Thom Yorke to kick off solo tour in Scotland next summer

Thom Yorke to kick off solo tour in Scotland next summer

Thom Yorke has announced a series of solo dates in the UK and Europe for 2020, with the tour kicking off in Glasgow. The Radiohead frontman will be taking his Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes live project featuring producer Nigel Godrich and audiovisual composer Tarik Barri on the road next summer – calling at Glasgow’s SEC (Scottish Events Centre) and Manchester’s O2 Victoria Warehouse before two nights at the Eventim Apollo in London. They’ll be touring material…

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Foals to kick off 2020 UK tour at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall

Foals to kick off 2020 UK tour at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall

Ahead of the release of their eagerly-anticipated new album, Oxford indie band Foals have announced a major UK tour for 2020 – and kicks off at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh in April. The Yannis Philippakis-fronted outfit release new album Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2 on October 18, and fans who pre-order the record from the band’s website until October 21 will gain early access to tickets for the UK headline…

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Biffy Clyro confirm release date for eighth studio album

Biffy Clyro confirm release date for eighth studio album

Scottish alt-rockers Biffy Clyro have confirmed that their eagerly-awaited eighth album will be released in the “first half” of 2020. The Ayrshire band revealed they were back in the studio last month, sharing a video of lead singer Simon Neil laying down vocals in Los Angeles. Speaking to music magazine NME, bassist James Johnston confirmed that Biffy fans won’t have long to wait long to hear the band’s new material. When pushed for a release…

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Yungblud to visit Edinburgh on ‘Intimate As Fuck’ tour

Yungblud to visit Edinburgh on ‘Intimate As Fuck’ tour

Dominic Harrison, otherwise known as Yungblud, has announced a trio of intimate UK shows for 2019 – including a visit to Edinburgh’s Liquid Room. The Doncaster musician, who releases new EP The Underrated Youth next week, will be showcasing his latest material on The Intimate As Fuck Tour, due to begin later this month. Yungblud will perform at Kingston’s Pryzm venue on October 23, before playing Edinburgh’s Liquid Room on November 26 and The Wardrobe…

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Simple Minds announce huge 2020 world tour

Simple Minds announce huge 2020 world tour

Simple Minds celebrate 40 iconic years in music by embarking upon a major world tour in 2020. Today the band announce details of the tour’s European dates, which covers 38 shows across 12 countries and culminate with a homecoming show at Glasgow’s The SSE Hydro on April 25. Tickets will go on sale from 9am on Friday October 4 and will be available from www.simpleminds.com, www.gigsinscotland.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk . “Simple Minds are different now,” says…

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Jason Donovan to visit Edinburgh on mammoth UK tour

Jason Donovan to visit Edinburgh on mammoth UK tour

Eighties icon Jason Donovan will visit Edinburgh’s Usher Hall next year as part of a 52-date UK and Ireland tour. To mark the 30th anniversary of his hugely successful debut album, Ten Good Reasons, the Australian singer is returning with the Even More Good Reasons Tour, which comes to the Capital next September. Tickets for the tour go on sale on Monday 30, September at 9am via www.jasondonovan.com. Speaking about the tour, Donovan said: “The…

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From Scotland With Love to be performed at Usher Hall

From Scotland With Love to be performed at Usher Hall

Next March, From Scotland With Love will be performed for the first time in five years at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh – among other venues around the UK. From Scotland With Love was last performed to both critical and audience acclaim at the Edinburgh International Festival in the summer of 2015. Made entirely of Scottish film archive, From Scotland With Love is a 75-minute film by award-winning director Virginia Heath with a transcendent score…

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Elbow announce two shows in Edinburgh for latest UK tour

Elbow announce two shows in Edinburgh for latest UK tour

Mercury Prize-winning indie band Elbow will play two nights at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall next year as part of a wider UK tour in support of their forthcoming album. Guy Garvey’s band will play 20 dates in total across the UK, with tickets for the shows going on sale at 9am on Friday, 27 September. Elbow’s eighth studio album, Giants Of All Sizes, is due for release on Friday, 11 October and is available for pre-order…

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Mercury Prize 2019: Dave wins for Psychodrama

Mercury Prize 2019: Dave wins for Psychodrama

South London rapper Dave has won the Mercury Prize for his debut album, Psychodrama. The Streatham-born star beat off competition from the likes of The 1975, Foals and Anna Calvi to claim the prize, which recognises the best British album of the last year. Released in March, Psychodrama reached No.1 in the UK charts and has sold 129,354, copies to date. It has been hailed as “the boldest and best British rap album in a…

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AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week: The Filthy Tongues – Mummy Can’t Drive

AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week: The Filthy Tongues – Mummy Can’t Drive

The Filthy Tongues, who topped AAA’s Scottish Albums of the Year poll in 2016, are back with brand single Mummy Can’t Drive – and it’s our Hottest Record of the Week. You can listen to it right here. Veterans of the Edinburgh indie scene, The Filthy Tongues have occupied a unique place at the heart of Scottish alternative rock in various manifestations since the mid-80s. Martin Metcalfe, Fin Wilson and Derek Kelly were the core-members…

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