FEBRUARY MUSIC ROUND-UP
SSE Hydro highlights included Still Game Live 2: Bon Voyage with Jack, Victor and the Craiglang gang back for a second round of hilarious live shows. With top class banter and innuendo upon innuendo the cast proved that they’re STILL hilarious, and most definitely Still Game.
Kings of Leon played an impressive set of no less than 26 songs to a completely sold out Hydro. Non-stop old and new anthems. It was intense and brilliant.
Awards, Awards, Awards. We’ve had three MASSIVE award ceremonies this month. First up the Grammy’s on 12 February. SSE Hydro artists won big with Adele, Beyoncé and Drake scooping up gongs, while David Bowie’s Blackstar received five posthumous awards.
The NME Awards saw Hydro performers Bastille, The 1975, Adele, Beyoncé and homegrown talent Biffy Clyro take home awards.
The BRITs, the biggest music event on the UK calendar, was a spectacle. Little Mix dazzled the crowd with a fierce opening performance and won Best British Single ahead of their gig here in October. Emeli Sande picked up Best British Female Solo Artist and Drake was awarded International Male Solo Artist. Both are coming to The SSE Hydro in October and March respectively.
We also saw Katy Perry’s dancing house tumbling off the stage into a spectator, Simon Neil’s giant coat/ cloak, an emotional tribute to George Michael from the remaining members of Wham!, Chris Martin stage diving and an epic collab from Ed Sheeran and Stormzy.
New Songs, New Albums, NEW MUSIC! Lead single Chained to the Rhythm has become a Top 10 hit on the Official Singles Chart and Katy Perry is on fire. We’re not expecting her fourth album quite yet are on the edge of our seats waiting for ‘bite size’ reveals over the next few months.
Take That are BACK. Their new single Giants is out now and gives us a taste of what to expect from upcoming album, Wonderland.
Dirty Laundry is All Time Low’s newest single and it doesn’t disappoint. This is their first release with Fueled by Ramen and blends their signature style of rock and pop.
… and finally, Disclosure announced that they are taking a break from music. The UK duo, made up of Howard and Guy Lawrence thanked fans for their support over the last seven years but assured everyone that they’ll be back soon.