Fat Friday: Bon Iver, Bloc Party, Van Morrison, Tori Amos, Patrick Wolf, Lianne La Havas and more

Posted: 20th June 2012

Justin Vernon and his award-winning ticket-shifting ensemble have a proper UK headline tour lined up for November, starting with Wembley on 8th November 2012 and finishing in Dublin on 12th November via Manchester, Glasgow and Belfast. From £25 - be warned, shows will sell out fast.

The four-piece are releasing their latest studio record, Four, in August and following the launch with an October tour starting in Newcastle on 12th, followed by Leeds, Glasgow, Birmingham etc until Cambridge on the 20th with tickets priced from £23.50.

Bringing Van the Man's busy UK schedule to a close (until he adds more shows, that is) is this new show announced for Glasgow on 21st September. Tickets for the Irishman's first headliner in the Scottish city since 2007 are priced from £45.00.

Her 13th album, Gold Dust, is set for release in October, a collection that features re-recordings of some of her favourite compositions. To celebrate its release, Amos will perform at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 3rd October, backed with full orchestra. Tickets will start at £50.

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TEED kicks off his autumn tour at the Shepherds Bush Empire on 10th October, followed by shows in Norwich, Leeds and Liverpool, before the final gig announced so far in Birmingham on 24th October. Prices start at £14 - TEED is also playing various festivals during the summer.

Not just any old tour but an acoustic 'stripped' tour which will gather up previous gems and upcoming trinkets. Dates start in Salford on 6th November 2012, call at the likes of Cardiff and Gateshead before finishing in Brighton on 11th December.

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A year after splitting, the indie heavyweights are re-issuing Chicken on the back of a Nike advert and playing a selection of dates during the autumn including Manchester, Brighton and London. Tickets will cost £12 (£15 for the Camden show).

Once again the Ace singer and composer of the ubiquitous (and rather pleasing) hit 'How Long' is back on the road in 2013 for another round of shows that include stops in Nottingham, Cardiff, London, Guildford and more throughout January and February.

The trio bring the From Womb To Waste Tour to the UK on 16th September (Brighton), followed by shows in Norwich, Reading and more before London on the 23rd. A Dublin gig is on 22nd September. Support comes from Job for a Cowboy, Revocation and Cerebral Bore. £13 (€25 for Ireland).

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After a busy summer of US shows and European festival dates, WAA return in September with an autumn tour starting in Bristol on 30th September, followed by gigs in London, Leeds and more, before the final show announced so far in Birmingham on 9th October - tickets start at a £10.

The US rapper is backing up his Top 30 album ('Strange Clouds') with a UK tour starting in Newcastle on 15th September, followed by Dublin (18th). He returns to the UK with gigs in Manchester, Sheffield, London and Norwich, before the final date in Birmingham, all priced from £15.

Ex-Gallows' frontman Frank Carter has revealed a new single, new album and new shows for the summer, starting with Birmingham on 18th July 2012 and followed by a handful of gigs in Liverpool, Bath, Cardiff, Wrexham and York.

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After busy beavering away at various festivals during the summer, including Hop Farm, La Havas will be airing her newest material during a headline tour in October. Stops include Glasgow, Manchester, Sheffield and more until Oxford on the 22nd. Tickets start at £13.

'From the Roots Up' is the name of Delilah's debut album, and it sees the light of day on 30th July - shortly after her appearance at this year's Wireless Festival with Rihanna. October sees the singer take to the road for her first headline tour, with dates in Leicester, Birmingham, Manchester, London and more. Tickets will cost £12.50 regionally, £16.50 for London.

Already on sale this week are dates for US rockers The Maine, American experimentalists Liars, Brit-disco champs Hot Chip and electro-pop duo 3OH!3, as well as rare or one-off shows for Michael Nesmith, Mika, Venetian Snares, The Temper Trap, Smoke Fairies and Newton Faulkner (additional London date) plus loads more coming up.

Paul Pledger