Fat Friday: Paramore, Susan Boyle, Lee Evans, Tenacious D, Tennent's Vital 2013, Blue and more

Posted: 15th May 2013
Tickets on sale from Friday 17th May 2013 also include: Russell Howard, Avenged Sevenfold, Texas, The Pigeon Detectives, Suede, Brendan Benson, The Cult, John Mayer, Mindless Self Indulgence, Justin Currie and many more

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With the success of a #1 album ringing in their ears, the trio have earmarked September for some live action, starting with Dublin on the 2nd, followed by Manchester on 20th, then Cardiff, Birmingham, Nottingham and finally for now, Wembley Arena on 27th September. All priced from £27.50 for regional shows and £29.50 for London.

Susan Boyle

This summer the multi-platinum-selling Scottish singer will embark on her debut headline tour, choosing - appropriately-enough - Scotland as the host. Performing songs from her hit albums plus a few classics, Susan will play Inverness, Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow (two nights) and Edinburgh (two nights) from 2nd to 13th July. Tickets range from £27.50 to £42.50 and demand is expected to be phenomenal. Good luck!

Lee Evans

His next monstrous tour is called "Monsters" and will take place in autumn 2014, starting with Bournemouth for five nights (20th to 24th August), followed by multiple nights in Brighton, Nottingham, Sheffield, London and many more until Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena from 27th to 30th November 2014. On sale now.

Tenacious D

Jack Black and Kyle Gass follow Rize of the Fenix with several autumn shows that include Bournemouth on 7th December, followed by two shows in Shepherd's Bush, Edinburgh, Leeds and Birmingham, plus more to be added in due course. These are priced at £35 upwards.

Tennent's Vital 2013

Joining Kings of Leon as headliners will be local Belfast boys Snow Patrol who will lead the pack on the Thursday. Support on 15th August comes from Jason Mraz, Kodaline and Foy Vance and tickets will cost from £44.50 upwards. More names are to be announced for both days in due course.

Russell Howard

Due to unprecedented demand, Howard has added a handful of new shows. The tour will now start in Bournemouth on 22nd February 2014 (23rd now sold out), with another Cardiff show on 25th Feb plus Leeds Arena and two new London shows either side of the Thames - Wembley Arena (27th) and the O2 Arena (29th). From £27.50.


Demand has been considerable for their previously-announced dates, so much so that they've added more. Plymouth, Portsmouth, Ipswich, Southend and Brighton will all feel the love from The Big Reunion stars in October/November.

Avenged Sevenfold

After a few years out, Avenged Sevenfold return with three massive shows in the autumn. The big venues are Manchester on 30th November, followed by Wembley Arena on 1st December and Birmingham's LG on the 5th, priced from £28.50 upwards.


To celebrate their first studio-album for 8 years, the soon-to-be issued "The Conversation", Sharleen and co will tour extensively throughout the autumn, starting in York on 9th November, followed by Inverness, Manchester, Bristol and loads more until Edinburgh on 29th November. Prices start from £37. Tickets available now on pre-sale

The Pigeon Detectives

Having recently issued their new album "We Met At Sea", The Leeds outfit have now confirmed an autumn tour. Three Scottish shows kick proceedings off with Aberdeen the first on 17th October, followed by many more including London until Southsea on 31st.


It may have come as a surprise that Brett's boys missed Bristol - or even Southampton and Southend out of their initial tour announcement. The great news is, they haven't - the GuildHall in Southampton, Cliffs Pavilion in Southend and Bristol's O2 Academy will host shows from 22nd to 24th October, forming the start of the UK tour. Tickets are priced at around £26.50 and will sell quickly.

Brendan Benson

Last year the Raconteurs and Jack White collaborator issued his "What Kind of World" album, followed by an EP of new songs early this year. His 2013 dates will no doubt feature more new material - London, Newcastle, Manchester and Edinburgh confirmed so far.

The Cult

Astbury, Duffy and co are to plug in their rocking landmark 1987 release Electric during the autumn with shows in Cardiff, Exeter, Southampton and many more across the country until the Roundhouse in London on 31st October. The Electric 13 shows are priced from £29.50 upwards.

John Mayer last played the UK in 2010 - a year which saw a double tour from the popular Grammy-winner - a concert hall and arena tour. For October, there have been just two dates announced and they are both in London. The O2 Arena date went on sale last month and sold out in hours. Just added is a date at Wembley Arena on 26th October. Tickets will cost £35 and demand will once again be massive.

Mindless Self Indulgence

Electro-rock New Yorkers MSI return to the UK with a string of autumn shows which will start in Brighton on 28th November. Other stops include Camden, Norwich and the final show in Bristol on 5th December. Ticket prices start at around £15. On sale now.

Justin Currie

Del Amitri's frontman returns with a stream of September concerts starting on 7th in Wolverhampton and continuing to the likes of Brighton, Islington, Durham etc until Bristol on the 20th. He may add more shows but for now, these cost from around £20.

Kim Wilde

Looks like Kim's throwing an '80s Christmas Party and you're duly invited. The three confirmed dates start on 18th December in Bristol, followed by Birmingham and Shepherd's Bush. Another songwriter from the same decade, Nik Kershaw, will join Kim as her guest with tickets priced at £25.

Deaf Havana

Have grown in size (and stature) with the inclusion of a few new band-mates and the release date for new album 'Old Souls' (out on 16th September) and an October tour to promote it - their biggest yet. London, Liverpool, Cambridge, Bristol and more figure. Tickets start from £14.

Impericon Never Say Die! Tour 2013

Back for another bout of metal mayhem, the 2013 tour will feature American deathcore band Emmure headlining, plus Miss May I (also from America), I Killed the Prom Queen (Australia), Betraying the Martyrs (France), Northlane (Australia), Hundredth (US), and Rise of the Northstar (Japan). The chosen cities are Birmingham, Glasgow, London, Manchester and Cardiff - and all in October.


The American post-hardcore band have a new album coming out on Epitaph in the summer and have announced an October UK tour to support it. London, Manchester, Cardiff, Bristol, Southampton, Glasgow and more are the chosen cities. Tickets from £10 (£12 for London)