Arctic Monkeys announce UK tour

Obscure northern outfit Arctic Monkeys have announced a UK tour for later in
the year, if anyone’s bothered. Apparently they released an album last week
too. Tickets go on sale on Thursday. Here are the dates:

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    13 Apr: Nottingham Rock City
    14 Apr: Glasgow Carling Academy
    15 Apr: Newcastle Carling Academy
    17 Apr: Bournemouth BIC
    18 Apr: Plymouth Pavillions
    19 Apr: Wolverhampton Civic
    21 Apr: Newport Centre
    22 Apr: Rotherham Magna Centre
    23 Apr: Blackpool Empress Ballroom
    25 Apr: Hull Ice Rink
    26 Apr: Cambridge Corn Exchange
    27 Apr: London Brixton Carling Academy

According to reports, Sugababes are to cover Arctic Monkeys’ ‘I Bet You Look
Good On The Dancefloor’ on the B side of their upcoming single, ‘Red Dress’.

You may remember that it was ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’ that
knocked the girlband’s single ‘Push The Button’ from the number one slot
back in October. The group apparently said: “We loved it even though it
knocked us off number one. When our bosses asked us to think of covers for
the B-side we knew which song we’d all love to do.”

The Kooks tour UK and Ireland

The Kooks have announced a UK and Ireland tour for this summer, in addition
the current series of gigs they’re engaged in. New dates as follows:

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    1 May: Belfast Spring & Airbrake
    2 May: Dublin The Village
    4 May: Glasgow QMU
    6 May: Manchester Academy
    8 May: Sheffield Leadmill
    9 May: Newcastle Academy
    10 May: Leeds Blank Canvas
    11 May: Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
    13 May: Nottingham Marcus Garvey Centre
    14 May: Norwich Waterfront
    15 May: Cambridge Junction
    17 May: Cardiff University Solus
    18 May: London Astoria

The Charlatans announce new material and tour

The Charlatans release their latest album ‘Simpatico’ on 10 Apr, preceded by
a single, ‘Blackened Blue Eyes’ on 27 Mar, and will tour shortly after that
in support of the new LP. The dates are as follows:

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    24 Apr: Wolverhampton Civic Hall
    25 Apr: Glasgow Barrowlands
    26 Apr: Edinburgh Corn Exchange
    27 Apr: Newcastle Carling Academy
    29 Apr: Sheffield Octagon
    30 Apr: Liverpool University
    1 May: Nottingham Rock City
    2 May: Leeds University
    4 May: Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
    5 May: London Brixton Carling Academy
    7 May: Bristol Carling Academy
    8 May: Exeter University
    9 May: Southampton Guildhall
    11 May: Norwich UEA
    12 May: Manchester Carling Apollo