Top Tickets This Week: James Taylor, Tori Amos, Little Mix, Eels, Courteeners, Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes, Aurora and more

James Taylor

The legendary singer-songwriter will be accompanied by his All-Star Band at UK and European shows in January, February and March, including stops in Dublin, Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow, Brighton, Birmingham, and London, where he’ll play two dates at the Eventim Apollo.

He hits the road in support of his latest album, ‘American Standard’, released in 2020. Tickets go on general sale at 9am BST/10am CET on July 16.

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Tori Amos

Tori Amos has announced plans to tour the UK and Europe next spring, kicking off in Berlin on February 16 and wrapping up at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on March 18. The UK and Ireland leg also includes stops in Glasgow, Manchester, Cork and London, where she’ll play two nights at the Palladium. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on July 16.

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Little Mix

The pop trio have added three matinée shows to The Confetti Tour, with afternoon concerts lined up at Newcastle’s Utilita Arena on April 16, Birmingham’s Resorts World Arena on April 23, and Manchester’s AO Arena on May 7. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on July 16.

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Eels


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Eels will take their Lockdown Hurricane Tour to Belfast, Dublin, London, Manchester, Glasgow, Nottingham, and Southampton between March 11 and 18, with the trek expanding to European and North American cities later in 2022.

The shows  will mark Eels’ first in front of an audience since dropping their 13th studio album, ‘Earth To Dora’, with tickets on general sale at 9am on July 16.

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Courteeners

Courteeners have lined up three warm up gigs in preparation for their huge concerts this summer, with stops planned at the O2 Academy Leicester, Stoke’s Victoria Hall and Halifax’s Victoria Theatre on September 7, 21, and 22, respectively. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on July 16.

The dates will take place ahead of their shows at Scarborough Open Air Theatre with The Coral, as well as their appearance at the rescheduled TRNSMT festival, and a huge homecoming concert the Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground with Johnny Marr, Blossoms, Zuzu, and The Big Moon.

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Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes


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Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes have announced plans to tour the UK and Ireland this autumn. The trek will support their upcoming album, ‘Sticky’, the follow-up to 2019’s ‘End Of Suffering’, due out on October 15. They also have a European tour in the dairy for early 2022, which kicks off with shows at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on January 21 and 22. Tickets go on general sale at 10am local time on July 16.

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Aurora

The Norwegian singer-songwriter will embark on a UK and European tour beginning in Milan on February 13 and wrapping up at the O2 Academy Brixton in London on April 6. The UK and Ireland leg also includes stops in Birmingham, Newcastle, Glasgow, Dublin, Manchester, Leeds and Bristol. Tickets go on general sale at 9am BST/10am EST on July 16. Her last album was ‘A Different Kind Of Human – Step 2’, released in 2019.

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Top Tickets This Week: Bullet For My Valentine, Lorde, Dave Chappelle, Kaleo, Angels & Airwaves and more

Bullet For My Valentine

Bullet For My Valentine will support their self-titled seventh studio album, out on October 22, with an autumn UK tour that will head to Nottingham, Edinburgh, Hull, Manchester, London, Cardiff and Brighton between October 31 and November 9. Pre-sale tickets for London and Nottingham are available now via Ticketmaster, ahead of general sale at 10am on June 25.

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Lorde

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Lorde has announced her new album. The follow-up to 2017’s ‘Melodrama’ is called ‘Solar Power’ and will arrive on August 20. The Grammy-winning vocalist will support the record with a world tour that will include shows in New Zealand, Australia, North America, Europe and the UK. The latter leg will include stops in Leeds, Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham and London, where she’s lined up two nights at the Roundhouse. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on June 25.

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Dave Chappelle

Dave Chappelle will return to the UK later this summer. The award-winning American comedian has announced two stand-up shows at the Eventim Apollo on August 11 and 12. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on June 25.

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Kaleo

Kaleo will bring their Fight Or Flight Tour to the UK and Ireland in 2022. The Icelandic blues-rock band will kick off the rescheduled North American leg of the trek in February, followed by the UK and Irish run in June. Stops include Manchester, Dublin, Birmingham and London, where they’ll take over the Eventim Apollo. Support will come from London-based Belle Mt. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on June 25.

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Angels and Airwaves

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Angels and Airwaves will support their new album ‘LIFEFORMS’, out on September 24, with their first headline UK tour in 10 years in March 2022. Stops include Leeds, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Nottingham, Bristol and London. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on June 25.

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Chrissie Hynde

The Pretenders vocalist will take over London’s Royal Opera House on July 29 and 30, followed by four nights at Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall between August 22 and 25. The socially distanced concerts will see Hynde performing stripped back acoustic reworks of Bob Dylan songs, along with tracks from her own band’s back catalogue.

The announcement follows the release of her new covers LP honouring the legendary singer-songwriter, ‘Standing In The Doorway: Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan’. A companion film called Tomorrow Is A Long Time, which details the recording of the album, is also available via Sky Arts.

Pre-sale tickets are available now via Ticketmaster, ahead of general sale at 12pm on June 25.

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Also announced this week:

  • Courteeners will headline Scarborough Open Air Theatre in September.
  • The Hives have lined up headline shows in Nottingham and Portsmouth in December.
  • Mogwai have announced a headline London show at Alexandra Palace in February 2022.
  • Sarah Millican has added two extra London shows to her Bobby Dazzler Tour.
  • Killing Joke to take Honour The Fire Tour across the UK in spring 2022.
  • Squeeze will play their only headline show of 2021 at in Carlisle this November.
  • Ricky Gervais has announced another SuperNature warm-up show in London.
  • Low will take their Hey What Tour across the UK and Ireland in April 2022.

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Top Tickets This Week: Madison Beer, Biffy Clyro, Courteeners, Andrea Bocelli, Roger Taylor, Gladys Knight, The Darkness, The Wombats, Bill Bailey and more

Madison Beer


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The rising pop sensation will take her Life Support Tour across the UK and Europe in spring 2022, with shows confirmed at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Manchester Academy, Birmingham’s O2 Institute, Dublin’s Olympia Theatre, Belfast’s Ulster Hall, and the O2 Academy Glasgow for April. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on June 11.

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Biffy Clyro

The Scottish trio will take over Cardiff Bay’s Alexandra Head on September 16, with tickets on general sale at 10am on June 11. Support will come from special guests Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes.

Biffy, who released ‘A Celebration Of Endings’ in 2020, have rearranged their huge summer concert in Scotland to September 9, moving it from Bellahouston Park to Glasgow Green. They’ve also shifted The Fingers Crossed Tour to the autumn and are confirmed as returning headliners for Download Festival in 2022.

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Courteeners

The indie giants will take over Manchester’s Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground for a hometown show on September 25, joined by special guests Johnny Marr, Blossoms, Zuzu, and The Big Moon. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on June 11. They also headline Glasgow’s TRNSMT festival on September 10.

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Roger Taylor


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Queen drummer and songwriter Roger Taylor will support his forthcoming solo album, ‘Outsider’, with autumn shows in Newcastle, Manchester, York, Cardiff, Liverpool, Norwich, Bath, Bournemouth, Plymouth, Nottingham, Bexhill, Guildford, Coventry and London, where he’ll wrap up the run at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on October 22. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on June 11. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Andrea Bocelli

The Italian tenor will bring his Believe World Tour to the UK and Ireland in 2022. He’ll perform at the Caledonian Stadium in Inverness on July 1 — marking his first visit to the Scottish Highlands — followed by arena performances in Liverpool, Glasgow, Belfast, Birmingham and Sheffield in September. The trek shares its name with Bocelli’s latest album, released in November 2020.

He has also rescheduled his concerts in Dublin and London for a second time to fit alongside the new dates. Original tickets remain valid, with the new shows on general sale at 10am on June 11.

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Gladys Knight

The American soul legend will return to the UK in June 2022, calling in Manchester, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Liverpool, Nottingham, Cardiff, Leeds, Glasgow and London, where she’ll perform two nights at the iconic Royal Albert Hall. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on June 11.

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The Darkness

The British rock quartet will kick off their 22-date winter tour at Brighton Dome on November 17 and conclude it with two nights at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London on December 16 and 17. Support will come from special guest British Lion, with tickets on general sale at 10am on June 11. The Motorheart Tour shares its name with their new album, due for release on October 15.

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The Wombats


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The trio will play their biggest headline show to date at London’s O2 Arena on April 15, with tickets on general sale at 9am on June 11. They also appear at UK festivals this summer, including Reading and Leeds, and the Neighbourhood Weekender.

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Bill Bailey

The comedian, actor and multi-instrumentalist will take his Summer Larks show to the West End’s Royal Opera House for a limited week-long run in August.

The socially distanced eight-show run — which includes a matinée performance — will mark the first time a stand-up has headlined the Covent Garden venue. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on June 11. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Also announced this week:

  • Gary Barlow has added a Bournemouth show to his All The Hits Live Tour.
  • Public Service Broadcasting have announced an autumn UK tour.
  • Royal Blood have added European shows to their spring 2022 tour plans.
  • Wolf Alice confirm summer date at the O2 Academy Bournemouth.
  • Tony Hadley has announced his 40th Anniversary Tour for spring 2022.
  • The Mavericks have rescheduled the UK leg of their En Español World Tour.
  • The latest UK leg of Mrs. Brown’s Boys’ live show has been rescheduled for a second time to 2022.
  • Sasha Velour has rearranged the Smoke And Mirrors Tour to 2022.
  • The Kooks have added a second Leeds show to their Inside In/Inside Out 15th Anniversary UK And Ireland Tour.
  • John Grant has announced London and Manchester shows for summer 2022.
  • Richard Ashcroft has announced acoustic shows in Liverpool and London for the autumn.
  • Big Thief have confirmed a run of UK and Ireland shows for early 2022.
  • Kodaline have confirmed a run of acoustic shows across Ireland this autumn.
  • Todrick Hall will bring The Femuline Tour to the UK next spring.
  • Khruangbin have lined up a gig at London’s Alexandra Palace for spring 2022.
  • Manic Street Preachers have moved their upcoming Cardiff shows for a second time to September.
  • Ricky Gervais has moved a handful of SuperNature Tour dates, adding a new London show in the process.

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Snow Patrol, Courteeners, James Blunt, Gregory Porter, Madness, Agnes Obel, Kano, Lamb Of God and more

Snow Patrol

The Reworked Tour will see the Northern Ireland quintet perform reimagined versions of tracks from their back catalogue, as well as new songs from their ‘Reworked’ EP, at shows in Cardiff, Plymouth, Oxford, Llandudno, Nottingham, London, Ipswich, Leicester, Brighton, Dublin, Belfast, Manchester and Edinburgh between November 13 and December 5. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on September 6.

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Courteeners

The Manchester trio will put out ‘More. Again. Forever’ on January 17 following headline shows at London’s Olympia on November 30 and Manchester Arena on December 14. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on September 6.

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James Blunt

The singer, who is set to release ‘Once Upon A Mind’ on October 25, will perform at arenas in Birmingham, Manchester, Hull, Newcastle, Nottingham, Cardiff and Brighton between February 14 and 22, 2020. He will also play the Royal Albert Hall in London on April 7, 2020. Tickets for all dates go on general sale at 9am on September 6.

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Gregory Porter

The Grammy Award-winning jazz and soul singer will head to Manchester, Cardiff, Leeds, Glasgow, Newcastle, Birmingham, Hull, Bournemouth, Brighton and London, where he’ll perform at the Royal Albert Hall for four nights, between May 9 and 26, 2020. Tickets go on sale at 9am on September 6, priced from £42.50 regionally and £45.00 in London, plus fees. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Madness

The ska legends will return to the the iconic Camden Roundhouse on December 15, 16 and 17 for performances of past, present, and future material. Tickets go on general sale at 9.30am on September 6.

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Agnes Obel

The Danish artist will kick off the UK and Ireland leg of the trek on March 29 in Dublin before heading to Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Whitley Bay, Cambridge, Birmingham, Salisbury and London, where she’ll play the Eventim Apollo on April 9. Her plans also include dates across mainland Europe, with tickets for the shows on general sale from 9am local time on September 6.

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Kano

Due to overwhelming demand, the London MC has extended his Hoodies All Summer Tour with shows in Bournemouth, Cardiff, Bristol, Liverpool, London, Leeds, Nottingham, Birmingham and Manchester between January 31 and February 15, 2020. Tickets go on sale at 9am on September 6.

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Lamb Of God

The Virginia mosh lords will return with German legends Kreator and Texan crossover thrashers Power Trip, with stops lined up in Bristol, Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham and London, where they’ll take over the O2 Academy Brixton on April 25. Tickets for the State Of Unrest Tour go on general sale at 10am on September 6.

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Also announced this week:

Bombay Bicycle Club, Average White Band, Cigarettes After Sex, Declan McKenna, Toni Braxton, Levellers, John Newman, Villagers, Meute, Milk Teeth, AJ Tracey, Skindred, J.I.D., Miles Kane, Dane Baptiste, Jack Dee, Glasvegas, Editors, Ty Dolla $ign, Max And Iggor Cavalera, Collabro and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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

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

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

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

Courteeners

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

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The National

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

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Richard Hawley

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

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Little Simz

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

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André​ Rieu

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

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Lenny Henry

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

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Also announced this week:

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

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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: The Cure, Courteeners, Kasabian, Bastille, Catfish And The Bottlemen, Jack Johnson and more…

THE CURE

The Cure will celebrate their 40th anniversary by headlining British Summer Time at Hyde Park in London on July 7, in what will be their only European show of the year. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on December 15, with Interpol, Goldfrapp, Editors, Ride, Slowdive and the Twilight Sad set to provide support.

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COURTEENERS

The Manchester band will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their debut LP, ‘St. Jude’, with a huge hometown show at Manchester Arena on April 7, following a performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London on March 23 as part of the Teenage Cancer Trust concert series. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on December 15.

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KASABIAN

Kasabian will perform at Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk, on June 10, as part of the Forest Live series, following a show at the Royal Albert Hall in London on March 23 as part of the Teenage Cancer Trust concert series. Tickets go on sale at 9am on December 15.

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BASTILLE

Bastille will take ReOrchestrated on the road in 2018, calling in Manchester, Edinburgh, Bristol, Sheffield and London, where they will play the Royal Albert Hall. Tickets go on sale at 9am on December 15.

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CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN

Catfish and the Bottlemen have announced outdoor summer shows at Spillers Wharf in Newcastle on May 25 as part of This Is Tomorrow, before heading to Cardiff Castle on July 29. Tickets are on sale at 10am on December 15.

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JACK JOHNSON

Jack Johnson, who put out ‘All The Live Above It Too’ earlier this year, will play the Eventim Apollo in London on July 6, following his appearance in Cornwall for the Eden Sessions. Tickets go on sale at 9am on December 15.

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Also announced this week

Simple Minds, Pretenders, Tears For Fears, Pete Tong, Queen Extravaganza, Noel Fitzpatrick the Supervet, The Script, Kodaline, Craig David, Aston Merrygold, Dappy, Astroid Boys, Billy Idol, Reef, Terrorvision, The Wildhearts, King Crimson, Mary Spendor, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Sweats, Willy Mason, Gang of Youths, The Bronx, Dionne Warwick, Goat Girl, The Americans, Man With A Mission, Susanne Sundfør, Spoon, Haux, Butcher Babies, Tigers Jaw, Alfie Boe, Montero, Fatboy Slim, Lucy Dacus, Turnover, Belle And Sebastian, Evil Scarecrow, The Academic, Dream State, Dinosaur Jr, Nigel Kennedy, Beck, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Bully, Alanis Morissette and more!

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Top Tours This Week: Liam Fray, Epica, Extreme, Bury Tomorrow, Black Country Communion, Rae Morris and more…

The Courteeners frontman Liam Fray has announced an autumn acoustic tour, while Dutch symphonic metallers Epica will return for shows in the UK and Ireland next spring. Following their appearance at Ramblin’ Man Fair last weekend, Extreme will head back to the UK in December and Black Country Communion are set to return at the start of 2018. The Raven Age, Bury Tomorrow, Knucklepuck, Rae Morris and Kele Okereke have all confirmed nationwide tours.

Liam Fray

The Courteeners frontman will call in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Bristol, Portsmouth, Wolverhampton, London, Sheffield, Liverpool, Wrexham and Leeds prior to two nights at the Albert Hall in Manchester this autumn.
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Tickets on sale at 9am on August 4, priced £20.00/£22.50 plus fees.


Epica

Epica have announced a UK and Ireland headline tour for next spring.
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Extreme

The rockers will follow December dates in Newcastle, Glasgow, Leeds, Birmingham and Bristol with a night at the O2 Academy Brixton in London. Dan Reed Network will open.
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Tickets are on sale at 9am on August 4, prices start at £30.00/£36.00 plus fees.


Bury Tomorrow

Bury Tomorrow have announced a wide-ranging autumn UK run dubbed the Stage Invasion tour.
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Tickets are on sale now, prices start at £15.00/£16.00 plus fees.


Black Country Communion

The group, which features vocalist Glenn Hughes, guitarist Joe Bonamassa, drummer Jason Bonham and keyboardist Derek Sherinian, will release their new album ‘BCCIV’ on September 22 prior to two exclusive concerts at Wolverhampton’s Civic Hall and London’s Eventim Apollo in January.
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Rae Morris

The singer’s first full UK tour in almost 18 months will feature stops in Norwich, Nottingham, Salisbury, Leeds and London, where she’ll play the Islington Assembly Hall, towards the end of September.
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Also announced this week, so far

Arcade Fire, The Raven Age, Knuckle Puck, Black Star Riders, Sam Brookes, Kele Okereke, Gaz Brookfield, Charlotte Carpenter, Tycho, SG Lewis, Stephen Kellogg, Jamie Lenman, AJ Tracey, The Winter Passing, Tom Clarke, Trombone Shorty, Fink, Public Service Broadcasting, Peaness, Left Lane Cruiser, CJ Ramone, Pond, Imelda May, The Orwells, Jesus And His Judgemental Father, Fresh, Rob Brydon, Milestones, The Gospel Youth, Husky Loops, Chelou, Hunter and the Bear, Richard Dawson, Kioko, Akon, Weaves, Kobra and the Lotus, Watain and more!

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