Bryan Ferry will be returning to Europe for live dates in May and June 2017.
The European tour calls in at six cities in Germany and will also see Ferry perform in Poland and Austria.
During this tour, he will be performing a varied set list, including highlights from Roxy Music, hits from his solo back catalogue as well as fresh new music from his critically-acclaimed album Avonmore.
Following on from their Heaton Park show (all 25,000 tickets sold out in an hour) and their record breaking seven-night run at Manchester’s O2 Apollo, the band will play the 50,000 capacity homecoming show next spring.
Tickets are on sale from Friday 21st October at 9am.
Congrats to ITB senior agent Steve Zapp, along with SJM Management – Courteeners‘ management company – who received Live UK Music Business Awards 2016. Now in its seventh year, the awards recognise excellence in the country’s contemporary live music industry.
- Agent of the Year – Steve Zapp
- Artist Manager of the Year – SJM Management (Simon Moran, Conrad Murray & Dave Salmon)
Steve has been an agent at ITB since 2002 and in addition to Courteeners, his diverse roster of around 55 artists includes: Biffy Clyro, Editors, Public Service Broadcasting, Rival Sons, Rumer, The Lemonheads, Fatherson, The LaFontaines, Soulfly, The Xcerts and hotly tipped new band October Drift, amongst many others. See his full roster here. He is ably assisted by his hard-working team consisting of Amber McKenzie and Olivia Sime, aka ‘Team Zapp’.
The awards were announced at a gala ceremony at London’s Radisson Blu Portman Hotel on October 12th 2016, as part of the Live UK Summit conference and networking event. Congratulations to our friends and colleagues in the industry who won awards. All winners here.
Check out Steve’s artists’ forthcoming tour dates here.
See the feature in the recent issue of IQ Magazine celebrating Steve’s incredible 25 years in the music industry.
The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2016 has been awarded to Bob Dylan today (13 October 2016) “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”. Dylan is the first songwriter to win the award.
After the announcement, the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, Sara Danius, said it had “not been a difficult decision. We hoped the news would be received with joy, but you never know,” she said, comparing the songs of the American songwriter to the works of Homer and Sappho.
“We’re really giving it to Bob Dylan as a great poet – that’s the reason we awarded him the prize. He’s a great poet in the great English tradition, stretching from Milton and Blake onwards. And he’s a very interesting traditionalist, in a highly original way. Not just the written tradition, but also the oral one; not just high literature, but also low literature.”
Some of Dylan’s many accolades include:
- Grammy Awards (12)
- Academy Award
- Golden Globe
- Presidential Medal of Freedom
- National Order of the Legion of Honour
- Nobel Prize
Bob Dylan has toured almost non-stop since 1988 and last weekend he played the inaugural Desert Trip festival in California, alongside other 1960s legends including the Rolling Stones, the Who, Paul McCartney and Neil Young.
In April of 2016 he toured Japan, and in 2015 he toured Europe and the UK extensively, including an incredible five sold-out nights at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall.
- Artist of the Year
- Favourite Female Artist – Pop/Rock
- Favourite Album – Pop/Rock
- Favourite Song – Pop/Rock
- Favourite Artist – Adule Contemporary
Max and Iggor Cavalera will bring their ‘Return To Roots’ tour to Europe and the UK this November and December 2016.
The duo will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Sepultura’s legendary Roots album by playing it in its entirety each night. The extensive tour across Europe calls in at London’s O2 Forum in Kentish Town on November 30. All dates and ticket info here.
Watch the official Sepultura video for ‘Roots Bloody Roots‘, from the Roots album.
Agent contact: Steve Zapp
The record was self-produced and recorded in the United Kingdom, Australia and France, then tweaked and mixed with the assistance of some of their brightest contemporaries, James Ford (Florence and The Machine, Arctic Monkeys), Blue May (Kwes, Kindness), Ewan Pearson (LCD Soundsystem, Chemical Brothers) and David Wrench (Caribou, FKA Twigs, Glass Animals).
After having dropped the first single called OB1 in July, a month later the band released the second track from this album, Give Me A Reason, followed by the latest track Slipping, which was premiered by Billboard Magazine.