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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

 

Gengahr / April and May 2018 UK Tour

 
By on Thursday, 19th October 2017 at 9:00 am
 

Have you been wondering where those weirdos Gengahr have gone? (I say the word ‘weirdos’ with love.) The ‘Powder’ lads have announced their return, revealing their second album will be titled ‘Where Wildness Grows’. ‘A Dream Outside’, which didn’t impress me much but apparently was widely appreciated across the blogosphere, their debut album from 2015. They have also announced a UK tour for next spring; tickets are on sale now. Have a taste of Gengahr’s upcoming record from new taster ‘Mallory’, streaming below the list of tour dates. ‘Where Wildness Grows’ will drop on the 9th of March 2018. To read more about the London group on TGTF, go here.

Saturday 21st April 2017 – Newcastle Think Tank
Sunday 22nd April 2017 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Monday 23rd April 2017 – Glasgow King Tut’s
Tuesday 24th April 2017 – Manchester Gorilla
Thursday 26th April 2017 – Birmingham Hare and Hounds
Friday 27th April 2017 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Saturday 28th April 2017 – Bristol Thekla
Sunday 29th April 2017 – Southampton Joiners
Monday 30th April 2017 – Cambridge Portland Arms
Wednesday 2nd May 2017 – Brighton Haunt
Thursday 3rd May 2017 – London Koko
Friday 4th May 2017 – Cardiff Globe

 

Tom Chaplin / December 2017 English Christmas Tour

 
By on Monday, 16th October 2017 at 9:00 am
 

Last Thursday on Jo Whiley’s evening Radio 2 programme, Tom Chaplin premiered ‘Under a Million Lights’. As he explained, the song will appear on a new Christmas album he has in the works. ‘Twelve Tales of Christmas’ drops over a month ahead of the big day, so from the 17th of November on, you’ll be able to get this in plenty of time as a stocking stuffer for your Keane and Tom Chaplin-loving loved ones from Island Records. This yuletide-themed collection follows ‘The Wave’, Chaplin’s debut solo record that was released in October 2016, reviewed by me here. If you somehow missed it, I posted a two-part interview feature with the man back then, too. To promote the Christmas album, Chaplin has announced a trio of English gigs in December. Tickets are on sale this Friday, the 20th of October, at 10 AM. For more on what Tom Chaplin has been up to as a solo artist since the hiatus of Keane, check out our coverage of him here on TGTF through here.

Sunday 10th December 2017 – Manchester Palace Theatre
Monday 11th December 2017 – Bath Forum
Tuesday 12th December 2017 – London Royal Festival Hall

 

Sløtface / September and October 2017 UK Tour

 
By on Wednesday, 20th September 2017 at 9:00 am
 

Norwegian pop punk band Sløtface will play a lengthy string of live dates in the UK this autumn, supporting their newly released debut album ‘Try Not to Freak Out’, which our own Steven recently reviewed. Sløtface’s UK dates will follow a run of live shows in Germany and the Netherlands and will precede the band’s show in Paris on the 27th of October.

Tickets for the following shows are available now. A full listing of Sløtface’s upcoming live gigs can be found on their official Facebook. TGTF’s previous coverage of Sløtface is right back this way.

Thursday 28th September 2017 – Bournemouth 60 Million Postcards
Friday 29th September 2017 – Birmingham Actress and Bishop
Saturday 30th September 2017 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club Games Room
Sunday 1st October 2017 – Manchester Soup Kitchen
Tuesday 3rd October 2017 – York Basement
Wednesday 4th October 2017 – Hull Adelphi
Thursday 5th October 2017 – Derby Venue
Friday 6th October 2017 – Sheffield Picture House Social
Saturday 7th October 2017 – Newcastle Think Tank
Monday 9th October 2017 – Edinburgh Sneaky Pete’s
Tuesday 10th October 2017 – Glasgow Broadcast
Thursday 12th October 2017 – Liverpool Magnet
Friday 13th October 2017 – Stockton-on-Tees Ku Bar
Monday 16th October 2017 – Nottingham Bodega
Tuesday 17th October 2017 – Leicester Cookie
Wednesday 18th October 2017 – Southampton Joiners
Thursday 19th October 2017 – Plymouth Underground

 
 
 

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