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Regina Spektor / December 2009 UK Tour

 
By on Wednesday, 2nd September 2009 at 9:59 am
 

Regina Spektor has announced a series of UK tour dates for the end of this year.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday, 4th September,

Monday 30th November 2009 – Birmingham O2 Academy
Tuesday 1st December 2009 – Glasgow O2 Academy
Thursday 3rd December 2009 – Manchester Apollo
Friday 4th December 2009 – London HMV Apollo Hammersmith

 

Video of the Day #73: Regina Spektor

 
By on Wednesday, 3rd June 2009 at 6:00 pm
 

Whilst having my usual weekly purge of my Google Reader account, catching up on the best of the blogs over the past week or so, I stumbled across this video from Regina Spektor. I don’t normally watch Jools Holland’s BBC2 show, but then (the really rather good) Glorious Hum had a great piece last Tuesday featuring Regina doing “Blue Lips”. I’d forgotten how much I love Regina, and am very excited about her forthcoming album, Far, which is out in just three weeks.

Watch and enjoy this haunting and beautiful track from the Russian / American star.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQK7KkMVGdM[/youtube]

 

News: Latitude Lineup is extended

 
By on Monday, 18th May 2009 at 4:00 pm
 

Marina and the Diamonds (side)We previewed the amazing Latitude back at the start of April, but since then they’ve added a few more amazing acts just to, well, make it even more amazing as far as the “alternative” festivals go. Joining the likes of Grace Jones, Pet Shop Boys and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds they’ve added some of TGTF’s favourite artists, including Regina Spektor, Passion Pit, Patrick Wolf, Mew, Marina and the Diamonds (pictured right) and Lisa Hannigan.

Huw Stephens (who has had some pretty amazing finds over recent months) has confirmed that he’s choosing all of the bands on the coveted Lake Stage, which features many of the bands we’ve tipped for the top here at TGTF along with some choice cuts from who will be big over the coming months. If we were fortunate enough to be attending, that’s where we’d be spending much of our time most likely. That’s not to say that the rest of the lineup is rubbish – no, far from it. Latitude is one of the best fully featured festivals we know – that is, it’s not just music. Oh no. It’s got some of the best talents from the theatre, literary and film worlds, including the amazing Dave Gorman performing in the comedy tent. Meanwhile, over in the literary arena there’s a pretty big scoop in the shape of fashion designer extrodinaire Vivienne Westwood. Let’s be honest, that’s gotta be worth the ticket price on her own!

Tickets are on sale now for Latitude 2009 – weekend tickets are £150 plus booking fees. Day tickets for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday are £60 each plus booking fees. Weekend tickets prices include car parking and camping – day tickets include car parking only.

Top photo comes from John Appleyard’s flickr stream.

 
 
 

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