Fat Friday 2nd September 2011: Kasabian, Beady Eye, Manic Street Preachers, Katherine Jenkins, Will Young, Def Leppard, The Wanted and more

Posted: 31st August 2011

Where to start? The biggest new tickets this week include Leicester's heavyweights Kasabian, a glitzy, glamourous and guest-heavy Christmas show from Manic Street Preachers, autumn shows for Beady Eye, a rare anniversary tour by folk-legends The Chieftains, classic rock in the form of Def Leppard and more shows by the biggest comedian in Britain since Peter Kay, Sarah Millican, who is selling out pretty much every venue she gets booked into. And blow us - Reading and Leeds Festival 2012 Early Birds are also on sale this week!!

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Now that everyone in the Gallagher clan has calmed down (a bit), Liam's back with his charges and new shows in November. First stop is Blackpool on the 11th, followed by Sheffield, Birmingham, Swindon and Brixton on the 17th. More may be added. All cost £27.50 and all will sell out.

Live shows will follow the album "Velociraptor!" in November when the band undertake several arena shows, starting with Brighton on 28th November, followed by Cardiff, Nottingham, Liverpool and several more until rounding the whole thing off at London 's O2 Arena on 14th December. Tickets cost £32.50 for London and £30 elsewhere - we reckon these will sell out pretty quickly.

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Recent album "Postcards From A Young Man" continued the Manics story with a Top 3 slot - but now its time for "National Treasures", a best-of set due in Oct. This O2 Arena show is a massive ONE-OFF Christmas bash on 17th December. Hits, glitz and guests are promised. From £22.50, from 9.30 am.

In addition to his huge UK tour in November and appearing on every flippin' chat-show in the universe, Young has lined-up a special London show at the city's iconic Palladium venue on 12th December. Prices will start from £32.50.

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As well as BBC's Proms in the Park and Songs of Praise 50th Birthday Party appearances in September, the lovely Welsh songbird will be touring her new album "Daydream" in 2012, starting with Oxford on 7th Jan until Hammersmith on 16th Feb. Her tickets go on sale from 9.30am on Friday, priced from £27.50.

The remaining four members of The Chieftains have announced a string of long-awaited UK shows for next summer, in celebration of the history of the band and its 30 or so albums issued since the early '60s. First stop on the tour is Dublin (where else?) on 29th May, followed by Brighton and more, including a Royal Albert Hall show.£37.50.

You can tell when a band has hit the big time when they appear on BBC's Breakfast programme, or when they sell out big venues like Brixton's O2 Academy. The band have had to add a second date to the aforementioned venue on 8th Dec, adding more weight to their bundle of shows in the autumn. £17.50.

I suppose a rock's outta the question? Well, not if Sheffield's steely hair-shakers Def Leppard have anything to do with it. With their December tour, you get three bands for your buck - Mötley Crüe and Steel Panther will support Joe and the boys from Birmingham (6th) to Wembley Arena (14th) - £45 average.

At around the same time as the release of 5th album "The Pride", InMe will be touring the length and breadth of the British Isles, starting with Brighton on 23rd February, loads more towns and cities for 5 weeks until the last stop is London on 31st March. £12 upwards.

With a second studio album geared up for the Christmas market (rel.November), the boys have expanded their 2012 arena tour with further shows in Brighton (5th March) and an extra date in Bournemouth on the following night. £19.50.

Three albums in and Morrison doesn't look like faltering anytime soon. New album "The Awakening" will form the basis of his UK tour in November, which will include Wolves, Liverpool and Shepherd's Bush. Prices are £25-£27.50.

He is the son of Leonard, continuing the tradition of heart-felt rock and a recent album entitled, "Like A Man". He's on tour from 6th November in Bristol, before heading to Manchester, Birmingham and more until London's Bush Hall on 13th. That last show will sell-out pretty sharpish. £14 - £17.50.

After successfully grabbing decent sales for their self-titled album, Cults have recently issued the top-notch "Go Outside" single. In support of this and further singles, the surf-pop duo will play 3 dates in November - London (XOYO), Bristol and Nottingham.

Scotland's alt-rockers return with a swath of shows at the tail-end of the year, starting with Islington on 29th November, followed by Brighton (on sale now), Birmingham and more until Dundee on 12th December. Tickets will be in demand at a tenner or less!

Reading Festival 2012 and Leeds Festival 2012 - You don't need us to tell you how amazing your Reading and Leeds festivals were, or how muddy! If you are up for doing it all again but with Early Bird 2011 ticket prices, you have from Thursday onwards for a limited time to buy them.
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Also on sale this week are shows from Brazilian pop-electro fusionists CSS, real infantrymen The Soldiers, vocal man-band Blake, rare London shows for metal/punk behemoths Manowar and The Melvins, a London show for funky SBTRKT at KOKO,uncompromising rap-rockers Hed P.E. on a co-headline tour with Mushroomhead and a welter of new dance shows at Birmingham's Hippodrome, including the hip-hop dance show, Breakin' Convention.

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Thoroughly Modern Millican continues her all-conquering UK tour with more dates added to Middlesbrough on 16th February and Glasgow on 21st March. The former date is already close to selling out with tickets costing £20.

After his busiest summer, Example continues with club shows, festival slots and a tour in November. His Hatfield show takes place on 25th October and goes on sale at 9am. Many of his other dates are sold out - BUT Portsmouth, Brighton, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Swindon are still up at £8 or £17.50.

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Later this autumn, Noah and the Whale will embark on a full UK tour, much of which has already sold out. This new show in Aberdeen takes place on 24th Oct (£13.50). There are still tickets available for Cardiff, Brixton, Lincoln, Belfast, Birmingham, Glasgow, Leicester and Nottingham.

Yes, finally the acclaimed dance, percussion and comedy show will perform in Birmingham once more for a half-term treat from 14th to 18th February. The city's Hippodrome will host this exciting production that has been wowing West End audiences for 8 years!! Tickets are on sale from 10am, Thursday.

Happy clicking!

Paul Pledger