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Coldplay have announced a 10 date UK tour for December around the arenas of the UK.
Tickets go on sale on Friday (30th May) at 9am.
Catch the lads at:
Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd December – Birmingham, NIA
Friday 5th and Saturday 6th – Glasgow, SECC
Sunday 7th December – Sheffield, Arena
Wednesday 10th December – Liverpool, Echo Arena
Thursday 11th and Friday 12th December – Manchester, MEN
Sunday 14th and Monday 15th December – London, O2 Arena
Apologies for the lack of updates here on There Goes The Fear. Things are kind of hectic as I deal with the end of term and a new job.
However, for now you might be interested to know that Scouting for Girls have just announced a shiny new tour for November.
Tickets go on general sale on Friday (30th May), but are on presale from here now.
Catch them at:
Saturday 1st November – Bournemouth BIC
Sunday 2nd November – Plymouth Pavilions
Monday 3rd November – Brighton Centre
Tuesday 4th November – Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Thursday 6th November – Newcastle Academy
Friday 7th November – Grimsby Auditorium
Saturday 8th November – Wolverhampton Civic
Monday 10th November – Manchester Apollo
Wednesday 12th November – Swindon Oasis
Friday 14th November – Cardiff Arena
Saturday 15th November – Liverpool University
Sunday 16th November – Nottingham Arena
Tuesday 18th November – Leeds Academy
Thursday 20th November – Glasgow Academy
Saturday 22nd November – Doncaster Dome
Sunday 23rd November – Portsmouth Guildhall
Thursday 27th November – Brixton Academy
Brighton rockers Blood Red Shoes have announced a new tour for October, playing their biggest shows yet.
Tickets for some dates are on sale now, priced around the £8 / £9 mark.
Monday 13th October – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Wednesday 15th October – Leeds Cockpit
Thursday 16th October – Manchester Academy
Saturday 18th October – Aberdeen Drummonds
Sunday 19th October – Glasgow King Tut’s
Monday 20th October – Newcastle Academy
Tuesday 21st October – Norwich Waterfront
Thursday 23rd October – Birmingham Academy
Friday 24th October – London Astoria
Those nice folks over at Somerset house have announced details of their Summer Series 2008 events. This summer sees the likes of Fratellis, We Are Scientists and Justice all grace the old courtyard over the course of 10 days in July.
Tickets are available here on presale from Ticketmaster, and go on sale on Wednesday (14th May) at 10am.
Thursday 10th July – The Fratellis
Friday 11th July – Justice
Saturday 12th July – Unkle
Sunday 13th July – The Blue Nile
Monday 14th July – Lupe Fiasco
Tuesday 15th July – We Are Scientists
Wednesday 16th July – The Zutons
Thursday 17th July – The Feeling
Friday 18th July – Duffy
Saturday 19th July – Adele
A half –full Zodiac at the Oxford Academy played host to up-and-comers Royworld last night as they embark on their debut full UK tour ahead of their album release next month.
Support came in the form of Oxford based band Cand Electric who were obviously nervous, having clearly just landed the biggest gig of their lives. Perfectly competent, they just lacked any oomph – they could play, but no personality or songs that grab you by the neck and say “LISTEN TO ME”. Quickly followed up by The Rushes who were much more capable of the supporting roll, dispatching hecklers with one-line put downs, and having tunes that with a bit of tweaking may get a couple of plays on late night XFM.
However, 9:15 and the main event soon rolled around, and Royworld unassumingly took to the stage. Opening up with recent single Elasticity they hammered their way through 45 minutes of material from their upcoming debut album. Usually, throwing in their new single and their old single in the first three songs would be a recipe for people walking out, having heard what they wanted. However, not tonight. Oh no. As the four of them get into their stride a bit more, it became clear that their singles are just the beginning of the road for these lads..
Smoke machines and extensive strobe lights gave the night a feel of a (slightly dodgy) 80′s pop video, however this more than complimented their rather unique brand of music – a sense of yearning for times gone by is immediately made clear, listening to their lyrics.
“Man in the Machine” was the last of the trio of songs that most of the audience had wanted to hear, before they closed with the duo of songs of “Tinman” and “Brakes”, showing off that Royworld are no one-trick ponies.
After the jump: Photos
Continue reading Live Review: Royworld at Oxford Zodiac 4th May 2008
“These shows are always far too short” moaned Tom McRae as he brought down the curtains on almost 3 hours of non-stop music that, frankly, would put most lesser artists to shame. In those 3 hours, we’d seen beard shaving, mass-singalongs, surprise special guests and more off-the-cuff jokes than most comedians manage in a year. All for a mere £15 too.
This was the second time that the Essex-based singer/songwriter had bought over his motley crew of artists from the US to play the Hotel Cafe tour, named after the famous venue in LA which plays host to a range of a wide range of artists for a cabaret-like performance where anything can happen. As they showed, anything really can happen when they decided to shave the beard of lead organiser Jason, live on stage towards the end.
Each playing one or two songs, Tom introduced each one with amusing tales, and before 9:30 had even swung round we’d already hurtled through three Tom McRae songs as well as songs from Catherine Feeny, Brian Wright, Jim Bianco, Cary Brothers, and Greg Laswell. Poor Greg hobbled around after spraining his ankle in Brighton whilst drunkenly chasing a fox, much to the amusement of the audience.
Part of the tradition of the Hotel Cafe shows are special guests – two years ago we got Aqualung, this time round Turin Brakes played previous single “Dark on Fire” and old favourite “Pain Killer”.
Tom then came back, joined by the rest of the performers for a rousing version of “Dose me Up”, which was quite amazing to hear everyone looping round the haunting chorus of “So dose me up / Once is not enough / I can still see the ground / And from this high rise view looking down on you / Im not the one wasting my time”. Personally, that was my highlight, but with time getting on the performers got back into the swing of things with renewed passion – Jim Bianco’s “striptease” routine provided a moment of amusement as his “smoky backroom” voice fitted the setting perfectly. Greg told us stories of his family, with tales of his Mum and Dad’s worries about him, and Catherine just played amazing songs whilst adding a sexy element to the male-dominated proceedings. Brian, well, what more can I say. The man can play. And has facial hair that would make lesser men weap, it’s so thick. Cary Brothers was the musical genius that needs more credit – amazing songs, he should be able to tour the UK more.
All too soon 11:30 had rolled around, and with one more sing along to “Silent Boulevard”, they were gone – too quickly for my liking, but still – £15 for 3 hours of brilliant entertainment – amazing.
After the jump: A video of Cary Brother’s “Ride” and pictures. If you want large versions of any of the pictures, just yell and I can sort that out for you
Continue reading Live Review: Tom McRae + The Hotel Cafe tour – London KCLSU