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Best tickets to buy this week: 6 August
- Kevin Fullerton
- 6 August 2021
From Soft Cell to New Order, here are some of the hottest live events on sale this week
You wait for one 80s behemoth to play a live show, then three announce gigs all at once. With Soft Cell, New Order and The Psychedelic Furs all performing this year, you'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to moody goths playing Moogs and strumming guitars.
The first week of August has also seen announcements from drill rappers, drum and bass superstars, top-tier comedians, and dyed in the wool rockers. For your delectation, here are the best live events on sale this week.
Peter Kay's Dance For Life
Observational comedy's kingpin Peter Kay is set to embark on a tour with his Dance For Life show across a host of UK arenas. With Kay as DJ, the show is a charity danceathon in which you can dress up and have a boogie to some of the Phoenix Nights and Car Share star's favourite tunes. After what feels like decades of life without clubbing, we can't think of any better way to let off some steam.
Peter Kay's Dance For life will play the UK in 2022. Click here for performance dates and tickets.
Synth pop pervs of the 80s Soft Cell are making a glorious return with a 40th anniversary celebration of their debut album Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret in shows across the UK. With tracks like 'Tainted Love', 'Sex Dwarf' and 'Seedy Films', expect this to be a voyeuristic look back at an album that helped shape modern pop music.
Soft Cell will tour the UK in November. Click here for performance dates and tickets.
Speaking of 80s superstars, New Order have announced a one-off outdoor show at Piece Hall in Halifax this September. The band will be accompanied by Lonelady and DJ Tin Tin. They've been at the top of their game since their 2015 comeback album Music Complete, so expect this gig to be something special.
New Order will play in Halifax in September. Click here for tickets.
Frozen: The Musical
Elsa, Anna and Olaf are hitting London's West End with Frozen: The Musical. Opening its doors at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane on Friday 27 August, the show promises all the hits from the film alongside a number of future classics penned by the writers of 'Let It Go'.
Frozen: The Musical's performances begin in August. Click here for performance dates and tickets.
The Great Gatsby – Immersive
The immersive theatre incarnation of The Great Gatsby is reopening its doors in London in September. Flapper outfits, overflowing champagne, amazing tunes – it's got everything you could ever want from a theatrical production of Fitzgerald's literary masterpiece.
The Great Gatsby – Immersive resumes performances in September. Click here for performance dates and tickets.
Multi-award winning producer Fred Again..'s debut album has been on repeat at List HQ for quite some time now, so we're delighted to see he'll be playing a one-off gig in London on Tuesday 7 September. If you love dance music with a hint of transcendent joy, this is the gig for you.
Fred Again.. will perform in London on Tuesday 7 September. Click here for tickets.
Soft rock masters Snow Patrol will play two acoustic shows at the London Palladium in September. These intimate shows will give fans a chance to hear classics like 'Run', 'Spitting Games' and 'Chasing Cars' in a stripped back style.
Snow Patrol will perform at the London Palladium in September. Click here for performance dates and tickets.
Joy-infused rockers Reef will tour the UK next April as part of their Shoot Me Your Ace tour. The 'Place Your Hands' singers are a sporadic bunch, popping into the public eye only every few years. So if you're a fan, we recommend booking tickets now before they disappear for another decade.
Reef will tour the UK next April. Click here for performance dates and tickets.
Unknown T has been the breakout star of drill music, mixing lyrical dexterity with murky beats in an irresistible combination. It's no surprise, then, that his December tour is one of the hottest tickets in town. Not heard him yet? We recommend you start with 'Goodums' and prepare to discover your new favourite rapper.
Unknown T will tour the UK in December. Click here for performance dates and tickets.
Drum and bass superstars Rudimental have announced a series of intimate gigs this August in support of their new album Ground Control. The band says, 'We are buzzing to be back playing live shows after nearly two years off the road. We can't wait to play some of our new records for the fans in such intimate spaces.'
Rudimental will play a handful of gigs this August. Click here for performance dates and tickets.
The Ninth Wave
Let's not mince our words here – The Ninth Wave are one of the most exciting bands in Scotland right now, cementing killer choruses, masterful lyricism and baroque rock into one incredible package. They'll be touring the UK this October and we've heard they're an amazing live act. This is your chance to find out.
The Ninth Wave will perform across the UK this October. Click here for performance dates and tickets.
The laid back lad of acoustic balladry Newton Faulkner will embark on an extensive tour across the UK in 2021 in support of his latest album Interference Of Light. Faulkner's kept himself busy during lockdown preparing his new album, which he claims adds some harder edges to his usually affable sound.
Newton Faulkner will perform across the UK this year. Click here for performance dates and tickets.
Chilled out American rockers Dr Hook will tour the UK as part of their 50th anniversary celebration. Speaking of the uncertainties surrounding pandemic restrictions, singer Dennis Locorriere says, 'We've just stayed proactive and we've stayed positive. Everything is so uncertain, but we're not uncertain, we'll see you on the 50th anniversary tour next year! We hope you're all as excited about this news as we are!'
Dr Hook will perform across the UK this year. Click here for performance dates and tickets.
The Psychedelic Furs
The Psychedelic Furs were one of the most entertaining post-rock acts in the 80s, and they've never quite lost their knack for ingenious songwriting. You'll be able to see them play their wealth of hits when they tour the UK in September and October in support of both their latest album Made Of Rain and the 40th anniversary of their hit release Talk Talk Talk.
The Psychedelic Furs will perform across the UK in September and October. Click here for performance dates and tickets.