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Iron Maiden have announced their new UK tour will be their first in the country to use paperless tickets. Priority Tickets are available now.
Bruce Dickinson’s band are aiming to cut down the amount of tickets listed for “ludicrously inflated” prices on resale websites. Fans will not receive printed tickets for the group’s May arena tour, but will have to present photo ID and a credit card when they arrive at the show.
“We do not want our fans being ripped off either by counterfeit tickets or through costly mark-ups on so-called secondary ticketing websites,” manager Rod Smallwood said in a statement.
The band have previously used paperless ticketing in America and at their London shows in 2013.
In May 2017, they will embark on a 11 date tour, beginning in Nottingham and concluding with a date at London’s The O2. They will be supported by Floridian hard rock band Shinedown at the shows.
Iron Maiden will play:
Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena (May 4)
Manchester, Arena (May 8)
Sheffield, Arena (May 10)
Leeds, First Direct Arena (May 11)
Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena (May 14)
Glasgow, The SSE Hydro (May 16)
Aberdeen, GE Arena (May 17)
Liverpool, Echo Arena (May 20)
Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena (May 21)
Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena (May 24)
London, The O2 (May 27)
The STAR WARS Identities: The Exhibition has been announced for a residency in London, starting later this year.
The interactive experience has already invited fans of the sci-fi film franchise to join the force in eight cities across the world, including Montreal, Paris and Munich.
The exhibit allows fans to create their own unique character inspired by the Star Wars experience, by answering questions at various interactive stations. There are 50 million different possibilities of how the character will turn out.
STAR WARS Identities: The Exhibition will be held at The O2 in London from November 18, 2016 to September 3, 2017. It will include original props used in the movies including costumes, models and drawings, as well as some items that have never been seen before.
O2 customers will be able to gain access to two preview days the weekend before the exhibition opens to the general public, offering super fans the opportunity to explore before anyone else.
The Priority Tickets preview weekend will take place at:
London, The O2 (November 12, 13)
STAR WARS Identities: The Exhibition will take place at:
London, The O2 (November 18, 2016 – September 3, 2017)
Mrs Brown’s Boys will hit the road in July for the Good Mourning Mrs Brown tour. Priority Tickets are available now.
The cast from the hit TV show will head to London’s The O2 for three consecutive dates this summer.
Brendan Carroll’s comedy was recently voted the best British sitcom of the 21st century so far by Radio Times readers, topping the poll ahead of the likes of The Office, Peep Show and The Thick Of It.
Good Mourning Mrs Brown will take place at:
London, The O2 (July 6, 7, 8)
World Cup Of Gymnastics meanwhile, has been announced to take place in London next year. Priority Tickets are available now.
The sporting event will feature Team GB Olympians Max Whitlock and Amy Tinkler as it moves to the English capital from Glasgow.
Gymnasts will compete in rounds such as beam, floor, pommel horse, uneven bars and vault.
World Cup Of Gymnastics will take place at:
London, The O2 (April 8)
Two Door Cinema Club have confirmed details of a new tour for January. Priority Tickets are available now.
The Bangor three piece, who are set to release their new album ‘Gameshow’ on October 7, will visit six cities on the new run of dates, beginning in Newcastle.
The band recently headlined the NME/Radio 1 stage at Reading & Leeds festivals before performing at an intimate gig at London’s Tufnell Park Dome.
The trio were set to headline Latitude Festival in 2013, but were forced to pull out at the last minute after frontman Alex Trimble fell ill.
Two Door Cinema Club will play:
Newcastle, O2 Academy (January 17)
Manchester, O2 Apollo (January 18)
Leeds, O2 Academy (January 19)
Birmingham, O2 Academy (January 21)
Southampton, O2 Guildhall (February 6)
Bristol, O2 Academy (February 7)
Above & Beyond have announced details of a new show. Priority Tickets are available now.
The English trance group will perform in Glasgow later this year.
The three-piece, which is comprised of Jono Grant, Paavo Silijmäki and Tony McGuinness, formed in 2000 and have featured in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs poll six times since 2007.
Above & Beyond will play:
Glasgow, O2 Academy (November 24)
DJ Snake will visit London for one gig this winter. Priority Tickets are available now.
Earlier this summer, he released his single ‘Let Me Love You’, which features guest vocals by Justin Bieber.
DJ Snake will play:
London, O2 Forum Kentish Town (November 24)
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