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Music News: Monday 5th September 2011

Lisa Bentley


My Chemical Romance


My Chemical Romance Fire Drummer

My Chemical Romance have hired new drummer Jarrod Alexander.  Previous drummer Mike Pedicone was fired after being caught stealing.

Mark Ronson Weds

Mark Ronson has married his girlfriend Josephine de la Baume in France this weekend.  Congratulations to the happy couple.

Free Downloads From Domino

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/.

Free Ticket Competition

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.

Young Knives Free Download

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 Pregnant

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.

Dance For Madonna

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 Free Download

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/

Gene Simmons Set To Wed

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 Ordered To Rest

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 Gives Birth

Mel B has given birth to a baby girl in LA.  This is the third child for the Spice Girl.

Mint Julep Free Download

Mint Julep are offering a free download of their track Aviary.  Get downloading!

Live Announcements

Beady Eye

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

Beth Jeans Houghton

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

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

Dave Hause

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

Def Leppard and Motley Crue

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)

Katherine Jenkins

Opera star Katherine Jenkins has announced an extensive UK tour.  Ticket prices range from £27.50 to £75 and are available now via www.gigsandtours.com or www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

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)

Manic Street Preachers

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

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)

Red Hot Chili Peppers

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

Summer Camp

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)

Twin Atlantic

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)

Released This Week

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)