We’ve got two brand new shows for you this week. Linkin Park tickets went on sale for their latest tour to support their upcoming album and Basement Jaxx return to their roots as they prepare for their new show. If you’re a fan of 90s boy bands then The Big Reunion Boy Band Tour is right up your street. We know you’ve seen them on the telly, but this is probably your best shot of seeing them live if you missed them as a teenager. Oh, and did we mention that Pharrell Williams tickets are still available for his second date? Read on for more…
Basement Jaxx – 11 December 2014
Celebrating the release of their upcoming album, Junto, Basement Jaxx are getting their show back on the road. Taking its name from the Spanish for ‘together’, this new record promises to continue the band’s theme of making dominating house sound cheerful and inventive. Their lead single, Never Say Never, is a catchy, feel-good hit that sees Simon and Felix diving right back into what they do best. And we can’t wait to see what they have in store this Christmas.
Linkin Park will be performing at The O2 this autumn in support of their sixth album, Hunting Party. With special guest appearances from Rakim, Page Hamilton, Tom Morello and Daron Malakian, this record sees the band going back to their childhoods to rediscover their influences. Hunting Party successfully weaves together elements of hardcore punk, thrash metal and hip-hop to create something typically progressive and innovative. Delson says, ‘It’s not a return to a style or sound; it’s a return to an ethos and inspiration—one that predates us coming together as a band. It’s the result of a hunger for music that we’re not hearing anyone doing.’ We think you’re in for a treat.
A1. Damage. 3T. Five. Blue. 911. And recently formed, 5th Story – joining together Dane Bowers, Gareth Gates, Adam Rickett, Kavana and Kenzie. We’ll have the biggest boy bands of the 90s from both series of The Big Reunion performing at The O2 later this year. These groups have had 27 top ten hits, including five number ones combined. And they’ve played to sold out crowds around the world. You’ve watched them in your living room, but if you missed them first time round, it’s the perfect chance to see them live.
Responsible for three of 2013’s biggest hits: Happy, Get Lucky with Daft Punk and Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines, Pharrell is bringing his DEAR G I R L tour to The O2 later this autumn. Pharrell scooped four Grammys earlier this year – two for his appearance on Get Lucky, Album of the Year for Random Access Memories with Daft Punk and one for Producer of the Year. He even bagged an Oscar nomination for Happy as part of the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack. Described by The Times as, ‘a Thriller for the 21st century’, his latest solo album, G I R L, is getting rave reviews and it seems like 2014 is set to be another huge year.