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David Ramirez / January 2018 UK Tour

 
By on Thursday, 7th December 2017 at 8:00 am
 

American alt-country singer/songwriter David Ramirez has announced a nine-date UK tour for the early part of next year, to coincide with the UK release of his excellent fourth studio album ‘We’re Not Going Anywhere’. We at TGTF reviewed the album back in September when it was released in North America; if you missed it, you can read the review right back here. Don’t miss Ramirez’ stunning live video performance of album track ‘Eliza Jane’, playing just below the tour date listing.

Tickets for the following shows are available now. Ramirez will follow his UK live dates with shows in Scandinavia and the Netherlands. You can find a complete listing of his upcoming tour dates on his official Facebook. TGTF’s past coverage of David Ramirez, including several live reviews, is collected back here.

Friday 12th January 2018 – London Old St. Pancras Church
Saturday 13th January 2018 – Brighton Open Studios
Sunday 14th January 2018 – Sheffield Greystones
Monday 15th January 2018 – Bristol Louisiana
Tuesday 16th January 2018 – Nottingham Bodega
Wednesday 17th January 2018 – Leicester Duffy’s
Thursday 18th January 2018 – Manchester Castle
Friday 19th January 2018 – Glasgow Broadcast
Sunday 21st January 2018 – Newcastle Cluny 2

 

Little Comets / April 2018 UK Tour

 
By on Monday, 20th November 2017 at 9:00 am
 

Around 1 year on from their fourth album ‘WORHEAD’, which dropped back in March, and following the conclusion of a support slot with Pigeon Detectives, Little Comets have announced a new UK tour for next April 2018. The DIY band originally from Newcastle will be releasing a new EP, their first new music since ‘WORHEAD’, around the time of the tour, which begins at the start of that month. Stay tuned for that. Their spring 2018 tour is now officially on sale. ‘WORHEAD’ is now available from the band’s own Smallest Label. For more on Little Comets here on TGTF, go here.

Monday 9th April 2018 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Tuesday 10th April 2018 – Sheffield Leadmill
Wednesday 11th April 2018 – Glasgow Oran Mor
Friday 13th April 2018 – Manchester Club Academy
Saturday 14th April 2018 – Birmingham Institute 2
Sunday 15th April 2018 – Bristol Bierkeller
Monday 16th April 2018 – Oxford Academy
Wednesday 18th April 2018 – Brighton Concorde 2
Thursday 19th April 2018 – London Electric Ballroom
Friday 20th April 2018 – Leeds Church
Saturday 21st April 2018 – Newcastle Academy

 

Franz Ferdinand / February 2017 UK/Irish Tour

 
By on Friday, 27th October 2017 at 9:00 am
 

Franz Ferdinand have announced their return to the record shops next year. ‘Always Ascending’, their fifth studio album, will be available on the 9th of February 2018 on Domino Records. The day after its release, the Scottish rockers will begin a UK/Irish tour in Galway that will run for just over 2 weeks, concluding at Brighton Dome on the 25th of February. Tickets to the below dates will go on sale next Friday, the 3rd of November at 9 AM. While you’re waiting to pounce on those tickets, you can have a listen to the title track, embedded under the tour listings.

Saturday 10th February 2017 – Galway Leisureland
Sunday 11th February 2017 – Dublin Olympia
Tuesday 13th February 2017 – Manchester Albert Hall
Wednesday 14th February 2017 – Nottingham Rock City
Friday 16th February 2017 – Newcastle Academy
Saturday 17th February 2017 – Glasgow Academy
Monday 19th February 2017 – Leeds Academy
Tuesday 20nd February 2017 – Birmingham Academy
Wednesday 21st February 2017 – Bristol Academy
Friday 23th February 2017 – Cambridge Corn Exchange
Saturday 24th February 2017 – London Brixton Academy
Sunday 25th February 2017 – Brighton Dome

 

Field Music / March and May 2018 UK Tour

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

Don’t have any tickets to shows next year yet? Have no fear. The prolific and inventive Brewis brothers Peter and David, better known collectively as North East wonders of the world Field Music when they’re writing and playing together, have announced UK tour dates for next March. A presale for all these dates is currently taking place; the general sale begins tomorrow at 10 AM. A extra special show that will follow this tour on the 25th of May at London Barbican is on sale now; it will star strings, horns, woodwind and assorted percussion played by the Open Here Orchestra. Catch up with all of TGTF’s past coverage of the brothers’ music activities through here.

Thursday 8th March 2018 – Brighton Komedia
Friday 9th March 2018 – Bristol Lantern
Saturday 10th March 2018 – Southampton Engine Rooms
Sunday 11th March 2018 – Exeter Phoenix
Thursday 15th March 2018 – Birmingham Institute
Friday 16th March 2018 – Manchester Gorilla
Saturday 17th March 2018 – Glasgow Saint Luke’s Church
Thursday 22nd March 2018 – Liverpool Arts Club
Friday 23rd March 2018 – Sheffield Foundry
Saturday 24th March 2018 – Norwich Waterfront
Friday 25th May 2018 – London Barbican (with the Open Here Orchestra)

 

Gengahr / April and May 2018 UK Tour

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

Have you been wondering where those weirdos Gengahr have gone? (I say the word ‘weirdos’ with love.) The ‘Powder’ lads have announced their return, revealing their second album will be titled ‘Where Wildness Grows’. ‘A Dream Outside’, which didn’t impress me much but apparently was widely appreciated across the blogosphere, their debut album from 2015. They have also announced a UK tour for next spring; tickets are on sale now. Have a taste of Gengahr’s upcoming record from new taster ‘Mallory’, streaming below the list of tour dates. ‘Where Wildness Grows’ will drop on the 9th of March 2018. To read more about the London group on TGTF, go here.

Saturday 21st April 2017 – Newcastle Think Tank
Sunday 22nd April 2017 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Monday 23rd April 2017 – Glasgow King Tut’s
Tuesday 24th April 2017 – Manchester Gorilla
Thursday 26th April 2017 – Birmingham Hare and Hounds
Friday 27th April 2017 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Saturday 28th April 2017 – Bristol Thekla
Sunday 29th April 2017 – Southampton Joiners
Monday 30th April 2017 – Cambridge Portland Arms
Wednesday 2nd May 2017 – Brighton Haunt
Thursday 3rd May 2017 – London Koko
Friday 4th May 2017 – Cardiff Globe

 

Ghostpoet / October and November 2017 UK/Irish Tour

 
By on Friday, 18th August 2017 at 9:00 am
 

London electro musician/vocalist Ghostpoet has announced a long run of tour dates in Ireland and the UK for this autumn, to follow the release of his fourth studio album ‘Dark Days + Canapes’. ICYMI, we’ve already featured two singles from the forthcoming LP, ‘Immigrant Boogie’ back in May and more recently, ‘Freakshow’. You can stream the latest release from the album, a somber and introspective track called ‘Dopamine If I Do’, just below the tour date listing.

Tickets for the following shows are available now. ‘Dark Days + Canapes’ is out today on PIAS. TGTF’s complete previous coverage of Ghostpoet is right back here.

Tuesday 24th October 2017 – Dublin Button Factory
Wednesday 25th October 2017 – Liverpool Invisible Wind Factory
Thursday 26th October 2017 – Newcastle Riverside
Saturday 28th October 2017 – Glasgow Stereo
Sunday 29th October 2017 – Sheffield Plug
Monday 30th October 2017 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Tuesday 31st October 2017 – Birmingham Mama Roux’s
Thursday 2nd November 2017 – Cambridge Junction 1
Friday 3rd November 2017 – Oxford Academy 2
Saturday 4th November 2017 – Dover Booking Hall
Monday 6th November 2017 – Leicester Academy 3
Tuesday 7th November 2017 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Wednesday 8th November 2017 – Brighton Concorde 2
Friday 10th November 2017 – London Printworks
Saturday 11th November 2017 – Manchester Academy 2
Sunday 12th November 2017 – Norwich Arts Centre
Monday 13th November 2017 – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Tuesday 14th November 2017 – Bristol Marble Factory

 
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