It's the maddest day of the week in ticket land - Friday. This week is a real mixture of old and new, eagerly flogging their souls like, well, pop stars really. And that's what a lot of our Fat Friday gang are - total pop stars (not fat), either from 'way back' or from the right here and now.
Let's get the newbies out of the way first and Ne-Yo has certainly been a busy lad but only on other people's releases in 2009, but he'll be right back in 2010. His two dates (Manchester MEN, Feb 13th and Wembley Arena, Feb 14th) are on sale from now. Manchester costs £46.50 and London starts at £37.25.
Boyz II Men
Sticking with the soul scene, Boyz II Men have a new album to showcase and tickets for their May 2010 tour have just gone on sale. You may have seen them crooning 'Cupid' on Titchmarsh this week and yearned for a bit of suit-wearing velvet-vocalizing just like they used to do. Now you can - tickets are available now at £32.50 (£36 for London).
'Britain's Got Talent' and Diversity are a case in point. The dance troupe's new 2010 tour is up for grabs from 6PM this evening. Tickets are £18.50 (£21.50 for London). Tickets will fly out for the East London group - check our preview from earlier this week if you don't believe us!
Reading down the remaining list, you could be forgiven
for thinking it's the 70s or 80s all over again. Go West! are 25 years old next year and they have a tour to celebrate. Tickets for their Birmingham Symphony Hall (Apr 10th), Gateshead Sage (Apr 11th) and London Indigo2 (Apr 23rd) are on sale with the rest on sale later today (keep checking their page on this site).
The Moody Blues
But the Moody Blues go twenty years better than the synth-pop duo - 45 years at the top of their game, Justin Hayward and chums have a September 2010 tour to prove it. Tickets went on sale at 9am so stop reading this and click on their ticket links to be in with a chance, priced at £37.50 (London £45). Don't forget those fan packages from £82.50 (London)/ £135 elsewhere, which include premium seating and a "merchandise pack": t-shirt, patch, guitar picks, pin, laminate, lanyard - contents subject to change.
Staying with tough old rockers, Bad Company with Paul Rodgers, teaming-up with Joe Perry Project for an unforgettable rock experience. They just "Can't Get Enough of Your Love" so click below for the £34.50 tickets (£43.25 at Wembley). There are also fan packages available at most venues for £300! These include a premium seat, VIP pass, DVD and an autographed poster (limited). It's their first tour for three decades as well!
And we didn't even have space for Primal Scream, Pennywise or my favourites, The Woodentops. Click the artist name to the right for more details.
Finally, hot off the press, a certain Billy Connolly will be playing an additional 3 Hammersmith dates in January 2010. The 29th, 30th and 31st have just been added - get in quick and have a grin with the big Yin! £25 to £35.