Best tickets to buy this week: 16 July

Best tickets to buy: 16 July

Including James Taylor, Harry Potter, Tori Amos and Frank Carter

It's official – on Monday 19 July in England all major virus-related restrictions will be lifted, allowing nightclubs and large event venues to open their doors. And with a foresight that could give Nostradamus a run for his money, a slew of dates in big venues have been announced for music, theatre and comedy in the very near future.

In this bumper week for gig listings we've seen high-profile performers announce tours for 2022, old favourites returning to the live circuit, and London's West End preparing the long road to revitalisation with high-end productions in winter. Here are some of the finest tickets to go on sale this week.

James Taylor

One of the most highly regarded singer-songwriters of the past half-century, James Taylor is set to hit the road in 2022 with his All-Star Band. Taylor released his 20th studio album American Standard in February 2020, with the album winning Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album at the Grammys. Expect to hear plenty of songs from his latest release alongside a host of old favourites.

James Taylor will tour the UK throughout January and February. Click here for performance dates and tickets.

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

Raucous roustabouts Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes have announced a gargantuan tour for November 2021 and January 2022. It comes in support of their latest album Sticky, which is due for release on Friday 15 October.

Carter said the album is, 'Pure rock 'n' roll energy wrapped up in a bow made of fun and carnage and then dragged through the streets of East London by two naughty little foxes.' We've no idea what that means, but count us in.

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes will tour the UK in November 2021 and January 2022. Click here for performance dates and tickets.

Best tickets to buy: 16 July

Eels©

Eels

Soothing rock miserablists Eels will play the UK in March 2022 in support of their latest album Earth To Dora. Maintaining a huge fan base since the 90s, Eels have forged a unique place for themselves in the indie scene with sad bangers 'Novocaine for the Soul' and 'Susan's House' continuing to enjoy millions of plays on Spotify and YouTube.

Eels will tour the UK in March 2022.
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Natalie Imbruglia

Natalie Imbruglia is poised to play a one-off show at the Lafayette in London on Wednesday 22 September. The performance will celebrate the release of new album Firebird, her first new material since 2009. Best known for the runaway hit 'Torn', Imbruglia has had similar success in the charts with her songs 'Wrong Impression', 'Instant Crush' and 'Big Mistake'.

Natalie Imbruglia will perform at Lafayette in London on Wednesday 22 September. Click here for tickets.

Best tickets to buy: 16 July

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child©

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

The most successful theatre production of all time, Harry Potter And The Cursed Child will return to the Palace Theatre in October. This eighth instalment of the Potter story sees the boy wizard all grown up and embarking on a new adventure as his son heads to Hogwarts and new forms of evil appear.

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child will reopen its doors on Thursday 14 October. Click here for performance dates and tickets.

The Windsors: Endgame

Based on the popular channel 4 sitcom, The Windsors: Endgame will play at the Prince of Wales Theatre for 10 weeks from Monday 2 August. With a star-studded cast including Harry Enfield, Kara Tointon and Tracy-Ann Oberman, this is sure to be a hilarious production you don't want to miss.

The Windsors: Endgame will play from Monday 2 August until Sunday 3 October. Click here for performance dates and tickets.

Twelve Foot Ninja

Heavy metal fusionists Twelve Foot Ninja are preparing to hit the UK with their unique brand of noise in February. If you're a fan of heavy metal that isn't afraid to experiment, then this is a must-see.

Twelve Foot Ninja will perform in the UK throughout February. Click here for performance dates and tickets.

Best tickets to buy: 16 July

Pabllo Vittar©

Pabllo Vittar

Drag sensation Pabllo Vittar will visit the UK for one extra-special show at London's Electric Brixton on Sunday 5 June. Singer, songwriter and one of the most popular drag queens on the internet, Vittar is a star with a lot to offer anyone who loves their dancefloor fillers dolloped in chic.

Pabblo Vittar will perform at Electric Brixton in London on Sunday 5 June. Click here for tickets.

Tori Amos

Piano-playing legend Tori Amos will grace the UK with her presence in March 2022. She's promised a new album announcement soon, so expect the tour to be crammed with fresh material amidst a few classics.

Tori Amos will perform in the UK throughout March. Click here for performance dates and tickets.

Champions Of Magic

The Champions Of Magic show is getting ready to hit the road for a UK tour in 2022. Bringing together some of the most impressive illusionists working today, you're almost guaranteed to be blown away by the awe-inspiring tricks on offer.

Champions Of Magic will perform across the UK in 2022. Click here for performance dates and tickets.

Best tickets to buy: 16 July

Katherine Ryan©

Katherine Ryan

Britain's favourite comedian Katherine Ryan will make a one-off appearance at EartH (Hackney Arts Centre) on Friday 24 September to promote her new book, The Audacity. She's billed the event as her way of telling more intimate and inspirational stories while still providing plenty of laughs.

Katherine Ryan will perform on Friday 24 September. Click here for tickets.

Criminal

The wildly popular true crime podcast Criminal will make a handful of live recordings across the UK. Whether you're a die-hard fan of the show or simply want a dose of grisly stories told in a live setting, this is the show for you.

Criminal will appear across the UK in April. Click here for performance dates and tickets.

The Original Harlem Globetrotters

Basketball superstars The Original Harlem Globetrotters will show off their athletic prowess across the UK this September. In feats of ball-dribbling excellence, the team will turn even the sports averse into hoop-dunking obsessives.

The Original Harlem Globetrotters will perform across the UK in September. Click here for performance dates and tickets.

Michael Flatley's 25 Years Of Lord Of The Dance

Legs will flail, jigs will be jigged and lords will make hyperbolic claims about dancing. You wouldn't expect anything less from Michael Flatley's 25 Years Of Lord Of The Dance, a 25th anniversary celebration of the stalwart Irish dance troupe.

One of the most popular dancing shows in the world, this special series of performances will play throughout 2022.

Michael Flatley's 25 Years Of Lord Of The Dance will perform across the UK throughout 2022. Click here for performance dates and tickets.

Just The Tonic Comedy Shindig

With headliners like Milton Jones and Bill Bailey on the line-up, Just The Tonic Comedy Shindig is promising to be an unmissable tour of hilarious proportions. Making stops across the country throughout the summer, you've got plenty of time to catch the finest names in British comedy live.

Just The Tonic Comedy Shindig will play throughout 2021. Click here for performance dates and tickets.

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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).

25 Years of Lord Of The Dance

The most successful touring show in entertainment history is set to return to UK venues for performances across 2022. Since its premiere, Michael Flatley's Lord Of The Dance has visited over 1000 venues worldwide and been seen by over 60 million people in 60 different countries on every continent, making it one of the…

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Fri 22 Apr 2022

£12–£63

Sat 23 Apr 2022

£12–£63

Sun 24 Apr 2022

£12–£63

New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Thu 16 Jun 2022

£12–£70 / 0870 607 7533

Fri 17 Jun 2022

£12–£70 / 0870 607 7533

Sat 18 Jun 2022

£12–£70 / 0870 607 7533

Sun 19 Jun 2022

£12–£70 / 0870 607 7533

New Theatre, Oxford

Tue 7 Jun 2022

£12–£70 / 0844 871 3020

Wed 8 Jun 2022

£12–£70 / 0844 871 3020

Thu 9 Jun 2022

£12–£70 / 0844 871 3020

…and 2 more dates until 11 Jun 2022

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Champions of Magic

With more than 50 million online views between them, this cast of top magicians includes international award-winners presenting incredible mind reading, stunning close-up magic and daring large-scale illusions. Their skills have been seen on screen around the world with appearances on ‘Good Morning Britain’, ‘Penn &…

Brighton Centre

Thu 31 Mar 2022

£37.50–£75 / 0844 847 1515

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Mon 4 Apr 2022

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01223 357851

Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London W6

Sun 3 Apr 2022

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 249 4300

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Criminal

Criminal is an award-winning podcast about crime. Stories of people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle. Host Phoebe Judge presents brand new stories, told live on stage, and scored and mixed live by co-creator Lauren Spohrer. Each story is accompanied visuals - photographs of…

indigo at The O2, London SE10

Fri 22 Apr 2022

Prices to be confirmed / 0871 220 0260

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 20 Apr 2022

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 668 2019

Royal Northern College Of Music (RNCM), Manchester

Thu 21 Apr 2022

Concert Hall

£27.50 / 0161 907 5555

Prices to be confirmed / 0161 907 5555

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Eels

Skewed take on the indie format from frontman and multi-instrumentalist E, currently on magnificent malcontent form.

Albert Hall, Manchester

Tue 15 Mar 2022

£38.50 / 0161 817 3490

Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow

Wed 16 Mar 2022

£0–£35 / 0141 552 4601

O2 Guildhall Southampton

Fri 18 Mar 2022

£40.55 / 023 8063 2601

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Harlem Globetrotters

The Harlem Globetrotters, known for their international basketball skills, perform some of their best tricks and slams. Check out the skills of Special K Daley, Big Easy Lofton, Flight Time Lang and the rest.

Bournemouth International Centre

Mon 10 Oct 2022

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 576 3000

M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool

Tue 11 Oct 2022

£18.50–£45 / 0344 8000 400

Motorpoint Arena Nottingham

Tue 18 Oct 2022

£18.50–£45 / 0843 373 3000

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One & Two

There’s magic in every moment at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the most awarded play in history and “one of the most defining pop culture events of the decade” (Forbes). And now, the 8th Harry Potter story is bringing the magic back to London’s West End from 14 October. 19 years after Harry, Ron, and Hermione saved…

Palace Theatre, London W1D

Wed 20 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0330 333 4813

Fri 22 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0330 333 4813

Sat 23 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0330 333 4813

…and 206 more dates until 23 Oct 2022

James Taylor

James Taylor’s music embodies the art of songwriting in its most personal and universal forms. He is a master at describing specific, even autobiographical situations, in a way that resonates with people everywhere. In 1971, Taylor was on the cover of Time magazine, heralded as the harbinger of the singer-songwriter era.

3Arena, Dublin

Tue 25 Jan 2022

€76–€121

Brighton Centre

Tue 1 Feb 2022

£45–£75 / 0844 847 1515

Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London W6

Fri 4 Feb 2022

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 249 4300

Sat 5 Feb 2022

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 249 4300

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Electric Brixton, London SW2

Sun 5 Jun 2022

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7274 2290

Tori Amos

Offbeat piano-led warbling from the flame-haired diva, who's out supporting her 15th album, Native Invader.

Cork Opera House

Thu 17 Mar 2022

€52.15

London Palladium, W1F

Fri 11 Mar 2022

£45.70–£84.20 / 0844 412 4655

Sat 12 Mar 2022

£45.70–£84.20 / 0844 412 4655

O2 Academy Glasgow

Mon 14 Mar 2022

£29.50–£75 / 0844 477 2000

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Twelve Foot Ninja

Innovative fusion metal band from Australia.

Concorde 2, Brighton

Fri 25 Feb 2022

£20 / 01273 673311

g2, Glasgow

Tue 22 Feb 2022

£18 / 0141 353 3111

The Limelight, Belfast

Sun 20 Feb 2022

£18 / 028 9032 7007

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Natalie Imbruglia

The singer-songwriter, who rose to fame as Beth Brennan in the Australian soap opera Neighbours, returns to the stage to perform her pop originals.

The Windsors

Join Harry Enfield, Kara Tointon, Tracy-Ann Oberman and many of the stars of The Windsors, Channel 4’s irreverent royal spoof, live on stage, at the Prince of Wales theatre in The Windsors: Endgame. Like all good soap operas, this is the story of intergenerational conflict, with Wills challenging his father for the crown…