Fat Friday: Blue, Russell Howard, Beady Eye, Barry Gibb, Wet Wet Wet, Disclosure and more

Posted: 25th April 2013
Tickets on sale from Friday 26th April 2013 also include: M People, Kenny Rogers, Macklemore, WWE, Tom Odell, Shed Seven, Iced Earth, Limp Bizkit, Belle and Sebastian, Sean Paul and many more

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After the recent success of their recently-announced London show in May (it's sold out), the boys will perform at Newmarket Nights in June (with Liberty X and Five) and a clutch of headline shows in October in support of the album "Roulette". Newmarket tickets on sale now.

Beady Eye

Liam Gallagher's band are set to release their second album "BE" in June at around the time they perform three headline shows in Manchester, London and Glasgow. All three sold out in minutes but more may be announced in due course.

Russell Howard

His first jaunt in three years will be called Wonderbox and begins in Bournemouth on 23rd February, followed by Cardiff, Manchester, Aberdeen and many more before topping it all off with four nights in London's Royal Albert Hall from 14th to 17th April. From £25 and on sale now.

Barry Gibb

Best known as the most vocally-prominent member of The Bee Gees, Barry will perform the trio's greatest hits in memory of his late brothers Robin and Maurice. So far, the tour-dates include Birmingham on 21st September, Dublin on 25th, Manchester on 29th and London's O2 Arena on 3rd October. From £55.

LeAnn Rimes

In support of her new album "Spitfire", Rimes has outlined a tour of large venues in the autumn, starting with Birmingham on 14th September, followed by Glasgow, Manchester and Hammersmith. Tickets on sale now, priced from £25 upwards depending on town.

Wet Wet Wet

Marti Pellow's chart-toppers will celebrate their 30th anniversary as a band with December shows including Dublin on 5th December, followed by Belfast, Manchester, Brighton, London and many more until Glasgow on the 19th. Prices start at £33.

M People

Their Mercury Music Prize-winning 1993 classic album "Elegant Slumming" comes under scrutiny for a full UK tour in October. Dates include Manchester on the 10th, Guildford, Nottingham, Glasgow and more until London on the 27th. Tickets on sale now, priced from £25 upwards.

Kenny Rogers

As a response to public demand and after being added to the Glastonbury 2013 bill, Rogers will perform three large summer shows in Cardiff on 29th June, Birmingham on 1st July and Manchester on the 2nd. Prices start at £44.


His May show in London has already sold out, hence the decision to unveil another plus a few regional dates as well. Brixton, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow will all take place in September and feature Ryan Lewis.


After performing several festivals during the summer, including Reading, Leeds and Lovebox, the duo will perform headline shows around the UK including Bristol, Leeds and more until Brixton on 28th November. From around £16.50.

Tom Odell

After performing at numerous festivals this summer, Odell will also be embarking on his own headline tour throughout October. He's had to add another Shepherd's Bush for the 23rd after almost selling out the first one. Priced from £14.50.

Shed Seven

First stop on their festive 'Greatest Hits' jaunt is Newcastle on 6th December, followed by Manchester, Sheffield, Liverpool and many more until London on the 20th and Leeds on the 21st. Tickets start at £19.50.

Mott The Hoople

Armed with their first live dates for a few years, the British blues-rockers will tour the UK in November, calling at Birmingham, Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester and London's O2 Arena on the 18th. The David Bowie connection should ensure considerable interest - from £40 upwards.

We Are Scientists

The band's new album is due for release later this year, probably around the same time as this tour kicks off. Bristol is the first stop on 22nd July, followed by Southsea, Shoreditch and more until Preston on the 31st. Tickets cost around £13.50.

Iced Earth

A 2014 tour has been announced by the American outfit which includes Birmingham on 12th January (already on sale), Dublin on the 13th and Islington on the 14th. Tickets on sale now.

Vampire Weekend

After selling out their London Troxy show in May, Vampire Weekend have added two more dates to their schedule. The first is Portsmouth on 28th June, followed by Bournemouth on the 29th. More dates may be added in due course - meanwhile these will cost from £20.

The Commitments

Roddy Doyle's boisterous bittersweet novel-cum-film-cum-stage musical The Commitments hits the West End for the first time this autumn. The four-month run at the Palace Theatre will start on 21st September and continue into January. From £5 up to £31.25.


Back with equal doses of its Raw and Smackdown brands, WWE will host several arena shows across the UK and Ireland. Belfast and Dublin - tickets on sale now. All shows are at various prices.

Sean Paul

Bringing his own brand of 'Dutty Rock' to the UK in June is dancehall-pop star Sean Paul who has confirmed two big shows. The first is in Shepherd's Bush on 5th June, followed by Manchester on the 6th, priced at £28 and £25 respectively.

Limp Bizkit

As part of their build-up to performing at Download 2013, Limp Bizkit will perform a warm-up headliner at Glasgow's O2 Academy on 15th June. Tickets on sale now, priced from £25.

Belle and Sebastian

The indie-pop duo don't perform that often so news of a Scottish date should delight fans. Their chosen spot for their next UK headliner is Inverness' Ironworks on 1st July, heralding their first ever show in the town. Tickets cost from £25.

Anthony Hamilton

Multi award-winning soul singer Hamilton will perform another rare London show on 11th July. He played at the IndigO2 last year and sold out so be quick to grab tickets for this one - priced from £27.50.

The Seekers

Famed for hits such as "I'll Never Find Another You", "A World of Our Own", "Morningtown Ride" and "Georgy Girl", Australian vocal-group The Seekers celebrate 50 years with an extensive tour which starts in Gateshead on 16th September and ends in Belfast on 8th October.

The Cat Empire

Hailing from Melbourne, this rock-cum-ska outfit will be coming a long way to entertain the UK in the autumn. Stops include Birmingham on 18th October, followed by Bournemouth, London and more. Support comes from Flap! and tickets for the Steal The Light tour will cost from £20.

The Script

As well as performing at V Festival, Isle of Wight and an open-air Forestry Commission Live concert in Thetford, Danny and the boys will perform a rare show at Bridlington's Spa on 12th July. Tickets on sale now, priced from £32.50.

Black Star Riders are Thin Lizzy by another name, featuring Thin Lizzy members Ricky Warwick, Scott Gorham, Damon Johnson, Marco Mendoza and Jimmy DeGrasso. The name was chosen to allow the band to release new material - with debut album 'All Hell Breaks Loose' due out in May. Catch the band on an extensive November/ December UK tour.

The Cribs have announced a one-off date at the Picture House in Edinburgh as part of the Edinburgh Fringe. Catch the Jarman brothers there on 16th August. Tickets cost £18.

Joe McElderry returns to his old stomping ground on 2nd July, with a one-off date at Newcastle's O2 Academy for the X Factor star. Tickets cost £28.50. Expect the release of his latest album, soon.

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