April press release round-up

CLUTCH TO SHAKE UP JULY WITH UK HEADLINE SHOWS
 
Back in January this year Maryland maestros Clutch played a one off, twice upgraded sell out gig in London in order to promote their stunning new album Earthrocker. Sadly I was not able to get to this gig, but I have heard Earthrocker which is the tenth stupendously good album from Clutch. The press release which I recieved states that 'The much-loved Maryland four-piece have been honing their live chops for more than two decades. There is no question that seeing Clutch perform is a revelatory experience not to be missed'. This is such a valid statement which I can personally vouch for as I have been blessed by seeing Clutch play live on a couple of occassions. They ARE simply magnificent…..
 
Clutch have just announced four more UK dates that will be shaking the following venues,
 
Mon 8th Jul –                NORWICH Waterfront
Tue 9th Jul –                 NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Wed 10th Jul –              MANCHESTER Academy 2
Thu 11th Jul –               LONDON Forum
 
Expect all shows to be packed full of heart, soul, and badass riffery! Tickets are priced £15 regionally / £16 London (subject to booking fee) and will go on sale on Friday 5th April at 10am. Tickets for Manchester & London are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
 
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The National

  The National re due to release their sixth studio album ‘Trouble Will Find Me’ on 20th May. The new album follows 2010’s critical and commercial success High Violet andis the most self-assured collection of songs produced by The National during their 14-year career. In an interview with UK’s UNCUT Magazine, front man Matt Berninger described the songs as more “immediate and visceral” than their previous work. Trouble Will Find Me possesses a directness, a coherency and an approachability that suggests The National are now at their most confident.

 The National have just announced that they will play two UK shows this November as part of their world tour which starts in mid May. Their biggest UK headline show to date will be at London’s Alexandra Palace. The National will play:
 
Monday 11th November              O2 Apollo Manchester
Wednesday 13th November        Alexandra Palace London
 
 
Tickets for the UK dates go on sale at 9am on Saturday 13th April priced £27.50 (subject to booking fee) from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk
 
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Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra
 
Announce UK dates as part of European Tour
 
 
 
’It is the sheer raw talent and the acerbic, perceptive songwriting which elevates Palmer above the sorry sea of wannabe Kate Bushes.’ – Independent on Sunday *****
 
Theatre Is Evil feels like sitting on the bed of your tattooed, far cooler cousin 30 years ago, while she tells you "all you need to know" about music’  – Guardian ****
 
‘a bombastic offering of forthright glam-pop and poignant piano-pushed desire’ – NME 7/10
 
a vivid splurge of new wave, glam-rock and showtunes, armed with lyrics as punchy and memorable as their melodies’  – Q ****
 
‘an extraordinary talent’ – Telegraph *****
 
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Hot off the heels of delivering an epic TEDtalk that quickly rose to internet fame as the fastest viewed talk in TED history, and a string of events at SXSW 2013 that saw Amanda Palmer duet with longtime hero, Billy Bragg– Amanda and her raucous crew, The Grand Theft Orchestra, are thrilled to announce re-scheduled European tour dates for 2013 to make up for the previously cancelled bolt across the continent in March. As part of the European tour, Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra will play the following UK dates:
 
 
July 2013
Thursday           11th       Manchester The Ritz
Friday               12th       London Roundhouse
Saturday           13th       Brighton Concorde 2
Monday            15th       O2 Academy Bristol
Tuesday            16th       Birmingham The Institute           
 
Tickets go on general sale on Friday 5th April priced £17.50 (regionally) / £19.50 (London) (subject to booking fee) from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk. All tickets purchased for the original March tour dates will remain valid for the rescheduled dates in each city.
 
With a handful of summer festivals thrown into the mix- all headlining dates find singer, songwriter, piano-slayer and super-blogger Amanda Palmer, and her band, continuing to promote her arguably most pop-influenced album yet, Theatre Is Evil. Tour-mates The Simple Pleasure and Jherek Bischoff are on board as main support acts in all markets.
 
 
Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra European Tour
 
June 28th- Glastonbury Festival, Glastonbury- UK
July 2nd- Rock For People Festival, Ceský Brod- Czech Republic
July 4th- PPC, Graz- Austria
July 5th- Arena Open Air Harvest of Art, Weisen-Austria
July 7th- Tivoli, Utrecht-Holland
July 8th- Rockhal, Luxembourg- Luxembourg
July 9th- La Cigale, Paris-France
July 11th- The Ritz, Manchester-UK
July 12th- The Roundhouse, London-UK
July 13th- The Concorde, Brighton-UK
July 15th- O2 Academy, Bristol-UK
July 16th- The Institute, Birmingham-UK
July 17th- The Picture House, Edinburgh-UK
July 18th- The Academy, Dublin-Ireland
October 29th- Gruenspan, Hamburg-Germany
October 31st- Pumpehuset, Copenhagen-Denmark
November 1st- Gloria, Cologne-Germany
November 2nd- Botanique/Orangerie, Brussels-Belgium
November 4th- Kesselhaus, Berlin-Germany
November 5th- Proxima, Warsaw-Poland
November 6th- Klub Studio, Krakow-Poland
November 9th- Factory, Milan-Italy
November 10th- A38 Ship, Budapest, Hungary
November 12th- Ampere, Munich-Germany
 
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Eric Johnson, the critically acclaimed American electric guitarist, hailed by Joe Bonamassa as “one of the greatest guitar players of all time,” starts is 6-date UK tour at London’s o2 Shepherds Bush Empire on Wednesday 3rd April. Tickets are available from www.thegigcartel.com, 0844 478 0898.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The UK tour will showcase material from his new album Up Close- Another Look, which is released this week. Eric’s stage time for each of the UK shows is 8.30pm.  

London o2 Shepherds Bush Empire                            Wednesday April 3
Harrogate Theatre                                                        Thursday April 4
Edinburgh Queen's Hall                                               Friday April 5
Manchester Royal Northern College of Music             Saturday April 6
Birmingham Town Hall                                               Sunday April 7
Salisbury City Hall                                                      Monday April 8

Guitar Player magazine describes Johnson as "one of the most respected guitarists on the planet.” His platinum-selling 1990 recording Ah Via Musicom produced the single Cliffs of Dover, for which he won the 1991 Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. In 1996 he teamed up with Joe Satriani and Steve Vai for the original G3 tour that garnered a worldwide audience with the platinum selling CD/DVD. Johnson plays Fender Stratocasters and Gibson ES-335 electric guitars through a triple amp setup, consisting of vintage Fender and Marshall amplifiers.  

Read the official web announcement HERE.

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WARPAINT ANNOUNCE UK TOUR
 
Warpaint are back in 2013 with a special run of UK shows in October culminating at London’s legendary O2 Academy Brixton.
 
After a meteoric rise which saw them selling out the Kentish Town Forum in 2011 within a year of their very first UK show at London’s tiny Luminaire, and selling well over 100,000 records worldwide, Warpaint return to remind you they are “the best band you’ll see all year” (NME).
 
 
October 2013
Sun 27th                        O2 Academy Leeds                   lunatickets.co.uk
Mon 28th                        O2 ABC Glasgow                      pclpresents.com
Tue 29th                         Manchester Academy                alt-tickets.co.uk
Wed 30th                       O2 Academy Brixton, London    livenation.co.uk / ticketmaster.co.uk
 
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 5th April priced £17.50 advance for London and £15 advance for Leeds Glasgow and Manchester (subject to booking fee).
 
Warpaint is Emily Kokal (vocals/guitar), Theresa Wayman (vocals/guitar), Jenny Lee Lindberg (bass/vocals), and Stella Mozgawa (drums).
 
“First they hypnotize; then they get you dancing" New York Times
 
“Utterly mesmeric” NME
 
'Irresistible' The Independent
 
 
 
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ALTER BRIDGE
RETURN TO THE UK FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2011
 BAND ANNOUNCE ARENA TOUR IN OCTOBER WITH SPECIAL GUESTS SHINEDOWN AND HALESTORM
Tuesday 2nd April 2013 – ALTER BRIDGE are thrilled to announce they will be returning to the UK for a six-date arena tour this October. The upcoming tour marks the band’s first time back in the UK since November 2011. Tickets for Alter Bridge UK Arena Tour will go on sale at 9am Friday 5th April from www.ticketmaster.co.uk or www.livenation.co.uk
 In the interim, guitarist Mark Tremonti released his debut solo record All I Was, singer/guitarist Myles Kennedy returned fronting Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, and drummer Scott Phillips teamed up with friends in Sevendust to form Projected.
Alter Bridge toured extensively in support of their last album ABIII, released in 2010That tour was immortalized in the band’s now legendary sold-out performance at London’s Wembley Arena in November 2011 and released as the Alter Bridge: Live At Wembley DVD. Currently, the band – completed by bassist Brian Marshall – are hard at work writing/recording their new album, set for release via Roadrunner Records this September.  
 Frontman Myles Kennedy exclaims, "Thrilled to be returning to the UK with Shinedown and Halestorm later this year! I’m looking forward to reconnecting with the part of the world that embraced Alter Bridge from the start."  
Rounding out the bill are SHINEDOWN and recent Grammy Award winners, HALESTORM. 
 
Hailing from Jacksonville, FL, Shinedown has been touring in support of their fourth studio album, ‘Amaryllis’. Charismatic frontman Brent Smith comments: “We are truly honoured to be playing with Alter Bridge in the UK this year.  We are such big fans of the band, and admire them greatly.  Rock n’ roll is a way of life for all of us in SHINEDOWN, and we are so excited to be apart of such an amazing tour!”   
 
Fresh off their own recent UK dates, HALESTORM already can’t wait to get back to these shores this Autumn. The are still celebrating their recent Grammy win for ‘Best Metal/Hard Rock Performance’ for single ‘Love Bites (And So Do I)’, taken from their current album ‘The Strange Case Of…’. 
 
Guitar-wielding banshee Lzzy Hale had this to say, “I'm so excited to be sharing the stage with our friends in Shinedown and Alter Bridge! I am so lucky to be the little sis of Rock on this tour. All of these men have been so influential to my life, and are tremendous performers. Anyone attending one of these shows better be prepared to leave the building barefoot, cuz the lot of us are gonna rock your socks off!"
 
OCTOBER 2013
 
WEDNESDAY 16                    NOTTINGHAM CAPITAL FM ARENA
THURSDAY     17                    BIRMINGHAM NIA
FRIDAY            18                    LONDON WEMBLEY ARENA
SUNDAY          20                    CARDIFF MOTORPOINT ARENA
TUESDAY        22                    MANCHESTER ARENA
 
 
Tickets go on general sale 9am Friday 5th April, priced at £25 regionally / £26.50 London (subject to booking fee) and are available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk or www.livenation.co.uk.
 
  
 
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Joe Satriani unveils track listing and artwork for new album & UK Tour News

Legendary performer and the hardest working guitarist in the business, Joe Satriani confirms the release of his 14th studio album, “Unstoppable Momentum” in the UK on Monday May 6 (U.S. release is Tuesday May 7) through Epic Records/Sony Music UK.  The album was recorded at Skywalker Sound in San Francisco and was produced by Satriani and Mike Fraser (AC/DC).

 

Unstoppable Momentum dovetails Satriani’s UK Tour which starts a month later on Saturday 8 June at the Manchester Apollo.

 

After returning from the South American G3 Tour in October 2012, Satriani got down to writing new music over the next two months. As he recalls, “A very prolific and cathartic two months followed resulting in a bundle of new music I was very excited to get recorded.”  Click HERE to download the album artwork and read the official web press release.

 

Eleven songs were selected to record, all of which were “heading in different directions and touching on a variety of musical influences.”  With that in mind, Satriani assembled a new studio band, including Vinnie Colauita (Sting, Jeff Beck) on drums, Chris Chaney (Janes Addiction) on bass and Mike Keneally (Dethklok) on keyboards. “The idea was to crank up the energy level of the sessions, and allow for more individual expression from each player. The chemistry with Mike, Chris and Vinnie was fantastic and we blazed through the tracks with everyone laying down amazing performances.”

 

Track Listing

1.       Unstoppable Momentum

2.       Can’t Go Back

3.       Lies And Truths

4.       Three Sheets To The Wind

5.       I’ll Put A Stone On Your Cairn

6.       A Door Into Summer

7.       Shine On American Dreamer

8.       Jumpin’ In

9.       Jumpin’ Out

10.   The Weight Of The World

11.   A Celebration

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HUGH LAURIE
ANNOUNCES MAY 6TH RELEASE OF NEW ALBUM ‘DIDN’T IT RAIN’; MAJOR UK TOUR ALSO CONFIRMED FOR JUNE
 
Tuesday 19th March - After the huge success of his debut album ‘Let Them Talk’ on which he celebrated and revived classic material from the world of NOLA blues, Hugh Laurie will release his second album ‘Didn’t It Rain’ on May 6th on Warner Music Entertainment. The release of the album will be followed with a major UK tour. Hugh Laurie tickets go on-sale 9am on Friday 22nd March and are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
 
‘Didn’t It Rain’ sees Hugh Laurie depart the sounds of New Orleans as he follows the trajectory of the blues upstream and into the American heartland. It includes songs dating back to early pioneers W.C. Handy (‘St Louis. Blues’) and Jelly Roll Morton (‘I Hate A Man Like You’) to more recent artists such as Dr. John (‘Wild Honey’) and Alan Price of The Animals (‘Changes’).
 
“I have resolved to forge on, deeper into the forest of American music that has enchanted me since I was a small boy,” explains Laurie. “And the further I go, the more bewitched I become – both by the songs and by the people I have been lucky enough to play them with.”
 
Again produced by Joe Henry, ‘Didn’t It Rain’ was recorded at Ocean Way Studio in Los Angeles in January of this year. Complemented with the heart and accomplishment of his supporting musicians the Copper Bottom BandJay Bellerose, Kevin Breit, Vincent Henry, Greg Leisz, Robby Marshall, David Piltch and Patrick Warren with Elizabeth Lea and Larry Goldings – the album also features several lead vocal performances from Guatemalan singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno and soul singer Jean McClain who has previously worked with artists as varied as Jimmy Cliff and Sheryl Crow. The album also highlights a very special guest in the shape of the Grammy-winning blues artist Taj Mahal who contributes vocals to a new take on Little Brother Montgomery’s ‘Vicksburg Blues’.
 
‘Didn’t It Rain’ will be released on CD, deluxe edition book CD with additional content, vinyl, and digital including an iTunes exclusive package.
 
On March 26th Hugh Laurie and the Copper Bottom Band will perform on the Queen Mary, a retired ocean liner moored at Long Beach, California. One of Laurie’s greatest musical heroes, Professor Longhair, famously performed on the ship at a party that Sir Paul McCartney hosted for his wife Linda in 1975. His set concluded with ‘Stagger Lee’ (interpreted by Laurie on the deluxe edition of ‘Didn’t It Rain’) and was captured on his renowned album ‘Live On The Queen Mary’.
 
Highlights from the show will be featured in the ITV Perspectives documentary ‘Copper Bottom Blues’ which will be broadcast on May 5th. The programme will follow Hugh Laurie as he travels across America delving into the history of blues and roots music that has inspired his own musical journey.
 
Having earned widespread critical acclaim for their shows in support of ‘Let Them Talk’, Hugh Laurie and the Copper Bottom Band will follow the release of ‘Didn’t It Rain’ with a major UK tour in June. The Copper Bottom Band’s touring line-up features several of the musicians who appear on the album – Piltch (bass), Henry (horns), Lea (trombone), McLain (vocals) and Moreno (vocals) – and is completed by Herman Matthews (drums) and Mark Goldenberg (guitars).
 
HUGH LAURIE LIVE – JUNE 2013
13th – Bristol, Colston Hall
14th – London, Hammersmith Apollo
15th – Oxford, New Theatre
17th – Brighton, Dome
18th – Birmingham, Symphony Hall
20th – Manchester, O2 Apollo
22nd – Edinburgh, Playhouse
23rd – Gateshead, Sage
 
Official site                   Facebook                     Twitter
 
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REEF ANNOUNCE 20TH ANNIVERSARY UK TOUR
 
Monday 18th March – REEF are proud to announce a UK tour this November, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the band. The tour will take in the following dates:
 
Thursday 14th November                        O2 Academy Bristol
Friday 15th November                             O2 ABC Glasgow
Saturday 16th November                        The Institute Birmingham
Monday 18th November                          The Ritz Manchester
Tuesday 19th November                         Hall for Cornwall Truro
Wednesday 20th November                    KOKO London
 
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 22nd March priced £18.50 (regionally) / £25 (London) (subject to booking fee) from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk
 
REEF’s 2013 tour follows the success of their PledgeMusic campaign and last year’s all-encompassing box set which included the group’s complete recorded works across 9 CDs and 1 DVD featuring demos, B-sides, live tracks, un-heard and un-released material as well as music videos and TV appearances.
 
Since forming in 1993, REEF have had three top ten albums, including 1997’s ‘Glow’ which stormed the UK charts, hitting Number One and included the classic single ‘Place Your hands’. Over their career they’ve also supported the likes of Rolling Stones, Paul Weller and Soundgarden and cemented themselves as a favourite at some of the UK’s best-loved festivals including Glastonbury and Reading festival.
 
 
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Live Nation and Twenty First Artists
Present
 

 

The Record Producers Live

 

 
With Steve Levine & Richard Allinson 
 Featuring 
 

 

Tony Visconti

 

 
 

 

Special Guests including Bernard Butler

 

 
O2 Shepherds Bush Empire – April 28th  2013
 
The alchemy of record production will be laid bare for a live audience in a unique stage show, revealing how the some of the greatest music of all time was built, from the ground up.
 
Join record producer Steve Levine and BBC Radio 2 presenter Richard Allinson, the team who created the groundbreaking and award winning documentary series The Record Producers for BBC Radio 2 and 6music, as they reveal the secret production recording techniques behind some of the worlds legendary artistes.
 
For this first show, Richard and Steve will be joined on stage by legendary producer Tony Visconti, whose extensive career includes working with T Rex, Sparks, Thin Lizzy, Paul McCartney, Morrissey and of course David Bowie. 
 
In the latter part of the show Richard, Steve and Tony will be joined on stage by several very special guests.
 
As a record producer myself I have been an admirer of Tony's incredible and varied production work over the years, says Steve Levine, This evening will be a great opportunity to bring our award winning radio show to a live audience and will enable us to do things that we can't do in the confines of the radio studio.
 
I think I speak for everyone that we are all really honoured to share the stage with Tony, I'm looking forward to exploring the studio secrets behind the mixing desk.
 
This exclusive and unique event will be held at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on April 28th  2013.
 
Using the original master multi-track recordings, our three hosts will 'deconstruct' the classics, removing and adding individual recording tracks, to offer a unique insight into how they were built. You will also hear previously unreleased recordings from the Tony Viscontis private collections.
 
Informative and entertaining, the presenters and their guests will illustrate recording techniques they have used and importantly the stories behind them.  With a studio lounge for the chat on one side of the stage and a state of the art studio on the other, this will be a masterclass in hit making.
 
There will be a chance for an audience Q&A session, which will also feature guest producers who have been influenced by Tonys work including Bernard Butler (Suede guitarist and producer). There is also a potential for several members of the audience to get hands on at the mixing desk with the help of Steve and Tony.
 
 

 

Tickets:

 

Date: April 28th, 2013.
O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
 
Tickets £32.50 (unreserved cabaret style seating)
All other tickets £25.00 
 
General on sale – Friday March 22nd
 
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12-date November UK Arena Tour
New album ‘Graffiti On The Train’ out now
Play London’s O2 Arena Thursday November 28th
 
With their sublime new LP ‘Graffiti On The Train’ just released, Stereophonics announce a major UK arena tour in November.
 
Tickets go on sale Friday 22nd March at 9am from www.gigsandtours.com / www.livenation.co.uk / www.ticketmaster.co.uk
 
Stereophonics play:
 
November
Fri 8th                          GLASGOW, Hydro Arena
Sat 9th                         ABERDEEN, AECC,
Thu14th                       MANCHESTER, Arena
Fri 15th                         LEEDS, Arena
Sat 16th                       NEWCASTLE, Metro Radio Arena
Mon 18th                     NOTTINGHAM, Capital FM Arena
Tues 19th                    BIRMINGHAM, LG Arena
Thu 21st                      BRIGHTON, Centre
Fri 22nd                        BOURNEMOUTH, International Centre
Sun 24th                      CARDIFF, Motorpoint Arena
Mon 25th                      CARDIFF, Motorpoint Arena
Thu 28th                       LONDON, the O2
 
The Telegraph called ‘Graffiti On The Train’ “a tough and tender pop rock gem in which every track punches above its weight,” and the album – written by Kelly Jones and produced by Kelly and Jim Lowe – also sees the four-piece collaborate with David Arnold, who arranged strings on several tracks.
 
It features the current single ‘Indian Summer’, their 26th top 40 hit, as well as the dark and compelling ‘In A Moment’.
 
Stereophonics are: Kelly Jones- vocals/guitar, Richard Jones-bass, Adam Zindani –guitar and Jamie Morrison – drums.
 
 
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HANG THE BASTARD ANNOUNCE UK TOUR
 
Hang The Bastard return in May 2013 with a new sound, new songs and a new lineup. After announcing the slot at this year’s Download Festival alongside The Sword and Converge, the band felt it was time to get out on the road and play some shows. 
 
Hang The Bastard will play:
 
MAY 2013
 
7th         Hertfordshire University
10th       Norwich Waterfront Studio
11th       Southampton Takedown Festival
12th       London Camden Barfly
13th       Sheffield Corporation
14th       Leeds Cockpit
15th       Liverpool O2 Academy2
16th       Birmingham Asylum 2
17th       Stoke Underground
18th       Manchester Satan’s Hollow
 
Tickets go on sale at 10am on Wednesday 27th March from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk
 
On returning to playing live, HTB’s Tomas Hubbard said:
 
“It’s been so long since we have played live. We have been busy though! Writing tons of new riffs for the next record and we are so eager for people to come out and hear it. This also gives everyone a chance to warm their necks up for banging at Download!”
 
Expect a new song in the next few weeks to sink your teeth into as well. Come and headbang! 2013 is the year of the bastard.
 
 
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BRYAN ADAMS
AND
JAMIROQUAI
 
TO HEADLINE MAGIC SUMMER LIVE 2013
- Guildford, Stoke Park -
 
ALSO APPEARING
JAMES MORRISON, JOSS STONE, SQUEEZE,
LEVEL 42, SOUL II SOUL, THE OVERTONES, KIM WILDE
 
SATURDAY 13 & SUNDAY 14 JULY 2013
 
TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY 15 MARCH AT 8AM
AVAILABLE AT WWW.MAGICSUMMERLIVE.CO.UK
 
Tuesday 12 March 2013: Magic 105.4 and Live Nation are excited to announce that Bryan Adams and Jamiroquai are confirmed as headliners for Magic Summer Live 2013, taking place for the first time in Guildford’s Stoke Park this summer. In what will be their only UK performance this year, Jamiroquai will be taking to the stage on Saturday 13 July and Canadian rock legend Bryan Adams will be performing at the festival on Sunday 14 July. Joining this stellar line up will be James Morrison, Joss Stone, Squeeze, Level 42, Soul II Soul, The Overtones and Kim Wilde. Tickets are on sale Friday 15 March at 8am, available at www.magicsummerlive.co.uk
 
Bryan Adams, Sunday’s headliner, has sold over65 million records, toured over six continents and has achieved no.1 status in over 40 countries around the world. Adams’ song writing talent has scaled generations, with hits including “Summer Of ‘69”, “Heaven”, “Please Forgive Me”, and “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You”, which spent 16 weeks at the top of the UK single charts.
 
Having sold more than 25 million albums worldwide Jamiroquai are one of the UK’s biggest musical exports. The band will take to the Magic Summer Live stage for their only UK performance this year on Saturday 13 July. What marks the 20th anniversary of Emergency On Planet Earth, Jamiroquai will bring their special blend of pop, rock and funky soul to Stoke Park for what is bound to be a very memorable performance. With a career lasting 20 years, Jamiroquai will be taking to the main stage and performing hits including “Virtual Insanity”, “Cosmic Girl”, “Love Foolosophy” and  “Canned Heat”.
 
Neil Fox, Magic 105.4 Breakfast presenter, says: “This is going to be an amazing weekend. Some of my favourite acts who are all fantastic live, playing at a beautiful new location for Magic Summer Live. Roll on Summer!”
 
British soul sensation Joss Stone and “Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)” hit makers and two time Grammy award winning Soul II Soul have both been confirmed to perform at the festival on Saturday 13 July. Joining the line-up on Sunday 14 July will be BRIT Award winning singer/songwriter James Morrison, British new wave pop music icons Squeeze, rock & jazz-funk stars Level 42 and the UK’s hottest vocal harmony group The Overtones. Magic 105.4 presenter Kim Wilde will also be joining the Sunday line up and will be performing hits including “Kids in America” and “You Keep Me Hanging On”. Many more artists to be announced soon.
 
What is already sure to be a highlight of the summer for all the family, Magic Summer Live will host a spectacular array of activities and entertainment on site at Guildford’s Stoke Park. In addition to the Main Stage, the ‘West End’ Stage will showcase performances from some of the best-loved musicals and shows, with details to be announced soon. Organisers are keen to ensure that local businesses and talent alike are well served by the event and the festival will showcase some of the best local talent Guildford has to offer. An initiative is currently being put into place to involve as many Guildford local / independent businesses to trade on the site as possible. More information will be made available soon.
 
Ticketing information:
Tickets go on sale Friday 15 March at 8am and are priced at £60 Adult / £30 Children.
Two-day tickets are prices at £110 Adult / £55 Children.
Booking fees apply.
Tickets available at www.magicsummerlive.co.uk
Magic Summer Live is Subject to License and Planning.
 
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For immediate release, London, England –

 

Following the March 25th release of Joe Bonamassa’s live album and DVD, An Acoustic Evening At The Vienna Opera House, the internationally renowned guitarist will embark on 7-Date UK Arena Tour in September 2013. Tickets go on sale Friday 15th March from the 24 Hour Box office: 0844 478 0898, www.thegigcartel.com.

 

Bonamassa will perform songs from his classic albums including Sloe Gin, Dust Bowl, Black Rock, The Ballad of John Henry, and Driving Towards The Daylight (the latter reached #2 in the UK’s Official Album Chart). The highly anticipated tour will showcase a mix of acoustic and electronic selections performed by  Carmine Rojas (bass), Arlan Schierbaum (keyboards), Tal Bergman (drums) and Joe Bonamassa (guitar, vocals).

 

Cardiff Motorpoint Arena                Wednesday September 18

Bournemouth BIC                              Friday September 20

Manchester Arena                             Saturday September 21

Aberdeen AECC                                  Monday September 23

Edinburgh Playhouse                         Tuesday September 24

Birmingham NIA                                 Friday September 27

Brighton Centre                                  Saturday September 28

 

Download the free song "Athens To Athens" by clicking HERE.

To read the official web release, click here – www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/joebonamassa/tour2013.htm
 

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ANNOUNCE THEIR RETURN TO EUROPE WITH
‘THE HITS’ TOUR
 
Monday 11th March – Rock superstars, Nickelback have announced that they will be returning to the UK and continental Europe at the end of the year with ‘The Hits’ tour.
 
Following a sold out European arena tour in 2012 in support of their chart topping album ‘Here and Now’, the pressing demand for the band’s return has not gone unheard. “We were blown away by the sheer number of people who came to see us.” comments front man Chad Kroeger. “There were so many fans who could not get a ticket last year that we were inundated with requests to come back and we love playing in Europe so much!
 
Massive hits including How You Remind Me, Photograph, Burn It To The Ground and Rockstar join recent chart topping songs like When We Stand Together, Bottoms Up, Lullaby and Trying Not To Love You making for an event not to be missed covering over a decade of hits, a Nickelback show to remember. Hard rocking, with worldwide radio anthems, this is a band with a reputation for providing a party wherever they go.
 
Over their career, the band have achieved five Grammy nominations, three American Music Awards as well as 12 Juno awards and were named “Group of the Decade” by Billboard magazine in 2009. With multi-platinum hit albums and singles all over Europe and over 50 million albums sold worldwide, it is no mystery why fans are thirsty for more from the Canadian foursome.
 
‘The Hits’ tour will be hitting the UK in November and will play at 4 arenas across the country including London’s O2 Arena. Nickelback tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 15th March from www.ticketmaster.com
 
Tickets are bound to fly out the door for these shows, so make sure you get yours!
 
NICKELBACK
THE HITS TOUR
 
November
Saturday        23        Liverpool Echo Arena
Sunday           24        O2 London
Tuesday        26        Glasgow Hydro
Wednesday   27        Leeds Arena
 
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 15th March priced at London £40.00
Regionals £36.00 (subject to booking fee) and will be available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk or www.livenation.co.uk
 
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British-bred blues rock guitarist, Danny Bryant, will release his hotly tipped new studio album “Hurricane” via Jazzhaus Records in the UK on Monday 6th May.

 

Fans who want to get a taste of the upcoming  release can download the free song “Greenwood 31” from www.dannybryant.com/free-download.

 

Originally hailed as a young guitar virtuoso, and a protégé of Walter Trout, Bryant is building a formidable reputation as a leading British blues rock guitar heavyweight in his own right.  Recorded as a power trio, the new album was produced by Richard Hammerton (Manic Street Preachers). The new album showcases the evolution of Bryant as guitarist and songwriter, and bursts with power-fuelled originals, groove-driven up-tempo songs, and soulful blues ballads.

 

"The songs are the result of hard work and have gained considerable complexity," says Danny. This is evident not only in the melodic title track, but also with the ballad “Can`t Hold On”, not to mention the funky-bluesy “Greenwood 31”, a song that harks back to a similar urgency in the style of Jimi Hendrix mixed with the attitude of Lenny Kravitz.

 

Inspired by American rockers including John Hiatt and Bruce Springsteen, Bryant looks back on some of his career highlights. “Recording 2012’s live album “Nightlife” was a milestone,” reflects Danny. “Over the past few years we’ve constantly toured Europe, and in doing so, we have broken new ground both musically and geographically.”

 

Read the official press announcement, download artwork & hi res photos – HERE

 

Track Listing

 

1. Prisoner Of The Blues              

2. Greenwood 31                            

3. Can't Hold On                              

4. Hurricane                                      

5. Devil`s Got A Hold On Me     

6. I'm Broken                                    

7. All Or Nothing                             

8. Losing You                                    

9. Painkiller                         

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DAVID BYRNE & ST VINCENT ANNOUNCE UK DATES AS PART OF EUROPEAN TOUR
 
David Byrne & St. Vincent have announced details of a long-awaited European tour, their first since releasing their collaborative album, Love This Giant last year. The duo's seventeen-date tour includes three August UK shows as follows:
 
David Byrne & St Vincent – August 2013
 
Tuesday            27th      London Roundhouse
Wednesday       28th      Birmingham Symphony Hall
Thursday           29th      Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
 
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 8th March priced at £35 / £40 (London), £32.50 (Birmingham) from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk. Tickets for Glasgow are available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
 
Recorded over two years largely at Water Music in Hoboken, NJ, Love This Giant is a collaboration in the truest sense of the word, with Byrne and St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) co-writing ten of the album’s twelve tracks, and each artist penning one song individually. The album centres around an explosive brass band and is propelled by John Congleton’s drum programming.
 
“There was no delineating what the roles were,” explains Clark of the recording. “It’s a collaboration I’m truly proud of.” The duo also split lyrical and vocal duties on the record, which despite eschewing a traditional guitar/bass/drums line-up in favour of idiosyncratic horn arrangements, presents itself as infectious and modern hook-laden rock.
 
"Off-the-hook brilliant." NME (9/10)
"A skewed and funky instant classic." The Independent On Sunday (4.5/5)
"Love This Giant is a towering success.The Evening Standard (4/5)
"A dream pairing. An engrossing triumph.The Sunday Times
 
 
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