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Gigs & Tours Round-Up: Pet Shop Boys, A$AP Ferg, Paolo Nutini and White Hinterland

By | Published on Wednesday 12 March 2014

White Hinterland

Rounding up the latest gig news…

Pet Shop Boys have switched up their current (current!) Electric Tour with some new shows, and news of a headlining set at this year’s Bingley Music Live festival. Isn’t that exciting? Check each and every detail of the new dates, the first of which is on 29 May at the Brighton Centre, via this link.

The PSBs have been especially active this week, releasing a new track that celebrates a gay rights speech made by Irish drag queen Panti Bliss at an event in Dublin earlier this year. Hear ‘The Best Gay Possible’, which features Bliss’ entire speech, here:

Over to A$AP Rocky’s mob lieutenant A$AP Ferg now, who – having released his first LP ‘Trap Lord’ last year – will top his first British bill via a solo show at London’s 100 Club on 18 Mar. That’s ‘solo’, but with support from A$AP Nast and NTS DJ Martelo. It’s one of those Converse-sponsored occasions, and so tickets don’t cost a thing. You’ll have to make a bid to win a pair, though, at this link.

Household name Paolo Nutini will burn his latest studio album ‘Caustic Love’ into fans’ minds on a solo tour of the UK. It’ll take place once the LP has come out (on 14 Apr), starting on 24 May at Manchester’s Apollo. The last of the shows, of which eight exist, is on 3 Jun at the Roundhouse in London town.

This is a link to the full tour listings, and this other thing is Paolo’s latest single ‘Scream (Funk My Life Up):

Finally, dark and dreamy pop aesthete White Hinterland (pictured), real name Casey Dienel, has listed a sequence of live dates complementing her third LP ‘Baby’, which is released via Dead Oceans on 31 Mar. See the dates, which begin 12 May at Leeds’ Brudenell Social Club, here, and stream the ‘Baby’ title track here: