In this weeks Music Minute, Blink-182 announce dates for their UK tour, Emeli Sande releases her new album Long Live The Angels and Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande team up for a collaboration.
Blink-182 UK tour
Get your purse-strings at the ready as Blink-182 are coming to town. Travis Barker and co will embark on a UK tour in 2017 with a string of shows set for July. They will be coming to a city near you with Cardiff, Birmingham, Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester and London among their tour stops.
Blink-182 released their seventh chart-topping album California in July and the tour will mark their first since member Tom DeLonge quit the band before being replaced by Matt Skiba. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 9am via Ticketmaster. Full list of UK tour dates below.
Emeli Sande releases long-awaited second album
Powerhouse songstress Emeli Sande will release her second album on Friday 11 November. Long Live The Angels will feature the anthemic lead single Hurts and marks Sandes comeback after almost four years. Teasing the album, the Next To Me singer recently said: This entire album is about me not holding back and not censoring myself.
Long Live The Angels will follow-on from Sandes critically-acclaimed 2012 debut Our Version Of Events, which reached number one in the UK and features the singles Heaven, Next To Me and Clown.
Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande keep the faith
If you need to update your playlist then check out Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grandes new collaboration. The unlikely duo have teamed up on Faith, which appears on the soundtrack for Sing, a musical starring Reese Witherspoon and Matthew McConaughey. Faith was co-written by OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder and Benny Blanco and is set for release with the soundtrack on 21 December.
Blink-182 full 2017 UK tour dates
3 July – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
4 July – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
5 July – First Direct Arena, Leeds
7 July – Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham
9 July – Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
11 July – The SSE Arena, Glasgow
14 July – Manchester Arena, Manchester
15 July – Echo Arena, Liverpool
17 July – BIC, Bournemouth
19 July – O2 Arena, London