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Fat Friday: Lostprophets, M83, Meltdown 2012, Ponty's Big Weekend 2012 feat Jessie J, Norah Jones and more

Posted: 9th May 2012

Tickets on sale Friday at 9am unless otherwise stated. For ticket availability, click on the 'Buy Tickets' buttons below, on or after the on-sale date and time. Prices quoted are exclusive of booking fees.

The Welsh metallers kick off their autumn tour in Wolverhampton on 1st November, followed by dates in Sheffield, Edinburgh and more, before the final date in Newport on 14th November; tickets from £22.50. The band also play the Vans Warped Tour 2012 London date on 10th November - we've tickets available now from £40.

Now free of the Simply Red name, Mick Hucknall will play a one-off UK gig at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday 18th September 2012, launching his latest album 'American Soul'. Tickets start from £35. Demand will be high.

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In a week which sees rock fighting back with the announcement of the Vans Warped Tour hitting London, it's not surprising to learn of a NFG Road to Warped tour. As well as the London slot, headline shows with Less Than Jake, Man Overboard and more include Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow. Prices start at £20.

If you are wondering why yet another London show has been announced by M83, it's because the French band's prior Somerset House show has already sold out. Brixton Academy's gig will take place on 8th November, priced from £22.50. Again, demand will be high.

After performing at Download in June, Finnish rockers Reckless Love will return to the UK in October for a nationwide tour which includes no less than FOUR London shows. They start in the capital, followed by Sheffield, Newcastle, Norwich and more until Brighton on the 24th and a final trip to London's Barfly on the 25th (the London shows take place every seven days).

Meltdown 2012

Pre-sells for South Bank members have suggested that 10am Thursday morning will once again generate huge demand for the general public on-sale. The biggies are Elisabeth Fraser, Diamanda Galas, Laurie Anderson and Marc Almond, all at various prices.

The Welsh town of Pontypridd is gearing up for this weekender starring Friday evening headliner Jessie J (tickets on sale at 8am Thursday), Olly Murs (Saturday, already sold out) and Alfie Boe (Sunday is FREE - register first). Jessie's tickets cost £20 and will fly out.

After her recent appearance on Jools Holland, Jones has announced two more 2012 shows to follow up her two London concerts in June. The first is in Belfast on 6th September, followed by Dublin on the 7th. These rare shows will cost £38 and €49.65 respectively.

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Despite releasing their last album in 1991, the Furs continue to tour. This summer will mark their return with rare dates in Edinburgh on 29th June, followed by York, a Hop Farm slot on 1st July, Manchester, Bristol, London and Nottingham on 6th July. All except Edinburgh and Hop Farm are on sale via us on Friday 11th May at 9am, priced £22.50-£25.

Pauline Black and Gaps Hendrickson will be following up their impending May dates in Clitheroe and Derby with a full UK tour in October, including Leicester, Oxford, Derby and Bournemouth amongst others. Other dates will be announced in due course.

They follow up their North American support slots with Florence and the Machine with a clutch of UK shows in the autumn, starting with Birmingham on 27th October, followed by Glasgow, Manchester and, once again, London (this time the larger HMV Forum). Tickets from £17.50 for London and less for regionals.

The short tour begins at London's Shepherds Bush Empire on 20th November, followed by gigs at The Ritz in Manchester and Glasgow's QMU, before the final date at the Bristol Academy on 27th November 2012. Tickets will be priced £15 for London and £12.50 for all other dates.

Their autumn tour kicks off at the Shepherds Bush Empire on 2nd October, followed by shows in Birmingham, Dublin and Manchester, before the final gig announced so far at the ABC in Glasgow on 8th October 2012. Tickets are priced from £12.50 for the UK shows and €17.35 for Ireland.

See below for even more new on-sales this week including gigs by Ensiferum, Nas, Electric Six, Gojira, Sam Sparro and many more.

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Paul Pledger