Today sees the release of Grammy nominated troubadours The Lumineers' festive single 'Blue Christmas', available on all major platforms via Decca Records. The rework of the Elvis Presley festive classic sees the band in true holiday form, crafting their own sweetly-tinged yet distinctive take on one of the holiday's most endearing anthems. You can listen HERE.
Last night saw The Lumineers perform 'Blue Christmas' while partaking in one of the most exciting events of the holiday season, the prestigious 94th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in President's Park (White House). This notorious American Holiday tradition took place on the Ellipse at President's Park and saw the band amongst other notable performers such as Garth Brooks and Chance the Rapper. You can visit www.thenationaltree.org for more information about the event and its history. The event follows the band being personally invited by President Obama to perform at the White House for this year's South by South Lawn festival in the summer.
Due to overwhelming demand The Lumineers have announced a second show at legendary New York venue Madison Square Garden, selling out tickets for the February 2nd show in mere hours. Renowned for their impressive live show, The Lumineers recently wrapped their second sold-out UK headline tour of the year to huge critical acclaim, with Evening Standard (4*) stating ""The Lumineers rootsy rock was endlessly entertaining, as each member demonstrated an impressive versatility" and The Times (4*) highlighting the fact "[Lead singer] Schultz shone and his band played out of their skins to keep up his momentum".
Kate Nash unveils 'My Little Alien' video, UK live dates + confirmed to star in Jenji Kohan Netflix original G.L.O.W
Multi-talented, award-winning artist, actress and activist Kate Nash has released a brand new track and official video titled “My Little Alien.”
Shot in the Californian desert and staring her very own pet pooch Stella, “My Little Alien” is a loving tribute to her rescued “fur-baby” and as the holiday season approaches, comes with a friendly reminder to “adopt not shop” when it comes to rescuing a four legged friend.
"My Little Alien" was written after a trip to Rachel, Nevada, where I saw a UFO for the first time.” Explains Nash. “I took my rescue pup on the trip and I realized she is my best friend and although I have never met an alien she is like my little alien in a way. When I rescued her from a man in a coffee shop who wanted 20 bucks to get off drugs, she saved me at a time when I needed it most. Sometimes it feels like we're both from another planet. This song is about loving the strange.”
On the video, directed by Tyler Monsein, Nash continues. “We wanted to recreate the feeling of being the nomads that we are. Neither of us quite fit into the boxes we should but when we are together it makes sense. So we got back on the road in a vintage Chinook and drove to Area 51!'” Watch the official video for “My Little Alien” here and listen to the track on iTunes and Spotify from today.
In other news, Kate Nash has been confirmed to play Rhonda is the upcoming Netflix Original series “G.L.O.W.” Produced by award winning Jenji Kohan (Weeds, Orange is the new Black), “G.L.O.W” (aka Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) was created by Liz Flahive (Homeland) and Carly Mensch (Orange Is The New Black) and is a 10-episode comedy inspired by the real story of the 1980's female wrestling league.
Amongst filming her Netflix Original debut in Los Angeles Kate Nash is also busy working on new music, set for release in 2017.
UK LIVE DATES
6 Feb - Oran Mor - Glasgow
7 Feb - Gorilla Manchester - Manchester
8 Feb - Leeds University Union Building - Leeds
9 Feb - The Leadmill - Sheffield
11 Feb - Nottingham Rescue Rooms - Nottingham
12 Feb - O2 Institute 3 Birmingham - Birmingham
13 Feb - O2 Academy Oxford - Oxford
16 Feb - Exeter Phoenix - Exeter
17 Feb - Wedgewood Rooms - Portsmouth
18 Feb - The Haunt Brighton - Brighton
20 Feb - Village Underground - London
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One of Britain’s biggest stars Olly Murs releases his 5th studio album ’24 HRS’ November 11th on Sony Music. Today Olly reveals the artwork for both the standard and deluxe editions, the track-listing and the video for new single ‘Grow Up’. Watch the video here.
Sure to be one of the albums of his career, ’24 HRS’ includes the Number 1 Airplay sensation ‘You Don’t Know Love’ alongside the funk laden new single Grow Up’ which is available now
Working with an array of producers, ’24 HRS’ was recorded in both London and L.A. and is the follow up to the acclaimed million selling ‘Never Been Better’. Olly has never sounded so good.Since Olly shot to fame on ‘X Factor’ in 2009, he has crafted four multi-platinum albums, produced 4 number 1 singles with total record sales exceeding 10 million. Olly has recently announced 23 UK Dates for the spring of 2017 including 3 O2 Arenas.
‘24 HRS’ full tracklisting below:
1 You Don’t Know Love
2 Years & Years
3 Grow Up
5 Back Around
7 24 Hrs
9 Love You More
10 Read My Mind
11 Better Than Me
13 That Girl
14 Before You Go
15 Better Without You
16 How Much For Your Love
Olly Murs plays the following UK dates:
Fri 3rd GLASGOW, The SSE Hydro Arena SOLD OUT
Sat 4th GLASGOW, The SSE Hydro Arena
Mon 6th NEWCASTLE, Metro Radio Arena
Tues 7th NEWCASTLE, Metro Radio Arena
Thu 9th LEEDS, First Direct Arena
Fri 10th SHEFFIELD, Sheffield Arena
Sat 11th SHEFFIELD, Sheffield Arena
Mon 13th NOTTINGHAM, Motorpoint Arena
Tues 14th NOTTINGHAM, Motorpoint Arena
Thu 16th LIVERPOOL, Echo Arena
Fri 17th MANCHESTER, Manchester Arena
Sat 18th MANCHESTER, Manchester Arena
Mon 20th CARDIFF, Motorpoint Arena SOLD OUT
Tues 21st CARDIFF, Motorpoint Arena
Thurs 23rd BIRMINGHAM, Genting Arena
Fri 24th BIRMINGHAM, Genting Arena SOLD OUT
Sat 25th BIRMINGHAM, Genting Arena SOLD OUT
Tue 28th BOURNEMOUTH, BIC SOLD OUT
Thu 30th LONDON, The O2
Fri 31st LONDON, The O2 SOLD OUT
Sat 1st LONDON, The O2
Mon 3rd DUBLIN, 3Arena
Wed 5th BELFAST, SSE Arena
Depeche Mode, one of modern music’s most influential artists, announced yesterday at a special event in Milan that they will be embarking on a world tour in May 2017 to support their new studio album, Spirit, due to be released in early 2017. Following the release of the album, the Global Spirit Tour will provide lifelong fans and new fans alike with an opportunity to see the band’s ground-breaking and intensely emotive shows.
The first leg of the Global Spirit Tour will see Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher play to more than 1.5 million fans in 32 cities in 21 countries across Europe. The tour starts at Stockholm’s Friends Arena on May 5th 2017, and the band will play fan-favourite venues including Paris’ Stade de France, San Siro in Milan, and Berlin’s Olympiastadion. Additional tour stops include new stadiums for the band such as London Stadium on June 3rd 2017, Otkritie Arena in Moscow, and Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The European leg ends on July 23rd with a final stadium show in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Please see overleaf for full tour routing and information.
Depeche Mode play:
Sat 3rd June 2017 LONDON, London Stadium
Tickets are priced at £70, £60, £55, £40 and go on general sale
Friday 14th October 2016 at 9AM.
Spirit will be the musical pioneers’ 14th studio album and the follow-up to 2013’s critically acclaimed Delta Machine, which reached a top five chart position in 26 countries and the number one position in 12 countries. Spirit is being produced by James Ford, founding member of the band Simian Mobile Disco, whose recent production work includes albums by Florence and the Machine and Arctic Monkeys. Spirit will be released in early 2017 via Columbia Records worldwide.
Speaking in Milan, Dave Gahan commented, “We’re exceptionally proud of Spirit’s sound and energy, and we’re excited to get back on tour to share it with our fans around the world.”
Following the European tour dates in Summer 2017, the Global Spirit Tour will continue with shows in North and South America. The Global Spirit Tour will be the band’s 18th tour and will mark their first live performances in over three years. The band’s last tour, the Delta Machine Tour, played to over 2.5 million fans at sold-out shows across Europe and North America and was one of 2013’s largest and best selling tours. On the Global Spirit Tour the band will continue their charity partnership with Swiss watch maker Hublot, raising money and awareness for Charity: Water toward their mission of providing safe drinking water to everyone in the world.
Having sold over 100 million records and played live to more than 30 million fans worldwide, Depeche Mode refuse to become complacent, with innumerable artists citing them as inspirations and critics celebrating them as “still blazing trails” and “becoming more and more significant as time passes”. Spirit and the Global Spirit Tour are poised to continue this history of musical innovation and the band’s critical and commercial success.
The Global Spirit Tour – Summer 2017 European Tour Dates
May 5 Stockholm, Sweden Friends Arena
May 7 Amsterdam, Netherlands Ziggo Dome
May 9 Antwerp, Belgium Sportpaleis
May 12 Nice, France Stade Charles-Ehrmann
May 14 Ljubljana, Slovenia Dvorana Stožice
May 17 Athens, Greece Terra Vibe Park
May 20 Bratislava, Slovakia Štadión Pasienky
May 22 Budapest, Hungary Groupama Aréna
May 24 Prague, Czech Republic Eden Aréna
May 27 Leipzig, Germany Festwiese
May 29 Lille, France Stade Pierre-Mauroy
May 31 Copenhagen, Denmark Telia Parken
June 3 London, United Kingdom London Stadium
June 5 Cologne, Germany RheinEnergieStadion
June 9 Munich, Germany Olympiastadion
June 11 Hannover, Germany HDI Arena
June 18 Zurich, Switzerland Letzigrund Stadion
June 20 Frankfurt, Germany Commerzbank-Arena
June 22 Berlin, Germany Olympiastadion
June 25 Rome, Italy Stadio Olimpico
June 27 Milan, Italy Stadio San Siro
June 29 Bologna, Italy Stadio Rentao Dall’Ara
July 1 Paris, France Stade de France
July 4 Gelsenkirchen, Germany Veltins-Arena
July 6 Bilbao, Spain BBK Live Festival
July 8 Lisbon, Portugal NOS Alive Festival
July 13 St. Petersburg, Russia SKK
July 15 Moscow, Russia Otkritie Arena
July 17 Minsk, Belarus Minsk-Arena
July 19 Kiev, Ukraine Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex
July 21 Warsaw, Poland PGE Narodowy
July 23 Cluj-Napoca, Romania Cluj Arena
Enter Shikari last night shocked fans with an unexpected “drop" of a totally brand new track.
‘Hoodwinker’ received its worldwide premier play courtesy of Daniel P Carter on BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show, and then appeared on streaming and download services immediately after.
Initial recording of the track was started at the same time as January’s one-off ‘Redshift’ single, then completed during free time between summer festival performances. A video (DIY in creation, epic in vision) was shot in August, utilising family resources (Rob’s brother, Rou’s uncle. for example) and friends who didn’t mind getting wet.
Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qCpoH4VO9Y
On the subject of ‘Hoodwinker’, frontman Rou Reynolds had this to say:
"Every now and then, outside of album releases and their attendant “campaigns”, it's nice to release a song into the wild, out-of-the-blue. To bowl it full force at the faces of the general public without prior warning. ‘Hoodwinker’ is the current incoming projectile.
It is Enter Shikari angrily calling out your God as an imposter. Which I'm afraid he is. I know you thought all the others were imposters and yours was in fact the real one, but I'm afraid he is a phoney too. We have clear evidence of false paperwork and forged documents. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
Please enjoy this piece of angry music though. I hope its frustration and righteous indignation will go some way to dampening the annoying news.”
Enter Shikari release the sixth in their “Bootleg Series” of albums with the release of ‘Live at Alexandra Palace’ on coloured vinyl double LP and a double CD, as well as on all streaming / download services, on November 11th.
More details of the release can be found here: https://goo.gl/dybdWm
A video for ‘Redshift (Live at Alexandra Palace)’ was released earlier in the summer: https://youtu.be/frj7IR0sMww
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