The Week Ahead: Meat Loaf, Kate Nash, Suggs, Enter Shikari, Il Divo and more

Posted: 26th March 2013
The Week Ahead from Monday 1st April 2013 also features Aled Jones, King Charles, The House of Love, Swans, Third Finger, Left Hand, Laugharne Weekend Festival 2013 and Alexei Sayle

This week:

All prices are exclusive of booking fees.


Meat Loaf

Friday sees the start of the explosive entertainer's farewell tour in Newcastle, followed by Glasgow (sold out), London (sold out), Birmingham and more until hitting Belfast and Dublin in May. Seats start at £45.

Kate Nash

Her first two shows in Cambridge and Nottingham, plus Hull later in the month, have all sold out, save for Premiums, but the rest of her tour is ready to buy from Sheffield onwards. Prices start at £12.50 - you can expect songs from her new album "Girl Talk".

Enter Shikari

A few shows on the metallers upcoming jaunt have sold out but the South West is lagging behind! Tickets for Frome, Plymouth, Salisbury, Weston, etc. are still available, priced at £14 to £16. Further shows in Scotland are also on sale.

Il Divo

A real treat awaits lovers of crossover classical-music as the man-band hooks up with Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins for a lengthy UK and Ireland tour with seats fast running out (Bournemouth has sold out). Prices start at around £35.

Aled Jones

Classical crossover continues with the iconic Aled Jones as he embarks on a cathedral tour of the UK throughout April. His rescheduled tour includes Durham, Bangor, Gloucester and more - from £29.50.

King Charles

Before tackling the festival season, the acclaimed performer has a welter of spring shows coming up. Several have sold out already (inc London and Exeter), but any remaining shows are available from £10.


The Madness frontman and raconteur will be touring his "My Life Story" music and spoken-word show throughout the spring. His first week of shows have all sold out but from Barnstaple onwards (10th April) you can grab tickets for £24.50.

The House of Love

Guy Chadwick's charges return with a brand new album, plus a reissue of their superb debut-album earlier this year. All shows from Glasgow on Friday till London on 11th April are on sale from £17.50 to £19.50.


Before they embark on festival duties, Michael Gira's uncompromising outfit will perform a handful of shows from Easter Monday onwards. All shows from Birmingham through to Bristol are on sale from £16.50 to £20 - NB, the London date is a mini-festival at KOKO and costs £30.

Theatre, Comedy and Arts

Third Finger, Left Hand

Imogen Stubbs and Amanda Daniels star in this drama about two siblings reconciling as one faces death and both attempt to heal old wounds during the Northern Soul era of the '70s. Previews and full shows at London's Trafalgar Studios are available from £15.

Laugharne Weekend Festival 2013

This year's literary and musical annual bash includes the likes of Tracey Thorn, Caitlin Moran, John Cooper Clarke, Robyn Hitchcock, Mark Thomas, etc. and runs from Friday until Sunday. Each show can be purchased separately or you can pay £75 for a weekender.

Alexei Sayle

Wednesday sees the enigmatic Liverpudlian legend begin his Soho Theatre residency which runs until Saturday 13th April. All shows are currently still available, priced from £15.

Happy clicking!

Paul Pledger