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White Lies / November and December 2009 UK Tour

By on Monday, 8th June 2009 at 4:24 pm

One of this year’s biggest break through bands, White Lies have announced their biggest headlining tour to date for the end of the year.

Tickets go on sale on Friday (12th June) at 9am. Catch the lads at:

Wednesday 18th November 2009 – Bournemouth Opera House
Thursday 19th November 2009 – London O2 Academy Brixton
Sunday 22nd November 2009 – Leeds O2 Academy
Monday 23rd November 2009 – Norwich UEA
Tuesday 24th November 2009 – Sheffield Academy
Wednesday 25th November 2009 – Nottingham Rock City
Friday 27th November 2009 – Manchester Apollo
Saturday 28th November 2009 – Glasgow O2 Academy
Sunday 29th November 2009 – Newcastle Academy
Tuesday 1st December 2009 – Portsmouth Guildhall
Wednesday 2nd December 2009 – Bristol O2 Academy
Friday 4th December 2009 – Cardiff University
Saturday 5th December 2009 – Birmingham O2 Academy


Preview: Glastonbury 2009

By on Friday, 5th June 2009 at 2:00 pm

Bloc Party (new promo pic)Over the years, the magical Glastonbury Festival has gained itself an incredible cult-like status. Annually, hoards of campers descend onto the flowing farms of Pilton, Somerset, triumphantly braving the dreaded Glasto mud and rain in order to experience perhaps the greatest performing arts festival around. However, while this 2009’s line up has received criticism from some for being a little too ‘old-school’, others have hailed the array of vintage as pure genius. So why not read on to see what you think of this year’s acts..

First up, lets talk headliners. Neil Young (Friday), Bruce Springsteen (Saturday) and recent reunionists, Blur (Sunday) are the top three acts to be taking aboard the famous ‘Pyramid Stage’ this year. Joining Neil on Friday include The Specials, Lily Allen, Fleet Foxes, Gabriella Cilmi and Bjorn Again. Meanwhile, taking to the stage Saturday along with Springsteen include Kasabian, Dizzee Rascal, Eagles of Death Metal, VV Brown and Spinal Tap. Blur in the meantime are joined by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Madness, Status Quo and Tom Jones on Sunday – the final day of the festival.

However, it’s not all about the Pyramid this year. Be sure to head over to the nicely-titled ‘Other Stage’. On Friday you will be able to catch headliners, Bloc Party (pictured top right) along with The Ting Tings, Friendly Fires, White Lies and The View. Saturday offers up Franz Ferdinand, Pendulum, Maximo Park, Paolo Nutini, and Pete Doherty. Sunday, meanwhile boasts of The Prodigy, Glasvegas, Bat for Lashes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Boxer Rebellion… to name but a few.

Check out the ‘John Peel Stage’ too – for this area continues to explode with awesome artists. On Friday, Doves, Jamie T, Jack Penate and Little Boots are just a selection of artists to be hitting Glasto. Saturday meanwhile serves up an array of TGTF-favs including Jarvis Cocker, White Lies, Florence and the Machine, Passion Pit, Esser and Hockey. Echo and the Bunneymen, The Wombats, Noisettes, Ladyhawke and Twisted Wheel, meanwhile, shall be making a visit to the festival on Sunday.

Along with all the mainstream talent, Glastonbury also offers up a diverse array of alternative musical and entertainment acts. Further places of interest across the massive festival site include ‘Jazz/World Stage’, ‘Acoustic Stage’, ‘The Park Stage’, ‘Queen’s Head Stage’, ‘East Dance’, ‘West Dance’, ‘Dance Lounge’, ‘G Stage’, ‘Pussy Parlure’, ‘Silent Disco’, ‘Avalon Stage’, ‘The Glade’ and finally ‘Club Dada’ (and breath!). Here you can catch a humongous amount of dance acts, star-studded DJ sets, and underground artists to fill up your festival-fun time (that’s should you find any that needs filling).

However, Glastonbury isn’t all about the music. The festival also brims with theatrical and circus acts, a 3-D Cinema, children entertainers and craft making. Basically, the Glasto package has it all. Perhaps it’s unsurprising then, that it is still considered today to be the biggest and the best festival in the world…. and to make this all the more exciting – it’s just three weeks away!

Glastonbury Festival takes place from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th June (this is not including smaller events earlier in the week). Catch coverage of the event across the BBC all weekend. Head over to the festival’s website now, to learn more


Fightstar / October 2009 UK Tour

By on Thursday, 4th June 2009 at 9:00 pm

London alternative rockers Fightstar have managed to do what many didn’t think they’d be able to: shake off the “Charlie from Busted”‘s band tag. Now rising stars, they have announced their biggest headlining tour dates ever.

Tickets go on sale on Saturday (6th June) at 9am.

Wednesday 21st October 2009 – Cambridge Corn Exchange
Thursday 22nd October 2009 – Exeter Lemongrove
Friday 23rd October 2009 – Oxford Academy
Sunday 25th October 2009 – Glasgow Barrowlands
Monday 26th October 2009 – Newcastle University
Tuesday 27th October 2009 – Manchester Academy
Thursday 29th October 2009 – Leeds Met University
Friday 30th October 2009 – Birmingham Academy
Saturday 31st October 2009 – London Shepherds Bush Empire
Monday 2nd November 2009 – Portsmouth Pyramids


Beyonce / November 2009 UK Tour

By on Thursday, 4th June 2009 at 8:00 pm

Former Destiny’s Child star and now Mrs. Jay-Z, Beyonce has announced a new string of dates to round out her successful year.

Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Friday 4th June at 9am.

Wednesday 11th November 2009 – Liverpool Echo Arena
Thursday 12th November 2009 – Birmingham NIA
Monday 16th November 2009 – London O2
Wednesday 18th November 2009 – Manchester MEN Arena
Thursday 19th November 2009 – Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Friday 20th November 2009 – Nottingham Trent FM Arena


Joshua Radin / July 2009 UK Tour

By on Wednesday, 3rd June 2009 at 10:00 pm

Ahhh, Joshua Radin. Friend of Scrubs’ Zach Braff and all round top notch singer/songwriter. After catching him in London back in March, he’s decided he loves England so much he’s coming back for a proper tour, supporting Jools Holland on some dates and then some other shows on his own.

Tickets are already on sale. If you want tickets for the London date, they’re going quickly but the code word is “California”

Make sure you go get your tickets as he is one of the funniest, nicest and best singer/songwriters of the moment. You can catch him at:

Friday 10th July 2009 – Shrewsbury The Quarry (Supporting Jools Holland) (See Tickets)
Saturday 11th July 2009 – London Kew Gardens (Supporting Jools Holland) (See Tickets)
Monday 13th July 2009 – Sheffield O2 Academy 2 (Ticketweb)
Wednesday 15th July 2009 – Newcastle O2 Academy 2 (Ticketweb)
Thursday 16th July 2009 – Rochester Castle (Supporting Jools Holland)
Friday 17th July 2009 – Brighton Komedia
Saturday 18th July 2009 – Saffron Walden Audley End (Supporting Jools Holland) (Tickets)
Tuesday 21st July 2009 – Bristol O2 Academy 2 (Ticketweb)
Wednesday 22nd July 2009 – Oxford O2 Academy 2 (Ticketweb)
Thursday 23rd July 2009 – London Madame JoJos (Ticketweb – use the codeword “California”)


The Enemy / November 2009 UK Tour

By on Wednesday, 3rd June 2009 at 8:00 pm

The Enemy have announced a string of tour dates around the UK for November, when they’ll no doubt be cashing in on their huge success over the year.

Tickets go on sale at 9am tomorrow, Thursday 3rd June.

Sunday 8th November 2009 – Liverpool University
Tuesday 10th November 2009 – Edinburgh Corn Exchange
Wednesday 11th November 2009 – Glasgow O2 Academy
Thursday 12th November 2009 – Sheffield O2 Academy
Sunday 15th November 2009 – Newcastle O2 Academy
Monday 16th November 2009 – Leeds O2 Academy
Tuesday 17th November 2009 – Lincoln Engine Shed
Thursday 19th November 2009 – London HMV Forum
Sunday 22nd November 2009 – Folkestone Leas Cliff
Tuesday 24th November 2009 – Portsmouth Guildhall
Thursday 26th November 2009 – Birmingham O2 Academy
Friday 27th November 2009 – Leamington Assembly
Sunday 29th November 2009 – Manchester Apollo


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