Fat Friday: Russell Brand, Lawson, Jessie J, The Blackout, Simple Minds, Gabrielle Aplin and more

Posted: 5th June 2013

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Russell Brand

Entitled Messiah Complex, the new Russell Brand show will begin in the autumn and will include stops in Birmingham (7th Oct), Manchester, Hammersmith, Plymouth, Dublin and many more to be announced. Tickets are on sale now, priced from around £27.50 upwards.


Their 'Everywhere We Go Tour' begins in Doncaster on 30th September, followed by Bristol, Leicester, Brighton, Plymouth (their first visit to the city) and many more until Belfast on 20th October. Tickets are priced at £21.50 for London, £19 regionally and €20 in Ireland.

Jessie J

As if her summer and autumn schedule wasn't packed enough, The Voice judge has now extended her November tour with extra shows in Brighton on the 7th and Bournemouth on the 9th. Tickets range from £25 to £32.50.

The Blackout

For The Final Party tour in the autumn, they'll be joined by upcoming punksters Framing Hanley and Blitz Kids. First stop will be Southsea's Wedgewood Rooms on 21st October, followed by Exeter, Cardiff, Birmingham, Dublin and loads more, including a London show. Tickets are priced from £15 upwards.

Simple Minds

Performing in London as part of the BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park 2013, prior to their autumn tour with Ultravox, Jim Kerr's chart-topping '80s icons will continue their renaissance with another 'greatest hits' set. Prices start at £35 with guests to be announced in due course.

Crosby, Stills and Nash

A very special extra Royal Albert Hall show has just been added by the trio for 11th October. As a bonus, for this night only, they will perform their debut-album as part of a second set. Pre-sale tickets are on sale now, priced from £65 upwards.


After performing at this year's V Festival, Mark Everett's alt-rockers will perform a relatively intimate show at Oxford's O2 Academy on 19th August. This one-off gig will retail for £23.50 upwards.

Gabrielle Aplin

In addition to the many previously-announced autumn shows, Aplin has confirmed two additionals in Oxford on 17th November and Exeter on the 18th. Both will be on sale from £13.50 or £14 upwards.

The Quireboys

To support their first new material for five years, The Quireboys will be hitting the road in October, starting with Bristol on the 6th and followed by Oxford, Birmingham and more until London on the 17th and Bournemouth on the 18th. Tickets are priced from £15 upwards (£17 for London). Support on the tour comes from Bonafide and Bad Touch.

The Lancashire Hotpots

Another year and another hilarious album-title from the flat-cappers. This time, the new opus has been christened "Crust For Life" and will be toured throughout the autumn, including stops in Birmingham, Nottingham and Sheffield.

Mike and the Mechanics

Their huge "Living Years" tour will kick off in early 2014 (in Rhyl) and continue around the UK until March. Finally the rockers have announced a big London show - Hammersmith Apollo on 16th March 2014. Prices start at £40.

Turin Brakes

To celebrate the release of their next studio-album, entitled "We Were Here", the band will head out on tour in November. Stops include Bristol, Cardiff, Hebden Bridge, London, Brighton and more. Tickets retail for around £20.

Vista Chino

Kyuss fans, listen up! The newly-reformed hybrid of your favourite band will be touring the UK in the autumn. The tour begins in Manchester on 30th October, followed by the likes of Bristol, London and Newcastle. Prices range from £17.50 to £20.

Charlotte Church

In support of recent EPs "ONE" and "TWO" being assembled onto one compilation, Church will embark on a UK tour in September. Stops include Wolverhampton, Manchester, London and more with tickets priced at £15 upwards.

The Dangerous Summer

New album "Golden Record" is due for release in September just prior to the US outfit hitting these shores. Stops for their tour include Newcastle, Cardiff, London and Southampton with tickets priced at £7 upwards.

Anna Calvi burst onto the UK scene in 2011 - a year that saw her tour pretty-much endlessly - including an NME Radar Tour stint and a Mercury nomination for her debut album. 2012 was tour-free with a few festival dates. 2013 starts for UK Calvi fans on 12th September when she plays a special date at Wilton's Music Hall. Tickets cost £18.50 - expect massive demand!!


November sees the upcoming New Forest outfit out on the road once more, this time in support of the EP "Stand For Something". Glasgow, Leeds, Sheffield and more all feature and tickets are on sale now, priced at around £7 upwards.

Heights [hardcore]

Welwyn's hefty metal outfit are already performing shows throughout the summer, including Summerjam 2013 in Manchester. Later in the autumn, the band will hit Norwich, Birmingham etc until Cardiff on 7th October. Tickets are priced at just £7.

Reckless Love

The Finnish hard-rock band return to the UK with more classic riffs and new material in the shape of "Night on Fire". Stops include Manchester, Newcastle, Wolverhampton and more until Islington on 10th October. Prices start from around £11.

Spear of Destiny

Kirk Brandon's charges have previously announced a few regional October shows in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Manchester. At last, a 30th Anniversary show in the capital has been confirmed at Islington Academy on 25th October - from £15.

Swim Deep

Birmingham's highly-regarded outfit have a debut-album due out this year, entitled "Where The Heaven Are We?". To support its release, Swim Deep will be touring in September with stops confirmed in Glasgow, Sheffield, Leeds and many more until Shepherd's Bush on the 27th. Prices start from £9 upwards.

Micky Flanagan

With tickets for his 'Back In The Game' tour selling-out as quickly as they're announced, Micky has added an extra O2 Arena date for London (26th Oct) plus brand new dates for Portsmouth and Bournemounth (2nd/ 30th Oct) and a second Liverpool Echo Arena date (13th Nov).

Skid Row join forces with Ugly Kid Joe for what will be both bands' biggest UK tour in a long time, with dates confirmed in London, Glasgow, Nottingham, Brighton, Belfast, Dublin and many more. Tickets start from £18.50 regionally, £21 for London.

God is an Astronaut

The Irish post-rockers will return to the UK with a one-off (currently) date at the Electric Ballroom in Camden in September with - potentially - a brand new album to tour (release date to be confirmed). Joining them on the night will be Leicester's Maybeshewill. Tickets cost £16.50.

Martha Wainwright has been steadily fleshing-out a UK tou for August, with dates now confirmed in London's Union Chapel on 15th, plus Brighton, Holmfirth and Edinburgh. Tickets range from £17.50 for Brighton to £25 for London.

The Story So Far

And the Story So Far is that The Story So Far are enjoying a packed 2013 in the UK, with the Californians already having played a sold-out tour here plus the sold-out Slam Dunk Festival shows - both last month. Now they're back for more UK action in October!