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By Mary Chang
on Thursday, 23rd April 2015 at 1:30 pm
May is almost upon us: that wonderful month that brings us Live at Leeds, The Great Escape and Liverpool Sound City, not to mention two delectable bank holiday weekend. It’s all about to kick off!
Thanks for our mates at Gigs and Tours, we have a way to make your second May bank holiday weekend even sweeter. How about if we offered up three pairs of tickets to see the man, the legend that is Brandon Flowers performing at London Brixton Academy on Friday the 22nd of May to start the second holiday weekend? Are you game? You are? Then you’ll want to enter our contest below, naturally.
You’ll need to fill out our form below completely. First, give us your full name. Second, give us your email address. (We need a way to contact you if you win, silly.) Third, give us your postal address. (These are hard tickets, so we need to be able to post you your tickets if you win.) Finally, to prove you’re not a robot or maybe even one of those evil touts, answer this question any self-respecting Killers / Brandon Flowers fan knows the answer to in their sleep: what major American city is Brandon Flowers from? Couldn’t be easier, right?
That’s it. Of all the correct entries we receive, we’ll choose three winners at random to receive a pair of tickets apiece to the concert on the 22nd of May. Sound good? Be sure you get your entries in by 5 PM British time Friday, the 24th of April, when we’ll close the contest. As mentioned above, we’ll contact the winners by email, so make sure you’ve entered your email address correctly. Good luck! If you’d rather not chance it and want to buy tickets to this show or any of the other’s on Brandon’s UK/Irish tour, all the details are here.
Please note: this contest is open to UK residents only and you must be able to get yourself to London for the show at Brixton Academy. Please note that this show is 8+, and all under 14s must be accompanied by an adult (these are Brixton Academy’s rules, not ours, and TGTF won’t be held responsible if you’re turned away at the door for being underage and not meeting the venue’s age requirement). All duplicate entries will be discarded.
This contest is now closed. Winners will be contacted by email.
Header photo by Steve Gullick
Electro-pop quintet Hot Chip have announced a new run of headline dates in the UK for October including London’s Brixton Academy on the 22nd of October. The new live dates follow Hot Chip’s already sold out UK dates in May, which coincide with their new album ‘Why Make Sense?’, due for release on the 18th of May on Domino Records. Along with the live dates announcement, Hot Chip have also released a limited edition white label 12” featuring remixes of ‘Need You Now’ from Percussions (Kieran Hebden) and ‘Huarache Lights’ from band member Joe Goddard.
The band’s scheduled summer festival appearances include Glastonbury, T in the Park and Green Man. A full listing of Hot Chip’s worldwide live dates can be found on the band’s Web site.
Tickets for the following shows will be available for general sale starting Friday the 24th of April at 10 AM. Support on the October UK headline dates comes from new Domino signing Georgia for all dates except London, which will be opened by LoneLady. Previous TGTF coverage of Hot Chip, including the official video for ‘Need You Now’, can be found here.
Tuesday 13th October 2015 – Bristol Academy
Wednesday 14th October 2015 – Portsmouth Pyramid Centre
Friday 16th October 2015 – Glasgow Barrowland
Saturday 17th October 2015 – Manchester Albert Hall
Sunday 18th October 2015 – Leeds Beckett University
Tuesday 20th October 2015 – Nottingham Rock City
Wednesday 21st October 2015 – Cambridge Corn Exchange
Thursday 22nd October 2015 – London Brixton Academy
Hot on the heels of three recent well-received and sold out UK shows, Everything Everything have just announced a full November tour of the UK. The band’s new album ‘Get to Heaven’ is due for release on the 15th of June, and around the release date they will make festival appearances at Liverpool Sound City, T in the Park, and Reading and Leeds. Tickets for the following headline shows go on sale tomorrow, Friday the 17th of April, at 9 AM.
Saturday 7th November 2015 – Cardiff Great Hall
Sunday 8th November 2015 – Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
Monday 9th November 2015 – Portsmouth Pyramid
Wednesday 11th November 2015 – Nottingham Rock City
Thursday 12th November 2015 – Glasgow ABC
Friday 13th November 2015 – Newcastle Academy
Saturday 14th November 2015 – Birmingham Academy
Monday 16th November 2015 – Sheffield Leadmill
Tuesday 17th November 2015 – Cambridge Junction
Wednesday 18th November 2015 – Bristol Academy
Friday 20th November 2015 – London Brixton Academy
Saturday 21st November 2015 – Manchester Apollo
Death Cab for Cutie have announced details of a November tour of the UK to follow their already sold out three-night London residency at Shepherd’s Bush Empire and their scheduled appearance at Glastonbury, both in June. The band have recently realigned as a trio following the departure of founding member Chris Walla during the production of their recent LP ‘Kintsugi’.
You can watch the video for album track ‘Black Sun’ just below the tour date listing. Previous TGTF coverage of Death Cab for Cutie is right back here. Tickets for the following shows go on sale on tomorrow, Friday the 17th of April, at 9 AM.
Monday 2nd November 2015 – Glasgow Academy
Tuesday 3rd November 2015 – Manchester Academy
Wednesday 4th November 2015 – London Brixton Academy
Thursday 5th November 2015 – Birmingham Academy
By Mary Chang
on Wednesday, 15th April 2015 at 4:00 pm
If you’re looking for something fantastic to get you over the midweek slump, we’ve got you covered. American band Eels just released yesterday a special 2-disc CD, 3-cisc clear purple vinyl and a DVD, the band’s third, ‘Live at Royal Albert Hall’. You can watch the whole gig below as filmed on the 30th of June 2014, courtesy of our friends at Baeblemusic. To watch the whole presentation in its full-sized glory, watch it at Baeblemusic’s Web site.
Header photo by Ed Crisp
Sheffield indie punk duo Nai Harvest will begin a tour of the UK later this week, supported by fellow Sheffield natives Best Friends. Following the tour, Nai Harvest’s new album ‘Hairball’ will be released on the 28th of April via Topshelf Records and Best Friends’ debut album ‘Hot. Reckless. Totally Insane’ is due for release on the 4th of July on FatCat Records.
Below the tour date listing, you can find the video for Nai Harvest’s recent single ‘Sick on My Heart’. Tickets for the following shows are available now.
Thursday 16th April 2015 – Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
Friday 17th April 2015 – London Birthdays
Saturday 18th April 2015 – Brighton Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
Sunday 19th April 2015 – Nottingham Bodega
Monday 20th April 2015 – Birmingham Oobleck
Tuesday 21st April 2015 – Glasgow Broadcast
Wednesday 22nd April 2015 – Manchester Soup Kitchen
Thursday 23rd April 2015 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Friday 24th April 2015 – Sheffield Harley
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