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Music News: Monday, 27th October 2014

Lisa Bentley



Beatles are Still Big Earners

Two auctions have taken place recently for Beatles memorabilia and have both been quite big earners. A handwritten letter from John Lennon recently sold for £17,500. The letter was written to Joe Franklin from the Apple studios and spoke of John’s admiration of Yoko Ono’s music.

George Harrison’s childhood home sold for £156,000 at auction.

S Club 7 Reunite

The pop group S Club 7 are reuniting for Children In Need. The band haven’t performed together in over 10 years.

Beady Eye Split

Liam Gallagher’s group Beady Eye have apparently split leaving Oasis fans hoping for a reunion of the band headed by the Gallagher’s brothers. However, this could be a premature wish as Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have just sold out an upcoming tour.

Jack Bruce Dies

Cream’s Jack Bruce has passed away aged 71. It has been said that the bassist and vocalist passed away due to complications with liver disease. He passed away at home surrounded by his family.

Weird Collaboration of the Week

Shakira has collaborated with Fisher Price. No, Fisher Price are not embarking on a music career – that would be weird. However, Shakira is releasing a line of children’s toys.

Klaxons Announce Final Tour

The Klaxons have revealed that their next tour will be their last. The band revealed the news via Twitter saying “After what’s been nearly 9 banana years we’d like to let you know that we’ve decided the upcoming dates will be our last headline tour peace and love.

Alvin Stardust Dies

Alvin Stardust has passed away. The glam rock singer was 72. His death is believed to be due to his recent diagnosis of metastatic prostate cancer.

Live Announcements


DMA’s UK tour kicks off in November.

3rd November – King George’s Hall, Blackburn (with the Courteeners)

4th November – o2 Academy, Oxford (with the Courteeners)

6th November – o2 Academy, Nottingham (with the Courteeners)

7th November – o2 Brixton Academy, London (with the Courteeners)

9th November – Hull University, Hull (with the Courteeners)

10th November – Rock City, Nottingham (with the Courteeners)

11th November – o2 Academy, Leeds (with the Courteeners)

14th November – Koko/Club, London

Jack Savoretti

Jack Savoretti has announced a 2015 tour.

10th February – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

11th February – The Globe, Cardiff

13th February – Institute Library, Birmingham

14th February – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

15th February – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

17th February – Sage 2, Newcastle

18th February – Oran Mor, Glasgow

20th February – Club Academy, Manchester

4th March – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London


Catch Psyence on tour in November.

1st November – Sound Food & Drink, Liverpool

2nd November – Jam Café, Nottingham

3rd November – The Jolly Brewer, Lincoln

4th November – West Street Live, Sheffield

5th November – Hope & Anchor, London

6th November – Bleach, Brighton

7th November – Castle, Manchester

8th November – Underground, Stoke


Pylo are currently on tour.

28th October – The Horn, St Albans

29th October – Adelphi, Hull

30th October – Basement, York

31st October – Night & Day, Manchester

2nd November – Brudenell, Leeds

3rd November – King Tuts, Glasgow

4th November – Bodega, Nottingham

5th November – Louisiana, Bristol

6th November – Oslo, London

Sleater Kinney

On what is their first UK tour in over ten years, Sleater Kinney intend to play four UK dates. You don’t want to miss this one.

23rd March – Roundhouse, London

24th March – Albert Hall, Manchester

25th March – o2 ABC, Glasgow

26th March – Vicar Street, Dublin

Ward Thomas & The Shires

Catch Ward Thomas & The Shires on their upcoming tour.

4th November – Glee Club, Birmingham

6th November – Academy 2, Liverpool

7th November – Thekla, Bristol

9th November – Academy 2, Oxford

10th November – Bush Hall, London (Ward Thomas to headline)

11th November – Bush Hall, London (The Shires to headline)

13th November – Band on the Wall, Manchester

14th November – The Sage, Gateshead (sold out)

16th November – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

17th November – Waterfront, Norwich

19th November – Upstairs at Whelan’s, Dublin

20th November – McHugh’s Basement Bar, Belfast

22nd November – Pocklington Arts Centre, Yorkshire (sold out)

23rd November – King Tuts, Glasgow (sold out)

24th November – The Empire, Middlesbrough

26th November – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

27th November – The Stables, Milton Keynes

Released This Week

Aquostic – Statis Quo

Melody Road – Neil Diamond

I Forget Where We Were – Ben Howard

1989 – Taylor Swift

Nostalgia – Annie Lennox

Phantom Radio – Mark Lanegan Band