The Week Ahead: The Script, Amy MacDonald, Lianne La Havas, The Jacksons, Tim Minchin and more

Posted: 19th February 2013
The Week Ahead from Monday 25th February 2013: The Script, Amy MacDonald, Lianne La Havas, The Jacksons, Tim Minchin, The Stranglers, Iceage, Slash, Yellowcard, The Book of Mormon and more

This week:

All prices are exclusive of booking fees.


The Script

If you want to see Danny and the lads on tour from next week, you'd best be quick. Dublin has sold out, with most UK dates with limited seats. However, a few standing options remain - Aberdeen and London (22nd March) good examples. From £29.50.

Amy MacDonald

Only a few venues have any spaces remaining for the Scot's upcoming UK tour, including London (balconies only) plus Brighton, Cambridge and Bristol, all with seating or standing (but not both) for £22.50 - £29.50.

Lianne La Havas

Her first show on this tour, Cambridge on Thursday evening, has sold out, but all remaining shows from Liverpool on Friday, Edinburgh etc until Birmingham are still available from £13 upwards. Manchester and both London shows are also sold out.

The Jacksons

Pioneers of soul-disco and Michael's famous brothers will show you the way to go next week with a hits tour that starts in Birmingham on Tuesday night, followed by Manchester, Glasgow, Bournemouth and London, which is selling fast. From £50.


With Myles Kennedy also appearing, it's not surprising that tickets have been selling fast for Slash's next clutch of shows. Blackpool has sold out, Dublin is down to the bare bones and Nottingham on Thursday has just seats available for £32.


The first two shows on Yellowcard's schedule, in Southsea and both London dates, have already sold out, but there are still some remaining for Glasgow on Thursday, Manchester, Coventry and Norwich. Priced from £14.

The Stranglers

Two cracking live-bands for the price of one on offer here from Friday onwards - as well as The Stranglers headlining, you get the stunning The Godfathers in support as well. All shows are still available apart from Camden, priced from £23.

Robert Cray Band

Three shows have sold out for blues-man Cray's tour, including Saturday's Harrogate concert, plus Tunbridge Wells and London's Cadogan Hall. The remaining dates are still available priced from £29.50 to £34.50.

The Selecter

Classic 2-Tone ska returns to the UK with Pauline Black's legends out on the road again. The band are touring until the end of March, with Stroud the first stop on Thursday night. Tickets are priced at around £15.


Snarling their way into critic's hearts at the moment is Danish powerhouses Iceage who are touring during the next week. See them explode in Glasgow, Liverpool, Sheffield, Islington, Brighton and Nottingham for less than £10.

Theatre, Comedy and Arts

The Book of Mormon

Controversy has followed this hilarious comedy around - but that's hardly a shock when you discover that the creators behind coarse comedy animation South Park are responsible. Shows are pretty much booked up at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London, until mid-May when prices drop to £43 - £48.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The best availability for this West End adaptation of Mark Haddon's award-winning tale is during the week (from £30), although there are some limited spaces left for later Saturday performances. Niamh Cusack stars and the show runs until August.

Stand Up For Shelter

An all-star comedy line-up will be appearing at Hammersmith Apollo on Wednesday evening, in aid of the Shelter charity. Tim Minchin, Alistair McGowan, Stewart Francis and Jimmy Carr are amongst the line-up - tickets are £30.

Paul Pledger