It’s been another massive week for London gig announcements, with new shows in the capital booked by some kind-of-a-big-deal artists. We’ve got them all listed on this week’s ‘just announced’ page, but here are five of the biggest and best going on sale tomorrow morning. They’ll most likely sell out, so you know what to do: on your marks, get set, book!
Still led by Lynval Golding and Terry Hall on vocals, the 2 Tone ska veterans take to the stage yet again. They’re as full of beans as ever they were, and songs like the anti-Thatcherite anthem ‘Ghost Town’ are still tragically relevant today. Their two Roundhouse gigs in November are the most intimate they’ve played in years.
He may not have won at last night’s BRIT Awards, but never mind: John Newman – the voice of Rudimental’s ‘Feel the Love’ – can console himself by looking forward to this sure-to-sell-out Brixton show. His sound marries retro blue-eyed soul – strings, saxes, dry backbeats and Newman’s crooning wail – with contemporary pop production, and includes ‘Love Me Again’, one of the biggest tunes of 2013.
The excellent, energetic and exhilarating folk big band (there are 11 of them!) present an uproarious, brass-fuelled, funk-jazz-folk extravaganza. They’re growing more popular every year, having sold out the Royal Albert Hall last winter, so book right away if you want to make sure you’ll join them in November for a big old sing-along.
Queens-raised rapper and former gourmet chef Bronson featured on Wu-Tang’s 2011 album ‘Legendary Weapons’ and has been likened to Ghostface Killah. As far as overweight, ginger-bearded MCs go, he’s definitely one of the all-time greats.
Multi-million-selling and award-winning singer-songwriter Stansfield headlines, having successfully returned to music after a decade away with her new album ‘Seven’. She’ll be spinning out the hits from her back catalogue, which stretches way back to 1989, alongside the new material.
Check out the rest of this week’s big live music announcements here.