Fat Friday: Billy Joel, Jamie Cullum, Leonard Cohen, Sigur Rós, Bat For Lashes, Russell Kane, Al Murray and more

Posted: 29th May 2013
Tickets on sale from Friday 31st May 2013 also include: Peter Hook, Happy Mondays, Belsonic 2013, Miles Kane, Motörhead, Lee Nelson, The Australian Pink Floyd Show, Kate Nash, Goo Goo Dolls, Tim Burgess, The Naked and Famous and many 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.

Billy Joel

The acclaimed award-winning songwriter will perform his first British shows for 7 years in the autumn with stops in Manchester (29th Oct), Hammersmith (5th Nov) and Birmingham (8th). Tickets are on sale now, priced from £55 upwards. He's also performing his first indoor Irish show in Dublin on 1st November.

Jamie Cullum

In support of new album "Momentum", Jamie Cullum will be touring extensively in the autumn, starting with Dublin on 14th October and followed by Edinburgh, Gateshead and several more until Brighton on 4th November. Tickets are on sale now, priced from £25 - £37.50.

Leonard Cohen

On the back of his successful "Old Ideas" album, Cohen will be touring the UK in the late summer, starting with Bournemouth on 26th August, followed by Brighton, Manchester and further arenas until London's O2 Arena on 14th September. Prices range from £25 to £75.

Sigur Rós

Edinburgh becomes the next lucky city to experience the arty Icelanders on their forthcoming UK tour in the autumn. Usher Hall will be the venue of choice on 18th November with tickets priced from £28.50. Other tour-dates are still available in limited numbers.

Bat For Lashes

UK fans of Natasha Khan's music may have to wait a bit longer for a proper tour. Thankfully, things are looking up after she announced a show at Shepherd's Bush Empire on 13th August. Tickets cost from £22.50 with demand expected to be huge.

Al Murray

The Pub Landlord has decided to have a lock-in - he's extended his The Only Way Is Epic tour in order to cover new venues in the autumn. Stops include Aberdeen, Hayes, Swindon, Dorking and more with tickets priced at £25.50-£28.50 - many are available now.

Russell Kane

Smallness is the title of Kane's new show, set to start touring later this year, continuing into 2014 until May. Stops include Windsor, Colchester (two nights), Sheffield, Milton Keynes (two nights) and even Jersey! Most shows are on sale now, priced from £17.50 upwards.

Peter Hook

After triumphantly performing the first two New Order albums at select shows earlier this year, the renowned bassist and his band The Light will continue performing "Movement" and "Power Corruption & Lies", plus singles, on tour in the autumn, covering much of the country. Priced from £20 upwards.

Happy Mondays

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of key cross-over album "Bummed", the Mondays will embark on an autumn tour from London on 22nd November to Bristol on 14th December. Support comes from mates 808 State and tickets will cost £28 (£32.50 for Kentish Town).

Belsonic 2013

Recently added to Belfast's annual music shindig were rock-gods Nine Inch Nails, signifying a possible return to touring (hopefully). They will play a headline show on 21st August and will be supported by And So I Watch You From Afar. Tickets cost from £33.

Miles Kane

As well as a spring headline tour, a support slot with The Stone Roses and numerous festival slots, Kane will also be headlining another full UK tour in the autumn. Portsmouth is the first stop on 26th September, followed by Leeds, Birmingham, Hull and more until 11th October. From £17.50.


Lemmy and co return with a UK tour in November. Not only will you get the Ace of Spades favourites as headliners, you'll get quality support from Saxon. Dates include two shows in Brixton (Saxon will NOT support on the 17th) as well as Wolves, Glasgow etc. From £27 upwards.

The Australian Pink Floyd Show

As a follow-up to this year's appearance at Live from Jodrell Bank 2013, the highly-revered tribute outfit will return in 2014 for an extensive tour. Stops include Guildford, Carlisle, Bristol and more with tickets priced at £28.50.

Funeral for a Friend

After touring the UK throughout the summer, the Welsh rockers seem determined to keep busy right up until the end of 2013 with even more shows. Cardiff, London, Glasgow and Manchester have been confirmed in October, priced £14-£15.

Kate Nash

Coming up in October is Nash's next tour to promote her recent album "Girl Talk". Shows include Norwich, Birmingham, Shepherd's Bush and more until Manchester on the 19th. Tickets cost £13.50 - £16.50.

Kids in Glass Houses

Continuing on from where the spring tour will leave off, KIGH will embark on a new leg of touring in support of their next album "Peace", due in late summer. The tour includes Liverpool on 25th September, followed by Brighton, Camden, Cardiff and more. Prices range from £13.50 to £15.

Lee Nelson

Wot a legend! Nelson has added two London shows to his already-available UK tour in the autumn. Both will take place at Bloomsbury Theatre on 28th and 29th October and will be priced from £22.50. Other UK shows, also at around the same price, are still available.

Goo Goo Dolls

With a new album due for release - "Magnetic" comes out on 11th June - it's not surprising to learn of Goo Goo Dolls heading out on tour. Nottingham is the first stop on 15th October, followed by Manchester, Glasgow and many more until Hammersmith on 25th. £24 - £26.50.

Tim Burgess

His "Oh No I Love You" album will be supported by an autumn tour in September, including shows in Bedford, Falmouth, Exeter and more until Leeds on the 30th. Prices start at £16.

System 7

Steve Hillage and co have been busy collaborating with Japanese prog-rockers Rovo, performing live shows in the Far East. Now they've produced an album ("Phoenix Rising") and will bring it to the UK in 2014 with March shows in Manchester and London. £20/£25.

The Naked and Famous

After the recent releases of live album "One Temporary Escape" and the RSD EP "Passive Me, Aggressive You", the New Zealanders turn their attentions to a UK tour in the autumn. Stops include Manchester, Birmingham, Belfast and Oxford with prices at £15 - £22.50.

London Grammar

Following on from their Kendal Calling 2013 festival appearance, the much-touted outfit will tour the UK in October, starting with Norwich on the 15th and followed by the likes of Brighton, Brixton and Manchester. Prices start at £10.

They Might Be Giants

Armed with a new album "Nanobots" ("25 unreasonable songs in 45 phenomenal minutes"), the band will perform shows in London on 19th November and Manchester on the 20th. Prices are £25 and £18.50 respectively.

Soweto Gospel Choir

If African harmonies are your thing, you should check out this 30-strong outfit on tour in November. Their jaunt around several theatres includes Wimbledon, Bromley, Torquay and more with tickets at various prices.

Todd Gordon

Relatively unknown until recording the Helping The Heroes charity album w/ Eddi Reader, Clare Teal and the like, Gordon is due to take his easy-going jazz-inspired songbook to this year's Edinburgh Fringe, as well as performing with Jacqui Dankworth on 25th and 26th August. £10 (£17.50 for the last two dates).

Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo return to the UK with their largest tour since 2011 and brand new album 'Dear River'. As well as playing this the Cambridge Folk Festival 2013 in July and a special Durham gig just ahead of that (last few tickets), you can now catch them on a full tour in November. Priced £10 - £15.