Posted by Sandra on December 1 2011
  1. British pop-punk boy band McFly have announced dates for their massive 26-date ‘Up Close And Personal’ UK tour, set to take place in Spring 2012.

    The four-piece have been busy working on their sixth studio album, laying down tracks to have the album ready to showcase during March and April next year.

    McFly fans can expect to hear both new material as well as older favourites on the extensive tour, which will feature shows in theatre halls, providing interesting acoustics for the band.

    The tour dates were revealed back in October with tickets initially going on general sale in late November, however, tickets will now go onsale at 9am this Saturday, 3rd December. For presale information please visit,

    McFly Tickets are onsale from 9am on Saturday 3rd December.


Posted by Sandra on October 26 2011
  1. A WIGAN band are appealing to people across the borough to get behind them and help them win a once-in-a-lifetime gig.

    Standish-based pop rock band The Articles have put themselves up against thousands of up and coming bands nationwide in a bid to win the chance to support internationally acclaimed band McFly on their tour next year.

    And as part of the competition the band must get as many public votes as possible to get into the top 50, from which the members of McFly will choose three acts to support them.

    The Articles are a four-piece outfit consisting of Damian Wilson, Steven Grimshaw, Zoe Parr and Arran Milne.

    Lead singer and songwriter Arran Milne, 18, said: “This competition would give us the chance to do what we love more than anything as a career.

    “Some people wait a lifetime for this sort of opportunity, and spend years playing in pubs and clubs before they get anywhere near to getting a break, so for us this chance really is a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

    The band has been together for about two years and has performed with some well-known artists in that time, including the lead singer of Kids in Glass Houses, Aled Phillips.

    Arran, of Fairhurst Avenue in Standish, said: “We are all fans of McFly and getting the chance to perform with them would be by far the biggest thing we’ve done.

    “It is really hard to get the first step on the ladder in this industry and this is an amazing opportunity. We really hope the public get behind us.

    “I hope people across the borough would want to support a local act and we would encourage anyone and everyone to vote for us because we really need your help.

    “If we won the chance to tour with McFly, it would also be a great coup for Wigan.”

    To vote for the band, you must log into Facebook and then visit You can search for The Articles and your vote will be recorded.

    For more information, search The Articles on Facebook where you can also hear some of their music.


Posted by Sandra on October 24 2011
  1. ONE of the most successful boy bands of the 21st century will be stopping off in Bristol as part of their tour next year.

    McFly have announced that they will be hitting the road once more in March and April for an up close and personal 26-date tour that will see them stopping in all corners of the UK.

    Their fifth studio album Above The Noise was released to huge acclaim in November last year and spawned the band’s biggest single to date Shine A Light, which sold more than 300,000 copies in the UK.

    The lads will stop off at the Colston Hall on March 26.

    Tickets, priced £27.50, will go on sale next month.


Posted by Sandra on October 20 2011
  1. Chart pop act McFly are coming to Preston as part of a 26 date tour next March and April.

    McFly tickets for Preston’s Guild Hall will go on sale on Saturday, November 26 from and are also through the box office on 0845 344 2012.

    The band plays in the city on Wednesday, April 11, next year.

    McFly’s fifth studio album ‘Above The Noise’ was released to huge acclaim in November last year and spawned the band’s biggest single to date ‘Shine A Light’ which sold over 300,000 in the UK.

    A DVD filmed at the Wembley date of their UK Arena Tour earlier this year is due out later this year and the band are currently writing songs for their 6th studio album.

    Tickets for the Preston gig will cost £27.50 each. There is a 14-years-old-plus age restriction.


Posted by Sandra on October 19 2011
  1. Following the hysteria around One Direction’s show on sale, more boy band fever is set to hit Sheffield City Hall as McFly have announced an Up Close and Personal Tour which will see them play the venue on Friday March 9, 2012.

    McFly’s Up Close and Personal Tour sees the band going back to their roots and returning to play some of the more intimate concert spaces in the UK rather than larger arenas they are more accustomed to playing. The tour will also promote the release of the band’s sixth studio album which they’re currently working on and should be due for release next year. Fans will have to wait a couple of weeks before they can lay their eager hands on concert tickets though, as the shows aren’t scheduled to go on sale until Saturday November 26, 2011.

    In addition to this, Mcfly have also launched a Battle of the Bands competition to choose the opening support act to accompany them on their tour. The Battle of The Bands has been inspired by the annual competition run by US travelling Festival ‘Warped Tour’. McFly will pick the winners for each of the 26 dates from the top 50 bands voted for by fans. The competition is being hosted via the band’s official website Mcfly

    All UK bands are eligible and entry is free, hopeful bands just need to upload a photo and a YouTube video which can be either promo or live performance. Voting will start on the 1 October 2011 and will run until January 12 2012. Voting is free and open to everyone with a Facebook account. Fans can vote for as many bands as they like but can only vote once for each band.

    McFly’s fifth album ‘Above The Noise’ was released to huge acclaim in November last year and spawned the band’s biggest single to date ‘Shine A Light’ which sold over 300,000 in the UK. A DVD filmed at the Wembley date of their UK Arena Tour earlier this year is due out early December from Island Records.

    On sale 9am, Saturday November 26 2011


Posted by Sandra on October 14 2011
  1. POP rockers McFly are returning to the Regent Theatre next year, we can exclusively reveal.

    Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, Dougie Poynter and Harry Judd have performed in the town a number of times since forming in 2004.

    They’re back on March 28 and tickets go on sale on November 26.

    Right now 25-year-old drummer Judd, from Chelmsford, is busy competing in the hit BBC1 show Strictly Come Dancing alongside professional dancer Aliona Vilani.

    He’s no stranger to Strictly, having won a special edition of the show for Children In Need alongside Ola Jordan.

    Speaking before the show Judd said: “I love a challenge and this will certainly be the biggest challenge I’ve taken on.”

    He has a lot to live up to. Twenty-six-year-old Aliona, who is originally from Russia but moved to America when she was 13, made it to the grand final last year.

    McFly’s debut album, Room On The 3rd Floor, went into the charts at number one, earning them a place in the Guinness Book of Records as the youngest band to do so – a title taken from The Beatles.

    Since then they’ve gone on to release another three studio albums, Wonderland, Motion in the Ocean, Radio:Active and a greatest hits album in 2007.

    They have clocked up 18 consecutive top 20 singles, seven of which reached number one in the UK singles chart and scooped a Brit Award for Best Pop Act in 2005.

    Fifth studio album Above The Noise was released to huge acclaim last November, spawning the band’s biggest single to date – Shine A Light, which sold more than 300,000 in the UK.

    A DVD filmed at the Wembley date of their UK Arena Tour earlier this year is due out in December and they are currently writing for their sixth studio album.


Posted by Sandra on October 13 2011
  1. Pop rock band McFly are coming to Margate Winter Gardens as part of the nationwide Up Close and Personal tour next year. Tickets are £27.50 plus service charge for the Tuesday, March 13 concert, and go on sale on Saturday, November 26, at 10am. McFly first found fame in 2004. The band consists of Tom Fletcher (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Danny Jones (lead vocals and guitar), Dougie Poynter (backing vocals and bass guitar) and Harry Judd (drums).

    They rose to fame after fellow boy band Busted helped launch them by inviting them to tour in March 2004. The band’s name originates from Marty McFly, the protagonist of the Back to the Future film trilogy. McFly have sold an estimated eight million records worldwide and have also won a BRIT Award. Their first album, Room on the 3rd Floor, debuted at number one making them the youngest act to achieve the top spot with their debut. The hit singles and albums flowed, backed by energetic live performances and television spots. McFly have had seven number one UK Singles, 15 of which were consecutive top ten singles. The group have also performed at various charity projects such as Comic Relief, Children in Need, Live 8 and Sport Relief. For more info, contact the Winter Gardens’ box office on 01843 292795 / 296111.


Posted by Sandra on October 12 2011
  1. Chart-toppers McFly have confirmed two Kent dates on a 26-date tour of the UK next year.

    The band, currently working on their sixth studio album, will perform at Margate’s Winter Gardens on March 13, and Folkestone’s Leas Cliff Hall the following day, March 14.

    Tickets for the shows go on sale on November 26.


Posted by Sandra on October 12 2011

If you are in a band and want to support McFly on their upcoming Up Close and Personal tour 2012 on the UK the only thing you have to do is enter to and sign at the “Battle of the bands” section.
Good luck to all of you who are going to participate!

Go and sign to the competition Here

Posted by Sandra on October 10 2011
  1. Indie rockers McFly have announced that they are touring the UK next year, travelling to all parts of the country.
    The boys will kick things off on Wednesday March 7th at Portsmouth’s Guildhall, before travelling to Sheffield two nights’ later and then performing in front of fans booking Manchester hotels when they appear at the city’s O2 Apollo on Saturday March 10th.

    A host of other venues will be visited during their tour, including Oxford, Nottingham, Leeds, Southampton, Swindon, Bristol, Birmingham and London.

    In November last year, McFly released their fifth studio album, which brought with it the band’s most successful single to date Shine a Light.

    They are now in the process of writing their next album and fans might be treated to some new tracks during the group’s tour.

    McFly first became known when they burst on the scene in 2004 with 5 Colours in Her Hair, following this up with Obviously, All About You and Star Girl..



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