News Round-Up: Suede, Manic Street Preachers

Suede by Dean Chalkley

Suede by Dean Chalkley

Live4ever’s recap of the main stories we featured during the past seven days includes plans for a co-headline tour of North America from Suede and Manic Street Preachers.

Suede and Manic Street Preachers will embark on a co-headline tour of North America during November.

The announcement came with Suede marching towards the release of their brand new studio album Autofiction, and the Manics on their latest reissue via the reimagined edition of Know Your Enemy.

“I can’t think of a band I’d rather share a stage with than the Manic Street Preachers,” Brett Anderson said.

The Black Angels have unveiled a UK and Ireland tour for 2023.

News of the gigs in Bristol, Liverpool, Dublin, Glasgow, Manchester and London during February and March next year came with another new single, this one Empires Falling.

“We are living in a Wilderness Of Mirrors, where it’s hard to tell what’s right from wrong, up from down, or the truth from lies as we navigate through these times where the fate of humanity is being refracted and reflected from one state of panic to another,” the band said.

Angel Olsen has collaborated with Sturgill Simpson on a new version of Big Time.

It’s the title-track from Olsen’s sixth studio record – one of the outstanding album releases of 2022.

“It’s crazy to write a song and then watch someone else you really admire sing your words, kinda turns the whole thing on its head,” Olsen said.

Christine and the Queens by Pierre-Ange Carlotti

Christine and the Queens by Pierre-Ange Carlotti

The release of Christine And The Queens’ new album ‘Redcar les adorables étoiles‘ has been delayed after an injury suffered during rehearsals for its accompanying ‘shows in the name of poetry’ in Paris and London.

“At the end of rehearsals for the show ‘Redcar les adorables étoiles’ on Thursday night, Red injured himself on stage while dancing,” a statement reads.

“The doctors have forbidden him to return to the stage for at least 3 weeks, the time to recover. We are therefore obliged to cancel the concert in Arles on 17 September and to postpone the concerts in Paris and London.”

Sam Fender has taken the decision to cancel his remaining tour dates in North America this year to take time out and focus on his mental health.

“It seems completely hypocritical of me to advocate discussion on mental health and write songs about it if I don’t take the time to look after my own mental health,” he wrote on social media.

“I’ve neglected myself for over a year now and haven’t dealt with things that have deeply affected me.”

Muse are heading back to Europe next year for a summer tour.

Having completed Spanish festival appearances recently, and with more headline gigs coming up in October, the 2023 tour has been wrapped around the previously announced UK stadium concerts, and will open on June 3rd next year at Stadion Open Air in Austria.

Outdoor venues during July include Paris’ Stade de France, and conclude in Rome and Milan later that month.

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