Fat Friday: Keane, Example, Mystery Jets, Billy Talent, Steve Vai, Madness, Blood on the Dancefloor and more

Posted: 8th August 2012
Tickets from 8th August 2012: Keane, Example, Mystery Jets, Rock Sound Riot 2012, Steve Vai, Madness, Passion Pit, Rival Sons, Blood on the Dancefloor and more

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Celebrating FIVE straight #1 studio albums, the Sussex award-winners will head out on tour during the autumn, starting with Edinburgh on 19th Nov and followed by Nottingham, Manchester, London and more until Bournemouth on 4th Dec. £30.

Britain's jet-setting DJ superstar is heading to V Festival, Dublin (with David Guetta), Creamfields, Ibiza, Mallorca and, yes folks, Norwich for a special iTunes Festival warm-up show on 15th Sept. Tickets will be on sale from us on Thursday at 9am, £18.

Later this year, after giving Reading and Leeds cause to bounce, Mystery Jets will be touring the UK in November. Included are Oxford, Cambridge, Brighton, Preston, Sheffield and a monster gig at the Royal Festival Hall in London on the 29th. £13-£15.

Rock Sound Riot 2012 will feature Billy Talent as headliners with further bands to be announced for the November shows in Manchester, London, Bristol etc. Prices start at £16, rising to £17 for Portsmouth and more for London.
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2012 marks the return of Vai with his first new album, "The Story of Light", for seven years. Stops on his UK tour include Portsmouth on 1st Dec, followed by Hammersmith, Wolves, Newcastle, Ipswich and Manchester on the 7th. Prices start at £27.50.

Keen to get back in the swing after two rained-off and cancelled racecourse shows last month, the Nutty Boys have announced a second London O2 Arena show for December. The show on the 22nd will go on sale from 9.30am on Friday morning, priced at £39.50.

Their short tour to promote "Gossamer" kicks off in Glasgow on 13th Nov, followed by shows in Manchester, Cambridge and Birmingham, before the final date in London on 20th Nov. Ticket prices start at £13.

California's blues-rock outfit have a new album waiting in the wings, due for release in September. "Head Down" will form the basis of their autumn jaunt which starts in Brighton on 21st Sept and calls at Bristol, Nottingham, Camden etc. Other shows are on sale now.

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Florida's most colourful electronic-rock duo will be hitting the UK in the autumn, armed with songs from their new album as well as the Vans Warped Tour 2012 event in London. Their headlining tour takes them from Brighton back to London via the likes of Newcastle and costs from £8 upwards.

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The Monkees legend has now added another show to his highly-anticipated UK tour in the autumn, this time it's another London show at the Islington Union Chapel for 30th October. Prices start at £30. His shows in Manchester and Glasgow are on sale now from £27.50.

Paul Pledger