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VANT / February and March 2017 UK/Irish Tour

 
By on Friday, 3rd February 2017 at 8:00 am
 

Punk rock protest quartet VANT have announced a headline tour of the UK and Ireland to follow the upcoming release of their debut album ‘Dumb Blood’. The LP is due for release on the 17th of February via Parlophone and will feature the band’s 2016 single ‘Peace & Love’. Frontman Mattie Vant says of the upcoming tour, “Every time we play a show it’s a form of activism, a form of protest. For me, rock music has always gone hand in hand with making a stand, being at the forefront of a movement and trying to change the world.”

Tickets for the following live shows are available now. Following these tour dates, VANT is scheduled to appear at SXSW 2017 in Austin, TX. TGTF’s previous coverage of VANT, including editor Mary’s interview with Mattie Vant from last November, is collected right through here.

Friday 24th February 2017 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Saturday 25th February 2017 – Leeds Wardrobe
Sunday 26th February 2017 – Dublin Academy 2
Monday 27th February 2017 – Belfast Oh Yeah Centre
Wednesday 1st March 2017 – Manchester Gorilla
Thursday 2nd March 2017 – Sheffield Plug
Friday 3rd March 2017 – Birmingham Institute 2
Saturday 4th March 2017 – Swansea Sin City
Sunday 5th March 2017 – Oxford Academy 2
Tuesday 7th March 2017 – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Wednesday 8th March 2017 – Bristol Thekla
Thursday 9th March 2017 – London Electric Ballroom

 

Rat Boy / April and May 2017 UK Tour

 
By on Tuesday, 31st January 2017 at 9:00 am
 

Jordan Cardy, a Hip-hop and punk artist and producer better known under his pseudonym Rat Boy, has announced his biggest UK tour to date. And we mean biggest: this series of dates culminates in a massive show at London’s Roundhouse on the 6th of May. Why all the fuss? We hear that new Rat Boy material is on its way to being unveiled, so keep your ears close to the ground. (You know, because you know, rats, they have short little legs…I know, bad joke.) Tickets to this tour go on sale this Friday, the 3rd of February, at 9 AM. To go back through TGTF’s back catalogue of coverage on Cardy’s project, use this link.

Tuesday 25th April 2017 – Glasgow ABC
Wednesday 26th April 2017 – Leeds University Union
Thursday 27th April 2017 – Newcastle University
Friday 28th April 2017 – Stoke Sugarmill
Saturday 29th April 2017 – Oxford Academy
Monday 1st May 2017 – Norwich Waterfront
Tuesday 2nd May 2017 – Birmingham Institute 1
Wednesday 3rd May 2017 – Bristol Bierkeller
Friday 5th May 2017 – Manchester Academy
Saturday 6th May 2017 – London Roundhouse

 

Laura Marling solo shows / March 2017 UK Tour

 
By on Thursday, 26th January 2017 at 9:00 am
 

Laura Marling has just announced five new solo dates to follow her previously scheduled full band tour of the UK this March. Marling will release her highly-anticipated new LP ‘Semper Femina’ on the 10th of March via More Alarming Records/Kobalt. You can take a listen to the album’s soulful second single ‘Wild Fire’, in the form of its lyric video, below the tour date listing.

The newly announced solo dates, billed as the ‘Tour de Ville’, will take Marling to a handful of smaller venues around England and Wales. Tickets for these intimate shows will be available starting this Friday, the 27th of January, at 10 AM. Having sold out her 17th of March booking at the London Roundhouse (as well as most of the other dates on the full band tour), Marling has also added a second full band show at that venue on the 21st of the month; those tickets are available now.

Tuesday 21st March 2017 – London Roundhouse (full band show)
Wednesday 22nd March 2017 – Bury St. Edmunds Apex
Friday 24th March 2017 – Stockton ARC Theatre and Arts Centre
Saturday 25th March 2017 – Wrexham Central Station
Sunday 26th March 2017 – Exeter Lemon Grove
Tuesday 28th March 2017 – Norwich Waterfront

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Maximo Park / May 2017 UK Tour

 
By on Tuesday, 24th January 2017 at 9:00 am
 

North East indie stalwarts Maximo Park have announced a new UK tour in May. This tour will be in support for ‘Risk to Exist’, their sixth album and the follow-up to ‘Too Much Information’, released in February 2014. Tickets go on sale this Friday, the 27th of January, at 9 AM. You can listen to the title track in the promo video, embedded below the tour dates. ‘Risk to Exist’ is scheduled to drop on the 21st of April on Daylighting. For more of TGTF’s coverage of Maximo Park, you can go here.

Friday 5th May 2017 – Birmingham Institute
Saturday 6th May 2017 – Newcastle Academy
Monday 8th May 2017 – Aberdeen Lemon Tree
Tuesday 9th May 2017 – Glasgow ABC
Wednesday 10th May 2017 – Sheffield Leadmill
Friday 12th May 2017 – London Royal Festival Hall
Saturday 13th May 2017 – Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
Monday 15th May 2017 – Cambridge Junction
Tuesday 16th May 2017 – Cardiff Tramshed
Wednesday 17th May 2017 – Falmouth Princess Pavilion
Friday 19th May 2017 – Manchester Albert Hall

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Johnny Flynn / March 2017 UK Tour

 
By on Thursday, 19th January 2017 at 9:00 am
 

Multi-talented and multi-tasking singer/songwriter Johnny Flynn will embark on a tour of the UK this March, accompanied by his longtime band The Sussex Wit. The UK tour will begin on the same day, Friday the 24th of March, that Flynn’s fourth studio album ‘Sillion’ is scheduled for release on Transgressive Records. ICYMI, you can read our review of the album’s lead single ‘Raising the Dead’ through this link.

Just prior to the March UK tour, Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit are scheduled to showcase at SXSW 2017 in Austin, TX. Stay tuned to TGTF for our coverage of that event; in the meantime, you can peruse our past coverage of Johnny Flynn right back here. Tickets for the following live shows are available now.

Friday 24th March 2017 – Brighton St George’s Church
Saturday 25th March 2017 – Leeds Church
Sunday 26th March 2017 – Manchester Gorilla
Monday 27th March 2017 – Edinburgh Caves
Tuesday 28th March 2017 – Birmingham Academy 2
Wednesday 29th March 2017 – Bristol Trinity
Friday 31st March 2017 – London St John’s Hackney

 

LANY / March 2017 English Tour

 
By on Monday, 16th January 2017 at 9:00 am
 

American West Coast synthpop band LANY will play three live shows in England this March as part of an extensive worldwide tour including dates in Europe, Australia and the Philippines. We at TGTF caught LANY at the end of last year, here in America, as they were in the midst of a meteoric ascent up the Spotify streaming charts. Their track ‘ILYSB’ is currently the most streamed song of all time on Spotify Discover; you can hear a live version of it just below the tour date listing.

A full list of LANY’s upcoming tour dates, from the end of February through mid-July, can be found on their official Facebook. Tickets for the following shows are available now.

Monday 6th March 2017 – Birmingham Institute
Tuesday 7th March 2017 – Manchester Gorilla
Thursday 9th March 2017 – London KOKO

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