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Passion Pit / October 2009 UK Tour

By on Tuesday, 19th May 2009 at 7:30 pm

One of my favourite bands of the moment, and seemingly most of the blogosphere’s too, Passion Pit have announced an Oxtober UK tour.

Tickets apparently go on sale tomorrow (Wednesday 20th May) at 9am.

Catch the US boys at:

Wednesday 21st October 2009 – Sheffield Leadmill
Thursday 22nd October 2009 – Newcastle Northumbria University
Friday 23rd October 2009 – Glasgow Garage
Saturday 24th October 2009 – Manchester 02 Club Academy
Monday 26th October 2009 – Oxford 02 Club Academy
Tuesday 27th October 2009 – London Koko
Friday 30th October 2009 – Bristol Anson Rooms
Saturday 31st October 2009 – Southampton University
Sunday 1st November 2009 – Birmingham 02 Academy 2


Preview: Hop Farm Festival

By on Tuesday, 19th May 2009 at 2:00 pm

The FratellisNow in its second year, The Hop Farm Festival has announced another strong lineup. After last year’s scoop of getting Neil Young to headline, I had a feeling it’d be a one time event, however it turns out that this year they’re back bigger and stronger, now a two day event on Saturday July 4th and Sunday July 5th. This year the event is headlined by The Fratellis (pictured right) and Pigeon Detectives on the Saturday night whilst Paul Weller headlines the Sunday.

Billed as the only major UK festival to be sponsorship free and without VIP areas, the event joins the long list of events that attempts to provide a higher quality experience than the usual “big names, small facilities” approach of some festivals, and this year builds upon its successful first year to come back bigger and stronger for 2009.

Joining the headliners are a raft of great bands that are doing the rounds of the festivals this summer – Florence and the Machine, Noah and the Whale, The Joy Formidable, Ladyhawke, Doves and Editors all playing across the weekend.

This year, Hop Farm adds a dance tent to join the ranks of their competitors, featuring Etienne De Crecy on Saturday night. Widely celebrated for his groundbreaking ‘French Touch’ sound, he will be sure to whip the crowd up into a euphoric frenzy to close the night, whilst 2ManyDJs are heading up the Sunday night set, bringing the dance stage to a euphoric finale.

Weekend tickets are £125.00 incl. camping and parking and with day tickets at £65.00, and are available now from Ticketmaster and See Tickets.

Top photo comes from *hoodrat*’s flickr stream under the creative Commons license.


Tori Amos / September 2009 UK Tour

By on Monday, 18th May 2009 at 8:35 pm

Tori Amos has announced a string of four UK tour dates for September.

I’m assuming tickets go on sale on Friday morning (22nd May) at 9am, though I may be wrong.

Catch Tori at:

Sunday 6th September 2009 – Manchester Apollo
Monday 7th September 2009 – Birmingham Symphony Hall
Tuesday 8th September 2009 – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Thursday 10th September 2009 – London HMV Hammersmith Apollo


Go:Audio / October 2009 UK Tour

By on Friday, 15th May 2009 at 7:43 pm

Somehow I seem to have missed this one, since tickets went on sale last Friday. Either way, Go:Audio are off on tour in October for their biggest trip ever around the UK, culminating in their biggest show to date at the Shepherds Bush Empire.

Tickets are on sale now at £10.50 a ticket for all dates except for London at £12.50 a ticket, Belfast at £15.25 a ticket. Catch them at the below dates:

Wednesday 30th September 2009 – Belfast Spring & Airbrake (Ticketmaster)
Thursday 1st October 2009 – Dublin Academy (Ticketmaster – goes on sale Saturday 16th May)
Saturday 3rd October 2009 – Oxford O2 Academy (Wegottickets, Ticketweb, See Tickets)
Sunday 4th October 2009 – Liverpool O2 Academy (Ticketweb, See Tickets)
Monday 5th October 2009 – Newcastle O2 Academy (Ticketweb, See Tickets)
Tuesday 6th October 2009 – Glasgow ABC (See Tickets)
Wednesday 7th October 2009 – Leeds O2 Academy (Ticketweb, See Tickets)
Friday 9th October 2009 – Sheffield O2 Academy (Ticketweb, See Tickets)
Saturday 10th October 2009 – Manchester University (See Tickets)
Sunday 11th October 2009 – Norwich UEA (See Tickets)
Monday 12th October 2009 – Birmingham O2 Academy (Ticketweb, See Tickets)
Wednesday 14th October 2009 – Nottingham Rock City (See Tickets)
Thursday 15th October 2009 – Bristol O2 Academy (Ticketweb, See Tickets)
Friday 16th October 2009 – Yeovil Westlands (See Tickets)
Saturday 17th October 2009 – London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (Ticketweb, See Tickets)


Air Traffic / June 2009 UK Tour

By on Thursday, 14th May 2009 at 7:53 am

Air Traffic have announced a string of tour dates for June to try out some new material etc,

Tickets are on sale now for all dates over at their shop, but are going quickly. Proper sale date is Friday at 9am (15th May) when the usual places will have tickets.

Tuesday 16th June 2009 – Coventry Kasbah Night Club
Wednesday 17th June 2009 – Bournemouth The Landmarc
Thursday 18th June 2009 – London The Borderline
Friday 19th June 2009 – Glasgow King Tuts
Saturday 20th June 2009 – Sheffield Leadmill
Sunday 21st June 2009 – Newcastle O2 Academy
Monday 22nd June 2009 – Manchester The Deaf Institute


The Cribs / September and October 2009 UK Tour

By on Tuesday, 12th May 2009 at 9:40 pm

Ahh, The Cribs. The bands band, things really took off for them in 2008, and now they’re locked up in Los Angeles with their new guitarist Johnny Marr recording a new album.

To celebrate, they’ll be touring throughout the end of September and first half of October.

Tickets for all of the below dates go on sale at 9am on Friday, 15th May. Catch the guys at:

Thursday 24th September 2009 – Norwich UEA
Friday 25th September 2009 – Cambridge Junction
Saturday 26th September 2009 – Liverpool Academy
Monday 28th September 2009 – Hull University
Tuesday 29th September 2009 – Glasgow Barrowlands
Wednesday 30th September 2009 – Newcastle University
Friday 2nd October 2009 – Manchester Apollo
Saturday 3rd October 2009 – Lincoln Engine Shed
Sunday 4th October 2009 – Leeds Academy
Tuesday 6th October 2009 – Exeter Lemon Grove
Wednesday 7th October 2009 – Southampton Guildhall
Thursday 8th October 2009 – Leamington Spa Assembly Rooms
Saturday 10th October 2009 – Bristol Anson Rooms
Thursday 15th October 2009 – London HMV Forum


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