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Music News: Monday 6th June 2011

Lisa Bentley




Baby Pink

American singer Pink and husband Cary Hart welcome a baby girl.  This is the first child for the couple.  Pink – whose real name is Alecia Beth Moore – and Carey Hart have previously suffered from marital difficulties and underwent marriage counselling welcomed Willow Sage Hart on the 2nd of June 2011.  MTTM congratulates the couple.

Mr Fogg and Tony Kaye Collaborate

Controversial movie director Tony Kaye has directed the new Mr Fogg video.  Sepia tinted jerky show reel images juxtaposed with the sweet melody creates an interesting visceral and audio content.  The American History X director and Mr Foggs collaborative effort is one to watch out for.  In fact why not go to our video section and have a look for yourself.

The Ticket Factory launch

Ever felt hopelessly lost when trying to choose a festival to attend?  What one would suit you – ever been coaxed into buying a Big Chill ticket when you are really more of a Download person?  Well fret no more people.  The launch of The Ticket Factory is here to help.  The website offers top tips, advice, last chance tickets and a quiz to find out which festival is for you.  You can check things out for yourself at www.ttfestivals.com.

Roadrunner Release Download Tracks

With Download Festival happening this weekend Roadrunner Records are being really nice and releasing ‘the ultimate Download Festival warm up’ featuring a track from the current album of the bands that are performing at the festival.  All you have to do is click ‘like’ on the Facebook page at the following link and get downloading the metal tracks for free!! http://www.facebook.com/roadrunnerrecordsuk.

Live Show Announcements

The Antlers

Ahead of the release of their new album Burst Apart on June 13th, The Antlers have announced a handful of live dates for later in the year.  The run of dates include the bands largest gig to date at London’s Koko.

8th November – Concorde 2, Brighton

9th November – Thekla, Brighton

10th November – Koko, London

11th November – Rainbow, Birmingham

12th November – Stylus, Leeds (part of the Constellations Festival)

14th November – Soundcontrol, Manchester

15th November – King Tuts, Glasgow

Britney Spears

Britney Spears’ Femme Fatale world tour starts later this month and the songstress has announced she will be hitting the UK for a one off date.  Spears will perform at Birmingham’s NEC arena, tickets cost between £50 and £55 and will be available to buy June 10th at 9am at www.theticketfactory.com or 0844 338 8000.

30th October – LG Arena, Birmingham

Cashier No.9

With the release of their new album To The Death of Fun later this month, Cashier No. 9 have announced performance dates.  Get the album and get a ticket.

25th June – Sea Sessions, Donegal

26th June – Hard Rock Calling, London

1st July – The Marquee, Cork

3rd July – Wireless Festival, London

9th July – Oxegen Festival, London

23rd July – Glasgowbury, Derry

24th July – Truck Festival, Oxford

27th July – Hoxton Bar and Kitchen, London

13th August – Racecourse, Thurles, Tipperary

14th August – Feile Festival, Derry

24th August – Belsonic, Belfast (with Elbow)

22nd September – Arthursday, Belfast


CSS have announced they will be releasing a new album in August.  The new album La Liberación will be accompanied with a UK tour.  Tickets cost £12.50 and are available at www.gigsandtours.com.

21st August – Digital, Brighton

22nd August – Rough Trade East, London (in store)

23rd August – XOYO, London

24th August – o2 Academy 2, Birmingham

29th August – Fibbers, York

30th August – Club Academy, Manchester

31st August – Stereo, Glasgow

Death From Above 1979

The Canadian duo Death From Above 1979 have announced two live dates for later in the year.  This comes after the notable success of the recent shows performed by the band which seen the duo back on stage for the first time in half a decade on British shores.  On sale now costing £17.50 for Manchester and £21.50 for London and are available at www.gigsandtours.com.

6th October – Academy, Manchester (0161 832 1111)

7th October – o2 Brixton Academy, London (0844 477 2000)

The Feeling

Ahead of the release of their third album Together We Were Made on June 20th The Feeling have announced dates for an October tour.  Tickets are on sale now and cost £16.50.

3rd October – o2 Academy, Bournemouth

4th October – o2 Academy, Bristol

5th October – Rock City, Nottingham

7th October – HMV Institute, Birmingham

8th October – o2 Academy, Leeds

9th October – o2 Academy, Newcastle

11th October – o2 ABC, Glasgow

12th October – Academy 2, Manchester

Get People

Having been hailed as ‘ones to watch’ by The Fly music magazine Get People are set to release EP Rain Tears July 11th.   The band will be playing a few festival and their own shows over the coming months to showcase the music.

11th June – Isle of Wight Festival

4th July – Old Blue Last, London

30th July – Far Festival, Newnham

19th August – V Festival, Weston-under-Lizard

20th August – V Festival, Chelmsford


With a multi award winning debut album under their belt Hurts have announced an immense European tour culminating in London.  The band will be playing three dates and tickets cost £17.50 and will be available from 9am on Wednesday 8th June and can be purchased at www.gigsandtours.com.

2nd November – Centre, Brighton

3rd November – o2 Academy, Glasgow

4th November – o2 Academy, Brixton


Incubus are about to release their sixth studio album If Not Now, When? on the June 11th and with its release the band are doing a one off performance in London’s HMV forum.  Four years after the release of their last album Gods of the Underworld this is likely to be a big event on any Incubus’s fans calendar.  Get your tickets quickly.

14th June – HMV Forum, London

Jessie J

Critic’s choice winner at this year’s Brit awards Jessie J has announced a 12 date UK tour this autumn.  The Do it Like A Dude singer has achieved global success having sold over 1 million copies of her debut album Who You Are worldwide.  Tickets for the Heartbeat Tour are available now, tickets costing £23.50 – £25.00 and are available from www.gigsandtours.com.

17th October – o2 Academy, Birmingham

19th October – Dome, Doncaster

21st October – o2 Apollo, Manchester

22nd October – University, Liverpool

23rd October – BIC, Bournemouth

25th October – Usher Hall, Edinburgh

26th October – Spa, Bridlington

27th October – Pavilions, Plymouth

29th October – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

30th October – o2 Academy, Leeds

01st November – HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London

03rd November – Centre, Brighton

Kaiser Chiefs

Leeds based band Kaiser Chiefs have announced a one off hometown gig.  Set for September, the band who gave us indie classics Everyday I Love You Less and Less, I Predict A Riot, Modern Way and Ruby will play at Leeds Kirkstall Abbey.  This will be after they have toured the festival circuit.  Tickets for the hometown gig go on sale Friday 10th June at 9:30 am and are available from the following outlets: – www.gigsandtours.com, www.ticketmaster.co.uk, www.ticketline.co.uk or from the 24 hour ticket booking telephone service which can be accessed on the following telephone numbers 0844 811 0051/ 0844 826 2826 / 0844 888 9991.

7th June – Princess Pavilion, Falmouth (sold out)

8th June – Princess Pavilion, Falmouth (sold out)

10th June – Isle of Wight Festival

16th June – Electric Ballroom, London (sold out)

24th June – Hard Rock Calling, London

26th June – Glastonbury

20th August – V Festival, Chelmsford

21st August – V Festival, Stafford

10th September – Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds

Kitty, Daisy and Lewis

With the release of their second album Smoking in Heaven on the 30th May, the family trio are touring the UK in June.  Get their album and get down to see them live, you will not be disappointed.

8th June – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

9th June – Cavern, Exeter

10th June – Ruby Lounge, Manchester

12th June – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

13th June – Academy 2, Newcastle

14th June – King Tuts, Glasgow

16th June – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

17th June – Academy 2, Birmingham

18th June – Thekla, Cambridge – St Pauls Church, Bristol

20th June – Arts Centre – Norwich

21st June – Dingwalls, London

PJ Harvey

After the critical laud dosed on PJ Harvey’s 8th studio album Let It Shake the singer has announced she will be playing two September dates.  With nearly twenty years of experience under her belt, the seasoned performer is bound to put on a show worth seeing.  Tickets are available now via www.gigsandtours.com.

4th September – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

8th September – o2 Apollo, Manchester

Ringo Starr and his All Star Band

Former Beatle Ringo Starr has announced a 28 day tour.  The tour which sees the infamous drummer doing his first tour since 2008.  Ringo plans to play six UK dates including his hometown of Liverpool.

17th June – Hampton Court, London

18th June – Empire, Liverpool

20th June – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

22nd June – Opera House, Manchester

23rd June – Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, Scotland

24th June – BIC, Bournemouth


Since the release of her stunning debut Seasons of My Soul Rumer has become a household name.  Her gorgeous voice has enraptured a plenty and has now announced her biggest live tour to date.  Tickets are available now, costing £32.50/£25.00/£19.50 and are available from www.gigsandtours.com.

10th November – Operahouse, Blackpool (01253 292 029)

11th November – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow (08444 999 990)

12th November – City Hall, Sheffield ( 0114 278 789)

13th November – City Hall, Newcastle (0191 261 2606)

15th November – Apollo, Manchester (0844 477 2000)

16th November – Regent Theatre, Ipswich (01473 433 100)

17th November – Guildhall, Portsmouth (023 9282 4355)

18th November – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill (01424 787 949)

20th November – St David’s Hall, Cardiff (02920 878 444)

21st November – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham (0115 989 5555)

22nd November – Royal Albert Hall, London (0207 589 8212)

She Keeps Bees

Along with an announcement of new album Dig On, She Keeps Bees have announced their summer dates.  The album is due for release on the 18th July and was recorded at home by the Brooklyn based duo Jessica Larrabee and Andy La Plant.

22nd June – Dalston Roof Garden, London

23rd June – The Eden Project (with Primal Scream)

10th July – Ribble Valley Festival

12th July – Seaman’s Mission, Liverpool

13th July – Square Chapel, Halifax Festival

21st July – Borderline, London

5th August – Big Chill Festival

20th August – Green Man Festival (main stage)

26th August – Leeds Festival

27th August – Festibelly

28th August – Reading Festival

The Blackout

The Blackout will be touring later in the year.  The band has announced that We Are The Ocean will support them.  Tickets cost £15 and are available at www.gigsandtours.com.

27th October – o2 Academy, Bristol

28th October – Leeds University

29th October – Picture House, Edinburgh

30th October – Hull University

1st November – Engine Shed, Lincoln

2nd November – Pyramids, Portsmouth

4th November – o2 Academy, Birmingham

5th November – Manchester Academy

6th November – Roundhouse, London

Tommy Emmanuel

Australian music veteran Tommy Emmanuel has announced a 10 date UK tour in December.  Emmanuel has worked with notable artists such as Eric Clapton, John Denver and Les Paul (among a plethora of others) is revered within the industry and with a back catalogue of near on 30 album releases he has an extensive back catalogue of songs to choose from for his performances.  Tickets are available through either www.seetickets.com, www.tommyemmanuel.com or on 24 hour box office 0871 230 1101.

1st December – City Hall, Hull

2nd December – International Centre, Harrogate

3rd December – Opera House, Buxton

4th December – Philharmonic, Liverpool

5th December – Town Hall, Birmingham

6th December – Hove Centre, Brighton

7th December – Corn Exchange, Cambridge

13th December – St David’s Hall, Cardiff

15th December – Union Chapel, London

16th December – City Hall, Salisbury

Wiz Khalifa

With the release if his album Rolling Papers in March, the rap sensation has announced live dates for later in the year.  Tickets for the November tour and cost £20 (£21.50 for London) and are available through www.gigsandtours.com.

2nd November – o2 Academy, Glasgow

3rd November – o2 Academy, Birmingham

4th November – o2 Academy, Newcastle

5th November – o2 Academy, Bristol

7th November – o2 Academy Brixton, London

8th November – o2 Apollo, Manchester

9th November – Guildhall, Southampton

11th November – o2 Academy, Leeds

Released This Week

Suck It And See – Arctic Monkeys

Glee: The Music, Volume 6 – Glee Cast

Dog Man Star – Suede

Summertime – Craig Ogden

Wonderland – Wonderland

England Keep My Bones – Frank Turner

Circuital – My Morning Jacket

Dirty Work – All Time Low

Gloss Drop – Battles

Group Therapy – Above and Beyond

Leisure Seizure – Tom Vek

Arabia Mountain – Black Lips