Fifty Gigs In A Day: BILL BAILEY

Comedian and talented musician Bill Bailey will be sending a social media message for Fifty Gigs In A Day. Great bit of coincidence as he appears at the Victoria Hall, Hanley on February 8 – a venue where I watched many bands and comedians during the late 80’s.

Larks In Transit tour dates –

  • Jan 29 2018  Coventry Warwick Arts Centre  SOLD OUT
  • Jan 30 2018 Coventry Warwick Arts Centre
  • Jan 31 2018 York Barbican
  • Feb 1 2018 York York Barbican
  • Feb 2/3 2018 Newcastle City Hall
  • Feb 5/6 2018 Southend-on-Sea Cliffs Pavilion
  • Feb 7/8 2018 Stoke-on-Trent Victoria Hall
  • Feb 9/10 2018 Sheffield Memorial & City Hall
  • Feb 12/13 2018 London New Wimbledon Theatre
  • Feb 14/15 2018 Llandudno Venue Cymru
  • Feb 16 2018 Carlisle The Sands Centre
  • Feb 17 2018 Glasgow SECC
  • Feb 19-22 2018 Truro Hall For Cornwall
  • Feb 23/24 2018 Plymouth Plymouth Pavilions
  • Feb 26/27 2018 Leicester De Montfort Hall
  • Feb 28 2018 Nottingham Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall
  • Mar 1 2018 Nottingham Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall
  • Mar 2/3 2018 O2 Apollo Manchester
  • Mar 5 2018 Cheltenham Town Hall SOLD OUT
  • Mar 6 2018 Cheltenham Town Hall
  • Mar 7/8 2018 Basingstoke Anvil Arts
  • Mar 9 2018 Warrington Pyramid & Parr Hall
  • Mar 10 2018 Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
  • Mar 12-14 2018 Reading Hexagon
  • Mar 15-17 2018 Watford Colosseum
  • Mar 19/20 2018 Blackburn King George’s Hall
  • Mar 21 2018 Preston Guildhall
  • Apr 18/19 2018 Northampton Derngate Theatre
  • Apr 20 2018 Brighton Centre
  • Apr 21 2018 Margate Winter Gardens
  • Apr 22 2018 Southampton Mayflower Theatre
  • Apr 24 2018 Cheltenham Town Hall
  • Apr 25/26 2018 Hull City Hall
  • Apr 27/28 2018 Southport Theatre & Convention Centre
  • May 1 2018 Chatham Central Theatre SOLD OUT
  • May 2 2018 Chatham Central Theatre
  • May 3/4 2018 Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall Theatre
  • May 5 2018 London Eventim Apollo
  • May 6 2018 Southampton Mayflower Theatre
  • May 8-10 2018 Swansea Grand Theatre and Arts Wing
  • May 11 2018 Bristol Hippodrome SOLD OUT
  • May 12 2018 Bristol Hippodrome
  • May 14/15 2018 Hastings The White Rock Theatre
  • May 16/17 2018 Stevenage Gordon Craig Theatre
  • May 18/19 2018 New Theatre Oxford
  • May 21-23 2018 Guildford G Live
  • May 24/25 2018 Portsmouth Guildhall
  • May 26 2018 Bournemouth The BIC
  • May 28/29 2018 Reading Hexagon
  • May 30/31 2018 Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
  • Jun 1 2018 Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
  • Jun 2 2018 Birmingham Arena
  • Jun 4/5 2018 Ipswich Regent Theatre
  • Jun 6 2018 London Eventim Apollo
  • Jun 8 2018 Leeds First Direct Arena
  • Jun 9 2018 Peterborough East of England Arena & Events Centre
  • Jun 12 2018 Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
  • Jun 13/14 2018 Warrington Pyramid & Parr Hall
  • Jun 15/16 2018 High Wycombe Swan Theatre

JON BODEN announces UK spring tour dates

Tue April 17 BRECON Theatr Brycheiniog
Wed April 18 BANGOR Pontio
Thu April 19 ABERYSTWYTH Arts Centre
Fri April 20 SWANSEA Taliesin Arts Centre
Sat April 21 TAUNTON Brewhosue
Sun April 22 MILTON KEYNES Stables
Mon April 23 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE New Vic Theatre
Tue April 24 GRANTHAM Guildhall Arts Centre
Wed April 25 BURY ST EDMUNDS Apex

Fri April 27 SALTAIRE Victoria Hall
Sat April 28 CHESTERFIELD Winding Wheel
Sun April 29 PETERBOROUGH Vivacity Key Theatre
Mon April 30 CHELMSFORD Civic Theatre
Tue May 01 SOUTHAMPTON Brook
Wed May 02 CHELTENHAM Town Hall
Thu May 03 TRURO Hall For Cornwall
Fri May 04 BRISTOL Colston Hall
Sat May 05 EXETER Phoenix
Sun May 06 SHREWSBURY Theare Severn

Reef, the Wildhearts and Terrovison – Britrock Must Be Destroyed! tour

Reef, the Wildhearts and Terrovison will team up next year for the Britrock Must Be Destroyed! spring UK tour.

Fri May 04 MANCHESTER Academy
Sat May 05 BIRMINGHAM Digbeth Arena
Sun May 06 Hammersmith Eventim Apollo
Sat May 19 O2 Academy Glasgow
Sun May 20 O2 Academy Newcastle


Following triumphant performances in Oberhausen, Amsterdam and Zurich in 2016, as well as a sold out UK arena tour including London’s Wembley Stadium in June 2017, Jeff Lynne’s ELO have announced today that they will be returning to the UK and Europe for an extended run of shows in 2018. The newly announced shows will see the legendary band play 19 dates across the continent through September and October.

Jeff Lynne’s ELO play the following UK & EURO Arena dates in Autumn 2018:

September 2018

Wed 12 Stockholm, Ericsson Globe Arena
Fri 14 Oslo, Spektrum Arena
Sun 16 Copenhagen, Royal Arena
Tue 18 Hamburg, Barclaycard Arena
Wed 19 Berlin, Mercedes Benz Arena
Fri 21 Munich, Olympiahalle
Sun 23 Vienna, Stadhalle
Tue 25 Mannheim, SAP Arena
Thu 27 Amsterdam, Ziggo Dome
Sun 30 Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena

October 2018

Wed 03 Glasgow, SSE Hydro Arena
Fri 05 Manchester, Manchester Arena
Tue 09 Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
Wed 10 Birmingham, Arena Birmingham
Mon 15 Leeds, First Direct Arena
Wed 17 London, O2 Arena
Tue 23 Liverpool, Echo Arena
Wed 25 Dublin, 3Arena
Fri 26 Belfast, The SSE Arena

Tickets go on General Sale Friday November 17 at 9:00am local time.

Looking ahead to the new shows, Jeff said; “Our audiences are amazing. It’s like they’re in the group. We can’t wait to play for them again.”

More popular than ever, Jeff Lynne’s ELO have always been known for their epic live shows and with a distinct style that seamlessly and innovatively blends rock, pop and classical, ELO has had twenty six UK Top 40 singles, making Lynne’s sweeping productions some of the most recognisable music of the last forty years and helping sell over 50 million records worldwide.

June’s stunning Wembley Stadium gig is being immortalised in the live DVD ‘Wembley Or Bust’ out November 17th. In ‘Wembley or Bust,’ we see Jeff and his remarkable musical ensemble filling Wembley Stadium with one of the greatest rock & roll spectacles of all time, complete with bells, whistles and spaceships in front of a 60,000 capacity crowd.

AUDREY HORNE announce new album ‘Blackout’

Three years after the much-praised ‘Pure Heavy’ album, ‘Blackout’ arrives with the force of a massive rock`n`roll party – out on January 12th 2018 via Napalm Records.


Fuel to the fire – that’s what relentlessly hot and timeless hard rock outfit AUDREY HORNE provide. These Norwegians know how to create catchy, bigger than life music with riff-soaked fury anthems!

AUDREY HORNE comments on Blackout:
“Dear friends,

We’ve been eager to tell you this for quite some time now – we’re releasing a new album! ”Blackout” will be unleashed upon the masses in January next year, and truth be told – we’re literally brimming with excitement. We can honestly say that this record, yes that’s number six, contains some of the most rocking Audrey Horne tunes yet. Needless to say, we can’t wait to perform them live for you all. We truly hope you will enjoy ”Blackout” as much as we’ve enjoyed putting it together.

See you all somewhere down the line.

Hugs & kisses,
Audrey Horne.“

It’s 12 ultra-catchy, fist-pumping songs that will reduce venues in Europe to piles of dust. Find the stunning album artwork by Asle Birkeland, track listing with all available formats and upcoming tour dates below. Make sure to get your hands on this beauty with the start of the exclusive pre-order right NOW!

Blackout track listing:
1. This Is War
2. Audrevolution
3. Blackout
4. This One
5. Midnight Man
6. Light Your Way
7. California
8. Satellite
9. Naysayer
10. Rose Alley
11. Juggernaut (Bonus Track)
12. The End (Bonus Track)

Blackout will be available in the following formats:
Ltd Digipack incl 2 Bonus Tracks
1LP Gatefold + 7inch incl 2 Bonus Tracks
Digital Album 10 Tracks

Tour dates:

18.01.2018 DE – Berlin, Musik & Frieden
19.01.2018 NL – Arnhem, Willemeen
20.01.2018 FR – Paris, Le Petit Bain
21.01.2018 DE – Frankfurt, Nachtleben
22.01.2018 DE – Cologne, Jungle
24.01.2018 CH – Oberentfelden, Börömpömpöm
25.01.2018 DE – Munich, Kranhalle
26.01.2018 DE – Dresden, Beatpol
28.01.2018 DE – Hamburg, Hafenklang

Torkjell Rød – Vocals
Arve Isdal – Guitars
Thomas Tofthagen – Guitars
Espen Lien – Bass
Kjetil Greve – Drums

Fifty Gigs In A Day: DAN WALSH newsletter

A warm welcome to all new sign ups, particularly those from the US and Canada who gave me a wonderful time back in May, June and September. I’m delighted and excited to share a video of my brand new Dan Walsh Trio which will launch with a tour round the UK in May. Scroll on for more details and the video! I’m also pleased to say Urban Folk Quartet are touring through November and in the new year I’ll be returning to New Zealand for a third time as well as a first trip to Australia. So read on to find out more!

Dan Walsh Trio – Late Night Drive
So here it is folks! The brand new Dan Walsh trio featuring the mighty Ciaran Algar on fiddle and long time collaborator and mandolin maestro Nic Zuppardi. This is us playing my new tune Late Night Drive and we’ll be touring the UK throughout May. Loads of gigs in the diary and more still to be added so if you’d like to see us in your town and you have a venue idea do let me know! Hope you enjoy the video 🙂
My band had a wonderful gig at the Stables Theatre in Milton Keynes last night premiering brand new material and we’ll be touring in November and just into December so do come out and see us. We’re covering Scotland right down to Devon! Here’s the gigs:


02 TOTNES Unit 23

10 SOUTHPORT The Atkinson

15 EYEMOUTH Hippodrome

16 NEWCASTLE Cumberland Arms (scroll down and click on the gig)

18 COVENTRY Warwick Arts Centre

22 LONDON Old Queens Head

23 LEEK Foxlowe Arts Centre (scroll down and click on the gig)

24 BROMSGROVE The Artrix



08 STAFFORD Gatehouse Theatre

Well it’s no secret that I LOVE New Zealand and have enjoyed two successful tours there…well I’m back! February sees my return to this wonderful country and in January I’ll also be touring Australia for the first time. Tell all your friends! Here’s the gigs:

11 Jan Writers Block, Fremantle, Australia
12 Jan Wanneroo Folk Club, Perth, Australia
13 Jan Bindoon Hall, Bindoon, Australia
14 Jan Ravenswood Hotel, Ravenswood, Australia
17 Jan Gaslight Club, Fremantle, Australia
19 Jan – 21 Jan Illawarra Folk Festival, Jamberoo, Australia
21 Jan (1pm) Humph Hall, Allambie Heights, Australia
25 Jan Smiths Alternative, Canberra, Australia
26 Jan Braidwood Folk Club, Braidwood, Australia
27 Jan Upper Lansdowne Hall, Upper Lansdowne, Australia
28 Jan Live n Lounging, Campbelltown, Australia
29 Jan Summer Supper Club, Maylands, Australia
01 Feb Prince Of Wales, Bunbury, Australia
02 Feb Hills Folk Club, Perth, Australia
04 Feb Hop House, Tauranga, New Zealand
05 Feb Nikau Cave, Nikau, New Zealand
07 Feb Sound Lounge, Te Pahu, New Zealand
08 Feb 4th Wall, New Plymouth, New Zealand
09 Feb Bowling Club, Himatangi Beach, New Zealand
10 Feb Bluegrass Society, Wellington, New Zealand
12 Feb Mussel Inn, Onekaka, New Zealand
15 Feb Le Cafe, Picton, New Zealand
16 Feb The Boathouse, Nelson, New Zealand
17 Feb Barrytown Hall, Barrytown, New Zealand
18 Feb Christchurch Folk Club, New Zealand
19 Feb Highfield Winery, Blenheim, New Zealand
20 Feb Punga Cove, Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand
21 Feb Captain’s Daughter, Havelock, New Zealand
23 Feb Grainstore Gallery, Oamaru, New Zealand
24 Feb New Edinburgh Folk Club, Dunedin, New Zealand
25 Feb Fork And Tap, Queenstown, New Zealand
01 Mar Little Theatre, Matamata, New Zealand
02 Mar Katikati Folk Club, Katikati, New Zealand
04 Mar Nirvara Lounge, Hamilton, New Zealand
05 Mar The Bunker, Devonport, New Zealand

Mr. BIG November UK tour dates


Mr. Big play six UK dates in November to promote their new album, ‘Defying Gravity’, which was released in July. The concluding shows of a headlining European tour on which The Answer and Faster Pussycat will also appear, they take place as follows –

16.11.17  NOTTINGHAM Rock City

17.11.17  NEWCASTLE Northumbria Institute

19.11.17  LONDON O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

21.11.17  MANCHESTER Academy

22.11.17  GLASGOW O2 ABC

23.11.17  WOLVERHAMPTON Civic Hall

Defying Gravity’ is out on CD, deluxe CD/DVD, LP and digital formats, with a limited deluxe Collector’s Edition box also made available by the band’s label Frontiers Music srl