Top Tours This Week: The Vamps, Niall Horan, Foo Fighters, Macklemore, Gary Barlow, 30 Seconds To Mars, The Streets, Billy Joel, Bryan Ferry, X Factor Live, Seal and more…

In terms of this week’s tour news, spring is in the air! The Vamps, former One Direction member Niall Horan and Macklemore have all lined up their own tour dates for next spring, 30 Seconds To Mars will hit UK arenas in March and The Streets will return for their The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light Tour in April, playing their greatest hits, The X Factor has also confirmed its live tour will return to arenas across the UK and Ireland in February and March.  Plenty more to look at below.

The Vamps

The boyband will be joined by Jacob Sartorius and New Hope Club at shows in Sheffield, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Newcastle, Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin, London, Brighton, Nottingham, Liverpool, Birmingham and Manchester in April and May.
Tickets go on general sale at 10am on November 11.
Compare and Buy Tickets

Niall Horan

The former One Direction member, whose solo debut ‘Flicker’ is out on October 20, will play March shows in Dublin, Belfast, Manchester, Glasgow, London, Cardiff, Bournemouth and Brighton, with Julia Michaels set to open.
Tickets are on general sale at 9am on October 13.
Compare and Buy Tickets

Foo Fighters

The rock giants will play two nights at the London Stadium and another at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium in June, following up the release of their ‘Concrete and Gold’ LP.
Tickets are on sale at 9am on October 20.
Compare and Buy Tickets


The rapper will play shows in Manchester, Glasgow, Dublin, London and Birmingham in April and May, following up the recent release of his latest album, ‘Gemini’.
Tickets go on sale at 9am on October 13.
Compare and Buy Tickets

Gary Barlow

The Take That member, who is set to release his new book, A Better Me, next week, has lined up 34 dates across the UK and Ireland between April 16 and June 9.
Tickets go on sale at 10am on October 20.
Compare and Buy Tickets

30 Seconds To Mars

The pop-rock trio, who recently returned with a new single, Walk on Water, will perform at arenas in Cardiff, Manchester, Glasgow, London and Birmingham during March.
Tickets are on sale at 9am on October 13.
Compare and Buy Tickets

The Streets

Mike Skinner and his band will reform in April to perform their greatest hits in Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester and London, where they’ll finish up with two dates at the O2 Academy Brixton.
Tickets go on sale at 9am on October 13.
Compare and Buy Tickets

Billy Joel

Billy Joel will play his only UK show of 2018 at Manchester’s Old Trafford Football Ground on June 16, prior to a previously confirmed date at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium on June 23.
Tickets go on sale at 9.30am on October 13.
Compare and Buy Tickets

Bryan Ferry

The former Roxy Music frontman play shows during April and into May, including stops in Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dublin, Belfast, Bristol, Oxford, Birmingham and London, where he’ll perform at Hammersmith’s Eventim Apollo.
Tickets go on sale at 10am on October 13.
Compare and Buy Tickets

X Factor Live

X Factor Live, the stage version of the TV talent contest, will return to arenas across the UK and Ireland in February and March, and for the first time ever the audience will choose their own winner each night.
Tickets go on sale at 10am on October 13.
Compare and Buy Tickets


The vocalist will support his new album, ‘Standards’, out on November 10, with shows in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Gateshead, Manchester, Brighton, Bristol, Nottingham, Birmingham and London in February.
Tickets are on sale at 10am on October 20.
Compare and Buy Tickets

Also announced this week, so far

The Rasmus, The National, Paradise Lost, Alestorm, Rex Orange County, Khalid, Dermot Kennedy, Poppy, Paul Young, Marti Pellow, Cults, Findlay, Jessarae, Sasha, Mr. Scruff, Gabrielle Aplin, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Jason Manford, Tim Vine, Beck, Dave, Disney On Ice Worlds Of Enchantment, Hue And Cry, Moose Blood, Deer Tick, Oliver Heldens, Sea Girls, Otherkin, Jen Cloher, Sextile, ho99o9, Don MacLean,  The Mavericks and many more.

For more information and to find your tickets visit:

Read More

This Week’s New Releases: The Killers, Chelsea Wolfe And Godspeed You! Black Emperor

The last few weeks have been relentless and this week is no exception. The Killers new record is finally here, Chelsea Wolfe has released the follow up to 2015’s ‘Abyss’ and Godspeed You! Black Emperor have put out LP #6.

If none of that tickles your fancy, there’s a shedload more on offer below.

Brian Wilson – ‘Playback: The Brian Wilson Anthology’ (Rhino)

The Bronx – ‘Bronx V’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Chelsea Wolfe – ‘Hiss Spun’ (Sargent House)

Circa Survive – ‘The Amulet’ (Hopeless Records)

Cold Specks – ‘Fools Paradise’ (Arts & Crafts/Caroline)

Cristobal and the Sea – ‘Exitoca’ (City Slang)

Cut Copy – ‘Haiku From Zero’ (Virgin EMI)

Enter Shikari – ‘The Spark’ (Play It Again Sam)

Fergie – ‘Double Dutchess’ (Dutchess Music/BMG)

Frank Iero and the Patience – ‘Keep The Coffins Coming’ EP (Hassle Records)

Godspeed You! Black Emperor – ‘Luciferian Towers’ (Constellation)

Hiss Golden Messenger – ‘Hallelujah Anyhow’ (Merge)

The Horrors – ‘V’ (Caroline)

Jaws of Love – ‘Tasha Sits Close To The Piano’ (House Arrest)

Kevin Gates – ‘By Any Means 2’ Mixtape

The Killers – ‘Wonderful Wonderful’ (Virgin EMI)

Lina Tullgren – ‘Won’ (Captured Tracks)

Macklemore – ‘Gemini’ (Macklemore LLC)

Marc Almond – ‘Shadows and Reflections’ (BMG)

METZ – ‘Strange Peace’ (Sub Pop)

Moses Sumney – ‘Aromanticism’ (Jagjaguwar)

Phoebe Bridgers – ‘Stranger In The Alps’ (Dead Oceans)

Queen Zee and the Sasstones – ‘Eat My Sass’ EP (Sasstone Records)

Reverend and the Makers – ‘The Death Of A King’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Satyricon – ‘Deep Calleth Upon Deep’ (Napalm Records)

Sleeping With Sirens – ‘Gossip’ (Warner Bros)

Sloan Peterson – ‘Midnight Love’ EP (Mirror Records)

Tricky – ‘Ununiform’ (False Idols)

Van Morrison – ‘Roll With The Punches’ (Caroline)

Read More