Lewis recorded the new album with a small set-up of a small interface, laptop, speakers, and a Shure SM7B vocal mic.
He said: “I felt like I was sounding better because I was just chilled out in my own gaff. Also, a lot of this record was made with most of the same people who I worked with on the first one: TMS, Phil Plested, Nick Atkinson and Edd Holloway. At least one of them’s on almost every song.”
Broken By Desire to be Heavenly Sent is due for release on 19 May 2023.
Tickets for Lewis Capaldi’s tour will go on pre-sale on 26 October, and general sale on 28 October.
Full Lewis Capaldi 2023 tour dates
JANUARY Sat 14th Leeds, First Direct Arena Mon 16th Sheffield, Utilita Arena Wed 18th Manchester, AO Arena Thu 19th Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena Sat 21st Newcastle, Utilita Arena Mon 23 Aberdeen, P&J Live Tue 24th Glasgow, OVO Hydro Thu 26th Birmingham, Utilita Arena Fri 27th Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena Sun 29th Belfast, SSE Arena Mon 30th Dublin, 3Arena
FEBRUARY Wed 1st Cardiff, International Arena Thur 2nd Exeter, Westpoint Arena Mon 13th Warsaw, Torwar – Poland Tue 14th Vienna, Stadthalle – Austria Thu 16th Berlin, Mercedes-Benz Arena – Germany Fri 17th Prague, O2 Arena – Czech Republic Sun 19th Hamburg, Barclays Arena – Germany Tue 21st Frankfurt, Festhalle – Germany Thu 23rd Antwerp, Sportpaleis – Belgium Sat 25th Amsterdam, Ziggo Dome – Netherlands Sun 26th Paris, Accor Arena – France Tue 28th Cologne, Lanxess Arena – Germany
MARCH Thu 2nd Copenhagen, Royal Arena – Denmark Fri 3rd Oslo, Spektrum – Norway Sun 5th Stockholm, Avicii Arena – Sweden Tue 7th Zurich, Hallenstadion – Switzerland Wed 8th Milan, Mediolanum Forum – Italy Fri 10th Barcelona, Palau Sant Jordi – Spain Sat 11th Madrid, WiZink Center – Spain Tue 14th Stuttgart, Schleyerhalle – Germany Wed 15th Munich, Olympiahalle – Germany
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Clubland announce huge throwback arena tour that will take you back to your youth
Clubland have announced a massive UK arena tour to mark their 20th anniversary and, my word, it’s an absolute throwback.
As revealed on Monday, the iconic legendary record label and album series is holding Re-live the Night of Your Life tour to celebrate 20 years of club anthems, the first live arena tour in over a decade.
Featuring the likes of Cascada, Scooter, BassHunter; Ultrabeat, DJ Sammy, a Darren Style DJ set and more, you’ll be transported back in time as you party through non-stop noughties bangers.
Here is your full Clubland 2023 Arena Tour line-up:
The Clubland compilation albums began way back in 2002 and went on to become the iconic umbrella brand for an entire movement of commercial dance music.
Clubland albums went on to sell in excess of 30 million copies and became the market leader in dance music during this time, even managing to outsell Cream and even Ministry of Sound.
Then, in 2008, the first Clubland Live was launched, playing to tens of thousands of people across the UK in packed arenas – the first time most club and dance music had headlined in such venues.
There were a further 2 sold-out tours in the following couple of years which many fans coined as ‘The Night of Your Life’. Now, all this time later, the winning formula of those noughties shows is back with the Re-live the Night of Your Life Clubland Arena Tour 2023.
Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott ‘working on plans’ to screen England vs France game at AO Arena gig
Paul Heaton has said that he’s ‘working on plans’ to screen the England vs France World Cup match ahead of his gig in Manchester this weekend.
Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott are set to play a huge gig at the AO Arena this Saturday – clashing with England’s quarter finals game.
Paul has said that they understand fans ‘might prefer not to miss the youthful looks of Jack Grealish’.
His announcement that they are hoping to show the game has drawn a mixed reaction from fans.
Many welcomed the news that they wouldn’t have to miss the huge match from the Qatar World Cup.
But others said that it would ruin the show, with one person tweeting: “Please don’t ruin the show with that. I’ll be wanting my money back if I’m going to see football rather than the music!”
Paul replied to say: “We won’t. We just have to make sure the place isn’t half full.”
He has now gone on to address the divided opinions on the football being screened at the AO Arena, sharing a photo of himself pulling a silly face with the words: “Me trying to work out what to do next Saturday @England @AOArena.”
Many fans have pointed out that Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott aren’t actually due on stage until 9pm and that, all being well, the game will be over by then anyway.
Others have pleaded that they don’t cut the show short to fit it in around the England vs France game, and wondered what it would mean for Billy Bragg’s supporting slot.
Jacqui Abbott hasn’t been able to perform with the group for the last few shows due to ill health, but it’s hoped she’ll be back on stage with her former The Beautiful South bandmate by the time they gig in Manchester.
The duo offered refunds to anyone who no longer wanted to attend the concerts without Jacqui after she was told to sit them out on doctor’s orders.
But Paul added: “For those who choose to retain their tickets for the next three shows, I promise you that myself & the boys will put on a show to remember. We’ll sorely miss Jacqui but our intent is to make those who refund their tickets bitterly regret that decision. Thanks for your support.”
The pair were on the receiving end of a lot of praise from members of the public after announcing the tour, and capping ticket prices at £30.