Ticket Alert: Gigs on Sale Friday 13 May

By johnmcga Last edited 90 months ago
Ticket Alert: Gigs on Sale Friday 13 May

This week's ticket onsales cover everything from ageing-but-still-powerful rockers to a Mercury-nominated indie quartet. Here's our pick - tickets to all of these should be available from around 9am tomorrow:

  • When accomplished pianist and all-round multi-instrumentalist Tori Amos plays live there's inevitably an enigmatic edge to the evening. With set lists changing from night to night you can never be too sure what you'll get - but it's safe to say she'll hold your attention. See her at the magical Royal Albert Hall on 2 November.
  • Hulking heavy metallers Mötorhead have been around for 35 years or so now, yet Lemmy & co still regularly dust off their guitars to do what they do best: loud, unsubtle heavy rock. Their live performances haven't lost much with age, so see them at the Hammersmith Apollo on 12 November. Tickets here.
  • With a bunch of dance floor hits to her name and an unashamedly pop sound, Sophie Ellis-Bextor has a new album due in June. Curious about where her music's heading now? Get tickets to see her at XOYO on 14 June.
  • Miles Kane was lead singer in The Rascals, until they split up in 2009. But you might know him better from The Last Shadow Puppets, the orchestral-rock project he fronted along with Alex Turner from Arctic Monkeys. Now he's gone solo, and plays the Electric Ballroom on 25 October. Tickets from here.
  • If you didn't manage to bag tickets to see them at Wilton's Music Hall tonight, Wild Beasts have announced a date towards the end of the year: at the Shepherd's Bush Empire on 23 November. Get tickets to experience their art-rock and falsetto vocals in person.

Finally, there are also a couple of notable gigs going on sale first thing Monday:

  • The Streets play Freeze Festival on 29 October, a gig that's likely to be their last in London. If you want to get along, snap up tickets quick.
  • George Michael fans take note: he's gearing up for an orchestral tour towards the end of the year, taking in both the Royal Albert Hall and the Royal Opera House. Ticket details on the singer's website.

(Image of Tori Amos / Flickr user pieter.morlion under a Creative Commons Attribution licence.)

Last Updated 12 May 2011