The Week Ahead: Lostprophets, Graham Coxon, Bombay Bicycle Club, Angels & Airwaves, WWE, BBC Good Food Show and more

Posted: 3rd April 2012
From Monday 9th April 2012, Lostprophets, Graham Coxon, Bombay Bicycle Club, Angels & Airwaves, Ian Anderson, Hadouken!, Oli Brown, Charlene Soraia are all on tour with great family ideas coming courtesy of Torvill and Dean - Dancing on Ice, WWE and BBC Good Food Show!

This week:

All prices are exclusive of booking fees.


Not surprisingly the Welsh metallers have sold out a few of their upcoming tour dates, including Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds and Nottingham. But all other shows still have a few limited tickets from Dublin on Sunday night, through to Brixton on 4th May, priced at £22.50 (£25 for London).

His latest album 'A+E' appeared this week which has caused a late surge for the Blur guitarist's spring tour. Manchester, Nottingham, Brighton and Gloucester have run out of tickets, while the remainder, from the opening night in Oxford to the last show in Falmouth, are up from £16.50 upwards.

Bombay Bicycle Club Bombay Bicycle Club
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With Lianne La Havas as support throughout their next tour, you should all be in for a good night - that's if you can get in! Face-value tickets are still up for Brighton, Wolverhampton, Edinburgh, Plymouth and Blackpool, priced at £17.50, while the rest have limited standards or Premiums left.

Angels & Airwaves Angels & Airwaves
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The US rock 'supergroup' will be embarking on a full UK tour from Easter Monday in Nottingham, with further shows including Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham, all available at £19.50. Sadly, Glaswegians and Londoners might have to sit this one out if they didn't grab tickets - they're both sold out.

Norfolk's young answer to Eric Clapton or John Mayall is out on a headlining tour from Wednesday night in Manchester, before heading off around the UK including York, Edinburgh, London and the closing show in Bury St.Edmunds on 30th April. Tickets are available from £12.50

Jethro Tull's enigmatic singer will be performing his band's landmark 'Thick as a Brick' album for the first time in 40 years. The first night is Perth on Saturday, followed by Newcastle, Ipswich and more until Southampton on 6th May. Harrogate has sold out; the remainder cost from £26.50.

Charlene Soraia Charlene Soraia
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With recent album 'Moonchild', Soraia will be hitting the road once more with an extensive spring tour which starts in Sheffield on Tuesday. Further towns include Edinburgh, Manchester, Exeter, Islington and finally Belfast on 1st May - tickets start at just £10.

Leeds' noisy finest are back with new material and a tour which kicks off in Exeter on Wednesday, followed by shows in Reading, Southend and several more until High Wycombe on 28th April. Wolverhampton is sold out, but the rest are available for as little as £10 or as much as £12.50.

Scotland's power-rock quartet return with new material to follow their Top 40 LP 'Free', with the first stops in Ireland, followed by a couple of Scottish shows and finally a heap of gigs in Manchester, London and Portsmouth (the latter two are sold out). Remaining shows vary from £11.25 to £13.50.

Also taking place next week are shows featuring Andrew W.K. (Glasgow is sold out, London and Manchester cost £17.50), legendary new-wavers Chameleons Vox (all available at £14), Boo Hewerdine's Americana project State of the Union (all available - £12) and Frank Turner's Wembley Arena headliner with Billy Bragg on Friday night (selected face-value tickets left).

Theatre, Comedy and Arts

Torvill and Dean - Dancing on Ice Torvill and Dean - Dancing on Ice
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It seems fitting that two previous Olympic champions are back out on tour overseeing this excellent family ice-skating spectacular. Once again, Dancing on Ice has been selling well, with just a few seats left for next week's stint in Newcastle. The remaining nights are also selling fast, priced at £42.50. The tour ends in Glasgow on 7th May.

It's time for Wrestlemania and it's time for Revenge as all your favourite grappling superstars are set to appear across the UK and Ireland during April. Thursday's show in Dublin and following shows in Belfast, Manchester and Nottingham are still available, although the two O2 nights are down to the last few seats - so hurry!

BBC Good Food Show

The spring instalment of this ever-popular exhibition and interactive show takes place at Bluewater Shopping Centre from Thursday until Sunday. Masterchef's John Torode and Gregg Wallace and Saturday Kitchen's James Martin feature - tickets cost £13.60 or less.

This year's literary and music gathering in Wales features John Cooper Clarke, Howard Marks, Chuck Prophet, Stuart Maconie, Barry Cryer and Jah Wobble, with tickets available for each show at various prices starting from £5.

Happy clicking!

Paul Pledger