by Siobhanne Beattie / January 23rd 2017 / No Comment
Las Vegas’ finest, The Killers have announced plans to headline Hyde Park this summer as part of BritishSummer Time; the band’s ONLY UK date for 2017.
The band, fronted by Brandon Flowers and formed in 2003, are currently working on their fifth studio effort, their follow-up and first LP since 2012’s “Battle Born” which spawned anthemic single, “Runaways”. Frontman Flowers flew solo during the band’s hiatus last year, releasing his second solo effort, “The DesiredEffect”.
Supporting The Killers at Hyde Park are Elbow, Tears For Fears and White Lies, with more to be announced in the coming weeks; the gig is the second BIG GIG in London that weekend with Irish legends, U2 playing Twickenham Stadium the same night as part of their “The Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Tour”.
The Killers will play London’s Hyde Park on Saturday 8th July 2017.
Tickets go on-sale on Friday 27th January 2017 @ 9am.
by Siobhanne Beattie / January 23rd 2017 / No Comment
Bringing her brand of dreamy folk/pop to The UK this month is singer/songwriter, Joana Serrat, including a date at Glasgow’s Broadcast as part of 2017’s Celtic Connections Festival.
Serrat is out in support of her latest LP, “Cross The Verge” and will take in shows in Nottingham (24th), London (25th), Exeter (26th), Bexhill (27th), Manchester (28th) and Newcastle (29th) before concluding in Glasgow (30th). With support from The Handsome Family, Serrat will play a string of European shows including Hamburg (10th Feb), Berlin (11th), Brussels (15th) and Paris (16th).
“Cross The Verge” was recorded in Montreal, Canada with producer, Howard Bilerman, known for his work with Arcade Fire and The Barr Brothers, and features duets with Neil Halstead and Ryan Boltd.
Joana Serrat is at Glasgow’s Broadcast on Monday 30th January 2017.
by Siobhanne Beattie / January 17th 2017 / No Comment
Gigs This Week
Kentucky-born band, Cage The Elephant are scheduled to play Glasgow’s 02 ABC tonight (Tuesday 17thJanuary 2017). The band, who formed in 2006, released their fourth studio effort, “Tell Me I’m Pretty” in December 2015.
Former Paramore drummer, Zac Farro, aka HalfNoise is at Glasgow’s King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut tonight (Tuesday 17th January 2017). HalfNoise released his second studio effort, “Sudden Feeling” in June of last year.
Glasgow’s Old Hairdressers play host to Vince James on Wednesday (18th January 2017) as part of his current UK Tour.
West Lothian-born, Lewis Capaldi is at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut on Thursday (19th January 2017).
Saint Luke’s play host to French electronic artist, Carpenter Brut on Friday (20th January 2017). Brut toured America last year with Swedish heavy metal band, Ghost.
Zimbabwe-born Rationale is at Glasgow’s King Tut’s on Friday (20th January 2017). Rationale, aka Tinashe Fazakerley, is known for both his synth-pop and African influences; his first album as Rationale is due in March of this year.
Hard rock quintet, Slim Mistress are scheduled to play Ivory Black’s on Friday (20th January 2017). Support comes from The Riot Project. Slim Mistress formed in 2010 and release their debut effort this month.
Glasgow’s Hug & Pint play host to Broken Records on Friday (20th January 2017) as part of 2017’sCeltic Connections. The band, from Edinburgh, released their third LP, “Weight & Pulleys” in 2014; it follows 2010’s “Let Me Come Home” and their 2009 debut, “Until The Earth Begins To Part”.
Indie rock band, The Yummy Fur are at Glasgow’s Oran Mor on Saturday (21st January 2017). The band, who initially formed in 1992, were a firm favourite of late DJ, John Peel; they are from Glasgow.
Glasgow’s Broadcast play host to Fvnerals on Sunday (22nd January 2017) as part of their current tour. The metal band are from Glasgow. Support comes from Cavalcades.
RM Hubbert is scheduled to play Glasgow’s Hug & Pint on Sunday (22nd January 2017); this is part of Celtic Connections 2017. Commonly known as Hubby, he has been active on the Glasgow gig circuit since 1991; he has released five studio albums throughout his career.
Glasgow’s SSE Hydro play host to A Day To Remember, New Found Glory and Neck Deep on Monday (23rd January 2017) as part of “Bad Vibes World Tour”. Formed in 2003, A Day To Remember are from Florida and have released six studio LPs to date, the most recent being 2016’s “Bad Vibrations”. New FoundGlory are also from Florida and formed in 1997, while Neck Deep are a Welsh pop punk band.
The Pretty Reckless play Glasgow’s 02 ABC on Monday (23rd January 2017). Fronted by TaylorMomsen, the band are out in support of their third LP, “Who You Selling For?” which dropped in October2016.
by Siobhanne Beattie / January 9th 2017 / No Comment
Legendary Irish rockers, U2 have unveiled plans to tour the UK, Europe and America this summer to mark 30years since the release of their iconic masterpiece, “The Joshua Tree”.
Bono & Co will be joined by special guests Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, The Lumineers, OneRepublic and Mumford & Sons on the road between May and July of this year.
“The Joshua Tree” was released in March 1987 and spawned the hit singles, “With Or Without You”, “IStill Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and “Where The Streets Have No Name”. The album followed their 1984 effort, “The Unforgettable Fire” and was produced by both Brian Eno and DanielLanois; “The Joshua Tree” went on to sell over 25 million copies worldwide.
U2 will play a string of dates across Canada and America in May, kicking off in Vancouver before stopping off in San Francisco, Dallas, Miami and Washington, among others. The band will be at London’sTwickenham Stadium on Saturday 8th July 2017, as well as shows in Berlin, Rome, Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels and a hometown gig at Dublin’s Croke Park on Saturday 29th July 2017.
Tickets for U2’s “The Joshua Tree” Tour 2017 go on-sale on Monday 16th January 2017 at 9am in Ireland, UK and Europe and Tuesday 17th January 2017 at 9am in The US and Canada.
by Siobhanne Beattie / December 19th 2016 / No Comment
Gigs This Week
Glaswegian rock duo, Saint PHNX are scheduled to play Glasgow’s King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut tomorrow night (Tuesday 20th December 2016). The pair dropped their debut track, “Reload” in the summer of this year, and have been dubbed “The Kings Of Scotland”.
Homegrown heroes, Travis play Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on Wednesday (21st December 2016). The band, from Glasgow, formed in 1990 and are best known for their signature track, “Why Does It Always Rain OnMe?”, taken from their second studio effort, “The Man Who” which was released in 1999. Travis released their eighth LP, “Everything At Once” in April of this year.
Glasgow’s Broadcast play host to Paisley-based band, The Label on Thursday (22nd December 2016). The band, fronted by childhood friends, Michael Kerr and Jordan McGlynn, are out in support of their latest EP, “Vodka And Lemonade”. Support comes from Caulder and Shred.
Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5 are at Glasgow’s 02 ABC on Friday (23rd December 2016). The product of what would be if Primal Scream and Happy Mondays had a baby. encourage you to expect the unexpected with their live shows!
Glasgow’s legendary Barrowland Ballroom play host to Scottish trio, Fatherson on Friday (23rdDecember 2016). The Kilmarnock-born three piece released their debut offering, “I Am An Island” in 2014, “Open Book” followed this year.
by Siobhanne Beattie / December 14th 2016 / No Comment
Legendary shock rocker, Alice Cooper has announced a UK Tour for 2017; the string of dates includes gigs in Glasgow, London, Manchester and Leeds and is his first headline UK Tour in 5 years.
Best known for his signature song, “School’s Out (For Summer)”, Cooper, aka Vincent Damon Furnier, first tastes fame as part of a band before making a name for himself as a solo artist; he has released 26 LPs to date throughout his career, the most recent being 2011’s “Welcome 2 My Nightmare”.
Cooper will be joined on tour with special guests, The Mission, a goth rock band from Leeds who originally formed in 1986, and The Tubes, a San Francisco-based rock band who had a hit in 1975 with, “White PunksOn Dope”.
Alice Cooper kicks off his UK Tour in Leeds on 11th November 2017, before stopping off in Glasgow (12th), Birmingham (14th), Manchester (15th) and culminating in London (16th).
Tickets go on-sale on Friday 16th December 2016 @ 9am