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Keane / May and June 2012 UK Tour

 
By on Monday, 20th February 2012 at 9:00 am
 

Piano rock giants Keane have just announced a UK tour for May and June. Their next album – their first with former touring member and now full member Jesse Quin – is due out later this year. We don’t have any further details about the album at this time, unfortunately, but we’ve been told they will be previewing the new material on this very tour, which make these dates all the more enticing.

Tickets will go on sale at 9 AM this Friday (24 February).

Wednesday 23th May 2012 – Newcastle O2 Academy
Thursday 24th May 2012 – Glasgow O2 Academy
Friday 25th May 2012 – Birmingham O2 Academy
Tuesday 29th May 2012 – Leeds O2 Academy
Wednesday 30th May 2012 – Manchester O2 Apollo
Monday 4th June 2012 – Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
Tuesday 5th June 2012 – Bristol O2 Academy
Wednesday 6th June 2012 – Leicester De Montfort Hall
Friday 8th June 2012 – London O2 Academy Brixton

 

Slow Club / April and May 2012 UK Tour

 
By on Friday, 17th February 2012 at 9:30 am
 

Slow Club have announced a massive tour of the UK for this April and May. Tickets are on sale now.

To get a feel for their current live show and watch some performance videos, read my review of their appearance in Washington this past Valentine’s Day here.

Tuesday 3rd April 2012 – York Duchess
Wednesday 4th April 2012 – Glasgow King Tuts
Friday 6th April 2012 – Aberdeen Lemon Tree
Saturday 7th April 2012 – Wakefield Hop
Sunday 8th April 2012 – Manchester Ruby Lounge
Monday 9th April 2012 – Carlisle Brickyard
Wednesday 11th April 2012 – Hull Fruit
Friday 13th April 2012 – Sheffield Queens Social Club
Saturday 14th April 2012 – Darlington Inside Out
Sunday 29th April 2012 – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Monday 30th April 2012 – Southampton Joiners
Tuesday 1st May 2012 – Exeter Cavern
Wednesday 2nd May 2012 – Brighton Haunt
Thursday 3rd May 2012 – Guildford Boileroom
Saturday 5th May 2012 – Cambridge St. Paul’s Church
Sunday 6th May 2012 – Winchester Railway Tavern
Monday 7th May 2012 – Reading Sub89
Tuesday 8th May 2012 – Bristol Fleece
Wednesday 9th May 2012 – Bath Moles
Thursday 10th May 2012 – Birmingham Hare and Hounds

 

Preview: The Great Escape 2012

 
By on Thursday, 2nd February 2012 at 9:30 am
 

Described by MOJO as “Brighton’s answer to SXSW” and “…a cornucopia of vital new music and conferencing for industry pros”, the Great Escape has announced its first group of bands. The festival will take place 10-12 May 2012 in venues across Brighton.

Included in the initial line-up are Saturday night headliner Africa Express Sound System, hotly tipped bands Dry the River (pictured above) and Spector, as well as eclectic dance rhythm specialists as Django Django (whose song ‘Default’ is currently on the 6music A-playlist), Grimes and Danes When Saints Go Machine. American acts scheduled to play include Rough Trade signing from Minneapolis Howler, the cutesy-named acts Bos Angeles and Com Truise and Perfume Genius, whose video was recently banned from YouTube. For more information on the bands announced yesterday, you can play with the interactive poster below. The full line-up will be released in March.

Super early bird tickets for a 3-day wristband, at the bargain price of £35 plus booking and handling, are super limited now, so act quickly to avoid disappointment. Tickets for Africa Express Sound System’s show at Brighton Dome alone on Saturday 12 May is £18.50 plus booking and handling; a wristband top-up to include guaranteed access to this show is £7; a combined 3-day wristband plus guaranteed access to this Dome show is £41. Stay tuned for announcements on pricing for single day tickets and tickets for the other headlining shows (currently TBA). For all information on pricing, visit the official ticket page for the Great Escape.


 

Preview: Liverpool Sound City 2012

 
By on Thursday, 2nd February 2012 at 9:00 am
 

Starting first as a single showcase at South by Southwest in 2007 featuring Northwest UK acts, Liverpool Sound City has grown by leaps and bounds in stature and convention size and will be taking to the venues of the music-loving city again this 17-19 May.

The festival has announced their first set of bands scheduled to perform at this year’s event. The first headliner to be announced is rapper Professor Green, who is hugely popular on Facebook (for the unbelievers, he’s got more than 1.4 million followers there.) Other bands revealed for the event include White Denim (pictured above), who headlined our Saturday night stage at Brighton Coalition at the Great Escape in 2011; Cloud Nothings, who have just released their second album ‘Attack on Memory’ (Marc’s review here), and psychedelic electronic act Death in Vegas. The new talent that Sound City is famous for breaking will include Yukon Blonde, Charli XCX and Fixers.

Many more bands will be announced in the coming weeks. This year also marks the first time Sound City will host the UK Music Student Awards (taking place at the Echo Arena on the 17th), showing the event’s support for and celebrating, identifying and supporting new talent within music education in the UK.

Wristbands for the 3-day event are currently going at the early bird bargain price of £20. For more information on tickets and the event, please visit the official Liverpool Sound City Web site.

 

Islet / May and June 2012 UK Tour

 
By on Tuesday, 31st January 2012 at 9:00 am
 

Welsh noise pop band Islet will be touring the UK in late May into early June, right before festival time kicks into high gear.

‘Illuminated People’, their debut album, came out last week and my review of it can be read here.

Friday 25th May 2012 – Liverpool Kazimier
Saturday 26th May 2012 – Glasgow Captain’s Rest
Sunday 27th May 2012 – Newcastle Cluny 2
Monday 28th May 2012 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Tuesday 29th May 2012 – Sheffield Harley
Wednesday 30th May 2012 – London Cargo
Thursday 31st May 2012 – Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
Friday 1st June 2012 – Birmingham Rainbow

 

Lostprophets / April and May 2012 UK Tour

 
By on Wednesday, 25th January 2012 at 9:00 am
 

Lostprophets have announced details of a May and June UK tour. These tickets go on sale this Friday (27 January) at 9 AM.

Monday 16th April 2012 – Belfast Ulster Hall
Wednesday 18th April 2012 – Liverpool O2 Academy
Thursday 19th April 2012 – Liverpool O2 Academy
Friday 20th April 2012 – Manchester O2 Academy
Saturday 21st April 2012 – Leeds O2 Academy
Monday 23rd April 2012 – Birmingham O2 Academy
Tuesday 24th April 2012 – Aberdeen Music Hall
Wednesday 25th April 2012 – Glasgow O2 Academy
Friday 27th April 2012 – Newcastle O2 Academy
Saturday 28th April 2012 – Cardiff Arena
Monday 30th April 2012 – Nottingham Rock City
Tuesday 1st May 2012 – Cambridge Corn Exchange
Wednesday 2nd May 2012 – Southampton Guildhall
Friday 4th May 2012 – London Brixton Academy

 
 
 

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