Fat Friday: Stereophonics, Frank Turner, Andrea Bocelli, The Wanted and many more

Posted: 23rd January 2013

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Kelly's heroes announced a new album as far back as last year but have now confirmed a full UK tour to promote it. The tour starts on 15th March in Leicester, followed by Wolverhampton on the 16th, then Leeds, Southend, Plymouth, etc until Edinburgh on the 27th.

Frank Turner

"Tape Deck Heart" is the title of Frank's new album and will appear a few weeks before his spring tour. It begins on 17th April in Manchester, followed by Glasgow, Leeds, Bristol, Birmingham and finally, London on the 25th. £18.50 - £22.50.

Andrea Bocelli

The award-winning tenor returns to these shores once again for two shows in Leeds, part of the new Leeds Arena's opening season on 14th September, and Glasgow on 15th, his first Scottish headliner for four years.

The Wanted

As well as their show at this year's Live at the Marquee series, The Wanted have also earmarked a special show at Scarborough's Open Air Theatre on 14th June. Guests have yet to be confirmed, but tickets will cost from £32.50.

Public Enemy

Chuck D and Flavor Flav return for more UK action later in the spring. More shows are due to be announced soon but Glasgow is the lucky first confirmation for 22nd April. Tickets cost from £25.

Live at the Marquee

Cork's corking music festival is growing into a must-see with the announcement of more big names to accompany Elton John, ZZ Top, etc. On 16th June you can catch The Wanted Tickets on sale now, while Sting is in action on 1st July Tickets on sale now.

Counting Crows

To support their most recent album, "Underwater Sunshine", the band will be performing a string of UK dates during the spring, starting with Birmingham on 19th April, followed by Bristol, Hammersmith, Manchester and Glasgow. Prices start at £33.50.

Katie Melua

A very special London date has been confirmed by the million-selling Melua and it's at the Roundhouse on 2nd October. The concert coincides with the release of her next album and will cost from £37.50.

Rewind Scotland - the '80s Festival 2013

The Perth instalment of this sell-out weekender in July is confirmed with big names that include Ali Campbell's UB40, Kim Wilde, Mike and the Mechanics, Starship, Howard Jones, Rick Astley, and more on Saturday 27th and OMD, Level 42, Tony Hadley, Nik Kershaw, Jason Donovan and more on the Sunday. £100 for weekenders or £55 per day.

Ricky Ross

Deacon Blue's singer and songwriter is back on the road during April and has just added some homeland dates to the schedule. Orkney, Ullapool, Lewis, Dunfermline and Stirling all feature and tickets cost £20.

The Twang

Both these boys and chart-busting Cast will be joining forces for a co-headlining tour, whereby the bands will swap support roles throughout the jaunt. London is the first stop on 9th May, followed by Bristol, Birmingham and many more until Liverpool on 25th May. From £16 to £18.

The Pigeon Detectives

For 2013, album number four looms ever nearer as does another UK tour. The first stop is Preston on 25th April, followed by Whitehaven, Sheffield, Stoke and lots more, including London and Live at Leeds, until Cambridge on 6th May. From £12.50 upwards.


After supporting Plan B on his upcoming tour, the acclaimed former #1 band will be headlining their own stretch in the spring. The first stop is Glasgow on 23rd April, followed by Liverpool, Nottingham and more until London on 2nd May. £11/£12 - Brixton is on sale now.

The House of Love

Back with a new album ("She Paints Words in Red", their first in eight years), Guy Chadwick's underrated band will performing this and classics from across their canon. The April tour takes in Glasgow, Leeds, London and more.

The Ataris

A new album, their sixth and delayed since last year, should see the light of the day in the spring, along with this tour. Rugby, Glasgow, Manchester and several more all feature during April, with tickets around £14 upwards.

Kristina Train

This upcoming acclaimed singer was due to perform in the UK last year but cancelled. The good news is she's heading back! Shows in Manchester and London precede a support slot with Ron Sexsmith (also London). From £11.

Louis C.K.

In addition to his Hammersmith show on 21st March (tickets went on sale this morning), the award-winning American comedian, writer and star of his own TV series (Louie) will appear at London's O2 Arena on the 20th. Tickets for Hammersmith cost £35. Tickets for the O2 arena date on sale now.

The Staves have just released a new single 'Winter Trees' from recent album 'Dead & Born & Grown' and have a short UK tour penned-in for April and May with dates in Oxford, Bath, Cardiff, London (two dates at the Scala), Sheffield and Manchester so far. Tickets cost £10 (£12.50 for London).

The Cribs are due to play an NME Awards show in February at the Brixton Academy on 22nd February, supported by And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Deap Vally and Drenge (tickets cost £20.60 - still available). The day prior to that, you can now catch them at Preston's 53 Degrees. Tickets on sale now, costing £18.

Paul Pledger