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Music News: Monday 8th April 2013

Lisa Bentley



Murder Plotters Given Life

The two men accused of plotting to kill singer Joss Stone have been given a life sentence. Junior Bradshaw and Kevin Liverpool planned to kill the singer/actress due to her friendship with royal family members William and Harry.

Richie Sambora Announces Sabbatical

Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora has announced that he will be taking a sabbatical from the current tour, citing personal reasons for this departure. The band are currently touring the US.

Kid Cudi Leaves Good

Kid Cudi has left Good, the music label owned by Kanye West. The departure from the label is said to be an amicable one.

HMV Saved?

This week saw 132 HMV stores bought by the company Hilco UK. The purchase which is believed to have cost approximately £50million has apparently saved near on 3000 jobs.

Angel Haze Postpones Tour Again

Angel Haze has postponed her tour yet again. The rapper is concentrating on her album and has postponed the dates that she has already changed once this year.

Glastonbury Emerging Talent Winner Announced

Bridie Jackson & The Arbour have been announced as the winners of the Glastonbury Emerging Talent competition. The band will perform on the Pyramid stage at this year’s music event.

Live Announcements

Alter Bridge

Alter Bridge will be touring the UK in October.

16th October – Nottingham Arena, Nottingham

17th October – NIA, Birmingham

18th October – Wembley Arena, London

20th October – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

21st October – Hydro, Glasgow

22nd October – Manchester Arena, Manchester

Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra

Tickets for Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra tour are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

28th June – Glastonbury Festival, Glastonbury

11th July – The Ritz, Manchester

12th July – Roundhouse, London

13th July – Concorde 2, Brighton

15th July – o2 Academy, Bristol

16th July – The Institute, Birmingham

17th July – The Picture House, Edinburgh

18th July – The Academy, Dublin

Caro Emerald

Catch Caro Emerald on her September tour. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

10th September – Sage 1, Gateshead

11th September – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

13th September – Lowry, Manchester

14th September – Royal Festival Hall, London

16th September – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

17th September – Oxford New Theatre, Oxford

19th September – Colston Hall, Bristol

20th September – Cliff Pavilion, Southend

22nd September – De Montfort Hall, Leicester

23rd September – Regent, Ipswich

25th September – Guildhall, Portsmouth


Drenge are touring over the next few months. Make sure you check them out.

9th April – Portland Arms, Cambridge

10th April – The Cookie Jar, Leicester

11th April – Esquires, Bedford

12th April – The Registry, Portsmouth

13th April – Oakford Sical Club, Reading

17th April – 100 Club, London

20th April – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

23rd April – Night and Day, Manchester

24th April – Westgarth Social Club, Middlesbrough

25th April – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh

26th April – Chameleon, Nottingham

27th April – Welly, Hul

2nd May – Liverpool Sound City, Liverpool

6th May – The Octagon, Sheffield

9th May – Pure, Sunderland

10th May – Nice N Sleazys, Glasgow

16th May – The Great Escape, Brighton

18th May – 60 Million Postcards, Bournemouth

27th May – Evolution Festival, Newcastle

4th June – Hare and Hounds 2, Birmingham

5th June – Barfly, London

6th June – The Joiners, Southampton

7th June – Louisiana, Bristol

5th July – Hop Farm Festival, Paddock Woods

6th July – Blissfields Festival, Winchester

6th July – Hyde Park, London

20th July – Latitude Festival, Southwold

28th July – Kendal Calling, Kendal

3rd August – Y Not Festival, Pikehall

18th August – Beacons Festival, Skipton

6th September – Bestival, Isle of Wight

Ed Harcourt

Ed Harcourt is touring throughout May and June.

16th May – 18th May – Great Escape Festival, Brighton

29th May – Colston Hall 2, Bristol

30th May – Cadogan Hall, London

31st May – Slade Rooms, Wolves

2nd June – Trades Club, Hebden Bridge

3rd June – St Philips Salford, Manchester

4th June – Library Theatre, Sheffield

6th June – Holy Trinity, Leeds

7th June – Scandinavian Church, Liverpool

9th June – Sage 2, Newcastle

10th June – NCEM, York

11th June – Arts Centre, Norwich


Tickets for Findlay are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

18th April – Electrowerks, London

19th April – Ruby Lounge, Manchester

2nd May – Liverpool Sound City

3rd May – KU Bar, Stockton

4th May – Live at Leeds, Leeds

16th May – The Great Escape Festival

26th May – Secret Garden Party

Holly Williams

Holly Williams will be touring in June.

17th June – Town Hall Birmingham

18th June – o2 ABC, Glasgow

19th June – Sage, Gateshead

20th June – Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

21st June – St Georges Church, Brighton

23rd June – Borderline, London

Melody’s Echo Chamber

Melody’s Echo Chamber will be touring during May and June.

3rd May – Liverpool Sound City, Liverpool

4th May – Live at Leeds, Leeds

5th May – Alexandra Palace, London (Grizzly Bear ATP)

25th May – Hammersmith Apollo, London (with Tame Impala)

29th May – Glastonbury Festival, Glastonbury

The Original Rudeboys

Tickets for The Original Rudeboys UK headlining tour in July are available via www.gigsandtours.com.

9th July – o2 Academy Islington 2, London

10th July – o2 Academy 3, Birmingham

11th July – o2 Academy 2, Liverpool

12th July – o2 Academy 2, Newcastle

15th July – Leadmill Room 2, Sheffield

16th July – Deaf Institute, Manchester

17th July – CF10, Cardiff

Public Service Broadcasting

Catch Public Service Broadcasting on their upcoming tour.

30th April – An Tobar, Mull

1st May – Sal Mor Ostaig, Skye

2nd May – Ironworks, Inverness

3rd May – Woodlands Centre, Stornoway

4th May – The Arch Inn, Ullapool

5th May – Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore

7th May – The Caves, Edinburgh

8th May – ABC, Glasgow

9th May – The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

10th May – The Cluny, Newcastle

11th May – Westgarth Social Club, Leeds

13th May – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

14th May – Sound Control, Manchester

15th May – The Kazimier, Liverpool

16th May – The Leadmill, Sheffield

17th May – Bodega Social Club, Nottingham

18th May – HMV Institute Temple, Birmingham

20th May – Roxx, Southampton

21st May – The Haunt, Brighton

22nd May – Village Underground, London

23rd May – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

24th May – The Fleece, Bristol

25th May – Open, Norwich

27th May – Village Underground, London

28th May – The Stiff Kitten, Belfast

30th May – Cyprus Avenue, Cork

31st May – The Button Factory, Dublin

The Summer Set

The Summer Set are touring in May and June. Are you going?

20th May – Academy 2, Oxford

21st May – Thekla, Bristol

22nd May – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

24th May – Rock City Basement, Nottingham

25th May – Slam Dunk Festival, Leeds

26th May – Slam Dunk Festival, Hatfield

27th May – Slam Dunk Festival, Wolverhampton

28th May – Tuts/Garage, Glasgow

29th May – Academy 2, Newcastle

30th May – Academy 2, Liverpool

31st May – KCLSU, London

1st June – Deaf Institute, Manchester

To Kill A King

Catch to Kill A King who are on tour this week.

9th April – HMV Temple Bar, Birmingham (with Spring Offensive)

10th April – Scala, London (with Shields & The Edmondsons)

11th April – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (with Spring Offensive)

12th April – Ruby Lounge, Manchester (with Spring Offensive)

13th April – Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow (with Spring Offensive)


UB40 will be touring in June.

14th June – Skydrome Arena, Coventry

17th June – Planet Ice Arena, Peterborough

20th June – Planet Ice Arena, Isle of Wight

21st June – Planet Ice Arena, Cardiff

Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Check out Unknown Mortal Orchestra when they tour the UK in May.

1st May – King Tuts, Glasgow

2nd May – Academy 2, Dublin

3rd May – The Garage, Liverpool

4th May – The Cockpit, Leeds

6th May – Deaf Institute, Manchester

7th May – Thekla, Bristol

8th May – Temple Room, Birmingham

10th May – ATP Festival

16th May – Village Underground, London

Willie Nile

Willie Nile will be touring the UK in April and May.

19th April – The St Bonaventures Social Club, Bristol

20th April – National Record Store Day, Sub-Tone, Cheltenham

22nd April – The Jericho Tavern, Oxford

24th April – The Cellars at Eastney, Portsmouth

25th April – The New Roscoe, Leeds

26th April – Snow Goose Live, Macclesfield

27th April – The Cluny, Newcastle

28th April – The Brickyard, Carlisle

30th April – The Musician, Leicester

2nd May – The 100 Club, London

3rd May – Tingewick Village Hall, Nr Buckingham

5th May – The Tropicana Club, Ruislip

Wolf Alice

Check out Wolf Alice on their upcoming tour.

2nd May – Birthdays, London (Sold Out)

4th May – Live at Leeds Festival

5th May – City Sound Project, Canterbury

16th May –Great Escape Festival, Brighton

20th May – Kasbah, Coventry

21st May – Bar Bloc, Glasgow

22nd May – Westgarth Social Club, Middlesbrough

23rd May – Think Tank at Hoults Yard, Newcastle

24th May – Dot to Dot Festival, Manchester

25th May – Dot to Dot Festival, Bristol

26th May – Dot to Dot Festival, Nottingham

28th May – Thekla, Bristol (with Tribes)

29th May – Roundhouse, London (with Tribes)

30th May – Arts Centre, Norwich

31st May – The Victoria, Birmingham

1st June – Buffalo Bar, Cardiff

3rd June – Joiners, Southampton

4th June – The Lexington, London

5th June – Jericho, Oxford

6th June – Shipping Forecast, Liverpool

7th June – Esquires, Bedford

8th June – 60 Million Postcards, Bournemouth

4th August – Y Not Festival

Young Kato

Young Kato will be touring throughout May and June

21st May – o2 Academy 2, Oxford

23rd May – Red Room, Nottingham

25th May – The Leopard, Doncaster

27th May – o2 Academy 3, Birmingham

29th May – Sugarmill, Stoke

1st June – Hunter Club, Bury St Edmunds

3rd June – The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

5th June – Islington Bar Academy, London

7th June – The Compass, Chester

10th June – The Boileroom, Guildford

12th June – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

15th June – Pigs, Cheltenham

Released This Week

House of Gold & Bones Part 2 – Stone Sour

Paramore – Paramore

The Journey – Big Country

Overgrown – James Blake

Walkin’ On A Pretty Daze – Kurt Vile

Device – Device

Echoes of the Outlaw Roadshow – Counting Crows

Dreamchaser – Sarah Brightman

Here’s Willy Moon – Willy Moon