BBC Sound of 2013 nominees Chvrches prepare to tour in February
LA siblings Haim recently walked away with this year's BBC Sound of 2013 - but have yet to capitalize with any tour announcements just yet. Meanwhile, there are plenty of shows from the remaining nominees.
Fifth placed electro-poppers CHVRCHES, whose eerie single "The Mother We Share" oozes promise, have just announced a clutch of shows for late February, including dates in Manchester, Bristol, London and Glasgow. These headline shows have an onsale date of Friday 11th January at 9am. Organizers of Field Day 2013 were also quick to sign them up for this year's day-fest on 25th May - £45 for tickets (the event also features Bat For Lashes, Django Django and Animal Collective).
AlunaGeorge, who finished in second place on the poll, have managed to sell out pretty-much every show of theirs in the past few months - including the forthcoming February XOYO dates (both!). Only their 20th June show in Brixton has tickets remaining, priced at £12.50 - these will start selling fast.
Hot rapper Angel Haze ended up in third place and has a string of May shows coming up (some rescheduled from February), including Brighton, London and Manchester, with tickets priced at just £10 (£12.50 for London), while one place below her was soulful Laura Mvula whose only UK date at present is at the Isle Of Wight Festival 2013 in June.
The remaining nominees include Palma Violets and Peace (both likely favourites) who are both appearing on another 'upcoming' list, the NME Awards Tour 2013, along with Django Django and Miles Kane - tickets cost £19.10 (or £20.60 for London) - while producer The Weeknd and songwriter Tom Odell are touring in March.
The BBC Sound of 2013 list has been guiding savvy music-fans through a minefield of upcoming acts since 2002 with last year's award being handed to Michael Kiwanuka on the strength of his sweet voice and debut-album. See below for your guide to who's playing where and when during the next few months.
- Sat 5th May 2018 Live at Leeds, Circa Waves, Peace, British Sea Power, The Ho...Various Leeds Venues (Leeds)Buy Tickets
- Sun 6th May 2018 Liverpool SoundCity, Peace, Sunset Sons, Baxter Dury, Yellow...Various Liverpool Venues (Liverpool)Buy Tickets
- Tue 8th May 2018 PeaceSaint Luke's Glasgow (Glasgow)Buy Tickets
- Wed 9th May 2018 PeaceLeadmill (Sheffield)Buy Tickets
- Fri 11th May 2018 PeaceFibbers (York)Buy Tickets
- Sat 12th May 2018 PeaceThe Venue (Derby)Buy Tickets
- Sun 13th May 2018 PeaceThe Welly Club (Hull)Buy Tickets
- Tue 15th May 2018 PeaceWaterfront (Norwich)Buy Tickets
- Wed 16th May 2018 PeaceO2 Forum (Kentish Town)Buy Tickets
- Sat 19th May 2018 PeaceEngine Rooms (Southampton)Buy Tickets
- Sun 20th May 2018 PeaceSWX (Bristol)Buy Tickets
- Tue 22nd May 2018 PeaceSub89 (Reading)Buy Tickets
- Wed 23rd May 2018 PeaceDryden Street Social (Leicester)Buy Tickets
- Thu 24th May 2018 PeaceO2 Academy Birmingham (Birmingham)Buy Tickets
- Sat 26th May 2018 Neighbourhood Festival, The Courteeners, Jake Bugg, Kodaline...Victoria Park (Warrington)Buy Tickets
- Thu 7th Jun 2018 Kodaline, Live at the MarqueeMarquee (Cork)Buy Tickets
- Fri 8th Jun 2018 KodalineMalahide Castle (Dublin)Buy Tickets
- Fri 8th Jun 2018 to Sun 10th Jun 2018 Pub in the Park, Tom Odell, Melanie C, Nick CorbinBuy Tickets
- Sun 10th Jun 2018 Haim: Sister Sister SisterO2 Academy Glasgow (Glasgow)Buy Tickets
- Sun 10th Jun 2018 Parklife, Liam Gallagher, Skepta, J Hus, CHVRCHES, Justice, ...Heaton Park (Manchester)Buy Tickets
- Mon 11th Jun 2018 Haim: Sister Sister SisterO2 Apollo (Manchester)Buy Tickets
- Tue 12th Jun 2018 Haim: Sister Sister SisterOlympia Theatre (Dublin)Buy Tickets
- Wed 13th Jun 2018 Haim: Sister Sister SisterOlympia Theatre (Dublin)Buy Tickets
- Thu 14th Jun 2018 David Byrne, Laura Mvula: American UtopiaNew Theatre (Oxford)Buy Tickets
- Fri 15th Jun 2018 David Byrne, Laura Mvula: American UtopiaRoyal Concert Hall/ Strathclyde Suite (Glasgow)Buy Tickets
- Fri 15th Jun 2018 Haim: Sister Sister SisterAlexandra Palace (London)Buy Tickets
- Sat 16th Jun 2018 Haim: Sister Sister SisterAlexandra Palace (London)Buy Tickets
- Sun 17th Jun 2018 David Byrne, Laura Mvula: American UtopiaSymphony Hall (Birmingham)Buy Tickets
- Mon 18th Jun 2018 David Byrne, Laura Mvula: American UtopiaO2 Apollo (Manchester)Buy Tickets
- Tue 19th Jun 2018 David Byrne, Laura Mvula: American UtopiaEventim Apollo (Hammersmith)Buy Tickets
- Wed 20th Jun 2018 David Byrne, Laura Mvula: American UtopiaEventim Apollo (Hammersmith)Buy Tickets
- Fri 29th Jun 2018 TRNSMT, Stereophonics, The Script, James Bay, Kodaline, Jess...Glasgow Green (Glasgow)Buy Tickets
- Fri 6th Jul 2018 to Sun 8th Jul 2018 Pub in the Park, Tom Odell, Sophie Ellis-BextorBuy Tickets
- Sat 14th Jul 2018 NOS Alive, Pearl Jam, Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Queens of ...Passeio Marítimo de Algés (Lisbon)Buy Tickets
- Sun 15th Jul 2018 Citadel Festival, Tame Impala, CHVRCHES, Leon Bridges, Fat W...Gunnersbury Park (Ealing)Buy Tickets
- Thu 19th Jul 2018 KodalineFestival Big Top (Galway)Buy Tickets
- Sun 12th Aug 2018 Bastille, Justice, The Kooks, Kodaline, Sofi Tukker, Cigaret...Domeniul Stirbey - Buftea (Romania)Buy Tickets
- Thu 23rd Aug 2018 Kodaline, Lewis CapaldiCustom House Square (Belfast)Buy Tickets