Fat Friday 15th July 2011: Aloe Blacc, Bruno Mars, Alison Krauss, Jane's Addiction, Opeth, All Time Low, You Me At Six and more
This week's new ticket releases range from pop sensations like Bruno Mars, rock heavyweights such as Jane's Addiction and Opeth and an array of new theatre plays of considerable clout, such as Jerusalem starring Mark Rylance. If you still have festivals left in your flesh and blood, get cracking and get your Sonisphere, T in the Park and Download Earlybirds from us!
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It's highly doubtful by now that Mr Blacc needs a dollar, but the soul-man is still in demand. The makings of a full UK tour were announced this week with December shows in Nottingham, Sheffield, London and Bristol all confirmed with tickets starting at £15.
This year, Mars has been busy plugging his debut album, "Doo-Wops & Hooligans", with headline shows (many of which sold out) and festival slots. If you couldn't make any of them, he's announced three more shows for the autumn in London, Nottingham and Manchester - tickets cost £25.
After all his summer activity, you'd be forgiven for thinking that Dogg's gonna count his dollar-bills. Of course he will be, but not before embarking on a UK arena tour to plug his new album and pack the house out with his greatest hits. Four shows have been annouced for October: Liverpool (6th), London (7th), Cardiff (8th) and Glasgow on the 9th. We will have tickets for all shows from Monday at 9AM, starting at £29.50.
Armed with her band, Union Station, Krauss will be playing a handful of November shows, starting with Birmingham on the 4th, followed by Gateshead, Belfast, Dublin and Glasgow (all on sale Friday) until they hit London's Royal Festival Hall as part of the London Jazz Festival 2011, on sale Thursday.
One year on from starting new recording sessions with TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek, Jane's Addiction are ready to unleash "The Great Escape Artist" onto the public, via slots at Reading/ Leeds as well as an exclusive KOKO show in London on 30th August. Tickets are £29.50.
Swedish metal outfit Opeth have lined up a release date for their first album in 3 years - "Heritage" will appear in September as the follow up to Top 40 album, "Watershed". Their UK dates in November include Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham and Brixton and go on sale via us on Friday am - £18.50.
All Time Low
Next year's jaunt with The Maine and We Are the in Crowd should sweep away the winter cobwebs as they are kicking-off in Newcastle on 15th January, followed by Preston, Manchester and more until closing the tour out in Hammersmith on 3rd February. Ticket cost from £17.50.
After returning to the UK last month to play a sold-out "5 of 5" album-replay residency in London, Hanson have announced four autumn dates, starting in Manchester on 24th November, playing Edinburgh, Newcastle and Birmingham before the final show at the IndigO2 in London on the 29th. Prices start at £23.50.
Having released their 23rd studio album this year, April's 'Into the Wild', Heep will be taking the new material to Brighton on 3rd December, followed by shows in Bristol, Bournemouth, London, Oxford, Glasgow and Newcastle before the final gig in Milton Keynes on 13th December - priced from £19.50.
You Me At Six
According to the Kerrang! Awards, You Me At Six are the Best British Band of 2011 - and you can see why during their next UK tour, starting in Preston on 8th Oct and continuing across the country until Brixton on the 15th. Tickets cost from £17.50.
The Drums head to the capital this September with three shows at the Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen (5th), The Lexington (6th) and finally XOYO on the 7th. Tickets will cost £12.50 per date. You can expect to hear the new album songs, plus a few other Drums favourites.
Tickets for next year's Sonisphere went on sale this morning, with a very tempting teasing offer from the organizers. A limited batch of Earlybird Tickets will go on sale at 2011 prices (£180/ £190 for 3/4 night camping). The 2012 festival is all set to take place from 6th to 8th July.
T in the Park
T in the Park 2012
Tickets will be released on Thursday from 9am as a limited batch at 2011 prices and although no acts have been announced yet, demand is bound to be high once again for the Scottish gathering. Prices will range from £175 for Fri-Sun without camping, £185 for camping or £195 for 4-day camping from Thursday.
In what seems like a direct response to the eager-beavers at Sonisphere, Donington's finest will also be unleashing Earlybird tickets at 2011 prices (£170/ £180 for 3/5 night camping). You can bank on a major party at next year's 10th anniversary gathering, whatever the online rumours are suggesting - be a part of it, get in quick for this limited batch of tickets.
Eastpak Antidote Tour
Eastpak Antidote Tour 2011
The last time A Day To Remember played in the UK, they sold out their shows pretty sharp-ish, hence being wheeled in as the main headliners for this year's Eastpak jaunt, with the other acts being: August Burns Red, The Ghost Inside and Living with Lions. Confirmed shows in Manchester on 15th November, followed by Nottingham on the 17th and the Forum in London on the 18th are priced at £17.50 (£18.50 for London).
Also on sale this week, Killing Joke head out on a March UK tour, taking in Bristol, Norwich, London, and more (£19.50 - £23.50), Michael Franti & Spearhead return to London for a show at KOKO on 23rd Oct (£22.50), a new Belfast show for Noah and the Whale on 9th Oct, a new London tour-date for The Feeling (as part of their tour) and new shows for Ghostpoet in Birmingham and Oxford.
Edgy, exciting, fast-paced and funny, Jerusalem sold out nearly every night of its 2010 residency at the Apollo Theatre and tickets for the 2011/12 dates are in high demand. Mark Rylance is back as the hellraiser Byron with Mackenzie Crook perfectly cast as Johnny's sidekick Ginger - tickets cost from £32.50.
The Tempest featuring Ralph Fiennes
Widely considered one of Shakespeare's greatest works, The Tempest will be at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 27th August to 29th October, starring BAFTA-winning, Oscar-nominated Ralph Fiennes. Tickets range from £11/ £20 for gallery benches, up to £90 for premium seats and stalls.
Depression is no laughing matter but, as Wax has pointed out, if you can get a laugh out of a manic depressive then you're doing something right. Her show, Losing It, is classic Wax and we have tickets for the Duchess Theatre dates available now, priced from £25.
No sooner have they recently finished a sold-out UK tour back in the spring, than another handful of shows pops up a few months later. No-one's complaining of course. First stop is London's IndigO2 on 7th April, followed by Birmingham (8th), Manchester (10th) and Cardiff (11th), priced at £14 (£15 for London).
We don't advocate gambling at Allgigs, but we bet a few fans will lap this up. McFly will entertain the crowds at Doncaster Racecourse on Sat 13th August, just after the final race. Tickets for their show have just gone on sale, priced at £29.50.
Here is a very special night for those who remember just how ace the Timperley entertainer, Frank Sidebottom, was. His home village wants a bronze statue in his honour, but they don't come cheap - however, £10 isn't much to ask to see Lee and special guests raise cash at the Lexington, Islington via the gift of fun.