Max Restaino announces headline London show for April 2018

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Fresh from wowing arena crowds across the UK Max Restaino, the 21-year-old songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, has announced he will bring his live show back to London next April.

O2 Islington Academy2 will see Max play his biggest London headline show to date on Thursday 19 April.

Tickets go on sale on Friday 8 December at 9AM.

The gifted young musician made his first TV appearance at the age of 9, and by 16 he made his first recording with Gary Barlow, playing the accordion on the track 'Let Me Go', which reached No.2 in the UK singles chart in 2013. 

Since then Max has won a PRS Song Writing Award for the Sky TV series Tin Pan Alley. He’s worked with LA Film director Mark S Jacobs (of Glee & Kitchen Nightmares USA), Olly Murs, Geri Halliwell, Donny Osmond, and even Peter Kay, singing on his Car Share TV Series and Phoenix Nights Live.  

In 2016 Max toured theatres across the UK with Rebecca Ferguson and this year he has supported STEPS on their sold out Arena tour including dates at The O2 and SSE Wembley Arena, building a firm fan base.

His recent single ‘Sugar Rush’ has been tearing up dance floors across the UK, (Top 10 in the Music Week Pop Club Chart), with new product planned for 2018.

Little Mix - The Summer Hits Tour 2018: Everything you need to know about purchasing tickets

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Purchasing tickets to Little Mix The Summer Hits Tour 2018? Here is everything you need to know ahead of the on-sale.

What time do tickets go on sale?

Tickets are now on sale. Full details here.

Are these seated or standing concerts?

Hove, and Lincoln will be all standing concerts. Colchester, Northampton, Derby and Falkirk will be standing and reserved seated concerts.

Where can I purchase tickets?

Tickets are available from the following approved ticket agents:

Ticketmaster.co.uk

AXS.com

SeeTickets.com

Gigantic.com

AltTickets.com

TheTicketFactory.com

Ticketline.com

Tickets Scotland (Falkirk Only)

How many tickets can I purchase?

A limit of eight tickets per person has been set for this show.

Where can I purchase accessible tickets from?

Customers who wish to purchase disabled tickets for the following Little Mix shows should to call 0800 988 4440 from 9.30am Thursday 30th November. This number is operated by Ticketmaster and is open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 6.00pm and Saturday 10.30am to 3.30pm.

Are there hospitality packages available?

A limited number of packages are available to purchase via the venues directly.

Hove - 0844 264 0201
Colchester - 01206 755 141
Northampton - 01604 514 455
Derby - 01332 388 111
Lincoln - 01522 522 900 (option 2)
Falkirk - 01324 624 121

Please contact the venue directly for information on the packages available.

How old do I need to be to attend?

Ticket holders under the age of 14 will need to be accompanied by an adult of over 18 years of age. Unfortunately we cannot issue refunds to Under 14’s who are not accompanied by an adult.

Where can I find the promoters Terms & Conditions?

Tickets are sold subject to the promoter’s terms and conditions, which can be found here.

Pop superstars Little Mix to play UK Summer shows next year

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The world's biggest girl band Little Mix are playing a run of UK summer shows throughout July 2018 as part of the group's 'The Summer Hits Tour 2018'. Kicking off in Hove on 6th July, the run of 15 live shows ends in Inverness on 29th July. The shows will see Little Mix perform their greatest hits, including 'Touch', ‘Shout Out to My Ex’, ‘Black Magic’ and 'Wings'.

The full list of dates are:
Friday 6 July - The 1st Central County Ground, Hove
Saturday 7 July - Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Sunday 8 July - Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester
Thursday 12 July - County Ground, Northampton
Friday 13 July - KCOM Craven Park, Hull
Saturday 14 July - Macron Stadium, Bolton
Sunday 15 July - John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield
Thursday 19 July - The 3aaa County Ground, Derby
Friday 20 July - Lincolnshire Showground, Lincoln
Saturday 21 July - Earlham Park, Norwich
Sunday 22 July - Kent Event Centre, Maidstone
Thursday 26 July - International Stadium, Gateshead
Friday 27 July - Falkirk Stadium, Stirlingshire
Saturday 28 July - Outdoors at AECC, Aberdeen
Sunday 29 July - Bught Park, Inverness

Tickets go on sale Thursday 30 November at 9.30am

Little Mix have just released The Platinum Edition of their smash hit album 'Glory Days'. The original version of the album spent five weeks at the top of the UK Albums Chart surpassing any other album released by a female group this millennium and becoming the longest reigning girl group No.1 album since Spice Girls’ debut 20 years ago. They have continued their sensational run of hit singles in 2017 with smashes such as 'Touch', 'No More Sad Songs', 'Power' and 'Reggaeton Lento (Remix)'. 

GUN release new single 'Boy Who Fooled The World'

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GUN have today released a new version of album highlight ‘Boy Who Fooled The World’, the latest single taken from their acclaimed top 20 album ‘Favourite Pleasures’, which gave the band their highest UK chart position in over 20 years.  The B-side is ‘Tragic Heroes’, also taken from the album, and already another Planet Rock playlist.

Drowned In Sound – “Now finding themselves hitting new heights of power and armed with a record that could go toe-to-toe with their peers of both yesterday and today, GUN are fully loaded and shooting to thrill.” 

Planet Rock Magazine – “An album teaming with hooky riffs and memorable pop-rock choruses” 

Classic Rock Magazine - 4/5 “Here’s a dare: play this album and remain unmoved.” 

Metal Talk – 10/10 “Make no mistake, Gun are back, fully loaded and they are taking on the world once again” 

Gigslutz - “Gun are back and firing out their best stuff in years!” 

Here’s what frontman Dante had to say about the song, which has been updated with a fresh orchestral backing, and thus now entitled “The G-String Mix”:

“Lyrically I wanted to write about how I got into music in first place. I began to reminisce about the past.  I remember finishing up school on a Friday afternoon, having this religious schedule. Sitting down to watch Cheers, before finding a blank cassette, turning on the radio and listening to the Friday Rock Show with Tommy Vance from 10pm, then Tom Russell's Rock show from midnight. I'd listen to songs that they'd play and in the first 10 seconds I'd decide if the song was worth recording from the intro alone.

“Some songs I remember recording were ‘Run To You’ (Bryan Adams), ‘Boys Of Summer (Don Henley), ‘Why Can't This Be Love’ (Van Halen) and ‘We Built This City’ (Jefferson Starship), to name but a few. I did this religiously every Friday night and then at the weekend, I'd play the songs to my friends. They’d ask me how I’d managed to get these songs. I didn't say much at the time. I felt like if I let them hear these songs for the first time, that I was the main guy that introduced them to the music I was into. It almost became personal, like I’d written the songs myself. It's nice to think that this was one of my first introductions to music.”

‘Favourite Pleasures', GUN’s seventh studio album, stands proudly alongside the very best of their work. Informed by a back-to-basics approach tempered by an innate sense for melody, the record was made in the band's own Morse Code studios in Paisley. It's an album that dances on a knife-edge, one that can turn on a single note from the raw pain of emotions hitting the rocks, to an unbridled celebration of hedonism.

 
 

See GUN in London and Manchester on their co-headline with InMe this December. Full details here.

Sarah Darling announces new headline London show

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Having toured the UK with her signature “Night in Nashville” shows, opened for the chart topping Ward Thomas and performed at the C2C: Country to Country festival (2016 & 2017) Sarah Darling announces her biggest UK headline show to date. The BCMA Awards ‘International Touring Artist of the Year’ nominee will be performing songs from her three studio albums – including the acclaimed 2017 release ‘Dream Country’ – and previewing songs from her forthcoming 2018 album.

Looking forward to the concert Sarah says “I am so excited to return to the UK for a release party of sorts!  My newest single is scheduled to release on March 2nd, and I cannot wait to celebrate with my UK fans.” 

To close an incredible 2017, Sarah will reunite with Ward Thomas at G Live, Guildford on December 6th and, on December 8th, will play a special festive concert at St Pancras Old Church, London to mark the release of her Christmas album ‘Winter Wonderland’.

“The UK is my second home, so it will be very special to share a mix of old favourites, some quintessential Christmas songs from my Winter Wonderland album, as well as a couple of not-yet-released tracks.” 

For one of the brightest new stars in the country music scene, the sky really is the limit.

Tickets go on sale Friday 17 November at 10am - sarahdarling.com for more info.

Annie Lennox announces An Evening of Music and Conversation at London's Sadler's Wells

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On the 4th of March 2018, Annie Lennox will share thoughts, memories and reflections during a one night only event of conversation, musical performance and visual imagery at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London.

All proceeds from the evening ‘Annie Lennox - An Evening of Music and Conversation'  will be donated to The Circle, the charitable organisation she founded to help create transformative change in the lives of girls and women facing the challenges of disempowerment across the globe.

The evening is supported by Gucci, whose Chime for Change Campaign has been championing Girls' and women's empowerment since its inception in 2013.

Tickets for ‘Annie Lennox - An Evening of Music and Conversation' at Sadler’s Wells Theatre on Sunday 4th March 2018 will go on sale on at 10am on 10th November 2017. They will be available to purchase online at ticketmaster.co.uk/annielennox or sadlerswells.com/annielennox or by phoning the Sadler’s Wells Theatre box office on 0844 847 2450.

As demand for tickets will be high, The Circle have partnered with Charitystars to launch a sweepstake competition offering the opportunity for one lucky fan and their guest the chance to be flown to London from anywhere in the world, spend some time with Annie during the rehearsal for the show on the Sunday afternoon and then attend the event as a VIP. In addition, as part of the competition there will be a fantastic range of unique rewards, including a red brocade Gucci suit worn by Annie, signed albums and handwritten lyrics for those wishing to enter multiple times. To find out more and to enter go to www.charitystars.com/Annie.

As a truly special event, ‘Annie Lennox - An Evening of Music and Conversation’ offers the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity not only to see Annie Lennox perform, but also to hear her share fascinating stories from her life and career.

Randy Crawford to perform at Cheltenham Jazz Festival

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With the full line-up still to come, Cheltenham Jazz Festival revealed their first four early headliners yesterday.
 
Known for her unforgettable and soulful voice, American jazz and R&B singer Randy Crawford is opening the Festival with a rare performance which will be the only UK stop on her tour.
 
An artist of unmatched ability and extraordinary range, throughout her incredible career she has worked with musical greats including George Benson, Quincy Jones and Cannonball Adderley, and has become a household name on five continents. Bringing her best known songs, including Street Life, One Day I’ll Fly Away and You Might Need Somebody, Randy will make her Cheltenham debut in our iconic Big Top.
 
Tickets for this event go on sale to Cheltenham Festivals Members on 8 November, from 1pm. Public booking opens on 10 November, from 10am. Full details here.

Callaghan announces UK tour including biggest ever London show at Bush Hall

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Three time BBC Radio 2 playlisted singer songwriter Callaghan confirms a new UK tour for 2018. Kicking off in Liverpool on 17th April, this is one of her biggest UK tours to date, culminating with a headline spot at London’s prestigious Bush Hall, on 26th April. 

“I always love coming home to tour” says US based Callaghan. “It’ll be my first time playing in Liverpool, Brighton and Buckingham, and I’ll be back in York and Glasgow, playing my first headline show at Sage Gateshead, a hometown show in Lincoln and my biggest ever London date. I’ll be joined by some amazing musicians and I’m excited to get on the road and share the new music I’ve been recording this year in LA.”

The tour will coincide with the release of the third EP from a series of recordings Callaghan’s been making in LA over the last 12 months, and will give fans their first chance to hear the new songs live. Callaghan will also be performing tracks from ‘The Other Side,’ her EP released earlier this year, and songs from her forthcoming EP ‘Skin on Skin’, out this December. And of course they’ll also hear songs from her acclaimed album, ‘A History of Now’ including the aforementioned BBC Radio 2 play listed singles.

The new music has all been written or co-written by Callaghan and produced by Anthony Resta (Duran Duran, Shawn Mullins, Elton John), Jeff Fair and Starr Parodi (having worked on scores for huge films like Harry Potter, James Bond and Mission Impossible). 

Originally from Lincolnshire Callaghan moved to the USA in 2010 to tour and record with Atlanta based Grammy nominee Shawn Mullins. In 2015, after five years of building her audience across the USA, she returned to the UK with her second album A History of Now, going on to enjoy a hugely successful couple of years which has seen her profile build substantially in the UK. Callaghan has since returned to the UK for multiple trips. 

Highlights include two appearances at the massive C2C festival and festival appearances at Cornbury, Celtic Connections, SummerTyne Festival, The Secret Garden Party and Cambridge Folk Festival. She’s also played live sessions for BBC Radio 2’s Bob Harris and Good Morning Sunday and BBC London’s Gaby Roslin and Robert Elms as well as at local BBC stations across the UK.

For every show except Buckingham Callaghan will be joined by New England Singer-Songwriter Jesse Terry. Terry is a prolific, acclaimed, independent artist who left a writing gig at a Nashville publishing house to release his own albums and tour the world. Terry’s profile has grown considerably over the years, performing at Bonnaroo, AmericanaFest, Philadelphia Folk Festival, The Great Escape and many other notable festivals. His most recent album “Stargazer” has garnered airplay on BBC Radio 2, BBC Scotland, BBC Newcastle as well as rave reviews in the UK press.

Tue 17 April - Liverpool - Studio 2
Wed 18 April - Cheltenham - Chapel Arts Centre
Thu 19 April - Lincoln - Drill Hall
Sat 21 April - Brighton - Unitarian Church
Sun 22 April - York - The Basement
Mon 23 April - Glasgow - Oran Mor
Wed 25 April - Gateshead -  The Sage
Thu 26 April - London - Bush Hall - More info
Fri 27 April - Buckingham - Radcliffe Centre