Placebo Share New Single, ‘Happy Birthday In The Sky’, UK Headlining Dates For November 2022

Placebo are today sharing a brand-new single, ‘Happy Birthday In The Sky’. This is the bands is the final single that will be released ahead of the band’s highly-anticipated new album Never Let Me Go, which is due March 25th.

Check out ‘Happy Birthday In The Sky’ below.

Happy Birthday In The Sky’ follows recent singles ‘Beautiful James’, ‘Surrounded By Spies’ and ‘Try Better Next Time’, each of which offered its own unique glimpse into what has been weighing on the minds of the band in the near decade since their last album release. Where the album’s opening singles considered themes of personal accountability, tech-saturation, and humanity’s true place in the world, ‘Happy Birthday In The Sky’ is Placebo at their heart-breaking best. Brian Molko grips every word and releases it in a flurry of controlled expressive outpouring, revisiting dark emotions to tell a story of loss and the mechanisms we use to cope with it. He comments:

“Happy Birthday In The Sky for me, is one of the more heartbreaking moments on the album. Happy Birthday In The Sky is a phrase that I’ve been using for quite some time.  When I say, happy birthday to people who aren’t with us anymore, it communicates the kind of heartbreak that we’re really, really good at communicating I think. You know that sense of loss, that sense of desperation. It’s as if a part of your body and your soul has been ripped from you unfairly. And you pine and you pine, and you wait.

What I am thinking is that this is kind of so visceral and so intense emotionally that it’s really going to communicate something very powerful to the listener. And that’s basically all I’m interested in. At what cost? Who cares. As long as the song really, really moves people, then whatever sacrifices you have to make in order to get there are fine with me. It’s not such a bad thing to inhabit these emotions – you’re very, very much alive and in the moment while you’re doing so.”

Check out the headlining tour dates for November / December below.

November 2022

Fri 18 – Portsmouth – Guildhall
Sat 19 – Brighton – Brighton Centre
Mon 21 – Liverpool – Eventim Olympia
Tue 22 – Manchester – O2 Victoria Warehouse
Thu 24 – Cardiff – Motorpoint Arena
Sat 26 – London – O2 Brixton Academy
Sun 27 – London – O2 Brixton Academy – SOLD OUT
Tue 29 – Leicester – De Montfort Hall
Wed 30 – Leeds – O2 Academy Leeds – SOLD OUT

DECEMBER 2022

Fri 2 – Newcastle – O2 City Hall
Sat 3 – Glasgow – O2 Academy Glasgow – SOLD OUT
Mon 5 – Dublin – 3 Arena
Wed 7 – Cambridge – Corn Exchange – SOLD OUT
Thu 8 – Birmingham – O2 Academy 1

Baby Strange Announce UK Headlining Dates For May 2022

Baby Strange have announced a clutch of headline dates across the UK in May.

Vocalist and guitarist Johnny Madden says “We can not wait to get back out on the road to play some of our favourite cities. We’ll be playing some new songs that we’re buzzing for people to hear. There will be some very exciting supports on the bill too, it’s going to be a fun tour.” The live shows come ahead of the band’s second album which is due to land summer 2022 via Icons Creating Evil Art. More news soon. 

A first official taster of new music from the Glasgow indie punk trio was released a couple weeks back in the form of the hypnotic ‘Under The Surface’, the lyric video for which has just been revealed. It followed on from the surprise drop of ‘Midnight’ at the strike of midnight on New Years Eve. 

BABY STRANGE UK TOURING DATES
13 May  Aberdeen  The Tunnels
15 May  Manchester  Night & Day
16 May  Birmingham  Dead Wax
17 May  Brighton  The Hope & Ruin
19 May  London  The Shacklewell Arms

I Prevail Reschedules UK Headlining Tour Dates To 2023

I Prevail have revealed that they are rescheduling their tour of the UK and Europe to 2023. 

They will unfortunately no longer be joined by Wage War and Dream State as they have dropped off the touring schedule, but Trash Boat have been added to the dates.

There’s one more supporting band on the lineup there. Any guesses?

Below are the UK Touring dates for March 2023.

March 2023:

17th – PORTSMOUTH Guildhall
18th – BRISTOL Academy
19th – BIRMINGHAM Academy
21st – LEEDS Academy
22nd – GLASGOW Academy
23rd – LIVERPOOL Academy
25th – DUBLIN Olympia
27th – MANCHESTER Victoria Warehouse
28th – NOTTINGHAM Rock City
29th – LONDON Brixton Academy
 

Nine Inch Nails Announces UK Headlining Shows

Nine Inch Nails have announced that they are to play their first headlining shows in four years in the UK.

They will play The Eden Project for their Eden Sessions this Summer on June 17 and 18. Oh yes, two dates. 

Tickets are going to be on general sale from this Friday (February 11) via the following link.

Polaris Announces UK Tour

Finally, the UK are getting some Polaris, live and in action!

The band have announced the details of their upcoming UK tour which will be the first time playing in the UK since the release of their full length record, ‘The Death Of Me’ in 2020.

Stepson, Gravemind and Alphawolf will all be playing as their support.

So that’s Stepson.

Gravemind

Alpha Wolf

And Polaris!

That is a stacked lineup!

Here are the bands upcoming UK dates.

September 2022.

18th – Academy 2, Manchester

19th – Garage, Glasgow

20th – SWX, Bristol

21st – Stylus, Leeds

22nd – Academy 2, Birmingham

123rd – Engine Rooms, Southampton

24th – Electric Brixton, London

Puppy Release New Video For ‘…And Watched It Glow’, Announces UK Tour For May 2022

Following on from last weeks announcement of their upcoming record, ‘Pure Evil’, which is set to be released on May 6th via Rude Records, PUPPY announced a full UK headline tour for May 2022, which includes the shows previously postponed from their December 2021 tour.

The band have also today revealed their latest brilliant, self-directed video for their single ‘…And Watched it Glow’, which is an exclusive with Brooklyn Vegan.

Check out the video below.

And as for the touring dates, check out where they’re playing below.

Sat 14th May – The Cavern, Exeter
Mon 16th May – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Wales
Tues 17th May – Voodoo Daddys, Norwich
Weds 18th May – Tower, Hull
Thurs 19th May – Firebug, Leicester 
Fri 20th May – Sidney & Matidla, Sheffield
Sun 22nd May – Stereo, Glasgow, Scotland
Mon 23rd May – The Cluny, Newcastle upon Tyne
Tues 24th May – Dead Wax, Birmingham
Weds 25th May – Lending Room, Leeds
Thurs 26th May – The Deaf Institute, Manchester 
Fri 27th May – Jericho Tavern, Oxfiord
Sat 28th May – The Joiners, Southampton
Mon 30th May – The Exchange, Bristol
Tues 31st May – The Garage, London

Avril Lavigne Reschedules UK Touring Dates To 2023

Avril Lavigne has announced that she has been forced to reschedule her upcoming touring dates of the UK and Europe to 2023.

The reason behind this is due to the ongoing complications with the COVID-19 pandemic.

A full statement can be read below.

“To my fans in Europe and the UK,

I have some unfortunate news to share with you all about my UK and European dates. I have to make the difficult decision to postpone this tour until 2023. Due to the ongoing issues surrounding the pandemic, there are a series of real and venue restrictions from country to country that have made the tour not possible to happen. It’s not an easy decision, but it’s one that will help ensure that we are able to play every single date of the tour, put on the best show possible at full capacity, and operate in a safe environment. It breaks my heart to do this, but I know it will be worth the wait.

The tour is now rescheduled for Paril-May 2023. All existing tickets are valid for the new dates. You can find all the updated info at www.avrillavigne.com

And here are the new dates:

May 2023

6th – Apollo, Manchester

7th – Brixton Academy, London

8th – Brixton Academy, London

9th – Brixton Academy, London

10th – Brixton Academy, London

The good news though is that Lavigne’s upcoming record, Love Sux’ is set to be released via DTA Records.

Her latest track, ‘Love It When You Gate Me (Feat. blackbear)’ is available to view below.

The Summer Set Announce UK Headlining Shows

Co co-inside with their appearance at this years Slam Dunk Festival, The Summer Set have announced they’re set to play a few headlining shows.

Here are the headlining dates:

June 2022

1st – Asylum, Birmingham

2nd – G2, Glasgow

5th – Joiners, Southampton

Tickets are available via the following link.

Creeper Announces Rescheduled UK Shows, Add Two More Dates

Back at the end of 2021, Creeper had to cancel their remaining touring dates in Glasgow, Leeds and Manchester due to a spike in cases of Covid-19 within the UK.

Today though, the band have announced just when those shows are going to be happening!

Set to take place in the middle of March, the band have also announced the rescheduled dates plus two extra shows to take place in Torquay and Southampton.

At the time of writing, no tour supports have been announced yet.

Check out the touring dates below.

March 2022

14th – The Foundry, Torquay

15th – Engine Rooms, Southampton

16th – The Garage, Glasgow

18th – Beckett Students Union, Leeds

19th – O2 Ritz, Manchester