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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

Foo Fighters

Critics' choice

After releasing a classically bombastic new album – ‘Sonic Highways’ came accompanied by a TV series about the history of American music – Dave Grohl and his rock ’n’ roll stadium-fillers were all set for a pair of triumphant Wembley sets to back up their Glastonbury headline slot. Then disaster struck: Dave broke his leg and the gigs had to be cancelled. But fear not: the Foos have rescheduled, performing two nights at the Milton Keynes Bowl (only, er, 40 miles away) in September. Get practising that air-punching.

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Milton Keynes National Bowl, London Saturday September 5 2015 - Sunday September 6 2015

Gigs just announced

James Morrison

Critics' choice

Croaky-voiced, Brit-winning singer-songwriter Morrison attempts another comeback, nearly a decade since his soul-pop number ‘You Give Me Something’ smashed charts across the world. These three intimate shows at two beautiful London venues are your first opportunities to hear material from his new album.

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The Tabernacle, Westbourne Thursday September 3 2015

Laura Marling

Critics' choice

After performing four sell-out shows at the Southbank in April, the elegant folk songstress is back in London to play songs from her new album  ‘Short Movie’, which channels Fleetwood Mac with its soaring, emotional vocals and electric strumming. Marling may look fragile, but she has a voice that resonates with depth and maturity and a great back catalogue of affecting songs.

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The Forum, Kentish Town Saturday September 5 2015


Critics' choice

Fed up with the crap, tinny sound at your usual nightspot? Try this on for size. Back in 2013, New York disco guru James Murphy (LCD Soundystem/DFA Records) built a huge DJ rig called Despacio, specifically designed to knock your socks off with a massive, immersive, audiovisual Balearic beat experience. He and the Dewaele brothers (Soulwax/2ManyDJs) have been touring with it ever since, and after an immensely popular weekend at the Lovebox and Citadel festivals, Despacio is coming back to London for two nights at the Roundhouse this autumn. Though the event is called ‘Despacio in the jungle’, we’re assured the music will be the same ultra-groovy, eclectic disco mix as usual. Clubbing doesn't get more satisfying than this. Read more about Despacio.

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Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Thursday September 10 2015 - Sunday September 13 2015


Critics' choice

Following the release of ‘Alternative Light Source’ – their first released an LP of original material since 1999 – Leftfield are back to curate play the new stuff and awesome oldies like ‘Phat Planet’ and the trance-tastic ‘Shallow Grave’.

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Round House, Covent Garden Tuesday October 13 2015


Former Busted man Charlie Simpson and his pop-punk crew Fightstar returned to the stage in 2014 to celebrate their tenth anniversary together. Wowed by the reaction from fans, they've decided to record new material and perform a (sure to sell out) gig at the Troxy. 

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Troxy, Ratcliff Saturday October 17 2015
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