Top Tickets This Week: Duran Duran, Dappy, The Overtones, Suzi Quatro, Scouting For Girls, Arch Enemy, Behemoth, Wet Wet Wet and more

Duran Duran


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The British pop icons will perform their first London show in six years on July 11 as part of the BST Hyde Park series. They’ll be joined by special guests Nile Rodgers and CHIC, and Grace Jones, with further acts to be announced. Duran Duran were due to headline the bill in 2020, but the festival did not take place due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on December 4 and fans who purchased tickets to the band’s cancelled 2020 performance are guaranteed tickets if they rebook.

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Dappy

The British rapper and singer, well known for his time with N-Dubz, will bring his Duki’s Playground Tour to Glasgow, Sheffield, Newcastle, Leeds, Birmingham, Nottingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Bournemouth and London, where he’ll play Electric Brixton, during May 2021. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on December 4.

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The Overtones

The vocal group will celebrate their 10th anniversary with 20 shows in autumn 2021, kicking off on November 9 in Halifax and wrapping up on December 12 in Sheffield. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on December 4.

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Also announced this week:

  • Scouting For Girls have announced a UK and Ireland tour for autumn 2021.
  • Suzi Quatro will headline London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall in April 2022.
  • Arch Enemy have confirmed a co-headline tour with Behemoth of the UK and Europe for autumn 2021.
  • Wet Wet Wet will take The Journey Tour across the UK throughout autumn 2021.
  • Roni Size and LTJ Bukem will team up for a UK tour throughout late 2021.
  • Eric Clapton has announced a fourth London show for spring 2021.

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Suzi Quatro Confirms London Royal Albert Hall Show For Spring 2022

Suzi Quatro

The Detroit-born and UK-based rock icon will take over London’s Royal Albert Hall on April 20, 2022. Pre-sale tickets are available at 10am on December 3, ahead of general sale at 10am on December 4.

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Wet Wet Wet Plot The Journey UK Tour For Autumn 2021

Wet Wet Wet

The Scottish pop-rock veterans have lined up 20 dates for their 2021 The Journey Tour, beginning on October 28 in Perth and concluding in Newcastle on November 21. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on December 4, with pre-sales available from 10am on December 3.

The trek shares its name with the quartet’s forthcoming LP, due out on June 25, though further specifics are still to be confirmed.

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Pre-Sale Tickets: McFly, The Vamps And Alfie Boe To Play Trentham Live 2021

Trentham Live

McFly, the Vamps and Alfie Boe have been lined up to perform at Trentham Live 2021. The new three-day concert series will take over Stoke-on-Trent’s Trentham Gardens in September with Chloe Rose, Rak-Su, Amy Jo, Collabro and Britain’s Got Talent winner Jai McDowall also set to perform across the weekend. Pre-sale tickets are available now, prior to general sale at 10am on December 1.

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This Week’s New Releases: Miley Cyrus, The Smashing Pumpkins And Palm Reader

This week is a mixed bag for sure. Miley Cyrus has put our her highly anticipated new record that features collaborations with Dua Lipa, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Billy Idol and Steve Nicks, while the Smashing Pumpkins have returned with a double LP, and Palm Reader have shared the follow-up to 2018’s ‘Braille’.

In the mood for some more new music? Head below.

AJ Tracey – ‘Secure The Bag! 2’ (AJ Tracey)

Ane Brun – ‘How Beauty Holds The Hand Of Sorrow’ (Balloon Ranger Recordings)

Dream Theater – ‘Distant Memories – Live In London (Bonus Track Edition)’ (InsideOut)

Exit Kid – ‘Garden’ EP (Emre Turkmen)

Flohio – ‘No Panic No Pain’ (AlphaTone)

Gary Barlow – ‘Music Played By Humans’ (Polydor)

Heavy Pettin – ‘Best Of’ (Burnt Out Wreckords/Cherry Red)

Juicy J – ‘The Hustle Continues’ (Trippy Music/Entertainment One U.S.)

Miley Cyrus – ‘Plastic Hearts’ (RCA)

Palm Reader – ‘Sleepless’ (Church Road Records)

Paul Weller – ‘On Sunset (Remixes)’ EP (Solid Bond/Polydor)

Perry Farrell – ‘The Glitz; The Glamour’ (Last Man)

The Psychotic Monks – ‘Private Meaning First’ (FatCat Records)

Seasick Steve – ‘Blues In Mono’ (There’s A Dead Skunk Records)

Shakin’ Stevens – ‘Singled Out’ (BMG)

The Smashing Pumpkins – ‘CYR’ (Sumerian Records)

Steps – ‘What The Future Holds’ (BMG)

Sundara Karma – ‘Kill Me’ EP (Chess Club Recordings)

Supergrass – ‘Live On Other Planets (Live 2020)’ (Supergrass Records)

Tim Burgess – ‘Ascent Of The Ascended’ EP (Bella Union)

Tori Handsley – ‘As We Stand’ (Cadillac Records)

Will Joseph Cook – ‘Something To Feel Good About’ (Bad Hotel)

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Top Tickets This Week: Elton John, Steps, Jess Glynne, Tim Peake, Sarah Millican and more

Elton John

The legendary singer-songwriter will play a third and final date at Birmingham’s Utilita Arena on November 24, 2021, as part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour. The show will follow his previously announced stops at the venue on November 21 and 23. Tickets for the new date go on sale at 10am on November 27.

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Steps

Steps have four extra dates to their What The Future Holds Tour, doubling up at Birmingham’s Resorts World Arena on November 6, Manchester Arena on November 12, the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on November 23, and the O2 in London on November 27. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on November 27, the same day the quintet release their new album, ‘What The Future Holds’.

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Jess Glynne

The pop vocalist will play Wrexham’s Racecourse Ground on June 4 and Cardiff Castle on June 26 alongside Jockey Club Live gigs at Newcastle Racecourse, Lingfield Park Racecourse, Doncaster Racecourse and Windsor Racecourse. She also has new Forest Live dates at Cannock Chase Forest in Rugeley, Westonbirt Arboretum in Tetbury and Thetford Forest in Brandon on June 10, 13 and 20, respectively. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on November 27. Head here for pre-sale tickets for the Wrexham and Cardiff performances.

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Tim Peake

Tim Peake, the European Space Agency astronaut who in 2015 became the first Britain to visit the International Space Station, will hit the road for his My Journey To Space Tour between October 24 and December 8, 2021. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on November 27.

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Sarah Millican

The comedian and writer has lined up over 100 dates for her Bobby Dazzler Tour, which begins in Milton Keynes in May 2021 and currently runs through to October 2022. Tickets for all dates go on general sale at 10am on November 27.

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Jess Glynne Confirms Outdoor Summer Shows In Wrexham And Cardiff

Jess Glynne

The pop vocalist will perform at Wrexham’s Racecourse Ground on June 4 and Cardiff Castle on June 26 as part of a summer tour of outdoor venues.  Pre-sale tickets are on sale at 9am on November 26, prior to general sale at 9am on November 27.

The run also includes Jockey Club Live gigs at Newcastle Racecourse, Lingfield Park Racecourse, Doncaster Racecourse and Windsor Racecourse, as well as Forest Live dates at Cannock Chase Forest in Rugeley, Westonbirt Arboretum in Tetbury and Thetford Forest in Brandon. She also appears at next year’s Isle of Wight Festival alongside Lionel Richie And Lewis Capaldi.

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This Week’s New Releases: Megan Thee Stallion, The Cribs And Tim Minchin

This week is busy! Megan Thee Stallion has dropped her highly anticipated debut album, as has Australian comedian and composer Tim Minchin, while the Cribs have returned with ‘Midnight Network’ that was recorded at Foo Fighters’ Studio 606 in Los Angeles.

Fancy a bit more? There’s a huge list below, including new records from Butch Vig’s 5 Billion In Diamonds, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Phoebe Bridgers, Refused and Shaggy — what a dinner party that would make!?

5 Billion In Diamonds – ‘Divine Accidents’ (Make)

Annie Lennox – ‘A Christmas Cornucopia (10th Anniversary)’ (La Lennoxa/Island)

AWOLNATION – ‘Angel Miners & The Lightning Riders Live From 2020’ (Better Noise)

BTS – ‘BE’ (BigHit Entertainment)

Cabaret Voltaire – ‘Shadow Of Fear’ (Inton/Mute)

The Cribs – ‘Night Network’ (Sonic Blew)

Dirty Projectors – ‘5EPs’ (Domino)

Dream Wife – ‘IRL (Live In London 2020)’ (Lucky Number)

Ellie Goulding – ‘Songbook for Christmas’ EP (Polydor)

Frost* – ‘Experiments In Mass Appeal (Remixed and Remastered)’ and ‘Falling Satellites (Remastered)’ (InsideOut)

Frosty – ‘Under Surveillance’ (Relentless)

Grandaddy – ‘The Sophtware Slump ….. on a wooden piano’ (Dangerbird)

Jamie Cullum – ‘The Pianoman at Christmas’ (Island)

Jewel – ‘Pieces Of You (25th Anniversary)’ (Craft)

John Fogerty – ‘Fogerty’s Factory (Expanded)’ (BMG)

Josh Groban – ‘Harmony’ (Reprise)

Kacey Johansing – ‘No Better Time’ (Night Bloom Records)

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – ‘K.G.’ and ‘Live in San Francisco ’16’ (ATO)

Kodaline – ‘One Day At A Time – Deluxe’ (B-Unique/AWAL)

Lindstrøm and Prins Thomas – ‘III’ (Smalltown)

Liturgy – ‘Origin Of The Alimonies’ (YLYLCYN)

Loski – ‘Music, Trial & Trauma: A Drill Story’ (Since ’93)

Meek Mill – ‘Quarantine Pack’ (Maybach/Atlantic)

Megan Thee Stallion – ‘Good News’ (1501 Certified Ent/300 Ent)

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe – ‘Together At Christmas’ (Decca)

Neil Diamond – ‘Classic Diamonds With The London Symphony Orchestra’ (UMG)

Nick Cave – ‘Idiot Prayer (Nick Cave Alone At Alexandra Palace)’ (Bad Seed Ltd/AWAL)

Phoebe Bridgers – ‘Copycat Killer’ EP (Dead Oceans)

The Piano Guys – ’10’ (Sony)

Refused – ‘The Malignant Fire’ EP (Spinefarm/Search and Destroy/Universal)

Routine – ‘And Other Things’ EP (Dead Oceans)

Shaggy – ‘Christmas In The Islands’ (Island)

Silverstein – ‘Redux II’ (NSEW)

Tayla Parx – ‘Coping Mechanisms’ (Tayla Made/Atlantic)

Tim Minchin – ‘Apart Together’ (BMG)

Tourists – ‘Another State’ (Modern Sky UK)

The War On Drugs – ‘Live Drugs’ (Super High Quality Records)

When Rivers Meet – ‘We Fly Free’ (One Road)

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Top Tickets This Week: Professor Brian Cox, James, Pete Tong, Judge Jules, Rag’n’Bone Man, A Question Of Sport Live and more

Professor Brian Cox

The physicist, TV presenter and author will take his new show Horizons to arenas in Cardiff, Birmingham, Brighton, Hull, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Liverpool, Dublin, Belfast, Sheffield, Nottingham, Leeds, Newcastle, Peterborough, Bournemouth, Derby, Manchester and London during autumn 2021. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on November 20.

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James

The Manchester band will be joined by special guests Happy Mondays for a tour of the UK and Ireland in 2021, calling at arenas in Leeds, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Dublin, Manchester and London, where they’ll take over the SSE Arena Wembley on December 4. Tickets go on general sale at 9.30am on November 20.

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Pete Tong

Pete Tong and the Heritage Orchestra have confirmed summer 2021 performances at Franklin’s Gardens in Northampton on June 25, Newcastle Racecourse on June 26, Newmarket Racecourse on August 13 and Colwyn Bay the next day. The concerts will be conducted by the DJ’s longtime collaborator Jules Buckley, with tickets on general sale at 9am on November 20. The same show will hit UK arenas in winter 2021, having been rearranged from this December due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Judge Jules

The British DJ and producer will take over Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena on February 26 for “a mashup of dance classics with a 10 piece live band.” He will also perform at Edinburgh’s Royal Highland Centre on April 17 as part of The Ultimate 90s Rave event, and at the O2 Academy Islington in London on April 23 for an Ibiza Classics set. Tickets for all dates are on sale now.

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Rag’n’Bone Man

The British pop and soul vocalist will be joined by special guests within the grounds of the South of England Showground in Ardingly, West Sussex on July 16 as part of the Heritage Live gig series. Tickets are on sale now.

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A Question Of Sport Live

A Question Of Sport’s live tour has been rescheduled to 2021, with new shows in Brighton, Hull, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London and Leeds added to the trek! Original tickets remain valid while tickets for the new dates go on general sale at 9am on November 20. 

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Also announced this week:

  • Gary Barlow has rescheduled his Music Played By Humans Tour to winter 2021.
  • Squeeze have rescheduled their socially distanced London show to February 2021.
  • Underworld, Kraftwerk 3D, Nile Rodgers and Chic will headline Glasgow’s Playground Festival in 2021.
  • Elton John has added a third Birmingham date to his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour.
  • Passenger has rescheduled his UK and Ireland tour to summer 2021.
  • Culture Club will host a socially distanced audience at their London livestream show.
  • Blossoms have announced a Live From London 360° interactive show.

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Professor Brian Cox Announces Horizons UK And Ireland Arena Tour For Autumn 2021

Professor Brian Cox

The physicist, TV presenter and author will take his new show Horizons to arenas in Cardiff, Birmingham, Brighton, Hull, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Liverpool, Dublin, Belfast, Sheffield, Nottingham, Leeds, Newcastle, Peterborough, Bournemouth, Derby, Manchester and London during autumn 2021.

Cox will be joined by Robin Ince for the new show, which is “a celebration of our civilisation, of our music, art, philosophy and science; an optimistic vision of our future if we continue to explore Nature with humility and to value ourselves and our fellow human beings.”

Pre-sale for the UK dates opens at 10am on November 18, prior to general sale at 10am on November 20.

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