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Florence and the Machine / May 2018 English Tour

 
By on Friday, 27th April 2018 at 9:00 am
 

Florence Welch, more famous under her stage name Florence and the Machine, has announced a short series of shows in the UK and America for next month. Of them, there are only three shows in England, in Halifax, Scunthorpe and London as listed below. The shows go on sale today at 10 AM. Earlier this month, she revealed new tune ‘Sky Full of Song’, which was released for Record Store Day last Saturday. Presumably, a new album is on the horizon…sometime in the future. The only other peep we’ve heard is that Welch will be releasing a book, Useless Magic, featuring her lyrics, artwork and poetry – how indulgent! – that is sure to be lapped up by her fans in quick order. The book will be available from Fig Tree / Penguin on the 5th of July.

Saturday 5th May 2018 – Halifax Victoria Theatre
Sunday 6th May 2018 – Scunthorpe Baths Hall
Tuesday 8th May 2018 – London Royal Festival Hall

 

LIFE / April 2017 UK Tour

 
By on Friday, 31st March 2017 at 9:00 am
 

Hot off the heels of their triumphant appearances at SXSW 2017, Hull punks LIFE have arranged a short UK tour for the first half of April. It all kicks off tomorrow for them at home at The Welly Club (definitely up there with Leicester’s Cookie Jar on my list of fun club names in England). Tickets are on sale now to the following shows. You can stream ‘In Your Hands’, the latest track from their upcoming debut album ‘Popular Music’ to be unleashed on the general public, directly below the tour dates. You can listen to my interview with brothers Mez and Mick of the band through here; if you’re patient enough, you can read my thoughts on their performance Thursday afternoon at the British Music Embassy at SXSW at 2 PM BST today. More on LIFE (the band, not yours) will be added to this link as we continue with our reviewing of SXSW 2017 in the coming days.

Saturday 1st April 2017 – Hull Welly
Sunday 2nd April 2017 – Glasgow King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
Monday 3rd April 2017 – Manchester Gullivers
Wednesday 5th April 2017 – Birmingham Sunflower Lounge
Thursday 6th April 2017 – London Camden Barfly
Friday 7th April 2017 – Bristol Crofters Rights
Saturday 8th April 2017 – Scunthorpe Cafe Indiependent

 

The Wytches / February, March and April 2017 UK Tour

 
By on Monday, 6th February 2017 at 9:00 am
 

Brighton band The Wytches released their second album ‘All Your Happy Life’ last autumn on Heavenly Recordings. Want to read Steven’s review of the long player? Head this way. They’ve announced a long series of dates for the first half of this year, comprising both headline dates and spring music festival appearances from late February through to April. Tickets are on sale now to the following dates. You can watch their behind-the-scenes video for ‘Bone Weary’ just below the tour date listing. You can catch up on TGTF’s past coverage of the Watches through here.

Monday 27th February 2017 – Hull Polar Bear
Tuesday 28th February 2017 – York Crescent
Wednesday 1st March 2017 – Leicester Cookie
Friday 3rd March 2017 – Sheffield Outlines Festival
Saturday 4th March 2017 – Scunthorpe Café Independent,
Monday 3rd April 2017 – Guilford Boileroom
Tuesday 4th April 2017 – Norwich Waterfront Studio
Wednesday 5th April – St. Albans Horn
Thursday 6th April 2017 – Reading Face Bar
Friday 7th April 2017 – Manchester Sound Control
Saturday 8th April – London Flying Vinyl Festival
Sunday 9th April 2017 – Tunbridge Wells Forum
Wednesday 19th April 2017 – Cambridge Portland Arms
Thursday 20th April 2017 – Preston Ferret
Friday 21st April 2017 – Stockton on Tees Georgian Theatre
Saturday 22nd April 2017 – Liverpool Wrong Festival
Sunday 23rd April 2017 – Southampton Joiners
Monday 24th April 2017 – Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach

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KT Tunstall / May 2017 UK Tour

 
By on Wednesday, 23rd November 2016 at 9:00 am
 

Scottish singer/songwriter and now L.A. transplant KT Tunstall has announced a new UK tour for next spring. Tunstall just released her fifth studio album ‘KIN’ in September, out now on Virgin EMI. (Read Rebecca’s review of the artist’s LP through here.) She finished a tour of most larger markets of the UK 2 weeks ago. Admirably, Tunstall has announced another UK tour for next May, this time for different, mostly smaller towns in between her bigger stops the last time around. Tickets for this new tour go on sale this Friday, the 25th of November, at 10 AM. For more on KT Tunstall on TGTF, come right this way.

Thursday 18th May 2017 – Harrogate Royal Hall
Friday 19th May 2017 – Edinburgh Queens Hall
Saturday 20th May 2017 – Northampton Derngate
Monday 22nd May 2017 – London Barbican
Tuesday 23rd May 2017 – Guildford G Live
Wednesday 24th May 2017 – Scunthorpe Baths Hall
Friday 26th May 2017 – Warrington Parr Hall
Saturday 27th May 2017 – Warwick Arts Centre
Sunday 28th May 2017 – Llandudno Venue Cymru Theatre

 

Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls / November and December 2016 UK/Irish Tour

 
By on Thursday, 8th September 2016 at 9:00 am
 

Fresh from their opening slot on the main stage at Reading and Leeds 2016, indefatigable folk-punk troubadour Frank Turner and his band The Sleeping Souls have announced a massive list of tour dates for the UK and Ireland at the end of this year. Dubbed the ‘Get Better Tour 2016’, the new slate of live dates begins in Dublin on the 16th of November and wraps up in Portsmouth on the 14th of December.

As usual, Turner himself has chosen the support acts for the ‘Get Better’ tour, Esmé Patterson and Felix Hagan and the Family. Tickets for the following lengthy list of shows are available now.  TGTF’s full archive of previous coverage on Frank Turner is back this way.

Wednesday 16th November 2016 – Dublin Olympia
Friday 18th November 2016 – Salisbury City Hall
Monday 21st November 2016 – Liverpool Academy
Tuesday 22nd November 2016 – Carlisle Sands Center
Wednesday 23rd November 2016 – Doncaster Dome
Friday 25th November 2016 – Coventry Empire
Saturday 26th November 2016 – Cardiff Great Hall
Sunday 27th November 2016 – Oxford New Theatre
Monday 28th November 2016 – Exeter Great Hall
Wednesday 30th November 2016 – Reading Hexagon
Thursday 1st December 2016 – Leeds University Refectory
Friday 2nd December 2016 – Aberdeen Garage
Saturday 3rd December 2016 – Edinburgh Usher Hall
Monday 5th December 2016 – Scunthorpe Baths Hall
Tuesday 6th December 2016 – Warrington Parr Hall
Wednesday 7th December 2016 – Newcastle Northumbria University
Friday 9th December 2016 – Nottingham Rock City
Saturday 10th December 2016 – Bexhill De La Warr Pavillion
Sunday 11th December 2016 – Norwich UEA
Monday 12th December 2016 – Guildford G Live
Wednesday 14th December 2016 – Portsmouth Guildhall

 

 

The Divine Comedy / October 2016 and February 2017 UK/Irish Tour

 
By on Wednesday, 1st June 2016 at 9:00 am
 

Following on from the initial announcement in May, The Divine Comedy has added on another London date to his previously announced UK and Irish tour for October 2016 and February 2017. The continuing solo project of legendary Northern Irish singer/songwriter Neil Hannon will be adding another album to its now massive back catalogue of work: on the 2nd of September, he will be releasing ‘Foreverland’, his first true Divine Comedy album since 2010’s ‘Bang Goes the Knighthood’. (Hannon has been busy with plenty of other things in the meantime, including co-penning the second album for the cricket-themed act The Duckworth Lewis Method; composed a choral work for the newly renovated organ in the Royal Festival Hall, entitled ‘To Our Fathers in Distress’; and oversaw the transfer of his musical Swallows And Amazons to the West End stage. ::cough, wheeze::)

Tickets to all the shows below are on sale but be forewarned, some of these venues are pretty small (I’m still shaking my head at Sheffield Foundry in particular), several dates are already sold out, and the first London Palladium date sold out in less than 48 hours. In other words, be quick!

Friday 7th October 2016 – Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Saturday 8th October 2016 – Cardiff Tramshed
Sunday 9th October 2016 – Bristol St. Georges (sold out)
Tuesday 11th October 2016 – Leeds City Varieties Music Hall (sold out)
Wednesday 12th October 2016 – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Friday 14th October 2016 – Liverpool St. George’s Hall (sold out)
Saturday 15th October 2016 – Sheffield Foundry
Sunday 16th October 2016 – Scunthorpe Baths Hall
Monday 17th October 2016 – Gateshead Sage
Wednesday 19th October 2016 – Leamington Spa Assembly Rooms
Thursday 20th October 2016 – Cambridge Junction
Friday 21st October 2016 – Folkestone Quarterhouse
Saturday 22nd October 2016 – Norwich Open
Monday 24th October 2016 – Birmingham Town Hall
Tuesday 25th October 2016 – Bexhill De La Warr Pavilion
Tuesday 21st February 2017 London Palladium (sold out)
Wednesday 22nd February 2017 London Palladium (added date)
Saturday 25th February 2017 Manchester Albert Hall
Sunday 26th February 2017 Dublin Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

 
 
 

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