Saturday, May 8, 2010
The toucan Club in Cardiff appears to have closed its doors yet again. The venue which re-opened on Womanby St last year seems to have failed in becoming a viable live venue. The building was not well suited to live music and numbers were severely restircted making it only really suited to solo acoustic performers. The Toucan Club is a recognised brand so we expect it to rise again from the ashes somewhere else in due course. Watch this space....
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Marina and the Diamonds have announced their biggest tour yet in October and November 2010. The tour includes a homecoming show at Cardiff's Coal Exchange on Friday 12th November.
A pre-sale begins today exclusively through http://www.marinaandthediamonds.com
General onsale starts 9am Friday 7th May through usual outlets.Tour dates are:
October 20th - Norwich UEA
October 21st - Eastbourne Winter Garden
October 23rd - Birmingham Town Hall
October 24th - Oxford Regal
October 25th - Bristol Ansom Rooms
October 31st - Manchester Ritz
November 1st - Glasgow Old Fruitmarket
November 2nd - Edinburgh Picture House
November 4th - Newcastle Northumbria University
November 5th - Leeds University
November 8th - London Roundhouse
November 12th - Cardiff Coal Exchange
November 14th - Bath Pavillion
November 15th - Brighton Corn Exchange
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
After months of speculation and worry, the Globe in Cardiff has got the green light for its new soundproofing. The venue will be allowed to open from 12 NOON to 12 Midnight Sunday to Thursday and from 12 NOON to 1 AM on Friday and Saturday. Music will be allowed up to 11.30 PM from Sunday to Thursday and until 12.30 AM on Friday and Saturday. Councillor Ed Bridges who chaired the licensing committee said: "We are pleased to grant this application, which permits live music at The Globe, and we are confident that the venue can now operate without causing any disturbance to local residents. Cardiff has a thriving live music scene, and venues like The Globe are a vital part of it."
Alan Jones, who runs The Globe, said "We're delighted that we can open our doors again. We want to thank all our customers, the band and our supporters who came to fundraising shows or donated money or joined up to our mailing lists and Facebook Groups to pledge support."