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GUIDE TO LONDON'S LIVE MUSIC VENUES: NEWS

 

Doves announce UK Tour

Doves Announce UK Tour
Doves are following up their low-key March dates with a full UK tour in April and May, in support of their new album, Kingdom of Rust. Tickets for Doves can be bought here from 9am on Friday 24 February.
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Doves announce UK Tour

Doves Announce UK Tour
Doves are following up their low-key March dates with a full UK tour in April and May, in support of their new album, Kingdom of Rust. Tickets for Doves can be bought here from 9am on Friday 24 February.
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Glastonbury 2009 lineup rumours

Glastonbury 2009 Line Up News
Franz ferdinand are still the only act to have confirmed Glastonbury. But fear not, there are still plenty of acts strongly rumoured to be playing.Click below for our summary of acts that you are likely to see in Somerset this year.
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London Astoria memories

Glastonbury 2009 Sells Out
Music After the disappointing sales of last year's Glastonbury, Michael Eavis will breath a sigh of relief after news emerged that all tickets for the 2009 festival have sold out.
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London Astoria memories

HMV Moves Into Venue Sponsorship
Music chain HMV has paid more than £20 million to become part owner of 11 live music venues. Included in the deal are the Hammersmith Apollo, which will be renamed the HMV Apollo, and Kentish Town Forum.
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London Astoria memories

London Astoria's Curtain Call
Wednesday 14 January sees the final ever gig at one of the capital's greatest venues, the London Astoria. We'll be there to report on the final night. In the meantime, head over to our blog to leave your memories of the Astoria.
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Blur reform for Hyde Park gigs

Blur to Tour in 2009
Following hot on the heels of the announcement that The Specials are to tour again in 2009, Blur are also hitting the comeback trail in 2009. There are already rumours about a possible Glastonbury headline slot, but so far the only confirmed date is a Hyde Park show on July 3rd 2009. Tickets for that go on sale from 9am on Friday December 11 here.
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Specials to Tour in 2009

Specials to Tour in 2009
Coventry ska legends The Specials are to tour in 2009 for the first time since 1981. They claim it's to celebrate their 30th anniversary although with declining royalties these days they join a growing list of reformed bands on tour again. Get tickets from 9am on Friday December 11 here.
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terror laws killing live music

Terror Laws Killing live Music
UK Music chief executive Feargal Sharkey and Musicians’ Union general secretary John Smith told the Culture select committee that the Licensing Act was failing live music. Both appeared as witnesses to the ongoing inquiry into the impact of the Licensing Act and told
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London Astoria to close

London Astoria to Close
It's another sad day for london's live music venues as Mayor of London Ken Livingstone says there is nothing that can be done to save the doomed London Astoria, which is now to close because of work taking place to improve London's public transportation in the area.
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More Glastonbury names announced

More Glastonbury Names
Hot Chip have let slip they will be playing Glastonbury in 2008, adding to a growing list of confirmed and strongly rumoured acts. The headliners are Kings of Leon, Jay-Z and The Verve. Strongly rumoured to be joining them on the Pyramid Stage are Kate Gash (sorry Nash) and Neil...More

Summer Sundae Festival Bands announced

Summer Sundae Bands Announced
Supergrass, Simian Mobile Disco, The Coral and Lightspeed Champion are to play the Summer Sundae Weekender in Leicester on the 8, 9 and 10 August. Click below to visit the official site.

Summer Sundae Site

World's largest music collection on sale

World's Biggest Music Auction
The world's largest music collection is currently on sale on ebay with a starting bid of £1.5 million. The collection includes around 3 million vinyl records and 300,000 CDs, as well as 6 publishing companies and 8 independent record labels.

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Public Enemy to play Brixton Academy gig

Public Enemy to Tour UK
Hip hop legends Public Enemy are touring their classic 1988 album It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back across the UK this May. They are set to play the Brixton Academy on Friday May 23. For ticket information visit the Brixton Academy's website here
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Albums due for release in 2008

All-Star Gig at Roundhouse
Homeless charity Crisis has announced details of an all-star gig to take place at Camden Roundhouse on 2 March. The all-day event will feature performances from Paul Weller, New Young Pony Club, Dirty Pretty Things and more. Tickets cost £45 and ...more

Albums due for release in 2008

Albums to be released in 2008
2008 sees a number of high profile album releases, led by Oasis, Coldplay and The Verve. Hot Chip kick the year off with Made in the Dark, due on Feb 5. Oxford's Foals release their eagerly-awaited debut in March ...more

Radiohead play secret London gig

Radiohead play London gig
Radiohead played a surprise gig in East london yesterday. Originally intending to play in a tiny shop on Brick Lane, safety fears forced them to move the gig to a larger (but still intimate) venue, 93 Feet East. You can see the gig here ...more

Brit Award nominations 2008

Brit Awards nominees
With Media nobs are saying this year the Brits have gone pop, with four nominations each for Mika, Take That and Leona Lewis. Sounds more like pap to us. Indie is represented with nominations for the Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, Kate Gash and . .more

Robbie Williams' Rudebox to pave roads in China

Robbie Williams 'Roadbox'
In one of the more bizarre stories, it appears unsold copies of Robbie Williams' poorly-performing Rudebox album are set to be crushed and then used in road resurfacing and street lighting in China.Top recycling.
 

Eminem the new Elvis

Not-so Slim Shady...
Slim Shady is following in the footsteps of Elvis by compulsively eating his way out of depression, according to his Mum. The hip hop star recently spent Christmas in hospital suffering from ...more
 

Jay Z for Glastonbury 2008?

The Festival rumour mill ...
With ticket details for this year's Glastonbury Festival being announced this week, Michael Eavis dropped hints about who will be headlining by saying, "I'm putting on a black American headliner, who's absolutely terrific." This led many to ...more

 

 


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