This week has been dominated by one big gig announcement. But here’s our pick of what’s on sale this morning. Tickets to most of these will be available from 9am.
The Rolling Stones last played London five years ago, but in their 50th anniversary year it’s no surprise they’re heading for The O2 on 25 and 29 November. Critics will say they’re in it for the money and when you see the prices it’s hard to argue, but the fact remains it is the Stones and this might be one of your last opportunities to see them. Tickets £95 – £375 + bf.
With that annoying full stop, Fun. were a relatively obscure pop-rock trio from New York. Then their song, We Are Young was featured on Glee and in a half time Superbowl ad. Cue huge sales, a burgeoning fan base and a night at HMV Hammersmith Apollo, where on 18 April you can find out if they’re any good. Tickets £18.50 + bf.
Love him or loathe him, there’s no denying Gary Barlow has made his mark this year. From the Jubilee to the Olympics, he’s been involved in some of London’s biggest events. Fans will flock to see him at the Royal Albert Hall on 27 November. Tickets from £35 + bf.
Frightened Rabbit are a five-piece from Scotland whose last album successfully deployed sharp songwriting and substantial sound alongside intricate arrangements and a coarse edge. They’re a band that probably deserves a bigger audience – see them at HMV Forum on 13 February. Tickets £15 + bf.
Finally, Amanda Palmer’s fans raised over $1m to fund her latest record, then she created a small amount of controversy by asking musicians to join her on tour for free. The former lead singer of The Dresden Dolls, she’ll play the Roundhouse on 23 March. Tickets £19.50 + bf, available from 9am Monday.
(Image of Ronnie Wood from Flickr user joshbg2k under Creative Commons.)