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Music news round-up: Tues 2nd December

Latitude 2015 is the 10th birthday edition of the multi-arts festival held in deepest Suffolk. The festival dates have been confirmed at Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th July, and tickets are on sale now.

A mix of returning headliners, Latitude favourites, and an "extra special" headliner are all on the as yet unannounced bill. Festival founder Melvin Benn teased: “I’m pleased to say all three headliners are already secured. We’ve got one act in particular who is someone extra special who we’ve been trying to book for years. Another of our headliners is someone who has risen through the ranks of the festival and will be topping the bill for the very first time. The third is someone who has headlined Latitude before, and loved the experience so much that they wanted to come back for the Birthday Edition! The birthday theme is something you’ll see all across the festival, with ten acts from Latitude 2006 coming back for special homecoming shows.”

The Waterboys release their new album, Modern Blues on 19th January. The record was recorded in Nashville.

The band are supporting the release with two live dates:

Mon Feb 2 Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry
Tues Feb 3 London Roundhouse

LA-based band The Black Ryder will release their new album The Door Behind The Door on 24th February, with a UK tour to follow.

The Districts have announced details of a new European tour for 2015. They will then follow the release of their forthcoming album A Flourish And A Spoil with further shows in the Spring.

UK/Irish dates:

3rd February - 100 Club, London (NME Awards Show)

27th April - Green Door Store, Brighton
29th April - Deaf Institute, Manchester
30th April - King Tuts, Glasgow
2nd May - Academy 2, Dublin

The Overtones play the following dates in support of their forthcoming album, Sweet Soul Music (9th February 2015).


1st – Cork, Opera House
2nd – Dublin, Olympia Theatre
6th – Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
8th – Leicester, De Montford Hall
9th – Brighton, Dome
10th – Folkestone, Leas Cliff Hall
12th – Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
13th – Birmingham, Symphony Hall
14th – Bournemouth, Pavilion Theatre
17th – Newcastle, City Hall
18th – Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
19th – Liverpool. Philharmonic Hall
21st – Llandudno, Venue Cymru Theatre
22nd – Bristol, Colston Hall
23rd – Reading, Hexagon
25th – Ipswich, Regent
27th – Oxford, New Theatre
29th – Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
30th – Harrogate, Royal Hall


1st – Sheffield, City Hall
3rd – London, Palladium
7th – Cardiff, St. David’s Hall
8th – Northampton, Derngate
9th – Guildford, G Live

On 15th December, Chrissie Hynde will release a brand new version of The Pretenders festive hit ‘2000 Miles’. Originally released in 1983, the brand new version, produced by Bjorn Yttling (who also produced Chrissie’s critically acclaimed solo album Stockholm), features Hynde’s vocals alongside a piano.

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