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Scottish veterans of alt-pop Belle and Sebastian have recently announced details of their forthcoming album ‘Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance’, due for release on the 19th of January 2015 via Matador Records. Following the album release, Belle and Sebastian will play 13 live dates in the UK next spring, culminating with an appearance at Liverpool Sound City on the 24th of May. Tickets for the following shows go on sale this Friday, the 31st of October.
The first single from ‘Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance’, titled ‘The Party Line’, recently premiered on BBC 6Music and can be streamed below the tour date listing.
Sunday 3rd May 2015 – Cardiff St. David’s
Monday 4th May 2015 – Bristol Colston Hall
Tuesday 5th May 2015 – Portsmouth Guildhall
Thursday 7th May 2015 – Cambridge Corn Exchange
Friday 8th May 2015 – Norwich Open
Sunday 10th May 2015 – Birmingham Symphony Hall
Monday 11th May 2015 – London Westminster Central Hall
Thursday 14th May 2015 – Manchester Albert Hall
Saturday 16th May 2015 – Newcastle City Hall
Monday 18th May 2015 – Buxton Opera House
Tuesday 19th May 2015 – Leeds City Hall
Friday 22nd May 2015 – Glasgow SSE Hydro (with the Scottish Festival Orchestra)
Sunday 24th May 2015 – Liverpool Sound City
Singer/songwriter Ben Howard has just announced a set of arena dates for next spring, following on his already sold out December 2014 tour. Howard’s sophomore LP ‘I Forget Where We Were’ debuted at number 1 in the UK charts after its release on the 20th of October. Below the tour date listing, you can listen to the official audio for album track ‘Conrad’. Presale for the following shows will begin tomorrow, Wednesday the 29th of October, at 9 AM, with general sale starting at 9 AM on Friday, the 31st of October.
Monday 13th April 2015 – Liverpool Echo
Thursday 16th April 2015 – London Alexandra Palace
Monday 20th April 2015 – Birmingham NIA
Tuesday 21st April 2015 – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Thursday 23rd April 2015 – Leeds Arena
Friday 24th April 2015 – Glasgow SSE Hydro
Saturday 25th April 2015 – Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Hot on the heels of their first UK headline tour, Prides (who Mary just ran into last week in Edinburgh, ha!) have just announced another set of live dates for early next year. The new list includes shows in the band’s native Scotland, as well as their largest headline show to date at London’s Heaven. Tickets for the following shows go on sale today, the 24th of October, at 9 AM.
Catch all our previous coverage on those lovable Scots this way.
Thursday 5th February 2015 – Inverness Ironworks
Friday 6th February 2015 – Aberdeen Lemon Tree
Saturday 7th February 2015 – Edinburgh Liquid Rooms
Wednesday 11th February 2015– Brighton Haunt
Thursday 12th February 2015 – London Heaven
Friday 13th February 2015 – Nottingham Bodega
Saturday 14th February 2015 – Sheffield Leadmill
Following the release of their new EP ‘Exit, Pursued By A Bear’, To Kill a King have just announced a list of spring 2015 tour dates, including the band’s biggest headline show to date at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London.
As a preview, they’ve shared the video for a live performance of the EP’s lead track ‘Oh My Love’, which you can watch below the tour date listing. Tickets for the following shows will go on sale on Friday, the 24th of October, at 9 AM.
Friday 6th March 2015 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Saturday 7th March 2015 – Glasgow Stereo
Sunday 8th March 2015 – Manchester Deaf Institute
Monday 9th March 2015 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Wednesday 11th March 2015 – Bristol Thekla
Thursday 12th March 2015 – Brighton Haunt
Friday 13th March 2015 – Southampton Joiners
Saturday 14th March 2015 – London Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Charlatans have announced a string of March tour dates to follow the January 2015 release of their 12th studio album ‘Modern Nature’. The veteran alt-rockers are pushing forward after the passing of their drummer Jon Brookes, who insisted on the completion of the new LP. In Brookes’ stead, The Verve drummer Pete Salisbury, who played on ‘Modern Nature’, will accompany the band for these live shows. Tickets go on sale this Friday, the 24th of October, at 9 AM.
Tuesday 3rd March 2015 – Bristol Academy
Thursday 5th March 2015 – Manchester Albert Hall
Saturday 7th March 2015 – Leeds Academy
Monday 9th March 2015 – Hull University Main Room
Tuesday 10th March 2015 – Glasgow Barrowland
Friday 13th March 2015 – Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Saturday 14th March 2015 – Leicester Academy
Monday 16th March 2015 – London Roundhouse
In a bit of random-but-perversely-interesting music news, veteran pop singer/songwriter Neil Diamond has announced details of his forthcoming new album ‘Melody Road’, along with a list of UK and Irish tour dates for summer 2015.
Out this week via Capitol Records, ‘Melody Road’ is Diamond’s first album of original material in 6 years and features the production talents of Don Was (Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, John Mayer) and Jacknife Lee (Snow Patrol, One Direction, Taylor Swift). Below the tour date listing, you can view the lyric video for album track ‘(Ooo) Do I Wanna Be Yours’. Tickets for the following live shows are on sale now.
Tuesday 30th June 2015 – Belfast Odyssey
Friday 3rd July 2015 – Dublin 3Arena
Tuesday 7th July 2015 – Glasgow SSE Hydro
Thursday 9th July 2015 – Manchester Arena
Saturday 11th July 2015 – Birmingham Arena
Tuesday 14th July 2015 – London O2