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Fall Out Boy / March 2009 UK Arena Tour

By on Tuesday, 2nd December 2008 at 4:35 pm

Fall Out Boy have announced a string of four arena shows next March around the UK as they progress further and further towards world domination.

Their biggest shows to date will most likely feature hoards of screaming girls and a few support acts from their label, Decaydance, dependent on which bands record sales are slipping and need a bit of a boost.

Cynical? Me? Yes.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on this Saturday, December 6th

Thursday 5th March 2009 – Manchester MEN Arena
Friday 6th March 2009 – London O2 Arena
Saturday 7th March 2009 – Cardiff CIA
Sunday 8th March 2009 – Brighton Centre


Lily Allen / March 2009 UK Tour

By on Monday, 1st December 2008 at 8:52 am

Lily Allen is off on tour early next year. She’s just announced a string of UK tour dates for March next year in support of her new album.

Tickets go on sale at 9am tomorrow (2nd December 2008), Ticket prices are £19.50 for all dates except £21.50 in London €24.00 for Dublin.

(Pictures and general prettiness will resume later)

Saturday 14th March – Glasgow Academy
Sunday 15th March – Manchester Academy
Monday 16th March – Dublin Academy
Wednesday 18th March – Bristol Academy
Thursday 19th March – Southampton Guildhall
Friday 20th March – Brighton Dome
Sunday 22th March – Norwich UEA
Monday 23th March – Birmingham Academy
Tuesday 24th March – Leeds Academy
Thursday 26th March – London Shepherd’s Bush Empire


The Gaslight Anthem / February and March 2009 UK Tour

By on Thursday, 27th November 2008 at 9:47 pm

When I saw The Gaslight Anthem were playing Shepherds Bush Empire for the NME Shockwaves tour next year, I was a bit puzzled. How could a band come under the radar and play a venue that big and expect to sell it out?

I’ve since done a bit of research and it seems that my musical radar seems to have plain and simply missed them out, which is a hell of a shame – they’re pretty darned amazing and full of energy it seems – its pop punk, but for adults. Mature, loud, and good. Just how music should be.

Their new single, “Old White Lincoln” is after the dates, and is sounding amazing – it’s out on Monday and available to preorder from Recordstore. If you like that, you might also want to get hold of a copy of their sophomore album, “The ’59 Sound” available now.

Support on all dates comes from Frank Turner (who I have it on good authority from Winston that he is amazing) and The Polar Bear Club.

Tickets are on sale now for all shows, priced around the £10 to £14 mark each. Catch The Gaslight Anthem and friends at the below shows:

Monday 2nd February 2009 – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (Tickets)
Tuesday 3rd February 2009 – Birmingham Academy (Tickets)
Wednesday 4th February 2009 – Manchester Academy 2 (Tickets)
Thursday 5th February 2009 – Bristol Academy 2 (Tickets)
Friday 6th February 2009 – Brighton Concorde (Tickets)
Sunday 8th February 2009 – London Shepherds Bush Empire (NME Awards Show) (Tickets)
Monday 2nd March 2009 – Norwich @ Waterfront (Tickets)
Tuesday 3rd March 2009 – Nottingham @ Rock City (Tickets)
Wednesday 4th March 2009 – Dublin @ The Academy (Tickets)



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


The Rumble Strips / March 2009 UK Tour

By on Thursday, 27th November 2008 at 6:29 pm

The Rumble Strips have announced a string of dates around the UK next March in support of their new album, which is produced by Mark Ronson.

Tickets are on sale now, priced between £7.00 and £9.50 each.

Wednesday 4th March 2009 – Bristol Thekla (Tickets)
Thursday 5th March 2009 – Exeter Cavern (Tickets)
Tuesday 10th March 2009 – Manchester Roadhouse (Tickets)
Wednesday 11th March 2009 – Leeds Cockpit (Tickets)
Friday 13th March 2009 – York Fibbers (Tickets)
Saturday 14th March 2009 – Glasgow King Tuts (Tickets)
Sunday 15th March 2009 – Dundee Doghouse (Tickets)
Monday 16th March 2009 – Newcastle Cluny (Tickets)
Thursday 19th March 2009 – Leicester Charlotte (Tickets)
Friday 20th March 2009 – Cambridge Soul Tree (Tickets or Tickets)
Sunday 22nd March 2009 – Norwich Arts Centre (Tickets)
Monday 23rd March 2009 – Southampton Joiners (Tickets)
Tuesday 24th March 2009 – Brighton Komedia (Tickets)
Wednesday 25th March 2009 – London Dingwalls (Tickets or Tickets)
Friday 27th March 2009 – Derby Rockhouse (Tickets)


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)


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