The week ahead: Monday 9th – Sunday 15th April 2007

By on Sunday, 8th April 2007 at 10:44 am

The well known ones

Critics darlings Arctic Monkeys set out on a “back to roots” tour, doing the smaller theatres around the UK. They play

Southampton Guildhall (Monday 9th)
Exeter University Great Hall (Tuesday 10th)
London Astoria (Thursday 12th and Friday 13th)
Liverpool Academy (Saturday 14th)

Tickets are near on impossible to get hold of, having only been released to people on their mailing list. If you’re desperate and have a few hundred to spare, check out eBay.

Patrick Wolf does a one off show on Wednesday (11th) at London’s Astoria. Sure to be fab – always entertaining and eccentric. Again, tickets are hard to come by, however again check eBay and Scarlet Mist.

Incubus were meant to play Carling Academy Brixton on Wednesday (11th), and Friday (13th), however are no longer playing due as a result of an injury to Mike Einziger’s hand. The re-scheduled dates are:

Wednesday 11th April has been re-scheduled to Monday 1st October
Thursday 12th April has been re-scheduled to Sunday 30th September
Friday 13th April has been re-scheduled to Saturday 29th September

Refunds from point of purchase.

McFly‘s mammoth tour of smaller theatres continues with:

Ipswich Regent Theatre on Tuesday 10th April
Portsmouth Guildhall on Wednesday 11th April
Plymouth Pavilions on Friday 13th April
Oxford New Theatre on Saturday 14th April
Poole Lighthouse on Sunday 15th April.

As you might expect from a band used to playing arenas but now playing theatres, these dates are now sold out, but of course you can try eBay or Scarlet Mist.

London plays host to Pete Doherty at the Hackney Empire on Wednesday and Thursday. Will he turn up? Will he be on time? Will he do something outrageous? Do we care? Again, this is sold out.

Aqualung are back, with a short two stop tour this week. They play Manchester University on Tuesday and University of London Union on Thursday. Tickets available from See or the respective box offices at £11 and £14.85 respectively.

For the older school amongst you, Bob Dylan starts an arena tour in Glasgow on Wednesday, before playing Newcastle on Thursday and Sheffield on Wednesday.

Biffy Clyro and Bloc Party both start tours next Saturday as well.

My top 3 choice

My electro favourites, Oppenheimer, play Southampton’s Unit 22 next Saturday, tickets a measly £4.25 – if you get a chance check them out. Calming yet unique, they deserve to be big.

The Hoosiers play two dates this week, Birmingham on Tuesday and Liverpool on Saturday. I don’t know much about them, but going by their website they are quite fab, a bit like a cross between The Killers, Kaiser Chiefs and The Darkness.

Switches play Liverpool on Thursday and Manchester on Sunday on the start of their huge UK tour. I was hoping to see them at the 100 Club in London, but tickets have sold out, so I won’t be doing that.

Book now

Not many bands went on sale this week and still have tickets available, however everyones favourite Conor Oberst’s Bright Eyes hit the UK in Early July, including two dates at Shepherds Bush Empire. Tickets available here.

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