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    Hammersmith Apollo 45 Queen Caroline St
    W6 9QH

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Adam Ant

Pop, New wave and post-punk

  • Critics' choice

Tribal make-up, swashbuckling pop, occasionally missing marbles... most people think they know Adam Ant inside-out. But if you’ve never heard his 1979 debut ‘Dirk Wears White Sox’, you’re missing out on one of the finest British albums of all time. A...

Adam Ant
  1. Sat Apr 19
  2. Hammersmith Apollo 45 Queen Caroline St, W6 9QH
  3. £28.25-£215
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Band Of Skulls

Alternative rock, Hard rock

The hairy, crunchy, thoroughly rocking Southampton trio play another big show. Their new album 'Himalayan' contributes plenty of new hair-raising riffs to BOS's already awe-inspiring arsenal.

Band Of Skulls
  1. Fri Nov 14
  2. Hammersmith Apollo 45 Queen Caroline St, W6 9QH
  3. £19.50
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Billy Bragg

Pop, Folk, Singer-songwriter

  • Critics' choice

The blokey, big-nosed Barking bard is back to play more of his modern urban ballads. He's got a new album, 'Tooth and Nail' – his first in five years – and he'll be bringing his full band with him.

Billy Bragg
  1. Thu May 1
  2. Hammersmith Apollo 45 Queen Caroline St, W6 9QH
  3. £22.50
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Chris Rea

Classic rock

Still big around Europe and not exactly under-appreciated on his UK home turf, gravel-voiced soft-rock fave Rea performs such hits as 'The Road To Hell' and 'Josephine'. He's also got a hip fan in nu-disco superstar producer Todd Terje, who made a remix...

Chris Rea
  1. Sat Dec 20
  2. Hammersmith Apollo 45 Queen Caroline St, W6 9QH
  3. £37.50 adv
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Daryl Hall and John Oates

Pop, Soul

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The most successful duo in US singles chart history, Hall and Oates are the soft-rockin’ blue-eyed soul geniuses behind easygoing drive time rock hits such as ‘I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)’ and ‘Maneater’. Even though Hall owns a house in London, the...

Daryl Hall and John Oates
  1. Fri Jul 11
  2. Hammersmith Apollo 45 Queen Caroline St, W6 9QH
  3. £36-£56
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Dave Gorman Gets Straight to the Point* (*The PowerPoint)

Stand-up, Solo shows, Big-name talent

Following his ace show 'Dave Gorman's Powerpoint Presentation', the pioneer of docu-comedy continues his love affair with the slideshow software as he teams up with a projector screen for Dave Gorman Gets Straight to the Point* (*The Powerpoint). He just...

Dave Gorman Gets Straight to the Point* (*The PowerPoint)
  1. Sat Nov 15
  2. Hammersmith Apollo 45 Queen Caroline St, W6 9QH
  3. £20
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David Brent & Foregone Conclusion Live

Music, Solo shows, Big-name talent, Character comedy, Musical comedy

It's been ten years since 'The Office' left our screens, but David Brent's Comic Relief skits and YouTube videos earlier this year have proved that the public are still craving Brent. He's undoubtedly Ricky Gervais's funniest and most successful character...

David Brent & Foregone Conclusion Live
  1. Fri May 16 – Sat May 17
  2. Hammersmith Apollo 45 Queen Caroline St, W6 9QH
  3. £31
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Derren Brown: Infamous

Off-West End, Drama

  • Rating: 4/5

Note: this review was of the show's run in London's West End. ‘We’re all trapped inside our own heads,’ states Derren Brown at the top of his latest show. Disappointing, eh? Who wouldn’t want to take a peek into Derren’s mind and discover his methods?...

  1. Fri Jul 25 – Sun Jul 27
  2. Hammersmith Apollo 45 Queen Caroline St, W6 9QH
  3. £44.75-£77.75
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Digifest

Pop and rock, Comedy

Bit of an odd one, this: Digifest is an international tour that brings online viral sensations to a live stage. It touches down in London today with a huge cast of young musicians, comedians and personalities who've found online fame – so you'll see internet...

  1. Sun May 4
  2. Hammersmith Apollo 45 Queen Caroline St, W6 9QH
  3. £35
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Gary Numan

Electronica, Synthpop

  • Critics' choice

Despite his miserablism, his Bowie-aping and his right-wing tendencies, the Numanoid has long since been recognised as the godfather of electronica and the spiritual progenitor of Marilyn Manson. His latest 'Machine Music' tour plundered his whole 35-year...

  1. Fri Nov 28
  2. Hammersmith Apollo 45 Queen Caroline St, W6 9QH
  3. £34.50-£37.50
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The Human League

Synthpop

Much more than just a Happy Shopper Kraftwerk, Phil Oakey’s definitive and hugely influential synth-pop titans have transcended the ‘Here And Now’ cabaret circuit and do a mean live show. Oakey’s powerful voice is still intact, too, even if time has robbed...

The Human League
  1. Thu Dec 4
  2. Hammersmith Apollo 45 Queen Caroline St, W6 9QH
  3. £32.50-£42.50
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Jack Johnson

Pop, Acoustic

Hawaiian surfer and singer-songwriter Johnson catches a wave to London tonight to perform his light-as-a-feather acoustica to an audience of gap year tragedies and dinner party hosts. With his wistful, gentle ditties about taking life easy, getting in...

Jack Johnson
  1. Sun Jul 20
  2. Hammersmith Apollo 45 Queen Caroline St, W6 9QH
  3. £37.50
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Jack White

Pop and rock, Blues, roots and country

  • Critics' choice

The inimitable ex-White Stripe/Racounteur/Dead Weather riffer has announced this one-off UK live date in support of new album, 'Lazaretto': White's first British show since his 2012 tour to promote his 'Blunderbuss' album. As ever, expect gnarly guitars,...

Jack White
  1. Sat Jul 5
  2. Hammersmith Apollo 45 Queen Caroline St, W6 9QH
  3. £38.50
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Jay & Silent Bob's Hollywood Babble-On Tour

Big-name talent

The cult stars of 'Clerks', 'Chasing Amy', 'Dogma' and spin-off feature 'Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back', Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes, are back in the UK on a mini podcast-recording tour. For London's gig, there's a double treat. Firstly, there's a UK...

Jay & Silent Bob's Hollywood Babble-On Tour
  1. Tue Jul 1
  2. Hammersmith Apollo 45 Queen Caroline St, W6 9QH
  3. £30-£35 on sale Fri Mar 14 at 9am
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Jon Richardson – Nidiot

Stand-up, Solo shows, Big-name talent

Everyone's favourite misanthropic perfectionist, Jon Richardson, is back on tour with 'Nidiot', which he's bringing to the Hammersmith Apollo. Richardson's best known as a team captain on '8 Out of 10 Cats', and wildly successful spin-off, '8 Out of 10...

Jon Richardson – Nidiot
  1. Fri Oct 3 – Sat Oct 4
  2. Hammersmith Apollo 45 Queen Caroline St, W6 9QH
  3. £25
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Kate Bush

Alternative rock, Pop, Singer-songwriter, Prog rock

  • Critics' choice

Yes indeed: that's Kate Bush, performing live. Echoing Bowie's sudden unretirement last year, the woman who brought you 'Wuthering Heights', 'Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)', 'Cloudbusting', 'Hounds of Love', 'Experiment IV' and more surreally...

Kate Bush
  1. Tue Aug 26 – Wed Oct 1
  2. Hammersmith Apollo 45 Queen Caroline St, W6 9QH
  3. Sold Out
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Kenny G

Mainstream jazz, Pop

Poodle-haired sax man Kenneth Gorelick jets into London to roll out his butter-smooth easy listening jams and ballads. He's trod the line between pop and jazz well enough to sell tens of millions of albums – and to alienate serious jazz fans – worldw...

Kenny G
  1. Tue Apr 22
  2. Hammersmith Apollo 45 Queen Caroline St, W6 9QH
  3. £41-£48.50
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Lee Mack – Hit the Road Mack

Stand-up, Solo shows, Big-name talent

Super-slick, fast-paced nonsense from Lee Mack, the star of his own sitcom 'Not Going Out' and BBC's 'Would I Lie To You?', as he plays the Hammersmith Apollo as part of his 'Hit the Road Mack' tour – his first tour for four years. He whirls around the...

Lee Mack – Hit the Road Mack
  1. Sat Oct 18 – Sat Oct 25
  2. Hammersmith Apollo 45 Queen Caroline St, W6 9QH
  3. £27.50
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New Kids On The Block

Pop

The five members of ’80s teen-pop sensation NKOTB may be in their mid-40s now, but that won’t stop an audience of thousands of rabid women (and a few men, too) from shrieking their names just as loudly as they did back in their neon-clad golden years...

New Kids On The Block
  1. Tue May 27 – Wed May 28
  2. Hammersmith Apollo 45 Queen Caroline St, W6 9QH
  3. £27.50-£95
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Paloma Faith

Pop, Soul

  • Critics' choice

Hackney's sassy, retro soul chanteuse, who's an out-and-proud fan of insane outfits, theatrics and doo-wop harmonies, plays cuts from her latest LP 'A Perfect Contradiction'. Can the show possibly be as bonkers as the album sleeve? Quite probably.

Paloma Faith
  1. Tue Nov 25
  2. Hammersmith Apollo 45 Queen Caroline St, England, W6 9QH
  3. Sold Out
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Panic! At The Disco

Alternative rock, Emo

The tuneful, increasingly poppy and lyrically inventive emo/punk-rockers from Las Vegas – now reduced to a trio – draw on their mix of operatic drama-pop and classic rock styles from their three-album catalogue. The fourth, 'Too Weird to Live, Too Rare...

Panic! At The Disco
  1. Fri May 9
  2. Hammersmith Apollo 45 Queen Caroline St, W6 9QH
  3. £25
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Pat Metheny Unity Group

Categories, Jazz and experimental

  • Critics' choice

The Kansas City guitar hero returns, with a brand new band: leading post-Brecker saxophonist Chris Potter and an ace rhythm section of rising star bassist Ben Williams and brilliant drummer Antonio Sanchez. Let's hope his excellent cohorts here inspire...

Pat Metheny Unity Group
  1. Wed Jun 11
  2. Hammersmith Apollo 45 Queen Caroline St, W6 9QH
  3. £10-£49.50
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Penn & Teller

Solo shows, Big-name talent, Magic, Magic

  • Critics' choice

Penn & Teller are two of the finest magicians working in the world, and have been for, well, decades now. Specialising in ingenious, often gory illusions and exposing frauds, they've been nominated for 13 Emmys, have appeared on everything from 'Letterman'...

Penn & Teller
  1. Wed Jun 18 – Sun Jun 22
  2. Hammersmith Apollo 45 Queen Caroline St, W6 9QH
  3. £29.50-£75
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Ross Noble – Tangentleman

Solo shows, Big-name talent

The supreme master of spontaneous stand-up and true king of surreal flights of fantasy is back in London with his 'Tangentleman' tour, playing three nights at the Hammersmith Apollo. Ross talks nonsense of the highest order.

Ross Noble – Tangentleman
  1. Wed Dec 3 – Fri Dec 5
  2. Hammersmith Apollo 45 Queen Caroline St, W6 9QH
  3. £tbc on sale 10am Fri Nov 8
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Sam Bailey

Chart pop

Singer and former prison guard Sam Bailey, winner of the 2013 series of 'The X Factor', belts out powerful chart-pop tunes, including her cover of Demi Lovato's 'Skyscraper', which hit the Christmas Number One spot last year. She's also supported Beyoncé...

Sam Bailey
  1. Wed Feb 18 2015
  2. Hammersmith Apollo 45 Queen Caroline St, W6 9QH
  3. £33.50 adv
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