This Week’s Top Tickets: The Lumineers, Khalid, Tame Impala, The Divine Comedy, Gary Numan, The Darkness, Stereophonics, Elvis In Concert and more

Earlier this month, the Lumineers announced their return with news of a new studio album and accompanying tour dates across the UK and Europe in November. Khalid, meanwhile, has lined up dates for the European leg of his ‘Free Spirit’ Tour, which shares its name with the Texas singer’s new album.

There’s also tour dates announced by the Divine Comedy and the Darkness, with the former hitting the road in October following the release of their 16-track double album, ‘Office Politics’, while the latter have confirmed winter dates in support of their upcoming album, ‘Easter Is Cancelled’. Electro pioneer Gary Numan will celebrate the 40 years in music with his (R)EVOLUTION Tour this autumn and Stereophonics will warm up for their summer dates with shows in Leicester, Hull, and Llandudno.

The Lumineers

The pop-folk quintet will release ‘III’ on September 13, with a UK and European leg of a world tour following in November. The band will call at arenas in Glasgow, Manchester, Dublin and London, where they’ll take over the O2 Arena on November 27 for their biggest show to date. Tickets go on general sale at 9am local time on April 12.

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Khalid

Following stops in Europe, the Texan singer will bring his ‘Free Spirit’ World Tour to London’s O2 Arena, Glasgow’s SSE Hydro, the Resorts World Arena in Birmingham, Leeds’ First Direct Arena, 3Arena Dublin and Belfast’s SSE Arena between September 17 and 25. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday April 12.

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Tame Impala

The Kevin Parker-led band, who recently released Patience, will headline London’s O2 Arena on June 8, Blackpool’s Empress Ballroom on June 24 and Dublin’s 3Arena on June 26, alongside their performance at this year’s Glastonbury festival. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on April 12.

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The Divine Comedy

The band have autumn shows planned in Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Glasgow, Birmingham, Oxford, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, and London, where they’ll play Hammersmith’s Eventim Apollo. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on April 12.

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Gary Numan

The electro pioneer will celebrate 40 years in music with his (R)EVOLUTION Tour throughout the autumn, culminating at London’s Roundhouse on October 24. Tickets go on sale at 10am on April 12.

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The Darkness

The Darkness will tour the UK and Ireland in November and December in support of their upcoming album, ‘Easter Is Cancelled’. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on April 12.

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Stereophonics

The Welsh rockers will warm up for their summer dates with shows in Leicester, Hull and Llandudno in May. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on April 12.

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Elvis In Concert

The Elvis In Concert Live On Screen experience, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, will head to arenas in Manchester, Cardiff, Birmingham, Sheffield, Glasgow and London between November 25 and December 1. Tickets go on sale from 9am on April 12.

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Also announced this week:

Hot Chip, Old Dominion, 5ive, A1, 911, Damage, Tedeschi Trucks Band, JP Cooper, the Midnight Beast, the Zutons, Jethro Tull, Cirque Du Soleil: LUZIA, Ocean Colour Scene, Nilüfer Yanya, Ben Phillips, Little Comets, Ludovico Einaudi, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, SUNN O))), Shura, Beirut, PUP, and moreHead here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Pixies, Embrace, Blossoms, Ms Lauryn Hill, Maverick Sabre, Machine Gun Kelly, Cher, Louise and more.

Alt-rock pioneers Pixies will tour the UK and Europe this autumn, while legendary British indie band Embrace will celebrate music from ‘The Good Will Out’ and ‘Out of Nothing’ at London’s Alxeandra Palace Theatre on December 6. Stockport band Blossoms, meanwhile, have lined up festival warm up shows in Cardiff, Leicester, Lincoln and Stoke.

Former Eternal vocalist Louise Redknapp will follow the release of ‘Heavy Love’ with a run of dates in spring 2020, while Machine Gun Kelly has confirmed the UK leg of his Hotel Diablo Tour, fresh from portraying drummer Tommy Lee in the Netflix adaption of the Mötley Crüe autobiography, The Dirt. There’s also fresh dates confirmed by Maverick Sabre and former Fugees member Ms Lauryn Hill, who will headline Blackpool’s Livewire Festival in August.

Pixies

The pioneering alt-rock band will play a host of venues, kicking off at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff on September 13 before stops in Plymouth, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and London, where they’ll play Alexandra Palace. The run also includes two Irish dates in Belfast and Dublin and falls within the same month as the Boston band are due to release their currently untitled seventh studio album. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on April 5, priced from £39.50 (£45 for London) plus fees.

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Embrace

Embrace will celebrate songs from ‘The Good Will Out’ and ‘Out Of Nothing’ at a huge show at Alexandra Palace Theatre in London on December 6. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on April 5, priced £30 plus fees.

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Blossoms

The indie-pop quintet will be joined by Fuzzy Sun and Inhaler in Cardiff, Leicester, Lincoln and Stoke around their previously announced hometown show at Stockport’s Edgeley Park Stadium on June 22. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on April 5, priced £22.50 plus fees.

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Ms Lauryn Hill

Ms. Lauryn Hill will headline this year’s Livewire Festival, topping the bill at Blackpool’s Tower Headland Arena on Saturday August 24. Tickets go on sale at 10am on April 5.

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Maverick Sabre

The singer-songwriter, who released ‘When I Wake Up’ last week, has confirmed shows in Manchester, Glasgow, Sheffield, Cardiff, Birmingham, Bristol and London, where he’ll tackle the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on November 22. Tickets are on sale now, priced £17.50/£20 plus fees.

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Machine Gun Kelly

The rapper and actor, who recently starred in the Netflix adaption of the Mötley Crüe autobiography, The Dirt, will take his Hotel Diablo World Tour to Glasgow, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham and London in August. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on August 5, priced £27.50/£30 plus fees.

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Cher

Following previously announced shows in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds and Dublin, the pop superstar will close the run at the SSE Arena Belfast on November 3. Tickets for the new date go on general sale at 9am on April 5.

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Louise

The former Eternal vocalist will put out ‘Heavy Love’ on October 18 and follow it up with shows next March, calling in Southampton, Cardiff, Bristol, Birmingham, Nottingham, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, Newcastle, Cambridge and London. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on April 5, priced £22.50/£25 plus fees.

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Also announced this week:

Perry Farrell, White Lies, Madness, Eric Paslay, 80s Invasion, Amanda Palmer, DJ Yoda, Craig Finn, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Live in Concert, The Comet Is Coming, Carly Rae Jepsen, The Next Step, Rudimental and Little Mix at Fusion Festival, Jon Bellion, Attila, Bombay Bicycle Club, Frank Skinner, The Twilight Sad, Starcrawler, Heart of a Coward, Rico Nasty, Action Bronson, the Divine Comedy, Mushroomhead, Mattiel, Jimmy Carr, Frank Skinner, Hot Chip and moreHead here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Stevie Wonder, The Killers, Will Young, Lighthouse Family, Sleaford Mods, Skunk Anansie, Tom Walker, Zara Larsson, Kelly Jones, Machine Head, David Blaine and more

Stevie Wonder at British Summer Time Hyde Park

Stevie Wonder has been confirmed as the final headliner for this year’s British Summer Time series in London, topping the bill on July 6 following a set from very special guest Lionel Richie. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on March 29, priced from £75 plus fees. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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The Killers

The Las Vegas band will take over Ormeau Park as part of Belfast’s Belsonic series on June 25,with special guest Lewis Capaldi. They’ll also play against the backdrop of Cardiff Castle on June 28, the day before their headline appearance on Glastonbury Festival’s Pyramid Stage. Tickets for the Welsh show go on sale at 9am/9.30am respectively on March 29.

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Will Young

The singer has lined up over 20 dates throughout October, following up the release of his new album ‘Lexicon’, out on June 14. Stops include Torquay, Cardiff, Brighton, Newcastle, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and London, where he’ll perform at Hammersmith’s Eventim Apollo. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on March 29.

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Lighthouse Family

The duo will support their first album in 18 years, ‘Blue Sky In Your Head’, with an autumn UK tour, calling in Birmingham, Glasgow, Newcastle, Nottingham, Halifax, Manchester, Bexhill-On-Sea, Bournemouth and London, where they’ll finish up the run at the Palladium on November 11. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on March 29.

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Sleaford Mods

The duo, who released ‘Eton Alive’ in February, will perform at Hammersmith’s Eventim Apollo in London on November 15. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on March 29.

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Skunk Anansie

Having already sold out shows in London, Manchester and Bristol, the band have confirmed additional stops in Brighton, Bournemouth, Cambridge, Leeds, Glasgow, Newcastle, Nottingham and Cardiff during August and September. They’ll be joined by Liverpool noise punks Queen Zee on all dates. Tickets for the new shows go on general sale at 9am on March 29.

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Tom Walker

The singer-songwriter, who scooped the Brit Award for Best British Breakthrough Act last month, will get his autumn trek underway on October 24 at London’s O2 Academy Brixton before heading to Liverpool, Cardiff, Norwich, Dublin, Swindon, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, and Birmingham. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on March 29.

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Zara Larsson

The Swedish pop vocalist will play Manchester’s Albert Hall on May 21 and London’s Electric Brixton on May 22, ahead of her set at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on March 29, priced from £22.50 for Manchester and £25 for London plus fees.

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Kelly Jones

The Stereophonics frontman has lined up solo shows in June and July, calling in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Sheffield, Liverpool, Cardiff, Brighton, Bath, Cambridge, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham and London, where he’ll play the Eventim Apollo. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on March 29.

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Machine Head

Following an extensive European run, the band will bring their ‘Burn My Eyes’ 25th anniversary celebrations to Manchester, Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin and London, where they’ll play the O2 Academy Brixton, during November. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on March 29.

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David Blaine

The world famous magician, illusionist and stunt artist will bring his Real Or Magic Tour to six cities, Edinburgh, Dublin, Manchester, Birmingham, Bournemouth, and London, where he’ll play Hammersmith’s Eventim Apollo on June 18 and 19. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on Friday, March 29.

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Also announced this week:

Jake Clemons, Joe and Brandy, White Lies, Squeeze, the Mersey Beatles, Easy Life, Cassia, Penguin Cafe, Peter Perrett, Maximo Park, Nick Offerman, the B-52s, Billy Ocean, Gossip, Belle and Sebastian, Brothers Osborne, Thompson Square, Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly, Feeder, Ash, Alabama 3, Tape Face, Static-X, Kip Moore, Kris Barras Band, Death Grips and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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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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This Week’s Top Tickets: Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, John Mayer, Vampire Weekend, Dido, Ludovico Einaudi, Riverdance and more

Barbra Streisand

The film and music legend will top the bill at London’s British Summer Time in Hyde Park on July 7. She released her latest album, ‘Walls’, last year. Tickets are on sale now, priced £79.96 plus fees.

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Tony Bennett

The Grammy Award winner will celebrate 69 years in the music industry with performances at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall on June 28 and 29. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on March 15.

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John Mayer

The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and guitarist will perform at London’s O2 Arena, Dublin’s 3Arena and Manchester Arena in October, as part of the European leg of his World Tour 2019. His plans also include stops in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and the Netherlands. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on March 15

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Vampire Weekend

The New York band, fronted by Ezra Koenig, will play three intimate dates in London, at Hackney’s EartH on March 21, and the Islington Assembly Hall on March 22 and 23. They’ve also confirmed 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. Tickets for the spring dates are on sale now, while their autumn shows go on general sale at 10am on March 22.

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Dido

In addition to her previously confirmed UK and European tour in May, the vocalist will call in Birmingham, Glasgow, Dublin, Manchester, Brighton, Ipswich, Sheffield and London, where she’ll perform at the Eventim Apollo on December 8. Tickets go on general sale at 9.30am on March 15.

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Ludovico Einaudi

The pianist and composer will play five nights at the Barbican in London between July 31 and August 4. He then visits the rest of the UK in autumn, with stops planned in Birmingham, Brighton, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Nottingham between October 12 and November 2. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday March 15.

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Riverdance

The Irish dancing phenomenon will celebrate its 25th anniversary by visiting 25 venues during spring and summer 2020, beginning with matinee and evening shows in Bournemouth followed by multiple performances in towns and cities including Manchester, Sheffield, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Bristol, Cardiff and London. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on March 15.

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Also announced this week:

Garbage, Midland, Lewis Capaldi, Years & Years, Jess Glynne, Between The Buried and Me, Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark, Julia Michaels, Rick Wakeman, Jack Savoretti, M Huncho, Kiefer Sutherland, Foals, Nick Murphy, Shed Seven, Public Service Broadcasting, King Gizzard and the Wizard Lizard, Joan As Police Woman, Jamie Lenman, The LaFontaines, She Drew The Gun, Drahla, Fisherman’s Friends, Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons, Alexander Armstrong, Richard Ashcroft, Nervus and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Christina Aguilera, Carrie Underwood, BTS, Kings Of Leon, Die Antwoord, Groove Armada, Pete Tong, Julio Iglesias, Adam Ant and more

Pop vocalist Christina Aguilera will bring her X Tour to arenas around the UK and Ireland in November, while country superstar Carrie Underwood has announced the UK leg of her Cry Pretty Tour for June and July. The summer will also see Kings of Leon return to headline Fusion Presents in Liverpool with support from Franz Ferdinand, Echo and the Bunnymen, Circa Waves and Sam Fender.

If you prefer your music a little more edgy, South African hip hop duo Die Antwoord take over London’s O2 Academy Brixton following their Download festival appearance in June, while at the other end of the spectrum, Julio Iglesias will bring his 50 year anniversary celebrations to London’s SSE Arena, Wembley in June and 1980s pop icon Adam Ant will perform his 1982 debut solo album, ‘Friend Or Foe’, across the UK this autumn.

Christina Aguilera

The multiple Grammy Award-winning pop vocalist will bring her X Tour to arenas in the UK and Ireland during November, with shows lined up in Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Dublin and London, where she’ll play Wembley’s SSE Arena. The dates will mark her first UK tour in 13 years, with tickets for the shows on general sale at 9am on March 8, priced £50/£55 plus fees.

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Carrie Underwood

The country superstar has lined up shows at Birmingham’s Resorts World Arena, Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, Glagsow’s SSE Hydro, Manchester Arena and London’s SSE Arena Wembley between June 28 and July 4 for the UK leg of her Cry Pretty Tour. Tickets are on sale now, priced £35 plus booking fees.

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BTS

BTS have confirmed second shows in London and Paris, due to huge demand for tickets. The K-Pop group will double up at Wembley Stadium on June 2 and Stade de France on June 8, with tickets for the shows on general sale at 8.30am (9am Paris) on March 8, priced £45 plus fees.

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Fusion Presents Kings Of Leon

The Nashville indie-pop band will head to Sefton Park in Liverpool on August 30 as part of Fusion Presents, a new one-day event run by the organisers of Fusion Festival. They’ll be joined on the day by support acts Franz Ferdinand, Echo and the Bunnymen, Circa Waves, and Sam Fender. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on March 8, priced £54.50 plus fees. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Die Antwoord

The South African hip hop duo will take over London’s O2 Academy Brixton on June 17, following up their slot on the main stage at Download festival. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on March 8, priced £32.50 plus fees.

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Groove Armada

The electronic duo will play London’s Old Royal Naval College on July 5 as part of the Greenwich Music Time concert series. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday March 8, priced from £35.00 plus fees. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Pete Tong

The DJ will be joined by conductor Jules Buckley and the 60-piece Heritage Orchestra at Swansea’s Singleton Park on July 27 to perform reshaped classic Ibiza tracks. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on March 8, priced £49.50 plus fees. He’ll also perform at Durham’s Emirates Riverside. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Julio Iglesias

The legendary singer will celebrate 50 years in the music industry with a huge show at the SSE Arena Wembley in London on June 26. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on March 8, priced £60 plus fees. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Adam Ant

The 1980s pop icon will perform his 1982 debut solo album, ‘Friend Or Foe’, in full at 26 shows, between November 7 and December 12. His set will also include his hits and personal favourites from other records. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on March 8.

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Also announced this week:

Vampire Weekend, Barbra Streisand at British Summer Time, Mac DeMarco, the National, Billy Corgan, Downs Festival featuring Ms Lauryn Hill, Black Star Riders, Bananarama, Nile Rodgers And CHIC, Tears For Fears, Black Flag, Peabo Bryson, Trevor Horn, the Wedding Present, Fetty Wap, Ashley McBryde, the Rifles, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Alex Aiono, the Melvins, Eels, Whitney, Little Simz, Twinnie, the Alarm, Lloyd Cole, the Flaming Lips, Emmy The Great, Richard Hawley, Sigala, Midland and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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This Week’s Top Tickets: BTS, Dave, Sigrid, k.d. lang, Peter Doherty, Shed Seven, Gomez, and more

K-Pop sensation BTS will bring their Love Yourself: Speak Yourself Tour to London’s Wembley Stadium on June 1, while Sigrid has announced an autumn UK tour in support of her debut album ‘Sucker Punch’, out on March 8. The Norwegian singer also supports George Ezra on his UK arena tour, before joining Maroon 5 in Europe this spring.  Away from pop, indie-rockers Gomez will celebrate their 1999 album ‘Liquid Skin’ with a summer tour and Shed Seven have lined up their annual winter Shedcember19 Tour. Peter Doherty will showcase his new band the Puta Madres across the UK in May, while south London rapper Dave will pair the release of his debut album ‘Psychodrama’ with a spring tour, which is on sale now.

BTS

The K-Pop boyband sensation BTS will bring their Love Yourself: Speak Yourself Tour to London’s Wembley Stadium on June 1. The  shows is part of the group’s world tour behind their ‘Love Yourself: Answer’ album, which arrived last summer. They also have shows lined up in Paris, Los Angeles, Chicago and New Jersey. Tickets go on general sale at 8.30am on Friday March 1, priced £45.00 plus fees.

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Dave

South London rapper will accompany the release of his debut album, ‘Psychodrama’, with a spring UK tour including two dates at London’s O2 Academy Brixton. A handful of shows have already sold out. Tickets are on sale now, priced £20.00/£25.00 plus fees.

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Sigrid

The Norwegian vocalist, who will release her debut album ‘Sucker Punch’ on March 8, will call in Leeds, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham and London, where she’ll play the Eventim Apollo, between November 23 and December 4. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on March 1, priced £23.50/£26.50 plus fees.

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k.d. lang

The Canadian powerhouse vocalist has added UK and Ireland shows in July to her ongoing world tour celebrating the silver anniversary of her sophomore album, 1992’s ‘Ingénue’. The Ingénue Redux Tour will mark her first full UK run in over a decade, with support coming from special guest Leonard Grigoryan and Grigoryan Brothers on select dates. Tickets go on general sale beginning 10am on March 1.

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Peter Doherty

Along with his band the Puta Madres, the Libertines frontman will hit the road in the UK and Ireland in May, playing in Belfast, Dublin, Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham and London between May 3 and 12. Tickets go on sale on March 1 at 9am, priced £27.50/£30.00 plus fees.

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Shed Seven

The York five-piece will have lined up shows in November and December, calling in Stoke, Birmingham, Nottingham, Carlisle, Blackburn, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Middlesbrough, Scunthorpe, Liverpool, Llandudno, Cambridge, Norwich, Newcastle, London, Cardiff, Bournemouth, Bristol, Manchester, and Leeds — where they’ll play the First Direct Arena. Additionally, the Leeds show will see them joined by special guests the Twang and Reverend and the Makers. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on March 1.

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Gomez

The indie-rockers will play shows in July to celebrate the 20th anniversary reissue of their 1999 sophomore album, ‘Liquid Skin’. Stops include Bexhill-on-Sea, Sheffield, Glasgow, Manchester and London, where they’ll play the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on March 1, while a release date for the reissue is yet to be confirmed.

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Also announced this week:

Ariana Grande, Erykah Badu and Jhene Aiko, Hot Chip, Cage The Elephant, Band of Horses, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Ministry, Citadel Festival with Catfish and the Bottlemen, the Proclaimers, Pale Waves, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Stone Temple Pilots, Beverley Knight, Chris Shiflett, Pkew Pkew Pkew, the Beths, Palace, Devlin, Snarky Puppy, Living Colour, Amber Run, Lights, Confidence Man, Shakey Graves, Jason Byrne, Dylan Moran and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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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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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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This Week’s Top Tickets: Mariah Carey, Brad Paisley, BLACKPINK, Impractical Jokers, Gojira, Bear’s Den, Skunk Anansie and more

Mariah Carey has added spring UK and European dates to her Caution World Tour, which shares its name with the pop vocalist’s latest album, out now. Country superstar Brad Paisley, meanwhile, will play London’s O2 Arena And Dublin’s 3Arena in October, joined by Chris Lane for both dates, who will be making his UK live debut. K-pop girl group sensation BLACKPINK have added a Manchester stop on May 21 to their world tour.

Impractical Jokers have announced a UK and Ireland tour starring the Tenderloins, that’s the guys from Comedy Central’s Impractical Jokers, James “Murr” Murray, Brian “Q” Quinn, Joe Gatto and Sal Vulcano. They’ll bring their The Cranjis McBasketball World Comedy Tour to arenas in October.

Mariah Carey

The pop vocalist has lined up a show at Dublin’s 3Arena on May 22 plus three nights at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall as part of the European leg of her Caution World Tour, which shares its name with the singer’s latest album, out now. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on February 8, priced £55.00 plus fees.

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Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley will bring his world tour to London’s O2 Arena and Dublin’s 3Arena in October, joined by rising star Chris Lane for both dates, who will be making his UK live debut. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on February 8, priced £37.50 plus fees.

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BLACKPINK

The Korean vocal group will now kick off the UK and European leg of their world tour at Manchester Arena on May 21, ahead of stops in London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, and Barcelona. Tickets for the new date go on general sale at 9am on February 8, priced £55.00 plus fees.

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Impractical Jokers 

Impractical Jokers, aka the Tenderloins, better known as stars of Comedy Central’s Impractical Jokers, James “Murr” Murray, Brian “Q” Quinn, Joe Gatto and Sal Vulcano, have announced details of an autumn UK and Ireland tour called The Cranjis McBasketball World Comedy Tour. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on February 8. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Gojira

The French metal titans will call in Birmingham, Manchester and London, where they’ll take over the O2 Academy Brixton on June 30. Tickets go on sale at 10am on February 8, priced £27.50/£30.00 plus fees.

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Bear’s Den

With their new album, ‘So That You Might Hear Me’, due out on April 26, Andrew Davie and Kev Jones have announced shows in Nottingham, Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, Manchester, Bristol, Southampton and London, where they’ll play the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on April 23. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on February 8, prices start at £22.50 plus fees.

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Skunk Anansie

Skunk Anansie will take over London’s O2 Academy Brixton on August 17, Manchester Academy the following day and O2 Academy Bristol on August 19, hot on the heels of their recently announced headline set at this year’s Beautiful Days Festival in Devon. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on February 8, priced £27.50/£32.50 plus fees.

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Also announced this week:

Hugh Jackman, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Kamasi Washington, Picture This, Peter Hook and the Light, Yungblud, Good Cop Bad Cop, Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman, Hellogoodbye, Busted, Fontaines DC, Swervedriver, Queensryche, Keith Urban, the Specials, IAMDDB, Jack Savoretti, Billy Bragg, Blood Red Shoes, Angel Haze, Sharon Van Etten, Black Stone Cherry, Lizzo, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Interpol, the Chemical Brothers, Charly Bliss, Kris Kristofferson and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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