News Round-Up: Stormzy, Paul McCartney and more

Stormzy headlining Day 1 at TRSNMT Festival 2019 (Gary Mather for Live4ever)

Stormzy headlining Day 1 at TRSNMT Festival 2019 (Gary Mather for Live4ever)

You’re in the right place if you’ve missed any of the week’s top news stories – here Live4ever’s News Round-Up presents a recap of the biggest and best headlines we featured during the last seven days.

Stormzy has confirmed his second album Heavy Is The Head will be released on December 13th.

Containing recent singles such as Wiley Flow and collaborations with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Headie One and YEBBA, it’ll follow the huge breakthrough of his 2017 debut Gang Signs & Prayer and round off a year which saw him headline Glastonbury.

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“We’ve always wanted to write a song about our bond as sisters,” Danielle Haim has said after the premiere of another new Haim single.

Hallelujah was co-written with Tobias Jesso Jr., and follows on from Now I’m In It which was shared last month when it was described by the band as being about ‘going through it, depression, not leaving the house type of shit’.

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Ian Brown and Catfish & The Bottlemen will headline Neighbourhood Weekender at Victoria Park in Warrington between May 23rd-24th next year.

Brown’s rare solo outing will see him topping a bill which also includes the likes of Sam Fender, Shed Seven and Pale Waves, while Catfish & The Bottlemen top artists including Miles Kane, Sundara Karma and The Pigeon Detectives.

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Paul McCartney in concert (Photo: Paul Bachmann for Live4ever Media)

Paul McCartney in concert (Photo: Paul Bachmann for Live4ever Media)

Paul McCartney has been unveiled as the first Pyramid Stage headliner for Glastonbury 2020.

Returning to Worthy Farm for the first time since 2004, McCartney has said he is ‘excited to be part of’ Glastonbury’s ‘anniversary celebrations’, while co-organiser Emily Eavis has in turn said the Beatles icon was their first choice to join the festival’s 50th birthday party.

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The Killers have added extra dates in London and Dublin to the huge tour they’ve got planned in support of the release of their sixth studio album Imploding The Mirage.

With their next album LP earmarked for the spring of 2020, gigs in Falkirk, Manchester, Norwich, Southampton, London, Bristol, Coventry, Middlesbrough and Dublin were announced earlier this month, and now the band will play an extra night at the Emirates Stadium in London on June 5th and at Malahide Castle in Dublin on June 17th.

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The National will perform their High Violet album in full during the next Homecoming Festival in 2020.

The band have been putting on some special shows in their native Cincinnati annually since 2018, and next year it’ll be arguably the strongest record of their career which will be the centre-piece when the event takes place between May 8th-9th.

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