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Music News: Monday 29th September 2014

Lisa Bentley



Jason Orange Quits

It was revealed this week that Jason Orange has quite Take That. Orange has cited that he doesn’t want to commit to the new recording schedule as his reasons for leaving the band. Orange issued the following statement:

“I want to start by saying how proud I am of what we have achieved over the years. However, at a band meeting last week I confirmed to Mark, Gary and Howard that I do not wish to commit to recording and promoting a new album. I have spend some of the best years of my life with Take That and I’d like to thank everyone who has been a part of my journey, including my band mates, who I feel are like brothers to me. Most especially my gratitude goes to all of the good and kind, beautiful and ever-loyal fans to the band, without whom none of this could have been possible. Thank you.”

The band offered their well wishes to Jason Orange on his decision to leave the band.

Mutya Buena Bankrupt

Original Sugababe Mutya Buena has been declared bankrupt. This has been due to unpaid tax bills which have amounted into approximately £10,000 worth of debt.

Honour for Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham was honoured this week by being named as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador. Her work will directly impact the organisations program that focuses on Aids and HIV.

Bush Gig Delayed

Kate Bush’s gig in London’s Hammersmith Eventim Apollo was delayed on Friday due to a power failure. Fans were left waiting for the singer for over an hour. However, as the saying goes, the show must go on. Bush finally came on stage, apologised to the audience and performed her show.

Malcolm Young Leaves AC/DC

The departure of founding member Malcolm Young from Australian rock group AC/DC was announced this week. It has since been revealed this that he is currently receiving full time care in a nursing home. It has been revealed that this is due to Young suffering dementia.

Live Announcements

Jack Garratt

Catch Jack Garratt on his headline tour.

29th November – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

30th November – The Castle Hotel, Manchester

2nd December – The Prince Albert, Brighton

3rd December – Hare and Hounds, Birmingham

4th December – Cargo, London

6th December – The Arches, Glagow (supporting Prides – sold out)

8th December – Louisiana, Bristol

9th December – Bodega, Nottingham

James McLaren

James McLaren releases new EP Stay Aboard in November. You can see him before then on tour.

20th October – Bournemouth Uni/Southampton Uni/Winchester Uni

21st October – Luton Uni/Queen Mary Uni, London

22nd October – Essex NNI/ACM Uni/UCL, London

23rd October – Loughborough Uni/De Montfort Uni, Leicester/Warwick Uni

24th October – Bath Uni/Bath Spa Uni

27th October – Keele Uni/Manchester Met Uni/Liverpool Uni

28th October – Nottingham Trent Unni/Sheffield Uni

29th October – Leeds Uni/Bradford Uni

30th October – Teeside Uni/Northumbria Uni

31st October – Strathclyde Uni/Stirling Uni/St Andrews Uni

Lola Colt

Lola Colt are touring in October and November.

22nd October – Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow

23rd October – Georgian Theatre, Stockton-On-Tees

24th October – The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge

25th October – Soup Kitchen, Manchester

26th October – Oporto, Leeds

30th October – Start the Bus, Bristol

31st October – Bedford Esquires, Bedford

2nd November – The Hope, Brighton

4th November – Electrowerkz, London (album launch show)

Marika Hackman

Marika Hackman will be heading out on a headlining tour in November.

3rd November – Electric Circus, Edinburgh

4th November – Brickyard, Carlisle

5th November – The Harley, Sheffield

6th November – East Village Art Club, Liverpool

8th November – Gullivers, Manchester

9th November – The Wardrobe, Leeds

10th November – The Musician, Leicester

11th November – The Duchess, York

13th November – The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham

14th November – The Bodega, Nottingham

16th November – Birdcage, Bristol

17th November – Epic Studios, Norwich

18th November – XOYO, London

19th November – The Portland Arms, Cambridge

20th November – Green Door Store, Brighton

St Vincent

St Vincent will be playing four dates in October.

22nd October – Albert Hall, Manchester

23rd October – Floral Hall, Winter Gardens, Eastbourne

24th October – Institute, Birmingham

25th October – The Roundhouse, London (sold out)

Released this Week

Art Official Age – Prince

Carry on the Grudge – Jamie T

Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone – Lucinda Williams

Fantasia – Lucy Kay

The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets – Marmozets

Hesitant Alien – Gerard Way

Wonder Were We Land – SBTRKT

Give My Love to London – Marianne Faithfull