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Jan
11

Announce details of the release of ‘Strange Or Be Forgotten’ and UK & European tour.

 

Listen to the track here:

 

https://soundcloud.com/templesofficial/strange-or-be-forgotten-1/s-mmiLt

 

Temples have announced details of the release of Strange Or Be Forgotten, the latest track to be taken from their forthcoming second album, Volcano, which is due for release on Friday March 3rd 2017 on Heavenly Recordings.

 

Talking about the track, Tom Walmsley said:

 

“We’re continually inundated with pressure in modern life to have to make something of ourselves and leave behind a legacy in this world. ‘Strange Or Be Forgotten’ is our way of questioning the necessity of having to be all so individual and unique – when really it’s our true selves that should be celebrated.”

 

The track was self-produced and recorded at the band’s home studio in Kettering and follows the release of the first track to be taken from the album, Certainty, which racked up well over a million plays on Spotify and Soundcloud, bagged an A list on 6Music and a #1 spot on Hype Machine for 3 days straight at the end of last year.

 

Additionally, having played a very special, sold-out show at Oslo in Hackney in October of last year, the band have announced a run of UK and European shows in Spring of this year. The dates are as follows:

 

MARCH

26th                             Newcastle                              Riverside

27th                             Sheffield                                 Leadmill

28th                             Manchester                            Academy 2

30th                             London                                   Brixton Electric

31st                             Brighton                                 Concorde 2

 

APRIL

1st                                Derby                                      2Q Festival

2nd                               Birmingham                           O2 Institute 2

7th                               Cologne                                  Gebaude 9

8th                               Munich                                   Strom

9th                               Prague                                    Palac Akropolis

10th                             Berlin                                      Festsaal Kreuzberg

11th                             Hamburg                                Knust

12th                             Copenhagen                           Pumpehuset

18th                             Brussels                                  Botanique

19th                             Tourcoing                               Le Grand Mix

20th                             Lausanne                                Les Docks

21st                             Zurich                                     Plaza

22nd                             Lyon                                        L’Epicerie Moderne

24th                             Paris                                        Elysee Montmartre

27th                             Bristol                                     Trinity Centre

 

Tickets for the London show are currently on sale via www.axs.com. Tickets for the remaining UK shows go on sale at 10am on Friday 13th January via www.axs.com (Brighton, Birmingham and Bristol) and www.gigsandtours.com (Newcastle, Sheffield and Manchester).

 

Temples released their debut album, Sun Structures, in February 2014. Bagging the prestigious top spot in Rough Trade Shops Albums of the Year list, Sun Structures also charted in eighteen countries, including a top-10 spot in the UK, and became the year’s biggest-selling vinyl album in independent British record shops, with early pressings of first single Shelter Song changing hands on Discogs for up to £150.

 

Less than a month after its release, the group played to a packed Shepherds Bush Empire and would later sell-out the Forum in London, make a number of festival appearances over the summer including Glastonbury, Bonnaroo, Primavera Sound and Lollapalooza and perform on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

 

Temples are: James Bagshaw (vocals & guitar), Tom Walmsley (bass & backing vocals), Sam Toms (drums) & Adam Smith (keys)

 

 

www.templestheband.com

 

www.heavenlyrecordings.com

 

 

 

 

Jan
11

 

 

Following the September 2016 of Sari Schorr & The Engine Room’s critically acclaimed debut album “A Force of Nature” featuring guest performances from Walter Trout and Oli Brown, Sari is pleased to announce her upcoming 2017 UK Tour dates.

 

“We’re really looking forward to coming back to the UK to perform songs from the new album to our lovely British blues fans,” says Sari. “British blues audiences are the best – they’re passionate about their music.”

 

The band features guitarist Innes Sibun (Robert Plant), keyboardist Anders Olinder (Peter Gabriel, Glenn Hughes, PP Arnold), bassist Kevin Jeffries (Mike Oldfield, Roger Taylor, Steve Harley) and Kevin O’Rourke (drums).

 

“Her vocal range and delivery holds your attention right from the start, casting a spell over the audience. It’s incredible to witness.” – Blues Matters

 

Click here to access the official Sari Schorr & The Engine Room’s tour dates press release page and download hi res photos – http://bit.ly/291TtAi.

 

SARI SCHORR & THE ENGINE ROOM – 2017 UK TOUR DATES

 

Book online from Bandsintown – http://bandsintown.com/SariSchorr

 

Bar Brunel, Bridgewater                                               Wednesday 15 March

Colston Hall, Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival            Thursday 16 March

Crawdaddy Club, Essex                                                 Friday 17 March

Rockabella Blues Club, Frome                                   Saturday 18 March

The Borderline, London                                                Monday 20 March

Fibbers, York                                                                     Thursday 23 March

Scarborough Blues Festival                                         Friday 24 March

Drummond’s, Aberdeen                                              Saturday 25 March

Cottiers, Glasgow                                                            Sunday 26 March

Talking Heads, Southampton                                     Wednesday 4 April

The Stables, Milton Keynes                                        Wednesday 12 April

Huntingdon Hall, Worcester                                      Thursday 13 April 7

Atkinson, Southport                                                       Saturday 15 April

The Hawth, Crawley                                                       Sunday 16 April 2

Beaverwood, Chislehurst                                            Thursday 18 May

Keighley Blues Festival                                                 Friday 19 May

Redcar R&B Club, Cleveland                                       Saturday 20 May

Flowerpot, Derby                                                            Thursday 25 May

Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham                         Friday 26 May

West End Centre, Aldershot                                       Saturday 27 May

 

Jan
10

 

LANY today announce details of an extensive headline tour of the UK and Europe in March as well as their first shows in Australia and the Philippines.

 

The LA-based trio have amassed a huge live fanbase and in 2016 alone played a total of 117 shows across twelve countries, selling over 32,000 tickets. With 1.3 million monthly listeners on Spotify and combined streams of 60 million, LANY is the most streamed artist of all time through the Spotify Discover feature with ‘ILYSB’ also holding the title of the most streamed song of all time through Spotify Discover.

 

LANY look set to continue their rapid ascent in 2017 with the release of their eagerly-awaited debut album.

 

The new tour dates are:

Feb 28th         Sydney            Oxford Art Factory

Mar 1st            Melbourne       Howler

Mar 4th          Manilla             Wanderland Festival

Mar 6th          Birmingham     O2 Institute

Mar 7th          Manchester     Gorilla

Mar 8th          London             KOKO

Mar 10th        Brussels           AB Club

Mar 11th        Cologne          Artheater

Mar 12th        Utrecht            TivoliVrendenburg – Pandora

Mar 13th        Amsterdam      Melkweg (Old Hall)

Mar 15th        Copenhagen    Vega Small Hall

Mar 16th        Stockholm       Kagelbanan

Mar 17th        Oslo                 Parkteatret

Mar 19th       Hamburg          Nochtspeicher

Mar 20th       Berlin                Privatclub

Mar 21st        Warsaw           Hydrozagadka

Mar 23rd       Milan                Tunnel Club

Mar 24th       Zurich              Papiersaal

Mar 25th       Paris                Nouveau

 

Tickets go on sale on January 13th.

 

LANY make music that aims an arrow at your heart; beautiful songs with swashes of synth, spare percussion, echoes of prime 1980s FM pop, of early-1990s R&B, of new-wave electronica, combining melody and lyrics to put down roots in your head and capture your heart.

 

 

 

LANY is Paul Klein, Les Priest and Jake Goss

 

Jan
07

BABYMETAL at London SSE Arena Wembley (Credit: Taku Fujii)

Following their recent UK tour supporting RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, BABYMETAL are once again confirmed as special guests to the funk rock legends on their upcoming US tour in April.

The RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS US tour begins on April 12th in Washington, D.C. and BABYMETAL will perform as a special guest at 10 shows in 10 different cities.

BABYMETAL performed with RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS as a special guest during their recent UK tour in December 2016 and were rapturously received across 8 shows in 4 different cities, including London, Glasgow, Birmingham, and Manchester. During the tour, BABYMETAL were joined on stage by RHCP drummer Chad Smith and performed a show-stopping Judas Priest medley of “Painkiller” and “Breaking The Law”, with SU-METAL performing lead vocals.

This month, BABYMETAL will appear as special guests to METALLICA at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, Korea on January 11th 2017 as part of their WORLDWIRED world tour, and will also support GUNS N’ ROSES for 4 shows in Japan. With these incredible opportunities, 2017 looks set to be another amazing year for BABYMETAL.

BABYMETAL’s “Live At Wembley” album is out now via earMUSIC.

Physical: http://smarturl.it/BABYMETALWembley
Digital: http://smarturl.it/BMWembley_iTunes

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS US TOUR APRIL 2017

April 12th – Washington, D.C. Verizon Center
April 14th – Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
April 15th – Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
April 17th – Charlotte, NC Spectrum Arena
April 19th – Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena
April 22nd – Little Rock, AR Verizon Center
April 24th – Jacksonville, FL Jacksonville Veteran’s Memorial Arena
April 26th – Orlando, FL Amway Center
April 27th – Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
April 29th – Miami, FL American Airlines Arena

Jan
06

 YES, IT’S UTTER

MADNESS!

OUR SATURDAY HEADLINERS REVEALED!

The new year is already rocking, so we just couldn’t wait any longer to unveil our incredible Saturday night headliners for Camp Bestival’slandmark tenth festi-holiday jamboree!

It’s going to be the family line-up of the year, with our Friday night headliner Mark Ronson, School of Rock the Musical, Holly Johnson, All Saints, Leftfield, Louisa Johnson, Skream, David Rodigan, the Bootleg Beatles, Mr Tumble, Dick and Dom, and the Tudors on Tour already announced, there’s still loads more fancy dress mayhem, music, theatre, family shows, fairground attractions, outdoor activities, poets, authors, comics and amazing food to be revealed for our Pop Stars and Rock Stars extravaganza this July 27-30 at Lulworth Castle!

 

 

In a fetching pair of Baggy Trousers, Rob da Bank says: “Madness have always been up there in terms of rocking UK bands but weirdly the last few years has seen them get even better live. I’ve had the pleasure of listening to their music for the past four decades, DJing for their House of Common festi, warming up for them at this very same festival a few years back and being chased round the campsite by Suggs in the middle of the night. These guys are dangerous and we can’t wait to get ‘em back for Camp Bestival”.

Truly one of the best rock or pop bands that Britain has ever seen, we are very pleased indeed to announce that Madness will be Saturday night headliners at our tenth birthday bash. With their critically acclaimed top five album, Can’t Touch Us Now, enjoying its ninth week on the official UK album chart, the nutty boys are in finest fettle and will take to the Castle Stage to treat the crowd to some full flavour party behaviour with their almost endless litany of classic pop, sing-along favourites and skanking wonders including Baggy Trousers, House of Fun, Wings of a Dove and many more. The very essence of good times, Madness will be unmissable on Saturday night at Camp Bestival!

We’ve got plenty more music, kids entertainment and family attractions to be announced, including one more headliner and lots more pop, rock and dance delights plus, seven arenas filled with amazing fun, delicious food & drink, relaxing therapies and top notch facilities catering for your family’s needs, so keep your eyes peeled for more info coming soon and keep checking www.campbestival.net and our  Facebookand Twitter for all the latest info.

Ticket Info:

Camp Bestival 2017 Weekend Tickets are on sale now via: Ticketline / 0844 888 4410

WEEKLY PAYMENT PLAN

The Camping Bestival 2017 Weekly Payment Plan is on sale now. Use our 25-week payment plan from £7 per week. Book online via Ticketline only.
CAMP BESTIVAL 2017 WEEKEND TICKET PRICES

Adult Weekend Ticket – £ £197.50*

Student Weekend Ticket – £185* / Age 13 to 17 Weekend Ticket – £125*

Age 10 to 12 Weekend Ticket – £98.75* / Age 5 to 9 Weekend Ticket – £45*

Age 4 & Under Weekend Ticket – £15*

Babes in Arms (1 & Under) – FREE (but ticket required)*

*All tickets include camping from Thursday / Please refer to the Camp Bestival Ticket Terms & Conditions below

Car Parking – £20 in advance / Campervan Ticket (Field A) – £95

Caravan / Trailer Tent Ticket (Field A) – £105

T&Cs here before booking

Nov
09

 

NEW SINGLE ‘POWERFUL PEOPLE’ IMPACTS DECEMBER 16TH 

 

DEBUT ALBUM ‘LOOK AT THE POWERFUL PEOPLE’ FOLLOWS ON MARCH 3RD

AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOW

 

Newly announced headline tour includes London show at XOYO on March 21st

 

“Master crafters of sweaty, hook-filled, cowbell-clanging dance-pop tipped for great things.” – FACT

 

“A thumping, politically-charged range of tracks bursting with ferocious energy and tales of a despondent youth.” – Notion

 

“A band able to whip punk, pop, disco, guitars and a hi-tempo live edge into a repertoire of genuine songs.” – Mixmag

 

“Channelling Bowie and Iggy for their house-y freestyles.” – NME

 

“One of pop’s brightest prospects in yonks.” – DIY

 

“They tap into the avant-funk action of Dinosaur L, Liquid Liquid and their postdisco/no wave ilk.” – The Guardian

 

“London twins fashion politically charged post-punk grooves.” – Q

 

 

Formed by brothers Will and Matt Ritson, FORMATION’s life-affirming blend of disco grooves, punk attitude and vehement social insight builds towards its ultimate statement as the new single ‘Powerful People’ (impacting December 16th) previews the release of their eagerly anticipated debut album ‘Look At The Powerful People’ on March 3rd.

 

The news comes shortly after FORMATION completed a UK tour as guests to Jagwar Ma.

 

‘Powerful People’ burns with a foreboding atmosphere as hypnotic loops, swooping synths and boisterous percussion all build towards a climactic finale.

 

“’Powerful People’ is about wanting to connect with people,” explains Will Ritson. “It’s a call to the masses from an alienated young man who is seeing all the people in the same situation as myself – the outsiders , the lost and the hopeless. It’s about wanting to unite all these people and encourage ourselves towards something better with a positive outlook.”

 

Produced by Leon Vynehall and Ben Baptie, ‘Look At The Powerful People’ demonstrates that FORMATION’s forward-thinking sonics have evolved to reach their full potential. In addition to the new single, other highlights such as ‘On The Board’ and ‘A Friend’ capture FORMATION’s irrepressible and bass-heavy cocktail of dirty dance rhythms which pound with the fiery energy of their live performances. At the other extreme, ‘Blood Red Hand’ is an understated, slow-burning anthem and the closing track ‘Ring’ offers something entirely different with a dreamy, piano-orientated approach closing the album on an upbeat high.

 

In addition to the new tracks, the album also features fresh new productions of some of the key singles from FORMATION’s journey to date in the shape of ‘Pleasure’ and ‘Drugs’.

 

“The album title refers to the moment when everyone has realised the secret power we have when we’re all together,” reveals Will. “For me, it’s a power that relates to the security that I found when I was young and hanging with my outsider friends. We had no money and no scene but we didn’t care because we had each other. We began to ask questions of the world and started to rebel about what we could or couldn’t do or say.”

 

Inspired by artists as diverse as  Sly and the Family Stone, John Maus, Fugazi, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Herbie Hancock, Theo Parrish, Beastie Boys, Pantera and Ornette Coleman, FORMATION have built a cult following as well as exponential critical acclaim including a nomination for Best Newcomer at the NME Awards.

 

‘Look At The Powerful People’ will be released on digital and CD formats. In addition, Rough Trade will stock an exclusive vinyl format which will be signed and hand-numbered by the band. Fans who pre-order the album will receive instant downloads of ‘Pleasure’, ‘Drugs’ and ‘Powerful People’.

 

The ‘Look At The Powerful People’ album tracklisting is:

 

  1. ‘Drugs’
  2. ‘Pleasure’
  3. ‘Powerful People’
  4. ‘Back Then’
  5. ‘On The Board’
  6. ‘Gods’
  7. ‘Buy and Sell’
  8. ‘A Friend’
  9. ‘Blood Red Hand’
  10. ‘Ring’

 

Formation’s live band – which adds Johnny Tams (bass), Sasha Lewis (keys) and Kai AkindeHummel (drums) – have delivered ferocious performances as guests to Foals, Happy Mondays and Jagwar Ma, and have also left an indelible impression following festival sets including Glastonbury, Field Day and Way Out West. They’re set to tour in support of the album in March with a series of dates which includes their biggest London headline show to date at XOYO:

 

March

 

20th – Brighton, Green Store Door

21st – London, XOYO

22nd – Bristol, The Exchange

24th – Manchester, Night and Day

25th – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club (games room)

 

Tickets are available now from www.frmtn.com or www.gigst.rs/form.

 

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For more information please contact paul.guimaraes@warnermusic.com

Nov
09

Classics, Collectables and Licenses Dominate the Dreamtoys 2016 list

A new app is launched to enable consumers to easily discover the whole list

LONDON 9th November 2016: The 2016 Dreamtoys Top Toy list predicts the biggest selling toys this Christmas and it’s a mixture of well-loved brands and the increasingly popular collectable ranges that dominate the must-have list this year.

“The 2016 Top 12 list is incredibly diverse, with familiar names appearing alongside some clever innovations that will ensure these toys will be on Christmas wish lists up and down the country. It’s also great to see that, in these uncertain times, this is a very affordable DreamToys list,” commented Gary Grant, Chair of the DreamToys selection committee.

Grant added, “The one unifying thing that I see in the DreamToys selection this year is a sense of real family fun at the heart of many of the toys represented. I’m sure that’s what many families are looking for this year, great value toys and games that all the family can play.

To make things easier for consumers this year we’re launching the Dreamtoys app, so everyone can find the perfect toy from the whole list with the swipe of a finger. It couldn’t be easier.”

Decided by a panel of leading toy retailers in the UK, DreamToys is the most accurate and authoritative predictive list available, and provides consumers with expert insight into what will be the most popular toys this Christmas.

Nerf N-Strike Elite Hyperfire and Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage bring familiar names to the list while film and TV licenses are represented by Thomas & Friends TrackMaster Sky-High Bridge Jump, Star Wars Rebel U-Wing Fighter and Paw Patrol Air Patroller.

The recently launched Hatchimals and Snuggles My Dream Puppy highlight the increasing creativity within the growing interactive toy market while Shopkins Chef Club Hot Spot Kitchen highlights the collectables, a driving force for the toy market.

Lego is also represented by the Friends Amusement Park Roller Coaster whilst the SelfieMic from Worlds Apart will satisfy all the budding talent show hopefuls of tomorrow.

Finally, Speak Out and Silly Sausage, provide family fun and will bring laughs to the dinner table this Christmas.

Frederique Tutt, global industry analyst for The NPD Group confirms: “Analysis of the top selling toys this year shows the sheer variety of concepts driving the sector – from low-priced collectables to entertainment-driven hot toys. We’re forecasting a very merry Christmas for the toy industry – expecting annual sales to reach 400 million toys for the first time ever which will potentially see the industry achieve an all-time record high in 2016, going over the £3.3bn mark.”

The full Top 12 list is as follows: (in no particular order; all prices quoted are RRPs)

Shopkins Chef Club Hot Spot Kitchen Flair Leisure Products 24.99

Snuggles My Dream Puppy Character Options 49.99

Nerf N-Strike Elite Hyperfire Hasbro 49.99

Speak Out Hasbro 19.99

Silly SausageJoSilly Sausage19.99

Friends Amusement Park Roller Coaster Lego 89.99

Star Wars Rebel U-Wing Fighter Lego 69.99

Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage Mattel 89.99

Thomas & Friends TrackMaster Sky-High Bridge Jump Mattel 99.99

Hatchimals Spin Master Toys 59.99

Paw Patrol Air Patroller Spin Master Toys 39.99

SelfieMic Worlds Apart 19.99

Nov
01

 

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On Friday 7th April 2017, catch one of Britain’s most popular sopranos who comes to Liverpool’s St George’s Hall for one night only as part of her latest UK tour.  An Audience with Lesley Garrett will offer a delightful evening of song, reminiscences and chat from this beloved performer.

The event will give a behind-the-scenes look at the CBE honoured opera singer and musician as she regales audiences with stories and anecdotes giving a unique insight into her life on the stage, plus performances of her most loved songs from a prolific career that has spanned over 30 years.

Lesley has performed on the opera and concert stage both in the UK and internationally. She performs regularly with all the major UK orchestras including Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and has worked with some of the most renowned opera companies including English National Opera and Royal Opera.

She has also recently starred in Opera North, Carousel and The Sound of Music, appeared on television shows including Strictly Come Dancing and Loose Women and has performed with artists as diverse as Michael Ball, Renee Fleming, Andrea Bocelli, Bryn Terfel and Lily Savage.

Lesley has received huge critical acclaim and won countless awards for her stage and recording career, releasing an incredible fourteen solo CD’s to date and has enjoyed one of the most successful and distinctive careers of any modern-day, classically trained soprano. Book your tickets early as this promises to be a night not to be missed.

St George’s Hall Manager, Alan Smith said: “We are delighted to welcome Lesley Garrett to the Concert Room at St Georges Hall, it will be a wonderful night of music and entertainment and audiences will get a real insight in to the life and career of one of our Nations favourite performers and personalities.”

 

EVENT DETAILS

Clive Conway presents An Audience with Lesley Garett

Date: Friday 7th April 2017

Time: 7:30pm (Doors 6:30pm)

Tickets: £27 (excluding booking fee)

VENUE DETAILS

St George’s Hall, Concert Room, St George’s Place, Liverpool L1 1JJ

BOOKING DETAILS

Purchase in person at TicketQuarter, Queen Square, Liverpool, Online at www.ticketquarter.co.uk or on 0844 800 0410.

 

BRITAIN’S MOST POPULAR SOPRANO TO ENTERTAIN AUDIENCES OF LIVERPOOL

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On Friday 7th April 2017, catch one of Britain’s most popular sopranos who comes to Liverpool’s St George’s Hall for one night only as part of her latest UK tour.  An Audience with Lesley Garrett will offer a delightful evening of song, reminiscences and chat from this beloved performer.

The event will give a behind-the-scenes look at the CBE honoured opera singer and musician as she regales audiences with stories and anecdotes giving a unique insight into her life on the stage, plus performances of her most loved songs from a prolific career that has spanned over 30 years.

Lesley has performed on the opera and concert stage both in the UK and internationally. She performs regularly with all the major UK orchestras including Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and has worked with some of the most renowned opera companies including English National Opera and Royal Opera.

She has also recently starred in Opera North, Carousel and The Sound of Music, appeared on television shows including Strictly Come Dancing and Loose Women and has performed with artists as diverse as Michael Ball, Renee Fleming, Andrea Bocelli, Bryn Terfel and Lily Savage.

Lesley has received huge critical acclaim and won countless awards for her stage and recording career, releasing an incredible fourteen solo CD’s to date and has enjoyed one of the most successful and distinctive careers of any modern-day, classically trained soprano. Book your tickets early as this promises to be a night not to be missed.

St George’s Hall Manager, Alan Smith said: “We are delighted to welcome Lesley Garrett to the Concert Room at St Georges Hall, it will be a wonderful night of music and entertainment and audiences will get a real insight in to the life and career of one of our Nations favourite performers and personalities.”

 

EVENT DETAILS

Clive Conway presents An Audience with Lesley Garett

Date: Friday 7th April 2017

Time: 7:30pm (Doors 6:30pm)

Tickets: £27 (excluding booking fee)

VENUE DETAILS

St George’s Hall, Concert Room, St George’s Place, Liverpool L1 1JJ

BOOKING DETAILS

Purchase in person at TicketQuarter, Queen Square, Liverpool, Online at www.ticketquarter.co.uk or on 0844 800 0410.

 

Nov
01

 

 

Due to a recent vocal cord condition with lead singer and guitarist Alan Nimmo, the majority of King King’s November 2016 UK tour dates with special guests Broken Witt Rebels, have been re-scheduled to January, February, March and May 2017. The news follows the release of the band’s first ever live album ‘King King Live’ that went to #1 in Amazon’s Best Sellers Blues Rock Chart, and the upcoming release of their radio remix of their new single ‘Waking Up’. Click here for the official online press page announcement – www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/kingking/november2016uktour.htm.

 

King King will honour four of the original November date that include Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall (Friday 25 November), Chester’s The Live Rooms (Saturday 26 November), Clitheroe’s The Grand Venue (Sunday 27 November), and London’s Islington Assembly Hall (Tuesday 29 November).

 

Says King King’s frontman, Alan Nimmo, “I’ve seen my ENT specialist. He put a camera down my throat to look at what condition my vocal cords were in. Unfortunately, there’s still a good bit of inflammation and redness. I’ve been working with a vocal coach to build strength and stamina to aid my recovery.

 

“We will be re-scheduling most of the dates on the UK tour to January, February and March, however, we will commit to the remaining four shows on the November UK tour, beginning at Edinburgh’s The Playhouse (25 November), continuing through to the Live Rooms in Chester (26 November), The Grand Venue in Clitheroe (27 November) and wrapping up in London at Islington Assembly Hall (29 November).”

 

King King with special guest Broken Witt Rebels / 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 478 0898, www.thegigcartel.com

 

EDINBURGH QUEEN’S HALL                        FRIDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2016 CHESTER LIVE ROOMS                                   SATURDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2016

CLITHEROE GRAND                                         SUNDAY 27 NOVEMBER 2016

LONDON ISLINGTON ASSEMBLY               TUESDAY 29 NOVEMBER 2016

 

Re-scheduled 2017 UK Tour Dates

 

CARDIFF THE GLOBE                                       FRIDAY 13 JANUARY 2017

FROME CHEESE& GRAIN                             SATURDAY 14 JANUARY 2017 NORWICH WATERFRONT                             FRIDAY 3 FEBRUARY 2017

SOUTHAMPTON 1865                                    SATURDAY 4 FEBRUARY 2017 EXETER PHOENIX                                             SATURDAY 18 FEBRUARY 2017

BRIGHTON OLD MARKET                              FRIDAY 3 MARCH 2017

BILSTON ROBIN 2                                             SATURDAY 4 MARCH 2017

ABERDEEN LEMON TREE                               SUNDAY 14 MAY 2017

 

Nov
01

 

 

This Christmas season English National Ballet presents its acclaimed production of o short tour of Nutcracker opening at Milton Keynes Theatre 23 – 26 Nov  before returning to the London Coliseum for Christmas.

2015 saw English National Ballet’s most successful Nutcracker run on record, when over 73,000 people made a performance at the London Coliseum part of their holiday celebrations. This year’s tour of Wayne Eagling’s version continues the Company’s tradition of presenting a Nutcracker production every year since 1950, its founding year.

On a  Sparkling Christmas Eve in a frost-dusted Edwardian London, Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker doll discover a magical world where she battles with the Mouse King and meets a handsome stranger.  As the air grows colder Clara and her valiant Nutcracker take a hot air balloon ride across London to the glistening Land of Snow where her adventure really begins,

This year, Nutcracker sees debuts from Rina Kanehara in the role of Clara, Emilio Pavan in the role of Nephew, Aitor Arrieta in the role of Nephew and Nutcracker, and Guilherme Menezes in the role of Nutcracker.

Further Principal casting sees Alina Cojocaru, Tamara Rojo, Fernanda Oliveira, Begoña Cao, Laurretta Summerscales, Crystal Costa, and Katja Khaniukova in the role of Clara, and Isaac Hernández, Yonah Acosta, Alejandro Virelles, Cesar Corrales, James Forbat, Junor Souza, Fernando Bufalá and Ken Saruhashi in the role of Nephew.   Casting varies according by venue please visit www.ballet.org.uk  for up-to-date casting

Based on a concept by Toer van Schayk and Wayne Eagling, Nutcracker has choreography by Wayne Eagling and music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, performed live by the English National Ballet Philharmonic, with design by Peter Farmer and lighting by David Richardson.

From the sound of the live orchestra tuning up to the final bows, Nutcracker is an unforgettable enbnutcracker300x240treat. Book your tickets today at Milton Keynes Theatre Box office 0844 871 7652 www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes