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Swans

Michael Gira's influential no wave band return with their harsh mix of proto-industrial rock and atmospheric acoustica.

The Art School, Glasgow

Sat 23 May

£22.50

With Okkyung Lee.

Marble Factory, Bristol

Wed 20 May

£20.35

Roundhouse, London NW1

Thu 21 May

£27.50 / 0844 482 8008

GoGo Penguin

Contemporary jazz meets electronica from the Manchester-based three-piece.

Brighton Dome

Fri 8 May

Corn Exchange

£15 / 01273 709709

Exeter Phoenix

Wed 25 Mar

£12 (£10) / 01392 667080

Guildhall, Gloucester

Thu 12 Mar

£12 / 01452 503050

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The Elvis Years

See the world champion Elvis impersonator, Mario Kombou, in action singing over 40 of the King's hits from a period spanning over two decades.

Caird Hall, Dundee

Thu 16 Apr

£20 / 01382 434940

£20 (£18) / 01382 434940

Darlington Civic Theatre

Thu 26 Mar

£21 / 01325 486555

Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton

Sat 7 Mar

£20.50 / 0151 666 0000

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MC Soom T and Laya & The Booya

Double bill of female fronted reggae/dub soundsystems with back-up from Red Eye Hi-Fi ft. Kathika & Fox, Escape Roots Sound, DJ Nem and Electrikal Sound System.

La Belle Angèle, Edinburgh

Fri 6 Mar

£8 in advance; £11 on the door

Part of Wee Dub Festival.

This Feeling

London's rock'n'roll/indie/mod night tours the country.

Plug, Sheffield

Sat 25 Apr

£5 / 0114 276 2676

That'll Be the Day

Step back in time with a brand new edition of the popular touring show, and hear rock'n'roll hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Tue 2 Jun

£23–£40

Baths Hall, Scunthorpe

Thu 30 Apr

£24.50 / 0844 854 2776

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Wed 18 Mar

£25 / 020 8561 8371

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UB40

Reggae journeymen still slogging round the touring circuit, but now with a reduced line-up

Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Fri 17 Apr

£37.38 / 0871 945 6000

With The Brand New Heavies + Indica Campbell.

Bedford Park

Sun 2 Aug

£35 / 01234 221749

Bournemouth International Centre

Sun 12 Apr

£37.38 / 0844 576 3000

With Radio Riddler.

  • 19:00 UB40 Bournemouth International Centre

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Europe

The Scandinavian poodle rockers best known for the mighty 'Final Countdown' keep the hard rock flag flying.

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Wed 11 Mar

£26 / 01223 357851

With Black Star Riders and The Amorettes.

The Great Hall, University Of Exeter

Sun 15 Mar

£26.50 / 01392 667080

With Black Star Riders and The Amorettes.

  • 19:00 Europe The Great Hall, University Of Exeter

Manchester Academy

Fri 13 Mar

£28.60 / 0161 275 2930

With Black Star Riders and The Amorettes.

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Heaven 17

Eighties synthpop trio.

Concorde 2, Brighton

Fri 22 May

£22.50 / 01273 673311

  • 19:00 – 22:00 Heaven 17 Concorde 2, Brighton

The Garage, London N5

Fri 2 Oct

£25.75 / 0844 847 1678

The Jazz Cafe, London NW1

Fri 17 Apr

£25 / 0844 847 2514

Sat 18 Apr

£25 / 0844 847 2514

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Glass Animals

Eclectic synth-pop with sultry vocals.

Concorde 2, Brighton

Mon 9 Mar

prices vary / 01273 673311

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Sat 7 Mar

£10 / 0131 226 4224

The Globe, Cardiff

Thu 12 Mar

£8.80 / 07590 471888

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The Veronicas

Brisbane electro pop duo, comprising twin sisters Jessica and Lisa Origliasso.

Concorde 2, Brighton

Tue 10 Mar

£14 / 01273 673311

Heaven, London WC2N

Wed 11 Mar

£16 / 0844 847 2351

Hoxton Square Bar And Kitchen, London N1

Wed 11 Mar

Phone for prices / 020 7613 0709

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Idlewild

The Edinburgh indie rockers head out on a European tour in support of their eighth studio album Everything Ever Written. Formed in 1995 the current line-up includes Roddy Woomble (lead vocals), Rod Jones (guitar), Andrew Mitchell (bass), Colin Newton (drums) and Luciano Rossi (keyboards). As well as releasing eight…

The Institute, Birmingham

Tue 10 Mar

£20 / 0844 844 0444

The Limelight, Belfast

Fri 20 Mar

£19.50 / 028 9032 7007

O2 ABC, Glasgow

Sat 7 Mar

£20 / 0141 332 2232

Sun 8 Mar

£20 / 0141 332 2232

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The Leith Theatre Sessions

Fundraiser in support of the Leith Theatre Trust and their work to restore and reopen Leith Theatre as a multi-function venue. Includes live music from The Black Diamond Express and Miracle Glass Company.

Thomas Morton Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 18 Apr

£12 / 0131 529 6185

Doors from 7pm, music from 8pm.

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Nickelback: No Fixed Address Tour 2015

The Canadian anthemic rockers embark on a nationwide tour, following the release of their eighth studio album.

Capital FM Arena, Nottingham

Sun 22 Nov

£38.50 / 0844 412 4624

LG Arena, Birmingham

Sat 21 Nov

£38.50 / 0844 338 8000

Liverpool Echo Arena & Convention Centre

Thu 19 Nov

£38.50 / 0844 800 0400

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Student Band Night

Weekly night of local upcoming bands.

Teviot, Edinburgh

Thu 12 Mar

Free / 0131 650 4673

Thu 19 Mar

Free / 0131 650 4673

Thu 26 Mar

Free / 0131 650 4673

Thu 2 Apr

Free / 0131 650 4673

Ben Glover

Irish singer-songwriter who relocated to Nashville in 2009 performs tracks from his latest album Atlantic.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Wed 11 Mar

£13 ( £11; £11) / 01256 844244

The Braid: Ballymena Town Hall, Museum and Arts Centre

Sat 28 Mar

£5 / 028 2565 7161

  • 20:00 – 22:30 Ben Glover The Braid: Ballymena Town Hall, Museum and Arts Centre

Coloursfest

Scotland's longest running dance festival brings together thousands of clubbers with superstar DJs. 2015's line-up includes Showtek, Steve Aoki, Headhunterz, Dannic, Will Sparks, Aly & Fila, Aandrew Rayel, Pure NRG (live), George Bowie, Kutski, Tidy Boys, Scott Project, Zac Waters, Matt Watkins and many more blasting…

Braehead Arena, Glasgow

Sat 6 Jun

£49.50 / 0844 499 1700

Zun Zun Egui

Alt rock quartet from Bristol.

Cafe Oto, London E8

Thu 12 Mar

£10.11 / 020 7923 1231

Exchange, Bristol

Tue 10 Mar

£9 adv / 0117 987 4144

Fulford Arms, York

Sat 7 Mar

£9

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Bette Midler

The American singer and actress, also known as The Divine Miss M, sets out on her first UK tour in 35 years in support of her latest album It’s The Girls!

Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Thu 9 Jul

£50–£100 / 0871 945 6000

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Wed 15 Jul

£50–£100 / 0844 248 1585

Manchester Arena

Sat 11 Jul

£50–£100 / 0844 847 8000

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Jonnie Common

Eccentric lo-fi electro-folk from Glasgow.

The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

Sat 7 Mar

£4–£6 in advance; more on the door / 0131 556 7060

With A-lix and Callum Easter.

Limbo night.

Tuff Love

The female fronted power trio play lo-fi guitar pop.

The Basement, York

Sat 11 Apr

£7

Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, London E2

Thu 2 Apr

£5 / 020 7739 7170

With Panda Pop.

The Musician, Leicester

Wed 8 Apr

£6; £5 adv / 44 1 16 251 0080

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Tune-Yards

Lo-fi folky sounds from New England native Merrill Garbus.

The Art School, Glasgow

Mon 9 Mar

£14

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