This Week’s Top Tickets: Christina Aguilera, Carrie Underwood, BTS, Kings Of Leon, Die Antwoord, Groove Armada, Pete Tong, Julio Iglesias, Adam Ant and more

Pop vocalist Christina Aguilera will bring her X Tour to arenas around the UK and Ireland in November, while country superstar Carrie Underwood has announced the UK leg of her Cry Pretty Tour for June and July. The summer will also see Kings of Leon return to headline Fusion Presents in Liverpool with support from Franz Ferdinand, Echo and the Bunnymen, Circa Waves and Sam Fender.

If you prefer your music a little more edgy, South African hip hop duo Die Antwoord take over London’s O2 Academy Brixton following their Download festival appearance in June, while at the other end of the spectrum, Julio Iglesias will bring his 50 year anniversary celebrations to London’s SSE Arena, Wembley in June and 1980s pop icon Adam Ant will perform his 1982 debut solo album, ‘Friend Or Foe’, across the UK this autumn.

Christina Aguilera

The multiple Grammy Award-winning pop vocalist will bring her X Tour to arenas in the UK and Ireland during November, with shows lined up in Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Dublin and London, where she’ll play Wembley’s SSE Arena. The dates will mark her first UK tour in 13 years, with tickets for the shows on general sale at 9am on March 8, priced £50/£55 plus fees.

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Carrie Underwood

The country superstar has lined up shows at Birmingham’s Resorts World Arena, Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, Glagsow’s SSE Hydro, Manchester Arena and London’s SSE Arena Wembley between June 28 and July 4 for the UK leg of her Cry Pretty Tour. Tickets are on sale now, priced £35 plus booking fees.

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BTS

BTS have confirmed second shows in London and Paris, due to huge demand for tickets. The K-Pop group will double up at Wembley Stadium on June 2 and Stade de France on June 8, with tickets for the shows on general sale at 8.30am (9am Paris) on March 8, priced £45 plus fees.

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Fusion Presents Kings Of Leon

The Nashville indie-pop band will head to Sefton Park in Liverpool on August 30 as part of Fusion Presents, a new one-day event run by the organisers of Fusion Festival. They’ll be joined on the day by support acts Franz Ferdinand, Echo and the Bunnymen, Circa Waves, and Sam Fender. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on March 8, priced £54.50 plus fees. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Die Antwoord

The South African hip hop duo will take over London’s O2 Academy Brixton on June 17, following up their slot on the main stage at Download festival. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on March 8, priced £32.50 plus fees.

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Groove Armada

The electronic duo will play London’s Old Royal Naval College on July 5 as part of the Greenwich Music Time concert series. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday March 8, priced from £35.00 plus fees. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Pete Tong

The DJ will be joined by conductor Jules Buckley and the 60-piece Heritage Orchestra at Swansea’s Singleton Park on July 27 to perform reshaped classic Ibiza tracks. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on March 8, priced £49.50 plus fees. He’ll also perform at Durham’s Emirates Riverside. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Julio Iglesias

The legendary singer will celebrate 50 years in the music industry with a huge show at the SSE Arena Wembley in London on June 26. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on March 8, priced £60 plus fees. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Adam Ant

The 1980s pop icon will perform his 1982 debut solo album, ‘Friend Or Foe’, in full at 26 shows, between November 7 and December 12. His set will also include his hits and personal favourites from other records. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on March 8.

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Also announced this week:

Vampire Weekend, Barbra Streisand at British Summer Time, Mac DeMarco, the National, Billy Corgan, Downs Festival featuring Ms Lauryn Hill, Black Star Riders, Bananarama, Nile Rodgers And CHIC, Tears For Fears, Black Flag, Peabo Bryson, Trevor Horn, the Wedding Present, Fetty Wap, Ashley McBryde, the Rifles, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Alex Aiono, the Melvins, Eels, Whitney, Little Simz, Twinnie, the Alarm, Lloyd Cole, the Flaming Lips, Emmy The Great, Richard Hawley, Sigala, Midland and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Pete Tong And The Heritage Orchestra To Bring Ibiza Classics To Swansea

Pete Tong

The DJ will be joined by conductor Jules Buckley and the 60-piece Heritage Orchestra at Swansea’s Singleton Park on July 27 to perform reshaped classic Ibiza tracks.

Pre-sale is open now, prior to general sale at 10am on March 8, priced £49.50 plus fees.

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Stereophonics, Pete Tong and more

Ariana Grande will bring her Sweetner tour to the UK and Ireland in August and picking up again in September, while Shawn Mendes has announced that extra tickets for every night on his spring arena tour will be released this Friday. 

Stereophonics are the latest headliner to be announced for Lytham Festival and Pete Tong and the Heritage Orchestra have lined up outdoor summer dates at Sandown Park Racecourse and Newmarket Racecourse on July 31 and August 2 respectively as part of the Jockey Club Live series.

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande has announced she will bring her Sweetner tour to London and Dublin for two nights, Birmingham, Glasgow and Sheffield, beginning in August and picking up again in September. Tickets on sale at 10am on December 21, priced £45.00/£47.50 plus fees.

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Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes has announced that extra tickets for every night on his spring arena tour will be released at 10am on December 21. Extra tickets will be released for Mendes’ forthcoming UK and European shows including stops in Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Dublin and London, where he’ll take over the O2 Arena for three nights.

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Stereophonics

Stereophonics are the latest headliner to be announced for Lytham Festival. The Welsh rockers will top the bill on July 11, with tickets on general sale at 9am on December 21, priced £47.50 plus fees. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Pete Tong and the Heritage Orchestra

DJ Pete Tong and the Heritage Orchestra will bring Ibiza classics to Sandown Park Racecourse and Newmarket Racecourse on July 31 and August 2 respectively as part of the Jockey Club Live series. Tickets go on general sale at 8am on December 21, priced £42.50 plus fees.

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Also announced this week:

Jess Glynne, Madness, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, The Good, The Bad and the Queen, Arctic Lake, Garbage, San Holo, Idles, Token, Altitudes and Attitude, Elles Bailey, Angie Stone, Hawkwind, Sarah Darling, John Cooper Clarke, Zak Abel, the Waterboys, Cute Is What We Aim For, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, RuPauls Drag Race, the Orb, Rick Astley and more. Head here for more information and to find your tickets.

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Florence and the Machine, Robbie Williams, Muse, Christine and the Queens, Bring Me The Horizon, BST Hyde Park, All Points East, Jess Glynne, Noel Gallagher, Pete Tong, Anderson Paak, The Script, Teenage Cancer Trust Series, Hall and Oates, Hugh Jackman, Michael Ball and more

Two more headliners have been confirmed for London’s British Summer Time Hyde Park series with Florence and the Machine topping the bill on July 13 followed by Robbie Williams the next day. Over at Victoria Park, meanwhile, Christine and the Queens will headline All Points East on May 26 with Bring Me The Horizon set to perform on May 31.

Other big announcements include a handful of Noel Gallagher summer shows, Pete Tong and the Heritage Orchestra presenting Ibiza Classics at some of the UK’s biggest arenas, Hall and Oates spring dates and the Teenage Cancer Trust concert series’ return to London’s Royal Albert Hall. The Script have also set up their own run of intimate shows in March. There’s also Michael Ball tour dates in April and May plus Hugh Jackman’s debut world tour, which will see the Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winner performing hit songs from The Greatest ShowmanLes Miserables and more from Broadway and film, accompanied by a live orchestra at UK arenas next summer.

Florence and the Machine at BST Hyde Park

Florence + the Machine have announced a huge show in London next year, topping the bill at British Summer Time Hyde Park on July 13. They will be joined by the National, Lykke Li, Khruangbin and Nadine Shah, with more acts due to be announced soon. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on December 7. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Robbie Williams at BST Hyde Park

Robbie Williams has announced he’ll return to London for a massive show at next year’s British Summer Time Hyde Park. The X Factor judge, former Take That member and solo artist will top the bill on the Great Oak Stage at London’s Hyde Park on July 14. Tickets are on sale now.

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Muse

Muse have added a show at Bristol’s Ashton Gate Stadium on June 5 to their Simulation Theory world tour, with plans also in place to call at London Stadium on June 1 and Manchester’s Etihad Stadium on June 8. Tickets for the Bristol stop are on sale at 9am on December 7.

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Christine and the Queens at All Points East

Christine and the Queens will top the bill at London’s All Points East festival in Victoria Park next spring, making the step up to festival headliner for the first time on May 26. Tickets are on sale at 9am on December 7. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Bring Me The Horizon at All Points East

The metal giants, who will release ‘Amo’ on January 25, are set to top the bill at London’s All Points East festival in Victoria Park on May 31, alongside Run The Jewels, Nothing But Thieves, Idles, Scarlxrd and Yonaka. Tickets are on sale at 9am on December 7.

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Jess Glynne

Fresh from wrapping up an arena run of her own, and with plans in the diary to open for the Spice Girls on their comeback tour next year, Glynne has lined up stops at Thetford Forest, Delamere Forest, Sherwood Pines Forest, Dalby Forest and Cannock Chase Forest during June and into July. Tickets are on sale at 9am on December 7.

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Noel Gallagher

The former Oasis guitarist will be accompanied by his backing band, the High Flying Birds, at huge summer shows in Cardiff, Norwich, Manchester, Dublin and Exeter during May and June. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on December 7.

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Pete Tong and the Heritage Orchestra

Pete Tong and the Heritage Orchestra have announced a new arena tour for December 2019. Tickets go on general sale at 9.30am on December 7.

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Anderson Paak

Fresh from the release of ‘Oxnard’ the multi-instrumentalist has lined up March shows in London, Manchester, Glasgow and Dublin. Tickets are on sale at 9am on December 7.

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The Script

The pop-rockers, who released their ‘Acoustic Sessions’ EP earlier this year, will head to Bath, Carlisle, Halifax, Southend and Portsmouth in the build up to a Teenage Cancer Trust date at the Royal Albert Hall in London next March. Tickets are on sale at 9am on December 7.

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Teenage Cancer Trust live series with Rudimental, Take That, Doves, the Script and Levellers

Rudimental will top the bill on March 25 and will be joined by Ghetts, Take That will perform on March 28, Doves will take to the stage for the first time in nine years the following day, the Script will headline on March 30 and the run will end on March 31 with A Beautiful Night Out featuring and curated by Levellers. Supporting acts will be announced at a later date. Tickets go on sale at 9am on December 7.

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Hall and Oates

The legendary pop duo will head to Birmingham, London, Manchester and Glasgow during April and into May, with tickets on sale at 10am on December 7. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman has announced his first world tour. The Man. The Music. The Show. will see the Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winner performing hit songs from The Greatest ShowmanLes Miserables and more from Broadway and film, accompanied by a live orchestra at Manchester Arena, Birmingham’s Resorts World Arena, Dublin’s 3Arena and London’s O2 Arena for two dates in early June. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on December 7.

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Michael Ball

Dubbed Coming Home To You, the tour will take the vocalist to Nottingham, York, Glasgow, Hull, Gateshead, Bristol, Liverpool, London, Sheffield, Manchester, Ipswich, Brighton, Southampton, Oxford, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Cardiff, Blackpool and Leicester during April and May. Tickets are on sale at 9am on December 7.

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Also announced this week:

Sleaford Mods, Lower Than Atlantis, Taking Back Sunday, James, Circa Waves, The Nightmare Before Christmas Live, Olly Murs, Midnight Oil, the Lounge Kittens, Rudimental, Toto, Gipsy Kings, Kew the Music, Wet Wet Wet, Soak, Sports Team, the Australian Pink Floyd Show, Easy Life, Joyce Manor, Black Peaks, the Coral, the Lemonheads, Stella Donnelly, Clean Cut Kid, Can’t Swim, Young Fathers, Yak, Restorations, Ben Elton and more. Head here for more information and to find your tickets.

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This Week’s New Releases: The Weeknd, Vanishing Life And Rumer

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It’s a month until Christmas so we’ve got to expect the festive releases to start rolling out. But if you fancy something a bit different there’s still a lot to choose from. The Weeknd has released his third album, ‘Starboy’, and Vanishing Life – which features Walter Schreifels, of Quicksand, Gorilla Biscuits and Rival Schools, Rise Against guitarist Zach Blair, Bad Religion drummer Jamie Miller and Autry Fulbright of …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead- are putting out their debut album.

You’ve also got a covers record from Rumer, who takes on Burt Bacharach and Hal David tracks. But if none of that floats your boat you can check out the rest of this week’s new releases below.

Aled Jones – ‘Once Voice At Christmas’ (Classic FM/Decca)

Andre Rieu – ‘Falling In Love’ (Decca)

Lissie – ‘Live At Union Chapel’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Pete Tong – ‘Classic House’ (Polydor)

Rumer – ‘This Girl’s In Love: A Bacharach and David Songbook’ (Rhino)

Vanishing Life – ‘Surveillance’ (Dine Alone/Caroline)

The Weeknd – ‘Starboy’ (Island)

Young Legionnaire – ‘Zero Worship’ (Superstar Destroyer Records)

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