The Week Ahead: Girls Aloud, One Direction, The Courteeners, Lawson, Richard Herring and more

Posted: 12th February 2013

This week:

All prices are exclusive of booking fees.


Girls Aloud

Plenty of shows for the girls' Ten Hits tour have sold out, but several haven't. Newcastle, London (3rd March), Belfast and Dublin still have a handful left, priced from £38.50 upwards, depending on seats/standing.

One Direction

If you were foolish enough to think the One Direction bubble had burst, think again - their entire UK and Ireland tour has sold out, although you can pick up a few Premium tickets for most shows, priced from anything from £48 upwards.

The Courteeners

After crashing into the Top 10 in the Album Charts, the band have a timely UK tour to begin. Nottingham is the first stop on Thursday, followed by Leeds, Liverpool, etc. until Belfast on 22nd March. Some are sold out though, the remainder cost £18.50 upwards.


Unsurprisingly, the pop outfit have pretty much sold out their entire UK and Ireland tour. However, for fans living in Manchester and Bristol, it's not all doom and gloom - there are tickets to be had for these shows on 22nd Feb and 5th March.

Cody Simpson

In amongst his support slots on the Justin Bieber tour during the coming weeks, singer Cody Simpson will be performing a few headline shows of his own. Glasgow, Birmingham, London, Manchester and Dublin all have tickets from £18.50.

Richard Hawley

Just a few shows have tickets left with some of those restricted to just seats or just standing. Bristol, Cambridge, London and Hull are the lucky towns with tickets costing from around £20 upwards.

Richard Thompson

From Wednesday, the folk troubadour will begin his Electric tour of the UK, starting with Cardiff and continuing on to Salford by 10th March. There are still spaces left on both London dates, plus Bexhill, St Albans and Salford, from £25 upwards.

Reel Big Fish

With support from Suburban Legends and Magnus Puto, it's somewhat surprising that RBF haven't sold out these shows. Tickets can still be had for Brighton on Wednesday, right through to Kentish Town on 8th March - from £14.50.

Don Broco

There is no stopping these guys from selling out shows - their entire UK tour is already sold out, which leaves you with the choice of festivals (Hit The Deck in Bristol) or their next tour in the spring. But, even that is almost sold out - just Preston, Brighton and Oxford remain.

Andy Burrows

The Razorlight frontman begins his tour triumphantly with a sold-out show in Brighton, followed by Southsea, Bristol, London, etc. until Dublin at the end of the month. Tickets cost from £10.

Theatre, Comedy and Arts

Disney On Ice - Let's Party!

Family entertainment alert! Why not take your clan to one of these huge ice-skating spectaculars from the world of Disney. All your favourite characters will skate gracefully through various towns including Birmingham, Liverpool, etc. with tickets costing £13 - £23.

Mother Courage and Her Children

One of the most provocative wartime stories comes to Salford's Lowry for a two-week residency starting on Friday night and ending on 9th March. Tickets are available for Brecht's tale of battlefields and business, priced from £13 upwards - some stalls are sold out.

Richard Herring

You can always rely on this funny man to be Talking Cock - well, certainly on this upcoming tour you can. His lengthy (ooer) travels begin with Fareham on Friday (sold out), Bath, Bridgend, Birmingham, York, etc. until Derby on 31st May. Prices are around £15.

Paul Pledger