The Week Ahead: Peter Andre, Rufus Wainwright, Feeder, Band of Horses, Peter Hook and more

Posted: 7th November 2012
The Week Ahead from Monday 12th November 2012: Peter Andre, Rufus Wainwright, Feeder, Band of Horses, Peter Hook, Squeeze, Monty Python's Spamalot, The Big Reunion 2012 and more

This week:

All prices are exclusive of booking fees.


Peter Andre

Australian pec-mountain Andre is back on tour, Up Close and Personal, no less. Most of his shows are still on sale, apart from the opening Friday night in Plymouth, Margate and Bristol (sold out). Tickets cost from £28.50 and the tour continues into 2013.

Rufus Wainwright

There are a limited amount of spaces left for the American singer-songwriter's UK and Ireland tour which begins in Dublin on Tuesday night. Ticket prices range from £20 (in Manchester 11th Dec) to £32.50 elsewhere.


A short UK tour will begin in Glasgow on Saturday night, with tickets also still available for Manchester, Portsmouth, Wolverhampton and the last night in Brixton on 23rd November. Tickets cost £20 (£23 for London).

Band of Horses

Surprisingly, there are still plenty of tickets around for the band's tour which starts in Birmingham on Thursday night and continues to Glasgow, Dublin, Manchester and Hammersmith. The latter only has seats left, others have standing and seats and prices are £18.50 to £20.

Peter Hook

The ex-Joy Division and New Order bassist will be winding up his and The Light's performance of JD albums with one last Unknown Pleasures tour which starts in Coventry on Friday. Dates are still available for £20, before Hooky then tackles New Order's catalogue next year.


With Paul Heaton as support, you're guaranteed a night of hits from both London's finest and Heaton's Beautiful South days. Some shows have sold out but Guildford, Bristol, Plymouth, London (12th Dec) are still up from £32.50 in price.


Archetypal rebel-folk and steam-punk a-go-go with the Levelling the Land creators with support from Citizen Fish, should see this tour sell out. For the moment, tickets from Cambridge (Weds night) to Southampton are on sale from £22.50.


The reclusive psychedelic Sugarman is back for an anticipated UK tour from next week. The London shows are all sold out, but others such as Belfast (with David Holmes) and Bristol (with Phantom Limb) are still available for £16-£20.


Word is getting round about this electro-soul duo who have been a BBC 6Music staple for a while now. Just Glasgow, Nottingham and Leeds have any tickets left for this year's tour, while London will have to wait until February to see them. From £7 upwards.

Parkway Drive

London has unsurprisingly sold out, but there are still some tickets left in Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds, priced at £16 each. There are other bands on the bill including Emmure and The Word Alive.


Classic prog-rockers Magnum are on a lengthy autumn tour from Sunday onwards. Bristol is that first stop, followed by still-available shows from Liverpool to Norwich in December. Tickets are still available for £18.50 upwards.

The Milk

Promising new soul rock outfit The Milk are out on tour in support of new material, starting with Brighton on Thursday and followed by Bristol, Sheffield and more until Shepherd's Bush on 29th November. Prices range from just £10 to £12.50.

The Big Reunion 2012

Billed as the biggest winter indoor music festival, Skegness' bash includes DJ sets from Chase and Status and Sub Focus, as well as sets from Katy B, The Pigeon Detectives, Dot Rotten, Jakwob, DJ Friction and more. The weekend price (includes accommodation) is £165.

Theatre, Comedy and Arts

Monty Python's Spamalot will feature Marcus Brigstocke and Jon Culshaw, sharing the spoils for playing King Arthur in this new season of the classic comedy musical, now at the Playhouse Theatre in London until April 2013. Tickets start at £59.50.

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

Wimbledon's New Theatre will host a week-long run of the classic musical drama about a shy girl who can emulate her heroes on stage. Corrie's Beverley Callard, Ray Quinn and Jess Robinson star and tickets cost £12 to £35.

The Spanish Riding School of Vienna

Birmingham's NIA will be hosting this exciting equestrian spectacular next weekend, with shows from Friday onwards. Tickets range from £25 to £65 with Friday at full availability, Saturday selling fast and Sunday sold out.

Happy clicking!

Paul Pledger