Bob Dylan announces October 2015 UK tour

Legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan will return to the UK this autumn for dates in London, Manchester and Cardiff.

Dylan and his band will perform at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall from the 21st-23rd of October, his first shows at the venue since his run of sold out gigs in 2013.

All dates including summer European shows can be found here.

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ITB at The Great Escape Festival 2015

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Europe’s leading urban festival for new music, Brighton’s The Great Escape (14th – 16th May), features several ITB artists performing across the city.

ITB will be presenting an exclusive showcase of some of our finest up-and-coming artists from the UK and US on Thursday the 14th May at the Prince Albert from 7pm. The showcase features: Tropics (headlining), Sea Wolf, Ivy & Gold, From Indian Lakes and Ward Thomas. Set times can be viewed here.

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Others ITB artists perfroming at The Great Escape this year are: Broods, Dry the RiverElder Island, Formation, The Half Earth, H.Hawkline, Tobias Jesso Jr., John Joseph Brill, Lapsley, Lonely The Brave, Flo Morrissey, Piano WirePINS, Plastic Mermaids, Real Lies, and Jane Weaver. Dates, venues and stage times can be viewed here.

See forthcoming tour dates for ITB’s artists on our tour calendar here.

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Vance Joy and Rae Morris to support Taylor Swift

ITB’s Vance Joy and Rae Morris have been confirmed on the bill with Taylor Swift at British Summer Time Festival, London this summer. The event on Saturday the 27th of June 2015 in Hyde Park is completely sold out. BST Taylor Swift

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Reading & Leeds Festival announce additional ITB artists on the bill

Reading and Leeds Festival adds ITB’s Lucy Rose, Twin Atlantic, Bear’s Den, Little Comets and Feed The Rhino to their incredible bill. They join our previously announced artists:

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ITB artists nominated for Ivor Novello awards 2015

ITB’s Tourist and Bear’s Den have been nominated for their songwriting at The Ivor Novello Awards.  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.

  • Tourist is nominated in the PRS For Music Most Performed Work category for his co-write on Sam Smith’s Grammy-winning track ‘Stay With Me’
  • Bear’s Den are nominated in the Best Song Musically and Lyrically category for their song ‘Above The Clouds of Pompeii’

The 60th anniversary Ivor Novello Awards ceremony will take place at London’ s Grosvenor House on the 21st of May.

Check Tourist’s forthcoming tour dates here

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Paul Simon scores Number 1 UK album

Paul Simon’s new album ‘The Ultimate Collection’  entered the Official UK Album Charts this week at Number 1. The retrospective, which coincides with his UK tour dates with Sting, marks his first Number 1 album in 25 years, after 1990’s ‘The Rhythm Of The Saints’.

Eels‘ new album ‘Royal Albert Hall’ entered the charts at Number 40. The album was recorded live at the London venue as part of the band’s 2014 UK tour. Read an interview with lead singer E here.

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Mumford & Sons appear on the cover of the NME

Mumford & Sons are this week’s NME cover stars, proclaiming ‘our new sound will freak people out’ in a six page feature.

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Glastonbury announces its line-up featuring ITB artists

It’s here! Glastonbury Festival, arguably the most famous and hotly anticipated festival in the world,  has unveiled its line-up featuring ITB’s Jamie THot Chip, Rae Morris and Ibeyi. More artists to be announced shortly.

Started in 1970 and attended by more than 177,000 each year, Glastonbury raises millions of pounds for charities. The festival, which sold out in record time, takes place on Worthy Farm, Pilton, UK, June 24-28th 2015.

Festival information and the full line-up can be found here.

See summer tour dates for all our artists here.

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Gilbert O’Sullivan London venue change

Gilbert O Sullivan‘s London show on the 15th of June has been moved from the Piccadilly Theatre to Shepherd’s Bush Empire – all tickets remain valid. Any tickets purchased directly from the Piccadilly Theatre will have to be credited and re-purchased from the SBE.

Apologies for any inconvenience this might cause.

See all his UK and EU summer tour dates here.

Watch the video for his chart topping, Grammy nominated 1972 hit ‘Alone Again (Naturally)‘.

 

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Bob Dylan announces European summer tour

Bob Dylan and his band announce a special run of shows across Europe this summer. The tour begins on June 20th in Mainz, Germany and will include dates in Slovenia, Austria, Italy, Spain, France and Switzerland. All upcoming tour dates and details here.

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