Nathaniel Rateliff Red Rocks Amphitheatre Livestream September 30th With Opening Act Kevin Morby. Event to Raise Funds for MusiCares Through Rateliff’s Foundation, The Marigold Project, Nathaniel Rateliff’s highly anticipated ‘And It’s Still Alright’ tour kicked off on March 2 in Minneapolis. Nine days later on March 12th, the rest of the tour was cancelled when the pandemic hit. The sold-out nine-month run was set to feature songs from his recently released critically acclaimed solo album, ‘And It’s Still Alright’. Now, on Wednesday, September 30th — the date the original tour was set to end — Rateliff will livestream a performance from Colorado’s renowned Red Rocks Amphitheatre.
No stranger to the spotlight, Lucy Spraggan is one of the UK’s most exciting and talented young, female singer songwriters today. Despite shooting to fame after only a short time on the primetime TV show X Factor, she found herself hitting the headlines and becoming a household name as a feisty, female champion for the LGBTQ community. However, Lucy has successfully retained respect from fans and critics alike as so much more than another reality celebrity. An accomplished musician, whose songs ooze with her personality and lyrical content full of humour, Lucy’s jaunty melodies will drop into your ears and bring a smile to your lips as you find yourself happily humming along at any hour of the day.
It’s crazy to think that 2021 marks 35 years since Award-winning 80s pop icons Go West cracked the top 5 with their debut single, ‘We Close Our Eyes’. To commemorate the anniversary, Go West, along with very special guests Cutting Crew, will tour a string of UK live shows in May next year. The tour will also feature a full orchestra. Tickets are available now from here.
Three years after they staged the UK’s most successful comeback of the decade, enduring pop legends Steps – aka Claire, Faye, H, Lee and Lisa – return once again with their new album, ‘What The Future Holds’, to be released on November 27th 2020 and the sure-to-be epic, What The Future Holds 2021 Tour, starting in Sheffield on November 2nd 2021.
Back in June we introduced you to The Smiling Sessions, a group run by a non profit organisation, who go into community centres for the elderly each week, where they host sing-a-longs for the residents and members. During the lockdown period, The Smiling Sessions certainly didn’t let their mates down, and instead went fully-virtual, with celebrities popping by to lead the sessions online.
Melanie C has today announced details of a UK and European headline tour for spring 2021. Sporty has also confirmed plans for four global live-streams to coincide with the release of her hugely anticipated self-titled album on October 2nd (with a full-band set and plenty of surprises to be revealed). Pre-sale to the 2021 headline shows begins on August 26th at 9AM BST, with general sale on August 28th via Gigs And Tours: tickets for the live streams are also available via her official website.
Multi Grammy Award-winning artist Tori Kelly will be performing all of the songs from her latest EP, Solitude, live for the first time ever on virtual reality platform MelodyVR, as part of its acclaimed Live from LA series. Broadcasting on August 19th at 6pm PT PT/9pm ET/2am + 1 day BST, fans will be able to watch this exclusive show for free via the MelodyVR app on smartphones and VR headsets.
Metallica’s first show of 2020 will be part of the all-new Encore Drive-In Nights, on August 29. For one night only Metallica will be performing at Drive-In Theatres Across North America. Four digital downloads of their album, ‘S&M2’ will be included with each ticket purchase. Special guest performance will be by Three Days Grace.
Global pop icon Kesha is taking her fans to her 360° spaceship for her MelodyVR concert debut. Her stripped back show includes newer hits from her latest album High Road, released in January this year, as well as the iconic record Rainbow including ‘Praying’ and its title track ‘Rainbow’, dedicated to her LGBTQ+ Animals. She ends the set with a huge club banger ‘We R Who We R’ from Cannibal, which turns 10 this year!
New Hope Club have recently announced that they will be rescheduling their UK tour – which means that they are no longer touring this coming August/September. Fear not though. All purchased tickets still remain valid and the band have even extended their tour by adding more dates – which means that it will be bigger and better. See the list of rescedueled (and extra) dates below:
Jedward star John Grimes last week released a stunning acoustic cover of ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’, dedicated to his best friend Tara Reid, who had told him it was her favourite song. The track, based on the Israel Kamakawiwo’ole arrangement, comes ahead of tomorrow’s release of the music video for Jedward’s song, ‘Taste The Heat’.
With no dates set yet for the re-opening of music venues in the U.K. due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, artists are having to reschedule concert dates and work around the health and safety regulations put in place by the U.K. government. Jedward are also affected by this, the Irish duo having to move their three show tour from August to February. It had originally been planned for May.
Former X Factor singer songwriter Lucy Spraggan, who rose to fame through her debut top 20 hit ‘Last Night’ to which she sang at her 2012 audition on X Factor, has since released 5 albums, with her debut in at number 7 and 2 just shy of the top 10. With over half a million engaged social media followers and a planned tour in Autumn this year, Lucy speaks to Laurabeth about her incredible fitness journey, upcoming new album, ‘Choices’ and planned tour and who would play her in a movie.