Miike Snow Unveils US Summer Tour

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New York – Downtown/Atlantic recording group Miike Snow has announced plans for a string of US summer tour dates.  The schedule begins at the historic Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, OK on June 9th and continues through July 3rd with headline dates, festival performances including Firefly Music Festival, and shows with Phantogram and Glass Animals (see

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Ed Sheeran Paves The Way

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London – The big news over this side of the water this week was the announcement that Ed Sheeran will close this year’s Glastonbury Festival as Sunday’s headliner. Such is Sheeran’s current wave of chart domination via his latest album Divide that it is strange to think that he made his Glastonbury debut in 2011

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And Now, Let’s Hear It For The Brits

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London – Continuing Best New Band’s weekly round-up, last week was owned by the Grammys. This week the focus switched across the Atlantic to London where the Brit Awards were aired in a never more cavernous-looking London’s O2. Long gone are the days of Mick Fleetwood and Samantha Fox proving an unlikely couple in the

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Cage The Elephant Wins A Grammy For Best Rock Album

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New York – Cage The Elephant received their first GRAMMY® AWARD for Best Rock Album for their fourth studio album, Tell Me I’m Pretty, which was produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys and released in December 2015 via RCA. This is the band’s second nomination, following a nomination for Best Alternative Album for

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Frank Iero Announces 2017 Tour Dates

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New York – Late last year, former My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero and his band The Patience suffered a major setback when he and members of his crew were struck by traffic while on a press tour in Australia. The accident forced them to cancel all their U.S. tour dates while Iero recovered, but now, he

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Glastonbury Announces 2017 Emerging Talent Competition

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London – Glastonbury Festival has just announced details of its Emerging Talent Competition 2017, once again generously supported by PRS for Music and PRS Foundation. The free-to-enter competition offers new UK and Ireland-based acts of any musical genre the opportunity to compete for a spot on one of the main stages at this summer’s Festival.

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