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Little Comets / April 2018 UK Tour

 
By on Monday, 20th November 2017 at 9:00 am
 

Around 1 year on from their fourth album ‘WORHEAD’, which dropped back in March, and following the conclusion of a support slot with Pigeon Detectives, Little Comets have announced a new UK tour for next April 2018. The DIY band originally from Newcastle will be releasing a new EP, their first new music since ‘WORHEAD’, around the time of the tour, which begins at the start of that month. Stay tuned for that. Their spring 2018 tour is now officially on sale. ‘WORHEAD’ is now available from the band’s own Smallest Label. For more on Little Comets here on TGTF, go here.

Monday 9th April 2018 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Tuesday 10th April 2018 – Sheffield Leadmill
Wednesday 11th April 2018 – Glasgow Oran Mor
Friday 13th April 2018 – Manchester Club Academy
Saturday 14th April 2018 – Birmingham Institute 2
Sunday 15th April 2018 – Bristol Bierkeller
Monday 16th April 2018 – Oxford Academy
Wednesday 18th April 2018 – Brighton Concorde 2
Thursday 19th April 2018 – London Electric Ballroom
Friday 20th April 2018 – Leeds Church
Saturday 21st April 2018 – Newcastle Academy

 

Frightened Rabbit / ‘Midnight Organ Fight’ 10th Anniversary March 2018 Tour

 
By on Tuesday, 31st October 2017 at 9:00 am
 

Yup, we’re getting old. Scottish indie rockers Frightened Rabbit‘s seminal sophomore album ‘Midnight Organ Fight’ will reach its 10th anniversary next year. To celebrate, the band have announced a trio of tour dates in the UK next March. They’ll be playing the album in full each night and for the very first time. Of the LP, the band say, “This album holds a dear place in our collective heart. It was the one that allowed us to believe that we could do this band thing. Really do it. It’s the one that made the people in front of us SING. Really sing. It’s the album I still talk about most with people I meet at our shows. The wee bugger will not go away, and we are alright with that.”

We imagine the tickets will go quickly for these gigs, so don’t snooze. A presale for begins tomorrow, Wednesday the 1st of November; the general sale will follow on Friday, the 3rd of November. The band’s most recent album, their fifth called ‘Painting of a Panic Attack’, was released last year. You can read Carrie’s review of the long player through here. For more of TGTF’s coverage on Frightened Rabbit, come this way.

Thursday 15th March 2018 – Manchester Ritz
Friday 16th March 2018 – London Forum
Saturday 17th March 2018 – Glasgow Academy

 

Ryan McMullan / December 2017 UK Tour

 
By on Tuesday, 31st October 2017 at 8:00 am
 

Northern Irish singer/songwriter Ryan McMullan has announced an end-of-year tour of the UK, including dates in England, Scotland and Wales. We at TGTF have previously seen McMullan supporting fellow Northern Irish crooner Foy Vance, but the December UK tour will see McMullan in the headlining role, and with a full band in tow.

Just below the tour date listing, you can watch the video for McMullan’s soulful recent single ‘O Susannah’. Tickets for the following live shows are available now.

Wednesday 6th December 2017 – Leeds Brudenell Community Room
Thursday 7th December 2017 – Manchester Deaf Institute
Friday 8th December 2017 – Newcastle Northumbria Institute 2
Saturday 9th December 2017 – Edinburgh Mash House
Monday 11th December 2017 – Birmingham Hare and Hounds
Tuesday 12th December 2017 – London Oslo
Thursday 14th December 2017 – Southampton Joiners
Saturday 16th December 2017 – Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach

 

Brian Fallon / February 2018 UK Tour

 
By on Monday, 30th October 2017 at 9:00 am
 

American singer/songwriter Brian Fallon has announced the follow-up to his 2015 debut solo album ‘Painkillers’. The new LP will be titled ‘Sleepwalkers’ and is due for release on the 9th of February 2018 on Virgin EMI. Just after the new album comes out, Fallon and his band The Howling Weather will embark on a UK tour, including stops in Manchester, Glasgow and London. Below the tour date listing, you can have a listen to the album’s first single ‘Forget Me Not’, which Fallon describes as being a bit contradictory to his intentions. “I was thinking how every song doesn’t have to be so serious”, he says. “It can just be fun. It can just be a song that I would want to play live. ‘Forget Me Not’ came out in just a couple of minutes and actually ended up being pretty serious – it seems my subconscious had other plans.”

Support for the UK tour will be played by fellow American songwriter Dave Hause. Tickets for the following shows are available now (please note that the London show has already sold out). TGTF’s previous coverage of Brian Fallon as a solo artist is through here, and our prior coverage of the band he fronts (fronted?) The Gaslight Anthem is collected back here.

Tuesday 20th February 2018 – Birmingham Institute
Wednesday 21st February 2018 – Manchester Ritz
Thursday 22nd February 2018 – Glasgow ABC
Friday 23rd February 2018 – London Koko (sold out)
Saturday 24th February 2018 – Nottingham Rock City
Sunday 25th February 2018 – Bristol SWX

 

Franz Ferdinand / February 2017 UK/Irish Tour

 
By on Friday, 27th October 2017 at 9:00 am
 

Franz Ferdinand have announced their return to the record shops next year. ‘Always Ascending’, their fifth studio album, will be available on the 9th of February 2018 on Domino Records. The day after its release, the Scottish rockers will begin a UK/Irish tour in Galway that will run for just over 2 weeks, concluding at Brighton Dome on the 25th of February. Tickets to the below dates will go on sale next Friday, the 3rd of November at 9 AM. While you’re waiting to pounce on those tickets, you can have a listen to the title track, embedded under the tour listings.

Saturday 10th February 2017 – Galway Leisureland
Sunday 11th February 2017 – Dublin Olympia
Tuesday 13th February 2017 – Manchester Albert Hall
Wednesday 14th February 2017 – Nottingham Rock City
Friday 16th February 2017 – Newcastle Academy
Saturday 17th February 2017 – Glasgow Academy
Monday 19th February 2017 – Leeds Academy
Tuesday 20nd February 2017 – Birmingham Academy
Wednesday 21st February 2017 – Bristol Academy
Friday 23th February 2017 – Cambridge Corn Exchange
Saturday 24th February 2017 – London Brixton Academy
Sunday 25th February 2017 – Brighton Dome

 

Field Music / March and May 2018 UK Tour

 
By on Thursday, 26th October 2017 at 9:00 am
 

Don’t have any tickets to shows next year yet? Have no fear. The prolific and inventive Brewis brothers Peter and David, better known collectively as North East wonders of the world Field Music when they’re writing and playing together, have announced UK tour dates for next March. A presale for all these dates is currently taking place; the general sale begins tomorrow at 10 AM. A extra special show that will follow this tour on the 25th of May at London Barbican is on sale now; it will star strings, horns, woodwind and assorted percussion played by the Open Here Orchestra. Catch up with all of TGTF’s past coverage of the brothers’ music activities through here.

Thursday 8th March 2018 – Brighton Komedia
Friday 9th March 2018 – Bristol Lantern
Saturday 10th March 2018 – Southampton Engine Rooms
Sunday 11th March 2018 – Exeter Phoenix
Thursday 15th March 2018 – Birmingham Institute
Friday 16th March 2018 – Manchester Gorilla
Saturday 17th March 2018 – Glasgow Saint Luke’s Church
Thursday 22nd March 2018 – Liverpool Arts Club
Friday 23rd March 2018 – Sheffield Foundry
Saturday 24th March 2018 – Norwich Waterfront
Friday 25th May 2018 – London Barbican (with the Open Here Orchestra)

 
 
 

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