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New this week: Declan McKenna, The Great Escape + more

Here's our weekly round up of this week's biggest new tours, shows and events.

Preparing for the release of his sophomore album Zeros in August 2020, British singer and songwriter Declan McKenna has announced that he’ll be returning to the stage in March and April 2021, with tickets available now.

Declan McKenna releases his eagerly anticipated follow-up to 2017’s What Do You Think About The Car? on 21 August 2020 through Colombia Records.

The singer and songwriter has unveiled a handful of singles from the album to date, most recently releasing Daniel You’re Still A Child.

He’ll be touring across the UK in the spring of 2021, including a headline show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton, before taking to Glasgow’s TRNSMT Festival in July.

Welsh emo pioneers Funeral For A Friend have also announced extra dates for their UK run, which saw tickets snapped up in mere minutes for the originally confirmed shows.

The band will now also be performing tracks from their first three albums in Leeds, Bristol, Bournemouth and an additional London date in April and May 2021.

The Great Escape Festival has also confirmed its return in 2021, marking its belated 15th birthday. Taking to over 30 venues across the city of Brighton and Hove, the new music showcase will once again welcome some of the brightest names from across the globe. The initial line-up is expected to be revealed in the near future, with early bird festival tickets and delegate passes available now.


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With many artists turning their attention to live streaming, this week also sees confirmation that Dermot Kennedy will be performing a digital show live from London’s Natural History Museum on Thursday 30 July 2020.

The Streets will also celebrate the recent release of their first album since 2011, None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Alive, with a live stream performance on 6 August 2020.

Deaf Havana‘s James Veck-Gilodi will be performing a very special online show streamed from London’s St Pancras Old Church on Sunday 19 July 2020.

Looking towards 2021, Radiohead frontman and solo musician Thom Yorke has announced additional dates to his UK tour, which will see him take to Glasgow and Brighton off the back of last year’s ANIMA release.


Declan McKenna
Ahead of his second album, the British singer and songwriter announces headline dates from 26 March – 12 April 2021. Tickets are available from 9:00 on Friday 17 July 2020.
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Funeral For A Friend
Funeral For A Friend have added Leeds, Bristol, Bournemouth and an additional London date to their 2021 UK tour. Tickets will be available from 9:00 on Friday 17 July 2020.
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The Great Escape Festival
The UK’s leading new music showcase returns to Brighton and Hove from 12 – 15 May 2021. Tickets are available now.
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Dermot Kennedy
As well as his 2021 headline tour, Irish singer Dermot Kennedy has confirmed a special live stream performance on 30 July 2021. Tickets are available now.
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The Streets
Celebrating their first new album in almost a decade, The Streets have added a live stream performance on 6 August 2021. Tickets are available now.
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Deaf Havana
Frontman James Veck-Gilodi will be performing a live stream show from London’s St Pancras Old Church on Sunday 19 July 2020. Tickets are available now.
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Thom Yorke
The Radiohead frontman and solo musician has added extra dates on 18 and 23 June 2021. Tickets are on sale at 9:00 on Friday 17 July 2020.
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