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Music News: Monday 2nd September 2013

Lisa Bentley



Fergie and Josh Welcome A Boy

Stacie “Fergie” Ferguson and Josh Duhamel have announced the birth of their first child Axl Jack. He was born on Thursday 29th of August weight 7 lbs 10oz.

More Baby News

Michael Bublé and his actress wife Luisana Lopilato welcomed their first child this week. A baby boy called Noah.

Drake is Being Sued

Drake is being sued by his stylist for unpaid bills. The stylist, Michael Raphael claims that the singer owes him $76,490.

MTV VMA Highlights

The VMA awards took place this week. The events high moment was the reunion of NSync who performed two of their hits as part of Justin Timberlake’s career highlights. The most controversial moment came from former child star Miley Cyrus who “twerked” in a flesh coloured bikini, thus angering parental groups due to its lewd nature. The winners of the VMA’s are listed below.

Video of the Year: Justin Timberlake, Mirrors

Best Male Video: Bruno Mars, Locked out of Heaven

Artist To Watch: Austin Mahone, What About Love

Best Song of the Summer: One Direction, Best Song Ever

Best Video with a Social Message: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis feat. Mary Lambert, Same Love

Best Female Video: Taylor Swift, I Knew You Were Trouble

Best Hip Hop Video: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, Can’t Hold Us

Best Pop Video: Selena Gomez, Come & Get It

Best Rock Video: Thirty Seconds to Mars, Up in the Air

Best Collaboration: P!nk feat. Nate Ruess, Just Give Me A Reason

Best Art Direction: Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu, Q.U.E.E.N.

Best Choreography: Bruno Mars, Treasure

Best Cinematography: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, Can’t Hold Us

Best Direction: Justin Timberlake feat. Jay Z, Suit & Tie

Best Editing: Justin Timberlake, Mirrors

Best Visual Effects: Capital Cities, Safe and Sound

Album News

Paul McCartney’s new album – New – is due for release in October.

In other Paul McCartney related news another BBC Anthology is set for release in November.

The Vaccines have promised to start working on a new album within the next nine months.

The Cribs will be recording two new albums next year. The news comes after the recent announcement that the band were on “hiatus.”

Live Announcements

Blood Sport

Blood Sport are touring in September.

7th September – The Audacious Space, Sheffield

11th September – The Cookie Jar, Leicester (with God Damn)

12th September – Four Bars, Cardiff

13th September – Powerlunches, London

14th September – Southsea Festival, Portsmouth

15th September – The Hope, Brighton

18th September – Wharf Chambers, Leeds

20th September – Gullivers, Manchester

21st September – Penelopes, Sheffield

3rd October – JT Soar Warehouse, Nottingham

Bring Me The Horizon

Bring Me The Horizon are heading out on tour before the year is through.

30th October – o2 Academy, Glasgow

31st October – o2 Academy, Newcastle

2nd November – o2 Academy, Birmingham

5th November – Manchester Academy, Manchester

6th November – o2 Academy, Brixton

Death By Sexy

Death By Sexy have announced two live dates.

13th September – Paper Dress, London

26th October – The Good Mixer, London

Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding is heading out on an arena tour in 2014.

5th March – Capital FM Arena, Nottingham

8th March – Echo Two @ Echo Arena, Liverpool

9th March – The o2, London

Frank Turner

Frank Turner has announced details of an arena tour for 2014.

6th February – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

7th February – Capital FM Arena, Nottingham

8th February – Corn Exchange, Edinburgh

9th February – Phones 4U Arena, Manchester

11th February – Pavilions, Plymouth

12th February – The o2, London

13th February – Guildhall, Portsmouth

King Krule

King Krule will tour in October.

3rd October – Harley, Sheffield

4th October – Broadcast, Glasgow

5th October – Ruby Lounge, Manchester

7th October – The Haunt, Brighton

8th October – Netil House, London

Mark Lanegan

Mark Lanegan will be touring in November.

1st November – St George’s Church, Brighton

2nd November – Institute, Birmingham

3rd November – College of Music, Leeds

4th November – Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh

5th November – Sugar Club, Dublin

7th November – Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

8th November – Union Chapel, London

29th November – Islington Assembly Hall, London


Midlake have announced details of their 2014 tour.

23rd October – Assembly Hall, London Islington

20th February – The Ritz, Manchester

21st February – Wulfrun Hall, Manchester

22nd February – o2 ABC, Glasgow

23rd February – Vicar Street, Dublin

25th February – Anson Rooms, Bristol

26th February – o2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Newton Faulkner

Newton Faulkner will be touring early in 2014.

6th February – Olympia, Dublin

7th February – Opera House, Cork

8th February – Seapoint, Galway

9th February – Limelight, Belfast

11th February – Picture House, Edinburgh

12th February – o2 ABC, Glasgow

13th February – o2 Academy, Newcastle

15th February – o2 Academy, Leeds

16th February – o2 Academy, Liverpool

17th February – Bridgewater, Manchester

19th February – Barbican, York

20th February – o2 Academy, Birmingham

21st February – Rock City, Nottingham

23rd February – UEA, Norwich

24th February – Corn Exchange, Ipswich

26th February – o2 Academy, Bournemouth

27th February – Colston Hall, Bristol

28th February – University, Cardiff

2nd March – Guildhall, Portsmouth

3rd March – De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill on Sea

5th March – Roundhouse, London

6th March – Glive, Guildford

7th March – Great Hall, Exeter

Palma Violets

Palma Violets will tour before the year ends. Catch them on these dates.

18th November – Wulfrun, Wolverhampton

19th November – Engine Rooms, Lincoln

21st November – Metropolitan University, Leeds

22nd November – University, Newcastle

23rd November – ABC, Glasgow

25th November – Waterfront, Norwich

26th November – Ritz, Manchester

28th November – Academy, Oxford

29th November – Kasbah, Coventry

30th November – University, Plymouth

2nd December – University, Southampton

3rd December – Academy, Bristol

4th December – Concorde, Brighton

5th December – Coronet, London


Savages will tour in November.

5th November – Concorde 2, Brighton

6th November – Forum, London

7th November – Trinity, Bristol

9th November – Ritz, Manchester

10th November – Classic Grand, Glasgow

11th November – Vox, Leeds

Thirty Seconds to Mars

Make sure you get your tickets to Thirty Seconds to Mars’s November tour.

14th November – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

15th November – NIA, Birmingham

16th November – Arena, Manchester

18th November – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

19th November – Hydro Arena, Glasgow

21st November – Capital FM Arena, Nottingham

23rd November – o2 Arena, London

25th November – o2 Arena, Dublin

26th November – Odyssey Arena, Belfast

Twenty One Pilots

Twenty One Pilots have announced details of a 2014 tour.

17th February – The Haunt, Brighton

18th February – o2 Academy 2, Oxford

19th February – Library, Birmingham

21st February – Academy 3, Manchester

22nd February – Cockpit, Leeds

23rd February – King Tuts, Glasgow

25th February – Thekla, Bristol

26th February – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

27th February – Heaven, London

Released This Week

Hesitation Marks – Nine Inch Nails

Sequel to the Prequel – Babyshambles

The 1975 – The 1975

Getting Over the Storm – UB40

Love in the Future – John Legend

Roaring 20s – Rizzle Kicks