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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

Bloc Party

Critics' choice

They’re back! After another long, long hiatus and a line-up change, Kele Okereke's emotional post-punks have finally reconvened for their fifth album. A decade after their stunning debut ‘Silent Alarm’, it’s anyone’s guess what they’ll sound like: their last LP 'Four' took in indie-disco and synthpop as well as hard grunge and blues riffs. But we’ve no doubt at all that they still know how to put on a frenetic performance. This intimate live show in Hackney will be your first chance to hear the band’s new sounds in their home town.

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St John-at-Hackney Church, Hackney Friday December 4 2015

Gigs just announced

The Libertines

Critics' choice

After the Libertines reunion in Hyde Park last year, Pete ’n’ Carl (’n’ Gary ’n’ John) have followed through with a new album: ’Anthems for Doomed Youth’, their first record in 11 years. You’ll hear plenty of it at this intimate Camden show alongside all the rough-and-ready Libs classics. They’re are as erratic as they ever were on stage, but they’ve got a deep repertoire of great songs that haven’t faded despite age, addiction and animosity. Read our Libertines interview.

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Electric Ballroom, Camden Town Thursday September 10 2015

Luke Haines

Critics' choice

Scabrous socio-political songwriter Haines – the man behind The Auteurs, Baader-Meinhof and Black Box Recorder – performs tracks from his forthcoming synth-heavy album 'British Nuclear Bunker’.

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Bush Hall, Shepherd's Bush Wednesday October 21 2015

Mbongwana Star

Critics' choice

Heavily tipped by the UK press after the release of their debut album ‘From Kinshasa’, Mbongwana Star are a new seven-piece band from the DRC featuring former members of Staff Benda Bilili. Their sound mixes up traditional Congolese rumba with electronic elements. They’re a sensational live band – see for yourself in November.

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Oval Space, Bethnal Green Sunday November 1 2015

Roots Manuva

Critics' choice

Rodney Smith made a Four Tet-assisted comeback with his big summer track ‘Facety 2:11’, complete with Cockney slang sample (‘boat race’ = ‘face’). Now he storms Islington to drop big, conscious UK hip hop hits like ‘Witness (1 Hope)’.

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Islington Assembly Hall, Canonbury Thursday November 5 2015

Bring Me The Horizon

The phenomenally popular metalcore combo from steely Sheffield have been banging heads, chugging guitars, and inducing beer-chucking around the world for over ten years now, but their last-but-one album ‘Sempiternal’ was their first on a major label. Tonight you can scream your lungs out alongside frontman Oli Sykes as BMTH bring you songs including ‘Chelsea Smile’ and ‘Fuck’ alongside stuff from their brand new record ‘That’s the Spirit’.

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Alexandra Palace, Muswell Hill Saturday November 28 2015
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