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Manchester art-pop quartet the 1975 will play a series of live dates in the UK next March, following the 26th of February 2016 release of their sophomore LP ‘I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it’ on Dirty Hit/Polydor. They recently previewed the new album with its first single ‘Love Me’, which our own editor Mary explored right back here. You can click here to read through TGTF’s full back catalogue of coverage on the 1975.
The newly announced run of tour dates includes three nights each at the Brixton Academy in London and the Apollo in Manchester ahead of appearances in Glasgow and Birmingham. Tickets for the following shows will be available for general sale on Friday the 13th of November at 9 AM.
Monday 7th March 2016 – London Brixton Academy
Tuesday 8th March 2016 – London Brixton Academy
Wednesday 9th March 2016 – London Brixton Academy
Sunday 13th March 2016 – Manchester Apollo
Monday 14th March 2016 – Manchester Apollo
Tuesday 15th March 2016 – Manchester Apollo
Friday 18th March 2016 – Glasgow Academy
Saturday 19th March 2016 – Glasgow Academy
Tuesday 22nd March 2016 – Birmingham Arena
London guitar rock quartet Hidden Charms have announced a list of UK tour dates to accompany the release of their upcoming single ‘Love You Cause You’re There’ on the 20th of November. The new single comes after the band’s recent success with double-sided single ‘Dreaming of Another Girl / Long Way Down’. Editor Mary recently featured a live version of ‘Dreaming of Another Girl’, and you can hear a stream of both tracks just below the tour date listing.
Hidden Charms will play a warm-up show at Southampton’s Indiependence Festival on the 14th of November before embarking on the following three headline shows. They will play another series of UK live dates at the end of the month supporting YAK. A full listing of Hidden Charms’ upcoming tour dates can be found here. TGTF’s previous coverage of Hidden Charms is right back here.
Monday 16th November 2015 – Manchester Gullivers
Wednesday 18th November 2015 – London Lexington
Thursday 19th November 2015 – Stourbridge River Rooms
The NME Awards Tour 2016 has announced alt-rock quartet Bloc Party as its headline act, with support from Sheffield rock duo Drenge, hip-hop punk artist Rat Boy and Manchester grime musician Bugzy Malone. Bloc Party last played the NME Awards Tour as newcomers to the scene way back in 2005. Their new LP ‘Hymns’ is due for release on the day the tour begins, and they will be performing some of the new songs live for the very first time at these shows.
As we saw in 2015, the city of Austin, Texas is once again a primary sponsor of the NME Awards Tour 2016. In addition, all tickets will include a 50p donation to the Teenage Cancer Trust. Tickets for the following shows will be available for general sale this Friday, the 6th of November 2015.
Friday 29th January 2016 – Cardiff Great Hall
Saturday 30th January 2016 – Southampton Guildhall
Monday 1st February 2016 – Bristol Academy
Tuesday 2nd February 2016 – Nottingham Rock City
Thursday 4th February 2016 – Newcastle Academy
Friday 5th February 2016 – Glasgow Barrowland
Saturday 6th February 2016 – Manchester Academy
Monday 8th February 2016 – Leeds Academy
Tuesday 9th February 2016 – Cambridge Corn Exchange
Thursday 11th February 2016 – London Brixton Academy
Friday 12th February 2016 – Birmingham Academy
Post-punk quartet Savages have announced a short list of February tour dates in the UK, in support of their upcoming sophomore album ‘Adore Life’, which is due for release on the 22nd of January 2016 via Matador Records. You can read our own Nick’s review of the album’s first single ‘The Answer’ right back here.
In addition to the initial February run of dates, Savages will bring their live show to the London Roundhouse on the 17th of March. Tickets for the following shows are available now.
Previous TGTF coverage of Savages can be found by clicking here.
Thursday 18th February 2016 – Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
Friday 19th February 2016 – Cambridge Junction
Sunday 21st February 2016 – Glasgow Art School
Monday 22nd February 2016 – Manchester Albert Hall
Tuesday 23rd February 2016 – Leeds Irish Centre
Thursday 17th March 2016 – London Roundhouse
Soulful singer/songwriter Jamie Woon has announced a short run of UK live dates to follow the release of his long-awaited sophomore album ‘Making Time’, which is out now on PMR Records. Editor Mary had a listen to the album’s lead single ‘Sharpness’ back in August; you can read her thoughts on the track right here. Below the tour date listing is a live video of ‘Sharpness’ recorded at Konk Studios.
Tickets for the following shows are available now. TGTF’s previous coverage of Jamie Woon, dating all the way back to 2011, can be found here.
Wednesday 2nd March 2016 – Sheffield Plug
Thursday 3rd March 2016 – Manchester Gorilla
Saturday 5th March 2016 – Birmingham Institute 2
Sunday 6th March 2016 – Glasgow ABC
Tuesday 8th March 2016 – Brighton Concorde 2
Wednesday 9th March 2016 – London Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Thursday 10th March 2015 – Bristol Bierkeller
Sheffield indie pop quartet the Crookes have just announced a massive list of UK tour dates for next February. These follow November 2015 live dates supporting the Fratellis. The tour will include a show at the London Oslo on the 24th of February before wrapping up with a hometown date at the Sheffield Leadmill on the 27th of the month.
The February dates will come just after the release of the Crookes’ fourth LP ‘Lucky Ones’, which is due out on the 29th of January via Anywhere Records in the UK and Modern Outsider in America. The Crookes are scheduled to visit America in March next year for SXSW 2016.
Tickets for the following shows are available now. A full listing of upcoming live dates for the Crookes can be found on their official Web site. TGTF’s archive of coverage on the Crookes, including a review of their recent single ‘I Wanna Waste My Time on You’, can be found right back here.
Saturday 30th January 2016 – Scunthorpe Cafe Indiependent
Monday 1st February 2016 – Lincoln Engine Shed
Tuesday 2nd February 2016 – Nottingham Bodega
Wednesday 3rd February 2016 – Leeds Wardrobe
Thursday 4th February 2016 – Stoke Sugarmill
Friday 5th February 2016 – Birmingham Rainbow
Saturday 6th February 2016 – Leicester Soundhouse
Sunday 7th February 2016 – Norwich Studio Waterfront
Tuesday 9th February 2016 – Doncaster Diamond Live
Wednesday 10th February 2016 – Hull Adelphi
Thursday 11th February 2016 – Derby Radar Love Venue
Friday 12th February 2016 – York Duchess
Saturday 13th February 2016 – Newcastle Think Tank
Sunday 14th February 2016 – Glasgow King Tut’s
Tuesday 16th February 2016 – Preston Blitz
Wednesday 17th February 2016 – Bristol Louisiana
Thursday 18th February 2016 – Cardiff Globe
Friday 19th February 2016 – Liverpool Studio 2
Saturday 20th February 2016 – Manchester Sound Control
Sunday 21st February 2016 – Southampton Talking Heads
Tuesday 23rd February 2016 – Brighton Hope and Ruin
Wednesday 24th February 2016 – London Oslo
Thursday 25th February 2016 – Kingston New Slang Hippodrome
Saturday 27th February 2016 – Sheffield Leadmill