Multi-talented, award-winning artist, actress and activist Kate Nash announces the 10 year anniversary of her platinum selling debut album 'Made Of Bricks'. Kate will be touring the album over the summer including a show at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire, tickets will be available for pre-order Wednesday 29th March and on general sale 31st March. A limited run of original pink 'Made In Bricks' vinyl will be available on the tour.
Kate on 'Made Of Bricks':-
"I am so excited to celebrate my 10 year anniversary of Made of Bricks. This was a life changing record for me. At the time of making it I had no idea what to expect, what making a record even was, and how much this would open up a world of art and music to me. After a decade of creating, recording, performing and living I feel more confident about my abilities than ever and I look forward to approaching these performances from where I am today. I can’t wait to share this with fans old and new, I’ve honed my performance skills and this will bring new life to old material, mixing a sense of nostalgia with a shiny bright future.
I’m so proud of how far I have come and I actually feel like I have a stronger connection to the songs now than I did then. I’m more in tune with myself and I think that translates through my performance. I also feel like this album keeps me connected to why I create music. It's an important reminder to me to stay creative, open, imaginative, to have a sense of fun and remember the London streets I grew up in. It's amazing to be fortunate enough to have a career as an artist. So hashtag blessed. I’m as ever grateful to my beautiful fans!! And I’m excited to invite them to something extra special this summer!"
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 1980s female wrestling league.
MADE OF BRICKS TOUR
1st August - Edinburgh, Queens Hall
3rd August - Leeds, Church
4th August - Manchester, O2 Ritz
5th August - Nottingham, Rock City
6th August - Bristol, O2 Academy
8th August - Brighton, Concorde 2
10th August - London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
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Following their critically acclaimed eighth album 'Love You To Death', Tegan & Sara announce their biggest UK tour to date starting on February 13th at London's Roundhouse and culminating on February 18th in Birmingham. The tour also takes in mainland Europe starting in Oslo Norway and concluding in Paris, France - tickets are on sale now.
'Love You To Death', which was recently crowned #18 in the NME's top 50 albums of 2016, received widespread critical acclaim on release from the likes of The Guardian, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and Vice. The band have been have wowing audiences on a host of prime-time US TV shows including The Late Late Show with James Corden and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon as well as completing a sold out headline tour of the US and Canada. The band also performed for fans at two sold out dates at London's KOKO on their last visit to the capital in June 2016.
To celebrate the release of 'Love You To Death' the band have been releasing videos for every track on the record, with two still to come this December. To watch every video released up until now, visit the band's Youtube.
Catch Tegan And Sara at the following UK dates in 2017:
Feb 13 - Roundhouse, London
Feb 14 - Manchester Albert Hall, Manchester
Feb 15 - Bristol Academy, Bristol
Feb 17 - ABC, Glasgow
Feb 18 - Institute, Birmingham
Tegan and Sara's album Love You To Death is available now through Warner Bros. Records here.
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Chart topping pop trio, Years & Years, are to headline a one-off acoustic gig at Islington's Union Chapel on Monday 12 December at 7pm, in aid of housing and homelessness charity Shelter.
The show will see Years & Years take to the stage with a stripped back performance, to raise funds for the charity's urgent appeal to help all those fighting bad housing and homelessness this Christmas. They will be supported by some very special guests, and the night will feature one-off collaborations.
Frontman, Olly Alexander, said: "We're linking up with Shelter for the first time and putting on a cute intimate performance to help mark their 50th anniversary :) We're hoping our fans will come see us and show support for Shelter's amazing work. It's going to be a special night.
"No child should have to face homelessness at any time, let alone Christmas. As a band, we're well aware of the incredible work that Shelter does, and we're very, very happy to be able to do our part to help them make sure no-one is left to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own."
Tickets for the performance, priced at £30, are available via ballot. To enter the ballot, visit the website – www.shelter.org.uk/yearsandyears the ballot closes at12pm on 1st December and successful applicants will be notified from 2nd December. All of the money raised will go directly to Shelter.
50 years since the charity was first founded, sadly over 120,000 children will wake up homeless and living in temporary accommodation this Christmas morning – the highest number since 2007.
The charity's advisers work tirelessly every day of the year – including Christmas Day – to support families across the country battling to keep a roof over their heads.
Campbell Robb, Shelter's chief executive said: "This is a fantastic way to help Shelter this Christmas, and enjoy an exclusive performance from Years and Years – who we're thrilled to have supporting us for the first time. News of the devastating rise in homeless children will bring heartache to millions of people across Britain. But the sad fact is, fifty years since Shelter was founded, too many families still need our help.
Every penny raised from this very special acoustic gig will help Shelter to continue to be there for the thousands of families facing homelessness this Christmas."
To support Shelter's urgent Christmas appeal please visit www.shelter.org.uk or text SHELTER to 70555 to donate £3.
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