||Pioneering American singer/songwriter Suzanne Vega returns to the UK in 2014 with her eight album ‘Tales from the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles’. This is her first studio recording of new material in seven years, and will be released on her own label, Amanuensis Productions in February 2014. It is a collection of ten songs, each telling a story on how the material world, and spiritual world both intersect.|
Reading and Leeds Festival 2013 – GREEN DAY, BIFFY CLYRO, EMINEM, NIN, SKRILLEX and Much More Announced
Green Day have been named as final Main Stage Headliner, alongside Biffy Clyro and Eminem – all are UK festival Exclusives. Nine Inch Nails return. Skrillex and many more join the 2013 bill.
Recently named the ‘Best Festival’ at the NME Awards, this year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals are officially set to be better than ever! 2013 promises more – more stages, more bands and more entertainment, all coming together to form an incredible line-up with the biggest names in rock, indie, dance, alternative and hip-hop. Reading & Leeds guarantee exclusive performances, huge headliners and rising stars and are the only place to spend the August Bank Holiday weekend with friends this summer.
|Billy Bragg releases his first new studio album in five years Tooth & Nail on Cooking Vinyl records on March 18 2013. Available formats are CD, LP and a limited special edition CD+DVD Bookpack.|
|In 2012, Fred Perry celebrated 60 years as an icon of fashion; a brand with a unique place in the British style firmament and one that is instantly recognised around the globe. It has enjoyed an unparalled relationship with British subcultures over the last 6 decades and continues to trail-blaze the up-and-coming. To that end, the Fred Perry Sub-Sonic Live series continues at The Garage this March, presenting a selection of artists and DJs that are pushing things forward, here and now.|
|Stereophonics are taking their outstanding new album ‘Graffiti on the Train’ for a spin, road testing it on a tour of UK towns and venues, before announcing an arena tour for later this year.|
| Feeder Announce Single ‘Borders’, Deluxe Edition Christmas Double-Vinyl Package + Exclusive Headline Tour Ticket Upgrade.
To end what has been a brilliant year for Feeder, the band celebrate by embarking on a large-venue headline UK tour, at which ticket-buying-fans can win the chance too meet the band and gain exclusive access to the soundcheck, before enjoying one of what are set to be a jubilant, landmark set of gigs.
|Biffy Clyro Return with Their Biggest Arena Tour To Date.
Fresh from a triumphant return to the live arena with festival dates which included iTunes, Download, the Isle of Wight and Rockness, Biffy Clyro will follow the January 288th 2013 release of their eagerly anticipated new double-album ‘Opposites’ with their biggest arena tour to date.
|A fantastic new music photography exhibition is coming to The Custard Factory in Birmingham. It will be taking place this month and features 12 music photographers from all over the Midlands. 6 of the exhibitors have also contributed to Gig Junkies.|
|Rodrigo Y Gabriela Announce a UK 2012 Autumn Tour
Hot on the heels of their fast selling four night residency at London’s Old Vic Tunnels, Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela will be back on the road in the UK this Autumn; bringing their unique instrumental blend of metal, jazz and world music to their dedicated fans up and down the country.
|Jake Bugg Announces Huge 2013 UK Tour + Debut Album ‘Jake Bugg’ is Released on 15th October
Jake Bugg, the fast-rising hitmaker from Nottingham has announced a new set of dates, his first for 2013. This will be his biggest UK headline tour so far, and will follow his forthcoming sell-out autumn tour, as well as dates in Europe and the US with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Snow Patrol.
|Following his headline gig at last week’s iTunes Festival at London’s Roundhouse, Plan B (AKA Ben Drew) has today confirmed details of an 11-date headline UK arena tour in February. Kicking off at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena, Plan B will head to Manchester, Cardiff, Nottingham, Bournemouth, Birmingham, London’s O2 Arena (2nd time he’s played the venue), Brighton, Plymouth, Glasgow, concluding in Aberdeen. Tickets go on pre-sale exclusively to fans from 9am this Wednesday 12th September so make sure you head over early to reserve yours.|
|The Killers today announce their first UK tour in four years. The Las Vegas group, whose hotly-anticipated fourth studio album, Battle Born, is released on September 17th, will play shows starting in Glasgow on 26th Oct and ending with two nights at London’s 02 Arena.|
|The Vaccines have announced dates of a headline November UK tour. The tour comes off the back of an exceptionally busy Summer for the band who have played main stages at Field Day, Isle of Wight, T in the Park, supported The Stone Roses in Heaton Park, Manchester, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers in Europe and played shows in Russia, South Korea and Japan over the summer months.|
|In May 2012 SLASH stormed the charts worldwide with the release of his second solo album, APOCALYPTIC LOVE. Registering a No 4 chart entry in the USA and No 2 in Canada, Slash replicated this success in both Europe and Australasia with a further 13 Top 10 chart entries. Testament to a unique artist who has produced an incredible album.|
|Neon Womb, It’s A Mystery , Thunder In The Mountains, Brave New World? Are bells ringing down memory lane? Do they bring outrageous red blushers to your face? Do you remember when it was a life or death struggle with your mom because you absolutely had to have your hair just like Toyah Willcox’s? And the girls as well.|
|Wednesday June 27th, 2012 saw a nostalgic bustle of Birmingham’s silver-haired rock n’ rollers gathering outside what is now ‘Cash Converters’, York Road, Kings Heath. But, not so long ago it was the legendary Ritz Ballroom (later converting to The Ritz Bingo, still run by the indomitable Ma & Pa Regan) home to many a historic gig that saw iconic bands hone their early acts. The Beatles, Stones, Pink Floyd, Jimmy Cliff and so many others. Next door at the Hare & Hounds luminary names were to likewise to tread the boards of fame not least UB40 (at least one of whom was there this morning) and 4X Cabaret compare extraordinaire, Frank Skinner. The ‘Hare’ continues to grow from strength to strength promoting an eclectic range of contemporary music.|
|Following their triumphant return to the UK at their incredible sold out show at KOKO The Gaslight Anthem are excited to announce a run of UK tour dates this Autumn. The shows are the first in support of their highly anticipated fourth album, “Handwritten”, out July 23rd on Mercury Records.|
|For the first time, Blur will debut new material live on Twitter when they perform two new songs via a worldwide live video stream at 6:15pm BST on Monday 2nd July.
Filmed and streamed completely live from a secret UK location, the two new songs – which the band have never publicly performed – are Under The Westway and The Puritan, written for the upcoming sold-out Hyde Park concert.
|Bat for Lashes’ highly anticipated third album, “The Haunted Man”, is to be released on 15 October 2012 via Parlophone. A full UK tour has been announced for the autumn, playing The Forum in London on 29th October, and Natasha kicks off a summer of festival appearances including Latitude and Bestival, with an intimate warm up show in Cambridge tonight.|
|The 2013 dates will be the first full tour of ‘Fall To Grace’, however Paloma is appearing at a series of live events over the summer, including two headline dates at London’s Somerset House on 17th and 18th July.|
|Hot from their support shows with Jack White, and with the release of their much-anticipated second album Blood Speaks now less than two weeks away, SMOKE FAIRIES have just announced news of a huge UK tour in September and October. Ahead of this Katherine and Jessica will be playing a headline show at the Tabernacle in west London, the week after release, showcasing tracks from this sublime new album, and will also be appearing at the Latitude Festival in July.|