Top Tickets This Week: JLS, The Killers, Lewis Capaldi, Laura Marling, The Kooks, Ronan Keating, Alfie Boe, The Who, John Bishop and more

JLS

The group will reunite for a run of UK and Ireland arena shows this autumn, calling in Dublin, Belfast, Brighton, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Hull, Sheffield, Newcastle, Leeds, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Nottingham and London, where they’ll play the O2 Arena. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on February 21.

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The Killers

The Las Vegas band will take over Keepmoat Stadium on May 26 prior to their previously confirmed outdoor shows, which include two performances at both the Emirates Stadium in London and Dublin’s Malahide Castle. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on February 21.

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Lewis Capaldi

The Scottish singer-songwriter, who hit number one in the UK with his 2019 debut album ‘Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent’, will headline London’s O2 Arena on October 2. He also has a previously announced spring UK and Ireland arena tour in the diary, as well as dates in North America supporting Niall Horan and summer festival appearances in the UK and Europe. Tickets for the new London gig go on general sale at 11am on February 21.

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Laura Marling

The singer-songwriter has lined up UK shows in May, calling in Manchester, Birmingham, and London, where she’ll play three shows, performing at the Islington Assembly Hall, the Tabernacle and Leicester Square Theatre. The run also includes an appearance at Brighton Festival on May 24. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on February 21.

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The Kooks at All Points East

The Kooks (pictured) and the Wombats are the latest headliners to be confirmed for All Points East in London. The bands will be joined on Sunday May 30 by Tom Walker, Jake Bugg, Gang Of Youths, Gabrielle Aplin, the Lathums, Bloxx, Lauran Hibberd, and many more that are still to be announced. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on February 21.

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Ronan Keating

Ronan Keating will support his upcoming album, ‘Twenty Twenty’, with a summer UK and Ireland tour, kicking off on June 5 in Belfast and wrapping up on June 27 in Brighton, including a performance at London’s Eventim Apollo on June 25. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on February 21.

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Alfie Boe

The British tenor will perform at Scarborough Open Air Theatre on June 27 as part of the Armed Forces Day National Event. He’ll be joined by mezzo-soprano Laura Wright. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on February 21.

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The Who

The legendary British rockers are among the latest acts announced for this year’s Teenage Cancer Trust show series at London’s Royal Albert Hall, performing with a full orchestra on March 28. Tickets go on general sale at 9.30am on February 21.

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John Bishop

The Liverpool will host a night of comedy at the Royal Albert Hall on March 24 as part of this year’s Teenage Cancer Trust show series. Special guests are to be revealed in due course. Money raised supports the Teenage Cancer Trust. Find out more about the charity here. Tickets go on general sale at 9.30am on February 21.

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Also announced this week:

Elton John, the Weeknd, Damon Albarn, Kodaline, Jessie Reyez, Kesha, BTS, Ashley McBryde, Fu Manchu, Styx, All Time Low, Simple Minds, the Damned, George Thorogood, Scotty McCreery, Bright Eyes, Waxahatchee, Apocalyptica and Epica, Protoje, the Pineapple Thief, Purity Ring, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, Ben Fogle and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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This Week’s New Releases: Alkaline Trio, Anna Calvi And Idles

This week is chock-full of high quality releases. Alkaline Trio and Anna Calvi are back with their first new albums for five years, while Idles have put out the highly anticipated follow up to 2017’s ‘Brutalism’. Head below to check out the rest of what this week has to offer.

Aaron Lee Tasjan – ‘Karma For Cheap’ (New West)

Alkaline Trio – ‘Is This Thing Cursed?’ (Epitaph)

Amos Lee – ‘My New Moon’ (SPV)

Anna Calvi – ‘Hunter’ (Domino)

Beanpole – ‘All My Kin’ (Chimera Music)

Big Red Machine – ‘Big Red Machine’ (Jagjaguwar)

Emma Blackery – ‘Villains’ (RWG)

Idles – ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance’ (Partisan Records)

Juanita Stein- ‘Until The Light Fades’ (Nude)

The Kooks – ‘Let’s Go Sunshine’ (Lonely Cat)

Mass Gothic – ‘I’ve Tortured You Long Enough’ (Sub Pop)

Meghan Trainor – ‘Treat Myself’ (Epic)

Menace Beach – ‘Black Rainbow Sound’ (Memphis Industries)

Muncie Girls – ‘Fixed Ideals’ (Specialist Subject)

Passenger – ‘Runaway’ (Cooking Vinyl/Black Crow Records)

Rebecca Dale – ‘Requiem’ (Decca Classics)

Saintseneca – ‘Pillar Of Na’ (Anti Records/Ada)

Sophie Hunger – ‘Molecules’ (Caroline)

Spring King – ‘A Better Life’ (Universal/Island)

Sulpher – ‘No One Will Ever Know’ (Oblivion)

Tash Sultana – ‘Flow State’ (Sony/Lonely Land)

Thou – ‘Magus’ (Sacred Bones)

Troye Sivan – ‘Bloom’ (Universal/Polydor)

Two Circles – ‘The Underworld & You’ (Unravelling)

Why Don’t We – ‘8 Letters’ (Atlantic)

Wild Nothing – ‘Indigo’ (Secretly)

WSTR – ‘Identity Crisis’ (Hopeless)

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Queen + Adam Lambert Top Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart For April

Queen + Adam Lambert have knocked Metallica off the top spot and are now at #1 on Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart for April. Coming in at #2 is Bruno Mars, who will take his 24K Magic tour to Australia and New Zealand in 2018, while making up the rest of the top 10 are Migos & Lil Yachty, BananaramaWill Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff (Livewire Festival)ParamoreWireless FestivalEd SheeranChris Rea and Paul Weller.

At the bottom of this month’s chart we have Giggs, who last month completed his spring Landlord tour, The Next Step, which will see the live accompaniment to the CBBC TV show take in dates across the UK and Ireland, Bob Dylan, who will tour North America this summer, Steps, who hit the road in November and December for the Party On The Dancefloor arena tour, and Tori Amos, who will return to the UK and Europe this autumn for the Native Invader tour.

Check back in with us next month to see if the below are able to keep hold of their top 40 positions or if we’ll be welcoming some new names to the chart.

1. Queen + Adam Lambert
2. Bruno Mars
3. Migos & Lil Yachty
4. Bananarama
5. Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff (Livewire Festival)
6. Paramore
7. Wireless Festival
8. Ed Sheeran
9. Chris Rea
10. Paul Weller
11. Celine Dion
12. Linkin Park
13. Iron Maiden
14. Stormzy
15. George Ezra
16. Little Mix
17. Micky Flanagan
18. Royal Blood
19. J Hus
20. Depeche Mode
21. Take That
22. James Arthur
23. Guns N’Roses
24. Lovebox
25. The Kooks
26. Good Mourning Mrs Brown
27. Tom Jones
28. U2
29. Michael Ball and Alfie Boe
30. Wet Wet Wet
31. Kasabian
32. UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey
33. Coldplay
34. Popcaan
35. Olly Murs
36. Giggs
37. The Next Step
38. Bob Dylan
39. Steps
40. Tori Amos

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

1. Liam Gallagher

2. Enter Shikari

3. Stone Sour

4. Hurts

5. Tigers Jaw

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Winners: Liverpool Sound City Tickets

Congratulations to the winners of our recent Liverpool Sound City tickets competition.

Lesley Wheelwright
Gary Wilson
Abigail Flynn
Rozena Fermin
Daniel Hora

The Human League, Metronomy, the Kooks, and John Cale and guests, who will perform ‘The Velvet Underground & Nico’, will headline Liverpool Sound City, which this year celebrates its 10th anniversary, taking over Liverpool Waters at Clarence Dock between May 25 and 28.

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This Week’s New Releases: Snoop Dogg, Linkin Park And The Mountain Goats

This week you really are spoilt for choice. Snoop Dogg has followed up last year’s ‘Coolaid’, Linkin Park are back with ‘One More Light’, which features appearances by Pusha T, Stormzy and Kiiara, and The Mountain Goats have released ‘Goths’, the follow up to 2015’s ‘Beat The Champ’.

None of that tickle your fancy? There’s plenty more to check out below!

!!! (Chk Chk Chk) – ‘Shake the Shudder’ (Warp)

Aldous Harding – ‘Party’ (4AD)

(Sandy) Alex G – ‘Rocket’ (Domino)

Biters – ‘The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be’ (Earache Records)

DragonForce – ‘Reaching Into Infinity’ (EarMUSIC via Absolute)

Erasure – ‘World Be Gone’ (Mute)

Faith Evans and The Notorious B.I.G – ‘The King & I’ (Rhino)

Jane Weaver – ‘Modern Kosmology’ (Fire Records)

The Kooks – ‘The Best Of…So Far’ (Virgin EMI)

Land of Talk – ‘Life After Youth’ (Saddle Creek)

Linkin Park – ‘One More Light’ (Warner Bros)

MisterWives – ‘Connect The Dots’ (Republic/Virgin)

The Mountain Goats – ‘Goths’ (Merge)

Papa Roach – ‘Crooked Teeth’ (Eleven Seven)

Pokey LaFarge – ‘Manic Revelations’ (Decca)

Pumarosa – ‘The Witch’ (Fiction)

Snoop Dogg – ‘Neva Left’ (Doggystyle Records/Empire)

Thomas Wynn & The Believers – ‘Wade Waist Deep’ (Provogue/Mascot)

Wavves – ‘You’re Welcome’ (Ghost Ramp)

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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: Foreigner, Korn, Steely Dan, The Kooks, Barry Manilow, Katherine Jenkins, Chris Rock

FOREIGNER

Foreigner return to the UK in May 2018, with shows confirmed in Manchester, Glasgow and Birmingham before a date at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Tickets are on sale at 9am on May 12, priced £35.00/£40.00 plus fees. Click here for pre-sale tickets.

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KORN

Korn will warm up for their sets at Reading and Leeds with a show at the O2 Academy Brixton in London on August 23. Tickets are on sale at 9am on May 12, priced £42.50 plus fees.

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STEELY DAN

The legendary rock band will play BluesFest dates at Dublin’s 3Arena on October 28 and London’s O2 Arena the following day, with the Doobie Brothers also set to appear. Tickets are on sale at 9am (Dublin) and 10am (London) on May 12, priced from £45.00 plus fees.

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THE KOOKS

The Kooks will be joined by DMA’s at Leeds’ First Direct Arena, Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena, Brighton Center, Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena and Blackpool’s Empress Ballroom before wrapping up with a date at London’s SSE Arena Wembley on December 2. Tickets are on general sale at 9am on May 12, priced from £27.50 plus fees.

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BARRY MANILOW

Barry Manilow will play three consecutive nights at London’s O2 Arena on September 6, 7 and 8, 2018. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on May 12, prices start at £68.00 plus fees.

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KATHERINE JENKINS

The welsh classical singer will be accompanied by conductor Anthony Inglis and the London Concert Orchestra for nine festive performances between December 1 and December 21. Tickets are on general sale at 10am on May 12, priced between £24.50 and £40.00 plus fees. Click here for pre-sale tickets.

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CHRIS ROCK

The comedian brings his Total Blackout tour to Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham, Glasgow, Birmingham and London in January 2018. Tickets are on general sale at 10am on May 12, priced between £25.00 and £47.50 plus fees. Click here for pre-sale tickets.

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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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Bruno Mars Tops Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart

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We’re a little late with it, but below is Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart for November 21 to 27.

Bruno Mars has risen to #1 and knocked Cockney comedian Micky Flanagan down into second place. Following closely behind to make up the rest of the top five are The xxUB40 Featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey and The Kooks.

Meanwhile, Robbie Williams has gone from #3 to #6, Coldplay are up three places, Phil Collins is holding strong at #8 and James Arthur has dropped eight places. Little Mix have also done well to protect a top 20 position, going from last place on the last chart to #17 this week.

There are a shedload of shows going on sale soon, including tickets for Adele at Wembley, KISS‘ UK arena shows, Olly Murs‘ summer tour, new Bryan Adams dates and Richard Ashcroft‘s spring UK arena run. Check back in with us later this week to see if any of them have bumped Bruno off the top spot.

1. Bruno Mars
2. Micky Flanagan
3. The xx
4. UB40 Featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey
5. The Kooks
6. Robbie Williams
7. Coldplay
8. Phil Collins
9. Drake
10. WWE Live
11. Still Game
12. Justin Bieber
13. Craig David
14. Strictly Come Dancing
15. Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott
16. Rod Stewart
17. Little Mix
18. Good Mourning Mrs Brown
19. Jeff Lynne’s ELO
20. James Arthur

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

1. Adele

2. KISS

3. Olly Murs

4. Bryan Adams

5. Richard Ashcroft

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Micky Flanagan Hits #1 On Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart

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Cockney comedian Micky Flanagan has knocked Robbie Williams off the top of Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart and down to #3. Making up the rest of the top five we have Cliff RichardBruno Mars and Emeli Sandé.

Meanwhile, Phil Collins (BST Hyde Park) has fallen from #2 to #8, Drake from #7 to #9 and Coldplay are down six places.  The shift may be due to this week’s newcomers, which, in addition to the above, include The Vamps and Sting.

Over the next week there will be tickets going on sale for Adele‘s Wembley Stadium shows,  Kings Of Leon‘s British Summer Time date, The xx‘s tour, which includes seven stops at the O2 Academy Brixton, The Kooks‘ ‘The Best Of’ UK tour, and Jeff Lynne’s ELO. Check in with us next week to see if any of them have what it takes to make it to #1.

1. Micky Flanagan
2. Cliff Richard
3. Robbie Williams
4. Bruno Mars
5. Emeli Sandé
6. The Vamps
7. Still Game
8. Phil Collins (BST Hyde Park)
9. Drake
10. Coldplay
11. Justin Bieber
12. James Arthur
13. The Weeknd
14. Michael Ball and Alfie Boe
15. Aerosmith (Ireland)
16. Jack Whitehall
17. Rod Stewart
18. Sting
19. Eric Clapton
20. Little Mix

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

1. Adele

2. Kings Of Leon

3. The xx

4. The Kooks

5. Jeff Lynne’s ELO

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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: The XX, The Kooks And Jeff Lynne’s ELO

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THE XX

The xx have confirmed a run of UK shows in March, including five nights at the O2 Academy Brixton, as part of their I See You European tour. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on November 25, priced from £26.50/£30.75 plus fees.

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THE KOOKS

The Brighton quartet will celebrate their 10th anniversary with a UK tour, including a show at London’s Alexandra Palace on May 13. Expect tracks from their back catalogue, as well as b-sides and new material. Tickets will go on general sale at 9am on November 25, priced £25.00/£27.50 plus fees.

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JEFF LYNNE’S ELO

Jeff Lynne’s ELO will perform at Sheffield Arena on June 21, a matter of days before the band’s huge show at London’s Wembley Stadium. Tickets are on sale at 9am on November 25, priced £50.00 plus fees.

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