MORRISSEY releases new single You Have Killed Me on Monday by way of an introduction to Ringleader of the Tormentors, his eighth solo album, which follows seven days later. The supporting tour features a date at Birmingham Symphony Hall on Saturday, May 20.
THE STREETS release new single When You Wasn't Famous on Monday, a typically autobiographical tale and the first single since third album A Grand Don't Come for Free hit the No 1 spot.
EDITORS follow up breakthrough single Munich on Monday with All Sparks, another track from their No 2, platinum-coated album The Back Room. Currently on a getting-to-know-you trip to America, they will return in May for a full-scale UK tour that will include a three-night stint at Brixton Academy.
BASEMENT JAXX have confirmed details of a December tour that will include a date at Birmingham's NIA Arena on Tuesday, December 5, and no doubt feature material from their fourth, as-yet untitled album, which is currently being recorded. Tickets for the NIA are pounds 23.50 plus booking fees from www.necgroup.co.uk or on
0870 909 4144.
THE KOOKS release new single Naove on Monday, a follow-up to You Don't Love Me and the fourth song lifted from acclaimed debut album Inside In/Inside Out. Having sold out their current UK tour. they have confirmed another string of dates for May including Wolverhampton's Wulfrun Hall on Thursday May 11, and Nottingham's Marcus Garvey Centre on Saturday 13.
FORMER dustman and X-Factor runner-up Andy Abraham presents debut single Hang Up on Monday, by which time Sony confidently expect his The Impossible Dream to be riding high in the album charts.
NOW 70 and celebrating his half-century in show business, Johnny Mathis (left) will play three UK dates (his first in 12 years) this September - Wembley Arena on Wednesday 20, Birmingham NEC on Thursday 21, and Manchester MEN on Saturday 23. Tickets go on sale today and NEC bookings can be made at www.necgroup.co.uk or on 0870 909 4133.