Fat Friday: Meat Loaf, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Anastacia, Blondie, Efterklang, Fenech-Soler and more

Posted: 19th December 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.

Meat Loaf

After over thirty years in the business, Meat Loaf is hanging up his mic with a farewell tour called Last At Bat. Shows start in Newcastle on 5th April 2013, followed by Glasgow, London, Birmingham and the usual suspects until closing out in Cardiff on the 21st - from £45.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

Cardiff has been added to the Boss' Wrecking Ball Tour in 2013 - this one goes on sale Thursday 9am - while remaining shows in Glasgow and Coventry also still have a few tickets up for £62.50. All others have sold out or down to Premiums only.

Miranda Hart

The comedian's first solo stand-up shows in over a decade went on sale on Monday and caused severe server wobbles, resulting in extra shows being announced for Bournemouth and Plymouth. Most have sold out, or are down to high level seats, but Newcastle, Glasgow and Liverpool have plenty left, including family options - on sale now.


Making a return to the UK next year is the American superstar herself with one confirmed show thus far, in London's Shepherd's Bush on 6th April. Tickets for this show cost from £35 - more dates may be announced in due course.


In addition to the Isle of Wight Festival 2013 and their Forestry Commission Live Music 2013 dates in June, Debbie and co will play some indoor shows in Belfast, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Camden. From £35 upwards - on sale now, apart from Belfast (Thurs) and Newcastle (Fri).


The Danish trio follow their sold-out Royal Albert Hall show with two regional April shows in Oxford and Bristol. Tickets will retail for £12.50 and go on sale from 9am on Thursday 20th Dec.


After a short February tour (Manchester has sold out, Glasgow and Nottingham still on sale for £8), the indie-pop outfit will return to the capital for a show in Camden on 22nd May. On sale Thursday at 9am - £12.

The Wonder Stuff

Currently on a Sleigh The UK tour with Jesus Jones and Pop Will Eat Itself (tickets for Liverpool and Leeds are £20), Miles Hunt will continue with acoustic business with Erica Nockalls in Tunbridge Wells before reconvening with the above outfits for April 2013, then another batch of 'Sleigh the UK dates' for Xmas 2013. On sale now, Thursday and Xmas Eve.

NME Awards Show

Following the first announcement and line-up for next year's spread of London-based concerts featuring up and coming artists, Kate Nash, Killer Mike and Brooke Candy have been added to the schedule in February. Prices vary from £9 to £13.

Cancer Bats

Following their support slot with Enter Shikari this week, Cancer Bats will be headlining a UK tour in March along with Brutality will Prevail and Empress which takes in the likes of Newcastle, Southampton and Bristol. Prices start at £10.

Bonecrusher Fest 2013

Six charmingly-named thrash acts will be touring the UK in March - Job for a Cowboy, Beneath The Massacre, War From A Harlots Mouth, Gorod, As They Burn and Make Them Suffer will hit Nottingham, Glasgow, Leeds and London.

We Are the in Crowd

Joining WATIC on their spring tour, which takes place straight after their appearance at Hit The Deck Festival 2013 in Bristol and Nottingham, will be Never Shout Never. Newcastle, Cardiff, Manchester and London all feature and tickets are £15 upwards.

Cody ChesnuTT

After selling-out his exclusive London show already, the acclaimed funk-soul brother will be turning his attentions to Brighton and Manchester straight afterwards in March. Tickets cost from £15.

Ólafur Arnalds

Icelandic composer meets the Britten Sinfonia for a very special exclusive concert at the Barbican in London in March, with tickets on sale now. Prices start at £17.50 with demand expected to be very high for this unique performance.

Happy Christmas!

Paul Pledger