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Louise McQuade

All Time Low announce Dublin and Belfast shows

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AMERICAN rock band All Time Low are set to go on an extensive tour which will see them play 18 shows across Britain and Ireland.

Following on from the success of their sixth album the band are touring early in 2017 with tickets expected to sell out fast. Their opening London show sold out in a matter of minutes.

All Time Low will play The Ulster Hall on March 19 and The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, on March 20. Tickets went on sale on Thursday evening.

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Phil Collins is up for Genesis reunion

Phil Collins has said that he wouldn’t rule out a Genesis reunion.

The rock veteran recently announced he is coming out of retirement after ten years with solo shows announced in London, Paris and Cologne. Asked at a recent press conference about Genesis, Collins said that their 2007 reunion tour was supposed to be their chance to say goodbye but added that writing his  autobiography had reminded him of their friendship.

“I wouldn’t want to do anything that lasted six months or a long time. But I wouldn’t rule out doing something,” he said.
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Lauryn Hill back with new music

LAURYN Hill shared a new version of her track ‘Rebel (Find it Hard to Say)’ last week on streaming site Tidal.

The hip-hop legend, who began her career as part of the Fugees and has been a major influence for artists such as Kanye West and Nicki Minaj, stopped making music back in 2013 but appears to have cemented her return with ‘Rebel’, a revamp of a song which first appeared in 2002’s album MTV Unplugged 2.0. Fingers crossed for some new material soon.

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PREVIOUSLY deemed “Sweden’s darkest pop export” by Rolling Stone Tove Lo, is known for her grunge influenced perception of pop music. You may already be aware of Tove Lo given her increasing success but if not here’s a brief breakdown.

She was born and raised near Stockholm, where she formed a rock band named Tremblebee in 2006. Following the disbanding of Tremblebee, Lo pursued a career in songwriting and earned a publishing deal in 2011, becoming a successful songwriter. In 2014, she was signed to songwriting collective Wolf Cousins and was offered a recording deal. She signed to record labels Island and Polydor.

Tove Lo rose to fame with the release of her debut album Queen of the Clouds, which appeared at number 14 on the US Billboard in 2014. From this album she released hit single, ‘Habits (Stay High)’, which peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100.

In addition to her solo work, Lo has co written a number of songs for other singers, including Hilary Duff’s ‘Sparks’ and Ellie Goulding’s ‘Love Me like You Do,’ which garnered her first Grammy Award nomination for the 58th Grammy Awards.

So far she has collaborated with: Coldplay, Flume, Alesso, Nick Jonas, Adam Lambert and Years & Years.
Tove Lo’s second album ‘Lady Wood’ is due for release next week with the first single ‘Cool Girl’ having been available since August.

If you are not yet familiar with this rising star go check her out on streaming sites.

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