The Week Ahead: Keane, The Enemy, Saint Etienne, Tyga, Slam Dunk Festival 2012 and more

Posted: 16th May 2012

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Having just snapped up their 5th straight number 1 album, it's not surprising that just two shows on their upcoming tour have any face-value tickets left. Both next Thursday's show in Glasgow and the Brixton show on 9th June have standing tickets for £28.50 - the rest are sold out (or have resales).

Their Coventry homecoming shows on Monday (sold out) and Tuesday (£15) have had to be moved from the city's cathedral (too noisy for the council) to the Kasbah venue. They also play Manchester, London (sold out) and Glasgow during the week.

The bright and breezy retro-pop trio return with a new album, 'Words and Music', out just one day before Tuesday's opening tour date in Sheffield. Other shows include Glasgow, Liverpool and London amongst others and tickets cost from £18.50

Already causing a storm with his intense grimey mixtapes, young Tyga is starting to clean up when it comes to tickets as well. Just Glasgow and Bristol have any face-value tickets remaining, priced at £17. London, Manchester and Birmingham have sold out (aside from a few resales).

Taking Back Sunday will soon be leading the pack during this year's massive Slam Dunk tour. Leeds and Hatfield's shows on Saturday and Sunday have now sold out, while you can see the smaller roster with TBS, Motion City Soundtrack etc in Cardiff and Glasgow for £22.50.

An overnight YouTube sensation and now with over 100k followers and millions of hits (online, not in the charts yet), the Plymouth singer-songwriter begins a shortened UK tour beginning in Nottingham on Tuesday, followed by more until Plymouth on 8th June.

His Machine Music Tour begins in Leicester on Tuesday night, followed by Glasgow, Newcastle, Sheffield and several more until Brighton on 3rd June. Tickets cost from £25. If you can't make the tour, Numan will be appearing at Hop Farm Festival on 30th June.

All Tomorrow's Parties All Tomorrow's Parties
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This year's curators Mogwai have assembled a unique line-up for the London stint next weekend, with Slayer (Friday), Mogwai (Saturday) and Afghan Whigs (Sunday) all still available for £39/£59 per day.

Tragedy - A Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees Tragedy - A Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees
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If you've a sense of irony and a penchant for metal, you'll love Tragedy. Their spoof on classics such as 'Night Fever', 'Tragedy' and 'Stayin' Alive' is a sight to see and hear. First stop is Carlisle on Wednesday night and tickets cost £5-£10.

Still looking for their first big crossover hit, Stoke's anthemic indie-rockers return to the live circuit with a bargain-priced UK tour, starting in Liverpool on Sunday night. Other stops include London, Brighton, York, Bedford etc and prices range from £6 to £8.

Space-rock and psychedelic fans should head to Bridport for the first of a string of UK shows from the perennial '70s outfit. All dates including Dublin, Middlesbrough, Holmfirth etc are still available, priced at £20. The band are also playing various summer festivals.

Theatre, Comedy and Arts

Sister Act - The Musical Sister Act - The Musical
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After a resounding West End residency last year, the UK tour of the show continues to Liverpool for a week and a half stint at the city's Empire. All performances except the opening night on Tuesday are available, priced from £39.

Faith - A Falklands War Story Faith - A Falklands War Story
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Hoxton's ever-engaging Courtyard Theatre will be presenting this '80s-based play set in the Falklands during the conflict. Starring Charlie Clements (Eastenders), the story centres on two soldiers torn between their duty and beliefs. Prices start at £12 - runs until 16th June.

From Monday, Bromley's Churchill Theatre will host this excellent biographical story about the volatile relationship between the egotistical narcissists and Hollywood actors, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. There are limited seats left for all performance. The show moves onto Brighton next week.

Happy clicking!

Paul Pledger