Fat Friday: Florence + the Machine, Plan B, Ladyhawke, The View and more...
Florence + the Machine
Ms Welch returns with her band, new material and a haul of arena dates throughout December, starting with Exeter on the 4th and followed by London, Coventry and more until Dublin on the 12th. Tickets will weigh in at £30 (or €40 for Ireland).
After the release of his 'Ill Manors' project and appearance in 'The Sweeney', Ben Drew will be back recording a new album and prepping for a new show, due to start in Newcastle on 1st Feb 2013. An O2 Arena show is included and it all winds up in Plymouth on the 12th. From £27.50.
In amongst the Icelanders' forthcoming 2013 European tour are a clutch of UK dates in March. The atmospheric outfit will play Manchester (3rd March), Wolverhampton (5th) and Brixton (7th and 8th). There is no denying that these shows will be gone in less than 60 seconds.
Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard's side-project have announced their first-ever UK shows on the back of new album 'United We Stand'. There are currently three to choose from - Manchester on 8th Feb 2013, then Birmingham (9th) and Islington (10th). These are bound to sell through quickly.
Following on from her Top 20 album 'Anxiety', cool popette Pip Brown will embark on an autumnal jaunt from Brighton on 5th Nov, then Dublin, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and London. Tickets will sell through quickly.
Hats off to The View - they've pulled together a handful of UK shows for late autumn, starting with Stoke-on-Trent on 28th Nov followed by Camden on 29th then more until Manchester on 7th Dec. The first and last shows are on sale now, the rest go up on Friday.
If you're a Maroon 5 fan, June 2013 is a time to set on your calendar - the band will be touring UK and Ireland arenas with Birmingham being the first stop on the 22nd, followed by London, Manchester, Glasgow and finally Dublin. From £37.50 upwards.
Following on from this year's spring jaunt (which pretty much sold out in most venues), UFO will continue 'Seven Deadly' shows with another clutch of UK dates which will start in Bath on 21st Feb 2013 until London on 5th Mar - from £20.
Now approaching the October release of his third studio-album, 'The Origin of Love', Mika will back it up with a string of December dates in London (13th), Manchester (14th) and Glasgow (16th). The Roundhouse show is on sale now at £25, the rest will on sale Friday.
The 2010 X Factor winner will release his second album, 'The Fire', in October and play three promotional gigs ahead of the new record, including stops in Birmingham, Brighton and London. £22.50-£25.
Brassy party-animals with a mariachi slant means a Latin-flavoured alt-country knees-up approaching next year (as well as this year's London show next week). Glasgow, Manchester and Bristol are the lucky cities with prices around £15.
Rather than straight-forward venues, the trio have opted for large spatial buildings to fully translate their atmospheric music into a devout experience. Leeds, Brighton, Salford, Bristol and London (on sale now) are confirmed so far, from around £10 upwards.
Radio 1's erstwhile and controversial Breakfast Show jock is now free of the early-morning shackles and wants to tell you all about it. Chris Moyles Live is billed as a 'music and comedy show' with 'bad karaoke'. The light-hearted tour takes place in November, roaming from Birmingham, London etc to Manchester.
Nas announced three intimate October London dates last month and (naturally) tickets were snapped-up in no time. Now extra tickets have been released for the first of those dates - the 1st October at Fulham's Under the Bridge, costing £32.50. Be quick!
The young Australian singer heads over to these shores for a November UK/ Ireland tour, with dates at the IndigO2 on 15th, followed by gigs in Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow before the final date at Vicar Street in Dublin on 20th November. Tickets start at £17.50 for the UK and €17 for Dublin.