The Week Ahead: Rihanna, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Ronan Keating, Isle of Wight Festival 2013, Hugh Laurie, Neil Young and more

Posted: 4th June 2013
The week ahead from Monday 10th June 2013 also features: Josh Groban, Peter Doherty, Sherlock Holmes, Johnny Borrell, Meltdown Festival 2013, For the Love of Mrs Brown, Strictly Confidential and more

This week:

All prices are exclusive of booking fees.



Her massive Diamonds tour finally arrives on these shores next week with tickets still available for many of the proposed dates, including Cardiff, Manchester (13th June and both July shows), Twickenham (16th), Sunderland and Dublin. Prices start at around £45.25 for Cardiff, more for the rest.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

The Boss begins his UK action at a sold-out show in Wembley on Saturday, before heading to Glasgow (also sold-out) and Coventry (tickets still available - £62.50). There are also tickets available for Hard Rock Calling 2013 and shows in Cardiff and Kilkenny.

Ronan Keating

Friday's Gloucester show has now sold out but you can still catch the million-selling songwriter playing big outdoor shows in Falkirk and Doncaster (both June) and Carlisle and Essex (both August) - these shows are still available at various prices.

Hugh Laurie

It's almost a clean-sweep for the actor-turned-crooner as his new album "Didn't It Rain?" aids ticket-sales for his forthcoming tour. All dates are now sold out, except for his Hammersmith show which has a very limited array of Rear Standing spaces for his show on the Friday, priced at £35.

Neil Young

Monday sees old Shakey return to the UK and Ireland with his band and recent album "Psychedelic Pill". Tickets remain for Newcastle, Dublin, Liverpool (August) and both London shows, although the O2 Arena show on Monday 19th August has the best seating options, priced from £45-£55 upwards.

Peter Doherty

Babyshambles and Libertines' frontman Doherty is back for a handful of shows throughout June, including shows in Guildford, Poole and Stoke (all available now priced at £20) and a sold-out gig in Bedford on 22nd June.

Johnny Borrell

Razorlight's frontman is out on the road during June with Zazou, including shows in Southampton, Aldershot, Bristol and many more until London on the 18th. There are still tickets available for all shows at a bargain £10 for regionals and £15 for the 100 Club show in the capital.

Josh Groban

His upcoming tour in support of new album "All That Echoes" has almost run out of face-value tickets although, somewhat surprisingly, London still has plenty of Lower Tier seats left and Nottingham has spaces available throughout. Prices start at £42.50 - all other dates are sold out.


Isle of Wight Festival 2013

The weather forecast says a dry weekend is in prospect for the IOW so grab tickets now to see The Stone Roses, Bon Jovi, The Killers and Paul Weller entertain the crowds. £185 will get you Weekend and camping with Day tickets also available.

Meltdown Festival 2013

South Bank's Meltdown will kick off on Friday with a concert from the curator's Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band on the 14th, followed by various shows from the likes of Siousxie (both sold out), Peaches (available), Reggie Watts (available), Ryuichi Sakamoto (available), Iggy and the Stooges (sold out), Deerhoof (limited spaces) and more.

Theatre, Comedy and Arts

For the Love of Mrs Brown

Look out - mammy's back and this time there's romance in the air. The anarchic adult show kicks off a lengthy UK run in Newcastle on Tuesday night, followed by stops in Cardiff, London etc. There are spaces in Newcastle and Nottingham while later November shows in Liverpool and Sheffield still have tickets, from £39.50.

Strictly Confidential will feature Lisa Riley and Artem Chigvintsev appear as part of Craig Revel Horwood's Strictly offshoot tour which is set to start in Plymouth on Wednesday night. Both Plymouth and both Bristol shows have sold out, but there are seats available for remaining towns and cities throughout the jaunt.

Sherlock Holmes: The Best Kept Secret

Interest in Arthur Conan-Doyle's inimitable detective continues apace with this touring show written by BAFTA-winner Mark Catley. The plot centres on Sherlock's brother being tried for treason and Holmes' attempts to save him from being hanged. Woking, then Manchester, will host presentations from next Tuesday onwards.