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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Kylie Minogue to visit Scotland on UK tour

Kylie Minogue to visit Scotland on UK tour

Australian pop icon Kylie Minogue has announced details of a huge UK and Ireland tour for later this year – including a visit to Scotland. The 49-year-old will hit the road in September and October to mark the release of her soon-to-be-released new album, Golden. The tour gets under way at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle on 18 September. From there it will head to Nottingham, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Cardiff, London, Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds…

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John Prine announces new album and Scottish date

John Prine announces new album and Scottish date

Legendary singer-songwriter John Prine has announced his first album of new material in over 13 years – and a visit to Scotland. The two-time Grammy winner’s highly-anticipated new album, The Tree of Forgiveness, is due for release on April 13, on his own independent label, Oh Boy Records (pre-order now HERE). Produced by Grammy Award-winning Dave Cobb, and recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A, the album includes ten new songs written by Prine along with co-writers Pat McLaughlin, Roger Cook, Dan Auerbach, Keith Sykes and Phil Spector. In addition to…

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Interview: High 5, with Bright Light Bright Light

Interview: High 5, with Bright Light Bright Light

Bright Light Bright Light – aka Rod Thomas –is opening for Erasure on their current UK, which stops off at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on Saturday (February 3). With a penchant for “drama” like Erasure, BLBL’s latest release, Little Bit, from the Choreography album (released as a digital single on January 26), captures his most euphoric and over the top loving side – it’s a song about wanting to show someone the extent of your love orchestrated by pounding drums, gorgeous…

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Watch: Jorja Smith plays a hitwoman in Let Me Down video

Watch: Jorja Smith plays a hitwoman in Let Me Down video

Ahead of her visit to Edinburgh next month, Jorja Smith has shared the video for her Stormzy collaboration Let Me Down, which sees her play a hitwoman plotting against a ballet dancer. You can watch it below. The Walsall-born singer , who visits Liquid Room on February 6 as part of wider UK tour, was recently announced as the Brits Critics’ Choice Award winner for 2018. The prize recognises “the future stars of British recording…

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Tommy Smith’s Trane rolls into Queen’s Hall

Tommy Smith’s Trane rolls into Queen’s Hall

Internationally acclaimed Edinburgh-raised saxophonist Tommy Smith plays a hometown concert with his latest group, Tommy Smith Quartet: Embodying the Light at the Queen’s Hall on Sunday, January 28. Smith formed the group in February last year to mark two fiftieth anniversaries – his own fiftieth birthday and the half-centenary of the death of his greatest inspiration, jazz icon John Coltrane – and the response it has received has been outstanding. Its first album, Embodying the…

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Born To Be Wide announces events in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Born To Be Wide announces events in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Music industry seminar and social night Born To Be Wide is set to mark its 14th birthday with two special nights to raise funds for the charity Help Musicians (HMUK). The first evening takes place on 1 February at the event’s new Edinburgh home, The Pleasance, and begins with Scott Hutchison in-conversation. The Frightened Rabbit frontman will also take part in a panel entitled Highway To Health, focusing on common health issues affecting people working in music, how to pre-empt them, what support is…

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Bruno Mars to play massive outdoor gig in Scotland

Bruno Mars to play massive outdoor gig in Scotland

Bruno Mars has announced an exclusive run of European dates for summer 2018 – including a massive outdoor gig in Scotland next summer. The US hitmaker will perform shows in Spain, France, Germany, Ireland plus an open-air show at Glasgow Green on 10 July. Tickets for the newly announced shows go on sale Friday, 1 December at 10am from www.gigsinscotland.com. Currently, Mars is on the South American leg of his sold out 24K Magic World…

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My Edinburgh: Worbey and Farrell

My Edinburgh: Worbey and Farrell

Worbey and Farrell are internationally acclaimed concert pianists with a wicked sense of humour. The Edinburgh-based duo have performed in over 150 countries and achieved millions of hits on YouTube with their utterly sensational piano playing and barnstorming blend of sparky humour. The accredited Steinway ensemble bring to the Usher Hall on Thursday 30 November their astonishing arrangements of the world’s greatest music. Expect exhilarating rhapsodies, dazzling toccatas, beguiling boogie-woogies and sensational piano-playing. The ingenuity of…

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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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