Fat Friday 7th October 2011: James Morrison , Elbow , The Good, the Bad and the Queen, Game, Joan Baez, Joe Bonamassa, Simon Amstell and more

Posted: 5th October 2011

This week's on-sales feature some big names lined-up for this year's incredible-looking Little Noise Sessions, including Elbow, Goldfrapp and Sinead O'Connor, plus a Greenpeace love-in with The Good, the Bad and the Queen, another UK tour for James Morrison and peaceable protest-singer, Joan Baez. There's even a bit of Ealing Comedy tradition with Graham Linehan's take on The Ladykillers.

Tickets on-sale Friday at 9am unless otherwise stated. For ticket availability, click on the "Buy Tickets" buttons below, on or after the on-sale date and time. Prices quoted are not inclusive of booking fees.

James Morrison returns with a full tour to celebrate his latest number 1 album, "The Awakening", with Belfast and Dublin confirmed for 28th and 29th January, followed by a dozen shows in February that will include Manchester (1st), Hammersmith (9th) and last stop Newcastle (19th).
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Mencap: Little Noise Sessions 2011

The first shows for this year's worthy fundraising series for Mencap have been confirmed to appear at new venue St-John-at-Hackney Church (in Hackney!). Elbow (22nd November) Marina and the Diamonds (23rd), Goldfrapp (25th), Example (26th) and Sinead O'Connor (27th) are on sale from Monday at 9am. Blink and you'll miss 'em.

The Good, the Bad and the Queen The Good, the Bad and the Queen
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On 10th November, South London's Coronet will welcome Damon Albarn, Paul Simonon, Tony Allen and Simon Tong as they perform together for the first time since 2008, in aid of Greenpeace's 40th birthday. This one-off special costs £23.50.

After a series of sold out dates at The Invisible Dot earlier this year, Simon Amstell takes new show 'Numb' on the road in spring 2012, with tickets available now for most dates, except the two June Shepherds Bush Empire. Tickets for the London dates will cost.£23.

In 2012, the folk-legend will bring her exhaustive catalogue of anthems to the UK, with dates to include rare stops in Tunbridge Wells (First night - 23rd Feb), Salisbury, Basingstoke and Poole, as well as the bigger destinations such as Liverpool, London (Royal Festival Hall - two shows) and the final show in Brighton on 26th March.

Ed Harcourt is playing rare shows at Matt & Phreds in Manchester's Northern Quarter on Thursday 15th December (£15), moving onto London's Bush Hall (£17.50) the following night. Expect to hear songs from his entire catalogue, including the album "Lustre". Tickets are on sale from Thursday.
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The headliners are UK five-piece Your Demise, alongside the UK metalcore outfit Trapped Under Ice, New Jersey pop-punk outfit Man Overboard and British band Basement. Eight shows will cover most big cities in early April - tickets cost £10 (£12 for London).

The Acacia Strain The Acacia Strain
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will be touring the UK next year, starting with Bristol on 6th March, followed by Yeovil, Cardiff, Nottingham and many more until Camden's Underworld on 17th. Tickets for all shows cost £10, with Aberdeen and Milton Keynes available to buy now.

Band of Skulls Band of Skulls' 14-date 2012 UK tour begins in Darlington on 17th February, followed by gigs in Leeds, Stoke, Glasgow, Inverness, Belfast, Dublin Oxford, Exeter and more before the final date in Brighton on 5th March - £15 for the UK shows and €16.50 for Dublin.
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Four Year Strong Four Year Strong
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First stop for their 2012 tour is Brighton on 25th January, followed by Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Manchester, Portsmouth and finally London at the KOKO on 1st Feb. Tickets will go on sale from Friday at 9am, priced at £12.50 (yep, that even includes London!).

His 2012 UK tour kicks-off in Brighton on 23rd March, followed by arena gigs in Sheffield, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Liverpool and Bournemouth, before the final show at the NIA in Birmingham on 31st March - from £30. The guitarist is also on tour from next Saturday - tickets still available.

Premier League Darts Premier League Darts
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The competition takes place across 15 arena dates on successive Thursdays in early 2012. The opening fixture is at the MEN Arena on Thursday 9th February, followed by matches in Aberdeen, Belfast, Exeter and many more until the Finals in London in May. Prices start from around £20 - on sale Monday

CBeebies Live!

Many of the channel's favourite characters and most popular presenters will be singing and dancing, playing games and bringing all the fun of CBeebies to life with the 'Reach To The Stars' tour in 2012, from Wembley to Nottingham. From £15 upwards.

Also on sale this week are new shows for US rapper J. Cole (another London show), an Oxford show for The Blackout (on sale now), additional shows for One Direction in December (Watford and Southend - on sale Saturday), a second tour-date in Liverpool for The Wombats, an extra Belfast jaunt for the show Good Mourning Mrs Brown, a rare London date for 'scrumpystep' legends The Wurzels and shows for US rapper Game.

Happy clicking!

Paul Pledger