Former Smiths members cancel reunion gigs just days after announcement

Former Smiths members cancel reunion gigs just days after announcement

Just days after it was announced, a string of classical concerts celebrating the music of legendary Manchester band The Smiths have been cancelled – after both Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce said they wanted nothing to do with them. It was previously reported that former Smiths drummer Joyce, bassist Rourke and second guitarist Craig Gannon were to debut ‘Classically Smiths’, joined by the Manchester Camerata Orchestra for shows in London, Manchester and Edinburgh before a full…

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Bright Light Bright Light discusses Erasure support slot

Bright Light Bright Light discusses Erasure support slot

Bright Light Bright Light – aka Rod Thomas – says he can’t wait to open for his musical heroes Erasure on their forthcoming UK tour, which includes a visit to Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on February 3. “My love of Erasure and how important I think they are both to the LGBT community and to music in general has been well documented,” says London/New York based Rod, whose albums Make Me Believe In Hope (2012), Life Is…

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Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats share new single ahead of Edinburgh visit

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats share new single ahead of Edinburgh visit

Ahead of their eagerly-anticipated visit to Edinburgh, Denver band Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats have shared a new single You Worry Me –you can listen to it here. The anthemic track is the lead single from their soon-to-be-released new album, Tearing At The Seams, which is out on March 9. The band are due to play at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh in April on the final date of their European tour – you can check out their…

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Watch: The National share new video for Sleep Well Beast

Watch: The National share new video for Sleep Well Beast

Cincinnati-based indie group The National have released the video for new single Sleep Well Beast – and you can watch it right here. The band – who went down an absolute storm during their two-night stint at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall in September – released their seventh studio album, also titled Sleep Well Beast, on 4AD a few months back. Now they have shared a video for the album’s title track. The abstract video was directed…

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Echo & The Bunnymen to kick off 2018 tour in Edinburgh

Echo & The Bunnymen to kick off 2018 tour in Edinburgh

Indie legends Echo & The Bunnymen have announced their return with a new album and a string of live dates – including a visit to Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on May 23. The Liverpool band, who last released a full-length studio album in 2014 – 12th album Meteorites – have now announced news of their next studio album. The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon will feature a mix of both new material and “Bunnymen classics…

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Joan Baez to visit Edinburgh on 2018 world tour

Joan Baez to visit Edinburgh on 2018 world tour

Legendary singer, songwriter, activist and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Joan Baez has announced an extensive 2018 world tour, including a visit to Edinburgh’s Usher Hall in March. In conjunction with the tour, Baez will release a new studio album, Whistle Down The Wind, (Proper Records), produced by Joe Henry, in early March 2018. This will be her first new record since 2008’s acclaimed Day After Tomorrow. Baez will also play dates in…

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Seal to kick off UK tour in Edinburgh

Seal to kick off UK tour in Edinburgh

British soul legend Seal has announced UK tour dates for 2018 – kicking off at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall – in support of his tenth studio album, Standards. Backed by a big band, the multi-award winning star will be performing songs from the new album, alongside his classic hits Killer and Kiss From A Rose. In a career spanning three decades, racking up over 30 million records sales worldwide and a string of Grammy, Brit and Ivor Novello awards along the way,…

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Gig preview: Paramore, Usher Hall

Gig preview: Paramore, Usher Hall

Paramore will perform in Edinburgh tonight, following the tenth anniversary of their breakthrough album, Riot! The gig comes just days after the Nashville rockers performed one of their biggest headline shows to date at London’s Royal Albert Hall, during which they played songs from Riot! and their latest album, After Laughter. Frontwoman Hayley Williams recently sat down for an in-depth interview for popular web series Behind the Brand, during which she discussed the band’s turbulent…

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Queens Of The Stone Age announce UK tour – listen to new single

Queens Of The Stone Age announce UK tour – listen to new single

Queens Of The Stone Age have unveiled new singe The Way You Used To Do – as well as details of a UK tour that brings them to Edinburgh. The California rock band, who are gearing up to release long-awaited new album Villains, will visit the Usher Hall on November 23 on a tour that also takes in dates in Manchester, London and Dublin. Speaking about the new album, frontman Josh Homme said:  “The most important aspect of…

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Erasure announce 2018 tour – including Edinburgh gig

Erasure announce 2018 tour – including Edinburgh gig

Electro-pop legends Erasure have announced a UK and Ireland tour for 2018 – including a visit to Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on Saturday, 3 February. The synthpop duo, consisting of singer and songwriter Andy Bell and songwriter and keyboardist Vince Clarke, kick off the run of 18 shows at Dublin’s Olympia on Wednesday 31 January, rounding off at London’s Eventim Apollo on Friday 23 February. Erasure, who are due to support Robbie Williams at BT Murrayfield…

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