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Kaiser Chiefs / October UK Tour

By on Monday, 18th August 2008 at 6:08 pm

Leeds’ biggest band of recent years, The Kaiser Chiefs have announced a quick UK tour for October

Tickets go on sale this Thursday, 21st August at 9am.

Wednesday 8th October – Leeds Academy
Monday 13th October – Manchester Academy
Wednesday 15th October – Southampton Guildhall
Thursday 16th October – Reading Rivermead
Friday 17th October – Glasgow Barrowlands
Sunday 19th October – Leicester De Montford Hall
Monday 20th October – London Kentish Town Forum
Tuesday 21st October – London Kentish Town Forum


Live Review: Idlewild @ Bristol’s Fleece

By on Sunday, 17th August 2008 at 11:07 pm

“We first played here about 10 years ago… and it’s just as hot as last time!” commented Idlewild‘s Roddy Woomble mid-way through their sell-out set at Bristol’s Fleece. Hot wasn’t the word – crammed to the rafters, the tiny ancient pub has obviously seen some hot ‘n’ sweaty ones, but I’d imagine last night was right up with the sweatiest of them all.

Opening up the evening they did as they did in London: a short acoustic set, a quick break, and then a full electric set with lots of B-Sides and rareities. Perfect for the obsessive Idlewild fan, not so for those not so familiar with their rarer b-sides. A lot chattier than last time, Roddy took requests – a girl yelled for “Meet Me at the Harbour”, which they launched into instead of the setlisted “Gone too Long”

The intimate show served as a warm up for a festival the band are playing today in the South West, having been asked to play by the Levellers who organised it. Asking the crowd what goes on at a Levellers festival, he shrugged and said “I guess they drink a hell of a lot of cider!”.

The band were on fine form – as tight as ever, stopping mid-song and restarting in perfect unison, and managing to make old songs sound as fresh as anything a band newer than them have done in years. Roddy, seemingly at ease with their longevity explained how he’d just turned 32, and some of the songs had been around since he was just 17.

By the time they went off stage at 11:20 Idlewild had came, seen and conquered the south of England. When they’ll be back on tour is anybody’s guess, but we were just lucky to catch them at the top of their game.


Fratellis / November and December UK tour

By on Sunday, 17th August 2008 at 5:01 pm

The Fratellis have announced a string of tour dates to round out their successful year.

Tickets go on sale on Bank Holiday Monday 25th Augustat £20 a ticket, and £22.50 for London dates. Alternatively, they’re on presale here now.

Saturday 15th November – Dublin Ambassador Theatre
Sunday 16th November – Belfast Mandela Hall
Monday 24th November – Preston 53 Degrees
Tuesday 25th November – Manchester Academy
Wednesday 26th November – Norwich UEA
Thursday 27th November – Lincoln Engine Shed
Saturday 29th November – Newcastle Academy
Sunday 30th November – Sheffield Academy
Monday 1st December – Leeds Academy
Tuesday 2nd December – Bristol Academy
Thursday 4th December – Swindon Oasis
Saturday 6th December – Wolverhampton Civic
Monday 8th December – Exeter University
Tuesday 9th December – Southampton Guildhall
Thursday 11th December – Reading Rivermead
Friday 12th December – Margate Winter Gardens
Sunday 14th December – London Roundhouse
Monday 15th December – London Roundhouse
Wednesday 17th December – Brighton Dome
Friday 19th December – Dundee Caird Hall
Saturday 20th December – Glasgow Warehouse


Duffy / November and December UK Tour

By on Friday, 15th August 2008 at 9:38 am

Duffy has announced a late November and December tour for the end of the year.

Tickets go on sale next Friday, 22nd August at 9am.

Friday 28th November – Leeds Academy
Saturday 29th November – Manchester Apollo
Sunday 30th November – Manchester Apollo
Wednesday 3rd December – Newcastle Academy
Thursday 4th December – Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Friday 5th December – Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Sunday 7th December – Newport Centre
Monday 8th December – London Carling Academy Brixton
Tuesday 9th December – London Carling Academy Brixton


Oasis / October and November UK Tour

By on Friday, 15th August 2008 at 9:32 am

Oasis have finally announced a string of dates for October and November around the UK and Northern Ireland.

Tickets go on sale next Wednesday, 20th August at 9am.

Tuesday 7th & Wednesday 8th October – Liverpool Echo Arena
Friday 10th & Saturday 11th October – Sheffield Arena
Monday 13th & Tuesday 14th October – Birmingham NIA
Thursday 16th & Friday 17th October – London Wembley Arena
Monday 20th & Tuesday 21st October – Bournemouth BIC
Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th October – Cardiff International Arena
Wednesday 29th & Thursday 30th October – Belfast Odyssey Arena
Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd November – Aberdeen Exhibition Centre
Tuesday 4th & Wednesday 5th November – Glasgow SECC


The Prodigy / December UK Tour

By on Friday, 15th August 2008 at 9:27 am

The Prodigy have announced a string of dates for December. Tickets are going on sale next Thursday, 21st August at 10am.

Catch them at:

Sunday 7th December – Liverpool Carling Academy
Monday 8th December – Glasgow Carling Academy
Tuesday 9th December – Birmingham Carling Academy
Thursday 11th December - Sheffield Carling Academy
Friday 12th December – London Brixton Carling Academy
Saturday 13th December – London Brixton Carling Academy

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