Fat Friday 11th March 2011: Jimmy Eat World, Imelda May, Anna Calvi, Miles Kane, Taking Back Sunday, Spiritualized and more
I think I can safely say that this week's on-sales will satisfy just about any taste in music, with tickets going on sale for Imelda May, Spiritualized, Enrique Iglesias, R Kelly, Taking Back Sunday, Death Cab for Cutie, Anna Calvi and Miles Kane amongst others. See?
Tickets on-sale Friday at 9am unless stated. For ticket availability, click on the images below, on or after the on-sale date and time. Prices quoted are not inclusive of booking fees.
Dubliner rockabilly songstress Imelda May has announced a UK tour for November 2011, with dates in York on 11th, then Manchester, Brighton, Bournemouth and more, until 29th November when she plays the Glasgow Academy (no London date announced, as yet). Tickets will cost £23.50. A new date in Cork went on sale today, as part of the Live at the Marquee series of summer gigs - it's her second date for this year (first is now sold-out).
Staying with the female vibe, Anna Calvi has been selected by the NME to play their May 'NME Radar Tour'. Starting in Portsmouth on 1st May and ending on 17th at London's KOKO, the tour also takes the "BBC Sound of 2011" nominee to Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and the usual suspects. Tickets will cost £9 regionally and £11 for London. Expect demand to be high - her last tour sold-out pretty swiftly.
The Last Shadow Puppets' Miles Kane will embark on his second UK tour for 2011, with May dates announced in Stoke, London, Oxford, Manchester, Edinburgh, Dundee and Brighton from 4th May. Tickets will cost £9 regionally; £11.50 for the London King's College SU gig.
Jimmy Eat World
Jimmy Eat World last toured the UK in November and have announced a two-date Cardiff and London stint, just prior to their support slot at the Foo Fighters' 3rd July Milton Keynes gig. Tickets will cost £17.50 for Cardiff, £20 for London.
Taking Back Sunday
It'll be almost two years since Taking Back Sunday were last in the UK, when they hit our shores for a May tour. The New Yorkers will play Southampton, Manchester, Nottingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Bath and London between 12th and 20th May. Tickets will cost £16.50, with their London Roundhouse gig costing £17.50.
Death Cab for Cutie
Death Cab for Cutie are another American band who've been away form the UK for a while, but they will rectify that between 1st and 7th July when they will play as part of the Hop Farm Festival 2011 line-up (in Paddock Wood, Kent), they then head to Milton Keynes, Manchester, Nottingham and finally London's Brixton Academy. Tickets will cost £18.50 to £22.50, with day tickets for the Hop Farm festival coming in at £70.
Space-rockers Spiritualized have announced an exclusive autumn Royal Albert Hall gig. The band, who haven't toured since 2009, will play on 11th October 2011, drawing on their large back-catalogue, and - who knows - maybe even some new songs from their impending release? Tickets will cost £32.50.
Trey Songz has sold-out his complete April UK tour, with the recently-added second London Hammersmith Apollo gig selling-out in a few days. His tour starts in London on 5th April (the recent addition), resuming in Glasgow on 22nd, then Liverpool, a brand new date for Manchester (24th), Birmingham and finally back to London on 26th April. Tickets for the new Manchester date will cost £25.
After the past few years of aborted attempts to play a few UK dates, R Kelly will hopefully make it over this April, with a couple of dates in London and Manchester. The RnB superstar will play the Hammersmith Apollo on Friday 22nd April, heading to Manchester the following day for a gig at the Apollo. Tickets will start at £35, rising to £45 for Manchester, £60 for London.
Has added a further two dates to the autumn leg of her 'California Dreams 2011' UK tour, with a new date in London's O2 Arena on 15th October and Glasgow's SECC on 1st November, making it four dates in Glasgow now! Tickets will cost £30 for London, £27.50 for Glasgow.
The Duke Spirit
The Duke Spirit have finally announced a London date, and it's a bit odd, being a full three months away from their spring tour, tickets for which went on sale last week. Tickets for the London gig will cost £12.50.
A Question of Sport Live
First hitting UK arenas last year, celebrating its 40th anniversary, the popular BBC TV show 'A Question of Sport' will again feature regular host Sue Barker, plus team captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell and special celebrity guests. The tour starts in Glasgow's SECC on 22nd October, continuing to Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester, Cardiff and many others until travelling to the south of England with a double London date at the Hammersmith Apollo, then Bournemouth, Brighton, Posrtsmouth and finally Plymouth on 20th November. Tickets will cost £37.50 (£38.50 for Liverpool and £40 for London).
Just Added - On Sale Now
The legendary American singer/ songwriter Bob Dylan is to return to London this summer for an exclusive performance at the inaugural London Fèis 2011 Festival which will take place at the Capital's Finsbury Park on Saturday 18th June. With more acts to be announced across three stages, tickets will cost you £70.
Greenwich Summer Sessions
Greenwich Summer Sessions 2011
The line-up for the 2011 edition of the Greenwich Summer Sessions has just been announced. The annual week-long event will feature: The Divine Comedy plus Jose Gonzalez, Mark Ronson and guests, Status Quo and Nine Below Zero, Squeeze and guests and The Pogues, with guests and another big act to be confirmed. Tickets range from £25 to £32.50
"Manscaping" is the name of award-winner Russell's latest tour, which takes place between autumn 2011 and spring 2012 UK tour. The tour starts in Salford at the Lowry on 18th September, continuing (currently) until 23rd March in Barnsley, with most of December and January off. Tickets are on sale now, starting at £17.50, and with demand for his previous award-winning tour "Smokescreens and Castles" out-stripping supply, we expect these to be snapped-up pretty quickly!
If you live near the magnificent Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, you can have yourself a "Magic Summer" with Elton John, Rumer and The Pierces announced for this one-off, backed by Heart FM. Taking place on Saturday 17th July, tickets cost £60.