GIGSANDTOURS Archive

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Treat Mum to the ultimate live experience this Mothers Day!


Giving you a helping hand in deciding what the perfect Mothers Day gift would be... 


Beverley Knight 



Following the release of last years acclaimed Top 10 album Soulsville, singer songwriter and actress Beverley Knight has rescently announced a new UK Tour for summer 2017! 

Get tickets HERE. 

Billy Ocean 



Having last year announced a huge run of UK headline dates for 2017, Billy Ocean will perform all of his greatest hits from his new album 'Here You Are: The Best Of Billy Ocean' next month.

Get tickets HERE. 

Caro Emerald 



Caro Emerald heads out on her most extensive UK Tour- 'The Emerald Island Tour' - next month, including a recently announced additional show at London's roundhouse on 29th April 2017. 

Get tickets HERE. 

Collabro 



Following a huge sold out UK tour last year. Collabro have announced dates for their third nationwide tour. The twenty nice-date run will kick off in Liverpool this October. 

Get tickets HERE. 

Diversity 



After six sell out UK tours, 300,000 tickets sold and countless television performances. Diversity head out on their seventh tour 'Genesis' in April 2017. 

Get tickets HERE.

Imelda May 



Imelda May announced in late 2016 her first UK tour in over three years. The tour comes in support of her highly anticipated new album 'Life Love Fresh Blood' due for release in March 2017.

Get tickets HERE. 

KT Tunstall 



Brit Award and Ivor Novello Award winning KT Tunstall tours the UK in 2017, visiting 9 venues between 18th and 27th May. The tour includes a show at London's Barbican 

Get tickets HERE

Mrs Brown 



Recently voted as the Best British Sitcom of the 21st Century, Mrs Brown's Boys will make a triumphant return to UK arenas in 2017, taking over some of the country's biggest venues. 

Get tickets HERE. 

Nashville In Concert 



Stars of the hit series 'Nashville' are set to play for audiences across the UK during a second international tour. Due to demand a matinee show has been added at London's Royal Albert Hall.

Get tickets HERE

Robbie Williams 



Robbie Williams's highly anticipated 2017 European stadium tour starts this June, opening with a date at Manchester's Etihad Stadium. Erasure will join Robbie on the tour. 

Get tickets HERE. 

Virgin V Festival 



Jay Z and P!nk will headline the iconic festival, as the first wave of the incredible line up is revealed! other acts include Ellie Goulding, Stormzy, Craig David and more! 

Get tickets HERE

Wild Life Festival 




Dizzee Rascal, Jess Glynne and Fatboy Slim announced as headliners for Wild Life Festival 2017, plus Chaka Khan, Zara Larsson, Wiley, Andy C, Giggs, Pete Tong and many more. 

Get tickets HERE


Wednesday, 8 March 2017

It's INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY 2017!

It's INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY 2017!

Today is a big celebration for women across the world as its a day when women can be appreciated and celebrated for all the great talents they have and great things they do! In Music in Particular, there are many women that are powerful and express there drive to create equality between Men and Women, and this is helping to give women the equal status they should have and deserve to have! Gigs&Tours have a fabulous array of female artists, and some below are touring very soon! Have a read through and see if any take your fancy...

KT Tunstall

KT Tunstall is heading out on tour in May! Grab tickets ... HERE

Melanie C

Melanie C is back and she is on tour from April 4th! Tickets HERE

Caro Emerald

Caro is a star in her own right, Tickets for her tour HERE

Imelda May

Imelda May is a stunning performer, tickets to her tour are HERE

Beverley Knight

Beverley Knight is back, and she is bound to stun us live on her UK tour! Tickets HERE

The Japanese House

This Lady is a very exciting talent and since supporting the 1975 in 2016, she is back and touring! Tickets HERE

Jorja Smith

Jorja Smith is highly tipped to do great things, and you have the chance to see her on tour in April! Tickets HERE

Una Healy

And finally, the new face of UK Country music, Una Healy has announced a new date at Bush Hal in April! Tickets HERE

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

V FESTIVAL 2017 IS HERE!

V FESTIVAL 2017

This year has seemingly flown by since the huge V21st last August when we saw a huge weekend including headliners of Rihanna and Justin Bieber! Now we get to look forward to another huge line up for the 22nd year of V festival, with HUGE headliners of P!NK and JAY-Z! This year is set to be huge and we hope that this Gigs and Tours blog piece will get you excited as we talk about who the top acts are at the event this year!


JAY-Z
WESTON PARK SAT 19TH /
HYLANDS PARK 20TH
The Legend is headlining V Festival... OMG! This is a massive headliner for the man who hasn't been in the UK for a few years now. He Has recently been awarded a place in the "Songwriters Hall of Fame" and he has sold a whopping 100 million + records worldwide and won 21 Grammy Awards... enough said... this man is going to be incredible!


P!NK
HYLANDS SAT 19TH /
WESTON PARK SUN 20TH


Pink provides some of the most incredible, acrobatic and energetic performers in the world. She is a global icon in Pop music and this is replicated by her sales of 60 million albums worldwide to date. She is set to light up the stage with a fantastic array of madness and some exquisite vocals!

Rudimental
HYLANDS SAT 19TH /
WESTON PARK SUN 20TH

Rudimental are back at V Festival this year and if its anything to go by their 2015 performance, then we are in for a TREAT! They have had huge hits starring alongside the likes of Will Heard, Anne Marie and also Ed Sheeran! They have completed various Arena tours and look set to being a great set full of instrumentals and energy!

Craig David
HYLANDS SAT 19TH /
WESTON PARK SUN 20TH

The King is back! We saw him at V Festival last year and this year he has expanded into a huge pop star, selling out arenas across the country in his 17 Date Arena tour in the UK! He will be bringing back classics of years ago and also new tunes that can only make you want to dance!

Jess Glynne
HYLANDS SAT 19TH /
WESTON PARK SUN 20TH

Jess Glynne will return to V Festival this year, and its safe to say we are over the moon to have her back as she is simply the UK's Queen of Pop right now! Her fame is clear with over 280 MILLION YouTube hits on her videos! Be sure she will bring some fabulous summery sing along tunes to Weston and Hylands Park!

George Ezra
HYLANDS SAT 19TH /
WESTON PARK SUN 20TH

George is a real V Festival favourite and his first and most recent album 'wanted on voyage' was a huge hit in the UK, and he was branded by music critic and well respected Radio 1 DJ as "One of the most compelling and exciting voices around". He is teasing us with a much anticipated new album and the wait we hope is nearly over for this 2nd album!

Pete Tong presents IBIZA CLASSICS performed by The Heritage Orchestra conducted by Jules Buckley
WESTON PARK SAT 19TH /
HYLANDS PARK 20TH

Pete Tong has made his name as being a household name in the DJ and Dance industry, yet now he has created, alongside Jules Buckley, a different, individual and special set up where he combines his skills with Jules to create a Dance styled orchestral progress style of house music! Its very different to anything else and will expand your mind on what the limits to music may be!

Ellie Goulding
WESTON PARK SAT 19TH /
HYLANDS PARK 20TH
Ellie Goulding has been the star of the hits such as 'Love Me Like You Do', 'Falling for You' and also 'BURN'. She smashed it on the main stage last year at V Festival, and we expect the same from the lady who has since done a huge Arena Tour in the UK!

Stormzy
WESTON PARK SAT 19TH /
HYLANDS PARK 20TH

This man came in as a late addition to V Festival last year... but he seemingly added a whole new level to V 2016! He had one of the biggest crowds of the weekend as about 40-45,000 people came to see him at the main stage! This man has since has a HUGE album entitled 'Gang Signs + Prayers' whilst also recently selling out his first UK tour, including 3 sold out nights at Brixton Academy!

Emeli Sande
WESTON PARK SAT 19TH /
HYLANDS PARK 20TH

Emeli Sande is one of the most beautiful artists that you can listen too, she provides an incredible vocal range, alongside and her star presence that will be hard to avoid when you choose who to watch at V Festival! She will be certain to wow us all with new tracks from her new album 'Long Live The Angels' and older tracks such as 'beneath your beautiful' and 'Read all about it'.

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The X Factor Live Tour 2017 - Q+A with FOUR OF DIAMONDS!

 

The X Factor Live Tour 2017 - Q+A with FOUR OF DIAMONDS!
The Final Instalment of the Gigs&Tours interviews with the X factor finalists, we caught up with the 4 girls who we know as FOUR OF DIAMONDS! the girls are so excited for the tour, and now we are half way through the tour, we have already seen there talent and the girls told us all about the best advice to become a singing star, and also what there lives are like now since the end of there X factor 2016 Journey!
The X Factor Tour LIVE tour has already started... yet there is still plenty of shows you can grab tickets for!
Grab Tickets... HERE !

How did you find your experience appearing on The X Factor?

We found our experience on the Xfactor truly amazing! It was so fun, everything was non-stop! The experience really helped us grow together as band and our bond has become much stronger! It was an experience we’ll never forget.
What was the best piece of advice given to you whilst doing the show/What have you learnt?

The best piece of advice that we were given on the show was actually from Simon Cowell himself, he sat us down after week 3 and said "Girls, this is such a big opportunity for you, you have the talent, so make sure you make bold decisions about everything you do, from the way you dress to the song you sing".

Do you miss your mentor/have you been in touch with them?

We really miss Lou Lou and his bear hugs. He used to give us the best advice and was always totally honest with us. We’ve exchanged a few texts since the end of the show, he’s always so lovely!

What have you been up to since the show finished?

We have really enjoyed doing lots of gigs since the show finished, its been amazing meeting lots of people who supported us whilst on the show. We have also been resting and spending time with our families before all the tour madness starts!

What are you looking forward to most about The X Factor Live Tour?

We’re looking forward to being back with all the other Xfactor contestants, of course! But also looking forward to performing on such massive stages all over the UK! We feel like since the show we’ve improved our performance skills loads through gigging and we’ve learnt how to make the most of being up there and enjoy every minute, so bring it on!

What can fans expect to see from you on the tour?

More than anything we’re going to enjoy every moment of being on stage and want all our fans to just have loads of fun with us!

What will you be doing once the tour has finished?

After the tour, we’re looking forward to getting in the studio together and working on our own material. We’re so excited for the future of Four Of Diamonds.

Monday, 6 March 2017

The X Factor Live Tour 2017 Q+A- SAM LAVERY!

The X Factor Live Tour 2017 - Q+A with SAM LAVERY!

The X Factor Tour has so far been a HUGE success as the tour is now coming up to the half way point, and its safe to say that one stand out performer has been SAM LAVERY! She Is a very exciting talent in the music industry and she demonstrated this on the X Factor in 2016! Gigs&Tours caught up with her as she talks about life and the Live Tour!


You can Grab your tickets for the tour..... here !



How did you find your experience appearing on The X Factor?

Appearing on The X Factor has always been a massive dream of mine and the fact I got to experience the incredible journey was amazing. The X Factor is such a life changing experience, whilst getting to meet and work with the most incredible team who help you grow as an individual artist.

What was the best piece of advice given to you whilst doing the show/What have you learnt? 
 Straight away I learnt with the show to always be yourself. Don't be afraid to show the real you and always makes sure you are happy and confident with the choices being made around you. The whole team you work with want to hear your opinions and want you to enjoy every second of the experience.

Do you miss your mentor/have you been in touch with them?
Having Simon as a mentor was incredible as he really made me feel confident and spent a lot of time with us over the whole period. He made sure we were comfortable and confident and over all happy with everything going on. I am now working and using all the comments and advice he gave to me to keep building myself as an artist.

What have you been up to since the show finished?
Since the show has finished for me it’s being a whirlwind. I've done so many shows and performed all over the country, I performed at my hometown arena alongside John Legend, James Arthur, Craig David etc… I’ve done shows with Ronan Keating, special guest on the Matt Goss tour, Fleur East.
Some of these artists whilst I was on the X Factor show came and gave me advice.
I’ve been practically living in the studio writing and recording original songs with some incredible writers and producers to prepare songs that have my exact sound and style for everyone to hear soon.

What are you looking forward to most about The X Factor Live Tour?
For me I'm so looking forward to reuniting with the other contestants and travelling together performing in arenas all over the country.
I haven't visited some of the places the tour goes to so it'll be incredible that the first time I'm going is to perform at their home town arena. I am so excited for the Newcastle Date on the tour as it’s my home town arena and I know all my family and friends will be in the crowd, plus i can show the other contestants around Newcastle before the show!

What can fans expect to see from you on the tour?
I am so excited to perform my songs on tour and I'm going to have fun with it and enjoy every second. I want to involve the audience as much as possible and just have the most incredible time with everyone! I can't wait to see everyone who has supported me and hopefully I'll get to say hi to them especially in the meet and greets.

What will you be doing once the tour has finished?
When I come off the show I’m straight away back to performing at shows and festivals whilst also working with more writers and producers in the studio co-writing original songs.




Tuesday, 28 February 2017

The X Factor Live Tour 2017 - Q+A with HONEY G!


The X Factor Live Tour 2017 - Q+A with HONEY G!


Gigs+Tours were lucky enough to meet with the one and only, Honey G! She was a one in a million during last years Finals, as she wowed judges with her purely crazy and energy filled performances! she is sure to keep this up into the live shows, and we can expect some bonkers and also some great fun performances by the star... HONEY G!


The X Factor Tour LIVE tour has already started... yet there is still plenty of shows you can grab tickets too !


Grab Tickets... HERE !


How did you find your experience appearing on The X Factor?

Completely life changing and amazing. I loved every minute of it and now feel like I was born to perform as a Rapper.

What was the best piece of advice given to you whilst doing the show/What have you learnt?

"nothing is impossible". I proved this by coming back as a wild card in the competition and then going through to the live shows and coming 5th in the competition.

Do you miss your mentor/have you been in touch with them?

Sharon Osbourne and I are very good friends, yes I do miss her a lot. We text each other frequently and I just think she's an incredible woman. If it wasn't for her I would not be where I am now.

What have you been up to since the show finished?

I've been very busy touring the UK and Ireland doing loads of gigs which are going really well, they love me everywhere I go I've had a very encouraging reception. I've also released my own single, The Honey G show which I've also been promoting. I've also been to a couple of premieres.

What are you looking forward to most about The X Factor Live Tour?

I really can't wait to get up on those stages and perform in front of thousands of people. I'm in my element when I'm up there.

What can fans expect to see from you on the tour?

A mega production and Honey G growing as a real Global Rap Star performing some big numbers.

What will you be doing once the tour has finished?

I'll be continuing to perform and tour the UK and Ireland. I'm hoping to do some high profile performances at festivals in the summer. I'm hoping to take Honey G global ASAP. Then hopefully release an album and hopefully sell millions of records!!!

Monday, 27 February 2017

The X Factor Live Tour 2017 - Q+A with RYAN LAWRIE!


The X Factor Live Tour 2017 - Q+A with RYAN LAWRIE!


Gigs+Tours once again had the chance to catch up with on of the X Factor Finalists from 2016... RYAN LAWRIE!


When catching up with him, he told us about what he has been up to0 since the end of the X Factor, also talking about his experience on the X Factor and what we can expect to see from him in the coming weeks of the X factor tour in the UK in March 2017!
The X Factor Live tour in March THIS year!

You can Grab your tickets for the tour..... here !

How did you find your experience appearing on The X Factor?

I found my experience on The X Factor special. It was exciting, nerve wracking, stressful, but overall fun. One of the best experiences of my life.

What was the best piece of advice given to you whilst doing the show/What have you learnt? 

The best thing I've learned from my experience is to take risks. To do things that are out of your comfort zone.

Do you miss your mentor/have you been in touch with them?

Nicole was a great mentor, she looked after me on the show. I'm sure we will cross paths again.

What have you been up to since the show finished?

Since the show has finished I have been in the studio a lot writing as that is what I am focused on at the moment.

What are you looking forward to most about The X Factor Live Tour?

The thing I am looking forward to most about the tour is getting to perform to thousands of people in the best music venues in the UK.

What can fans expect to see from you on the tour?

Fans can expect amazing lights, crazy moves, possibly some hair flicks! Just lots of rocking out and having fun!

What will you be doing once the tour has finished?

When the tour is over I will return to the studio to write as usual. Song writing is my priority.