Jimmy Carr to visit Edinburgh on mammoth UK tour

Jimmy Carr to visit Edinburgh on mammoth UK tour

Comedian Jimmy Carr will take new show Terribly Funny on the road for a huge tour throughout 2019–2020 – and will eventually wind up at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre on 26 April, 2000. The 8 out of 10 Cats host will visit almost 100 venues across the UK, starting in May next year and stretching on until the winter of 2020. Carr has won the British Comedy Award for Best Live Stand-Up Tour and been nominated…

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AAA playlist: Shirley Manson

AAA playlist: Shirley Manson

It’s 20 years since Garbage’s second studio album, Version 2.0, was released – and the American-Scottish alt-rockers are marking the occasion with a tour that brings them to the Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre on Tuesday (September 4). The album, which includes the likes of Push It, I Think I’m Paranoid, When I Grow Up and Special, has sold an impressive four million copies worldwide since its release – and a special 20th anniversary edition was released in June….

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Shirley Manson accuses the music industry of exploiting artists

Shirley Manson accuses the music industry of exploiting artists

Edinburgh-born singer Shirley Manson has accused the music industry of corporate greed and the exploitation of artists. Stockbridge-raised Shirley, who is heading to the Festival Theatre in September with Garbage, says in the current issue of Hot Press: “It’s an exploitative industry that feeds off talent. I read today in Billboard that only 12 per cent of the $48 billion made last year by the music industry went to artists – and most of that…

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Paul Carrack discusses new album – and announces UK tour dates

Paul Carrack discusses new album – and announces UK tour dates

Paul Carrack has announced a new album, plus UK tour dates – including a gig at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre. The former frontman of Ace, Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics returns with new album These Days, released on 7 September on his own record label, Carrack-UK. In addition to the release of These Days, Carrack will embark on an extensive 30-date UK tour for 2019, which begins on 18th January in Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall, and…

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Shirley Manson opens up about her struggles with fame, a cancer scare, and how she came to enjoy Garbage’s success

Shirley Manson opens up about her struggles with fame, a cancer scare, and how she came to enjoy Garbage’s success

Ahead of Garbage’s visit to the Festival Theatre in September, Edinburgh-born singer Shirley Manson has discussed her struggles with fame, a cancer scare, and how she came to enjoy the band’s worldwide success in a new interview with NME. Garbage recently released a 20th anniversary of Version 2.0 ahead of a tour that sees them visit the Capital on September 4. This year’s NME Icon winner told the magazine: “When Version 2.0 came out it…

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This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre: Top Tickets

This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre: Top Tickets

We explore the best shows gracing Edinburgh stages this week. Fat Friends: The Musical The hit TV show Fat Friends from award-winning national treasure Kay Mellor (creator of Band of Gold, The Syndicate and In The Club) is bursting onto the stage in a brand new musical, with original music by Nick Lloyd Webber. Join the infamous group of TV’s most loveable characters as they are put through their Zumba paces at their local branch…

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Shirley Manson’s Garbage to reissue Version 2.0 ahead of Edinburgh gig

Shirley Manson’s Garbage to reissue Version 2.0 ahead of Edinburgh gig

Having recently announced shows in Edinburgh and Glasgow to mark the 20th anniversary of Version 2.0, American-Scottish alt-rockers Garbage have now confirmed a reissue of their classic second album. The band have also shared the bonus track Lick The Pavement – and you can listen to it below. The album, which contains the hit singles I Think I’m Paranoid and Push It, will be re-released on June 22 ahead of an anniversary tour that sees them…

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The Little Mermaid to float onto Edinburgh stage

The Little Mermaid to float onto Edinburgh stage

Northern Ballet is bringing Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale to Edinburgh on the final leg of its World Première tour of The Little Mermaid. Telling the story of a young mermaid who is willing to give up everything she knows in the search for love, the Leeds-based company returns to Edinburgh with performances of this new ballet at Festival Theatre Edinburgh from 22-24 March 2018.  The Little Mermaid is choreographed and directed by Northern Ballet’s Artistic Director David Nixon…

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This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre: Top Tickets

This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre: Top Tickets

We explore the best shows gracing Edinburgh stages this week… The Steamie It’s Hogmanay in a Glasgow wash house, and the girls need to get their washing done before the bells. Join Dolly, Magrit, Doreen and Mrs Culfeathers as they laugh and cry their way through the last day of the year – with a little help from the not so handy Andy. First performed in May 1987, The Steamie has delighted and entertained audiences…

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This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre: Top Tickets

This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre: Top Tickets

We explore the best shows gracing Edinburgh stages this week… Our Fathers What would you do if a stranger asked you to father her child? If your dad thought dance school turned you gay? If you’d never seen the man behind the mask? A moving and unforgiving tribute by three performers whose faraway fathers might just make an appearance. International company Babakas take inspiration from stand-up comedy, contemporary dance and The Sopranos to tell a…

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