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Priority Tickets for Slaves, Kate Tempest, Chase and Status and Laura Mvula are available from 9am today (August 17).

Slaves have announced details of a UK headline tour in November. Tickets are available from today at 9am (August 17).

The Tunbridge Wells duo confirmed the release of their second album last week (August 12). ‘Take Control’ will be released on September 30 via Virgin EMI.


The band, who are comprised of Isaac Holman and Laurie Vincent, will play 15 dates in support of the album this winter, including two shows at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London.

The pair premiered the first track from their forthcoming album on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show last week, ahead of a small and sweaty last minute show at London’s 100 Club.

‘Take Control’ follows Slaves’ 2015 debut ‘Are You Satisfied?‘ and was recorded in LA with Beastie Boys‘ Mike D this spring.

Slaves will play:

Bexhill, De La Warr Pavillion (November 10)
Cardiff, University Great Hall (November 13)
Cambridge, Corn Exchange (November 14)
Leeds, O2 Academy (November 15)
Newcastle, O2 Academy (November 17)
Glasgow, Barrowlands (November 18)
Birmingham, O2 Academy (November 19)
Bristol, O2 Academy (November 21)
Leicester, O2 Academy (November 22)
Nottingham, Rock City (November 23)
Sheffield, O2 Academy (November 25)
Manchester, Albert Hall (November 26)
London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire (November 29, 30)

Priority Tickets for Slaves are available from 9am on Wednesday, August 17. O2 customers get tickets 48 hours before general release. Search ‘O2 Priority’ for tickets.


Kate Tempest has announced details of a new winter tour. Tickets are available from today at 9am (August 17).

The rapper and spoken word artist, who released her debut album ‘Everybody Down’ in 2014, will head out on tour in November and December.

The tour begins on November 30 when Tempest appears at Belfast Empire. The run of dates will then see her visit Glasgow, Sheffield, Birmingham, Norwich, Manchester, Bristol and Brighton then conclude at London’s Roundhouse on December 11. 

Tempest received a Mercury Prize nomination for ‘Everybody Down‘ and the artwork from the record was featured in a National Portrait Gallery exhibition called Picture The Poet last year. 

The musician recently promised new music is “coming soon” in a post on her Twitter account, and her second album ‘Let Them Eat Chaos’ will be released on October 7 via Fiction Records. 

Kate Tempest will play: 

Belfast, Empire (November 30)
Glasgow, Art School (December 1)
Sheffield, Plug (December 3)
Birmingham, O2 Institute (December 4)
Norwich, Waterfront (December 5)
Manchester, O2 Ritz (December 7)
Bristol, O2 Academy (December 8)
Brighton, All Saint’s Church (December 9)
London, Roundhouse (December 11)

Priority Tickets for Kate Tempest are available from 9am on Wednesday, August 17. O2 customers get tickets 48 hours before general release. Search ‘O2 Priority’ for tickets.

Chase and Status, meanwhile, have confirmed four new dates for later this year. Priority Tickets are available from today at 10am (August 17).

The dance duo, comprised of Saul Milton and Will Kennard, will reunite with live members MC Rage and Andy Gangadeen to play new music and old favourites on their November tour.

Chase And Status have released three albums, scoring two Number Two albums along the way. Their last record, ‘Brand New Machine‘, was released in 2013 and featured the singles ‘Lost & Not Found’ and ‘Alive’.

The group recently begun playing new track ‘All Goes Wrong’ at festival dates including Wireless and their recent Boardmasters headline appearance. They have since teased that the studio version will arrive “soon”.

Chase And Status will play:

Glasgow, O2 Academy (November 19)
Newcastle, O2 Academy (November 20)
Manchester, O2 Apollo (November 22)
Birmingham, O2 Academy (November 24)

Priority Tickets for Chase And Status are available today at 10am (August 17). O2 customers get tickets 48 hours before general release. Search ‘O2 Priority’ for tickets.

Laura Mvula has confirmed two new shows for November. Tickets are available from today at 9am (August 17).

The Birmingham soul singer released her second album ‘The Dreaming Room’, which featured collaborations with Nile Rodgers and Wretch 32, in June. It has since been nominated for the Hyundai Mercury Prize 2016.

Mvula released her debut album ‘Sing To The Moon‘ in 2013 and has contributed songs to the soundtracks of movies 12 Years A Slave and The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Laura Mvula will play:

Birmingham, O2 Institute (November 19)

Bristol, O2 Academy (November 26)

Priority Tickets for Laura Mvula are available today at 9am (August 17). O2 customers get tickets 48 hours before general release. Search ‘O2 Priority’ for tickets.

Belle & Sebastian, James and Primal Scream are to headline OnBlackheath Festival next month (September).

Stuart Murdoch’s indie pop band, who just released an unofficial theme song for the Rio Olympics, will play a career-spanning set on the Sunday of the two-day event. They will be joined by Manchester group James, who reunited in 2007. Primal Scream, who released their 11th studio album ‘Chaosmosis’ earlier this year, will perform on the Saturday.

Hot Chip, Róisín Murphy, Squeeze, Soak and more will also perform at the south east London bash, which takes place on September 10 and 11.

From 9am on Tuesday August 16 to 9am on Friday August 19, O2 customers will receive an extra OnBlackheath ticket at no extra cost when purchasing through Priority.

OnBlackheath’s line-up also includes Connan Mockasin, Thundercat, Edwyn Collins, The Parrots, Saint Etienne and more. There will also be a host of top food vendors on hand to feed punters, including Anna Mae’s Mac N Cheese, Le Bun and Higgidy Pie.

O2 customers can take advantage of this Priority offer for OnBlackheath getting a second weekend or day ticket for free between 9am on Tuesday August 16 and 9am on Friday August 19. Search ‘O2 Priority’ for tickets.

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