Primal Scream to play 2 gigs per night. Primal Scream will be treating fans to two sets at their Olympia gigs on November 26th and 27th. As well as playing their seminal album ‘Screamadelica’ in full, the legendary band will be opening the evening with a live greatest hits set, taking to the stage for show number one at 7.30pm. As it stands, the timings look like this:
Primal Scream; 7.30pm-8.15pm, Andrew Weatherall DJ set; 8.15pm-8.55pm
Primal Scream play Screamadelica; 9.10pm-10.30pm
So remember to get there early! The band will be touring ‘Screamadelica’ for seven shows in March next year. Expect news of the ‘Screamadelica’ re-issues soon.
Foo Fighters confirm Isle of Wight Festival 2011 headline slot. The Isle of Wight Festival 2011 is proud to announce Foo Fighters as headliners for Saturday June 11th. The multiple Grammy and Brit Award winners join the mighty Kings of Leon and the newly reformed Pulp, from Friday June 10th – Sunday June 12th for what will be the hottest ticket of the summer. Tickets go on sale Friday 19th November. Foo Fighters are one of the most influential bands of the last two decades and are sure to get the festival season rolling in true rock fashion. The Isle of Wight Festival is renowned for hosting the biggest names, along with the best up and coming acts around and 2011 will be no exception. Foo Fighters have had two #1 albums in the UK (One By One and Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace) and four top 10 albums (Foo Fighters, The Colour & The Shape, There Is Nothing Left To Lose, In Your Honour). Their hits are festival anthems that have raised millions of hands and voices the world over, including ‘Everlong,’ ‘Best Of You,’ ‘Learn To Fly,’ ‘All My Life’ and ‘The Pretender’. The Isle of Wight Festival 2011 is the perfect stomping ground for the band and fans alike, but tickets for this epic line up will go quick so head to www.isleofwightfestival.com on Friday 19th November to get yours. John Giddings, the Festival’s promoter, says, ‘What band is more fitting to bring back for our tenth birthday than the Foos? They gave it their all in 2006 and have only become bigger and better since’. Each year the Isle of Wight Festival brings together free spirited festivalgoers, in a truly beautiful setting. It is undoubtedly one of the most distinctive and best-loved festivals on the calendar and the three UK Festival Awards for ‘Best Major UK Festival’, ‘Outstanding Greener Festival’ and ‘Outstanding Contribution to Festivals’ (awarded to John Giddings) are proof of just that. The Isle of Wight Festival takes place 10th – 12th June at
Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight. Keep up to date with the Festival at www.isleofwightfestival.com
The Charlatans prepare to release their new single ‘Your Pure Soul’. Following the success of the release of their eleventh album and a sold-out UK tour, The Charlatans prepare to release their new single ‘Your Pure Soul’. The track will be released on November 29th 2011 on Frink Recordings through Cooking Vinyl. Despite proving to be a tough year for the band – drummer Jon Brookes collapsed on stage during a gig on tour in the US and was subsequently diagnosed with a brain tumour – The Charlatans have again found the strength to carry on and keep doing what they do best, making and playing music. ‘Your Pure Soul’ is taken from their Youth produced eleventh studio album ‘Who We Touch’, released in September this year. During the summer festivals and the band’s own UK dates the track proved to be a live favourite. The Charlatansare currently on tour in Australia and the Far East with The Verve’s Pete Salisbury as temporary replacement for Jon whilst he undergoes treatment. More UK dates are currently being planned, details to be announced soon.
Kings of Leon to headline Isle of Wight Festival. The first major festival of the summer, the iconic Isle of Wight Festival today announces Kings of Leon as the first of its headliners. Taking place from Friday 10th ‘ Sunday 12th June 2011 it is sure to be one of the hottest weekends of the summer and goes on sale this Friday 19th November. Watch this space, as more acts will be announced this week.. It’s the only UK major festival performance with the Tennessee four piece this year. Kings of Leon’s 5th album ‘Come Around Sundown’ became their 3rd consecutive album to debut at No.1 when it topped the UK charts upon release. The second single from their album, entitled ‘Pyro’ will be released on December 6th. John Giddings, the Festival promoter, says; ‘We are proud to bring one of the world’s biggest rock bands to the island on our tenth anniversary. It is an incredible way to start the weekend, I can’t wait!’ 2011 is an extra special year for the festival as it celebrates its 10th birthday in style. The Isle of Wight Festival is renowned year on year for its eclectic & electric line-up, mixing iconic artists with up and coming acts to make a truly original festival that appeal to all types of music lovers and this year will be no exception. Each year the Isle of Wight Festival brings together free spirited festivalgoers, in a simply beautiful setting. It is undoubtedly one of the most distinctive and best-loved festivals on the calendar and the three UK Festival Awards for ‘Best Major UK Festival’, ‘Outstanding Greener Festival’ and ‘Outstanding Contribution to Festivals’ (awarded to John Giddings) are proof of just that. The Isle of Wight Festival takes place 10th – 12th June at Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight. Keep up to date with the Festival at www.isleofwightfestival.com
White Lies announce UK tour dates. White Lies, who release their new album Ritual on January 17th 2011, have announced details of their live return in the U.K.Following a successful Summer 2010 touring all corners of the globe with Muse, White Lies will tour the UK in February next year. The full list of dates are as follows:
4th Cambridge Junction
6th Norwich UEA
7th Brighton Corn Exchange
9th Bristol Academy
10th London Shepherd’s Bush Empire
13th Leeds Academy
14th Birmingham Institute
16th Glasgow Barrowlands
17th Newcastle Academy
18th Manchester Academy
Tickets are priced at £16 (£17.50 in London) and are available from 9am on November 19th via www.whitelies.com, White Lies will also perform a live premiere of their new album at London’s historic boxing venue York Hall on Monday 22nd November 2010. Tickets for the event SOLD OUT within minutes of going on sale in mid-October.
Gorillaz album recorded on iPad to be released. Damon Albarn has been working on the fourth Gorillaz album with the help of his trusty iPad. According to an interview with NME, Albarn said the follow up to the band’s hugely successful third record ‘Plastic Beach’ will hopefully be out before Christmas.
Speaking of the making of the record, he said ”ve made it on an iPad. I hope I’ll be making the first record on an iPad. I fell in love with my iPad as soon as I got it, so I’ve made a completely different kind of record.’
The fact that the word ‘iPad appears three times in that sentence suggests that he must really REALLY love it, despite his band announcing a partnership with Microsoft to help launch Internet Explorer 9.
Idlewild’s U.S. tour cancelled due to guitarist injury. Idlewild’s U.S. tour dates have been cancelled due to an injury to Rod Jones. The guitarist recently broke his collarbone in an unfortunate accident and is unable to perform. “Myself and the rest of the band are absolutely gutted that we won’t be able to do these shows at this time,” Jones said. “I know this is a disappointment to some of you who have been patiently waiting for five years to see us there and it is a feeling we share with you as a band. Again I’d like to extend my sincere and heartfelt apologies and hope to see you some time in the near future.” The revered Scottish folk-punk outfit was due to make their long-awaited return to the U.S. to perform shows on the East and West Coasts in support of their recently released sixth studio LP, Post Electric Blues. The album is currently available via the Nice Music Group.
CANCELLED IDLEWILD DATES
November 16 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Echo
November 17 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Echo
November 18 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Independent
November 20 – Seattle, Wash. @ Crocodile CafÃ©
November 22 – New York, N.Y. @ Bowery Ballroom
November 23 – New York, N.Y. @ Bowery Ballroom
November 24 – Cambridge, Mass. @ Middle East Downstairs
November 26 – Chicago, Ill. @ Lincoln Hall
Iron Maiden announce UK arena dates. Live Nation (MCD in Belfast) is proud to welcome rock legends IRON MAIDEN back to the UK in 2011 for an extensive 10 city arena tour for the final run of dates on their FINAL FRONTIER WORLD TOUR 2010/11.
For the first time in many years, the band will be playing shows across the full length and breadth of the UK, including places they’ve not visited for up to three decades! The dates for The Final Frontier UK Tour 2011 are:
Wed 20 Scotland, Glasgow SECC
Thu 21 Scotland, Aberdeen AECC P&J Arena
Sat 23 England, Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Sun 24 England, Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
Wed 27 England, Nottingham Trent FM Arena
Thu 28 England, Manchester MEN Arena
Sun 31 England, Birmingham NIA
Mon 1 Wales, Cardiff CIA Arena
Wed 3 Northern Ireland, Belfast Odyssey
Fri 5 England, London 02 Arena
Pearl Jam celebrate twentieth anniversary with live disc. Has it really been twenty years? Pearl Jam add to their exhaustive live catalogue with ‘Live On Ten Legs’. It’s effectively a follow-up to their first live album called Live On Two Legs, which was released in 1998. Live On Ten Legs features eighteen tracks recorded by their tour engineer John Burton and mixed by their long-time engineer Brett Eliason. The tracks span seven years of world tours, culminating in 2010′s majestic Hyde Park show. It’ll be available in CD, digital and deluxe box set versions. The box set includes a CD, double LP, four posters, five live photos, and a snappy tour laminate so you can pretend you were backstage. Live On Ten Legs will be released through Universal on January 21, 2011.
1. Arms Aloft
2. World Wide Suicide
4. Got Some
5. State of Love And Trust
6. I Am Mine
7. Unthought Known
8. Rearview Mirror
9. The Fixer
10. Nothing As It Seems
11. In Hiding
12. Just Breathe
14. Public Image (Public Image Ltd cover)
15. Spin the Black Circle
18. Yellow Ledbetter
Nancy O’Dell Named Mary Hart’s Replacement On “Entertainment Tonight”. Mary Hart’s replacement has been named. Former “Access Hollywood” host Nancy O’Dell will take the place of the Hart’s about to be vacated seat on “Entertainment Tonight.” O’Dell said in a statement, “I remember watching Entertainment Tonight when it first premiered and dreaming about working for the show someday! It is the original and the gold standard of entertainment news show.” “Needless to say, I am thrilled that my dream has come true. I have greatly admired the show and the incomparable and esteemed Mary Hart – her quiet power and professionalism are beyond admirable. I am honored to be the one chosen to fill a TV legend’s seat and I hope I can ‘do her proud!’” In August, Hart announced her plans to leave the entertainment TV news program after almost 30 years in 2011. The current season is her last. And although she said that leaving the job she held for three decades is “not an easy decision,” Hart takes comfort in knowing that she will pass the baton to O’Dell, whom she calls a “talented and respected entertainment correspondent.” “We have spent many years working on opposite sides of the celebrity battlefield and I know the show will flourish with Nancy as co-anchor.”O’Dell will take on the role in January alongside co-host Mark Steines.
100 Club campaign- more artists announced for 1st December fundraiser. London’s iconic but beleaguered Temple to Music, Oxford Street’s 100 Club, continues to receive increasingly high profile pledges of support from the worlds of rock and blues. New Blues pioneer Stephen Dale Petit has announced the donation of all proceeds from the forthcoming single taken from his new album ‘The Crave’, the appropriately titled ‘Need Your Love So Bad’, to the Save The 100 Club campaign. The single, now officially titled ‘Need Your Love So Bad (Save The 100 Club)’ is released on December 6th and is expected to sell heavily to an enthusiastic, fast-growing and proactive grassroots movement which includes nearly 20,000 Facebook supporters. This follows Stephen Dale Petit’s December 1st 100 Club Benefit gig at the club featuring Special Guests, Rolling Stones’ guitarists Ronnie Wood and Mick Taylor and (exclusively confirmed here) a rare live appearance from octogenarian British Blues Boom architect, jazz trombonist Chris Barber. n the early 1960s, Barber (along with blues trailblazers Alexis Korner and John Mayall) was directly responsible for encouraging young hopeful musicians like Eric Clapton, Peter Green and members of The Rolling Stones and helped to foment the British Blues explosion that in turn resulted in the British Blues Invasion exported back to the US in the mid to late 1960s. Organizer Petit enthuses ‘t’s fantastic that Chris Barber’s coming down to play ‘ he’s the Godfather of modern British music and his connections to the 100 Club are deep and longstanding’ More names for the December 1st Benefit will be announced in coming weeks. See also
B announces ‘Love Goes Down’ single. Having just scooped the award for Q’s Breakthrough Artist of the year and the MOBO for best RnB and Soul and rounding off his biggest sold out UK tour to date, Ben Drew is ready to release his next single ‘Love Goes Down’ as a pre Christmas treat. His show stopping soul album ‘The Defamation Of Strickland Banks’ has proven to be the biggest selling album from a UK artist in the UK and Europe so far this year, going gold in both France and Germany. On home ground it hit the number 1 spot twice, has been in and around the top 10 and has gone on to reach double platinum status since release. The acclaimed videos that accompany the album have also been highly praised receiving 4 VMA awards. A feat he could well top at next weeks MTV Europe awards where he is up for best video and best new act. But it won’t stop there, 2011 looks set to bring even bigger and better things for Ben Drew, with a massive arena tour around the country taking in his biggest ever show at London’s O2 arena in March. Continuing to be the busiest man in pop, Ben has also been working exceptionally hard on his directorial feature film debut, ‘Ill Manors’ which is due for release later 2010.
The 2011 dates:
Wed 2nd March ‘ Manchester Apollo
Thurs 3rd March ‘ Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Fri 4th March ‘ Blackpool Empress Ballroom
Sat 5th March ‘ Doncaster Dome
Mon 7th March ‘ Swindon Oasis
Tues 8th March ‘ Plymouth Pavilions
Wed 9th March ‘ Brighton Centre
Thurs 10th March ‘ London O2 Arena