The Week Ahead: Richard Hawley, George Michael, The Cult, Everything Everything and more

Posted: 4th September 2012

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After performing at Festival no.6 on Friday, Hawley will traverse the UK with hit-album 'Standing at the Sky's Edge'. Holmfirth, Bath, Birmingham and the first Sheffield show are sold out, the rest cost £20 upwards.

After the mixed reception received at the Olympic closing ceremony, Michael's shows remain available in most cities, although seats are in short supply in Cardiff, Liverpool and Earl's Court's first two shows - the rest cost £51-£91.

Pierce the Veil Pierce the Veil
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This is the band's first headlining UK tour (straight after Vans Warped) and includes Crown the Empire and The Getaway Plan in support. They've already sold out Nottingham, but other stops in Birmingham, Bristol and Glasgow are available from £8.

Motion City Soundtrack Motion City Soundtrack
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The American rockers return to the UK with a string of shows that start in Glasgow on Saturday night. That one is now sold out, but there are still a few spaces on remaining dates such as London's gig on Sunday and the last date in Leeds on 25th. £13.50 upwards.

Bringing his Top 30 album 'Strange Clouds' on tour in the next week or so is American rapper and producer B.o.B. His dates begin in Newcastle on Saturday night and continue to Glasgow, Dublin, London and more. £15 - £16.50.

After Killing Joke vacated the support slots on this tour last month, it's now just goth-masters The Mission and The Cult to bring you unforgettable shows from Manchester to Hammersmith - Gun are supporting in Glasgow. Tickets are available for all dates, priced £35. London only has seating.

He's caused a critical stir with his excellent 'Cancer 4 Cure' album and is set to do the same from Wednesday onwards in London, then Brighton etc until Glasgow on the 18th. Tickets are still around, priced from £12 to £14.

Joining the acclaimed finger-style guitarist are the equally-adept Preston Reed and Jon Gomm with shows starting in Folkestone, Brighton and Farnham next week and continuing to London's Union Chapel on 7th Oct. £17.50 - £18.50.

Everything Everything Everything Everything
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Another band warming up for Festival no.6 is Manchester's alt-pop favourites, armed with a brand new single, forthcoming album and two warm-ups next week in Coventry and York. Surprisingly still available, tickets are a bargain £12.50.


Portmeirion's boutique gathering takes place at the weekend, starring New Order, Primal Scream, Spiritualized, Richard Hawley, Francois K, Jessie Ware, Phill Jupitus and more. It's going to be fabulous - tickets still exist for £129 (limited) or £139.

Ramsbottom Festival 2012

Shaping up to be quite an event is Bury's nearby boutique weekend festival which will draw together Inspiral Carpets, I am Kloot, Roddy Frame (Aztec Camera), Seth Lakeman, Thea Gilmore and more. Day tickets are £18/£20, weekenders cost £50.

Theatre, Comedy and Arts

Stewart Francis Stewart Francis
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If it's perfectly-crafted one-liners you want, the likeable Canadian has them all. His upcoming 'Outstanding in his Field' tour is looming, but not before a few smaller warm-ups in St Albans, Swindon, Dorking and Leeds. Prices start at £17.50.

San Francisco Ballet San Francisco Ballet
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Sadler's Wells in London will be hosting a residency from the Amercian dance company, starting on Friday and finishing on Sunday 23rd September. There are some seats left for all performances, priced from as little as £6, or as much as £48.

Feeling Lucky? That's the title of Ramsey's new show which he'll be bringing on tour throughout the autumn, starting with a clutch of shows in London (£10), before heading off to Leeds, Clacton (mind the lions, Chris!) and Plymouth etc.

Paul Pledger