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NEWS: Gorillaz announce their first world tour!

Gorillaz are set to take their Plastic Beach around the world later this year. The band have today confirmed they play 20 shows in North America (including their first ever show at Madison Square Garden), and 10 nights across Europe including 2 nights at London’s 02 Arena before heading to Asia and down under for 7 shows. Full UK dates are listed below:

NOVEMBER 11 – DUBLIN, O2
NOVEMBER 12 – MANCHESTER, Evening News Arena
NOVEMBER 14 – LONDON, O2 Arena
NOVEMBER 16 – LONDON, O2 Arena
NOVEMBER 17 – BIRMINGHAM, NIA
NOVEMBER 18 – BRIGHTON, Centre

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VIDEO: Tek-One – Broken String

We here at DEAD PRESS! love a bit of dubstep, and Tek-One are one of the best newcoming acts doing just that. Their new video for ‘Broken String’ is now online, complete with a pole dancer doing all sorts of things. Gotta love that dubstep thrum sound!

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VIDEO: Blood Red Shoes – Heartsink

The boy/girl duo Blood Red Shoes have just released a music video for their brand new single ‘Heartsink’, due for release on August 16th. With a few live dates on the way soon too, you’d be a fool to miss ’em.

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VIDEO: You Me At Six – Stay With Me

Weybridge’s You Me At Six are going from strength to strength, and the video for their new single ‘Stay With Me’ is no different. Check out what the young Southern 5-piece have got for us this time around:

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NEWS: Opeth announce Royal Albert Hall DVD

As part of the ongoing celebration of their 20th anniversary this year, Sweden’s dark metalheads Opeth are releasing audio and video recordings from the band’s recent performance at the Royal Albert Hall.

‘In Live Concert At The Royal Albert Hall’ is set for release on September 20th, and will be available as either a limited edition vinyl boxset, or a 5-disc set consisting of 2 DVDs and 3 CDs.

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NEWS: Smashing Pumpkins perform benefit concert for Madina Lake bassist!

Smashing Pumpkins will perform a benefit concert next Tuesday, July 27th at Chicago’s Metro to raise money for medical care for Matthew Leone, bassist for Chicago band Madina Lake. Earlier this month, Matthew Leone was hospitalized with severe brain trauma after intervening to stop a woman he passed on the street from being beaten by her husband. Alleged suspect Justin Pivec is currently charged with Aggravated Battery Causing Serious Bodily Harm and out on bail pending a forthcoming hearing.

Tickets will go on sale July 21st at noon – full ticketing information is below. Support will come from Kill Hannah.

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NEWS: Deaf Havana record new single!

Deaf Havana will be heading into the studio at the end of the month to record their first single as a four-piece since the departure of their main vocalist Ryan Mellor earlier this year. No official titles have been announced yet, but a release date is expected sometime in the autumn.

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NEWS: Bloodstock 2010 competition!

Wanna win yourself a pair of tickets to Bloodstock festival this year? Metal Blade have teamed up with our good friends at Bloodstock and The Noise Cartel to offer one lucky winner a free pair of weekend tickets with camping to see Cannibal Corpse and Powerwolf, plus many more at the tenth anniversary Bloodstock 2010.

For your chance to win go to:
www.metalblade.com/uk/contests.php

Bloodstock 2010 will take place at Catton Hall, Derbyshire from 13th – 15th August.

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VIDEO: Klaxons – Echoes

This week, Klaxons have unleashed the otherworldly video for their new single ‘Echoes’, which will be released on August 16th. It’s the first single to be taken from their highly anticipated new album ‘Surfing The Void’ out August 23rd, and sees Klaxons braving the blistering heat of the Egyptian White Desert.

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NEWS: LCD Soundsystem/Hot Chip UK tour!

Long term friends and pioneering electronic musical comrades LCD Soundsystem and Hot Chip have announced they will play a series of special co-headline shows in the UK this autumn. Together this marks one of the most interesting & un-missable tours of the year, and the full dates are below:

NOVEMBER 10 – LONDON, Alexandra Palace
NOVEMBER 12 – CARDIFF, Arena
NOVEMBER 13 – SHEFFIELD, Magna Arena
NOVEMBER 15 – MANCHESTER, Apollo

Tickets go on sale July 23rd at 9am.

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