Fat Friday: Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, The Stone Roses, Michael Bublé, Ne-Yo, The xx, OMD, Lee Nelson and more

Posted: 12th December 2012
Tickets on sale from Friday 14th December 2012: Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, The Stone Roses, Michael Bublé, Ne-Yo, The xx, OMD, James Morrison, Lee Nelson, Hurts and loads more....

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.

Neil Young

His Alchemy tour with band Crazy Horse alongside him, will herald his first shows with them since 2001 and his first UK stops since 2009. Newcastle will be his first stop on 10th June 2013, followed by Birmingham, Glasgow, Dublin and London - Prices range from £35 to £55.

Leonard Cohen is set once again to play a big arena date in London - this time south of the river at the O2 Arena, rather than Wembley (where he moved his "Day at the Hop Farm" dates earlier this year). Leonard will play on 21st June, with tickets ranging from £25 to £75.

The Stone Roses

As previously reported, London's Finsbury Park will host two massive Stone Roses concerts on 7th and 8th June with capacity now being expanded. Extra tickets for both of The Stone Roses' Finsbury Park shows will be on sale from us at 10am on Friday 14th December. Prices start at £55.

Michael Bublé

After selling out a string of London O2 Arena dates earlier this month, the crooner now has Ireland's capital in his sights. Dublin, you have five nights to choose from - 15th to 20th July 2013 and all at the city's O2 venue.


He will kick off his tour - his first UK dates in two years - in Newcastle at Metro Radio Arena on 6th March, then Liverpool, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham before ending it on 15th at London's O2 Arena. Support comes from Tulisa and prices start at £36.

The xx

Billed as Night + Day, the band themselves will act as curators for the event in Osterley Park, Isleworth on 23rd June 2013 which will feature music during the day and night, as well as a sub-festival atmosphere with food and stalls. Tickets are £48.50 - more names TBC in due course.


Their new album "English Electric" is set to appear early next year with a 2013 UK tour already confirmed to support it. Their travels begin in Margate on 28th April, followed by stops in Birmingham, Nottingham, London and many more until Liverpool on 14th May. Prices are £32.50 - £33.50

James Morrison

One of this year's BRIT nominees for Best British Male Solo Artist has announced his first 2013 show - and it's in Delapre Park, Northamptonshire on 21st July. Support for the open-air concert will be announced in due course with tickets priced at £35.

Lee Nelson

Well wicked, innit? Lee Nelson's back on tour in 2013 with the first long line of shows confirmed for spring and summer. Hereford, Stafford, Leeds and Exeter are just a handful of what's on offer with prices starting at £22.50.


The perfectly-tailored synth duo return with a new album and tour dates in 2013. The first shows in April will follow up their sold-out London show in Feb with Manchester first on 1st April and Glasgow on the 2nd.

Strictly Confidential

Confirmed to appear on all dates so far are Lisa Riley, Artem Chigvintsev, Natalie Lowe and Ian Waite who will dance their way through exclusive and familiar routines, and talk to Craig about Strictly Come Dancing - Plymouth is the first stop from 10th - 13th June and shows cost £42.50.

The Courteeners

Nottingham will be the first stop on the tour on 21st February, followed by Leeds, Birmingham, Liverpool and many more through Scotland, right down to the last show at the Brixton O2 Academy on 16th March. Prices start from £19.50 and you can expect extracts from new album "ANNA" throughout.


After writing one of this year's Olympic songs and touring in the autumn, the electro-pop outfit will be on tour in February to support a new album. Leeds, Edinburgh, Stoke and more feature, with tickets priced at £13.50.

King Charles

Armed with perhaps his longest string of headliners to date, the acclaimed songwriter will begin that jaunt in Nottingham on 1st April, followed by many more including Colchester, Wrexham and final stop in Birmingham on 29th April. Some shows are a tenner or less.

The 1975

Following the release of The 1975's two acclaimed EPs 'Facedown' and 'Sex' and a sold-out debut headline tour, the Manchester outfit have announced 24 dates in the new year. Newcastle is their first stop on 22nd January, London their last on 18th Feb and tickets cost from a tenner or less.

Tame Impala

After appearing in most of the end-of-year listings in music magazines and blogs, Tame Impala's psychedelic sound is starting to sink in. So much so that the band have confirmed an exclusive Hammersmith show for the summer. 25th June is the date to remember, it's bound to sell out fast.

Big Country

The makings of a full UK tour have been unveiled this week with Newcastle, Liverpool, London and Cardiff all confirmed for gigs in April. Expect more shows to be added soon - meanwhile these cost from £22.50 upwards (Cardiff on sale now).

Live at the Marquee

Now in its 9th year, Cork's big event will include concerts for Elton John (with band) on 23rd June, Elvis Costello and the Imposters on the 26th, a rare return for ZZ Top on 27th and a concert from Irish favourite Christy Moore on 6th July. Prices vary from €35 to €90.

Happy clicking!

Paul Pledger