Frank Turner to attempt to break record for most shows played in 24 hours for Music Venue Trust

All 15 venues will be independent, with 13 being independent record stores as well

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Frank Turner has announced his attempt to break the record for the most shows played in 24 hours in honour of the Music Venue Trust.

In celebration of his upcoming 3,000th show and the release of his 10th album ‘Undefeated’ on May 3, Turner will attempt to play 15 shows of minimum 20-minute sets on May 4. Sponsored by taxi app FREENOW, Turner will travel circa 500 miles to play shows from Liverpool to Southampton.

Turner says of his challenge: “With nearly 3000 shows under my belt, I’ve never been one to do things by halves or shirk a challenge – I once played all 50 American states in 50 days, for goodness sake. For the release of my tenth studio album, ‘Undefeated’, I will be making an attempt at a world record: the most number of shows in different cities in 24 hours.

“It’s not just self-promotion either,” he added. “We’re working with 13 independent record shops and 15 independent grassroots music venues for the shows, highlighting two bits of the infrastructure of the underground that I care about most. It’s going to be tough, but hopefully fun too. Come down for a show!”

Music Venue Trust CEO Mark Davyd also said: “We are delighted to support Frank Turner’s attempt to set the official Music Venue Trust world record for the most gigs played in 24 hours. With the help of FREENOW black cabs, Frank will be criss-crossing the nation hitting some of the country’s finest grassroots music venues for an action-packed day which promises to set the global standard for dedication to live music.”

Find tickets here and see below for the tight schedule for Turner’s challenge:

Frank Turner will play:

SATURDAY MAY 4

12.30pm – Liverpool, Jacaranda – instore
2.30pm – Huddersfield, Parish – outstore for Vinyl Tap
4pm – Leeds, Boom – outstore for Crash
6pm – Sheffield, The Foundry – outstore for Bear Tree
7.30pm – Chesterfield, Gasoline – outstore for Tailbird
9pm – Nottingham, Saltbox – outstore for Rough Trade
10.30pm – Birmingham, RMBL – outstore for Eclipse Records

SUNDAY, MAY 5
12.00am – Leamington Spa, Temperance – outstore for Head
2am – Leighton Buzzard, Crooked Crow Bar – outstore for Black Circle Records
4am – London, Underworld – outstore for Rough Trade
6am – Kingston, Banquet Records
7.30am – Aldershot, West End Centre – outstore for 101 Collectors
9am – Portsmouth, Staggeringly Good Brewery – outstore for Pie & Vinyl
10.30am – Winchester – The Railway – outstore for Pie & Vinyl
12pm – Southampton, The Brook – outstore for Vinilio

The news comes ahead of a recent Parliament session that saw music industry figures argue for a £1 ticket levy for all arena-sized gigs and above, in order to secure the future of grassroots venues and artists.

Artists such as Lily Fontaine of English Teacher told Parliament about how artists are facing “a crisis in terms of funding” and being able to support themselves. “There is a lack of funding for musicians to create music,” she said. “That is the foundation of the rest of the ecosystem for the music industry. In a sense, we’re employing everybody else.”

Fontaine also mentioned studio time, rehearsal space, tour managers, engineers, van hire, musicians, non-artist fees, driver fees, accommodation, travel, carnets, visas, insurance, equipment, food, drink and photography as some of the other outgoing expenses artists were expected to pay.

“To maintain a level of professionalism in this industry, you have to have all of the those things in place,” she said. “There really isn’t any money coming in to fund that. You get record labels that give you an advance that has to be split between a number of people. At the end of the day, you’re left with zero profit.”

A report from the MVT this year also showed a “disaster” facing grassroots music venues, with Davyd pointing to the closure of Bath Moles as an example for what the future of music could face without grassroots venues: “You want to put on The Cure headlining 27 nights at The O2 arena? You better be investing in the place where The Cure started their career,” he said.

“You want put on Ed Sheeran playing 27 festival dates? You better be paying so Bath Moles has got a future, because that’s where he started his career.”

Meanwhile, Turner announced his new record in January this year, sharing it was about “survival and defiance, but also one with a sense of fun and self-deprecation.”

“19 years into my solo career, I’m still standing up and putting out some of my best work. It feels good.”

He also spoke to NME about the importance of going to gigs after Covid-19, saying: “We’re trying to remind people that going to independent gigs is fun, and teaching the kids who came of age in 2020 or 2021 that this is a cool thing to do. My role in this is twofold – to shout about it whenever I can and be positive and say it’s a really fucking cool thing to go to indie gigs.

“Don’t fucking go to an arena gig where you get charged nine quid for a beer!”

Previously, the MVT awarded Turner an Outstanding Achievement Award for hosting 27 shows which were instrumental in directly enabling grassroots music venues to survive the coronavirus crisis, having raised nearly £300,000.

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English Teacher’s Lily Fontaine shouts out her mum for debut album artwork on ‘This Could Be Texas’

“Her work was a foundation of consistency throughout a childhood of relative displacement”

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English Teacher‘s Lily Fontaine has given credits to her mother for the band’s debut album artwork on ‘This Could Be Texas’.

The frontwoman took to social media to give the backstory on English Teacher’s debut album art, which was just released last Friday (April 12). The band are currently on track to land in the Top Ten on the Official Charts this week.

Writing on X/Twitter, Fontaine shared: “To feel understood potentially takes the number one spot in the chart of experiences. The response to this thing we made has granted me that on a fascinatingly large scale and I’m basking.

She went on to credit her mum Gilly for her support of the band, writing: “Shout out to my mum @gillyfgrist, West Yorkshire’s finest who not only understood more times than you can say um in the Houses of Parliament, but even when she didn’t understand, continued to support us anyway.” Fontaine is referring to the speech she gave Parliament in a session arguing for a £1 ticket levy on all arena gigs.

Fontaine revealed that her mother also painted the album’s cover back in the 1980s, depicting Ilkley Moor’s Cow and Calf Rocks, named after a larger outcrop and a nearby boulder reminiscent of a cow and her calf: “Her work was a foundation of consistency throughout a childhood of relative displacement.”

Finally, Fontaine shared that the central creature in the album was made by her, saying it represented the band “in that I don’t know what it is. Some sort of musical meaty machine.”

She concluded: “To the north and all its hills and valleys, to Mum, to my best three boys & to music x”

 

English Teacher have also shared footage of Fontaine’s strange creature propped up across London, much to the delight of passer-bys. The video was captioned with: “Arrival. What? We don’t know. Maybe even who? From where? And why? ‘This Could Be Texas’. Out Now.”

NME reviewed English Teacher’s debut album when it dropped last week, giving it a five star rating: “What you have in ‘This Could Be Texas’ is everything you want from a debut; a truly original effort from start to finish, an adventure in sound and words, and a landmark statement. Poised for big things? Who knows if this industry even allows that anymore.

“Here are a band already dealing in brilliance, though – who dare to dream and have it pay off. Not everyone gets to go to space, but at least English Teacher make it a damn site more interesting being stuck down here.”

We also spoke to the band for our Cover, where Fontaine discussed her struggles existing in the post-punk scene as a mixed-race woman: “There are times when I still worry about how we are viewed as a band.

“I always used to think about how we started to gain attention for our music around the same time as the George Floyd protests, and I was worried that people thought that the only reason we were getting any support was because I’m not white. I know that the talent is there – we’re not just a diversity pick. I had to unlearn that previous mindset.”

In other news, English Teacher will embark on a winter 2024 UK tour – find all tickets here and dates below:

English Teacher’s winter 2024 UK tour dates are: 

NOVEMBER 
12 – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London 
14 – O2 Ritz, Manchester 
18 – Saint Luke’s, Glasgow
19 – Boiler Shop, Newcastle upon Tyne
21 – SWX, Bristol

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Caity Baser, Lulu, Frank Turner and Skindred among new names for Glastonbury 2024 line-up in Field Of Avalon reveal

Others include Baby Queen, Toyah & Robert and Kate Nash

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A host of new names have been added to the Glastonbury 2024 line-up, including Caity Baser, Lulu, Frank Turner and Skindred.

Last month, the iconic Worthy Farm festival shared its official 2024 line-up for Glastonbury – with Dua Lipa, Coldplay and SZA being confirmed as headlining the iconic Pyramid Stage this summer, while Shania Twain will perform in the legends slot on the Sunday instalment.

Now, following the main announcement, the organisers have begun counting down the weeks to this year’s edition by gradually announcing the artists playing at other stages around the site.

This kicked off last week with news of new artists set to headline the Acoustic Stage later this summer, and now Glastonbury has shared details of its Field Of Avalon line-up.

Announced this morning on the festival’s official X/Twitter page, the full bill for the stage has been shared, with performances from Baby Queen, Skindred, Frank Turner and Lulu all being locked in.

For Lulu, the announcement comes following speculation of an upcoming Glasto slot that emerged last week. According to an anonymous source at the time, the 75-year-old singer would be playing at the festival to close off her ongoing ‘Champagne For Lulu’ farewell tour. It’ll mark her first performance at the Worthy Farm site since 2015.

Others confirmed for the 2024 Field Of Avalon line-up include former NME cover star Caity Baser, as well as Kate Nash, New Model Army, The Cat Empire, Kingfishr, Lucy Spraggan, The Feeling and more. Check out the full list of names below.

As aforementioned, after the first main announcement last month, Glastonbury organisers began gradually sharing more artists lined up for this year’s instalment – starting with the Acoustic Stage.

Scouting For Girls, Stornoway, Ocean Colour Scene, Angie McMahon, and Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ cover band, Red Hot Chilli Pipers were all confirmed, as well as Russell Crowe’s Indoor Garden Party and many more.

It was the latter that particularly caught the attention of festival-goers, with many taking to social media to share their thoughts on the Gladiator actor being added to the bill.
More artists set to perform at other stages around the festival site are set to be announced in the run-up to this year’s event. You can check out the first wave of artists added to the 2024 edition here.

As for how to get your hands on tickets, earlier this month, it was reported that this year’s edition has seen the “highest percentage of ticket balances paid ever”, meaning there will be “very limited” tickets available in the re-sale.

The re-sale is set to begin later this week – with ticket and coach travel packages at 6pm BST on Thursday (April 18) and general admission at 9am BST on Sunday (April 21). You can find out more information about Glastonbury 2024 and the re-sale here. Additionally, you can look back at NME‘s highlights from Glasto 2023 here.

In other Glastonbury news, the eight finalists for the festival’s Emerging Talent Competition were recently announced.

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The Cult announce 40th anniversary UK tour for winter 2024

The dates conclude with a stop at London’s Royal Albert Hall

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The Cult have announced details of a UK tour, which will celebrate their 40th year as a band. Find upcoming dates and ticket details below.

Announced today (April 16), the shows are set for later this year and will see the iconic ‘80s rock group perform in 10 cities across the country. The dates come in celebration of a huge milestone for Ian Astbury and co., as this year marks four decades since the band formed as we recognise them today – swapping their name from the original title ‘Death Cult’ into ‘The Cult’.

“Following up from the great energy of Death Cult 8323 shows, I’m looking forward to bringing that sense of celebration of the band’s music, and the communion with our fans, to Cult 8424,” guitarist Billy Duffy said of the new announcement. “CFFC. Let the ceremony commence!”

The shows all take place this winter, and kick off on October 21 with an opening night at the De Montfort Hall in Leicester. This is followed the next night with a gig at Swansea Arena (22), followed by stops in Edinburgh (24), Manchester (25), Bristol (27), York (29) and Newcastle (30).

The final run of the new tour dates will take place in the first week of November; including a slot at Guildhall in Portsmouth on the 1st, and a show at Civic Hall in Wolverhampton the following night. The dates wrap up with a closing show at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London on November 4.

Tickets go on sale this Friday (April 19) at 10am BST. Visit here to get tickets and find a full list of tour dates below.

Charlie Jones, John Tempesta, Ian Astbury, and Billy Duffy of The Cult perform onstage during the Harley-Davidson’s Homecoming Festival – Day 1 at Veterans Park on July 14, 2023 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Credit: Barry Brecheisen/Getty

The Cult 2024 tour dates are:

OCTOBER
21 – Leicester, De Montfort Hall
22– Swansea, Swansea Arena   
24 – Edinburgh, Usher Hall 
25 – Manchester, O2 Apollo 
27 – Bristol, Beacon    
29 – York, Barbican
30 – Newcastle, O2 City Hall      

NOVEMBER:
1 – Portsmouth, Guildhall
2 – Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
4 – London, Royal Albert Hall

The dates for 2024 come following a tour the band embarked on last year, celebrating 40 years since their first formation under the name ‘Death Cult’.

Taking place around the UK, Ireland and the US, the tour was called ‘Death Cult 8323’ and saw Duffy and Astbury return to play iconic venues they previously performed in at the start of their career.

The live shows focused on Death Cult and their eponymous EPs, and also boasted a setlist that spanned “the three phases of the band, from Southern Death Cult, to Death Cult, and The Cult’s first two albums: ‘Dreamtime’ (1984) and ‘Love’ (1985).”

More recently, Billy Duffy joined Johnny Marr on stage in Frome last summer to play tracks by The Smiths and Depeche Mode.

The on-stage appearance was the latest of the multiple times the two musicians have joined forces, as they both have a long history of playing music together – stemming back to their adolescent years.

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Neil Young considering performing lost ‘Cortez The Killer’ verses on Crazy Horse tour

Young has revealed that he found the lost verse “just a couple of days ago”

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Neil Young has revealed that he has uncovered the “lost verses” from the 1975 song ‘Cortez The Killer’, and that he’s considering playing them during his upcoming tour with Crazy Horse.

According to a Rolling Stone report, Neil Young recently hosted a Zoom session with a handful of fans who are subscribed to his official website. During this call, Young revealed that he had recently found “the other verses” from ‘Cortez The Killer’ that were either cut from the song, or lost due to technical difficulties while recording the track.

He also teased performing them, though nothing is set in stone just yet: “Just a couple of days ago, I found the other verses. Just the lyrics… we may have those lost lyrics in the show, which will be fun for me.”

Young also reflected on the lost verses, recalling that he and his band were recording “a good take” when the power went off and they lost a verse that had been recorded. When producer David Briggs told them of what had happened, Young recalled saying that he “never liked” the verse anyway.

Neil Young performing live in 2019. Credit: Matthew Baker/Getty Images

“It was a good take,” Young recalled. “So what we did was take the master tape and find ways to cut it together so that it would work, but we lost a couple of verses. They were gone. Now that I’ve found they lyrics, I’m trying to find exactly where they come in the song. I need to look at the tape and see where the cut is, where we lost some. I’ll insert them there.”

In February, Crazy Horse revealed their upcoming album ‘FU##IN’ UP’, which will contain songs from the band’s 50 year career, freshly recorded for 2024. The album will have its initial release on Record Store Day (April 20); it will arrive in all formats on April 26.

Young said of the new album: “In the spirit it’s offered…made this for the Horse lovers. I can’t stop it. The horse is runnin’. What a ride we have. I don’t want to mess with the vibe. I am so happy to have this to share.”

They will tour North America between April 24 and May 23. Tickets are on sale here.

Neil Young performs in concert, 2023. CREDIT: Gary Miller/Getty Images

Neil Young and Crazy Horse last reunited in 2014, where they played London’s Hyde Park BST joined by The NationalTom OdellCaitlin Rose, Phosphorescent and Flyte. Read everything that went down here.

The band also last released music in 2021 with ‘Barn’, which NME gave four stars: “As Young wrote in his 2012 memoir Waging Heavy Peace: “There is a big wind blowing today and I’m part of it. I want to make a difference.” This record lives up to those words. Of all the messages we should listen to on this album, the overriding one is that Neil Young remains as vital as he always has been.”

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Willow shares whimsical new single ‘Big Feelings’ and announces album ‘Empathogen’

Her sixth studio album also features collaborations with Jon Batiste and St. Vincent

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Willow has shared her whimsical new single ‘Big Feelings’ and has announced her new album ‘Empathogen’.

The track opens up with a jazzy piano riff followed by a pounding kick drum. “I have such big feelings / Can’t shut ’em down without a sound / I have such big feelings / Can’t shut ’em down or let ’em out,” she sings over the whimsical beat.

Speaking about the track in a statement (Per Stereoboard), Willow said: “The piano part of this song is so dense and dissonant but also darkly beautiful. I wrote ‘b i g f e e l i n g s’ during a week where I was coming to terms with my own emotional patterns that I hadn’t known were there. Musically, it has a darkness and complexity that reflects what we all experience in our own minds. The song is about accepting those intense feelings that you have no idea what to do with.”

Directed by Willow herself, the song’s accompanying visualizer sees her standing infront of black backdrop with a yellow and green circle. Throughout the video, Williow is seen sporting a light blue blazer, geometric braids and a gold grill while she laughs, poses and stares at the camera.

‘Big Feelings’ is the second song to be released from upcoming sixth studio album ‘Empathogen’ which is set for release on May 3 and is available for pre-order/pre-save. The track follows lead single ‘Symptom Of Life’.

‘Empathogen’ will see Willow collaborate with Jon Batiste on ‘Home’ as well as St. Vincent on ‘Pain For Fun’.

‘Empathogen’ track list is: 

‘Home (feat. Jon Batiste)’
‘Ancient Girl’
‘Symptom of Life’
‘The Fear Is Not Real’
‘False Self’
‘Pain For Fun (feat. St. Vincent)’
‘No Words 1 & 2’
‘Down’
‘Run!’
‘Between I and She’
‘I Know That Face’
‘B I G F E E L I N G S’

‘Symptom Of Life’ serves as her first offering from her upcoming album. The LP will follow 2022’s ‘COPINGMECHANISM’. In a four-star review of the albumNME shared: “Over a relatively small number of tracks compared to some of the bloated albums that get released today, WILLOW has opted for quality over quantity once again.”

It continued: “However, despite utilising a similar premise as on her last album by plucking her feelings away on a guitar, ‘<COPINGMECHANISM>’ is still an important record in her musical progression. In the poetic and thoughtful nature of it, as well as the odd glimpse of where she could go next, WILLOW’s fifth record should be noted as her breaking sonically mature new ground.”

Last year, Willow shared her transcendental single ‘Alone’ and shared a picture from the studio featuring St. Vincent – aka Annie Clark – leading many fans to believe that a collaboration was in the works.

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Coachella 2024 Weekend One Photo Gallery: No Doubt, Tyler the Creator, Sublime and More

Plus, shots of surprise guests like Olivia Rodrigo, Shakira, and Nelly Furtado.

Coachella 2024 Weekend One Photo Gallery: No Doubt, Tyler the Creator, Sublime and More
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The first weekend of Coachella 2024 is officially in the books. While the Empire Polo Club grounds hit a reset as the event prepares for Weekend Two, revisit some of the highlights from Weekend One in the complete photo gallery below. Of course, images can’t capture all the goodness that…

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Beth Ditto on Gossip’s Comeback Album Real Power and Rick Rubin’s Guidance: Podcast

The band’s new album came together amidst social change, humor, and more.

Beth Ditto on Gossip’s Comeback Album Real Power and Rick Rubin’s Guidance: Podcast
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 Listen via: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Amazon Podcasts | More Platforms Beth Ditto joins Kyle Meredith to talk about Gossip’s reunion album, Real Power. Listen to the new episode above, or wherever you get your podcasts. Ditto gets into how the group decided to work with legendary producer Rick Rubin upon…

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Guns N’ Roses Duff McKagan announces 2024 UK and European solo tour

The shows include a slot at London’s Islington Assembly Hall

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Duff McKagan has announced a series of UK and European tour dates, set to kick off later this year. Find a list of new dates and ticket details below.

Announced today (April 15), the new run of tour dates come following the Guns N’ Roses bassist dropping his latest studio album ‘Lighthouse’ towards the end of last year.

The LP marked his third album as a solo artist, following on from 1993’s debut ‘Believe In Me’ and 2019’s ‘Tenderness’. It also starred guest appearances including Iggy Pop, Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell, and longtime Guns N’ Roses bandmate Slash.

Now, the bassist, singer and songwriter has confirmed that he will be headed across the pond for some tour dates in the UK, Ireland and Europe.

The dates will kick off on September 30 with an opening night at the Dublin Academy in Ireland and will continue throughout October – commencing with a show at Oran Mor in Glasgow on the 2nd.

Other UK dates take place across the first week of the month and include a slot at the Academy 2 venue in Manchester, followed by a slot at the Islington Assembly Hall in London on October 3 and 5 respectively.

European tour dates start with a show in Utrecht on October 7, followed by stops in Cologne, Munich, Brno, Warsaw and Berlin. The final shows wrap up with dates in Milan, Paris, Stockholm and more.

Tickets go on sale at 10am GMT this Friday (April 19) and will be available here. Pre-sale options and VIP packages are also available, and you can visit here for more information. Check out the full list of dates in the poster above.

The news of the tour dates also comes shortly after McKagan shared the expanded edition of ‘Lighthouse’ – featuring eight additional tracks along with three exclusive live performance videos filmed last December at Easy Street Records in Seattle. The new recordings included a stripped-down acoustic rendition of the album standout, ‘I Just Don’t Know’. Check it out below.

Around the time of the album release, McKagan shared his thoughts on the use of AI in songwriting, revealing that he has no plans to let the technology “affect my creativity”.

Discussing how his personal life and long-running interest in history acted as inspiration for the upcoming LP during an In Conversation with Dan Jones, the musician and songwriter also shared his thoughts on the increasing use of AI, and confirmed he has no plans to be experimenting with the technology any time soon.

“You’re gonna always have guys like me who [have] just got their middle finger up. They’re gonna just keep creating and not even pay attention to it, really,” he began. “I don’t pay attention to it. I’m not worried about it. It’s not gonna affect my creativity.”

He continued, saying he instead opts to draw inspiration from the support he has from his family. “I’ve got a really good situation at home… having that kind of ease at home and that support has really done wonders for me.

“That tenderness and that passion and that sense of roundedness and love and harmony, allied with that deep sort of punk rock sensibility [has] created this incredible, unique sound on ‘Lighthouse’.”

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Guns N’ Roses Duff McKagan announces 2024 UK and European solo tour

The shows include a slot at London’s Islington Assembly Hall

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Duff McKagan has announced a series of UK and European tour dates, set to kick off later this year. Find a list of new dates and ticket details below.

Announced today (April 15), the new run of tour dates come following the Guns N’ Roses bassist dropping his latest studio album ‘Lighthouse’ towards the end of last year.

The LP marked his third album as a solo artist, following on from 1993’s debut ‘Believe In Me’ and 2019’s ‘Tenderness’. It also starred guest appearances including Iggy Pop, Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell, and longtime Guns N’ Roses bandmate Slash.

Now, the bassist, singer and songwriter has confirmed that he will be headed across the pond for some tour dates in the UK, Ireland and Europe.

The dates will kick off on September 30 with an opening night at the Dublin Academy in Ireland and will continue throughout October – commencing with a show at Oran Mor in Glasgow on the 2nd.

Other UK dates take place across the first week of the month and include a slot at the Academy 2 venue in Manchester, followed by a slot at the Islington Assembly Hall in London on October 3 and 5 respectively.

European tour dates start with a show in Utrecht on October 7, followed by stops in Cologne, Munich, Brno, Warsaw and Berlin. The final shows wrap up with dates in Milan, Paris, Stockholm and more.

Tickets go on sale at 10am GMT this Friday (April 19) and will be available here. Pre-sale options and VIP packages are also available, and you can visit here for more information. Check out the full list of dates in the poster above.

The news of the tour dates also comes shortly after McKagan shared the expanded edition of ‘Lighthouse’ – featuring eight additional tracks along with three exclusive live performance videos filmed last December at Easy Street Records in Seattle. The new recordings included a stripped-down acoustic rendition of the album standout, ‘I Just Don’t Know’. Check it out below.

Around the time of the album release, McKagan shared his thoughts on the use of AI in songwriting, revealing that he has no plans to let the technology “affect my creativity”.

Discussing how his personal life and long-running interest in history acted as inspiration for the upcoming LP during an In Conversation with Dan Jones, the musician and songwriter also shared his thoughts on the increasing use of AI, and confirmed he has no plans to be experimenting with the technology any time soon.

“You’re gonna always have guys like me who [have] just got their middle finger up. They’re gonna just keep creating and not even pay attention to it, really,” he began. “I don’t pay attention to it. I’m not worried about it. It’s not gonna affect my creativity.”

He continued, saying he instead opts to draw inspiration from the support he has from his family. “I’ve got a really good situation at home… having that kind of ease at home and that support has really done wonders for me.

“That tenderness and that passion and that sense of roundedness and love and harmony, allied with that deep sort of punk rock sensibility [has] created this incredible, unique sound on ‘Lighthouse’.”

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