My Chemical Romance have hired new drummer Jarrod Alexander. Previous drummer Mike Pedicone was fired after being caught stealing.
Mark Ronson has married his girlfriend Josephine de la Baume in France this weekend. Congratulations to the happy couple.
Domino are offering two free downloads this week. Download Trailer Trash Tracys’ Dies In 55 at the following link http://soundcloud.com/dominorecordco/trailer-trash-tracys-dies-in/s-MNmpr. You can also download the new single from Real Deal, It’s Real by visiting the following link http://www.dominorecordco.com/uk/news/12-07-11/real-estate-announce-new-album–offer-free-download/.
Red Hot Chili Peppers have just released their latest album I’m With You and have announced a UK tour (for details see the Live Announcements below). The band are set to play a one off intimate show for Radio 1 at London’s Koko on September 2nd. Tickets for this show cannot be purchased however two lucky fans will be selected at random to get the chance to attend. For more information please apply at the following link – www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/shows/red_hot_chili_peppers.
A free download of Young Knives track Woman can be downloaded at the following address – http://soundcloud.com/pias/02-woman. Go on, go get your free music on!!
Beyonce and Jay-Z announced that they were expecting this week at the VMA’s . The singer proudly showed off her bump, revealing it as part of her performance. This is the first child for the couple.
Madonna is looking for a new backing dancer. The singer has teamed up with the Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project who will try to find her a new dancer to join her on her next tour. Dance competitions will be held in over 50 countries and will be judged later this year. For more information please visit www.facebook.com/SmirnoffGB.
The Xcerts have covered Bran Van 3000’s Drinking In L.A. and are giving it away as a free download. Click here for more details – http://www.musicglue.net/thexcerts/downloads/
Kiss bassist Gene Simmons is set to wed his long time partner Shannon Tweed. The couple plan to get married on October 1st.
Sir Tom Jones missed the final night of his extensive three month tour. He was advised by doctors in Monte Carlo to cancel his performance due to severe dehydration. Sir Tom Jones offers his apologies to disappointed fans.
Mel B has given birth to a baby girl in LA. This is the third child for the Spice Girl.
Mint Julep are offering a free download of their track Aviary. Get downloading!
Liam Gallagher’s new musical outfit, Beady Eye, has announced five date November tour. The news come a week after his estranged brother Noel announced a tour for his new band The High Flying Birds. Tickets for the gig cost £27.50 and can be purchased via www.gigsandtours.com or www.beadyeyemusic.com and are available now.
11th November – Empress Ballroom, Blackpool
12th November – o2 Academy, Sheffield
14th November – o2 Academy, Birmingham
15th November – Oasis Leisure Centre, Swindon
17th November – o2 Academy Brixton, London
Catch Beth Jeans Houghton on her tour later this month. Tickets are available now.
27th September – Brighton Ballroom, Brighton
28th September – The Railway, Winchester
29th September – The Lexington, London
1st October – The Deaf Institute, Manchester
2nd October – The Duchess, York
26th October – The Cluny, Newcastle
Connan Mockasin has announced details of his new single and his September tour. Tickets are available now.
2nd September – Phantasy Sound @ Fabric Live (with Erol Alkan, Switch, Gesaffelstein & DURRR)
25th September – King Tut’s, Glasgow
26th September – The Deaf Institute, Manchester
27th September – Sheffield Bungalow, Sheffield
28th September – Bush Hall, London
29th September – Start The Bus, Bristol
30th September – Green Door, Brighton
Solo album from Dave Hause Resolutions is due for release September 19th. Hause will be playing a series of live dates. Tickets are available now.
27th September – o2 Academy, Bristol
28th September – Academy 2, Manchester
29th September – Academy, Dublin
30th September – ABC, Glasgow
1st October – Northumbria SU, Newcastle
2nd October – Rock City, Nottingham
15th October – o2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
16th October – University Great Hall, Cardiff
17th October – Pyramids, Portsmouth
The two American rock giants Def Leppard and Motley Crue have joined forces for a UK tour this December. Tickets for the event cost £45 – £47.50 and can be purchased via www.livenation.co.uk.
6th December – LG Arena, Birmingham
8th December – Capital FM Arena, Nottingham
9th December – SECC Hall 4, Glasgow
11th December – MEN Arena, Manchester
13th December – Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield
14th December – Wembley Arena, London
Glasvegas have announced a six date autumn tour which will culminate in a hometown show in Glasgow. Tickets are available now costing £16 – £17 via www.gigsandtours.com.
22nd October – The Savoy, Cork
24th October – Koko, London
26th October – The Old Market, Brighton
27th October – Club Academy, Manchester
29th October – Leadmill, Sheffield
30th October – Duchess of York, York
21st October – ABC, Glasgow
Ahead of the release of their third album JLS have announced their new tour. Tickets go on sale Friday 9th September at 9am and cost £25 – £32.50 via www.gigsandtours.com.
15th March – Echo Arena, Liverpool (0844 8000 400)
16th March – LG Arena, Birmingham (0844 338 8000)
19th March – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff (02920 224 488)
20th March – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff (02920 224 488)
23rd March – o2 Arena, London (0844 856 0202)
24th March – o2 Arena, London (0844 856 0202)
27th March – Capital FM Arena, Nottingham (0844 4124 324)
28th March – Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield (0114 256 5656)
30th March – MEN Arena, Manchester (0844 847 8000)
1st April – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle (0844 493 6666)
3rd April – AECC, Aberdeen (0844 499 9990)
4th April – SECC, Glasgow (0844 499 9990)
7th January – New Theatre, Oxford (0844 847 1585)
8th January – Guildhall, Portsmouth (02392 824 355)
10th January – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend (01702 351 135)
12th January – Regent, Ipswich (01473 433 100)
13th January – Regent, Ipswich (01473 433 100)
16th January – City Hall, Newcastle (0191 261 2606)
18th January – Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow (0191 261 2606)
19th January – Playhouse, Edinburgh (0844 499 9990)
21st January – International Centre, Harrogate (0845 130 8840)
22nd January – City Hall, Sheffield (0114 278 9789)
24th January – North Wales Theatre, Llandudno (01492 872 000)
25th January – Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool (0151 709 3789)
27th January – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff (029 2022 4488)
29th January – Symphony Hall, Birmingham (0121 780 3333)
30th January – Symphony Hall, Birmingham (0121 780 3333)
1st February – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester (0161 907 9000)
2nd February – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester (0161 907 9000)
4th February – Opera House, Blackpool (0844 856 1111)
6th February – Colston Hall, Bristol (0117 922 3686)
7th February – Pavilions, Plymouth (0845 146 1460)
9th February – International Centre, Bournemouth (0844 576 3000)
10th February – Centre, Brighton (0844 847 1515)
12th February – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham (0115 989 5555)
13th February – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham (0115 989 5555)
16th February – HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London (0844 844 4748)
The release of Manic Street Preachers singles collection National Treasures is set for October 31st. The band have announced a one of performance in London. Tickets for the event cost £22.50 – £32.50 and can be purchased via www.gigsandtours.com.
17th December – o2 Arena, London
Marcus Foster is setting out on tour supporting The Pierces. Foster will follow his stint with The Pierces with a headlining tour. The tour which has been announced for some time has had to undergo some date and venue changes. For the details please see below. Marcus Foster’s debut album Nameless Path is due for release 26th September.
7th October – Leadmill, Sheffield (supporting The Pierces)
8th October – ABC, Glasgow (supporting The Pierces)
9th October – Academy 2, Manchester (supporting The Pierces)
11th October – Concorde 2, Brighton (supporting The Pierces)
12th October – Glee Club, Birmingham (supporting The Pierces)
13th October – Shepherds Bush Empire, London (supporting The Pierces)
15th October – Junction, Cambridge (supporting The Pierces)
16th October – Waterfront, Norwich (supporting The Pierces)
17th October – Glee Club, Cardiff (supporting The Pierces)
19th October – Academy 1, Oxford (supporting The Pierces)
20th October – Anson Rooms, Bristol (supporting The Pierces)
21st October – Academy – Stanley Theatre, Liverpool (supporting The Pierces)
1st November – Pivo Pivo, Glasgow (NB Venue change)
3rd November – Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh
6th November – The Cluny 2, Newcastle
7th November – Leadmill, Sheffield (New Show)
8th November – MOJO, Liverpool (Liverpool Music Week) (New Show)
9th November – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
10th November – Joiners, Southampton (New Show)
22nd November – Portland Arms, Cambridge
23rd November – Dingwalls, London
24th November – Bodega, Nottingham
25th November – The Deaf Institute, Manchester
27th November – Thekla, Bristol
29th November – Hare & Hound, Birmingham (NB Venue Change)
With new album released this week Red Hot Chili Peppers are set to tour the UK. Tickets are available now.
4th November – o2, Dublin
7th November – o2, London
9th November – o2, London
10th November – o2, London
12th November – SECC Hall 4, Glasgow
14th November – Evening News Arena, Manchester
15th November – Evening News Arena, Manchester
17th November – Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield
19th November – LG Arena, Birmingham
20th November – LG Arena, Birmingham
Spector are hitting the road in their cleverly titled ‘Spectour’. Tickets are available now.
11th September – Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds (with Kaiser Chiefs)
17th September – Split Festival, Sunderland
26th September – Shepherds Bush Empire, London (with Slow Club)
2nd October – Turner Galler, Margate (with Summer Camp)
12th October – Nice N’ Sleazys, Glasgow
13th October – A Nation Of Shopkeepers, Leeds
14th October – Bungalows and Bears, Sheffield
15th October – Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
18th October – Roadhouse, Manchester
19th October – Start The Bus, Bristol
20th October – Shacklewell Arms, London
23rd October – SWN Festival, Cardiff
29th October – Battersea Power Station/Relentless Freeze, London
12th November – Constellations Festival, Leeds
Debut album Welcome To Condale will be released later this year and the band has announced a series of live dates. Tickets are available now.
9th November – Lancaster Library, Lancaster £10 (www.getitloudinlibraries.com)
10th November – Mojo, Liverpool (Liverpool Music Week) (www.mojobar.com)
11th November – Dog and Parrot, Newcastle £7.50
12th November Constellations, Leeds (www.constellationsfestival.com)
14th November – Joiners, Southampton (www.joiners.co.uk)
15th November – Jericho, Oxford (www.thejerichooxford.co.uk)
17th November – Efes, London
18th November – Farmhouse, Canterbury (www.thefarmhousecanterbury.co.uk)
19th November – Green Door Store, Brighton (www.thegreendoorstore.co.uk)
After impressing the crowds at last weekend’s Reading and Leeds Festival Twin Atlantic are heading out on tour. The band will also be releasing their new single Making A Beast Of Myself on September 26th. Tickets for their shows are available now and cost £8.50 – £10 and can be purchased via www.gigsandtours.com.
28th November – CF10, Cardiff (0871 230 2360 or www.seetickets.com)
29th November – Islington Academy, London (0844 477 2000 or www.ticketweb.co.uk)
30th November – Haunt, Brighton (01273 606 312 or www.seetickets.com)
2nd December – Academy 2, Birmingham (0844 477 2000 or www.ticketweb.co.uk)
3rd December – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham (0845 413 4444 or www.alt-tickets.co.uk)
4th December – Club Academy, Manchester (0161 832 1111 or www.ticketline.co.uk)
6th December – Central Station, Wrexham (0870 444 5556 or www.seetickets.co.uk)
7th December – Cockpit, Leeds (0113 245 4650 or www.lunatickets.co.uk)
9th December – Picturehouse, Edinburgh (0844 499 9990 or www.gigsinscotland.com)
10th December – Academy, Glasgow (0844 499 9990 or www.gigsinscotland.com)
11th December – Forum, Aberdeen (0844 499 9990 or www.beyondit.net)
12th December – Fat Sams, Dundee (0844 499 9990 or www.gigsinscotland.com)
Playing In The Shadows – The Album – Example
The Sea – Melanie C
Portamento – The Drums
Nothing Is Wrong – Dawes
Hurricane/Dub – Grace Jones
Jeff Bridges – Jeff Bridges
In The Grace Of Your Love – The Rapture
Never Trust A Happy Song – Grouplove
Looking Up Feeling Down – Paul Wassif
Lights Out – Big Deal (Recommended)