This winter is going to be really busy for those of us who love their gigs. There are plenty of live performances all over the UK ranging from legends, to rising stars. Our list of events highlight the ones you shouldn’t miss this winter so don’t miss your chance and plan your winter concert schedule right now.
Elton John 02.12.2016 Belfast
Belfast is waiting for Elton John’s show passionately, just like any other city in his world tour. No wonder that he is always welcomed, since Elton John conquered the audience with his legendary songs and charisma. We know him from so many sides: from the 1970s’ vibrant hits to breathtaking The Lion King theme from the today’s adults childhood and masterful contemporary musicals. If you want to see Elton John live this winter at SSE Arena, you really shouldn’t risk, as the number of people, who don’t want to miss this amazing show is incredible. Book tickets in advance to be sure you’ll enjoy the show.
Red Hot Chili Peppers 11.12.2016 Birmingham
Red Hot Chili Peppers’ legendary status allows them not to record new albums. Why would they, if their fans wait for Californication and Give It Away? Arenas stuffed full are guaranteed for many years afterwards! But Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer were not quite satisfied with this course of events, so they decided to release a new record in 2016, which turned out to be their greatest work for over 15 years. A mature, harmonious choice of compositions, new sound and a well-known fire in their eyes have contributed to The Getaway success hugely. That is why The Getaway Tour is one of the most awaited this winter. If you are in Birmingham in mid-December, head to Genting Arena to see a new page in the history of a legend!
Rod Stewart 12.12.2016 London
A Rod Stewart’s show is a great opportunity to make the time stop. On the one hand, he keeps recording new albums, highly appreciated by the audience. For example, Stewart’s Another Country hit #2 in the UK. On the other hand, his long career has given us so many songs; and to the majority of people, different Rod Stewart’s songs are connected with different personal memories. Who has nothing to remember when Sailing is playing? All For Love is a real tutorial of how to be a real man at all times. Rhythm of My Heart, with its beautiful folk motifs, takes you so far away. If you haven’t heard any of those, you really should! For the fans-to-be (for sure!) and the loyal army of fans-already, Rod Stewart, as romantic as always, is going to perform the old and the new hits at the O2 in London this December. Don’t forget to book the tickets!
Madness 16.12.2016 Manchester
Forty years on stage! And a brilliant new album… It seems unbelievable nowadays. Some bands, even if they survive a hiatus, lose the energy they had before. This is definitely not about Madness! Lovestruck, which was the first song the band released after a 10-year break, in 1999, immediately hit the top ten of the British music charts. Actually, Madness has a record of overall staying in the Top 10 longer than any other band in Britain. Today, Madness are the same people, except for Chas Smash, and with the same drive. Visit Madness show at Manchester Arena this winter to make it unforgettable!
Two Door Cinema Club 24.01.2017 Birmingham
Undoubtedly talented Irish band Two Door Cinema Club is going to perform in Birmingham at the beginning of 2017. A great way to start the year for a real music lover, isn’t it? Among others, you will hear the songs from the band’s third studio album Gameshow released this year. It was really awaited by the fans. The record has got #5 in the UK and hit #13 in US rock albums. The previous two albums, Tourist History (2010) and Beacon (2012), were highly appreciated too. O2 Arena Birmingham welcomes you to see Two Door Cinema Club live and get plenty of great memories!
Busted 28.01.2017 Norwich
It seemed that Busted could repeat the destiny of so many pop rock bands and, giving us a couple of new solo artists, become history. But true fans believed that the band will reunite once again! And they were rewarded. After an incredibly popular Pigs Can Fly Tour, it got clear that Busted are to stay on the top positions in the UK charts and in the hearts of millions of fans. This January, the current girls’ dreams, Busted, are going to start their new Night Driver tour in Norwich. This is absolutely not the show to miss! So, visit Norwich Nick Rayns LCR UEA!
Drake 01.02.2016 London
For those who don’t listen to rap much, but check out the latest celebrity news regularly, Drake’s name has been strongly associated with a romantic commitment to a very popular singer. But for those who values high-quality rap, 2016 is more memorable by the fact that Drake released Views, the album that was awaited for three years. From Canada with love, rap, YOLO attitude and truly cool melancholy! The O2 London will see Drake a number of times in January and February 2017. If you want to attend Drake’s shows in other cities, check for other Drake UK tour dates.
Nathan Carter 08.02.2017 Buxton
Nathan Carter is considered to be one of the rising stars of British folk music. His style is often called ‘country and Irish’. Nathan Carter has released seven studio albums with Stayin’ Up All Night being the latest. The record is as full of inspiration and folk music energy as all the previous albums. You can fully sink into this atmosphere during Carter’s live performances supporting the release of his new LP. Folk stars are so rare these days and you have a wonderful opportunity to see the brightest of them with your own eyes at Opera House Buxton in 2017.
Sophie Ellis Bextor 20.02.2017 Edinburgh
Sophie Elis Bextor is one of the most popular and innovative singers of the modern time. In fact, Great Britain always was famous for interesting musical projects and Sophie Ellis Bextor is one of those, who keep this tradition alive. Her musical style varies greatly. She tends to blend such genres as nu-disco, pop rock, alternative, trip hop as well as baroque pop. Sophie’s stage performances are usually very active and energetic, empowered with brilliant voice techniques and stage imagery. Don’t miss a chance to visit her show as now her sixth album entitled Familia out. This time Sophie Ellis-Bextor incorporated some of folk elements into her music. If you are in Edinburgh in February, Queens Hall will welcome you to enjoy Sophie’s music.
X Factor Live Tour 23.02.2017 Nottingham
This is the most popular vocal talent show in the world! It gives everyone a unique opportunity to come in and prove to the whole country that he can sing. The show winner receives the title of the country’s best singer. Anyone can take part in the project. But only those who have successfully passed difficult vocal competitions are destined to become real stars. We will see them very soon live all around Britain, starting in Nottingham. Book Motorpoint Arena Nottingham tickets not to miss this wonderful performance the UK has been waiting for the whole year.
The best gigs sell out very quickly so make sure you book your tickets early. Use different websites, such as Ticketselect and others, to pre-book tickets. We based ticket services can help you to get the most in-demand tickets at the best price. Good luck and happy gigging!