Music news round-up: Weds 3rd April
The Rolling Stones have announced a special outdoor show in London's Hyde Park for 6th July. The date follows some newly announced American dates which will run through May and June.
Tickets go on general sale 9am Friday 5 April from here. Barclaycard Unwind customers can purchase tickets from today (Wednesday) here
Melody’s Echo Chamber has been invited to join Tame Impala on their forthcoming UK and European tour, which includes a show at Hammersmith Apollo in London on June 25th. This will follow the band’s appearance as part of the Grizzly Bear-curated ATP event I’ll Be Your Mirror at Alexandra Palace on May 5th in London. The band will also be playing festival dates over the summer including Primavera Sound and Glastonbury.
Dates are as follows:
03/05 Liverpool Sound City Festival
04/05 Leeds Live At Leeds Festival
05/05 London Alexandra Palace (Grizzly Bear ATP)
25/05 Barcelona, Spain Primavera Sound Festival
31/05 Porto, Portugal Primavera Sound Festival
25/06 London Hammersmith Apollo (w/ Tame Impala)
29/06 Glastonbury Festival
Meteor Camden Crawl Dublin has announced that Echo & The Bunnymen will perform at the 2013 May Bank Holiday festival. The full line up, up to date news and festival information may be found here.
Bruce Foxton (The Jam/From The Jam/Stiff Little Fingers) returns this year with the second single from his 2012 album Back In The Room, ‘Don’t Waste My Time’ on 28th April.
‘From The Jam’ is touring throughout the UK this year:
04/04/13 Falkirk Town Hall
05/04/13 Pocklington Arts Centre The Acoustic Set
06/04/13 The Assembly Rooms, Derby
13/04/13 Warrington Parr Hall
14/04/13 Leeds City Varieties The Acoustic Set
18/04/13 Beaufort Theatre, Ebbw Vale. The Acoustic Set
19/04/13 The Factory, Porth
20/04/13 Bedford Corn Exchange
21/04/13 Isle of Arts Festival Ventnor, Isle of Wight.
25/04/13 Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth University,Ceredigion.
26/04/13 Robin 2 Bilston, Near Wolverhampton
27/04/13 The Phoenix Theatre, Beaconsfield Street, Blyth. Northumberland.
28/04/13 The Great British Alternative Festival Minehead along with The Blockheads, The Fall, Boomtown Rats, Eddie and The Hot Rods, Selector, Neville Staples, The Members, The Lurkers, Toyah and many more
02/05/13 The Queens Hall, Nuneaton
03/05/13 Manchester Academy
04/05/13 Edinburgh Liquid Rooms
05/05/13 Aberdeen Lemon Tree
11/05/13 The Village, Dublin with special guest Simon Townsend
Findlay’s new EP Off & On arrives April 29th via Manchester label Joyeux Anniversaire. The EP will be available as a limited edition 10” vinyl.
Punk long-timers The Vibrators are joined by a slew of VIP guests on their new CD On The Guest List, released by Cleopatra Records on May 7, 2013. The album features 13 new tunes written and recorded by founding Vibrators members Knox and Eddie with longtime bassist Pete, all engineered by original Vibrators bassist Pat Collier. Special guest appearances are by members of Supersuckers, MC5, UK Subs, The Damned, The Stranglers, The Dickies and more.
Bonnie Tyler will be doing a live Twitter Q&A this Monday (8th April) at 3pm (GMT). Tweeting from @BonnieTOfficial, Bonnie will be answering fan questions. Fans can submit their questions ahead of Monday by tweeting to @BonnieTOfficial with the hashtag #askBonnie