The Week Ahead: Michael Bublé, Hard Rock Calling 2013, Tame Impala, Riverdance, Azealia Banks, Kenny Rogers and more

Posted: 18th June 2013
The Week Ahead from Monday 24th June also includes: Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde - Live, Burt Bacharach, ZZ Top, Devendra Banhart, Celtronic 2013, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and more

This week:

All prices are exclusive of booking fees.


Michael Bublé

From next Sunday, if you're very lucky to have a ticket, you can head to the O2 Arena for the first of ten shows in London. Premium tickets start from £58 upwards. Dublin fans will have an easier time of it - there are face-value tickets available for all July shows from €79 upwards.

Tame Impala

If you're heading out to see Tame Impala at Hammersmith on Tuesday night, your choice of tickets is rapidly dwindling. At present there are just Circle Seats left, priced at £19.50 upwards. After performing at festivals, they'll return in August for shows in Edinburgh and Dublin (still on sale).

Azealia Banks

Before performing at Glastonbury, Lovebox and Leeds/Reading festivals, among others, Banks has two shows lined up across the Irish Sea. The first is in Belfast on Tuesday night, followed by Dublin on Wednesday. There are still tickets available for both, priced at £21.50 and €22.90.

Kenny Rogers

If you're heading to Glastonbury, throw away your preconceptions and see this man in action on the main stage on Sunday. If not, head to one of his big shows from Saturday when he will kick his tour off in Cardiff. Tickets vary from £37.50 to £44 with all shows available.

Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde - Live!

After a string of successful shows last year, the classic '90s hip-hop album will be recreated by Fatlip and Slimkid3 once again with shows at London's Garage on 28th June, Manchester, Glasgow, Liverpool and Brighton on 8th July. Tickets range from £15 - £20 depending on venue.

Burt Bacharach

Song-writing legend and one-half of the Bacharach and David hit-machine of the '60s and '70s, Burt will perform a handful of concert-hall shows from Wednesday onward. His first London show next week has sold out but the second at the Royal Festival Hall on 7th July, as well as Glasgow, Edinburgh and Bournemouth are still available.

ZZ Top

There are three UK and Ireland dates coming up for the bearded wonders, starting with Hammersmith on Monday night and followed by Manchester and Cork. The two UK shows are sold out, save for a few premiums, with Cork still on sale for €35 - €55.

Devendra Banhart

Tickets always sell very quickly for Banhart's shows and this tour is no exception. His pre-Glastonbury shows take place in Dublin (still available - €19.90) and Hove (long sold out), while after Worthy Farm, you can catch him in Manchester (still available - £17.50) and London's Barbican (sold out).


Hard Rock Calling 2013

A huge weekend awaits music fans in East London as the Queen Elizabeth Park opens its doors to Kasabian, Paul Weller, Klaxons and more on Saturday (still available - £45, a bargain) and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Alabama Shakes and The Black Crowes on Sunday (£62.50 - still a bargain).

Celtronic 2013

Derry will become a city of club culture from Wednesday onwards when several key acts from the world of electronic music descend on the city. Nina Kraviz, Henrik Schwarz, DJ Hell, Jon Hopkins and more still have tickets available.



Starting next Thursday at Dublin's Gaiety Theatre is a two-month run for the ever-popular Irish dance spectacle Riverdance. Tickets start at €25 upwards and the run ends on 1st September, before the show heads to the UK for an extensive tour in summer 2014. Tickets are available for all shows in Ipswich, Southend, Cardiff, Blackpool and beyond.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Touring the UK from Tuesday night and following in Jason Donovan's footsteps in the lead role is H from Steps who will kick off this tour in Bristol. Other stops include Stockport, Oxford, Glasgow, Wimbledon and more throughout the summer and autumn. Tickets vary in price, starting from £10.

The Ladykillers

Based on the Ealing Comedy film of the same name and updated by Father Ted writer Graham Linehan, this classic dark comedy stars Simon Day, Ralf Little, Angela Thorne and more. Playing at London's Vaudeville Theatre from Saturday until 26th October, you're assured of laughs a-plenty as a sweet old play inadvertently lets a criminal gang into her house.

Paul Pledger