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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Pre-Sale Tickets: Adam Ant Announces Antics UK Tour For February And March 2022

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The ’80’s pop legend has confirmed 18 dates across the UK for early 2022, culminating with a show at London’s Roundhouse on March 19. He’ll perform his chart-topping hits and personal favourites. Pre-sale opens at 10am on May 27, ahead of general sale at 10am on May 28.

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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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Eric Clapton At #1 On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart

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Guitar legend Eric Clapton has risen to #1 on Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart, relegating last week’s top spot holders, Bon Iver, to #13. While making up the rest of the top five we have Elton JohnStrictly Come DancingJustin Bieber and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

This week we have some new entries on the chart, including  Shakin StevensAdam AntThunder and David Gray, who have caused a bit of a re-jig. Twenty One Pilots, who were circling the bottom of the top 20 last week, are now back in the top 10, while Green Day have dropped three places and Catfish and the Bottlemen two.

Over the next week there are a shedload of massive shows going on sale, including The Stone RosesThe Beach BoysTwo Door Cinema ClubElbow and The Chainsmokers. Check back in with us next week to see if any are able to steal the #1 spot.

1. Eric Clapton
2. Elton John
3. Strictly Come Dancing
4. Justin Bieber
5. Red Hot Chili Peppers
6. Craig David
7. Shakin Stevens
8. Olly Murs
9. Adam Ant
10. Twenty One Pilots
11. Green Day
12. Yusuf Cat Stevens
13. Bon Iver
14. Korn (co-headline with Limp Bizkit)
15. Jamie T
16. Catfish and the Bottlemen
17. Shawn Mendes
18. Thunder
19. David Gray
20. Disney On Ice

On sale in the next week – can they break the top 20?

1. The Stone Roses

2. The Beach Boys

3. Two Door Cinema Club (extra show)

4. Elbow

5. The Chainsmokers (extra show)

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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: Elton John, Craig David, Adam Ant And Strictly Come Dancing Live

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ELTON JOHN

Elton John has expanded his June 2017 tour plans with further Wonderful Crazy Night shows at Peterborough’s Abax Stadium, Twickenham Stoop Stadium, Blackburn’s Ewood Park Stadium, Ipswich’s Portman Road Stadium and the Select Security Stadium in Widnes. Tickets are on general sale at 10am on September 23, priced £40.00 plus fees. Click here for pre-sale tickets.

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CRAIG DAVID

With his new album, ‘Following My Intuition’, scheduled for release on September 30 via Speakerbox/Insanity, David will play 15 shows across the UK and Ireland between March 16 and April 7. Tickets are on general sale at 10am on September 23, priced £25.00/£27.00/£35.00 plus fees.

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ADAM ANT

Adam Ant has will bring his 2017 Anthems: The Singles tour to Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Plymouth, London, Brighton, Bournemouth, Leicester, Ipswich, Watford, Southend, Leeds and Nottingham between May 5 and 28. Tickets are on general sale at 10am on September 23, priced £32.50/£40.00 plus fees.

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STRICTLY COME DANCING LIVE

Strictly Come Dancing will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a return to UK arenas early next year. Stops include multiple performances in Birmingham, Newcastle, Sheffield, Glasgow, Nottingham, Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool, finishing up with two shows at London’s SSE Arena Wembley and two at the O2 Arena. Tickets will go on general sale at 10am on September 23, priced £35.00/£45.00 plus fees. Click here for pre-sale tickets.

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Top Tours This Week!!

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Elton John

Elton John has expanded his summer 2017 Wonderful Crazy Night tour plans, adding further stadium performances in Twickenham, Peterborough, Ipswich, Widnes and Blackburn.
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Tickets for the new concerts are on general sale at 10am on September 23, priced £40.00 plus fees.


Thunder

Thunder will take a break from working on the follow up to 2015’s ‘Wonder Days’ to play shows in Manchester, Sheffield, Newcastle, Leicester, Glasgow, Cardiff, Southampton, Ipswich, London, Dublin and Belfast next March.
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Tickets are on general sale at 9am on September 23, priced £28.50/£29.50 plus fees. Click here for pre-sale tickets.


Eric Clapton

The legendary singer-songwriter and guitarist will be accompanied by his band for three performances at London’s Royal Albert Hall on May 22, May 24, and May 25, 2017.
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Tickets are limited to six per household and go on general sale on at 9am on September 22, priced £75.00 plus fees.


Adam Ant

Adam Ant has announced details of his 2017 Anthems: The Singles tour, with stops planned in Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Plymouth, London, Brighton, Bournemouth, Leicester, Ipswich, Watford, Southend, Leeds and Nottingham between May 5 and 28.
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Tickets are on general sale at 10am on September 23, priced £32.50/£40.00 plus fees.


Craig David

With his sixth album, ‘Following My Intuition’, scheduled for release on September 30 via Speakerbox/Insanity, Craig David will play arena shows across the UK and Ireland between March 16 and April 7, his first tour in 15 years. Support comes from Lauren Faith.
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Tickets are on general sale at 10am on September 23, priced £25.00/£27.00/£35.00 plus fees.


Emeli Sande

With her new album, ‘Long Live The Angels’, out on November 11, the singer-songwriter will perform intimate sets at Glasgow’s Oran Mor, Aberdeen’s Tunnels, Manchester’s Gorilla and London’s St John At Hackney Church between October 2 and 6.
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Tickets are on general sale at 10am on September 23.


David Gray

Gray will accompany the forthcoming release of his greatest hits collection, ‘The Best of David Gray’, with solo acoustic performances at Manchester’s Albert Hall, the Sage in Gateshead, Bristol’s Colston Hall and London’s Cadogan Hall for two nights, between December 11 and 18.
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Tickets are on general sale at 9am on September 23, priced £40.00/£50.00 plus fees.


Strictly Come Dancing

Strictly Come Dancing will return to UK arenas early next year to celebrate its tenth anniversary. Stops include multiple performances in Birmingham, Newcastle, Sheffield, Glasgow, Nottingham, Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool, finishing up with two shows at London’s SSE Arena Wembley and two at the O2 Arena.
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Kevin And Karen Dance

The Strictly Come Dancing couple, Kevin and Karen Clifton, will be accompanied by a supporting cast of dancers and a 12-piece band for a choreographed journey through the Waltz, Cha Cha, Fox Trot, Tango and Salsa at theatres and concert halls across the UK between May 31 and June 18, 2017.
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Tickets are on general sale at 10am on September 23, priced between £22.50 and £32.00 plus fees. Click here for pre-sale tickets.


Also announced this week, so far

Harlem Globetrotters, The Stranglers, Rae Sremmurd, Soul II Soul, Peter Hook and the Light, Highly Suspect, Shakin’ Stevens, Jaws, The Wildhearts, Lanterns On The Lake, Bloc Party, James, The Devin Comedy, A Conversation on Making a Murderer, First Fifty, Kongos, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Deaf Havana, Prose, Roger Hodgson, Daniel O’Donnell, How To Dress Well, The Dead 60s, Slick Rick, Jon Bellion, Banks, Kevin Devine, Black Tongue, The Wave Pictures, Scott Matthews, Hazel English, The Treatment, Folly And The Hunter, Sarah Walk, Doomsquad, DORJE, Neon Waltz, Prides, Van Morrison, Kwamz And Flava and many more!

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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: The 1975, Twin Atlantic, Adam Ant, Billy Connolly And Cirque Du Soleil: Varekai

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THE 1975

The 1975 have confirmed additional shows around their already announced date at the O2 Arena London on December 16, with stops planned at Manchester Arena on December 13, an extra date at the O2 on December 15, plus performances in Newcastle, Glasgow, Bournemouth and Cardiff. Tickets are on general sale at 9am on July 15, priced between £23.00 and £29.00 plus fees.

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TWIN ATLANTIC

Twin Atlantic have lined up an autumn UK tour with stops planned in Newcastle, Cardiff, Birmingham, London and Leeds between October 7 and 15. The Scottish quartet, who wrap up a series of summer shows this week, have also lined up winter dates in Dublin, Belfast, and their hometown Glasgow, where they will play three shows at the Barrowland. Tickets go on sale at 9am on July 15 (Dublin on sale now), priced between £16.00 and £21.00 plus fees.

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ADAM ANT

Adam Ant will play Adam and the Ants’ second album, ‘Kings Of The Wild Frontier’, which was originally released in 1980, in full for the final time in the UK at the Roundhouse in London on December 18. Tickets will go on general sale at 9am on July 15, priced from £35.00 plus fees.

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BILLY CONNOLLY

Billy Connolly will bring his High Horse tour to Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester, Sheffield, Newcastle, Liverpool, Brighton, Peterborough and Portsmouth during November. Tickets are on general sale at 9am on July 15, priced at £35.00/£42.50 plus fees.

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CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: VAREKAI

Cirque Du Soleil will bring its updated signature production, Varekai, to Sheffield Arena, Dublin’s 3Arena, Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena and Leeds’ First Direct Arena in February 2017, followed by the Genting Arena in Birmingham, Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena and the SSE Hydro, Glasgow in March. Tickets are on general sale at 9am on July 15, priced from £39.05/£55.00 plus fees.

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