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The band will be celebrating the release of new album ‘Anthems For Doomed Youth’ with a week of small shows.
The Libertines have announced a string of small live dates to celebrate the release of their new album Anthems For Doomed Youth on September 11th. The band will play five shows over the course of the week, with the first taking place on Monday (September 6th) at the Academy in Glasgow.
They will then hit Nottingham’s Rock City on September 7th, followed by Bristol’s O2 Academy, then London’s Electric Ballroom before finishing on September 11th at Manchester’s Ritz. The small shows are the band’s first club gigs since 2004.
Dj Evian Christ Has Launched A Furious Broadside Against Organisers Of Britain's Reading And Leeds Festival Over His Lockup Incident, And Branded Boss Melvin Benn "A Top-class D**Khead" For Insisting He Was Too Intoxicated To Identify Himself.
The dance music star sparked an online 'Free Evian' campaign after he told fans he had been locked in a cage backstage at the Leeds leg of the event on Friday (28Aug15) because security staff thought he was a gatecrasher.
On Sunday (30Aug15), festival boss Benn alleged Evian - who pulled out of his Saturday (29Aug15) set at the Reading leg in the wake of the incident - had been found "in a not very good state in the woods" and was not "able or willing" to identify himself.
However, the DJ has now hit back, accusing a security guard of taking his pass so he was unable to prove his identity, and alleging he was even threatened with arrest.
Continue reading: Evian Christ Hits Back At Festival Bosses
Limp Bizkit Frontman Fred Durst Has Revealed His Band Was Behind The Recent Reunion Of Axl Rose And Slash, During A Headline Set At Britain's Reading Festival On Friday (28aug15).
The rocker sang a brief solo of Guns N' Roses classic Sweet Child O' Mine, and told the crowd at the NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage that his band was behind a meeting of the feuding musicians earlier this month (Aug15), according to NME.com.
Durst said, "I'd like you to know that we're responsible for Axl and Slash being back together. We had a meeting and it went really well."
The rockers opened their set with their hit track Rollin', and covered Rage Against The MAChine's Killing In The Name Of and even George Michael's Faith during the performance.
Rockers Foals Played A Surprise Set At Britain's Reading Festival On Saturday (29aug15).
The band shared the news on Twitter.com that they would play the NME/BBC Radio 1 Stage at 1.40pm, which came as a surprise to ticket-holders who had no idea the rockers would be performing.
In an intense six-song set, frontman Yannis Philippakis thanked the huge crowd crammed into the tent for coming to see them, and added that the festival "feels like our home".
In the vacant slot between Twin Peaks and Slaves, the Brit rockers kicked off their secret gig with My Number, before launching into Mountain At My Gates, Inhaler, Spanish Sahara, Red Socks Pugie, and finishing the set with What Went Down from their new album.
Continue reading: Foals Play Surprise Reading Festival Set
Mumford & Sons Celebrated Their Headline Set At The U.k.'S Reading Festival By Announcing They Are To Head Out On Tour In The U.k. And Ireland.
The folk rockers took to the stage on Friday (28Aug15), and wowed the crowds with fireworks, crowd-surfing and a guest appearance from Noah & The Whale's Tom Hobden, who played violin during an acoustic version of Ghosts That We Knew.
Frontman Marcus Mumford told the crowd after their opening number Snake Eyes, "It's f**king good to be back at Reading, we came here for a party," before later confirming the band will be hitting the road later this year (15).
The tour will start on 28 November (15) and finish on 13 December (15), and includes gigs in Dublin and London.
Rockers Metallica Returned To Britain's Reading Festival With A Triumphant, Hits-filled Set On Saturday (29aug15), Paying A Touching Tribute To Late Member Cliff Burton.
After arriving onstage to music and footage from the classic Western movie The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, the rockers opened with Fuel while 40 fans danced in a huge pen onstage.
Frontman James Hetfield told the crowd, "We are Metallica, and this is what we do!"
After an energetic set, which also included fan favourites For Whom The Bell Tolls and The Memory Remains, the rockers kicked off an encore with Whiskey in the Jar, which was dedicated to bandmember Burton, who was killed in a tour bus crash in 1986.
Continue reading: Metallica Return To Reading Festival With Triumphant Set
Soccer Fan Pete Doherty's Leeds Festival Appearance On Friday Night (28aug15) Was Made Extra Special After He Learned He And His The Libertines Bandmates Were Sharing A Hotel With His Favourite Team.
The rocker hit the stage for the band's headlining spot on the first night of the weekend festival and told fans he couldn't believe his luck.
He said, "It turns out that we're staying in the same Leeds hotel as the QPR (Queens Park Rangers) squad. They're playing Huddersfield tomorrow. Any Huddersfield fans here?"
He then joked, "There are probably more of them on the moon", before dedicating Time For Heroes to QPR legends Stan Bowles and Charlie Austin.
Dj/producer Evian Christ Has Been Forced To Scrap His Saturday (29aug15) Performance At The Reading Festival In England After Security Guards Mistook Him For A Gatecrasher And Locked Him In A Holding Pen At A Sister Event In Leeds.
He had just completed his set on Friday (28Aug15) when he was bundled off to a fenced area after red-faced bouncers refused to believe he was a performer.
He recounted the drama via Twitter.com, writing, "reading fest cancelled (sorry) cuz leeds put me in a cage... really tho actually got put in a cage at a festival headlined by mumford and sons because the festival staff didnt believe i was a dj... and thought i was 'trying to break into the festival' after my set."
It's not clear how long Evian Christ was detained but it appears it was long enough for him to miss his ride to Reading.
Rapper 50 Cent Still Has Fond Memories Of His Appearance At A Heavy Rock Festival In The U.k. Even Though The Crowd Pelted Him With Bottles Of Urine.
The In Da Club hitmaker agreed to the risky booking at the Reading Festival in 2004, despite the event attracting a notoriously rock-heavy audience who tend to turn on acts they disapprove of.
After taking to the stage, the hip-hop star was showered with an array of projectiles including urine-filled water bottles, but he is adamant he loved the gig and did not take the crowd's reaction personally as it was all part of the event.
He tells Q magazine, "Oh, that was a fun show. Look, they did that to everybody. They ran a rock group off right before we were on. That s**t was crazy! We all just started throwing s**t. I was singing in between all the s**t landing onstage. They was throwing s**t, we was throwing s**t back. Everything that could be thrown off the stage that couldn't be tied down.
Continue reading: 50 Cent Loved Missile-filled Festival Set
The rapper had cancelled his Reading & Leeds Festival performances earlier this week, citing "circumstances", which he's now detailed via social media.
The American star, who is in the middle of a solo tour having founded the hip-hop collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (often simply referred to as Odd Future), says he is not allowed to enter the UK for “three to five years” because of “lyrics written in 2009”, writing on Twitter on Wednesday night (August 26th).
Tyler, The Creator cancelled his Reading & Leeds performances earlier this week
Continue reading: Tyler, The Creator Says He's Banned From Entering The UK For "3-5 Years"
Who's in Brixton tonight for the @parkwayofficial gig? @O2academybrix
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