Busy week for presales with everyone announcing their autumn tours. All tickets are on sale on Friday at 9am, unless otherwise stated.
Klaxons are finishing off a triumphant year with a date at Brixton Academy on Wednesday 5th December, though expect more dates to be added quickly.
They sold out four nights at Brixton earlier this year, now those mad Canadians known as Arcade Fire have announced a date at Alexandra Palace on Saturday November 17th, for a stay that is sure to be extended.
The Twang plays Brixton Academy on Friday 26th October as part of their jaunt around the country, bringing their cheeky Brum antics to a bigger stage than they’ve been used to so far. The Enemy also play Brixton on Wednesday 17th October, though hopefully they won’t be trying to get away, away oh away from this date.
Prince has announced even more London dates at the O2. He now plays on 24th and 25th August, and 6th, 16th, 20th and 21st September as well. Tickets tomorrow at 9am.
Deptford pansies Athlete play two nights at Shepherds Bush Empire on Thursday and Friday 11th and 12th October following on from their previous date at Koko last month.
Like your music a bit heavier than Athlete? Then Biffy Clyro, Enter Shikari and Lostprophets have all announced shows. Enter Shikari play Brixton Academy on Tuesday 6th November, and Biffy play on Wednesday 21st November. Lostprophets play the Astoria on Wednesday 22nd August ahead of their set at Reading and Leeds that weekend.
Two special acoustic shows have been announced for two bands that normally wouldn’t be caught dead playing them. Ex-Suede front man Brett Anderson plays Islington’s Union Chapel on Thursday 19 July. Tickets are on sale now. New York rappers extraordinaire Beastie Boys play The Roundhouse on Thursday 6th September.
One of this Londonista’s favourite bands ever, Ladytron, are bringing their electro-dance-indie-rock unique combination to the Bloomsbury Ballroom for a one off show on Friday 31st August. Tickets are on sale now from Ticketmaster.
Seems like it’s an expensive week for tickets!
Photo of Klaxons' Jamie Reynolds taken from hi-tekznologik's flickr stream.