Fat Friday 19th August 2011: Dizzee Rascal, Q Awards (Kaiser Chiefs, Ed Sheeran + more), The Drums, Glasvegas, Joshua Radin and more
It's another packed week with eagerly-anticipated new tours and shows from Dizzee Rascal, The Drums, Fionn Regan, Magazine, Glasvegas and this year's Q Awards topping the list. If you relish finding out about one of THE rock-gods of the century, amidst all the rumours of Black Sabbath reforming, grab yourself tickets for the screening of God Bless Ozzy Osbourne. Finally, if classic rock 'n' roll and country is your brew, head to London for Wanda Jackson's only UK show in November.
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After several successful years of playing just about every festival under the sun and the rain, the Rascal returns to South London for a Brixton Academy show on 6th October. Billed as Union with Dizzee Rascal, tickets cost £32.50 and are sure to sell out fast.
It's that time of year when rock, pop and the songwriting elite are recognized by the monthly magazine behometh. October will also see a few related artists 'doing their thing' at the HMV Forum, including jazzy Jamie Cullum, poppy Pixie Lott, indie Kaiser Chiefs and mellow Ed Sheeran from 18th to 22nd. Tickets are £25 (£15 for Ed).
First stop during the autumn will be Birmingham on 28th November, followed by Newcastle, Leeds, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and more until Shepherd's Bush and finally Manchester on 10th December. More shows may be added at a later date - meanwhile, these cost £13.50 (£15 for London).
Apart from his new album, "100 Acres of Sycamore", Regan has released details of UK shows in December, starting with Salford's St Phillips & Sacred Trinity on the 1st, followed by Oxford's St Barnabas Church on the 2nd, Bristol's Trinity Centre on the 4th (on sale Friday), Brighton's Ballroom on the 5th and Pepper Canister Church in Dublin on 8th December (on sale Thursday).
Emeli Sandéwill be appearing at intimate venues across the UK in November to plug new single "Heaven", starting with Glasgow on the 1st, followed by stops in Edinburgh, Manchester, Bristol, Brighton and finally London on the 7th. Tickets are on sale from Monday, the 22nd, with prices starting at £10.
Bigger in Sweden than the UK (fact - their recent album, Euphoric Heartbreak reached number 1 there), the Scots are nonetheless treated like a religion by many fans here. After V Festival 2011, Glasvegas head to London (24th Oct) and Manchester (27th). More to come? - hopefully.
Magazine have been threatening a new album for some time now (certainly since their 2009 reformation) so some new songs could be in the offering. Nine new shows have appeared on the schedules, starting in Bath on 1st November, followed by Cambridge, Newcastle and more until Shepherd's Bush. Tickets cost £22.50/£25.
Talk about a slow-burner - Radin's most-recent album "The Rock and the Tide" first appeared in 2010, yet only now seems to be breaking the UK market, buoyed by the track "I Missed You" on the radio. The tour in October takes in Edinburgh, Birmingham, Manchester and Shepherd's Bush.
Devin Townsend Project
If you can't get tickets to his two Union Chapel shows (for "Ki" and "Ghost" performances), you might want to head to ULU in London on 11th and 12th November to see him perform the albums, "Addicted" and "Deconstruction" instead. Tickets for each show are £17.50.
It seems that the man behind the Jackass TV series has found his niche in life, or a new one at least - stand-up comedy. He's recently published his autobiography, some of which is bound to appear during these few UK shows in London, Cardiff and Nottingham. £15 - £17.50.
They were nominated for the BBC Sound of 2011 award, lost out, then won the MTV version of the same thing...is there no stopping these boys? They've got a slot at The Edge Festival 2011 on 28th Aug, then it's tour time in October - Manchester, London and Nottingham - £9 to £12.50.
A key pioneer in the fusion of rockabilly and country back in the mid to late '50s, Jackson has more recently worked with Jack White and guests on the album, "The Party Ain't Over". Still as vibrant as ever, the 73 year old sassy-singer will perform songs from across the eras. Tickets are £18.50.
The Ordinary Boys
The Ordinary Boys have re-formed (sort of), with lead singer, Big Brother contestant and Buzzcocks huffer Preston set to tour in December. Tickets for the tour from Leeds (1st Dec) to Southend (15th Dec) go on sale Friday at 9AM, priced around £12 - expect the hits (yes, they had a few) and more.
Amplifier recently released their third studio-album, "The Octopus", to critical acclaim and have now got live venues in their sights. Nottingham, Islington and Manchester are the first confirmed shows in December with prices around £12.50.
God Bless Ozzy Osbourne [Screening]
This new documentary, will be shown at dozens of UK cinemas on two dates in September, the 16th and 22nd. Vue and Showcase cinemas will be the prime locations right across the British Isles, including a couple in Ozzy's home-town Birmingham, plus large cities and small towns. Tickets cost £10.
Along with Magazine, Wire continue to fly the flag for artful intelligent post-punk, this time with a full-scale UK tour during November, starting with Birmingham on the 15th, followed by Manchester, Edinburgh etc until Sheffield on 3rd December. Tickets are £14.
According to their latest album-title, "The Dwarves Are Born Again" - Think they need to prove it? Check them out on tour in November to see what all the noisy fuss is about, when they start touring from London (17th) through Bristol, Manchester and more until Southampton on the 26th. Tickets cost from £10 to £13.50.
We're sure it's not intentional but, blimey, he DOES look a bit like his father in that picture on the left eh? His new album "Happy Soup" has been garnering acclaim, now it's time to hit the road. Other towns include Bristol, Manchester and Leeds - we have tickets for £7/£8.
If you fancy a bit of Pip-spitting, better head to his autumn tour starting in Hull on 25th October, followed by many northern dates (York, Stoke, Aberdeen) before heading further south to London, Portsmouth and finally Wolverton on 12th November. Tickets are on sale now and range from £9 to £11.50.
For four consecutive Wednesdays from 19th October to 9th November, acclaimed harmonic group Goldheart Assembly will perform intimately (oo-er) at The Spice of Life in Soho. Tickets cost £10 and when they're gone, they're really gone. Expect new tunes as well as catalogue...(new album due soon).
More shows were added to his autumn tour this week, including stops in Leeds (25th Nov), Bristol (29th) and London's HMV Forum (30th). Tickets cost in the range of £12 - £14. Blake is also appearing at Manchester's Warehouse Project on 26th November as part of an R&S night - £17.50.