Eels are set to embark on a three date UK tour this July around their appearances at T in The Park and Oxegen Festivals.
The dates follow last year’s massive 2010 world tour and the release of album ‘Tomorrow Morning.’ ‘Tomorrow Morning’ was the final installment of a trilogy that began with ‘Hombre Lobo’ (June 2009) and ‘End Times’ (January 2010).
Eels 2011 UK Tour Dates
Wed 06 July – Brighton Dome
Sat 9 July – Oxegen, Ireland
Sun 10 July ‘ T in the Park, Scotland
Mon 11 July – Newcastle O2 Academy
Tue 12 July- Leeds O2 Academy
Linkin Park to headline Download Festival. Hot on the heels of last week’s exciting announcement that System of a Down are to headline the Download Festival, organisers have today announced that multi million selling US rockers LINKIN PARK will also headline at the 2011 festival, which takes place 10-12 June. A limited amount of weekend with camping tickets for the Download Festival 2011, plus RIP packages, are on sale now from www.downloadfestival.co.uk . This ‘early bird’ offer ends 5pm Monday 20 December, and includes 3 day and 5 day camping tickets. Organisers have also confirmed that prices will remain the same for Download 2011 as they were in 2010. Organisers have also confirmed that Grammy award winning musician / producer and director Rob Zombie will perform at next year’s Download ‘ an incredible 16 years since he last played the Donington Park site with his then band White Zombie. Since forming in 1996, Linkin Park have gone on to win two Grammy awards and sold over 50 million records worldwide, and they recently released their fourth studio album A Thousand Suns which went No. 1 in 10 countries as well as No. 2 in the UK. Known for unique collaborations with alternative and hip hop artists, Linkin Park’s headlining performance at this year’s Download will be a true highlight of the weekend. Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington said: “We are very excited to be playing Download again next year. It’s one of the best festivals in the world and it’s always an honour to play in front of such a great crowd. We can’t wait!” Rob Zombie founded the metal band White Zombie and has since carved a successful career as a horror producer and director, notably for movies House Of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects. He released his new album Hellbilly Deluxe 2 earlier this year. Live Nation VP of Promotions Andy Copping commented, ‘t’s great to have LINKIN PARK back at Download next year. They’ve always put on a great show and following the success of their recent sold out UK tour, it was essential to have them at Download, where they will deliver their full-on live show.” Over 100,000 fans descended onto Download this year to celebrate 30 years of rock at Donington, making Download the second biggest festival in the UK after Glastonbury. It has the largest Facebook community for a UK festival coming top of the list with a huge 156,000 followers, overtaking the likes of V Festival (133,000), T in the Park (92,000), Glastonbury (90,000), Leeds (25,000) and Reading (21,000). Overall Download’s Facebook community is only second in the world to the I LOVE TECHNO event in Belgium.
Blink 182 announce first UK arena tour in over 7 years. Following a 5 year hiatus, breaking the merchandise sales record at Reading & Leeds Festivals this year and sold out shows in Scotland and Eire in August, Pop punk pioneers Blink 182, have confirmed a run of UK arena dates next summer ‘ their first UK headlining Arena tour in over 7 years. Tickets for the shows will go on sale on Friday 26th November. Blink 182 were formed in San Diego in 1992 by Mark Hoppus and Tom De Longe and later joined by drummer Travis Barker. The bands breakthrough album, Enema Of The State, was released in 1999 and went on to sell in excess of 15 million copies worldwide. Their next two albums, Take Off Your Pants And Jacket (2001) and blink 182 (2003) cemented their position as a pop punk supergroup. Additionally the band have won a number of MTV Awards throughout their career. A new album will be released in Summer 2011 via Universal / Island Records. The full list of 2011 UK dates are as follows:
Friday 8th July MANCHESTER MEN Arena
Tuesday 12th July NEWCASTLE Metro Radio Arena
Wednesday 13th July NOTTINGHAM Trent FM Arena
Friday 15th July BIRMINGHAM LG Arena
Monday 18th July LONDON The 02 Arena
Shed Seven back on the road. The five piece band, who enjoyed a run of fifteen consecutive Top 40 hits from 1994 to 2003, including the anthems Going For Gold and Chasing Rainbows, will embark on an 18 date UK tour in December. Frontman Rick Witter said: ‘The reaction to our reunion tour of 2007 was amazing and after a couple of memorable festival appearances Continue reading →
Codeine Velvet Club is a new musical collaboration featuring Jon Lawler – lead singer and chief songwriter of The Fratellis – and singer-songwriter Lou Hickey, that celebrates their shared love of ’60s girl-boy duets, dramatic orchestral pop, and dark post-war Hollywood and Las Vegas romanticism. ‘Soaring strings, biting brass, sweet as sugar guitar licks and a healthy dose of noir drama, Add the kind of retro glamour that conjures up late nights in Vegas or Continue reading →
Los Campesinos! are pleased to announce the release of the first single from their forthcoming album – scheduled for early 2010 release. The new single ‘There Are Listed Buildings’ will be released on one-sided 7′ heavy vinyl and will initially be on sale exclusively on the October tour, before becoming available in limited quantities in stores afterwards. The artwork for the new single can also be viewed Continue reading →
Crafty London melody merchants The Molotovs have announced details of their debut mini album ‘And The Heads Did Roll’ released through Fierce Panda on the 5th October 2009. To Celebrate the band have released album track ‘In conversation’ as an exclusive track for bloggers and media to share. The band have also recently created a youtube channel. They offer a selection of video Continue reading →
Madness continue a phenomenal year that with The Liberty Of Norton Folgate UK tour in December. This is the first UK tour for the album that saw the band reclaim their rightful place at the peak of Britain’s pop hierarchy with a return to the UK Albums Top 5 and a host of critical appreciation for ‘a work of great craft and charm’ (Evening Standard). Their performance at Glastonbury drew massive crowds for a set that reminded everyone of a catalogue crammed with some of the greatest moments in pop music, July’s Madstock was a highlight of the London festival season Continue reading →
Placebo have been highly active on the live circuit this year with 25 European festival appearances this summer alone (including a return to the mainstage at the Reading/Leeds festivals this August), followed by a huge arena tour booked for this December that includes a headline appearance at The O2 Arena in London on December 9th.
The Dead Weather will be performing at Third Man Records and Novelties West, located at 448 S. Main Street in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, August 26th, at noon. They’ll try to accommodate as many fans as possible but please note that entrance is on a first come, first served basis. August 26th is also the grand opening of this location so be sure to get there early as there will be limited edition, specialty Continue reading →
La Roux’s third single ‘Bulletproof’ went straight in at #1 in the UK top 40 last week, her debut album ‘La Roux’ entered at #2 yesterday with 63,000 sales. Of all the pop debutantes perched on the edge of success as 2009 began, La Roux – AKA 21 year old South Londoner Elly Jackson – is currently the only one to be commanding such genuine mass crossover appeal. Her music is as likely to appear on urban blogs, as it is to be blazing out of cars and over summer parks from Radio 1 or pounding out of Shoreditch clubs. This spring she headlined the sold-out NME Radar tour, which, considering the previous year’s headliners were art-punk dilettantes Crystal Castles, pays great testament to both La Roux’s credibility and broad appeal. After all, not many artists headline an alternative music tour while sat at the top of the charts. This self-possessed young girl, poised beneath an extraordinary gravity defying hair sculpture, making music that looks backwards to leap forwards, has leapt beyond her electropop contemporaries with the raw confessional quality of her songwriting and the sharp sophistication of her through-the-looking-glass 80s aesthetic. La Roux seems to know exactly who she wants to be and is fully aware she’s already achieving it with ease. After playing to a packed out dance tent at this years Glastonbury and a rip-roaring album launch show at the Forum last week – Elly Jackson is pleased to announce a series of live shows this coming November.
Live dates are:
12/11 Dublin, Academy
13/11 Leeds, Stylus
14/11 Newcastle, University
16/11 Glasgow, ABC
17/11 Nottingham ,Rock City
18/11 Birmingham ,O2 Academy
20/11 Bristol ,O2 Academy
21/11 Manchester, Warehouse*
22/11 Norwich, UEA
24/11 Southampton, Guildhall
25/11 London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Maximo Park have just returned from a stupendous weekend at Glastonbury, where they made festival history by having the largest attendance for an opening act, with more than 60,000 fans flocking to the Queen’s Head Stage on Thursday, June 24. Their second set, on Saturday, June 26 drew massive crowds as well, with the audiences chanting along to songs both old and new. But then, they have had such a banner year already. Their third album, the critically acclaimed “Quicken the Heart” has debuted in the UK top 10, a special comeback show at Newcastle almost caused riots and made headline news, and they have since booked key slots at all the major festivals this summer, including Glastonbury, T-in-the-Park, Reading and Leeds and many more. Now, they are back to conquer the UK all over again with their own shows, playing songs off their new record. Maximo’s Paul Smith states: “Glasgow Barrowland has been a favourite of ours, as has Manchester Apollo; there’s a real history to these music halls. In London we had a think about places we haven’t played before that had a different feel and the Royal Albert Hall is a beautiful venue that appealed to us on a number of levels.”
Maximo Park October UK Tour:
7th Glasgow, Barrowland. Tickets: £19.50
8th Manchester, Apollo. Tickets: £19.50
9th London, Royal Albert Hall. Tickets: £19.50 / £22.50 / £25.00 / £29.50