Here's our weekly round up of this week's biggest new tours, shows and events.
Acclaimed UK indie trio Doves have announced their first proper UK tour in twelve years, celebrating the forthcoming release of their new album The Universal Want.
The record marks the band’s first since 2009’s Kingdom Of Rust, having returned from hiatus to play a very special show at London’s Royal Albert Hall in 2018 in support of Teenage Cancer Trust.
To date, Doves have released two tracks from the record; lead single Carousels and follow-up Prisoners. The track looks into the future, looking for a better tomorrow in its lyrics of self-imprisonment and its urgent tempo.
Doves will kickstart their anticipated return to the road in Cardiff on 21 March 2021, playing 13 UK shows and wrapping up with a headline performance at Glasgow’s Barrowlands the following month.
Away from music, Merlin Entertainments have confirmed that five of their iconic UK attractions will reopen their doors on 1 August 2020, welcoming visitors back to The lastminute.com London Eye, Madame Tussauds, The London Dungeon, SEA LIFE London Aquarium and Shrek’s Adventure.
Electro infused indie-pop outfit Everything Everything have also announced new dates, marking the release of their fifth studio album Re-Animator in September of this year.
The band have previewed the record with three singles so far, most recently unveiling Planets, a track which continues to highlight their characteristically atypical tone.
Due to drop on 11 September 2020, Re-Animator will be followed by headline dates from 19 March 2021.
Having announced headline dates earlier this month, singer-songwriter Declan McKenna has added more shows to the UK run, set to kick off on 19 March. McKenna is currently gearing up for the release of his second studio album, Zeroes, having recently revealed new single Daniel You’re Still A Child.
With festival season gearing up for 2021, the picturesque Hampton Court Palace Festival have announced their line-up for next year.
Welsh legend Tom Jones will kick off proceedings with two shows on 8 – 9 June 2021, followed by further standalone headline shows by Bastille, Rick Astley, Lionel Richie, George Benson and Björn Again.
The indie veterans make their eagerly anticipated live return from 21 March – 9 April 2021. Tickets are on sale from 10:00 on Friday 31 July 2020.
The indie-pop four-piece celebrate their new album Re-Animator with headline dates from 19 March – 5 April 2021. Tickets are on sale from 9:00 on Friday 31 July 2020.
The singer-songwriter has added new dates to his UK tour, running from 19 March – 13 April 2021. Tickets for the new dates are on sale from 9:00 on Friday 31 July 2020.
Hampton Court Palace Festival
Tom Jones, Bastille, Rick Astley, Lionel Richie, George Benson and Björn Again will headline the picturesque venue from 8 – 19 June 2021. Tickets are on sale now.
The Human League
The new wave pioneers will celebrate 40 years of their acclaimed Dare with headline dates from 3 – 18 December 2021. Tickets are on sale from 0:00 on 29 July 2020.
UB40 ft Ali Campbell & Astro
The reggae veterans will headline from 9 – 24 April 2021. Tickets are on sale from 10:00 on Friday 31 July 2020.
The RnB superstar has added new dates to his UK tour, running from 9 – 29 April 2021. Tickets for the new dates will be available from 10:00 on Friday 31 July 2020.
With appearances by The Illegal Eagles, Live/Wire, Oas-is and more, Icons Festival will take to Walton-On-Thames on Saturday 8 May 2021. Tickets are on sale now.
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