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Girls Aloud / April and May 2009 UK Tour

By on Wednesday, 12th November 2008 at 12:27 pm

Girls Aloud have announced another arena jaunt for next spring, playing one of their biggest tours to date.

Cheryl, Kimberley, Nadine, Nicola and Sarah will be hitting the road for close to a month, with possibly more dates to be added to the list to fill in the gap. (That’s me saying that, not Girls Aloud’s PR people)

Tickets for the tour go on sale on Friday morning at 9am (14th November).

Catch the girls at:

Thursday 30th April 2009 – Belfast Odyssey Arena
Saturday 2nd May 2009 – Dublin O2
Tuesday 5th May 2009 – Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Friday 8th May 2009 – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Monday 11th May 2009 – Nottingham Trent FM Arena
Friday 15th May 2009 – Sheffield Arena
Saturday 16th May 2009 – Manchester MEN Arena
Tuesday 19th May 2009 – Liverpool Arena
Wednesday 20th May 2009 – Birmingham NIA
Saturday 23rd May 2009 – London O2 Arena


Shockwaves NME Awards Tour with Glasvegas, Friendly Fires and friends / January and February 2009

By on Tuesday, 11th November 2008 at 9:30 am

NME have announced their annual NME awards tour next January and February.

The frankly amazing lineup sees Glasvegas, Friendly Fires, White Lies and Florence and the Machine all take to the road together for what is surely going to be one of the most epic tours known to mankind.

The tour culminates in the NME Awards show at Brixton Academy on Wednesday 25th February.

Tickets go on sale from 9am tomorrow, Wednesday 12th November.

Catch the tour at:

Thursday 29th January – Liverpool University
Friday 30th January – Glasgow Academy
Sunday 1st February – Newcastle Academy
Tuesday 3rd February – Sheffield Academy
Wednesday 4th February – Birmingham Academy
Friday 6th February – Manchester Academy
Sunday 8th February – Leeds Academy
Tuesday 10th February – Lincolnshire Engine Shed
Wednesday 11th February – Nottingham Rock City
Thursday 12th February – Norwich UEA
Saturday 14th February – Cardiff University
Sunday 15th February – Bristol Academy
Monday 16th February – Brighton Dome
Tuesday 17th February – Oxford Academy
Thursday 19th February – Portsmouth Pyramid
Friday 20th February – Cambridge Corn Exchange
Saturday 21st February – Brixton Academy



Kings of Leon / June 2009 UK Tour

By on Tuesday, 11th November 2008 at 9:15 am

Kings of Leon have announced two more dates next summer around the UK to continue their status as one of our biggest and most popular bands.

I’m guessing they may add a few more dates to make it worth their while, or play a few European festivals around the festival times… we’ll see in due course.

Tickets go on sale at 9am this Friday 14th November with all tickets priced at £32.50 each. Catch them at:

Monday 15th June 2009 – The O2 Arena, London.
Monday 22nd June 2009 – Manchester Evening News Arena.

(Some tickets go on presale from here from 9am tomorrow, 12th November by the way)


Robyn Hitchcock / February 2009 UK Tour

By on Monday, 10th November 2008 at 6:10 pm

Robyn Hitchcock has announced a string of UK tour dates for next February.

Tickets are on sale now, priced around the £13 mark.

Saturday 7th February 2009 – Glasgow ABC2
Sunday 8th February 2009 – Newcastle Academy 2
Tuesday 10th February 2009 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Wednesday 11th February 2009 – Birmingham Glee Club
Thursday 12th February 2009 – London Union Chapel
Friday 13th February 2009 – Bury The Met
Saturday 14th February 2009 – Bracknell South Hill Park Arts Centre
Monday 16th February 2009 – Brighton Komedia
Tuesday 17th February 2009 – Cambridge Junction 2
Wednesday 18th February 2009 – Bristol The Fleece
Thursday 19th February 2009 – Cardiff The Globe


John Legend / March 2009 UK Tour

By on Wednesday, 5th November 2008 at 8:04 pm

John Legend has announced a string of four UK shows next March. The US crooner, who personally I ain’t a huge fan of, is playing four shows up and down the UK over a week next year.

Tickets for the below dates go on sale at 9am on Friday (7th November).

Catch him at:

Monday 9th March 2009 – London Brixton Academy
Thursday 12th March 2009 – Glasgow Academy
Friday 13th March 2009 – Manchester Apollo
Saturday 14th March 2009 – Birmingham Academy

(top photo comes from absolut xman’s flick stream under the creative commons license)


Counting Crows / May 2009 UK Tour

By on Wednesday, 5th November 2008 at 7:51 pm

We announced earlier in the year that Counting Crows were doing a massive tour of the UK and Ireland this winter. However they’ve just announced that they’ve cancelled it “due to unexpected personal and work commitments in the USA”. So basically they don’t love us.

See Tickets are still saying that Ben Folds is playing, which will be good if he is… fingers crossed, eh?

Either way, the rescheduled dates are below. Tickets are on sale now, at £33.50 for all dates except London which is £35 a ticket.

Monday 4th May 2009 – Sheffield Academy
Tuesday 5th May 2009 – Newcastle Academy
Sunday 10th May 2009 – Glasgow SECC
Monday 11th May 2009 – Manchester MEN Arena
Wednesday 13th May 2009 – Birmingham NIA
Thursday 14th May 2009 – London Wembley Arena
Saturday 16th May 2009 – Cardiff International Arena
Monday 18th May 2009 – Bournemouth International Centre
Tuesday 19th May 2009 – Nottingham Royal Centre
Sunday 24th May 2009 – Brighton Centre


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