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Chichester-born singer/songwriter Tom Odell has announced a list of November tour dates to follow his highly-anticipated new album ‘Wrong Crowd’, due for release on the 10th of June via Columbia Records. Odell recently played the album’s lead single ‘Magnetised’ in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, and you can watch that performance just below the tour date listing.
The November tour will start in Dublin on the 1st of November and end at London’s Brixton Academy on the 13th of the month. Tickets for the following live shows will be available at 8 today, Friday the 27th of May. TGTF’s previous coverage of Tom Odell is collected right back here.
Tuesday 1st November 2016 – Dublin Olympia Theatre
Wednesday 2nd November 2016 – Belfast Limelight
Friday 4th November 2016 – Brighton Centre
Saturday 5th November 2016 – Plymouth Pavilions
Sunday 6th November 2016 – Swindon Oasis Centre
Tuesday 8th November 2016 – Leeds Academy
Wednesday 9th November 2016 – Manchester Apollo
Saturday 12th November 2016 – Birmingham Academy 1
Sunday 13th November 2016 – London Brixton Academy
By Mary Chang
on Tuesday, 24th May 2016 at 11:00 am
Formation have been heating things up this year, following on from their star turn at the NME / UK Trade and Investment night to close out their SXSW 2016. Twins Matt and Will Ritson come from a DIY / improvisation background, but there’s no mistaking their talent for knocking at floor-filling bangers. The hyped duo are booked for a whole slew of festivals from now into early September, a testament to just how desired their beats are to events all over the UK and Europe.
…but they’ll be returning to London in October (the 25th to be exact) to play a show at Village Underground in Shoreditch, and we’ve blagged 2 pairs of tickets from our friends at Gigs and Tours to give away to two lucky TGTF readers! Think of it as a special May bank holiday gift from us to you. Is there a friend, family member or significant other you’d like to treat with a special surprise this upcoming long weekend? Then you’ll want to enter our contest.
To do so, you’ll need to fill out the below form completely. First, give us your full name. Second, give us your email address. (We need a way to contact you if you win, naturally.) Third, to prove you’re not a robot and you actually follow the band on social media, answer this one question: what is the name of the most recent promotional video the band has released as of April 2016? You can locate this information by Googling, but let’s hope you won’t have to resort to that.
That’s it. Of all the correct entries we receive, we’ll choose two winners at random to receive a pair of tickets apiece to the concert on the 25th of October. All good? Be sure you get your entries in by 12 PM British time Thursday, the 26th of May, 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, you can buy them 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 Village Underground. Please note that this show is 16+; all under 18s must be accompanied by an adult (these are the venue’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. The winners will be contacted by email.
American singer/songwriter John Grant will play a short list of headline dates in the UK next month, ahead of a full schedule of summer festival appearances. In the midst of the following live dates, Grant will stop at London’s Field Day Festival on the 12th of June, and his July appearances will include T in the Park, Latitude and WOMAD.
Ahead of his upcoming live dates, Grant has just released a new video for ‘Voodoo Doll’, which appears on his third album ‘Grey Tickles, Black Pressure’, released last October on Bella Union. You can view the new video just below the tour date listing. Tickets for the following shows are available now.
TGTF’s previous coverage of John Grant is right back here.
Wednesday 8th June 2016 – Salisbury City Hall
Thursday 9th June 2016 – Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre
Friday 10th June 2016 – Birmingham Institute
Wednesday 15th June 2016 – London Royal Albert Hall (sold out)
Glory Hallejujah! No pun intended: London’s Teleman, led by frontman Tommy Sanders, have announced a massive new winter UK tour for October and November 2016. All the dates are listed below, and tickets are available now.
The band have also released a promo video for what I consider one of their latest album’s strongest offerings. ‘Brilliant Sanity’ was released back in April on Moshi Moshi Records (read my review here) and ‘Glory Hallejujah’, not to be confused with or compared to the Leonard Cohen tearjerker, now has its own promo video. Directed by the band’s own keyboardist Jonny Sanders, there’s running around, daylight and nighttime, water and rocky outcrops, indoor shots of cathedrals and outdoor shots of…well…cathedrals. And some live shots from touring. It’s all here in the promo for ‘Glory Hallejujah’, which you can watch below. PS: hey Tom, I hope you’re happy and smiling somewhere. For more on Teleman on TGTF, head here.
Tuesday 18th October 2016 – Hull Welly
Wednesday 19th October 2016 – Aberdeen Café Drummond
Thursday 20th October 2016 – Edinburgh Electric Circus
Friday 21st October 2016 – Sheffield Queens Social Club
Saturday 22nd October 2016 – Liverpool Leaf
Sunday 23rd October 2016 – Leicester Cookie
Monday 24th October 2016 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Tuesday 25th October 2016 – Hebden Bridge Trades Club
Wednesday 26th October 2016 – Cambridge Junction
Thursday 27th October 2016 – Oxford Academy
Friday 28th October 2016 – Ramsgate Music Hall
Sunday 30th October 2016 – Reading Sub89
Monday 31st October 2016 – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Tuesday 1st November 2016 – London Forum
Wednesday 2nd November 2016 – Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
Thursday 3rd November 2016 – Cardiff Globe
Saturday 5th November 2016 – Belfast Limelight 2
Glasgow indie rockers Baby Strange are setting out tonight (yes, tonight!) on a run of co-headline dates with fellow Glaswegian band White. The tour comprises eight shows, including a special gig hosted by Club NME and BBC Introducing on the 27th of May at London’s KOKO. Following their run of English dates, Baby Strange are also scheduled to play at the Electric Fields Festival in Scotland on the 26th-28th of August.
Along with the list of tour dates, Baby Strange have released a new video for their current single ‘Pure Evil’. The video consists of footage filmed in a Portsmouth nightclub back in 1992, found and pieced together by the band themselves. “There’s so many characters, some of the people remind us of people we know,” says frontman Johnny Madden. “We wish we were there, it looks care free. No one messing about on their phone, just a bunch of people having a good time.” If the idea of a good time with no phones seems hard to believe, watch the video just below the tour date listing for proof.
Wednesday 18th May 2016 – Newcastle Cluny
Thursday 19th May 2016 – Manchester Sound Control
Sunday 22nd May 2016 – Birmingham Sunflower Lounge
Tuesday 24th May 2016 – Nottingham Bodega
Wednesday 25th May 2016 – Bristol Thekla
Thursday 26th May 2016 – Oxford Bullingdon
Friday 27th May 2016 – London KOKO (Club NME/BBC Introducing show)
Saturday 28th May 2016 – Sheffield Plug
Dublin rock quintet September Girls will begin a tour of the UK next week, in support of their new album ‘Age of Indignation’, which was released via Fortuna POP! back on the 8th of April. The week-long tour schedule includes a headline date at London’s Islington Academy on the 19th May. September Girls will be joined by London alt-rock four-piece Telegram, who will co-headline in Liverpool, Glasgow, Birmingham and Oxford.
Tickets for the following shows are available now. Just below the tour date listing, you can have a listen to September Girls’ recent single ‘Love No One’, which featured in their live appearances at SXSW 2016 back in March. Our collected previous coverage of September Girls is right back this way.
Saturday 14th May 2016 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Sunday 15th May 2016 – Liverpool Arts Club Loft
Monday 16th May 2016 – Glasgow ABC 2
Tuesday 17th May 2016 – Birmingham Academy 3
Wednesday 18th May 2016 – Oxford Academy 2
Thursday 19th May 2016 – London Islington Academy 2
Friday 20th May 2016 – Cardiff Full Moon
Saturday 21st May 2016 – Nottingham Maze