Fat Friday 26th February 2010 - Delphic, Suede, Primal Scream, Sepultura, Godfathers and Proclaimers on Sale From 9am
This week's stunningly curvaceous Fat Friday is like a who's who of acts from days gone by - and what's wrong with that? I must be showing my age but I reckon this Friday is the most eclectic yet, however there are a few 'in-vogue' beauties up for grabs as well.
The first of those is Delphic from Manchester. Boy, have these lads had a busy time of it lately with a top 10 album now firmly embedded in people's CD / download collections, plus lots of UK dates already played and many more to come. Their dates in May will be available in the blink of an eye, including a night at the Camden Ballroom (18th) and the Ritz in their home-town (21st), priced from around £11. The trio will also be pumping out their retro-techno anthems at a few festivals this year, including the Evolution Weekender (Tyneside) and Bestival 2010.
Corinne Bailey Rae
Another artist currently on the right side of the media schmooze is the elfin-like Corinne Bailey-Rae, fresh out of the blocks with a new album and a supporting date in her home-town of Leeds on March 27th. Trust me this will sell quickly since the soul and jazz star oozes class and sings a natty tune to boot. Tickets will cost £18.50.
Musically different, yet another performer with class is country and Americana star, Kris Kristofferson. You may have seen him star in the trucker's movie 'Convoy' as the rebellious 'Rubber Duck', driving full-pelt through road-blocks and generally causing mayhem across several States. He's calmed down since then of course (lost his license didn't he...) and now appears 'live' on stage crooning favourites such as 'Help Me Make It Through The Night' and 'Me and Bobby McGee'. Glasgow, Edinburgh and Belfast will play host in August for around £30.
Back to what seems like a battle-of-the-reformed and Primal Scream and Suede go on sale for various dates in the coming months. The Scream will play their landmark album 'Screamadelica' in full at a special event on November 27th at the Olympia, London W14. You'll have to be very, very quick for these tickets, and indeed for Suede's Manchester Ritz gig on March 21st (just prior to the Teenage Cancer Trust sell-out concert at the Royal Albert Hall on the 24th). I wouldn't be surprised to see more gigs from Brett and the boys although I wouldn't hold your breath. £25 will get you a Suede ticket, £35 for a spot of 'Loaded' etc from Gillespie's clan.
The Godfathers have also recently got back together for, what used to be, their annual St Valentines Day Massacre concert in London. It looks like they have got the gigging bug back again with a magnificent seven headlining dates coming up in Apr/May and if you want to see a band with two guitarists playing straight-up punk n rock n roll n attitude, seriously get your card out and click like a crazy mad fool - for all the London bands playing the circuit at the moment, Krakatoa spring to mind, this lot were the purveyors from day one.
From the other end of the British Isles we welcome the Reid brothers back to the live circuit (not that they've been away for long) and it's another handful of Scottish dates for The Proclaimers. You might have to walk '500 Miles' to see them, although I'd recommend the train myself, because they are avoiding Glasgow and Edinburgh for a change and visiting Troon, Stirling, Inverness and others. It is these dates that go on sale on the 26th - their later June dates in the North of England are already available.
If you want something heavier then check out Brazlian thrash-metallers, Sepultura. They return to the UK in July for a decent jaunt around the nation, including Sheffield, Reading, Norwich and London for the reasonable price of around £18 or less. It's highly likely that the UK dates might get recorded for a planned DVD release later this year. The lads have just finished supporting Metallica in Brazil as well - can you imagine Sepultallica with Hetfield drumming?
Band of Horses
Finally, we have a couple of one-off reminders - anthemic rockers Band Of Horses, avant-gardists Current 93, sloganeering punks The Fall and the gravel-tonsilled acoustics of Mark Lanegan should whet your whistle somewhat and tease your credit card from your wallet. I highly recommend all four of these - the Current 93 pairing in London will fly out, notoriety AND an experience you might not see again, trust me.
- Fri 22nd Jun 2018 Heritage Live Summer Concerts, Kris KristoffersonKenwood House (London)Buy Tickets
- Sun 24th Jun 2018 to Sat 30th Jun 2018 Kris KristoffersonBuy Tickets
- Sun 22nd Jul 2018 to Sat 15th Dec 2018 The ProclaimersBuy Tickets
- Sat 8th Sep 2018 OnBlackheath, Squeeze, The Divine Comedy, Billy Bragg, Corin...Blackheath Common (London)Buy Tickets
- Sun 9th Sep 2018 OnBlackheath, Paloma Faith, De La Soul, Corinne Bailey Rae, ...Blackheath Common (London)Buy Tickets
- Tue 2nd Oct 2018 to Fri 5th Oct 2018 Mark Lanegan, Duke GarwoodOn SaleFri 25th Mayat 10am
- Thu 11th Oct 2018 The GodfathersThe Hope and Ruin (Brighton)Buy Tickets
- Fri 12th Oct 2018 Suede, The HorrorsEventim Apollo (Hammersmith)Buy Tickets
- Sat 13th Oct 2018 Current 93, Nurse With WoundO2 Shepherds Bush Empire (Shepherds Bush)Buy Tickets
- Sat 13th Oct 2018 SuedeEventim Apollo (Hammersmith)Buy Tickets
- Sun 14th Oct 2018 Suede, Jealous Of The BirdsBord Gáis Energy Theatre (formerly Grand Canal Theatre) (Dublin)Buy Tickets
You may also be interested in
- Mon 21st May 2018 to Mon 28th May 2018 Sunshine on LeithMore Info..
- Mon 21st May 2018 Clap Your Hands Say YeahThe Plug (Sheffield)More Info..
- Mon 21st May 2018 to Fri 25th May 2018 Machine Head: CatharsisBuy Tickets
- Mon 21st May 2018 to Sat 26th May 2018 Gary Barlow, KT TunstallBuy Tickets
- Mon 21st May 2018 to Sun 27th May 2018 Bryan Adams: The Ultimate TourBuy Tickets
- Mon 21st May 2018 to Thu 24th May 2018 BullyBuy Tickets
- Mon 21st May 2018 to Fri 25th May 2018 Gaz CoombesBuy Tickets
- Mon 21st May 2018 to Sat 26th May 2018 DMA'sBuy Tickets
- Mon 21st May 2018 to Thu 24th May 2018 PVMNTSBuy Tickets
- Mon 21st May 2018 The xxUlster Hall (Belfast)Buy Tickets
- Mon 21st May 2018 and Wed 23rd May 2018 Avi BuffaloBuy Tickets
- Mon 21st May 2018 Snail MailThe Louisiana (Bristol)Buy Tickets
- Mon 21st May 2018 Langhorne SlimSt Mary's Centre (Chester)Buy Tickets
- Mon 21st May 2018 to Wed 23rd May 2018 Car Seat HeadrestBuy Tickets
- Mon 21st May 2018 to Sun 27th May 2018 INK.Buy Tickets
- Mon 21st May 2018 Peter OrenThe Islington (Islington)Buy Tickets
- Mon 21st May 2018 and Tue 22nd May 2018 Rolling Blackouts Coastal FeverBuy Tickets
- Mon 21st May 2018 to Thu 24th May 2018 Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets: Nick MasonBuy Tickets
- Mon 21st May 2018 to Fri 25th May 2018 Screaming FemalesBuy Tickets
- Mon 21st May 2018 Remake RemodelSoup Kitchen (Manchester)Buy Tickets
- Tue 22nd May 2018 and Thu 24th May 2018 Cigarettes After SexBuy Tickets
- Tue 22nd May 2018 to Thu 24th May 2018 SparksBuy Tickets
- Tue 22nd May 2018 to Thu 24th May 2018 PeaceBuy Tickets
- Tue 22nd May 2018 to Fri 25th May 2018 Tom ClarkeBuy Tickets
- Tue 22nd May 2018 to Fri 25th May 2018 Cocaine PissBuy Tickets
- Tue 22nd May 2018 to Fri 25th May 2018 james, Lanterns on the Lake: Better Than ThatBuy Tickets
- Tue 22nd May 2018 and Thu 24th May 2018 Katalina KicksBuy Tickets
- Tue 22nd May 2018 to Sat 26th May 2018 Gerry CinnamonBuy Tickets
- Tue 22nd May 2018 to Thu 24th May 2018 Sick N' Beautiful: We Cum in PeaceBuy Tickets
- Tue 22nd May 2018 and Wed 23rd May 2018 Fontaines D.C.Buy Tickets
- Wed 23rd May 2018 Anna Netrebko, Royal Philharmonic Concert OrchestraRoyal Albert Hall (Kensington)Buy Tickets
- Wed 23rd May 2018 to Sat 26th May 2018 Echo and the BunnymenBuy Tickets
- Wed 23rd May 2018 Beck, Yeah Yeah Yeahs3arena (Dublin)Buy Tickets
- Wed 23rd May 2018 RideSub89 (Reading)Buy Tickets
- Wed 23rd May 2018 to Fri 25th May 2018 Miles KaneBuy Tickets
- Wed 23rd May 2018 Indian QueensThe Pickle Factory - Oval (Lambeth)Buy Tickets
- Thu 24th May 2018 Bearded Theory Festival, Reverend and the Makers, The Whip, ...Catton Hall Park (Derbyshire)Buy Tickets
- Thu 24th May 2018 to Sat 26th May 2018 Reef, The Wildhearts, Terrorvision: The Britrock Must Be Destroyed!Buy Tickets
- Thu 24th May 2018 to Sun 27th May 2018 Thousand Yard StareBuy Tickets
- Thu 24th May 2018 to Sun 27th May 2018 The Wedding PresentBuy Tickets
- Thu 24th May 2018 The ExploitedManchester Academy (Manchester)Buy Tickets
- Thu 24th May 2018 to Sun 27th May 2018 WussyBuy Tickets
- Thu 24th May 2018 Twin AtlanticRiverside (Newcastle-upon-Tyne)Buy Tickets
- Thu 24th May 2018 Mutual BenefitThe Lexington (Islington)Buy Tickets
- Thu 24th May 2018 Brenda Holloway229 the venue - Great Portland Street (Marylebone)Buy Tickets
- Thu 24th May 2018 CohesionSunderland Independent (Sunderland)Buy Tickets
- Thu 24th May 2018 and Fri 25th May 2018 James BayBuy Tickets
- Fri 25th May 2018 All Points East, LCD Soundsystem, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Phoenix, ...Victoria Park (Hackney)Buy Tickets
- Fri 25th May 2018 Bearded Theory Festival, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Coral...Catton Hall Park (Derbyshire)Buy Tickets
- Fri 25th May 2018 to Sun 27th May 2018 The Beat, Buzzcocks, The Selecter, Stiff Little FingersBuy Tickets
- Fri 25th May 2018 Star ShapedO2 Academy Islington (Islington)Buy Tickets