This Week’s Top Tickets: Rod Stewart, Alice Cooper, Nick Cave, Lewis Capaldi, Marina, TRNSMT Feat. Stormzy, Catfish and The Bottlemen and George Ezra, One OK Rock, Hozier, Jack Whitehall and more

The legendary Rod Stewart has added arena shows in Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham to his autumn tour plans, while original shock-rocker Alice Cooper will take over arenas in October for his The Ol’ Black Eyes Is Back Tour. There’s also shows announced by Irish singer-songwriter Hozier, who puts out his long-awaited second album in March, as well as Scottish musician Lewis Capaldi, who’ll embark on his biggest headline tour to date following the release of his debut album ‘Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent’ this spring.

Marina, formerly known as Marina and the Diamonds, will support her new record with a spring UK tour, while the prodigious musical genius Nick Cave will bring an evening of talk and music to intimate venues in June. Alexisonfire are back with a new track, Familiar Drugs, plus a headline show at London’s Alexandra Palace. Japan’s One OK Rock, meanwhile, will bring their Eye Of The Storm Tour to Manchester and London this spring as part of a wider European trek in support of the recently released album of the same name. Lastly, fresh from hosting this week’s Brit Awards, comedian Jack Whitehall has announced his Stood Up UK and Ireland tour for November and December.

Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart has added new shows at Manchester Arena on November 23, the First Direct Arena in Leeds on December 11 and Arena Birmingham on December 13 to his autumn UK tour plans. The legendary vocalist, who released ‘Blood Red Roses’ last year, also has open air concerts lined up throughout summer. Tickets for the three new dates go on general sale at 9am on February 22, priced from £55.00 plus booking fees. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Alice Cooper

Iconic shock-rocker will bring his Ol’ Black Eyes Is Back Tour to arenas in Manchester, Leeds, Brighton, Birmingham, Cardiff, Aberdeen for the first time ever, and London, where he’ll take over the O2 Arena on October 10. Support on all dates will come from the Stranglers and the MC50, original frontman Wayne Kramer’s celebration of 50 years of the MC5’s ‘Kick Out The Jams’ album. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on February 22, priced from £40.00 plus fees. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Nick Cave

The Godfather of Goth has announced that he will bring his Conversations With Nick Cave Tour to the UK in June with stops lined up in Cardiff, Birmingham, London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Gateshead, Nottingham, Liverpool and Brighton. Tickets are on sale now, priced £30.00/£75.00 plus fees.

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Lewis Capaldi

The Scottish singer-songwriter will embark on his biggest headline tour to date in November, following the spring release of his debut album, ‘Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent’. Stops include a huge show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton and two homecoming dates at the O2 Academy Glasgow. He also calls in Dublin, Belfast, Manchester, Birmingham, Southampton, Norwich, and Edinburgh. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on February 22, priced £19.50/£22.50 plus fees.

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Marina

Marina, formerly known as Marina and the Diamonds, will accompany the release of her fourth album ‘LOVE + FEAR’ with a spring UK tour. Her plans also include North American dates in the autumn. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on February 22, priced £25.00/£30.00 plus booking fees.

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TRNSMT Festival with Stormzy, Catfish and the Bottlemen, and George Ezra

Stormzy, Catfish and the Bottlemen, and George Ezra lead the first annoucement for this year’s TRNSMT, with Gerry Cinnamon, Years and Years, Example, Mabel, Bastille, Richard Ashcroft, DMA’s, Sigrid, Sundara Karma, Sam Fender, Snow Patrol, Jess Glynne, the Kooks, and more set to perform at Glasgow Green between July 12 and July 14. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on February 22, priced from £59.50 plus fees.

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One OK Rock

The Japanese rock band will bring their Eye Of The Storm Tour to Manchester’s O2 Ritz and London’s Roundhouse in May. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on February 22, priced from £29.50 plus fees.

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Hozier

The Irish singer-songwriter will tour the UK this autumn in support of his long-awaited second album, ‘Wasteland, Baby!’, which is set to arrive on March 1. Hozier also performs at Cork’s Irish Independent Park and Belfast’s Ormeau Park as part of the Belsonic series in June. Tickets for the tour, meanwhile, go on general sale at 9am on February 22, priced £29.50 plus fees.

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Jack Whitehall

Comedian Jack Whitehall has announced over 25 arena shows for the initial leg of his Stood Up Tour, with stops planned in Birmingham, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Nottingham, Cardiff, Sheffield, Leeds, Newcastle, Brighton, Bournemouth, Liverpool, Dublin, Belfast, Manchester and London, where he’ll play three nights at the O2 Arena. The tour currently runs between November 16 and December 22. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on February 22, priced from £20.00 plus fees. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Also announced this week:

Foals, Tom Chaplin, Happy Mondays, Methyl Ethel, Bullet For My Valentine, Bring Me The Horizon, Jeremy Loops, Roachford, Nile Rodgers and Chic, Amanda Palmer, Bikini Kill, BTS, Empire of the Sun, Pierce Brothers, Ludovico Einaudi, Ricky Gervais, Alex Lahey, Stereolab, Jack Savoretti, Bros, Bry and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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