Fat Friday 30th April 2010 - Rock rules this week: Biffy Clyro, Skunk Anansie, You Me at Six, Asking Alexandria and more
It's an unusual line-up for our Fat Friday summary, for more reasons than one. It appears to be a week of raised snails and crunchy riffs - that'll be the rock and metal then - with some sizeable bands plundering their thunder from the dirty 30th.
For ticket availability, click on the images, below, or scroll down for the full event listing.
Biffy Clyro always shift tickets quickly so I wouldn't hang about for the latest batch. Their November tour goes on sale on this very day starting with Aberdeen on the 25th and dates in Glasgow (26th), Hull (29th), Nottingham (30th), Plymouth (1st Dec), Manchester (3rd) and Wembley Arena (4th) all up for grabs at various prices (no more than £22.50 though). The chaps are already giving it the power-rock clenched-fist around the UK as you read this, before heading off to Ibiza Rocks and a small matter of playing T In The Park, Reading and Leeds when they get back.
Skunk Anansie return to touring after many years away (see our article from this week) so demand for these new tour-dates will be extremely high. The London brit-rockers will perform at several European festivals including LongRock (Switzerland), Mars (Slovenia / Croatia) Werchter Rock (Belgium), BBK Bilbao (Spain) and of course Sonisphere and V - this tour gives you a chance to catch them intimately and runs from 13th to 26th November. Get in quick.
Other key rock tickets up for grabs include stalwarts Bad Religion, a legendary outfit who started Epitaph Records and helped shape the sound of hardcore, from punk to melodic with a string of cracking albums to boot. August sees four dates played out in Birmingham (6th), Bristol (7th), London (23rd) and Manchester (24th) - really, try and get to see them, most tickets are around £17.50.
You Me At Six
You Me At Six and Asking Alexandria are two home-grown metal bands that are at different stages of the 'pecking-order', so to speak. YMAS have recently racked up a Top 5 Album with "Hold Me Down" and "Liquid Confidence" (surely partly autobiographical) got a recent single-release. The band fittingly has six dates for sale on Friday for Edinburgh, Wolverhampton, Bournemouth, Doncaster, Manchester and Hammersmith - £18.50 is the top price for tickets.
Asking Alexandria have had more success in the States and considering they hail from York, that's a notch on the bed-post. Recent album "Stand Up and Scream" is, however, starting to make some noise back home and a tour beckons - starting clicking below for December dates ranging from the 8th (Portsmouth) to 16th (Newcastle).
Brit-poppers Shed Seven, Irish folk-rockers The Saw Doctors, and the Glasgow slot of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's UK tour are also ready for purchase (and sure to be hot tickets) but a real treat is seeing the sensitive Sussex singer-songwriter Ed Harcourt back on the road again (even if it is only for one concert) - he plays at Wilton's Music Hall in East London on 18th June around the time of the release of his new album "Lustre". See you there.
Big Time American Wrestling
Apart from music (oh yeah, and Lady Gaga's Belfast gig in November), we have a couple of slightly unusual attractions in the form of large, muscle-bound sweaty men grabbing each other and getting slapped and kicked around the ring - no I'm not taking about JLS' new tour, I'm talking about Big Time American Wrestling, grapple-fans. In October you can see a series of matches in a full-on evening's entertainment in Folkestone (22nd) and Grimsby (29th) as well as other similar wrestling attractions including WWE - just click on the links for more details.
Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Our other curio is indeed about curios, curiously enough. Ripley's Believe It Or Not is a worldwide franchise that presents numerous events and attractions dedicated to the unusual, the bizarre and the plain daft. The UK branch of this successful idea (originally conceived in the 40s) is based in Piccadilly, London and the new season's tickets go on sale for 1st May until 30th September - priced at £17.90 for child (4 - 15) tickets, £21.90 for adults and £19.90 for senior/ student tickets. It's a museum with a mirror maze, an exhibition of inexplicable artefacts collected from around the world and a great time for all the family (great for the British weather), plus it's open til late!
- Thu 31st Jan 2019 Stand Up To Cancer, Ed Harcourt, Tom Smith [Editors], She Dr...Union Chapel (Islington)Buy Tickets
- Thu 23rd May 2019 Alice in Chains, Black Rebel Motorcycle ClubBraehead Arena (Glasgow)Buy Tickets
- Fri 24th May 2019 This is Tomorrow Festival, Foals, You Me At Six, Nothing But...Newcastle Exhibition Park (Newcastle-upon-Tyne)Buy Tickets
- Sat 25th May 2019 Neighbourhood Weekender, George Ezra, Primal Scream, Nothing...Victoria Park (Warrington)Buy Tickets
- Sat 25th May 2019 Alice in Chains, Black Rebel Motorcycle ClubWembley SSE Arena (Wembley)Buy Tickets
You may also be interested in
- Wed 19th Dec 2018 to Sat 22nd Dec 2018 Jools Holland and his Rhythm 'n Blues Orchestra, Marc Almond...Buy Tickets
- Wed 19th Dec 2018 to Sat 19th Jan 2019 DreamgirlsBuy Tickets
- Wed 19th Dec 2018 to Sun 20th Jan 2019 Ice SkatingBuy Tickets
- Wed 19th Dec 2018 RazorlightThe Cambridge Junction (Cambridge)Buy Tickets
- Wed 19th Dec 2018 and Thu 20th Dec 2018 Wolf AliceBuy Tickets
- Wed 19th Dec 2018 and Thu 20th Dec 2018 AshBuy Tickets
- Wed 19th Dec 2018 to Mon 24th Dec 2018 Gerry CinnamonBuy Tickets
- Wed 19th Dec 2018 to Wed 23rd Jan 2019 London Zoo - AdmissionBuy Tickets
- Wed 19th Dec 2018 to Wed 23rd Jan 2019 Whipsnade Zoo AdmissionBuy Tickets
- Wed 19th Dec 2018 to Tue 22nd Jan 2019 Kew GardensBuy Tickets
- Thu 20th Dec 2018 to Sat 22nd Dec 2018 CastBuy Tickets
- Thu 20th Dec 2018 to Sat 22nd Dec 2018 SkindredBuy Tickets
- Thu 20th Dec 2018 and Fri 11th Jan 2019 Ian McNabbBuy Tickets
- Thu 20th Dec 2018 Echo and the BunnymenHolmfirth Picturedrome (West Yorkshire)More Info..
- Thu 20th Dec 2018 Streets of London, Ellie Goulding, Dua Lipa, Bastille, Mabel...Wembley SSE Arena (Wembley)Buy Tickets
- Thu 20th Dec 2018 AIRWAYSThe Met Lounge (Peterborough)Buy Tickets
- Thu 20th Dec 2018 and Sun 23rd Dec 2018 The Cuban BrothersBuy Tickets
- Thu 20th Dec 2018 General FiascoVoodoo (Belfast)Buy Tickets
- Thu 20th Dec 2018 Detroit Social ClubThink Tank Underground (Newcastle-upon-Tyne)Buy Tickets
- Fri 21st Dec 2018 The Ninth WaveSaint Luke's Glasgow (Glasgow)Buy Tickets
- Fri 21st Dec 2018 Pop Will Eat ItselfConcorde 2 (Brighton)Buy Tickets
- Fri 21st Dec 2018 Chris Helme, Mark Morriss, Nigel Clark [dodgy]O2 Academy Newcastle (Newcastle-upon-Tyne)Buy Tickets
- Fri 21st Dec 2018 The AcademicThe Royal Theatre (Castlebar)Buy Tickets
- Fri 21st Dec 2018 to Mon 31st Dec 2018 Warner Bros. Studio Tour - The Making of Harry PotterBuy Tickets
- Fri 21st Dec 2018 to Sat 19th Jan 2019 DJ Craig CharlesBuy Tickets
- Fri 21st Dec 2018 Chay SnowdonThe Underground (Plymouth)Buy Tickets
- Sat 22nd Dec 2018 Smoove and TurrellThe Boiler Shop Stephenson Works (Newcastle-upon-Tyne)Buy Tickets
- Sat 22nd Dec 2018 DJ Craig Charles, HarleighbluBand on the Wall (Manchester)Buy Tickets
- Sat 22nd Dec 2018 Walking On CarsINEC - Gleneagle Hotel Killarney (Kerry)Buy Tickets
- Sat 22nd Dec 2018 Hyde Park Winter WonderlandThe Purty Kitchen (Dublin)Buy Tickets
- Sat 22nd Dec 2018 Collapsed LungPhoenix Community Radio (Harlow)Buy Tickets
- Sat 22nd Dec 2018 Liam FrostThe Night and Day Cafe (Manchester)Buy Tickets
- Sat 22nd Dec 2018 and Sun 23rd Dec 2018 Richard AshcroftBuy Tickets
- Sat 22nd Dec 2018 Glamour Of The KillThe Black Heart (Camden)Buy Tickets
- Sun 23rd Dec 2018 The LafontainesMotherwell Concert Hall (Motherwell)Buy Tickets
- Sun 23rd Dec 2018 ICW Insane Championship WrestlingThe Garage/ G2/ Attic (Glasgow)Buy Tickets
- Thu 27th Dec 2018 Hands Off GretelOld School House (Barnsley)Buy Tickets
- Fri 28th Dec 2018 and Sat 29th Dec 2018 Ham SandwichBuy Tickets
- Sat 29th Dec 2018 The Stunning, The Frank and WaltersLeisureland (Galway)Buy Tickets
- Sat 29th Dec 2018 MundyWhelan's (Dublin)Buy Tickets
- Sat 29th Dec 2018 and Sat 12th Jan 2019 The Filthy TonguesBuy Tickets
- Mon 31st Dec 2018 Nathan Carter, Sharon ShannonINEC - Gleneagle Hotel Killarney (Kerry)Buy Tickets
- Mon 31st Dec 2018 Everything Everything, Tom Grennan, New Year's Eve PartyVictoria Warehouse (Manchester)Buy Tickets
- Mon 31st Dec 2018 Rat BoyUnderworld (Camden)Buy Tickets
- Tue 1st Jan 2019 Camden Rocks Club Night, Rat Boy: DJ SetUnderworld (Camden)Buy Tickets
- Tue 1st Jan 2019 DJ Craig Charles, The Egg, New Year's Day EventThe White Bear (Bristol)Buy Tickets
- Sat 5th Jan 2019 Defiant WrestlingO2 Academy Newcastle (Newcastle-upon-Tyne)Buy Tickets
- Wed 9th Jan 2019 to Wed 23rd Jan 2019 The 1975, Pale Waves, No RomeBuy Tickets
- Wed 9th Jan 2019 to Sun 20th Jan 2019 EmarosaBuy Tickets
- Thu 10th Jan 2019 to Wed 23rd Jan 2019 Enter ShikariBuy Tickets
- Thu 10th Jan 2019 Maximo ParkBeckett University (Leeds)Buy Tickets