Fat Friday: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Teenage Cancer Trust, T in the Park 2013, Rita Ora, Pet Shop Boys, McFly, Diversity and more

Posted: 5th December 2012

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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

His first UK stop will be Wembley Stadium on 15th June, followed by Glasgow on 18th June and Coventry on the 20th (all on sale Fri 7th Dec - £55 to £62.50). Irish shows including Limerick, Cork and Belfast will go on sale 9am Thurs 6th Dec from €90.

Teenage Cancer Trust

Headliners at the Royal Albert Hall's 2013 TCT shows include Ryan Adams, Russell Brand with Noel Fielding, Primal Scream, Kasabian, Noel Gallagher with Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon plus guests and Rizzle Kicks. From £25.

T in the Park 2013

Next year, T in the Park will celebrate its 20th anniversary with huge headliners - The Killers, Mumford and Sons and Rihanna will head a pack that includes Jake Bugg, The Script, alt-j and more.

Rita Ora

Her Radioactive UK tour will begin in Manchester on 28th January, followed by stops in Newcastle, Glasgow, Sheffield and others until Birmingham on 9th February. Prices are set at £17.50 for regional shows and £19.50 for London.

Pet Shop Boys

Tennant and Lowe have finally announced the first of their UK concerts in 2013, with London and Manchester first out of the hat for 18th and 20th June respectively. Tickets go on sale from 8am on Sat 8th Dec, with prices starting from £30 upwards.


With new 'best-of' "Memory Lane" due out, the boys will perform shows during April and May 2013 including Birmingham, Newcastle, Cambridge, Bristol, Glasgow etc until Wembley Arena on 18th May 2013. From £27.50.


The renowned award-winning dance-troupe have confirmed a Christmas tour of the UK in, wait for it, 2013! Newcastle is the first stop on 3rd December, the last is London on 16th and the Limitless tour costs from £23.50 upwards.


Brett Anderson's boys return to the live scene once again with the announcement of a huge show at Alexandra Palace in London on 30th March 2013. Tickets cost £32.50 upwards.

Jesus Christ Superstar - the Musical will feature Tim Minchin, Melanie C and Chris Moyles uniting to perform the hugely-popular stage-production of Lloyd-Webber's musical from Nottingham on 10th March to Birmingham on the 28th.

My Bloody Valentine

First stop is Glasgow on 9th March 2013, followed by Manchester on the 10th and Hammersmith on the 12th. Tickets will cost from £25 and will sell quicker than you can read these words - these are their first shows in four years and their first tour since time began (well, almost).

NME Awards Show

Here are just a few names confirmed for NME's annual London takeover, Dinosaur Jr., TOY, Everything Everything, Savages and The Cribs, which will take place throughout February with more to be announced in due course. £11.50 to £20.

Slam Dunk Festival 2013 will feature theses main attractions, All Time Low, Pierce The Veil and Senses Fail which takes in Leeds, Hatfield and Wolverhampton during the May Bank Holiday. Prices start at £34, rising to £38 for additional Afterparty passes.

Forestry Commission Live Music 2013

Picture this, to coin a phrase - Blondie have followed Paul Weller's lead by announcing a clutch of Forestry Commission Live Music 2013 shows next summer, with all seven shows priced from £36 upwards.

Johnny Marr

His Messenger tour will begin in Oxford on 10th March 2013, followed by Norwich, Cambridge, Brighton, Shepherd's Bush and more before heading to Manchester for the final curtain on the 22nd. £19.50 for regionals and £22.50 for London.

Steve Hackett

The Top 30 ex-Genesis star has had to add loads more 2013 UK tour-dates to his schedule, starting in Birmingham on 22nd October, followed by Bristol, Sheffield, Manchester, as well as the Royal Albert Hall and more. £26.50 upwards

The Weeknd

Canadian hip-hop producer and musician Abel Tesfaye follows up work with Drake and Wiz Khalifa with new material and a string of UK shows in March. Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham and three nights in London make up the visit, tickets cost £18.50/£22.50.


Three further shows have been added to the group's already busy schedule, including Belfast (1st Dec), Dublin (2nd) and an extra date for London's O2 Arena on 22nd December 2013. The Irish shows are on sale at 9am, the London one at 10am.

C2C: Country to Country

On 16th and 17th March, London's O2 Arena will host a two-day festival featuring the biggest names from country-music including LeAnn Rimes, Tim McGraw, Vince Gill and more. Priced at £35 - £65.

Elton John

Mr Reg Dwight will be the first person to grace the stage of the brand new Leeds Arena on 4th September 2013. With a 12,000 capacity, the seated stadium should provide a stunning spectacle and tickets will cost £65 to £100.

The Fratellis

2013 heralds a UK tour, starting in Camden on 11th April and continuing on to Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol etc until Glasgow on the 19th. Tickets go on sale from 9am on Thurs 6th Dec for £18, rising to £20 for London and Glasgow.

Cliff Richard

Going on sale this Sunday (9th Dec) at 9am are tickets for Cliff's latest tour entitled 'Midsummer Nights - Still Reelin' & A-Rockin'. Taking place at various outdoor locations such as Leeds' Harewood House and Exeter's Powderham Castle, the show will span his entire career from the '50s onwards. Prices start at £45.

Cirque du Soleil - Alegria

Following on from its sold out UK tour earlier in 2012, the world-renowned troupe returns in summer 2013 with an arena tour that covers London (O2 and Wembley), Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool and Nottingham in November. From £50.

Paloma Faith

Liverpool and Bournemouth have been added to the flamboyant performer's 2013 schedule with shows at the Empire on 4th June and the International Centre on the 5th. Tickets cost from £22.50. Earlier shows in February are selling fast.

Nitro Circus Live

Once again motocross freestyler Travis Pastrana will be back in the UK next year, following up this year's sold-out shows. Confirmed so far are arena shows in Manchester and London with tickets priced at £35/£40.


Due to public demand, Rihanna's Diamonds world tour will now hang around in the UK for a bit longer after extra shows have been added to Manchester on 15th July and Birmingham on the 18th. Prices will start at £35.

Lewis Watson

Young singer-songwriter Watson will be looking to improve on his 2 million You Tube viewers with a string of shows in the spring. First stop is Nottingham on 5th March 2013, followed by Glasgow, Edinburgh and many more until Dublin on 22nd. All tickets are priced under £10!

Paul Pledger