This Week’s Top Tickets: Rod Stewart, Alice Cooper, Nick Cave, Lewis Capaldi, Marina, TRNSMT Feat. Stormzy, Catfish and The Bottlemen and George Ezra, One OK Rock, Hozier, Jack Whitehall and more

The legendary Rod Stewart has added arena shows in Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham to his autumn tour plans, while original shock-rocker Alice Cooper will take over arenas in October for his The Ol’ Black Eyes Is Back Tour. There’s also shows announced by Irish singer-songwriter Hozier, who puts out his long-awaited second album in March, as well as Scottish musician Lewis Capaldi, who’ll embark on his biggest headline tour to date following the release of his debut album ‘Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent’ this spring.

Marina, formerly known as Marina and the Diamonds, will support her new record with a spring UK tour, while the prodigious musical genius Nick Cave will bring an evening of talk and music to intimate venues in June. Alexisonfire are back with a new track, Familiar Drugs, plus a headline show at London’s Alexandra Palace. Japan’s One OK Rock, meanwhile, will bring their Eye Of The Storm Tour to Manchester and London this spring as part of a wider European trek in support of the recently released album of the same name. Lastly, fresh from hosting this week’s Brit Awards, comedian Jack Whitehall has announced his Stood Up UK and Ireland tour for November and December.

Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart has added new shows at Manchester Arena on November 23, the First Direct Arena in Leeds on December 11 and Arena Birmingham on December 13 to his autumn UK tour plans. The legendary vocalist, who released ‘Blood Red Roses’ last year, also has open air concerts lined up throughout summer. Tickets for the three new dates go on general sale at 9am on February 22, priced from £55.00 plus booking fees. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Alice Cooper

Iconic shock-rocker will bring his Ol’ Black Eyes Is Back Tour to arenas in Manchester, Leeds, Brighton, Birmingham, Cardiff, Aberdeen for the first time ever, and London, where he’ll take over the O2 Arena on October 10. Support on all dates will come from the Stranglers and the MC50, original frontman Wayne Kramer’s celebration of 50 years of the MC5’s ‘Kick Out The Jams’ album. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on February 22, priced from £40.00 plus fees. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Nick Cave

The Godfather of Goth has announced that he will bring his Conversations With Nick Cave Tour to the UK in June with stops lined up in Cardiff, Birmingham, London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Gateshead, Nottingham, Liverpool and Brighton. Tickets are on sale now, priced £30.00/£75.00 plus fees.

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Lewis Capaldi

The Scottish singer-songwriter will embark on his biggest headline tour to date in November, following the spring release of his debut album, ‘Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent’. Stops include a huge show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton and two homecoming dates at the O2 Academy Glasgow. He also calls in Dublin, Belfast, Manchester, Birmingham, Southampton, Norwich, and Edinburgh. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on February 22, priced £19.50/£22.50 plus fees.

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Marina

Marina, formerly known as Marina and the Diamonds, will accompany the release of her fourth album ‘LOVE + FEAR’ with a spring UK tour. Her plans also include North American dates in the autumn. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on February 22, priced £25.00/£30.00 plus booking fees.

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TRNSMT Festival with Stormzy, Catfish and the Bottlemen, and George Ezra

Stormzy, Catfish and the Bottlemen, and George Ezra lead the first annoucement for this year’s TRNSMT, with Gerry Cinnamon, Years and Years, Example, Mabel, Bastille, Richard Ashcroft, DMA’s, Sigrid, Sundara Karma, Sam Fender, Snow Patrol, Jess Glynne, the Kooks, and more set to perform at Glasgow Green between July 12 and July 14. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on February 22, priced from £59.50 plus fees.

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One OK Rock

The Japanese rock band will bring their Eye Of The Storm Tour to Manchester’s O2 Ritz and London’s Roundhouse in May. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on February 22, priced from £29.50 plus fees.

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Hozier

The Irish singer-songwriter will tour the UK this autumn in support of his long-awaited second album, ‘Wasteland, Baby!’, which is set to arrive on March 1. Hozier also performs at Cork’s Irish Independent Park and Belfast’s Ormeau Park as part of the Belsonic series in June. Tickets for the tour, meanwhile, go on general sale at 9am on February 22, priced £29.50 plus fees.

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Jack Whitehall

Comedian Jack Whitehall has announced over 25 arena shows for the initial leg of his Stood Up Tour, with stops planned in Birmingham, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Nottingham, Cardiff, Sheffield, Leeds, Newcastle, Brighton, Bournemouth, Liverpool, Dublin, Belfast, Manchester and London, where he’ll play three nights at the O2 Arena. The tour currently runs between November 16 and December 22. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on February 22, priced from £20.00 plus fees. Head here for pre-sale tickets.

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Also announced this week:

Foals, Tom Chaplin, Happy Mondays, Methyl Ethel, Bullet For My Valentine, Bring Me The Horizon, Jeremy Loops, Roachford, Nile Rodgers and Chic, Amanda Palmer, Bikini Kill, BTS, Empire of the Sun, Pierce Brothers, Ludovico Einaudi, Ricky Gervais, Alex Lahey, Stereolab, Jack Savoretti, Bros, Bry and more. Head here for a full list and to find your tickets.

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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: TRNSMT, Queen And Adam Lambert, Editors, Blossoms, Travis, Bluesfest, John Fogerty, Steve Miller Band, Jeff Beck, Tom Jones and more…

TRNSMT with Queen and Adam Lambert

Queen and Adam Lambert have been announced as the final headliners for this year’s TRNSMT at Glasgow Green on July 6, with Texas, the Darkness and The Temperance Movement also set to appear. TRNSMT will also host Arctic Monkeys, Stereophonics, Liam Gallagher and the Killers. Tickets are on sale at 9am on March 9.

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EDITORS

Editors will tour the UK and Ireland in October, following up the release of their new LP, ‘Violence’, which is out on March 9 through Play It Again Sam. Tickets go on sale at 9am on March 9.

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BLOSSOMS

The band will follow up the release of their new album, ‘Cool Like You’, out on April 27, with shows in Stockport, Leeds, Newcastle, London, Manchester and Norwich in May. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on March 9.

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TRAVIS

Travis will celebrate their 1999 album, ‘The Man Who’, at shows in June and December, with shows planned in Liverpool, London, Folkestone, Plymouth, Brighton, Ipswich, Birmingham, Oxford, Portsmouth, Cambridge, Newcastle, Nottingham, Hull, Manchester and Glasgow. Tickets go on sale at 9am on March 9.

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BLUESFEST with John Fogerty and Steve Miller Band

John Fogerty and the Steve Miller Band will share the 2018 Bluesfest bill at London’s O2 Arena on October 25. Tickets go on sale at 10am on March 9.

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JEFF BECK

Jeff Beck will play four UK shows this summer, including a headlining appearance at this year’s Live At Chelsea, alongside shows at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall on June 12, Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall on June 13 and the Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool on June 16. Tickets for all dates go on sale at 10am on March 9.

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TOM JONES

The legendary vocalist has announced further summer shows, with new performances confirmed at Powderham Castle and Chester Racecourse in July, alongside stops at Hampton Court Palace Festival and the Edinburgh Summer Sessions, plus dates in London, Thetford, Reading, Alcester, Alnwick, Chichester, Grantham and York. Tickets go on sale at 9am on March 9.

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Also announced this week

James Bay, D’Angelo, James Taylor, Lionel Richie, Bananarama, the XX, Elf: A Christmas Spectacular, the Smith Street Band, Halestorm, Steve Earle, Everything Everything, Hunter and the Bear, Soccer Mommy, the Stranglers, Ben Caplan, The British Sound Project with Franz Ferdinand, Indigo Husk, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, Sir Way, Bhad Bhabie, Spector, Fish, Anderson East, Kyle Craft, Lucius, the Milk, Old Dominion, Luke Combs, Cardiff Festival of Voice, Gwenno, Elvis Costello, Sea Girls, Snail Mail, Raging Speedhorn, the Feeling, IAMDDB, Dylan LeBlanc, Dane Baptiste, Big Ups, Levison Wood, Craig David, Paloma Faith, The Big Feastival, The Daniel Wakeford Experience, Oh Sees, Mona, Stylistics, Beach House, Peach Pit, Zucchero, Team Picture, Paw Patrol Live!, Katie Von Schleicher and more.

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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: Pearl Jam, Taylor Swift, Nickelback, The Killers, Sounds Of The City, Andrea Bocelli, Nashville In Concert and more…

PEARL JAM

The grunge legends will return to the UK next summer for two nights at the O2 Arena in London on June 18 and 19 as part of a wider European tour. The shows will be their only UK appearances of the year. Tickets go on general sale at 11am on December 8.

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TAYLOR SWIFT

Taylor Swift has added a second show at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester on June 9, Croke Park in Dublin on June 16 and Wembley Stadium in London on June 23 to her Reputation tour due to demand. Tickets go on sale at 9am on December 8.

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NICKELBACK

The Canadian rockers will be joined by special guests Seether at arena shows in Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham and London, where they’ll hit the O2 Arena on May 11. Tickets go on sale at 10am on December 8.

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THE KILLERS

The Las Vegas band, who released ‘Wonderful Wonderful’ back in September, will head over for summer shows at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea on June 23 and the Macron Stadium in Bolton on July 13, alongside UK and European festival sets.

The band have been confirmed as headliners of next year’s Isle Of Wight Festival and TRNSMT in Glasgow, where they’ll top the bill on July 8, with synth-pop trio Chvrches and Franz Ferdinand also set to perform. Tickets for all dates go on sale beginning 9am on December 8.

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SOUNDS OF THE CITY with Shed Seven, Haçienda Classical, Levellers, Rag’n’Bone Man, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott

Shed Seven, Levellers, Rag’n’Bone Man and Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott are among the acts announced for Manchester’s Sounds Of The City series next summer. Also set to head to Castlefield Bowl are Haçienda Classical, New Model Army, Elvis Costello, Reverend and the Makers, the Twang and Stereo MCs. Tickets go on sale at 10am on December 8.

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ANDREA BOCELLI

The Italian tenor will perform at the 3Arena in Dublin on October 31, followed by a date at the O2 Arena in London on November 2. Ticket go on sale at 10am on December 8.

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NASHVILLE IN CONCERT

TV stars Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson and Sam Palladio will return to UK arenas in 2018 for a farewell tour, with April dates confirmed in Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Manchster, Cardiff and London. Tickets are on sale at 9am on December 8.

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Also announced this week

Milk Teeth, Converge, A-Ha, The The, Katie Melua, Billy Ocean, MGMT, Tokio Myers, Black Foxxes, Arcane Roots, Yes Lad, Mist, Jonas Blue, Walk Off The Earth, Damien Dempsey, X Ambassadors, Damage, Hardy Caprio, John Cooper Clarke, The Bluetones, Alex Lahey, The Hubbards, Lotto Boyzz, Elli Ingram, Holding Absence, Loathe, Modern Life If War, Savage Messiah, NF, Angel Olsen, Picture This, Mahalia, Aurora, MisterWives, Stefflon Don, Earthless, Dodie, Open Mike Eagle, Bryde, METZ, The Fallen State, Bonafide, Rae Morris, Jonathan Wilson, Playboi Carti, Nathaniel Rateliff, White Room, LA Witch, Beth Orton, Katherine Jenkins, Heritage Live, Hardwell, Levellers, The Manor, Hopsin, The Texas Gentlemen, High Contrast, The Word Alive and many more!

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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: Taylor Swift, The Script, TRNSMT Feat. Stereophonics and Liam Gallagher, Queens Of The Stone Age, Eric Clapton, Frankie Valli, The Vaccines and more…

TAYLOR SWIFT

Taylor Swift will bring her Reputation tour to Manchester’s Etihad Stadium, Dublin’s Croke Park and Wembley Stadium in London on June 8, 15 and 22 respectively. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on December 1.

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THE SCRIPT

The Script, who released ‘Freedom Child’ earlier this year, will perform at Thetford Forest on June 7 and Westonbirt Arboretum a week later, following up their February UK and Ireland arena tour. Tickets go on sale at 9am on December 1, priced £42.50 plus booking fee.

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TRNSMT with Stereophonics and Liam Gallagher

Stereophonics and Liam Gallagher are the first two headliners announced for next year’s TRNSMT series at Glasgow Greeen, with the Welsh rockers topping the bill on June 29, followed by the former Oasis frontman on June 30. The Script, James Bay and Jessie J Courteeners, Wolf Alice and J Hus are also confirmed to perform across the two days.

TRNSMT will take over Glasgow Green over two weekends, between June 29 to July 1 and July 6 to 8, with tickets on sale at 9am on December 1. Further acts will be announced in due course.

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE

Queens of the Stone Age will headline Finsbury Park in London on June 30, with Iggy Pop, Run The Jewels, the Hives, Deap Vally, Black Honey and Skinny Girl Diet also set to perform. Tickets go on sale at 9am on December 1, priced from £52.50 plus fees.

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THE VACCINES

The indie quartet will tackle shows in Bristol, Bournemouth, Cambridge, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Glasgow and Sheffield prior to their previously confirmed stop at the Alexandra Palace in London on April 14. Tickets go on sale at 9am on December 1.

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ERIC CLAPTON at British Summer Time Hyde Park

Eric Clapton will headline British Summer Time at Hyde Park in London on July 8 with Santana, Steve Winwood and Gary Clark Jr also set to perform. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on December 1.

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FRANKIE VALLI

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons will bring down the curtain with seven arena shows in autumn 2018, including stops in Leeds, Glasgow, Birmingha, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Manchester and London, where they’ll perform at the O2 Arena on December 2. Tickets go on sale at 9am on December 1, with prices starting at £45.00 plus booking fee.

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Also announced this week

Little Mix, Bruno Mars, Il Divo, Gary Numan, Echo And The Bunnymen, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, King Crimson, Alfie Boe, LCD Soundsystem, Will Heard, Lower Than Atlantis, Turbowolf, Stone Free Festival feat. YES and The Scorpions, Camel, Jeff Dunham, Father John Misty, The Academic, Capturing Pablo, Boardmasters Festival, Victorious Festival, Annie Mac Presents AMP Sounds, Jacob Banks, Angus and Julia Stone, Lovebox, Hacienda Classical, Scott Matthews, Neon Waltz, Col3trane, Shakey Graves, Derren Brown, Chris Ramsey, Joanna Lumley, Massive Wagons, Outlya, The Rubens, Martha Ffion, Gorgon City, Obituary, Bridges, JD McPherson, The Boxer Rebellion, Hampton Court Palace Festival feat. Joe Bonamassa, Jools Holland, The Beach Boys and Gary Barlow, Jon Boden, Rews and more.

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Ed Sheeran Tops Stereoboard’s Hot Ticket Chart For February

Ed Sheeran has done it, he’s knocked U2 off the top spot and all the way down to #16 on February’s Hot Ticket Chart. Following closely behind in second place is Celine Dion, who will return to the UK this summer for an arena tour. At #3 is J.Cole who brings his 4 Your Eyez Only world tour to the UK and Ireland this autumn,  while Drake, who will return to the UK next week for the final dates of the UK and Ireland leg of his Boy Meets World tour, has dropped one place from last month’s chart to fourth position and Ricky Gervais, who next week continues with the UK and Ireland leg of his Humanity world tour, finishes off the top five.

At the bottom of this month’s chart we have ElbowThe ChainsmokersEminem (Reading & Leeds Day Tickets)The xxSum 41 and Rag’n’Bone Man. Check back in with us next month to see if they’re able to hold on to their top 40 positions or if we’ll be bidding them adieu.

1. Ed Sheeran
2. Celine Dion
3. J.Cole
4. Drake
5. Ricky Gervais
6. Little Mix
7. Nashville In Concert
8. John Mayer
9. Stormzy
10. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
11. The Weeknd
12. Lady Gaga
13. Rod Stewart
14. Jamiroquai
15. Bruno Mars
16. U2
17. Michael Ball and Alfie Boe
18. Neil Diamond
19. Wireless Festival
20. Ryan Adams
21. Olly Murs
22. Guns N’Roses
23. Leftfield
24. Micky Flanagan
25. Green Day
26. Kehlani
27. Giggs
28. James Arthur
29. Bob Dylan
30. Robbie Williams
31. Adele
32. TRNSMT
33. Kings of Leon
34. PVRIS
35. Elbow
36. The Chainsmokers
37. Eminem (Reading & Leeds Day Tickets)
38. The xx
39. Sum 41
40. Rag’n’Bone Man

On sale this week – can they break the top 40?

1. Shed Seven

2. Steps

3. Tom Jones

4. Happy Mondays

5. Penn and Teller

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The Pick Of Friday’s Tickets: Celine Dion, John Mayer, Idina Menzel, Sigur Rós, Jamiroquai And TRNSMT Festival

CELINE DION

The vocalist, who last performed live in the UK on her 2008 Taking Chances tour, has announced shows in London, Manchester and Birmingham in June and July as part of a European summer tour. Tickets are on general sale at 9am on February 3, priced £45.00 plus fees.

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JOHN MAYER

John Mayer will launch his The Search for Everything world tour with a run of dates across North America, commencing on March 31 in Albany, New York, before heading to Europe in early May including a stop at London’s O2 Arena on May 12. Tickets are on sale at 9am on February 3, priced from £38.50/£46.00 plus fees.

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IDINA MENZEL

Idina Menzel, noted for her Broadway performances in Rent, Wicked and more recently her success with Let It Go, from Disney’s Frozen, will call in Bristol, London, where she will play the Royal Albert Hall, Portsmouth, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow, between June 14 and 20. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on February 3, priced £35.00/£50.00 plus fees.

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SIGUR ROS

Sigur Rós will call at the O2 Apollo in Manchester on September 16 and 17, London’s Eventim Apollo on September 20 and 21, and the Clyde Auditorium at Glasgow’s SECC on September 25. Tickets are on general sale at 9am on February 3, priced £27.50/£31.25 plus fees.

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JAMIROQUAI

Jamiroquai will accompany the release of ‘Automaton’, the follow up to 2010’s ‘Rock Dust Light Star’, with a show at London’s Roundhouse on March 31. Tickets go on sale at 10am on February 3, priced £55.00 plus fees.

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TRNSMT

Radiohead, Kasabian and Biffy Clyro will headline the new festival TRNSMT, which takes over Glasgow Green between July 7 and 9. Organisers have made it clear that it is not a replacement for T In The Park, which will take a break in 2017. Early bird tickets go on general sale at 9am on February 3, with prices starting at £59.50 for the day and £149.00 for the weekend plus fees.

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