Top Tickets This Week: The War On Drugs, Chvrches, James Blunt, James Morrison, Nick Cave And Warren Ellis, Kano and more

The War On Drugs


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The War On Drugs have announced a new album, ‘I Don’t Live Here Anymore’, along with accompanying North American, UK and European shows for 2022. Tickets for all dates go on general sale at 10am local time on July 23.

The trek commences in the United States in January before expanding across the UK and Europe in the spring, with concerts confirmed in Birmingham, Dublin, Leeds, Edinburgh and London, where they’ll play the iconic O2 Arena on April 12.

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Chvrches

The trio will tour the UK next spring, calling at Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange, Newcastle’s O2 City Hall, London’s O2 Academy Brixton, the O2 Academy Birmingham, and Manchester’s O2 Apollo between March 14 and 19. Tickets go on general sale at 9.30am on July 23.

The shows will follow the release of their fourth studio album, ‘Screen Violence’, due out on August 27 via EMI in the UK and Glassnote in the US.

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James Blunt

The singer-songwriter will hit the road in February 2022, with stops planned in Brighton, Manchester, Cardiff, Hull, Birmingham, Nottingham, Glasgow and London, where he’ll perform at the SSE Arena Wembley. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on July 23.

The shows will support Blunt’s upcoming greatest hits album, ‘The Stars Beneath My Feet (2004-2021)’, due out on November 19 via Atlantic Records.

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James Morrison


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James Morrison has lined up a 22-date Greatest Hits Tour between March 10 and April 10, kicking off in Southend and culminating in Glasgow. Other stops on the trek include Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Ipswich, Cardiff, Leicester, Oxford, Bournemouth, Folkestone, Stoke, Manchester, Bath, Stockton, Liverpool, Cambridge, Birmingham, Nottingham, Sheffield, Newcastle, Brighton and London, where he’ll play the Palladium. Tickets are on sale now.

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Nick Cave and Warren Ellis

Nick Cave and his long-time Bad Seeds bandmate and frequent collaborator have lined up 20 UK shows for later in 2021, kicking off in Poole on September 2 and culminating at Brighton Dome on October 10. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on July 23.

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Kano

The London rapper will play an exclusive full band show at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on August 11 in aid of War Child. The gig will take place prior to his headline slots at All Points EastBoardmasters and NASS later this summer. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday July 23, with prices starting from £35.00.

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Also announced this week:

  • Yungblud has rescheduled three upcoming shows and added an Edinburgh show to his tour plans.
  • Agnes Obel has rescheduled her UK and Ireland shows.
  • Dinosaur Jr. have announced a UK and European tour for spring 2022.
  • Mick Jenkins has announced UK shows as part of a European tour this autumn.
  • James have announced a festival warm-up show in Oxford.
  • Kris Barras Band have announced UK shows for spring 2022.
  • Hundred Reasons have confirmed headline UK shows for 2022.
  • JXDN has announced UK and Ireland shows for 2022.
  • Return of The Jinkx and Dela Holiday Show Live Tour will head to the UK later this year.
  • Don Broco have lined up four shows ahead of their appearances at Slam Dunk.
  • Gorillaz have announced a free show this summer for NHS workers and their families.
  • Disney On Ice presents Find Your Hero will tour the UK between October 28 and January 2, 2022.
  • Sam Fender has rescheduled his UK shows to August, September and November.
  • Tinie moves his London show for a second time to April 2022.
  • David Essex has rescheduled his UK tour for a second time to September 2022.

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Top Tickets This Week: St Vincent, Sabaton, Dave Chappelle, The Warehouse Project with Megan Thee Stallion, Migos and more, We Are Scientists, Gojira

St Vincent


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St Vincent has announced the UK and European leg of the Daddy’s Home Tour, with stops planned in Ljubljana, Prague, Warsaw, Berlin, Cologne, Dublin, Edinburgh and London, where she’ll wrap up the trek with her biggest headline UK show to date at the Eventim Apollo on June 29. Tickets go on sale at 10am on July 9. The tour shares its name with Annie Clark’s most recent album, released in May.

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Sabaton

The Swedish metallers have announced The Tour To End All Tours, with UK shows lined up at the SSE Arena Wembley, London on March 18, Leeds’ First Direct Arena the next day, Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on March 20 and the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on March 22.

The trek also expands to cities across Europe, including stops in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Estonia and Finland. Tickets for the UK run go on general sale at 10am on July 9, while on sale dates vary for the European shows. They’ll be supported by The Hu and Lordi.

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Dave Chappelle

Due to demand, the American comic and actor will now play five nights at London’s Eventim Apollo, with the new gig falling on August 17. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on July 9.

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The Warehouse Project

Organisers have confirmed further names for this year’s Warehouse Project, including Megan Thee Stallion (pictured), MigosEric Prydz, DrumcodeChase And Status, and Jamie XX, among many others. They join the previously revealed reopening acts; Nile Rodgers and CHIC, DJ Shadow, Andy C, and Carl Cox.

After 2020’s edition had to be cancelled, the series will return to Manchester’s 10,000 capacity Depot Mayfield from September. Head here for a calendar of gigs confirmed so far. Tickets for most of the newly confirmed shows go on general sale at 10am on July 9, except the Eric Prydz gig, which goes on sale at 9am.

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We Are Scientists

We Are Scientists have announced the Come On Get Huffy Tour, with UK shows lined up in Sheffield, Leeds, Hull, Manchester, Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, Liverpool, Nottingham, Birmingham, Bristol, Brighton and London, where they’ll wrap up the run at the O2 Forum Kentish Town on December 9. The European leg will follow in spring 2022, beginning on April 1 in Paris and culminating in Hamburg on April 14. Tickets go on sale at 9am BST/10am CET on July 9.

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Gojira


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Gojira will embark on a UK and European tour in early 2022, kicking off in Helsinki, Finland, on January 17 and wrapping up at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena in Wales on March 14. The UK and Ireland leg also includes stops in Nottingham, Newcastle, Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin, Manchester, and London, where they’ll take over Alexandra Palace. Support will come from Alien Weaponry and Employed To Serve. Tickets are on sale now.

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Also announced this week:

  • Glassjaw will bring the 20+ Year Anniversaries Tour to the UK next spring.
  • Bon Iver have rescheduled their UK and European tour for a second time due to autumn 2022.
  • Natalie Imbruglia has announced an intimate London show for September.
  • Dermot Kennedy has rescheduled his Belsonic Belfast show, adding a second date in the process.
  • Royal Blood have lined up four intimate UK shows for this summer.
  • Rejjie Snow has announced his By Myself Tour for September and October.
  • Bombay Bicycle Club have announced two festival warm-up shows.
  • Enter Shikari have announced four warm up shows ahead of their rescheduled UK tour.
  • Max and Harvey have moved their This Is Not A Phase Tour to April 2022.
  • Bright Eyes have moved their UK and European tour dates for a second time to summer 2022.
  • Paul Weller has announced a show at Leisureland in Galway.
  • Professor Brian Cox has rescheduled his Horizons Tour to 2022.
  • Peter Hook and the Light will take the Joy Division: A Celebration show to Ireland in autumn 2022.

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Pre-sale Tickets: Keane Confirm Hop Farm Kent Show For Summer 2022

Keane

Keane have confirmed a show at Hop Farm Country Park for summer 2022.

The band will return to Paddock Wood in Kent on June 19, joined by special guests Flyte and Michael Conryan

Pre-sale tickets will be available from 10am today (July 7), ahead of general sale at 10am on July 8.

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Top Tickets This Week: Elton John, Lorde, Little Mix, Jordan Rakei, Kaiser Chiefs, Limp Bizkit, Avatar and more

Elton John

As part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road: The Final Tour, which also heads to North America and Europe, the iconic singer-songwriter has confirmed stadium shows in Norwich, Liverpool, Sunderland, Bristol and Swansea for June 2022. Tickets are on sale now.

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Lorde

After selling out three nights at the Camden Roundhouse, Lorde will play London’s Alexandra Palace on June 28 as part of the UK leg of The Solar Power Tour in 2022. Other stops on the trek include Leeds, Edinburgh, Manchester and Birmingham. Tickets for all dates are on sale now.

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Little Mix

The pop trio will play a third successive night at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on May 4, 2022, as part of The Confetti Tour. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on July 2.

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Jordan Rakei

Jordan Rakei has announced the What We Call Life Tour, with stops confirmed in Brighton, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol and London, where he’ll conclude the run at the O2 Academy Brixton on April 26. The trek shares its name with Rakei’s new album, due out on September 17, and expands across Europe. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on July 2.

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Limp Bizkit

The rap rock legends have lined up a brace of UK shows for summer 2022, with gigs confirmed at Manchester Academy on July 22 and the O2 Academy Brixton in London on July 24. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on July 2.

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Avatar

The Swedish metallers will hit Nottingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Wolverhampton, Bristol, Southampton and London, where they’ll take over the O2 Forum Kentish Town on January 15, before heading to cities across Europe in February and March.

The trek will support the band’s 2020 eighth studio album, ‘Hunter Gatherer’. Tickets are on sale now.

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Top Tickets This Week: Bullet For My Valentine, Lorde, Dave Chappelle, Kaleo, Angels & Airwaves and more

Bullet For My Valentine

Bullet For My Valentine will support their self-titled seventh studio album, out on October 22, with an autumn UK tour that will head to Nottingham, Edinburgh, Hull, Manchester, London, Cardiff and Brighton between October 31 and November 9. Pre-sale tickets for London and Nottingham are available now via Ticketmaster, ahead of general sale at 10am on June 25.

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Lorde

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Lorde has announced her new album. The follow-up to 2017’s ‘Melodrama’ is called ‘Solar Power’ and will arrive on August 20. The Grammy-winning vocalist will support the record with a world tour that will include shows in New Zealand, Australia, North America, Europe and the UK. The latter leg will include stops in Leeds, Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham and London, where she’s lined up two nights at the Roundhouse. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on June 25.

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Dave Chappelle

Dave Chappelle will return to the UK later this summer. The award-winning American comedian has announced two stand-up shows at the Eventim Apollo on August 11 and 12. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on June 25.

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Kaleo

Kaleo will bring their Fight Or Flight Tour to the UK and Ireland in 2022. The Icelandic blues-rock band will kick off the rescheduled North American leg of the trek in February, followed by the UK and Irish run in June. Stops include Manchester, Dublin, Birmingham and London, where they’ll take over the Eventim Apollo. Support will come from London-based Belle Mt. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on June 25.

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Angels and Airwaves

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Angels and Airwaves will support their new album ‘LIFEFORMS’, out on September 24, with their first headline UK tour in 10 years in March 2022. Stops include Leeds, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Nottingham, Bristol and London. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on June 25.

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Chrissie Hynde

The Pretenders vocalist will take over London’s Royal Opera House on July 29 and 30, followed by four nights at Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall between August 22 and 25. The socially distanced concerts will see Hynde performing stripped back acoustic reworks of Bob Dylan songs, along with tracks from her own band’s back catalogue.

The announcement follows the release of her new covers LP honouring the legendary singer-songwriter, ‘Standing In The Doorway: Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan’. A companion film called Tomorrow Is A Long Time, which details the recording of the album, is also available via Sky Arts.

Pre-sale tickets are available now via Ticketmaster, ahead of general sale at 12pm on June 25.

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Also announced this week:

  • Courteeners will headline Scarborough Open Air Theatre in September.
  • The Hives have lined up headline shows in Nottingham and Portsmouth in December.
  • Mogwai have announced a headline London show at Alexandra Palace in February 2022.
  • Sarah Millican has added two extra London shows to her Bobby Dazzler Tour.
  • Killing Joke to take Honour The Fire Tour across the UK in spring 2022.
  • Squeeze will play their only headline show of 2021 at in Carlisle this November.
  • Ricky Gervais has announced another SuperNature warm-up show in London.
  • Low will take their Hey What Tour across the UK and Ireland in April 2022.

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Pre-sale Tickets: Chrissie Hynde Confirms Summer UK Shows Performing Bob Dylan Covers

Chrissie Hynde

The Pretenders vocalist will take over London’s Royal Opera House on July 29 and 30, followed by four nights at Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall between August 22 and 25. The socially distanced concerts will see Hynde performing stripped back acoustic reworks of Bob Dylan songs, along with tracks from her own band’s back catalogue.

The announcement follows the release of her new covers LP honouring the legendary singer-songwriter, ‘Standing In The Doorway: Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan’. A companion film called Tomorrow Is A Long Time, which details the recording of the album, is also available via Sky Arts.

Pre-sale tickets for the tour will be available from 12pm on June 24, ahead of general sale at 12pm on June 25.

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Bullet For My Valentine To Play Nottingham And London As Part Of Autumn UK Tour

Bullet For My Valentine

Bullet For My Valentine will support their self-titled seventh studio album, out on October 22, with an autumn UK tour that will head to Nottingham, Edinburgh, Hull, Manchester, London, Cardiff and Brighton between October 31 and November 9. Pre-sale tickets for London and Nottingham are available from 10am on June 24, ahead of general sale at 10am on June 25.

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Top Tickets This Week: Marina, Belle And Sebastian, Joe Lycett, Sam Fischer, Halestorm, Run The Jewels, Macy Gray and more

Marina

Marina has announced the UK and European leg of her Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land Tour for 2022. The run will see the vocalist play UK shows in Edinburgh, Manchester, Leeds, Dublin, and London, where she’ll take over the O2 Academy Brixton on May 22. Tickets go on general sale at 10am BST/11am CET on June 18.

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Belle And Sebastian


Photo: Rachel Keenan

The Scottish indie-pop band will kick off a UK and European tour in Aberdeen on January 31. The run includes two dates at London’s Roundhouse, alongside stops in Edinburgh, Hull, Leicester, Cardiff, Manchester, Liverpool, Southampton, Brighton, Cambridge, Birmingham, Sheffield and Newcastle, followed by spring shows across mainland Europe. Tickets go on general sale at 10am BST/11am CET on June 18.

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Joe Lycett

The comedian’s 60-date More, More, More! How Do You Lycett? How Do You Lycett? Tour will get underway in March 2022 with two shows at Plymouth’s Pavilions. It’ll wrap up on September 23 with the second of two successive gigs at London’s SSE Arena Wembley. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on June 18.

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Sam Fischer

The Australian pop-rock artist will bring his A Simple Tour to the UK in late September, with stops confirmed in Bristol, Manchester, Nottingham, Glasgow, and London, where he’ll take over the Garage on October 5. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on June 18.

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Halestorm

The Pennsylvanian rockers have announced An Evening With shows at smaller than usual venues in Manchester, Southampton, Birmingham, Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, Newcastle, Cardiff, Sheffield and London between February 27 and March 13. The trek will also see them head across Europe. Tickets go on general sale at 9am BST/10am CET on June 18.

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Run The Jewels

Due to demand, El-P and Killer Mike will double up at Glasgow’s Barrowland on June 4, the day before their previously confirmed gig at the venue. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on June 18.

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Macy Gray

The R&B vocalist will be accompanied by her band The California Jet Club for summer 2022 shows in Dublin, Manchester, Gateshead, Glasgow, Birmingham, Bristol, Stroud and London, where they’ll play three nights at the legendary Ronnie Scott’s. They’ll also take the Reset Tour to European cities during May, with tickets on general sale at 9am BST/10am CET on June 18.

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Queen’s Roger Taylor To Support New Solo Album ‘Outsider’ With October UK Tour


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Roger Taylor

Queen drummer and songwriter Roger Taylor will support his upcoming solo LP, ‘Outsider’, with autumn shows in Newcastle, Manchester, York, Cardiff, Liverpool, Norwich, Bath, Bournemouth, Plymouth, Nottingham, Bexhill, Guildford, Coventry and London, where he’ll wrap up the run at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on October 22. Pre-sale tickets are available at 10am on June 10, ahead of general sale at 10am on June 11.

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Pre-Sale Tickets: Bill Bailey To Bring Summer Larks To London’s Royal Opera House In August

Bill Bailey

Fresh from his success in the Strictly Come Dancing ballroom, the comedian, actor and multi-instrumentalist will bring his Summer Larks show to the West End’s Royal Opera House in Covent Garden for a limited week-long run in August.

The socially distanced eight-show run — which includes a matinée performance — will mark the first time a stand-up has headlined the iconic venue. Pre-sale opens at 10am on June 10, prior to general sale at 10am on June 11.

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