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.
Jedward have kept their fans entertained during the COVID-19 quarantine, which they had been spending in Los Angeles, with best friend, actress Tara Reid, during which time they were interviewed on ITV’s ‘ITV’s ‘Loose Women’. Now back in Dublin, John has uploaded an acoustic guitar cover of The Police classic, ‘Every Breath You Take’.
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.
In an exclusive interview for PageSix’s ‘We Hear’ podcast, Sharknado star Tara Reid spoke about life in quarantine in Los Angeles. She revealed that not only is she sharing her lockdown with her boyfriend, but also her best friends, John and Edward, aka Jedward, who have an apartment in the same building as her.
The Coronas’ thirteen-year journey has definitely been unique. With a handful of multi-platinum selling albums and a huge fan base in their native Ireland, they were just about to embark on a 6 month world tour when a certain unfortunately named virus tried to spoil the party. Thankfully, the band are back with a new album, rescheduled dates and a point to prove.
Lockdown seems to be agreeing with Jedward, who are using the period to stimulate their creativity while they are in isolation in Los Angeles. For the second time this week, John has released a video of himself singing and playing guitar, and also for the second time, it’s a song by a former One Direction member – this time ‘Falling’, by Harry Styles, which was released earlier this year.
Today, acclaimed musician Nathaniel Rateliff shares “Willie’s Birthday Song,” the latest installment of The Marigold Singles and a tribute to Willie Nelson. The Marigold Singles is an ongoing effort to raise money for The Marigold Project, Rateliff’s foundation supporting community and non-profit organisations working for economic and social justice.
It’s only March and already it’s been a tough year for all live performers because of the COVID-19 pandemic. No less so than Jedward, who back in January announced their Voice Of A Rebel U.K. tour dates, to originally take place in May. Fast forward to just a few weeks later and the duo have had to reschedule. Today they announced the new dates for their tour.
Lucinda Williams unabashedly takes on some of the human, social and political issues of our day with her boldest and most direct album to date, Good Souls Better Angels out April 24th on Highway20/Thirty Tigers. Following the release of ‘Man Without A Soul’, the first powerful track to be taken from the forthcoming album, Lucinda has this week released raw album opener, ‘You Can’t Rule Me’, which can be listened to here.