Earlier this month, Scottish new wave band Altered Images announced a concert celebrating the fortieth anniversary of their third album – their widely acclaimed 1983 release, ‘Bite’. Set to take place on the 26th of October at the 229 in London, the highly anticipated performance follows up the group’s first album release in 40 years – the brilliant ‘Mascara Streakz’, which released last year.
Commemorating the tenth anniversary of his groundbreaking landmark release, ‘Acid Rap’, Chance the Rapper sold out Brooklyn’s Barclays Centre in an incredible performance alongside stars like Joey Bada$$ and Vic Mensa that left fans across New York City stunned. Following an event of similar magnitude at his home city of Chicago’s United Centre some nights before, Chance defied expectations once again in another show for the ages.
TikTok superstar boy band Here At Last have released their debut EP, the aptly named 8-track project titled ‘EP1’. Featuring both a mix of previous singles and all-new tracks, the debut project topped the iTunes charts, despite being released independently. This newfound independent success comes due to the band’s so-called ‘HALO Army’ – their massive fan base, which mostly comes from TikTok, where they have millions of followers.
Last week, Canadian-Nigerian rapper and recording artist DAX released his latest work, the EP ‘What Is Life?’, across streaming platforms. Following up the success of his 2022 single ‘Dear Alcohol’, which became platinum-certified, and the release of ‘God’s Eyes’, the seven-track EP encompasses a wide variety of topics DAX has had experience with over the past couple years – including the titular question about life.
On Wednesday, it was announced that the Japanese girl group ATARASHII GAKKO! will be making their way across the Pacific Ocean to debut in a blockbuster tour of North America, where they will perform across Mexico, the USA, and Canada. Known in Japan as Atarashii Gakkou no Leaders (Leaders of the New School), the group made their worldwide debut in January 2021, with the single ‘Nainainai’, but up until now, haven’t performed in the West – something that changes coming November 7th.
Last week, on the 4th of August, Australian superstar Delta Goodrem released her latest single, titled ‘Back To Your Heart’, on major streaming platforms. The song is her first release in 2 years, following up her 2021 album, ‘Bridge over Troubled Dreams’. She also announced a headline tour across the UK to commemorate the 20th anniversary of her debut album, ‘Innocent Eyes’, which starts in Glasgow on August 22nd.
Yesterday, on August 2nd, American singer-songwriter Finneas announced his first ever UK headline show will be coming later this month, on the 30th. Although Finneas has enjoyed a great deal of success through his short time in the industry, he had never headlined a show until now, only acting as a supporting performer at shows like Coachella, and working with artists such as Billie Eilish (his sister), Ringo Starr, Justin Bieber, etc. Coming off of production work on Eilish’s latest single, ‘What Was I Made For?’, which featured in ‘Barbie’ and hit #2 on the UK Singles chart, Finneas continues his hot streak with this new tour.
Due to the tour’s popularity, where dozens of venues have sold out already, English pop band ABC are announcing extra tour dates for their ‘The Lexicon Of Love’ 40th anniversary tour. The legendary group have been performing their debut album in international venues since last June, commemorating its 40th anniversary since its release in June 1982, and still continue to sell out venues nearly a half century after their formation.
Yesterday, the legendary chart-topping British pop icons S Club reunited to release their first piece of music in 20 years – a single, titled ‘These Are The Days’, released in memory of Paul Cattermole, who died earlier this year due to heart failure. Accompanied by a music video which shows the group’s members looking through photographs and memoirs of their history, the song has already achieved great success and acclaim, seen as a perfect tribute to both Cattermole and S Club 7’s legacy.