Archive | February, 2011

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Judas Priest to rock the UK this summer

Posted on 28 February 2011 by Mizzle

British rock legends Judas Priest have announced they will be touring the UK this summer as part of their 2011 world tour.

The band originally formed back in 1970 and was undoubtedly one of the most influential metal bands of the decade. Despite a number of personnel changes through the years, Judas Priest remain one of the most exhilarating bands to see live.

The band has already confirmed this will be their last tour, although they will continue to write and record together, and are currently writing new material.

Judas Priest will play:

Newport Centre, Newport (July 15)

O2 Apollo, Manchester (July 16)

Doncaster Dome, Doncaster (July 17)

SECC, Glasgow (July 19)

Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle upon Tyne (July 20)

Civic Hall, Wolverhampton (July 21)

Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth (July 24)

For more information on tickets log onto ticketmaster.co.uk or call 0871 230 1094.

Jessie J was about to give up music…

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Jessie J was about to give up music…

Posted on 28 February 2011 by Mizzle

Music sensation Jessie J has admitted that she was ready to throw in the towel on her music career before landing the number one slot.

According to The Sun, she was persuaded to hang on in there instead of calling it a day after getting tired of the music industry.

Her debut album set for release today pretty much saved her life musically, admits Jessie.

The song called ‘Who You Are’ also the name of her album, made her carry on into the chart success she is now. “This song saved my life musically.

“The day before I wrote this song I was ready to give up music. It’s amazing how three-and-a-half minutes of melody and lyrics can change your life and I’m so happy that not only has it saved my life but it’s saving other people’s.

Watch out for Jessie’s album in the charts as it’s surely set to be a record breaker.

New Scottish tour date for Glasvegas

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New Scottish tour date for Glasvegas

Posted on 25 February 2011 by Mizzle

Alternative rockers Glasvegas have added Aberdeen to their latest 2011 bringing them back to their Scottish roots.

Following the release of their second album which was highly anticipated by fans, the UK tour will now see dates spread across the country as well as over the waters to Ireland.

Keeping true to their heritage, the band recently played a Scottish tour and has confirmed that all dates throughout March are sold out.

The new addition to the tour will be on April 23rd 2011 at Aberdeen’s Music Hall with ticket prices at £16 from www.boxofficeaberdeen.com or by calling 01224 641122.

The band’s first single from the new album ‘Euphoria, Take My Hand’ was Zane Lowe’s recent ‘Hottest Record’ and is available on download from March 28th.

U2 will headline at Glastonbury 2011

U2 will headline at Glastonbury 2011

Posted on 25 February 2011 by Mizzle

Irish rock veterans U2 yesterday announced that they will be performing at the iconic Pyramid stage at Glastonbury Festival this June, reports The Independent online.

The band revealed their news at the Shockwaves NME Awards, delivering their announcement just after the legendary British music event was handed the gong for ‘Best Festival.’

Guitarist The Edge spoke on behalf of the group, saying that they were greatly looking forward to appearing in front of their fans once again.

‘I have to say there is something really special and iconic about that stage,’ he said. ‘So, we’re all looking forward to coming back to pick up where I left off. U2 will be playing June 24. And we’re so excited to get to play in front of the world’s greatest festival audience. We’ll see you there!’

Held in Pilton, England, ‘Glasto’, as it is affectionately known, will this year take place between the 23rd and 28th of June.  Acts on the menu include silver-voiced crooners Coldplay and celebrated diva Beyonce. Tickets are unfortunately sold out, but keep an eye on the website for a chance to snap up any cancellations: www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk

Rock isn’t ‘cool’ – let’s keep it that way, say My Chemical Romance

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Rock isn’t ‘cool’ – let’s keep it that way, say My Chemical Romance

Posted on 25 February 2011 by Mizzle

Rock music has always been associated with a life on the edge, and this is true now more than ever according to American band My Chemical Romance, as reported by Contact Music Online.

‘Rock’s in bad shape,’ said guitarist Ray Toro in an interview with NME magazine. ‘It’s not cool to like rock music these days, and I think that’s really cool. It gives danger back to it.’

He compared the alternative niche occupied by guitar-based rock today to the reputation of hard metal in previous decades.

‘It’s like when you were a metal head and everyone was like, ‘what the f**k are you listening to, that sucks!’ That’s where we are.’

According to the ‘Na Na Na’ singers, rock has regained its ‘dangerous’ outsider status, after recent years seeing Hip Hop and pop increasingly storming the popular charts.

My Chemical Romance are currently touring Europe, and their latest album ‘Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys’ is now available for ‘dangerous outsiders’ to download.

The Strokes- Undercover Of Darkness

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The Strokes- Undercover Of Darkness

Posted on 23 February 2011 by Neil Paterson

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2many DJ’s & Size Matters nights to join Warehouse Project sold out event

Posted on 22 February 2011 by Mizzle

The Warehouse Project opens its doors to a massive sell-out ‘welcome back’ Easter weekender with the crowd being pleased with 2manydjs, Aeroplane and Size Matters World Tour.

Plus line-up additions for 20 years of Planet E and Ape and Metropolis could see the opening weekend start with a bang.

As long as WHP fans are quick they can still grab the last few tickets to two remaining parties par excellence. Friday 22nd April’s offering, in conjunction with Ape and Metropolis, now boasts the addition of jungle drum ‘n’ basspioneer Shy FX. Also turning up the Store Street soundsystem will be Roska, Falty DL, Jackmaster, Deadboy,Illum:Sphere, Synkro&Indigo, WHP resident Rich Reason, DJ Prophecy back to back with DJ Silver and MCsGQ, Chunky and Tonn piper.

For full line-ups and ticket information visit www.thewarehouseproject.com

Parklife Festival to be bigger than ever in 2011

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Parklife Festival to be bigger than ever in 2011

Posted on 22 February 2011 by Neil Paterson

Early bird tickets now on sale after 2010’s sell out festival.

Sat 11th & Sun 12th June 2011

Platt Fields, Manchester

This year’s line up of electronic and indie music includes performances from Friendly Fires, Magnetic Man, Kele, Simian Mobile Disco and many more. The announcement for the full 2011 line up will be made very soon.

Parklife co-promoter, Sam Kandel, said:  “We had so much great feedback last year following the event. It appears everyone had an amazing time. The only feedback we got was that people wanted more so we decided to expand Parklife 2011 into a two day event.

“One option was to increase the capacity of the event but we decided that we didn’t want to lose the intimacy and fun that was so evident in last year’s festival, so while the party will last twice as long, we will be keeping it at the same capacity,” added Kandel.

Early bird tickets cost just £49.50 so get it quick to grab yours.

For more information visit http://www.parklife.uk.com/

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The Charlatans and Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson to headline Wychwood Festival 2011

Posted on 22 February 2011 by Mizzle

Wychwood Festival, taking place on Friday 3rd-Sunday 5th June 2011, is to play host to The Charlatans, Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson, The Wurzels, The Gift Band and Neville Staple.

The seventh annual festival is the UK’s leading family friendly music and arts festival, and has been nominated for the ‘Best Family Festival’ since it launched.

Graeme Merifield, Festival Director said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be welcoming both Ian and The Charlatans to their very first Wychwood Festival. We have built up a very loyal fanbase of Wychwooders and I am sure that they will both be welcomed to the festival with the usual warmness of our wonderful crowds.”

Tickets are priced at £117 for an adult weekend, plus £10 for a general camping pass. Tickets can be purchased from the festival box office on 01993 772580, Ticketmaster.co.uk on 0844 847 1681,

WeGotTickets.com or SeeTickets.com. There are also Youth concessions (16-18yrs) available at £95 (full weekend)

and 10-15yrs weekend tickets for £55. Under 10’s go for free with each adult ticket allowing two free under 10’s.

For more information visit the website: http://www.wychwoodfestival.com.