day technology.
Awolnation will be playing four live dates in February. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.
7th February – Night & Day, Manchester (£7.50 – www.gigsandtours.com)
8th February – Arches, Glasgow (£10 – www.gigsandtours.com)
9th February – HMV Institute, Birmingham (£7.50 – www.gigsandtours.com)
10th February – HMV NBT, The Garage, London (£10 – www.hmvtickets.com)
Deer Tick’s new album Divine Providence is released March 26th. You can see the band perform tracks from their new album on their 2012 tour. They will be playing one UK date. Ticket information is below.
4th April – Garage, London
Diana Vickers has announced two live dates for early 2012. The ex X-Factor contestant failed to take the prize of winner in 2008 but in what is becoming a grand tradition Vickers is making remarkable developments in her career unlike some of the winners. Make sure you check out her solo shows. Details of her performances are below and tickets can be purchased via www.gigsandtours.com.
8th February – Ruby Lounge, Manchester (£12.50)
9th February – Cargo, London (£15.00)
Django Django’s self-titled debut album drops January 30th and to celebrate this event you can see them on tour in February performing tracks from the album.
17th February – Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich
19th February – Stereo, Glasgow
20th February – Deaf Institute, Manchester
21st February – Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
23rd February – Crawdaddy, Dublin
24th February – Bodega, Nottingham
25th February – Cooler, Bristol
27th February – XOYO, London
Details of 2012’s Field Day have been announced. Artists gracing the stage this year include Mazzy Star, Com Truise, Beirut, Spector, Franz Ferdinand among many others. Early Bird Tickets are available for £39.50. More information about the line-up and ticket prices then visit www.fielddayfestivals.com.
2nd June – Victoria Park, London
Foster The People will be heading out on tour in April. Make sure you get down to one of their three live dates.
25th April – Manchester Academy, Manchester
27th April – o2 Brixton Academy, London
28th April – o2 Brixton Academy, London
Juicehead are due to release their new album How To Sail A Sinking Ship on February 14th. Check out Juicehead live as they support The Misfits on their February tour.
1st February – o2 Academy, Islington, London
2nd February – Sub 89, Reading
3rd February – The Ballroom, Birmingham
4th February – o2 Academy, Newcastle
5th February – Concorde 2, Brighton
6th February – The Fleece, Bristol
Tickets for Korn’s 2012 tour are available now costing £29.50 (regional) and £32 (London). They are available via www.gigsandtours.com.
25th March – o2 Academy, Brixton
26th March – o2 Academy, Birmingham
28th March – Academy, Manchester
29th March – o2 Academy, Glasgow
31st March – Mandela Hall, Belfast
1st April – Olympia, Dublin
3rd April – o2 Academy, Bristol
Forget is the new EP from Lianne La Havas and will be released February 13th. Check her out on her early 2012 live dates.
17th January – The Social, London (Sold out)
24th January – The Social, London (Sold out)
31st January – The Social, London (Sold out)
7th February – The Social, London (Sold out)
8th February 0 HMV Next Big Thing Festival, Borderline, London
8th March – Coalition, Brighton
9th March – o2 Academy 2, Oxford
10th March – Sugar Club, Dublin
12th March – Glee Club, Birmingham
13th March – The Scala, London (Sold out)
The new album from Sinead O’Connor How About I Be Me (And You Be You)? will be released February 20th 2012. The Irish singer will be touring in March.
9th March – St Georges Church, Brighton (www.ticketweb.co.uk)
10th March – Queen Elizabeth Hall, London (www.ticketweb.co.uk)
12th March – St Georges Hall, Bristol (www.alt-tickets.co.uk)
14th March – Oran Mor, Glasgow (www.pclpresents.com)
15th March – Manchester Cathedral, Manchester (www.alt-tickets.co.uk)
After an impressive year which saw Summer Camp tour and release debut album Welcome to Condale, the band has announced details of a 2012 tour. Check them out at the following March dates.
13th March – Louisiana, Bristol
14th March – The Rainbow, Birmingham
15th March – Arts Centre, Norwich
16th March – Night and Day, Manchester
17th March – Captain’s Rest, Glasgow
19th March – The Harley, Sheffield
20th March – Portland Arms, Cambridge
21st March – Scala, London
Hollywood – The Puppini Sisters
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Soundtrack – Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross