Top Tickets This Week: OMD, Michael Bublé, Michael Ball And Alfie Boe, Yungblud, Lionel Richie, Westlife, Lytham Festival and more

OMD

The synth-pop legends will celebrate the 40th anniversary of their second LP, ‘Architecture & Morality’, with huge shows in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Gateshead, Hull, Leeds, Cambridge, Leicester, Cardiff, Birmingham, London, Bournemouth, Brighton, Oxford, Manchester and Liverpool throughout November 2021. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on October 30.

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Michael Bublé

Due to demand, the vocalist has added performances at Kent Cricket Club’s Spitfire Ground in Canterbury on July 10 and Chewton Glen Hotel and Spa on July 12 as part of his rescheduled 13-date summer 2021 outdoor tour. All tickets remain valid for the rearranged performances, while tickets for the new gigs go on sale at 9am on October 30.

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Michael Ball And Alfie Boe

The vocalists will take their Together At Christmas Tour to arenas in Birmingham, Liverpool, Brighton, Bournemouth, Dublin, Leeds, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Nottingham and London during winter 2021. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on October 30.

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Yungblud


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Yungblud will take his Life On Mars Tour to Dublin, Bournemouth, Plymouth, Bristol, Manchester, Newcastle, Birmingham, Liverpool, Doncaster and London in autumn 2021. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on October 30.

The prolific artist will also embark on his rescheduled Occupy The UK Tour in March, closely followed by the unplugged Intimate As Fuck Tour II. He has also rolled out dates for his Weird Time Of Life Tour, a series of livestreamed shows that will be broadcast in November and December 2020.

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Lionel Richie

The soul and pop legend will play Scarborough Open Air Theatre on June 12, after postponing his summer 2020 concert due to the coronavirus pandemic. Tickets go on general sale at 8am on October 30. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Westlife

The Irish group will play an exclusive North of England show at Scarborough Open Air Theatre on August 17. Tickets go on general sale at 8am on October 30. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

The concert will be followed by their rescheduled gigs at London’s Wembley Stadium and Cork’s Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

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Lytham Festival

Diana Ross, Lewis Capaldi, Snow Patrol, Lionel Richie and Duran Duran will headline Lytham Festival 2021. The event will return to Lytham Green on the Lancashire Coast between June 30 and July 4, with tickets on general sale at 8am on October 30. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Also announced this week:

  • Dua Lipa has lined up an extravagant Studio 2054 livestream event for this November.
  • Feeder, Cast, And Peter Hook And The Light will headline Shiiine On Weekender 2021.
  • Lucy Spraggan has announced a socially distanced UK tour for this winter.
  • Kiss FM will take over London’s SSE Arena Wembley for their Haunted House Party next October.
  • Therapy? have rescheduled their UK tour for a second time due to COVID-19.
  • Jools Holland has announced two socially distanced Christmas shows.
  • Comedian Reginald D. Hunter will take his Bombe Shuffleur Tour across the UK in 2021.
  • Holding Absence have announced the Live And In Color Tour for autumn 2021.

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Lionel Richie Announces Scarborough Open Air Theatre Show For June 2021

Lionel Richie

The soul icon will perform at Scarborough Open Air Theatre on June 12, after postponing his summer 2020 concert due to the coronavirus pandemic. Pre-sale opens at 8am on October 29, prior to general sale at 8am on October 30.

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Diana Ross, Lewis Capaldi, Snow Patrol, Lionel Richie And Duran Duran To Headline Lytham Festival 2021

Lytham Festival 2021

Diana Ross, Lewis Capaldi, Snow Patrol, Lionel Richie and Duran Duran will headline Lytham Festival 2021. The event, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2019, will head back to Lytham Green on the Lancashire Coast between June 30 and July 4. Pre-sale opens at 8am on October 29, prior to general sale at 8am on October 30.

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Madness, Westlife And Lionel Richie To Headline Inaugural York Festival

York Festival

Madness, Westlife and Lionel Richie will headline York Festival next summer, with the inaugural music event taking over York Sports Club at Clifton Park in June. The bill also features performances by Take That’s Howard Donald, All Saints, Lightning Seeds, Craig Charles, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Scouting for Girls.

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This Week’s Top Tickets: The Killers, Harry Styles, Kelis, Lionel Richie, James Morrison And Will Young, Katie Melua, The Script, Tame Impala, Ant Middleton and more

The Killers

The Las Vegas band will support their upcoming new album, ‘Imploding The Mirage’, with a UK and Ireland stadium tour next summer. Stops include Falkirk, Manchester, Norwich, Southampton, London, Bristol, Coventry, Middlesbrough and Dublin between May 28 and June 16, with tickets on general sale at 9am on November 22.

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Harry Styles

The former One Direction member, who’ll release his second solo album ‘Fine Line’ on December 13, has scheduled stops in Birmingham, Sheffield, Dublin, Manchester, Glasgow and London, where he’ll play two nights at the O2 Arena. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on November 22.

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Kelis

The Grammy-nominated R&B and soul singer will play Manchester’s Albert Hall and the Roundhouse in London on March 16 and 17, respectively, as part of a European tour supporting the 20th anniversary of her debut album, ‘Kaleidoscope’. Tickets go on sale at 9am on November 22.

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Lionel Richie

The pop legend will play Wrexham Racecourse on June 6 and Cardiff Castle on August 2 as part of his Hello Hits! Tour, which also includes a headline appearance at Nocturne Live, Blenheim Palace on June 20. Head here for pre-sale tickets for the Wrexham date. Tickets for all shows go on general sale at 9am November 22.

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James Morrison and Will Young

James Morrison and Will Young will perform Forest Live dates at Westonbirt Arboretum, Bedgebury Pinetum, Thetford Forest, Cannock Chase Forest, Dalby Forest and Sherwood Pines Forest between June 12 and 28. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on November 22.

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Katie Melua

The singer-songwriter will be joined by her band for an extensive run that kicks off in Nottingham on October 30 and concludes in Dublin on November 24. Prior to this, Melua will also tour mainland Europe between September 25 and October 28. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on November 22.

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The Script

The Irish trio, who recently put out ‘Sunsets & Full Moons’, will play Newmarket Racecourse on June 19. Head here for pre-sale tickets, which go on general sale at 8am on November 22.

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Tame Impala

The Kevin Parker-led band will top the bill at All Points East, Victoria Park in London on May 23 for what will be their only UK show of 2020. They’ll be joined by Caribou, Glass Animals, Whitney, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Kelly Lee Owens, and Holy F. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on November 22.

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Ant Middleton

The explorer and star of television programme SAS: Who Dares Wins will take on more than 20 live shows between October 29 and November 29, 2020. Tickets go on sale at 10am on November 22.

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Also announced this week:

Camila Cabello, Rend Collective, Coldplay, TLC, Mo Gilligan, Oh Wonder, Bryan Ferry, the Chemical Brothers, Dermot Kennedy, James Blunt, Eden, HRVY, Rebecca Ferguson, the Beach Boys, Roger Hodgson, Confidence Man, GoGo Penguin, Naira Marley, Rag N’ Bone Man, Rak-Su, Barenaked Ladies, Diana Ross, Jimmy Eat World, Thunder, Kim Wilde, Ian Brown and Catfish and the Bottlemen at Neighbourhood Weekender, Baxter Drury, King Krule, Brittany Howard, Soccer Mommy, The Big Moon, Circa Waves, Texas, Ian Anderson, Princess Nokia, Drive By Truckers, Squarepusher, Peggy Sue, the Streets. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Lionel Richie Confirms Summer Date At Wrexham Racecourse Ground

Lionel Richie

The pop legend has announced a summer date at Wrexham’s Racecourse Ground on June 6 as part of his Hello Hits Tour.

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This Week’s Top Tickets: McFly, Goldfrapp, Gerry Cinnamon, Lionel Richie, Deacon Blue, Roger Hodgson and more

McFly

The band will perform at Bath’s Recreation Ground, Bught Park in Inverness, Taunton’s Vivary Park, Scarborough Open Air Theatre and Newmarket Racecourse between May 23 and August 29. Pre-sale tickets for the band’s Scarborough and Newmarket dates are available now. General sale goes ahead at 9am on November 15.  The band also play a huge gig at London’s O2 Arena later this month and arena tour in the diary for spring.

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Goldfrapp

The duo will celebrate the 20th anniversary of ‘Felt Mountain’ at shows in Manchester, Gateshead, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Bexhill-On-Sea and London, where they’ll play Royal Festival Hall on March 29. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on November 15.

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Gerry Cinnamon


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The Scottish singer-songwriter will be joined by special guests at Glasgow’s Hampden Park for his biggest show to date on July 18. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on November 15.

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Lionel Richie at Nocturne Live

The legendary performer is the first headliner to be confirmed for Nocturne Live at Blenheim Palace, topping the bill on June 20. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on November 15.

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Deacon Blue

With new LP ‘City Of Love’ out on March 6, the Scottish pop-rock band have lined up 2020 shows across the UK and Ireland between October 28 and December 4, including a performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday November 15.

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Roger Hodgson

The legendary Supertramp co-founder, vocalist and songwriter will take his Breakfast In America Tour to Liverpool’s Empire, SEC Armadillo in Glasgow, Birmingham’s Symphony Hall, Brighton Centre and Southend’s Cliffs Pavilion between June 13 and July 8. Tickets go on sale at 10am on November 15.

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Also announced this week:

Harry Styles, WWE Live, Kele Okereke, Tenacious D, Joe Satriani, Ed Byrne, Mick Fleetwood and Friends, the Specials, the Mission, Keane, David Gray, Darwin Deez, Jacob Collier, Orlando Weeks, A Question of Sport Live, Nick Kroll, Inhaler, Paul Heaton And Jacqui Abbott, the Ghost Inside, the Sisters of Mercy, Boyzlife, Oh Wonder and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Stevie Wonder, The Killers, Will Young, Lighthouse Family, Sleaford Mods, Skunk Anansie, Tom Walker, Zara Larsson, Kelly Jones, Machine Head, David Blaine and more

Stevie Wonder at British Summer Time Hyde Park

Stevie Wonder has been confirmed as the final headliner for this year’s British Summer Time series in London, topping the bill on July 6 following a set from very special guest Lionel Richie. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on March 29, priced from £75 plus fees. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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The Killers

The Las Vegas band will take over Ormeau Park as part of Belfast’s Belsonic series on June 25,with special guest Lewis Capaldi. They’ll also play against the backdrop of Cardiff Castle on June 28, the day before their headline appearance on Glastonbury Festival’s Pyramid Stage. Tickets for the Welsh show go on sale at 9am/9.30am respectively on March 29.

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Will Young

The singer has lined up over 20 dates throughout October, following up the release of his new album ‘Lexicon’, out on June 14. Stops include Torquay, Cardiff, Brighton, Newcastle, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and London, where he’ll perform at Hammersmith’s Eventim Apollo. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on March 29.

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Lighthouse Family

The duo will support their first album in 18 years, ‘Blue Sky In Your Head’, with an autumn UK tour, calling in Birmingham, Glasgow, Newcastle, Nottingham, Halifax, Manchester, Bexhill-On-Sea, Bournemouth and London, where they’ll finish up the run at the Palladium on November 11. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on March 29.

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Sleaford Mods

The duo, who released ‘Eton Alive’ in February, will perform at Hammersmith’s Eventim Apollo in London on November 15. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on March 29.

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Skunk Anansie

Having already sold out shows in London, Manchester and Bristol, the band have confirmed additional stops in Brighton, Bournemouth, Cambridge, Leeds, Glasgow, Newcastle, Nottingham and Cardiff during August and September. They’ll be joined by Liverpool noise punks Queen Zee on all dates. Tickets for the new shows go on general sale at 9am on March 29.

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Tom Walker

The singer-songwriter, who scooped the Brit Award for Best British Breakthrough Act last month, will get his autumn trek underway on October 24 at London’s O2 Academy Brixton before heading to Liverpool, Cardiff, Norwich, Dublin, Swindon, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, and Birmingham. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on March 29.

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Zara Larsson

The Swedish pop vocalist will play Manchester’s Albert Hall on May 21 and London’s Electric Brixton on May 22, ahead of her set at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on March 29, priced from £22.50 for Manchester and £25 for London plus fees.

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Kelly Jones

The Stereophonics frontman has lined up solo shows in June and July, calling in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Sheffield, Liverpool, Cardiff, Brighton, Bath, Cambridge, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham and London, where he’ll play the Eventim Apollo. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on March 29.

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Machine Head

Following an extensive European run, the band will bring their ‘Burn My Eyes’ 25th anniversary celebrations to Manchester, Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin and London, where they’ll play the O2 Academy Brixton, during November. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on March 29.

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David Blaine

The world famous magician, illusionist and stunt artist will bring his Real Or Magic Tour to six cities, Edinburgh, Dublin, Manchester, Birmingham, Bournemouth, and London, where he’ll play Hammersmith’s Eventim Apollo on June 18 and 19. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on Friday, March 29.

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Also announced this week:

Jake Clemons, Joe and Brandy, White Lies, Squeeze, the Mersey Beatles, Easy Life, Cassia, Penguin Cafe, Peter Perrett, Maximo Park, Nick Offerman, the B-52s, Billy Ocean, Gossip, Belle and Sebastian, Brothers Osborne, Thompson Square, Roy Orbison and Buddy Holly, Feeder, Ash, Alabama 3, Tape Face, Static-X, Kip Moore, Kris Barras Band, Death Grips and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Stevie Wonder To Headline British Summer Time Hyde Park With Special Guest Lionel Richie

Stevie Wonder at British Summer Time Hyde Park

Motown legend Stevie Wonder has been announced as the final headliner for this year’s British Summer Time series at Hyde Park in London. The icon will top the bill on July 6, following a set from very special guest Lionel Richie.

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On This Day In Music: Happy Birthday Brian Wilson, Lionel Richie And Chino Moreno!

On June 20, 1942 Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson was born. On the same day in 1949 soul legend and former Commodores frontman Lionel Richie came into the world. As if that wasn’t enough, on June 20, 1973 Deftones frontman Chino Moreno was born. Happy birthday all!

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