Fat Friday: Stereophonics, Simple Minds, Barbra Streisand, Hugh Laurie, Hurts

Posted: 20th March 2013
Tickets on sale from Friday 22nd March 2013 also include: Paramore, KISSbeach 2013, The Waterboys, Professor Green, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Madina Lake, Modest Mouse, Reef, Elvis Costello, Jurassic 5, Ke$ha, Tricky and more

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 first stop on their arena jaunt will be Glasgow on 8th November, followed by Aberdeen, Belfast, Dublin, Manchester, Leeds and many more, winding-up at the O2 Arena in London on the 28th. £35 upwards depending on location.

Simple Minds

After selling-out much of their forthcoming spring tour, Simple Minds have announced four very special 'Greatest Hits + Arenas' dates for the autumn. Joining them will be Ultravox for maximum back-to-back hits in November - from £39.50.

Barbra Streisand

With guest Chris Botti and full orchestra, she will perform at London's O2 Arena on 1st June as part of a brief European hop. Tickets will be priced from £65, right up to (cough) £450 for the top packages.

Hugh Laurie

Stops for his "Didn't It Rain" album tour include Bristol on 13th June, followed by Hammersmith, Oxford and several more until Gateshead on the 23rd - priced from £32.50 upwards. Expect another sell-out.

KISSbeach 2013 will feature Dizzee Rascal and Tinie Tempah as headliners for the Great Yarmouth festival in June that also features Rudimental, Katy B, Rizzle Kicks and Iggy Azalea - priced at £80 for weekenders and £45 for day tickets.

Standon Calling 2013

Hertfordshire's annual bash has a veritable line-up of performers including De La Soul, Band of Skulls, Digitalism, Bastille, AlunaGeorge, The Joy Formidable and many more - the first tier of tickets cost from £99 and are on sale now.


New album "Exile" has earned the synth duo a second Top 10 album and has inspired them to announce another high-profile show, this time for London on 26th October. Tickets are from £18.50.


Billed as an intimate show, American rockers Paramore will no doubt sell out this show at London's Garage on 5th April. Tickets will cost £20 and you can expect to hear tracks from their new self-titled album.

The Waterboys present 'Fisherman's Blues Revisited' in December, with Mike Scott, Steve Wickham and Anto Thistlethwaite going back 25 years to the 1988 album that signalled a change in their sound. Liverpool, Glasgow, York, Birmingham, Oxford, Guildford, Bristol, London and Kerry all figure. From £27.50 (€29.90 for Kerry).

Professor Green

Three south-east shows in June have been confirmed in three towns not too far from the M25, starting with Guildford on 23rd June, followed by Southend and Watford. These intimate gigs will cost from £18.50.

Madina Lake

The American alt-rockers return to the UK for the last time with autumn heralding their 'Farewell Tour'. Towns include Exeter, Birmingham, Portsmouth and London plus many more and tickets go on sale at 9am or 10am.

Modest Mouse

2013 sees the return of Modest Mouse with the hint of new material and a summer UK tour. Hurrah! Stops include Brighton on 8th July, Bristol, Camden, Leeds and more until Birmingham on the 18th, priced from £17.50 (£20 for London).


To celebrate 20 years in existence, the West Country outfit will show you just how formidable they can still be with a UK tour in November. Bristol, London, Truro and more all feature, tickets priced from around £18.50.

Crosby, Stills and Nash

October will see the legendary trio playing a UK tour for the first time in three years when they play arenas as part of a bigger European tour. The tour includes two Royal Albert Hall dates as well as stints in Bournemouth, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow. Tickets (from £55) available on pre-sale now.

The Human League

As well as festivals such as Wychwood and Kew The Music, The Human League will also perform a special headliner at Tynemouth Priory and Castle on 12th July. Tickets on sale now, priced from £25.

The Defiled

The rockers will complete their Jagermeister Music Tour this week and to celebrate have announced a short May tour. Tickets for Margate, Brighton, Exeter and Bristol start from under a tenner.

Elvis Costello

Not content with just performing a straightforward headlining tour through late spring, Costello has just added a Forestry Commission Live show at Thetford Forest for 13th July. Tickets cost from £39.


North London's Alexandra Palace will welcome the resident nutty boys for a special gig on Saturday 28th September as part of their 2013 'Oui Oui - Si Si - Ja Ja - Da Da' tour. Dubbed 'Madness at the Palace', tickets on sale now, costing £38.50.

Howard Jones

He's been crafting synth-pop for the best part of three decades and, to celebrate, Jones will perform two headline shows under the banner "30" in Birmingham and London during November. £28.50.

Jurassic 5

Celebrating 20 years of making music, the LA hip hop collective return with their first UK dates in seven years, with gigs at Manchester's Parklife Weekender, closely followed by shows in Glasgow, Birmingham and Brixton in June. £32.50 for London, £25 for Birmingham/ Glasgow or £69.50 for the festival.


In addition to her slots at the Isle Of Wight Festival, Live at the Marquee and Wireless, the singer and rapper will perform a headline show in Brixton on 15th July. Tickets cost from £28.50.


A show at London's Heaven has been confirmed for the Bristol rapper - 21st May is the date and tickets will cost £20. New album "False Idols" hits the shops later in the spring.

KT Tunstall

In addition to her headline show at Cornwall's epic Minack Theatre and Nottingham's Splendour Festival, Tunstall is heading on a June UK/ Ireland tour with dates available on pre-sale now for London, Leeds and Glasgow - all others on sale now.

Musiq Soulchild

The American RnB star will play London's IndigO2 on 20th May - his first London date for almost three years. Tickets cost £27.50 and like every one of his previous UK dates will sell out pretty sharp!

Jack Whitehall

With tickets now running low for the first of his Wembley Arena 'Gets Around' 2014 UK tour dates, funny-man Jack Whitehall has now added a second. 16th March is the new date, with tickets costing £28.50, on sale now.

Emilie Autumn has announced summer UK dates as part of her Fight Like a Girl European Tour. Edinburgh, Nottingham, Manchester and London are the only UK cities announced so far. Tickets on sale from now, £15 (£17 for London).

Happy clicking!

Paul Pledger