On sale this week: Fleetwood Mac, Take That, José González, Sadler’s Wells Spring/Summer Season and more
Once again, it’s time to ready yourself for button-clicking action tomorrow morning, when you can snap up tickets for some seriously good live music and theatre shows. But don’t worry if you’re otherwise engaged in the AM tomorrow – be it from working, pulling a sickie or some other distraction – as there are tickets on sale RIGHT NOW for other great shows that we’ve highlighted below. Heck, we’ve even included a show that goes on sale on Monday. Don’t say we never treat you. And if you still can’t find anything that takes your fancy from that lot, head right to our ‘Just announced‘ page for more great live music options.
BUY ON FRIDAY
The O2, May 27-28 2015
It’s a Fleetwood Mac full house! After Christine McVie appeared with the rest of the classic line-up for a one-off performance of ‘Don’t Stop’ in London last year, she’s now back in the Mac for real. That means you can bask in ‘Little Lies’, ‘Everywhere’ and more stone-cold pop-rock classics sung by the woman who wrote them, as part of a greatest-hits set that should show off just how many perfect songs the band have up their expensive sleeves. There might be a couple of fresh songs too, though reports of a new album are still just – er – rumours.
Scala, Mar 11 2015
The soulful, sensitive Swedish strummer returns for his first solo headline show in London for a while. Though he’s still most famous for his downbeat cover of The Knife’s ‘Heartbeats’, his own material blends a love of alt Americana and Bert Jansch with his own Latino roots (his parents are Argentinian), and is thoroughly delectable.
BUY ON MONDAY
O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Apr 8, 2015
Young, acoustic guitar-toting, hat-loving troubadour Bay sings slow and steady folk numbers like Damien Rice. He’s a hot tip at the moment and keeps selling out his smaller shows, so book early if you want to guarantee your spot here tonight.
BUY RIGHT NOW
The O2, Jun 4-6, 8-9, 11-13 and 15 2015
After Jason Orange threw in the towel earlier this year, the multiplatinum man band have been reduced to a three-piece. But staff shortages won’t stop Gary Barlow (OBE), Howard Donald and Mark Owen from tugging at the heartstrings of a million-odd fans on the latest whopping Take That tour. This incredible run of arena dates should also net them a few quid to, er, reinvest in intellectual property rights.
Photo credit: Johan Persson
SADLER’S WELLS SPRING/SUMMER SEASON
Saddler’s Wells, Apr 15-26, May 26-31 2015
There’s a huge amount of delicious dance arriving at London’s top choreographic hub next year. The most anticipated of which include the final performances by the great Sylvie Guillem, who will retire after a remarkable 35 years in the business. As her swansong, she will dance ‘Life in Progress’, a series of new and old work. Catch her before it’s too late (May 26-31 2015). The legendary Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch also returns with two pieces – not seen before in the UK – from the late choreographer Bausch (Apr 15-26 2015). But there’s heaps more that really shouldn’t be missed. Tickets for the spring/summer season are on sale now.