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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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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