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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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: Nicki Minaj And Future, Shawn Mendes, Ben Howard, Interpol, Cypress Hill, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Black Stone Cherry, Don Broco, You Me At Six, Parkway Drive, Interpol and more…

NICKI MINAJ and FUTURE

Nicki Minaj and Future have announced their NICKIHNDRXX tour, with shows confirmed at London’s O2 Arena on March 11, Birmingham Arena, Dublin’s 3Arena, and the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, before winding up at the Manchester Arena on March 18. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on June 15.

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SHAWN MENDES

Shawn Mendes, who recently released his self-titled third LP, will play a third show at London’s O2 Arena on April 19. Tickets are on sale at 10am on June 15.

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BEN HOWARD

The singer-songwriter, who recently released ‘Noonday Dream’, will call at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on December 8 before playing two nights apiece at Manchester’s O2 Apollo and then London’s O2 Academy Brixton in the new year. Tickets are on sale at 9am on June 15.

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INTERPOL

Following last week’s announcement of their new album, ‘Marauder’, which is out on August 24 via Matador Records, the band have confirmed stops at London’s Royal Albert Hall on November 14, Manchester’s O2 Apollo on November 16 and Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on November 18 plus shows on the continent. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on June 15.

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CYPRESS HILL

The rap legends will bring their Elephants on Acid run to Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, Birmingham and London during November and December. Tickets are on sale at 9am on June 15.

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5 SECONDS OF SUMMER

The pop-rock quartet, who are set to release ‘Youngblood’ on June 22, will bring their Meet You There tour to the O2 Academy Glasgow, Manchester’s O2 Apollo, O2 Academy Brixton in London, O2 Academy Birmingham and O2 Academy Sheffield between October 23 and November 2. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on June 15.

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BLACK STONE CHERRY

The Kentucky band, who released ‘Family Tree‘ in April, will be joined by the Cadillac Three and Monster Truck at arenas in Cardiff, Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds and London, where they will play the SSE Arena Wembley, between December 6 and 14. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on June 15 (Photo: Harry Reese).

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DON BROCO

The band, who released ‘Technology’ earlier this year, will be joined by Neck Deep and Issues at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse for two nights before heading to Plymouth Pavilions, Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena, Usher Hall in Edinburgh and Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena. They will finish the run with their biggest London show to date at the SSE Arena Wembley on February 9. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on June 15.

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YOU ME AT SIX

You Me At Six will be joined by Marmozets and the Xcerts at shows in Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, London and Cardiff between November 22 and December 1. Tickets go on general sale at 9.30am on June 15.

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PARKWAY DRIVE

The Australian metallers, who recently put out ‘Reverence’ and played Download last weekend, will play huge shows in Manchester, Nottingham and Cardiff before taking over London’s Alexandra Palace. Tickets are on sale at 10am on June 15.

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Also announced this week

Corrosion of Conformity, Orange Goblin, Zeal & Ardor, Less Than Jake, CKY, Reel Big Fish, Soulfly, Kreator, Dimmu Borgir, Fields of Nephilim, Bury Tomorrow, Lykke Li, Maribou State, Sunset Sons, Daughtry, Bad Sounds, Boston Manor, Greta Van Fleet, Diversity, Courtney Marie Andrews, Collabro, Seth Lakeman, A, TesseracT, Vennart, Ady Suleiman, The Blinders, Halo Maud, Gaz Coombes, Lee Scratch Perry, We Are Scientists, With Confidence, Why Don’t We, David Byrne, Yung Lean, Morgan James, Talos, Voivod, Jess Williamson, The Pineapple Thief, Therapy?, Led Zeppelin Masters, Stick To Your Guns, Fizzy Bloody, No Hot Ashes, Jeff Rosenstock, Estrons, Muncie Girls, Menace Beach, Hellions, The Bluetones, Husky Loops, Flasher and more.

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This Week’s New Releases: Shawn Mendes, Chvrches And Biffy Clyro

It’s another busy one this week. Shawn Mendes has put out LP #3, Chvrches have finally followed up 2015’s ‘Every Open Eye’, and Biffy Clyro have released their MTV Unplugged album, which was recorded at London’s Roundhouse last November.

Still want more? Fill your boots below.

A$AP Rocky – ‘Testing’ (A$AP Worldwide/Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records)

The Beat – ‘Here We Go Love’ (Here We Go)

Biffy Clyro – ‘MTV Unplugged: Live At Roundhouse, London’ (14th Floor/Atlantic)

Calypso Rose – ‘So Calypso!’ (Because/Caroline)

Chad Valley – ‘Imaginary Music’ (Cascine)

Chvrches – ‘Love Is Dead’ (Virgin EMI)

Dear Nora – ‘Skulls Example’ (Orindal Records)

Hoobastank – ‘Push Pull’ (Napalm Records)

Inner Tongue – ‘Favours’ (Mount Silver/Caroline)

Jennifer Warnes – ‘Another Time, Another Place’ (BMG)

Jonathan Davis – ‘Black Labyrinth’ (Sumerian)

Jo Passed – ‘Their Prime’ (Sub Pop)

Judith Owen – ‘RedisCOVERed’ (Twanky)

Lindi Ortega – ‘Liberty’ (Shadowbox)

Luke Howard – ‘Open Heart Story’ (Mercury KX/Decca)

Mt. Desolation – ‘When The Night Calls’ (Island)

Parliament – ‘Medicaid Fraud Dogg’ (C Kunspyruhzy Records Inc.)

Pusha-T – ‘Daytona’ (G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings)

Rene LaVice – ‘Far From Perfect’ (RAM via Absolute)

Shawn Mendes – ‘Shawn Mendes’ (EMI)

Snow Patrol – ‘Wildness’ (Polydor)

Tracyanne & Danny – ‘Tracyanne & Danny’ (Merge Records)

Thunderpussy – ‘Thunderpussy’ (Virgin EMI)

Wand – ‘Perfume’ EP (Drag City)

Wooden Shjips – ‘V’ (Thrill Jockey)

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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: Slayer, Shawn Mendes, Sean Paul, Bluesfest, Robert Cray, Van Morrison, Glasvegas, The Coral, Mike & The Mechanics and more…

SLAYER

Following their summer North American run, the thrash legends will play their last ever shows in Dublin, London, Cardiff, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow this November before heading to the continent. Lamb Of God, Anthrax and Obituary will open. Tickets are on sale at 9am on May 18.

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SHAWN MENDES

Shawn Mendes has lined up arena shows in the UK and Ireland as part of a global arena tour in 2019, following up the release of his forthcoming self-titled third album, which is out on May 25 through Virgin EMI Records. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on May 18.

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SEAN PAUL

The dancehall star will play Coventry’s Ricoh Arena on August 9 and Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on August 10, following his appearance at the inaugural RiZe Festival. Tickets for the Coventry date go on general sale at 10am on May 21, while tickets for the Cardiff show are available from 10am on May 18.

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BLUESFEST with Robert Cray and Raphael Saadiq

Robert Cray will take to the BluesFest stage at the IndigO2 on October 27, with support from Don Bryant and the Bo-Keys, following up Saadiq’s set at the venue on the previous evening. Cray also tours the UK around his performance in London. Tickets are on sale at 9am on May 18.

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VAN MORRISON

The legendary singer-songwriter will perform at St. David’s Hall in Cardiff on October 12, the Princess Theatre in Torquay on October 16 and 17, and Bristol’s Hippodrome Theatre on October 22, prior to sharing a BluesFest bill with Robert Plant at the O2 Arena in London and the 3Arena in Dublin at the end of the month. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on May 18, priced from £45.00 plus booking fee.

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GLASVEGAS

the Scottish indie-rockers will celebrate their 10th anniversary with a performance of their Self-titled debut album in its entirety in Leeds, Liverpool, London, Brighton, Reading, Cardiff, Bristol, Nottingham, Portsmouth, Manchetser, Sheffield, and Newcastle during October. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on May 18.

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THE CORAL

The Merseyside quintet will be joined by guests She Drew The Gun at October shows in support of their upcoming LP, ‘Move Through Dawn’, which is set to arrive on August 17 through Ignition Records. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on May 18 (Photo: Ben Morgan).

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MIKE AND THE MECHANICS

The band, Mike Rutherford, Andrew Roachford and Tim Howard, will take in 34 dates across the UK between February 23 and April 9, including a show at the Royal Albert Hall in London on April 1. The sets will consist of material from their latest album, ‘Let Me Fly’, and back catalogue. Tickets go on sale at 10am on May 18, except for Eastbourne Congress Theatre, which will be available from 10am on June 4.

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Also announced this week

A Bowie Celebration, Orbital, Death Cab For Cutie, Gwenno, Freya Ridings, The Night Cafe, Laurel, BTS, Luna, Billy Lockett, Aaron Watson, Danko Jones, Dresden Dolls, Press To MECO, Flight of the Conchords, Daniel Sloss, Jason Manford, Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown, Brix and the Extricated, Alice Merton, Eliza, Remo Drive, Peking Duk, King No One, Col3trane, Yassassin, Lil Xan, Charli XCX, Richard Thompson, Lucero, Teen Creeps, Tunng, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Starling, Leprous, the Coathangers, Deerhunter, Deerhoof, Chilly Gonzales, Marian Hill, Smino, Can’t Swim and more!

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

*Correction: The on sale time for Slayer tickets was previously incorrectly listed as 10am. The correct on sale time is 9am on May 18. We apologise for any inconvenience*

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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: Justin Timberlake, Fusion Festival, David Guetta, Shawn Mendes, Haim, Soft Cell, The Proclaimers and more…

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

The pop giant has added extra dates to the UK leg of his Man Of The Woods tour, including second dates at Birmingham Arena on June 28, Manchester Arena on July 2 and the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on July 6. Tickets go on sale at 9am on February 23, priced £40.00 plus fees.

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FUSION FESTIVAL

Fusion Festival will take over Otterspool Promenade in Liverpool on September 1 and 2, with David Guetta and Shawn Mendes set to headline. Jess Glynne, Years & Years, Clean Bandit, James Arthur, Disciples, Zara Larsson, Sigala, Jax Jones, MNEK and Louisa Johnson are also set to appear across the weekend, with tickets on sale at 9am on February 23.

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HAIM

The pop trio, who put out ‘Something to Tell You’ last year, will call in Glasgow, Manchester, Dublin and London in June as part of their Sister Sister Sister tour. Tickets go on sale at 10am on February 23, priced £32.50 plus fees.

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SOFT CELL

Soft Cell will celebrate their 40th anniversary as well as bid farewell at London’s O2 Arena on September 30. Tickets go on sale at 9am on February 23.

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THE PROCLAIMERS

Craig and Charlie Reid, who are due to record the new LP this spring, have confirmed 39 UK concerts on top of their summer festival appearances already announced. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on February 23.

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Also announced this week

The Killers, The Chemical Brothers, Noel Gallagher, Van Morrison, The Waterboys, Romeo Santos, Earth Wind and Fire, Celebration of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Trailer Park Boys, James Arthur, Emeli Sande, Texas, Vance Joy, Peace, Phoebe Bridgers, Lord Huron, Pianos Become The Teeth, Foxing, Rudy Francisco, Why Don’t We, UB40, Glenn Hughes, Siobhan Wilson, Every Time I Die, The Cat Empire, Jessie Ware, Saint Agnes, Bloom Twins, Nahko, Joel Baker, Drenge, Confidence Man, Bjorn Again, Sundown Festival, Wilderness Festival, Boundless Series, the Courteeners, Sheryl Crow, Edinburgh Summer Sessions feat. Tom Jones, Rag’n’Bone Man, Paloma Faith, Kasabian, Ant Middleton, Alexis Taylor, Courtney Barnett, Island, Yes feat. Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman, The Low Anthem, DMA’s, Alice In Chains, Don Broco, Ministry, Mt. Wolf, Lets Eat Grandma, Steve Hackett, Sons of Apollo, Milestones, the Districts, the Charlatans, the Sheepdogs, IAMX, Godsticks, Public Image Ltd, the Wildhearts and more!

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This Week’s New Releases: Sam Smith, Shamir And Converge

What a week! Sam Smith is back with album #2, Shamir has followed up ‘Hope’ and Converge are racking up LP #9 with ‘The Dusk In Us’.

Not your cup of tea? There’s plenty more to tickle your fancy below.

Anti-Flag – ‘American Fall’ (Spinefarm Records)

AUTOBAHN – ‘The Moral Crossing’ (Tough Love Records)

Bibio – ‘Phantom Brickworks’ (Warp)

Blake Shelton – ‘Texoma Shore’ (Warner Bros.)

Bob Dylan – ‘Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series Vol 13 / 1979-1981’ (Columbia)

Cannibal Corpse – ‘Red Before Black’ (Metal Blade Records)

Casper Skulls – ‘Mercy Works’ (Buzz Records)

Chris Brown – ‘Heartbreak On A Full Moon’ (RCA)

Converge – ‘The Dusk In Us’ (Epitaph/Deathwish)

Dave – ‘Game Over’ EP (Dave)

Grace VanderWaal – ‘Just The Beginning’ (Syco Music/Columbia Records)

Jack Savoretti – ‘Songs From Different Times’ (De Angelis/Caroline)

James Holden and the Animal Spirits – ‘The Animal Spirits’ (Border Community)

Kelsea Ballerini – ‘Unapologetically’ (Sony)

Kid Rock – ‘Sweet Southern Sugar’ (BMG)

Lost Horizons – ‘Ojalá’ (Bella Union)

Maroon 5 – ‘Red Pill Blues’ (Interscope)

Rabit – ‘Les Fleurs Du Mal’ (Halcyon Veil)

Sam Smith – ‘The Thrill Of It’ (Capitol)

Shamir – ‘Revelations’ (Father/Daughter)

Shawn Mendes – ‘MTV Unplugged’ (Island)

Sheridan Smith – ‘Sheridan – The Album’ (Warner)

Von Hertzen Brothers – ‘War Is Over’ (Music Theories/Mascot)

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U2 Hit #1 On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart For January

It’s a new year so we thought we’d give you a new chart. For the next few months we’ll be bringing you monthly instalments listing not just our top 20 best selling acts, but a whopping 40!

Kicking things off at #1 are Irish rockers U2, who have soared to the top spot with The Joshua Tree tourFollowing closely behind are  Little Mix who have lined up a Summer Shout Out tour and autumn Glory Days tour. Making up the rest of the top five is Drake , who is currently on the road in the UK for the Boy Meets World tour, Neil Diamond, who will bring his 50th anniversary tour to the UK and Ireland in October and Bruno Mars, who will bring his 24K Magic World Tour to arenas around the UK and Ireland in April and May.

At the bottom of the chart we have The Stone RosesBonoboShawn MendesStrictly Come Dancing and Tory Lanez. Come back and see us next month to see if they’re able to hold on to their top 40 positions or if we’ll be waving them goodbye.

1. U2
2. Little Mix
3. Drake
4. Neil Diamond
5. Bruno Mars
6. Coldplay
7. Adele
8. Micky Flanagan
9. The Killers
10. Robbie Williams
11. Guns N’Roses
12. The Weeknd
13. Phil Collins
14. Black Sabbath
15. Kings of Leon
16. Green Day
17. Olly Murs
18. Depeche Mode
19. Jack Whitehall
20. James Arthur
21. The xx
22. Run The Jewels
23. Elbow
24. Two Door Cinema Club
25. Bryan Adams
26. James Blunt
27. The Chainsmokers
28. Good Mourning Mrs Brown
29. The Tenderloins
30. Evanescence
31. Michael Ball and Alfie Boe
32. Ariana Grande
33. Paul Weller
34. Jeff Lynne’s ELO
35. The Kooks
36. Tory Lanez
37. Strictly Come Dancing
38. Shawn Mendes
39. Bonobo
40.The Stone Roses

On sale in the next week – can they break the top 40?

1. Lady Gaga

2. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds

3. The Cribs

4. The Cranberries

5. Little Big Town

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Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart 2016 Countdown: Part Two

As Christmas Day edges even closer our countdown of the year’s top 50 best-selling artists on Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart is well underway. We’ve been working our way from the bottom up, counting through 10 a day, until we reach the top and crown the successor to Adele, who took the top spot in 2015. Make sure to check back throughout the week to see who’s in the running for a Stereoboard Christmas #1. If you missed it, you can check out Part One here.

31. Jess Glynne
32. Black Sabbath
33. Kasabian
34. Catfish and the Bottlemen
35. Shawn Mendes
36. Kings of Leon
37. V Festival
38. Good Mourning Mrs Brown
39. Simply Red
40. The 1975

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James Arthur Jumps To #1 On Stereboard’s Hot Ticket Chart

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James Arthur has beaten off some stiff competition to get to #1 on Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart this week. Following closely behind him are RadioheadThe WeekndPhil Collins and Take That. That’s some impressive company to be in!

The entry of so many new faces to the chart has meant a bit of a re-jig. Ariana Grande has been bumped from #2 to #8 and Justin Bieber has fallen six places.  But things are looking up for Coldplay, who are up four places, and Little Mix have done well to only move down one spot.

The big name tours have continued to come through thick and fast this week. There are tickets going on sale for Robbie WilliamsBlink 182Cliff RichardBlossoms and James Bay, among many, many others.  Check in with us next week to see if any have been able to steal the top spot from the 2012 X Factor winner.

1. James Arthur
2. Radiohead
3. The Weeknd
4. Phil Collins
5. Take That
6. Coldplay
7. Little Mix
8. Drake
9. Ariana Grande
10. Justin Bieber
11. Catfish and the Bottlemen
12. Michael Ball and Alfie Boe
13. Rod Stewart
14. Depeche Mode
15. Kings Of Leon
16. Shawn Mendes
17. Billy Connolly
18. Anastacia
19. Disney On Ice
20. The Cure

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

1. Robbie Williams

2. Blink 182

3. Cliff Richard

4. Blossoms

5. James Bay

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Take That Top Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart

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Take That have topped Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart, knocking Phil Collins into third place, with Ariana Grande in second,  Justin Bieber sticking at #4 and Jeff Dunham in fifth position.

New to the chart this week are Mac DeMarco , NBA (Global Games) and John Cale, who have come in at an impressive #7, #9 and #12, respectively. Meanwhile, others are making their way down the chart. Catherine Tate has gone from #7 to #19,  Peter Kay (Dance For Life) #5 to #20 and Depeche Mode from #8 to #15.

Among the tours and shows announced in the last week you’ve got The WeekndRadioheadJames ArthurAnastacia and You Me At Six. Come back and see us next week to see if any are able to tip Take That off the top spot.

1. Take That
2. Ariana Grande
3. Phil Collins
4. Justin Bieber
5. Jeff Dunham
6. Little Mix
7. Mac DeMarco
8. Drake
9. NBA (Global Games)
10. Coldplay
11. Good Mourning Mrs Brown
12. John Cale
13. Shawn Mendes
14. Kings Of Leon
15. Depeche Mode
16. Catfish and the Bottlemen
17. Olly Murs
18. Still Game
19. Catherine Tate
20. Peter Kay (Dance For Life)

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

1. The Weeknd

2. Radiohead

3. James Arthur

4. Anastacia

5. You Me At Six

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