Due to popular demand, Blue Planet II – Live In Concert has announced an additional Matinee show at London’s O2 Arena on March 17th, 3pm (doors 2pm), as part of its 13-date UK & Eire tour next year. The new matinee ticket sale will commence November 21st, 9am with an exclusive O2 priority member pre-sale. All venue pre-sales (AXS/Eventim/See Tickets) will commence November 22nd, 9am with the general public sale commencing November 23rd, 9am.
The addition of the extra show comes following the recent announcement of BBC presenter Anita Rani as host for the Blue Planet II immersive visual, audio and spectacular concert experience.
Anita Rani said of the addition of the second show:-
"The response to the upcoming tour has been fantastic and it’s really exciting that there will now be a second matinee show in London at the O2 Arena and I can’t wait to be a part of this exciting new live chapter of the Blue Planet story.”
Bringing the wonders and mysteries of the planet’s oceans and its inhabitants to the arena stage, Blue Planet II – Live In Concert will present a selection of incredible visuals from the BAFTA Award winning BBC One landmark series, highlighting the amazing natural wonders of our blue planet in breath-taking detail, projected on a giant state of the art 4K Ultra HD LED screen.
The concert will feature exciting visuals from the show including the now infamous Tusk fish, the Crab and Eel rock pool chase and the ‘folklore-turned-reality’ Sea Lion tuna hunt, to mention but a few. The Blue Planet IItelevision show was the most watched TV programme of 2017 in the United Kingdom, reaching 37.6 million viewers.
The UK & Eire arena tour is committed to reducing its environmental impact. All of the arena venues have long term goals to reduce the use of plastic, lower carbon footprints, reduce energy consumption and improve awareness.
During the filming of the Blue Planet II television programme, film crews embarked on 125 expeditions, travelled to 39 countries and spent over 6,000 hours of deep sea diving armed with the latest state of the art equipment. Take a deep breath and discover a whole new world hidden beneath the surface of the sea.Hosted by Anita Rani, the Blue Planet II – Live In Concert will allow the audience to share and enjoy this voyage of discovery in an epic live audio-visual experience unlike any other.
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O2 presale: Wednesday 21st November at 9am
Venue presale: Thursday 22nd November at 9am
General on sale: Friday 23rd November at 9am
MARCH 2019 TOUR DATES
13th– Bournemouth International Centre
14th– Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
15th– Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
16th– Birmingham Genting Arena
17th– London O2 Arena (3pm Matinee)**EXTRA SHOW ADDED**
17th– London O2 Arena
19th– Leeds First Direct Arena
20th– Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
21st– Glasgow The SSE Hydro
23rd– Belfast SSE Arena
24th– Dublin 3Arena
26th– Liverpool Echo Arena
27th– Manchester Arena
28th– Sheffield FlyDSA Arena
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Produced by Paul Epworth at The Church Studios in London, ‘Delta’ finds the band in sparkling, experimental form. Coupling their penchant for the grandiose and the intimate, the British four-piece paint their sound with a broad range of colours and textures. It’s a record that they are immensely proud of and draws on their own individual and collective experiences over the past two years since the writing and recording process for ‘Delta’ commenced.
On Thursday evening, fans connected around the world for a series of special album playback events, where ‘Delta’ was accompanied by visuals curated by, and in partnership with, National Geographic. It was an idea by the band, originally inspired by their own creation process of the album.
Mumford & Sons:-
"While we were recording and mixing Delta, we watched a lot of films on silent including some pretty epic wildlife films by National Geographic -- like a vision-track to our soundtrack. So, we felt it would be a nice idea to let fans experience the record in this way too”
Watch Mumford & Sons performing Guiding Light on the Graham Norton Show HERE
The band have just last week kicked off a huge, sixty-three date tour. The tour starts in Dublin, and stops in London at the O2 Arena on the 29th November. Support for the UK run comes from Maggie Rogers.
Mumford & Sons are Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford, Ted Dwane, and Winston Marshall.
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Mumford & Sons Live:
16th November - Dublin, 3 Arena
18th November - Belfast, SSE Arena
20th November - Glasgow, SSE Hydro
21st November - Manchester, Manchester Arena
23rd November - Birmingham, Genting Arena
24th November - Sheffield, Fly DSA Arena
25th November - Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
27th November - Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
28th November - Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
29th November - London, O2 Arena
1st December - Leeds, First Direct Arena
2nd December - Liverpool, Echo Arena
7th December - Philadelphia, Wells Fargo Center
9th December - Boston, TD Garden
10th December - New York, Madison Square Garden
11th December – New York, Madison Square Garden
14th December - Washington DC, Capital One Arena
17th December - Toronto, Scotiabank Arena
12th January - Auckland, The Outer Fields at Western Springs (Gentlemen of the Road in Auckland) w/ Michael Kiwanuka, Leon Bridges and Sam Fender. More to be announced)
15th January - Brisbane, Entertainment Centre
18th January - Sydney, Qudos
22nd January - Melbourne, Sidney Myer Music Bowl
23rd January - Melbourne, Sidney Myer Music Bowl
24th January - Adelaide, Entertainment Centre
27th January - Perth, RAC Arena
27th February - Providence, Dunkin Donuts Center
28th February - Hartford, XL Center
2nd March – Albany NY, Times Union Center
4th March - Montreal, Bell Centre
5th March - Ottawa, Canadian Tire Center
8th March - Buffalo, KeyBank Center
9th March - Cleveland, Quicken Loans Arena
11th March - Columbus, Nationwide Arena
12th March - Lexington, Rupp Arena
14th March - Pittsburgh, PPG Paints Arena
16th March - Charlottesville, John Paul Jones Arena
17th March - Raleigh, PNC Arena
18th March - Charleston, North Charleston Coliseum
20th March - Atlanta, State Farm Arena
22nd March - Nashville, Bridgestone Arena
23rd March - Birmingham, BJCC
25th March - Indianapolis, Bankers Life Field House
27th March - Detroit, Little Caesars Arena
29th March - Chicago, United Center
30th March - Madison, Kohl Center
31st March - Milwaukee, Fiserv Forum
25th April - Lisbon, Altice Arena
27th April - Barcelona, Palau Sant Jordi**
29th April - Milan, Medialanum Forum
1st May - Munich, Olympiahalle
3rd May - Vienna, Stadthalle
5th May - Basel, St. Jakobshalle
7th May - Paris, Zenith
8th May - Luxembourg, Rockhal
9th May - Amsterdam, Ziggo Dome
11th May - Berlin, Mercedes Benz Arena
13th May - Frankfurt, Festhalle
15th May - Cologne, Lanxess Arena
17th May - Copenhagen, Royal Arena
18th May - Gothenburg, Scandinavium
19th May - Oslo, Spektrum
21st May - Stockholm, Ericsson Globe
Having just recently wrapped up an extensive European tour with Lacuna Coil, Switzerland's New Wave Of Folk Rock trio Cellar Darling are excited to announce that they will be hitting the road once again! The band left quite an impression on UK audiences when they made their London debut last year playing sold out shows with Delain on the ‘Danse Macabre Tour’, so it comes as great news that they’ll be returning for a run of shows across Ireland, Scotland and England in March/April. News on supports coming soon!
Of the upcoming tour, the band comments:
"We are beyond excited to announce our first headline tour visiting Ireland, Scotland and England! These are some of the most beautiful places in the world, and we feel a special connection to each of them. Ireland is Anna’s second homeland, Merlin’s year is never complete without his pilgrimage to the highlands and Isles - that’s where they produce our favourite drink too! And of course some of the most important places in rock music history. It is about time that we bring our music over for an extended visit, after the incredible welcome we received at our first show in London last year! We can’t wait to rock out with you all!"
- Anna, Ivo & Merlin
Cellar Darling tour dates:
31.03.2018 Dublin – On The Rox
01.04.2018 Glasgow - Audio
03.04.2018 Manchester, Rebellion
05.04.2018 London - Boston Music Rooms
Tickets are now on sale - for ticket links, keep an eye on the band’s website
Check out Cellar Darling’s latest music video for ‘Six Days’, created by the legendary band artwork master Costin Chioreanu: https://youtu.be/jiHt3qR4gzM
After releasing their current album ‘spin’ (stylized all in lower case) and playing last summer’s Reading and Leeds Festivals, Tigers Jaw will return to the UK in April for a fresh tour that includes their biggest London show to date at Bush Hall.
The dates are:
6th – London, Bush Hall
7th – Brighton, Bau Wow
8th – Manchester, Rebellion
10th – Dublin, Whelan’s
11th – Glasgow, Stereo
13th – Newcastle, The Cluny
14th – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
15th – Bristol, Exchange
16th – Southampton, Talking Heads
17th – Kingston-upon-Thames, The Fighting Cocks
Comprised of Ben Walsh and Brianna Collins, Tigers Jaw have gripped listeners and press across the globe with their candid compositions and alluring harmonies.
Recorded with producer and long-time collaborator Will Yip at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA, ‘spin’ finds Walsh and Collins trading lead vocals which glow with sincerity on a collection of incredibly understated indie-pop classics. Tracks such as ‘Guardian’, ‘June’ and ‘Escape Plan’ shine on an album which exhibits the duo’s remarkable ability to use melody and introspection to capture the sentiments and complexities of a moment.
Pillow Queens recently released the mother of all catchy tunes in the form of ‘Favourite’, alongside the announcement of a new EP ‘State of The State’. Following the EP’s release (via Specialist Subject on 16th March), Pillow Queens will head off on tour around their native Ireland and the UK.
‘Favourite’ has also received a re-working in an acoustic video filmed by Pillow Queens, which showcases a delicately softer arrangement that packs no less of an emotional punch.
Check it here: https://youtu.be/lxLJ53YGdX4
Despite the sunny disposition of Pillow Queens’ catchy melodies and rambunctious riffs, the songs found on ‘State of The State’ tend to have a darker undercurrent. Opener ‘Puppets’ is “a song about the frustration of trying to succeed in post-recession Ireland and the effect that has on mental health,” explains vocalist/guitarist/bassist Sarah Corcoran. Elsewhere on the EP, the band muse on emotional highs and lows, the inevitability of anxiety and paranoia.
Producer Peter Ashmore tapped into the wide-reaching references PQ threw at him, which included the likes of Hop Along, Yuck, Weezer, Manchester Orchestra and the Pixies, in order to attain a timeless feel befitting of the beautifully crafted songs. The artwork for the EP was brought to life by Nola Mellon and is inspired by the old Fallon’s maths times table book you used to have in primary school.
IRELAND & UK TOUR:
April 5th - Galway, Roisin Dubh
April 7th - Cork, AMP
April 9th - Bristol, Hy Brasil
April 10th - London, Sebright Arms
April 11th - Guildford, The Boileroom
April 12th - Brighton, Prince Albert
April 13th - Leeds, Chunk
April 14th - Manchester, Night & Day
April 15th - Glasgow, GLAD Cafe
April 19th - Clonakilty, Debarras
April 20th - Limerick, Dolans
April 21st - Dublin, Workmans Club
PILLOW QUEENS ARE:
Sarah Corcoran – Guitar / Bass / Vocals
Pamela Connolly – Guitar / Bass / Vocals
Cathy Mc Guinness – Guitar / Vocals
Rachel Lyons – Drums / Vocals
Public Service Broadcasting are delighted to reveal that English artist Jane Weaver will be joining them on their UK tour this spring.
J. Willgoose, Esq. of PSB says: ‘Modern Kosmology was one of my favourite albums of 2017 so we’re really happy that Jane is joining the bill. I’m sure our audiences will really enjoy her music.’
After a stunning 2017 which saw the release of their critically acclaimed third record Every Valley and a sold-out UK tour which included a spectacular performance at London's Hammersmith Apollo, 2018 looks set to continue along the same trajectory for one of the UK's most unusual and interesting musical acts as they take to the road again this April. [Buy tickets here]
Each album from Public Service Broadcasting is a painstakingly crafted artefact, filled with the wit and passion of J. Willgoose, Esq. and Every Valley is no exception. Recorded in former industrial town Ebbw Vale and chronicling the vertiginous rise and devastating fall of the Welsh mining industry, it featured collaborations with Tracyanne Campbell of Camera Obscura, James Dean Bradfield, Haiku Salut and Lisa Jên Brown of 9Bach, as well as the Beaufort Male Choir. The resulting album jostled with Jay Z and Ed Sheeran on release, reaching #4 in the UK charts.
Continuing where they left off in October, their forthcoming UK tour is a culmination of the Public Service Broadcasting story so far: a richly kaleidoscopic feast of sound and vision placing material from their three top-twenty albums, 2013’s Inform – Educate – Entertain, 2015’s silver-certified The Race For Space, and this year’s Every Valley (not to mention the accompanying documentary footage and recordings) alongside one another.
Fans of the band have come to expect a lot from the extraordinary production values of Public Service Broadcasting’s live shows, and resident set design guru and all-round visual mastermind, Mr. B, is thrilled at the opportunity to once again blow these expectations clean out of the water with another set of heart-stopping blockbuster set-pieces. As much a part of the Public Service Broadcasting experience as the [inter]stellar sonics, Mr. B’s visuals elevate each gig into an unmissable event.
Described as “a singular, spellbinding audio-visual show” in The Metro and “a tour de force”, Public Service Broadcasting’s live gigs are a perfect distillation of a band dedicated to their duty to entertain as much as to educate and inform.
Tickets for the tour are on sale HERE
UK Tour Dates
05/04/18 – New Theatre, Oxford
06/04/18 – O2 Academy, Bournemouth
07/04/18 – Dome, Brighton
08/04/18 – Winter Gardens, Margate
10/04/18 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
11/04/18 – Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
12/04/18 – Olympia, Liverpool
13/04/18 – De Montfort Hall, Leicester
14/04/18 – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
16/04/18 – Empire, Middlesbrough
17/04/18 – O2 Academy, Sheffield
The biggest winter music festival of its kind in UK, Celtic Connections celebrates its 25th anniversary with an exciting and ambitious line-up of musicians from all corners of the world, showcasing the best talent in folk, world and jazz music. Descending on Glasgow between 18 January and 4 February 2018, Celtic Connections offers 18 days of entertainment to brighten up the dark, wet January nights with a mixture of concerts that will include a host of one-off musical collaborations alongside talks, workshops, film screenings, ceilidhs, art exhibitions, free events and late night sessions. This year’s highlights include a special tribute to the late musical legend, Martyn Bennett featuring GRIT Orchestra and bike stunt hero, Danny MacAskill recreating some of his famous stunts from The Ridge seen by some 55M people on YouTube, this special night will be opened by Isle of Skye band Niteworks fusing electronica with bagpipes; other highlights include one of the world’s greatest female singers, Mali’s Oumou Sangaré, Scottish folk legend King Creosote, Hannah Peel blending her signature electronica with Tubular Brass’s magic, Roaming Roots Revue - a special tribute to the late Tom Petty and a country die-hard Dale Watson.
To browse all 300+ events visit www.celticconnections.com.
Astroid Boys are:-
Traxx (MC) - Benji (MC) - DJ Comfort (DJ) - Dellux (producer) - Big H (drums)
Fresh off destroying arena crowds supporting Enter Shikari grime / rock collective Astroid Boys announce their UK headline tour kicking off in March 2018!
2017 saw Astroid Boys release their debut album ‘Broke’, receiving great support from Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, Annie Mac and Target! Their aim when starting the band was to create something new and exciting which they have certainly done and translated perfectly on their debut album. Broke details the thoughts and feelings of a generation who feel unheard and ignored. Astroid Boys took this as an opportunity to really demonstrate their ability to merge two rebellious genres into something of their very own creation.
With the band sitting comfortably between grime and punk/hardcore, their sound fuses together multiple sub-cultures and perspectives—a growth that defines them less as a band and more as a voice for the youth which they will be taking across the UK this coming spring.
Not many artists can say they’ve supported Trash Talk and Deez Nuts, as well as Public Enemy, Grandmaster Flash, Skepta and Stormzy, but Astroid Boys have taken their live show to the urban and metal scenes across the UK. Along with an impressive list of tour supports under their belt, they’ve played at Reading & Leeds Festival, Download, Boomtown, Latitude festivals and T in the Park.
Tickets on sale MONDAY 11TH DEC 9am HERE
7th The Haunt, Brighton
8th Dome, London
9th Waterfront, Norwich
10th Asylum, Birgmingham
11th Rebellion, Manchester
12th King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
13th Riverside, Newcastle
14th Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
15th Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
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