The Week Ahead: Miles Kane, The Specials, The Big Reunion, Eddie Izzard and more

Posted: 23rd April 2013
The Week Ahead from Monday 29th April 2013 also features: John Grant, Athlete, Savages, Major Lazer, Trailer Park Boys, Arcane Roots and more

This week:

All prices are exclusive of booking fees.


Miles Kane

His new album "Don't Forget Who You Are" will appear on 3rd June, just a few weeks after his next tour starts. Shows in Middlesbrough, Oxford, Bath, Northampton and Bedford are still available from £15 - the rest have now sold out.

The Specials

Terry Hall and co return for an extensive tour that starts in Aylesbury next Friday. This unmissable tour has proven very popular with only Dublin, Birmingham and their second night in Brixton left with face-value tickets. Premiums exist for some of the remainder.

The Big Reunion Tour

Atomic Kitten, Liberty X, B*Witched, 911, Five and Honeyz will soon line-up for a tour based on the successful TV series, although only Belfast and Dublin have any tickets left. Best bet is to head for the autumn leg, the Christmas Party tour - on sale now (with new matinee shows) priced from £34.50. Nottingham - Tickets on sale now.

John Grant

Despite the Top 20 success of album "Pale Green Ghosts", there are still a few tickets left for most of Grant's upcoming shows, including Cork, Bath, Leeds, Oxford and Shepherd's Bush, all available from £15 to £20. Dublin, Oxford and Brighton have sold out though.


Their "Vehicles and Animals" 10th anniversary tour is selling out fast - Shepherd's Bush and Birmingham have already run out of tickets, while Brighton (warm-up show on Sunday), Cambridge, Bristol and Manchester have tickets remaining for £18.50.


Prior to supporting Iggy and the Stooges at this year's Meltdown and performing at Manchester's Parklife Weekender, Savages have a spring tour to perform. All headline shows are available except Nottingham (sold out).

Major Lazer

Armed with recent album "Free the Universe", Diplo and support Ms Dynamite will perform a few shows in May, starting with Sheffield on Weds, then Oxford on Thursday and Bristol on Friday. Tickets cost from £16.

Richard Marx

Writer and performer of sensitive rock ballads in the '80s, ("Right Here Waiting" perhaps his biggest), Marx will perform a one-off show at Shepherd's Bush Empire on Tuesday night. Tickets are still available priced from £30 upwards.

Arcane Roots

Kingston's metallers are back on the road with this week's biggest bargain tour of the week. Tickets cost from just £6 for three bands headlined by these boys, with shows from Cardiff on Tuesday to Bristol on 15th May, still available.

Theatre, Comedy and Arts

Eddie Izzard

His Force Majeure tour begins on Thursday in Aberdeen (two nights), before continuing into the summer, right across the UK and Ireland. Many shows have sold out or are down to minimal face-value tickets - Aberdeen, Wembley and Newcastle are examples of shows with tickets (from £35).

Trailer Park Boys

The comedy trio return to the UK and Ireland for another run of shows that start in Birmingham on Thursday night, followed by Hammersmith, Manchester, Glasgow and two nights in Dublin. Tickets cost from £22 upwards.

Ghost the Musical

Featuring one of the biggest #1s of the '80s ("Unchained Melody") and that pottery scene, Ghost is a charming feel-good (though occasionally weepie) musical performing at the New Wimbledon Theatre from Tuesday until 11th May. The production then heads to Edinburgh, Manchester etc.

Happy clicking!