The Week Ahead: Ronan Keating, Paloma Faith, Donny Osmond, The Blackout and more

Posted: 8th January 2013

This week:

All prices are exclusive of booking fees.


Ronan Keating

Joined by Brian McFadden and armed with a veritable catalogue, Keating's new UK tour has some tickets left priced at £37 upwards, although Bristol (16th Feb), Nottingham (22nd) and Belfast have run out of face-value spaces.

Paloma Faith

All of Paloma's upcoming spring shows, including next week's Dublin concert, have sold out or have just a few Premiums left. However, if you can wait until June, both her Bournemouth and London dates have tickets priced from £22.50 upwards.

Donny Osmond

He and his sister Marie Osmond return to the UK for a string of exclusive shows until early February. London, Cardiff, Manchester and Glasgow are selling fast while Bournemouth has sold out. Prices start at £46 for most dates.

Two Door Cinema Club

2013 looks as though it will carry on where last year finished off for TDCC - their Dublin show on Saturday does have a few tickets left, true, but other trips to Belfast, Newcastle, Manchester etc are all sold out. Edinburgh and Wolves in April are still safe bets though - £18.50 each.

The Blackout

Before headlining Liverpool's Radstock Festival 2013 in March, The Blackout will tour the UK from next Friday. The first shows in Bridgend and Glasgow have sold out but Newcastle and Edinburgh remain at £13.50. Birmingham and Camden are also sold out.

Kendrick Lamar

He's big news right now and to strength that claim, Lamar has sold out all but one of his UK dates. Newcastle's gig on 15th January will no doubt go the same way (tickets cost £20.25), while Premiums are still available for Manchester and Hammersmith.

Asking Alexandria

Demand for the Yorkies is not surprisingly high once again, with most of their upcoming UK tour already sold out. But if you live in Ireland, your Dublin show on Monday night, plus the Brixton show here do have a few tickets (seated - £16).


Dubstep and rock fuse together once again as Modestep head out on tour next week with Reading the first stop on Friday night. The tour resumes in February with much of it selling out although London, Exeter etc are still up for £12/£14.

Brian McKnight

Fans of slick smooth R&B will lap up the four nights that McKnight has coming up at the Jazz Café in London. The first night on Sunday has sold out but the remaining trio from Monday to Wednesday are available for £30.

Theatre, Comedy and Arts

Strictly Come Dancing Live 2013

The power of Strictly comes to your town during the winter and spring as winner Louis Smith with Lisa Riley, Dani Harmer and more dance their way into your hearts (again). There are limited seats left for Liverpool, Manchester (31st) and London.

New Jersey Nights

Not a celebration of Bon Jovi's million-seller but a world-renowned stage show devoted to Frankie Valli's musical journey with The Four Seasons. Milton Keynes is the first stop from Wednesday, with residencies also booked for Edinburgh, Liverpool and beyond. £20.40 upwards.

Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom

If your little scamps love Peppa Pig then they'll adore this production from the same creators. Ben and Holly will tour the UK from Llandudno on Wednesday night to Manchester on 27th and 28th July. Tickets vary.

Paul Pledger