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News round-up – March 20th 2017

Primal Scream have been announced as headliners of Sheffield’s Tramlines Festival 2017. The indie rockers will take to the main stage on Saturday night. The festival, that takes place from July 19, will see The Reflex, The Big Moon and grime star Kano all perform over the weekend. The Scottish band have had 18 hit singles and 11 studio albums over the span of their 20-year career.

Rock’n’roll pioneer Chuck Berry has died at the age of 90. The legendary guitarist died of natural causes at his home in St Charles County, Missouri on Saturday 18. Chuck Berry is widely credited as one of the most iconic musicians in Rock’n’Roll, having influenced generations of artists including The Beatles and The Beach Boys. The late Chuck Berry has received a number of notable tributes from artists around the world including Bruce Springsteen who said he was “the greatest pure rock ‘n’ roll writer who ever lived”.

Kasabian announce their new album, For Crying Out Loud, to be released on April 28. The upcoming album will be the band’s sixth studio album and follow-up to 2014’s 48:13. Serge Pizzorno recently said the album is about “saving guitar music from the abyss”. The album will feature 12 tracks and the Leicester quintet with one of the songs ‘In Love With A Psycho’ available to listen to now. Kasabian accompanied the announcement will a set of 8 intimate tour dates from April 12 to April 22.

Liam Gallagher reveals the title of his first solo single, ‘Not For Sale’. The former Oasis and Beady Eye frontman will release his debut solo album As You Were later this year. Liam has taken to Twitter to make the announcement, and at the same time couldn’t resist a dig at his brother Noel; he vowed to sing Oasis songs “bigger and better” than Noel when he goes on tour.

Suicide founder Martin Rev announces his first solo album Demolition 9. The album, that will be released on May 26, is Rev’s first release since 2009’s Stigmata. The keyboardist also unveiled two tracks from the 34-song-sollection album; ‘Now’, and ‘In Our Name’.

London Grammar announce an intimate tour ahead of the launch of their new album. The tour will just be a trio of dates in Glasgow, Birmingham, and London in early April. The band are set to release their long-awaited second album, after 2013’s acclaimed debut, If You Wait. Tickets will be available on March 24 at 9 am.

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