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Music News: Monday 2nd July 2012

Lisa Bentley



Baby News

Congratulations to Adele who is pregnant with her first child. The singer and her boyfriend Simon Konecki are celebrating the news. Congratulations also need to go out to Nathan Followill and wife Jessie Baylin who are also expecting their first child. Meanwhile Joy Williams of The Civil Wars and her husband, Nate Yetton, announce the birth of their first child, Miles Alexander, born on June 30th, 2012 in Nashville, TN. Baby and mama are happy & healthy.

Lauren Hill Court Case Continues

Lauren Hill has pleaded guilty to the charges of tax evasion. If Hill is found guilty, The Fugees singer could face up to three years in prison.

Final Edition of The Word

It is sad news from the world of print media. Music magazine The Word has announced that the August edition will be its last.

Flaming Lips Out Perform Jay Z

The Flaming Lips have broken the world record for most shows performed in different cities in one day. The title was formerly held by Jay Z. The Flaming Lips performed in eight cities across America.

Godiva Festival Cancelled

Yet another festival has been cancelled. The Godiva has had to be cancelled due to inclement weather.

T in the Park News

Pete Doherty has pulled out of playing T in the Park. The Libertines and Babyshambles singer has recently checked into a rehab facility in Thailand to help battle his drug addiction.

Motown Musical

Plans are apparently going ahead to make a musical of Berry Gordy’s life. The story of Motown will be co-produced by Gordy and hopes to hit the stage in 2013. In other musical news he story of the Spice Girls is being made into a musical called Viva Forever.

Album News

Those awaiting a new album from Snow Patrol will be waiting a lot longer than they thought. The band have admitted to scrapping their current recordings which were supposed to make up their
seventh album. In other album news Skunk Anansie’s long awaited new album will be released later this year. The album Black Traffic is a follow up to their 2010 release Wonderlunstre and will be followed by an extensive tour. More details on the European tour when we have them.

Hundred Reasons Split

Hundred Reasons have announced that they are over. They will be playing two shows in November which have been confirmed as the last ever performance from the band.

Live Announcements

Alabama Shakes

Alabama Shakes will be playing four UK dates on their European tour. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

12th November – Academy 1, Manchester

13th November – Barrowlands, Glasgow

16th November – Coronet, London

17th November – Forum, London

Clock Opera

Clock Opera have released details of their October/November tour.

20th October – Gathering Festival, Oxford

22nd October – Sugarmill, Stoke

24th October – Cyprus Avenue, Cork

25th October – Roisin Dub, Galway

26th October – Academy 2, Dublin

27th October – Limelight, Belfast

29th October – The Kazimier, Liverpool

30th October – Bodega, Nottingham

31st October – Deaf Institute, Manchester

1st November – Doghouse, Dundee

2nd November – King Tut’s, Glasgow

3rd November – The Harley, Sheffield

5th November – The Haunt, Brighton

6th November – Thekla, Bristol

7th November – Waterfront, Norwich

8th November – Heaven, London

Dark Dark Dark

Dark Dark Dark will be touring this summer.

18th August – Greenman Festival, Powys

20th August – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

21st August – Captains Rest, Glasgow

22nd August – Sneaky Petes, Edinburgh

26th August – The Fleece, Bristol

28th August – Brighton Ballroom, Brighton

31st August – Moseley Folk, Birmingham

1st September – End of the Road, Dorset

2nd September – Electric Picnic Festival, Stradbelly

6th December – The Forum, London (with Kurt Vile and Lower Dens)

7th December – ATP Festival, Minehead (curated by The National)

The Gaslight Anthem

The Gaslight Anthem will be playing four UK dates later this year. Tickets are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

15th October – o2 Brixton Academy, London

18th October – o2 Apollo, Manchester

19th October – o2 Academy, Glasgow

20th October – o2 Academy, Birmingham

Jessie Ware

Jessie Ware will be touring in November.

5th November – Sugar Club, Dublin

7th November – King Tuts, Glasgow

8th November – Sound Control, Manchester

9th November – Cockpit, Leeds

12th November – Concorde, Brighton

13th November – Electric, London

14th November – Thekla, Bristol


See ME perform on their upcoming tour.

3rd July – The Social, London

4th July – The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool (supporting Arcane Roots)

5th July – Rock City, Nottingham (supporting Arcane Roots)

6th July – The Empire, Middlesborough (supporting Arcane Roots)

7th July – Kasbah, Coventry (supporting Arcane Roots)

8th July – The Soundhouse, Leicester (supporting Arcane Roots)

10th July – Boiler Room, Guildford (supporting Arcane Roots)

11th July – The Joiners, Southampton (supporting Arcane Roots)

12th July – Cranford Arms, Milton Keynes (supporting Arcane Roots)

13th July – Bristol, Louisiana (supporting Arcane Roots)

16th July – Night and Day Café, Manchester (supporting Arcane Roots)

17th July – Stereo 22-28, Glasgow (supporting Canterbury)

18th July – The Flapper, Birmingham (supporting Canterbury)

19th July – Barfly, London (supporting Canterbury)

3rd August – Y-Not Festival

The Midnight Beast

Tickets for The Midnight Beast’s October tour are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

2nd October – o2 Academy, Glasgow

3rd October – Manchester Academy, Manchester

4th October – o2 Academy, Leeds

6th October – o2 Academy, Bournemouth

7th October – Cardiff Uni Great Hall, Cardiff

8th October – Cambridge Corn Exchange, Cambridge

10th October – Rock City, Nottingham

11th October – Guildhall, Southampton

12th October – o2 Academy, Bristol

14th October – o2 Academy, Birmingham

15th October – o2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Miss May I

Miss May I have announced details of an autumn tour.

30th November – Club Academy, Manchester

1st November – Classic Grand, Glasgow

2nd December – o2 Academy 2, Birmingham

3rd December – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

5th December – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

6th December – Garage, London

7th December – Great Hall 2, Cardiff

Nicki Minaj

Tickets for Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday Reloaded tour are now available via www.livenation.co.uk.

21st October – Nottingham Arena, Nottingham

22nd October – Manchester Arena, Manchester

24th October – Echo Arena, Liverpool

25th October – Newcastle Arena, Newcastle

27th October – LG Arena, Birmingham

30th October – o2 Arena, London

3rd November – Sheffield Arena, Sheffield

7th November – Cardiff Arena, Cardiff


Rancid are touring later this year. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

28th November – Mandela Hall, Belfast (0844 277 4455)

1st December – Rock City, Nottingham (0845 413 4444)

2nd December – Barrowland, Glasgow (0844 8444 747)

3rd December – o2 Academy, Liverpool (0844 477 2000)

4th December – o2 Academy, Newcastle (0844 477 2000)

6th December – o2 Academy, Leeds (0844 477 2000)

7th December – Academy, Manchester (0161 832 1111)

8th December – The Ballroom, Birmingham (02476 601 678)

10th December – UEA, Norwich (01603 508 050)

11th December – o2 Academy, Bournemouth (0844 477 2000)

12th December – o2 Academy, Bristol (0844 477 2000)

Richard Hawley

Richard Hawley has confirmed that Lisa Hannigan will be supporting him on his September/October tour. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

16th September – Picture House, Holmfirth

17th September – UEA, Norwich

18th September – Pyramid, Portsmouth

19th September – Dome, Brighton

21st September – Pavilion, Bath

22nd September – Institute, Birmingham

23rd September – City Hall, Sheffield

25th September – o2 Academy, Leeds

26th September – Academy, Manchester

27th September – o2 Academy, Newcastle

28th September – Barrowland, Glasgow

30th September – Engine Shed, Lincoln

1st October – Assembly Rooms, Derby

2nd October – City Hall, Sheffield

3rd October – o2 Academy, Brixton, London

Royal Republic

Royal Republic will be touring in November.

13th November – Thekla, Bristol

14th November – Slade Romms, Wolverhampton

15th November – Academy 3, Manchester

17th November – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

18th November – King Tuts, Glasgow

19th November – o2 Academy 2, Newcastle

20th November – Cockpit, Leeds

22nd November – Waterfront, Norwich

23rd November – Garage, London

24th November – The Haunt, Brighton

Stealing Sheep

Stealing Sheep are playing plenty of summer shows so make sure you grab your ticket.

3rd July – Hebden Bridge Arts Festival, Hebden Bridge

13th July – 2000 Trees Festival, Cheltenham

14th July – Kazimier Summer Garden Party, Liverpool

20th July – Port Elliot Festival, Cornwall

22nd July – Secret Garden Party, Abbots Ripton

4th August – Standon Calling, Hertfordshire

10th August – Kneedeep Festival, Lymington

17th August – Greenman Festival, Glanusk

1st September – Rough Trade East, London (Instore album launch)

1st September – In The Woods Festival, Kent

8th September – Bestival, Isle of Wight

15th September – Festival No.6, Portmerion

Tashaki Miyaki

Tashaki Miyaki are touring in July. Grab your ticket asap.

21st July – Secret Garden Party

22nd July – Forum, Tunbridge Wells

23rd July – Rough Trade East Instore, London

24th July – The Castle Hotel, Manchester

25th July – Boileroom, Guildford

26th July – Luv Luv Luv Party @ Birthdays, London (with Splash and Violet)

28th July – Escobard, Leeds

29th July – Stereo, York

Tim Burgess

Tim Burgess is touring in October. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

18th October – Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

19th October – Oran Mor, Glasgow

20th October – Deaf Institute, Manchester

22nd October – Glee Club, Birmingham

23rd October – Thekla, Bristol

24th October – Union Chapel, London

26th October – Workman’s Club, Dublin

27th October – Stiff Kitten, Belfast

Released This Week

Echo Lake – Wild Peace

Ashes & Roses – Mary Chapin Carpenter

Communards – Communards

David Guetta – Fuck Me I’m Famous 2012

Foals – Tapes

The View – Cheeky For A Reason


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