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Music News: Monday 28th January 2013

Lisa Bentley



Beyonce Caught Lip Syncing

Beyonce has caused controversy this week by lip syncing her performance during President Obama’s second inauguration ceremony. Beyonce was due to sing the national anthem live but used a backing track instead. What are your thoughts on this? Should Beyonce have sung live? Is it a big deal? Or does it not really matter as it wasn’t a live gig that people have bought tickets for? Let us know your thoughts.

Jahmene Douglas Gets Record Deal

X Factor runner up Jahmene Douglas has been signed by RCA UK.

Rocket from the Crypt Reunite

Rocket from the Crypt are set to reunite and tour Europe. The band disbanded in 2005.

Adele Achieves Billboard Centenary

Adele’s album 21 has received the Billboard Centenary award having lasted in the Billboard charts for 100 weeks. Congratulations to Adele.

Dave Grohl Joins New Band

Dave Grohl of Nirvana, Foo Fighters and Them Crooked Vultures fame has joined a new band. RDGLDGRN is the name of the band and Grohl plays drums on the band’s debut album.

Baby Joy for Shakira

Shakira and her partner Gerard Pique welcomed their first child into the world on the 22nd January 2013. They called the baby Milan Piqué Mebarak.

Album News

Iggy and The Stooges have completed recording their new album Ready To Die. The band has managed to get a lot of famous faces to appear on the album such as Johnny Depp and Patti Smith.

The Darkness has announced that they will release a new album in 2014. It will be the first album in seven years to be released from the band.

Sigor Ros has announced details of a new album. The – as of yet – unnamed album is set to be released this year. The band will also be playing this year’s Coachella festival.

British Sea Power’s fifth album Machineries of Joy will be available April 1st. The album is released ahead of their upcoming tour.

The long awaited album from Justin Timberlake has been given a release date. The 20/20 Experience will be available from March 19th.

Kyle Hyde, the frontman with Underworld is set to release a solo album. Edgeland will be released 22nd April 2013.

Eve is set to release her first album in 11 years. The new album will be called Lip Lock and will be released in May.

Depeche Mode has promised that their new album, the first one from the band in four years will be released in May. Delta Machine will be in the shops for you to buy then.

Neon Neon’s new album Praxis Makes Perfect is due for release in April.

Wire are set to release a new album Change Becomes Us on March 25th.

Festival News

There has been a lot of news regarding festivals this week. Coachella 2013 has announced that Stone Roses and Blue will be headlining the San Diego festival, although music fans have admitted that they are unsure who the Stone Roses are.

Heavy Fest has secured a musical coup as Black Flag has reformed to play the festival in 2013. It will be the first time in 30 years that the band has played in the UK.

Rihanna will be playing a special set for ticket holders of Open’er Festival. The set will take place before the official opening of the festival.

Fleetwood Mac has quashed any rumours that they will be performing at this year’s Glastonbury festival by announcing live dates in the US.

Isreal’s Lollapalooza has been cancelled for 2013.

Live Announcements

Alan Bonner

Catch Alan Bonner on his upcoming tour.

5th February – The Troubadour, London

7th March – West St Live, Sheffield

12th March – The Shed, Leicester

18th March – Mr Wolfs, Bristol

21st March – The Brunswick, Hove

27th March – The Underbelly, Hoxton, London

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Catch Black Rebel Motorcycle Club on their upcoming March tour.

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

Bluey Robinson

Bluey Robinson will be touring during March and April. You can get your tickets via www.livenation.co.uk.

31st March – The Haunt, Brighton

2nd April – Scala London

3rd April – o2 Academy 3, Birmingham

5th April – Academy 3, Manchester

7th April – o2 Academy 2, Newcastle

Counting Crows

Counting Crows will be touring the UK for the first time in four years. Tickets are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

19th April – o2 Academy, Birmingham

20th April – Colston Hall, Bristol

22nd April – Hammersmith Apollo, London

25th April – o2 Apollo, Manchester

26th April – o2 Academy, Glasgow

The Flaming Lips

The Flaming Lips are playing two live dates in May. Their new album The Terror is due for release April 1st.

20th May – Roundhouse, London

21st May – Roundhouse, London

Frontier Ruckus

Frontier Ruckus will be playing eight UK dates as part of their European tour.

1st March – Windmill, London

16th March – Start the Bus, Bristol

17th March – Whelans, Dublin

19th March – Ruby Lounge, Manchester

20th March – Bloc Bar, Glasgow

21st March – Fibbers, York

22nd March – Jericho Tavern, Oxford

23rd March – The Borderline, London

Harry George Johns

Harry George Johns tour starts in February.

5th February – The Slaughtered Lamb, London (with Amelia Curran)

7th March – The Hop, Wakefield

9th March – Olives, Norwich

14th March – Sela Bar, Leeds

23rd March – Inspire, Coventry

6th April – The Royal Scot, Carlisle

13th April – Café Aroma, Lincoln

20th April – Hendersons @ St Johns, Edinburgh

Huey Morgan

Huey Morgan is set to tour in March. He will be supported by Mike Marlin.

9th March – Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton

10th March – Club Academy, Manchester

11th March – Duchess, York

12th March – 53 Degrees, Preston

14th March – Guildhall, Gloucester

15th March – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

16th March – Sugarmill, Stoke

18th March – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

19th March – Half Moon Putney, London


Mazes are going on tour in February.

19th February – Soup Kitchen, Manchester

20th February – Stereo, York

21st February – Broadcast, Glasgow

22nd February – Camp and Furnace, Liverpool

23rd February – Workmans Club, Dublin

24th February – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

25th February – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

26th February – Louisiana, Bristol

27th February – Prince Albert, Brighton

28th February – Birthdays, London

The Pigeon Detectives

The Pigeon Detectives are heading out on tour in April and May.

25th April – 53 Degrees, Preston

26th April – Civic Hall, Whitehven

27th April – Leadmill, Sheffield

28th April – Sugarmill, Stoke

30th April – Waterfront, Norwich

1st May – Institute, Birmingham

2nd May – Empire, Middlesbrough

3rd May – Arches, Glasgow

4th May – Live @ Leeds, Leeds

6th May – Junction, Cambridge

7th May – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

8th May – Thekla, Bristol

9th May – Dingwalls, London

10th May – Coalition, Brighton

11th May – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth


Stereophonics has announced ten intimate shows for March. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

15th March – De Montfort Hall, Leicester

16th March – Civic Hall, Wolverhampton

18th March – o2 Academy, Leeds

19th March – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend

21st March – Centaur, Cheltenham

22nd March – Guildhall, Portsmouth

23rd March – Pavilions, Plymouth

25th March – Dome, Doncaster

26th March – Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

27th March – Usher Hall, Edinburgh

This Many Boyfriends

This Many Boyfriends are heading out on tour.

21st February – Racecourse, Cheltenham (with Kaiser Chiefs)

22nd February – Civic Hall, Wolverhampton (with Kaiser Chiefs)

23rd February – Great Hall, Exeter (with Kaiser Chiefs)

25th February – Guild Hall, Southampton (with Kaiser Chiefs)

26th February – Winter Gardens, Margate (with Kaiser Chiefs)

27th February – Corn Exchange, Cambridge (with Kaiser Chiefs)

1st March – Brixton Academy, London (with Kaiser Chiefs)

2nd March – 100 Club, Popfest, London

Veronica Falls

Veronical Falls will be playing the following live dates.

6th February – Rough Trade East Instore, London

8th February – Shoreditch Church, London (Sold Out)

14th February – Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich

15th February – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

25th February – Harley, Sheffield

26th February – CAA, Glasgow

27th February – Cluny, Newcastle

17th April – Kazimier, Liverpool

18th April – Whelans, Dublin

19th April – Voodoo, Dublin

20th April – Deaf Institute, Manchester

23rd April – Islington Assembly Hall, London

The Vestals

The Vestals are touring in February with Pure Love.

6th February – Deaf Institute, Manchester

7th February – King Tuts, Glasgow

8th February – Electric Circus, Edinburgh

9th February – Duchess, York

10th February – 53 Degrees, Preston

12th February – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

13th February – Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich

14th February – XOYO, London

16th February – The Social, London (Single Launch)

18th February – The Haunt, Brighton

19th February – Joiners, Southampton

20th February – Le Pub, Newport

21st February – The Croft, Bristol

22nd February – The Temple, Birmingham

23rd February – Esquires, Bedford

The Xcerts

The Xcerts are set to tour with Anberlin.

28th January – Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea

29th January – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

30th January – o2 Academy 2, Birmingham

1st February – Great Hall, Cardiff

2nd February – Academy 3, Manchester

3rd February – o2 Academy 2, Newcastle

4th February – Cathouse, Glasgow

6th February – o2 Academy, Sheffield

7th February – The Garage, London

Released This Week

Opposites – Biffy Clyro

Believe Acoustic – Justin Bieber

Rumours (35th Anniversary 3CD Deluxe Edition) – Fleetwood Mac

BBC Folk Awards 2013 – Various Artists

We Want Groove – Rock Candy Funk Party

Straight Out of Hell – Helloween

Oddfellows – Tomahawk

Passione – Andre Bocelli

Conduit – Funeral For A Friend

Collections – Delphic

Beautiful – Teena Marie

Hummingbird – Local Natives

Out of View – The History of Apple Pie

Adam Green & Binki Shapiro – Adam Green & Binki Shapiro

Chasing The Saturdays – The Saturdays


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