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News Round-Up – 20th March, 2018


Thom Yorke recently announced new dates for his European solo tour. The Radiohead frontman will be visiting Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Scotland, England, France and Spain this spring, starting on 28th of May in Florence. His UK shows will include Edinburgh on the 7th June, London on the 8th and Manchester on the 10th. The tour will end on 16th June in Barcelona at Sonar festival, shortly before Yorke is set to go back on the road with Radiohead in North America. The band is scheduled to perform in Canada and the US after an interval in their 2018 tour, which will begin in April in South America.

Liam Gallagher is heading to North America to perform a set of shows which will support his first solo album release, As You Were. Gallagher will tour together with Richard Ashcroft from The Verve and will be performing in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington DC. Gallagher will also be touring in Europe and the UK this summer.

Steven Tyler is yet another artist to announce a solo tour this year. The tour will follow Tyler’s 2016 solo debut release, We’re All Somebody From Somewhere. Tyler will be performing in North America, in June and July, but he will also visit Italy, Spain and the UK later in the summer. His London concert will take place on 7th August.


New Music

Blood Orange has previously teased and released new music, with an aim to announce that a new album will be coming this year. The Dev Hynes posted a short video on Instagram with audio in it and a description saying: ‘Be right back. Thanks for your patience. 🌸 #BloodOrange2018 🇸🇱’

Be right back. Thanks for your patience. 🌸 #BloodOrange2018 🇸🇱

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Tinashe is going to release her sophomore album, Joyride, on 13th of April, a long-awaited follow up to her 2014 debut, Aquarius. The artist has already shared two new singles promoting the new record, ‘No Drama’ with Offset and ‘Faded Love’ with Future.

The wait is over. JOYRIDE 4•13

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Music Business

Spotify is officially going public on 3rd of April – however, it will ditch traditional IPO for a direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange. Unlike the usual route, Spotify will not raise new capital, but it will be sharing shares directly to the public, without any intermediaries. Paul Vogel, Head of Investor Relations at Spotify explained that direct listing is “more transparent and more accessible to a wider range of investors.” It is unclear what value Spotify will be given on the 3rd of April, however, it has been previously valued at as much as $23.4 billion on private markets.  

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