New Order are Brixton-bound with ‘Music Complete’

New Order are playing Brixton Academy in November as part of a European tour supporting their new album, ‘Music Complete’.

The band — comprising original members Bernard Sumner, Gillian Gilbert, and Stephen Morris, as well as Tom Chapman and Phil Cunningham — perform at the landmark London venue on 16 November 2015.

Tickets are available at Ticketweb from 9am on Friday 10 July.

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Hozier: This is hungry work

Hozier | The Forum | 30 June 2015

A song can change your life. Just ask Hozier.

Less than two years ago, the Irishman was a struggling musician recording demos in his parents’ attic. Now, in the past 12 months, he’s performed at the Grammys with Annie Lennox, the Billboard Music Awards, and on legendary US TV show ‘Saturday Night Live’. He’s played Coachella, Bonnaroo, Slane Castle, and, after a triumphant set on Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage, tonight marks his third sold-out London show within a month.

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Morrissey brings ‘World Peace’ to London

Morrissey is returning to London for two shows in September.

The singer, who hasn’t performed in the capital since his November 2014 gig at The O2, is set to play at Hammersmith’s Eventim Apollo on 20 and 21 September 2015.

The shows continue a busy schedule for the former Smiths frontman who, in March, toured the country’s arenas. His current US trek has included a stop at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

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Hozier at The Forum, London

On 30 June 2015, Hozier performed to a capacity crowd at The Forum in Kentish Town, London. Backed by a six-piece band, including a cellist and two backing singers, the Irish musician performed songs from his self-titled debut album, including the global hit ‘Take Me To Church’, alongside select cover versions.

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Rolling Stones become exhibitionists

The Rolling Stones are following in David Bowie’s footsteps and staging a career-spanning exhibition in London.

‘Exhibitionism’ opens at the city’s Saatchi Gallery on 6 April 2016 and runs until September.

Nine thematic galleries spread across two floors will feature over 500 artefacts from the band’s personal archives including dressing room and backstage paraphernalia, rare instruments, original stage designs, vintage costumes, personal diaries, and poster and album cover artwork.

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Mogwai: The sun smells too loud

Mogwai | The Roundhouse | 25 June 2015

The Pixies invented the loud-quiet-loud dynamic. Mogwai perfected it. Over the past two decades, the Scottish band have stretched the paradigm to breaking point, exploring the beauty of noise and silence, the drama of contrasts.

And that’s exactly what they’re still doing. The second of two 20th anniversary shows is awash with crunching guitar riffs and waves of feedback, brought back from the edge of chaos by interludes of delicate fretwork and luminous keyboard melodies.

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