The Week Ahead: Frank Turner, The Staves, Public Enemy, Michael Ball and more

Posted: 9th April 2013
The Week Ahead from Monday 15th April 2013 also features Gaz Coombes, Big Daddy Kane, Jimeoin, Daughter, Saxon, The Lumberjacks, Luke Sital-Singh and more

This week:

All prices are exclusive of booking fees.


Frank Turner

Not exactly a newcomer to selling out concerts at the drop of a hat, Turner is doing the same again. His upcoming tour, which starts on Wednesday in Manchester, is sold out, aside from his show in Glasgow on Thursday which costs £18.50.


High on everybody's gigging wish-list at the moment are Daughter who have recently issued their debut-album "If You Leave". All upcoming spring headliners are sold out, leaving you with the option of festivals or their autumn tour which starts in Bexhill on 16th October - from £15.

The Staves

Also in huge demand at the moment are siblings The Staves who only have a select handful of spring shows available, including Ashford on Thursday, plus Bath and Sheffield. £10 - £12.50.

Michael Ball

His Both Sides Now tour begins in Ipswich on Monday night, followed by Newcastle, Glasgow etc until winding up in Portsmouth on 10th May. The likes of Birmingham, Oxford and Southampton have sold out - all others cost from £37.50 upwards.

Public Enemy

Flavor Flav, Chuck D and a whole raft of classic P.E. bangers are heading your way from Sunday 21st onwards. Dublin, Glasgow, Nottingham and Norwich are all still available, priced from £25.

Big Daddy Kane

It's the return of the 'Smooth Operator' as Big Daddy Kane returns with two shows at the capital's Jazz Cafe, Brighton, Liverpool, Bristol (with DJ Yoda) and more. Tickets cost just from £13 to £16.50 for regional shows and £20 for London.


It's classic rock all the way as Saxon are joined by Quireboys for a string of shows which start in Leamington Spa on Thursday, followed by Nottingham, Newcastle and more throughout the spring. £18.50 upwards.

Gaz Coombes

Ex-Supergrass frontman Coombes has new material and a decent back-catalogue to share on his spring tour. It all starts in Ashford in Kent on Tuesday, followed by many more throughout April and beyond. From £15.

Luke Sital-Singh

This man has a habit of selling out shows, proven by the fact his upcoming gig in Clerkenwell has sold out. However, Dalston and other regional shows are worth seeking out, priced from around £6 upwards.

Theatre, Comedy and Arts

The Lumberjacks

Messrs Stewart Francis, Glenn Wool and Craig Campbell have some hilarious music and comedy evenings ahead of them, starting in Norwich on Wednesday (sold out). Remaining shows cost from £16.

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty - A Gothic Fairytale

The British choreographer and dancer's latest show hits Wimbledon from Tuesday onwards, before heading to Liverpool and Bristol. Many seats are sold out, except for Upper Circles and limited stalls, so hurry - from around £36.


What? No that's not a rhetorical question, it is Jimeoin's new show which starts to tour from next week. Glasgow's opener and Bloomsbury have sold out, but others are still on sale for around £14.50 upwards.

Happy clicking!