Gary Speed tribute match: Super Furry Animals and Bryn Terfel among performers - 9./2-/2012from bbc.co.uk> A host of Welsh musicians will perform at the Cardiff City Stadium ahead of the Gary Speed memorial football match later this month.
Super Furry Animals, Bryn Terfel and Only Men Aloud are among those confirmed for the tribute.
Wales will play Costa Rica on 29 February, with more than 15,000 tickets sold so far for the match.
The Wales manager's body was found hanging in the garage at his home near Chester in November.
The coroner at the inquest into his death said he could not be satisfied Speed, 42, intended to kill himself.
The Football Association of Wales has said it wants the fixture to be a celebration of Speed's life.
There was an outpouring of grief in the footballing community after the death.
Fans at grounds around the country took park in tributes to the former Welsh international captain, who played for a number of Premier League clubs, including Leeds, Newcastle, Everton, and Bolton.
Gruff Embarks Upon America Interior Tour - 02/08/2012
Today marks the first day of Gruff Rhys' American Interior tour of the American interior (and beyond).
This project will evolve and shape shift over the next few months, and all the components will be tied together by the unifying chord of the above title.
It's initially going to be an investigative concert tour that follows the route that John Evans took through north America between 1792 and 1799, in search of a mythical Welsh speaking tribe of Native Americans. Then it may well go off on one.
Starting tonight with a sold out show at the Beinecke library, Yale – the tour will proceed to the following venues through August.
Drop in, listen to some old and new songs, get to know a bit about the eventful life of John Evans, how he accidentally changed American history and how you can help out in creating a vivid picture of his largely forgotten story.
Thu-Aug-02 New Haven, CT
Sun-Aug-05 Philadelphia, PA, PhilaMOCA
Tue-Aug-07 Pittsburgh, PA, Club Café
Thu-Aug-09 Cincinnati, OH
Sun-Aug-12 St. Louis, MO
Tues-Aug-14 Omaha, NE, Slowdown Jr.
Thu-Aug-16 Columbia, MO, Les Bourgeois Vineyards
Sat-Aug-18 Memphis, TN, Hi-Tone
Wed-Aug-22 New Orleans, LA, One-Eyed Jacksfrom gruffrhys.com
LOTS OF GRUFF NEWS!! - 1./9-/2011
Space Dust #2 & Whale Trail single / Whale Trail game / UK tour
Gruff Rhys proudly presents a new double a-side single and accompanying game, in addition to a forthcoming headline UK tour.
Just like the song, the Whale Trail game is a highly addictive affair. Players pilot Willow The Whale as he flies through the skies collecting colours and points. As well as the soundtrack to Willow The Whale’s adventures, Gruff has also provided the voiceover, in Welsh. The Whale Trail app has been designed by Neil McFarland of award winning digital design studio ustwo - Neil’s previous collaborations with Gruff include artwork for Super Furry Animals’ Juxtaposed With You single and animations for the band’s innovative Rings Around The World and Phantom Power DVD albums.
The album Hotel Shampoo Out Now
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