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Louise McQuade

Take That and All Saints announce joint tour

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Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald will mark the 25th anniversary of their debut album with the ‘Wonderland Live’ tour, which will include 22 shows in ten cities.

The band’s upcoming eighth album, ‘Wonderland’, is set for release in March and the pop group will head out on the road with the newly reunited All Saints from May of next year.

The tour includes a date in the 3 Arena, Dublin, and tickets go on sale on Friday.

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Take That had previously revealed that they had reached out to departed members Robbie Williams and Jason Orange about rejoining the group for the tour. Neither look likely to take part.

New releases from Prince

A TRIO of new Prince releases have been announced including an album featuring material from the late musician’s vaults.
A greatest hits album, ‘Prince 4Ever’, comprised of 40 of the star’s best-known tracks as well as one unreleased song ‘Moonbeam Levels’, will be released on November 22.

The compilation will be followed by a deluxe reissue of Prince’s 1984 classic ‘Purple Rain’ in April according to plans that were “agreed with Prince before he passed away”.

Last week, it was reported that there are thousands of hours of unreleased music spanning four decades put up for sale with major record labels said to be in talks to buy the rights for as much as £28 million.
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Chemical Brothers going vinyl

THE Chemical Brothers will make their entire album discography available on vinyl next month.

The band’s 1999 album ‘Surrender’ and 2015’s ‘Born In The Echoes’ are already available to purchase on vinyl, however, on November 18, their six other studio albums will all be reissued on vinyl in the UK. A Christmas gift for the music lover?

Booker T Jones announces Irish date

MEMPHIS soul legend Booker T Jones, best known as the frontman of the band Booker T & the MGs, has announced a date for Dublin’s Vicar Sreet in May next year. He plays Vicar Street on May 2 and tickets go on sale on Thursday 27. It can be argued that it was Booker T Jones who set the cast for modern soul music and he is largely responsible for its rise in popularity.

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BORN in Liverpool to a heroin addict father and a mother desperate to keep him on the right side of the law, it took just two gigs for Louis Berry to be signed.

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Early single .45 was the first introduction to Louis’ songwriting and quickly won him local praise as well as national support from the likes of Zane Lowe, who nominated it his ‘Next Hype’ on his then BBC 1 Radio Show.

It was ’25 Reasons’, the first single from Louis’ 2015 debut EP ‘Rebel’, which cemented his sound as an amalgam of classic rock n’roll and soul.

His style has been compared to legends such as Johnny Cash, as well as modern-day talents such as Alex Turner.

Louis’ track ‘Restless’ is currently getting some airtime on daytime BBC Radio 1, If you haven’t already heard it go check it out on Spotify or Soundcloud.

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