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Fat Friday: Justin Bieber, Status Quo, Van Morrison, Juan Zelada, herbie Hancock and more

Posted: 4th July 2012

Hold the freakin' phone - Bieber is coming to tour the UK for just the second time. The teen idol will play six of England's biggest venues early next year, as a promo for his recent chart-topping album, 'Believe'. Manchester, Sheffield, Liverpool, Birmingham, Nottingham and London will feature (so far) - £50 to £60.

His UK tour follows a monster-party at Brixton's Electric on 28th Sept (£9.50), starting with Norwich on 19th Nov, then Sheffield, Coventry and lots more regional venues until Brighton on 2nd Dec with more shows due to confirmed in the coming weeks. Prices average at around £11.50.

She's currently working on her sixth studio record and testing the water with not-so-huge shows in the autumn which kick off in Sheffield on 27th Nov followed by dates in London (Union Chapel), Nottingham, Bristol, Manchester and Southsea, before Glasgow on 13th Dec, all priced from £20.

Rick, Francis and gang have announced 10 shows for December; in Glasgow on 6th, followed by Sheffield, Brighton and more, before The O2 on the 19th. Special guests will be joining the Quo for all dates with Welsh lung-splitter Bonnie Tyler announced for the gigs in Cardiff, Birmingham and London.

Two further shows have been added to the Irishman's autumnal itinerary, starting with Liverpool's Philharmonic Hall on 27th November and Manchester's Bridgewater Hall on the following night. Tickets are sure to sell fast, priced at £45 upwards.

One of the few X Factor winners to have kept his profile up, McElderry aims to make it three hit albums on the bounce with new shows during the autumn, including Newcastle and London. Expect more to be announced soon - meanwhile these album launch shows are on sale from 9am.

After several festival shows in the summer, Zelada begins his tour in Birmingham on 19th November, followed by shows in Sheffield, Leeds, Glasgow and more, before London's Scala on 29th November 2012, a burst of 10 gigs in 11 days with many costing just £10 (some on sale at 10am)

In the autumn, Peters will be airing his impressive catalogue from The Alarm (and solo work), beginning in Birmingham, followed by dates in Oxford, Liverpool and Sale, before the Islington Academy (23rd Nov). From £10. He also plays MFest 2012 on Sunday 8th July - £25 for day tickets.

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Their next album 'The Uprising' is due in August and their UK tour is set to take place in the autumn. First stop is Oxford on 9th Oct, followed by the likes of Cardiff, Birmingham, Glasgow, Norwich, London and ending up in Bristol on the 19th. Prices start at £14 (£15 for London).

Purveyors of huge terrace anthems, the Scots have regrouped after a few years' absence. Already playing Oxford and Glasgow, Leicester has now been added to their schedule for 24th September. Except extracts from their first albums and new material - £15.

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The rocking York five-piece have announced five dates for January and February next year as a follow-up to their new album. So far, Belfast, Glasgow and Brixton in January have been confirmed (available now) followed by Birmingham and Manchester for February (on sale Friday).

A 10-date November tour begins in Ireland, in Cork and Dublin, (3rd and 4th Nov) before Preston on the 7th. Dates follow in Plymouth, Leeds, a slot at the Vans Warped Tour in London and more. Tickets on sale now from around £10/€12 (£40 for the Vans date).

The jazz-legend will perform his Plugged In: Solo Explorations show at the Royal Festival Hall on 12th Nov as part of London Jazz Festival (£35). Other new tickets on sale this week include Tonight Alive, The Features, The Fratellis and many more (see below).

Paul Pledger