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August release radar: new music from artists touring the UK this year

August release radar: new music from artists touring the UK this year

Discover the latest music from Bret McKenzie, Panic! At The Disco, Kasabian and more

Even with festival season drawing to a close, this year will see some of the industry's top artists touring the UK with their hottest releases. August will welcome new material from a huge range of talent including Calvin Harris, Eminem, Demi Lovato and more.

Read on to discover the latest music from artists set to tour the UK this year and how to get tickets for their shows.

Kasabian – The Alchemist's Euphoria

Leicester indie rock giants Kasabian are gearing up to release their sixth studio album The Alchemist's Euphoria on Friday 5 August, almost 20 years since the release of their debut self-titled record. They've already dropped four singles from the upcoming project including 'The Wall' and 'Chemicals'.

This summer they hit multiple festivals including Isle Of Wight and Tramlines as well as an intimate show at Norwich's UEA. Later this autumn they'll head out on a four-date tour of Manchester, London, Cardiff and Birmingham.

Kasabian 2022 UK tour dates:

Thursday 20 October – The Telegraph Building, Belfast
Friday 28 October – AO Arena, Manchester
Saturday 29 October – Alexandra Palace, London
Monday 31 October – Doncaster Dome
Wednesday 5 November – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
Friday 4 November – Utilita Arena, Birmingham
Saturday 5 November – OVO Hydro, Glasgow

Tickets for Kasabian are available from Ticketmaster now.

Listen to new single 'The Wall'

Aitch – Close To Home

The 22-year-old '1989' rapper Aitch will drop his first full-length album Close To Home on Friday 19 August. The record will include latest release 'In Disguise' featuring Bakar, 'Baby' and '1989' which samples the iconic Stone Roses' track 'Fools Gold'.

In celebration of the long-awaited album, the Mancunian will hit a huge list of venues throughout the UK this October including Leeds, Newcastle, Liverpool, Sheffield, Nottingham, Birmingham, Cardiff, Bournemouth, Bristol, London and Manchester.

Aitch 2022 UK tour dates:
Thursday 6 October – O2 Academy, Glasgow
Saturday 8 October – O2 Academy, Leeds
Sunday 9 October – O2 City Hall, Newcastle
Tuesday 11 October – O2 Academy, Liverpool
Wednesday 12 October – O2 Academy, Sheffield
Friday 14 October – Rock City, Nottingham
Sunday 16 October – O2 Academy, Leicester
Monday 17 October – O2 Academy, Birmingham
Wednesday 19 October – University Students Union, Cardiff
Thursday 20 October – O2 Academy, Bournemouth
Friday 21 October – O2 Academy, Bristol
Saturday 22 October – Alexandra Palace, London
Monday 24 October – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
Tuesday 25 October – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

Tickets for Aitch are available from Ticketmaster now.

Check out '1989'

Panic! At The Disco – Viva Las Vengeance

Pop punk royalty Brendon Urie will treat Panic! At The Disco fans to a brand new album on Friday 19 August. Viva Las Vengeance follows 2018's Pray For The Wicked and is the seventh studio album to come from the 'Ballad Of Mona Lisa' group.

In June, the group dropped the album's title track along with dates for a huge UK arena tour next year. In March 2023 the 'I Write Sins Not Tragedies' performers will hit Glasgow, Birmingham, London and Manchester.

Panic! At The Disco 2023 UK tour dates:
Friday 3 March – OVO Hydro, Glasgow
Saturday 4 March – Utilita Arena, Birmingham
Monday 6 March – The O2, London
Tuesday 7 March – The O2, London
Friday 10 March – AO Arena, Manchester

Tickets for Panic! At The Disco are available from Ticketmaster now.

Watch the video for latest single 'Middle Of A Breakup'

Bret McKenzie – Songs Without Jokes

The Flight Of The Conchords comedian Bret McKenzie is set to release his debut solo album Songs Without Jokes on Friday 26 August. The record will include the previously-released tracks 'Dave's Place' and 'A Little Tune' which encapsulates music from the 1920s and 60s with a big-band vibe.

To showcase the new record, the Kiwi Grammy winner will head to Birmingham, Leeds, London, Nottingham, Portsmouth, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Manchester this September and October.

Bret McKenzie 2022 UK tour dates:
Thursday 22 September – Town Hall, Birmingham
Friday 23 September – O2 Academy, Leeds
Monday 26 September – Eventim Apollo, London
Thursday 29 September – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
Saturday 1 October – Portsmouth Guildhall
Monday 3 October – St David's Hall, Cardiff
Tuesday 4 October – O2 Academy, Edinburgh
Wednesday 5 October – O2 City Hall, Newcastle
Friday 7 October – O2 Apollo, Manchester

Tickets for Bret McKenzie are available from Ticketmaster now.

Listen to 'A Little Tune'

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