Fat Friday: Robbie Williams, Leeds and Reading Festivals, Alicia Keys, For the Love of Mrs Brown and more

Posted: 28th November 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.

Robbie Williams

The "Take The Crown" singer follows his fastest-selling single of 2012 with string of huge dates next year which include Manchester's Eithad Stadium on 18th, 19th, 21st and 22nd June, Glasgow's Hampden Park on 25th and 26th and Wembley Stadium on 29th, 30th June, 2nd and 5th July. Olly Murs will support on all dates.

Leeds Festival 2013

Another batch of tickets for both Leeds and Reading Festival 2013 will go on sale again on 30th November (just in time for Christmas presents) with the promise of a headliner announcement before the end of the year and more dance-music.

Alicia Keys

After a false start with her "Girl On Fire" tickets last week, we will have tickets available for Dublin and Belfast from Thursday 29th November at 9am, with the remaining UK arena dates on sale from 9am on Friday. From £39.50 to £45 (€54.65 for Dublin).


By March, new album "Wonderful, Glorious" will be embedded in most minds and will form part of the shows next year. First stop is Belfast on 14th March, followed by Dublin, Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds, Brixton and more until Birmingham on 30th March. £23.50 to £30.

Bryan Ferry

The Roxy Music crooner's love of jazz and his vast solo catalogue will form most of next year's tour which includes Salford on 26th October 2013, followed by the likes of Nottingham, Ipswich, Cambridge and many more until Plymouth on 23rd November. On sale from 10am.

Michael Ball

His new studio album "Both Sides Now" is due out soon, after which Ball will tour the UK with it and classics from his career. The shows in the spring include Ipswich, Newcastle, Glasgow and more until Portsmouth on 10th May 2013 - from £37.50 upwards.


Deptford's finest will follow up their Alanis Morissette support with headline shows in the spring, starting in Cambridge on 8th May 2013, followed by Bristol, Shepherd's Bush, Manchester and Birmingham. Tickets go on sale from 9.30am on Friday 30th Nov, priced at £18.50 (£21.50 for London).

Kaiser Chiefs

The new and gleaming Leeds Arena (well, it will be once it's built) will host an autumn show on 13th September 2013 featuring the Kaiser Chiefs as headliners (guests TBC). Tickets are on sale from 10am, with prices ranging from £27.50 to £35. Their UK tour in February is on sale now.

NME Awards Tour 2013, which will feature Django Django, Miles Kane, Peace and Palma Violets, will start in Newcastle on 7th February, followed by stops in Manchester, Leeds and more until Brixton on 23rd February. From £19.10 (£20.60 for London) with a percentage going to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

For the Love of Mrs Brown

In this revisit of Brown's fourth comedy caper (from 2007), Brendan O'Carroll's bawdy matriarch returns with love on her mind. First stop is Birmingham on 26th March 2013 for five nights, before continuing to Glasgow, Manchester, London and more. On sale from 10am.


In addition to the already sold-out show with Efterklang at the Royal Albert Hall on 28th March 2013, Foals have now added a matinee show for the afternoon of the same day! It'll probably sell out in minutes, like the previous show. Some 2013 UK tour dates are available now from £16.50.

Skunk Anansie

Skin and her uncompromising rockers will follow-up recently sold out Brixton gigs with a full UK jaunt in the spring. Stops include Norwich, Nottingham, Glasgow, Bournemouth and more until hitting up Brighton on 26th March. Ticket prices start at £24.

Pierce The Veil

First stop for the tour with Woe Is Me supporting is Brighton on 15th May 2013, followed by the likes of Portsmouth, Islington, Bristol, Derry and more until Norwich on 5th June. London is on sale now, the rest go on sale Friday for £12.

Imagine Dragons

Their recent "Night Visions" album reached #2 in the States so demand for their tour is likely to be high next spring with a handful of shows starting in Bristol on 2nd April, followed by Liverpool, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and Camden on the 11th. From £18.

Lower Than Atlantis

Hemel's heroes will continue with some Changing Tune promotion with a lengthy jaunt in the spring, starting in Dublin on 14th April, followed by Cardiff, Wolves, Manchester and many more until another Shepherd's Bush show on the 25th.

Jägermeister Music Tour 2013

If it's uncompromising metal and cheap shots on the menu that you want, grab tickets to see this spring tour featuring Ghost, Gojira and The Defiled - that's three bands for just £5! Sheffield, Bristol and Brixton are included in the tour.

Paul Pledger