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Watch The Gaslight Anthem’s “The ’59 Sound” Performance Only Vid

For your viewing pleasure, check out The Gaslight Anthem’s exclusive, performance-only video for the flawless single “The ’59 Sound” above.

The single, taken from 2008’s unfairly epic album of the same name can be yours on June 29th through download, CD or “7 if you want to truly capture the authentic sound of ’59 (ahem)…

Catch the New Jersey favourites when they storm the UK with appearances at Reading and Leeds, Hard Rock Calling and Latitude Festivals this summer.

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New Found Glory Announce UK Tour

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Everyone’s favourite pop-punk heroes have announced a host of shows in the UK to end the summer with.

New Found Glory will hit England in August,  ending their run with their main stage festival appearances at Reading and Leeds Festival. Fans will be treated to double the NFG-fun, as the band’s louder alter-ego’s the International Superheroes Of Hardcore will be providing support.

Dates are as follows:

Aug 22 – London Garage
Aug 23 – Manchester Club Academy
Aug 24 – Newcastle Academy
Aug 25 – Glasgow Garage
Aug 27 – Birmingham Academy
Aug 28th- Reading Festival
Aug 29 – Nottingham Rescue rooms

Aug 30th- Leeds Festival



Frank Turner nails down album release date

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Bad Motherfolker Frank Turner has announced the release date for upcoming album “Poetry For The Dead” The former Million Dead frontman’s first Epitaph-released opus is set to drop on 7th September.

Frank took time out to talk to Fancore recently, you will be able to read the interview in our first issue available soon online and in selected UK outlets.



Punk legends The Offspring announce UK show

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Iconic true-Punkers The Offspring have announced a UK date for this summer. The Dexter Holland-fronted superstars will play Brixton Academy in London on 25th August. Tickets officially go on sale on Friday but as usual, Fancore has got your back. You can pick up pre-sale tickets HERE. See you down there!



Faith No More self-confirm Reading and Leeds appearances

90s Alternative Metallers Faith No More have self-confirmed appearances at the Reading and Leeds festivals in August. The listing appeared in the band’s tour dates section before being removed, but not before the whole world seeming to have read it first.

The announcement has surprised many, with the band believed to have signed an exclusive contract with Live Nation to play the Download Festival. It is unclear at this time whether this contract is in relation to main stage headliner status only, with FNM though to be a second stage candidate at Reading.

The Reading and Leeds festivals take place 28-30 August. Though the lineup sucks to be honest. Sue me.



Placebo Announce UK Warm-Up Gigs

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Placebo have just announced that they will play three intimate gigs across the UK in May, to warm up for their upcoming Reading and Leeds Festival appearances.

Pre-sale tickets will be available from 9am tomorrow (6th April), so if you want to get them before the rest of the country get up early and click THIS LINK.
Tickets will be available on General Sale from 8th April at 9am, from all of the usual channels.

The warm-up gigs are as follows:
May 9th  – Sheffield o2 Academy
May 10th- Bournemouth Opera House
May 11th- London o2 Shepherds Bush Empire

The band are currently offering the title track of their upcoming album “Battle For The Sun” as a free download from Official Website.

The track listing for the June-released album has also been recently posted and is as follows:

‘Kitty Litter’
‘Ashtray Heart’
‘Battle For The Sun’
‘For What It’s Worth’
‘Devil In The Details’
‘Bright Lights’
‘Speak In Tongues’
‘The Never-Ending Why’
‘Julien’
‘Happy You’re Gone’
‘Breathe Underwater’
‘Come Undone’
‘Kings Of Medicine’

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Reading and Leeds Lineup! And it’s terrible!

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Right, Fancore wants to play a game with you. Pick your ideal 2009 Reading lineup. Simples. Okay AC/DC, Blink 182 and Green Day or Kings of Leon, Radiohead and Arctic Monkeys. Okay 3, 2, 1…yup, thought so. Sadly the Reading organisers didn’t agree with you.

So while the rest of us go to Download, Bloodstock and Sonisphere to see real music, the scarf and tie set will trot off looking smug as fuck to this celebration of all things NME. Check out the horror for yourself at THIS link.

Fuck it, at least Deftones will be there. Dear lord though. Fuck.