The Week Ahead: Ryan Adams, Miles Kane, New Kids on the Block, Young Jeezy, Of Mice and Men and more
From Monday 16th April 2012, Miles Kane, New Kids on the Block, Young Jeezy, Of Mice & Men, The Lemonheads, Paradise Lost, Bow Wow Wow and One Night Only are all on tour. You can catch the hilarious Pam Ann at her new London residency and family-favourite The Gruffalo on a UK tour
All prices are exclusive of booking fees.
The only UK tour date left with any face-value tickets is Nottingham, proving that Ryan Adams carries considerable clout when it comes to live performances (that show costs £25). Remaining concerts only have Premium Tickets, while Glasgow and Sheffield are completely sold out.
Currently writing with XTC's Andy Partridge and with one solo album under his belt, dapper dandy Kane is off on another UK tour. From Friday he'll be in Nottingham, Glasgow and more until Kentish Town on 28th April. Those first two shows plus Manchester and London are sold out, the rest cost £15.
New Kids on the Block
With Backstreet Boys alongside them, how can you resist this UK tour from the 'Hangin' Tough' boys? It's their first jaunt over here for many years and at £45, tickets aren't cheap. But you are guaranteed hit after hit from Belfast to the two shows at London's O2 Arena at the end of the month.
Leaving behind his Boyz N Da Hood team-mates for a while, Young Jeezy will soon be rapping his way around the UK at a handful of large shows in Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and London. Ticket prices for all shows cost from £23.50 upwards.
Of Mice & Men
Formed by ex-Attack Attack! Singer Austin Carlile and now minus Shayley Bourget, Of Mice & Men will soon be issuing their third album, supported by an extensive UK tour. Many shows, such as Friday's opener in Tunbridge Wells, are £10 or less. Glasgow, Camden and Southampton have sold out.
Hit the Deck Festival
Hit the Deck Festival 2012
Austin Carlile's Of Mice & Men are part of Nottingham's one-day rock and metal festival, due to take place on Sunday. Kids in Glass Houses, Deaf Havana and Imperial Leisure are amongst the line-up and tickets cost £20 for access to the three city venues involved.
Yorkshire's finest return with a new album ('Tragic Idol') and full UK tour, starting in Cardiff on Monday night and followed by Southampton, Folkestone and more until Norwich on 30th April 2012. All shows are still available, priced from around £14.50.
Bow Wow Wow
Annabella Lwin's proto-tribal punksters return for their first UK tour in aeons, starting in Southampton on Thursday night and followed by Oxford, Birmingham, Leicester and plenty more until Bristol on 2nd May. Tickets range from £14 to £18.
One Night Only
A bargain UK tour is on offer from Yorkshire rockers One Night Only. Most of the shows from Monday's Liverpool show to their home-turf gig in York on 28th April cost from £10 upwards (London's Garage gig on 25th April is £12.50) and are still available.
Legendary 'Gentle-Giant' of country-music Williams will be touring Ireland and the UK from next Thursday (Kilkenny). All shows from Belfast and Dublin to Southend and Ipswich (as well as a London show in Hammersmith) are available from around £37.50. Liverpool only has Premium Tickets available.
Also this week - Evan Dando's successful alt-rock outfit will be performing their best-selling 'It's a Shame About Ray' (£15, Wolverhampton is sold out), tours from the refreshed Gomez, Summerlin, Futures and Breed 77. See below for even more gigs and tours taking place from Monday 16th April.
Theatre, Comedy and Arts
Everyone's idea of your worst flying nightmare, air hostess with the moistest Pam Ann returns with a new show and residency at London's Bloomsbury Theatre. The stint begins on Tuesday and continues on to 5th May. "You F'coffee?" is available from £22 upwards (21st April has sold out).
A Woman Inside
This is a prison drama directed by Sophie Besse and playing at London's Etcetera Theatre from Tuesday onwards until 6th May. Performed by the Clean Break Theatre group who assist women affected by the Criminal Justice System, the play costs from £8 per night.
Easily one of the most endearing children's stories ever, The Gruffalo is about to the UK from Tuesday onwards, calling at Salford's Lowry until Saturday, followed by a few days in each of Milton Keynes, Glasgow, Woking and Dunfermline - prices start at £10.