The Week Ahead: Lostprophets, DJ Fresh, Spiritualized, Animal Collective, Circus of Horrors, Jakwob, Adam Ant, The Civil Wars and many more

Posted: 23rd October 2012

This week:

All prices are exclusive of booking fees.



The Welsh warriors are back with a full UK tour, including a sold out Vans Warped Tour show in London. Regional shows are still available from Wolverhampton onwards, with the exception of Norwich, costing from £22.50 upwards. Support comes from We Are the Ocean and Pure Love.

DJ Fresh

Chart-topping drum and bass star DJ Fresh has the company of Drumsound & Bassline Smith for his November tour which starts in Nottingham on Friday night. All shows, except the Warehouse Project show in Manchester on Saturday, are available for £15.


Jason Pierce's psychedelic space-rock outfit are on the road during November to give recent album "Sweet Heart Sweet Light" another airing, starting in Gateshead on Thursday. All shows including London are available, priced at £19.50 - £21.

Animal Collective

Despite the contrary reviews for new album "Centipede Hz", fans in their droves are still keen to see this innovative outfit. This is certainly the case in London which is sold out, while Dublin, Glasgow and Manchester are still available for £18.50.


If you're expecting one man and his Mac, think again - for this inaugural 2012 live tour, Jakwob is armed with full band and a raft of new tunes. It'll still be bass-heavy though and tickets are priced at a tenner for most shows from Shoreditch to Leeds.

Tame Impala

Currently flavour of the month with their Top 20 album "Lonerism" and single "Elephant", it's not surprising that Tame Impala's tour has almost sold out. Just Brixton on Tuesday has seats left, while standing spaces still remain for Glasgow on Saturday.

The Civil Wars

Only one tour-date remains for the Grammy-winning duo (and recent mother) and that accolade goes to Manchester. The city's show on Tuesday night is still available for £17, while the remaining shows have all sold out (or have Premiums only).


A newer band line-up and new approach is all part of Gong's next UK tour which will kick off in Brighton on Thursday night, before continuing around most of the country until Leamington Spa on 21st November. Tickets cost £16 - £20.

Easy Star All-Stars

Celebrating the warm praise directed at their latest album project, Michael Jackson's Thriller (called Thrillah!), the US-based dub-reggae cover specialists are over here on tour with The Skints in support. All still available except for Manchester (sold out), priced at £16.

Mystery Jets

The band will embark on their Think Big Tour from Friday onwards when they'll play Liverpool, before heading off to Lincoln, Oxford and more until playing at London's Royal Festival Hall on 29th November. All shows cost £14 (London is £15).

Adam Ant

Armed with his The Good, The Mad and The Lovely Posse once again, Ant will begin another UK tour next week, starting in Glasgow on Thursday night, followed by stints in Newcastle, Leeds, etc until Shepherd's Bush on 30th November. £22.50 - £25.

Theatre, Comedy and Arts

The Judas Kiss

Rupert Everett stars in this touring production of David Hare's drama about betrayal in love, based on Oscar Wilde's post-premiere witch-hunt after The Importance of Being Earnest. The show visits Richmond and Brighton before hitting the West End next spring.

Circus of Horrors

With Halloween fast approaching, why not head out to see the gruesome, ghoulish Circus of Horrors on tour? Leeds is the first stop on Friday and Saturday, before hitting Blackpool for four nights (inc 31st Oct). Tickets cost from around £20.


Acclaimed by the press as 'a masterstroke', 'madly brilliant' and 'blissfully funny', OperaUpClose tackle Puccini's notorious La Boheme for a lengthy residency at the Charing Cross Theatre. Starts Tuesday night, ends in January and costs £24.50 upwards.

Happy clicking!

Paul Pledger