Big gig news incoming! It’s the week after Reading Festival, when loads of huge acts put new shows and tours on sale and spark the first ticket rush of the autumn. Check out these great upcoming shows (including not one but two Reading headliners) that go on sale this week – and if they don’t do it for you, head to our weekly Just announced page for more.
St John-at-Hackney Church, December 4
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. This intimate live show in Hackney will be your first chance to hear the band’s new sounds in their home town.
The O2, December 9 and 10
Gone are the banjos, boots and braces – these days Marcus Mumford’s travelling band are marching into Coldplay territory with their big choruses and electronic flourishes. Having headlined both Glastonbury and Reading Festival in the last few years, they know how to put on a show.
Electric Ballroom, September 10
Pete ’n’ Carl (’n’ Gary ’n’ John) have made their first record in 11 years, and this intimate show next week (the day before release) is a must for any Libs fans. As is our big Libertines interview from last week’s Time Out magazine.
Alexandra Palace, November 28
The phenomenally popular metalcore combo from steely Sheffield bring you songs including ‘Chelsea Smile’ and ‘Fuck’ alongside stuff from their brand new record ‘That’s the Spirit’.
Roundhouse, February 13 2016
Producer, DJ and one-man digital groove machine Kieran Hebden is pretty much the busiest man on the London music scene. Don’t miss this big showcase for his new album ‘Morning/Evening’.
Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, April 28 2016
US soul-jazz singer Porter is big news right now (he’s even collaborated with Disclosure) and he’s the real deal live too. He’s already sold out an upcoming Albert Hall date – don’t miss this extra London gig here next spring.
Roundhouse, September 20-28
The Weeknd, Take That and The Chemical Brothers have just joined the line-up for the new-look iTunes Festival. Check out the full line-up and apply for your free tickets today before the final bill gets revealed next week.
Find more of this week’s new gig announcements over on our Just announced page.