Top Tickets This Week: Foals, Idles, DMA’s, Sounds Of The City, The Flaming Lips, Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour, D-Block Europe, Headie One, Billy Bragg, Fisherman’s Friends, Katherine Ryan and more

Foals

Foals have confirmed three summer shows, with performances lined up at Swansea’s Singleton Park on June 4, London’s O2 Academy Brixton on June 29 and Leeds’ Millenium Square on July 9, with the latter forming part of the Sounds Of The City series. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on October 16. The dates will follow their previously announced rescheduled spring tour.

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Sounds Of The City (Leeds) Featuring Foals, Idles And DMA’s

Idles (pictured), Foals and DMA’s will headline Sounds Of The City 2021 in Leeds. Idles will top the bill at Millenium Square on July 8, joined by special guests the Big Moon, Foals will headline the next day and DMA’s on July 10 with support from the Lathums. More acts and special guests are due to be announced. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on October 16.

The series will also take over Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl next summer, after this year’s dates were postponed in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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The Flaming Lips

Fresh from releasing ‘American Head‘ in September, the band have confirmed a show at London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town on July 23. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on October 16. The performance falls in between rescheduled dates in Galway, Liverpool, Leeds, Aylesbury and Bexhill-on-Sea that were postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour

Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour will return to arenas around the UK in early 2022, including three huge shows at the O2 Arena in London between February 11 and 13. Pre-sale tickets are on sale now, prior to general sale at 10am on October 16.

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D-Block Europe

The London hip hop duo will bring The Blueprint Tour to Dublin, Glasgow, Cardiff, Bournemouth, Birmingham, Nottingham, Manchester and London, where they’ll perform at the O2 Arena, during May. Tickets are on sale now.

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Headie One

The grime MC will embark on his biggest headline UK and Ireland tour to date in May, calling in Bournemouth, Bristol, Manchester, Dublin, Glasgow, Liverpool, Birmingham, Newcastle, Leeds, Nottingham and London, where he’ll perform at the SSE Arena Wembley. Tickets are on sale now. Headie One hits the road in support of his recent debut full-length, ‘Edna’.

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Billy Bragg

The singer-songwriter and activist will hit the road for an extensive UK and Ireland tour in autumn 2021, kicking off in Gateshead on October 21 and wrapping up at the Roundhouse in London on November 27. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on October 16.

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Fisherman’s Friends

The Port Isaac vocal group have confirmed shows across the UK for their Unlocked And Unleashed Tour in 2021, with stops lined up during spring, September, October, November and December. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on October 16.

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Katherine Ryan

The comedian and star of Netflix hit The Duchess has announced an initial 50 dates for her Missus Tour of the UK and Ireland, which gets underway on September 2, 2021 in Crawley and runs through to the end of May 2022.  Pre-sale tickets are available now, ahead of general sale at 10am on October 16.

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Also announced this week:

  • Magician duo Penn and Teller have confirmed extra shows in Manchester and Birmingham due to demand.
  • Bring Me The Horizon have lined up UK arena shows for their 2021 Post Human Tour.
  • Maxïmo Park will support their upcoming LP, ‘Nature Always Wins’, with a UK tour in summer 2021.
  • Manic Street Preachers have rescheduled their two Cardiff arena shows in of the NHS to summer 2021.
  • Niall Horan has announced a virtual concert from London’s Royal Albert Hall.
  • Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes have shared details of a livestream event at London’s O2 Academy Brixton.
  • John Cooper Clarke will take his I Wanna Be Yours Tour across the UK in spring 2021.

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour To Visit UK Arenas In 2022

Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour

Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour will return to arenas around the UK in early 2022, including three huge shows at the O2 Arena in London between February 11 and 13. Pre-sale tickets are on sale now, prior to general sale at 10am on October 16.

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Westlife, Barry Manilow, The 1975, McFly, Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Weezer, The Who, Simply Red, Strictly Come Dancing Live and more

Westlife

Westlife will be joined by James Morrison and All Saints for their biggest UK concert to date at London’s Wembley Stadium on August 22. The Irish group will also be joined by Emeli Sandé at Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Cork for the first time on August 28, 2020. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on September 20.

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Barry Manilow

The legendary performer will call in Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester, Cardiff, Leeds, Glasgow and London, where he’ll play the O2 Arena, between May 28 and June 7. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on September 20.

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The 1975

The 1975 have announced a UK and Ireland arena tour for 2020, calling in Nottingham, Newcastle, Leeds, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Dublin and London, where they’ll play the O2 Arena, between February 15 and March 3. The band are touring in support of their anticipated new album, ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’, which is out on February 21. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on September 20.

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McFly

The pop-rock band, who recently announced a show at London’s O2 Arena, will call in Liverpool, Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds, Cardiff, Bournemouth, Brighton, Birmingham, Nottingham and London, where they’ll play the SSE Arena Wembley, between April 26 and May 10. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on September 20.

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Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer

Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer are to play four huge shows in the UK and Ireland in summer 2020. The pop-punk show of the decade, dubbed the Hella Mega Tour, will hit Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park on June 24, London Stadium on June 26, Huddersfield’s John Smith’s Stadium on June 27 and Dublin’s RDS Arena on June 29. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on September 20.

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The Who

The Who will release their new album ‘WHO’ on November 22, supported with shows in Manchester, Dublin, Newcastle, Glasgow, Leeds, Cardiff, Birmingham, Nottingham, Liverpool and London between March 16 and April 8. The legendary British rock band will perform with a full orchestra, with tickets for the shows on general sale at 10am on September 20.

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Simply Red

The soul-pop group will play arenas in Newcastle, Hull, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Dublin, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Cardiff, Brighton, Bournemouth and London, where they’ll perform at the O2 Arena, between October 6 and 23, 2020, before more dates across Europe. Tickets go on sale at 10am on September 20.

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Strictly Come Dancing Live

Hosted by Strictly Come Dancing favourite and reigning series champion Stacey Dooley, the tour will open at the Arena Birmingham before waltzing around the country for 32 shows, culminating with five huge shows at the O2 Arena in London between February 7 and 9. Tickets for all dates go on general sale at 9am on September 20. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Also announced this week:

Stereophonics, Nick Mason, Parkway Drive, Bombay Bicycle Club, Gabrielle Aplin, Elvis Costello, Bat For Lashes, The Hu, Machine Head, Elvis Costello, Status Quo, ScHoolboy Q, Tove Lo, Wilkinson, Supergrass, Evanescence, Within Temptation, And So I Watch You From Afar, Vant, Field Music, DIIV, Ruby Wax, Jack Whitehall and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Strictly Come Dancing Live Returning To UK Arenas In 2020

Strictly Come Dancing Live

Hosted by Strictly Come Dancing reigning series champion Stacey Dooley, Strictly Come Dancing Live will return to arenas around the country in 2020, including five huge shows at the O2 Arena in London between February 7 and 9.

Pre-sale opens at 10am on September 17, prior to general sale at 9am on September 20.

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Strictly Come Dancing Stars Janette And Aljaž Škorjanec Announce 2020 Remembering The Oscars UK Tour

Remembering The Oscars

Janette Manrara and Aljaž Škorjanec of Strictly Come Dancing will head back out on tour in 2020, bringing their brand new show Remembering The Oscars to venues across the UK during March, April and May.

Pre-sale tickets are available now, prior to general sale at 10am on September 6.

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Strictly Come Dancing Finalists Joe And Dianne Announce 2020 Tour

The Joe and Dianne Show

Strictly Come Dancing finalists Joe Sugg and Dianne Buswell have announced details of a 2020 UK tour. The duo, who made it to the final of the show in 2017, will take their brand new variety show to 20 venues from March.

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Elton John, Alter Bridge, Kaiser Chiefs, Sleater Kinney, Charli XCX, Gerry Cinnamon, The Sherlocks, Kate Tempest, JoJo Siwa, Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals and more

Elton John

Elton John has added a sixth London show to his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour. The legendary piano man will play the O2 Arena on December 14, 2020 in addition to his previously announced performances there on November 4, 6, 7, 2020 and December 9 and 16, 2020. Tickets for the new date go on general sale at 10am on June 21.

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Alter Bridge

The American rockers will perform in Nottingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham, Cardiff and London, where they’ll play the O2 Arena on December 21. They’ll be joined by special guests Shinedown and Sevendust. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on June 21.

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Kaiser Chiefs

The Leeds band will support their new album ‘Duck’, out on July 26, with performances in Hull, Edinburgh, Blackpool, Birmingham, Plymouth, Bournemouth, Brighton, Cardiff and London, where they’ll play the O2 Arena, between January 21 and February 1. They’ll be joined by special guests Razorlight. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on June 21.

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Sleater Kinney

In early 2020, Sleater Kinner will return to Europe and the UK, where they’ll head to London, Manchester, Glasgow, and Dublin, in support of their upcoming St. Vincent-produced LP, ‘The Center Won’t Hold’, which is due out on August 16 via Mom + Pop Records. Tickets go on sale at 9am on June 21.

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Charli XCX

The pop singer-songwriter will support her upcoming record, ‘Charli’, with tours in North America, Europe and the UK, including shows in Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester and London, where she’ll play the O2 Academy Brixton on October 31. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on June 21.

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Gerry Cinnamon

The Glaswegian singer-songwriter will head to Belfast, Dublin, Leicester, Liverpool, Leeds, Cardiff, Bournemouth, Norwich, Newcastle, and London, where he’ll tackle the O2 Academy Brixton on November 15. The Coral will provide support at select arena gigs on the schedule, with tickets for all shows on general sale at 9am on June 21.

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The Sherlocks

The Sheffield four-piece will release ‘Under Your Sky’ on October 4, with a European tour beginning on the same day in Dublin. Other stops on the trek include Belfast, Cardiff, Nottingham, Glasgow, Southampton, Liverpool, a hometown show at the O2 Academy and a London date at the O2 Forum in Kentish Town. The tour heads across mainland Europe between November 14 and 25. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on June 21.

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Kate Tempest

The spoken word artist, rapper, poet, novelist and playwright will kick off the Book of Traps & Lessons Tour on October 14 in Oxford before heading to Birmingham, Leicester, Brighton, Bristol, Norwich, Sheffield, Manchester, Leeds, Cardiff, Glasgow, Newcastle, and London, where she’ll perform at Hammersmith’s Eventim Apollo. The tour shares its name with Tempest’s third studio album, which arrived last week. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on June 21.

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JoJo Siwa

Nickelodeon star JoJo Siwa will bring her D.R.E.A.M. Tour to Glasgow’s SSE Arena, Manchester Arena, Birmingham’s Resorts World Arena, and the O2 Arena in London on October 30 and 31, and November 2 and 3 respectively. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on June 21.

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Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals

Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals will head to UK arenas in 2020, calling in Salford, London, Nottingham, Blackpool, Liverpool, Sheffield, Birmingham, Hull, Newcastle, Cardiff, Plymouth, Brighton, Bournemouth, Glasgow and Edinburgh for multiple performances between May 7 and June 4, 2020. Tickets go on sale at 10am on June 21. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Also announced this week:

Clutch, Zebrahead, Reel Big Fish, Freya Ridings, Beartooth, Reverend and the Makers, Dermot Kennedy, Flume, Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers, Frank Iero, Amon Amarth, Karen Mok, Caravan Palace, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Fat White Family, Skid Row, NSG, Brett Eldredge, Burna Boy, Aphex Twin, HR (of Bad Brains), Dead Kennedys, Alex Cameron, Metronomy, 5ive, 911, Damage, !!! (Chk Chk Chk), Stereolab, VANT, Anton and Erin, Agnostic Front and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals To Tour UK In 2020

Strictly Come Dancing The Professionals

Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals will take over arenas in Salford, London, Nottingham, Blackpool, Liverpool, Sheffield, Birmingham, Hull, Newcastle, Cardiff, Plymouth, Brighton, Bournemouth, Glasgow and Edinburgh for multiple shows between May 7 and June 4, 2020. The cast for the show is yet to be confirmed.

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This Week’s Top Tickets: Rod Stewart, The 1975, Kaiser Chiefs, Bryan Ferry, White Lies, Embrace, The Stranglers, UB40 Featuring Ali, Astro And Mickey, Strictly Come Dancing Live and more

Rod Stewart

The legendary singer-songwriter will play outdoor venues in Southampton, York, Milton Keynes, Ipswich, Wolverhampton, Aberdeen and Bolton in May and June next year, as part of world tour supporting upcoming LP, ‘Blood Red Roses’. The dates will mark Stewart’s first UK tour in three years. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on September 21. Head here for pre-sale tickets (photo: Sean Hansford).

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The 1975

The alt-pop quartet will tour the UK and Ireland in January, following up the release of their new album ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’, which is set to arrive on November 30 via Dirty Hit/Interscope Records. The band have also promised to release another album in May. Tickets are on general sale at 9am on September 21, while Pale Waves and No Rome will open.

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Kaiser Chiefs

The Leeds indie-pop band will support their recently announced seventh studio album, which is expected to come out at the start of the new year, with over 20 live dates in January and February, including a stop at London’s O2 Academy Brixton. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on September 21.

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Bryan Ferry

The former Roxy Music frontman will play London’s Royal Albert Hall on June 17 as part of his 2019 world tour. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on September 21.

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White Lies

White Lies have announced their upcoming ‘Five’ LP and an accompanying UK tour, with shows lined up in Brighton, Bristol, Leeds, Newcastle, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Cambridge, London and Birmingham at the beginning of January. Tickets are on sale at 9am on September 21.

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Embrace

The band will celebrate the 21st anniversary of their 1998 debut album, ‘The Good Will Out’, with shows in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Sheffield, Bristol, Nottingham, Leamington, Leeds and London, where they’ll perform at the Roundhouse, between March 5 and 16. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on September 21.

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The Stranglers

The legendary British new wave punks will be joined by special guests Dr Feelgood at shows in Scunthorpe, Aberdeen, Dunfermline, Glasgow, Nottingham, Reading, Newcastle, Leeds, Birmingham, Guildford, Southend, Cambridge, Bournemouth, Brighton, Bristol, Manchester and London, where they’ll play the O2 Academy Brixton, between March 5 and 30. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on September 21.

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UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey

UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey have added four dates to their A Real Labour of Love 40th anniversary tour, with the reggae legends set to call at Hull’s City Hall on March 27, Manchester’s O2 Apollo on March 31, Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall on April 1 and Sheffield City Hall on April 3. General sale begins at 10am on September 21. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Strictly Come Dancing – The Live Tour

Choreographed by TV judge Craig Revel Horwood and presented by 2017 series winner Ore Oduba, the tour will return to arenas in Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, Glasgow, Nottingham and London throughout January and February. Tickets are on sale at 8am on September 21. Head here for pre-sales.

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Also announced this week:

Ed Sheeran, the Dandy Warhols, Amy MacDonald, the Struts, Calum Scott, Kero Kero Bonito, Steve Mason, KT Tunstall, Jordan Mackampa, Hozier, Walter Trout, Paul Smith, Perturbator, Stone Broken, Samantha Harvey, Blood Red Shoes, J Mascis, Jacob Banks, Cloud Nothings, Nervus, Tremonti, Calpurnia, Russell Kane, Omid Djalili, Arenacross and more. Head here for more information and to find your tickets.

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Rod Stewart, UB40 Featuring Ali, Astro And Mickey, Stone Broken, Russell Kane and Strictly Come Dancing Live

Rod Stewart

The legendary singer-songwriter will embark on his first UK tour in three years next spring, supporting the release of his upcoming album, ‘Blood Red Roses’, with shows confirmed at outdoor venues in Southampton, York, Milton Keynes, Ipswich, Wolverhampton, Aberdeen and Bolton in May and June.

Pre-sale opens at 9am on Thursday, September 20, while general sale begins at 9am on Friday, September 21.

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UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey

UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey have added four dates to their A Real Labour of Love 40th anniversary tour, with the reggae legends set to call at Hull’s City Hall on March 27, Manchester’s O2 Apollo on March 31, Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall on April 1 and Sheffield City Hall on April 3.

Pre-sale opens at 10am on September 20, while general sale begins at 10am on September 21.

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Stone Broken

The British rockers have announced a fresh round of tour dates, set to take place in February with special guests to be announced in due course. The band also play shows in December supporting their forthcoming single, The Only Thing I Need, which features on their second LP, ‘Ain’t Always Easy’, out now.

Pre-sale begins at 10am on Thursday September 20, prior to general sale at 10am on Friday, September 21.

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Russell Kane

The comedian and writer has extended his The Fast and the Curious tour into spring 2019.

Pre-sale tickets are on sale now, prior to general sale at 10am on September 21.

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Strictly Come Dancing – The Live Tour

Choreographed by TV judge Craig Revel Horwood and presented by Ore Oduba, who won the show in 2017, the tour will return to arenas in Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, Glasgow, Nottingham and London throughout January and February. Tickets are on sale at 8am on September 21.

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