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Issue:- Thursday, 13 October 2016

Headlines and reports on this page = 3 news items.    Page - 16.

Tony Denton Promotions 80'S INVASION TOUR will be back in 2017

DUE to overwhelming public demand after this year's hugely hugely successful run, the '80's Invasion' tour is back in 2017 with 4 iconic artists from the decade performing on the same bill. The new line up features Paul Young; 1 of the most popular solo artists from the era, legendary pop punk princess, Toyah, Liverpool's finest guitar, duo China Crisis and for the 1st time performing in the UK in over 25 years, flying in especially from the USA, the gorgeous Martika! The tour takes in 15 dates and starts, on 2 March at Leicester's De Montfort Hall, culminating, on 19 March 2016, at Liverpool's Philharmonic, with London's Indigo2, on 16 March 2016.

Paul Young; with his stylish charm and unique vocal talent Paul quickly cemented a place in the nations hearts. Coming into his own with his 1st solo album:- 'No Parlez' in 1983, the release went triple platinum in the UK alone, and spawned the No 1 single:- 'Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)', which maintained the top spot for most of that summer. The album also included the top 10 hit 'Love Of The Common People' and the No. 4 hit 'Come Back And Stay.' With the release of his 2nd album:- 'The Secret Of Association', which also reached No. 1, his status as a world star was confirmed with singles that included the No. 2 hit:- 'Every Time You Go Away', 'I Wanna Tear Your Playhouse Down' (No 9) and 'Everything Must Change' (No 9). 1 of the highlights of the 1989:- 'Nelson Mandela Tribute Concert" was Paul's performance of the Crowded House song:- 'Don't Dream It's All Over'. In 1991 Paul recorded a duet with his friend Zuchero 'Sensa Una Donna' which reached No. 4 and which along with the afore mentioned:- 'Don't Dream It's All Over' featured on his best of album:- 'From Time To Time'. Paul also featured on the massive No 1 original Band Aid record:- 'Do They Know Its Christmas.'

The tour dates and ticket booking for 2017 are as follows:-


2 March 2017, at RHYL Pavilion call:- 01745 330000 or go online.
3 March 2017, at LEICESTER De Montfort Hall call:- 0116 233 3111 or go online.
4 March 2017, at STOKE The Victoria Hall call:- 0844 871 7649 or go online.
5 March 2017, at EDINBURGH Playhouse call:- 0844 871 3014 or go online.
7 March 2017, at SHREWSBURY Theatre Severn call:- 01743 281281 or go online.
9 March 2017, at CHATHAM Central Theatre call:- 01634 338338 or go online.
10 March 2017, at MALVERN Theatres call:- 01684 892277 or go online.
11 March 2017, at BASINGSTOKE The Anvil call:- 01256 844244 or go online.
12 March 2017, at BIRMINGHAM Town Hall call:- 0121 345 0600 or go online.
13 March 2017, at GUILDFORD GLive call:- 01483 369350 online.
15 March 2017, at AYLESBURY The Waterside call:- 0844 871 7607 or go online.
6 March 2017, at LONDON Indigo2 call:-  0844 856 0202 or go online.
17 March 2017, at HUDDERSFIELD Town Hall call:- 01484 225755 or go online.
18 March 2017, at NEWCASTLE City Hall call:- 0191 277 8030 or go online.
19 March 2017, at LIVERPOOL Philharmonic, call:- 0151 709 3789 or go online.

UB40 have just played at Liverpool O2 Academy
Photographs below by Jo Forrest.

THE Birmingham legends UB40 took their reggae to Liverpool's O2 Academy, on Sunday, 9 October 2016, to deliver an incredible show. The band formed in 1978 and have never looked back... They produced the greatest reggae albums ever released by a British band and achieve sales of over 100 million records. This band always makes a very special atmosphere with it's distinctive sound at gigs. This and the tunes have make UB40 1 of the most successful British groups of all time and they can still deliver. No other band in the world can replicate the sound of UB40's original rhythm section of Earl and Jimmy, and at the show you could see and hear why. These are a few pictures take by Jo Forrest at the gig. If you missed them, you might be able to see them at one of the other venues left on the tour... See the bands website for more information.

Ed Harcourt to support Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats on UK Tour

THE 1 and only Ed Hardcourt has released 1 of the albums of 2016. Furnaces has been hailed unanimously by the critics as the record of his career. Ed releases the latest track taken from it:- 'Loup Garou' impacting 18 November 2016, on Polydor Records. Working closely with legendary producer Flood, (Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, PJ Harvey and Foals), 'Furnaces' is Ed's most ambitious and abrasive album to date and 'Loup Garou' is 1 of its many highlights.  The track was inspired by Charles Mackay's book Extraordinary Popular Delusions & The Madness of Crowds. Ed explains:- "a 'Loup Garou' was known in France as a werewolf. People in villages would accuse the local hermit or village idiot of being a shapeshifting demon, blaming them for savagely murdering their children or causing plagues or illnesses. Loup Garous had nails driven into them for punishment and as such it could have much in common with the current public shaming that exists on social media."  After 4 blistering shows in 2 weeks at Glastonbury, headlining The Deaf Institute and The Borderline and the 2nd stage in Hyde Park supporting Carole King, Ed played a stunning full band show at a packed out Village Underground last week to rave reviews. His next jaunt will be a rawkus affair as support for 1of the breakout bands of 2016, Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats.

Ed plays the following venues on the following dates:-

18 October 2016, in LONDON, Roundhouse (Music Venue Trust show)
19 October 2016, in LONDON, Proud (Big Issue's 25th Anniversary)
4 November 2016, in CARDIFF, Brickstock Festival
9 November 2016, SOUTHAMPTON, O2 Guildhall
10 November 2016, LEEDS, O2 Academy
11 November 2016, GLASGOW, Barrowlands
12 November 2016, GLASGOW, Barrowlands
14 November 2016, BIRMINGHAM, O2 Academy
15 November 2016, LONDON, Brixton Academy
17 November 2016, LEICESTER, DeMonfort Hall
18 November 2016, MANCHESTER, O2 Apollo
19 November 2016, BRISTOL, Colston Hall
20 November 2016, NORWICH, UEA

(Supports Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats, from 9 November 2016)

Ed will also play a solo show alongside Everything Everything and Public Service Broadcasting (with more acts to be announced shortly) at the Roundhouse, on the 18 October 2016, for an event in support of the Music Venue Trust.  Despite his busy year, Ed has also launched a series of podcasts in which he interviews some of his collaborators including Paloma Faith, The Libertines, 'Furnaces' producer Flood and 'Furnaces' cover artist Ralph Steadman. You can download from iTunes or listen on Soundcloud. See Ed's website for more details.  Did you know that:- Ed Harcourt has enjoyed a truly unique career as a songwriter, producer and musician. Having previously released 6 critically acclaimed albums, he also wrote and performed:- 'The Way That I Live', the soundtrack to Burberry's 2014/15 festive campaign, which has garnered over 25 million streams?

Midge Ure head to Liverpool on UK tour

MIDGE Ure has a career that spans over 40 years – from his "pop band2 beginnings, “almost” joining the Sex Pistols, the electronic groundbreaking work with Visage (Fade To Grey is still voted #1 in its genre across Europe) via the mainstream success of Ultravox to the twists and turns of his solo releases. In 2015, Midge Ure and semi acoustic duo, India Electric Company successfully presented the "Breathe Again" show in the UK, and across Denmark, Germany and Italy as a 20th anniversary retrospective. It was the 1st time that Midge featured an "album in its entirety" and it proved to be a successful format!  For these shows,  the plan is to touch on the broad reach of his recorded output with the “Something From Everything Tour”..... a show that covers at least one song from every album he has released from the Rich Kids in 1977, via Visage and Ultravox, to his solo albums such as the Gift, Pure and Answers to Nothing.  Once again utilizing the three piece format which adds texture and depth to the material, this time Joseph O'Keefe will be adding keyboards to the mixture providing a more electronic nature to some of the songs. A show that will appeal to both the hit-conscious customer and the long term fan looking for something unusual played live with all the usual commitment… So there you have it. The "Something from Everything" Tour, performed in a format that will provide the framework of texture and diversity without detracting from the essence of the most important factor... the songs!  This tour will be stopping off at The Epstein Theatre, Liverpool, on Sunday, 23 October 2016. To book tickets call:- 0844 888 4411 or visit the Theatre's Box Office website.

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