Fat Friday: Bloc Party, Noisettes, Scouting for Girls, Therapy?, One Direction, Justin Bieber, alexisonfire and more

Posted: 15th August 2012
Tickets from Friday 17th August 2012: Bloc Party, Noisettes, Scouting for Girls, Therapy?, One Direction, Justin Bieber, Alexisonfire, Gary Numan, Matchbox Twenty and many more.

On 22nd February 2013, Bloc Party will perform an exclusive Earl's Court show which promises to be quite an event for both band and the soon-to-close venue. Further guests and details will be announced soon - meanwhile, tickets weigh in at £29.50.

Now slimmed down to a pair, Shoniwa and co-writer and performer Dan Smith are ready to wage war with third album "Contact" and a UK tour in the autumn. Oxford, Camden, Manchester and Glasgow all feature with tickets priced keenly at £14-£16.

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New album "The Light Between Us" will be issued soon, but first you have a new tour to look forward to. Initial stops include Bristol on 15th Oct, followed by Manchester, London, Birmingham and Glasgow, priced from £20 upwards.

After various festival slots, the band will return to the UK from 23rd Nov. First stop is Birmingham then Bristol, Nottingham etc until London on 7th Dec. Tickets for Bristol, Nottingham, Manchester and London are on sale now, priced from £15 (£17.50 for London), with the remainder on sale from 9am on Thursday 16th August.

As part of their world 'farewell' tour, the American hardcore outfit have named just one UK venue to be included - Brixton Academy. On 3rd December, there will be classics from their twenty years of releases, as well as tears. Tickets cost £25.

As if seeing them crooning on a float in the Olympic Closing Ceremony isn't quite enough, the lads have confirmed another show for their Nottingham faithful. The second show falls on 16th April 2013 and tickets will start at £25.

Steady girls (and boys?), you'd better 'belieber' it - young Justin has confirmed a show in Dublin as part of his imminent onslaught of world territories next year. The date to remember is 17th February 2013, the onsale time is 9am Thursday 16th August and the price is €54.65 minimum.

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Rob Thomas and co return to the UK for their first headline show since 2008. The band still carry weight and are expected to sell out this lone London show at the Shepherd's Bush Empire on 18th September. Tickets will cost £25.

His Dead Moon Falling tour will begin in Southampton on 2nd Dec, followed by Manchester, London etc until Nottingham on the 8th. Please note Norwich on 7th Sep has been rescheduled and added to this tour for 5th Dec (original tickets are valid). Tickets are on sale now, priced from £20 to £25.

The Stockport quartet will follow up hit-album "Acolyte" and their Olympics theme with a new album and 2012 UK Tour in the autumn, beginning with Glasgow on 22nd Oct and finishing up in Shoreditch on 1st Nov. Prices start at £13.50, rising to £15 for London.

You can catch Kristina on tour when she hits the UK in the autumn, starting with Manchester on 29th Oct and continuing on to Gateshead, Bristol and more until London on 7th Nov. Prices average at around £12 or£13.50 for London.

Paul Pledger