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The Specials / May 2013 UK Tour

By on Tuesday, 11th December 2012 at 9:00 am

2012 has been a quintessentially British year, so why let that stop in 2013? (If the world doesn’t end next week…) The Specials are doing 10 dates around Britain and are undoubtedly a band that must be seen before you snuff it.

With huge tunes like ‘Ghost Town’, ‘Too Much Too Young’ and ‘A Message for You Rudy’ (our editor’s favourite), this band always give an electric and exciting live show. Tickets are on sale now and priced at £35/each, except London, which is priced at £37.50/each.

Friday 10th May 2013 – Glasgow Barrowlands
Monday 13th May 2013 – Newcastle Arena
Wednesday 15th May 2013 – Manchester Apollo
Saturday 18th May 2013 – Liverpool Olympia
Sunday 19th May 2013 – Leicester De Montfort Hall
Tuesday 21st May 2013 – Birmingham Arena
Thursday 23rd May 2013 – Newport Centre
Saturday 25th May 2013 – Margate Winter Gardens
Sunday 26th May 2013 – Portsmouth Guildhall
Tuesday 28th May 2013 – London Brixton Academy


Crowns / Big Issue awareness free gigs / December 2012

By on Monday, 10th December 2012 at 9:00 am

Cornwall’s Crowns are embarking on a tour to raise awareness of the plight of the homeless this holiday season. The band says of this series of free shows, “we respect the Big Issue’s motto of ‘a hand up, not a hand out’ – so we’ll do all we can on this trip to boost the vendors sales and raise awareness of the charity’s fine work”. What fine young gentlemen.

They will appear Thursday at the Big Issue distribution centre and have appearances scheduled in Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Nottingham, Birmingham and London from Friday through next Tuesday. How can you get involved? If you want the band to come and play at your school, youth club, record shop, home, corner shop, then contact the band. If you can provide accommodation for the band, then get in touch, email email

Crowns have also just been announced to appear at SXSW 2013 and we couldn’t be more pleased for them.

Thursday 13th December 2012 – Glasgow Big Issue distribution centre
Friday 14th December 2012 – Liverpool and Manchester
Saturday 15th December / Sunday 16th December 2012 – Sheffield and Leeds
Monday 17th December 2012 – Nottingham and Birmingham
Tuesday 18th December 2012 – London


NME Awards Tour / February 2013

By on Tuesday, 4th December 2012 at 9:30 am

The 2013 edition of the NME Awards Tour will be headlined by Django Django (pictured above). The supports will be Miles Kane, Palma Violets and Peace. Tickets are on sale now but going fast.

Thursday 7th February 2013 – Newcastle Academy
Friday 8th February 2013 – Manchester Academy
Saturday 9th February 2013 – Leeds Academy
Monday 11th February 2013 – Glasgow Academy
Tuesday 12th February 2013 – Nottingham Rock City
Wednesday13th February 2013 – Liverpool Academy
Friday 15th February 2013 – Norwich UEA
Saturday 16th February 2013 – Birmingham Academy
Sunday 17th February 2013 – Cardiff Uni Great Hall
Tuesday 19th February 2013 – Bristol Academy
Wednesday 20th February 2013 – Bournemouth Academy
Thursday 21st February 2013 – Brighton Dome
Sunday 23rd February 2013 – London Brixton Academy


Lower Than Atlantis / April 2013 UK/Irish Tour

By on Tuesday, 4th December 2012 at 9:00 am

Lower Than Atlantis have announced a new headlining tour of the UK and Ireland for next April. Tickets are on sale now. Below the tour dates is an embed of their festive video for their new holiday single ‘Merry Christmas (Wherever You Are)’ now available on iTunes.

Sunday 14th April 2013 – Dublin Academy
Tuesday 16th April 2013 – Cardiff Solus
Wednesday 17th April 2013 – Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
Thursday 18th April 2013 – Manchester Academy 2
Friday 19th April 2013 – Glasgow QMU
Saturday 20th April 2013 – Leeds Metropolitan University
Sunday 21st April 2013 – Yeovil Westland Leisure Complex
Tuesday 23rd April 2013 – Norwich Waterfront
Wednesday 24th April 2013 – Portsmouth Pyramids Centre
Thursday 25th April 2013 – London Shepherd’s Bush Empire

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Shearwater / November 2012 UK Tour

By on Wednesday, 21st November 2012 at 9:30 am

Shearwater from Austin, Texas will begin a short UK tour on Saturday in London. Catch them on the following dates:

Saturday 24th November 2012 – London Garage
Sunday 25th November 2012 – Bristol Fleece
Monday 26th November 2012 – Manchester St. Philips Church
Tuesday 27th November 2012 – Glasgow Art School
Thursday 29th November 2012 – Liverpool Eric’s
Friday 30th November 2012 – Brighton Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar


Benjamin Francis Leftwich / May 2013 UK Tour

By on Wednesday, 21st November 2012 at 9:00 am

Benjamin Francis Leftwich has announced a short tour of the UK for May 2013. Tickets are on sale now.

Monday 20th May 2013 – Glasgow ABC
Tuesday 21st May 2013 – Newcastle Northumbria University
Wednesday 22nd May 2013 – Birmingham Institute Library
Thursday 23rd May 2013 – London Forum

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