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Music News: Monday 9th June 2014

Lisa Bentley



Morrissey Cancels Gig

Morrissey has disappointed his American fans by cancelling his show in Atlanta. He cancelled his show due to illness.

Leona Lewis Bids Farewell to Simon Cowell

Leona Lewis has left Simon Cowell’s record label Syco, part of Sony, and signed to Islands Records.

Justin Blooper

Justin Bieber angered people this week for making racist jokes. He has issued a statement of apology:

“As a kid, I didn’t understand the power of certain words and how they can hurt. I thought it was OK to repeat hurtful words and jokes, but didn’t realise at the time that it wasn’t funny and that in fact my actions were continuing the ignorance. Thanks to friends and family I learned from my mistakes and grew up and apologised for those wrongs. Now that these mistakes from the past have become public I need to apologise again to all those I have offended. I’m very sorry. I take my friendships with people of all cultures very seriously and I apologise for offending or hurting anyone with my childish and inexcusable mistake. I was a kid then and I am a man now who knows my responsibility to the world and to not make that mistake again. Ignorance has no place in our society and I hope the sharing of my faults can prevent others from making the same mistake in the future. I thought long and hard about what I wanted to say but telling the truth is always what’s right. Five years ago I made a reckless and immature mistake and I’m grateful to those close to me who helped me learn those lessons as a young man. Once again… I’m sorry.”

Is this one too many faux pas for Justin Bieber? Let us know your thoughts.

Live Announcements


Anastacia will be playing a one off date in November. Tickets are available via www.livenation.co.uk.

17th November – o2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

The Fugitives

Catch The Fugitives who are on tour this month.

12th June – Sofa Sessions, Kettering, Northamptonshire

13th June – Kelvedon Institute, Essex

14th June – Ring O Bells, Chagford, Dartmoor

15th June – Square and Compass, Swanage, Dorset

17th June – Topolski (Southbank Centre), London

18th June – The Blue Bell Inn, Hempstead, Saffron Walden

19th June – Apples and Snakes (Hit the Ode) @ The Victoria, Birmingham

21st June – House Concert, York

23rd June – The Bell Inn, Bath

27th June – Glastonbury Festival, Pilton, Somerset

Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr will be touring in October.

13th October – The Engine Shed, Lincoln

14th October – Cliffs Pavillion, Southend

15th October – De La War, Bexhill

17th October – Civic Hall, Wolverhampton

18th October – Great Hall, Cardiff

20th October – o2 Academy, Bournemouth

21st October – Corn Exchange, Cambridge

23rd October – o2 Academy Brixton, London

24th October – Pavilion, Bath

25th October – o2 Apollo, Manchester

27th October – o2 Academy, Glasgow

28th October – o2 Academy, Newcastle

29th October – o2 Academy, Leeds

Kate Tempest

Catch Kate Tempest on tour in November.

7th November – o2 Academy 2, Oxford

8th November – The Plug, Sheffield

9th November – The Deaf Institute, Manchester

11th November – Village Underground, London

12th November – The Fleece, Bristol

13th November – The Haunt, Brighton

15th November – Arts Centre, Norwich

16th November – Hare and Hounds, Birmingham

The Pictish Trail

The Pictish Trails will be playing a handful of festivals this summer.

29th June – Glastonbury Festival, Somerset

18th – 20th July – Howlin’ Fling! Festival, Eigg

2nd August – Cloudspotting Festival, Blackburn

Reverend and the Makers

Reverend and the Makers are playing the festival circuit this summer.

21st June – Apollo Festival, York

5th July – British Summer Time, Hyde Park, London

12th July – Triumph Live 2014, Warwickshire

13th July – T in the Park, Kinross

19th July – Splendour, Nottingham

26th July – Blackhorn Music Festival, Stockport

27th July – Stockton Weekender, Stockton

9th August – Strawberry Fields, Leicester

17th August – Beautiful Days, Devon

23rd August – Summerjam Festival, Bradford

24th October – o2 Academy, Sheffield

25th October – o2 Academy, Sheffield

Terminal Gods

Terminal Gods will be playing in June and July.

14th June – Fiddler’s Elbow, London (with Dramalove)

16th July – 13th Note, Glasgow (with Dressmaker)

17th July – Bannerman’s Cowgate, Edinburgh (with Dressmaker)

18th July – Wharf Chambers, Leeds (with Dressmaker)

19th July – The Giffard Arms, Wolverhampton (with Dressmaker)

25th July – Buffalo Bar, London (with Dressmaker)

Tijuna Bibles

Catch Tijuana Bibles this summer.

14th June – Nice ‘n’ Sleazy, Glasgow (single launch show)

26th – 27th July – Wickerman Festival, East Kirkcarswell

Released This Week

48:13 – Kasabian

Lazaretto – Jack White

Whispers – Passenger

Stay Gold – First Aid Kit

Blue Smoke: The Best of Dolly Parton – Dolly Parton

Stockholm – Chrissie Hynde

Outsider – Uriah Heep

Favourite Waitress – The Felice Brothers