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Editors / October 2015 UK/Irish Tour

 
By on Tuesday, 28th April 2015 at 8:00 am
 

Editors will be touring the UK and Ireland in October 2015. The starred dates will go on general sale this Thursday, the 30th of April, at 10 AM; a limited number of presale tickets to all the shows below are available today in a fan presale on the band’s official Web site.

Friday 9th October 2015 – Belfast Limelight
Saturday 10th October 2015 – Dublin Olympia
Monday 12th October 2015 – Bristol Colston Hall
Tuesday 13th October 2015 – London Hammersmith Apollo
Thursday 15th October 2015 – Portsmouth Pyramids Centre
Friday 16th October 2015 – Birmingham Academy
Saturday 17th October 2015 – Leeds Academy
Sunday 18th October 2015 – Glasgow ABC
Tuesday 20th October 2015 – Newcastle Academy
Wednesday 21st October 2015 – Cambridge Junction
Thursday 22nd October 2015 – Manchester Academy

 

Laura Marling / March 2012 UK Tour

 
By on Tuesday, 6th December 2011 at 9:00 am
 

Laura Marling has announced plans to tour the UK – again – in March 2012.

Tickets go on sale this Friday (the 9th of December) at 9 AM.

Thursday 1st March 2012 – Cambridge Corn Exchange
Friday 2nd March 2012 – Birmingham Symphony Hall
Saturday 3rd March 2012 – Bristol Colston Hall
Monday 5th March 2012 – Gateshead Sage
Tuesday 6th March 2012 – Leeds O2 Academy
Wednesday 7th March 2012 – Hammersmith London HMV Apollo
Friday 9th March 2012 – Manchester O2 Apollo
Saturday 10th March 2012 – Glasgow O2 Academy
Sunday 11th March 2012 – Stoke Victoria Hall
Tuesday 13th March 2012 – Nottingham Royal Concert

 

Jessie J / October and November 2011 UK Tour

 
By on Wednesday, 1st June 2011 at 9:30 am
 

Jessie J has announced a sizable tour for the autumn. She’ll be gigging across the UK in October and November. Tickets go on sale on Friday (3 June) at 9 AM.

Monday 17th October 2011 – Birmingham Academy
Wednesday 19th October 2011 – Doncaster Dome
Friday 21st October 2011 – Manchester Apollo
Saturday 22nd October 2011 – Liverpool University
Sunday 23rd October 2011 – Bournemouth International Centre
Wednesday 26th October 2011 – Bridlington Spa
Thursday 27th October 2011 – Plymouth Pavilions
Saturday 29th October 2011 – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Sunday 30th October 2011 – Leeds Academy
Tuesday 1st November 2011 – London Hammersmith Apollo
Thursday 3rd November 2011 – Brighton Centre

 

Katy Perry / March and April 2011 UK Tour

 
By on Tuesday, 12th October 2010 at 9:00 am
 

California dreamin’ Katy Perry will be playing 7 dates in 5 different UK cities in March and April. Tickets go on sale Saturday (16th of October) at 9 AM.

Thursday 17th March 2010 – London HMV Hammersmith Apollo
Friday 18th March 2010 – London HMV Hammersmith Apollo
Monday 21st March 2010 – Manchester 02 Apollo
Tuesday 22nd March 2010 – Manchester 02 Apollo
Thursday 31st March 2010 – Bournemouth International Centre
Friday 1st April 2010 – Cardiff International Arena
Sunday 3rd April 2010 – Newcastle Metro Radio Arena

 

Massive Attack / February 2010 UK Tour

 
By on Thursday, 7th January 2010 at 11:00 am
 

Bristol’s electronica heroes Massive Attack have announced a trio of tour dates for February.

Monday 8th February 2010 – Newport Centre
Tuesday 9th February 2010 – Brighton Dome
Thursday 11th February 2010 – London Hammersmith Apollo

 

Live: Ben Folds – Appollo Hammersmith

 
By on Wednesday, 24th January 2007 at 2:02 am
 

It seems that Ben Folds is a rare thing in the music industry – a genuinely talented musician who can hold an audience in his hand, and hasn’t been pushed up to the top on record company spin – he’s made it on his own. After an intriguing set by Clem Snide he leaps onto the stage dead on 9, and promptly plays his way through most of his solo stuff, with a few hidden gems thrown in for good measure.

Now, most of you probably won’t have heard of Ben as he’s quite underground here, so a quick bit of introduction. Nerdy white boy from North Carolina forms a band, the band breaks up, Ben goes does solo albums, becomes massive in the states and increasingly so elsewhere.

Clem Snide started off the evening as a very suitable support: one man and his guitar, and some rather humorous songs. More than capable at holding the audience’s attention, he seemed like a young Ben Folds. Whilst some may question his sanity after his passion filled acapella song at the end of his set, he proved himself to be a capable musician, doing both his own stuff and others (including a cover of Christina Aguilera’s “you’re Beautiful”). He could be one to watch coming up in coming years.

Then Ben made his entrance, with Europe’s “The Final Countdown” blasting over the PA. He then rattled his way through most of his well known songs, and a few special oldies for the diehard fans. “Rock this Bitch” came in quite early whilst Ben played with his kazoo and synth. For those who don’t know, “Rock This Bitch” is the customary part of the evening when Ben plays a song that he makes up on the spot, which is different virtually every show.

The musical maestro continued with a majority of newer songs from last August’s Supersunnyspeedgraphic, which whilst good live, don’t have the same energy as some of his earlier stuff in the Ben Folds Five.

Halfway through the set and his backing band takes a break, leaving Ben to do some slower numbers, including the tragic “Fred Jones Pt 2”, before being joined again by his full band for a triumphant romp through such classics as “Kate”, “Underground” and “One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces”. Included was an extended version of his now famous “Bitches ain’t shit” – a cover of Dr. Dre’s rap classic, with much swearing and humour in a song that really shouldn’t be sung by a nerd like Ben Folds, but somehow he makes it his own. Quick on its heals was a cover of The Postal Service’s “Such Great Heights” with Ben using both the traditional piano and his new synth to great effect. He really seemed to be on a roll, with everything going for him – though this could be due to his own admission that “I’ve been sat on my ass for the last two months”

Then came the required sing along to “Army” – one of his biggest hits, Ben got the crowd to split into two to do the brass section of the song, which, with 5,500 people singing along to was quite something to behold. Throughout these closing songs he slowly built the songs up into bigger and bigger renditions, until the end of the set left us all gagging for more. However, as is always the way, the 11pm curfew rapidly swung round and it was time for Ben to leave, and for us to wait another year and a half for him to return to the UK.

Setlist:

1. Theme from Dr Pyser
2. Trusted
3. Gone
4. Synth improv including Freebird (and the theme from the waltons), leading into…
5. Rock This Bitch
6. All You Can Eat
7. Learn To Live With What You Are
8. Jesusland
9. Bastard
10. Still Fighting It
11. You To Thank
12. Losing Lisa
13. Landed
14. Bitches Ain’t Shit
15. Fred Jones Part 2 (Ben solo)
16. Evaporated (Ben solo)
17. Gracie (Ben solo)
18. The Last Polka (Ben solo)
19. Narcolepsy
20. The Ascent Of Stan
21. Army
22. Such Great Heights (Postal Service cover)
23. Kate
24. Underground
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25. Zak and Sara
26. One Angry Dwarf

 
 
 

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