This Week’s Top Tickets: Sting and Shaggy, Sean Paul, Quincy Jones, Little Steven and The Disciples of Soul, Idlewild, Bury Tomorrow and more

Fresh from picking up the award for Best Reggae Album at last weekend’s 61st Grammy Awards, Sting and Shaggy will bring their ’44/876′ Tour to the UK in May with shows lined up in London, Newcastle, Birmingham and Manchester. Dancehall legend, Sean Paul, meanwhile, has confirmed a spring return for an arena tour. The legendary Quincy Jones will celebrate the three albums he produced with Michael Jackson, ‘Off The Wall’, ‘Thriller’ and ‘Bad’, with a live symphony orchestra at a world exclusive show at London’s O2 Arena this summer, while guitarist and founding member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, Steven Van Zandt has confirmed four UK dates as part of his Summer of Sorcery Tour.

Sting and Shaggy

Sting and Shaggy will tour the UK together this spring, beginning on May 19 at London’s Roundhouse with additional stops lined up in Newcastle, Birmingham and Manchester. The tour shares its name with the duo’s collaborative album, which picked up the gong for Best Reggae Album at last Sunday’s 61st Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Tickets are on sale at 9am on February 15.

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Sean Paul

Sean Paul will return to the UK towards the end of May for arena shows in Hull, Newcastle, Nottingham, Glasgow, Brighton and Liverpool. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on February 15, priced £35.00/£38.00 plus booking fees.

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Quincy Jones


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Quincy Jones will celebrate the three albums he produced with Michael Jackson, ‘Off The Wall’, ‘Thriller’ and ‘Bad’, with a live symphony orchestra at a world exclusive show at London’s O2 Arena on June 23. The iconic works will be performed back to back by a live orchestra, which Jones will be conducting alongside Jules Buckley. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on February 15, priced from £55.00 plus fees.

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Little Steven

Steven Van Zandt, who rose to fame as guitarist and founding member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, has lined up shows in Leeds, Glasgow, Bristol and London, where he’ll take over the Kentish Town O2 Forum. The shows will build up to his appearance at Bearded Theory festival in Derbyshire on May 26. Tickets are on sale now, priced from £36.50 plus booking fees.

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Idlewild

The Scottish band will tour the UK shortly after the release of their first album in four years, ‘Interview Music’, due on April 5, following up 2015’s ‘Everything Ever Written’, which was recorded after a lengthy hiatus. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on February 15.

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Bury Tomorrow

The metalcore quintet, who put out ‘Black Flame’ last year, have lined up their only UK shows of the year in Portsmouth, Nottingham, Cardiff, Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester and London, where they’ll play the Roundhouse, in December. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on February 15, priced £20.00/£22.50 plus fees.

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Also announced this week:

Tenacious D, Hozier, Noel Gallagher, Post Malone, Ms Lauryn Hill, Liam Gallagher, Kris Kristofferson, Levellers, the Zutons, Death Blooms, Vampire Weekend, Mini Mansions, Weyes Blood, Wilco, Dave Hause, Fuzzy Sun, Saara Alto, Christopher Cross and many more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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