KT Tunstall to play charity gig in Edinburgh this January

KT Tunstall to play charity gig in Edinburgh this January

Edinburgh-born singer-songwriter KT Tunstall is set to return to her roots this January with a string of one-off charity gigs around Scotland in celebration of the countdown to Lidl’s 100th store. The week-long ‘Lidl Live’ tour will see Tunstall perform to thousands of fans in towns and cities around Scotland, taking in Aberdeen, Ayr and Highland town, Strathpeffer, before the grand finale show in Edinburgh on Burn’s Night. Alongside the ‘Lidl Live’ performances, which will…

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Lewis Capaldi shares new song ahead of Edinburgh gig

Lewis Capaldi shares new song ahead of Edinburgh gig

Bathgate chart-topper Lewis Capaldi has shared a new song ahead of his upcoming UK tour. You can listen to the track, titled Before You Go, here. The singer-songwriter, who has enjoyed an incredible year with mega-selling debut album Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent and his first UK and US No.1 single Someone You Loved, says the new track is his “most personal” offering to date. Before You Go is set to feature on an…

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Ant Middleton to visit Edinburgh on 2020 UK tour

Ant Middleton to visit Edinburgh on 2020 UK tour

SAS: Who Dares Wins star Ant Middleton will visit the Edinburgh Playhouse next year on a new tour that sees him playing his biggest UK shows to date. Using the skills honed from his experience in the British Special Forces, Middleton is famous for leading and completing extreme adventures often documented on TV. Last year, he climbed the highest mountain in the world in Extreme Everest with Ant Middleton, which tested him further than ever…

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Interview: Ed Cares, Childcare

Interview: Ed Cares, Childcare

London quartet Childcare bring the Sabi Tour to Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh on Saturday, 30 November – and AAA caught up with Ed Cares from the band for a chat ahead of the gig. As part of the group’s Get Well Soon wellness campaign, attendees can expect a mixture of “mindful eating, yogic breathing and mass meditation” alongside the band’s usual brand of leftfield softcore-psych. The Sabi Tour will also offer participants lavender scratch’n’sniff vinyl,…

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Review: 9 to 5, Edinburgh Playhouse ***

Review: 9 to 5, Edinburgh Playhouse ***

They say it’s a man’s world – but not under Dolly Parton’s watch. The legendary Queen of Country has brought her Broadway and West End hit musical, 9 to 5, to the Edinburgh Playhouse for nearly a week long run this November. Based on the 1980 film of the same name, 9 to 5 tells the story of three office secretaries in 80s New York who, after incessant bullying, discrimination and sexual harassment from their…

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Goldfrapp to visit Edinburgh on 2020 UK tour

Goldfrapp to visit Edinburgh on 2020 UK tour

British electronic duo Goldfrapp have announced a UK tour for spring 2020 – and it includes a visit to Edinburgh in March. Felt Mountain: The 20th Year Tour will see Goldfrapp play tracks from the album for the first time since its original release in a brand new show featuring lush and intimate takes on classics from across their 20-year career. “Looking back, Felt Mountain represents a very special period in my life,” says Alison…

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Review: Cabaret, Festival Theatre ****

Review: Cabaret, Festival Theatre ****

Bill Kenwright’s multi award-winning production of Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret was never going to disappoint, and if you like your musicals with all the glitz and glamour of a 1930s nightclub then it is not to be missed. Based on the musical adaption of Christopher Isherwood’s novel, Goodbye to Berlin, Cabaret tells the story of an aspiring young writer named Clifford Bradshaw (played by Charles Hagerty) who becomes involved in the wonderfully debauched lives of…

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Hairy Bikers to ride into Edinburgh on 2020 UK tour

Hairy Bikers to ride into Edinburgh on 2020 UK tour

Following a major UK tour earlier this year, The Hairy Bikers have announced their 2020 live return – with a 38-date tour that includes a visit to the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh. The Hairy Bikers, aka Si King and Dave Myers, have been entertaining Britain with their TV shows for over a decade and have sold in excess of 5.7 million copies of their books. They understand the importance of great food and home cooking…

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Review: The Rocky Horror Show, Edinburgh Playhouse

Review: The Rocky Horror Show, Edinburgh Playhouse

Suspenders at the ready, The Rocky Horror Show is back in town. Based on Richard O’Brien’s cult 70s musical of the same name, The Rocky Horror Show is a mind-warping production that’ll transport you straight to Transexual, Transylvania. This outrageous horror/comedy musical is like nothing else – it’s camp, it’s queer, it’s intergalactic and it will have you dancing all night, or at least doing The Time Warp. The Rocky Horror Show tells the story…

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Foals announce support act for Edinburgh gig

Foals announce support act for Edinburgh gig

Foals have revealed the support act who will join them on their 2020 tour, which kicks off at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh in April. Posting on social media site Twitter, the Yannis Philippakis-fronted outfit wrote: “Pleased to announce Everything Everything as main support on select 2020 UK dates, tickets on sale this week!” The band also announced a “new deadline” for fans to purchase latest album Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part…

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