Fat Friday: Mumford and Sons, Muse, P!nk, Download 2013 and much more

Posted: 26th September 2012
Tickets from 28th September 2012: Mumford and Sons, Muse, Green Day, P!nk, Download 2013, Jake Bugg, Jessie Ware, Strictly Come Dancing Live 2013, Al Murray, Steps, James Blake and much more
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Following on from their recent Gentlemen of the Road tour, Mumford and Sons will be touring the UK in the autumn, starting with theatres stretching from Torquay on 21st November, through the likes of Portsmouth, Dundee and more, before hitting a few arenas in December such as Newcastle, London and more - £23.50 or £29.50/£32.50.

On Friday 28th September at 10am, you'll need to get ready to make a dash for some special production seats for the Muse dates in London (26th/27th Oct), Birmingham (30th Oct) and Manchester (1st Nov). Standard tickets for a new Dublin show on 3rd November will also go on sale at 10am.

Next summer, the trio will be performing their first capital headliner since 2010 at the Emirates Stadium on 1st June 2013. Tickets for this one-off (so far) UK show will be on sale from 9:30am and are likely to fly out quicker than you can say "¡Uno!", "¡Dos!", "¡Tré!".


Album number six, "The Truth About Love", is the inspiration for her next huge arena tour which will start in Dublin on 12th April 2013, followed by Manchester, Birmingham and two nights in London. From £39.50 (€60 for Ireland).

Download 2013 will feature Slipknot as headliners on the Friday night, Iron Maiden will play their Maiden England show on the Saturday, marking their fifth appearance at the shrine of rock, while Rammstein make their debut on Sunday. Weekend tickets for the June event go back on sale this Friday - more names to be announced soon.
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February 2013 will see Jake Bugg again attempt to sell out another long UK tour, all of which kicks off in Sheffield on the 2nd, followed by Lincoln, Leeds, Newcastle and many more until Shepherd's Bush Empire on the 27th. Prices are still reasonable - £12 to £14.

With her debut album 'Devotion' having hit the Top 5 recently and her 2012 tour selling out, the singer is already looking to 2013.Next year's dates start in Cambridge on 6th March, followed by Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham, Oxford and, once again as with 2012, Brighton and London. £14-£16.50.

The dancing extravaganza is back with its sixth live tour announced for early next year. It begins with three nights at the NIA in Birmingham from 18th January, followed by dates in Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester and London, before Nottingham on 7th and 8th March 2013.

The group are releasing the album Light Up the World on 12th November, a record of 'winter themed' tracks ahead of the Christmas dates which will boast some festive classics alongside all the hits. They kick off in Plymouth on 30th November and end in Wolves on 5th December - £22.50-£25.

The Pub Landlord has extended his opening hours with further UK shows for his The Only Way is Epic tour. The lengthy 2013 jaunt will begin in Harrogate on 19th February and continue on as far as Southend in June. Priced from £25.

The R&B superstar follows his fifth studio album with a clutch of high-profile UK dates early next year, starting with Birmingham on 27th January and including two shows in London and one each in Manchester and Glasgow - £27.50-£30.

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Next month, after working on her first album in almost a decade, Lisa Stansfield will return with two live shows. London's XOYO is the first venue on 23rd October, while Sound Control in Manchester will host the second gig on 20th November. Priced from £29.50.

After the huge success of her debut album in 2010, attentions turn to the Dutch chanteuse's follow-up, as well as a handful of shows in 2013. The UK leg is so far comprised of Brighton, Bournemouth and London's Royal Albert Hall in March.

New songs are already filtering through from internetland as we speak, which all points us towards where Blake's three new shows might be heading. The lucky towns are Bristol, London and Manchester during December and all are on sale now.

'Peter Kay in Conversation with Danny Baker' is a one-off show which will take place at the Blackpool Opera House on 20th October in a special made-for-broadcast evening. Tickets start at £35 and go on sale at 10AM.

G3 musician and award-winning rock guitarist Johnson will return to Britain for a handful of April 2013 dates, starting in Harrogate on the 4th and followed by Edinburgh etc until Salisbury on the 8th. From £25.

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Next year will see the band return after a three year absence, performing selections from early classic "Nights in White Satin" onwards. The summer jaunt starts in Oxford on 5th June 2013 and ends up in Bristol on the 23rd - from £29.50 to £47.50.

The Nolans will bid farewell with an early 2013 UK tour, following their sellout 2009 reunion. The tour includes dates in Nottingham, York, Sheffield, Newcastle, Bristol, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Brighton, Liverpool and a massive Wembley Arena gig amongst many others. Tickets from £38.
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The musical featuring the songs of Queen continues to sell out in the West End and is also heading out for an arena tour next year which includes Dublin, then Belfast (available now) then Sheffield and Newcastle. WWRY will also continue in the West End.

See below for further new shows on sale this week.

Paul Pledger