This week, there’s a special career-spanning treat from those redoubtable indie poppers Belle and Sebastian. Plus new London dates from earnest strummer James Morrison, X Factor gal group Little Mix, dance pioneers Leftfield, melancholy singer-songwriter Sun Kil Moon and more. Set your alarm for Friday morning (or Saturday for Little Mix) for your best chance at nabbing some tickets to these big gigs – and if they don’t float your boat, there’s plenty more on our weekly Just announced page.
Royal Albert Hall, June 22 and 23, 2016
Belle and Sebastian, those purveyors of lyrically wry indie-pop, celebrate what will be their twentieth anniversary by performing their first two albums, ‘Tigermilk’ and ‘If You're Feeling Sinister’ – both released in 1996 – over two nights at the Albert Hall. It promises to be a fantastic treat for casual fans and duffel-coated obsessives alike.
Roundhouse, September 10 and 11
After an immensely popular weekend at the Lovebox and Citadel festivals, him from LCD Soundsystem and them from 2ManyDJs bring their custom-built sound system and ultra-groovy, eclectic disco mix to London for an event called ‘Despacio in the jungle’.
Wilton's Musical Hall, August 18 and 25
The Tabernacle, September 3
Croaky-voiced, Brit-winning singer-songwriter Morrison attempts another comeback, nearly a decade after 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.
The O2 Arena, March 27, 2016
Another act off 'The X Factor' conveyor belt (they won back in 2011), Little Mix return with their slick, chart-topping bubblegum pop. Named after their new album, the 'Get Weird’ tour visits the O2 next year.
Roundhouse, October 13
Following the release of ‘Alternative Light Source’, their first LP of original material since 1999, electronica titans Leftfield are back to play the new stuff and awesome oldies like ‘Phat Planet’ and the trance-tastic ‘Shallow Grave’.
Troxy, October 17
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 this (sure to sell out) London gig.
Royal Festival Hall, June 22, 2016
Gloomy singer-songwriter Mark Kozelek – renowned for heartbreaking folk-rock songs as Red House Painters, and who these days trades under the SKM pseudonym – plays London in support of his acclaimed 2014 album 'Benji' and brand new follow-up 'Universal Themes'.
Alexandra Palace, March 12, 2016
Austrian musician and DJ Parov Stelar, who combines house, swing, jazz and pop, brings his hugely successful electro-swing band to Ally Pally.
Find more of this week’s new gig announcements over on our Just announced page.