Fat Friday: The Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, The National, Depeche Mode, Suede and more

Posted: 11th April 2013
Tickets on sale from Friday 12th April 2013 also include: Meltdown Festival 2013, Bowling for Soup, Gary Numan, Micky Flanagan, Kings of Leon, Jimmy Eat World, Ludovico Einaudi, Kendrick Lamar, Tyga, Wu-Tang Clan 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 Rolling Stones

A second Stones show was confirmed earlier in the week for 13th July as part of Barclaycard British Summer Time in Hyde Park 2013. A different line-up of guests includes Jake Bugg, Tom Odell, The 1975 and more TBC. From £95.

Black Sabbath

London's O2 Arena is the first stop on their "13" tour on 10th December, followed by Belfast on the 12th, then Sheffield, Glasgow, Manchester and finally their hometown Birmingham on the 20th. From £55 upwards.

The National

Their new album "Trouble Will Find Me" is out in May, followed by this UK and Ireland tour in November. Belfast and Dublin - Tickets on sale now. Manchester and London - Tickets on sale now.

Depeche Mode

For their Delta Machine UK tour, Glasgow's Hydro will be the first stop on 11th November, followed by the Leeds Arena (13th), Manchester Arena (15th), London's O2 (19th) and, later on, Birmingham's LG Arena on 27th January 2014.


Brett Anderson and co follow new album "Bloodsports" and festival appearances with autumn shows, including Leeds, Glasgow, Dublin, Manchester and Birmingham. From £26.50 upwards.

Tennent's Vital 2013

Held in Belfast's Boucher Park, this midweek festival promises something special every year. 2013 offers Kings of Leon up as the first headliners on 14th August. More headliners and supports will be announced in due course.

Meltdown Festival 2013

Yoko Ono will curate this year's South Bank-based event, for which she's booked Siouxsie, Iggy and the Stooges, Marianne Faithfull, Boy George, Ryuichi Sakamoto and more. Tickets on sale now.

Bowling For Soup

The band will say goodbye with their Bids Farewell tour, starting in Southampton on 10th October, followed by numerous stops including Norwich, Nottingham, Manchester and many more until Bristol, Plymouth and finally London on the 23rd. £20 for regionals and £21.50 for Kentish Town.

Jimmy Eat World

Already confirmed for Download 2013, the US rockers clearly love you loads because they've added a headline show to their schedule in June. They'll play KOKO in London on the 16th. Tickets are priced at £20.

Gary Numan

His forthcoming new studio album "Splinter" will be released in October, followed by this tour which covers most of the UK. Newcastle and Brighton - Tickets on sale now. All shows cost from £25.

Micky Flanagan

New shows include arena performances in London (30th & 31st May at Hackney Empire and 25th October at the O2), Cardiff (3rd November), Nottingham (15th), Manchester (22nd) and Birmingham on 23rd November. From £26.50 upwards.

Ludovico Einaudi

This man's schedule is growing by the day - the acclaimed pianist has now added two more concerts to London's Barbican for 3rd and 4th August. All other dates, except Sheffield and London (2nd Aug), have sold out of face-value seats.

Kendrick Lamar

At the beginning of July, and as a warm-up to his Wireless Festival 2013 appearance with Jay-Z etc, Lamar will perform headliners in Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds, all priced from £25 upwards.


He's back for more UK action including London on 28th May, Glasgow on 31st and Manchester on 1st June. Tickets priced at £22.50 and £26 respectively. Tyga will also appear in Dublin on 2nd June - tickets cost €28.

Wu-Tang Clan

The whole clan returns for a brace of 20th-anniversary UK dates in the summer, including Manchester on 25th July and Brixton on 26th July, priced at £34 and £35.50 respectively.

Status Quo

10cc will join Rossi, Parfitt and co for several big festive Bula Quo shows throughout the early winter, including Liverpool, Birmingham and more until Newcastle on 19th December. All priced from £38.50.


Guest vocalists Sandie Shaw, Andy Bell and Kim Wilde will line-up with Martyn Ware of Heaven 17 for two exclusive B.E.F. shows in London (17th May) and Sheffield (18th). Coinciding with the third B.E.F. album "Dark", the shows will cost from £17.50 each. Other guests include H17's Glenn Gregory on vocals.

Children of Bodom

Finland's premier doom and darkness outfit return with a full UK tour in support of the new album "Halo of Blood", which will include stops in Bournemouth, Bristol and more until Shepherd's Bush on 15th October. Tickets on sale now.

Paul Pledger