Heads up, music fans: tickets for all these great London gigs go on sale tomorrow morning. Set your alarms and don’t forget to check our weekly just announced page for the rest of this week’s biggest and best London gigs.
Alexandra Palace, September 21, 22, 24 and 25
Florence Welch and her band have notched up a third consecutive Number One album with the mighty ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’, and to celebrate they’re playing no fewer than four enormous Ally Pally shows. ‘Restraint’ isn’t a word many would associate with Florence + The Machine, so count on a huge stage spectacle to go with the new material and, of course, a flawless performance from Flo and co.
Roundhouse, October 30 and 31
Her Pattiness doesn’t have a spotless record, as anyone who’s heard her version of ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ knows, but seeing the rock ’n’ roll poet and her battle-hardened band play 1975 album ‘Horses’ at Field Day was truly incredible. We’re confident that these two ‘Horses’ gigs at the Roundhouse (site of a seminal Smith gig in 1976) will be just as powerful and inspirational. If you didn’t see her in Victoria Park, don’t miss this.
Wimbledon New Theatre, November 18 and London Palladium, April 23 2016
After more than a decade of uproarious, brass-fuelled fun, the 11-piece folk big band have announced their intention to split up. Join them on their farewell tour for a last big sing-along.
The O2, August 15
Hyper-influential, prolific and successful composer Rahman has spent over two decades making a name for himself as one of the greatest figures in the history of Indian film. At this big, one-off London show, hear him perform his biggest hits with assistance from some big Indian playback star vocalists.