Fat Friday: Queens of the Stone Age, Johnny Marr, Jack Johnson, MGMT, 30 Seconds to Mars, Jimmy Eat World, Rod Stewart, Lee Evans and more

Posted: 19th June 2013

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Queens of the Stone Age

Perhaps one of the most anticipated tours of the year will go on sale Friday with November arena shows confirmed for Glasgow, Dublin, Manchester, Birmingham and Wembley. All dates are expected to sell out within seconds - prices start at £32.50.

Johnny Marr

In the autumn, after a summer of festivals, Marr will embark on his first full UK tour since the release of the album, calling at Gloucester on 4th October, Wrexham, Newcastle and more until London on 18th October. Tickets are on sale this Friday (21st June) at 9am, priced from £21 to £23.50.

Jack Johnson

Salford and Birmingham have been added to Johnson's 2013 UK touring schedule- you can catch him at the former's Lowry on 11th September and the latter's Symphony Hall on the 12th. Tickets on sale now, priced from around £40. Proceeds will go to his chosen charities.


Currently due to be called simply "MGMT", the band's third studio set will appear just prior to the comeback UK and Ireland tour confirmed for October. Stops include Glasgow on 12th October, followed by a handful in Wolverhampton, Manchester, Kentish Town and Dublin on the 19th. Tickets are priced from £20 to £22.50.

30 Seconds to Mars

November will see the band embark on a huge arena tour, starting in Cardiff on the 14th, followed by Birmingham and several more large cities, including London and Dublin, until Belfast on the 26th. Joining them as support are You Me At Six, with tickets priced at £29.50 upwards.

Jimmy Eat World

The band's new album "Damage", their eighth in 19 years, appeared last week earning them a Top 40 hit once again. Tour-dates include Birmingham on 5th September, then Glasgow, Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, Bristol and Brixton. Prices range from £18.50 to £20.

John Newman

He's the voice behind the huge Rudimental hit "Feel The Love" and the Top 20 smash "Not Giving In". Newman will have his own debut-album out in October, not far away from his debut UK tour which starts in Glasgow on 28th October. Others include Leeds, Brixton, Brighton and more - from £10 upwards.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

With sold-out performances in London (Alexandra Palace - I'll Be Your Mirror), Manchester and Leeds behind them and new album 'Mosquito' released a few months back, Karen O and the band will now play an extra London date - just ahead of their Latitude stint this July. The Islington Academy is the venue and tickets will cost £25. Expect massive demand!


The Brazilian band released their fourth album 'Planta' just last week and have announced a new date in London this September in Heaven by way of celebration. It joins Belfast for their 2013 schedule, with surely more dates to come. Tickets for Heaven will cost £15.

Lee Evans

His forthcoming Monsters tour is selling so fast, the comedian can barely keep up with the demand. Three more shows have been added to the 2014 jaunt, including Brighton, Birmingham and London's O2 Arena with tickets priced from £30 upwards.

The Boomtown Rats

In support of an impending Greatest Hits compilation, The Boomtown Rats will be touring the UK during the autumn, starting with Bournemouth on 22nd October, followed by Cambridge, Norwich, Camden and more until Birmingham on 6th November. Tickets are on sale this Friday (21st June) at 9am, priced from £24 upwards.

Papa Roach

December heralds the return of Papa Roach to these shores, beginning with a tour opener in Portsmouth on the 1st, followed by Sheffield, Birmingham, Manchester and more until Brixton on the 10th. Prices start at £18.50 and rise to £22.50.

Rod Stewart

After selling a trailer-load of tickets already for his 2013 tour-dates, it's not surprising to see Rod squeeze out one more London date for the autumn leg. The new show will take place on 21st September and is sure to sell very quickly, even priced from £60 to £70 for seats.


Both Mary Black and the Irish legends will be joining forces in 2014 for a very special double-bill UK tour. Starting in Leeds on 12th March, the tour will continue to Glasgow, Gateshead, Manchester and beyond until winding up in Shepherd's Bush on 29th March. Tickets are on sale now, priced from £32.50.


For their 2014 tour, you'll be treated to three classic albums performed in their entirety, including "The Yes Album", "Going For The One" and "Close To The Edge". Dates include Oxford on 29th April 2014, Southend, Glasgow, Newcastle, London's Royal Albert Hall, Bristol and more. From £37.50, on sale now.

Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust

In honour of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence and twenty years after his death, a star-studded evening, Unity - A Concert For Stephen Lawrence, has been confirmed for 29th September. The O2 Arena will host performances from Emeli Sande, Ed Sheeran, Rudimental, Jessie J, Tinie Tempah, Soul II Soul and more. Tickets are on sale now.


In addition to their forthcoming appearance at ATP - The End of an Era Part 1 (now sold out), the iconic new-wave outfit have announced a headlining show at Camden's Roundhouse on 19th November. Demand is bound to be high for this with tickets priced at £27.50. Tickets are on sale now.

Comedy Warehouse: Jamaica vs The World

Shepherd's Bush Empire will host Part 2 of this occasional series of comedy events highlighting the wealth of talent from Jamaican stand-up. Richard Blackwood, Kane Brown, Kojo, Will E Robo, Curtis Walker and many more will have you rolling with laughter on 29th September, tickets cost from £17.50.


October marks the return of Ville Valo and his charges, armed with a recent album "Tears On Tape" and a forthcoming tour. Dates include Wolverhampton on 21st, Newcastle, Glasgow, Norwich, London and more. From £20 upwards.


Added to the tour with Hardcore Superstar, are two shows in the capital and in Scotland. Camden's KOKO will host the opening night of the tour on 22nd November, while Glasgow's O2 ABC will present the two bands on the 26th. Tickets for London and Glasgow will be priced at £17.50 upwards.

A Day To Remember

You'll have to wait a while longer until American metallers A Day To Remember make it to these shores - February 2014, to be exact. But tickets will be on sale a lot earlier for the shows in Cardiff, Glasgow, London, Birmingham and Manchester. £21 to £22.50.

Bullet for my Valentine

After headlining a show at this year's Belsonic Festival in Belfast on 26th August, BFMV will head over to the UK for a clutch of December arena shows in Manchester, Birmingham, Wembley and Cardiff. Prices start at £25 for all shows.

Goldie Lookin' Chain

Back for more shows are the Welsh hip-hoppers with a UK tour in October. Shows include Bournemouth, Newcastle, Birmingham, Leeds and lots more until a November date in Manchester on the 2nd. This 10th anniversary tour costs from £10 upwards.


Britain's Got Talent finalists, London urban-pop outfit The Luminites have already announced their first short UK tour for July, including dates in Islington, Birmingham and Manchester. Prices are very reasonable - they start at £10.50.

Steve Cradock

The Ocean Colour Scene guitarist and songwriter is due to appear at Hard Rock Calling next weekend (with Kasabian, Paul Weller etc), after which he will perform an autumn UK tour with dates in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and many more. Tickets cost £13 - £14.

Frank Hamilton

After his prolific 'One Song a Week' project in 2012 and the follow-up EP "London Eye" earlier in the spring, songwriter Hamilton has earmarked September and October for a lengthy UK tour. It starts in Glasgow on 20th September and ends in Cardiff on 10th October. Priced from under a tenner.

Young Knives

They've got a new album "Sick Octave" in the pipeline, plus a string of UK shows in September, starting with Islington on the 8th and followed by the likes of Newcastle, Glasgow etc until Birmingham on 9th October. Priced from £10.

Avicii and Tinie Tempah will cross the Irish sea after their Tennent's Vital gig in Belfast on 16th August, playing Glasgow's Bellahouston Park the next day on Saturday 17th August as part of the "Glasgow Summer Sessions". Tickets cost £35, with more acts to be confirmed.

Motionless in White

After performing at last weekend's Download Festival, the gothic metallers return for another UK and Ireland tour. First stop, with The Defiled and Glamour Of The Kill in support, is Dublin on 12th September, followed by Belfast, Glasgow and more until Southsea on the 23rd. Priced from £12 - £14.

Grant Hart

As well as currently-available UK tour-dates in Leicester, Newcastle, York and Liverpool, the ex-Husker Du songwriter will champion his new album "The Argument" in Southsea on 4th September with his band The Burn/Burning. Prices start at just £10.

Paul Pledger