Today's roundup includes Facts, Graham Coxon, Radiohead & Blur. *Remember! The news roundup gets updated throughout the day, so make sure you come back later for more news! FACT FACT – Debut UK tour begins! Japanese metal/electro/punk masked mentals, FACT, begin their first ever UK tour tomorrow (September 10th) at the London Barfly. Following their debut UK appearance on the main stage at Sonisphere festival this summer the band have been picking up a huge amount of new fans and admirers. The band released their self –titled debut album on Vagrant records this summer to widespread acclaim across the rock press. They will be touring the US with Senses Fail next month and immediately plan to head straight back into the studio to record their sophomore effort. FACT’s UK tour dates are: September 11th London Barfly 12th Manchester Roadhouse 13th Glasgow Ivory Blacks 14th York Duchess 15th Cardiff Barfly 16th Birmingham Academy 3 w/Blakfish http://www.myspace.com/factjapan Graham Coxon As third single release from the critically acclaimed album ‘The Spinning Top’, double a-side single ‘Brave The Storm/Dead Bees’ will be available as download only when you buy a unique numbered Graham Coxon art print available for pre order and from selected independent record shops. Graham has also announced a special concert at The Barbican Hall on November 28th playing as The Graham Coxon Power Acoustic Ensemble.The evening will include very special guests and projections of Graham’s artwork and a video made for The Spinning Top by director Chris Hopewell. Tickets available:here http://www.myspace.com/gcoxon Radiohead and Blur Members Defend File Sharers Under new laws set to be brought in persistent file-sharers could have their internet accounts suspended.Radiohead's Ed O'Brien, a member of the Featured Artists' Coalition (FAC), said, 'It's going to start a war which they'll never win.' The FAC fear that 'heavy-handed' tactics may turn fans away from music altogether. Blur drummer Dave Rowntree, speaking to BBC News, said "We don't want to make enemies of our fans,' 'The sensible thing to do is to try to see how we can monetise all this file-sharing activity, which is evidence of a lot of interest in music.'
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