This week there's good news for Foo Fighters fans as Grohl and co announce two dates at the Milton Keynes Bowl after a disappointing summer. Plus there's cutting-edge sounds from Health and Battles, Springsteen-warped alt rock from The Gaslight Anthem, soulful blues from Gary Clark Jr and, for the headbanging massive, a co-headlining date from metal monsters Megadeth and Lamb of God. Set your alarm for Friday morning 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.
Milton Keynes Bowl, September 5 and 6
Recently the Foos had to cancel two nights at Wembley and a Glasto appearance after frontman Dave Grohl broke his leg. To make up for it, they're performing two nights at the Milton Keynes Bowl this Autumn. So get practising that air-punching.
O2 Academy Brixton, October 16
Ever-fascinating sonic genius Kieran Hebden hosts another mighty, all-night party in Brixton. He did the same thing last year, bringing in a superb cast of DJs – including Ben UFO, Daphni and Floating Points – to spin heads-down tunes until the early hours, so prepare for more of the same dancefloor-filling goodness this time around.
O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, August 29
These Springsteen-worshipping New Jersey punks bash out a Boss-influenced take on the emotional alt rock sound. At last, something to unite sulky teenagers and their dads! On a serious note, this is a great chance to catch an ace live band in an intimate venue.
Electric Ballroom, October 28
A welcome return for the groovesome Battles, whose awesome math-metal cum motorik jazz cum proggish electronica is dependably gripping live. Expect to hear tracks from forthcoming album ‘La Di Da Di’, due for release in September.
Heaven, October 28
Makers of glitchy, noisy, distorted and otherwise messed-about electronic rock, Health bring their brilliantly confrontational live act back to the UK in support of their first release in six years.
Electric Ballroom, November 16
Supernaturally talented Texan rock guitarist Clark plays really sultry soul and dirty Deep South blues. He sells out headline shows every time he comes to London, so book quickly if you want to catch him on this visit.
Wembley Arena, November 14
Devil horns at the ready...the mighty Megadeth return to the UK to play thrash classics alongside new material from their fifteenth album. Expect co-headliners Lamb of God, who also have a new album in the can, to match them punch for punch.
Scala, December 1
After successful support slots with Ed Sheeran and Haim, Notts youngster Callum Burrows brings his sparkly, radio-friendly songs, showcased on recent debut album ‘Young Blood’, to the Scala for a three-night stint.
August 27- to October 17
Calling all David Lynch fans! London is set to get a 'Twin Peaks'-themed immersive pop-up theatre restaurant this summer from . For £65, you'll get a three-course meal designed by experimental foodies Blanch and Shock, special themed cocktails and interactive encounters. Or a fiver will get you into the bar.
St Katherine Docks, September 17-30
You can now chow down in the clouds as Restaurant in the Sky returns to London later this year, when a select group of gastro nutters will eat at a dining table suspended from a crane 25 metres above ground.
Find more of this week’s new gig announcements over on our Just announced page.