No fear of any excessive internet activity this week (aside from logging onto Allgigs of course), so the on-sales are few and far between in comparison. Big names are certainly not absent, however, with a few real treats in store.
All prices + booking fees. For ticket availability, click on the images, below on or after the on-sale date and time.
Officially one of the best bands I have ever seen, Foo Fighters' Milton Keynes Bowl events in July 2011 go on sale on Friday. With Biffy Clyro, Death Cab For Cutie and Tame Impala on the bill as well, you can be sure these tickets will fly out.
XFM Winter Wonderland 2010
Our Stewart revealed the exciting line up for this pair of day-long indie festivals during December, with Manchester's XFMWW2010 welcoming The Wombats, Bombay Bicycle Club, Mystery Jets, Everything Everything and more on the 8th and London playing host to Manic Street Preachers, White Lies, The Drums and more on the 15th. It's £20-£25 for tickets, a bargain when you consider the wealth of talent on offer.
Pet Shop Boys are a last minute addition to today's Fat Friday, with their "Big Noise Session - Christmas Special" just announced. The show will raise funds for Mencap and falls under the "Little Noise Sessions" umbrella - a series of fundraising gigs arranged by Jo Whiley. Tickets will cost £50, and go on sale Friday at 9am, with all proceeds going to Mencap.
Kings of Leon
On sale this morning at 9am was the Kings of Leon summer stadium/ park tour, with dates in Coventry, Sunderland, Manchester, London and Edinburgh. The band's Slaine Castle date (28th May) goes on sale Friday at 8am - face value tickets for Edinburgh's Murrayfield Stadium have already sold out, by the way.
The former Beach Boy is back in the UK with a trio of dates in London in September next year, but he has now added a Glasgow concert to his stay - 11th September is the date to remember and tickets are on sale from Friday.
He's just released "Two Lives" as a single but has more pressing things to think about next year - a full-blown UK tour from 22nd Feb (Norwich) to 17th March (Brighton) that includes Shepherd's Bush, Edinburgh and Yeovil (a town that rarely gets a nod from chart acts). Good Example! Tickets start at £14 (£16 for London) and go on sale Saturday at 10am.
Just one hit to his name but Drake might just 'do a Cee-Lo Green' next year - the Canadian rapper is back on track after family issues last summer diverted him away from touring. He's already confirmed two successive nights in London (7th and 8th Jan) as well as Glasgow (5th) and Manchester (12th). Tickets are on sale Friday.
Joan as Policewoman
Earlier this week we revealed that Ms Wasser will be hitting the road next year. A new album called "The Deep Field" should ensure healthy sales for the February tour from Oxford through Brighton and London and on to Portsmouth, with many dates in between.
Stoner-rockers Kyuss are back, but minus QOTSA-frontman Josh Homme. They are set to play the UK in the Spring next year, having confirmed Nottingham (fittingly Rock City - 31st March), Wolves (1st April), London (2nd) and Bristol (6th) - tickets go on sale on Friday at 9am.
The sharp-suited electro-pop duo are hinting at more touring action, starting with February dates in Brighton on the 2nd and Leeds on the 6th. Tickets go on sale at 9am/ 10am this Saturday for around £14 and don't forget their Little Noise Sessions appearance in London on 17th Nov (tickets are £25).
Tickets for LA's Funeral Party January/ February UK tour went on sale this morning. The boys are also on the road playing support to 30 Seconds to Mars and Enter Shikari on their partially sold-out tour this month and next. Tickets for their tour cost just £7.50 (£9 for London).