The Foo Fighters are taking a break. That is the latest news from the band. However, this information has led to worried fans to believe that the band are breaking up. Frontman Dave Grohl issued the following statement via the bands official Facebook page
Dave here. Just wanted to write and thank you all again from the bottom of my heart for another incredible year (Our 18th to be exact!) We truly never could have done any of this without you…
Never in my wildest dreams did I think Foo Fighters would make it this far. I never thought we COULD make it this far to be honest. There were times when I didn’t think the band would survive. There were times when I wanted to give up. But…I can’t give up this band. And I never will. Because it’s not just a band to me. It’s my life. It’s my family. It’s my world.
Yes…I was serious. I’m not sure when the Foo Fighters are going to play again. It feels strange to say that, but it’s a good thing for all of us to go away for a while. It’s one of the reasons why we’re still here. Make sense? I never want to NOT be in this band. So, sometimes it’s good to just…put it back in the garage for a while…
But no gold watches or vacations just yet…I’ll be focusing all of my energy on finishing up my Sound City documentary film and album for worldwide release in the very near future. A year in the making, it could be the biggest, most important project I’ve ever worked on. Get ready…it’s coming.
Me, Taylor, Nate, Pat, Chris and Rami…I’m sure we’ll all see you out there…somewhere…
Thank you, thank you, thank you…
A few weeks after Pussy Riot were awarded the Lennonono Peace award Lady Gaga has become the latest person to be awarded the honour. Congratulations to Lady Gaga.
Andrew WK has teamed up with magician David Blaine to perform a musical stunt that will take place this weekend. The musician will play a keyboard which is set to send 1 million volts of electricity through the illusionist David Blaine. Weird.
Kings of Leon performed in San Francisco this week and were joined on stage by Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam fame. Vedder performed classic KOL track The Bucket.
Funeral For A Friend have announced details of their latest album. The album will be called Conduit and it will be released in November.
Bonehead, the guitarist most famous for being a member of Oasis is set to release his debut album in 2013. The album is called Parlour Flames and will include 12 songs.
George Michael has had to cancel several dates on his Australian tour. He has cited major anxiety as the reasons for not performing the nine dates.
A new song from Matthew Jay is released this week. Matthew Jay released Draw in 2001 when he was signed to EMI. Tragically Matthew Jay died in 2003. More of his music has been released since his death; in 2008 his first posthumous album Further Than Tomorrow was released. Now his family are releasing a new single called Holy Details. It will be released October 10th which is the late singers birthday. Make sure you check it out.
Jared Followill and his fiancé Martha Patterson this week. Congratulations to the happy couple.
Volume Two of Music For a Good Home, the charity CD whose proceeds go to Shelter was released last week. The twenty track CD contains songs from Rock of Travolta, Jimmy D and Mayday among many others. The album was produced for a good cause so make sure you pick up your copy from the following link – http://www.musicforagoodhome.
A Tale of Two Cities begin their tour later this month.
26th October – Cherries, Bridgewater
27th October – Green Baize, Weston-Super-Mare
28th October – Tor Leisure, Glastonbury
30th October – The Islington, London
31st October –The Fern & Fallow, Cannock
1st November – Avondales, Southampton
2nd November – Mother Live, Shoreditch, London
25th November – The Croft, Bristol
Bat For Lashes are touring this month.
18th October – Ironworks, Inverness
19th October – Picture House, Edinburgh
21st October – o2 ABC, Glasgow
22nd October – Cathedral, Manchester
23rd October – Cathedral, Manchester
25th October – Metropolitan University, Leeds
26th October – University of East Anglia, Norwich
28th October – o2 Academy, Leicester
29th October – Forum, London
30th October – Forum, London
1st November – HMV Institute, Birmingham
2nd November – Anson Rooms, Bristol
3rd November – Pyramids, Portsmouth
4th November – Dome Concert Hall, Brighton
Colt 45’s tour starts this week.
13th October – Brickyard, Carlisle
26th October – Warehouse, Penrith
27th October – Lexington, London
15th November – Bootleggers, Kendal
23rd November – Retro, Manchester
2nd December – Retro, Manchester
13th December – Bloc, Glasgow
15th December – Joplins, Chesterfield
16th December – Pivo, Glasgow
Deaf Club start touring later this month.
12th October – Sound & Vision Festival
19th October – Sebright Arms, London
30th October – School of Art, Glasgow
31st October – Cluny, Newcastle
1st November – Soup Kitchen, Manchester
2nd November – Cockpit 3, Leeds
3rd November – Stealth, Nottingham
4th November – Louisiana, Bristol
6th November – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton
9th November – The Compass, Chester
10th November – Lock 42, Leicester
12th November – Trof Fallowfield, Manchester
Deap Valley are touring with the Vaccines in November.
15th November – Pavilions, Plymouth
17th November – Alexandra Palace, London
19th November – De Montford Hall, Leicester
21st November – Apollo, Manchester
22nd November – University, Liverpool
23rd November – Dome, Doncaster
25th November – o2 Academy, Glasgow
26th November – o2 Academy, Glasgow
27th November – o2 Academy, Newcastle
29th November – o2 Academy, Birmingham
30th November – o2 Academy, Bournemouth
Tickets for Jaguar Skills and his Amazing Friends are available via www.gigsandtours.com.
10th October – Plug, Sheffield
12th October – o2 Academy, Oxford
13th October – HMV Forum, London
19th October – Stealth, Nottingham
20th October – Fusion, Guernsey
26th October – Sankeys, Manchester
2nd November – BUNKA, Leicester
3rd November – Glam, Cardiff
9th November – Secret Warehouse, Southampton
10th November – o2 Academy, Bristol
Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman are touring in November.
4th November – Phoenix, Exeter
6th November – Prince Albert, Stroud
7th November – Putney Half Moon, London
8th November – Unicorn Theatre, Abingdon
9th November – Sheffield Cathedral, Sheffield
10th November – Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
10th November – Arts Centre, Newhampton
11th November – Arts Centre, Bridport
15th November – Komedia, Brighton
16th November – Norden Farm Center for the Arts, Maidenhead
17th November – David Hall Arts Centre, South Petherton
19th November – Silver Street Sessions, Wiveliscombe
23rd November – Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Southampton
24th November – Rook Lane Arts Centre, Frome
25th November – Old Grammar School, Truro
27th November – National Centre for Early Music, York
29th November – The Met, Bury
30th November – The Stables, Milton Keynes
Katzenjammer start their tour later this month. Make sure you get down to see them. This is definitely a tour that is not to be missed.
25th October – The Junction, Cambridge
27th October – The Cockpit, Leeds
28th October – Oran Mor, Glasgow
29th October – HMV Institute, Birmingham
31st October – Islington Academy, London (Halloween Party)
1st November – Academy 2, Oxford
2nd November – Sound Control, Manchester
3rd November – Thekla, Bristol
Lemar is touring in December.
9th December – o2 Academy, Bournemouth
10th December – Regent, Ipswich
11th December – HMV Ritz, Manchester
13th December – HMV Institute, Birmingham
14th December – o2 Academy, Bristol
15th December – Indigo o2, London
Lianne La Havas’ tour starts this week.
8th October – Junction, Cambridge
10th October – Ritz, Manchester
11th October – o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
12th October – HMV Institute, Birmingham
14th October – Stylus, Leeds
17th October – Fire Station, Bournemouth
18th October – Concorde 2, Brighton
20th October – Leadmill, Sheffield
21st October – o2 Academy, Bristol
22nd October – o2 Academy, Oxford
Catch Lucy Rose on her tour later this month.
20th October – East Oxford Centre, Oxford
21st October – Bodega, Nottingham
22nd October – Junction 1, Cambridge
23rd October – Bucks University, High Wycombe
25th October – Deaf Institute, Manchester
26th October- The Temple, Birmingham
28th October – Plug, Sheffield
29th October – Brudenell, Leeds
30th October – Academy 2, Newcastle
1st November – The Arches, Glasgow
2nd November – Electric Circus, Edinburgh
3rd November – Auntie Annie’s, Belfast
4th November – Whelan’s, Dublin
6th November – Kazimier, Liverpool
7th November – Hull, Fruit
8th November – Scholars Bar, Leicester
10th November – Kasbah Club, Coventry
11th November – Arts Centre, Norwich
12th November – Coalition, Brighton
14th November – Joiners, Southampton
15th November – Fleece, Bristol
16th November – The Gate, Cardiff
17th November – Minister Church, Reading
19th November – Railway Inn, Manchester
20th November – Boiler Room, Guildford
22nd November – Electric Ballroom, London
Tickets for Marika Hackman’s November tour are available via www.gigsandtours.com.
26th November – Komedia, Brighton
27th November – Thekla Upstairs, Bristol
28th November – Water Rats, London
29th November – Green Rooms, Stockton-on-Tees
30th November – King Tuts, Glasgow
1st December – The Castle, Manchester
Memphis May Fire’s tour starts this week. Make sure you get your ticket.
10th October – Electric Ballroom, London
11th October – Garage, Glasgow
12th October – Moho Live, Manchester
13th October – Asylum, Birmingham
14th October – Cockpit, Leeds
Michelle Stodart of The Magic Numbers is performing her first solo tour in November. Details of performance dates are below.
15th November – The Black Room, Manchester
16th November – The Cockpit, Leeds
19th November – Electric Circus, Edinburgh
20th November – Mc Hughes, Belfast
21st November – Academy 2, Dublin
23rd November – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
24th November – Water Rats, London
28th November – The Hope, Brighton
29th November – Jerciho Tavern, Oxford
30th November – Bodega, Nottingham
2nd December – The Thunderbolt, Bristol
Simian Mobile Disco are touring in October and November.
12th October – Warehouse Project, Manchester
27th October – Fire, London
8th November – The Twisted Pepper, Dublin
9th November – The Limelight, Belfast
10th November – The Arches, Glasgow
17th November – The Masque, Liverpool
Syd Arthur’s tour starts at the end of the month.
31st October – The Blind Tiger Club, Brighton
1st November – Communion Present at Wilmington Arms, London
2nd November – Old Road Tavern, Chippenham
3rd November – Augustine Hall, Canterbury
5th November – Louisiana, Bristol
6th November – Firebug, Leicester
Tickets for Tegan & Sara’s November tour are available via www.gigsandtours.com.
7th November – Junction, Cambridge
11th November – o2 Academy, Bristol
15th November – HMV Forum, London
To Kill A King’s tour starts later this month. The band will be playing 11 dates across the country. Make sure you get your ticket.
20th October – Westgarth Social Club, Middlesbrough
21st October – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
23rd October – The Musician, Leicester
24th October – The Fleece, Bristol
25th October – Cargo, London
26th October – Brass Monkey, Hastings
28th October – Joiners, Southampton
29th October – The Bodega Social Club, Nottingham
30th October – Leopard, Doncaster
1st November – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
2nd November – The Ruby Lounge, Manchester
Train are touring in February 2013. Tickets are available via www.gigsandtours.com.
14th February – o2 Academy, Newcastle
15th February – o2 Academy, Glasgow
17th February – Ulster Hall, Belfast
18th February – Vicar Street, Dublin
19th February – o2 Apollo, Manchester
21st February – o2 Academy, Leeds
22nd February – HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London
23rd February – Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
Two Gallants are touring this month and also in November.
25th October – Whelans, Dublin
26th October – The Stiff Kitten, Belfast
27th October – Leaf, Liverpool
28th October – The Cluny, Newcastle
29th October – Cockpit, Leeds
30th October – King Tuts, Glasgow
31st October – Academy 3, Manchester
1st November – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth
2nd November – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
3rd November – Fleece, Bristol
4th November – Arts Centre, Norwich
5th November – Junction 2, Cambridge
6th November – Electric Ballroom, London
14th November – Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London
Long Wave – Jeff Lynne
Halcyon – Ellie Goulding
Release Me – Barbara Streisand
Monster – KISS
Bang Bang Boom Boom – Beth Hart
Lonerism – Tame Impala
The Origin of Love – Mika
Don’t Panic – All Time Low
The Mighty Sky – Beth Neilson Chapman
Sirens – Nine Black Alps