The Week Ahead: NME Awards Tour 2013, The Bronx, Villagers, Stornoway, Nerina Pallot, Lee Scratch Perry and more

Posted: 29th January 2013
The Week Ahead from Monday 4th February 2013: NME Awards Tour 2013, The Bronx, Villagers, Stornoway, Nerina Pallot, Lee Scratch Perry, Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival 2013, Robin Guthrie, Delphic, Killer Mike, Frightened Rabbit, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Dear World and Pam Ann

This week:

All prices are exclusive of booking fees.


NME Awards Tour 2013

Four big names join forces to bring you a tour of epic proportions from next Thursday in Newcastle. Django Django, Miles Kane, Palma Violets and Peace will continue on to Manchester, Leeds, etc until Brixton on 23rd February. Leeds and London are down to Balcony spaces, the rest cost £19.10 for standing.

The Bronx

Leaving behind their Mariachi alter-egos for a while, The Bronx are heading out on tour from Friday night in Brighton. Other shows include Preston, Norwich, etc and tickets for all shows weigh in at £15/£16. The London show on the 12th is sold out.


Like Stornoway, nu-folkers Villagers have a new album out and a wealth of dates on their UK tour, which starts on Friday in Sheffield, before heading to Newcastle, Hove, etc. A handful, including London, have sold out - the rest are £12.50 upwards.


The first leg of their UK tour, which will plug their new album, takes in Hebden Bridge, Swansea, Leeds, Norwich and two shows in Oxford, etc. Many have sold out - remaining dates from £12 upwards. Stornoway precede the tour with a slot at Childish Things 9, a charity event for Helen and Douglas House on Tuesday (5th).

Robin Guthrie and Mark Gardener. Two icons from the '80s and '90s indie scene (Cocteau Twins and Ride, no less) have teamed up for new material and a slew of shows in February, starting with Edinburgh on Thursday, followed by Glasgow, Newcastle, Shoreditch and more until Leamington on 23rd - from £12 to £15.

Lee Scratch Perry

Supported by Laid Blak, the dub warrior and Jamaican enigma is performing a full UK tour over the next few weeks. His first out of two Jazz Café shows has sold out, but remaining shows in Exeter, Brighton, Liverpool, etc are up for £19.50 - £25.


The electro-dance trio's opening tour date is part of the NME Awards Show 2013 series in London on Tuesday night. Other shows continue from Sunday onwards (in Leeds) and carry on until Brighton on 20th Feb. Prices average around £13.50.

Nerina Pallot

She's back with new songs and a solo tour of the UK that starts in Newbury on Friday night and continues to Bristol (sold out), London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Stockton-on-Tees. Prices range from £15 to £17.50.

Killer Mike

The US rapper has already sold out his NME Awards Show gig in Dalston next week, which leaves Brighton on Sunday, Manchester and Birmingham up for grabs for around a tenner each. He returns to London in May for a show at XOYO.

Frightened Rabbit

The incredibly popular rock outfit have sold out half of this tour which starts in Norwich on Friday night. That show, plus Southsea, Cambridge, Exeter, etc are still available for £12.50, but most of the remainder have sold out.

Theatre, Comedy and Arts

Priscilla Queen of the Desert - The Musical sees Jason Donovan begin his touring stint on this wild and hilarious musical as it wends its way across the UK, starting in Manchester on Saturday (until 23rd Feb), until heading to Oxford, Wimbledon, etc until Aylesbury in the autumn. Limited seats left.

Dear World

Fans of Broadway musicals will be flocking to London's Charing Cross Theatre for the premiere of Jerry Herman's post-war musical starring award-winning Betty Buckley. The production has limited seats left and runs from Monday until 30th March.

Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival 2013

Soon the East Midlands city will be jam-packed with dozens of comedians vying for your funny-bones. Shows include Ian D Montfort, Tom Deacon, Paul Sinha, Rob Deering, Johnny Vegas, Shappi Khorsandi and more. Various prices.

Pam Ann

Around The World 2013 is the title of the new tour from Caroline Reid's jet-powered alter-ego and mile-high air hostess. Dates include Southend, Croydon, Hayes, Nottingham, etc. Prices start at £23 with some shows close to selling out.

Paul Pledger