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Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Introducing - Sir Sly


Sir Sly Announce Two Winter UK Live Dates.

Sir Sly are LA based trio Landon Jacobs, Jason Suwito, and Hayden Coplen. Little was known of the band when a series of synth-kissed demos appeared online at the beginning of the year, instantly topping the Hype Machine chart. Speculation grew online as to the band's identities ahead of some explosive shows at SXSW in Texas to coincide with their debut 7" release through National Anthem (HAIM, CHVRCHES) in the UK.

Sir Sly played their first British shows earlier in the year with two sold-out London dates.

The band are currently offering fans a free download, Miracle, through their website www.sir-sly.com. Stream the song here: https://soundcloud.com/sirsly/sir-sly-miracle.
A recent remix of Sir Sly's Gold by La Reda has also topped the Hype Machine chart. Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/#lareda/sir-sly-gold-lareda-remix

The LA trio will headline shows at Manchester's Soup Kitchen and The Lexington, London in November.  Tickets are on sale at 9am on Friday 27th September through http://
www.gigsandtours.com/tour/sir-sly

Sir Sly Live:
4th November - Manchester, Soup Kitchen
5th November - London, The Lexington


Thursday, 12 September 2013

MistaJam Announces 'Join The Dots' Tour, Presented By Speakerbox - Teaser Video Released!



After the most successful summer of his career to date, UK radio’s new music champion, MistaJam, today announces his autumn plans for music domination as he takes his Speakerbox concept on a nationwide tour for the very first time.

Fresh from his final Speakerbox festival stage of the summer at Creamfields, MistaJam has enlisted a host of established and exciting up-and-comers to ‘Join the Dots’ between the genres of music Speakerbox was set up in 2009 to represent, champion and push forward.

The Speakerbox head honcho has invited a cast of a few friends and extended Speakerbox family to join him on the road:

Rising American rap star Dominque Young Unique will be joining the dots between HipHop and Electronic music fresh from featuring on DJ Fresh’s and Diplo’s top five smash Earthquake taken from the soundtrack to Hollywood blockbuster Kick Ass 2.

London’s Ray Foxx dropped one of the tunes of the summer with Boom Boom (Heartbeat). Testament to its anthem status, the record went top 20 in the national charts and is still one of the most played records at British radio at the moment.

Long championed by MistaJam, Southampton’s DEVolution will also form part of the backbone of the tour after working with MNEK (Duke Dumont, Rudimental) on their forthcoming Transition EP, the follow up to the Black Butter records released Arrival EP.

Other acts joining them for selected dates includes Speakerbox’s own renaissance man Majestic who is preparing to release his highly acclaimed Creeping In The Dark single. Chase and Status’ MTA Records signed rap don Dream McLean will take to the stage with rhymes honed while touring with Professor Green. Hailed as the future of the Grime scene, Scrufizzer will dazzle with his trademark fizzy flow. Plus the man named as the saviour of 140 BPM by Mixmag DECiBEL; Bitr8, the voice behind the Speakerbox radio show on Ministry of Sound Radio; DMC Champion and Dizzee Rascal remixer DJ Cable and Manchester’s finest party starter DJ Fusion round up phase one of our announced acts.

As well as the already announced mammoth London Warehouse date at the launch of Building Six at the O2 on 12th October (full information available at http://londonwarehouseevents.co.uk/tickets/?r=1 ), the tour will see similarly legendary parties take place at The Ritz in Manchester (27th September), Leeds University Stylus (28th September), Liverpool’s O2 Academy (4th October) and Birmingham’s Institute (11th October).

Tickets are available on www.gigsandtours.com now!

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Q&A WITH THE ORIGINAL RUDEBOYS


Ahead of their UK tour which kicks off at London o2 Islington Academy next Tuesday, we caught up with the Irish boyband…

What are you up to at this very moment?

Preparing for our first UK Headline Tour!

What can fans expect to experience at one of your shows?

A lot of energy! A couple of laughs and hopefully a sing along.

What is your favourite song to perform live?

We enjoy “Live Your Life” as it’s a very energetic song and we love going all out for it.

When you’re not performing what do you do to keep yourself busy when you’re on tour / on the road?

We are usually trying to come up with new songs constantly but also take time to enjoy the journey we are on.

You’ve played a lot of great festivals year, which was the best so far?

They’ve all been pretty amazing but we look forward to the UK festivals as we are still quite a new unheard of band over there so it will be nice to win over some new fans.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever played?

We’ve had the pleasure of playing some amazing venues and shows. From huge festivals to the 02 Arena but for us it would have to be our own Headline show we played in our hometown in the Olympia. It was just so special.

What was the first gig you ever went to?

I actually cannot remember haha! It was in a summer where i attended an awful lot of amazing shows! I just can't remember which was first.

Will you be playing any new material or a mixture of your back catalogue?

For the tour we will be doing most of our material from our album “This Life” and hope to implement the newer stuff at the end of the year into our set. It will be awhile but worth the wait.

Which other artists are you listening to at the moment?

Everyone from Jake Bugg to J.Cole and everything in between.

Which song do you wish you had written?

Well apparently the “Happy Birthday” song is the most popular song in the world so we’d take that haha! But honestly something like John Lennon’s “Imagine” or Bob Dylan’s “Make You feel My Love” would be up there!

Who would you most like to collaborate with?

There’s a huge list of names we’d love to collaborate with, some of them you expect but others you wouldn't. If the opportunity every came up we’d love to really play with the idea and do something unexpected.

Plans for the rest of the year?

We hope to finish of this year playing our live shows around the UK and Ireland and also all the amazing festivals. In between all that we are recording our next project which will be out early next year. But for now its gig gig gig! 




Friday, 28 June 2013

Ones to Watch - Glastonbury 2013


As of 10am this morning, the Met Office tells us that the 180,000 revellers that have descended onto Worthy Farm will have woken up to a damp and misty morning. Scant consolation for those of us unfortunate enough not to have made the journey, however 2013 sees the most extensive BBC coverage of Glastonbury to date. Think Olympics, and the power of the Red Button.

We've assembled a list of our 'ones to watch' at Glastonbury this year, some of which will grace your screens and others which may not. Either way, after Glastonbury there will no doubt be ample opportunity to catch them perform live across the UK in the future!


Arctic Monkeys - Pyramid Stage / Fri 10:15pm



Professor Green - Pyramid Stage / Fri 5pm



Half Moon Run - Park Stage / Fri 1:30pm



Peace - John Peel Stage / Fri 3pm



Swim Deep - John Peel Stage / Fri 12pm



The 1975 - Other Stage / Sat 12:30pm



Noah and the Whale - Other Stage / Sat 4:30pm



Ed Harcourt - Park Stage / Sat 2:45pm



Everything Everything - John Peel Stage / Sat 9:10pm



Johnny Marr - John Peel Stage / Sat 6:20pm



Jagwar Ma - John Peel Stage / Sat 1pm



KT Tunstall - Acoustic Tent / Sat 5:20pm



Smashing Pumpkins - Other Stage / Sun 8:20pm



Public Image Limited - Other Stage / Sun 4:10pm






Monday, 3 June 2013

Bo Bruce chats to GigsAndTours!

As she prepares to kick off her debut UK tour this month, star of The Voice 2012, Bo Bruce took some time out of her busy schedule to answer a few burning questions!




What are you up to at this very moment?
I'm in a cab going from promo interview to my beloved osteopath, late as usual.

What can fans expect to experience at one of your shows?
Raw and intimate. The way I feel at the moment I'm pretty sure it will be different every night.


What is your favourite song to perform live?
Ghost Town

When you're not performing, what do you do to keep yourself busy when your're on the road?
My band M.D Sam is also a magician. Lots of time spent twisting his arm to explain his tricks to me, and tell me the secrets so i can do them myself! Our van/my handbag is full of stray magic cards.

What was the first gig you ever went to?
The Moody Blues when I was seven (?)

Which other artists are you listening too at the moment?
New Sigur Ros - Valtari.  Stunning.
Which song do you wish you had written
Mr. Blue Sky by E.L.O

Who would you most like to collaborate with?
Kate Bush.  Or my friend's Snow Patrol. I'd like to sing with Gary properly, at one of their shows, and turn around to see my friend Jonny on keys and Jonny Quinn drumming behind us.  That would be magical.

Who is your favourite artist on The Voice this year?
I haven't seen them all but i've heard Connor is pretty good.

Plans for the rest of the year?
Erm... to stay on tour!?

Tell us something about yourself that people might not know
I won the National Athletic Championships for 110m hurdles when I was a teenager and I really hate parsley.



Tickets for Bo Bruce's UK tour are on sale now and available from GigsAndTours

Thursday, 23 May 2013

A Quick Catch-Up With Bo Bruce Ahead of Her UK Tour!


 

After announcing her first ever tour we have a quick catch up with Bo Bruce, check out Bo telling us how much she is looking forward to her UK tour later this year.


 

Without spoiling too much, you can expect a variety of intimate acoustic songs and bold electronic numbers, taken from her early repertoire as well as debut LP ‘Before I Sleep’.

Look out for Bo’s next single Alive co-written by Danny O’Donoghue which is out June 17th.

 

Monday, 20 May 2013

One Direction Announce Where We Are 2014 Stadium Tour



After a long week of buildup and speculation, the One Direction #1BigAnnouncement was finally unleashed. The boys announced that in 2014 they are set to do a worldwide stadium tour.

You can check out all the latest news from the press conference below




 
The band is kicking off this exciting worldwide stadium tour in South America in April before returning home to perform in the UK and Ireland later in May and June.
More dates and cities will be announced for the 2014 tour later this year.