Top Tickets This Week: AJ Tracey, James, Imelda May, Status Quo, Fatboy Slim, The Libertines, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Katherine Ryan and more

AJ Tracey

AJ Tracey has announced the Flu Game Tour for November, with arena shows lined up in Dublin, Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester and London, where he’ll take over the O2 Arena. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on April 23. The trek shares its name with Tracey’s second album, released last week (April 16).

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James

James will return to Scarborough Open Air Theatre on September 9, with tickets for the show on general sale at 9am on April 23. They’re also due to appear at Playground Weekender, Deer Shed FestivalNeighbourhood Weekender and the Isle of Wight Festival, and will hit the road for a UK and Ireland arena tour with Happy Mondays in the autumn.

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Imelda May

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The Dublin singer-songwriter will embark on her Made To Love Tour in 2022, kicking off on April 4 at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall and wrapping up with three homecoming performances at Vicar Street on May 13, 14 and 15. The gigs mark her first proper trek in over five years and will support her sixth LP, ’11 Past The Hour’, released last week (April 16) via Decca Records. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on April 23.

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Status Quo

The legendary British rockers, who put out ‘Backbone’ in 2019, will call in Belfast, Dublin, Hull, Stockton, Liverpool, Birmingham, Southend, Ipswich, Leicester, Guildford, Manchester, Cardiff, Oxford and Bath between February 27 and March 18. Tickets go on sale at 10am on April 23.

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Fatboy Slim

The Brighton DJ and producer will take over the Telegraph Building in Belfast on October 23 to help celebrate events promoter Shine’s 25th Birthday. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on April 23. He’ll also headline Blackpool Rocks on June 26, with tickets on sale at 9am on April 23.

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The Libertines

The band will now kick off their Giddy Up A Ding-Dong Tour at Margate’s Winter Gardens on November 20. They’ll also hit the O2 Academy Leicester on December 7. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on April 23.

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Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, the group will now hit the road in summer 2022, beginning with a new stop at Birmingham’s Resorts World Arena on June 26. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on April 23.

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Katherine Ryan

Due to demand, the Canadian comedian and star of Netflix show The Duchess has added 12 new dates to her Missus Tour. She’ll now also call in Doncaster, Manchester, Worthing, Milton Keynes, Llandudno, Bromley, Hastings, Brighton, Norwich, Torquay, Peterborough and Grimsby during spring 2022. Tickets go on sale at 10am on April 23.

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Also announced this week:

  • Culture Club have lined up four Heritage Live shows for the summer.
  • Nile Rodgers and CHIC will top the bill at Hampton Court Palace Festival on August 22, following a newly announced third performance by Tom Jones the day before.
  • Django Django have announced plans to tour the UK and Europe this autumn.
  • Waterparks have rescheduled their See You In The Future Tour of the UK to 2022.
  • Feeder have confirmed a summer date at Newport’s Tredeger Park.
  • Gemma Collins has announced The GC’s Big Night Out Tour for October.

Head here for a full list and to find your tickets. Check our rolling guide to cancelled and postponed events here.

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Top Tickets This Week: Alanis Morissette, Dua Lipa, The Weeknd, The Pussycat Dolls, Jojo, New Order, Bryan Adams, Frankie Valli, Jason Manford, Peter Kay and more

Alanis Morissette

The singer-songwriter will bring her 25th anniversary celebrations of ‘Jagged Little Pill’ to London, Birmingham, Dublin and Manchester, as well as Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Warsaw, Budapest, Milan, Barcelona, Madrid and Paris between September 23 and October 22. Tickets go on general sale from 9am on Friday February 28.

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Dua Lipa

The vocalist has added two new stops to her Future Nostalgia Tour, with new shows confirmed at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool on May 29 and Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena the following day. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on February 28. Support will come from Lolo Zouaï and Buck Betty.

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The Weeknd

Abel Tesfaye, who is due to release ‘After Hours’ next month, will play London’s O2 Arena, Newcastle’s Utilita Arena, Arena Birmingham, Glasgow’s SSE Hydro and Manchester Arena between October 11 and 19, before hitting mainland Europe for shows between October 26 and November 12. The After Hours Tour is set to showcase some of the most innovative stage design to date, with tickets on general sale at 9am on February 28.

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The Pussycat Dolls

The reunited group will play Parc Y Scarlets in Llanelli on July 4 and Slessor Gardens in Dundee on July 26, following previously announced stops in Northampton, Newmarket, Newton-le-Willows, Esher and Newcastle. Tickets go on sale at 9am on February 28. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Jojo

The American vocalist will support her upcoming album, ‘Good To Know’, with tour dates across the US, Europe, UK and Ireland, with the latter leg including stops in Dublin, Glasgow, Manchester, London, Birmingham and Brighton in September. Tickets for all shows go on sale at 10am local time on February 28.

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New Order

The new wave band will take over the O2 Arena on October 10 for their only UK show of 2020 and their first London show since 2018. Tickets go on general sale at 9.30am on February 28.

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Bryan Adams

The Canadian rocker will play his 1983 album ‘Cut Like A Knife’ in full at London’s Royal Albert Hall on May 11, 1987’s ‘Into The Fire’ the next day and 1991’s ‘Waking Up The Neighbours’ on May 13. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on February 28.

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Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

Despite embarking on a farewell tour in 2018, Frankie Valli and band will hit the road again for three nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall followed by concerts at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena and Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena in July. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on February 28.

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Jason Manford

The comedian’s new Like Me Tour will get underway on February 3, 2021, following a run of Work In Progress dates this autumn and early in the new year. Next year’s run also includes Irish shows in Galway, Limerick, Cork and two dates in Dublin. Tickets go on sale on at 10am on February 28. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Peter Kay

Peter Kay will bring his Dance For Life charity dance-a-thon to Manchester Central on April 10 and 11, Space at M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool on May 8 and 9, and London’s Alexandra Palace on May 29 and 30. He’ll be joined by his Car Share co-star Sian Gibson. Tickets go on sale at 9am on February 28.

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Also announced this week:

Oh Wonder, Sting, L7, Stereophonics, Daniel O’Donnell, Paul Weller, Therapy?, Kim Gordon, Incubus, Reverend and the Makers, Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War Of The Worlds, Daniel Sloss, Kodaline, Beck, Van Morrison, Mogwai, Uriah Heep, Next From Nashville, Katherine Jenkins, George Clinton, Ian Brown, South West Four, Galvanize Fest, Nile Rodgers and CHIC and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: Taylor Swift, The Script, TRNSMT Feat. Stereophonics and Liam Gallagher, Queens Of The Stone Age, Eric Clapton, Frankie Valli, The Vaccines and more…

TAYLOR SWIFT

Taylor Swift will bring her Reputation tour to Manchester’s Etihad Stadium, Dublin’s Croke Park and Wembley Stadium in London on June 8, 15 and 22 respectively. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on December 1.

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THE SCRIPT

The Script, who released ‘Freedom Child’ earlier this year, will perform at Thetford Forest on June 7 and Westonbirt Arboretum a week later, following up their February UK and Ireland arena tour. Tickets go on sale at 9am on December 1, priced £42.50 plus booking fee.

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TRNSMT with Stereophonics and Liam Gallagher

Stereophonics and Liam Gallagher are the first two headliners announced for next year’s TRNSMT series at Glasgow Greeen, with the Welsh rockers topping the bill on June 29, followed by the former Oasis frontman on June 30. The Script, James Bay and Jessie J Courteeners, Wolf Alice and J Hus are also confirmed to perform across the two days.

TRNSMT will take over Glasgow Green over two weekends, between June 29 to July 1 and July 6 to 8, with tickets on sale at 9am on December 1. Further acts will be announced in due course.

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE

Queens of the Stone Age will headline Finsbury Park in London on June 30, with Iggy Pop, Run The Jewels, the Hives, Deap Vally, Black Honey and Skinny Girl Diet also set to perform. Tickets go on sale at 9am on December 1, priced from £52.50 plus fees.

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THE VACCINES

The indie quartet will tackle shows in Bristol, Bournemouth, Cambridge, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Glasgow and Sheffield prior to their previously confirmed stop at the Alexandra Palace in London on April 14. Tickets go on sale at 9am on December 1.

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ERIC CLAPTON at British Summer Time Hyde Park

Eric Clapton will headline British Summer Time at Hyde Park in London on July 8 with Santana, Steve Winwood and Gary Clark Jr also set to perform. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on December 1.

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FRANKIE VALLI

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons will bring down the curtain with seven arena shows in autumn 2018, including stops in Leeds, Glasgow, Birmingha, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Manchester and London, where they’ll perform at the O2 Arena on December 2. Tickets go on sale at 9am on December 1, with prices starting at £45.00 plus booking fee.

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Also announced this week

Little Mix, Bruno Mars, Il Divo, Gary Numan, Echo And The Bunnymen, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, King Crimson, Alfie Boe, LCD Soundsystem, Will Heard, Lower Than Atlantis, Turbowolf, Stone Free Festival feat. YES and The Scorpions, Camel, Jeff Dunham, Father John Misty, The Academic, Capturing Pablo, Boardmasters Festival, Victorious Festival, Annie Mac Presents AMP Sounds, Jacob Banks, Angus and Julia Stone, Lovebox, Hacienda Classical, Scott Matthews, Neon Waltz, Col3trane, Shakey Graves, Derren Brown, Chris Ramsey, Joanna Lumley, Massive Wagons, Outlya, The Rubens, Martha Ffion, Gorgon City, Obituary, Bridges, JD McPherson, The Boxer Rebellion, Hampton Court Palace Festival feat. Joe Bonamassa, Jools Holland, The Beach Boys and Gary Barlow, Jon Boden, Rews and more.

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Bon Iver Bound To The Top Of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart

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We’re a bit tardy with your latest instalment of the Hot Ticket Chart, but you can now check out the rankings from September 12 to 18 below.

Bon Iver have bumped comeback kings Green Day off the #1 spot and down to #8. Meanwhile, we’ve got Korn and Limp Bizkit in second place, with Shawn MendesJustin Bieber and Yusuf Cat Stevens making up the rest of the top five.

Elton John is back in the top 10, followed by Olly Murs, who has dropped five places since the last chart. We also welcome newcomers Tory Lanez and The Pretty Reckless, who have entered at #10 and #18, respectively.

Over the next week we’ve got some huge names with shows on sale, including KraftwerkIron MaidenTwo Door Cinema ClubBlossoms and Jimmy Eat World. Come back and see us soon to find out if any of them beat Bon Iver to the top of the chart.

1. Bon Iver
2. Korn (co-headline with Limp Bizkit)
3. Shawn Mendes
4. Justin Bieber
5. Yusuf Cat Stevens
6. Elton John
7. Olly Murs
8. Green Day
9. Red Hot Chili Peppers
10. Tory Lanez
11. Frankie Valli
12. David Gilmour
13. Jess Glynne
14. Catfish and the Bottlemen
15. Marvel Universe Live
16. Jamie T
17. Billy Connolly
18. The Pretty Reckless
19. The 1975
20. Twenty One Pilots

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

1. Iron Maiden

2. Kraftwerk

3. Two Door Cinema Club

4. Blossoms

5. Jimmy Eat World

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Green Day Top Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart

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So, Green Day have managed it, they’ve knocked festival favourites Biffy Clyro off the top spot and down to #6.  Completing the rest of the top five we have Olly MursFrankie ValliJustin Bieber and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

This week we welcome some new names to the chart, including Lucy SpragganThe Next StepJimmy Eat WorldMarvel Universe LiveShawn Mendes and Christine and the Queens, among others. The new blood has meant we’ve had to say goodbye to some acts, but we’ve still got some familiar faces who are holding firm in the top 20,  such as The CureCatfish and the BottlemenTwenty One Pilots and Dave Chappelle.

We’ve had a big re-jig this week, so it’s anyone’s guess as to what next week’s chart will look like, especially considering there are tickets going on sale for Elton JohnKorn (co-headline with Limp Bizkit), Bon IverThe Pretty Reckless and Taking Back Sunday.  Check back in with us to see if any of them manage to steal the #1 spot from the punk trio.

1. Green Day
2. Olly Murs
3. Frankie Valli
4. Justin Bieber
5. Red Hot Chili Peppers
6. Biffy Clyro
7. Lucy Spraggan
8. Twenty One Pilots
9. The Next Step
10. The Cure
11. Jimmy Eat World
12. The Courteeners
13. Marvel Universe Live
14. Dave Chappelle
15. Billy Joel
16. Shawn Mendes
17. David Gilmour
18. Catfish and the Bottlemen
19. Christine and the Queens
20. Status Quo

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

1. Elton John

2. Korn (co-headline with Limp Bizkit)

3. Bon Iver

4. The Pretty Reckless

5. Taking Back Sunday

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Biffy Clyro At #1 On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart

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It took us a while to recover from the bank holiday shenanigans, so we’ve doubled up and given you a chart covering August 22 to September 4.

Reading Festival headliners Biffy Clyro have knocked the event off the top spot and taken #1 position on the chart. Following closely behind are fellow festival headliners Red Hot Chili Peppers, while making up the rest of the top five we have The CourteenersTwenty One Pilots and South West Four.

We’ve had lots of show announcements recently, which has meant a lot of movement on the chart and welcoming some new blood, including Twenty One PilotsFrank Turner, Dave ChappelleOliver Heldens and You Me At Six.

This week we’ve had even more MASSIVE tours announced. Green Day have confirmed a trio of UK arena shows, as well as a North American tour, Shawn Mendes has lined up a world tour,  Olly Murs will be calling at arenas across the UK and Ireland in 2017, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons are getting back on the road next year, and Ne-Yo will play two UK arena shows in November. Come back and see us next week to see if any have managed to bump the Biff from the top spot.

1. Biffy Clyro
2. Red Hot Chili Peppers
3. The Courteeners
4. Twenty One Pilots
5. South West Four
6. Justin Bieber
7. Reading Festival
8. Dave Chappelle
9. You Me At Six
10. Frank Turner
11. Creamfields
12. Catfish and the Bottlemen
13. The Chemical Brothers
14. Oliver Heldens
15. David Gilmour
16. The Cure
17. Marti Pellow
18. Chase and Status
19. Jess Glynne
20. Tennents Vital

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

1. Green Day

2. Shawn Mendes

3. Olly Murs

4. Frankie Valli

5. Ne-Yo

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AC/DC Are Still Rocking At The Top Of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart

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AC/DC have done it again, they’re at the top of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart. Creeping closer to them are Wireless and Ed Sheeran who have both moved up the chart this week. Also making a leap from #11 into the top five is Neil Diamond.

We’ve got a number of leavers this week, including Taylor SwiftMötley CrüeDuran DuranFrankie ValliPaul WellerDef Leppard and WhitesnakeKacey MusgravesFlorence And The Machine and Fall Out Boy.

Meanwhile, we welcome to the chart A$AP Rocky and Wiz Khalifa and The Ashes. The latter of which has done well to come in with an entry position of #6.

1. AC/DC
2. Wireless
3. Ed Sheeran
4. Fleetwood Mac
5. Neil Diamond
6. The Ashes
7. Lionel Richie
8. T In The Park
9. BBC Radio 2 Live
10. Bob Dylan
11. One Direction
12. Gregory Porter
13. James Bay
14. Dixie Chicks
15. A$AP Rocky and Wiz Khalifa
16. U2
17. The 1975
18. Paloma Faith
19. Mrs Browns Boys
20. The Vamps

On sale this week – can they break the top 20?

1. Morrissey

2. Zedd

3. Metric

4. Marina And The Diamonds

5. Fear Factory

 

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AC/DC Are Back On Top Of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart

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You can’t keep AC/DC down for long and this week we see them return to the top of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart. Trailing close behind are chart regulars Fleetwood Mac.  Ed Sheeran has also done well to creep back up into the top five, but not enough to get ahead of his BFF Taylor Swift.

It seems as though our new sellers from last week weren’t able to break into the chart this week. Let’s see if Alice CooperThe FratellisMiguelMercury Rev and Mallory Knox can do better next time.

Meanwhile, this week the chart says goodbye to Take ThatBlurBBC Radio 2 LiveRideMichael McIntyreThe 1975Black Stone CherrySimply Red and U2.

1. AC/DC
2. Fleetwood Mac
3. Wireless
4. Taylor Swift
5. Ed Sheeran
6. British Summer Time
7. Dixie Chicks
8. Mötley Crüe
9. Lionel Richie
10. Paloma Faith
11. Neil Diamond
12. James Bay
13. Duran Duran
14. Frankie Valli
15. Paul Weller
16. Def Leppard and Whitesnake
17. One Direction
18. Kacey Musgraves
19. Florence And The Machine
20. Fall Out Boy

On sale this week – can they break the top 20?

1. A$AP Rocky and Wiz Khalifa

2. Lianne La Havas

3. Caro Emerald

4. Judas Priest

5. Years & Years

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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: Ben Howard, Frankie Valli, Deep Purple And Michael Ball

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BEN HOWARD

Following up the release of his second album, ‘I Forget Where We Were’, Ben Howard has announced a new UK arena tour next spring. The singer-songwriter will stop at London’s Alexandra Palace and arenas in Liverpool, Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds, Glasgow and Newcastle between April 13 and 25. He also plays a series a handful of shows, Dublin and two nights at London’s O2 Academy Brixton, in December. Tickets are on sale at 9am on October 31, priced at £27.50 (£28.50 in London), plus fees.

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FRANKIE VALLI

Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons will head back to the UK for a series of shows next summer. The group will visit Manchester Arena, London’s Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham’s LG Arena and Bournemouth’s International Centre between June 26 and July 3. For the London show, Frankie will be accompanied by the London Symphony Orchestra. Tickets are on sale at 9am on October 31, priced at £55.00 (£45.00 in London), plus fees.

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DEEP PURPLE

Legendary rockers Deep Purple have announced a one-off show at the O2 Arena London. Currently lining up with Ian Gillan, Roger Gloverm Ian Paice, Steve Morse and Don Airey, Purple play the iconic Greenwich venue on December 3, 2015. Tickets are on sale at 9am on October 31, priced at £50.00 and £54.00, plus fees.

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MICHAEL BALL

Ahead of the release of his 19th solo album, ‘If Everyone Was Listening’, musical theatre star Michael Ball has announced a spring 2015 UK tour. Tickets are on sale at 9am on October 31, priced at £40.00 (£45.00 in London), plus fees.

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Check out Stereoboard’s event pages for a full list of latest announcements.

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