The Week Ahead: Eels, Skunk Anansie, Inspiral Carpets, Claudia Brücken, Derren Brown and more
Posted: 5th March 2013
All prices are exclusive of booking fees.
Eels Most of Mark Everett's upcoming shows are still available, priced from around £23.50. Some have sold out though - next week's stops in Belfast, Manchester and Bristol have run out of face-value tickets while both Dublin shows are down to balcony seats only.
Skunk Anansie All of the power-rock band's upcoming regional shows have tickets remaining - you can expect to pay around £24 for tickets to those ranging from Cambridge on Wednesday to Reading on the 27th. Cadogan Hall in April has sold out of face-value tickets.
Inspiral Carpets Celebrating the 20th anniversary of their super "Life" album, the band will be performing the album from start to finish from Wednesday onwards. Both Glasgow shows, Sheffield, Nottingham and Manchester are sold out, the rest cost from £15 upwards.
Gabrielle Aplin No doubt about it - young Aplin is certainly starting to gain a big fanbase. Most of her UK tour is sold out, although there are a few limited spaces left for Sheffield on Friday and Belfast on 4th April, priced from £10 upwards.
Ulrich Schnauss Armed with new material and a back catalogue as long as your arm, Schnauss' mellow laptop and guitar soundscapes are well worth investigating. His shows from Edinburgh on Sunday to Bristol on the 30th are available for £8-£11.
Dizraeli and the Small Gods
Fast becoming a must-see is this multi-membered beat-boxing folk-rock ensemble who have a full UK tour planned to support new album "Moving in the Dark". Exeter (sold out) is the first stop on the 15th, followed by many more in March and rescheduled dates in May. From £6 to £10.
Claudia Brücken She's recently released a covers album of contemporary '80s classics and is now all set to finally tour under its title "The Lost are Found". Tickets for all shows from Glasgow on Tuesday night, through to Brighton on Sunday are available priced from £18.50 upwards.
C2C: Country to Country Next weekend, the O2 Arena in London will host two days of top-quality country music stars including Tim McGraw, Leann Rimes, Carrie Underwood and Kristian Bush amongst others. Both days are selling well, Saturday in particular, both from £35 upwards.
Theatre, Comedy and Arts
Dirty Dancing Classic memory-jogging '80s musical romance alert - you'll have the time of your life at this touring version of the perennial favourite. Stoke, Woking and Manchester all have seats available (opening nights for the first stops are sold out though) from around £19.50.
Derren Brown Back on tour throughout the spring, Brown has several towns and cities in his sights, including Liverpool for five nights from next Monday, followed by Stoke, Torquay, Oxford and many more. Prices average around the £40 mark.
One of the key events in the arts and performance calendar begins its fortnight of shows at Sadler's Wells with two nights of ballet with Eva Yerbabuena, followed by Farruquito, Estrella Morente and ending with Gala Flamenca on 25th - 27th March. Prices vary.