Well, what a stellar line-up we have just announced to go on sale in the next week. Friday 3rd June is a date for your diaries as we will be releasing tickets for some heavyweights in the music scene right now. We have something for everyone, from: pop, r&b and soul; hip-hop and rap; operatic pop' alternative and indie rock; punk rock and dance punk; new wave and electro rock; to post hardcore.
So whether you are a fan of your female performers, your bands, your opera or your rap - we have it all. Just check out who is on tour over the next few months and be sure to be the first in line to get your tickets.
Jessie J - Since rightfully winning the BBC's Sound of 2011, Jessie J has gone on to have a string of successes in both the UK and USA. This is a feat that not many UK artists manage to achieve, but one listen to Jessie's powerful and soulful voice gives you all the reasons why. With hit singles like 'Do it Like a Dude', 'Price Tag' and 'Nobody's Perfect' all reaching the top 10 charts, Jessie is most certainly shaking up the music scene today.
Wiz Khalifa - Best known for the catchy single 'Black and Yellow', Wiz is an American rapper who won MTV's Hottest Breakthrough MC of 2010.
He has done it his own way and refused to sell-out, so whilst he has been gaining quiet attention, he is set to explode as he goes on his headline tour, kicking off at Glasgow’s O2 Academy on November 2 and will include a London show at the prestigious O2 Brixton Academy on November 7.
Rumer – with her dulcet tones being likened to Karen Carpenter, Rumer is embarking on her biggest UK tour this winter. She will be showcasing her guitar-playing skills along with her jazz and soul voice in a tour that begins on November 10th at Blackpool’s Opera House, before moving on to Glasgow, Manchester, Nottingham, Cardiff, Sheffield and London.
Il Divo – Put together by the one and only reality tv music mogul, Simon Cowell, who signed them to his label Syco, Il Divo are set to play an incredible gig at the iconic London Coliseum accompanied by world-renowned Royal Philarmonic Concert Orchestra on August 2nd
This spectacultar one-off gig will be their first for almost two years, where they will be debuting music from their new album, set for release in November. Famed for singing in English, Italian, Spanish, French and Latin, these four guys are not your average boyband. They will once again prove that they have raw talent and are untouchable when it comes to operatic pop.
Pj Harvey – the guitar-playing singer-songwriter is not a one trick pony, for she is in possession of an exceptional music talent unlike few others - she can play the piano, organ, saxophone, bass and autoharp. She was always destined to become a musician then, and since she formed her band in the 1990’s, she has showcased a number of different styles, from: pop to rock; blues to indie; and electronica to pop. She is also famed for having a unique style which makes her an icon for many of her loyal fans.
She has received a wide-range of awards and nominations for her incredible yet unique talents. So lucky for you, following the release of her critically acclaimed eighth studio album ‘Let England Shake’, PJ Harvey has announced two new UK live shows for September, coming to Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on 4th and Manchester O2 Apollo on 8th.
The Feeling – The indie-pop favourites are back with a new single ‘Set My Word on Fire’, a new album ‘ Together We Were Made’ AND a new tour which will see them take in eight UK dates in October.
The band start their autumn UK tour in Bournemouth on October 3rd, before finishing up in Manchester on the 12th, with stops in Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds and Glasgow on the way.
The band will also play a previously announced London date at Kew Gardens on July 6th.
Incubus – the alternative rockers are landing on UK shores on 14th June for a one-off gig at the HMV Forum in London. The band have been around since the early-nineties and have since notched up 4 number one’s whilst releasing 6 studio albums, soon to be 7 when they release ‘If Not Now, When?’ in July.
Death From Above 1979 – Now this is one gig I am particularly excited for, as my childhood will be re-lived as one of my favourite bands reform to drown out the deafening cries from their fans demanding they get back together. Despite only having one studio album ‘You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine’, they made such a big impact with their unique punk-dance-thrash music that their legacy was to live-on through other projects like MSTRKRFT and Sebastien Grainger & The Mountains.
But to my great pleasure, they’re back at last, and after two sell out London gigs at London HMV earlier this month, DFA 1979 are back to play two shows at Manchester and London in October.
THE ARTERY FOUNDATION ACROSS THE NATION EUROPEAN TOUR 2011: Miss May I, Chelsea Grin, Abandon All Ships & Chunk! No, Captain Chunk – Ohio metallers Miss May I will be making a very welcome return to Europe this October for their first headline tour! Having successfully stormed through the UK in both December 2010 and April 2011 supporting Asking Alexandria and We Came As Romans respectively, the band have been going from strength to strength, with their latest outing taking them to Australia as main support to Parkway Drive. They will also be re-releasing a deluxe CD and DVD version of ‘Monument’ featuring 3 new studio tracks, 1 B-side and a DVD with all of the bands music videos, live concert footage, interviews and more out 4th July 2011 on Rise Records. CSS – After three years apart, the Brazilian new-wave/ new-rave/ electro-rock/ call them what you-will group are back! Yes, everyone’s favourite neon/ glitter/ lycra-weaing (you get the idea) pop starlets have taken some time to recuperate and are now here to shake-up the world of music once again with ‘ La Liberación’ with collaborations ranging from Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream to Ratatat.
They will be going on tour in August, taking in Brighton, London, Birmingham, York, Manchester and Glasgow along the way. And this time around, they have a much more mature sound that has aged much like their their teenage/ neon/ glitter/ lycra-wearing fans!
There's certainly something for everyone! So make sure to get your tickets:
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