Gigs going on sale this week include lots of drumming and some disco. Tickets to all these should be available from 9am Friday.
Scissor Sisters played two nights in Shepherd's Bush last week, previewing new material along with some old favourites. They'll be back in London on 23 October for a date at The Roundhouse. Tickets £32.50 + bf.
Prog-rock legends The Mars Volta released their sixth album – the intriguingly-titled Noctourniquet – in March. In support of it, they'll play the HMV Forum on 15 July. Expect twiddly guitar solos and apocalyptic drumming. Tickets £25 + bf.
She might have had several hits, but Swedish electro-pop singer-songwriter Robyn has always worked hard to release exciting music on her own terms. She's been in the studio working on new material and will play O2 Academy Brixton on 1 November. Tickets £20 + bf.
Blink-182 earned the ire of some fans when they postponed last year's planned arena tour by a whole 12 months. They're still booked in to play The O2 on 8 and 9 June, but they've also announced a show at O2 Academy Brixton on 25 July. Tickets £35 + bf.
North London favourites Madness always provide a lot of fun at their gigs, so if you're in the mood for a pre-Christmas shindig then book ahead for their date at The O2 on 14 December. Tickets from £39.50 + bf.
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