Bruce Springsteen has unveiled a series of US arena dates beginning in March and, in announcing the E Street Band members set to join him on the road, appears to have confirmed what we all already knew – Clarence Clemons is irreplaceable.
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Miles Kane and Bombay Bicycle Club have been confirmed to join the previously announced headliners The Stone Roses and Florence & The Machine at this year’s annual Benicassim festival.
Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody has praised the impact of Nirvana after the band performed in Northern Ireland with The Breeders back in the early Nineties.
Formed a little over a year ago, they’ve propelled themselves into the mainstream after winning over last year’s festival crowds to make them one of the most promising bands of 2012.
The post Libertines meltdown in 2004 left a void which for a frustrating amount of time was filled with copycats and second rate rip offs. The city had been overrun with bands all clinging on desperately to the glory of those coat tails and a once promising time in music has now almost sunk without trace. Tribes are not the new Libertines, nor do they share much in common musically, but the parallels in their dramatic rise to stardom and strong links with Camden’s gig circuit will no doubt draw comparisons.
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