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Music News: Monday 27th June 2011

Lisa Bentley




20th Anniversary Release

This September will see Nirvana’s infamous album Nevermind reach its 20th year anniversary since its original release in 1991.  To celebrate the album will be rereleased as a Super Deluxe Package which includes rarities, B-sides and exclusive BBC footage compromised in 4 CDs and a DVD.  The 20th anniversary will be marked through various events from the release date.  The album will be available from September 19th.

Glastonbury Impacts Amazon

With Glastonbury gracing this festival weekend the impact has been reverberated much like the music in the John Peel tent.  Feeling a major impact is Amazon whose sales of albums featuring bands performing at the annual event have increased exponentially.  Amazon are featuring favourite festival offers throughout the summer and for offers on albums of artists playing this year’s event check out www.amazon.co.uk/glastonbury.  Check out the increase in sales below.

1)    Janelle Monae – 4928%

2)    Mumford and Sons – 1400%

3)    Primal Scream – 920%

4)    U2 – 747%

5)    Gaslight Anthem – 688%

6)    Warpaint – 532%

7)    The Kills – 510%

8)    Coldplay – 489%

9)    The Walkmen – 443%

10)  Two Door Cinema Club – 375%

The XCerts set to Support Simpson

In May MTTM told you about Charlie Simpson’s solo tour.  It has been announced that The XCerts will be supporting his live shows.  For more information about where Charlie Simpson and The XCerts are playing please check Music News dated 16th May 2011.

Duran Duran Reschedule Shows

Duran Duran have had to reschedule all eleven dates of the All You Need Is Now tour.  Bassist John Taylor has said “Given the fact that we’d missed the dates in May, we wanted to do something really special for the fans pre-Christmas.  It’s taken us a minute to clear dates in all these venues, as this is obviously an incredibly busy time of year, but finally we’ve been able to make it work and cannot wait to get there.”  For more information about the rescheduled dates check out the bands website www.duranduran.com.

Live Announcements

Benjamin Francis Leftwich

July 4th sees the release of Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm the much awaited debut album from Benjamin Francis Leftwich.  Along with it comes the announcement of an epic UK tour.  Tickets are available now and cost £8.00 via www.gigsandtours.com.

30th September – The Georgian Theatre, Stockton

1st October – Leadmill, Sheffield

2nd October – Tokyo, Lincoln

3rd October – Arts Centre, Norwich

4th October – Glee Club, Nottingham

5th October – Adelphi, Hull

7th October – Riverside, Newcastle

8th October – The Tunnels, Aberdeen

9th October – Oran Mor, Glasgow

10th October – Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh

14th October – Brudenell, Leeds

15th October – The Ruby Lounge, Manchester

16th October – Musician, Leicester

17th October – University ARU, Cambridge

18th October – Academy, Oxford

20th October – Fleece, Bristol

21st October – The Cavern, Exeter

22nd October – Chapel Arts Centre, Cardiff

23rd October – Talking Heads, Southampton

24th October – Komedia Studio Room, Brighton

26th October – Union Chapel, London

27th October – Library, Birmingham

28th October – 53 Degrees, Preston

29th October – National Centre For Early Music, York

30th October – Library, Morecambe

City and Colour

With new album Little Hell out now, City and Colour has announced a five date tour where new songs will be showcased and firm favourites from the two previous albums Sometimes and Bring Me Your Love will be included in the set. Tickets are available now via www.gigsandtours.com.

13th October – St David’s Hall, Cardiff (029 2087 8444)

14th October – City Hall, Newcastle (0191 261 2606)

15th October – o2 Academy, Glasgow (0844 499 9990)

17th October – Academy, Manchester (0161 832 1111)

18th October – Roundhouse, London (0844 482 8008)

Echo and the Bunnymen

Recorded in Liverpool’s Olympia Echo and the Bunnymen have released new live album Do It Clean. Catch them live this summer performing songs from their new album and classic tracks.

10th July – Lounge on the Farm

15th July – Guilfest Festival

16th July – Latitude Festival

22nd July – Wickerman Festival

23rd July – Gwyl Gardd Goll Festival

30th July – Kendal Calling

5th August – Belladrum Festival

6th August – Ignition Festival

11th September – Headstock Festival

24th September – Palace Theatre, Manchester

25th September – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

26th September – Palladium, London

28th September – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

29th September – Grand Opera House, York

30th September – Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

Foster The People

With their debut album Torches released today the band have announced live dates for the end of the year along with reminding fans of their summer festival appearances.  Tickets for their autumn tour are available now costing between £9 and £12 and can be purchased at www.gigsandtours.com.

16th July – Lovebox (Gaymers Stage)

17th July – Latitude Festival (Sunrise Stage)

26th August – Reading Festival (Festival Republic Stage)

28th August – Leeds Festival (Festival Republic Stage)

21st November – HMV Institute, Birmingham

22nd November – King Tuts, Glasgow

23rd November – Academy 3, Manchester

25th November – o2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

26th November – Thekla, Bristol


Heights have teamed up with Feed the Rhino for a collaborative tour.  With Heights new album Dead Ends out now the tour will showcase the band’s music to date.

14th September – Joiners, Southampton

15th September – The Croft, Bristol

16th September – Slade Rooms, Wolves

17th September – The Underground, Stoke on Trent

18th September – Satan’s Hollow, Manchester

20th September – Cockpit 3, Leeds

21st September – Ivory Blacks, Glasgow

22nd September – The Tunnels, Aberdeen

23rd September – Sumo @ The Empire, Middlesborough

24th September – Rock City Basement, Nottingham

25th September – Club Revolution, Peterborough

26th September – Haymakers, Cambridge

27th September – Face Bar, Reading

28th September – Barfly, London

Howling Bells

The Loudest Engine, the forthcoming album from Howling Bells is due for release September 12th, after its release the band will embark on a September tour.  Tickets cost £9.00 and are available now via www.gigsandtours.com.

14th September – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

15th September – Electric Ballroom, London

16th September – Plug, Sheffield

18th September – Cockpit, Leeds

19th September – Oran Mor, Glasgow

20th September – Academy 3, Manchester

The King Blues

The King Blues release new single I Want You on July 3rd, the band are showcasing their music at many events over the festival period and have also announced a handful of headlining dates for the autumn.  Tickets are available now via www.gigsandtours.com and cost £12.50 (headlining shows only).

9th July – 1234 Festival, London

17th July – Last Days of Freedom Festival, Hythe, Kent

13th August – Boardmasters Festival, Newquay (Vans Stage)

14th August – Boomtown Festival, Buckingham

26th August – Chinnery’s, Southend

27th August – Reading Festival (Lock Up Stage)

28th August – Leeds Festival (Lock Up Stage)

10th September – Ivyline Festival, Plymouth

2nd November – The Roundhouse, Camden, London

3rd November – o2 Academy 2, Birmingham

4th November – Academy 2, Manchester

7th November – Waterfront, Norwich

Lanterns On The Lake

Bella Union find Lanterns On The Lake are set to release new music later in the year, album Gracious Tide, Take Me Home due for release September 19th.  The sextet are performing a handful of sets  before then.  Tickets are available now.

8th July – The Playhouse, Whitley Bay

23rd July – Deer Shed, North Yorkshire

24th July – Truck Festival, Oxfordshire

12th August – Leave Me Here, Durham

27th August – Tan Hill In, Yorkshire Dales

4th September – End of the Road, Dorset

11th September – Bestival, Isle of Wight

Lost Prophets

10 years on and Lost Prophets are still going strong.  News of their fifth album has come to our attention – due for release later this year and the band has also announced the live dates in the UK.  Tickets are available now costing £17.50 and are available from www.gigsandtours.com.

11th August – o2 Academy 1, Oxford (0844 477 2000)

17th August – Solus, Cardiff University (029 2078 1458)

18th August – Waterfront, Norwich (01603 508 050)

Machine Head

With news of their forthcoming album Unto the Locust due out in September, Machine Head have announced four UK dates in December.  Tickets are available now from www.livenation.co.uk

3rd December – Wembley Arena, London (0844 815 0815)

4th December – NIA, Birmingham (0844 338 8000)

5th December – SECC, Glasgow (08444 999 990)

6th December – Central, Manchester (0844 847 1559

Madina Lake

World War III the culminating release from the concept trilogy by Madina Lake is set for later this year.  The band has announced a November tour to showcase the music.  Tickets are available now and cost between £12.50 and £14 and are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

8th November – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

9th November – Concorde 2, Brighton

10th November – Electric Ballroom, London

11th November – Great Hall 2, Cardiff

12th November – o2 Academy 2, Birmingham

14th November – Corporation, Sheffield

15th November – Garage, Glasgow

16th November – Academy 2, Manchester

17th November – Waterfront, Norwich

18th November – Lemon Grove, Exeter

Rise Against

Rise Against have announced a tour for later in the year.  With new single out July 5th and a headline slot at this year’s Leeds and Reading Festival the headlining tour is set to a firm autumn favourite with fans.  The band will be supported by Tom Morello, The Night Watchmen and Polar Bear Club.  Tickets are available now and cost between £18.50 and £20.

2nd November – Rock City, Nottingham

2rd November – o2 Academy, Leeds

4th November – o2 Academy, Leeds

5th November – o2 Apollo, Manchester

7th November – o2 Academy, Birmingham

8th November – o2 Academy, Newcastle

9th November – o2 Brixton Academy, London

12th November – o2 Academy, Bristol

13th November – Guildhall, Southampton


With new song Amber Hands set for release on the 18th of July S.C.U.M have announced a summer tour which includes a launch party for the single.  Tickets are available now.

3rd July – King Tuts, Glasgow

4th July – The Ruby Lounge, Manchester

6th July – The Forum, Sheffield

8th July – Met Lounge, Peterborough

11th July – The Duchess, York

12th July – The Haymakers, Cambridge

13th July – Electrowerkz, Islington ‘In The Hall Of Amber Hands’ Single Launch

24th July – ATP, Alexandra Palace, London (with Portishead)

6th August – Field Day, London

21st August – Shoreditch Studios with Male Bonding, Mazes, The History of Apple Pie and Mob Rules

The Subways

The 19th of September see the release of The Subways new album Money and Celebrity and with the release comes an autumn tour.  Tickets are on sale now via www.gigsandtours.com and cost between £10.50 and £13.50 and are subject to booking fee.

17th September – o2 Academy, Oxford (0844 477 2000)

18th September – Princess Pavilion, Falmouth (0871 220 0260)

20th September – o2 Academy, Birmingham (0844 477 2000)

21st September – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham (0845 413 4444)

23rd September – Central Station, Wrexham (01978 358 780)

24th September – Oran Mor, Glasgow (0844 499 9990)

25th September – o2 Academy, Newcastle (0844 477 2000)

27th September – Academy 3, Manchester (0161 832 1111)

28th September – Foundry, Sheffield (0114 222 8777)

30th September – Sin City, Swansea (01792 654 226)

1st October – Thekla, Bristol (0845 413 4444)

3rd October – University, Southampton (023 8063 2601)

4th October – Koko, London (0844 847 2258)

Twilight Singers

With news of their latest single Blackbird and the Fox set for release on August 8th the band has also announced a few headlining dates along with festival appearances.  Tickets are available now.

9th July – T in the Park, Kinross

24th August – Garage, London

25th August – Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh

26th August – Leeds Festival,

28th August – Reading Festival

The Wonder Years

The Wonder Years have announced their autumn tour following the release of their new album Suburbia I’ve Given You All and Now I Am Nothing.  The band will be supported by Valencia and Such Gold (Such Gold will not be playing London).  All shows have an age restriction of 14+ except for Brighton which will be 16+.   Tickets cost £10 and are available from www.gigsandtours.com.

12th September – Arts Centre, Norwich

13th September – o2 Academy 2, Newcastle

14th September – King Tuts, Glasgow

15th September – The Brickyard, Carlisle

16th September – Masque, Liverpool

17th September – Audio, Brighton

18th September – The Globe, Cardiff

19th September – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

20th September – Cockpit, Leeds

21st September – o2 Academy 3, Birmingham

22nd September – Academy 3, Manchester

23rd September – Barfly, London

Released This Week

The Harrow and the Harvest – Gillian Welch

In Your Dreams – Stevie Nicks

4 – Beyonce

The Future is Medieval – Kaiser Chiefs

The Light of the Sun – Jill Scott

Torches – Foster the People

Revolutions/Live at Wembley – Biffy Clyro

This Loud Morning – David Cook

Songs In A Minor (Collector’s Edition) – Alicia Keys

Taking Back Sunday – Taking Back Sunday

Brushfire Fairytales – Jack Johnson

What’s Going On (40th Anniversary Edition) – Marvin Gaye

Burning At Both Ends – Set Your Goals