It’s been a year of brilliant tours, and there are still lots to come. Starting here…After the release of Arctic Monkeys’ fifth album, ‘AM’, last month, the group begin a 9-date jaunt starting in Newcastle on October 22. The tour comes to the capital with two shows at London’s Earls Court on October 25/26 before finishing with a hometown show in Sheffield (November 2).
After a busy festival season, Peace play the two biggest shows of their career in December at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire (6th) and the O2 Academy in Birmingham (13th).
With a new album in the offing, Jake Bugg began a huge tour last weekend at Bournemouth’s BIC (Oct 19), ending on November 13 at Manchester’s O2 Apollo.
A trio of headline dates in London (11), Glasgow (14) and Manchester (15) await Bobbie Gillespie and co in December, as the psychedelic Glaswegians continue promotion of Primal Scream’s latest LP ‘More Light’.
After a lengthy stay away, Warpaint are back performing in Leeds, Glasgow, Manchester and London on an October tour that culminates at Brixton Academy next Wednesday (30).
After their brilliant Glastonbury performance in July, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds take their show indoors at the end of October, visiting London’s Hammersmith Apollo for three dates (26-28 Oct), as well as playing Brighton, Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Queens Of The Stone Ages take the macho rock caterwaul of their new album ‘…Like Clockwork’ on a nationwide tour in November. The run starts in Glasgow at the Hydro (16) and finishes up with two dates at London’s Wembley Arena (22-23).
Undimmed by the recent departure of bassist Kim Deal, the Pixies hit Dublin (Nov 18), Manchester (21), Glasgow (22) and London (24-25).
On the back of recent album ‘Modern Vampires of the City’, Vampire Weekend return to the UK for their biggest shows on these shores to date, calling at London’s O2 Arena on November 13. Support, just to sweeten the deal, comes from Noah and the Whale.
Following the release of ‘Walking On A Pretty Daze’ earlier this year, Kurt Vile & The Violators are gearing up for a week-long UK tour in December. The dates start at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire in London on the 11th, and run through to the 17th, when they will play Brighton’s Concorde 2.
Cerebral Ballzy headline the Monster NME Radar Tour 2013, joined by the Amazing Snakeheads. The tour kicks off in Cambridge on November 15, ripping through 11 cities before finishing in Leeds on November 27.
In support of new EP ‘Tally All The Things That You Broke’. New Yorkers Parquet Courts head back to the UK in October, with dates in Manchester (29), Leeds (30) and Glasgow (31) to follow a blockbuster show at London’s Village Underground (28).
Lindsey Troy and Julie Edwards bring their barrage of blues-rock riffs to the UK once more, with dates in Sheffield (28 October), Oxford (30), Brighton (Nov 1), Bristol (2), Nottingham (4), Manchester (5), Birmingham (7), Leeds (8), Newcastle (10), Edinburgh (11), Glasgow (12) and London (14).
Oli Sykes leads his Bring Me The Horizon bandmates out on this five date trip calling at Glasgow, Newcastle (31), Birmingham (Nov 2), Manchester (5) and London (6).
Following their recent second album ‘Cold Spring Faultless Youth’, London duo Mount Kimbie hit the road in November, visiting Brighton (6), Manchester (7), Glasgow (8), Bristol (11), Leeds (12), London (14) and Norwich (15).
The days are getting shorter, the air is getting brisker and winter is taking hold… what better time for Sigur Ros’s icy post-rock epics to storm the UK? Jonsi and his band play three dates this November including Nottingham (November 19), Brighton Centre (20) and Wembley Arena, London (21).
With support from hotly tipped newcomer Banks, The Weeknd brings his narcotised R&B to the UK next month, on an arena tour that includes a mammoth date at London’s O2 Arena on November 26.
Haim just can’t stay away from British shores, returning soon after a month long stay in the country around the release of debut album ‘Days Are Gone’ to play astring of dates in December, including a night at London’s Kentish Town Forum on December 10.
Manchester oddballs Dutch Uncles invite a string quartet on the road with them for five dates concluding in their hometown (Dec 6).
The National promote new documentary film ‘Mistaken For Strangers’ with a trip around the UK in December, beginning at Belfast Odyssey Arena on December 9.
Critcally acclaimed trio Factory Floor air tracks from their debut album at December shows in London (3), Leeds (4), Liverpool (5), Glasgow (6) and Manchester (7).
Cardiff racketmakers Los Campesinos bring the frenetic riffs of new album ‘No Blues’ to venues in Cardiff (December 5), Leeds (6), Manchester (8) and London (9).
Playing tracks from their latest album ‘Big TV’, White Lies call at Newcastle (December 3), Glasgow (4), Manchester (6) and more on an eight date tour.
Leeds O2 Academy hosts The Cribs on December 19 as the Jarmans resurrect Cribsmas in a one-off end of year show. They’ve promised very special guests will join them.
Finally, after playing Alexandra Palace earlier this year, Two Door Cinema Club cap off another successful 12 months with a blockbuster headline date at the London O2 Arena on December 13.