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By Mary Chang
on Tuesday, 13th September 2016 at 9:00 am
Iconic British fashion brand Dr. Martens have just announced Formation, Paigey Cakey and VANT as the first three headliners on its Stand for Something Tour 2016. A fourth, for a show in London scheduled for the last Saturday of November (and somebody’s birthday, hint hint) is yet to be announced.
Twins Matt and Will Ritson, better known as dance duo Formation (pictured at top), will begin the series of #SFSTOUR16 on the 15th of October in Liverpool. On their participation in with the Stand for Something Tour, they said, “Formation means people coming together to express or celebrate something great. So we stand for a lot of things but ultimately it’s about standing together”.
Following the footsteps of Lady Leshurr, Hackney MC and actress Paigey Cakey, will perform on the tour on the last Saturday of October at the courtyard of Birmingham Rainbow. When asked what she stands for, her reply was: “I stand for myself, for one, but I wanna be the voice of the young people. I want to stand for the youth; I want to stand for something that means something. I feel like the youth of today need role models to look up to, so I want to stand for them.”
When asked the same question, politically charged band VANT replied, “We stand for equality, awareness of the environmental concerns of this planet and a better education for all of our children.” VANT released their EP ‘Karma Seeker’ last month. Of all the artists chosen to represent the strength of solidarity, Mattie Vant’s lyrics demonstrate well the strength of a dissenting voice during these uncertain times.
To purchase tickets to the Dr. Martens Stand for Something Tour 2016, visit the Dr. Martens’ official Web site.
Saturday 15th October 2016 – Liverpool Scandinavian Church starring Formation
Saturday 29th October 2016 – Birmingham Rainbow Courtyard starring Paigey Cakey
Saturday 12th November 2016 – Newcastle Cluny starring VANT
Saturday 26th November 2016 – London (headliner and location TBA)
London electropop duo Avec Sans have announced a short list of live dates in England supporting their recent new album ‘Heartbreak Hi’. Released back in July, the album contains 13 tracks, including a cover of Bon Iver‘s ‘Perth’. Along with the tour date announcement, Avec Sans have unveiled a new video for ‘Perth’, which you can view at the bottom of the page.
Ticket information for these live shows wasn’t available at press time, so check Avec Sans’ official Web site for updated information. TGTF’s complete coverage of Avec Sans, including their appearance at SXSW 2016, can be found right back here.
Sunday 6th November 2016 – Bristol Exchange
Friday 11th November 2016 – Winchester Railway Inn
Saturday 12th November 2016 – Reading Oakford Social
Tuesday 22nd November 2016 – London Dalston Birthdays
Fresh from their opening slot on the main stage at Reading and Leeds 2016, indefatigable folk-punk troubadour Frank Turner and his band The Sleeping Souls have announced a massive list of tour dates for the UK and Ireland at the end of this year. Dubbed the ‘Get Better Tour 2016’, the new slate of live dates begins in Dublin on the 16th of November and wraps up in Portsmouth on the 14th of December.
As usual, Turner himself has chosen the support acts for the ‘Get Better’ tour, Esmé Patterson and Felix Hagan and the Family. Tickets for the following lengthy list of shows are available now. TGTF’s full archive of previous coverage on Frank Turner is back this way.
Wednesday 16th November 2016 – Dublin Olympia
Friday 18th November 2016 – Salisbury City Hall
Monday 21st November 2016 – Liverpool Academy
Tuesday 22nd November 2016 – Carlisle Sands Center
Wednesday 23rd November 2016 – Doncaster Dome
Friday 25th November 2016 – Coventry Empire
Saturday 26th November 2016 – Cardiff Great Hall
Sunday 27th November 2016 – Oxford New Theatre
Monday 28th November 2016 – Exeter Great Hall
Wednesday 30th November 2016 – Reading Hexagon
Thursday 1st December 2016 – Leeds University Refectory
Friday 2nd December 2016 – Aberdeen Garage
Saturday 3rd December 2016 – Edinburgh Usher Hall
Monday 5th December 2016 – Scunthorpe Baths Hall
Tuesday 6th December 2016 – Warrington Parr Hall
Wednesday 7th December 2016 – Newcastle Northumbria University
Friday 9th December 2016 – Nottingham Rock City
Saturday 10th December 2016 – Bexhill De La Warr Pavillion
Sunday 11th December 2016 – Norwich UEA
Monday 12th December 2016 – Guildford G Live
Wednesday 14th December 2016 – Portsmouth Guildhall
American singer/songwriter Conor Oberst has announced a short list of live dates in the UK and Ireland for early next year, following the release of his new album ‘Ruminations.’ A solo collection of “raw, unadorned” tracks written at Oberst’s home in Omaha, Nebraska during the winter of 2016, ‘Ruminations’ is due for release on the 16th of October via Nonesuch Records.
Tickets for the following shows are available now. A full listing of Oberst’s live shows surrounding the album release, including dates in North America and continental Europe, can be found on his official Web site. TGTF’s previous coverage of Conor Oberst is back here.
Wednesday 1st February 2017 – London Palladium
Thursday 2nd February 2017 – Manchester Albert Hall
Friday 3rd February 2017 – Edinburgh Queen’s Hall
Sunday 5th February 2017 – Dublin Grand Canal Theatre
By Mary Chang
on Wednesday, 7th September 2016 at 10:00 am
Talk about momentous: Gloucestershire sibling duo Ardyn have announced their first-ever headline tour of the UK for this autumn. Twins Rob and Katy Pearson, whose beautiful harmonies caught our attention ahead of Dot to Dot 2016, released their EP ‘The Valley’ earlier this summer. They’ve also recorded a live session of the EP at London’s famed studio The Pool, including a performance of the title track. Watch the video of ‘The Valley’ live, which you can watch at the bottom of this post. Tickets for this tour are on sale now.
Thursday 10th November 2016 – Glasgow Nice n’ Sleazy
Friday 11th November 2016 – Manchester Castle Hotel
Saturday 12th November 2016 – Leeds Brudenell Games Room
Thursday 17th November 2016 – Brighton Green Door Store
Friday 18th November 2016 – Bristol Louisiana
Saturday 19th November 2016 – Nottingham Chameleon Arts Café
Thursday 1st December 2016 – London St. Pancras Old Church
By Mary Chang
on Wednesday, 7th September 2016 at 9:00 am
Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons, better known as the influential English electronic duo Chemical Brothers, have announced a small handful of live dates in the UK for the middle of December 2016. These shows will conclude the pair’s world tour that takes them through Europe, Asia and the Middle East before returning to blighty. They’ll be supporting their incredible 11th album ‘Born in the Echoes’, which has had legs since its release in summer 2015. Tickets have already gone for Blackpool and the first London date revealed, but tickets are still available for Glasgow and a second London date has gone on sale as well. To read our past articles on TGTF on the Chemical Brothers, follow this link.
Wednesday 7th December 2016 – Glasgow SECC
Friday 9th December 2016 – Blackpool Empress Ballroom (sold out)
Saturday 10th December 2016 – London Hammersmith Apollo (sold out)
Sunday 11th December 2015 – London Hammersmith Apollo
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