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Maxwell and Mary J. Blige are to play a special double bill show at The O2 in London this autumn as part of Bluesfest in partnership with American Express.
The iconic US soul singers will bring their co-headlining King and Queen of Hearts World Tour to the capital for one night only on October 28.
Bluesfest in partnership with American Express presents Maxwell and Mary J Blige will take place:
London, The O2 (October 28)
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Meanwhile, Black Stone Cherry have announced an extensive UK tour in association with Experience Kentucky.
The rock band, who hail from the Kentucky city of Edmonton, will play 13 dates up and down the UK this autumn.
An Evening with Black Stone Cherry, Experience Kentucky will visit:
Cardiff, St David’s Hall (November 19)
Portsmouth, Guildhall (November 21)
Wolverhampton, Civic Hall (November 22)
Manchester, O2 Apollo (November 24)
Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall (November 25)
Newcastle, City Hall (November 27)
Sheffield, City Hall (November 28)
Brighton Dome (November 30)
Nottingham, RCH (December 1)
Bristol, Colston Hall (December 2)
London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (December 5)
London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (December 6)
Norwich, UEA (December 8)
Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed and In Flames have joined forces for a triple bill UK tour.
The metal bands will pack out arenas in eight UK cities next January: Glasgow, Newcastle, Sheffield, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, Nottingham and London.
Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed and In Flames will play:
Glasgow, The SSE Hydro (January 10)
Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena (January 12)
Birmingham, Genting Arena (January 13)
Sheffield Arena (January 15)
Manchester Arena (January 16)
Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena (January 18)
Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena (January 19)
London, The O2 (January 21)
Meanwhile, London garage duo Gorgon City have announced a UK tour in support of their forthcoming second album ‘Kingdom: Part 1’.
The duo will play hits including ‘Go All Night’, ‘Ready For Your Love’ and ‘Unmissable’ at seven venues up and down the country this autumn.
Gorgon City will play:
Glasgow, O2 ABC (October 12)
Liverpool, O2 Academy (October 14)
Norwich, The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA (October 15)
Newcastle, O2 Academy (October 18)
Nottingham Rock City (October 20)
London, O2 Academy Brixton (October 21)
Birmingham, O2 Institute 1 (October 22)
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The Temper Trap have also announced a UK tour for later this year.
The Australian band will play in Glasgow, Manchester, London and Birmingham in support of their third album, ‘Thick as Thieves’, which dropped in June and topped the charts in their homeland.
The Temper Trap will play:
Glasgow, Garage (December 18),
Manchester, Academy 2 (December 19)
London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire (December 20)
Birmingham, O2 Institute 2 (December 21)
Meanwhile, another Australian band, Airbourne, are to tour the UK this November.
The hard rock four-piece will play seven dates from November 21 to November 29, culminating in a pair of shows at London’s Electric Ballroom.
Airbourne will play:
Birmingham, O2 Institute (November 21)
Leeds, O2 Academy (November 22)
Newcastle, O2 Academy (November 23)
Manchester, O2 Ritz (November 26)
London, Electric Ballroom (November 28)
London, Electric Ballroom (November 29)
Finally, Manchester rapper Geko – a former member of the USG collective – has announced a trio of live dates for this October.
Geko will play:
Newcastle, O2 Academy (October 21)
Leicester, O2 Academy (October 24)
Birmingham, O2 Academy (October 28)
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