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Gigs to Catch this Summer and Into 2022

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Beck Are Back

Seven time GRAMMY winner Beck has announced two new summer dates for his rescheduled 2022 UK tour. These will replace his previously cancelled shows in Edinburgh and London and will now take place at Edinburgh Corn Exchange on Tuesday 14th June and London O2 Forum Kentish Town on Saturday 18th June.

Beck will make his highly anticipated return to the UK next year and the shows will mark his first live dates in the UK since his lauded Second Stage Headline slot at All Points East in May 2017.

Away from the live arena, Beck remains as creatively restless as ever, a master of reinvention achieving yet another career peak in the studio. As the title of his recent critically acclaimed 14th album Hyperspace implies, Beck has travelled light years from his emergence as a reluctant generational spokesperson. In the decades since, Beck's singular career has seen him utilize all manners and eras of music, blurring boundaries and blazing a path into the future while simultaneously foraging through the past.

 

 

Courteeners Announce hometown show later in 2021

The band will play Emirates Old Trafford (home of Lancashire County Cricket Club), Manchester on 25th September 2021. Special guests on the day are Johnny Marr, Blossoms, The Big Moon and Zuzu.

Courteeners previously played a sold-out headline show at the 50,000 capacity venue in May 2017. They are due to return to the stage to headline Friday night at Glasgow’s TRNSMT Festival, playing a huge bill that also includes Liam Gallagher and The Chemical Brothers.

Tickets are now on sale here

 

 

The Kooks Announce 15th Anniversary UK Tour

The Kooks have announced a brand new tour to celebrate the 15th anniversary of their debut studio album ‘Inside In/Inside Out’ that has cemented itself as a staple indie soundtrack to a whole generation of young people.

Taking place from January 2022 onwards, the tour includes 14 dates all across the UK, finishing with two performances at London’s O2 Brixton Academy in February. Due to demand a second show at Leeds O2 Academy has been added for 15th February.

The band will be joined by special guests The Snuts on all dates apart from Glasgow, for those shows they will be joined by Retro Video Club.

The Kooks have enjoyed an impressive rise to fame since the release of their debut album, ‘Konk’ which reached Number One in the UK Album Charts. Since then, they’ve gone on to release four further albums with their most recent ‘Let’s Go Sunshine’ achieving top ten status in the UK Album Charts in 2018. Alongside a new breed of fans, the band have gained a total of over 1 billion streams across multiple platforms and embarked on a number of world tours, including a sold-out UK arena tour.

Tickets: are on sale now via [url=http://www.gigsandtours.com]http://www.gigsandtours.com[/url] and www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

 

 

John Grant Set for UK Tour in 2022

With his much-anticipated new album Boy From Michigan due for release 25th June via Bella Union, John Grant announces news of two new UK live dates in June 2022 to follow his Autumn tour this year, performing at both the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire in London and the Albert Hall in Manchester.

Somewhere in the last decade, John Grant established himself as one of the great musical chroniclers of the American Dream, angled mostly from its flipside. What if everything you were promised, if you worked hard, loved hard, played and prayed hard, it all turned to ash? Grant lays it all out for careful cross-examination in his most autobiographical work to date. In a decade of making records by himself, he has playfully experimented with mood, texture and sound. At one end of his musical rainbow, he is the battle-scarred piano-man, at the other, a robust electronic auteur. Boy from Michigan seamlessly marries both.

Boy from Michigan sets out its stall early in order to fan his lyrical deck wider. Grant knows America well enough to document it in microscopic, painterly detail. The brittle intensity of the early life experiences of a middle-aged man twist stealthily into a broad metaphor for the state of the nation. “I guess I’m just thinking about where I came from,” he notes, “and what I went into.”

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