The Week Ahead: Beyoncé, Leona Lewis, The Pigeon Detectives, OMD, Peaches and more

Posted: 16th April 2013
The Week Ahead from Monday 22nd April 2013 also features: Noah and the Whale, Darwin Deez, Nigel Kennedy, OneRepublic, Lucy Porter, This House and more

This week:

All prices are exclusive of booking fees.



Her much-anticipated Ms Carter tour has all but sold out, aside from Premium tickets. Those craving some action from the global superstar should head to Twickenham on 1st June for her only remaining 2013 concert w/ support from Florence + the Machine, Rita Ora etc. Standing tickets from £65.

The Pigeon Detectives

Many shows have sold out for this latest tour but you can still get tickets for Whitehaven on Friday, Norwich, Birmingham, Middlesbrough, Glasgow, Cambridge and Brighton - priced from £12.50.

Leona Lewis

Despite not racking up a third consecutive #1 album with "Glassheart", demand to see Leona hasn't waned. There are still several shows available in order to catch Lewis live but Glasgow (on Friday), Ipswich, Oxford and Plymouth have all sold out.


Back with a strong album ("English Electric") and support on this tour from John Foxx and the Maths, the synth-pop outfit still have a few tickets left for most of this jaunt from Margate on Sunday onwards. Prices average around £32.50.


Making something of a comeback with her first live shows since 2009, Peaches' show at London's IndigO2 on Friday night surprisingly still has spaces left. Tickets for this Sundance London 2013 gig cost £15.50.

Noah and the Whale

The band will begin their Month Of Sundays residency at London's Palace Theatre in the West End on Sunday. The first of four shows still has some tickets left, priced from £27.50. Noah and the Whale are also touring the UK in and around the London dates - these also have tickets from £18.50 (Bournemouth on 27th April is postponed until the autumn - date TBC).

Nigel Kennedy

Violin virtuoso Kennedy returns with a tour devoted to the wonders of Bach and Fats Waller. His UK tour covers Edinburgh on Wednesday, then Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool and more until Nottingham on 8th May. He'll return to London on the 14th May (Barbican) as well as the BBC Proms in the Park 2013 in September.

Darwin Deez

With their new album "Songs For Imaginative People" out now, Darwin Deez are now gearing up for another UK tour, starting in Manchester on Friday night and followed by Nottingham, Norwich and many others until Edinburgh on 5th May. They also play Liverpool SoundCity 2013 and Live at Leeds. From £12 upwards.


They recently released their third album "Native" which reached the Top 40 over here so demand for their tour has been strong. Tickets are running out for most of their shows, including Shepherd's Bush on Wednesday night, Manchester, Glasgow etc. Prices start at around £22.50.

Theatre, Comedy and Arts

Merrily We Roll Along

Fans of Stephen Sondheim should flock to the Harold Pinter Theatre in the West End for the first of a three-month run of shows starting on Tuesday night. Set in the '80s and travelling back through time, this musical still has some seats available, priced from as little as £10, rising to £59.50.

Lucy Porter

She's a People Person, according to her new show's title, so why not grab a ticket to catch one of the UK's chirpiest comedians on the circuit? She's performing numerous shows from Saturday onwards (Leeds) right through the spring in Salford, Aldershot etc. From under £10, depending on location.

This House

Fittingly, this intense political drama, set in '70s Britain at a time when the UK was facing economic crisis and government whips were bending the rules. James Graham's archly-observed critique of the behaviour of MPs is more relevant than ever and plays at London's Olivier Theatre until 15th May.