Fat Friday: The Rolling Stones, Frank Ocean, Laura Mvula, Caro Emerald, Alter Bridge, Amanda Palmer and more

Posted: 3rd April 2013

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 Rolling Stones

44 years after first performing there, Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ronnie will perform at London's Hyde Park on 6th July as part of their 50th anniversary and the British Summer Time 2013 season. The Vaccines, The Temper Trap, Palma Violets, King Charles and more will support across three stages. Tickets cost [you may need to sit down at this point - Ed] £95 for general admission, rising to £199/ £299 for tiered standing.

Frank Ocean

Sure to be a hugely popular event is Ocean's only UK headliner (so far) at Brixton's O2 Academy on 9th July. This pre-Wireless show will sell for £35 and is sure to run out of tickets very quickly.

Laura Mvula

After selling out most of her earlier spring shows (as headliner or support to Paloma Faith), the acclaimed singer will follow festivals with another UK tour. Stops in October include Newcastle, Shepherd's Bush, Bristol and more until Belfast on the 13th.

Caro Emerald

2013 sees the return of "The Shocking Miss Emerald" (to quote her new album's title) with an autumn UK tour. It kicks off in Gateshead on 10th September, followed by Glasgow, Salford and many more until Portsmouth on the 25th. Tickets on sale now, from £19.50.

Alter Bridge

Myles Kennedy and Mark Tremonti return with a new Alter Bridge album and a string of arena shows in October. First stop will be Nottingham on 16th, followed by Birmingham on the 17th then Wembley Arena, Cardiff and Manchester. From £25.

Miles Kane

Available now as a limited pre-sale are tickets for Kane's upcoming May/ June UK tour including shows in Holmfirth on 4th May, Oxford (11th), Birmingham (1st June), London (7th) and many more until Bedford on 11th June. Prices range from £15 to £16.50.


Stops confirmed so far include Leeds on 27th October, followed by Glasgow on the 28th, Manchester on the 29th and a final stop in Brixton on 30th October, all priced from around £15. All dates are expected to sell out fast.

Amanda Palmer

New dates for her "Theatre is Evil" tour with her own Grand Theft Orchestra will begin in Manchester on 11th July, followed by London on the 12th, then Brighton, Bristol, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Dublin on the 18th, priced at £17.50 (or £16 for Edinburgh, £19.50 for London and €20.00 for Dublin).

André Rieu

The King of Waltz has added three more shows to his winter schedule, including one more show at Wembley Arena on 7th December and another at Dublin's O2 on the 18th plus a brand new date in Newcastle on 10th December. Other dates have almost all sold out except for Belfast, Leeds and the other Wembley show on 23rd December.

Eddi Reader

Former Fairground Attraction singer and songwriter Reader returns with a full UK tour in the autumn. First stop is Manchester on 1st November, followed by Cardiff, Bridport and more until Glasgow on the 29th. NB - Cardiff and Holmfirth Tickets on sale now, the rest on sale Friday.

Beres Hammond

One of the legends of smooth reggae is back with a clutch of summer shows in Bristol, Birmingham and Brixton. All shows will be supported by Morgan Heritage and Marcia Griffiths and sell from £27.50 - Bristol is available now.

Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg

The Ramones' drummer returns with his own project and some live UK action with Andrew W.K. on vocals. Dates include Camden on 23rd October and Manchester on the following night. Tickets cost £19.50 for London, £17.50 for Manchester.

Level 42

Mark King's evergreen funk-pop outfit have announced another London show due to popular demand. The new IndigO2 gig on 21st September sells for £28.50 and follows a show on the 20th which has almost sold out.

Vintage Trouble

The souful American troupe will return to the UK and Ireland for a summer jaunt, starting with Dublin on 9th June, followed by the likes of Glasgow, Brixton, Bristol and Cardiff on the 26th. Tickets on sale now, from £13.


Following his tour with Skepta and JME in spring, plus appearances at Isle of Wight and Reading/Leeds, Wiley has confirmed a September tour, starting with Birmingham on the 7th, plus Manchester, Leeds, etc. until Shepherd's Bush on 17th.

Longitude Festival 2013

Dublin's sister-festival to the UK's Latitude will have Kraftwerk, Phoenix and Vampire Weekend headlining the three days, along with Foals, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Jake Bugg and more. Tickets on sale now.


American funk-metallers Clutch return to the UK for a handful of shows in July, including Norwich on the 8th, Nottingham (9th), Manchester (10th) and Kentish Town (11th). Tickets on sale now, priced from £15 (£16 for London).

Bad Religion

Now in their thirty fourth year as a band, Bad Religion will return to the UK with a new album in tow ("True North" is out now) and August shows in Manchester (19th) and London (20th), selling for £18.50/£19.50. More shows may be announced in due course.


Former MotoGP/ Superbike racer James Toseland returns with his rock outfit for a tour spread over two legs in spring and summer. Tickets on sale now, with the exception of Southsea (26th May), Hull (30th June) and York (2nd July) which are on sale now.

From Here to Eternity

Tim Rice's latest and much-anticipated musical, set in the wartime Pacific, will appear at London's Shaftesbury Theatre from 30th September until 26th April 2014. Tickets on sale now, priced from £27.

Disney On Ice: Dare To Dream

Another sure-to-be-popular Disney-branded ice spectacular will be touring the UK in the autumn/winter, starting in Glasgow from 27th Sept to 6th Oct. Newcastle (on sale now) follows with more shows in London, Sheffield, etc. to follow. Tickets on sale now.

Paul Pledger