Fat Friday: Mumford and Sons, War Horse, Train, P!nk and more

Posted: 3rd October 2012

Mumford and Sons

After the huge rush for their upcoming tour already, it's down to the Mumfords to counter demand generated by their Later with Jools slot and #1 album, 'Babel'. They've started with a second O2 Arena date in London on 18th December - tickets are on sale Monday 8th October at 10am. Watch out for more extra dates.

P!nk has added a fourth date at the O2 Arena as part of her Truth About Love 2013 UK/ Ireland arena tour. Tickets for the new date (Sunday 28th April) start from £42.50 - tickets for the other three London dates were snapped-up last week. Set your alarm.

War Horse

Michael Morpurgo's award-winning wartime drama will tour the UK and Ireland from the end of next year, starting in Plymouth from 27th Sept to 12th Oct 2013, then Birmingham, Salford, Edinburgh, Dublin, Cardiff and more. Salford and Sunderland are on sale now, others will follow soon.


After completing his fifth studio album 'Invincible', the ex-Fame Academy runner-up returns with soulicious dates in Bournemouth on 9th December, followed by Ipswich, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol, before the final gig announced so far at IndigO2 on the 15th. Tickets cost from £22.

The Pogues

Shane McGowan, Spider Stacy and co will return to London for a massive Christmas show at the O2 Arena. You know how emotional it'll get when Fairytale of New York pipes up, as well as their classic punk-folk favourites. On sale from 9.30am, priced at £32.50.


First stop for the award-winning Californians will be Newcastle on 14th February 2013, followed by Dublin, Manchester, Leeds, Hammersmith and finally for now, Wolverhampton on the 23rd. Tickets are priced at £21.50 for regional dates, £26.50 for London and €29 for Dublin.


A full tour has been mooted around the internet for the past week, but so far there are just two shows confirmed in Derby on 4th December and Tunbridge Wells on the 11th. Tickets will sell very quickly for these, although other shows may pop up soon.

Scroobius Pip

On the back of a 'proper' re-release of 'No Commercial Breaks' and his ecstatic appearance at Latitude, Pip will tour in December, starting in Leeds on the 2nd, followed by Manchester, Preston and more until Brighton on the 13th, all from as little as £4 (Preston) up to £12 for London.

Tommy Emmanuel

Joined by Martin Taylor, the two respected acoustic guitarists come together for a string of UK gigs next year. First up is Aylesbury on 7th March, followed by Gateshead, Manchester, London and lots more until Edinburgh on the 28th. On sale now, priced from around £21.50.

Walk The Moon

The Cincinnati indie four-piece will kick off their UK tour in Manchester on 20th February 2013 followed by gigs in Leeds, Bristol and Birmingham, before the final date announced so far at London's Scala on Wednesday 27th February. Tickets will be priced at around £10.


Their Crying Onion tour kicks off in Manchester on 2nd December 2012, followed by a Newcastle show, before a run of five Scotland gigs begin in Inverness on 5th December. After dates in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Dundee, the tour closes in Dumfries on the 10th. Prices start at £16.

Roger Hodgson

First stop for his Breakfast in America tour is Stove School on 24th May, followed by the Royal Albert Hall on 25th May and then grand venues in Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester and finally Glasgow on the 30th. We'll have tickets from 9am Saturday 6th October, prices vary. The Stove School gig will be detailed in due course.

All Time Low

Between dates in the US and Australia, the Rockshow at the End of the World comes to the UK, beginning on 6th February 2013 in Birmingham followed by dates in Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle, Nottingham and Bristol. The run in Shepherd's Bush on 14th February 2013 - From £20.

Robert Cray Band

The Nothin' But Love tour kicks off at the Royal Hall, Harrogate on 2nd March, followed by dates in Nottingham, Cardiff, Cambridge and London (Cadogan Hall), before the final show at the Sheffield City Hall. From £29.50 to £34.50.

Andy Parsons

As a precursor to his forthcoming follow-up show to 2011's 'Gruntled', he has confirmed a string of shows around London's suburbs in the new year, starting with Teddington on 8th January 2013, followed by Kingston-upon-Thames and Surbiton on the 18th. More shows may get added in due course - meanwhile, these are priced at just £10.

Paul Pledger