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Gigs & Tours Round-Up: Status Quo, Tove Lo, The Amazing Snakeheads and La Sera

By | Published on Tuesday 25 March 2014

The Amazing Snakeheads

Rounding up the latest gig news…

In what looks like turning out to be the most rockin tour of all time, kings of mince Status Quo are going to play lots of UK shows at the end of the year, with support from CHAS & DAVE. Acting as a lap of honour for the deluxe reissue of The Quo’s 1972 LP ‘Piledriver’, which also comes with its own ale, for crying out loud, the tour starts on 6 Dec at Liverpool’s Echo Arena, and comes to a close at the Brighton Centre on 20 Dec. Happy Quo-mas.

Hitting the circuit in May for a pair of shows is Stockholm-born alt-pop artist Tove Lo, who’ll play at London’s Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen (on 6 May), and Manchester’s Deaf Institute (7 May) ahead of this year’s Great Escape Festival. And here, indeed, are the details on the dates, which are arranged off the back of Tove Lo’s 7 Apr-released first EP, ‘Truth Serum’. Details here.

Scots garage-rock rabble The Amazing Snakeheads (pictured) are making a few live appearances in May. And April, when on 22 Apr they’ll play an Xfm X-Posure Live showcase at the Barfly in London. After that, it’s on to Glasgow for a show on 25 Apr, and on again over the UK for a further nine shows, plus slots at Liverpool Sound City and Live At Leeds. Click this URL for full listings, and the ‘play’ button on this video to view ‘Here It Comes Again’, the new single off the group’s debut LP, ‘Amphetamine Ballads’, which is out on 14 Apr:

And finally, as the world continues to mourn the really, really rubbish news that the Vivian Girls have split up for good, comes a small ray of light in the form of ex-VG Katy Goodman’s band La Sera, who are coming over to Europe in May to play live some. Once in the UK, they’ll stop at London’s Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen (23 May), Leeds’ Wardrobe (24 May), and Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar in Brighton on 25 May. Check the dates here, and ‘Losing To The Dark’, the lead single off La Sera’s new LP, ‘Hour Of The Dawn’, which is released on 2 Jun, here: