The Week Ahead: JLS, Leona Lewis, McFly, Lawson, Mika, Saint Etienne, Stone Sour, Skindred and more

Posted: 4th December 2012
The Week Ahead from Monday 10th December 2012: JLS, Leona Lewis, McFly, Lawson, Mika, Saint Etienne, Stone Sour, Skindred, Devin Townsend Project, Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates, World Darts Championship and more

This week:

All prices are exclusive of booking fees.


Clyde 1 Live 2012

There are a few tickets left for Glasgow's huge pop bash on Thursday evening featuring JLS, Leona Lewis, McFly, Lawson etc. Prices range from £27.50 to £50 depending on your location.

Free Radio Live 2012

Birmingham's LG Arena will soon be reverberating to the sounds of JLS, Leona Lewis, Scouting For Girls, StooShe, McFly and more on Saturday night - tickets are still available from £35.


The flamboyant pop-star has already sold out his London show, but £22 tickets are still available for his remaining pair in Manchester on Friday and Glasgow on Sunday night.

Saint Etienne

What a double bill! As well as Cracknell's crackers, you get Scritti Politti on the bill as well. Tickets are still available for York, Edinburgh and Manchester (£16.50 - £18.50), while London has balcony seats for £22.50. Brighton has sold out.

Stone Sour

Supporting the uncompromising metallers are Papa Roach with the opening night in Brixton already sold out, as well as all regional shows. This leaves you with the second Brixton night on Tuesday - it's £29.50 to get in.

Devin Townsend Project

Fear Factory will join the ex-Strapping Young Lad guitarist on his UK tour which starts in Wolverhampton on Thursday (sold out, as is Manchester). Remaining dates are available for £17.50.

The Hives

Selling very fast is the Swedish band's UK tour which starts on Monday in Bristol. This, London and Manchester have sold out, which means Birmingham and Glasgow may go the same way so book now - £17.50.


Just three dates remain on sale for Skindred's almost sold-out UK tour - Porth (10th), Coventry (13th), Wrexham (14th) and Weymouth (16th) have a few tickets left priced at £14/£15, the rest are sold out.


'70s prog stars Asia are touring the UK from Saturday onwards (in Tavistock - sold out) right through until Shepherd's Bush on 22nd December. Only Edinburgh, Salisbury and Shepherd's Bush have tickets (£22.50-£25).


Armed with new album "Requiem for the Indifferent", the Dutch rockers have a handful of shows ready to go from Nottingham on Tuesday onwards. Glasgow only has seating available, but the rest are on sale from £16 upwards.

Bad Manners

Head to one of Buster Bloodvessel's Christmas shindigs from Wednesday onwards for a full on ska knees-up from Poole to Stroud (30th Dec). Tickets are still available from £13 to £20.


The dark-metal specialists return to our shores on Monday night with a UK tour which starts off at a sold-out gig in Islington. All remaining shows have tickets priced at £14.

Theatre, Comedy and Arts

Cinderella - A Fairytale

This family production performed to packed houses in Bristol last year and now hits London's St James Theatre from Wednesday until 26th January. Ticket prices vary from £30 upwards for early shows, £35 from Christmas Eve onwards.

Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates

There's nothing like a panto at Christmas - oh yes there is. Brian Conley and Lesley Joseph star in this comical fusion of the traditional and the up to date Pirates franchise. The run at Birmingham's Hippodrome starts on Saturday and tickets cost £35.

World Darts Championship

Alexandra Palace will host this year's massive tournament from Friday onwards. Most of the table seats have been claimed, but there are still a few tiered seats at £20 and various Family options for groups at the same price.

Happy clicking!

Paul Pledger