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Music News: Monday 26th November 2012

Lisa Bentley



Coldplay Announce Sabbatical

Coldplay have announced a sabbatical. The announcement was made during their gig in Brisbane, Australia. According to frontman Chris Martin the band will not be playing any big shows for the next three years. Bad times.

Congratulations to Gary Barlow

Gary Barlow has been awarded an OBE by HRH the Queen of England. He was given the award for his services to the entertainment industry.

Fairytale of New York for Christmas Number One?

The Pogues Christmas classic Fairytale of New York is being released and is in the race for Christmas number one. The song which featured the late Kirsty MacColl was originally released in 1987 and is being reissued to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its original release.

Kravitz to play Gaye

Lenny Kravitz will play the part of Marvin Gaye in a new biopic that is being directed by Julien Temple, the director behind The Great Rock and Roll Swindle.

Live Announcements

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys will be touring in May 2013.

18th May – Echo Arena, Liverpool

19th May – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

24th May – Manchester Arena, Manchester

25th May – NIA, Birmingham

28th May – Nottingham Capital FM Arena, Nottingham

30th May – The o2, London


Tickets for Awolnation’s tour are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

13th February – HMV Institute, Birmingham

15th February – Heaven, London

16th February – Academy 3, Manchester

17th February – Garage, London

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Tickets for Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

24th March – HMV Ritz, Manchester

25th March – o2 ABC, Glasgow

26th March – HMV Institute, Birmingham

27th March – o2 Academy Brixton, London

29th March – Rock City, Nottingham

30th March – o2 Academy, Leeds


Clinic will be touring in 2013.

28th February – The Cluny, Newcastle

1st March – Stereo, Glasgow

2nd March – Deaf Institute, Manchester

7th March – Corsica Studios, London

Father John Misty

Father John Misty have five days left of their tour. Are you going?

26th November – King Tuts, Glasgow (Sold Out)

27th November – The Sage, Gateshead

28th November – Arts Centre, Norwich

29th November – Thekla, Bristol

30th November – The Haunt, Brighton


James has announced an April tour for 2013. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

13th April – SECC Hall, Glasgow

15th April – o2 Academy, Newcastle

16th April – o2 Academy, Sheffield

17th April – Colston Hall, Bristol

19th April – o2 Academy Brixton, London

20th April – o2 Academy Brixton, London

22nd April – o2 Academy, Bournemouth

23rd April – o2 Academy, Leds

25th April – o2 Academy, Birmingham

26th April – Manchester Arena, Manchester

Matchbox Twenty

Matchbox Twenty have announced details of a 2013 tour. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

15th April – Guildhall, Southampton

16th April – Hammersmith Apollo, London

19th April – Civic Hall, Wolverhampton

20th April – o2 Apollo, Manchester

21st April – o2 Academy, Glasgow


Tickets for Muse’s 2013 tour are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

22nd May – Ricoh Arena, Coventry

25th May – Emirates Stadium, London

26th May – Emirates Stadium, London

1st June – Etihad Stadium, Manchester


Stooshe are touring in December.

12th December – Oran Mor, Glasgow

13th December – Manchester Academy 3, Manchester

16th December – o2 Academy 2, Oxford

17th December – Concorde 2, Brighton

18th December – Scala, London


Villagers are touring in 2013.

8th February – Leadmill, Sheffield

9th February – Warehouse, Newcastle

10th February – Stereo, Glasgow

12th February – Wardrobe, Leeds

13th February – Gorilla, Manchester

14th February – HMV Library, Birmingham

16th February – Trinity, Bristol

17th February – Old Market, Brighton

18th February – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

20th February – Village Underground, London

14th March – Seapoint, Galway

15th March – Dolans, Limerick

16th March – Empire Music Hall, Belfast

18th March – Inec Acoustic Club, Killarney

19th March – The Savoy, Cork

21st March – Olympia Theatre, Dublin

The 1975

The 1975 will be touring in December.

2nd December – Cockpit 3, Leeds

3rd December – King Tuts, Glasgow

4th December – Fruit, Hull

5th December – Sound Control, Manchester

6th December – Barfly, London

7th December – Joiners, Southampton

8th December – Temple, Birmingham

11th December – Academy 2, Dublin

12th December – Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast

13th December – Head of Steam, Newcastle

18th December – Borderline, London

Released This Week

Right Place Right Time – Olly Murs

Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds: The New Generation – Jeff Wayne

This Is Christmas – Katherine Jenkins

Memory Lane – McFly

Girl On Fire – Alicia Keys

Ten – Girls Aloud

The Greatest Hits – Il Divo

Now That’s What I Call Musicals – Various Artists

Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded: The Re-Up – Nicki Minaj

The Jazz Age – The Bryan Ferry Orchestra

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 – Carter Burwell

Glee: The Music Season 4 Vol 1 – Glee Cast

Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Cerys Matthews

Christmas Rules – Various Artists