The Twang are heading out as Special Guests to Shed Seven later in the year - full dates and details as follows:
TOUR DATES 2019
Sun, 18 UK, Leicester, De Montfort Hall
Sat, 24 UK, Portsmouth, Victorious Festival
Sat, 12 UK, Manchester, Neighbourhood Festival
Thu, 21 UK, Stoke-on-Trent, The Victoria Hall *supporting Shed Seven
Fri, 22 UK, Birmingham, O2 Academy *supporting Shed Seven
Sat, 23 UK, Nottingham, Rock City *supporting Shed Seven
Mon, 25 UK, Carlisle, Sands Centre Carlisle *supporting Shed Seven
Tue, 26 UK, Blackburn, King George's Hall *supporting Shed Seven
Thu, 28 UK, Aberdeen, Music Hall *supporting Shed Seven
Fri, 29 UK, Glasgow, O2 Academy *supporting Shed Seven
Sat, 30 UK, Glasgow, O2 Academy *supporting Shed Seven
Mon, 2 UK, Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough Town Hall *supporting Shed Seven
Tue, 3 UK, Scunthorpe, The Baths Hall *supporting Shed Seven
Thu, 5 UK, Liverpool, O2 Academy *supporting Shed Seven
Fri, 6 UK, Llandudno, Venue Cymru (Arena) *supporting Shed Seven
Sat, 7 UK, Leeds, First Direct Arena *supporting Shed Seven
Mon, 9 UK, Cambridge, Corn Exchange *supporting Shed Seven
Tue, 10 UK, Norwich, UEA *supporting Shed Seven
Wed, 11 UK, Newcastle, O2 Academy *supporting Shed Seven
Fri, 13 UK, London, O2 Academy Brixton *supporting Shed Seven
Sat, 14 UK, London, O2 Academy Brixton *supporting Shed Seven
Mon, 16 UK, Cardiff, University (Great Hall) *supporting Shed Seven
Tue, 17 UK, Bournemouth, O2 Academy *supporting Shed Seven
Wed, 18 UK, Bristol, O2 Academy *supporting Shed Seven
Fri, 20 UK, Manchester, Victoria Warehouse *supporting Shed Seven
Sat, 21 UK, Manchester, Victoria Warehouse *supporting Shed Seven
Sun, 22 UK, Birmingham, O2 Birmingham Institute
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‘Dream’ is the second single from The Twang’s long awaited forthcoming album, following up from their first single ‘Everytime’.
Click here for the brand new single here:
“I just started writing down all my dreams (ones I woke up remembering) as like everyone’s, my dreams are weird as fuck especially during a night in the spare room when I’ve been misbehaving. Jon came up with that insane bassline and I picked lines from my morning ramblings and spat um over the top. That’s about the size of it.
Dream is Cloudy Room’s dysfunctional little cousin.
If ‘Everytime’ was strawberries n cream then Dream is strong skunk n Brandy.”
The Twang have spent over a decade defying expectation. From their beginnings in their Birmingham home town, vocalist Phil Etheridge, bassist Jon Watkin, guitarist Stu Hartland and drummer Ash Sheehan continue to wow audiences and win new fans with their electric live shows.
Having released four studio albums since 2007 they are in the studio making the Midlands magic happen once more.
Cigarettes After Sex - will return with their anticipated second album Cry on October 25th via Partisan Records.
Recorded during night time sessions in a mansion on the Spanish island of Mallorca, the album is a lush, cinematic meditation on the many complex facets of love - meeting, wanting, needing, losing… sometimes all at once. Listen to album highlight “Heavenly” now.
Last night, “Heavenly” was featured as Annie Mac’s ‘Hottest Record’ on her BBC Radio 1 show, and also had a first play on Sirius XMU in the US. Frontman/guitarist Greg Gonzalez describes the song as “inspired by the overwhelming beauty I felt watching an endless sunset on a secluded beach in Latvia one summer night...”
Cigarettes After Sex today also announce a brand new run of tour dates across the UK and Europe for March and April 2020, including a stop at London’s Hammersmith Apollo. Tickets go on general sale at 9 am on Wednesday 4th September. The new dates follow a global headline tour this autumn, that includes UK shows at Albert Hall,
Manchester on 27 November and an already sold out Shepherds Bush Empire the following night. Full routing below.
After decamping to Mallorca the same week that their self-titled minimalist pop masterwork debut was released in 2017, Gonzalez and his bandmates - Jacob Tomsky (drums) & Randy Miller (bass) - consciously let the striking location guide the initial Cry sessions. “The sound of this record is completely tied to the location for me,” Gonzalez explains. “Ultimately, I view this record as a film. It was shot in this stunning, exotic location, and it stitches all these different characters and scenes together, but in the end is really about romance, beauty & sexuality. It’s a very personal telling of what those things mean to me.”
While the music came quickly – often improvised on the spot – it would be another two years before Gonzalez would attempt to complete the accompanying lyrics. Helped by the burgeoning love of a new relationship, the influence of films by Éric Rohmer, and the songs of Selena and Shania Twain among others, Cry blends the carnal subtlety of their debut with a warmer palette. The album was self-produced and engineered by Gonzalez, and mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Yeah Yeah Yeahs).
Cigarettes After Sex’s self-titled debut has sold over 550k records to date (streaming equivalent), amassing over 360 million Spotify streams, 2.2 million monthly listeners, and 350 million YouTube streams.
1. Don’t Let Me Go
2. Kiss It Off Me
4. You’re the Only Good Thing in My Life
8. Falling In Love
11/27/19 – Manchester, UK – Albert Hall
11/28/19 – London, UK - Shepherds Bush Empire (SOLD OUT)
23/3/20 - Bristol, UK - Academy
24/3/20 - London, UK - Hammersmith Apollo
25/3/20 - Birmingham, UK - Institute
27/3/20 - Leeds, UK - University
28/3/20 - Glasgow - Barrowland
29/3/20 - Liverpool, UK - Academy
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'I WANNA THANK ME' UK HEADLINE TOUR ANNOUNCED APRIL 2020
FEATURING SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDING: WARREN G, THA DOGG POUND, VERSATILE, OBIE TRICE & D12
A man that needs no introduction... Snoop Dogg has announced the I Wanna Thank Me UK arena headline tour for April 2020.
The forthcoming shows see the rap legend touring in support of his 17th album,
I Wanna Thank Me, and documentary of the same name, released earlier this year.
Snoop Dogg has announced a six date ‘I Wanna Thank Me’ UK arena headline tour for April 2020.
The forthcoming tour sees the West Coast rap legend touring in support of his 17thalbum I Wanna Thank Me, and documentary of the same name, released earlier this year.
I Wanna Thank Me celebrates 25 years of the Snoop Dogg, a career that has seen the Doggfather cement his undisputed influence on music with chart-topping, multi-platinum records, while also solidifying his importance to wider culture as an actor, businessman and more across the board.
The tour reflects this and sees Snoop Dogg enlist a selection of his key collaborators from the breadth of his iconic music career including further West Coast hip hop royalty; Warren G, Tha Dogg Pound, Obie Trice and D12. They will also be joined by the multi-million streamed Irish rap duo Versatile.
Tickets are available on O2 Pre-Sale today (Oct 2nd), via MJR Pre-Sale at 9am on Friday Oct 4thand go on general sale at 9am Monday October 7th via bit.ly/SnoopDogg2020. Full tour dates can be found below:
SNOOP DOGG ‘I WANNA THANK ME’ APRIL TOUR DATES
9th– Dublin, 3Arena
10th– Belfast, SSE Arena
12th– Manchester, Manchester Arena
14th– Leeds, First Direct Arena
15th– London, O2 Arena
16th– Birmingham, Birmingham Arena
West Coast rap legend Snoop Dogg has come a long way since being discovered by Dr. Dre in the early 1990. As impressive as he was when guesting on Dre’s The Chronicin 1992, few could have guessed he’d go on to global fame, tens of millions of record sales, and a career in movies and TV. And that’s only part of the story, from battles with the law to reinvention as a reggae artist.
He was born Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr. in Long Beach, California, on October 20, 1971. His "Snoop Dogg" nickname came from his mother because she thought he looked like Snoopy from the Peanuts cartoon. He played piano and sang at his local Baptist church, before starting rap in sixth grade. After graduating high school, Snoop was arrested several times for drug possession and spent time in prison. He was also associated with the Rollin’ 20 Crips Gang.
He started making music as a way out of his troubles and recorded early demos with his cousin Nate Dogg and friend Warren G as 213. A track on one of these came to the attention of Dr. Dre who invited Snoop — then rapping under the name Snoop Doggy Dogg — to audition.
From there they collaborated on a song called "Deep Cover" for the soundtrack of the film for the same name; and Snoop became the key rapper on Dre’s hugely successful first solo album, The Chronic, in 1992.
Snoop's first album, the Dre-produced Doggystyle(1993), climbed its way to the No. 1 spot on Billboard's hip-hop and Top 200 charts, based in part on the success of the singles "Who Am I (What's My Name)?" and "Gin and Juice."
Next came a short film called Murder Was the Case, the soundtrack of which went double platinum. Snoop's next album, Tha Doggfather(1996), also reached the top of the charts, despite the absence of Dre, who had left Death Row over a contract dispute. Snoop then left Death Row himself, falling out with label mogul Suge Knight and moving to Master P’s No Limit Records.
He scored the top slot on the hip-hop charts with his next two albums: Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told(1998) and No Limit Top Dogg(1999). His last album for No Limit, The Last Meal, came in 2000 and sold over 2 million copies. By now his sound had become less "gangsta rap" and somewhat smoother.
Snoop continued to make music throughout the noughts, enjoying a big hit in 2004 with the chart-topping single "Drop It Like It's Hot," which sparked several fruitful collaborations with Pharrell Williams. He reunited with Warren G and Nate Dogg as 213 to drop the album The Hard Wayin 2004. In 2007, Snoop became the first artist to release a track — "It's The DOG" — as a ringtone prior to its release as a single.
He also branched out into acting during the same period and appeared in several films, including Starsky & Hutch, The Wash andTraining Day. He also made guest appearances on television shows, including The L Wordand Weeds, and starred in his own E! reality show, Snoop Dogg's Father Hood, in 2007. He was part of a sketch show, Doggy Fizzle Televizzle, and participated in the Comedy Central Roast of the future president Donald Trump. He also uses his likeable laconic personality to good effect in a new venture for VH1, Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party, where he and Martha Stewart host dinner parties for various celebrities.
Outside of music, Snoop has made investments in the burgeoning cannabis business. In November 2015 he launched Leafs By Snoop, becoming the first A-list celebrity to brand a line of cannabis products. That same year he also launched a new digital-media venture called Merry Jane, which focuses on the latest marijuana news. In May 2017 Snoop dropped his fifteenth studio album Neva Left. He also released a gospel album titled Bible of Love in March 2018.
He is held in high esteem and affection by hip-hop fans worldwide, and is one of the most recognizable faces and voices of the whole genre, even to those who don’t listen to his music. He has the distinction for having the most Grammy nominations of any music artist— 17 to date — without having won one.
But as Snoop Dogg shows few signs of retiring, don’t write him off just yet.
Following the success of their shows in 2018, iconic British band Soul II Soul will take their acclaimed Club Classics tour back on the road in 2020, paying tribute to their legendary debut album, ‘Club Classics Vol 1’.
The double Grammy Award winning and five-time Brit Award nominated band will play 15 dates in the UK in October and November 2020, including a date at London’s Royal Albert Hall, featuring a stunning production.
Regarding the tour Jazzie B says, "Who would have thought that after thirty-odd years later we’d still be on the road with this thing? It’s been a helluva journey – literally! – and I feel truly blessed. Now, I’m looking forward to going back to some of the familiar venues where we’ve made a lot of friends, I’m just as pumped about testing out places we’ve never been before but I'm seriously excited about playing the Royal Albert Hall. I want to thank to the fullness everybody who’s given their support up until now, and I’ll see you along the way – a happy face, a thumpin’ bass for a lovin’ race."
With huge hits including ‘Keep On Movin’ (which sold over a million copies in the US alone) and the UK number one single ‘Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)’, Soul II Soul progressed from being one of the leaders of the 1980’s warehouse scene to pioneering British black music around the world, and securing commercial success for themselves and the huge amount of artists they have influenced.
During the course of their stellar career the band have sold over 10 million albums worldwide and main man Jazzie B was awarded an OBE for services to music in 2008, as well as winning an Ivor Novello Award for Inspiration, as “the man who gave British black music a soul of its own”.
Tickets are available on O2 Pre-Sale on Monday October 7th, MJR Pre-Sale Tuesday October 8thand General Sale on Wednesday October 9th via bit.ly/SoulClubClassics.
Soul II Soul 2020
Club Classics Tour Dates
Friday 9th October: O2 Institute, Birmingham
Saturday 10th October: Bonus Arena, Hull
Friday 16th October: Open, Norwich
Saturday 17th October: Barrowlands, Glasgow
Friday 23rd October: Olympia, Liverpool
Saturday 24th October: O2 Academy, Newcastle
Friday 30th October: Rock City, Nottingham
Saturday 31st October: Barbican, York
Friday 6th November: O2 Academy, Bristol
Saturday 7th November: Pyramids, Portsmouth
Friday 13th November: Tramshed, Cardiff
Saturday 14th November: Brighton Dome
Friday 20th November: Corn Exchange, Cambridge
Saturday 21st November: Manchester Academy
Tuesday 24th November: Royal Albert Hall, London
To support the release of his new album 'Storm Damage' on 31st January, Ben Watt is heading out on the road throughout the UK in February and March 2020. Kicking off in Leeds on the 27th Feb and finishing on the 14th March in London.
Tickets are on sale now and full details of the tour can be found at the link below:
Kisstory presents The Blast Off! Tour featuring NELLY, SALT N PEPA, SHAGGY, MYA, BLU CANTRELL, DJ LUCK & MC NEAT and many more, hosted by the one and only FATMAN SCOOP.
Prepare for a blast from the past as smash hits such as Nelly's 'Hot In Herre', Salt N Pepa's 'Shoop', Shaggy's 'It Wasn't Me' and Blu Cantrell's 'Breathe' are brought to life in arenas up and down the country.
Next year a very special, one-of-a-kind tour is coming to arenas across Ireland and the UK in February and March. With a huge all-star line-up, The Blast Off Tour! features live performances from top US artists Nelly, Salt N Pepa, Shaggy, Mya and Blu Cantrell.
This is the first time a tour of this format has been done in the UK and will be coming to Cardiff, Nottingham, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Liverpool, London and Birmingham throughout March while kicking off in Dublin on February 28th.
The show will also be hosted by American hype man and hip-hop personality Fatman Scoop and includes exclusive appearances from UK garage stars So Solid members Lisa Maffia and MC Romeo, scene pioneer MC DT and the British duos Oxide & Neutrino, DJ Luck & MC Neat and Sweet Female Attitude.
Speaking to some of the iconic artists performing about the tour they say;
Salt N Pepa
“It’s been over 30 years since we first got together, and we're still out here. We can’t put into words how much we’re looking forward to coming over to the UK to perform on this tour. The bill is incredible, and we’re so excited to get up on stage and play some songs for y’all.”
“I’m really looking forward to this tour and performing again in the UK. It’s a fun bill and I’m excited to share the stage with these great artists.”
“When I was asked about this tour, saying no just wasn’t an option. Performing alongside some of my oldest friends and singing some of my favourite songs is going to be so much fun! I have so much love for the UK, and I can’t wait to come back and perform for you all.”
“This tour is gonna be DOPE. I’ve always felt welcome in the UK, and I’m honoured to be hosting such a huge bill. This is gonna be legendary, everyone involved with this tour is gonna kill it every single night.”
“There’s nowhere I love playing more than my UK home, and what better way to play it than with a ton of the biggest and best in Garage? We all can’t wait for this thing to get started, it’s gonna be insane. You don’t want to miss this!”
Tickets are available for O2 priority pre-sale on Wednesday 16th October, MJR pre-sale on Thursday 17th October and on general sale from Friday 18th October via www.themjrgroup.com
2020 TOUR DATES
28th– Dublin 3 Arena
2nd– Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
3rd– Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
5th– Leeds, First Direct Arena
6th– Manchester Arena
7th– Newcastle, Utilita Arena
8th– Glasgow, Hydro Arena
10th– Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena
11th– London, O2 Arena
12th– Birmingham, Resorts World Arena
Scouting For Girls have returned with senstational brand new album ‘The Trouble With Boys’, the band’s fifth studio album, packed with unmistakable, infectious, feel-good pop anthems, released via Sony Music,
Scouting for Girls’ most recent release and one of the record’s standout track, contagious and joyful Dancing With You has gone straight onto BBC Radio 2’s New Music playlist. This follows the release of the album’s efferversent first single Grown Up in July, a truly relatable ode to growing up, co-written with James Blunt. The track, a fresh and upbeat sing-along anthem, was also playlisted at BBC Radio 2, as well as Virgin Radio’s Daytime Playlist.
‘The Trouble With Boys’ truly cements Scouting for Girls’ enduring success in a career spawning more than a decade, as well as the band’s status as the kings of indie pop bangers.
Following their incredible 2017 anniversary tour, which saw the band play to more fans than ever before, Scouting For Girls will kick off their UK wide headline tour ‘The Trouble With Boys’ in November. Across the 30-date tour, Scouting for Girls will visit all corners of the UK and Ireland, including Belfast, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool, London and Newcastle, reaching as far as Orkney! With tickets selling fast and nine shows already sold out, ‘The Trouble with Boys’ is set to be one of Scouting for Girls best tours yet!
Scouting For Girls are one of the UK’s biggest indie pop bands, having sold more than 1.5 million albums and two million singles worldwide to date. The BRIT and Ivor Novello nominted band has released four Top Ten albums, including their triple platinum self-titled No.1 debut album, as well as four Top 10 singles, including generation-bridging platinum-selling anthem ‘She’s So Lovely’ and No.1 smash hit ‘This Ain’t A Love Song’.
THE TROUBLE WITH BOYS TOUR – WINTER 2019
Wed 6 GALASHIELS Mac Arts
Thu 7 INVERNESS Ironworks
Fri 8 FORRES The Loft
Sun 10 KIRKWALL The Sound Archive
Mon 11 ABERDEEN The Lemon Tree
Wed 13 PERTH Inchyra Arts Club
Thu 14 DUNKELD Birnam Arts
Fri 15 STIRLING The Albert Halls
Mon 18 OXFORD O2 Academy
Tue 19 GUILDFORD G Live
Thu 21 NORWICH UEA
Fri 22 SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion
Sat 23 BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Mon 25 NORTHAMPTON Roadmender
Thu 26 READING Hexagon
Fri 29 NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
Thu 30 LEEDS O2 Academy
Mon 2 EXETER Lemon Grove
Tue 3 CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
Thu 5 BOURNEMOUTH O2 Academy
Fri 6 LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Sat 7 CARDIFF Tramshed
Mon 9 BEXHILL De La Warr Pavilion
Tue 10 BRISTOL O2 Academy
Thu 12 GLASGOW Old Fruitmarket
Fri 13 LIVERPOOL O2 Academy
Sat 14 MANCHESTER Albert Hall
Mon 16 BELFAST Limelight
Tue 17 DUBLIN Academy
The mighty Stereo MC's are back out on the road and undertaking a UK tour, calling in at The Brudenell in Leeds on the 15th November.
Wall of Sound will be there to cover this gig, and we will have a full review and shots online shortly afterwards.