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Franz Ferdinand / February and March 2009 UK and Ireland Tour

By on Tuesday, 9th December 2008 at 4:18 pm

Franz Ferdinand have announced a string of UK tour dates for early next year ahead of the release of their third album, ‘Tonight: Franz Ferdinand’ on January 26th.

Tickets go on sale at 9.30am on Friday (December 12).

Saturday 28th February 2009 – Limerick Dolans
Sunday 1st March 2009 – Dublin Olympia
Wednesday 4th March 2009 – Glasgow Barrowlands
Friday 6th March 2009 – Manchester Academy
Sunday 8th March 2009 – Birmingham Academy
Monday 9th March 2009 – London Hammersmith Apollo


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)


The Cribs / February 2009 UK Tour

By on Monday, 8th December 2008 at 12:28 pm

The Cribs have announced details of their comeback UK tour, road testing new material in smaller venues before they go away to record a new album with new member Johnny Marr.

It’s just a short tour, but no doubt a fuller UK tour will come later in the year as they get more into the swing of things with Marr.

Tickets go on sale This Friday 12th December at 9.30am

Wednesday 4th February 2009 – Glasgow ABC
Thursday 5th February 2009 – Manchester, Ritz
Sunday 8th February 2009 – Bradford, St George’s Hall
Tuesday 10th February 2009 – London, Heaven


The Script / February 2009 UK Tour

By on Wednesday, 3rd December 2008 at 4:52 pm

The Script have announced a string of UK tour dates next February as they embark on their journey to world domination of the dodgy-pop-rock market.

Tickets are on sale now, priced at £17.50 for all dates except for London, which is £18.50 a ticket.

Catch the Irish lads at:

Friday 6th February 2009 – Sheffield Academy (See Tickets, Ticketweb)
Saturday 7th February 2009 – Glasgow Academy (See Tickets, Ticketweb)
Sunday 8th February 2009 – Manchester Apollo (See Tickets)
Monday 9th February 2009 – Bristol Academy (Tickets)
Wednesday 11th February 2009 – Wolverhampton Civic Hall (See Tickets)
Thursday 12th February 2009 – London Roundhouse (See Tickets, Ticketweb)
Friday 13th February 2009 – London Roundhouse (See Tickets)


The View / February 2009 UK Tour

By on Wednesday, 3rd December 2008 at 3:20 pm

The View have announced a string of tour dates for early next year as they gear up for the release of their second album, “Which Bitch?” on 2nd February.

Tickets are on presale now, and go on general sale on Friday (5th December). Tickets are £13 except for London which is £15.60 a ticket.

Monday 9th February 2009 – Manchester Academy 2
Tuesday 10th February 2009 – London KOKO (Shockwaves NME Awards Show)
Wednesday 11th February 2009 – Newcastle University
Thursday 12th February 2009 – Edinburgh Playhouse
Friday 13th February 2009 – Dundee Caird Hall
Sunday 15th February 2009 – Inverness Ironworks
Monday 16th February 2009 – Aberdeen Music Hall
Tuesday 17th February 2009 – Leeds Metropolitan University
Wednesday 18th February 2009 – Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
Thursday 19th February 2009 – Cambridge Junction
Saturday 21st February 2009 – Bristol Anson Rooms
Sunday 22nd February 2009 – Southampton University


Shockwaves NME Awards Shows / London, Manchester and Glasgow / January and February 2009

By on Tuesday, 2nd December 2008 at 4:20 pm

The sensational Shockwaves NME Awards shows have been announced for next January and February to start off a 2009 in great style. The likes of Franz Ferdinand, The Wombats and Simian Mobile Disco are among this year’s great gigs, with more to be announced shortly.

Franz Ferdinand‘s frontman Alex Kapranos said of their opening night honour: “We’re going to play the gig to celebrate ‘Ulysess’ coming out and Heaven is the best place to go and celebrate. The new songs are the type that should be heard in clubs so we liked the idea of playing a show in one. We want people close to us who are dancing and sweating, that’s the vibe that we want. We definitely don’t want polite theatre shows for this record- we want some excitement!”

Tickets are available exclusively at NME from 9am on Wednesday, 26th November and then go on general sale on Monday 1st December.

UPDATE: More gigs added today (2nd December 2008) – full details below.

Catch the full details of the gigs below:

Tuesday 20th January 2009 – Franz Ferdinand @ London Heaven
Sunday 8th February 2009 – The Gaslight Anthems, Frank Turner and The Polar Bear Club @ London Shepherds Bush Empire
Monday 9th February 2009 – Howling Bells @ London Islington Academy
Tuesday 10th February 2009 – The View @ London Koko
Wednesday 11th February 2009 – Ida Maria @ London Koko
Thursday 12th February 2009 – Ida Maria @ Manchester Club Academy
Thursday 12th February 2009 – Simian Mobile Disco and Chrome Hoof @ London Koko
Friday 13th February 2009 – Ida Maria @ Glasgow Garage
Friday 13th February 2009 – Mystery Jets and Little Boots @ London Shepherds Bush Empire
Sunday 15th February 2009 – Black Lips and Vivian Girls @ London Islington Academy
Monday 16th February 2009 – Secret Machines @ London Islington Academy
Tuesday 17th February 2009 – Iglu and Hartley @ London Islington Academy
Wednesday 18th February 2009 – Black Kids, Boy Crisis, Passion Pit @ London Koko
Wednesday 18th February 2009 – Tricky @ Manchester Club Academy
Wednesday 18th February 2009 – Iglu and Hartley @ Manchester Academy 3
Thursday 19th February 2009 – Tricky @ Glasgow Arches
Thursday 19th February 2009 – Iglu and Hartley @ Glasgow QMU
Thursday 19th February 2009 – Roots Manuva @ London Koko
Friday 20th February 2009 – Tricky @ London Shepherds Bush Empire
Monday 23rd February 2009 – Wombats @ London Shepherds Bush Empire
Tuesday 24th February 2009 – Metronomy @ London Koko
Tuesday 24th February 2009 – Wombats @ Manchester Academy
Thursday 26th February 2009 – Wombats @ Glasgow Barrowlands


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