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James / May 2016 UK Tour

 
By on Tuesday, 9th February 2016 at 9:00 am
 

Veteran Manchester rock band James will launch the UK leg of their ‘Girl at the End of the World’ Tour this May, following the 18th March release of their album by the same name. The band will also play two shows ahead of the release, one on the 17th of February at the Manchester Academy (which is already sold out) and one the 18th of February at the Scala in London.

Below the tour date listing, you can stream the audio for James’ most recent single ‘Nothing But Love’. Support on four of the following dates, as indicated below, will be played by singer/songwriter Jack Savoretti.  TGTF’s previous coverage of James can be found right back here, and our SXSW 2013 preview of Savoretti is right here.

Monday 2nd May 2016 – Bristol Colston Hall (sold out)
Tuesday 3rd May 2016 – Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Wednesday 4th May 2016 – London Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Friday 6th May 2016 – London Forum Kentish Town (sold out)
Saturday 7th May 2016 – London Brixton Academy (sold out)
Monday 9th May 2016 – Norwich UEA
Tuesday 10th May 2016 – Bournemouth Academy
Thursday 12th May 2016 – Llandudno Venue Cymru
Friday 13th May 2016 – Manchester Arena*
Saturday 14th May 2016 – Leeds First Direct Arena*
Monday 16th May 2016 – Hull City Hall
Tuesday 17th May 2016 – Newcastle City Hall
Thursday 19th May 2016 – Glasgow SSE Hydro*
Friday 20th May 2016 – Birmingham Arena*
Saturday 21st May 2016 – Nottingham Royal Concert Hall (sold out)

*with support from Jack Savoretti

[youtube]https://youtu.be/1D4YQA6SQtg[/youtube]

 

The Big Moon / March and April 2016 UK/Irish Tour

 
By on Wednesday, 3rd February 2016 at 8:00 am
 

Header photo by Laura Allard-Fleischl

Fresh off a run of January support dates for The Maccabees, London indie rockers The Big Moon have announced a spring headline tour of the UK and Ireland.  The new list of dates will follow the band’s mid-March trip to America for SXSW 2016.  Fellow TGTF writer Rebecca introduced the all-female quartet in a Bands to Watch feature right back here.

Support for The Big Moon’s following live dates will be played by Virgin Kids. Tickets are available now.

Wednesday 30th March 2016 – Nottingham Bodega Social Club
Thursday 31st March 2016 – Hull Adelphi
Friday 1st April 2016 – Newcastle Think Tank
Saturday 2nd April 2016 – Glasgow Stereo
Monday 4th April 2016 – Belfast Mandela Hall
Tuesday 5th April 2016 – Dublin Workman’s Club
Thursday 7th April 2016 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Friay 8th April 2016 – Leicester Cookie
Saturday 9th April 2016 – Cardiff Moon Club (Dim Swn Festival)
Monday 11th April 2016 – Bristol Start the Bus
Tuesday 12th April 2016 – Southampton Joiners Arms
Wednesday 13th April 2016 – London 100 Club

 

Fickle Friends / February and March 2016 UK Tour

 
By on Monday, 25th January 2016 at 8:00 am
 

The ink is barely dry on their newly-signed contract with Polydor Records, but Brighton indie pop band Fickle Friends have just announced a lengthy list of UK tour dates for February and March.  The tour will include a headline show at the Sheffield Leadmill on the 26th of February and a Leap Day gig at Edinburgh’s Electric Circus, before ending with a hometown date on the 12th of March.

Support for select dates will be played by Liverpool rock quartet Clean Cut Kid.  Following these live dates, both bands are scheduled to head across the pond to Austin for SXSW 2016.  Stay tuned for our upcoming Bands to Watch feature, which will cover Fickle Friends and Clean Cut Kid in more detail.

Tuesday 2nd February 2016 – Guildford Boileroom
Wednesday 3rd February 2016 – Cardiff Moon Club
Thursday 4th February 2016 – Bournemouth 60 MP
Saturday 6th February – Bedford Esquires
Sunday 7th February 2016 – Leicester Scholar *
Monday 8th February 2016 – Bristol Louisiana *
Tuesday 9th February 2016 – Chester Live Rooms *
Thursday 11th February 2016 – Stourbridge River Room
Tuesday 16th February 2016 – Liverpool Studio 2
Wednesday 17th February 2016 – Reading Oakford Social *
Friday 19th February 2016 – Southampton Joiners *
Saturday 20th February 2016 – Totnes Devon Arts Centre *
Sunday 21st February 2016 – Colchester Arts Centre *
Tuesday 23rd February 2016 – Norwich Waterfront *
Wednesday 24th February 2016 – Nottingham Bodega *
Thursday 25th February 2016 – Manchester Sound Control *
Friday 26th February 2016 – Sheffield Leadmill *
Sunday 28th February 2016 – Newcastle Think Tank *
Monday 29th February 2016 – Edinburgh Electric Circus *
Tuesday 1st March 2016 – Aberdeen Tunnels
Thursday 3rd March 2016 – Glasgow King Tut’s
Friday 4th March 2016 – Stockton Kubar
Saturday 5th March 2016 – Lincoln Engine Shed
Monday 7th March 2016 – Hull Fruit *
Tuesday 8th March 2016 – Leeds Oporto *
Wednesday 9th March 2016 – Birmingham Rainbow
Friday 11th March 2016 – Aldershot Arts Centre
Saturday 12th March 2016 – Brighton Patterns *

*with support from Clean Cut Kid

 

The Crookes / February 2016 UK Tour

 
By on Wednesday, 4th November 2015 at 8:00 am
 

Sheffield indie pop quartet the Crookes have just announced a massive list of UK tour dates for next February. These follow November 2015 live dates supporting the Fratellis.  The tour will include a show at the London Oslo on the 24th of February before wrapping up with a hometown date at the Sheffield Leadmill on the 27th of the month.

The February dates will come just after the release of the Crookes’ fourth LP ‘Lucky Ones’, which is due out on the 29th of January via Anywhere Records in the UK and Modern Outsider in America.  The Crookes are scheduled to visit America in March next year for SXSW 2016.

Tickets for the following shows are available now.  A full listing of upcoming live dates for the Crookes can be found on their official Web site.  TGTF’s archive of coverage on the Crookes, including a review of their recent single ‘I Wanna Waste My Time on You’, can be found right back here.

Saturday 30th January 2016 – Scunthorpe Cafe Indiependent
Monday 1st February 2016 – Lincoln Engine Shed
Tuesday 2nd February 2016 – Nottingham Bodega
Wednesday 3rd February 2016 – Leeds Wardrobe
Thursday 4th February 2016 – Stoke Sugarmill
Friday 5th February 2016 – Birmingham Rainbow
Saturday 6th February 2016 – Leicester Soundhouse
Sunday 7th February 2016 – Norwich Studio Waterfront
Tuesday 9th February 2016 – Doncaster Diamond Live
Wednesday 10th February 2016 – Hull Adelphi
Thursday 11th February 2016 – Derby Radar Love Venue
Friday 12th February 2016 – York Duchess
Saturday 13th February 2016 – Newcastle Think Tank
Sunday 14th February 2016 – Glasgow King Tut’s
Tuesday 16th February 2016 – Preston Blitz
Wednesday 17th February 2016 – Bristol Louisiana
Thursday 18th February 2016 – Cardiff Globe
Friday 19th February 2016 – Liverpool Studio 2
Saturday 20th February 2016 – Manchester Sound Control
Sunday 21st February 2016 – Southampton Talking Heads
Tuesday 23rd February 2016 – Brighton Hope and Ruin
Wednesday 24th February 2016 – London Oslo
Thursday 25th February 2016 – Kingston New Slang Hippodrome
Saturday 27th February 2016 – Sheffield Leadmill

 

Blossoms / February and March 2016 UK/Irish Tour

 
By on Thursday, 29th October 2015 at 9:00 am
 

On the back of an amazing 2015 (and the year isn’t even out yet!), Stockport’s Blossoms have announced another UK tour for February and March 2016 and also live dates in Ireland. The band release the ‘Charlemagne’ EP tomorrow on their new label home, Virgin EMI. Watch the promo video for the catchy EP title track in this previous Video of the Moment post.

Tickets to this tour go on sale tomorrow (the 30th of October) at 9 AM. Be quick, as I expect these will go as quickly as the tickets did for their just completed tour of the UK this month. That campaign ended with a hometown show at the Manchester Ritz; for a flavour of what went down, you can watch a video put together by Charlie Watts below the tour dates. For all past coverage of Blossoms on TGTF, follow this link.

Friday 5th February 2016 – Dublin Academy Green Room
Saturday 6th February 2016 – Belfast Voodoo
Thursday 18th February 2016 – Bournemouth Old Firestation
Friday 19th February 2016 – Brighton Concorde 2
Saturday 20th February 2016 – Oxford Bullingdon
Wednesday 24th February 2016 – Hull Welly
Friday 26th February 2016 – Leicester Academy 2
Saturday 27th February 2016 – Manchester Albert Hall
Wednesday 2nd March 2016 – Aberdeen Tunnels
Thursday 3rd March 2016 – Edinburgh Liquid Room
Friday 4th March 2016 – Coventry Kasbah
Saturday 5th March 2016 – Stoke Sugarmill

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2b0DhdLfiE[/youtube]

 

The Wytches / November and December 2015 UK Tour

 
By on Friday, 18th September 2015 at 8:30 am
 

Brighton-based psychedelic rock band The Wytches have announced a massive new UK headline tour for October and November of this year. At these dates, the band will be airing new material beyond than their 2014 Heavenly Recordings debut album ‘Annabel Dream Reader’. Tickets go on sale today, Friday the 18th of September, at 9 AM, except for previously announced shows including their participation with the Beacons Metro ongoing festival taking place at Leeds Headrow House this autumn and a Dr. Martens #standforsomething tour date in Sheffield, which is now sold out.

All of TGTF’s past coverage of The Wytches, including my review of their show at DC9 last November, is this way.

Monday 9th November 2015 – Leeds Headrow House (Beacons Metro show; already on sale)
Tuesday 10th November 2015 – Edinburgh Sneaky Pete’s
Wednesday 11th November 2015 – Hull Adelphi
Friday 13th November 2015 – Ramsgate Music Hall
Monday 16th November 2015 – Reading Face Bar
Tuesday 17th November 2015 – Southend Chinnery’s
Wednesday 18th November 2015 – Stowmarket John Peel Centre
Thursday 19th November 2015 – Bedford Esquires
Friday 20th November 2015 – York Duchess
Saturday 21th November 2015 – Sheffield Corporation (Dr. Martens #standforsomething tour; sold out)
Sunday 22th November 2015 – Wakefield Hop
Tuesday 24th November 2015 – Preston Ferret
Wednesday 25th November 2015 – St. Albans Horn
Thursday 26th November 2015 – London Garage (Heavenly Records’ 25th anniversary show)
Monday 30th November 2015 – Nottingham Bodega
Tuesday 1st December 2015 – Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
Wednesday 2nd December 2015 – Bristol Louisiana
Thursday 3rd December 2015 – Tunbridge Wells Forum
Saturday 5th December 2015 – Brighton Haunt

 
 
 

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