After a quiet January, February is when the London music scene really gets going again. Here are ten of our top gigs this spring, from pop and indie to electronica and soul.
The best London gigs in February
Never resting on her laurels, Madonna’s latest tour sees her eschew huge arena shows in favour of a 15-night stand at the relatively intimate London Palladium. Expect her setlist to draw heavily from 2019's well received ‘Madame X’ album, her most ambitious – and best – set in 13 years.
The sibling boyband hit the road in support of comeback album ‘Happiness Begins’ – their first in 10 years, and highest charting ever in the UK. Don't be a ‘Sucker’ and miss out.
For the second leg of his tour to promote this year’s highly acclaimed ‘Hoodies All Summer’ album, the grime pioneer heads to massive Enfield venue The Drumsheds. Expect this one to go off.
The Soft Cell icon performs a selection of hits and new material with Chris Braide, the songwriter-producer with whom he’s recorded his latest album ‘Chaos and a Dancing Star’. The album is also due in February 2020 and this will be Almond and Braide’s first performance together.
Her ‘Clarity’ project is one of the year’s best pop albums, and now L.A.-based rising star Petras has booked her biggest London gig yet. Catch her now before she goes supernova.
The pop-R&B queen who’s delivered bop after bop over the last few years with hits including ‘Mad Love’ and ‘Don’t Call Me Up’ plays her biggest London show yet.
Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker tour in support of their awesome and politically charged ninth album ‘The Center Won’t Hold’. Longtime drummer Janet Weiss departed shortly before the album dropped, but S-K will definitely still rock. Hard.
The day after they drop fourth album ‘Notes on a Conditional Form’, Matty Healy and co. bring their genre-hopping bops to The O2.
Accompanied by their four-member band, the Peterborough-born electronica artist (and Robyn, Solange and Blood Orange collaborator) tours in support of excellent third album ‘Something Like a War’. Expect a warm, life-affirming mix of disco, electro, house, funk and R&B sounds.
The queen of slow, sad and sultry bops brings The Norman Fucking Rockwell! Tour – yes, that’s its actual title, in honour of her awesome album of the same name – to London's largest arena.
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