The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: U2, Def Leppard, Lenny Kravitz, Shakira, Madness, Jack White and more…

U2

U2 will bring the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour to Manchester Arena on October 19 and the O2 Arena in London on October 23 as part of a wider European tour. The tour follows up the band’s 14th studio album, ‘Songs of Experience’, which arrived late last year. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on January 26, prices start at £35.00 plus booking fees.

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DEF LEPPARD

The British rock legends will perform 1987’s ‘Hysteria’ in its entirety, plus other hits, at 11 arena shows, including a return to Sheffield Arena for a homecoming date, and their first ever show at the O2 arena in London. The tour also features stops in Dublin, Belfast, Cardiff, Nottingham, Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham. Tickets go on sale at 9am on January 26, priced £37.50 plus fees.

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LENNY KRAVITZ

Lenny Kravitz will bring his Raise Vibration Tour to the O2 Apollo Manchester on June 19, Birmingham Arena the following day and the SSE Arena Wembley in London on June 22. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on January 26, priced £42.50/£47.50 plus fees.

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SHAKIRA

Shakira will bring her El Dorado Tour to the O2 Arena in London on June 11. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on January 26, prices start at £45.00 plus fees.

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MADNESS

Madness have announced four Stately Madness UK shows in July, playing Englefield House in Reading, Thetford’s Euston Park, Ragley Hall in Alcester and Alnwick Castle. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on January 26, priced £37.50 plus fees. Click here for pre-sale tickets.

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JACK WHITE

The White Stripes frontman, who is set to release ‘Boarding House Reach’ on March 23, will head to the UK for two London shows at the Hammersmith Eventim Apollo on June 27 and 28. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on January 26, priced £36.50 plus fees.

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Also announced this week

Britney Spears, Elton John, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Lily Allen, Run DMC, Avenged Sevenfold, Eels, Rodriguez, Alexandra Burke, George Ezra, Hinds, SG Lewis, Reef, Bleed From Within, Camden Rocks, James Blunt, Plan B, Kaiser Chiefs, Lightning Seeds, David Sedaris, Bruno Major, Steve Hackett, Hudson Taylor, Willy Mason, Tash Sultana, Wireless Festival feat. J Cole, Stormzy, DJ Khaled, The Pearl Harts, Nick JD Hodgson, Oddity Road, Kamasi Washington, Not3s, Theo Katzman, Vundabar, Partner, The Musical Box, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Del Amitri, Team Picture, The Dire Straits Experience, Isaac Gracie, Cabbage, Soul II Soul, Lee Nelson, Marillion, Hippie Sabotage, Demob Happy, Reverend And The Makers, Matthew And The Atlas, Stewart Francis, We Came As Romans, Theory, Deer Shed Festival, Dinosaur Jr., Nathaniel Rateliff And The Night Sweats, the Vaccines, Vök, King King, Bluedot Festival, Love Supreme Festival, Green Man Festival, Rewind Festival, Yellow Days, George Fitzgerald, George Clinton, Loma, the Garden, Jimmy Cliff and more.

For more information and to find your tickets visit: http://www.stereoboard.com/ticket-news

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Run DMC, Madness And Lee Nelson

RUN DMC

The legendary hip hop group will play the Hammersmith Eventim Apollo in London on July 5, marking their first UK show in three years.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale at 9am on January 25, prior to general sale at 10am on January 26, priced £38.50 plus fees.

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MADNESS

Madness have announced four Stately Madness UK shows, with shows planned at Englefield House in Reading, Thetford’s Euston Park, Ragley Hall in Alcester and Alnwick Castle in July.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale at 10am on January 25, 24 hours prior to general sale at 10am on January 26, priced £37.50 plus fees.

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LEE NELSON

Due to demand (and to cover his legal fees), the comedian has extended his Serious Joker stand up tour with extra shows starting in early May and culminating at the end of June.

Pre-sale tickets are available from 12pm on January 25.

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On This Day In Music: Happy Birthday To Wayne Coyne And Suggs!

On January 13, 1961 both Madness vocalist Graham McPherson, aka Suggs, and Wayne Coyne, frontman for the Flaming Lips, were born. Happy birthday both!

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On This Day In Music: Happy Birthday To Madness’ Drummer Daniel ‘Woody’ Woodgate!

On October 19, 1960 Daniel ‘Woody’ Woodgate, drummer for Madness, was born. Happy birthday Woody!

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Ticket Offer: House Of Common Festival

Ticketmaster have launched a new offer giving you the opportunity to buy two tickets for £60.00 plus fees for House of Common Festival, which will be headlined by ska-pop legends Madness on August 28.

The child-friendly festival has also just announced details of a Minor Madness arena with performers and activities for kids (under 11’s go for free).

The special offer ends at 23:59 on Sunday, June 18 and is bookable via this page only, subject to availability.


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Pre-Sale Tickets: Clean Bandit, Kaiser Chiefs and House Of Common Festival

CLEAN BANDIT

Clean Bandit will be joined by Louisa Johnson for a Jockey Club Live concert at Sandown Park on June 8. Tickets are on 24 hour pre-sale at 9am on February 7, priced £40.00 plus fees.

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KAISER CHIEFS

Kaiser Chiefs will play Aintree Racecourse on May 19 and Scarborough’s Open Air Theatre on May 25, following their run of arena shows later this month in support of their recent album, ‘Stay Together’. Tickets for the Aintree date are on pre-sale now, prior to general sale at 9am on February 8, while tickets for the Scarborough performance are available from 9am on February 8, 48 hours ahead of general sale. Prices start at  £29.50/£30.00 plus fees.

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MADNESS

Madness will play their only London show of 2017 at this year’s House of Common at Clapham Common on August 28. Further acts are to be announced in the near future. Tickets go on pre-sale at 12pm on February 8, prior to general sale at 9am on February 9, prices start at £32.50 plus fees.

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Check back for further details on pre-sale tickets and offers as and when we receive them.

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On This Day In Music: Happy Birthday To Wayne Coyne And Suggs!

On January 13, 1961 both Madness vocalist Graham McPherson, aka Suggs, and Wayne Coyne, frontman for the Flaming Lips, were born. Happy birthday both!

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This Week’s New Releases: Tove Lo, Empire Of The Sun And CRX

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This week there’s a very eclectic mix of releases hitting the shelves. Tove Lo is offering up her sophomore album, Empire Of The Sun are putting out LP #3 and CRX, the new band of Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi, are releasing their debut record, which boasts production by Queens Of The Stone Age’s Joshua Homme.

But if none of those tickle your fancy there’s plenty more to choose from below.

The Answer – ‘Solas’ (Napalm Records)

The Courteeners – ‘Mapping The Rendezvous’ (Ignition)

Crowbar – ‘The Serpent Only Lies’ (Steamhammer)

CRX – ‘New Skin’ (Columbia)

Empire Of The Sun – ‘Two Vines’ (Virgin)

Frank Iero and the Patience – ‘Parachutes’ (Hassle Records)

Helmet – ‘Dead To The World’ (EarMUSIC (via Absolute))

James Arthur – ‘Back From The Edge’ (Sony)

Kacey Musgraves – ‘A Very Kacey Christmas’ (Decca)

LeAnn Rimes – ‘Remnants’ (RCA)

Madness – ‘Can’t Touch Us Now’ (UMC)

Ólafur Arnalds – ‘Island Songs’ (Decca)

Soft Hair – ‘Soft Hair’ (Weird World)

The Pop Group – ‘Honeymoon On Mars’ (Freaks R Us)

Tove Lo – ‘Lady Wood’ (Polydor)

TOY – ‘Clear Shot’ (Heavenly)

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On This Day In Music: Happy Birthday To Madness’ Drummer Daniel ‘Woody’ Woodgate!

On October 19, 1960 Daniel ‘Woody’ Woodgate, drummer for Madness, was born. Happy birthday Woody!

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Avenged Sevenfold Hit #1 On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart

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Avenged Sevenfold have knocked Jamie T off the top of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart and all the way down to #16.  At #2 we have funnyman Greg Davies and David Gilmour is a non-mover this week at #3.  Justin Bieber has made a nice comeback, rising from #10 last week to #4 this week, and Reading Festival has returned to the chart at #5, with the event being just three weeks away.

We say hello to newcomer Bianca Del Rio, who has made her chart debut at #7. Very nice! Not having such a good week are Pixies, who, although still in the top 10, have dropped four places, and Jess Glynne, who has gone from #12 to last place on the chart.

During the next week there are some massive shows going on sale, including Joe BonamassaBrian WilsonRumerThe Jesus And Mary Chain and Jack Savoretti. Check back in with us next week to see if any of them have made it to #1.

1. Avenged Sevenfold
2. Greg Davies
3. David Gilmour
4. Justin Bieber
5. Reading Festival
6. Pixies
7. Bianca Del Rio
8. Geko
9. Beyonce
10. Rod Stewart
11. Black Stone Cherry
12. Jack Whitehall
13. Jeff Lynnes ELO
14. The Cure
15. V Festival
16. Jamie T
17. The 1975
18. Madness
19. Bryan Adams
20. Jess Glynne

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

1. Joe Bonamassa

2. Brian Wilson

3. Rumer

4. The Jesus And Mary Chain

5. Jack Savoretti

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