More special guests announced for Justin Bieber at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park

More special guests announced for Justin Bieber at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park

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More special guests announced for Justin Bieber at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park

Special guests have just been announced for Justin Bieber’s Hyde Park debut.

Joining the line up alongside EDM impresario Martin Garrix, unapologetic pop artist Tove Lo and Brit Award-nominated rising star Anne-Marie are: Naughty Boy, Jain, Mabel, Nina Nesbitt, Sheppard, Will Heard, James Hersey, Louis The Child, Anna of the North, Skinny Living, Dagny and Glowie.

Also headlining at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2017 is Phil Collins (30th June), Green Day (1st July), Kings of Leon (6th July), The Killers (8th July) and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (9th July). 

Now approaching its fifth year, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park has been host to some of the biggest and best live acts since its debut in 2013. From The Rolling Stones to Carole King, The Libertines to The Who, Kylie to Stevie Wonder, Black Sabbath to Taylor Swift, music history has been written night by night.

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ALICE COOPER ANNOUNCES WORLDWIDE SIGNING TO earMUSIC AND RELEASES NEW STUDIO ALBUM “PARANORMAL”.

ALICE COOPER ANNOUNCES WORLDWIDE SIGNING TO earMUSIC AND RELEASES NEW STUDIO ALBUM “PARANORMAL”.

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ALICE COOPER ANNOUNCES WORLDWIDE SIGNING TO earMUSIC AND RELEASES NEW STUDIO ALBUM “PARANORMAL”.

earMUSIC is proud to announce the worldwide signing of legendary shock-rocker Alice Cooper.

“Paranormal”, Alice Cooper’s new studio album, his first in 6 years, will be released on July 28th, 2017 on earMUSIC as 2CD Digipak, 2LP, Limited Box Set and Digital.

The 12 track album has been recorded in Nashville with long-time collaborator Bob Ezrin and features a very special bonus CD – a mini-album consisting of three brand new songs written and recorded together with the original Alice Cooper band members Dennis Dunaway, drummer Neal Smith and guitarist Michael Bruce alongside carefully selected live recordings.

“Paranormal” also features special guest appearances by U2’s Larry Mullen Jr., ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and Deep Purple’s Roger Glover.

Alice Cooper will be touring extensively this year in support of “Paranormal”, visiting cities in the USA, Europe, Australasia.

His UK dates are his first headline tour in 5 years:

Alice Cooper With Special Guests The Mission and The Tubes

11/11/17  Leeds – FIRST DIRECT ARENA (UK)

12/11/17 Glasgow – THE SSE HYDRO (UK)

14/11/17 Birmingham – BARCLAYCARD ARENA (UK)

15/11/17 Manchester – Manchester Arena (UK)

16/11/17 London – SSE Arena at Wembley (UK)

Secure your tickets here.

THE OUTSIDE ORGANISATION ANNOUNCES RAFT OF NEW CLIENTS INCLUDING IRON MAIDEN AND BOY BETTER KNOW

THE OUTSIDE ORGANISATION ANNOUNCES RAFT OF NEW CLIENTS INCLUDING IRON MAIDEN AND BOY BETTER KNOW

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THE OUTSIDE ORGANISATION ANNOUNCES RAFT OF NEW CLIENTS INCLUDING IRON MAIDEN AND BOY BETTER KNOW

Outside is pleased to announce we are now representing Iron Maiden, Boy Better Know at the O2, The Goss-Michael Foundation, Alfie Boe, The MITS Award and Fashion For Relief.

Outside has also curated part of the Pink Floyd ‘Their Mortal Remains’ exhibition at London’s V&A Museum.

CEO Dominic Mohan said: “This eclectic array of new business wins across music, the arts and charity are proof that The Outside Organisation is going from strength to strength, building on Founder Alan Edwards’ unparalleled 40-year heritage.

“We are delighted to be working with these clients who join our portfolio across the corporate, entertainment, sports, health, music and arts, events and charity sector.”

BOY BETTER KNOW ANNOUNCE O2 TAKEOVER

BOY BETTER KNOW ANNOUNCE O2 TAKEOVER

Boy Better Know Takeover with O2

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BOY BETTER KNOW ANNOUNCE O2 TAKEOVER

Boy Better Know will be taking over the entire of The O2 on August 27th, 2017. The London based grime collective will curate and impose their own agenda on the world famous site.
 
Featuring a full day of music, film, gaming, sport, food and London lifestyle, BBK will be using the various music venues and bars, the cinema, the restaurants and communal spaces to create another unforgettable moment of greatness in their home town.
 
Register for further information and a chance to access the pre-sale here
PRINCE’S PURPLE RAIN DELUXE AND DELUXE – EXPANDED EDITION SET FOR RELEASE ON JUNE 23

PRINCE’S PURPLE RAIN DELUXE AND DELUXE – EXPANDED EDITION SET FOR RELEASE ON JUNE 23

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PRINCE’S PURPLE RAIN DELUXE AND DELUXE - EXPANDED EDITION SET FOR RELEASE ON JUNE 23

NPG Records and Warner Bros. Records announce the 2017 release of Prince’s Academy Award® and GRAMMY Award®-winning, RIAA diamond-certified masterpiece ‘Purple Rain’ in new Deluxe and Deluxe – Expanded Edition formats on June 23, 2017.

A special fan pre-order is live now which unlocks an instant download of the previously unreleased ‘Electric Intercourse’.  Recorded in 1983 and heard only in its live incarnations, this marks the very first time fans will experience the studio version of this song.

Pre-order ‘Purple Rain Deluxe‘ and ‘Purple Rain Deluxe – Expanded Edition’ here.

Stars assemble for the Teenage Cancer Trust concerts

Stars assemble for the Teenage Cancer Trust concerts

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London meets Roger Daltrey, Honorary Patron of Teenage Cancer Trust at Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall.

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Stars assemble for the Teenage Cancer Trust concerts

Teenage Cancer Trust returned to the Royal Albert Hall for their 17th Year and it was a very special event. The charity welcomed one of Britain’s biggest popstars, Olly Murs for the first time, Ed Sheeran performed to his faithful fans and Modfather and valued Teenage Cancer Trust supporter Paul Weller and the brilliant Pet Shop Boys with guitar legend Johnny Marr and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, also graced the stage.

Teenage Cancer Trust’s legendary comedy night continued this year with some of Britain’s best-loved comedians – hosted by Romesh Ranganathan, with guests including Jo Brand, Kevin Bridges, Tom Allen, Russell Kane and Mike Wilmott.

And this year, the 100th show was played by the The Who and Teenage Cancer Trust’s ambassador Roger Daltrey, who performed a new acoustic presentation of ‘Tommy’.

As well as headline acts, famous faces such as Sadiq Khan, David Beckham, Dermot O’Leary and Sadie Frost showed their support for Teenage Cancer Trust, proving how magical and meaningful the shows really are.

Since 2000, over 225 bands and artists have played Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall, raising over £24 million. Those incredible shows have played a vital role in helping the charity to provide 28 specialist cancer units and over 60 nursing and support staff in NHS hospitals across the UK, making an incredible difference to young people diagnosed with cancer around the country.

See what the Telegraph and Evening Standard had to say about the shows.

Blondie Releases third single from their forthcoming album

Blondie Releases third single from their forthcoming album

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Blondie Releases third single from their forthcoming album

Blondie have released ‘Long Time’ – the third single from their forthcoming album ‘Pollinator’ – which is available to stream and download now, after its exclusive debut on BBC Radio 2’s Ken Bruce show.

With the album being released on May 5th, this single follows the first two releases; the upbeat Studio 54-esque single ‘Fun’ co-written by Dave Sitek (TV On The Radio), and the dark, alluring track ‘My Monster’, written for the band by The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr. 

As an extra celebration, 1000 7″ copies of ‘Long Time’ will be available to buy via participating independent record stores. This edition is backed with ‘The Breaks’, a brand new track written by Chris Stein and Debbie Harry in the album sessions at New York’s famed recording studio The Magic Shop, before its closure.

To stream or download the new single, click here.

Melanie C Performs at School of Rock

Melanie C Performs at School of Rock

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Melanie C Performs at School of Rock

Mel C surprised audiences by joining the cast of the West End hit School of Rock –  The Musical on stage for a live version of the Spice Girls classic hit Wannabe. Performing at the encore, the former Spice Girl joined the full cast to recreate the classic Girl Power anthem and give it a rock twist. To watch the video of the performance, click here. 

Alan Edwards and Outside named as No.1 Entertainment PR

Alan Edwards and Outside named as No.1 Entertainment PR

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Alan Edwards and Outside named as No.1 Entertainment PR

The Outside Organisation and its founder Alan Edwards, have been named the No.1 Entertainment PR for PR Week’s Powerbook 2017.

Along with iconic brands and companies such as Chelsea Football Club, Merlin Entertainments, Ryanair and McDonald’s, Outside have now been named the No.1 Entertainment PR by PR Week 3 years in a row.

To see who else was included in the Powerbook, click here.

Red Bull Racing Team Boss Christian Horner Talks F1 with CITY AM

Red Bull Racing Team Boss Christian Horner Talks F1 with CITY AM

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Red Bull Racing Team Boss Christian Horner Talks F1 with CITY AM

Christian Horner, boss of the Red Bull Racing team, was exclusivly interviewed for the London business-focused newspaper City AM, discussing the future of the team and the world of Formula 1 racing.

Talking to Deputy Editor Julian Harris at the team’s headquarters near Milton Keynes, Christian talked about his 13 years as head of the team, its progress as well as the future of Formula 1 under its new owners.

To read the full interview, click here.

THE WORLD PREMIERE OF  JIM STEINMAN’S BAT OUT OF HELL – THE MUSICAL

THE WORLD PREMIERE OF JIM STEINMAN’S BAT OUT OF HELL – THE MUSICAL

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THE WORLD PREMIERE OF JIM STEINMAN’S BAT OUT OF HELL – THE MUSICAL

The world premiere of the long-awaited Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical will take place in London’s West End at the London Coliseum, opening on Tuesday 20 June 2017 which follows previews at Manchester Opera House from 17 February to 8 April 2017.

For the stage performance, the legendary and award-winning Jim Steinman has incorporated iconic songs from the Bat Out Of Hell albums, including You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth, Bat Out Of Hell, I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That) and Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad, as well as two previously unreleased songs, What Part of My Body Hurts the Most and Not Allowed to Love.

The Musical is a romantic adventure about rebellious youth and passionate love, set against the backdrop of a post-cataclysmic city adrift from the mainland. Strat, the forever young leader of The Lost, has fallen for Raven, daughter of Falco, the tyrannical, ruler of Obsidian.

 

LISTINGS INFORMATION

17 February – 8 April 2017

Opera House Manchester

3 Quay Street

Manchester

M3 3HP

Performances: Mon-Sat at 7.30pm, Thurs & Sat at 2.30pm (no matinee on Sat 18 February)

Tickets: from £17.50

Box Office: 0844 871 3018 (subject to booking/transaction fees)

 

5 June – 22 July 2017

London Coliseum

St Martin’s Lane

London

WC2N 4ES

Performances: Mon-Sat at 7.30pm, Thurs & Sat at 2.30pm (7pm on Tue 20 June; no matinee on Thurs 8 June; extra 2.30pm matinee on Tue 22 August)

Tickets: from £15.00

Box Office: 020 7845 9300

 

Website: www.BatOutOfHellMusical.com

Twitter & Facebook: @BatTheMusical

NEW ORDER LAUNCHES NEW ‘STRAY DOG’ BEER

NEW ORDER LAUNCHES NEW ‘STRAY DOG’ BEER

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NEW ORDER LAUNCHES NEW 'STRAY DOG' BEER

One of Manchester’s most legendary exports, New Order, have joined forces with Moorhouse’s Brewery of Burnley to launch an exciting new beer, set for release later this autumn.
 
The premium 4.2% beer, named Stray Dog (after a track on the band’s recent album Music Complete), is a refreshing and clean tasting golden ale with hints of citrus fruit and lychee, all balanced by a subtle bitterness.  Brewed using American Cascade, Centennial and Willamette hops, with the finest English Maris Otter malt, it was developed by head brewer Dan Casaru at Moorhouse’s new £5m state-of-the-art brewery after a series of tastings earlier this spring. 
New Order commented : “It’s been a pleasure to work with Moorhouse’s of Burnley on our first foray into the brewing business. Even more so that they’re celebrating their 150th anniversary, and have such a rich heritage in the north west” 
 
The beer will be available exclusively in Mitchells & Butlers pubs from August Bank Holiday weekend, ahead of national availability in September.
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A new BBC Sessions release for Led Zeppelin

A new BBC Sessions release for Led Zeppelin

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A new BBC Sessions release for Led Zeppelin

Nearly 20 years ago, Led Zeppelin introduced BBC Sessions, an acclaimed two-disc set of live recordings selected from the band’s appearances on BBC radio between 1969 and 1971. This year, on September 16th, the band will unveil THE COMPLETE BBC SESSIONS, an updated version of the collection that’s been newly remastered with supervision by Jimmy Page and expanded with eight unreleased BBC recordings, including three that were rescued from a previously “lost” session from 1969.

Musical highlights on this new collection include the debut of a long-lost radio session that has achieved near-mythic status among fans. Originally broadcast in April 1969, the session included three songs: “I Can’t Quit You Baby,” “You Shook Me,” and the only recorded performance of “Sunshine Woman.”

Also included are two unreleased versions of both “Communication Breakdown” and “What Is And What Should Never Be.” Separated by two years, the performances vividly demonstrate the young band’s rapid evolution over a short period of time.

Jimmy Page spoke about the band’s growth in an interview with Guitar World: “The BBC Sessions show in graphic detail just how organic the group was. Led Zeppelin was a band that would change things around substantially each time it played…We were becoming tighter and tighter, to the point of telepathy.”