Vampire Weekend to kick off 2019 UK tour in Edinburgh

Vampire Weekend to kick off 2019 UK tour in Edinburgh

New York indie favourites Vampire Weekend will kick off their first full UK tour in six years in Edinburgh later this year. The band will call at the Usher Hall on 7 November before playing headline shows in Manchester, Birmingham and London. The tour news follows Vampire Weekend’s recent announcement that they will return to London later this month for a string of intimate shows. Vampire Weekend will be touring the UK this November in…

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Nick Cave opens up about the ‘most emotional gig’ of his career

Nick Cave opens up about the ‘most emotional gig’ of his career

Nick Cave, who visits Edinburgh this summer, has spoken about his Manchester Arena show in September 2017 – describing the gig as the “most emotional concert of his career.” The Australian music legend played in Manchester with the Bad Seeds four months after 22 people died after a bomb was detonated at an Ariana Grande concert. And Cave has now called the gig the most emotional of his career. The frank admission came after a…

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Flaming Lips announce Edinburgh gig

Flaming Lips announce Edinburgh gig

The Flaming Lips will celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Soft Bulletin by performing the classic album in its entirety during a special UK tour – and it includes a show at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh. Released in 1999, the album inclides the singles Race for the Prize and ‘Waitin’ for a Superman. Now, two decades later, it’s been announced that The Soft Bulletin will be showcased in full at shows in Edinburgh, Manchester,…

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Bathgate’s Lewis Capaldi scores his first ever UK number one single

Bathgate’s Lewis Capaldi scores his first ever UK number one single

Lewis Capaldi has scored his first ever No.1 single on the Official UK singles chart with Someone You Loved. The 22-year-old, who grew up in the town of Bathgate, just under 20 miles from Edinburgh, had his song go from number three on the charts to the top spot, registering 58,000 combined sales, including a staggering six million audio streams. Someone You Loved (listen to it below) first entered the Top 100 at Number 66…

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Norwegian pop sensation Sigrid announces Edinburgh gig

Norwegian pop sensation Sigrid announces Edinburgh gig

Norwegian pop sensation Sigrid will visit the Usher Hall in Edinburgh in November as part of her biggest headline tour to date. The precociously talented 22-year-old, who is set to release her highly anticipated debut album Sucker Punch on 8 March, will also play dates this winter in Leeds, Nottingham, Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham and London. You can check out the full tour dates below. Having picked up AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week accolade no…

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Hozier to visit Edinburgh this summer on UK tour

Hozier to visit Edinburgh this summer on UK tour

Multi-platinum singer and songwriter Hozier will visit the Usher Hall in Edinburgh this summer on the UK leg to promote second album Wasteland, Baby! The Take Me To Church hitmaker will conclude his UK tour with four very special shows at the London Palladium. In an interview with NME, the Irish singer revealed that Wasteland, Baby! was inspired by the darkened state of the world when he began writing the record in 2016. “It’s trying…

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Review: Craig Finn, Brian Fallon, Usher Hall

Review: Craig Finn, Brian Fallon, Usher Hall

A solo appearance at the Usher Hall would be a daunting prospect for any artist and two such souls broke away from leading their bands to grace the grand old stage last week. Brian Fallon, best known as frontman of Gaslight Anthem, with support from Craig Finn of The Hold Steady fame, had arrived in town for the Edinburgh leg of the Songs From The Hymnal tour and both had warm words of praise for…

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Papa Roach to visit Edinburgh on 2019 UK tour

Papa Roach to visit Edinburgh on 2019 UK tour

Californian rockers Papa Roach have announced details of a massive UK tour for spring 2019 – including a visit to Edinburgh. The Last Resort hitmakers will play 12 dates across April to support their 10th album, Who Do You Trust, which is due to be released on January 19. The band will visit the Usher Hall in Edinburgh on April 24. “We are really excited to go deep in the UK and double the number…

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Manic Street Preachers announce Edinburgh gig

Manic Street Preachers announce Edinburgh gig

Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers have  confirmed details of a UK and Ireland tour and special re-release to mark the 20th anniversary of their classic album This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours. Full dates, including a visit to the Usher Hall in Edinburgh, are below. This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours was released in 1998 and features the singles If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next, Tsunami and You Stole The Sun…

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Richard Ashcroft to visit Edinburgh during 2019 UK and Ireland tour

Richard Ashcroft to visit Edinburgh during 2019 UK and Ireland tour

Indie icon Richard Ashcroft has announced a UK & Ireland headline tour for 2019, which includes a visit to Edinburgh. The former fromtman of The Verve, who is gearing up to release fifth solo studio album Natural Rebel, will perform at the Capital’s Usher Hall on Tuesday, 23 April. Ashcroft will also play gigs in London, Newcastle, Birmingham and Dublin, among other cities. Natural Rebel will be released on 19 October. It follows Alone With…

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