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Hozier has announced his highly anticipated live return with news of his first UK tour in four years.

The Grammy-nominated, award-winning multi-platinum singer and songwriter and his band will perform headline dates across the UK this summer – including a headline show at The Piece Hall, Halifax on Sunday July 2.

Tickets go on general sale at 9.30am on Friday March 24 from

In honour of his birthday today and St. Patrick’s Day, Hozier has also released his new EP Eat Your Young. The record includes all new material and features three songs – the title track, All Things End, and Through Me (The Flood). The EP is out now and available digitally HERE. Working on further music, his third album Unreal Unearth is set for release later this year.

With more than 22 billion global streams, numerous platinum album certifications, multiple award nominations and wins, Hozier is recognised as one of the foremost songwriters of our generation.

Driven by the thought-provoking quintuple-platinum anthem Take Me To Church his self-titled full-length debut – which also included the hit single Someone New – bowed at Number 3 in the UK and Number 2 on the Billboard Top 200 (the second biggest debut album of the year) and went on to achieve triple RIAA Platinum status.

Sold-out tours followed while Hozier’s success was not confined to the UK and US with his debut album also achieving multi-platinum status around the world.

Much anticipated follow up album Wasteland, Baby! was released to massive critical acclaim in March 2019, entering the US Billboard Top 200 Chart at Number 1.

The album’s 14 tracks (all original Hozier compositions) marked a major development in songwriting and subject matter. The most obvious is Hozier’s enlightened assessment of the global socio-political landscape. The multi-platinum selling album included the aforementioned single Nina Cried Power along with singles Movement, Almost (Sweet music), and Dinner and Diatribes.

Last year Hozier teamed up with God of War: Ragnarok’s composer, Bear McCreary to write the song Blood Upon The Snow, which was featured in the soundtrack for the game. The same year he also released Swan Upon Leda, in a statement shared alongside the release, the star explained that he was sharing the track as a way of showing “solidarity” with those fighting for reproductive rights.

Hozier will be joined at The Piece Hall by special guests Alison Russell and Victoria Canal.

Hozier joins Madness, Sting, Rag’N’Bone Man, James, boygenius, Embrace, War On Drugs, The Lumineers and Ministry of Sound Classical among the 2023 headliners for ‘Live at The Piece Hall’ with more artists still to be announced.

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Two of the UK’s most beloved music legends are teaming up for an incredible co-headline show at The Piece Hall, Halifax.

The Charlatans and Johnny Marr will take to the stage at the historic Yorkshire venue on Saturday August 26.
Tickets go on general sale at 10am on Friday March 17 via

More than 5,000 fans will be treated to an explosive set by Johnny before The Charlatans unleash their own barrage of bulletproof anthems. Special guests are to be announced very soon.

For more than 30 years, The Charlatans have been an inspirational force in British music notching up 14 Top 40 studio albums – three of them number ones – alongside 22 Top 40 singles, four of them Top 10 hits.

The band – Tim Burgess, Mark Collins, Martin Blunt and Tony Rogers – remain one of the most brilliant live acts around, a finely honed musical powerhouse the world adores.

Their back catalogue is a non-stop jukebox of indie rock’s greatest hits including the unmistakable sound and swagger of The Only One I Know, Weirdo, Just When You’re Thinkin’ Things Over, One to Another, How High, North Country Boy and Come Home Baby.

Lead singer Tim Burgess said: “Yorkshire crowds have always been among our warmest and loudest supporters and we cannot wait to play for them again alongside our good friend Johnny Marr.”

Johnny added: “I’ve played some truly memorable gigs in Yorkshire and I can’t wait for another unforgettable night in Halifax on August 26. The Piece Hall is a stunning venue and I’m sure this is going to be a real highlight of the summer.”

Founding member and songwriting genius of The Smiths, superstar collaborator and sensational solo artist in his own right, Johnny Marr is quite rightly regarded as a bona fide British music icon.

Fever Dreams Pts 1-4, his brilliant fourth solo album, following The Messenger (2013), Playland (2014), and 2018’s Call The Comet, was described by Johnny as “the most ambitious solo record I’ve done” and was greeted by widespread critical acclaim.

His live shows include songs from across his whole career, from classic Smiths and Electronic hits, to his lauded and diverse solo work such as fan favourites Easy Money, Night and Day, Spirit, Spiral Cities and Power and Soul.

The Charlatans and Johnny Marr join Madness, Sting, Rag’N’Bone Man, James, boygenius, Embrace, War On Drugs, The Lumineers and Ministry of Sound Classical among the 2023 headliners for ‘Live at The Piece Hall’.

Nicky Chance-Thompson DL, CEO of The Piece Hall Charitable Trust, said: “This is going to be another incredible night at The Piece Hall, in an amazing summer of music. Lots of people have been asking us to bring The Charlatans here for some time, so for us to be able to do so together with the legend that is Johnny Marr – and on the same night – then this is set to be a golden ticket. It is another fantastic coup for The Piece Hall and I would advise fans to get their tickets early!”

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boygenius announce debut UK shows

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boygenius have today announced details of their first ever UK headline shows, with two huge outdoor dates confirmed at London’s Gunnersbury Park on August 20 and Halifax’s The Piece Hall on August 22.

Album pre-order registration is open now, ahead of general release on March 3 at 10AM GMT here

With more special guests for both shows to be announced soon, Ethel Cain and MUNA have today been confirmed to open for boygenius at their landmark London show at Gunnersbury Park, with Ethel Cain also joining boygenius for the later show at Halifax’s historic The Piece Hall.

boygenius recently announced their long-awaited return with the release of three singles from their upcoming album, the record: ‘$20’, ‘Emily I’m Sorry’, and ‘True Blue’.

It’s the first full-length project from the band – comprised of Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus – to follow their self-produced, self-titled EP back in 2018. the record was produced and written by boygenius, and recorded at Shangri-la Studios in Malibu, California.

The band discussed the album for the first time recently in their immediately iconic Rolling Stone cover story, with more to come ahead of its release on March 3.

MUNA is comprised of Katie Gavin, Naomi McPherson, and Josette Maskin. Previous singles like ​’​Silk Chiffon​’,​ ​’​Home By Now​’ ​and ​’​Anything But Me​’​ and single ​’​What I Want​’​ have fans ready for the next new, exciting chapter. The band sold out shows all over the world last year and set to continue in 2023, readying sold out headline dates all over the US, Coachella and a stadium tour with Taylor Swift.

Raised a backwoods churchgoer in the deep south, Ethel Cain’s “sound defies definition [straddling] a line between alternative rock, folk, pop, and even country” (Billboard).

After writing, producing and mixing her EP Inbred from the basement of a church in Indiana, it was released last year to critical acclaim, receiving overwhelming support from Pitchfork, Paper Magazine, VICE, Zane Lowe, YouTube, SoundCloud, and Tidal. Recently, Spotify selected Ethel as their first ever transgender EQUAL Ambassador for March 2022, a distinction shared with Billie Eilish, Mickey Guyton, and STAYC.

Grab general sale tickets for boygenius’ UK shows at 10AM GMT on March 3 via

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Live a wilder life! Take more risks! That’s the advice from TV presenter and author Simon Reeve as he prepares to take audiences To The Ends Of The Earth with his new UK theatre tour.

Best known for his travel documentaries which combine current affairs, history, wildlife, culture and conservation, Simon will bring his new live tour SIMON REEVE – TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH to 35 towns and cities across the UK this autumn.

Tickets go on sale at 10am Friday February 24 HERE

Speaking about the new tour, Simon said: “I’ve been incredibly lucky to travel to some of the most beautiful and remote regions of the world. But something I’ve learned during recent years is that we can also find magnificent journeys and adventures closer to home.

“We all need to be a bit more wild, and get out into nature, for our hearts, our heads, our wellbeing and our memories.

“I really hope the stories and advice I share on this tour will inspire people to get out of their comfort zone and have memorable experiences and adventures, wherever they are.”

“I loved appearing on stage during my last tour and now I can’t wait to journey across the country once again with new tales, new stories, new suggestions and advice, on my new tour.”

 SIMON REEVE – TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH follows his 72-date sell-out tour An Audience With Simon Reeve which ran from 2018-2020 and will see the adventurer aim to inspire audiences to embark on more journeys and make the most of their chances to have wild experiences in the great outdoors.

With behind-the-scenes footage and stunning imagery, Simon will share surprising and thrilling stories, deeper thoughts and hearty laughs.

Simon has been hailed as ‘British television’s most adventurous traveller’. His travels have taken him to more than 130 countries, across jungles, deserts, mountains and oceans, and to some of the most beautiful, dangerous and remote regions of the world.

After starting out as a newspaper post-boy Simon went on to become an investigative journalist, then an author and highly-regarded broadcaster. He has made multiple award-winning TV series, exploring destinations such as North America, South America, most recently, and also Russia, The Indian Ocean, the Equator, Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn and Australia.

He is also a Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of multiple books including Journeys to Impossible Places, Step By Step: The Life In My Journeys and Tropic Of Capricorn.

For more information about SIMON REEVE – TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH, visit or



WED 4                EXETER                              GREAT HALL

THU 5                  YEOVIL                              WESTLANDS

FRI 6                    PORTSMOUTH                 GUILDHALL

SAT 7                   GUILDFORD                      G LIVE

SUN 8                  SOUTHEND                      CLIFFS PAVILION

MON 9                BIRMINGHAM                 SYMPHONY HALL

THU 10               BASINGSTONE                 ANVIL ARTS

FRI 13                  CAMBRIDGE                     CORN EXCHANGE

SAT 14                COVENTRY                       WARWICK ARTS CENTRE

TUE 17                NOTTINGHAM                 ROYAL CONCERT HALL

WED 18               BOURNEMOUTH             PAVILION

THU 19               BATH                                 THE FORUM

FRI 20                  CARDIFF                            ST DAVID’S HALL

SUN 22               OXFORD                            NEW THEATRE

TUE 24                HASTINGS                         WHITE ROCK THEATRE

WED 25               BRIGHTON                       DOME

TUE 31                CHELTENHAM                 TOWN HALL


WED 1                MALVERN                         FORUM THEATRE

THU 2                  BELFAST                            ULSTER HALL

SAT 4                   YORK                                 BARBICAN

SUN 5                  LEICESTER                         DE MONTFORT HALL

MON 6                NORTHAMPTON             ROYAL & DERNGATE

WED 8               HULL                                  CITY HALL

THU 9                  NEWCASTLE                     CITY HALL

SAT 11                GLASGOW                        PAVILION

SUN 12               EDINBURGH                     USHER HALL

MON 13              ABERDEEN                       MUSIC HALL

THU 16               STOCKTON                       GLOBE THEATRE

FRI 17                  BRADFORD                       ST GEORGE’S HALL

SAT 18               SHEFFIELD                        CITY HALL

SUN 19               STOKE                               VICTORIA HALL

MON 20              LLANDUDNO                    VENUE CYMRU

TUE 21                LIVERPOOL                       PHILHARMONIC HALL

THU 23               SALFORD                           THE LOWRY

FRI 24                 HARROGATE                    ROYAL HALL


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Liverpool FC balladeer Jamie Webster and the nation’s most beloved sports impressionist Darren Farley are joining the line-up for The Overlap Live in Liverpool.

Gary Neville brings his smash hit YouTube sensation The Overlap to the M&S Bank Arena on Thursday February 2 when he will take to the stage with fellow football icons Roy Keane and Jamie Carragher.

The live show will see Gary, Jamie and Roy – widely regarded as TV’s top pundits – lift the lid on their celebrated playing careers, delve deep into today’s hottest football issues and field questions from the audience.

And the Premier league legends will be joined by Liverpool-born favourites Jamie Webster and Darren Farley.

The architect of a people-powered movement with the release of his anthem to misspent days and nights – Weekend In Paradise – Webster’s internationally acclaimed songs of everyday life and matchday thrills have made him an icon for Reds fans both at home and abroad.

He will be performing a number of songs from his two Top 10 albums on the night, while comedian Darren will deliver many of his hilarious impressions of football’s top stars which have won him more than 300 million online views.

Gary Neville said: “We are delighted Jamie and Darren will be joining us for the opening night of The Overlap Live Tour in Liverpool.

“Darren is hilarious and no stranger to The Overlap – and let’s be honest, his Jamie Carragher impression is worth the price of admission alone!

“It’s great to add Jamie Webster to the line-up. He’s an incredible singer-songwriter who fans have taken to their hearts. It’s going to be an incredible start to the tour – so please join us if you like.”

              LIVERPOOL                M&S BANK ARENA
MAR 23           DUBLIN                       3ARENA
APR 5              LONDON                     OVO ARENA WEMBLEY
JUN 8              MANCHESTER            O2 APOLLO MANCHESTER

Final tickets for all dates are on sale now via

Since launching in April 2021, Gary Neville’s The Overlap has topped an astonishing 79 million views, one billion impressions and now boasts 512,000 subscribers.

The YouTube channel features exclusive interviews with some of world sport’s biggest stars who talk openly about the highs and lows of their careers, the triumphs and challenges of reaching the top of elite sport as well as sharing many hilarious anecdotes.

The Overlap Live debuted last year with a sell-out show in Manchester as Gary, Roy and Jamie delighted a live audience with hilarious anecdotes and their accustomed no-holds-barred opinions.

Presenters Kelly Cates and Josh Denzel will again attempt to keep Gary, Jamie and Roy in check at all shows on the 2023 tour. So expect insightful opinion, glorious banter, hysterical tales…and, yes, more than the odd heated exchange as these old adversaries go head-to-head!

The Overlap Live is presented by Cuffe and Taylor and Live Nation in association with Footprint Sports & Entertainment and Sky Entertainments.


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Ministry of Sound Classical has announced two new huge outdoor summer shows for Summer 2023.

The incredible live music spectacle hits The Piece Hall, Halifax, on Friday June 30 –with special guests Roger Sanchez, K-Klass and Ellie Sax on the decks at the historic Yorkshire venue.

The show then heads south to Bedford Park, Bedford, on Saturday July 1 when Judge Jules joins Roger, Ellie and K-Klass among the guest DJs.

Ministry of Sound Classical sees legendary dance tracks re-orchestrated, re-imagined and re-lived by a breath-taking 30-piece orchestra, top DJs and stunning vocalists.

So, get ready for two incredible nights packed with such classics as Hey Boy Hey Girl (The Chemical Brothers), Sunchyme (Dario G), Insomnia (Faithless), Right Here, Right Now (Fat Boy Slim) plus many more, delivered like never before.

Tickets for the Halifax and Bedford shows go on sale at 9am on Friday December 16 via

Clubs do not come more iconic than Ministry of Sound. The legendary London venue was at the heart of the huge house scene of the 1990s and is one of the biggest global brands in dance music.

Since 1991, Ministry of Sound has dominated dance music, establishing itself as one of the world’s most iconic brands. It redefined the compilation album, with its all-conquering ‘The Annual’ series and attracts millions of clubbers to its global events annually.

Ministry of Sound Classical has wowed sell-out audiences around the country. Together with the new dates in Halifax and Bedford it heads to The Wyldes in Cornwall on June 16 and the Royal Albert Hall on September 16.

Sting, Madness, Rag’n’Bone Man, The Lumineers and War On Drugs areamong the headliners for ‘Live at The Piece Hall 2023’ which is set in The Piece Hall’s iconic open-air courtyard.

George Ezra, Sting, The Jacksons and West End Proms are the fellow headliners for next summer’s Bedford Park Concerts – with more artists still to be announced.



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Embrace are to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their debut album The Good Will Out with a massive homecoming show.

The Piece Hall, Halifax, will play host to what promises to be a magical night for fans of the Yorkshire indie legends on Saturday July 1.

Special guests Starsailor and Ellur will open the show at the historic Halifax venue’s iconic open-air courtyard – in front of an anticipated 5,000 capacity crowd.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday November 25 via

Released in 1998, The Good Will Out became one of the fastest selling debut albums by a British artist, certified Gold on day of release and entering the UK album chart at No.1.

The album spawned three Top 10 singles, All You Good Good People, Come Back To What You Know and My Weakness Is None Of Your Business together with two other Top 40 hits, One Big Family and Fireworks.

And Embrace are delighted to announce they will be playing the album in full at The Piece Hall on July 1 together with many hits from their brilliant back catalogue.

Halifax-born Embrace frontman Danny McNamara said: “”It’s great to be playing our home town. Last time we played at The Piece Hall was one of the most amazing nights of my life. To be asked to come back and play there again and to have the amazing Starsailor and Ellur as support is going to be epic”.

Formed in 1990 in the village of Bailiff Bridge – situated less than five miles from The Piece Hall – Embrace have scored three No.1 albums and six Top 10 singles in their career to date, selling more than two million albums in the process.

The band’s eighth album How to Be a Person Like Other People was released in August. Featuring the singles The Terms of My Surrender, We Are It and Death Is Not the End, it became their eighth consecutive studio album to chart in the UK Top 10.

Starsailor burst onto the scene in 2001 when their single Fever earned them the title of “Britain’s best new band”.

The Lancashire band then delivered their incredible debut album Love Is Here g star Ellur, this show is going to be stellar”which included the smash hit singles Good Souls and Alcoholic.

They followed it with such acclaimed long players Silence is Easy, On the Outside, All the Plans and 2017’s All This Life – selling more than three million copies in the process.

Starsailor have enjoyed more than their fair share of prestigious gigs, supporting the likes of The Rolling Stones, The Police, The Killers, and U2.

Halifax’s very own purveyor of indie pop Ellur will open the show. The acclaimed 21-year-old recently released her new single Now I’m Alone.

A follow-up to the brilliant Close To You and Best Face On, Now I’m Alone arrived after Ellur delivered impressive sets at Live at Leeds and SWN Festival. And Ellur is certainly no stranger to Embrace fans as she has supported the band before on several UK dates.

Nicky Chance-Thompson DL, CEO of The Piece Hall Trust, said: “The Piece Hall has a very special connection with this hometown band. They first played here in 2019 and it was really something.

“I’m honoured that we’ll be welcoming back our homecoming kings to help them celebrate 25 years since the release of their iconic debut album The Good Will Out.

“With so much love in the area for these local legends, the requests to have them back were many and I know there’ll be some truly beautiful moments once again at this show.

“And with not one but two special guests joining them, Starsailor and rising star Ellur, this show is going to be stellar.”

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Olly Murs Returns To Scarborough OAT With 2023 Summer UK Tour

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Olly Murs will be making a triumphant return to the Yorkshire coast as part of his 2023 Marry Me tour.

One of Britain’s biggest and best loved stars, the chart-topping singer will play Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Wednesday August 23.

Tickets go on sale at 10am Friday November 25 from

The announcement comes ahead of the release of Olly’s hotly anticipated new album Marry Me on December 02. His first album in four years, Marry Me includes comeback single ‘Die of a Broken Heart’, which was released last month.

Olly’s Scarborough date will be his fourth visit to the UK’s biggest outdoor concert arena and makes him the only artist to have ever played at the venue so many times. His shows in 2013, 2017, and most recently in 2021 were all sell-outs.

And in 2023 he will be joined by pop-rock outfit Scouting for Girls as special guests.

Scarborough OAT venue programmer Peter Taylor said: “We cannot wait to welcome Olly Murs back to our glorious Yorkshire coast venue.

“Olly has previously performed three sell-out shows at Scarborough OAT and fans are always asking when he’s coming back so we are delighted we will see him here again in 2023.

“Next summer is shaping up to be a brilliant season of live music and theatre in Scarborough and to have an artist who will be returning for a fourth occasion is a real testament to both the strength of the audience and venue.”

Although a regular on TV screens with ITV’s The Voice and Starstruck, Olly has been off the music radar for four years. For a musician who had four Number One singles and four Number One albums in a near-back-to-back run after bursting onto the scene with his double-platinum self-titled debut in 2010, that’s a big gap.

But now he is back with his most consistent, most ambitious, punchiest, poppiest – and, in places, proudly soppiest – album yet, coinciding with the fact his girlfriend recently said yes to his Marry Me question!

And now audiences in Scarborough can look forward to another hit-filled night.
Olly joins, N-Dubz, Sting, Pulp, Hollywood Vampires and the week-long run of the international touring production of Mamma Mia! at Scarborough OAT next summer – with many more headline artists still to be announced.


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Due to phenomenal demand British pop giants Madness will now play TWO headline shows Live At The Piece Hall 2023.

Such has been the rush for tickets in the pre-sale for the Nutty Boys’ Halifax date on Friday June 16, they will now play an additional show on Saturday June 17.

Tickets for June 17 go on sale from 9am Friday November 18 via

So, get ready Yorkshire – Madness will be doing what they do best by uniting people for a right raucous live bash with a set teeming with hits from their unrivalled back catalogue.

Madness – Chris Foreman (guitar), Mike Barson (keyboards), Lee Thompson (saxophone), Graham “Suggs” McPherson (vocals), Daniel Woodgate (drums) and Mark Bedford (bass) – have played to millions of fans over the last four decades and now Halifax is set to welcome them for two glorious nights for the magnificent Live At The Piece Hall.

Nicky Chance-Thompson DL, CEO of The Piece Hall Trust, said: “Due to phenomenal demand, we are pleased to be able to confirm a second show with the brilliant Madness here on Saturday June 17. Thank you Madness!

“We are in for two incredible nights here at our wonderful and historic venue and we cannot wait to host the nutty boys in this Hall of Fun !’
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