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Gigs & Tours Round-Up: Lily Allen, Paloma Faith, Ásgeir, Circa Waves and Fabienne

By | Published on Tuesday 1 April 2014

Lily Allen

Rounding up the latest gig news…

Lily “fucking frustrated” Rose Allen will pander to her “beige” music industry taskmasters by stooping to play an actual show, at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 28 Apr. Which is good of her. It’s going to be very, very special, especially since it’s Lil’s first headline date in years. Four years. Lily’s LP ‘Sheezus’ is released the week after her live appearance, which explains the timing. Tickets will go on sale to those that want to buy them this Friday.

Less reluctant chart princess Paloma Faith is playing not just one UK show, but lots of UK shows, in the form of a 21 stop tour running throughout the autumn months. The first date is 28 Oct at Sheffield City Hall, and the last at London’s Hammersmith Apollo on 25 Nov. Find what happens in between here, and watch an ‘off the cuff’ acoustic spin on Paloma’s new single, ‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This’, which is out 12 May, for afters:

Icelandic alt sensation Ásgeir, who starts a UK tour with a sold-out show at London’s Union Chapel on 8 Apr, has just signed up to a further LDN show, at the larger Shepherd’s Bush Empire, on 26 Nov. And while that’s ages, frankly, away, you can hit your Ásgeir fix a lot sooner thanks to the two-track single, ‘Going Home’/’Dreaming’, he’s releasing on 7 Apr. And or the other two track single, ‘Here It Comes’ (a live favourite) and ‘Heart Shaped Box’ (a Nirvana cover), that’ll follow on 19 Apr, aka Record Store Day.

In between making appearances at festivals like Liverpool Sound City, Live At Leeds and The Great Escape, Imagem’s newest, indie-est publishing signings, Liverpool band Circa Waves, will headline a set at The Lexington in London. The show is on 28 May, and pays lip service to CW’s recently-released single, ‘Stuck In My Teeth’. Details and tickets are here.

And in conclusion, rich-voiced pop debutante Fabienne is on the same bill as London soloist Bruno Major at a show of his tonight. So if your night winds up close to St Giles-in-The-Fields Church in London at around 7pm, you should probably pop in and hear Fabienne singing cuts from her debut EP, ‘City Of Shadows’, whose title song is thus: