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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Mystery Jets postpone new album and cancel Edinburgh gig

Mystery Jets postpone new album and cancel Edinburgh gig

Indie rock band Mystery Jets have postponed the release of new album A Billion Heartbeats and all forthcoming UK tour dates – including a visit to Edinburgh in November. It comes after the band’s lead singer, Blaine Harrison, was hospitalised over the weekend for an emergency operation after being struck down by an infection. In a post on the band’s official Twitter page, Harrison wrote: “It is with a lump in my throat that I…

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The 1975 to play two gigs in Scotland on 2020 UK tour

The 1975 to play two gigs in Scotland on 2020 UK tour

Indie darlings The 1975 will visit Scotland next year as part of a massive arena tour of UK and Ireland. As the Manchester band prepare to unveil fourth album Notes On A Conditional Form, they’ll hit the road in February – with an Aberdeen show on February 29 and Glasgow gig on March 1. Check out the dates in full below. February 2020 15 – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham 16 – Utilita Arena, Newcastle 17 –…

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Miles Kane shares video for new single ahead of Edinburgh show

Miles Kane shares video for new single ahead of Edinburgh show

Ahead of this visit to Edinburgh next month, Miles Kane has released a feel-good video for his latest single, Blame It On The Summertime – and you can watch it right here. Shot in sun-soaked Ibiza by Charlie Lightening (Paul McCartney, Liam Gallagher) the video sees Miles lap up the perfect summers day, cruising the stunning landscapes of the island, before ending the night playing a sold-out acoustic show at legendary venue, Pikes. Speaking of…

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The Who to visit Scotland on UK tour – here’s how to get tickets

The Who to visit Scotland on UK tour – here’s how to get tickets

Rock legends The Who will visit Scotland next year with a full orchestra as part of a wider UK tour. As well as a visit to Glasgow’s SSE Hydro, the band will also play gigs in Manchester, Dublin, Newcastle, Leeds, Cardiff, Birmingham, Nottingham, Liverpool and London. The Who have also announced their first new album in 13 years entitled Who. It is due for release on 22 November and is preceded by Ball and Chain,…

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