This Week’s Top Tickets: Courteeners, The National, Richard Hawley, Little Simz, André​ Rieu, Lenny Henry and more

Manchester trio Courteeners will be joined by the Coral and Inhaler at shows in Blackpool and Leeds in June, while former Pulp guitarist Richard Hawley will hit the road in September supporting his latest album, ‘Further’.

Ohio rockers the National have added winter UK shows to their extensive 2019 tour plans and comedy legend Lenny Henry will bring his An Evening with Lenny Henry: Who Am I, Again? tour to theatres and concert halls across the country beginning in October.

British rapper Little Simz, meanwhile, has announced new UK shows for December due to demand, while Dutch violinist André​ Rieu will tour the UK and Ireland in April and May 2020.


The Manchester trio will warm up for their huge hometown show at Heaton Park with shows in Blackpool and Leeds, with support from the Coral and Inhaler. The band also perform in Edinburgh as part of the Summer Sessions series on August 16 and headline a huge charity concert at the O2 Victoria Warehouse on May 24. Tickets for the new dates go on general sale at 9am on May 17.

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The National

The Ohio rockers will support their forthcoming album, ‘I Am Easy To Find’ by heading to the Brighton Centre, the First Direct Arena in Leeds, and the Motorpoint Arenas in both Cardiff and Nottingham between December 7 and 10. They also have various summer festival appearances lined up through the summer. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on May 17.

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Richard Hawley

The former Pulp live guitarist will play Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on September 30, before performing in Bristol, Cardiff, Norwich, Oxford, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Sheffield, Newcastle, Glasgow, London and Brighton during October. He also headlines Wakefield’s Warehouse 23 and supports Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott at their Stockport shows this summer. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on May 17.

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Little Simz

The British rapper has lined up performances in Leeds, Nottingham, Oxford, and London, where she’ll play the O2 Forum Kentish Town, during December. Tickets go on sale at 10am on May 17.

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André​ Rieu

The Dutch violinist and conductor will be accompanied by his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra in Belfast, Dublin, Birmingham, Leeds, Nottingham, Liverpool, Glasgow, and London, where he’ll take over the SSE Arena Wembley on April 24. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on May 17.

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Lenny Henry

A total of 34 dates have been confirmed for the comic’s new tour, titled An Evening with Lenny Henry: Who Am I, Again?, beginning on October 20 and running through to the end of November. The trek promptly follows up the October 3 release of his book, Who Am I, Again?. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on May 17. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Also announced this week:

Madonna, Volbeat, Motionless In White, Barns Courtney, the Night Cafe, Hilltop Hoods, the Faim, Alec Benjamin, Straight No Chaser, New Model Army, Angel Olsen, Ride, Coheed and Cambria, Fangclub, Bradley Wiggins, Jah Wobble, Jack Whitehall, Jack Dee, Big Thief, Home Free and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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