Just announced: the latest London gigs

Our weekly list of the capital’s top tickets – book now for the best live music in London

Want to beat the crowds and the touts, and book tickets for the hottest gigs in London? You’ve come to the right place. Every day we keep our ears to the ground for the latest gig announcements in the capital. Check out the newest shows to be anounced below, or if you’re browsing for the best gigs month-by-month, see our ultimate London concert guide.

This week’s hottest ticket

D'Angelo

Critics' choice

Michael Eugene Archer – alias D’Angelo – became the closest thing the ’90s had to Marvin Gaye thanks to sumptuous and smooth baby-making anthems like ‘Brown Sugar’ and ‘Lady’. Then he disappeared, slowly and quietly succumbing to the classic banana skins of stardom (notably drugs and allegedly trying to solicit an undercover cop).

But last year the singer made a comeback, partly inspired by the death of J Dilla and powered by a new devotion to guitar (that’s right, D’Angelo can shred now). The result was a stunning, surprise-released new album named ‘Black Messiah’ and a series of scintillating live shows. D’Angelo may no longer have the perfectly carved torso that he burnt into our retinas with his video for ‘Untitled (How Does It Feel)’, but this London run (with a Hammersmith Apollo date newly added) should be a mighty show of force from the newly risen lord of R&B.

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Roundhouse Monday July 13 2015 - Monday July 20 2015

Gigs just announced

Fucked Up

Critics' choice

Always blistering and uninhibited, the progressive post-hardcore crew from Toronto play songs from their Zodiac series – a run of 12-inch singles that they’ve been producing sporadically since 2006. As a live band they’re cultish, noisy and thrillingly subversive.

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Shacklewell Arms Wednesday May 27 2015

Dornik

Critics' choice

Mining the ’80s for his sophisticated synth-funk, Dornik was Jessie Ware’s drummer until her label PMR signed him up to record some slinky tracks of his own. The velvety, Michael Jackson-esque ‘On My Mind’ is typical, and sounds like both the past and the future. Wanna be startin’ somethin’? Get on Dornik fast.

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London Fields Brewery Thursday June 11 2015

Prinzhorn Dance School

Critics' choice

A blast from the (fairly recent) past: the peculiar post-punk duo return from the wilderness. Their mannered vocals and silly lyrics can be a bit jarring, but the thrillingly primitive, minimal harshness of the pair's music (they make The Fall sound like Queen) makes them a thoroughly refreshing prospect, especially live on stage.

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St Pancras Old Church Friday June 12 2015

Stereo Kicks

There are a whopping eight members of this XXL boy band: that’s a whole lot of hair gel and bar stools for someone to source. After finishing in fifth place in last year’s ‘X Factor’, they arrive in London on the latest stage of their quest to make it in the real world.

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O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire Sunday June 21 2015

Nathaniel Rateliff

A former support act for Mumford & Sons, Bon Iver and Delta Spirit, Rateliff and his band bring his big troubadour sound to the stage as headliner tonight.

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The Lexington Monday June 22 2015
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