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June release radar: new music from artists touring the UK this year
- Tamara McWilliam
- 30 May 2022
Discover the latest music from Foals, George Ezra, Muna and more
Last month was truly a fantastic month for new music. With albums from some of the hottest artists in the industry including Kendrick Lamar, Harry Styles, Arcade Fire and Florence & The Machine, May has really given June a run for its money in terms of album releases.
However, this month's new material is nothing to be sniffed at. George Ezra, Muna, Foals and Paolo Nutini will all be dropping their anticipated new records and even better, will be touring the UK this year to showcase them.
Read on to discover their latest music announcements and how to get tickets for their 2022 UK tours.
George Ezra - Gold Rush Kid
Last month the deep-toned, guitar-wielding George Ezra announced a lengthy UK arena tour in support of his third studio album, Gold Rush Kid. The follow-up to 2018's Staying At Tamara's will come out on Friday 10 June and bears the already-released singles 'Green Green Grass' and 'Anyone For You'.
Both singles were released earlier in the year and follow Ezra's usual up-beat formula that makes for the perfect summer hit and Gold Rush Kid will no doubt be littered with other hazy-day, holiday gems.
The 28-year-old is set to take the new record to arenas around the UK this September and October. He'll kick off the stint at Manchester's AO Arena on Friday 16 September before hitting Newcastle, Birmingham, Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin, Nottingham and Sheffield through till Sunday 2 October.
Listen to latest single 'Green Green Grass'
Here's a full list of George Ezra's 2022 UK tour dates:
Friday 20 May – M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
Sunday 17 July – Finsbury Park, London
Wednesday 14 September – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
Friday 16 September – AO Arena, Manchester
Tuesday 20 September – Utilita Arena, Newcastle
Thursday 22 September – Utilita Arena, Birmingham
Monday 26 September – OVO Hydro, Glasgow
Wednesday 28 September – SSE Arena, Belfast
Thursday 29 September – 3Arena, Dublin
Saturday 1 October – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
Sunday 2 October – Utilita Arena, Sheffield
Tickets for George Ezra's 2022 UK tour are on sale now.
Foals - Life Is Yours
It seems as though British rockers Foals have secured a headline slot at almost every festival in the UK this summer, just in time for the release their upcoming album Life Is Yours on Friday 17 June.
This will be their seventh studio album since 2008's debut release Antidotes and the follow-up to 2019's Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2. In anticipation of the record they've dropped a handful of singles, including 'Wake Me Up' and 'Looking High'.
Sharing the artwork for Life Is Yours on Instagram, the band say, 'While we were in the throes of last winter, we wanted to find a new way to express ourselves. We wanted to refocus and do something that shared a DNA throughout the songs: a physicality, a danceability, an ode to nights out.'
Indeed, tracks like '2001' and '2am' are jam-packed with the danceability that the Yannis Philippakis fronted outfit so desire. The high-energy tunes are filled with synths and funky guitar riffs that manage to capture those adrenaline-filled nights that turn into early mornings.
Check out the video for '2001'
Here's a full list of Foal's 2022 UK tour dates:
Wednesday 29 June – Sounds Of The City, Manchester
Saturday 9 July – TRNSMT, Glasgow
Friday 8 July – Sounds Of The City, Leeds
Thursday 21 July - Sunday 24 July – Latitude Festival, Suffolk
Tickets for Foals' 2022 UK tour dates are on sale now.
Muna - Muna
The American indie pop trio recently announced the release of an upcoming self-titled album, set to come out on Friday 24 June under Phoebe Bridgers' label Saddest Factory Records. They'll also be heading out on a lengthy tour of the UK, hitting London, Brighton, Bristol, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leeds, Birmingham and Manchester this November.
The record, the follow-up to 2019's Saves The World, will include the viral single featuring indie heavyweight Phoebe Bridgers, 'Silk Chiffon'. In March the group released their heartbreak anthem with a joyful twist, 'Anything But Me'. The single was followed by 'Kind Of Girl' and 'Home By Now'.
Listen to latest single 'Home By Now'
Here's a full list of Muna's 2022 UK tour dates:
Thursday 10 November – Roundhouse, London
Friday 11 November – Chalk, Brighton
Sunday 13 November – O2 Academy, Bristol
Tuesday 15 November – SWG3, Glasgow
Wednesday 16 November – Liquid Room, Edinburgh
Thursday 17 November – University Student Union, Newcastle
Friday 18 November – Stylus, Leeds
Sunday 20 November – O2 Insititue2, Birmingham
Monday 21 November – Albert Hall, Manchester
Tickets for Muna's 2022 UK tour dates are on sale now.
Paolo Nutini - Last Night In The Bittersweet
He's been away for eight long years, but this month marked a monumental occasion where Paolo Nutini broke his silence and made his comeback. He returned bearing two brand new singles, 'Lose It' and 'Through The Echoes', along with a UK tour and the promise of a brand new album.
The follow-up to 2015's Caustic Love, Last Night In The Bittersweet will drop on Friday 1 July and features the two new tracks as well as songs such as 'Children Of The Stars', 'Radio' and 'Desperation' which the Ivor Novello winner debuted during a handful of intimate live performances this month.
The Paisley-born singer-songwriter will showcase his fourth record album throughout October this year, hitting Manchester, London, Birmingham, Hull, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. He'll also play at Liam Gallagher's huge Knebworth Park gig this June as well as July's TRNSMT Festival in home-town Glasgow.
Check out latest track 'Through The Echoes'
Here's a full list of Paolo Nutini's 2022 UK tour dates:
Friday 3 June – Knebworth Park, Stevenage
Friday 8 July – TRNSMT, Glasgow
Saturday 22 October – Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
Sunday 23 October – Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
Tuesday 25 October – Alexandra Palace, London
Wednesday 26 October – Alexandra Palace, London
Friday 28 October – O2 Academy, Birmingham
Saturday 29 October – Bonus Arena, Hull
Monday 31 October – O2 Academy, Edinburgh
Tuesday 1 November – Music Hall, Aberdeen
Tickets for Paolo Nutini's 2022 UK tour are on sale now.