The Week Ahead: Cher Lloyd, Architects, Il Divo, Juan Zelada, Bowling For Soup, Moscow State Circus, Diversity and more

Posted: 21st March 2012
From Monday 26th March 2012, Cher Lloyd, Architects, Il Divo, Juan Zelada, Bowling for Soup, Cast and Steel Panther are all on tour, along with family shows from Diversity, Moscow State Circus and CBeebies

This week:

All prices are exclusive of booking fees.


X-Factor's 'Swagger Jagger' singer is heading out on a headline tour with pop-rockers No Lights at Lockdown in support. The 'Sticks and Stones' tour is almost sold out, except Glasgow, Nottingham, Swindon and Shepherd's Bush. Tickets for those cost £15 - £17.50 - the rest are sold out!

South Coast melodic hardcore Architects have designed themselves an intriguing tour with Rolo Tomassi in support. All shows from Brighton on Sunday, through to the final stop in Stoke, are available at around £12. The band then join the Slam Dunk Festival 2012 jaunt at the end of May.

There's a new album on the horizon for the London band, so demand for these shows should ensure dates sell out by the time they start. The first show in Leeds has sold out, but the remaining shows in Hartlepool, Carlisle etc are still available, priced at £12.50.

Tickets to see the million-selling classical-pop harmony group are still up for grabs - the first stop is Glasgow where tickets are in shorter supply, before Newcastle, Belfast, Dublin and more until the final two shows at London's Royal Albert Hall on 17th and 18th April, both of which are sold-out.

With his recent album 'High Ceilings & Collarbones' a chart success, Zelada is preparing to play to a few full houses in the next month or so, starting with Northampton on Wednesday his first stop. Other towns, aside from London, include Nottingham and Glasgow with tickets keenly priced from £5 upwards.

Bowling for Soup Bowling For Soup
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An acoustic evening with the Soup's Jaret and Erik, with another BFS side-project People on Vacation, awaits many eager fans next week. One show (Manchester on Wednesday) has sold out, but the remaining handful from Northampton on Monday to Camden on Sunday, are available from £13.

The Liverpool outfit will be bringing you some 'Troubled Times' (their new album) next week, starting with Sheffield on Tuesday night and continuing to Newcastle, Glasgow etc until Shepherd's Bush on 6th April. Tickets are still around, priced at £20

Feel the steel - here comes Steel Panther with their 'Balls Out' primed and ready, just for you. The kitsch parody rockers are touring from Tuesday in Birmingham, on to Glasgow, Manchester and Brixton. Needless to say, the shows have sold out, except Glasgow which has some premiums left.

Theatre, Comedy and Arts

The whole family can enjoy some of the most energetic street-dancing from the acclaimed Britain's Got Talent stars, with a tour that kicks off in Glasgow on Thursday and continues across the UK until Belfast on 15th April. Brighton and Manchester have sold out, many are about to sell out so hurry for the last few seats - prices start at £21.50.

CBeebies Live!

It's time for the whole family to 'Reach to the Stars' as all your kid's favourites appear in this fun-filled music and dance spectacular tours the UK. Stops include two Wembley performances, followed by Liverpool, Glasgow and more until Nottingham on Sat 14th April. This perfect Easter show costs from £12.50 for kids (£25 for grown-ups).

Moscow State Circus Moscow State Circus
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Russia's premier human circus arrives in the UK next week for an extensive tour, starting with Reading from Thursday until 2nd April, with further week-long stops in North London, Richmond, Fulham, Southampton and Brighton (the latter for a fortnight!). Tickets for Babushkin Secret vary in price from £10 upwards!

The Have I Got News For You star has officially exclaimed that his new comedy-show is 'Out Of My Head'. The clever writer, broadcaster and silent movie fan is an engaging listen. His new tour begins in Perth on Monday, before heading off to Southampton on Saturday and many more until 20th May (Stoke). Prices start at £23.

The American Clock The American Clock
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West London's ever-reliable Finborough Theatre will be hosting this essential Arthur Miller play about America's Great Depression era in the '30s. The first few nights have sold out, but performances from next Sunday (1st April) onwards are still available for between £5 and £13. Runs until 21st April.

Happy clicking!

Paul Pledger