This Week’s Top Tickets: The Script, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe, Russell Watson, Thom Yorke, Elbow, Avril Lavigne, Goo Goo Dolls, Heaven 17 and more

The Script

The Script will bring their Sunsets And Full Moons Tour to the arenas in Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester, Bournemouth, Brighton, Sheffield, Birmingham, London, Nottingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Newcastle between February 20 and March 14. The tour shares its name with the Dublin pop trio’s upcoming album, out on November 8. Tickets go on general sale at 9.30am on October 18.

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Michael Ball and Alfie Boe

The duo, who put out the joint album ‘Together’ in 2016 and the follow-up ‘Together Again’ in 2017, will perform in huge venues across the country, including a date at London’s O2 Arena on March 7. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on October 18.

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Russell Watson

The classical vocalist will celebrate the 20th anniversary of his debut album, ‘The Voice’, joined on stage by a harmonious choir and 33-piece orchestra at shows in Hull, Southend, York, Nottingham, Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester and London, where he’ll perform at the Royal Albert Hall, between September 19 and October 23. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on October 18.

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Thom Yorke


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As part of a wider European trek, the Radiohead frontman will play shows in Glasgow, Manchester and London, where he’s lined up two nights at Hammersmith’s Eventim Apollo on June 23 and 24. He’ll be joined by Nigel Godrich and visual artist Tarik Barri. Tickets go on sale from 9am on October 18.

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Elbow

Elbow have added a third London show to their spring tour, with the run now finishing up at the Eventim Apollo on April 29, following their two previously announced performances at the venue. Tickets for the new date go on sale at 9am on October 18.

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Avril Lavigne

The Canadian singer-songwriter will bring her Head Above Water World Tour to the UK in 2020, calling at the O2 Academy Brixton in London on April 1 and the O2 Apollo Manchester the following day. Her plans also include dates across Europe, with tickets on general sale at 9am on October 18.

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Goo Goo Dolls

The New York duo will call in Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham, Birmingham and London, where they’ll perform at the Roundhouse on February 27. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on October 18.

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Heaven 17

The synth-pop duo, previously of the Human League, will bring their 40th Anniversary Greatest Hits Tour to Sheffield, London, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Bristol, Norwich, Liverpool, Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham between November 20 and December 19, 2020. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on October 18.

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Also announced this week:

Foals, Twin Atlantic, Kim Petras, Cliff Richard, Cirque Du Soleil: Corteo, Kaiser Chiefs, Pretenders, Suede, Whitney Queen Of The Night, Simply Red, Kisstory Presents: The Blast Off Tour, Gabrielle, Seasick Steve, Georgia, Blackout Problems, Blossoms, Larkin Poe, The Murder Capital, Mr Eazi, Therapy?, X Ambassadors, Hot 8 Brass Band, Kiefer Sutherland and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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This Week’s New Releases: ​Chaka Khan, Millencolin And SWMRS

It’s another busy one. The Queen Of Funk, aka Chaka Khan, has put out her first new full-length in 12 years, skate-punk legends Millencolin have dropped the follow up to 2015’s ‘True Brew’ and the Bay Area band SWMRS have released their second album.

Not enough for ya? Take a look below.

Aqualung – ‘Additional Futures’ EP (Okey-Donkey)

Avantasia – ‘Moonglow’ (Nuclear Blast)

Avril Lavigne – ‘Head Above Water’ (BMG)

​Betty Who – ‘Betty’ (AWAL Recordings America, Inc)

​Chaka Khan – ‘Hello Happiness’ (Island)

Czarface & Ghostface Killah – ‘Czarface Meets Ghostface’ (Silver Age)

Florida Georgia Line – ‘Can’t Say I Ain’t Country’ (Big Machine)

Hajk – ‘Drama’ (Jansen Records)

Hayes Carll – ‘What It Is’ (Dualton)

Jon Fratelli – ‘Bright Night Flowers’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Ladytron – ‘Ladytron’ (Ladytron)

The Long Ryders – ‘Psychedelic Country Soul’ (Cherry Red)

Mantra – ‘Dreamland’ (Dine Alone Records)

Methyl Ethel – ‘Triage’ (4AD)

Millencolin – ‘SOS’ (Epitaph)

Picture This – ‘MDRN LV’ (Republic Records)

Piroshka – ‘Brickbat’ (Bella Union)

Ryan Bingham – ‘American Love Song’ (Thirty Tigers)

SWMRS – ‘Berkeley’s On Fire’ (Fueled By Ramen)

Tedeschi Trucks Band – ‘Signs’ (Fantasy/Concord)

Tourist – ‘Everyday’ (Monday Records)

Wicca Phase Springs Eternal – ‘Suffer On’ (Run For Cover)

Woman’s Hour – ‘Ephyra’ (Practise)

Yann Tiersen – ‘All’ (Mute)

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