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Best tickets to buy this week: 9 July

St Vincent

The best tickets on sale this week for gigs, plays and more

As pandemic restrictions ease and venues tentatively open their doors, bands big and small are announcing gigs. This week we've seen a series of intimate socially-distanced performances planned for the coming months, as well as full-capacity worldwide tours for 2022. We're looking forward to joining a teeming crowd for some amazing live music very soon, and we hope you are too. Here are the best tickets on general sale this week.

St. Vincent

St. Vincent is set to hit the UK and Ireland in July 2022, with a handful of dates slated for Dublin, Edinburgh and London. The tour comes in support of her latest album Daddy's Home, her first explicitly autobiographical work to date which discusses her father's release from prison.

St. Vincent will tour the UK and Ireland in July. Click here for dates and tickets.

Royal Blood

Hard-rocking duo Royal Blood have announced a series of intimate gigs in Bristol, Newcastle, Norwich and Hastings this July and August. The band says, 'We're very excited to be announcing intimate shows. All that we ask is that you look after each other and play it safe. If you have any covid symptoms, please stay at home. We look forward to seeing you. It's going to be wild.'

Royal Blood will play intimate shows in July and August. Click here for dates and tickets.

Bombay Bicycle Club

Transcendentally cheerful indie rockers Bombay Bicycle Club will play two warm-up shows in Brighton and Northampton this July before headlining Latitude Festival. The shows will mark their first in-person performances for over a year since the release of their fifth studio album Everything Else Has Gone Wrong in January 2020.

Bombay Bicycle Club will play two shows this July. Click here for dates and tickets.

Nation Of Language

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Nation Of Language

Nation Of Language, whose first album Introduction, Presence met with universal acclaim in 2020, will hit the UK and Europe in January as they promote their newest release A Way Forward. The trio's electrifying combination of synths, laid-back vocals and new-wave sounds have gained them a cult following and makes them well worth seeking out for anyone who loves new-wave pop.

Nation Of Language will perform in the UK in January. Click here for dates and tickets.


Heavy metal heavyweights Sabaton are set to perform in the UK as part of their Tour To End All Tours in 2022. The mammoth-sized tour will hit 17 cities across Europe in a post-lockdown blowout that's sure to get pulses racing and heads banging.

Sabaton will perform in the UK in March. Click here for dates and tickets.

We Are Scientists

Indie mainstays We Are Scientists will head to the UK in November and December as part of their 2021 Come On, Get Huffy tour in promotion of their new album Huffy. Their latest single 'Contact High' is a frenetic indie banger which shows the band entering a new creative peak. We'll be buying a ticket for their gig at St. Luke's on Wednesday 1 December. Hopefully we'll see you there.

We Are Scientists will perform in the UK throughout November and December. Click here for dates and tickets.


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The 'Sucker Punch' singer Sigrid will play an intimate show at Lafayette in London on Thursday 26 August. Sigrid says, 'We're playing a real life gig! In London! It's going to be a super cosy show, so tickets are very very limited. We've got new songs and some other surprises for you on the door.'

Sigrid will perform in London on Thursday 26 August. Click here for tickets.

The Warehouse Project

Club night The Warehouse Project is kicking off a four-month series of events with Megan Thee Stallion and Princess Nokia on Friday 10 September. Continuing until Saturday 1 January, the gargantuan line-up also includes Disclosure, DJ Shadow, Jamie XX, Chase & Status, and more.

Click here for performance dates and tickets for The Warehouse Project.

Comedy of Errors

The Royal Shakespeare Company are set to perform the early Shakespearean classic The Comedy of Errors at the Barbican in a six-week run throughout winter 2021. A farce of hilarious proportions, expect mistaken identities, slapstick and Shakespeare's trademark wordplay. We can't imagine a better visit to the theatre during the festive season.

The Comedy of Errors will play at the Barbican in London this November and December. Click here for dates and tickets.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information displayed here is accurate, always check with the venue before attending (especially during the Covid-19 pandemic).

Broadcast, Glasgow

Fri 28 Jan 2022

£13.20 / 0141 332 7304

The Grand Social, Dublin

Sat 29 Jan 2022


Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds

Thu 27 Jan 2022

£13.20 / 0113 345 5820

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Royal Blood

Alternative rock duo from Brighton featuring Michael Kerr (vocals/bass) and Ben Thatcher (drums).

AO Arena, Manchester

Sat 2 Apr 2022

£0–£37.50 / 0844 847 8000

Utilita Arena Birmingham

Sat 26 Mar 2022

£27.50–£37.50 / 0871 945 6000

Bournemouth International Centre

Fri 25 Mar 2022

£31.60–£42.60 / 0844 576 3000

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Swedish battle-metal bruisers.

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Sat 19 Mar 2022

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 248 1585

With The Hu and Lordi.

Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

Sun 20 Mar 2022

£0–£42.50 / 02920 224488

The OVO Hydro, Glasgow

Tue 22 Mar 2022

£0–£42.50 / 0141 248 3000

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Norwegian pop singer-songwriter.

3Arena, Dublin

Fri 18 Mar 2022


O2 Apollo Manchester

Sun 13 Mar 2022

£0–£38.50 / 0844 477 7677

The SSE Arena Wembley

Wed 16 Mar 2022

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 815 0815

With Thomas Headon.

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St. Vincent

Sublime sounds from the Kate Bush-like St Vincent, aka former Polyphonic Spree/Sufjan Stevens guitarist Annie Clark.

Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London W6

Wed 29 Jun 2022

£27.50–£37.50 / 0844 249 4300

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Tue 28 Jun 2022

£24.75–£44 / 0131 228 1155

The Warehouse Project

Series of Manchester club nights that run from September until New Year.

Mayfield Depot, Manchester

Fri 19 Nov


Fri 17 Dec


Fri 31 Dec


Sat 1 Jan 2022


We Are Scientists

Tense, catchy pop songs from the jocular Brooklyn-based indie outfit as they tour their fifth album Helter Seltzer. The current line up of indie rockers consists of original members Keith Murray and Chris Cain along with former Razorlight drummer Andy Burrows. Co-founder Michael Tapper left the band in 2007 and now plays…

Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Thu 25 Nov

£19.55 / 0113 275 2411

Concorde 2, Brighton

Wed 8 Dec

£22 / 01273 673311

The Leadmill, Sheffield

Wed 24 Nov

£22.55 / 0114 221 2828

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Bombay Bicycle Club

Indie-rock quartet from London.