This Week’s Top Tickets: Vampire Weekend, Somerset House Summer Series, Charles Esten, Years And Years, Frank Skinner and more

New York’s Vampire Weekend have rolled out autumn dates for the UK and European leg of their Father of the Bride Tour, which shares its name with the band’s upcoming album, while Somerset House Summer Series will host performances from the Internet, Nao, Sons Of Kemet, Jacob Banks, Rosalía, Doves, the Good, the Bad and the Queen, Parcels, Cut Copy, Soulection and Gossip during July.

Nashville star and musician Charles Esten will call in Manchester, Glasgow, Gateshead, Birmingham, Bristol and London in October and synth-pop trio Years and Years will take over Scarborough Open Air Theatre in July. Lastly, stand up comedian Frank Skinner will perform new material for the first time in five years at 45 shows across the UK and Ireland this autumn.

Vampire Weekend

Led by Ezra Koenig, the New York band have confirmed UK and European shows throughout November, including gigs at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall, Manchester’s O2 Victoria Warehouse, the O2 Academy Birmingham and London’s Alexandra Palace, as well as stops in France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Tickets go on general sale at 10am local time on March 22.

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Somerset House Summer Series featuring the Internet, Jacob Banks, Rosalia, Doves, the Good the Bad the Queen, Gossip and more

Between July 11 and 21, Somerset House in London will host performances from headliners the Internet, Nao, Sons Of Kemet, Jacob Banks, Rosalía, Doves, the Good, the Bad and the Queen, Parcels, Cut Copy, Soulection and Gossip. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on March 22.

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Charles Esten

The actor and musician, known for his role as country singer Deacon Claybourne on the TV show Nashville, will call in Manchester, Glasgow, Gateshead, Birmingham and Bristol between October 19 and 25, before taking over London’s Royal Albert Hall on October 27. Support will come from the Adelaides. Tickets are on sale now, priced between £29.50 and £39.50 plus fees.

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Years and Years

The trio, who released ‘Palo Santo’ last year, will play Scarborough Open Air Theatre on the Yorkshire Coast on July 18. Tickets go on sale at 9am on March 22.

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Frank Skinner

The stand up comedian will perform new material for the first time in five years at 45 shows across the UK and Ireland this autumn, beginning in Ipswich on September 13 and concluding at Jersey’s Opera House on December 11. Tickets go on sale at 10am on March 22.

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Also announced this week:

Bonnie Tyler, Eddie Vedder, Jade Bird, Lighthouse Family, Billie Marten, Andy Black, Fink, La Dispute, Doves, Ms Banks, The Dead South, Kid Trunks, Cloud Nothings, Stephen Malkmus, A1, Megan McKenna, Rufus Du Sol, Busted at Hampton Court Palace festival, Imelda May, Mike Krol, The Tallest Man on Earth, AJR, Broken Social Scene, Metz, the Mavericks, Cate Le Bon, Turin Brakes, Kris Kristofferson, Calexico and Iron and Wine, Nafe Smallz, The Nightmare Before Christmas Live and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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