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Music News: Monday, 7th January 2013

Lisa Bentley



Adele Hits The Top Spot Again

Adele’s album 21 has been named the top selling album in America in 2012; this is despite the fact that it was released early in 2011. Well done Adele.

Lil Wayne to Star in New Movie…Kind of

Lil Wayne is to be the voice of one of the characters in the new movie The Good Dinosaur from Pixar.

Label Closure for Barlow

Gary Barlow’s record label – Future Records – has closed. Rumours are rife that it has gone into liquidation however Barlow is insisting that he closed the label to spend more time with his family.

Nathan Followill Welcomes Baby

Nathan Followill and Jesse Baylin have welcomed a new baby girl into the family. The latest addition, Violet is the latest in baby additions. She joins the other Followill babies Dixie Pearl (Caleb Followill’s daughter) and Knox Cameron (Matthew Followill’s son).

Live Announcements

Darwin Deez

Darwin Deez will be touring in February.

11th February – Concorde 2, Brighton

12th February – Heaven, London

13th February – o2 Academy 2, Birmingham

14th February – Thekla, Bristol

15th February – Soundcontrol, Manchester

16th February – Oran Mor, Glasgow

Deap Valley

Deap Valley start their tour in February. Are you going?

22nd February – Brixton Academy, London (NME Awards Show)

23rd February – Queens Social, Sheffield (with Drenge)

24th February – Rainbow, Birmingham (with Drenge)

26th February – Dingwalls, London (with Drenge)

28th February – The Haunt, Brighton (with Drenge)

1st March – Thekla, Bristol (with Drenge)

2nd March – Empire, Middlesborough (with Drenge)

4th March – King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow

5th March – Fibbers, York

6th March – Deaf Institute, Manchester (with Drenge)

7th March – The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool (with Drenge)

To Kill A King

To Kill A King are touring in March and April.

19th March – Leadmill, Sheffield

21st March – Rock City, Nottingham

23rd March – University Student Union, Cardiff

25th March – Concorde 2, Brighton

27th March – o2 Academy, Bristol

28th March – Shepherds Bush Empire, London

29th March – Shepherds Bush Empire, London

9th April – Temple, Birmingham

10th April – Scala, London

11th April – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

12th April – Ruby Lounge, Manchester

13th April – Nice n’ Sleazy, Glasgow

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