News Round-Up: Kasabian, Radiohead

Kasabian

Our recap of the stories we featured during the past seven days includes a live return for the new-look Kasabian and a live debut for two Radiohead members.

Kasabian have announced a tour of the UK during October and November this year, a significant chapter in the history of the band for remaining members Serge Pizzorno, Chris Edwards, Ian Matthews and Tim Carter.

“We’re incredibly excited to announce these intimate shows,” they say. “We love our band, our music and our fans too much to ever stop!”

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Little Simz will tour the UK and Ireland after the release of Sometimes I Might Be Introvert.

It’s due to begin on November 25th in Birmingham, and will move on to Newcastle, Glasgow and Dublin during the remainder of that month.

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Father John Misty has announced a two-night run at The Ford in Los Angeles between September 22nd-23rd, registration is open now to be in with a chance of grabbing one of the 1,050 tickets available for each show.

The LA Phil will be joining Josh Tillman to put a new spin on the run of highly acclaimed solo records which continued in 2018 with God’s Favorite Customer.

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Photo: Paul Bachmann

Photo: Paul Bachmann

Radiohead side project The Smile was launched during the livestream of Glastonbury last weekend.

Described by Yorke during the performance as, ‘the smile of the guy who lies to you every day’, the trio performed an eight-song set including tracks called Skating On The Surface, Opposites and We Don’t Know What Tomorrow Brings.

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A 10,000 capacity, camping-only version of Download Festival will be held next month as the UK’s government moves to stage two of its Events Research Programme; moshing is very much encouraged.

It’s announced just as promising data has begun to emerge from the first trials which were held recently at Sefton Park in Liverpool, trials the city’s public health director has described as ‘undoubtedly a success’ – words echoed by the organiser of this event and those Sefton Park ones, Melvin Benn.

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Billie Eilish has added a UK and Ireland arena tour to her 2022 live commitments.

The flight across the Atlantic is to take place after a previously announced North American tour, and will open on June 3rd at the SSE Arena in Belfast.

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