We post a selection of the biggest ticket releases every Friday, and this week is nothing short of a feast of live music. From the most unexpected collaboration since Sting & Shaggy, through to indie music royalty, this week has it all. So without further ado, here are our top four picks this week!
Blossoms & Rick Astley
Blossoms have surprised fans by announcing a collaboration with Rick Astley, with the Stockport and St Helens artists combining for two special shows where they will perform ‘The Songs Of The Smiths’. The shows will take place next month, kicking off at Manchester’s Albert Hall on Friday 8th before ending at London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town on Saturday 9th. Tickets go on sale for both dates at 9.30am today from www.seetickets.com.
Primal Scream have announced they will be playing their iconic ‘Screamadelica’ album in full. It will be the band’s first headline shows since 2019! Tickets for the above dates go on general sale from 9am today. They will be available from www.gigsandtours.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
Following the release of their new single, ‘Jump Off The Top’, taken from the new album ‘Back In Love City’, The Vaccines have announced a UK headline tour for April 2022 (dates below) on sale today at 9am via www.gigsandtours.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
Thurs 14th MANCHESTER – O2 Victoria Warehouse
Sat 16th LEEDS – O2 Academy Leeds
Mon 18th PORTSMOUTH – Portsmouth Guildhall
Tues 19th BIRMINGHAM – O2 Academy
Thurs 21st LONDON – The SSE Arena Wembley
Sat 23rd NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE – O2 City Hall
Sun 24th GLASGOW – Barrowland Ballroom
Following the instant sell out success of their hometown show at Warrington Parr Hall, Starsailor have announced a full 20th anniversary tour of their debut album ‘Love is Here’, which they will perform in its entirety. Tickets for Starsailor’s Love Is Here tour go onsale today at 10am via www.gigsandtours.com / www.ticketmaster.co.uk
STARSAILOR LOVE IS HERE TOUR
Fri 08 Warrington Parr Hall – SOLD OUT
Thu 02 Cardiff The Tramshed
Fri 03 Portsmouth The Guildhall
Sun 05 Bristol Marble Factory
Mon 06 Sheffield The Leadmill
Tue 07 Glasgow SWG3
Thu 09 Newcastle Riverside
Fri 10 Birmingham O2 Academy 2
Sat 11 Leeds University Stylus
Mon 13 Manchester Albert Hall
Tue 14 London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
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