Congrats to Adele and Tobias Jesso Jr who’ve been nominated for their songwriting at the Ivor Novello Awards 2017. ‘When We Were Young’, co-written by both artists and featured on Adele’s 25 album, is nominated in the PRS For Music Most Performed Work category.
Acknowledged as one of the most prestigious awards for music creators, The Ivors recognise the writers of individual works released in the UK during the award year and the contribution songwriters and composers have made to British music.
Find all nominations here. The ceremony will take place on May 18th 2017 at London’ s Grosvenor House Hotel.
The 12 date tour runs from the 13th – 26th of November, calling in at Cardiff, Norwich, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Leeds, Warwick, Nottingham, Bristol, Portsmouth and Bexhill, closing at London’s Eventim Apollo on October 26th. Tickets are on general sale at 9am Friday 21st of April via Goldenvoice.co.uk.
Now in its 11th year, Europe’s leading urban festival for new music, Brighton’s The Great Escape (18th – 20th May 2017), features several ITB artists performing across the city.
ITB will be presenting an exclusive showcase of some of our finest up-and-coming artists featuring October Drift, North Downs, Sonia Stein, Pixey and Cheap Meat on Thursday May 18th at the Prince Albert from 7pm.
Artists are only eligible for inclusion in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 25 years after the release of their first recording.
Pearl Jam‘s induction comes in the first year that the band have been eligible; their debut album Ten came out in 1991. Retired Late Show host David Letterman (filling in for Neil Young who had to cancel due to illness) inducted the band on the night. Listen to a Rock Hall-curated Spotify playlist here.
At the Barclays Centre Pearl Jam performed Alive, Given To Fly and Better Man. To close out the induction ceremony, the band were joined by members of Rush (Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson) and Journey (Neil Schon, Jonathan Cain) to perform Neil Young’s Rockin’ In the Free World along with Yes guitarist Trevor Rabin and George Harrison’s son, Dhani Harrison.
Yes is the most enduring, ambitious and virtuosic progressive band in rock history and continue to tour to this day. Rush‘s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson inducted the band. Listen to a Rock Hall-curated Spotify playlist here.
Lee joined Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman, Steve Howe, Alan White and Trevor Rabin onstage to play Roundabout at the ceremony in place of late Yes bassist Chris Squire. Following Roundabout, Lee left the stage and the band then performed Owner Of A Lonely Heart, their No. 1 single released originally in 1983.
Producer, composer and solo artist Daniel Lanois has announced a headline tour of Europe and the UK in August and September 2017.
The Canadian kicks off his tour in Sweden on August 8th and visits Denmark, Germany, Austria, Belgium and Finland. Lanois will play one UK show at London’s Oslo on August 22nd.
Tickets are on sale now and can be found here along with all dates.
Many congratulations to senior agent Lucy Dickins and her team, winner of the Live Music Agent award last night (5 April 2017) at the industry’s Music Week Awards held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.
Brighton’s The Great Escape Festival features ITB artists Blood Red Shoes, Cheap Meat, Diane Birch, H. Hawkline, Jamie Isaac, Jane Weaver, Jordan Mackampa, Julie Byrne, Klangstof, Kudu Blue, North Downs, October Drift, Pixey and Sonia Stein on their 2017 line-up.
The 11th edition of Europe’s leading urban festival for new music take place from the 18th – 20th May, with ITB artists plus over a hundred others artists performing at venues across the city. Find the full line-up here.
Find more information on ITB’s TGE showcase on May 18th here.
Kasabian will tour Europe in October and November 2017.
The tour starts in Germany on October 30th and will visit Italy, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Belgium, finishing on November 11th at Le Zenith in Paris, France. Tickets go on sale between the 4th-7th of November. All dates and more info here.
Slaves will be special guest support on all European dates.