Ed Sheeran adds fourth Wembley Stadium date to 2022 world tour

A fourth Wembley date is now on sale here for June 24, joining other shows on June 29 and 30, and July 1.

Ed Sheeran. CREDIT: Atlantic Records

See Ed Sheeran’s full updated list of ‘+ – = ÷ x Tour’ dates below:

MAY 2022
5 – Thomond Park, Limerick, Ireland
12 – Boucher Road Playing Fields, Belfast
26 – Principality Stadium, Cardiff
27 – Principality Stadium, Cardiff

JUNE 2022
3 – Stadium of Light, Sunderland
4 – Stadium of Light, Sunderland
10 – Etihad Stadium, Manchester
11 – Etihad Stadium, Manchester
16 – Hampden Park, Glasgow
17 – Hampden Park, Glasgow
24 – Wembley Stadium, London (new date)
29 – Wembley Stadium, London
30 – Wembley Stadium, London

JULY 2022
1 – Wembley Stadium, London
7 – Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
14 – Johan Cruijff ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands
15 – Johan Cruijff ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands
22 – King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels, Belgium
29 – Stade De France, Paris, France

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AUGUST 2022
4 – Øresundsparken, Copenhagen, Denmark
10 – Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden
20 – Olympic Stadium, Helsinki, Finland
25 – PGE Narodowy, Warsaw, Poland

SEPTEMBER 2022
1 – Ernst Happel Stadium, Vienna, Austria
10 – Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany
16 – Letzigrund Stadion, Zurich, Switzerland
23 – Deutsche Bank Park, Frankfurt, Germany

Sheeran’s latest single’ Shivers’, which is set to feature on ‘=’, was released earlier this month (September 10) and went on to replace his previous single ‘Bad Habits’ at the top of the UK singles chart last Friday (September 17).

Watch Sheeran perform both ‘Shivers’ and ‘Bad Habits’ live from the 2021 MTV VMAs here.

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Shawn Mendes announces huge ‘Wonder’ world tour for 2022

King Princess will appear as the opening act at the UK/European concerts.

At the end of June, the singer’s ‘Wonder’ tour will resume for the first of two North American legs. Dermot Kennedy is set to support on the first stint, with Tate McRae opening during the second.

Running until late October, the US tour includes shows in Portland, New York, Austin, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, Houston, Montreal and other cities.

Tickets for the UK dates go on general sale on October 8 at 10am BST. A Europe and UK general fan presale and London Amex presale begins at the same time on October 5. You can find the full ticket details here – see the UK dates below.

April 21 – London, UK – The O2
April 27 – Birmingham, UK – Resorts World Arena
April 29 – Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro
May 2 – Sheffield, UK – Utilita Arena
May 4 – Manchester, UK – AO Arena

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Mendes has also shared a dramatic official trailer for the ‘Wonder’ world tour – check it out above.

Shawn Mendes will also play the following European/North American dates:

MARCH 2022

14 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena
16 – Stockholm, Sweden – Avicii Arena
18 – Oslo, Norway – Telenor Arena
21 – Hamburg, Germany – Barclays Arena
24 – Krakow, Poland – Tauron Arena
28 – Vienna, Austria – Stadthalle
30 – Budapest, Hungary – Papp László Budapest Sportaréna

APRIL 2022

02 – Bologna, Italy – Unipol Arena
04 – Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle
06 – Berlin, Germany – Mercedes-Benz Arena
07 – Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena
09 – Mannheim, Germany – SAP Arena
11 – Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena
14 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis
17 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome

MAY 2022

07 – Paris, France – La Défense Arena
10 – Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
12 – Bordeaux, France – Arkéa Arena
14 – Barcelona, Spain – Palau Sant Jordi
18 – Lisbon, Portugal – Altice Arena
20 – Madrid, Spain – WiZink Center

JUNE 2022

27 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
28 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
30 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center

JULY 2022

02 – Vancouver, BC – Venue to be announced
05 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
09 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
12 – Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum
15 – Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena
19 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
20 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
22 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
23 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
27 – Washington, D.C. – Capital One Arena
29 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun

AUGUST 2022

02 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
05 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
12 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
15 – Montreal, QC – Centre Bell
19 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center

SEPTEMBER 2022

07 – Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
09 – Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center
15 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
17 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
21 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Arena
24 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
26 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
27 – Oklahoma City, OK – Paycom Center

OCTOBER 2022

01 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
03 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
04 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
08 – Miami, FL – FTX Arena
11 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
12 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center
14 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
19 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
22 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
24 – Indianapolis, IN – Bankers Life FieldHouse
26 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center

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Bring Me The Horizon tell us about the addiction-tackling “future emo” of new single ‘DiE4u’

“I’m tackling the song as if this unhealthy obsession I have is a relationship – almost like a mistress,” said Sykes. “I’ve learned over the past year while I’ve been recovering that when you’re in it, addiction is like you’re having an affair. You’re doing this thing behind everyone’s back, it’s a secret and it feels like you’re cheating and betraying people. I never saw it in that way. I just thought I was harming myself and not other people. I didn’t realise how much it can fuck up people’s trust.

He continued: “This song is triumphant for me in a way because it’s me finally accepting that I’m not someone who can drink alcohol, smoke weed or do any of these things because I just have a problem with it and it always goes down the same road. That’s not something that I’ve been able to admit to myself. This song is a defiant stamp of me saying, ‘No, I’m making a choice now. I can’t keep doing this for the rest of my life because it’s only going to end up one way’.”

Sykes also explained how this theme fed into more new material. “The topic of the next record is going to be about how as I’m getting older, to ask what are the life lessons that I’ve learned?” he said. “What can I give to the next generation or younger people looking up and listening to us? What is it that I can teach? What are the truths I need to learn and accept myself?

On a more macrocosmic level, Sykes said that the idea of self-worth also allowed for the song to relate to environmental issues too.

“With the things that we do, are they worth losing our livelihoods for, our quality of life or the planet?,” he said. “Before we can change the world, we’ve got to change ourselves. Before we can have compassion for other creatures, we’ve all got to find compassion for ourselves. That’s not something I had for myself. So many people are in this place where they don’t think they’re good enough or worth better.

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“Even though this song is quite personal, it can also mean something on a bigger scale if you can conquer that part of your life.”

With ‘DiE4u’ retaining BMTH’s trademark heaviness but driven by what could perhaps be their most pop-driven sound yet, Sykes explained how the rest of the upcoming record would be exploring these two extremes.

“As we’ve evolved since [2013 album] ‘Sempiternal’, we kept pushing ourselves with more mainstream tracks that took us into arenas,” he said. “Like with a lot of rock bands, when you start doing that you’re so focussed on making more palatable music that you naturally start watering down what you do as well. The screaming goes, the heaviness goes and you’re more focussed on that.

“Everyone does it. You’re so into pushing yourself musically that rarely does a band carry on retaining their extreme parts. I thought, ‘What would it be like if we did that? If [our music] still had the intensity and heaviness of our older stuff but we’re still pushing ourselves in similar ways of [2019 album] ‘amo’ – in terms of making the melodies really pop. That’s what I love about music, and that’s where we’ve divided fans.

Sykes went on: “I come from a heavy background and rock music was my first obsession, but at the same time I’ve always loved pop music. How do we blend those two worlds completely and not just make pop-y rock music but make extreme pop music? That was the goal of this record.”

Bring Me The Horizon return with new single ‘DiE4u’. Credit: Press

Ultimately, Sykes revealed that their next EP would see them chasing “more contemporary melodies” to find a sound influenced by the emerging hyper-pop scene to create what he describes as “future emo”.

“Pop music and music in general has evolved so much over the last five years,” he told NME. “Melodies are a lot more intricate and a lot quicker. They’re more obscure than they used to be and you can’t really put your finger on what the next huge song is going to be. Whereas ‘POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR’ was definitely very nu-metal-influenced, this one is very emo.”

He continued: “That was a challenge in itself – to take those kinds of influences and make them feel modern and contemporary; not just some throwback shit. For ‘SURVIVAL HORROR’, it was a little bit easier to do because it’s what we do anyway. We knew we wanted to reinvent ourselves for each record. I got into rock music through nu-metal and Linkin Park. With emo and screamo and American hardcore, bands like Blood Brothers, Norma Jean and Glassjaw were how I got completely obsessed with it. That’s what we wanted to pay homage to with this next record. Making it feel contemporary and modern was much more of a challenge than last time.

Sykes added: “It’s hard to not make it feel like some weird, old, crap music. We were doing stuff that sounded like My Chemical Romance and vampire emo bands. It took us a while to get the balance right until we had something that feels emo as fuck but super contemporary. We had this term ‘future emo’ in our heads, plus we were taking a lot of inspiration from this shit that’s popping up called ‘hyper-pop’.

“We wanted to take some of that intensity, craziness and the unhinged-ness of that world and bleed it into our song. It took a little while, but now that we’ve got that first song we know what direction we’re heading in.”

Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes (Picture: Zoe McConnell for NME)

‘DiE4U’ comes with a cinematic video shot in the Ukraine – telling a small part of a longer story that Sykes hopes to continue either through more videos or perhaps even a comic series. Beyond that and their upcoming live shows, Bring Me will be hard at work on the rest of the ‘POST HUMAN’ EP series – with three more in the pipeline.

“I know what I want [the whole project] to do,” Sykes added. “We’ve got a clear direction that the third one will take, and also the fourth one. All I’ll say is that it’s quite asymmetrical and the fourth one is going to be quite a curveball.

“Each one is going to pay a homage to the music we listened to growing up, the music we were and the music we are.”

Watch our full video interview above, where Sykes also tells NME about what to expect from their upcoming live shows, and plans to tour in an environmentally friendly way.

‘DiE4u’ is out now. Bring Me The Horizon’s UK tour kicks off this weekend. Check out tour dates below.

SEPTEMBER 2021

20 – Hull, Bonus Arena
21 – Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
22 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
24 – Sheffield, FlyDSA Arena
25 – Birmingham, Utilita Arena
26 – London The O2 Arena

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Watch Royal Blood’s quirky new video for ‘Hold On’ starring Colin Hanks

He added: “I don’t think we have anything else like that. The message is about being there for someone and letting them know that they’re not alone.”

Royal Blood have accompanied the release with a new video directed by and starring Colin Hanks. Besides being known for his roles in Dexter and Fargo – and for being the son of Hollywood superstar Tom Hanks – Hanks also directed the music documentaries Eagles Of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends) and All Things Must Pass: The Rise And Fall Of Tower Records.

In the video for ‘Hold On’, Hanks stars as Roy Boulders, a motivational speaker who uses the song’s lyrics for his latest seminar. While the majority of the small audience is captivated, two doubters stand unimpressed at the back of the room: Josh Homme of Queens Of The Stone Age and Arctic Monkeys’ drummer Matt Helders.

Watch the video for ‘Hold On’ below:

Meanwhile, Royal Blood have announced that they will play a homecoming gig in Brighton next week.

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The duo, who are playing a handful of UK dates this autumn before their biggest European tour to date next year amid UK arena shows, will now perform at the Brighton Centre on September 15.

“Almost four years later and for our last show of the year, playing our shared hometown, Brighton is going to be pure glory. See you there,” the band said in a statement.

The Brighton date adds to their upcoming touring schedule, which also features an Eden Project show (any remaining tickets available here) and an intimate show in Lincoln.

See Royal Blood’s UK tour dates 2021-2022 below. European dates are listed here.

SEPTEMBER 2021:
13 – Lincoln, Engine Shed
14 – Eden Project
15 – Brighton Centre

MARCH 2022:
25 – Bournemouth, International Centre
26 – Birmingham, Utilita Arena
27 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
29 – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
30 – London, The O2

APRIL 2022:
1 – Leeds, First Direct Arena
2 – Manchester, AO Arena
3 – Glasgow, SSE Hydro

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Watch Charli XCX’s “twisted” and “electrifying” video for new single ‘Good Ones’

Produced by Oscar Holter of Max Martin’s Wolf Cousins entity, Charli explained that ‘Good Ones’ is the first single of a “new chapter” that “embraces all that my life has to offer in today’s world – fame, glamour, inner demons and global hits”.

She added that the song laments her “inability to keep hold of healthy relationships, instead being endlessly drawn back to the dysfunctional and toxic”.

The song’s accompanying video was filmed in Mexico and co-directed with Hannah Lux Davis. Charli said of the “demonic” visuals: “The ‘Good Ones’ video sees me dramatically mourning the untimely loss of my partner as I battle with the realisation that once again I’ve abandoned the goodness in my life, in favour of the sinister, with a visual aesthetic that marks a new era of me: Charli XCX.”

Watch the video for ‘Good Ones’ below:

Charli has appeared to tease her forthcoming new album’s release date: March 18, 2022. It was displayed on a gravestone that had been engraved with the singer’s name as well as her birthday: August 2, 1992.

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She also recently revealed that she is currently “very into making ultimate pop music”, adding: “I’m exploring what it means to be a pop star on a major label in a not very current way. And that’s really fun to me.”

Charli XCX is due to return to the stage in London on October 24 as part of her three-date ‘How I’m Feeling Now’ tour. She’ll play at the capital’s Lafayette venue, with gigs also scheduled for Los Angeles and New York.

See the list of upcoming dates below:

SEPTEMBER 2021
27 – Masonic Lodge, Los Angeles, USA

OCTOBER 2021
1 – Le Poisson Rouge, New York, USA
24 – Lafayette, London, UK

Upon announcing the trio of “special” concerts last month, Charli told fans to “be ready” and “let battle commence”.

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Supergrass announce huge London show for December

Tickets for the new date go on general sale at on Friday (September 3) at 9:00am – you can get them here.

We are excited to announce our show at London's O2 Academy Brixton on December 20th with special guests Ash! 🎸
Make sure you grab your tickets at 9am on Friday: https://t.co/utqOEceAGx pic.twitter.com/9KFcoY8uwf

— Supergrass (@SupergrassHQ) August 31, 2021

Supergrass will play Isle Of Wight Festival later this month, followed next year by shows in Nottingham, Isle of Man and Reading.

The latter is the band’s rearranged Heritage Live show that was postponed due to COVID-19. They will play Englefield House in Theale, Berkshire on July 22; they’ll be supported by Feeder and Sports Team.

Supergrass’ upcoming tour dates are as follows:

SEPTEMBER 2021
19 – Isle of Wight Festival, Isle Of Wight

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DECEMBER 2021
19 – O2 Academy Glasgow, Glasgow
20 – O2 Academy Brixton, London

JUNE 2022
9 – Villa Marina, Isle Of Man
22 – Englefield House, Reading

Last week, Supergrass released an expanded and remastered version of their second album, ‘In It For The Money’.

Reissued in three different formats, it will be the first time it’s been made available on vinyl since its original release in April 1997.

The album, which was voted in NME’s Top 10 Albums of 1997, reached Number Two on the UK chart and spawned the hits ‘Going Out’, ‘Richard III’, ‘Sun Hits the Sky’ and ‘Late In The Day’. It has since sold over one million copies worldwide.

Supergrass reunited back in 2019 to perform at Glastonbury’s annual Pilton Party, before announcing their own string of 2020 dates, including a pair of massive London shows at Alexandra Palace.

Discussing their comeback last year, frontman Gaz Coombes told NME: “I find the music industry quite exciting at the moment because it’s so new and embryonic in so many ways. It’s quite mad. Where the fuck is it going to go? I’m quite interested to be on that journey and see where it goes.

“I’m fascinated to see where Supergrass fits in with all that next year. We’re going to have a laugh and bring that Supergrass energy and joy into a slightly disturbed world.”

Last year, the band released a new live album to help support the #SaveOurVenues campaign.

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The Specials delay release of new album ‘Protest Songs – 1924 -2012’

Earlier this month the group shared the first track ‘Freedom Highway’, a track written by the Staple Singers for the famous civil rights marches from Selma to Montgomery in 1965.

Across the album’s 12 songs, The Specials also take on versions of tracks by Talking HeadsBob MarleyLeonard Cohen and more.

ANNOUNCEMENT! In order to get everyone their vinyl on release date we’ve had to move the release of ‘Protest Songs 1924-2012’ back a week to October 1st. You can still pre-order the album here https://t.co/2cDSBRakmp pic.twitter.com/QYGKjbVFB5

— The Specials (@thespecials) August 27, 2021

Meanwhile, the band kick off a new UK tour today (August 31) at Bristol’s O2 Academy before wrapping things up at London’s Troxy on September 25. They also play Dublin’s Trinity College next year on July 2.

The Specials’ UK tour 2021:

AUGUST
Tuesday 31 – BRISTOL O2 Academy Bristol

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SEPTEMBER
Thursday 02 – PLYMOUTH Plymouth Pavilions
Friday 03 – BOURNEMOUTH Windsor Hall (BIC)
Saturday 04 – BRIGHTON Centre
Monday 06 – GLASGOW Barrowland
Tuesday 07 – EDINBURGH Usher Hall
Thursday 09 – MANCHESTER O2 Victoria Warehouse
Friday 10 – CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
Saturday 11 – COVENTRY Coventry Building Society Arena
Monday 13 – HULL Bonus Arena
Tuesday 14 – BLACKPOOL Empress Ballroom
Thursday 16 – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy Birmingham
Friday 17 – NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena
Saturday 18 – DONCASTER Dome
Monday 20 – NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE O2 City Hall
Tuesday 21 – READING Rivermead Leisure Complex
Thursday 23 – LONDON Roundhouse
Friday 24 – LONDON Roundhouse
Saturday 25 – LONDON Troxy

Reviewing the band’s 2019 album ‘Encore’, NME wrote: “We need right-thinking rebel records like ‘Encore’ now more than ever.”

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Listen to The Vaccines’ slow, dreamy new song ‘El Paso’

Fourth track ‘El Paso’ is the slowest, most meditative cut released from the album yet, and was recorded on a nylon string guitar originally owned by Elliott Smith – listen to the track and watch its lyric video below:

Meanwhile, The Vaccines have announced a series of new UK tour dates, many of which are in conjunction with the Music Venues Trust, kicking off at Aylesbury Waterside on September 18 before wrapping up in Bournemouth at the Old Fire Station on October 5.

You can view the list of dates below.

SEPTEMBER 2021
18 – Aylesbury Waterside
20 – Exeter Phoenix
21 – Frome Cheese & Grain
23 – Stoke On Trent Sugarmill
24 – Northampton Roadmender
26 – Bexhill De la War Pavillion
28 – Bedford Esquires
29 – Cambridge Junction

OCTOBER 2021
1 – Norwich Waterfront
3 – Brighton Concorde
4 – Gloucester Guildhall
5 – Bournemouth Old Fire Station

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Frontman Justin Young said the record is inspired by his experiences of a house swap in Los Angeles as well as Ridley Scott’s futuristic interpretation of the same city in Blade Runner. “In some obvious ways we’re more connected than ever,” Young explained.

The band’s most recent album, ‘Combat Sports’, came out in 2018.

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The Rolling Stones to play US tour as planned despite Charlie Watts’ death

Despite the death, the tour’s promoter Concerts West have revealed that the band will be continuing with the tour, which begins late next month.

“The Rolling Stones’ tour dates are moving ahead as planned,” the statement read.

See The Rolling Stones’ forthcoming ‘No Filter’ tour dates below:

SEPTEMBER 2021
26 – St Louis, The Dome at America’s Center
30 – Charlotte, Bank Of America Stadium

OCTOBER 2021
4 – Pittsburgh, Heinz Field
9 – Nashville, Nissan Stadium
13 – New Orleans, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
17 – Los Angeles, SoFi Stadium
24 – Minneapolis, U.S. Bank Stadium
29 – Tampa, Raymond James Stadium

NOVEMBER
2 – Dallas, Cotton Bowl Stadium
6 – Las Vegas, Allegiant Stadium
11 – Atlanta, Mercedes-Benz Stadium
15 – Detroit, Ford Field
20 – Austin, Circuit Of The Americas

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Many drummers have praised Watts in the wake of his passing – among them Pink Floyd‘s Nick MasonRoyal Blood‘s Ben ThatcherRingo StarrQuestlove, Alex Van Halen and The E Street Band’s Max Weinberg.

An NME obituary to Watts said: “He was understated but irreplaceable: there’ll never be another Charlie Watts.”

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Masks required for Harry Styles’ US tour alongside vaccinations and COVID tests

A statement accompanying the announcement read: “Requiring testing, or proof of vaccination, is the best way to protect the health and safety of our crew and fans, and is quickly becoming the new standard for concerts around the US. There will be no exceptions to these policies.”

It added that venue staff at each show will need to follow the same protocols as attendees.

Harry Styles performs live, 2021. CREDIT: Getty

Styles confirmed the rescheduled US shows in July. Last December, he said that the UK and European leg of the tour is postponed “indefinitely”.

Harry Styles ‘Love On Tour’ US dates 2021:

SEPTEMBER
04 – Las Vegas, NV, MGM Grand Garden Arena
07 – Denver, CO, Ball Arena
09 – San Antonio, TX, AT&T Center
11 – Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center

13 – Houston, TX, Toyota Center
15 – St. Louis, MO, Enterprise Center
17 – Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
18 – Washington, DC, Capital One Arena
20 – Detroit, MI, Little Caesars Arena
22 – St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center
24 – Chicago, IL, United Center
25 – Chicago, IL, United Center
29 – Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena

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OCTOBER
01 – Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
03 – New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
04 – New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
07 – Orlando, FL, Amway Center
08 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL, BB&T Center
10 – Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena
12 – Raleigh, NC, PNC Arena
14 – Pittsburgh, PA, PPG Paints Arena
16 – New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
18 – Cleveland, OH, Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
21 – Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena
23 – Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena
25 – Boston, MA, TD Garden
27 – Atlanta, GA, State Farm Arena
28 – Atlanta, GA, State Farm Arena
30 – New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
31 – New York, NY, Madison Square Garden

NOVEMBER
03 – Milwaukee, WI, Fiserv Forum
07 – Tacoma, WA,Tacoma Dome
08 – Portland, OR, Moda Center
10 – Sacramento, CA, Golden 1 Center
11 – San Jose, CA, SAP Center
13 – Glendale, AZ, Gila River Arena
15 – San Diego, CA, Pechanga Arena
17 – Los Angeles, CA, The Forum
19 – Los Angeles, CA, The Forum
20 – Los Angeles, CA, The Forum

The tour will hear Styles play songs from his latest solo album, ‘Fine Line‘, which was released in 2019. He is also likely to perform cuts from his 2017 debut self-titled record.

Meanwhile, the One Direction bandmember is leading nominations for this year’s Ivor Novello Awards.

Styles is up for Songwriter of the Year along with his regular collaborator Kid Harpoon, while he’s also nominated twice in the PRS for Music Most Performed Work category. Lewis Capaldi also has two nods in that category.

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Wolf Alice announce intimate UK tour in support of Revive Live campaign

“As part of the Revive Live campaign we’ve teamed up with the legends at the @musicvenuetrust to put on these small intimate shows,” the band announced on Instagram. “Playing these kinds of shows, at these independent venues feels intrinsic to what makes Wolf Alice who we are and it’s been weird not being able to do this kind of thing for the past few years.

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“Safe to say we are excited. Thank you to MVT for working tirelessly, against all odds to keep this precious part of culture going. Watching and playing live music, loud and sweaty is an unparalleled experience. See you there x.”

Tickets will go on sale at 9am on Wednesday (August 25) and can be purchased here. Wolf Alice’s Revive Live tour dates are as follows:

SEPTEMBER 2021 

25 – Stoke, Sugarmill
26 – Frome, Cheese And Grain
27 – Swansea, Sin City
29 – Southampton, Joiners

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Wolf Alice will embark on a longer UK tour next year and recently added a third London date to the January jaunt.

Meanwhile, the band have been nominated for the 2021 Mercury Music Prize for their third album ‘Blue Weekend’. It is the third time the group have received the nod; they could pick up the trophy for the second time following their victory in 2018 for ‘Visions Of A Life’.

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Lil Uzi Vert announces three UK shows for next month

SEPTEMBER 2021:

Monday 06 – London, O2 Academy Brixton
Tuesday 07 – Birmingham, O2 Academy Birmingham
Wednesday 08 – Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse

Last month the rapper re-implanted his reported $24million diamond back into his head after removing it in June.

The rapper unveiled the new look in February and said that the pink rock is “10, almost 11 carats”, and also is the most expensive purchase he has ever made.

Lil Uzi Vert. CREDIT: Rich Fury/Getty Images

Despite a representative for jeweller Elliott Eliantte claiming that the diamond was as “safe as any other piercing”, Uzi claimed in June that the rock was causing him bleeding and that he would need to have it removed.

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Elsewhere, Vert reportedly has his sights set on buying a planet, an acquisition which – if it were to go through – would make him the “first human to legally own a planet”, according to Grimes.

The electronic artist tweeted in July that documentation was “almost complete” for Lil Uzi Vert to legally claim the planet WASP-127b, a gas giant exoplanet 1.4 times larger than Jupiter that was discovered in 2016.

Lil Uzi Vert’s last album was 2020’s ‘Pluto x Baby Pluto’ with Future.

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Biffy Clyro announce Dreamland Margate summer concert

They will then play Cardiff Bay’s Alexandra Head on September 16, where they’ll be joined by Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes, followed by a gig at Glasgow Green that same month. In autumn, Biffy will hit the road for their rearranged ‘The Fingers Crossed Tour’.

Tickets for the Dreamland Margate show go on sale at 9:00am on Friday, August 13. You’ll be able to get one here.

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Biffy Clyro’s upcoming tour dates are as follows:

AUGUST 2021

25 – Margate, Dreamland
27 – Leeds, Bramham Park
29 – Reading, Richfield Avenue

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SEPTEMBER 2021

9 – Glasgow, Green
16 – Cardiff, Alexandra Head

OCTOBER 2021

29 – Liverpool, Mountford Hall
30 – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
31 – Sheffield, O2 Academy Sheffield

NOVEMBER 2021

2 – London, O2 Forum
3 – Southampton, O2 Guildhall
4 – Bristol, O2 Academy Bristol

Biffy Clyro’s recent gigs come off the back of their 2020 Number One Album ‘A Celebration Of Endings‘, with another new record set to drop later this year.

“It’s about that reflection of how you can experience the same thing but react in a completely different way,” frontman Simon Neil told NME about the new album. “We’ve all had this huge global experience, but we’ve not had the same experience for many, many reasons – and I feel that’s what the record is about.

“It’s about the aftermath of coming through something together, but also not being able to comprehend what someone else is going through. We’re all trying to make the best of that.”

Neil added: “It’s still a fairly positive outlook with a shit tonne of bone marrow nihilism going down inside of it.”

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Crowd goes wild for Yungblud as he kicks off UK tour

More footage from the gig, which had COVID entry requirements in place, has surfaced on YouTube. See some of the clips and the show’s setlist below.

‘Occupy The UK’ setlist – Rock City, Nottingham, August 6, 2021

‘Strawberry Lipstick’
‘Parents’
‘I Love You, Will You Marry Me’
‘Anarchist’
‘mars’
‘Weird!’
‘Fleabag’
‘Loner’
‘Ice Cream Man’
‘Casual Sabotage’
‘love song’
‘I Think I’m OKAY’ (Machine Gun Kelly cover)
‘god save me, but don’t drown me out’
‘the freak show’

Encore:
‘Machine Gun (F**k the NRA)’

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The singer will head out on another tour, dubbed the ‘Life On Mars’ tour, later this year, beginning in Brighton at the end of September.

See Yungblud’s full list of upcoming tour dates below:

‘OCCUPY THE UK’ TOUR

AUGUST 2021

7 – Nottingham, Rock City
9 – London, Kentish Town Forum
10 – London, Kentish Town Forum
12 – London, Kentish Town Forum
13 – London, Kentish Town Forum
14 – London, Kentish Town Forum

DECEMBER 2021

7 – Glasgow, Barrowlands
8 – Glasgow, Barrowlands

‘LIFE ON MARS’ TOUR

SEPTEMBER 2021

27 – Brighton
28 – Bournemouth
29 – Plymouth

OCTOBER 2021

1 – London
2 – Portsmouth
4 – Bristol
5 – Bristol
7 – Manchester
8 – Manchester
9 – Doncaster
11 – Edinburgh
12 – Newcastle
14 – Birmingham
15 – Birmingham
16 – Leeds
18 – Liverpool
19 – Liverpool

APRIL 2022

30 – Lisbon

MAY 2022

3 – Barcelona
5 – Paris
6 – Paris
8 – Esch-sur-Alzette
9 – Berlin
10 – Warsaw
12 – Hamburg
13 – Brussels
14 – Amsterdam
16 – Munich
18 – Milan
19 – Zurich
21 – Vienna
24 – Moscow
25 – St Petersburg
26 – Helsinki
28 – Stockholm
29 – Oslo
30 – Copenhagen

JUNE 2022

1 – Prague
2 – Prague
4 – Cologne
10 – Dublin

Yungblud released his second album ‘Weird!’ last December.

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Yungblud shares COVID entry requirements for ‘Occupy The UK’ tour

Earlier this evening (July 27), the Doncaster rocker updated fans with information regarding entry into the shows on the tour, revealing that each date will offer free complimentary masks that are “fookin sick”.

“august tour news!!! ive waited for 18 months for this moment but as always safety and well-being is always my priority,” Yungblud said on Twitter. “these shows are gonna be fookin history, let’s do it right !!! you’re my blood and guts. i love you!!! are you fookin ready?!?”

august tour news!!! ive waited for 18 months for this moment but as always safety and well-being is always my priority. these shows are gonna be fookin history, let’s do it right !!! you’re my blood and guts. i love you!!! are you fookin ready?!? 🖤🩸🖤 pic.twitter.com/T42L8LeRTc

— YUNGBLUD’s on mars (@yungblud) July 27, 2021

One of the following criteria will be accepted in order to gain entry to the shows:

  • Proof of a negative NHS COVID-19 lateral flow test, taken within 24 hours of entry
  • Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, both doses received at least 14 days before entry
  • Proof of natural immunity based upon a positive PCR test, taken within 180 days of the show (including 10-days self-isolation following the result)

The singer will head out on another tour, dubbed the ‘Life On Mars’ tour, later this year, beginning in Brighton at the end of September.

See Yungblud’s full list of upcoming tour dates below:

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‘OCCUPY THE UK’ TOUR

AUGUST 2021

6 – Nottingham, Rock City
7 – Nottingham, Rock City
9 – London, Kentish Town Forum
10 – London, Kentish Town Forum
12 – London, Kentish Town Forum
13 – London, Kentish Town Forum
14 – London, Kentish Town Forum

DECEMBER 2021

7 – Glasgow, Barrowlands
8 – Glasgow, Barrowlands

‘LIFE ON MARS’ TOUR

SEPTEMBER 2021

27 – Brighton
28 – Bournemouth
29 – Plymouth

OCTOBER 2021

1 – London
2 – Portsmouth
4 – Bristol
5 – Bristol
7 – Manchester
8 – Manchester
9 – Doncaster
11 – Edinburgh
12 – Newcastle
14 – Birmingham
15 – Birmingham
16 – Leeds
18 – Liverpool
19 – Liverpool

APRIL 2022

30 – Lisbon

MAY 2022

3 – Barcelona
5 – Paris
6 – Paris
8 – Esch-sur-Alzette
9 – Berlin
10 – Warsaw
12 – Hamburg
13 – Brussels
14 – Amsterdam
16 – Munich
18 – Milan
19 – Zurich
21 – Vienna
24 – Moscow
25 – St Petersburg
26 – Helsinki
28 – Stockholm
29 – Oslo
30 – Copenhagen

JUNE 2022

1 – Prague
2 – Prague
4 – Cologne
10 – Dublin

Yungblud released his second album ‘Weird!’ last December. Last month, he played a free, last-minute show in Los Angeles.

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Tinashe reveals details of her fifth studio album ‘333’, releases new single

In the same post, Tinashe – full name Tinashe Kachingwe – revealed a single would drop that night. A subsequent Instagram post revealed the track’s title.

Listen to ‘i can see the future’ below:

The new single follows the release of two other album cuts, ‘Bouncin’ and ‘Pasadena’, the latter being Tinashe’s first single of the year and a collaborative effort with rapper Buddy. The pair had previously worked together on his single ‘Glitch’, released September 2020.

As well as Buddy, ‘333’ looks set to feature other collaborations with the likes of Kaytranada, Jeremih, Kaash Paige, Wax Motif, Quiet Child and Kudzai to be featured throughout.

The release of ‘333’ marks the follow-up to 2019’s ‘Songs for You’, which was released via her own label Tinashe Music.

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As well as new album details, Tinashe announced a US tour set to begin in September, with South Korean alt-pop musician Rei Ami along in support.

Tinashe’s 2021 US tour dates are:

SEPTEMBER
Thursday 16 – Houston, House of Blues
Saturday 18 – Austin, Emos Austin
Sunday 19 – Dallas, House of Blues
Tuesday 21 – Minneapolis, First Avenue
Wednesday 22 – Milwaukee, The Rave/Eagles Club
Friday 24 – Chicago, House of Blues
Saturday 25 – Chicago, House of Blues
Monday 27 – Royal Oak, Royal Oak Music Theatre
Tuesday 28 – Mckees Rocks, Roxian Theatre
Wednesday 29 – Boston, Big Night Live
Thursday 30 – New York, Terminal 5

OCTOBER
Saturday 2 – Brooklyn, Warsaw
Sunday 3 – Washington D.C., 9:30 Club
Wednesday 6 – Atlanta, Buckhead Theatre
Thursday 7 – St. Louis, The Pageant
Saturday 9 – Denver, Summit Music Hall
Sunday 10 – Salt Lake City, The Depot
Tuesday 12 – Sacramento, Ace of Spades
Thursday 14 – Phoenix, The Van Buren
Friday 15 – San Diego, The Observatory North Park
Saturday 16 – Santa Ana, Observatory
Sunday 17 – Los Angeles, The Novo
Tuesday 19 – San Francisco, The Warfield
Thursday 21 – Seattle, The Showbox

NOVEMBER
Saturday 13 – Las Vegas, Day N Vegas

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Don Broco announce warm-up gigs ahead of Slam Dunk Festival

The North edition of the festival, held at Temple Newsam in Leeds will take place on September 4, while Slam Dunk South in Hatfield Park, Hertfordshire will take place on September 5.

Tickets for the new run of dates are on sale now and can be purchased here. See the full list of Don Broco’s upcoming live dates below:

.@SLAMDUNKMUSIC WARM UP SHOWS ON SALE NOW 🤘 https://t.co/CimLUZiZBg pic.twitter.com/zewp37EM9L

— DON BROCO (@DONBROCO) July 23, 2021

AUGUST, 2021

24 – Bedford, Esquires
31 – Oxford, O2 Academy

SEPTEMBER, 2021
1 – Bristol, O2 Academy
3 – Bournemouth, O2 Academy
4 – Leeds, Slam Dunk Festival
5 – Hatfield, Slam Dunk Festival

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OCTOBER, 2021

25 – Glasgow Barrowlands
27 – Newcastle, O2 Academy
28 – Manchester, Academy
29 – Manchester, Academy
31 – Portsmouth, Guildhall

NOVEMBER, 2021

1 – Nottingham, Rock City
2 – Nottingham, Rock City
4 – Norwich, UEA
5 – London, O2 Academy Brixton
6 – London, O2 Academy Brixton

Previewing ‘Amazing Things’ back in May, Don Broco shared ‘Manchester Super Reds No.1 Fan’, which the band wrote with the intention of “delivering these very deliberate, jolting shifts like we’ve never done before”.

Earlier this month, the band shared their second single, ‘Gumshield’, which the band rolled out with a campaign suggesting frontman Rob Damiani was fighting British boxer Dave Allen – but it was just a prank.

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James Blake announces new album and shares lead single ‘Say What You Will’

Previewing the album with new single ‘Say What You Will’, Blake puts on social blinkers as he sets out to find peace in his own success.

“I can find my way with no superpowers/ I can take my place without becoming sour/ I might not make those psychopaths proud/ At least I can see the faces of the smaller crowds,” he sings over the moody, crawling soundscape.

“The song is about finding peace with who you are and where you’re at regardless of how well other people seem to be doing. Comparison really is the thief of joy,” Blake said in a press release.

You can watch the ‘Say What You Will’ video, starring Finneas, below:

‘Friends That Break Your Heart’ is released on September 10 via Republic Records. You can see the tracklisting below and pre-order it here.

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1. ‘Famous Last Words’
2. ‘Life Is Not The Same’
3. ‘Coming Back’ (feat. SZA)
4. ‘Funeral’
5. ‘Frozen’ (feat. JID & SwaVay)
6. ‘I’m So Blessed You’re Mine’
7. ‘Foot Forward’
8. ‘Show Me’ (feat. Monica Martin)
9. ‘Say What You Will’
10. ‘Lost Angel Nights’
11. ‘Friends That Break Your Heart’
12. ‘If I’m Insecure’

Blake has also announced a 2021 North American tour to support the upcoming new album. The 15 city tour will kick off in San Diego on September 16, making stops in Seattle, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, before wrapping up in Atlanta on October 15. See a full list of dates below.

Fans can sign up for early access to tickets here, with presale beginning on July 26 at 10am local time and ending on July 29 at 10pm local time. Tickets go on general sale on July 30 at 10am local time here.

SEPTEMBER 2021

16 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park
19 – San Francisco, CA – Greek Theatre
21 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
22 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
25 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
28 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore
30 – Minneapolis, MN – The State Theatre

OCTOBER 2021

2 – Detroit, MI – Fillmore Auditorium
3 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
6 – Boston, MA – Boch Center Wang Theatre
8 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia
9 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
12 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
13 – Charlotte, NC – Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
15 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle

In a four-star review of last year’s ‘Before’ EP, NME‘s Will Richards said that Blake “takes this newfound freedom, albatross firmly removed from around his neck, and dives back into his love for club culture, bringing with him everything he’s learned along the way.”

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Rivers Cuomo teases more details about Weezer’s four-album ‘Seasons’ project

Today (July 16), Weezer appeared on Good Morning America, and frontman Cuomo offered a few more details about ‘Seasons’.

“Spring is kind of like happy chill,” he said of the springtime LP. “And then we move through to dance rock, like a Strokes-style album for the fall.” He went on to add the aforementioned “Elliott Smith-style” album will be a “sad acoustic” release that will arrive for winter.

Elsewhere during their appearance on Good Morning America, Weezer delivered a performance of their recent song ‘Hero’. The track is taken from their most recent album, ‘Van Weezer’, which was released back in May. You can watch the performance below.

In a three-star review of ‘Van Weezer’, NME‘s Mark Beaumont wrote: “Gorgeous acoustic closer ‘Precious Metal Girl’ proves that Weezer are more effective when singing about metal, rather than trying to emulate it. There’s a stone-cold classic Weezer album hidden beneath the fretboard flam – let’s have a whip-round to get ‘Van Weezer’ an Albini remix.”

Weezer are also set to join Green Day and Fall Out Boy on the long-delayed Hella Mega Tour next year, with new dates for North America locked in last month, following the UK and European dates being rescheduled in April. Weezer and Green Day are also scheduled to perform at the Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park festivals next June.

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Take a look at the new Hella Mega Tour dates below:

JUNE 2022
19 – Vienna, Ernst-Happel Stadion
21 – Antwerp, Sportpaleis
22 – Groningen, Stadspark
24 – London, London Stadium
25 – Huddersfield, John Smith’s Stadium
27 – Dublin, Venue TBA
29 – Glasgow, Bellahouston Park

JULY 2022
2 – Paris, La Defense Arena
24 – Dallas, TX @ Globe Life Field
27 – Atlanta, GA @ Truist Park
29 – Houston, TX @ Minute Maid Park
31 – Jacksonville, FL @ TIAA Bank Field

AUGUST 2022
01 – Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium
04 – Flushing, NY @ Citi Field
05 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
08 – Washington, DC @ Nationals Park
10 – Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park
13 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
15 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
17 – Columbus, OH @ Historic Crew Stadium
19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PNC Park
20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizen’s Bank Park
23 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Field
25 – Denver, CO @ Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
27 – San Francisco, CA @ Oracle park
29 – San Diego, CA @ PetCo Park

SEPTEMBER 2022
01 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
03 – Los Angeles, CA @ Dodger Stadium
06 – Seattle, WA @ T Mobile Park

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Courteeners announce new warm-up gigs ahead of huge Old Trafford homecoming show

Tickets for the new run of dates go on general sale at 9am BST on Friday (July 16). You can purchase them here.

See the full list of Courteeners’ upcoming live dates below:

SEPTEMBER, 2021

7 – Leicester, O2 Academy
8 – Scarborough, Open Air Theatre
10 – Glasgow, TRNSMT Festival
21 – Stoke-on-Trent, Victoria Hall
22 – Halifax, Victoria Theatre
25 – Manchester, Old Trafford

Courteeners have made a few headlines as of late, after Mayor Andy Burnham gave them a shout-out by quoting “God bless the band” from their single ‘Not Nineteen Forever’ in his election victory speech, and with frontman Liam Fray having recently opened his own restaurant The Smithfield Local.

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The band’s last release was their 2019 acclaimed sixth album ‘More. Again. Forever.‘, which NME‘s Andrew Trendell hailed for “striking a mature balance” in a four-star review.

“It’s escapist in its sound but humane in its approach to the world,” the review concluded. “It’s experimental but familiar, and tests what the band are capable of while proving to be their most focussed work to date.”

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Richard Hawley announces intimate UK warm-up shows

Following that slot, Hawley will also head to out for previously announced shows at Bexhill-on-Sea, Halifax, and Moseley Folk and Arts Festival in September, before an appearance at Focus Wales in Wrexham.

Richard Hawley Credit: Press

A date at Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Bandstand has also been postponed until August 2022.

The full list of Richard Hawley’s dates are below:

AUGUST 2021
11 – Derby Venue
12 – Kasbah, Coventry
13 – O2 Academy, Oxford

SEPTEMBER
3 – Bexhill On Sea, De La Warr Pavilion
4 – Halifax, Piece Hall
5 – Moseley Park, Birmingham
8 – Wrexham, William Aston Hall

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AUGUST 2022
6 – Glasgow, Kelvingrove Bandstand

Meanwhile, Hawley previously covered Bob Dylan‘s song ‘Ballad Of A Thin Man’ for the finale of last season’s Peaky Blinders.

Speaking of his involvement, Hawley said at the time: “Me, the band, our families – we’re all massive fans of the show, and of course Dylan.”

‘Ballad Of A Thin Man’ was first released by Dylan on his classic 1965 album ‘Highway 61 Revisited’.

Hawley added: “Dylan is the master, and it’s always a soulful joy to sing his songs. But to sing and play one of his finest works in the context of Peaky Blinders is a proper buzz for us.”

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Listen to JMSN’s soaring eight-minute new single ‘Love 2 U’

“I wanna make love to you sweet darlin’/ Deal with the mess we made in the mornin’/ And all of our inhibitions dissolvin’/ ‘Cause right now it’s you and me in perfect symmetry,” he sings on the chorus.

As ‘Love 2 U’ approaches the three-minute mark, it transitions into a stunning instrumental break akin to Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ and Guns N’ Roses’ ‘November Rain’, during which JMSN launches into a five-minute guitar solo.

You can listen to ‘Love 2 U’ below:

“Finally I am able to share with you the next song from the new album,” JMSN said of the new track in a message to fans. “I hope you enjoy every minute of it.”

In April, JMSN announced a 2021 North American tour in support of ‘Heals Me’. You can see the list of dates below:

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SEPTEMBER 2021

17 – Santa Ana, CA
18 – San Diego, CA
21 – Santa Fe, NM
23 – Dallas, TX
24 – Austin, TX
25 – Houston, TX
26 – New Orleans, LA
29 – Orlando, FL
30 – Tampa, FL

OCTOBER 2021

1 – Miami, FL
2 – Jacksonville, FL
5 – Atlanta, GA
6 – Charlotte, NC
7 – Durham, NC
8 – Philadelphia, PA
9 – Washington, DC
10 – Brooklyn, NY
12 – Boston, MA
13 – Montreal, QC
14 – Toronto, ON
15 – Cleveland, OH
16 – Detroit, MI
17 – Chicago, IL
18 – Minneapolis, MN
21 – Vancouver, BC
22 – Seattle, WA
23 – Portland, OR

NOVEMBER 2021

5 – Santa Barbara, CA
6 – Las Vegas, NV
7 – Phoenix, AZ
9 – Denver, CO
10 – Salt Lake City, UT
12 – Sacremento, CA
13 – Felton, CA

You can purchase tickets for the tour here.

Meanwhile, JMSN has shared a stripped-back performance of his recent single ‘Rolling Stone’.

The original version of the indie-soul gem was released back in April, and last month the LA-based singer-songwriter delivered a rousing studio rendition in a video directed by Sebastian Maldonado.

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Listen to Omar Apollo’s euphoric new single ‘Go Away’

Produced alongside Carter Lang and Chromeo, ‘Go Away’ is accompanied by a gorgeous new video directed by Jenna Marsh. You can watch it below:

In addition to the new song, Apollo has also announced a North American tour which kicks off later this month. Starting in Chicago on July 27 and ending in Boston on November 10, the tour will include festival performances at Lollapalooza (July 30) and Bonnaroo (September 3).

Support comes from rising stars like Deb Never, Maye, Sofía Valdés and Niko Rubio on select dates. Tickets are on sale now, and you can see the full schedule.

JULY
27 – Chicago, IL – Metro
30 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza

SEPTEMBER
3 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
18 – Miami, FL – Space Park
19 – Atlanta, GA – Music Midtown
28 – Tucson, AZ – Hotel Congress
29 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
30 – El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace

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OCTOBER
2 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
3 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
5 – Oklahoma City, OK – Tower
6 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
8 – Salt Lake City, UT – Union Event Center
10 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
12 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre
13 – Chico, CA – Senator Theatre
15 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
16 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
17 – Seattle, WA – Showbox
19 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
20 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
23 – Los Angeles, CA – The Shrine
25 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
27 – Denver, CO – The Ogden
29 – Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall
30 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave

NOVEMBER
2 – Detroit, MI – The Majestic
3 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
4 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
6 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA
9 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
10 – Boston, MA – Big Night Live

Earlier this year, Apollo launched his own new hot sauce called ‘Disha Hot’. The sauce follows a recipe that has been passed down through the Mexican-American’s family for generations.

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Rejjie Snow announces 2021 headline UK and Ireland tour

Tickets for the tour go on general sale at 9am on Friday (July 9) and will be available from the following: Gigs And Tours, Ticketmaster UK, Ticketmaster IRL, and Snow’s official website.

You can see the full list of dates below:

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SEPTEMBER 2021

25 – Brighton, Chalk
26 – Cambridge, Junction
27 – Cardiff, Tramshed
29 – Bristol, SWX

OCTOBER 2021

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1 – Birmingham, Institute
2 – Glasgow, SWG3
3 – Liverpool, Sound City
4 – Manchester, Academy 2
6 – London, Electric Brixton
7 – Leeds, Beckett University
11 – Dublin, Olympia Theatre

Speaking on his upcoming new album, Snow said: “I approached [the album] light heartedly from the point of view of making a short film through music. I always loved Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. I watch it all the time. I thought of Baw Baw Black Sheep like a soundtrack to it. I put the movie on with my album, and they synced up perfectly.

“I tried to tap into all of these feelings. The music is really colourful, and the lyrics are often happy, because that was my state of mind.”

The album includes Snow’s 2020 collaboration with the late MF DOOM and Cam O’bi, ‘Cookie Chips’.

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Listen to Demob Happy’s “inter-dimensional” new single ‘Sympathy Boy’

“It has been ready – gestating, growing and germinating – for a little while now,” he said. “But because of the last year, and the foundation having been ripped from the music industry, we’ve been stuck in a kind of limbo, neither coming nor going really, constantly at the whim of other people’s plans.

“But it’s sounding wonderful, and is, quite frankly, the best stuff we’ve ever done.”

‘Sympathy Boy’ comes ahead of Demob Happy opening the main stage at next month’s Reading & Leeds festivals, where they’ll perform alongside Sam Fender, Sports Team and headliners Catfish & The Bottlemen.

SYMPATHY BOY – New Single – Broadcasting NOW on all good streaming services – https://t.co/Bfdo3Hw1q3

Written by Demob Happy.
Produced and Recorded by Matthew Marcantonio.
Mixed by Dom Craik.
Mastered by Geoff Pesche at Abbey Road pic.twitter.com/MHHCjiuHpu

— Demob Happy (@DemobHappy) July 7, 2021

The group will also embark on a UK headline tour, with shows scheduled for Oxford, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, London, Brighton and other cities throughout August and September – find tickets here.

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Demob Happy’s London performance (Scala on September 9) will mark their biggest headline show to date. “It’s gonna be special. Our last London show at The Garage was pure electricity + one of the most joyous, insane gigs we’ve done. Lets fuckin top it,” the band wrote on Twitter.

Demob Happy will play:

2021

AUGUST
25 – Cavern, Exeter
26 – Thekla, Bristol
27 – Reading Festival
28 – Leeds Festival
31 – O2 Academy, Oxford

SEPTEMBER
01 – Club Academy, Manchester
02 – O2 Academy, Liverpool
03 – Newcastle, Northumbria Uni
04 – Broadcast, Glasgow
06 – Bodega, Nottingham
07 – O2 Institute 3, Birmingham
09 – Scala, London
10 – Patterns, Brighton
11 – Patterns, Brighton

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Shygirl teams up with Slowthai on racy new track ‘BDE’

The video also forms part of Shygirl’s short film ‘BLU’, which includes visuals for tracks including ‘Siren’, ‘Twelve’, ‘Freak’ and more. Watch it below now.

Shygirl will hit the road later this year, for a series of sold-out tour dates and festival sets, including a slot at Slowthai’s Happyland Festival in Northampton. She will play:

JULY
23 – Standon Calling Festival
SEPTEMBER
2 – End Of The Road Festival
11 – Parklife Festival
25 – Birmingham Pride Festival
25 – Happyland Festival
OCTOBER
15 – Amsterdam, Melkweg Upstairs
29 – Leeds, Headrow House
30 – Glasgow, Poetry Club
31 – Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s
NOVEMBER
3 – London, Heaven
5 – Manchester, YES (Pink Room)
13 – Berlin, Kantine am Berghain
14 – Bristol, Exchange
16 – Pitchfork Music Festival Paris

In a four-star review of last year’s ‘ALIAS’ EP, NME said: “‘ALIAS’ proves that Shygirl is in full control of her artistic vision no matter the scale. Undaunted by the prospect of not being able to bring the EP to physical life until her UK and Europe tour in May 2021, Shygirl has instead created her own alternative reality for fans to immerse themselves in.”

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Pixies announce 2021 tour dates, including Nine Inch Nails support slots

“I’ve been doing a lot of cycling and playing music, Paz has been working on art projects, music, film, and surfing, Charles has been raising chickens and doing a lot of painting, and Dave has been playing drums, doing magic, and investing time in metal detecting and mineral collecting. But we’re ready to get back to playing live shows and are looking forward to seeing you all.”

See the upcoming dates below, and pick up tickets here.

SEPTEMBER 2021
10 – Port Chester, Capitol Theatre
11 – Pittsburgh, Stage AE
13 – Louisville, Old Forester’s Paristown Hall
14 – Fort Wayne, Foellinger Theatre
16 – Milwaukee, Summerfest
17 – Chesterfield, The Factory at The District
18 – Omaha, The Waiting Room/Outdoors
19 – Chicago, Riot Fest
21 – Cleveland, Jacobs Pavilion*
23 – Cleveland, Jacobs Pavilion*
26 – Tulsa, Cain’s Ballroom

*with Nine Inch Nails

Nine Inch Nails said upon announcement of the two Cleveland shows that the gigs would be their only headline shows of 2021.

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The new gigs make good on Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor’s recent promise that the band will be returning to action imminently.

Speaking after picking up the Academy Award for Best Original Score for the movie Soul, which he shared with bandmate Atticus Ross and musician Jon Batiste, he said that the industrial rock mainstays could begin work on new music “as soon as probably tomorrow.”

Pixies, meanwhile, are touring behind their 2019 album ‘Beneath The Eyrie’.

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Kelly Lee Owens announces 2021 US tour

Tickets – which you can get here – go on sale at 1pm EDT on Friday (June 11) the same day Owens releases her new Inner Song Remix Series EP.

The EP features songs from her 2020 album Inner Song reworked by the likes of Breaka, Loraine James, Eikka, Shorter Roza, Yazzus, and Coby Sey. Listen to the Breaka, Joraine James and Elkka remixes below.

Full list of Kelly Lee Owens US tour dates:

SEPTEMBER 2021
8 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
10 – Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
11 – Philadelphia, PA – Making Time
13 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
14 – Washington, DC – Union Stage
16 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
17 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall
18 – Seattle, WA – Nuemos
19 – Portland, OR – Holocene
22 – Oakland, CA – Starline
25 – Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room

OCTOBER 2021
22-23 – Miami, FL – III Points Festival

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In a five-star review of Owens’ Inner Songs, NME wrote: “By allowing her songs to breathe, leaving space for contemplation, ‘Inner Song’ is a perfectly-arranged album where each track has a part to play: an emotive-yet-euphoric collection that’s made for late-night reflection, Kelly Lee Owens has made one of the most beautiful records of the year.”

Meanwhile, Kelly Lee Owens was among the names who recently announced that SSD Concerts will no longer be promoting upcoming shows for them following allegations of employee mistreatment.

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Rammstein announce details of first ever North American stadium tour

Tickets for the shows go on sale on Friday, May 28. Get yours here, and see the dates below.

AUGUST 2022

21 – Montreal, Parc Jean-Drapeau
27 – Minneapolis, U.S. Bank Stadium
31 – Philadelphia, Lincoln Financial Field

SEPTEMBER 2022

3 – Chicago, Soldier Field
6 – East Rutherford, MetLife Stadium
9 – Foxborough, Gillette Stadium
17 – San Antonio, Alamodome
23 – Los Angeles, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
24 – Los Angeles, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

OCTOBER 2022

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1 – Mexico City, Foro Sol
2 – Mexico City, Foro Sol
3 – Mexico City, Foro Sol

Rammstein are also set to take part in Download Festival’s special ‘Reloaded’ TV event. The two-night show in early June will feature clips from ​some of “the best Download headliner performances from the past 10 years” including Rammstein alongside Linkin ParkMetallicaSlipknotIron MaidenGuns N’ Roses and more.

The band also recently confirmed that they recorded a new album during the coronavirus lockdown. “The fact that we couldn’t perform live increased our creativity,” keyboardist Christian ‘Flake’ Lorenz told Motor Music. “We had more time to think of new things and less distraction. As a result, we recorded a record that we hadn’t planned on.”

In other news, a Russian activist has been sentenced to prison for sharing Rammstein’s video for ‘Pussy’ online six years ago.

Andrei Borovikov was charged with “manufacturing and distributing pornography” and was later found guilty by a Russian court.

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My Chemical Romance confirm details of more rescheduled tour dates

After rescheduling shows in Los Angeles, Milton Keynes, New Jersey and more, the band have now shared details of new dates for their shows in Eastern Europe.

The band will play three shows across Russia and Ukraine next June. See the band’s full 2022 touring schedule, with the new dates in bold, below.

MARCH 2022
12 – New Zealand, The Outer Fields at Western Springs

MAY 2022
17 – Cornwall, Eden Project
19 – Milton Keynes, Stadium MK
21 – Milton Keynes, Stadium MK
22 – Milton Keynes, Stadium MK
24 – Dublin, Royal Hospital Kilmainham

JUNE 2022
04 – Bologna, Sonic Park Festival
16 – St Petersburg, Ice Palace
17 – Moscow, Park Live Festival
19 – Kiev, Park Life Festival
21 – Bonn, Kunstrasen Bonn Gronau
22 – Bonn, Kunstrasen Bonn Gronau

Rescheduled dates for St. Petersburg, Moscow and Kiev are as follows:

16 June 2022 St. Petersburg- Ice Palace
17 June 2022 Moscow – Park Live Festival
19 June 2022 Kiev – U Park Live pic.twitter.com/5sVzftZl8Z

— My Chemical Romance (@MCRofficial) May 14, 2021

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AUGUST 2022
29 – Philadephia, Wells Fargo Center

SEPTEMBER 2022

05 – Toronto, Scotiabank Center
07 – Boston, TD Garden
11 – Brooklyn, Barclays Center
13 – Detroit, Little Caesers Arena
15 – St Paul, Xcel Energy Arena
20 – Newark, Prudential Center
21 – Newark, Prudential Center
24 – Sunrise, BB&T Center
27 – Houston, Toyota Center
28 – Dallas, American Airlines Center
30 – Denver, Ball Arena

OCTOBER 2022

03 – Tacoma, Tacoma Dome
05 – Oakland, Oakland Arena
07 – Las Vegas, T-Mobile Arena
11 – Los Angeles, The Forum
12 – Los Angeles, The Forum
14 – Los Angeles, The Forum
15 – Los Angeles, The Forum

The emo icons played their first show in seven years on December 20, 2019 at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall in Los Angeles, grossing a record $1.5million – the most in the venue’s history.

Recently, frontman Gerard Way said the reunion show was the “most fun” he’s ever had playing with My Chemical Romance.

“Something that I tried to do, and this was conscious, was relinquish some control,” he said. “I think about control a lot, and in the years since the band broke up I’ve really examined control in all of its forms.”

Elsewhere, guitarist Frank Iero said he “can’t wait” to get back on stage with the band and play live again.

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