You really won't know what to spend your money on, when it comes to this week's brand new ticket onsales - it's another corking week. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and Westlife will be tussling for the arena-sized respect - or will they? New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys are back and are ready to hear your hysterical screams once again (at a price). Clubbers from a new and old generation are catered for by the return of the wonderful Orbital and two massive Brighton shows for Fatboy Slim.
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.
kick off their 2012 jaunt in Manchester on 13th Feb, followed by Belfast, Newcastle, Glasgow, London's O2 Arena and finally Birmingham. Tickets are on sale Friday at 9AM, except Belfast which hits the servers on Thursday at the same time. Prices will average out at £42.50 and will sell out as quickly as this autumn's tour - very fast!
After the first O2 arena show sold out and a second was added, demand is so high that a third has now been announced along with another eight regional dates in Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff, Sheffield, Liverpool, Newcastle and finally (for now) Glasgow - priced £44 for London and £41.50 for all other venues. See them before they split!!
2012 will see the brothers back on the road for their first proper tour since their comeback (of sorts) in 2009. Their chosen cities are Manchester (5th April), Leeds (6th), Glasgow (7th), Liverpool (8th), Cambridge (9th) and London's Royal Albert Hall (10th). With new material in the pipeline, it is highly likely that the shows will sell out very quickly.
Two bands for the price of, er, two - it's the NKOTBSB tour of a lifetime, the BSB bit being Backstreet Boys (all right?). The usual big towns and cities are covered, starting with Belfast on 20th April, followed by Dublin, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Birmingham and finally London's O2 Arena - tickets are £40.
One-time Pussycat Doll Scherzinger will be making her first UK headline tour appearances in 2012.Three dates have so far been announced beginning in London at the Hammersmith Apollo on 19th February, followed by the Manchester Apollo on the 22nd and finally the Birmingham Academy on 23rd February - priced at £25.
Still an inviting prospect in concert, the band have just finished touring the UK - and are set to do it all again next spring! The band have just announced shows in Cambridge (15th April), Brighton (16th), Wolverhampton (17th) and many more, until rounding it all off at London's Alexandra Palace on the 28th, with prices starting at £17.50.
May 2012 heralds the start of the Revolver tour, which will involve Elvis and his band, The Imposters blasting out some classics, before handing over the responsibility of picking the set-list to the audience via the spin of The Wheel! The tour will begin in Dublin on 9th May, followed by various towns in the UK plus London's Royal Albert Hall, before winding up in Basingstoke on the 27th.
Since the official split of a-ha in 2010, Harket has been crafting a fifth solo-album, due for release in March. A couple of months later, his European tour hits the UK in May 2012, beginning in Manchester on the 11th, followed by the IndigO2 in London on the 13th, and finally Birmingham on 14th May - all are priced from £25 and go on sale at 9.30am Friday.
An Evening with David ('The Hoff') Hasselhoff begins its UK tour in Birmingham on Thursday 23rd February, followed by shows in Newcastle, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Manchester and Nottingham, before the final Evening of the tour at the IndigO2 (at The O2) in London on 2nd March - shows are priced £30 for London and £25 for all other venues. Tickets are on sale now.
Q Now: The Sessions 2012
Next year's series of showcase gigs featuring hot new talent, as chosen by the iconic Q Magazine, takes place in January at London's XOYO venue in Shoreditch and features Dry The River (23rd), Sandé (with Michael Kiwanuka - 24th), To Kill A King (25th) and Howler (with Zulu Winter - 26th). All shows cost £10 - more guests may be announced.
Also on sale this week are tickets for Kina Grannis' debut UK tour in February, The Waterboys' extended 2012 tour (now with added English shows), an extensive 2012 tour for ex-Blockheads guitarist Wilko Johnson, a 12-night residency in London for Frank Skinner and much-anticipated UK shows for Dutch jazz-chanteuse, Caro Emerald.