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The Horrors / January, March and May 2012 UK/Irish Tour

 
By on Monday, 19th December 2011 at 9:30 am
 

The Horrors have announced a tour in May of the UK and Ireland. These dates are in addition to previously announced dates in January and their support slot with Florence and the Machine on her arena dates in March (starred gigs). Tickets are on sale now.

Monday 16th January 2012 – Edinburgh Liquid Room
Tuesday 17th January 2012 – Liverpool Kazimier
Thursday 19th January 2012 – Oxford O2 Academy
Friday 20th January 2012 – Bristol Trinity Centre
Sunday 22nd January 2012 – Norwich Waterfront
Friday 2nd March 2012 – Dublin O2 Arena *
Sunday 4th March 2012 – Bournemouth International Centre *
Monday 5th March 2012 – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena *
Tuesday 6th March 2012 – Nottingham Capital FM Arena*
Thursday 8th March 2012 – London Alexandra Palace *
Friday 9th March 2012 – London Alexandra Palace *
Monday 12th March 2012 – Glasgow SECC *
Tuesday 13th March 2012 – Birmingham LG Arena *
Thursday 15th March 2012 – Manchester Evening News Arena *
Friday 16th March 2012 – Newcastle Metro Radio Arena *
Saturday 12th May 2012 – Dublin Academy
Sunday 13th May 2012 – Belfast Mandela Hall
Tuesday 15th May 2012 – Glasgow ABC
Wednesday 16th May 2012 – Sheffield Leadmill
Friday 18th May 2012 – Birmingham HMV Institute
Saturday 19th May 2012 – Manchester Ritz
Sunday 20th May 2012 – Cardiff Solus
Tuesday 22th May 2012 – Portsmouth Pyramid
Wednesday 23rd May 2012 – Bristol Academy
Friday 25th May 2012 – London Brixton Academy

 

Kerrang Tour 2009 – Mindless Self Indulgence and more / January 2009

 
By on Monday, 5th January 2009 at 7:49 pm
 

In Case Of FireLike your music a bit louder than most? Well, rejoice as the 2009 Kerrang magazine tour kicks off next Friday around the UK featuring 12 dates with five bands. Mindless Self Indulgence (pictured top), Bring Me The Horizon, Dir En Grey, Black Tide and (my personal favourites) In Case Of Fire (pictured right) all play the tour, with tickets on sale now (and going very quickly at the moment).

Catch the bands at the below dates:

Friday 16th January 2009 – Bristol O2 Academy
Saturday 17th January 2009 – Cardiff University
Sunday 18th January 2009 – Southampton Guildhall
Tuesday 20th January 2009 – Oxford O2 Academy
Wednesday 21st January 2009 – Norwich UEA
Thursday 22nd January 2009 – Nottingham Rock City
Friday 23rd January 2009 – Manchester University
Saturday 24th January 2009 – Leeds O2 Academy
Monday 26th January 2009 – Liverpool O2 Academy
Wednesday 28th January 2009 – Newcastle O2 Academy
Thursday 29th January 2009 – Birmingham O2 Academy
Friday 30th January 2009 – London Brixton O2 Academy

 

Emmy The Great / February and March 2009 UK Tour

 
By on Saturday, 27th December 2008 at 10:47 am
 

Emmy The GreatHotly tipped for 2009, Emmy the Great has announced details of a full UK tour for January, February and March.

The hugely talented singer / songwriter is embarking on the sizeable UK tour backed up by her band.

Tickets are on sale now for all dates with tickets priced between £7 and £9.50 each.

Catch Emmy at the below dates:

Saturday 31st January 2009 – Oxford Academy (WeGotTickets, Ticketweb)
Sunday 1st February 2009 – Exeter Phoenix (WeGotTickets, See Tickets)
Monday 2nd February 2009 – Brighton Komedia (Box Office)
Tuesday 3rd February 2009 – Cardiff Club Ifor Bach (Ticketweb)
Thusday 5th February 2009 – Gloucester Guildhall (See Tickets)
Friday 6th February 2009 – Bath Chapel Arts Centre (Info)
Saturday 7th February 2009 – Reading South Street (Info)
Monday 9th February 2009 – Norwich Arts Centre (Info)
Tuesday 10th February 2009 – Colchester Arts Centre (WeGotTickets)
Wednesday 11th February 2009 – Nottingham Bodega (See Tickets)
Thursday 12th February 2009 – Liverpool Academy 2 (Ticketweb, See Tickets)
Saturday 14th February 2009 – Glasgow King Tut’s (Ticketmaster)
Sunday 15th February 2009 – Aberdeen Moshulu (Ticketweb)
Monday 16th February 2009 – Edinburgh Cabaret Voltaire (Ticketweb)
Tuesday 17th February 2009 – Newcastle Cluny (Ticketweb)
Thursday 19th February 2009 – Sheffield Plug (Ticketweb)
Friday 20th February 2009 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club (See Tickets)
Saturday 21st February 2009 – Hull Adelphi (See Tickets)
Sunday 22nd February 2009 – Stoke Sugarmill (Ticketweb, See Tickets)
Tuesday 24th February 2009 – Manchester Ruby Lounge (WeGotTickets, See Tickets)
Wednesday 25th February 2009 – Birmingham Glee Club
Thursday 26th February 2009 – Bristol Fleece (See Tickets)
Friday 27th February 2009 – London ULU (Ticketweb, See Tickets)
Wednesday 4th March 2009 – Belfast Limelight (Ticketmaster)
Friday 6th March 2009 – Cork Cyprus Avenue (Ticketmaster)
Saturday 7th March 2009 – Dublin Crawdaddy (Ticketmaster)

 

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

 

Bridgette Amofah / New UK Tour shows

 
By on Thursday, 27th November 2008 at 8:54 pm
 

Now, you may not have heard of Bridgette Amofah before. I’ll even hold up my hands and admit that I hadn’t heard of her before I got the email introducing us.

However since then I haven’t looked back. She’s got an amazing voice, and could well be one of the shining talents of 2009 – the songs are quintessentially English but inspired by her musical heroes – from classic French artists such as Serge Gainsbourg and Edith Piaf, to Burt Bacharach and Minnie Ripperton with a nod to contemporary artists like Feist.

She’s not just a one talent flash-in the pan – Amofah’s life story could have resulted with her heading down one of many different routes. She toyed with becoming an author – the first poems she ever wrote as a child were published – and she still writes stories today. Then she did stint as a charity worker raising money for worthy causes before becoming a catwalk model – she was flown first class around Europe but was ultimately turned off by the industry and it’s ways.

Her debut single, ‘What It Takes/Not Your Style’ is released in two weeks time on 8th December, so be sure to at least have a listen on the myspace, and if you like it go and buy it.

She’s off on tour throughout December and early next year, playing the below dates, including a stint supporting Candi Staton – surely a match made in heaven.

Wednesday 3rd December – London Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
Saturday 6th December – Reading, Oakford Social Club
Thursday 11th December – London YoYo @ Notting Hill Arts Club
Friday 19th December – London Portobello WInterfest
Wednesday 21st January 2009 – London Monto Water Rats
Wednesday 18th February 2009 – Bristol Academy (supporting Candu Staton)
Friday 20th February 2009 – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall (supporting Candi Staton)
Saturday 21st February 2009 – Birmingham Town Hall (Supporting Candi Staton)
Tuesday 24th February 2009 – London Shepherds Bush Empire (supporting Candi Staton)
Wednesday 25th February 2009 – Hove The Old Market (Supporting Candi Staton)
Thursday 26th February 2009 – London Book Slam @ Neighbourhood
Wednesday 4th March 2009 – Exeter Vibraphonic Festival

 

innerpartysystem / January and February 2009 UK Tour

 
By on Tuesday, 18th November 2008 at 8:30 pm
 

Like Shiny Toy Guns, Ladytron, and shouty frat rock? Then maybe check out innerpartysystem when they tour the UK next month.

Unsure if you’ll like them live? They’ve just released a track of themselves doing a stripped back version of single “Don’t Stop” using iPhones and instruments… ingenious we think. Catch the video after the dates below.

Tickets are on sale now, priced between £8 and £9 each. Catch them at:

Monday 26th January 2009 – Cambridge Soul Tree
Tuesday 27th January 2009 – Brighton Audio
Wednesday 28th January 2009 – Cardiff Barfly
Friday 30th January 2009 – Exeter Cavern
Saturday 31st January 2009 – Birmingham Academy 2
Sunday 1st February 2009 – Glasgow King Tuts
Monday 2nd February 2009 – Leeds Cockpit
Tuesday 3rd February 2009 – Newcastle Academy 2
Wednesday 4th February 2009 – Manchester Academy 3
Thursday 5th February 2009 – London Underworld

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