[NEWS & SEE] New Order Announce Newcastle Date

New Order (Minus Peter Hook) have added a Newcastle date to their up & coming tour in May 2012.

From NME.COM…

http://www.nme.com/news/new-order/62306

New Order have added two new dates to their spring UK tour.

The reunited band will play a show at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on May 6 and an additional gig at O2 Academy Newcastle on May 8.

Before the Edinburgh and Newcastle dates, the band will play two hometown shows at Manchester’s O2 Apollo on April 26 and 27, two shows at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on May 2 and 3, and gigs in Birmingham and Glasgow.

New Order, who are also set to play T In The Park, Bestival, Benicassim and a series of others festivals during the summer, announced in late 2011 that they had reformed, but that founding member and bass player Peter Hook would not be part of their line-up.

Instead keyboard player Gillian Gilbert, who hadn’t performed with the band for over 10 years, rejoined and bass duties were taken up by Tom Chapman, who was part of frontman Bernard Sumner’s recent project Bad Lieutenant.

The tour is the band’s first in the UK for over five years.

New Order will now play:

O2 Apollo Manchester (April 26, 27)
Birmingham Ballroom (29)
O2 Academy Brixton (May 2, 3)
O2 Academy Glasgow (5)
Edinburgh Usher Hall (6)
O2 Academy Newcastle (8)

[HEAR] Check out track from the Futureheads new album “Rant”

The Futureheads will release their new album ‘Rant’ on April 2, which comprises entirely of acappella versions of the band’s tracks and a series of cover versions.

You can hear the ‘Rant’ version of ‘Robot’ below.

The band will be playing Sage Gateshead on 8th April as part of their A Cappella & Acoustic Tour, with special guests The Cornshed Sisters.

[FUTURE STARS, SEE & HEAR] Dog Years’ Single Launch @ Cluny Sat 25th Feb

Dog Years will be celebrating the release of their new single ‘Attention Seeking Missile’ at the Cluny on Saturday 25th Feb.

Listen to the track below

The night will also feature top local acts Waskerley Way (http://waskerleyway.bandcamp.com/) and The Winter Hill Transmission (http://www.thewinterhilltransmission.com/)

Doors at 8pm. Entry £4. Punters will also receive a free copy of the single with their entry fee

See ya down the front!