Fat Friday 10th Sep 2010: Kylie, Westlife, Kings of Leon, Alexandra Burke, Jason Derulo, Deftones, McFly and More
This is a huge week for hot ticket on-sales, especially if you are a fan of pop-music and epic arena-rock (or even dodgy blokes with an iffy line in cheap designer goods).
All are available from 9am on Friday, unless otherwise stated and prices quoted exclude booking fees. For ticket availability, click on the images, below.
She's dinky in size but massive in pop culture, the darling of the disco set and glamour personified - she's simply Kylie and she's coming to the UK. Two dates at each venue, including Glasgow (28th/29th March), Manchester (1st/2nd April) and The O2 Arena, London (7th/8th), is probably not going to be enough to meet demand for her 'Aphrodite' tour, but let's see how we go eh? You know where to be on Friday at 9am - right here, clicking quicker than Ms Minogue can do the 'Locomotion' (and let's hope she doesn't, eh?). Tickets are £65 - on sale Monday 13th September at 9AM.
Another huge act, this time from Ireland and possibly the sole cause of mass female hysteria and underwear replacement during the past decade or so (OK, the male of the species may have done a bit of swooning here and there as well, eh Ed?). The lads will be crooning like angelic cherubs during March 2011, from the 7th (Cardiff) and 28th (Sheffield) and most big cities in between, including The O2 (11th) and Wembley (27th). Tickets are £37.50 upwards.
Kings Of Leon
As revealed by our own Solange earlier this week, the latest Kings Of Leon material gets a release in October, giving you ample time to learn the words, riffs and choruses and sing along with the boys during their December arena tour. "Come On Sundown" has been premiered by the rather gospel-flavoured rocker, "Radioactive"- have a watch when you've read this. Tickets are £40 upwards.
The X-Factor winner will be re-releasing her "Overcome" album at some point in the very near-future, buoyed by the lively new single "Start Without You". In tandem with the usual array of TV appearances to promote it, she will also be performing a hefty tour in the new year to keep the momentum going, beginning with Harrogate on 21st January and continuing right through to Brighton on 14th Feb. Tickets are around £27.50 (Belfast and Dublin are on sale now).
Keeping with pop-soul and the man Derulo keeps it sharp with 2011 gigs, starting with Bournemouth on 17th Feb and finishing in London on 1st March. Three top-ten hits and a certainty for a few festive album present-lists, the suave singer will sell well. Tickets go on sale at 9.30am, priced at around £24.
As mentioned in our article this week, the Sacramento metallers will be screaming their way back to the UK in November to give their 2010 album, "Diamond Eyes" a headlining plug. Glasgow is the first stop on the 12th, followed by Leeds, London and many more - all supported by Coheed and Cambria, by the way. Tickets will cost around £25.
What's in your bag, Angelos? Some new dates, per chance? Indeed he has, in fact three more additional 'Xmas Events' featuring the man with the carrier-bag and the chunky specs. Newcastle, Leeds and London's IndigO2 have just been added for 15th, 18th and 20th December respectively. That's if you can be bothered to turn up, eh? If you do want to pop by, just make sure you've got £15 plus fees, alright?
Here Come the Girls
The pocket-rocket from Scotland is back - Lulu can still pack a punch (actually, she does have a similar demeanour to Peggie Mitchell - "we-e-e-e-lllll....get outta my pub!"). Anyhow, the lady with the "Shout" returns with her 'Here Come The Girls' extravaganza in the autumn, alongside Anastacia and newcomer Heather Small (who replaces Chaka Khan). The show travels around the country - new Edinburgh and Brighton shows have just been added. Tickets cost around £45 and go on sale from 9.30am.
OK, we're cheating with this being in our Fat Friday, being that they go on sale this Saturday at 10AM. Anyway, ditching their twee rock chops for a slice of electro-synth action on "Party Girl", doesn't seem to have spoilt McFly's chances of another top 10 hit - the single is currently number 5 on the midweek chart. They are back on the road in October, starting in Southampton on the 18th, Shepherd's Bush on the 19th and several more until Derby (27th). Expect a new album in November (just in time for Chrimbo? Ker-ching!).
Also on sale this Friday
Other biggies include Professor Green who's added dates to his December tour, Meat Loaf's Belfast concert on 20th December and the return (again) of The Bluetones addition to their tour in November, the lucky city being Liverpool on 18th November.