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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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 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 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
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