Fat Friday: The Who, Muse, Paul Weller, Miranda Hart, Santana, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and more

Posted: 30th January 2013

Tickets on sale Friday at 9am unless otherwise stated. For ticket availability, click on the 'Buy Tickets' buttons below, on or after the on-sale date and time. Prices quoted are exclusive of booking fees.

The Who

Their classic double-album, film and opera "Quadrophenia" will be performed in full, along with other Who favourites, on this arena tour in the summer. Glasgow, London, Dublin, Cardiff and more feature and tickets start from £60 for a lengthy show.


You can catch the band ahead of their summer UK stadium tour and BRIT Awards appearance at this very special intimate (by comparison) fund-raising show at the Shepherd's Bush Empire on 18th February. Tickets are £50 with proceeds going to War Child.

Bon Jovi

As part of their summer schedule in the British Isles, which sees them play stadiums, castles and festivals up-and-down the land, rockers Bon Jovi will now play a date at Hyde Park in London as part of the Barclaycard British Summer Time in Hyde Park 2013 series of events. Tickets start from £65 with 'gold' and 'diamond' packages available.

Paul Weller

The Modfather has been added as headliner to the last night of the Teenage Cancer Trust 2013 series of shows at the Royal Albert Hall. Palma Violets will support the "Sonik Kicks" singer and tickets will start from £35.

Miranda Hart

In spring 2014 (yes, 2014), hilarious comedy-writer Miranda Hart will be performing a stand-up UK arena tour. Due to unprecedented demand, Hart has added more nights to London, Manchester, Leeds, Brighton and Birmingham, all at various prices.


Following the release of new album "Shape Shifter", Carlos and his Santana colleagues will be playing a handful of arena dates in July, starting with Birmingham on 17th July, followed by Manchester on the 18th and Wembley Arena on the 19th.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Karen O's alternative-rock trio will precede their instalment as one of this year's ATP curators at London's I'll Be Your Mirror (the other being Grizzly Bear - see below) with two headlining shows in Manchester on 1st May and Leeds on the 2nd. Tickets on sale now, costing £26.

All Tomorrow's Parties - I'll Be Your Mirror 2013

This year's eclectic weekender will be curated by Grizzly Bear and Yeah Yeah Yeahs at London's Alexandra Palace on 4th/5th May. Tortoise, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The Black Lips, Real Estate and Mick Harvey are some of the line-up. Tickets on sale now, costing £29.50 per day (£55 for both).

A$AP Rocky has a May tour in the pipeline, with dates in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow where he'll be plugging his recent album "LongLiveASAP". Tickets priced from £16.50 to £20. Expect high demand for tickets.


Kevin Rowland's band will perform a five-night run of their comeback album "One Day I'm Going To Soar" at the Duke of York Theatre during April. Tickets on sale now, the shows will take place from 15th to 20th April and seats will cost £26 and £41.

Give It Up for Comic Relief is an all-star comedy and music night, hosted by Russell Brand at the Wembley Arena on 6th March with the aim of highlighting the dangers of addiction -in aid of Red Nose Day. Frankie Boyle, Simon Amstell, Eddie Izzard and Jimmy Carr head-up the comics while Jake Bugg, Paloma Faith, Noel Gallagher, Kasabian, Jessie J and Emeli Sandé lead the music pack. £50.

Nitin Sawhney

Following-on from his global jaunt last year, award-winning Sawhney will return to the capital for a one-off exclusive show at the Roundhouse on 27th June. The theme will be retrospective - his career-spanning "OneZero" compilation will feature throughout - £25.

The Smashing Pumpkins

Corgan's crew are heading to the UK for a handful of shows in the summer. As part of a bigger European jaunt, the foursome will call at Manchester on 1st July, followed by Glasgow on the 2nd and, after gallivanting around the continent, Wembley Arena on the 22nd. £35 to £38.50.

World Party

Karl Wallinger follows up the release of his multi-CD box set "Arkeology" with more UK dates to tie-in with the 20th anniversary of his excellent "Bang!" album. Manchester, London (two nights) and Southsea are included with tickets starting from £22.50.

British Sea Power

Later in the spring, it's back to live action for British Sea Power with a tour that begins in Exeter on 4th April, takes in the likes of Birmingham, Newcastle, Glasgow, etc until Shepherd's Bush on the 17th. Prices start at £13.50 (£15 for London).

Slam Dunk Festival 2013

In addition to England's three shows in Leeds, Wolves and Hatfield with All Time Low headlining and Pierce The Veil etc, Slam Dunk has announced three more events. The new Scotland (24th May), Wales (28th) and Ireland (29th) dates will all feature Four Year Strong, The Wonder Years, Man Overboard and many more. Tickets for the English shows are selling out fast, while the Scottish and Welsh cost £15/£18 (Ireland €18/ €22).

Micky Flanagan is 'Back in the Game' for sure, with even more dates added to his epic 2013 schedule. Added are new dates for Wimbledon (28th May), Ipswich (6th Sep), Plymouth (12th), Norwich (19th), Hull (24th), Aberdeen (9th Oct), London (19th) and Cardiff (2nd Nov). Tickets start at £23.50.

Manchester International Festival 2013

The fourth instalment of Manchester's premier cultural benchmark event will take place in summer 2013 from 6th to 18th July, with Kenneth Branagh, Massive Attack and The xx all featuring in the initial announcements this week. Tickets on sale now, from £35 per show.

Happy Clicking!

Paul Pledger