Will Young, Stereophics, Primal Scream, Mark Ronson, Guillemots, tour dates, more: News Roundup

Primal Scream

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Will Young is punching up some big numbers with new single "Changes". After an incredible 10,000 plays on UK radio, the track is #1 in the national airplay chart and #4 in the regional airplay charts. We're expecting a top ten chart entry this weekend, with CD, video and digital bundle formats still to come on Monday. Listen out for Will on Jonathan Ross' Radio 2 show this weekend. He also plays London's Cadogan Hall next Thursday September 25th, 2008.

Stereophonics' new single "You're My Star" received an exclusive first spin on Chris Moyles' breakfast show Wednesday morning. Kelly was on top form despite coming straight from the band's show at L.A.'s Henry Fonda theatre. Just a few more stops to go on the North American tour now, with the UK tour kicking off in December.

Primal Scream were the big winners at last night's Vodafone Live Music Awards, scooping two prizes: "Best Live Act" and "Outstanding Contribution to Live Music".

Mark Ronson, modelling a fantastic new pair of specs, walked away with "Best Live Male", while Will Young and Primal Scream got the night's biggest cheers for their performances.

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss were also winners last night, as the acclaimed duo were awarded "Album of the Year" and "Group of the Year" at Nashville's Annual Americana Music Awards.

Anyone spotted Bill Bailey in the dole queue yet? Mark Ronson has pinched his seat on Never Mind The Buzzcocks for the new season opener, airing Thursday October 2nd on BBC2. Mark was great fun when he appeared as a guest in the last series, this should be even better.

Ship ahoy! Martha Wainwright is preparing for her October UK tour with a trip to Greenland, courtesy of the Cape Farewell project. Joining a crew that includes KT Tunstall, Feist, Jarvis Cocker and Robyn Hitchcock, Martha will see the impact of global warming at close quarters. New single "Comin' Tonight" is out November 3rd, 2008.

Never ones to be outdone, Guillemots are planning a bit of potholing on their upcoming UK tour. The band play a series of unconventional November dates in caves, libraries and converted cinemas. Before then, it's Wednesday's premier of Simon Pegg's new film How To Lose Friends & Alienate People, with the band playing the rooftop after party at Shoreditch House. New double A-side single "Kriss Kross / Clarion" is out Monday.

Teddy Thompson starts his UK tour next week, playing four headline dates before heading off to join James Blunt on his October arena tour. More Teddy headline dates coming up in January.

We think Aimee Mann should be made an honorary Englishwoman, after listing Elton John and Boddingtons as two of her greatest passions on ITV1's "Soundtrack To My Life" last night. She gave a great interview, and also performed "Freeway" from her latest album. "@#%&! Smilers". Look out for UK headline dates in October.

Aimee's not the only one recognising her heroes - our very own Paolo Nutini is one of only twelve Celtic fanatics featured in the club's forthcoming "Celtic Opus". Half a metre square and weighing in at a massive 30kg, you're going to need a big coffee table for this one!

Finally, look out for Dave Edmunds' greatest hits album out Monday September 22, 2008. He also performs as a special guest at Joe Brown's 50th anniversary concert, taking place Wednesday at the Royal Albert Hall.

MBC 2008 Live Schedule

Aimee Mann

22nd MANCHESTER, Academy
23rd SHEFFIELD, Leadmill
24th LONDON, indigO2
26th GLASGOW, Old Fruit Market


Beth Rowley

Wed 22nd BRISTOL, St Georges
Thur 23rd LONDON, St James Piccadilly
Sat 25th MANCHESTER, Royal Northern College Of Music
Mon 27th CARDIFF, Glee Club
Tues 28th BIRMINGHAM, Glee Club
Wed 29th GLASGOW, Oran Mor
Thur 30th EDINBURGH, Cabaret Voltaire
Fri 31st GATESHEAD, The Sage

Sun 2nd DERBY, The Royal
Mon 3rd LEEDS, City Varieties
Wed 5th BRIGHTON, Old Market
Thu 6th PORTSMOUTH, Wedgewood Rooms


Dave Edmunds

September 24th LONDON, Royal Albert Hall (Joe Brown 50th Anniversary Concert)



Mon 24th DUBLIN, Olympia
Tue 25th BELFAST, George's Market
Fri 28th LEEDS, Academy
Sat 29th MANCHESTER, Apollo
Sun 30th MANCHESTER, Apollo

Tue 2nd GLASGOW, Academy
Wed 3rd NEWCASTLE, Academy
Thu 4th WOLVERHAMPTON, Wolves Civic
Fri 5th WOLVERHAMPTON, Wolves Civic
Sun 7th NEWPORT, Newport Centre
Mon 8th LONDON, Brixton Academy
Tue 9th LONDON, Brixton Academy



26th LONDON, Royal Albert Hall, Orange RockCorps

Fri 7th BIRMINGHAM, Custard Factory (Gigbeth)
Sat 8th BATH, Pavilion Theatre
Sun 9th YORK, The Duchess
Tue 11th INVERNESS, Eden Court
Wed 12th MIDDLESBROUGH, Empire
Thu 13th EDINBURGH, Picture House
Sat 15th LANCASTER, Lancaster Library
Sun 16th SHEFFIELD, Plug
Mon 17th BRADFORD, St Georges Hall
Wed 19th LISKEARD, Carnglaze Caverns
Thu 20th FALMOUTH, Princess Pavilion
Fri 21st PORTSMOUTH, Pyramids Centre
Sat 22nd BRIGHTON, St Georges
Mon 24th DERBY, Assembly Rooms
Tue 25th CAMBRIDGE, Junction
Wed 26th LONDON, Barbican


James Blunt

3rd CARDIFF, Cardiff International Arena
4th SHEFFIELD, Arena
7th BIRMINGHAM, National Indoor Arena
8th MANCHESTER, Manchester Evening News Arena
10th GLASGOW, Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre
11th ABERDEEN, Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre
14th LONDON, O2 Arena


Jersey Budd

10th WREXHAM, Wrexham University
18th EXETER, Phoenix (supporting The Rifles)
19th PLYMOUTH, The Hub (supporting The Rifles)
20th PORTSMOUTH, Wedgewood Rooms (supporting The Rifles)
21st CAMBRDIGE, Junction(supporting The Rifles)
23rd SWANSEA, Sin City (supporting The Rifles)
24th LONDON, This Feeling (acoustic)
25th GLOUCESTER, Guildhall (supporting The Rifles)
26th LEICESTER, Charlotte
27th BRISTOL, Thekla (supporting The Rifles)
28th GLASGOW, King Tut¹s
29th MANCHESTER, Roadhouse
30th LONDON, Borderline


Little Lost David

18th LEICESTER, FireBug (Supporting Mick Turner)
19th GLASGOW, King Tuts
22nd LEEDS, The Faversham (Supporting Neil Halstead)
23rd LONDON, The Troubadour (Supporting Liam Gerner)

14th YORK, Fibbers (Supporting John Power)
15th LONDON, Amersham Arms (Supporting Dag för Dag)


Martha Wainwright

Sun 19th SHEFFIELD, Plug
Mon 20th BRISTOL, Colston Hall
Wed 22nd EDINBURGH, Picture House
Thu 23rd MIDDLESBROUGH, Empire
Fri 24th WARWICK, Arts Centre
Sat 25th BRIGHTON, St. Georges Hall
Mon 27th CAMBRIDGE, Corn Exchange
Tue 28th LONDON, Roundhouse
Thu 30th LIVERPOOL, Symphony Hall
Fri 31st BELFAST, Opera House

Sun 2nd DUBLIN, Olympia
Mon 3rd NOTTINGHAM, Rock City
Tue 4th OXFORD, Town Hall
Wed 5th PORTSMOUTH, Pyramids


Primal Scream

16th BELFAST, St George¹s Market
17th DUBLIN, Olympia
20th OXFORD, Academy
21st CARDIFF, University
23rd BRISTOL, Academy
24th SOUTHAMPTON, Guildhall
25th READING, Hexagon
27th NOTTINGHAM, Rock City
28th LONDON, Hammersmith Apollo

1st SHEFFIELD, Academy
2nd BRIGHTON, Dome
4th BIRMINGHAM, Academy
5th CAMBRIDGE, Corn Exchange
8th LEEDS, Academy
9th NEWCASTLE, Academy
11th LIVERPOOL, Academy
12th MANCHESTER, Apollo


Simply Red

3rd LONDON, O2 Arena



SAT 6th CARDIFF, International Arena
SUN 7th CARDIFF, International Arena
TUE 9th LIVERPOOL, Echo Arena
FRI 12th NEWCASTLE, Metro Radio Arena
SAT 13th NOTTINGHAM, Trent Arena
TUE 16th BRIGHTON, Brighton Centre
WED 17th BOURNEMOUTH, International Centre
SAT 20th LONDON, O2 Arena


Teddy Thompson

24th BIRMINGHAM, Glee Club
25th GLASGOW, Oran Mor
26th MANCHESTER, Ruby Lounge

2nd LONDON, Scala

3rd CARDIFF, CIA (Supporting James Blunt)
4th SHEFFIELD, Arena (Supporting James Blunt)
6th NOTTINGHAM, Arena (Supporting James Blunt)
7th BIRMINGHAM, NIA (Supporting James Blunt)
8th MANCHESTER, MEN Arena (Supporting James Blunt)
10th GLASGOW, SECC (Supporting James Blunt)
11th ABERDEEN, AECC (Supporting James Blunt)
13th NEWCASTLE, Arena (Supporting James Blunt)
14th LONDON, O2 Arena (Supporting James Blunt)

Sat 17th CORK, Opera House
Mon 19th NOTTINGHAM, Rescue Rooms
Tue 20th CARDIFF, Glee Club
Wed 21st EXETER, Phoenix
Thu 22nd BRIGHTON, Concorde 2
Sat 24th NORWICH, Arts Centre
Sun 25th YORK, Duchess
Mon 26th STOCKTON, The Arc


Will Young

25th LONDON, Cadogan Hall

16th NEWCASTLE, City Hall
17th HARROGATE, International Centre
18th LIVERPOOL, Philharmonic
20th GLASGOW, Royal Concert Hall
23rd MANCHESTER, Apollo
24th MANCHESTER, Apollo
25th SHEFFIELD, City Hall
27th OXFORD, New Theatre
28th NOTTINGHAM, Royal Concert Hall
30th PORTSMOUTH, Guildhall

1st BRISTOL, Colston Hall
3rd IPSWICH, Regent Theatre
4th BRIGHTON, Dome
5th CARDIFF, St David¹s Hall
7th BIRMINGHAM, Symphony Hall
8th BIRMINGHAM, Symphony Hall
9th PLYMOUTH, Pavillions
11th BOURNEMOUTH, International Centre
12th LONDON, Roundhouse
13th LONDON, Roundhouse

~ MBC ~

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