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Montreal husband and wife duo The Dears will be touring the England and Wales this weekend and into early next week, playing their first UK shows in 6 years. The four UK live dates are in support of the pair’s latest album release ‘Times Infinity Volume One’, out now on Dangerbird Records. The album is part of a two-volume series, the second half of which is titled ‘Times Infinity Volume Two’ and due for release later this year.
Frontman Murray Lightburn says of the 2-year long project, “Putting these two records together was like solving a puzzle: Volume One was about finding the edge pieces while Volume Two was about the middle pieces. It was very difficult to wrap one’s head around at first, but by the end of production, it just became easier and easier. It’s a metaphor for life, and our life’s story.”
You can watch The Dears’ brand new video for album track ‘To Hold and Have’ just below the tour date listing. Tickets for the following shows are available now.
Friday 24th February 2017 – Cardiff Globe
Saturday 25th February 2017 – Bristol Fleece
Sunday 26th February 2017 – Leeds Brudenell
Tuesday 28th February 2017 – London Village Underground
American comeback band American Football have announced a short list of UK and Irish live dates for later this year, on the success of their second self-titled album ‘American Football (LP2)’. The band broke up almost immediately after releasing their self-titled debut LP on Polyvinyl in 1999, but Polyvinyl was also instrumental in American Football’s recent re-emergence. Following a deluxe edition re-release of their debut album, American Football played a series of well-received live shows in their hometown of Champaign, Illinois and in New York City. Seventeen years on from their first album, American Football dropped their sophomore full-length release last October, also on Polyvinyl. You can sample the understated semtimentality of album track ‘Desire Gets in the Way’ just below the tour date listing.
Tickets for the following shows are available now. You can find a complete listing of American Football’s upcoming live dates on their official Facebook.
Friday 1st September 2017 – Brighton Concorde 2
Saturday 2nd September 2017 – Manchester Albert Hall
Sunday 3rd September 2017 – Edinburgh Summerhall
Monday 4th September 2017 – Dublin Button Factory
American singer/songwriter Ryan Adams has announced a list of live dates in the UK and Ireland for this September, in support of his newly released album ‘Prisoner’. Our own Steven reviewed the album back here, ahead of its release last Friday. You can have a listen to album track ‘Doomsday’ just below the tour date listing.
Tickets for the following shows will be available starting Friday the 24th of February. A full listing of Adams’ upcoming worldwide tour dates can be found on his official Facebook. You can read TGTF’s complete previous coverage of Ryan Adams through this link.
Friday 8th September 2017 – Belfast Ulster Hall
Saturday 9th September 2017 – Cork Opera House
Monday 11th September 2017 – Dublin Olympia Theatre
Thursday 14th September 2017 – Manchester Apollo
Friday 15th September 2017 – Edinburgh Usher Hall
Sunday 17th September 2017 – Gateshead Sage
Monday 18th September 2017 – Leeds Academy
Friday 22nd September 2017 – London Royal Albert Hall
Five-piece rock band To Kill a King have just announced a series of three live shows in London this May, just ahead of festival season. They also recently unveiled a dramatic new track titled ‘The Problem Of Evil’, which is set to appear on their upcoming third LP, due out later this year. You can check out the promo video for ‘The Problem of Evil’, starring Ruby Bentall, at the bottom of this page. Keyboard player Ben Jackson spoke of the newly announced shows in the context of recording the band’s forthcoming album:
For the last year we’ve been locked in small windowless rooms with nothing but each other for company. So as you can imagine we are super excited to announce these May shows. It’s been too long since we played in London, the venues are all nice intimate rooms with great sound and playing three dates means that we can do three different setlists. We’ll be unleashing our new tunes as well as playing the old favourites and we can’t fucking wait.
The first show of To Kill a King’s “London tour” will take place at Soho’s Borderline, which is currently closed for refurbishment but scheduled to reopen next month. Hackney’s Oslo will host the second show of the sequence, and the final show will be held at Omeara, a new central London venue opened late last year by Mumford and Sons‘ Ben Lovett.
Tickets for the following gigs are available now. TGTF’s past coverage of To Kill a King, including a review of their 2015 self-titled album, is right back this way.
Thursday 11th May 2017 – London Borderline
Friday 12th May 2017 – London Oslo
Saturday 13th May 2017 – London Omeara
By Mary Chang
on Monday, 6th February 2017 at 9:00 am
Brighton band The Wytches released their second album ‘All Your Happy Life’ last autumn on Heavenly Recordings. Want to read Steven’s review of the long player? Head this way. They’ve announced a long series of dates for the first half of this year, comprising both headline dates and spring music festival appearances from late February through to April. Tickets are on sale now to the following dates. You can watch their behind-the-scenes video for ‘Bone Weary’ just below the tour date listing. You can catch up on TGTF’s past coverage of the Watches through here.
Monday 27th February 2017 – Hull Polar Bear
Tuesday 28th February 2017 – York Crescent
Wednesday 1st March 2017 – Leicester Cookie
Friday 3rd March 2017 – Sheffield Outlines Festival
Saturday 4th March 2017 – Scunthorpe Café Independent,
Monday 3rd April 2017 – Guilford Boileroom
Tuesday 4th April 2017 – Norwich Waterfront Studio
Wednesday 5th April – St. Albans Horn
Thursday 6th April 2017 – Reading Face Bar
Friday 7th April 2017 – Manchester Sound Control
Saturday 8th April – London Flying Vinyl Festival
Sunday 9th April 2017 – Tunbridge Wells Forum
Wednesday 19th April 2017 – Cambridge Portland Arms
Thursday 20th April 2017 – Preston Ferret
Friday 21st April 2017 – Stockton on Tees Georgian Theatre
Saturday 22nd April 2017 – Liverpool Wrong Festival
Sunday 23rd April 2017 – Southampton Joiners
Monday 24th April 2017 – Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
Liverpool band Clean Cut Kid have just announced a headline tour of the UK for this April and May, starting in Glasgow on the 28th of April, stopping off in London on the 10th of May, and ending with a homecoming show at the Liverpool Academy on the 20th of May. The band have already released a string of hit singles, including ‘Vitamin C’, ‘Runaway’ and ‘Make Believe’, and are currently in the process of recording their debut LP. You can check out their video for ‘We Used to Be in Love’ at the bottom of the page.
Tickets for the following shows will be available starting today, Friday the 3rd of February, at 10 AM. TGTF’s previous coverage of Clean Cut Kid is gathered right back here.
Friday 28th April 2017 – Glasgow King Tut’s
Saturday 6th May 2017 – Birmingham Institute
Monday 8th May 2017 – Bristol Exchange
Tuesday 9th May 2017 – Brighton Patterns
Wednesday 10th May 2017 – London Scala
Friday 12th May 2017 – Manchester Sound Control
Saturday 20th May 2017 – Liverpool Academy
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