Top Tickets This Week: Marina, Belle And Sebastian, Joe Lycett, Sam Fischer, Halestorm, Run The Jewels, Macy Gray and more

Marina

Marina has announced the UK and European leg of her Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land Tour for 2022. The run will see the vocalist play UK shows in Edinburgh, Manchester, Leeds, Dublin, and London, where she’ll take over the O2 Academy Brixton on May 22. Tickets go on general sale at 10am BST/11am CET on June 18.

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Belle And Sebastian


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The Scottish indie-pop band will kick off a UK and European tour in Aberdeen on January 31. The run includes two dates at London’s Roundhouse, alongside stops in Edinburgh, Hull, Leicester, Cardiff, Manchester, Liverpool, Southampton, Brighton, Cambridge, Birmingham, Sheffield and Newcastle, followed by spring shows across mainland Europe. Tickets go on general sale at 10am BST/11am CET on June 18.

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Joe Lycett

The comedian’s 60-date More, More, More! How Do You Lycett? How Do You Lycett? Tour will get underway in March 2022 with two shows at Plymouth’s Pavilions. It’ll wrap up on September 23 with the second of two successive gigs at London’s SSE Arena Wembley. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on June 18.

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Sam Fischer

The Australian pop-rock artist will bring his A Simple Tour to the UK in late September, with stops confirmed in Bristol, Manchester, Nottingham, Glasgow, and London, where he’ll take over the Garage on October 5. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on June 18.

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Halestorm

The Pennsylvanian rockers have announced An Evening With shows at smaller than usual venues in Manchester, Southampton, Birmingham, Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, Newcastle, Cardiff, Sheffield and London between February 27 and March 13. The trek will also see them head across Europe. Tickets go on general sale at 9am BST/10am CET on June 18.

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Run The Jewels

Due to demand, El-P and Killer Mike will double up at Glasgow’s Barrowland on June 4, the day before their previously confirmed gig at the venue. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on June 18.

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Macy Gray

The R&B vocalist will be accompanied by her band The California Jet Club for summer 2022 shows in Dublin, Manchester, Gateshead, Glasgow, Birmingham, Bristol, Stroud and London, where they’ll play three nights at the legendary Ronnie Scott’s. They’ll also take the Reset Tour to European cities during May, with tickets on general sale at 9am BST/10am CET on June 18.

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Top Tickets This Week: Billie Eilish, Gary Numan, The Kooks, Adam Ant, Alan Partridge Live, Burna Boy, Ministry Of Sound Classical, Crowded House and more

Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish will bring Happier Than Ever, The World Tour to the UK and Ireland in summer 2022, kicking off on June 3 in Belfast and including four nights at London’s O2 Arena. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on May 28.

The 18-date European leg will follow the North American leg, which gets underway on February 3 in New Orleans. The trek shares its name with Eilish’s new album, which is due for release on July 30.

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The Kooks

The Kooks have announced the Inside In/Inside Out 15th Anniversary Tour for January and February 2022, with stops lined up in Dublin, Newcastle, Plymouth, Birmingham, Brighton, Glasgow, Manchester, Cardiff, Leeds and London, where they’ll finish up the run with two nights at the O2 Academy Brixton. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on May 28.

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Burna Boy


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The Nigerian Afro-fusion star will play London’s O2 Arena on August 27, as part of the Greenwich venue’s Welcome Back Shows series. Billed as Twice As Tall, the gig will see the 29-year-old performing material from his 2020 album of the same name. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on May 28.

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Ministry Of Sound Classical

In celebration of the dance brand’s 30th birthday, Ministry Of Sound Classical will present Three Decades Of Dance performed by the 50-piece London Concert Orchestra at the O2 Arena on November 13. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on May 28.

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Gary Numan

Gary Numan has announced the Intruder Tour for spring 2022, with 18 shows lined up across the UK and Ireland, including a huge show at London’s SSE Arena Wembley on May 7. The trek shares its name with the star’s upcoming 18th studio LP, due out on May 21, and will also see him tour across mainland Europe.

Tickets for the UK and Ireland gigs go on general sale at 9.30am on May 28, with tickets for the European concerts on sale at 10.30am.

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Crowded House

Due to demand, the Australian five-piece have added an extra London show to their 2022 tour plans. They’ll play a fourth date at London’s Camden Roundhouse on June 4, with tickets on general sale at 9am on May 28. The band will hit the road in support of their new album, ‘Dreamers Are Waiting’, due out on June 4 of this year.

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Adam Ant


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Adam Ant has announced the Antics Tour for 2022, with 18 dates lined up across the UK in February and March, culminating with a show at London’s Roundhouse. He’ll perform his chart-topping hits and personal favourites. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on May 28. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Alan Partridge Live

Steve Coogan will take Alan Partridge out on the road for the new Stratagem live show during spring 2022, with arena stops confirmed in Belfast, Dublin, Birmingham, Sheffield, Newcastle, Nottingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Cardiff, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Leeds and London. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on May 29.

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Also announced this week:

  • Wolf Alice, The Chemical Brothers, Bastille and Bombay Bicycle Club lead Latitude Festival line up announcement.
  • Less Than Jake will take their Silver Linings Tour across the UK in spring 2022.
  • Rag’n’Bone Man has confirmed an additional Forest Live show at Delamere Forest, Northwich in June 2022.
  • Future Islands have announced their Calling Out In Space UK and Ireland Tour for spring 2022.
  • Levellers have added new dates to their UK tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of ‘Levelling The Land’.
  • Queen and Adam Lambert have added a second Belfast date to The Rhapsody Tour.
  • Bowling For Soup have added extra dates to their spring 2022 UK tour.
  • Madness have added a second huge London show to their winter tour.
  • The Chemical Brothers have rescheduled their huge show in Cork to June 2022.
  • Download organisers have announced Download Pilot, a 10,000 capacity festival for this summer.
  • Ed Gamble announces Electric UK stand-up tour for spring 2022.
  • Bryan Adams has moved his outdoor UK shows to 2022.

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Top Tickets This Week: Madness, Manic Street Preachers, Culture Club, Don Broco, Eagles Of Death Metal, Ashe, The Cadillac Three, Nile Rodgers and CHIC, Mo Gilligan, and more

Madness

The British ska-pop legends will take The Ladykillers Tour across the UK this winter, with arena shows lined up in Dublin, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Sheffield, Bournemouth, Brighton, Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester, Cardiff, Nottingham, Newcastle, Birmingham and London, where they’ll return to the O2 Arena on December 18. Special guests on all dates will be Squeeze, with tickets for the shows on general sale at 9.30am on May 21.

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Manic Street Preachers


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Manic Street Preachers will support their newly announce album, ‘The Ultra Vivid Lament’, with an autumn UK tour and a huge London show at the SSE Arena Wembley on December 3. They will be joined by The Anchoress for all dates except London. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on May 21.

They also play two previously announced arena shows in Cardiff this summer alongside UK festival appearances.

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Culture Club

Culture Club will headline Scarborough Open Air Theatre on August 14, following their previously announced Heritage Live concerts. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on May 21.

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Don Broco

The band will support their upcoming album, ‘Amazing Things’, with a UK tour this autumn. The run includes two nights at the O2 Academy Brixton in London on November 5 and 6, with tickets for all dates on general sale at 10am on May 21.

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Eagles Of Death Metal

Eagles Of Death Metal will take The 24th Anniversary Tour to Brighton, Cardiff, Newcastle, Birmingham, Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Nottingham, Manchester and Bristol between November 22 and December 6. Fronted by Jesse Hughes and Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme, though the latter no longer features as part of their live line up, the California band will be joined on all dates by special guests Bones UK. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on May 21.

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Ashe

Ashe has announced The Fault Line Tour for spring 2022, with stops lined up in Dublin, Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds, Birmingham and London, where she’ll take over the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on May 31. The dates will follow her two previously confirmed sold-out gigs at Lafayette in London this September. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on May 21.

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The Cadillac Three

The Nashville trio will bring their 10th anniversary celebrations to Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Nottingham, Newcastle, Glasgow, London, Cardiff, Dublin, and Belfast during December. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on May 21.

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Nile Rodgers and CHIC

The funk pioneer and band will perform at Margate’s Dreamland and Cardiff’s Alexandra Head on September 18 and 19, respectively, with tickets for the shows on general sale at 11am on May 21.

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Mo Gilligan

Mo Gilligan has announced a huge show at London’s O2 Arena. Taking place on December 8 and billed as The Black British Takeover, the event will feature a headline set from the comedian following appearances from special guests to be revealed in due course. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on May 21.

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Top Tickets This Week: The Killers, Tim Minchin, Enter Shikari, Cee Central, Tom Grennan, Ghetts, RTRN II Dance, KSI, Charlie Simpson and more

The Killers

The Las Vegas band have rescheduled the UK and Ireland leg of their Imploding The Mirage Tour to summer 2022, adding an extra date at Falkirk Stadium in the process. Original tickets remain valid, with the extra gig on general sale at 9am on March 12.

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Tim Minchin

The Australian comedian and musical theatre composer will take his Back Encore Tour to Birmingham, Brighton, Newcastle, Leeds, Hull, Manchester, London, Portsmouth, Nottingham, Leicester, Ipswich, Blackpool, Stockton, Cardiff, Plymouth and Bournemouth between October 23 and November 28. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on March 12. Head here for pre-sales.

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Enter Shikari

Due to COVID-19, Enter Shikari have moved their UK shows for a second time to December, adding new performances in Lincoln, Hull, Bristol, Liverpool, and Leeds in the process. Original tickets remain valid, with the new dates on general sale at 10am on March 12.

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Cee Central

The West London rapper will support his ‘Wild West’ album with shows in Glasgow, Dublin, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester and London between September 29 and October 6. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on March 12, the same day his new record arrives.

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Tom Grennan

The vocalist has confirmed two Irish shows for 2022, calling at Olympia Theatre in Dublin and Belfast’s Ulster Hall on March 28 and 29 respectively. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on March 12, the same day his new album ‘Evering Road’ is released. He also has an autumn UK tour in the diary.

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Ghetts

The grime superstar will hit venues in Dublin, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and London, where he’ll take over the Roundhouse on November 20. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on March 12.

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RTRN II Dance

RTRN II Dance will take over Clapham Common in London on August 29, with Chase & Status featuring Rage, Andy C featuring Tonn Piper, Sub Focus B2B Wilkinson, and more. Tickets go on general sale at 12pm on March 12.

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KSI

Due to COVID-19, KSI has rescheduled his UK tour to October, adding extra stops in Brighton, Oxford, Liverpool and Dublin in the process. Original tickets will be honoured, with the new shows on sale at 10am on March 12.

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Charlie Simpson

The Busted and Fightstar frontman will celebrate the 10th anniversary of ‘Young Pilgrim’ with a show at the O2 Forum in London on November 5. Tickets go on general sale at 12pm on March 12.

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Also announced this week:

  • Biffy Clyro have rescheduled The Fingers Crossed Tour to October and November.
  • Everything Everything have moved their upcoming UK and Ireland tour to spring 2022.
  • JLS have rescheduled their Beat Again Tour for a second time to October and November.
  • The Pussycat Dolls have postponed their previously rescheduled UK and Ireland tour.
  • The 2021 Eden Sessions have been postponed.
  • Amaranthe have announced co-headline UK shows with Beyond The Black.
  • Doves, Manic Street Preachers and Nile Rodgers reschedule shows at the Piece Hall in Halifax.
  • The 2021 Kew The Music concert series has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Neck Deep have moved their All Distortions Are Intentional UK Tour for a second time to January 2022.
  • Lawson have announced a headline UK tour for October and November.
  • Bloodstock add further acts to the 2021 line up, including replacement headliner Kreator.
  • The Chemical Brothers join Creamfields line up.
  • Bicep, Floating Points, The Blessed Madonna and more set for Field Day 2021.
  • Jamie xx and Kano will headline All Points East in London in August.
  • Dizzee Rascal, The Streets, Supergrass and more set for inaugural South Facing Festival in London.

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Top Tickets This Week: London Grammar, Slowthai, Tom Grennan, Mogwai, The Staves, Peter Hook Presents Joy Division Orchestrated, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Ben Howard and more

London Grammar

The trio have lined up four shows in support of their upcoming album, ‘Californian Soil’, due out on April 9, kicking off on November 5 at the O2 Academy Birmingham, before stops in Glasgow, Manchester, and their biggest headline show to date at London’s Alexandra Palace on November 13. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on March 5.

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Slowthai


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Slowthai has announced the Hell Is Home Tour for March 2022, including stops in Dublin, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, Newcastle, Liverpool, Nottingham, Norwich, Birmingham, Cardiff, Southampton and London, where he’s confirmed two nights at the O2 Academy Brixton. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on March 5.

The run will follow the rapper’s recently announced Something To Look Forward To Tour, which will take place in August and September of this year.

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Tom Grennan

The singer-songwriter will support his upcoming second album, ‘Evering Road’, with shows beginning in September and running through to October. Tickets for the new dates go on general sale at 9am on March 5. The run includes his previously confirmed stop at London’s Alexandra Palace, his biggest show to date.

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Mogwai

The Scottish post-rock quartet, who released ‘As The Love Continues’ on February 19, have confirmed a performance at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall on November 7. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on March 5.

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The Staves

The sibling trio have announced The Good Woman Tour for September and October, calling in Swansea, Cambridge, Folkestone, Oxford, Birmingham, Liverpool, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leeds, Newcastle, Nottingham, Manchester, Brighton, Bristol and London, where they’ll play the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Tickets go on sale at 9am on March 5.

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Peter Hook Presents Joy Division Orchestrated


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The legendary bassist will take The Sound Of Joy Division Orchestrated concert to the London Palladium on September 10 and Manchester’s O2 Apollo on September 17. The performances will combine Joy Division’s famous works with a full orchestra. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on March 5.

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Fun Lovin’ Criminals

Fun Lovin’ Criminals have announced an October UK tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of their debut album ‘Come Find Yourself’ and the 20th of their hit single Loco. Stops include Bristol, Nottingham, Manchester, Norwich, Newcastle, Glasgow, Brighton, Wolverhampton and London, where they’ll play the O2 Forum Kentish Town. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on March 5.

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Ben Howard

The BRIT Award winner and Mercury Prize nominee will play London’s Royal Festival Hall on September 18 and 19, in support of his upcoming album ‘Collections From The Whiteout’, due on March 26. Tickets go on sale at 10am on March 5.

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Also announced this week:

  • Russell Watson has announced three Last Night Of The Proms outdoor concerts.
  • Download Festival has been rescheduled to June 2022.
  • Rag’n’Bone Man will play three intimate acoustic shows at London’s Jazz Cafe in June.
  • Idles have rescheduled their UK and Ireland shows to 2022.
  • Catfish and the Bottlemen have rescheduled their huge show at Swansea Singleton Park to September.
  • Skunk Anansie reschedule their UK and European tour to 2022.
  • Rick Astley moves his Greatest Hits Tour for a second time to the autumn.
  • Hans Zimmer had added a second London show to his spring 2022 European tour.
  • Declan McKenna has rearranged his Zeros Tour for August and September.
  • Nines reschedules his UK and Ireland tour to October.
  • Bryan Adams has rescheduled his spring UK shows for a second time due to COVID-19.
  • Texas have moved their UK and Ireland shows to 2022.
  • Goldfrapp have rescheduled their Felt Mountain Live Tour to spring 2022.
  • Blossoms have rescheduled their headline UK tour for a second time to August and September.
  • Yungblud has announced the rescheduled dates for his Occupy The UK Tour.

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Top Tickets This Week: Bryan Adams, All Time Low, Aerosmith, New Order, The Beach Boys, Chris De Burgh, Lionel Richie, Crowded House, Kaiser Chiefs, Tinie, Richard Ashcroft, Steven Wilson and more

Bryan Adams

The Canadian rocker will perform at outdoor venues in Bristol, Cardiff, Scarborough, Widnes, Telford, Cornwall, Exeter, Canterbury, Leeds and Oxfordshire, where he’ll be playing as part of Cornbury Music Festival, between June 26 and July 10, 2021. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on December 11. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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All Time Low

The band, who put out ‘Wake Up, Sunshine’ this spring, will play the O2 Academy Brixton in London, Manchester’s O2 Apollo and the Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow on September 23, 26 and 27, respectively. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on December 11.

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Aerosmith

The rock legends will follow up their previously announced arena shows in London and Manchester with a performance at Sheffield’s FlyDSA Arena on July 2. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on December 11.

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New Order

New Order will headline Manchester’s Heaton Park on September 10 with support from Hot Chip and Working Men’s Club. Tickets are on sale now. The show will fall alongside their rescheduled co-headline North American tour with Pet Shop Boys and their previously announced London show at the O2 Arena on November 6.

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The Beach Boys

The legendary group, led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, with Jeffrey Foskett, Christian Love, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, Keith Hubacher, and Scott Totten, will perform two nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall followed by a concert at Scarborough Open Air Theatre in June. Tickets for the London dates are available now, while tickets for their gig on the Yorkshire coast go on general sale at 9am on December 11. Pre-sale tickets are on sale now.

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Chris De Burgh

The Lady In Red singer will follow up a previously arranged run of Irish gigs with UK stops in Glasgow, Perth, York, Liverpool, London, Birmingham, Southend and Bournemouth between October 12 and 24, 2021. De Burgh will be accompanied by his backing band for the trek, with each show featuring an entire performance of his new album, ‘The Legend of Robin Hood’, as well as his greatest hits. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on December 11.

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Lionel Richie

The soul legend will perform in Bristol City Centre on June 21, with tickets on general sale at 10am on December 11.

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Crowded House

The Australian rock veterans are set to perform at Scarborough Open Air Theatre on June 8, with tickets on general sale at 9am on December 11. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Kaiser Chiefs

The Leeds indie giants, who put out ‘Duck’ in 2019, will perform at Scarborough Open Air Theatre on July 11. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on December 11. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Tinie

Tinie — who has dropped the Tempah from his name — will celebrate the 10th anniversary of ‘Disc-Overy’ with a show at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall on April 16. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on December 11.

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Richard Ashcroft

The renowned singer-songwriter will play two nights at the London Palladium on May 21 and 22, marking his first gigs in the city since he sold out the O2 Forum Kentish Town in 2018. Tickets go on general sale at 9.30am on December 11, with prices starting from £35.00.

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Steven Wilson

The English singer, songwriter and producer will bring The Future Bites Tour to Cardiff, Sheffield, Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham, Portsmouth, London and Nottingham between September 8 and 17, 2021. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on December 11. The trek shares its name with Wilson’s upcoming album, due for release on January 29.

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Also announced this week:

  • Diversity have rescheduled their Connected Tour to 2022 due to COVID-19.
  • Scooter have lined up UK shows for their 2021 God Save The Rave Tour.
  • Idles have joined the line up for 2021’s Eden Sessions.
  • Van Morrison has announced a UK tour for 2021.
  • Bill Bailey has added extra dates to his London Christmas Larks residency and his En Route To Normal Tour.
  • The Hollies have announced an extensive UK tour for autumn 2021.
  • Trivium confirm four headline UK shows for autumn 2021 with support from Heaven Shall Burn, TesseracT, and Fit For An Autopsy.
  • Paul Weller has rescheduled and expanded his spring UK and Ireland tour to winter 2021.

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Top Tickets This Week: Gorillaz, Turin Brakes, Lewis Capaldi, Snow Patrol, Duran Duran, Doves and more

Gorillaz

Following a run of European shows, the virtual band will take their Song Machine Tour to London’s O2 Arena on August 11. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on November 6.

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Turin Brakes


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Turin Brakes will celebrate the 20th anniversary of ‘The Optimist’ with a UK tour in autumn 2021, kicking off in Southampton on October 7 and concluding in Cardiff on October 24. The run also includes a London date at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on October 9. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on November 6.

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Lewis Capaldi

The Scottish singer-songwriter will return to Scarborough’s Open Air Theatre for a performance on July 25, 2021. Tickets for the show go on general sale at 9am on November 6. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

Earlier in 2020, the 24-year-old rescheduled his gigs in London, Dublin, Belfast and Cork to 2021 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. He also headlines Lytham Festival, as well as Manchester’s Sounds of the City FestivalIsle of Wight FestivalLatitude Festival and TRNSMT Festival following the cancellation of this 2020’s events.

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Snow Patrol

The indie giants will headline Scarborough Open Air Theatre on July 3, with tickets on general sale at 9am on November 6. Head here for pre-sale tickets. Their 2021 itinerary also includes appearances at the Isle Of Wight Festival, Lytham Festival, TRNSMT and Latitude Festival.

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Duran Duran

The British pop legends will head to Scarborough Open Air Theatre on July 7, with tickets for the performance on general sale at 9am on November 6. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

Their 2021 tour plans also include a rescheduled gig at Dublin’s St. Annes Park as well as headlining sets at both the Isle of White Festival and Lytham Festival.

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Doves

Doves will perform at the Piece Hall, Halifax on June 19 as part of the Live At The Piece Hall series, before heading to Delamere Forest the following day, where they’ll play as part of the Forest Live concert series. Tickets for both dates go on sale at 9am on November 6.

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Things We Love This Week: PHOEBE ∆X∆, Julia Church, David Numwami

Welcome back to Things We Love This Week! Below are three of the finest new music picks to help you see through these increasingly brisk, chilly evenings spent inside with a soothing cup of Horlicks and the heating turned up to 11. Aural comfort for Autumn, you could say…


PHOEBE ∆X∆ – Things

PHOEBE ∆X∆, like the rest of us, knows that nothing else can cause your heart to bloom and break like growing pains. Her second track Things is a quietly introspective exploration of coming-of-age fears that unfurls to reveal a crisp indie-pop melody and an intimate, crystalline vocal, and one that revels in the vulnerability of raw emotions.

The feelings here are complicated, unapologetic, perfectly tender, and the 19-year-old sweeps the listener along as she muses on naivety, hopelessness and everything in between. As a nervous synth keyboard hook emerges into the instrumentation, you feel as though you should reach out to hold her hand as she dances through the anxiety. 


Julia Church – Don’t Really Care What We Call It

The highs, the lows, and the painful semi-awkwardness of an early relationship are so vividly painted in Julia Church’s latest release, Don’t Really Care What We Call It. A heavy sense of unease is wrapped up in a floating melody, as the Durban-born vocalist loosens her emotions via gleaming, harmonic layers.

You don’t need to have experienced this state of flux to feel this lush, glowing song’s emotional weight, or to empathise with the increasing levels of fragility and self-doubt that Church finds in herself. The lyrics are pensive, vulnerable, and hit home. Against a minimalist arrangement, this is a moment of realisation.


David Numwami – Beats!

In need of a lockdown 2.0 pick-me-up? Then David Numwami has got quite the track for you. The Brussels-based artist’s second single, Beats!, is an effervescent nugget of French pop gold that is sure to lend itself to your next kitchen disco (remember those?!). The funk overtones are striking, and implore you to let loose for three uplifting minutes.

The joyful, lighthearted music video creates a colourful portrait of unfettered bliss as Numwami dances in and around eye-popping, hand-sketched animations. Above all else, though, it encourages its audience to join in on the fun and pull off similar slinky moves. With Beats!, another round of quarantine may not be that bad after all.

 

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Top Tickets This Week: Gary Barlow, Pearl Jam, Olly Murs, Eric Clapton, Little Mix, Rag’n’Bone Man, Kodaline, Bill Bailey, Penn And Teller and more

Gary Barlow

The Take That member and songwriter will play summer dates at arenas in Liverpool, Newcastle, Sheffield, Cardiff, Nottingham, Leeds, Manchester, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Birmingham and London, where he’ll conclude the run with two nights at The O2. Throughout the tour he’ll be accompanied by an orchestra. Tickets go on general sale at 9.30am on October 9.

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Pearl Jam


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The grunge legends have announced two London BST Hyde Park shows for July 9 and July 10, where they’ll be joined by Pixies and Idles respectively. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on October 10.

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Olly Murs

Olly Murs has announced a tour of the UK and Ireland for summer 2021. The outdoor run will kick off on June 5 at Swansea’s Singleton Park and runs until August 29, wrapping up at Colchester Castle Park. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on October 9.

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Eric Clapton

The legendary guitarist and his band will play their only UK shows of 2021 at London’s Royal Albert Hall on May 14, 17 and 18. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on October 9.

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Little Mix

The pop group have added extra dates in Nottingham and Liverpool to their spring Confetti Tour. They’ll put out their new album of the same name on November 6. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on October 9.

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Rag ‘n’Bone Man

The pop and soul vocalist will play shows at Westonbirt Arboretum, Cannock Chase Forest and Thetford Forest in June as part of the Forest Live concert series. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on October 9.

Rory Graham has also confirmed an exclusive outdoor London show as part of the Heritage Live concert series, calling at Kenwood House on June 20 with support from special guest John Newman, and Will and the People. Tickets for this event go on sale at 9am on October 22.

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Kodaline


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The Irish band will kick off their spring Wherever You Are Tour on May 17 in Oxford, wrapping up on June 2 at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on October 9.

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Bill Bailey

The comedian, actor and multi-instrumentalist will take En Route To Normal Tour to arenas and concert halls across the UK during winter 2021, kicking off with two nights at Plymouth Pavilions on December 12 and 13, and culminating at London’s SSE Arena Wembley on December 26. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on October 9. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Penn and Teller

The American magician duo will continue their 45th anniversary celebrations with shows at Manchester’s O2 Apollo and Birmingham’s Alexandra Theatre before a six-date residency at London’s Eventim Apollo between June 22 and 27. Tickets for The First Final UK Tour go on sale at 10am on October 9.

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Also announced this week:

  • Kathrine Ryan will tour her new live show Missus across the UK in 2021 and 2022.
  • Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour will head to arenas across the UK in early 2022.
  • David Gray reschedules his White Ladder: The 20th Anniversary Tour to 2021.
  • Sophie Ellis-Bextor has added extra dates to her Kitchen Disco Tour.
  • Squeeze will perform at London’s O2 Arena on December 5, marking the venue’s first socially distanced gig.
  • Horrible Histories Live will tour the UK this Christmas with their own unique take on the festive season.
  • Nile Rodgers and CHIC will perform at Scarborough Open Air Theatre in August 2021.
  • Bowling For Soup have confirmed the Surf The UK Tour for May 2021.
  • The Vamps will support their upcoming album, ‘Cherry Blossom’, with a spring UK tour.

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Michael Bublé To Play ‘Beautiful Outdoor Venues’ On Second UK Leg Of An Evening With Tour

Michael Bublé

The Canadian vocalist has confirmed the second UK leg of his An Evening With Tour, with the new outdoor run taking in shows in Bath, Hatfield, Aylesham, Derby, Warwick, Durham, Leeds, Exeter, Cardiff and Hove during July and August.

Pre-sale tickets are available now prior to general sale at 9am on December 6.

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