The world’s most successful and best-selling soprano, Sarah Brightman, returns to London for the first time since her Harem World Tour in 2004. Her new world tour, HYMN: Sarah Brightman In Concert will come to Royal Albert Hall, Monday 11th November, for one night only. Tickets for the one night only spectacular will go on sale to the general public on Friday 25th January at 10am and are available online at
One of the UK’s greatest global stars, the Berkhamsted born singer says fans should, “expect the unexpected!”. Brightman began her HYMN world tour in South America in November 2018 and includes 125 shows across five continents throughout 2019.
On coming home to perform, Sarah says, “It’s been a long time since I performed in London and I’m so excited to bring this beautiful new show back home to you and perform new songs and of course many favourites. To me, HYMN suggests joy and a feeling of hope and light – something familiar and secure, like home”.
Sarah last headlined the Royal Albert Hall over 20 years ago, in 1997 and is returning for a very special night, accompanied by her band, a full orchestra, choir and special guests to be announced in the coming months.
To enhance her world of enchantment, Brightman has partnered with Swarovski on her world tour. Her elaborate costumes and dazzling tiaras will feature over 600,000 of Swarovski crystals. Fans will also have the opportunity to take home a sparkling memento through a variety of custom tour merchandise from Sarah’s signature collection. The collection bear Sarah’s signature and many pieces have also been incorporated into her costumes for the tour.  The collection will be available for purchase on tour and directly from 
Sarah Brightman unveiled her much-anticipated fifteenth full-length album, HYMN, on November 9, 2018 (Decca Gold/ Universal Music Group). This marks the multiplatinum GRAMMY® award-nominated classical crossover pioneer’s first new studio recording since she released the international chart-topper Dreamchaser in 2013.
U.K. Date: 

11 November 2019                    London, U.K.                 Royal Albert Hall

Tickets for this spectacular night will go on sale to the general public on Friday 25 January at 10am, with the fan Pre-sale available from today (Monday 21st January). Visit and by phone at 0844 844 04444.
Bang Bang Romeo release ‘Bag Of Bones’ single

Bang Bang Romeo release ‘Bag Of Bones’ single



Bang Bang Romeo release 'Bag Of Bones' single

Bang Bang Romeo have big things planned for this year, their first ever UK headline tour, the release of their debut album, a 16 date European & UK stadium support tour with pop legend P!NK, countless European festivals …. world domination. But before all of that, to get 2019 really started they’ve just unleashed their new single ‘Bag Of Bones’ and the accompanying video.

Watch here:

Filmed in London, the band worked with Trigger Happy’s Dom Joly and Matt Campion to bring the story of ‘Bag Of Bones’ to life. The video follows a woman returning to her childhood bedroom to deal with her personal demons. It tackles gender politics, self-identity and sees the character owning her own androgyny with confidence. With lead singer Stars being a strong and open voice for the LGBTQ+ community the song’s message is one that comes from the heart. The band have been encouraging fans to get involved with this message using their hashtag #somuchmore.

The band commented about the track:
“In a world where we’re told to conform and align ourselves into categories, we say, unapologetically, “no”. To anyone feeling they may not be ‘normal’ in the eyes of today’s society, or feel as though they were just put here to wake up, work, and be this vessel that everyone else wants them to be, we would like to remind you that you are not just a Bag of Bones, you are so much more. ‘Bag of Bones’ is the second offering from our debut album ‘A Heartbreaker’s Guide To The Galaxy’ out June 14th. The single is also our first release of the year, so to say we’re excited about it is a total understatement. “

Dom Joly commented “I was blown away by Anastasia’s voice when I first heard this track. I loved the fact that this was a rock band fronted by a woman and really wanted to make the video. We kept the company concept pretty simple as the band’s power sort of speaks for itself. It was an easy shoot and I’m a big fan of the band and their sound.”

Bang Bang Romeo release their debut album ‘A Heartbreaker’s Guide To The Galaxy‘ on 14th June 2019 via Eleven Seven Label Group. They embark on their first ever UK headline tour next month.

Order the album here:
Buy tickets here:

Full UK Tour dates as follows:
Monday 18th February – Phase One, Liverpool
Tuesday 19th February – 78 Sackville Street, Manchester
Wednesday 20th February – Heartbreakers, Southampton
Thursday 21st February – Black Heart, London
Friday 22nd February – Actress and Bishop, Birmingham
Saturday 23rd February – Headrow House, Leeds
Saturday 6th April – Cro Cro Land Festival, London
Sunday 5th May – Teddy Rocks Festival, Dorset
Saturday 1st June – Camden Rocks Festival, London
Thursday 20 June:  Principality Stadium, Cardiff *supporting P!nk*
Saturday 22 June:  Hampden Park, Glasgow *supporting P!nk*
Tuesday 25 June:  Anfield Stadium, Liverpool *supporting P!nk*
Saturday 29 June:  Wembley Stadium, London *supporting P!nk*
Sunday 30 June: Wembley Stadium, London *supporting P!nk*
digital download and streaming release of Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical FOLLIES out now

digital download and streaming release of Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical FOLLIES out now



digital download and streaming release of Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical FOLLIES out now

WARNER CLASSICS and the NATIONAL THEATRE announce the digital download and streaming release of Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical FOLLIES – 2018 National Theatre Cast Recording this Friday, January 18th.
The critically-acclaimed musical tells the story of the former performers of Weismann’s Follies, reunited for the first time in their theatre which is to be demolished the next day. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. The show includes musical hits such as Losing My Mind and Broadway BabyI’m Still Here.
Following its 2018 Olivier Award wins for Best Musical Revival and Best Costume Design and a sold out run at the National Theatre, the original cast and orchestra behind FOLLIES release its much-anticipated London Cast Recording. FOLLIES returns to the National Theatre’s Olivier Theatreon February 12th 2019.
Director of FOLLIES and Associate of the National Theatre Dominic Cooke said: “Directing FOLLIES has been a privilege. It is a heart-breaking, universal piece and the National Theatre committed epic resources to realise it. The original company gave detailed, powerful performances and I’m delighted that we managed to record them for listeners to appreciate Stephen Sondheim’s peerless score, just as I’m working with an equally brilliant cast on the Olivier revival opening next month.”
FOLLIES – 2018 National Theatre Cast Recording was recorded at RAK Studios in London with world-renowned producer Nigel Wright, conducted by Olivier Nominee Nigel Lilley and mixed by SMP Studios, Buckinghamshire. The soundtrack cast includes Julie Armstrong, Norma Attallah, Josephine Barstow, Jeremy Batt, Tracie Bennett, Di Botcher, Billy Boyle, Janie Dee, Anouska Eaton, Liz Ewing, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Peter Forbes, Emily Goodenough, Bruce Graham, Adrian Grove, Fred Haig, Aimee Hodnett, Dawn Hope, Liz Izen, Alison Langer, Emily Langham, Sarah-Marie Maxwell, Ian McLarnon, Leisha Mollyneux, Gemma Page, Kate Parr, Philip Quast, Edwin Ray, Gary Raymond, Adam Rhys-Charles, Jordan Shaw, Imelda Staunton, Zizi Strallen, Barnaby Thompson, Christine Tucker, Michael Vinsen and Alex Young.

FOLLIES Track Listing

  1. Prologue
  2. Beautiful Girls
  3. Don’t Look At Me
  4. Waiting For The Girls Upstairs
  5. Rain On The Roof / Ah, Paris! / Broadway Baby (Medley)
  6. The Road You Didn’t Take
  7. In Buddy’s Eyes
  8. Who’s That Woman?
  9. I’m Still Here
  10. Too Many Mornings
  11. The Right Girl
  12. One More Kiss
  13. Could I Leave You?
  14. Loveland
  15. You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow / Love Will See Us Through (Medley)
  16. Buddy’s Blues
  17. Losing My Mind
  18. The Story Of Lucy and Jessie
  19. Live, Laugh, Love
  20. End of Show

FOLLIES – 2018 National Theatre Cast Recording is available across digital download and streaming accounts now. Download and streaming link can be found HERE. CD pre-orders will be available soon.“I love this show’s beautiful reflection on the lives of these characters and the choices they made.  I’m thrilled we were able to capture this original National Theatre cast last year, and I look forward to fans of Stephen Sondheim, the show and the cast enjoying this recording for many years to come.” stated Kevin Gore, President of Arts Music for Warner Music Group.

FOLLIES returns to the National Theatre with previews from 12 February 2019, with many of the original cast including Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Peter Forbes returning to their roles. Alexander Hansonand Joanna Riding will join the cast in the roles of Ben and Sally. More information and tickets can be found here:

For media enquires:
The Outside Organisation:
Emily Bigg / 020 7436 3633

One of the most renowned names on the current electronic music scene joins the Doctor Music Festival line-up

One of the most renowned names on the current electronic music scene joins the Doctor Music Festival line-up



One of the most renowned names on the current electronic music scene joins the Doctor Music Festival line-up

A powerful love for electronic music and the most recent cutting-edge trends has flowed through the veins of Doctor Music Festival since its inception.

This genre of artistic expression remains strong and constant in the Reincarnation Edition, with performances from both legendary electronic artists and new talents, such as The Blaze.

International critics all around the world have been astounded by the musical genius of The Blaze

“Epic, rough-hewed emotional landscapes that surge and yearn, pulsing thickly with sun-streaked, blurry edges. It is body music — dance music — but it works subcutaneously, operating on the level of emotion and thought more than movement.” – The New York Times

“Somebody give The Blaze an Oscar already” – Fader

“Their lucid electronica dazzles” – NME

“Another demonstration of their boundless ability to make carefully crafted and beautiful work.” – The Line of Best Fit

“An angelic offering with distinctive beats…” – Clash

“The Blaze explore humanity with some of the best videos you’ve seen.” – Noisey
The Blaze is a French duo, made up of Guillaume and Jonathan Alric, both music producers and film directors. Their story first began with the debut single ‘Virile’, in 2016. They later released their first EP – ‘Territory’ –  in April 2017, followed by ‘Heaven’ at the beginning of 2018, the first single and video from their acclaimed debut album, ‘Dancehall’. The ambiguity of their music and films is what makes this band so appealing and magnetic. Their music opens the gates to a constant waterfall of the some of the most disparate human emotions.

What’s more, when playing live, The Blaze turns into something even more spectacular. After having played at some of the most prestigious festivals in the world in 2018, they have been able to transcend borders, continuing their tour across the pond to the USA, achieving overwhelming success in New York in particular, with sold out shows!
The Doctor Music Festival 2019 line-up is spreading its wings to become one of the most interesting international offerings of the year, with performances from the likes of: ÂME, The Blaze, Carl Craig, Charlotte De Witte, The Chemical Brothers, Damian Lazarus, Jamie Jones, Parov Stelar, The Prodigy, Richie Hawtin CLOSE, DJ Tennis and for the first time ever in festival history, 3 amazing performances from the Welsh duo Underworld.
Keep your eyes peeled for more exciting news to come!

Tickets on sale at

Y Not Festival launch sustainability scheme

Y Not Festival launch sustainability scheme



Y Not Festival launch sustainability scheme

Y Not Festival is back! We return to the beautiful setting of the Peak District this July  after a fantastic 2018 and to kick things off this year, we’re putting the focus on the most precious part of the festival – our environment.

Our new campaign ‘Keep The Peaks Green’ aims to target sustainability for the festival by cutting out plastic, boosting on recycling and reducing our landfill waste. We are encouraging customers to hand in litter to us, take tents home with them or sign up to use tents already on site at the new Pitch Village.

Though there isn’t a more idyllic spot for Y Not, we recognise that running a festival on this site has a direct impact, both positive and negative, on the natural environment. So, we are making even bigger efforts to be sustainable and kind to the earth with the launch of our new ‘Keep The Peaks Green’ campaign. The scheme offers a number of ways both the festival and you can be savvier and more sustainable with your plastic use, litter and even your tents! The new implementations for Y Not Festival 2019 include:

Litter Bond
We are introducing a Litter Bond once tickets are on sale on Tuesday 29th January. This means that ALL bookings will have a compulsory £10 deposit per booking. All you need to do is hand in a bag of rubbish at the festival and you will be reimbursed a tenner!

Following suit from last year, all single used plastics are prohibited for our traders. We’ll also be bringing back our 10p cup scheme, for every cup you collect and hand in – we’ll give you 10p!

We’re introducing our new camping zone Pitch Village for the first time in the festival’s history. Here we will provide you with a tent, put it up for you and put it back down. By choosing Pitch Village, you won’t need to pack anything away at the end of the weekend – phew!

Aside from handing in your litter and cups to us, there are even more small things you can do to make a big difference and help keep the Peaks green!

Cut down the plastic you bring – please try not to bring single used plastic bottles. Bring refillable water bottles, and we have water points all over the site to make it nice and easy.

Take your tent home – leaving your tent to go into landfill has huge environmental impact. If you can pack up and take your tent home to use again, that one of the most beneficial things you can do to help the environment.

For more information on our scheme, please visit

Line up news for 2019 is coming this February. Keep a look out!

Back for its 14th year this summer, Y Not will take place in Pikehall, Derbyshire from 25th-28th July. Since 2005, when it began life as a houseparty spilling over into deepest Derbyshire, the event has remained home grown and true to its roots. With panoramic countryside views, a fully stocked bar of local ales, a mouth-watering selection of food and more live music than you can shake a stick at… Y Notis a whole weekend of good music, good food and care-free fun in the middle of the beautiful Peak District.

Y Not Festival organisers have said, “We are lucky enough to have the stunning setting of the Peak District as our site and so it’s integral that we protect it for years to come. The ‘Keep The Peaks Green’ scheme offers plenty of opportunity to do this in simple yet effective ways and we’re really looking forward to customers getting on board!”

Last year’s festival included The Libertines, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Jamiroquai, Kaiser Chiefs, Manic Street Preachers and many more. Line up for 2019 are to be announced next month.

For 2018, Y Notmoved to their new and improved site on Aston Hill Farm, adjacent to the previous site on Mouldridge Lane. The festival took place in the unbeatable setting of the Peak District and the benefits of the location include clearer routes for festival-goers and improved access for service vehicles.

In addition to the site change, Y Not have continued their ongoing communications about improvements, following on from their 2018 Manifesto. This includes the site, staffing, security and traffic management.

Tickets go on sale January 29that

Tickets & Prices
Adult Weekend Camping Tickets                                     £119.50
Youth Weekend Camping Tickets (aged 13-17)            £119.50
Family Weekend Camping Tickets                                 £119.50
Child Weekend Camping Tickets (12 and under)           FREE






Fifty-five years after they made their first recordings, the legendary rock band The Who is back in the studio working on their first new album in 13 years due for release later this year.

The full details for new album will be revealed in the coming months.

Along with the forthcoming record, The Who will be undertaking the aptly named ‘Moving On!’ tour of the US where the band will share the stage with orchestras at prestigious venues from Madison Square Garden in New York to The Hollywood Bowl.

Commenting on what Who fans can expect from the new record Pete Townshend said: Dark ballads, heavy rock stuff, experimental electronica, sampled stuff and Who-ish tunes that began with a guitar that goes yanga-dang”. Speaking about the US tour Roger Daltrey commented: “Be aware Who fans! That just because it’s The Who with an Orchestra, in no way will it compromise the way Pete and I deliver our music. This will be full throttle Who with horns and bells on.”

The Who are one of the top three greatest rock legacies in music history has sold over 100 million records world including 9 US & 10 UK top ten albums and 14 UK top ten singles.

They have played over well over 2000 gigs in a career spanning over 50 years including venues such as WoodstockMonterey PopGlastonbury (twice)Hyde Park (four times)The Isle Of Wight (three times), Desert TripShea StadiumThe Superbowl half time show and Live Aid to name but a very few.

The band is in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, the UK Music Hall Of Fame and has lifetime achievement awards from The Brits and from The Grammys and in 2008 were the first rock band ever to be awarded the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors.






Doctor Music Festival announces first wave of artists

Doctor Music Festival announces first wave of artists



Doctor Music Festival has announced its first wave of artists for the ‘reincarnation edition’ of the festival in 2019 including a pioneering idea where a number of acts will perform at numerous times throughout the festival.

Both KING CRIMSON and UNDERWORLD will perform three different sets at the festival. A pioneering idea that will allow the public to have more than one opportunity to see the shows they like and, in addition, the greatest fans will be able to see their favourite artist more than once.


These two big names will join the line-up to offer for the first time and exclusively three different shows in the same festival, in what will be one of the initiatives of the DMF to reduce the anxiety generated among the public by the worry of missing any of the key concerts of a festival. As explained recently in an interview in Mondo Sonoro Neo Sala, Director of the DMF: “The fact of going to a festival and having to run to go and catch someone play… Our festival will not be an accumulation of concerts, a collection of cards… I do not want people to have the feeling that they will miss something out something if they do not run… the famous FOMO effect (“fear of missing out”) that you get in those big events will be notoriously reduced at the Doctor Music Festival”.

The artists have received with great enthusiasm this innovative initiative and in this regards, Robert Fripp (founder and undisputed leader of King Crimson) recently made these statements: “In strange and uncertain times there are moments in which a reasonable person could despair. But hope is unreasonable, and the power of music to unite people is a good reason to have some hope. King Crimson has the privilege to perform three times at the Doctor Music Festival. Each setlist will be different but, until the morning of the show, we won’t know how it will be”.

The best representation of the highest levels of music of all genres reaches the line-up of the Doctor Music Festival 2019. An edition to enjoy artists who are already legends and others who will soon be, as it happened in previous editions. Music to dance under the stars that can almost be touched. The most diverse names of all genres and eras will arrive at Escalarre on July 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th. The highest musical quality for all tastes and styles will once again be one of the hallmarks of the Doctor Music Festival.

The new edition of the festival will feature pioneering initiatives such as three different shows that will be offered by bands such as King Crimson and Underworld; novel and different experiences such as an hologram of Frank Zappa that we will be able to see in The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa or Albert Pla and Los Sujetadores with a super band specially created for the occasion.

In 2019 we will have the trendiest artists such as RosalíaParquet CourtsGreta Van Fleet or Viva Suecia, along with the exquisite timeless rock of The Smashing PumpkinsThe StrokesPrimal ScreamThe Sisters of Mercy or the excellence of the super group The Good The Bad and The Queen.

With electronic music as part of the DNA of the Festival, that one day opened the party in Escalarre, we will have great exponents such as the pioneers The Prodigy with its unique electronic punk rock or a reference name like Richie Hawtin amongst many others.

A carefully curated and eclectic line-up where we could not miss the best in modern metal with powerful bands like SabatonOpeth or TesseracT, which will soon be joined by more names.

Four days for the authentic lovers of music, nature and of vital experiences that will make the public enjoy much more than just concerts.

Sustainability, innovation and special experiences will make this festival something unique and different. The magical getaway for the days 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th of July. Four days in a place so perfect that will seem unreal; without tension, without stress, with authentic food, in an ideal campsite and with all the facilities for all budgets. All this can be found in the Marketplace of available from tomorrow 20 of December.

To this first advance of the line-up more names will join in the first months of 2019 until completing the final line-up of the Reincarnation Edition of the Doctor Music Festival.

Do not miss out on what is to come… this has only just begun! Many more acts TBA.
The complete line-up will be released in early 2019.

Information and ticket sales at






New Order are proud to announce the boxed set release of their debut album Movement on 5th April 2019. The four 12 inch singles that were released around the same period but did not feature on the album will also be released.

Out of the ashes of Joy Division, the remaining members decided to carry on recording under the name of New Order. The band’s debut album Movement recorded between 24th April to the 4th May 1981 at Strawberry in Stockport and featuring all new material, produced by Martin Hannett was released in 11th November 1981 on Factory Records.

The Movement boxed set will include the vinyl LP with its original iconic sleeve designed by Peter Saville, original album CD in replica mini album sleeve, a bonus CD of previously unreleased tracks, DVD of live shows and TV appearances plus hard backed book all housed in a lift off lid box.

The four 12 inch singles Ceremony original version, Ceremony re-recorded version, Everythings Gone Green and Temptation will be released in their original sleeves, one a week starting on 8th March.


LP / CD1 (original album)       

  1. Dreams Never End
  2. Truth
  3. Senses
  4. Chosen Time
  5. ICB
  6. The Him
  7. Doubts Even Here
  8. Denial

CD2 (previously unreleased tracks)   

  1. Dreams Never End (Western Works Demo)
  2. Homage (Western Works Demo)
  3. Ceremony (Western Works Demo)
  4. Truth (Western Works Demo)
  5. Are You Ready For This? (Western Works Demo)
  6. The Him (Cargo Demo)
  7. Senses (Cargo Demo)
  8. Truth (Cargo Demo)
  9. Dreams Never End (Cargo Demo)
  10. Mesh (Cargo Demo)
  11. ICB (Cargo Demo)
  12. Procession (Cargo Demo)
  13. Cries And Whispers (Cargo Demo)
  14. Doubts Even Here (Instrumental) (Cargo Demo)
  15. Ceremony (1st Mix – Ceremony Sessions)
  16. Temptation (Alternative 7”)
  17. Procession (Rehearsal Recording)
  18. Chosen Time (Rehearsal Recording)

New Order – Movement DVD

Live Shows
Hurrah’s, NY 1980
In A Lonely Place
Dreams Never End
Cries & Whispers

Recorded on 27th September, 1980.
Produced, directed and filmed by Merrill Aldighieri

Peppermint Lounge, NY 1981
In A Lonely Place
Dreams Never End
Chosen Time
Everything’s Gone Green
Hurt – instrumental

TV Sessions
Granada Studios 1981
Doubts Even Here
The Him

BBC Riverside 1982
Chosen Time
Hurt – instrumental
In A Lonely Place

Ceremony CoManCHE Student Union 1981
In A Lonely Place Toronto 1981
Temptation Soul Kitchen, Newcastle 1982
Hurt Le Palace, Paris 1982
Procession Le Palace, Paris 1982
Chosen Time Pennies 1982
Truth The Haçienda 1983
ICB Minneapolis 1983

12” Singles

Ceremony (version 1)
Recorded at Eastern Artists Recordings in East Orange, New Jersey, during the US visit the previous September, New Order’s first single might, in an alternative universe, have been Joy Division’s next. The 12” single, originally released in March 1981 (the 7” having been released in January) including the original version of ‘Ceremony’, will feature remastered audio on heavyweight vinyl.

Side 1
Ceremony (version 1)
Side 2
In A Lonely Place

Ceremony (version 2)
The alternative, re-recorded version of ‘Ceremony’ now also featuring Gillian Gilbert in the band was released later in 1981 and will feature the later alternative ‘cream’ sleeve rather than the original green and copper. This 12” will feature remastered audio on heavyweight vinyl.

Side 1
Ceremony (version 2)
Side 2
In A Lonely Place

Everythings Gone Green 
Originally released on Factory Benelux in December 1981, this 12” featured Everythings Gone Green, which had previously been on the reverse of the band’s second 7” single ‘Procession’ in September 1981,and ‘Cries And Whispers’ and ‘Mesh’ whose titles were flipped on the cover causing confusion amongst fans and compilers ever since. This 12” will feature remastered audio on heavyweight vinyl.

Side 1
Everythings Gone Green
Side 2
Cries And Whispers

Featuring the full versions of both tracks this 12” was first release in May 1982 and were the first self-produced released recordings. With ‘Temptation’ being a cast iron New Order classic, this is an essential part of any New Order collection. This 12” will feature remastered audio on heavyweight vinyl.

Side 1
Side 2

Bang Bang Romeo announce 2019 headline tour

Bang Bang Romeo announce 2019 headline tour



Bang Bang Romeo announce 2019 headline tour

Seeing off 2018 with two sold out hometown shows in Doncaster this week, Bang Bang Romeo have now set their sights onto the new year, today announcing a headline tour for February 2019.

The band will perform at five locations throughout the country with one special additional show still to be unveiled. On February 22nd the band will perform a show at the location of their fans choosing. Fans who collectively call themselves the BBRMY will get to nominate their town as the location for this show with votes being collected via the band’s engaged social media.

The band commented:
We hit the road February 2019 and we can’t see you all! We want you guys to always be as involved in our journey as you can be, which is why YOU will decide where we visit on the 22nd… Who’s in? 🚀🖤

Tickets are available to buy here:

Full dates as follows:
Monday 18th February – Phase One, Liverpool
Tuesday 19th February – 78 Sackville Street, Manchester
Wednesday 20th February – Heartbreakers, Southampton
Thursday 21st February – Black Heart, London
Friday 22nd February – YOU DECIDE!!!!
Saturday 23rd February – Headrow House, Leeds

The band have also been getting into the festival spirit unveiling Christmas cover songs on their Facebook page this week. Listen below:
Jingle Bells (BBR cover)
We Three Kings (BBR cover)

Bang Bang Romeo recently announced their debut album ‘A Heartbreaker’s Guide To The Galaxy‘ which will be released on 14th June 2019 via Eleven Seven Label Group. The album will be released on CD, marble coloured vinyl and with ticket and merch bundle combinations.
Order here:   Full UK Tour dates as follows:
Friday 21 December: The Leopard, Doncaster *SOLD OUT*
Saturday 22 December: The Leopard, Doncaster *SOLD OUT*2019
Monday 18th February – Phase One, Liverpool
Tuesday 19th February – 78 Sackville Street, Manchester
Wednesday 20th February – Heartbreakers, Southampton
Thursday 21st February – Black Heart, London
Friday 22nd February – LOCATION TBC, YOU DECIDE!!!!
Saturday 23rd February – Headrow House, Leeds
Thursday 20 June:  Principality Stadium, Cardiff *supporting P!nk*
Saturday 22 June:  Hampden Park, Glasgow *supporting P!nk*
Tuesday 25 June:  Anfield Stadium, Liverpool *supporting P!nk*
Saturday 29 June:  Wembley Stadium, London *supporting P!nk*
Sunday 30 June: Wembley Stadium, London *supporting P!nk*
Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited Acquires Tricky Stewart Catalogue

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited Acquires Tricky Stewart Catalogue



Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited Acquires Tricky Stewart Catalogue

The Board of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited and its Investment Adviser, The Family (Music) Limited, are pleased to announce that the Company has acquired a music catalogue from Christopher “Tricky” Stewart, an American record producer, songwriter, music publisher and multiple Grammy winner. The Company has acquired a 100% interest in the catalogue including ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) income.

The catalogue comprises 121 songs in total, including 8 US Top 10 Pop singles, 3 US Number 1 Pop singles and multiple Grammy winners. It is highly complementary to The-Dream catalogue, which was acquired by the Company on 11 July 2018, as Tricky co-wrote many of the most important songs in that catalogue including Umbrella (Rihanna), Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) (Beyoncé), Baby (Justin Bieber), Me Against The Music (Britney Spears & Madonna) and Touch My Body (Mariah Carey).

In addition to songs co-written with The-Dream the catalogue includes numerous other songs with Katy Perry from one of her most successful albums, Teenage Dream, and other songs with Christina Aguilera, Rick Ross, Whitney Houston, Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Scherzinger and Ciara.

Merck Mercuriadis, Founder of The Family (Music) Limited and Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, said:

“This is a tremendously important acquisition for Hipgnosis and me. In addition to giving us greater ownership of multiple Grammy Award winning Number 1 songs like Rihanna’s Umbrella and Beyoncé’s Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) we are also reuniting the catalogues of Tricky Stewart and The-Dream who are arguably the finest song-writing duo of their time. These songs are big pop successes but it’s sophisticated music of the highest order and these songs are already classics not to mention by the culturally most important artists of their time. Tricky is a tremendous individual, writer, producer and musician whose work backs up all of the tremendous accolades and success. This is family!”

Tricky Stewart, said:

“There is a right way and wrong way to do everything.  The sale of my catalog to Hipgnosis is right for me. Selling to a friend who is fuelled by purpose, motivated to do great things, with a disruptive spirit and vigour caught my attention, and ultimately led to me completing this transaction.  I’m truly blessed to have these kinds of options in my life and for that WE GIVE GOD THE GLORY. Over the next 5 years I will be creating another catalog filled with Hits and culture, and I’ll do it all over again! I love music and music loves me.”

Mark E. Stewart – Tricky Stewart’s Manager – commented:

“When Trick and I discussed selling his catalog, Merck was the first person I heard from.  Merck and Hipgnosis are definitely buyers that have respect for the songs and for the writers who created them, and even the stories behind the creations.  Merck is a music man first,but happens to make deals with the utmost respect for the creator.

Closing a major transaction like this with a man like Merck made perfect sense because of our long lasting working relationship. I congratulate him and Hipgnosis on another great acquisition.”






World-renowned Bowie keyboardist Mike Garson is excited to announce that the January tour dates for A BOWIE CELEBRATION will celebrate David Bowie’s Glastonbury 2000 performance which was described by the NME as;

“Not only the greatest Glastonbury headline performance but the best headline slot at any festival ever”

The legendary Bowie Glastonbury 2000 performance which featured Garson, Mark Plati and Earl Slick from the A Bowie Celebration band, was recently released to huge critical acclaim.

Mike Garson’s studio and home burned to the ground in the tragic Southern California fires earlier this month, but he was determined that the tour still go ahead and that it specifically celebrate the incredible night of June 25th 2000 when Bowie performed an astounding greatest hits set to hundreds of thousands of delirious fans.

This month alone Garson performed with Nine Inch Nails for two nights in Los Angeles and also played with Smashing Pumpkins as part of their 30th anniversary celebrations.

Mike Garson Remembers Glastonbury in 2000 with David Bowie
“I was standing backstage with David Bowie and fellow bandmates preparing to perform at the Glastonbury Festival in 2000. David looked out at the audience and saw what is told to have been a quarter of a million fans. There was something about that day that made me feel, even before beginning to perform, like it would be the most powerful concert to ever happen in Glastonbury history.I felt David’s apprehension. He seemed just a little nervous. He took a breath, looked me straight in the eye and asked me to go out to warm up the audience on my own – much like asked me 23 years earlier at the Hammersmith Odeon in London on the night he knew he would be retiring Ziggy Stardust forever. Once again, I almost had a heart attack. I walked out onto the stage all alone with nothing but the monstrous sea of fans. I was ready to play some jazz.

There was just one problem. From the first note, not a sound was coming out of my keyboard. Within a second, at least fifty crew members flooded on and off the stage scrambling to figure out what the problem might be. The crowd was getting anxious. I was getting nervous and turning red. I was just so happy that David wasn’t on stage because if he had started without the piano we would have been in big trouble. The three minutes I was onstage without any sound felt like three years! It finally dawned on me that the volume on my keyboard was turned off. It wouldn’t surprise me if I was the one who turned it all the way down after our sound check. Oh boy.

I started playing Greensleeves. I have no idea why. I played it at a fairly brisk tempo because I knew the audience was waiting for their real hero to take the stage. The rest of the band started to walk out on stage while I began to wind down and finish my improv. Then David walked out and the crowd went crazy. We played for them for two hours.  After having played with David for more than a thousand shows, I can easily report that our night in Glastonbury was my favorite concert. I remember the thrill of playing Life on Mars with the audience knowing every word to that, not to mention every other song we played.

I’ve thought about that show ever since and have talked about it at length with the musicians I shared the stage with that evening. It makes me very happy to see that show now being released for those who were with us that night to relive the magic and for so many more to be able to share in the joy of the music we made on that special night.

I’m thrilled to be continuing David’s legacy with such an amazing band of fellow Bowie alumni members and a wonderful mix of world-renowned vocalists with A BOWIE CELEBRATION: The David Bowie Alumni Tour in cities across Europe and North America beginning in January 2019. We look forward to continuing the celebration of David’s music with you when I’ll make sure to keep the volume of my keyboard up each night”

Garson along with fellow key alumni musicians of David Bowie’s bands from across the decades have joined forces for a show called ‘A BOWIE CELEBRATION’ with Bowie band alumni including Earl Slick, Gerry Leonard, Mark Plati and Carmine Rojas.

European shows across Ireland, UK, France, Austria, Germany, Holland, Belgium & Switzerland for this unforgettable and critically acclaimed evening of Bowie’s songs are scheduled for early 2019 and will feature world class vocalists including Rolling Stones singer Bernard Fowler, Living Colour’s Corey Glover and Joe Sumner plus an ever-rotating mix of Bowie hits and deep cut fan favourites.

Keyboardist and band leader Mike Garson, the longest-standing member of any of Bowie’s bands, who performed with David at over 1,000 concerts around the globe says: “This is a dream band with each member at the top of their game. Add to that the world’s best fans singing and dancing along with us and the power of David’s music stays alive with the same intent as when we played with him.”

The band also features legendary guitarist Earl Slick, who worked on landmark Bowie albums such as Diamond Dogs, David Live, Station To Station, Young Americans, Reality and Bowie’s penultimate album The Next Day along with Bowie band leader Gerry Leonard (A Reality Tour) and the Let’s Dance/Serious Moonlight Tour bassist Carmine Rojas. Between them, they have over 40 years experience of recording, writing and playing live with Bowie.

Earl Slick “I’m having a blast with these shows. It’s so great to play with this amazing band of alumni who were there with David going all the way back. When I see the looks on the faces of the audience at our shows I see the value in what we’re doing. Mission accomplished!”

Gerry Leonard: “I am super excited to be continuing to bring David’s music to his loyal fans with A Bowie Celebration. The combination of having his real band playing his music for his dedicated fans makes for a truly special night every time.  It’s such a wonderful way to keep David’s memory and musical legacy alive.”

Carmine Rojas: “It is really inspirational to witness how excited the audience gets with each song we play.  It’s like people are reminded how prolific David’s music was and they can’t stop singing and dancing. Fans can’t believe they are actually hearing the music as it was originally recorded by original musicians of David’s bands. That’s what sets this apart from anything else. It’s truly a spiritual event.  I can’t wait to continue the Celebration!”
A BOWIE CELEBRATION EUROPEAN TOUR 20199-Jan Ireland Dublin, Olympia
10-Jan Glasgow, O2 Academy
11-Jan Manchester, Ritz
12-Jan London, Shepherds Bush Empire

13-Jan Birmingham, O2 Birmingham Institute
15-Jan France Lyon, Le Transbordeur
16-Jan France Paris, L’Olympia
17-Jan France Lille, Theatre Sebastopol
18-Jan France Strasbourg, Salle Erasme
20-Jan Spain Madrid, Teatro Circo Price
22-Jan Austria Vienna, Arena Vienna
23-Jan Germany Berlin, Huxley’s Neue Welt
24-Jan Germany Cologne, Alte Kantine
26-Jan Holland Groningen, Oosterporrt
27-Jan Holland Nijmegen, Doornroosje
28-Jan Holland Amsterdam, Paradiso
30-Jan Belgium Brussels, AB
1-Feb Switzerland Zurich, Volkshaus
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Tom Grennan joins line up for Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall

Tom Grennan joins line up for Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall



Tom Grennan joins line up for Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall

BBC Introducing Artist Of The Year Tom Grennan has confirmed he will join the stellar Teenage Cancer Trust line up at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday 27th March.

Singer-songwriter Tom Grennan has had a phenomenal 12 months. From breakout star at the beginning of the year to a nationwide sold out tour in October including a date at O2 Academy Brixton, Tom released his top 5 debut album, Lighting Matches to huge acclaim and performed at festivals all over Europe.  Tom said:

 “It’s a real honour for me to play a show on behalf of Teenager Cancer Trust and raise money and awareness for so many courageous young people! To tread the boards of the Royal Albert Hall will be a life ambition ticked off for me, and to do it for Teenage Cancer Trust make it that extra special – thank you to Roger Daltrey and the team for giving me this opportunity”

Tom Grennan joins multi award-winning collective Rudimental, one of the most successful bands in British chart history, Take That, alternative legends, Doves, announcing their return after a decade, pop/rock trio The Script and English folk-rockers Levellers for the celebrated week long concert series.

Every penny Teenage Cancer Trust raises goes towards supporting thousands of young people living with cancer across the UK. The services provided treat people as individuals – the young person first and the cancer diagnosis second.

Legendary frontman of The Who, Roger Daltrey CBE has been the driving force behind Teenage Cancer Trust’s Royal Albert Hall concerts since they began in 2000 and is an honorary patron for the charity. I’ve been proud to be part of Teenage Cancer Trust for almost 20 years.

Roger said: “Many people will not be aware that Teenage Cancer Trust is a charity that receives no government funding and is dependent on raising money from the public to provide vital wards and nursing care which are a lifeline for young people with cancer. I’m incredibly grateful to all of the artists who’ve given up time in their busy schedules to help young people with cancer get the specialist care they deserve. Looking back, we’ve had so many unforgettable moments at the shows over the years and these moments are amplified by the wonderful young people with cancer I have met. I’m consistently overwhelmed by their positivity in the face of a life changing circumstance. They are the reason we strive to make these shows the very best we can and this year will be no different.” 

Every penny Teenage Cancer Trust raises goes towards putting a spotlight on the thousands of young people living with cancer across the UK. The services provided treat people as individuals – the young person first and the cancer diagnosis second.

2019’s impressive line-up adds to an extraordinary legacy that has seen unique, once in a lifetime performances like Noel Gallagher and Damon Albarn performing together for the first time ever in 2013, Sir Paul McCartney in 2012, plus everyone from Muse to The Cure, Tinie Tempah, Florence + The Machine, Ed Sheeran, Kasabian, Stereophonics, Paul Weller, Olly Murs, Eric Clapton, Robert Plant, Sir Tom Jones and many more. And, of course, some of the greatest concerts of the past 20 years from The Who.

Liz Tait, Director of Fundraising at Teenage Cancer Trust, said: “We’re so excited to announce this incredible line-up. These amazing shows not only bring together some of the world’s biggest names in music, but also raise vital funds to support young people facing the chaos of cancer through our 28 specialist teenage cancer units in NHS hospitals across the UK, led by expert nurses and support staff. For every young person we reach, there’s another we can’t, so every penny raised through the gigs is crucial. As always, we’re incredibly grateful to our honorary patron Roger Daltrey CBE, who is the driving force behind the Royal Albert Hall shows. And it’s great that tickets are on sale just in time for Christmas!”

This year’s shows are generously supported by sponsors Tangle Teezer and American Airlines.

Further incredible support is provided by media partners Absolute Radio and Metro.


Monday 25 March – Sunday 31 March 2019

Monday 25 March                  Rudimental, Ghetts
Wednesday 27 March           Tom Grennan
Thursday 28 March                 Take That
Friday 29 March                      Doves
Saturday 30 March                 The Script
Sunday 31 March                   Levellers “A Beautiful Night Out”

Tickets for Tom Grennan go on sale at 9am on Friday 14 December.
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Seven Decades ‘The Story Of Three Guitars That Changed The World’ First night sold out! Matinee shows added!

Seven Decades ‘The Story Of Three Guitars That Changed The World’ First night sold out! Matinee shows added!



Seven Decades 'The Story Of Three Guitars That Changed The World' First night sold out! Matinee shows added!

Seven Decades have added two matinee shows to their upcoming January run at The V&A after their opening night has sold out.

Tickets are available now via the V&A website

Last week Seven Decades unveiled the special guests for their opening night panel at the V&A on 11th January. This evening will be a unique extended performance, and will include an exclusive discussion on the electric guitar’s enduring impact on popular culture in general and music in particular.

The panel on the 11th will feature Bill Curbishley manager of The Who, Brix Smith Start lead guitarist and song-writer in The Fall and lead vocalist and guitarist in her band Brix And The Extricated, Johnny Borrell guitarist and vocalist of Razorlight and Kevin Brennan MP the Shadow Minister for Heritage & Arts and guitarist for parliamentary band MP4. Will Hodgkinson, author of Guitar Man and chief rock and pop critic at The Times newspaper, will host the panel.

Seven Decades also unveiled further details about the show itself, which has been specially adapted for the V&A. The spirit of a live performed documentary remains at the show’s core with a number of important creative developments that will be debuted at these performances.

Now set in a vintage recording studio specially constructed for these shows, the musicians and technicians will already be on stage when the audience arrives.  A screen integral to the set represents a window into a virtual control room from which the story will be delivered by the character of a sound engineer whose appearance subtly changes as the decades progress.

The musicians will rehearse informally before ‘curtain up’ at which stage they will commence their full exploration of seven decades of guitar music history featuring legendary music from James Burton and Jimi Hendrix to the Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Rage Against the Machine.

These changes have been introduced to create greater intimacy and excitement for the audience by bringing them closer to these great musicians and wonderful instruments and to better evoke the historical eras that the show represents.

London based actor Alex Walton stars as the narrator taking a sound engineer’s role for these V&A shows. He has worked extensively in TV and theatre.

Watch the trailer here:
Dates as follows:
Friday 11th January at 19:00
*V&A Members priority booking for special event with panel hosted by Will Hodgkinson and special guests Johnny Borell, Bill Curbishley, Brix Smith Start and Kevin Brennan MP. * SOLD OUT *

Saturday 12th January matinee show at 15:00  *JUST ADDED *
Saturday 12th January evening show at 19:00
Sunday 13th January matinee show at 15:00  *JUST ADDED *
Sunday 13th January evening show at 19:00

Tickets available:

Jimmy Buffett Announces UK Show for 2019

Jimmy Buffett Announces UK Show for 2019



Jimmy Buffett Announces UK Show for 2019

Jimmy Buffett is best known as the composer of such classic songs as “Margaritaville,” “A Pirate Looks At Forty”, “Come Monday” and “Cheeseburger In Paradise” is to return to the UK for the only the second time in 20 years.


Parrotheads, as Jimmy’s loyal band of festive fans are known, will get their chance to don a grass skirt, extravagant Hawaiian shirts and flamboyant headwear to party with Jimmy Buffett at The London Palladium on September 23rd 2019.


Jimmy released his famous ‘Son of a Son of a Sailor’ LP in 1978.  The title is a reference to his grandfather who was a huge influence on his life. In recognition of the 40th anniversary of the release, the 2018 tour was called Son of a Son of a Sailor and the celebration continues through 2019.


In 1974 “Come Monday,” a single from Living and Dying in 3/4 Time become his first Top 30 hit but Jimmy was totally unaware of the success of the single. “I was in Europe working on a film production when I heard “Come Monday” being played in the London Airport. I figured something was happening, and called home to find out we were on the charts.”


With only two shows in the UK in over 20 years Jimmy Buffett at The Palladium on September 23rd is a show not to be missed.


Legendary Promoter Harvey Goldsmith says: “I’m thrilled to be working with Jimmy again, it’s been a long time since he last played London. I have ordered a new Hawaiian shirt in his honour

Tickets available at and


For Further Information Contact;

Julian Stockton at The Outside Organisation / 0793 954 1772

MelodyVR launches exclusive event with Liam Payne

MelodyVR launches exclusive event with Liam Payne



MelodyVR’s first live Virtual Reality Broadcast from a secret London location

The event will be presented to Liam’s fans around the world from today (7th Dec) and consists of a secret headline show in London, as well as a cutting-edge VR broadcast which will be available across the world via MelodyVR, in stunning virtual reality. The intimate performance will be available to attend by a limited number of Liam’s fans in London and to an unlimited number of users in VR worldwide.

A small number of tickets to attend the show in person, will be available free-of-charge to Liam’s fans via the MelodyVR website. On-the-night, utilising unique proprietary technology developed exclusively in-house by MelodyVR, the company will deliver a simultaneous VR broadcast of the performance to Liam’s fans around the world. The interactive music performance, featuring MelodyVR’s unique ‘jump spot’ technology will allow fans to control their own experience at the event, by choosing their own location within the venue, a world first for MelodyVR and the global superstar. The technology will broadcast the experience in a previously unseen quality for VR and replicates the feeling of genuinely being there with a 360-degree view.

To experience the show at home you’ll need an Oculus Go or Samsung GearVR headset with the MelodyVR app installed and an internet connection. On Wednesday 19th December at 8pm GMT, fans can launch the MelodyVR app, select Liam Payne from the home screen and will be right there on stage with Liam.

Liam, who has been working with MelodyVR over the past twelve months, will not only host fans at this unique event, but also will release groundbreaking immersive content via the platform throughout 2019 and beyond.

Liam Payne said “I can’t wait for this show. For those who are going to be there on the night, it’s going to be amazing… but the fact there will be people from right across the globe watching the live stream via MelodyVR makes it extra special.”

MelodyVR is currently available in the USA, the UK, France, Germany, Sweden, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria and Belgium.

MelodyVR has worked with hundreds of artists including Post Malone, The Chainsmokers, Niall Horan and Bebe Rexha to deliver music fans on-demand virtual reality experiences via the MelodyVR app, this first Live in VR event begins the next chapter, where music fans get unprecedented access to exciting events as they happen, real-time.  More to come in 2019…

You can purchase an Oculus Go headset at, Amazon, John Lewis or Currys PC World.

Anthony Matchett CEO of MelodyVR said “This is a hugely exciting moment for MelodyVR. We truly believe that virtual reality has the power to connect artists with fans like never before. It has been a pleasure working with Liam and we’re thrilled to be bringing his headline performance in London, exclusively to fans around the world via our platform in Virtual Reality. It’s a pleasure to invite fans both in-London and across the globe to experience this amazing event – as well as a whole lot more in 2019.

MelodyVR will be making available exclusive content from the show over the festive period with more to come in 2019.






Last night, hit West End show, Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical, was attended by HRH The Duke of Sussex as a special gala performance of the show was held in support of the Invictus Games Foundation, of which The Duke is Patron.

Also in the audience, alongside members of the public who had bought tickets to show their support, were nearly six hundred serving or ex-service personnel and staff of military charities and organisations from across the UK. These guests were invited by the Invictus Games Foundation to thank the military charities and their beneficiaries for their service, and for their support for wounded, injured, or sick Servicemen and women (WIS) and the Foundation.

Prior to the performance, The Duke met with a number of WIS serving and ex-servicemen and women before taking to the stage to thank the cast and company of Bat Out of Hell – The Musical for their partnership with the Invictus Games Foundation.

The winner of the Evening Standard Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical 2017, Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical wowed critics and public alike when it played limited seasons at Manchester Opera House, London Coliseum and Toronto’s Ed Mirvish Theatre in 2017, and has been seen by over 700,000 people to date.  It began previews at London’s Dominion Theatre on Monday 2 April and is now booking through to 5 January 2019. The show is also having success internationally, touring in Germany, with further exciting news for the future of Bat Out Of Hell The Musical to be announced.

Following the gala performance, the partnership between Bat Out of Hell – the Musical and the Invictus Games Foundation will continue, with plans to invite children and family members of serving or ex-service personnel to join a day of performance workshops.

Prior to the show, theatre-goers got a close-up view of the Invictus Games Racing Jaguar GT4 car. This was showcased by one of their WIS drivers, Major Steve McCulley, who this year competed in the British GT Championship with the rest of the team.

Patron of the Invictus Games Foundation, the Duke of Sussex thanked the company of Bat Out of Hell The Musical, as well as the audience. He said, “You have all played a part in making sure that we can continue the work that the Invictus Games Foundation do by convening the Nations and ensuring that the Invictus Games continues as a platform for people all over the world.”

Kaz Fisk, from Basingstoke, who attended the pre-show meet and greet said, “It was so exciting to be invited to attend the performance. Having competed in the Invictus Games Sydney 2018, it’s great to see how the Invictus Games Foundation goes from strength to strength thanks to the support of its partners. Plus, I loved the show!”

Julian Stoneman, Executive Producer and General Manager welcomed The Duke to the stage, and said, “Bat Out of Hell -The Musical is proud to be an official partner of the Invictus Games Foundation. We believe that no matter who you are, the values and principles that the Invictus Games Foundation stands for resonate with people across the globe. 

Diversity and equality are words that come to mind when we watch tonight’s show, so no matter who you are, we hope that you draw inspiration from the words of our multi award-winning writer and composer, Jim Steinman, ‘the beat is yours forever, the beat is always true, and when you really need it the most, that’s when Rock and Roll dreams come through’.”






James are proud to announce their March 2019 “LIVING IN EXTRAORDINARY TIMES” UK Tour. Starting on Wednesday 6th March at Margate Winter Gardens, the tour will visit some of the UK’s best known and iconic venues, from London’s Royal Albert Hall and Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall, to favourites like Cambridge Corn Exchange. The band will be performing some of their well-loved classic hits alongside new material from their most recent Top 10 album ‘Living In Extraordinary Times’.


In a typical non-conventional James style, the band will be ‘supporting themselves’ in a special 30 minute acoustic set before their famed storming electric main show.


Tim Booth explains: “So for this smaller venue March tour we intend to split the gig up into a 30min’ish “pin drop”, bars closed, acoustic set – followed by an electric set after the interval.”


Their latest single ‘Many Faces’ makes a stand against xenophobia and racism, citing a message of peaceful unity that: “There’s only one human race, Many faces, Everybody belongs here,” written in response to Trump’s racist tweets concerning Mexicans and building a certain wall (“All walls fall over time”). The song instantly started to take on a life of its own with people singing it back to the band from the first times it was performed, as witnessed here in Halifax earlier in the year to recent performances as far flung as Australia and Dubai.


Tim Booth comments: We have never had such a reaction to a new song as we have been getting to Many Faces. The sense of inclusion it engenders seems to produce a secular high of unity.”




A fan made video for the track features snapshots of many recognisable faces from political and popular culture, from Theresa May to Kim Kardashian, Malala Yousafzai to Beyonce, Colin Kaepernick to Barack Obama. Alongside these familiar faces sits juxtaposing footage from various news reports and documentaries, the rich and the poor appearing in uncomfortable proximity as makeshift refugee camps are swiftly succeeded by shots of the Trump Hotel’s plush interior, pointedly followed by a snippet of freshly printed dollars. Watch ‘Many Faces’ fan video HERE

This week James unite with fellow heavyweights of British music The Charlatans for a UK arena tour, kicking off on Wednesday at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro.

The band have been on the road for the past few months, having embarked on a triumphant sold out UK theatre tour in May before playing at festivals across the UK and Europe over the summer including headline slots at Lattitude and Rock in Rio Lisbon. Venturing further afield in November, they played dates across Australia, New Zealand, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa.

Tickets for the March 2019 tour will go on general sale at 9.30am on 7TH December and will be available from Gigsandtours HERE and Ticketmaster HERE

A new range of merchandise with exclusive album bundles are also launched today, and provide instant access to the band’s tour presale from Thursday Dec 6. Fans who buy (or have already bought) the new album Living In Extraordinary Times from the official James store will also receive access to this presale. More info at





Wednesday 06 March          Margate Winter Gardens                              

Thursday 07 March               Bath Forum                                                                    

Saturday 09 March               London Royal Albert Hall                              

Monday 11 March                Cambridge Corn Exchange                            

Tuesday 12 March                Nottingham Royal Concert Hall                                

Thursday 14 March               Southampton O2 Guildhall                           

Friday 15 March                    Stoke-On-Trent Victoria Hall                        

Sunday 17 March                  Newcastle City Hall                                       

Monday 18 March                Edinburgh Usher Hall                                    

Wednesday 20 March         Carlisle Sands Centre                                    

Thursday 21 March              Birmingham O2 Academy                             

Friday 22 March                    Hull Bonus Arena                                          


Released in August to critical acclaim, ‘Living In Extraordinary Times’ peaked at no. 6 on the UK chart. Produced by Mercury and Brit Award winner Charlie Andrew (whose previous work includes alt-J and Wolf Alice) and rising star Beni Giles, ‘Living In Extraordinary Times’ follows the hugely successful 2016 album ‘Girl at the End of the World’, which debuted at number two in the UK album charts, second only to Adele – their highest debut entry in nearly twenty years.

A fusion of social commentary and personal reflection, LIET covers everything from the current political climate in America in thunderous ‘Hank’ –“This crack heads tiny fingers, Accusing you of what he’ll do, White fascists in the white house, More beetroot in your Russian stew” – to a mystical love song like Leviathan fronting the memorable lines “Fucking love. Fucking and love. Before they drop the bomb make sure we get enough.”

Praise for ‘Living In Extraordinary Times’:


“James remains one of the few British bands able to compete on the commercial level of today’s international pop stars.” – Billboard


“Can we all finally agree that James is one of the best post-1960s bands that the UK has produced? ” – PopMatters


‘This 15th album might be their best’ – Observer

“James remain urgent and contemporary” – MOJO

“It’s as though as they get older, James is channelling the spirit of punk, subverting expectations and forever doing everything on their own terms.” – Louder Than War


“Well into their fourth decade, they are a band determined not to stand still.” – Sunday Times Culture

“‘Capturing a band over 35 years in who are experimenting and sounding rejuvenated” – UNCUT

“They’re sparkling” – Q

‘A vibrant statement of continuing intent’ – Financial Times

“Few bands get to their 15th album still so imbued with enthusiasm and still so willing to push the boundaries of their sound” – The Sun

“Undeniably impressive” – Evening Standard







All Points East announces that Bring Me The Horizon will headline and curate their own day at the Festival. Following previously announced 2019 shows headlined by Chemical Brothers, Bon Iver, and Christine And The Queens.


Taking place during All Points East’s second weekend Friday 31st May 2019, Bring Me The Horizon will be bringing an exciting diverse line-up to Victoria Park. Tickets will go on general sale this Friday at 9am.


The show will be the band’s first-ever festival headlining set.


Comments BMTH frontman Oli Sykes “We are excited to be headlining our first festival in the iconic Victoria Park. It’s a privilege to be in the company of headliners like Bon Iver and Chemical Brothers and we are hoping to blow fans away with our carefully curated day of really special artists.” 


Formed in Sheffield in 2004, Bring Me The Horizon have long been widely regarded as one of the most forward thinking heavy bands in the UK. The band releases their sixth studio album ‘Amo’ on 25th January; this show will be their only headline UK show of 2019.


Genre defying in nature, the band have been labelled as everything from deathcore to pop-rock.  Even hailed for their electronic elements, they have been consistently on the rise since their formation, never comfortable staying in the same space for long and constantly evolving with each step of their career.


From playing the Royal Albert Hall with a live orchestra to two huge arena shows at The O2 this is a band that have always thrived on taking things up a gear. Expect big things for their first outdoor festival headline and an eclectic supporting line-up throughout the day.


Special guests come from independent hip-hop heroes Run The Jewels, the US duo that exploded onto the scene in 2013 to sudden critical acclaim. They released breakthrough album RTJ3, last year winning over UK audiences with a dynamic performance at Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage introduced by none other than Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn as well as a memorable performance at Finsbury Park this year. They’ve even broken into Hollywood with their latest single , “Lets Go (The Royal We)”, included in the soundtrack for Marvel’s latest blockbuster Venom and had a Grammy nomination with Danger Mouse-produced single “Chase Me”, included on the Baby Driver soundtrack.


English alternative rock band Nothing But Thieves, have proved themselves a formidable live act touring huge arena shows with Muse and Twenty-One Pilots and selling out two consecutive nights at The Roundhouse in their own right and playing their biggest ever headline show to date at Alexandra Palace last month. They have had two official top 10s with both their studio albums.  2015’s self-titled debut album went straight in at #7 on the Official Albums Chart and last year’s follow up ‘Broken Machine’ charted at #2.


2018’s most exciting band IDLES, have created the soundtrack for our times with their first two albums, released only a year apart – 2017’s ‘Brutalism’ and this year’s second album ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance’. The band have gained attention with their hard-hitting live performances and witty but dark lyrical content, creating punk anthems with intelligent lyrics about toxic masculinity, depression and austerity, music that is so cathartic and important it should be prescribed on the NHS.


Every artist playing on this day have proved themselves to have a tenacity and hunger setting them apart from the over saturated music scene but Scarlxrd holds the record, releasing six albums in the space of just two years. Blending trap with heavy metal and creating unusual and distinctive music and an aesthetic that takes inspiration from Japanese culture Scarlxrd truly sets himself apart from everything else out there and will kick off this energetic day – unrestricted by genre but crafted out of the most exciting modern acts of today.


Formed in Brighton in 2015, alt pop quartet Yonaka have already rocked the boat with their hip-hop fused head-banging rock. Their Grime-influenced DIY ethos and unequalled ambition has seen them catapulted from small venues at Brighton’s The Great Escape festival to signing with Atlantic Records and making waves supporting Bring Me The Horizon across the UK and Europe. Front woman Theresa Jarvis’s ferocious intensity, teamed with heavy riffs and punchy basslines, truly sets Yonaka aside as a tour de force, branding them as one of the most exciting new names in alternative music.


Jim King, Senior Vice President, AEG Presents commented “We are beyond thrilled to be able to welcome Bring Me The Horizon to the East Stage next year for their long overdue first festival headliner set. The band and the festival have curated an unbelievable day of music. May 31st is going to be an unforgettable night for Victoria Park.”


East London’s beautiful Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets also hosted a hugely popular 4-day community focused midweek event last year. Kicking off on the second Bank Holiday Monday, In The Neighbourhood is set to return across the half term week for 2019. Featuring free access to the All Points East site, In The Neighbourhood will host a vibrant programme of activities and entertainment, in collaboration with the local community, businesses, organisations and suppliers. From free Outdoor Cinema, Live Music & Entertainment, Street Food to Pop Up Bars, Theatre, Arts, Sports & Wellbeing, Children’s Activities and much more.


A truly unique festival environment, an excellence in production, facilities, hospitality and customer service unlike anything seen before in Victoria Park will underpin the entirety of the 10 day event. From the team behind events such as Barclaycard presents British Summer Time, Hyde Park, and the world’s number one venue The O2, the highest standards will be stamped across every aspect of the event.




Reviews for All Points East 2018:


“All Points East is a love letter to London.” – Noisey


“We didn’t think London needed another festival. We were wrong.” – Huffington Post


“At All Points East, women aren’t just being booked as an exercise in box-ticking; they’re given opportunities to thrive on main stages and in headline spots where they belong” – The Independent


“The inaugural All Points East was a seamlessly run and well-curated affair; it is surely a festival poised to become a significant new mark on the capital’s musical calendar.” – Drowned In Sound


“All Points East makes a thunderous debut as London’s new alternative festival.” – The 405

“London’s newest and most ambitious weekender… an onslaught of classic festival names as well as the hottest artists for 2018 filled a choc-a-bloc schedule.” – Clash


“Finally, London has its very own Coachella” – NME


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£99.95                   All Points VIP


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Animal Requiem: A Concert To Celebrate and honour all animals from Rachel Fuller

Animal Requiem: A Concert To Celebrate and honour all animals from Rachel Fuller



Animal Requiem: A Concert To Celebrate and honour all animals from Rachel Fuller

A Musical Work created with the intention of celebrating, remembering and honouring all the animals we have loved and lost is taking place in central London at the end of January.

‘Animal Requiem’ is a memorial for all animals across the world, helping raise awareness for the present suffering of animals affected by cruelty, negligence or abuse of any kind.

It was written by composer Rachel Fuller, comments Fuller:
I composed the Animal Requiem for all of us who have lost a much beloved pet – the pain we feel is equal to the love we felt for them. With this music, I honour and remember all the animals I have loved and lost. All their lives have had an extraordinary impact on mine and I am forever grateful. – Rachel Fuller

The requiem has been created for every person who is passionate about animal welfare, who believes in a world where animals are treated with kindness and compassion, and that each and every life is a valuable one.

Prior to the concert, all members of the audience will be invited to bring a
photograph, portraying a happy memory of their beloved pet. As they 
arrive, they can pin their photo to a large board that will be placed in view, 
then light a candle in remembrance of their pet. This will be followed by a full orchestral and choir concert.

The concert will take place at St James’ Church, Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL on Thursday 31st January 2019 from 7pm.

The requiem will be performed by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, conducted by Robert Ziegler and the Chamber Choir of London.  It will also feature tenor Alfie Boe who has just released top ten album ‘As Time Goes By’.

They will also perform ‘Carnival Of The Animals’ by Saint Saens on the night.

Tickets available now from £38.50

An album of the requiem will be recorded this month, December 2018 with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Chamber Choir of London, and will be available to buy in February of 2019.

Profits from album and ticket sales will be donated to animal charities and small independently run shelters around the world.






All Points East returns for a killer second year to Tower Hamlet’s Victoria Park, following a sold-out 2018 debut that established a new and essential music event in central London.

Following the announcement of massive headliners for the 2019 dates – The Chemical Brothers (Friday 24 May) and Bon Iver (Sunday 2 June) – comes one of the world’s most thrilling new voices in pop, Christine and The Queens, who will headline the festival’s first Sunday show on 26 May 2019. Tickets will go on general sale this Friday at 9.00AM.

2018’s inaugural year saw headline shows from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The National, LCD Soundsystem, Björk, The xx and Catfish and the Bottlemen with an astronomical supporting line up across two weekends of award-winning music.

Following the global success of her 2016 debut album Chaleur Humaine, a 1.3 million selling breakout which marked the arrival of a new pop icon, Christine and the Queens, AKA French artist Héloïse Letissier, unveiled a new chapter in her story with the release of new album Chris in September. Where her first album reflected her teenage years, Chrispushes new boundaries, playing with notions of sexuality, masculinity and a newfound confidence of an artist who has well and truly arrived.

After a long time on the road honing her athleticism as a dancer and qualities as a performer, Letissier’s live performances, famous for their immaculate dance routines and showmanship, are moving in a new, more explorative direction. “I wanted to give the same performance on stage as I did on the record,” she says. “It’s really dry, exposed and untouched. It felt like being naked, in a way.”

Joining Christine and The Queens on Sunday 26 May is Metronomy. Over the last 10 years, the band has solidified their place one of Britain’s most clever cross-pollinators of rock, electronic music and funk. With new music slated for 2019, there is every chance Metronomy will roll out their biggest set yet weaving their latest record with the best from their colourful back catalogue.

British electronic music duo Maribou State returned with their second album Kingdoms in Colourin September and brought with them a fresh live approach. From 2015’s ‘Midas’ to now, it’s clear to see how the band had sharpened their distinct blend of ambient electro-funk, R&B and folk. Also joining the killer line up is Beach House. The dream-pop duo is sure to enthral with an ethereal set of hypnotic melodies and transcendent synths. Beach House released their seventh studio album 7this year, which has been hailed as the most immersive-sounding of their decade-long career.

With quiet confidence, up-and-coming East London duo HONNE are showing themselves to be masters of sophisticated robot soul. Their 2018 album Love Me / Love Me Not courts the likes of Tom Misch and Anna of The North for collaborations over minimalist soundscapes with funky synth flourishes. American lo-fi folk rocker Kurt Vile and the Violators are also headed for All Points East. The former lead guitarist of The War on Drugs released his eighth studio album Bottle It Inlast month and is set to serenade the crowds at Victoria Park with his breezy set.
Also featuring is the ever-eclectic Toro Y Moi. The prolific producer has earned recognition through his inventive and quirky sonic blend of genres, most recently showcased via his 2017 LP, Boo Boo. Expect an equally engaging and dazzling live performance. Jazz outfit Ezra Collective are one of main acts spearheading the exciting and experimentative jazz movement flowing through the UK. Their success at this year’s Jazz FM awards (winning UK Jazz Act of the Year and Live Experience of the Year) further solidifies this status – not one to be missed.

Baloji will bring his sumptuous mix of Congolese-flavoured hip hop with dashes of soul, funk, jazz and Afro-disco to Victoria Park. His latest album 137 Avenue Kaniamais a collection of up-tempos designed to make you get up and sweat. Expect nothing less than a visual feast from one of 2018’s most exciting breakout pop artists: Rina Sawayama. The London-based singer is poised to hit the stage with an army of backing dancers, an eye-popping outfit or two, and fistfuls of tunes including ‘Cyber Stockholm Syndrome’, ‘Ordinary Superstar’ and ‘Cherry’.

Californian singer and producer Cuco has developed quite a cult following with his dreamy, bedroom synth-pop mixtapes, raking in over a million listeners on Spotify every month. Expect to fall in love hard as the 19-year old rising star threads his set with gems like ‘Lo Que Siento’, ‘Lover Is A Day’, ‘Drown’ and ‘CR-V’.

East London’s beautiful Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets also hosted a hugely popular 4-day community focused midweek event last year. Kicking off on the second Bank Holiday Monday, In The Neighbourhood is set to return across the half term week for 2019. Featuring freeaccess to the All Points East site, In The Neighbourhood will host a vibrant programme of activities and entertainment, in collaboration with the local community, businesses, organisations and suppliers. From free Outdoor Cinema, Live Music and Entertainment, Street Food to Pop Up Bars, Theatre, Arts, Sports & Wellbeing, Children’s Activities and much more.


Reviews for All Points East 2018:

“All Points East is a love letter to London.” – Noisey 

“We didn’t think London needed another festival. We were wrong.” – Huffington Post

“At All Points East, women aren’t just being booked as an exercise in box-ticking; they’re given opportunities to thrive on main stages and in headline spots where they belong.” – The Independent

“The inaugural All Points East was a seamlessly run and well-curated affair; it is surely a festival poised to become a significant new mark on the capital’s musical calendar.” – Drowned In Sound 
“All Points East makes a thunderous debut as London’s new alternative festival.” – The 405

“London’s newest and most ambitious weekender… an onslaught of classic festival names as well as the hottest artists for 2018 filled a choc-a-bloc schedule.” – Clash

“Finally, London has its very own Coachella.” – NME

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On sale Friday 7 December, 9.00AM
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VIP: £109.95

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