Fat Friday: Lady Gaga, Olly Murs, Rufus Wainwright, Frank Turner, Primal Scream and more

Posted: 18th April 2012

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Due to the unprecedented demand for her Born This Way Ball tour, the Gaga phenomenon has added a second Twickenham show to her schedule, this time on 9th September 2012. You can bet this date will sell out pretty quickly as well, even priced from around £70.

If you were wondering if you'd heard the last of young Murs, think again. He's already confirmed plans to tour the UK in 2013, beginning in Sheffield on 2nd March, followed by Nottingham, Wembley and more until another huge O2 Arena show on the 29th. Prices start at £32.50.

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Pop's most flamboyant and lustrous star will be winging his way to the UK for a lengthy stay, starting in Oxford on 16th November 2012 followed by Hammersmith, Nottingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and more. Tickets are priced from £20 to £50.

Following the affable festival favourite's busy summer schedule is the next headlining tour for Mr Turner, starting in Nottingham on 11th November 2012 and finishing in Bath on 1st December 2012 via atypical towns such as Lincoln, Truro and Margate. Tickets start from £19.

Bobby Gillespie's '90s rock-rave legends have two big festival slots at the end of June 2012, including supporting The Stone Roses and performing at the Hop Farm Festival. In addition the 'Screamadelica' creators are playing back-to-back June shows in Aberdeen and Edinburgh; tickets are £26.50.

In addition to her string of summer shows, the 'Queen of Punk' will return to the UK for five more gigs, starting in Newcastle-upon-Tyne on 4th September 2012, followed by Manchester, Leeds, Cambridge and London. These extra shows will weigh in from £17.50 upwards.

With their 25th anniversary on the horizon, the Levellers are showing no signs of slowing with a new album released in June and a UK tour with Citizen Fish in the autumn. The jaunt starts in Cambridge on 14th November and ends in Southampton on 25th November, priced from £25 (fittingly).

A new album is mooted for the autumn as well as a proper deluxe reissue of debut release, 'Human Racing', both likely to feature in Kershaw's set during his extensive UK tour. Sheffield is the first stop on 19th September, finishing in London on 28th September. Prices start from £22.50.

Dave Mustaine's legendary thrash-rockers are already set to support Black Sabbath at this year's Download 2012, so how cool is this? The Electric Ballroom in Camden will be hosting a one-off Megadeth headline show on 12th June 2012. Tickets will be priced from £35, guaranteed a quick sell-out.

The reformed outfit have announced four summer gigs, starting with a trio of headline shows in Manchester (29th Aug), Glasgow (30th) and Shepherd's Bush (4th Sept), priced £18/£20. Grandaddy will also play the End of the Road Festival on 2nd September (a weekend adult ticket is £150).

David Cassidy, Hot Chocolate, Leo Sayer and Smokie? On the SAME billing? This '70s tour promises hits from four of the decade's biggest. It starts in Birmingham on 9th November, calls at various big cities and finishes in Liverpool on 17th November. All shows are £38.50 to £41.50.

After a long break from performing in the UK and the sudden departure of Chris Urbanowicz, the darkwave Midlanders return with new songs and their only 2012 UK show. It's in Birmingham on 27th June - tickets cost £18.50.

The former Spice Girl is heading to Shepherd's Bush Empire on 6th November 2012 - tickets cost £17.50. Other tickets on sale this week include shows for Tenacious D, Reel Big Fish, That Sunday Feeling, Miles Kane, Hoodie Allen, Fields of the Nephilim (one biggie in Leeds) and a Hard Rock Calling warm-up in Manchester for Aussie-rockers Cold Chisel.

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Paul Pledger