Fat Friday: Girls Aloud, Depeche Mode, Biffy Clyro, Emeli Sande, The Prodigy and many more

Posted: 24th October 2012

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.

Girls Aloud

The girls' Ten Greatest Hits 2013 arena tour will kick off in Newcastle for two shows on 21st and 22nd February, then continue to Sheffield, Birmingham, London (two nights), Manchester (two nights and more until Liverpool on 20th March 2013. From £37.50, rising to £49.50 for London (plus fees).

Depeche Mode

As part of their large European tour for 2013, Depeche Mode will be heading to the UK for one show next spring, at the O2 Arena in London on 28th May 2013 and in support of their next album, as yet untitled. On sale from 9:30AM on Friday 26th October, priced from £50 + fees.

Biffy Clyro

Next year, new double-album "Opposites" is released around the time of the band's next UK tour in the spring. First show is in Newcastle on 20th March 2013, followed by Birmingham, Cardiff and all the usual arenas around the UK (and Dublin) until London (at the O2 Arena) on 3rd April. From £26.50 to £29.50 (plus fees).

Emeli Sandé

Next spring, Sandé will be back performing shows around the UK, once again pitching her show at large halls and venues, starting with Birmingham on 26th March 2013, followed by Edinburgh, Manchester, Brighton, Bristol and finally, Hammersmith on 8th April. From £25 for all shows.

The Prodigy

Keith and co. are back in Brixton for two huge shows in December. They will perform back-to-back shows at the O2 Academy on the 18th and 19th. You'll no doubt witness some new material from forthcoming album, "How to Steal a Jetfighter" and back-catalogue. All priced from £45.

The Vaccines

As well as the huge O2 Arena show in London on 2nd May, The Vaccines have very kindly added a slew of new locations to their schedule. The first is Margate on 1st May, followed by Carlisle, Leeds and finally Llandudno on the 6th. Prices start from £18.50.

Simple Minds

After their recent 5X5 concerts across the UK managed to sell out, the snappily-named Greatest Hits tour will begin in Belfast on 28th March 2013, followed by Carlisle, Newcastle, Aberdeen and loads more until finishing in Ipswich in May. Prices weigh in at around £34-£39.50


Forming part of a European jaunt and new album promo, Deftones' British shows will begin in Glasgow on 15th February, followed by Nottingham, Manchester, Birmingham and finally Brixton on the 20th. Tickets will be priced at £26.50 for regionals and £28.50 for London.


Their career spans over four decades, during which time they have progressed from trad Irish arrangements to stadium-filling Celtic harmonies. Their March 2013 tour-dates include Liverpool, Leeds, Shepherd's Bush and more. These are on sale from Thursday 25th and Friday 26th October, priced from £23.50 upwards.


Shepherd's Bush Empire will host an exclusive and intimate (for Soundgarden anyway) concert on 9th November, featuring Chris Cornell and the lads in full throttle for the launch of new album 'King Animal'. We will have tickets to the show from 10am on Friday 26th October, priced from £39.50.

Olivia Newton-John

2013 will herald the performer's 40th successful year in music and to celebrate, she'll return to her birthplace for a string of shows in the spring. Cardiff is the first stop on 10th March, followed by Bournemouth, London (Royal Albert Hall) and more until Glasgow on the 18th. From £36.50 to £55.

Bonnie Raitt

Grammy-winner and acclaimed roots and rock singer Bonnie will return to the UK next summer for a handful of shows in Manchester, Cardiff and Newcastle, although other dates are expected to be added in due course. The shows are in June and prices are around £33.50.


Dan and his merry men will be heading out for a short scurry around Britain which will begin in Liverpool on 28th February, followed by Edinburgh, Glasgow, Preston and loads more until Shepherd's Bush on 28th March. Priced from £10 upwards.

I Am Kloot

The band will kick off the "Let It All In" tour in February at Glasgow's Oran Mor on the 12th, followed by Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham, London and more until concluding in Coventry on the 24th. Prices will be set at around £18.50.


New album "Awayland" appears prior to the band's extensive 2013 tour in the spring. The first date is on 8th February in Sheffield, followed by shows in Newcastle, Glasgow, etc until the Village Underground in East London on the 20th. Prices vary from £12.50 upwards.

George Thorogood and the Destroyers

Return for their first UK tour since 2009, the blues-rock band mark their 40th anniversary in 2013 with dates in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and more. Tickets cost £28.50 regionally, £34 for London's Shepherds Bush Empire.

XFM Winter Wonderland 2012

Back for another bash in 2012 is XFM's annual Manchester and London shindig. They sell-out every year, and once the line-up is announced (Thurs 25th Oct), we're sure there'll be strong demand for Friday's on-sale. Tickest will cost £25.

Paul Pledger