The Week Ahead: Funeral For a Friend, Dropkick Murphys, Miguel, Roy Ayers, Palma Violets and more

Posted: 2nd January 2013

This week:

All prices are exclusive of booking fees.


Funeral For a Friend

The Welsh metallers are touring throughout the spring in various stages - first up from next week are shows in High Wycombe, Tunbridge Wells (now sold out), Belfast etc, then February shows back in the UK. Exeter and Cardiff have also sold out, the rest cost from £14. Support for the majority of the tour comes from Such Gold, Major League and I Divide.

Dropkick Murphys

A must-see band indeed - Dropkick Murphys will follow up two Dublin shows at the weekend with a slew of UK gigs in Manchester, Glasgow, Nottingham and Kentish Town, the first night of which is sold out. The remainder are on sale for £18.50 to £21.


Another new urban-pop kid on the block but one that's selling out his shows fast. Both of his London shows have sold out of face-value tickets, along with Birmingham, while the remainder in Glasgow, Manchester, Brighton and Norwich cost £17.50. Daley supports.

Roy Ayers

This true soul-funk and jazz vibes legend is set to play at London's Jazz Café for three nights next week. Tuesday and Wednesday nights are still on sale for £22.50, while Thursday has now completely sold out.


To quote one of their cover versions, don't you worry 'bout a thing if you're aiming to see Incognito this month - their London show next week and Manchester on 22nd January still have tickets available. Both later London shows on 25th/26th have, however, sold out.

Palma Violets

Before the band joins Django Django, Miles Kane and Peace on the NME Awards Tour 2013 in February, Palma Violets have the small matter of two intimate gigs next week. Tunbridge Wells on Wednesday is available for £10, but Tufnell Park has sold out.


Still going strong after over 40 years in the business of making folk-influenced rock, Caravan's devotees will be keen to snap up tickets for this UK tour which starts in London on Tuesday. This show is sold out but all others are available from us from £20 to £25.

Danny and Ben from Thunder

The Thunder duo managed to sell out their 2012 tour and it looks as though this year's will go the same way. Only Ballymena (Saturday), Manchester, Liverpool, Cardiff, Bath and London have any tickets left, priced at £18.50/£19.50.

Theatre, Comedy and Arts

Quartermaine's Terms stars Rowan Atkinson in Simon Gray's tragi-comedy about a hapless teacher at a language school, playing Brighton next week (still available at £38.40) before heading to the West End for a three-month run until April.

The Judas Kiss

Starring in David Hare's play is esteemed actor Rupert Everett who will head-up this Duke Of York's Theatre presentation from Wednesday until 6th April. Tickets are selling fast for earlier performances with prices varying from £15 to £65.


Written by comedian Matt Reed, Impotent! is a darkly comic tale about sexually dysfunctional patients at a clinic undergoing the same treatment starring Helena Blackman from 'How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?'. The play runs from Tuesday until 26th January and costs £12 - £15.

Masters Snooker

Let's get the boys on the baize! The Masters returns to London next Sunday for a week of frames being played on a knife-edge until a new champion is crowned. Ticket prices cost £15 per session or £25 for an all-dayer.

Happy clicking!

Paul Pledger