The best of summer is still to come, but if you don't mind looking further ahead, lots of October gigs open for booking this week. Tickets to all these should be available from 9am on 10am on Friday:
- The Mothers' Union is going to love this. Britney's "messed up millionaire mother doing a sex show" act caused a fuss when she played The O2 in 2009, so who knows what will happen when she returns on 27 October? Snap up tickets here.
- The Horrors have a third album on the way. And if their last record was anything to go by, it'll take them in new directions, again. They're an enigmatic prospect on stage - discover for yourself at The Roundhouse on 12 October.
- Australian funk-rock-fusion favourites The Cat Empire are celebrating ten years together with two shows: one at Shepherd's Bush Empire on 20 October, and one the following night at Brixton Academy. They're full of energy live, so pick a date, then go and have a good dance. Tickets from here.
- Also performing on two nights in two different venues are Iron and Wine - also know as American singer-songwriter Samuel Beam. He'll play acoustically at the Hackney Empire on 9 October, then cross town to headline Shepherd's Bush Empire with a full band on the 10th. Get tickets to either show here.
- Sure, he can seem ridiculous. And that flamboyance can be a little too much. But Patrick Wolf has some shimmering pop songs to his name and he's certainly intriguing on stage. Catch him at The Roundhouse on 4 November. Tickets from here.