The Week Ahead with Pet Shop Boys, Richard Hawley, Nicki Minaj, Richard Thompson

Posted: 2 weeks ago

Pet Shop Boys released 15th album, "Nonetheless" in April, with an intimate launch gig at Camden's KOKO on Sunday 26th May (long-since sold out), before commencing their "Dreamworld" tour. 2019 was the last time Nicki Minaj toured the UK, and from 25th May she kicks-off her "Pink Friday 2" UK/ Ireland tour. Richard Hawley warms-up in Bangor for his forthcoming 15-date UK/ Ireland tour. Fairport Convention man, Richard Thompson embarks on a summer UK tour, culminating in a Royal Albert Hall date on Saturday, 8th June.

Festival season is now upon us, with Slam Dunk Festival, Love Saves The Day, Cross The Tracks, We Are FSTVL, Bearded Theory, Dot to Dot all kicking-off from 25th May. And there's more, read on!

This week's #VenueOfTheWeek is Leadmill, with Gary Numan, The Dangerous Summer, The Wedding Present, Fin Taylor, Jackie Kay, Georgie Carroll, Ed Cosens, and SONIC Saturday at the Sheffield venue from 20th May.

Pet Shop Boys Dreamworld Touring from 26th May with Dave Pearce
Nicki Minaj Pink Friday 2 World Tour Touring from 25th May
Richard Hawley Touring from 22nd May
Richard Thompson Touring from 25th May
Five Finger Death Punch London gig on 23rd May with Ice Nine Kills
Arab Strap Touring from 20th May
Busted Brighton gig on 26th May with Scouting for Girls
The Zombies Celebrating 60 Years on Tape Touring from 21st May
The Lovely Eggs Touring from 23rd May
Babybird Touring from 22nd May
Barry Adamson Touring from 22nd May
Brujeria Uprising 2024 Touring from 25th May with Breed 77 and Discharge
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio Touring from 23rd May
Roni Size London gigs from 25th May
The Mountain Goats Touring from 21st May
The Beatnuts Touring from 24th May with Rodney P
Tim Booth In Conversation Spoken word touring for the James main-man from 20th May
Orla Gartland I'm your girl, the mini tour Touring from 21st May with Dolores Forever
Spear of Destiny Westworld Weekend XX In Wolverhampton from 25th May with Theatre of Hate, Kirk Brandon and Sex Gang Children
New Rules Back to the Drawing Board Tour, The Drawing Board Tour Touring from 24th May
Deap Vally Touring from 20th May
Danny Brown Touring from 22nd May
Sons of the East Touring from 22nd May
Dana Gavanski Touring from 22nd May
Goldie Kings Heath gig on 25th May
Danny Rampling Touring from 25th May
A Guy Called Gerald Brighton gig on 24th May
James Lavelle Brighton gig on 24th May with UNKLE
A View From the Bridge [Dominic West] London run from 22nd May
Eddie Izzard: Hamlet London run from 23rd May
Kathy and Stella Solve a Murder! London run from 25th May
Off Book: The Improvised Musical Touring from 20th May
Heathers The Musical London run from 22nd May
Should I Delete That? Touring from 23rd May
Cantabile - The London Quartet An Evening with Cantabile - the London Quartet London event on 22nd May
Matthew Bourne's Edward Scissorhands Glasgow run from 21st May
Brian Butterfield Touring from 21st May
Adam Buxton The Adam Buxton Podcast: Live Touring from 20th May
Steve Bugeja Touring from 23rd May
ShxtsNGigs London gig on 26th May


Slam Dunk Festival Touring from 25th May with You Me At Six, All-American Rejects, Boys Like Girls, We the Kings, and many more
Live at Leeds Live at Leeds in the Park on 25th May with The Kooks, Declan McKenna, The Cribs, Melanie C, and many more
Love Saves The Day Bristol gigs from 25th May with The Streets, CamelPhat, Sub Focus, Rudimental, and many more
Cross The Tracks London on 26th May with Erykah Badu, BadBadNotGood, En Vogue, Eve, and many more
Bearded Theory In Derbyshire, with Jane's Addiction, Amyl and the Sniffers, Future Islands, Sleaford Mods, and more from 23rd May
We Are FSTVL Dagenham gigs from 25th May with Chase and Status, Eric Prydz, Wilkinson, Green Velvet, and many more
Wide Awake Festival London on 25th May with Young Fathers, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Slowdive, Modeselektor, and more
Dot to Dot In Bristol and Nottingham from 25th May with gglum, Jockstrap, Man/Woman/Chainsaw, Panic Shack, and more

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