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Best tickets to buy this week: 24 September

Best tickets to buy this week: 24 September

Including Ed Sheeran, Fugees, Kings Of Leon, Parquet Courts and more

Tell you what, that Ed Sheeran's quite popular. Since he unveiled his Mathematics tour last week, he's been like a proud ginger lion prowling the musical Serengeti and tearing apart other ticketing announcements with nary a shrug of his furry, acoustic guitar-carrying shoulders. Going toe-to-toe with Sheeran has the success ratio of a boutique postal service opening next to an Amazon delivery warehouse – you're not going to come out on top.

And yet here we are with a thousand-and-one other gigs vying for the top spot against the crowned king of earworm pop. It's been a busy old week, with indie stalwarts, arena rockers, and one of the finest hip hop acts in recording history planning shows for the very near future.

These tickets are available right now (or Saturday, in the case of Sheeran) – buy quick to avoid disappointment.

Ed Sheeran

Little known acoustic singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has announced a huge stadium tour of the UK in 2022, in part to support his latest album =. We were being sarcastic a minute ago when we called him 'little known', as there are few people on the planet who wouldn't recognise Sheeran's bespectacled mug, and we can't envision a stadium large enough to fit his legion of fans.

Tickets for Ed Sheeran's Mathematics tour go on sale at 9am on Saturday 25 September. Click here for performance dates and tickets.

Kings of Leon

Next up in the 'huge announcement guaranteed to sell out' category are the Kings Of Leon, who are set to play arenas throughout the UK in support of their eighth studio album When You See Yourself. The Leonistas, as nobody calls them, are grizzled veterans of arenas and are guaranteed to whip out plenty of their greatest hits.

The Kings Of Leon will embark on an arena tour next year. Click here for performance dates and tickets.

Best tickets to buy this week: 24 September

Fugees

Step aside, Sheeran, here's the hottest ticket in town this week – hip hop royalty the Fugees have announced a one-off performance at London's O2 Arena this December to celebrate 25 years since the release of their seminal LP The Score. Frankly, we'd eat our left arm to hear Lauryn Hill belt out 'Ready Or Not' while Wyclef and Pras lay down some bars. Thanks to Ticketmaster you won't have to adopt any kind of ligament-eating barter system to see the Fugees, as they accept cards.

The Fugees will play a one-off concert in London this December. Click here for performance dates and tickets.

The Streets

Ageing statesmen of lairy lads The Streets have announced a tour of the UK in 2022. Frontman Mike Skinner has become something of a polymath over the past decade, opening nightclubs, DJing and being an all-round nice guy to up-and-coming acts like IDLES. But live performing has always been where The Streets shine, and this tour looks to be no different.

The Streets will tour the UK in 2022. Click here for performance dates and tickets.

Best tickets to buy this week: 24 September

Parquet Courts

The indie hipster's guitar band of choice Parquet Courts are set to grace these shores with a UK tour next June in support of new album Sympathy For Life. These lads have been blasting out amazing tunes for over a decade, but Sympathy sees them firing on all cylinders, so expect the gigs to have the same creative drive and energy.

Parquet Courts will tour the UK in June 2022. Click here for performance dates and tickets.

Peter Hook & The Light

Peter Hook, the mouthy bass player from Joy Division and New Order, is touring the UK with his band The Light next spring. Hooky's been keeping the Madchester flame burning for years, and The Light continues in that tradition, performing peerless renditions of Joy Division's classics. If you're feeling nostalgic for the good old days of mopey 80s rock, this is the tour for you.

Peter Hook & The Light will tour the UK next spring. Click here for performance dates and tickets.

Best tickets to buy this week: 24 September

Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live

TRUCKS! HOT WHEELS! LOUD NOISES! Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live promises all of this and more. It's the perfect night out for anyone who regularly fantasises about watching an Audi A3 crushed underneath the tyres of a Mega Wrex like a cockroach on the foot of a giant, a scene reminiscent of a less erotic version of David Cronenberg's Crash (or more erotic, depending on what you're into). This monster truck extravaganza will tour arenas in January. It looks like a right laugh.

Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live will tour the UK in January. Click here for performance dates and tickets.

Don McLean

American songwriting legend Don McLean has announced a huge tour for 2022 to mark 50 years since the release of his classic 'American Pie'. McLean's live shows are renowned for their quick wit, singalong fun and pitch perfect performance style that only a man of advanced years can provide. We can't wait.

Don McLean will tour the UK in 2022. Click here for performance dates and tickets.

LP

Pop powerhouse LP will embark on a tour in January. Despite garnering millions of plays on Spotify, LP has been something of a musician's musician since her first album a decade ago, and has been the key architect in the singing careers of Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, the Backstreet Boys and more. She may fly under the radar, but she's loved by anyone who's heard her.

LP will tour the UK in January 2022. Click here for performance dates and tickets.

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Don McLean

Don McLean, author of the most famous song ever to have been inspired by an air accident, continues to tour but says he will not be releasing any more albums following his swansong Addicted to Black.

3Arena, Dublin

Fri 7 Oct 2022

€33.50–€156

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Fri 23 Sep 2022

£52.95–£154.05 / 0161 907 9000

Brighton Dome

Tue 20 Sep 2022

£45.50–£152.35 / 01273 709709

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…and at 3 other places

Ed Sheeran

Folky rapping singer-songwriter on the block, mooning over girls and stuff, such as on his multi-million selling album Divide featuring hit song Shape of You.

Boucher Road Playing Fields, Belfast

Thu 12 May 2022

£75

Fri 13 May 2022

£75

Croke Park, Dublin

Sat 23 Apr 2022

€81–€91

Sun 24 Apr 2022

€81–€91

Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Thu 9 Jun 2022

Prices to be confirmed

Fri 10 Jun 2022

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 11 Jun 2022

Prices to be confirmed

Sun 12 Jun 2022

Prices to be confirmed

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The O2 Arena, London SE10

Mon 6 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 0202

With special guests.

Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live

Immersive monster trucks experience.

M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool

Sat 15 Jan 2022

£25–£96 / 0344 8000 400

Sun 16 Jan 2022

£25–£96 / 0344 8000 400

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Sat 8 Jan 2022

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 0202

Sun 9 Jan 2022

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 0202

The OVO Hydro, Glasgow

Mon 3 Jan 2022

£0–£96 / 0141 248 3000

Tue 4 Jan 2022

£0–£96 / 0141 248 3000

Kings of Leon

Hirsute country rock'n'rollers.

3Arena, Dublin

Fri 24 Jun 2022

€78.50–€99.50

AO Arena, Manchester

Tue 5 Jul 2022

£0–£85 / 0844 847 8000

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Tue 14 Jun 2022

£51–£95 / 0844 248 1585

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Parquet Courts

Grungey garage sounds from Brooklyn quartet.

Albert Hall, Manchester

Sun 12 Jun 2022

£21.47 / 0161 817 3490

Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow

Wed 15 Jun 2022

£21.85 / 0141 552 4601

Chalk, Brighton

Wed 8 Jun 2022

Prices to be confirmed

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Peter Hook: The Sound of Joy Division Orchestrated

The former Joy Division bassist's live collaboration with the Manchester Camerata.

London Palladium, W1F

Sat 15 Oct 2022

£40.40–£73.40 / 0844 412 4655

O2 Apollo Manchester

Fri 14 Oct 2022

£0–£65 / 0844 477 7677

The Streets

English rap music project led by vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Mike Skinner.

Liverpool Guild Of Students

Sat 5 Feb 2022

£42.50 / 0151 794 4143

Mountford Hall, Liverpool

Sat 5 Feb 2022

£46.75

O2 Academy Birmingham

Fri 21 Jan 2022

£42.50 / 0121 622 8250

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