Fat Friday: Leona Lewis, Funeral For a Friend, Black Veil Brides, The Joy Formidable and more

Posted: 10th October 2012
Tickets from 12th October 2012: Leona Lewis, Funeral for a Friend, Black Veil Brides, The Joy Formidable, Foals, Stornoway, Boris, Lianne La Havas, The Stranglers, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly., Of Monsters and Men, Dropkick Murphys, Tracer and more

Tickets on sale Friday at 9am unless otherwise stated. For ticket availability, click on the 'Buy Tickets' buttons below, on or after the on-sale date and time. Prices quoted are exclusive of booking fees.

Leona Lewis

Having just appeared on X Factor recently, Lewis has unveiled a 2013 UK tour, starting in Ipswich on 29th April, followed by dates in Nottingham, Newcastle, Brighton, London, Manchester and more before the final date announced so far in Plymouth on 18th May 2013. From £35.

Funeral For a Friend

Belfast will be the first stop on 23rd January, prior to Derry, Cork, Cardiff and more. The tour continues throughout the UK including Plymouth, Cambridge, York etc until bedding down in London on 18th February and Birmingham on the 19th. Support comes from Such Gold. Priced from £14 regionally, £16 for London.

Kerrang! Tour 2013 will feature Black Veil Brides, Chiodos Fearless Vampire Killers and Tonight Alive, set to start in Cardiff on 3rd February 2013, followed by Manchester, Bristol, Southampton and loads more until Brixton on the 15th. £16.50 (£17.50 for London).

The Joy Formidable

Just announced as the support act on Muse's upcoming tour, they must be on cloud nine. Two new headline shows have been announced - Bangor on 25th October followed by London next year on 27th January 2013. Tickets for both cost £15.


The chosen venues are not typical for such a big act, the first being Queens Social Club in Sheffield on 28th November 2012, followed by Leicester on the 29th and several more intimate dates until Tunbridge Wells on 11th December. Petite Noir and Trophy Wife share support duties - £15.

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.

Sam Duckworth is back on the road again, this time with just his guitar and some songs old and new. First stop for the solo acoustic tour is Bristol on 28th November, followed by Birmingham, Sheffield and several more until Stockton on 8th December - priced from under £10.


Primavera Sound and Optimus Primavera Sound have just confirmed Albarn and co as headliners. We have tickets available now for both events - Barcelona's festival from 22nd to 26th May costs €145 and Porto's from 30th May to 2nd June costs €80.


The Oxford favourites return with two exclusive hometown shows in 2013, playing at the city's Town Hall on 14th and 15th February. The concerts will feature selections from the new album and will herald the start of busy activity for the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 'Beachcomber's Windowsill'.


First stop for the Japanese noise-rock trio is Brighton on 4th December, followed by Salford, London, Leeds - then a stint at the National-curated All Tomorrow's Parties (now sold out) - and finally Bristol. We have tickets to all these shows now, priced at £12.50-£15.

Lianne La Havas recently announced the rescheduling of part of her UK tour which includes a sold out London show at the Shepherds Bush Empire (now taking place in March). She has now added a second date at the venue (12th March), with tickets costing £15.

The Stranglers

Their 2013 tour tour kicks off in Edinburgh on 1st March, followed by dates in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Liverpool and more, before Manchester on 30th March. There is a London show at the Roundhouse on 15th March. Support for all dates comes from The Godfathers. £23 upwards.

Of Monsters and Men have added a third date at the Sheperds Bush Empire for 7th March (the other two dates are now sold out). Tickets will cost £16, and with lots of recent airplay for the Icelandic six-piece, expect brisk sales again!

Seussical The Musical

The Broadway musical featuring many of Dr Seuss's favourite creations arrives in London this December for a month-long run at London's Arts Theatre from 4th December to 6th January 2013. We have tickets available now, priced £17.50.

Tim Key

Not content with gallivanting around the UK with his Masterslut tour, the esteemed 'bad poet' has announced a ten-show run at London's Arts Theatre from 15th to 24th November. Tickets for the shows are on sale now, priced at £14. Regional tour tickets are also still available from £14 upwards.

Paul Pledger