Surrendered will I am before you.

31 March 2015

We tender and render very sincere thanks to you for our triumphant March tour. The guilt I feel at my own happiness …

The nights that hit precisely:

1. Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
2. Glasgow SSE Hydro
3. Leeds First Direct Arena
4. Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
5. Bournemouth International Center
6. Nottingham Capital FM Arena
7. Groningen, Holland de Oosterpoort Main Hall
8. Belfast Odyssey Arena
9. Tilburg, Holland 013

Thank you for being there, and for showing such vigorous and loud support. We shall breast the tape at Barcelona and Murcia (Spain) in April and May, and then we square up for four nights at the Sydney Opera House in Australia. Good times for a change.

Is it illegal to be this happy? Thank you, also, to everyone who has managed to download “Kiss me a lot” from iTunes. We value your interest and encouragement beyond measure.

Below is a film clip of Matt’s emphatic conclusion to the joy of Birmingham.
Merci beaucoup! ¡Gracias! Grazie! Dank je! Danke schön! Domo arigato!

31 March 2015

True To You.  

Elderly Pakistani Man Stabbed To Death After Leaving Mosque In Birmingham

A 75-year-old man stabbed to death yards from his home may have been targeted in a racially motivated attack, according to police.

Mohammed Saleem, who used a walking stick, was stabbed three times in the back as he returned home from prayers at his local mosque in Small Heath, Birmingham, on Monday night.

The blows were struck with such violence they penetrated to the front of his body.

The father of seven also had no defensive wounds in what has been described as a swift, vicious and cowardly attack by the man leading the murder investigation, Detective Superintendent Mark Payne of West Midlands police.

Officers want to trace a white man, aged 25-32, of medium height and build, spotted on CCTV footage running near the scene of the attack around the time it happened, just before 10.30pm.

Police also want to trace a seven-seat people carrier captured on CCTV, driving near the mosque with the two male occupants, both white and in their 30s, who are considered “significant witnesses”.

In an emotional family appeal on Thursday, two of Saleem’s daughters, Shazia Khan, 45, and Nazia Maqsood, 44, called for the attackers to hand themselves in. They tearfully described their father as a “widely respected member of the community" and "much-loved”.

here are your world tour dates and cities. also, meet echosmith

05.11  Glasgow, UK @ ABC2*
05.12  Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute*
05.13  Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds*
05.14  London, UK @ Electrowerkz*

09.08  Washington DC @ Echostage
09.11  Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier
09.12  Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
09.13  Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
09.15  New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
09.18  Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
09.19  Rochester Hills, MI @ Meadow Brook Pavilion
09.20  Indianapolis, IN @ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn At White River State Park
09.22  Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
09.23  Papillion, NE @ Sumter Amphitheater
09.26  Manga, UT @ Great Salt Air
09.27  Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
09.29  Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater
10.06  Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
10.08  Orlando, FL @ House Of Blues
10.11  Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
10.15  Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
10.16  San Diego, CA @ SDSU Open Air Theatre
10.20  Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
10.22  Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
10.23  Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theater
10.25  Boise, ID @ Revolution Events Center
10.26  Bozeman, MT @ Theater At The Brick
10.28  Sioux Falls, SD @ The District
10.29  St. Paul, MN @ Myth

*without Echosmith

YouTube star, actress and author Grace Helbig meets hundreds of her fans at Waterstone’s Birmingham High Street this afternoon to sign copies of her new book ‘The Art of Pretending to be a Grown-Up’.

Fans got their books signed, grabbed selfies with the online sensation and handed her hand-made gifts and posters.

The 29-year-old American vlogger was joined by friend, and actor, Chester See.

#YouTube #YouTubers #GraceHelbig #ChesterSee #Birmingham 


[Photograph: Adam Yosef]


Back in October, our LES homegirl Lady Gaga asked me to photograph her artRave show in Birmingham, England while I was traveling in the UK with my buddies Breedlove & Lady Starlight. Here’s some of my favorite shots from the crowd and show. Plus some fun backstage portraits and shots from our hotel. xoxo

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