Gigs This Week

Hometown heroes, Texas are set to take to the stage at The Royal Concert Hall tonight (Wednesday 22nd April 2015). Fronted by Sharleen Spitiri, the band formed back in 1986 and released their eighth studio album, “The Conversation” in May 2013. The band played a very special set at King Tuts last week as part of Sunday Mail’s Seven Nights line-up.

Tonight (Wednesday 22nd April 2015) will also see The Early November play at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut. The band, from New Jersey, formed in 1999 but split in 2007, before reforming in 2011. Next month will see them release, “Imbue”, their fourth studio LP.

The SSE Hydro will play host to English singer/songwriter, Ben Howard this Friday (24th April 2015). The indie folk musician scooped two BRIT Awards in 2013 for “Best British Breakthrough Act” and “Best British Solo Male”. Howard’s second studio album, “I Forgot Where We Were” was released in October 2014.

Young Kato will be claiming The Garage’s centre stage spot this Saturday (25th April 2015) ahead of the scheduled release of their debut LP, “Don’t Wait ‘Til Tomorrow” next month. Following the 2012 release of their self-titled EP, the six-member strong band have gained popularity, largely due to tracks, “Drink, Dance, Play” and “Help Yourself”.

LA-based band, Echosmith will be at King Tut’s this weekend (Sunday 26th April 2015). The band formed in 2009 and released their debut album, “Talking Dreams” in October 2013. Their signature song, “Cool Kids”, has become a fast favourite among UK radio listeners this year.

The daddy of boybands, Take That kick off a triple treat at The SSE Hydro next week (Monday 27th, Tuesday 28th and Thursday 30th April 2015). The band, now a trio, formed in 1990 and enjoyed chart success throughout the first half of the decade with tracks including, “Back For Good”, “Pray”, “Relight My Fire” and their take on Barry Manilow’s “Could It Be Magic?” before splitting in 1996. Since reforming (minus Robbie Williams) in 2006, the band have gone on to become bigger and better than ever before; Williams even rejoined them for 2010 album, “Progress” and the accompanying tour. Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald are out in support of latest LP, “III”. Support comes in the form of X Factor’s answer to Adele, Ella Henderson.

Just Announced

Veteran Scots’ band, Simple Minds have announced plans to play Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on Saturday 28th November 2015 as part of their upcoming tour. The band released their 16th studio LP, “Big Music” last October.

Electro, indie-dancefloor friendly, Hot Chip will be at The Barrowland in Glasgow on Friday 16th October. The band, who formed in 2000, release their sixth studio album, “Why Make Sense?” next month.

Tickets on-sale on Friday 24th April 2015 @ 9am.