This Week’s Top Tickets: Cher, Janelle Monáe, Jess Glynne, Rudimental, Westlife, Stereophonics, Suede, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, Newton Faulkner and more

Iconic superstar Cher will return to the UK and Ireland in 2019 for her first live dates in over 14 years, Westlife have added two extra Cardiff dates to their Twenty tour and R&B star Janelle Monáe has announced a trio of massive shows for next summer, calling at London’s SSE Arena Wembley prior to nights at Dublin’s Trinity College, as part of the venue’s Summer Series, and the Castlefield Bowl in Manchester.

Jess Glynne has expanded her summer tour plans with huge shows in Colwyn Bay and Swansea, with South Wales also hosting Stereophonics next summer for a 20th anniversary celebration of the Welsh rockers’ landmark gig at Swansea’s Morfa Stadium. They’ll also mark 20 years since the release of their second album, ‘Performance and Cocktails’.

Maverick Sabre and Newton Faulkner have both lined up headlining tours, while Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott have announced a massive date at Stockport’s Edgeley Park. Swedish heavy metal icons In Flames have also confirmed they’ll grace the UK in April.

Cher

Cher will bring her Here We Go Again world tour to the UK and Ireland with shows confirmed at London’s O2 Arena, Manchester Arena, Birmingham Arena, the SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow, Leeds’ First Direct Arena and the 3Arena in Dublin in October and November. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on December 14. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Janelle Monáe

On the road in support of her ‘Dirty Computer’ opus, the R&B star has announced shows at London’s SSE Arena Wembley prior to nights at Dublin’s Trinity College, as part of the venue’s Summer Series, and the Castelfield Bowl in Manchester. Tickets are on sale at 9am on December 14.

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Jess Glynne

The pop vocalist has announced new summer dates at Colwyn Bay’s Stadiwm Zip World, Singleton Park in Swansea and Sandown Park racecourse in Esher alongside her existing Forest Live dates. She also joins the line up for next year’s Kew The Music series. Tickets are on sale at 10am on December 14.

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Rudimental

The dance outfit will play a DJ set at Newmarket Racecourse on July 26, as part of the Newmarket Nights series. Tickets are on sale at 8am on December 14. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Westlife

The boyband have added extra shows at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on July 1 and 2. Their Twenty tour also features stops in Belfast, Glasgow, Newcastle, Sheffield, Leeds, Nottingham, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Dublin and London. Tickets go on sale at 9am on December 14.

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Stereophonics

The Welsh rockers, who put out ‘Scream Above The Sounds’ last year, will play a one-off outdoor show at Singleton Park on 13 July 2019. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on December 14 (Photo: Andrew Whitton).

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Suede

The indie veterans, who released ‘The Blue Hour’ in September, have lined up stops in Newcastle, Blackburn, Nottingham, Manchester, Bristol, Brighton, Leeds, Cardiff, Southampton and Cambridge during April. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on December 14.

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Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott

The duo will take over Stockport’s Edgeley Park on June 21 and perform Heaton’s career-spanning collection, ‘The Last King of Pop’, in full. Tickets go on general sale at 9.30am on December 14, priced from £30.00 plus fees.

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Newton Faulkner

Faulkner will follow up the release of ‘The Very Best Of Newton Faulkner…So Far’, out on March 29, with UK and Ireland shows in April. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on December 14.

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Also announced this week:

Hugh Jackman, Snow Patrol, Kip Moore, Wildwood Kin, In Flames, Paul Weller at Greenwich Music Time, Styx, Normandie, Pixar in Concert, Self Esteem, As It Is, Monster Truck, Holding Absence, Children on Zeus, Kew The Music, Midge Ure, Alice Merton, Mr Eazi, George Benson, Ferris and Sylvester, Lanco, We Love the 90’s Christmas Show, Russell Howard, LP, Grace Carter, Watsky, Tom Grennan, Aldous Harding, Hampton Court Palace Festival with the Jacksons and Tears for Fears, the Raven Age, Yak, Al Stewart, Marc Almond, Oh Sees and more. Head here for more information and to find your tickets.

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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: Snow Patrol, Mariah Carey, Rick Astley, Jessie J, Janelle Monáe, Lily Allen, Anna Calvi, Idles, Nothing But Thieves, Blue Planet II Live In Concert and more…

SNOW PATROL

Snow Patrol, who recently put out ‘Wildness’, will hit the road in December for arena shows in Newcastle, Belfast and Dublin, followed by stops in Birmingham, London, Leeds, Manchester and Glasgow in January 2019. Tickets are on sale at 9am on June 8.

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MARIAH CAREY

The vocalist will bring her All I Want For Christmas Is You Tour to Nottingham, Leeds and London in December, with sets also planned in Stavanger, Gothenburg, Copenhagen, Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels. Tickets are on sale at 9am on June 8.

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RICK ASTLEY

The pop vocalist will hit the road for shows in October and November, with stops lined up in Hull, Gateshead, Plymouth, Cardiff, Brighton, Southend, Cambridge, London, Bournemouth, Nottingham, Birmingham, Leeds and Liverpool. Tickets are on sale at 9.30am on June 8, while Astley’s new LP, ‘Beautiful Life’, is set to follow on July 20 through BMG.

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JESSIE J

Jessie J will tour the UK this November in support of her latest album, ‘R,O.S.E.’, including Leicester, Bournmeouth, Sheffield, Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham, Norwich, Liverpool, Glasgow and London, where she’ll play the Royal Albert Hall. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on June 8.

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JANELLE MONÀE

Following up the recent release of ‘Dirty Computer’, Monáe has confirmed in September stops at Manchester Academy and London’s Roundhouse. Tickets are on sale at 9am on June 8.

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LILY ALLEN

With her new record, ‘No Shame’, out this week, Lily Allen has inked in December stops in Dublin, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester and London. Tickets are on sale at 10am on June 8

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ANNA CALVI

The singer-songwriter will support her upcoming album ‘Hunter’, her first LP since 2013’s ‘One Breath’, with shows in Belfast, Dublin, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle, Birmingham, Hove and Bristol between September 27 and October 6. She also plays a show at the Roundhouse in London on February 7, 2019. Tickets for all dates go on sale at 10am on June 8.

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IDLES

Following the release of their second album, ‘Joy as an Act of Resistance’, the Bristol post-punks embark on their first world tour this autumn, including their biggest London headline show yet at the O2 Forum on October 18. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on June 8.

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NOTHING BUT THIEVES

The band, who released ‘Broken Machine’ last year, are set to play Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena and the Alexandra Palace in London in November, alongside stops in Manchester, Glasgow, and Birmingham. Tickets are on sale at 9am on June 8.

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BLUE PLANET II LIVE IN CONCERT

The BBC television series, which is presented by Sir David Attenborough, will be transformed into a stage show and accompanied by a full symphony orchestra at venues in Bournemouth, Cardiff, Nottingham, Birmingham, London, Leeds, Newcastle, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield between March 13 and 28. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on June 8.

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Also announced this week

My Bloody Valentine, Fever Ray, Dan Owen, Mahalia, Alex Clare, Saxon, The Dead South, Pale Waves, Paul Young, Black Peaks, Chelsea Grin, Crossfaith, The Amity Affliction, Girli, Roam, Jo Passed, Hogjaw, Nils Frahm, Funeral Shakes, Frown Upon, Rex Orange County, Estere, Richie Hawtin, Slowthai, Harlem Globetrotters, Public Service Broadcasting, Oscar Jerome, WSTR, Joshua Hedley, Wand, Rufus Du Sol, Kranium, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Bad Sounds, Chase Rice, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Duane Eddy, Rat Boy, Julian Clary, Katherine Ryan, Jay Prince, Airways, Wardruna, Findlay, Bernhoft, Bo Ningen, Half Waif, Mikaela Davis, Ross From Friends, Daughtry, The Parlotones and more.

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This Week’s New Releases: Janelle Monáe, Speedy Ortiz And Willie Nelson

There’s plenty to fill your boots with this week! Janelle Monáe’s hightly anticipated new album is finally here, Speedy Ortiz have put out the follow up to ‘Foil Deer’, and Willie Nelson has released his new record just two days ahead of his 85th birthday.

Still want more? There’s a buttload below.

Anne-Marie – ‘Speak Your Mind’ (Major Toms/Asylum)

The Beat Escape – ‘Life Is Short The Answer’s Long’ (Bella Union)

Blossoms – ‘Cool Like You’ (Virgin EMI)

Boss Keloid – ‘Melted On The Inch’ (Holy Roar)

Cold Cave – ‘You & Me & Infinity’ EP (Heartworm Press)

DMA’s – ‘For Now’ (BMG)

Dylan Carlson – ‘Conquistador’ (Sargent House)

Foreigner – ‘Foreigner With The 21st Century Orchestra & Chorus’ (EarMUSIC via Absolute)

Grouper – ‘Grid Of Points’ (Kranky)

Godsmack – ‘When Legends Rise’ (Spinefarm)

Half Waif – ‘Lavender’ (Cascine)

Janelle Monáe – ‘Dirty Computer’ (Bad Boy)

Matt Cardle – ‘Time To Be Alive’ (Columbia)

Poo Bear – ‘Poo Bear Presents: Bearthday Music’ (UMG)

Post Malone – ‘Beerbongs & Bentleys’ (Republic/Island)

Okkervil River – ‘In The Rainbow Rain’ (ATO)

Speedy Ortiz – ‘Twerp Verse’ (Carpark Records)

Spielbergs – ‘Distant Star’ EP (By The Time It Gets Dark)

Twin Shadow – ‘Caer’ (Reprise)

Van Morrison and Joey DeFrancesco – ‘You’re Driving Me Crazy’ (Exile/Sony)

We Are Scientists – ‘Megaplex’ (100%)

Wiley – ‘Godfather II’ (CTA)

Willie Nelson – ‘Last Man Standing’ (Legacy Recordings)

485C – ‘485C’ (Fierce Panda)

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