Wire: Reality bends

Wire |  The Dome in Tuffnell Park | 2 December 2015

Forty years into their career a band should be running on fumes, rehashing memories of past glories. But Wire were never ones to stick to the script.

So their excellent self-titled 14th album broods with all the intensity of a moody teenager. And, instead of the sad, nostalgia-fuelled sets favoured by their contemporaries, they perform most of it tonight.

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Manics bring ‘Everything Must Go’ the London

Manic Street Preachers are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their album ‘Everything Must Go’ with a national tour including two nights at Royal Albert Hall.

The band will play album in full plus a second set of curios, B-sides, and hits at the London landmark on 15 and 16 May 2016.

Tickets go on sale at 9.30am on 11 December.

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Cage the Elephant rumbling into London

Cage The Elephant are returning to the UK for the first time since playing with Foals at Alexandra Palace in February 2014.

The Kentucky band, who release their new album ‘Tell Me I’m Pretty’ on 18 December, play The O2 Forum in Kentish Town on 11 February 2016 as part of an extensive national tour that also swings through cities like Liverpool, Manchester, and Newcastle.

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Runrig sharing ‘The Story’ with London

Runrig are calling time on their recording career – but not before releasing one last studio album.

‘The Story’, due for release on 29 January 2016, will be supported by a 14-date tour that includes a show at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 26 February 2016.

Tickets for all dates are now available from bookingsdirect.com or from the 24 hour box office: 0844 338 000.

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Lianne La Havas going big in Brixton

Lianne La Havas wraps a very busy and very successful 2015 with a UK and Ireland tour that includes a stop at the Brixton O2 Academy.

The singer, who released her second album ‘Blood’ in July, plays the London venue on 14 December 2015.

Tickets for her biggest headline show to date are available now.

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