Fat Friday 9th March 2012: Radiohead, Chris Isaak, Lionel Richie, Europe, Tenacious D, Then Jerico and many more
Quite simply THE ticketing event of the year this week has to be Radiohead, although hardly paling into insignificance are smooth soul legend Lionel Richie, retro crooner Chris Isaak and the explosive Marshall Amps celebrations at Wembley Arena in the autumn.
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In support of 2011's mind-blowing glitchfest, 'The King of Limbs', their first UK arena dates in four years will be in Manchester on 6th October, followed by two shows at the London O2 Arena on the 8th and the 9th. Tickets (non-resaleable, don't forget) are (deep breath) £47.50 - £65.
His forthcoming tour in support of his new album 'Tuskegee' went on sale on Monday 5th March, but there are further shows available to buy from Thursday 8th, including Dublin and Belfast in September. Other shows in Oct/Nov cover London, Liverpool, Sheffield and more all priced around £50.
'Beyond the Sun' recently hit the UK album charts at an impressive No 6, Isaak's highest chart position since his 1991 breakthrough record 'Wicked Game'. Thus his tour in October will sell very quickly from Manchester to Hammersmith. Prices range from £25 to £35.
Scotland's pioneering sibling duo have a new album 'Like Comedy', their ninth, out in May, supported later by an extensive tour of more than '500 Miles'. Stops include King's Lynn (16th Oct), London, Oxford and a swath of Scotland shows ending with an Edinburgh double on 22nd-23rd Nov.
Marshall Amps - 50 Years of Loud
Some of the biggest names in rock will pay tribute to that audible bastion of guitarists, drummers and singers the world over - the Marshall Amp. Joe Satriani, Corey Taylor, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen and host Nicko McBrain all feature at the Wembley Arena spectacular on 22nd September. Tickets are £35.
Newcastle-based Williams has been working closely with husband-and-wife team Simon Edwards and Ginny Clee on new project, The Pond. With a new album due in May, the promotional tour begins the day of release in Brighton, followed by London, Manchester, Leeds and Gateshead. £16.50-£19.50.
Five years after their last UK visit, Tenacious D are back for a whistle-stop June tour to promote new album, 'The Rise of the Fenix'. Tickets for the London, Manchester and Glasgow June dates will be around £35. Tenacious D are also playing at Download 2012 on the Saturday (available now).
The UK tour kicks off at the O2 Academy in Birmingham on 21st November, followed by shows in Glasgow, Manchester, Nottingham and more, before the final gig of the run at London's Shepherds Bush Empire on 1st Dec. New album 'Bag of Bones' will form part of the set-list.
Although probably most widely known for his Grammy-winning 1991 single 'Cliffs of Dover', Johnson also has a fearsome reputation as one of the planet's most skilled and respected guitarists. Tour dates cover Holmfirth, Glasgow and more until London on 10th June. £25-£30.
The Urban Voodoo Machine
A kind of dark, dizzying and whirlwind cabaret, the Urban Voodoo Machine features a mind-souping and infectious array of instruments. Their tour in late May starts in Nottingham, then onto Glasgow, York, Manchester and the Islington Academy, before the final date announced so far in Bristol on 6th June 2012. From £12.50.
Step 9 (of 12)
Blake Harrison of TV series The Inbetweeners stars in this tough portrayal of a recovering alcoholic who is apologizing for his past. It's a dark and provocative work which examines society at its most unforgiving and uncomfortable. It is not a comedy. The Trafalgar Studios will run the play from 1st to 26th May - tickets cost £17.50 to £29.50 and are on sale now.
Back from the depths of the late '80s are the reformed anthemic pop outfit who had a sizeable hit with 'The Motive'. Mark Shaw and co will be playing large city venues throughout September - priced from £18.50 (£22.50 in London).
Now half way through his ninth decade, crooner extraordinaire Bennett will be celebrating his personal landmark with a string of UK dates in the summer, starting with Birmingham on 24th June then Glasgow and Liverpool before two shows in London on 30th June and 1st July and a show in Manchester on 3rd - tickets start at £55.
The Gaslight Anthem