Fat Friday: The Rolling Stones, Gary Barlow, The Killers, Fun, Nas and more

Posted: 17th October 2012
Tickets on sale from Friday 19th October 2012: The Rolling Stones, Gary Barlow, The Killers, Hit Factory Live, Fun, Nas, The Alarm, Frightened Rabbit and many 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.

The Rolling Stones

2012 has been quite a year for reformed bands and here's another. The iconic blues-rock quartet will celebrate 50 years (and counting) in the music biz with two shows at London's O2 Arena on 25th and 29th November. From (cough) £95.

Gary Barlow

The Award-winning songwriter follows his Diamond Jubilee triumph and last year's In Concert comeback with a winter jaunt with hits and more hits. From November to January, Barlow will cover most of the UK and Ireland - £38 upwards and on sale from 10AM Friday.

The Killers

Brandon's charges will be heading back to the UK and Ireland next year to resume touring duties. Belfast will be their first stop on 21st February, followed by Dublin on the following night. Prices start at £45 / €49.65 and tickets will be on sale at 8AM Friday.

Hit Factory Live - Christmas Cracker will feature Steps, Rick Astley, Jason Donovan, Dead or Alive, Bananarama and more PWL legends will play this rescheduled concert in the cosy confines of London's O2 Arena on 21st December. Tickets cost from £49.50.


Returning to the UK on the back of their Top 10 successes will be this breezy pop trio who will touch down in April 2013. Stops will include Edinburgh, Leeds, Hammersmith, Bristol, Norwich and Nottingham.


After his recent sell-out London shows, Nas will return with rapper Meek Mill for a huge O2 Arena show in March. Both will showcase new material and catalogue with tickets priced at £34 standing or £39 seated.

Premier League Darts

Join reigning champion Phil 'The Power' Taylor and seven other leading arrows masters on the oche as the PDC Premier League Darts tour once again hits the UK in the spring. It all kicks off in Belfast on 7th Feb and ends in London in May - from £20.

The Alarm

Later on in the spring, after The Gathering, The Alarm will perform a UK tour which will start in Bournemouth on 28th February 2013 and continue to Liverpool, Sheffield, Newcastle and more until London on 15th March.

Michael Nyman

In addition to Michael Nyman's forthcoming solo piano show at Islington Town Hall on 10th December 2012 , the enigmatic classical composer has announced another exclusive concert at London's Royal Festival Hall in March 2013. From £25.

Frightened Rabbit

First stop on 8th February is Norwich, followed by Birmingham, Portsmouth, Brighton, London and lots more until winding up on home soil with a trio of Scottish shows that concludes in Glasgow on 28th February, with prices starting at £12.50.

We Are The Ocean

London's hardcore rockers return with a string of new shows planned for early next year. First stop is Norwich on 31st January, followed by Camden (on sale now), Bristol, Manchester, Newcastle and Southsea - tickets from £12.50 upwards.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - The Musical

Roald Dahl's classic family tale will premiere on stage at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane for six months, ably directed by award-winning Skyfall-director, Sam Mendes. The show's run begins on 18th May and continues until 30th November 2013. On sale now from £14.

Paul Pledger