The Week Ahead: The Killers, Kaiser Chiefs, Example, Justin Bieber, The Audience and more

Posted: 5th February 2013

This week:

All prices are exclusive of booking fees.


The Killers

There are just a few Upper Tier tickets left for each of the forthcoming Manchester shows, supported by Tegan and Sara, priced from £32.50 upwards. Belfast and Dublin are sold out, apart from some Premium tickets.

Kaiser Chiefs

Armed with all their hits from "Souvenir", the Kaisers return to the road for another journey from Monday night onwards. Many shows are selling out but Glasgow, Manchester, Preston and a few more still have tickets for £25.


There are still plenty of tickets left for Example's next UK tour which will air his recent Top 20 album "The Evolution of Man". Support comes from Benga and Sway and tickets cost around the £25 mark.

Justin Bieber

Joining the pop pipsqueak for this tour will be Carly Rae Jepsen and Cody Simpson, with tickets not too tricky to pick up this time around. Birmingham and London have the best picks (from £50 upwards), Manchester has limited tier seats.

I am Kloot

The Manchester outfit have recently announced another 2013 tour in response to their recent Top 10 album, "Let It All In". They'll return in April for dates in Middlesbrough, Edinburgh, Holmfirth and more, all costing £17.50.

Ocean Colour Scene

They're back with more "Moseley Shoals" action along with material from the new album "Painting". Tickets have flown out for most of these shows, but you can still attend Dublin, Glasgow (22nd only) and London (26th/27th only).


For a night of Mariachi and roots-style partying, look no further than the excellent Calexico. They're on a short tour from Thursday in Dublin, before heading to Glasgow on Friday, then more until Brighton on the 19th. From £15.

Justin Currie

Del Amitri's songwriting talent is out and about from Friday evening - he'll start his tour in Stamford and continue to Newbury, Leeds, Bridport, Bath and Sheffield. All other shows have sold out, but the aforementioned can be purchased for £20 upwards.

Cosmo Jarvis

One of the UK's most under-rated songwriters is out on tour next week, including shows in Manchester, Liverpool, Bristol, London and many more. His tickets are cheap at under a tenner and his last show is in Leicester on 1st March.

Theatre, Comedy and Arts


Tracy Turnblad and the ultimate feel-good musical hits Salford next Monday for a residency at the Lowry Theatre until the 23rd, before touring the UK right through the summer until Edinburgh in September. Prices vary.

The Audience sees Helen Mirren reprise her portrayal of the Queen in this production of Peter Morgan's political satire. The World premiere previews have sold out but tickets to see the remaining performances until June cost from £39.50.

The Hairy Bikers

On Sunday and Monday, Si and Dave will rev up to Milton Keynes for two nights of culinary collaborations that will then continue to Sunderland (limited seats), Southport, York, Torquay and more in March. £26 upwards.

David Baddiel

For the next week from Monday onwards, comedy-writer and Three Lions performer Baddiel will perform the first of two residencies at Soho Theatre, the second being in March. Tickets for these work-in-progress shows cost from £10 upwards.

Paul Pledger