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  • josephseager 11:30 am on March 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , ayrshire, , bubbles, , gritty, josh homme, mainstream, , only revelations, qotsa, , , uk, vinyl   

    Biffy Clyro news 

    The new single ‘Bubbles’ released April 26th on 14th Floor Records – Featuring Queen of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme

    “Springs the band instantly level with the greatest rock acts in the world.” – NME

    “There are those talking of this record as an ascent to the mainstream. It would be a rare and welcome thing indeed if a band with the depths Biffy Clyro possess could achieve such ubiquity.” – Kerrang!

    “A supremely confident, passionate and gritty work which proves the Ayrshire trio are now among rock’s heavyweights.” – The Sun

    “A huge, polished brute of a record. The melodies are instant… this is a big, obvious, step forward.” – The Guardian

    Hot on the heels of their recent NME Award, Biffy Clyro release the new single ‘Bubbles’ on April 26th on 14th Floor Records. Released to coincide with their imminent UK tour, the single is taken from their current album ‘Only Revolutions’ that debuted in the Top 10 and has since sold 250,000 copies in the UK alone.

    A fiery concoction of aggressive melodies, compelling hooks and a blistering closing jam, ‘Bubbles’ features a special guest in the shape of Josh Homme who contributes additional guitar to the track. Their friendship was cemented when Biffy Clyro toured Europe and North America as support to Homme’s Queens of the Stone Age.

    Someone like Josh, it’s like he’s a musical lifer,” says vocalist/guitarist Simon Neil. “We are as well, and I think when you meet people you can see in their eyes whether they really mean it or not. It’s kind of weird being friends with someone who’s a hero like Josh, but I see in him what I see in myself and he sees in us what he saw in himself, that kind of hunger and willingness and doing it for the right reasons. It’s really easy to connect with people because of that.”

    ‘Bubbles’ will be released on CD and two vinyl formats, with b-sides to be confirmed.

    Biffy Clyro’s prior UK tour included two rapturously received homecoming shows at Glasgow’s Barrowload and concluded at London’s Brixton Academy. Their upcoming tour, listed below, concludes with another sizeable London date at Hammersmith Apollo:


    29th – Perth, Concert Hall

    30th – Sheffield, O2 Academy


    1st – Blackpool, Empress Ballroom

    3rd – Leicester, De Montfort Hall

    4th – Portsmouth, Guildhall

    5th – Bristol, Colston Hall

    6th – London, Hammersmith Apollo

    In addition, Biffy Clyro will also play the Isle of Wight and T in the Park festival. Further festival dates are likely to be announced in the coming weeks.

    http://www.biffyclyro.com http://www.myspace.com/biffyclyro

  • josephseager 9:53 am on March 9, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: boyzone, gately, heart-warming, ireland, love me for a reason, , , nadine coyle, , , stephen, tribute, uk, working,   

    Nadine Coyle News 

    Nadine Coyle will join Boyzone for a special performance of ‘Love Me For A Reason’ in a heart-warming tribute to Stephen Gately, which goes out March 21st on ITV1.

    Nadine Coyle said of performing in the show: ‘I am very honoured to be a part of this special tribute, I have grown up watching Boyzone being that I am from Ireland. I am very moved to be singing Stephen’s parts with Boyzone on ‘Love Me For a Reason’ in the show as he is a great friend and he is dearly missed.’

    Nadine is currently in the UK working on her eagerly anticipated debut LP due for release later this year.

  • josephseager 11:00 am on March 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , concern, , extra, , hike, , , monster ball, , price, promoter, steep, three, , , uk,   

    Lady Gaga tour news 

    US pop star Lady Gaga has announced three more dates for the UK leg of her Monster Ball tour, but some tickets have nearly doubled in price.

    The lavish tour kicked off in Manchester last month, when tickets cost between £27.50 and £35.

    However, the extra dates, which have been organised by a different promoter, are priced between £50 and £75.

    Some fans on the singer’s website have expressed concern at the steep price hike for the forthcoming gigs.

    Ric Dickinson wrote: “Will we be getting a brand new show when the tour comes back to the UK in May? Or will the show be the same and fans will be expected to pay £75 for a show that only cost them £27 to see months earlier?

    Another fan, calling themselves Barley 142007, said: “I was sure the price will go up but this is steep!!!!”

    Two dates on the current leg of Lady Gaga’s tour, in Sheffield and Nottingham, were postponed earlier this week and will now form part of the star’s second outing.

    Referring to those dates, Dickinson continued: “I will gladly pay the extra if we are promised something extra, however surely it would be a case for trading standards, especially as the rescheduled shows will get to see a show that everyone else will get to see after paying three times as much.”

    Lady Gaga has already revamped her stage production once – scrapping her entire US show and retooling it for the UK at a reported cost of £2m.

    Arthur Fogel, chairman of global touring at Live Nation, said: “What was a small arena/theatre production is now a massive, first rate arena production.

    “Ticket prices for the previous dates were set long before the current Monster Ball show was developed. Ticket prices are comparable and fair.”

    The Live Nation website said the tour had been extended due to “overwhelming response”. Tickets go on sale on 12 March.

    The Brit-Award winner, known for hits such Paparazzi and Just Dance, will play Birmingham, London and Manchester in May and June – in the same venues she has already visited on the current leg of the tour.

  • josephseager 9:43 am on March 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 26, , boyfriend, brian friedman, cheryl, choreographer, denmark, derek hough, dumped, , flight, girls aloud, heartbreak, , husband, , , maiden, performance, pictured, , , , splitting, sportsman, , talent, tweedy, uk, weeks,   

    Cheryl news 

    Cheryl Cole wowed fans with her first solo performance since splitting with husband Ashley Cole.

    The 26-year-old pop star – who dumped the 29-year-old sportsman two weeks ago, after it was claimed he had slept with several other women and sent them X-rated text messages and explicit photographs of himself – performed her hit single ‘Fight for This Love’ on Denmark’s version of ‘The X Factor’ last night (05.03.10), without wearing her wedding ring.

    Cheryl – who wore a military inspired outfit with a police style hat – told the audience in Copenhagen: “It’s a pleasure to be here.”

    It was confirmed that ‘The X Factor’ judge used her maiden name, Tweedy, to book her flight into Denmark and secure her hotel room.

    Her spokesman told the Daily Mail newspaper: “Cheryl’s name on her passport is Cheryl Tweedy which is why her flight was booked under that name. Her passport was not changed when she married Ashley. As for the hotel booking, it is always made under an alias. All pop stars do the same and she was doing that when she was in Girls Aloud as well.”

    It also emerged that the singer is “upset” with bandmate Nadine Coyle, who has not been in contact since she split from Ashley.

    A friend said: “This could be the final straw which splits the band up.”

    Elsewhere Cheryl’s friend Brian Friedman wants her to move to Los Angeles so he can find her a new boyfriend.

    Cheryl Cole’s friends want to find her an American boyfriend.

    Pals of the ‘Parachutes’ singer – who recently split from her soccer star husband Ashley Cole amid claims he had cheated on her with several women – are determined to help raise her spirits by not letting her stay single for long.

    Choreographer Brian Friedman – who works with the Girls Aloud beauty on UK TV talent show ‘The X Factor’ – told the News of the World newspaper: “She deserves a great guy. Hopefully she’ll find him. I don’t know Ashley well. I only see him every once in a while at the show, but Cheryl’s my friend. So I have her back.

    “When news came out about me moving her to LA, I’ve been getting non-stop contact from top guys in this city asking me to set them up with Cheryl.

    “When – or actually if – she is ever ready to date someone, of course I will hook her up.”

    It has also been claimed that dancer Derek Hough – who was pictured leaving the star’s hotel in the early hours of the morning when she fled to the US following her marriage split – is determined to win over Cheryl.

    A source said: “He’s not used to women saying no to him and plans to use all his charms to win her round.”

    Cheryl is said to be seriously considering a move to Los Angeles, where she can throw herself into work in order to get over her heartbreak.

    Her friend Soulshock – real name Carsen Schack – revealed they chatted about the move when she appeared on Denmark’s version of TV talent show ‘The X Factor’, on Friday (05.03.10).

    Soulshock – who is a judge on the programme – told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: “I had a good chat to Cheryl for about an hour before the show.

    “She didn’t want to talk about Ashley. She was speaking about LA and how she really wanted to get back there and start working on new songs.

    “Cheryl is using her work as a real focus at the moment. She’s a very professional artist and there is nothing that will get in her way.”

  • josephseager 9:27 am on March 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: above, , all i want, change, , consist, dance yrself clean, date, drunk girls, hit, lcd soundsystem, , , , , one touch, pow pow, , , somebody's calling me, , , uk, untitled, what you needs   

    LCD Soundsystem news 

    LCD Soundsystem has confirmed May 17 as the UK release date of its as yet untitled third album.

    The record will be released on DFA/Parlophone and will consist of the following songs:

    Dance Yrself Clean
    Drunk Girls *
    One Touch
    All I Want
    Change *
    Hit *
    Pow Pow
    Somebody’s Calling Me *
    What You Need

    The above were recorded at The Manshun in Los Angeles and the DFA studios in New York and mixed at DFA from April 2009 through February 2010. TBD was written and produced by James Murphy. Additional mixes were done by Dave Sardy as indicated (*).

    The new album is LCD Soundsystem’s first full offering of new studio material since 2007’s Sound Of Silver, which was named best album of 2007 by The Guardian, Uncut and the Independent among others, and like its predecessor 2005’s LCD Soundsystem received a Grammy nomination for Best Electronic/Dance Album. Sound Of Silver also featured Uncut song of the year ‘North American Scum,’ and ‘All My Friends,’ ranked #4 by Time in its Best Songs of 2007 and named track of the year by Mojo. In 2008, LCD Soundsystem contributed the track ‘Big Ideas’ to the soundtrack of the movie 21. The band has since released the 45:33: The Remixes EP and a cover of Alan Vega’s ‘Bye Bye Bayou,’ issued to commemorate Record Store Day 2009 and earning LCD its fifth NME single of the week. The album will be preceded by the March 22nd release of the soundtrack to Noah Baumbach’s Greenberg, which features both composition’s from James Murphy’s original score for the film and the new LCD Soundsystem song ‘Oh You (Christmas Blues).’

    The record’s release will be supported by a world tour beginning with an April 16 penultimate slot at the Coachella festival in Indio CA and continuing with a run of UK/Europe headline dates (several of which have sold out well in advance and necessitated added dates) and further worldwide festival appearances. For a full itinerary, see below and continue to check http://lcdsoundsystem.com/ for additions going forward.

    LCD SOUNDSYSTEM On Tour 2010:

    April 16 Indio CA Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
    April 20 Dublin Tripod * SOLD OUT
    April 21 Dublin Tripod * SOLD OUT
    April 23 London Brixton Academy * SOLD OUT
    April 24 London Brixton Academy *SOLD OUT
    April 26 Birmingham Academy
    April 27 Leeds Academy * SOLD OUT
    April 28 Glasgow Barrowlands
    April 29 Glasgow Barrowlands * SOLD OUT
    May 1 Manchester Academy * SOLD OUT
    May 2 Bristol Academy * SOLD OUT
    May 4 Amsterdam Paradiso * SOLD OUT
    May 5 Brussels Ancienne Belgique * SOLD OUT
    May 6 Berlin WMF
    May 7 Luxembourg Den Atelier
    May 8 Paris Bataclan * SOLD OUT
    May 9 Paris Bataclan
    May 30 George WA Sasquatch Festival
    June 11 Manchester TN Bonnaroo Festival
    July 10 Lisbon Alive Festival
    July 17 Chicago IL Pitchfork Music Festival
    Sept 12 Isle of Wight Bestival

    More festival dates to be confirmed soon…

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