Pixies share trailer for new podcast ahead of Edinburgh gig

Pixies share trailer for new podcast ahead of Edinburgh gig

Ahead of their visit to Edinburgh in September, US music legends Pixies have shared a trailer for their new podcast, It’s A Pixies Podcast. The 12-episode series documents the making of their new album, Beneath The Eyrie, which is set to be released on September 13. British music journalist Tony Fletcher was given all areas access in the studio while the band recorded their seventh album. It’s A Pixies Podcast will start streaming on June…

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Kaiser Chiefs to visit Edinburgh on 2020 UK tour

Kaiser Chiefs to visit Edinburgh on 2020 UK tour

Kaiser Chiefs will visit Edinburgh early next year in support of their upcoming new album, Duck. The Leeds band will kick off their 2020 arena tour in Hull on January 21 next year, before playing at the Usher Hall the following night. The tour concludes with a show at London’s The O2 on February 1. Support for the gigs will come from Razorlight, and tickets go on Friday (June 21) at 9am. Kaiser Chiefs release…

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Edinburgh-bound Pixies announce new album – watch video for first single

Edinburgh-bound Pixies announce new album – watch video for first single

Ahead of their visit to Edinburgh in September, US music legends Pixies have officially announced their seventh studio album, Beneath The Eyrie. The eagerly-awaited follow-up to 2016’s Head Carrier will be released on September 13 on their new label, Infectious/BMG. Beneath The Eyrie will feature 12 new songs and was recorded in December at Dreamland Recordings near Woodstock, New York. Tom Dalgety, who also worked on Head Carrier, produced the record. In a press release,…

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Marina to visit Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on UK tour

Marina to visit Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on UK tour

Marina [formerly And The Diamonds] has announced an autumn 2019 UK tour – and it includes a visit to Edinburgh in October. To promote latest album Love + Fear, Marina will be visiting some of the biggest venues of her career with shows at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh, Manchester’s 02 Apollo, Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena, London’s Eventim Apollo and Centre in Brighton. Tickets for all gigs go on sale from 10am on Friday, May 31….

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NOW That’s What I Call The 80s is coming to Edinburgh with a live tour

NOW That’s What I Call The 80s is coming to Edinburgh with a live tour

The world’s best-selling compilation album series is heading to Edinburgh on its very own live show tour, transporting the hits of one of the most pop-tastic decades to the Usher Hall this November. NOW That’s What I Call The 80s LIVE celebrates all that is great about the decade that saw household names rise to prominence featuring the giant hits of Whitney Houston, Duran Duran, Bon Jovi, Wham!, Madonna, Frankie Goes to Hollywood and Billy…

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Wallace & Gromit are coming to Edinburgh

Wallace & Gromit are coming to Edinburgh

Wallace & Gromit will bring their Musical Marvels show to Edinburgh for the first time in June, featuring the iconic characters on the big screen with live orchestral accompaniment. Ticket holders will be treated to brand new music to accompany Musical Marvels, which was first screened at the BBC Proms in 2012, along with interactive escapades and enthusiastic entertainment by presenter Matthew Sharp and the Picture House Orchestra. This is a fantastic opportunity for young…

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Listen to two new songs from Vampire Weekend

Listen to two new songs from Vampire Weekend

Ahead of their visit to Edinburgh later this year, Vampire Weekend have shared two new tracks from their forthcoming album. You can listen to them right here. The New York indie favourites, who will call at the Usher Hall on 7 November before playing headline shows in Manchester, Birmingham and London, continue to preview Father of The Bride ahead its release. The band’s last album was 2013’s Modern Vampires Of The City. After previously debuting…

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Pixies to visit Edinburgh on huge UK and European tour

Pixies to visit Edinburgh on huge UK and European tour

US music legends Pixies have announced details of a UK and European tour for September and October – and it includes a visit to Edinburgh. Pixies, who last played live in Edinburgh at Meadowbank Stadium in August 2005, will perform at the Usher Hall on Monday, 23 September. The tour, kicking off in September, coincides with the release of the band’s new album – the follow-up to 2016’s acclaimed Head Carrier. On the UK leg…

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UB40 star Brian Travers to miss Edinburgh gig after being diagnosed with brain tumour

UB40 star Brian Travers to miss Edinburgh gig after being diagnosed with brain tumour

UB40 star Brian Travers has revealed he has been diagnosed with a brain tumour, forcing him to miss the group’s 40th anniversary UK tour, which includes a visit to Edinburgh in May. The group’s saxophonist was taken to hospital last Tuesday after suffering a seizure at his home, with subsequent brain scans revealing two tumours. Travers will now undergo surgery the day before UB40’s tour starts and has been advised by doctors that his recovery…

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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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