Fat Friday: Labrinth, Bowling For Soup, Grizzly Bear, Django Django, Donny Osmond and more

Posted: 7th June 2012

With his debut album "Electronic Earth" already bothering the top end of the Album Chart, it's time for the next phase of the Labrinth takeover - it's time for a full headlining UK tour. The first port of call for 'Lab' in October will be Bristol on the 17th, followed by Bournemouth, Brixton, Norwich and more until Newcastle on the 28th. Prices start at £17.50.

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This year heralds the return of the band 'proper' for some full-scale gigging in support of their 12th set, "One Big Happy". First stop on the tour is Newcastle on 14th October, followed by Glasgow, Liverpool, Belfast, Dublin and plenty more until Cambridge on 28th. Support comes from Florida's The Dollyrots and New Yorkers, Patent Pending.

In 2013, long after The Osmonds themselves announced a final farewell tour, Donny and Marie will perform a clutch of shows around the UK, singing classics by their extended family, as well as their own successful solo efforts. The chosen stops include London's O2 Arena on 20th January, followed by Birmingham, Bournemouth and several more until Liverpool on 2nd February.

As well as a brand new, as yet untitled, album set for release on 17th September, Grizzly Bear will be embarking on a UK tour, including Cambridge and Nottingham during the summer, then more UK shows in October in Manchester, Brixton and more. From £20 upwards.

Punks, Goths, rockers - whatever you term them, The Damned's legacy lives on with a chance to see them perform their landmark early material during the autumn. More new shows in Leeds, Bristol, Oxford, Birmingham and Bournemouth have been added to the tour, all priced around £16.

With that scuttling little retro-rocker "Lightning Bolt" looking set to be all over radio in the near future, Jake Bugg's next move is a UK tour. It commences on 13th November in Portsmouth, followed by London, Manchester, Leeds, York and Newcastle. Tickets will be priced at £8 - £10.50, with London and Newcastle available now (similar prices).

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Armed with a Top 75 album in "Tough Love", the Leeds-based rockers will follow-up previous support slots with Muse and Biffy Clyro with a new headlining tour which kicks off in Birmingham on 6th November, followed by Oxford, Manchester etc. Many shows are a tenner or less!

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Joining headliners We Came as Romans will be blessthefall, Stick to your Guns, For The Fallen Dreams and plenty more to keep your head buzzing throughout the evening. The UK tour will travel to three cities this year, starting with Birmingham on 15th October and continuing to Manchester on 17th and Camden on the 18th.

After the critical success of their debut album, Django Django take their fidgety-funk on the road in the autumn with new shows in Norwich, Sheffield etc until two already sold-out London gigs. No matter, also on sale this week is a Shepherd's Bush show on 21st December. The band are also touring next week in York, Dundee and Leeds (the last one is sold out).

A new album from the psychedelic outfit is due at the end of the year, at around the same time as this short UK tour which starts in Brixton on 30th October. Other calling points include Manchester, Sheffield and finally Glasgow on 3rd November.

Also on sale this week are tour dates for acclaimed outfit Bastille, US rockers Parkway Drive (on sale from Monday 11th June), another Michael McIntyre show for his UK tour (Aberdeen on 2nd November), two shows in Leamington Spa for Lou Reed and many more.

As an early heads-up, we will have tickets for Muse's first UK tour for three years, which features arena shows in Glasgow, London (two, so far), Birmingham and Manchester. Tickets for the October tour will go on sale next week, from Thursday 14th June at 9am.

Happy clicking!

Paul Pledger