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Morrissey / May 2009 UK Tour

 
By on Monday, 8th December 2008 at 3:52 pm
 

Morrissey has announced a full 12 date UK tour next May playing some more interesting locations around the UK.

The living legend is including two London shows in his tour, playing the Brixton Academy and the Mile End Troxy Ballroom, a venue I haven’t come across before and one that sounds amazing from what I’ve read.

The tour is in support of his new album, Years of Refusal, which is due out in early 2009.

NME is reporting that tickets go on sale on Friday, (December 12) at 10am, though if that is true I have no idea.

Monday 4th May 2009 – Stirling Albert Hall
Tuesday 5th May 2009 – Dundee Caird Hall
Thursday 7th May 2009 – Glasgow Barrowland
Sunday 10th May 2009 – Liverpool Empire
Wednesday 13th May 2009 – Birmingham Symphony Hall
Friday 15th May 2009 – Great Yarmouth Britannia Pier
Saturday 16th May 2009 – Cambridge Corn Exchange
Tuesday 19th May 2009 – Hull Arena
Wednesday 20th May 2009 – Hartlepool Borough Hall
Monday 25th May 2009 – Salisbury City Hall
Tuesday 26th May 2009 – London Mile End Troxy Ballroom
Thursday 28th May 2009 – London Brixton 02 Academy

 

The Bronx / February and March 2009 UK Tour

 
By on Monday, 8th December 2008 at 3:27 pm
 

The Bronx have announced a string of 8 UK shows next February and March to promote their third album (which Steve reviewed here).

They’ll be joined by Fucked Up and Rolo Tomassi for what is sure to be one of the best punk tours of the year.

Tickets are on sale now for the tour, priced around £12 each.

Thursday 26th February 2009 – Leeds Cockpit (See Tickets)
Friday 27th February 2009 – Glasgow Garage (Ticketmaster)
Saturday 28th February 2009 – Manchester Club Academy (See Tickets)
Monday 2nd March 2009 – Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach (See Tickets)
Tuesday 3rd March 2009 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms (See Tickets)
Wednesday 4th March 2009 – London Electric Ballroom (We Got Tickets)
Thursday 5th March 2009 – Brighton Concorde (See Tickets, Ticketweb)
Friday 6th March 2009 – Birmingham Academy (Ticketweb)

 

Athlete / Three Intimate shows

 
By on Wednesday, 29th August 2007 at 11:36 am
 

Athlete press shotAthlete have announced a quick three date tour of very intimate venues, with no tickets available online, only from the listed record shops beside each date. This is the celebrate their new album “Beyond the Neighbourhood”, which is out on Monday 3rd September.

These dates are sure to sell out quickly, so get your tickets now!

Monday 3rd September – Leeds, The Wardrobe, 6 St Peters Square (Tickets are available from Jumbo, Crash and Virgin and HMV, all in Leeds centre)
Tuesday 4th September – Liverpool, Alma De Cuba, St Peters Church, Seel Street (Tickets are available from Quirks Records, Ormskirk, Action Records Preston, Virgin and HMV Liverpool)
Thursday 6th September – Birmingham, The Factory Club, Custard Factory, Gibb Street (Tickets are available from Swordfish records, Virgin and HMV Birmingham)

 

The Twang

 
By on Monday, 4th June 2007 at 11:22 pm
 

The Twang - Love it when it feels like this

“It’s in his nature, his behaviour, his misdemeanour” Phil Etheridge sings in “Two Lovers”. For the Twang it seems it really is about their behaviour, with their whole album a testament to their laddish nature. And it’s all the better for it.

Cheeky, distinctly Northern, and full of language that would make your Gran blush, “Love it When I Feel Like This” is looking set to be one of the strongest debut albums released so far this year.

The two singles to date from the album, “Wide Awake” and “Either Way” are each standout singles in their own right, and are perfect examples of the standard of tracks on the album. “The Neighbour” is surely single material, showing off their humour and storytelling skills simultaneously: “so I was just settling into the party, when there was a knock at the door, it was that fuckin neighbour going ‘turn down your tunes or you’ll end up on the floor'”

Reminiscent of early Oasis with the swagger, with elements of The Coral and Arctic Monkeys added for good measure, they get the perfect mix of sensitive songs (“Two Lovers”, “Reap What You Sow”) and plain and simple football ground anthems (“Wide Awake” and “Push The Ghosts”), The Twang are one of this year’s brightest new bands.

 
 
 

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