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Sweet Baboo / June 2017 UK Tour

By on Thursday, 1st June 2017 at 9:00 am

Stephen Black, who records under the endearing nom de plume Sweet Baboo, releases a new album tomorrow. ‘Wild Imaginations’ will be available on the 2nd of June from Moshi Moshi Records. I’ve got some good news for you if you live in the UK: he has a series of dates this month to support the new LP. Nearly a week’s worth of live shows begins on the 13th of June at Ramsgate Music Hall. Tickets are on sale now. In addition to the title track single shared a few weeks back, Black is previewing the new record with another track, the uber-funky ‘Pink Rainbow’, which you can have a listen to under the tour date listing. To read more of our coverage on Sweet Baboo right her on TGTF, we welcome you to walk this way.

Tuesday 13th June 2017 – Ramsgate Music Hall
Wednesday 14th June 2017 – Brighton Prince Albert
Thursday 15th June 2017 – London Lexington
Friday 16th June 2017 – Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
Saturday 17th June 2017 – Bristol Thekla
Sunday 18th June 2017 – Manchester Soup Kitchen



The Divine Comedy / November and December 2017 UK/Irish Tour

By on Wednesday, 31st May 2017 at 9:00 am

Neil Hannon’s very existence will always be linked to the band he has fronted and masterminded for over 2 decades, The Divine Comedy. Last year, he released ‘Foreverland’, the 11th Divine Comedy album. My review of it before its September 2016 release is through here. Tickets to the shows from mid-November in the UK into mid-December in Ireland are on sale now. To catch up on all of TGTF’s coverage on The Divine Comedy, follow this link.

Wednesday 22nd November 2017 – Edinburgh Usher Hall
Thursday 23rd November 2017 – Leeds Academy
Friday 24th November 2017 – Birmingham Institute
Sat 25th November 2017 – Cardiff University Great Hall
Sunday 26th November 2017 – Bristol Colston Hall
Tuesday 28th November 2017 – Manchester Ritz
Wednesday 29th November 2017 – London Hammersmith Apollo
Thursday 30th November 2017 – Bournemouth Academy
Friday 1st December 2017 – Brighton Dome
Saturday 2nd December 2017 – Norwich LCR at the UEA
Monday 4th December 2017 – Cork Opera House
Tuesday 5th December 2017 – Limerick University Concert Hall
Wednesday 6th December 2017 – Derry Millennium Forum
Thursday 7th December 2017 – Belfast Ulster Hall
Friday 8th December 2017 – Dublin Olympia


Saint Etienne / June 2017 UK Tour

By on Tuesday, 30th May 2017 at 9:00 am

Bob Stanley, Pete Wiggs and Sarah Cracknell, known collectively as long-soldiering dance pop band Saint Etienne, will be releasing their ninth album on Friday. ‘Home Counties’ is a love letter to the London commuter belt where they were born and raised, and the new long player will be available from Heavenly Recordings / PIAS on the 2nd of June. (Stay tuned for a review of the LP by me later this week.) Following an appearance at Primavera Festival Wednesday in Barcelona, they return to Britain to being a new UK tour in London to support their new record. Tickets to this tour are on sale now, as are shows in North America in September and October; for all their appearances announced so far for this year, visit their official Web site. To read more on Saint Etienne here on TGTF, go here.

Friday 2nd June 2017 – London Royal Festival Hall
Saturday 3rd June 2017 – Cardiff Tramshed
Sunday 4th June 2017 – Birmingham Town Hall
Tuesday 6th June 2017 – Bexhill De La Warr Pavillion
Thursday 8th June 2017 – Gateshead Sage
Friday 9th June 2017 – Edinburgh Queens Hall
Saturday 10th June 2017 – Sheffield City Hall Ballroom
Sunday 11th June 2017 – Manchester RNMC Concert Hall


Royal Blood / November 2017 UK/Irish Tour

By on Friday, 19th May 2017 at 9:00 am

Brighton hard rock duo Royal Blood have announced a new UK and Ireland tour for the second half of November. This tour will follow a handful of dates on the Continent in late October into early November. Tickets to this arena tour will go on general sale at 9 AM next Friday, the 26th of May. The duo, comprised of Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher, are gearing up, to release their second album ‘How Did We Get So Dark?’ on the 16th of June on Warner Brothers. Enjoy my single review of first album taster of ‘Lights Out’ through this link. To read through the rest of TGTF’s coverage on Royal Blood, go here.

Monday 13th November 2017 – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Tuesday 14th November 2017 – Reading Rivermead
Thursday 16th November 2017 – Manchester Arena
Friday 17th November 2017 – Leeds First Direct Arena
Saturday 18th November 2017 – Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
Monday 20th November 2017 – London Alexandra Palace
Friday 24th November 2017 – Glasgow SSE Hydro
Saturday 25th November 2017 – Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
Sunday 26th November 2017 – Dublin 3Arena
Tuesday 28th November 2017 – Bournemouth BIC
Wednesday 29th November 2017 – Brighton Centre


Lucy Rose / December 2017 English Tour

By on Thursday, 18th May 2017 at 9:00 am

In a touring scheme similar to what Teleman did a few years back, Lucy Rose will be playing a series of shows in libraries. She has announced five shows in December in England, which are all already on sale. A few weeks ago, we shared with you Lucy’s track ‘Is This Called Home’, from her upcoming album ‘Something’s Changing’, out on the 14th of July. To catch up on all of TGTF’s past coverage on Lucy Rose, follow this link.

Saturday 9th December 2017 – London Idea Store Whitechapel Library
Sunday 10th December 2017 – Bristol Central Library
Monday 11th December 2017 – Liverpool Central Library
Tuesday 12th December 2017 – Lancaster Library
Wednesday 13th December 2017 – Barrow Library


Charlatans / November and December 2017 UK/Irish Tour

By on Tuesday, 16th May 2017 at 9:00 am

Tim Burgess and Charlatans will be hitting the road this winter in the UK. They’ll be touring in support of their newest album ‘Different Days’, which drops on the 26th of May on BMG. Presale tickets to the shows below (excluding Dublin and Belfast) go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday, the 17th of May. The general sale for tickets begins at 10 AM on Friday, the 19th of May. Check out the first single from the album ‘Plastic Machinery’, featuring Johnny Marr and Pete Salisbury, below the tour date listing. To read more on Charlatans on TGTF, go here.

Wednesday 29th November 2017 – Nottingham Rock City
Thursday 30th November 2017 – Sheffield Academy
Friday 1st December 2017 – Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Saturday 2nd December 2017 – Manchester Apollo
Monday 4th December 2017 – Glasgow Academy
Tuesday 5th December 2017 – Newcastle Academy
Thursday 7th December 2017 – Leeds Academy
Friday 8th December 2017 – Cardiff University Great Hall
Saturday 9th December 2017 – London Brixton Academy
Sunday 10th December 2017 – Dublin Academy
Monday 11th December 2017 – Belfast Limelight



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