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Sam Fender / February and March 2018 UK Tour

By on Friday, 12th January 2018 at 9:00 am

Newcastle up-and-comer Sam Fender has announced a list of UK headline dates ahead of his scheduled trip to America for SXSW 2018. In case you missed it, we highlighted Fender’s indie rock stylings earlier this week in our (SXSW 2018 flavoured!) Bands to Watch #394. Under the tour date listing below, you can watch Fender perform his recent hit single ‘Play God’ in session at Maida Vale for BBC Music Introducing.

Tickets for the following shows are available now, except for the sold out show in Manchester on the 23rd of February. In addition to the following UK live dates, Fender is also slated to play at the inaugural This Is Tomorrow Festival in his hometown of Newcastle on Friday, the 25th of May. You can find a full listing of Sam Fender’s upcoming live shows on his official Web site.

Friday 23rd February 2018 – Manchester Jimmy’s (sold out)
Saturday 24th February 2018 – Nottingham Bodega
Sunday 25th February 2018 – Glasgow Attic Bar
Tuesday 27th February 2018 – Cardiff Big Top
Wednesday 28th February 2018 – London Electrowerkz
Friday 2nd March 2018 – Truro Old Bakery
Saturday 3rd March 2018 – Exeter Cavern
Monday 5th March 2018 – Birmingham Sunflower Lounge
Tuesday 6th March 2018 – Bristol Louisiana


Slaves / November 2016 UK Tour

By on Thursday, 18th August 2016 at 8:00 am

Kent punk rock duo Slaves have announced details of their forthcoming new album ‘Take Control’, along with a list of live dates to follow its release. ‘Take Control’ is due out on the 30th of September on Virgin EMI, and its surprise first single ‘Spit It Out’ is streaming just below the tour date listing.

Tickets for the following live dates will be available tomorrow, Friday the 19th of August, at 9 AM. TGTF’s previous coverage of Slaves is gathered here.

Thursday 10th November 2016 – Bexhill De La Warr Pavillion
Friday 11th November 2016 – Truro Hall for Cornwall
Sunday 13th November 2016 – Cardiff University Great Hall
Monday 14th November 2016 – Cambridge Corn Exchange
Tuesday 15th November 2016 – Leeds Academy
Thursday 17th November 2016 – Newcastle Academy
Friday 18th November 2016 – Glasgow Barrowland
Saturday 19th November 2016 – Birmingham Academy
Monday 21st November 2016 – Bristol Academy
Tuesday 22nd November 2016 – Leicester Academy
Wednesday 23rd November 2016 – Nottingham Rock City
Friday 25th November 2016 – Sheffield Academy
Saturday 26th November 2016 – Manchester Albert Hall
Tuesday 29th November 2016 – London Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Wednesday 30th November 2016 – London Shepherd’s Bush Empire



Sivu / February and March 2015 UK Tour

By on Monday, 5th January 2015 at 9:00 am

The marvelous Sivu has lined up a massive UK tour for the end of February into the end of March 2015. Tickets are available now.

He closed out the last quarter of 2014 with the release of his debut album ‘Something on High’ (#5 on my top albums of 2014) and high-profile support slots with Nick Mulvey and Bombay Bicycle Club. All past TGTF coverage on Sivu can be found here.

Wednesday 25th February 2015 – Cambridge Portland Arms
Thursday 26th February 2015 – Birmingham Sunflower Lounge
Friday 27th February 2015 – Bristol Birdcage
Saturday 28th February 2015 – Exeter Phoenix
Wednesday 4th March 2015 – Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
Thursday 5th March 2015 – St. Agnes Taphouse (free show)
Friday 6th March 2015 – Truro Hub (free show)
Saturday 7th March 2015 – Perranporth Watering Hole (free show)
Sunday 8th March 2015 – Falmouth Gylly Beach Cafe (free show)
Wednesday 11th March 2015 – Leeds Oporto
Thursday 12th March 2015 – Sheffield Bungalows and Bears (free show)
Friday 13th March 2015 – Oxford Bullingdon
Saturday 14th March 2015 – Nottingham Bodega
Wednesday 18th March 2015 – Manchester Soup Kitchen
Thursday 19th March 2015 – Glasgow Broadcast
Friday 20th March 2015 – Edinburgh Sneaky Pete’s
Saturday 21st March 2015 – Gateshead Central
Tuesday 24th March 2015 – London St. Johns Bethnal Green
Thursday 26th March 2015 – Bournemouth 60 Million Postcards (free show)
Friday 27th March 2015 – Ramsgate Music Hall
Saturday 28th March 2015 – Brighton Hope


WIN / Tickets to see the Computers in London -OR- Manchester in May

By on Thursday, 18th April 2013 at 11:00 am

Exeter blues/punk band The Computers will be releasing their second album ‘Love Triangles Hate Squares’ on the 29th of April on One Little Indian, so it makes perfect sense that the group will be touring in support of it in May and June. So what does the tour have to do with TGTF? We’ve managed to blag a pair each to their London 100 Club (Wednesday the 8th of May) and Manchester Deaf Institute (Saturday the 11th of May) shows and we want to give them away to two lucky TGTF readers. You’re asking yourself, how do I win a pair of these tickets? Well, keep on reading…

To be in the running for the pair of tickets of your choice, complete the form below with your full name (seriously folks, I need your real first and last name), your email address and which city you want to win tickets for (London or Manchester). Then answer this question: what is the name of their lead singer? (Hint: Find this out on their last.fm page.) Get your entries in by noon British time on Monday the 22nd of April. We’ll choose a winner from all the correct entries received then. Good luck! Please note: this contest is open to UK residents only, and duplicate entries will be discarded.

If you fancy buying tickets to see the Computers instead, their upcoming UK dates in May are listed below. Support comes from Crowns and the Dead Formats. And to get you in a Computers mood, I’ve embedded the video for title track ‘Love Triangles Hate Squares’ at the bottom of this post.

This contest is now closed and the winners will be contacted soon.



Noah and the Whale / October 2011 UK Tour

By on Wednesday, 25th May 2011 at 9:00 am

London folk pop (and now electronic?) band Noah and the Whale will be hitting the road in October to play an impressive series of gigs across the UK. The band released their latest album, ‘Last Night on Earth’ (TGTF review here) in March. Tickets can be purchased through this special link.

Thursday 6th October 2011 – Nottingham Rock City
Friday 7th October 2011 – Manchester Academy
Tuesday 11th October 2011 – Newcastle Academy
Thursday 13th October 2011 – Liverpool Academy
Friday 14th October 2011 – Birmingham Academy
Saturday 15th October 2011 – Glasgow ABC
Monday 17th October 2011 – Leicester Academy
Tuesday 18th October 2011 – Brighton Dome
Wednesday 19th October 2011 – Norwich UEA
Friday 21st October 2011 – Lincoln Engine Shed
Saturday 22nd October 2011 – Leeds Academy
Sunday 23rd October 2011 – Southampton Guildhall
Tuesday 25th October 2011 – Cambridge Corn Exchange
Wednesday 26th October 2011 – London Brixton Academy
Saturday 29th October 2011 – Cardiff University
Sunday 30th October 2011 – Truro Hall for Cornwall
Monday 31st October 2011 – Bristol Colston Hall


Philadelphia Grand Jury / August-October 2010 UK Tour

By on Friday, 20th August 2010 at 9:00 am

Australian indie rock / dance band Philadelphia Grand Jury (known as ‘the Philly Jays’ to their devoted) has been purported to have one of the best live shows around. You can judge this for yourself as they go on an extensive tour in the UK this August, September and October.

Monday 16th August 2010 – Coventry Kasbah
Wednesday 18th August 2010 – Sheffield Forum (free show)
Thursday 19th August 2010 – Glasgow King Tuts
Friday 20th August 2010 – Dundee Duke’s Corner
Saturday 21st August 2010 – Stornoway Jager Room
Sunday 22nd August 2010 – Inverness Hootananny
Monday 23rd August 2010 – York Stereo
Wednesday 25th August 2010 – Nottingham Red Room
Thursday 26th August 2010 – Bath Moles
Friday 27th August 2010 – Truro Wig & Pen (free show)
Saturday 28th August 2010 – Birmingham Flapper
Thursday 2nd September 2010 – Tunbridge Wells Forum
Friday 3rd September 2010 – Exeter Timepiece (free show)
Saturday 4th September 2010 – Southampton Unit
Wednesday 8th September 2010 – Brighton Prince Albert
Thursday 9th September 2010 – Guilford Boiler Room
Friday 10th September 2010 – London Lexington
Saturday 11th September 2010 – Derby Vault
Sunday 12th September 2010 – Newcastle O2 Academy 2
Monday 13th September 2010 – Stoke Sugarmill
Monday 20th September 2010 – Bristol Start the Bus
Tuesday 21st September 2010 – Leicester O2 Academy 3
Thursday 23rd September 2010 – Sunderland Plugged In
Friday 24th September 2010 – Liverpool Academy 2
Saturday 25th September 2010 – Oxford Jericho Tavern
Thursday 30th September 2010 – Portsmouth Cellars
Sunday 3rd October 2010 – Sheffield Plug
Thursday 7th October 2010 – Leeds Cockpit


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