In the wake of their return to the Number 1 slot on the Official UK Albums Chart with much lauded sixth studio album, ‘We Are Not Your Kind’, Slipknot have announced their UK & Irish tour dates for early 2020
As well as taking the top album spot in the UK, Slipknot, who are as much a cultural phenomenon as they are a band, made a resounding global impact. With #1 debuts in the USA, Australia, Canada, Japan, Ireland, Belgium and Finland. As well as Top 3 debuts in Germany, France, Norway, Italy, The Netherlands and New Zealand.
‘We Are Not Your Kind’ encompassed a broad media spectrum, reinforcing the innovation and creative vision of the Iowa band, twenty years into their celebrated existence. “With their latest studio album, Slipknot have released one of the strongest albums in their career,” remarked Consequence of Sound, with The Independent declaring. “The sheer ambition of We Are Not Your Kind is just as staggering as their seminal record Iowa – the dynamic might be even better.” The Ringer professed, “Slipknot’s sixth album… furthers the argument that they’re the most important heavy band of their era.” While Kerrang! attested, “20 years since their debut, Slipknot are as bold, fearless and exhilarating as ever.” Vulture praised the LP for its “maelstrom of serrated riffs, warlike drums, and machine-gun poetry from Taylor.” The NME put it simply: “The ‘Knot’s sixth album is an astonishing record.”
‘We Are Not Your Kind’ is highlighted by ‘Solway Firth’ ‘Birth Of The Cruel,’ and the LP’s lead single ‘Unsainted.’ All three came with an M. Shawn Crahan directed official music video, and each trended worldwide on YouTube (all categories, not just music) with ‘Unsainted’ at #1 worldwide for a full 24 hrs, with the band amassing over 58 million views in just two months.
Pre-book parking for the Vitality Netball Nations Cup; England’s elite netball team. Who will play in front of a home crowd at Arena Birmingham on 22 January 2020 for the first time since the Vitality Netball World Cup.
The Vitality Netball Nations Cup will see the Vitality Roses battle against the Jamaica Sunshine Girls, the New Zealand Silver Ferns and the South Africa SPAR Proteas across four days of action in three cities.
The Vitality Netball Nations Cup kicks off at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham on 19 January, which will be the first time since 2011 that an international netball competition has come to the city. The competition will start with England playing newly crowned World Champions New Zealand and Jamaica facing South Africa in what promises to be an exciting start to the series.
The action will then move to Arena Birmingham for another double header on 22 January. It will then conclude at the Copper Box Arena in London for the final two days of the competition on 25 and 26 January.
“This is going to be an extremely exciting event; competition is higher than ever. Teams are out to prove themselves following the incredible exposure of the World Cup. Not only will we be gaining a valuable opportunity to face some of the world’s best teams. We will also be competing in a completely brand new international competition.
“It is also the first time that the Roses will compete on home soil since the Vitality Netball World Cup. This will be the first time we will be taking netball to three different cities in one series. There’s so much to look forward to and we’re really excited to see all the Roses fans back out in force.”
The series is the latest iteration in Vitality’s commitment to inspiring more people to participate in netball. Earlier this year Vitality; England Netball’s title partner, pledged to provide funding for one person to obtain a UKCC Level 1 Assistant Qualification Coaching Certificate through England Netball for every one 100 goals scored during the Vitality Netball World Cup.
Clear the floor and whip out your score cards, because the Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour is back for 2020. They will waltz their way to Birmingham in January for frour scintillating sequin-filled shows. Fans will be delighted to hear that Strictly favourite and 2018 TV show winner Stacey Dooley is returning to host the tour for the first time.
Will star TV Judges Shirley Ballas, Craig Revel Horwood (who directs the live show for the 10th year) and Bruno Tonioli. Celebrities Karim Zeroual, Kelvin Fletcher, Saffron Barker, Mike Bushell, Alex Scott, Emma Barton and Catherine Tyldesley have been announced!
Arena Birmingham Audiences are guaranteed an unmissable evening of dance entertainment filled with colour, excitement and humour. Showcasing all the amazing choreography and live music that Strictly is known for. Audiences will experience a host of breathtaking dance routines guaranteed to leave them reeling and roaring for more. Recreating the glitz, glamour and magic seen on the TV. This show is undoubtedly a must-see spectacle for fans and families.
Audiences are not only invited to watch the spectacular stars as they perform roof-raising routines. Also have the power to decide who wins the coveted Glitterball Trophy at the end of each show. The tour judges will, as always, provide their feedback and scores after each performance. However the audience can vote via text for their favourite couple. It is ultimately their votes that will decide who wins!
The UK’s most renowned big band is back following a sold-out show in 2018. Swinging you back in time, playing Glenn Miller’s own arrangements of favourite wartime chart toppers and hits from the forties directed by legendary band leader Ray McVay.