It seems summer is officially over now (though it seems to have never properly arrived really…), and with that the early autumn tours start to make an appearance.
First on Monday night are two bands that are playing at this weekend’s Connect festival, Modest Mouse and the Polyphonic Spree. American band Modest Mouse play the Forum, with standing tickets sold out, but still with seats available at £18.50 each. The Spree brings their triumphant show to play the Astoria, with £15 tickets still available. Finally former Audioslave front man Chris Cornell plays to a sold out Roundhouse.
Beastie Boys play the first of two nights at Brixton Academy on Tuesday night, though tickets are long gone as you might expect. Soho Dolls play Hoxton Bar and Grill, with tickets at £7.50 and still available. Londonist favourites Palladium play the Barfly as part of Levi’s ones to watch along with Operator Please and Johnny Foreigner – tickets are £6 each.
Elton John plays the O2 Arena on Wednesday night, with a scattering of tickets left priced between £75 and £100 each. Broken Social Scene play’s Kevin Drew’s new album at the Scala, so don’t expect much (if any) old material. Tickets are sold out, though Scarlet Mist and the like may have some. Richard Hawley plays a sold out Roundhouse. Caribou play their experimental indietronica at Barden's Boudoir. Tickets are £8.50 each. Tiny Dancers play Bush Hall, with tickets £8.50 each.
Justice plays Koko on Thursday, though tickets are sold out as you might expect. Beastie Boys play an exclusive acoustic show at the Roundhouse to cap off their week in the UK, and Hard-fi play a sold out Hippodrome to support their album launch.
The Jesus and Mary Chain play Brixton Academy on Friday with support from The Horrors, though tickets again are long gone. Regina Spektor plays Royal Festival Hall, Kate Nash plays a sold out (what a surprise) Bloomsbury Ballroom. Robyn plays Bush Hall – tickets are £10 each. Plain White T’s play a sold out KCLSU, and finally Jamie Cullum and brother Ben play The Forum, with tickets £17.50 downstairs and £19.50 upstairs.
Finally, some of you may remember a live review on Thursday which we were hoping to cover The Envy Corps' gig at Water Rats. Unfortunately they had to cancel after their guitarist became ill, which we initially took to be some dental work gone wrong... however unfortunately Brandon suffered a stroke. We wish them all the best for the future and a speedy recovery for Brandon!