The Week Ahead: Newton Faulkner, Scissor Sisters, Nickelback, Slash, Gallows, Level 42 and more

Posted: 26th September 2012

This week:

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Newton Faulkner Newton Faulkner
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Some shows are still available for the popular songwriter - Inverness, Belfast, Newcastle and the second Shepherd's Bush show for example - but many have now sold out (Glasgow, Liverpool, Oxford etc). From £17.50 upwards.

Scissor Sisters Scissor Sisters
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There are only a few tickets left for shows in Dublin, Belfast and Glasgow - priced from around £28.50 each. All other shows have sold out although there are some premium tickets available for the second Glasgow show on 19th October.

One of the biggest rock bands of the '90s onwards returns to the UK for a string of arena shows which start at London's O2 Arena on Monday night. All Standing seats have sold out, except for Wembley on 8th October although all shows still have seating options available - £35-£39.50.

Brighton's Stanmer Park is gearing up for this year's huge event, set to take place on Saturday 6th October and featuring Dizzee Rascal, Professor Green, Chase and Status, Katy B and lots more for just £44 - a bargain for so many chart acts in one sitting.

If you're busting for a Slash concert, head out to Birmingham or Brixton - these are the only shows left with any face-value tickets, priced from £32.50 or £35. Edinburgh, Manchester and Newcastle are sold out (or have Premiums). Myles Kennedy and Ginger support, with Mark Tremonti added to the mix for the last three shows.

Now with new vocalist Wade MacNeil, the Herts-based punk-band will be unveiling new material on a hefty three-way tour that also includes various support. Shows from Brighton (Weds) to London (20th Oct) are still on sale - £13-£15.

Celebrating their 25th anniversary of the fine Raintown album, Ricky Ross and crew will be embarking on a near sold-out tour from Thursday. Dundee, Newcastle, Manchester and a few more are still on sale from £29.50.

Keeping it running in the family, Mark King's celebrated '80s funkateers are touring from Sunday onwards, with a few shows now sold out - Folkestone, Liverpool and Birmingham all gone - but many still up at £26-£27. London is down to circle seats only.

Stranglers' icon and songwriter Cornwell will be out on tour with Totem and Taboo tracks and punk classics from Tuesday onwards (in Stratford-upon-Avon) through to Tavistock on the 20th. Standard tickets cost from £18, with VIP entry priced at £50 (London VIP sold out).

Oooh, I hear laughter in the rain - well, perhaps not in the UK but you can hear and see Sedaka in a venue near you from next week. But only if you live in London, Nottingham and Bournemouth - all other shows are sold out. From £40.

Armed with the curiously-titled new album, "Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood", ex-Velvet Underground songwriter Cale will be out on the road from Wednesday (Dublin) onwards until London on 13th October. Tickets are £20-£22.50.

Rock n' roller Isaak has sold out two shows on his upcoming tour which starts in Dublin on Tuesday. Both Manchester and London have sold out pretty quickly, while the remainder are still available from around £25.

Theatre, Comedy and Arts

Written by ex-Busted musician James Bourne, this comedy musical for grown-ups will begin its high-school hi-jinks on Monday night until 2nd March 2013. Seat prices at the Garrick Theatre in London start at £30.

The Hairy Bikers The Hairy Bikers
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Si and Dave will be revving up their blenders and donning chef's hats once again for another tour of the Larger Than Live pair of comedic cooks. Light-hearted, informative, fun and selling out a few shows already, you'd be hard-pressed not to have a good laugh. Starts in Grimsby on Thursday.

The Midnight Beast The Midnight Beast
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Hilarious comedy trio hits UK for almost-sold out tour? It's a headline that could write itself, although there are some seats left at a handful of shows including Glasgow on Tuesday, Leeds, Cardiff etc. Prices start at £17.50.

Paul Pledger