The Week Ahead: The Black Keys, Enter Shikari, Andre Rieu, Katherine Jenkins, Ellie Goulding and more

Posted: 27th November 2012

This week:

All prices are exclusive of booking fees.


The Black Keys

Standing tickets have sold out at all venues except at London's O2 Arena show on 12th December - the rest of The Black Keys tour is limited to seats priced at £27.50/£30 with many down to the last few.

Enter Shikari

Not many shows remain for the band's tour with Cancer Bats which starts next week in Manchester. That show on Thursday along with many others has sold out, except for both Glasgow and both Norwich shows - £18.

André Rieu

The king of waltz returns with the Johann Strauss Orchestra for a string of arena shows which starts in Dublin on Saturday and continues to London on 17th December. There are some seats left at all shows except Manchester, upwards of £40 approx.

Katherine Jenkins

The singer's headlining tour begins in Manchester on Sunday night and covers London (sold out), Sheffield and many more until Gateshead on 21st December. Tickets start from £37.50.

Ellie Goulding

Fresh from appearing on Jools Holland's Later, Goulding will be touring the UK from Friday evening onwards. The first show in Bristol, plus Nottingham and Southampton have sold out - the rest cost £22.50 upwards.

Status Quo

Before the original four members reconvene for a special 2013 reunion tour, the current line up will be getting Quofestive with Bonnie Tyler next week from Thursday onwards. Tickets cost from £37.50 - Sheffield is sold out.

Little Angels

How about One More For The Road? That's the name of the rock band's farewell tour with Skin which starts in Nottingham on Thursday and ends in London on 16th December. £18.50 - £20.

Kris Kristofferson

Legendary country-roots singer alert! This man rarely tours so you should get in quick to snap up the last of his tickets. London, Liverpool, Glasgow and Dublin (11th Dec) have just a few tickets remaining (from £27.50/ €44).

Polly Scattergood

Her headlining tour begins on Monday in Southsea, followed by Oxford, Winchester and more until Soho on 11th December. Ticket are a bargain with prices starting at just £6 - all still available.


Armed with his new album "Invincible", the British soul-singer will be out on the road for a short UK tour from Sunday onwards. First stop is Bournemouth, all shows are available and prices range from £19.50 to £45, depending on town.

Theatre, Comedy and Arts

Sam Simmons

Beginning a lengthy residency at London's Soho Theatre from Monday is this surreal Aussie with his new show, "About The Weather". Tickets are just £10 for the entire run which ends on 5th January.

Seussical The Musical

£17.50 is the price of a ticket to see this wonderful Dr Seuss-inspired musical at London's Arts Theatre. The whole run begins on Tuesday and ends on 6th January, with a short break for Christmas - some shows are selling out.

Little Charley Bear and his Christmas Adventure

The emphasis is definitely family fun with this week's new shows, including this delightful children's character brought to life at the New Ambassadors Theatre from Wednesday until Christmas Eve. Only £5 for tickets!!

Peppa Pig

Completing our trio of new family theatre in the West End this week, we have the ever-popular Peppa Pig appearing at London's Criterion Theatre, playing from Thursday night until 6th January. Join Peppa and friends for £11.50/£13.50.

Happy clicking!

Paul Pledger