When it comes to live music, it pays to plan ahead, so take note and book something different into the diary. We’ve whittled down our list of must-see gigs kicking off at the end of August, through to September and beyond. From Lorde to Little Mix, here are the best music concerts to book now…
Catch the award-winning indie-dance trio live in action this September in various venues across the UK.
Venues in Brighton, Margate, Bournemouth, Somerset and Blackpool, 4th – 9th September 2017, tickets from £33.
Chase & Status
Following their triumphant closing set at Lovebox Festival last month, and a series of live shows at Ibiza’s Amnesia, acclaimed British band Chase & Status have announced a set of UK dates, including London, Brighton, Portsmouth and Manchester.
Various venues in September, October and November, tickets from £36.50
In support of his sixth album Raskit, released last month, the multi-platinum-selling rapper is set to hit the road for a run of UK shows in October.
Various dates and locations from 2nd – 21st October, tickets from £28.15
The singer-songwriter is heading out on a solo acoustic tour this November to promote his upcoming album Hearts That Strain, set for release on 1st September.
Various dates and locations, from 4th – 25th November, tickets from £24.75
The X Factor quartet have extended their Summer Shout Out tour with a series dates across the UK, starting in September.
Various dates and locations in September, October and November, tickets from £40.10
Love International Warehouse Project
If you missed out on Croatia’s Love International this summer (this hedonistic wonderland is a must for next year’s festival hit list), get a slice of the action at Manchester’s Warehouse Project instead. They might not be able to promise the same sandy beaches and twinkling turquoise seas, but with a line-up featuring the likes of Crazy P, Joy Orbison and Larry Heard, you’ll be guaranteed a party night to remember.
The Warehouse Project, Store Street, Manchester M1 2GH, 2nd December, 6pm-4am, tickets £35
The French electro-rockers are set to play a one-off gig at Ally Pally at the end of this month. With only one UK date on their tour, this show is bound to sell out.
Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY, 30th September, tickets £27.50
The post-rock band from Reykjavík are touring Europe this autumn, including eight UK dates in Manchester, London and Glasgow. Be sure to snap up your tickets for this band quickly.
Various dates and locations in September, tickets from £31.65
To coincide with new album Jump On Board, Sharleen Spiteri returns to the stage with Texas for a series of live shows across the UK.
Various dates and locations in September and October, tickets from £31.20
Returning for its fifth year, Blackheath’s family-friendly music and food festival will see the summer out in style with big names Travis, The Libertines, De La Soul, Seasick Steve, Kate Tempest and KT Tunstall on the lineup.
Blackheath Park, London SE3 0UA, 9th and 10th September, tickets from £49.50
Unstoppable force Lorde is touring in September to coincide with her second album, Melodrama.
Various UK venues, 26th September – 2nd October, tickets from £88
After making a big comeback with a series of UK shows earlier this year, long-haired Leicester rockers Kasabian will perform a catalogue of fresh material – and a fill of their classics – at various UK venues throughout November and December.
Various dates and locations, tickets go on sale 31st August.
Indie giants, The National, are set to return to the UK and Ireland to play a series of epic live shows. Catch them in Edinburgh and Manchester, or their four-night stint at London’s Apollo.
Various dates and locations in September, tickets from £39.50
The rock trio are playing two live shows this October in Bedford and Manchester.
Esquires, 60A Bromham Road, Bedford MK40 2QG, 6th October; Manchester Neighbourhood Festival, various Manchester venues, 7th October, tickets from £12
Percolate: Live At The Roundhouse
Camden’s Roundhouse will play host to nine indulgent hours of intergalactic electronica this September. Legendary Todd Terje will be heading the bill, playing a decade of disco-tinged anthems, plus epic electro grooves courtesy of Crazy P, glorious gems from South London disco collective Horse Meat Disco, and more to be announced.
The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, Camden, London NW1 8EH, 30th September, 2pm-11pm, tickets from £20.50
Electro pioneers Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay are bringing their infectious bangers to Brixton Academy this September, playing tracks from their big comeback album, Woman.
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road, Brixton, London SW9 9SL, 28th & 29th September, 7pm, tickets from £37.85
To coincide with the launch of her new album Witness, Katy Perry has announced a series of live shows kicking off in June 2018.
Various UK venues, 14th – 25th June 2018, tickets from £56.80
Mystery Jets Jetrospective
Mystery Jets will headline five exclusive nights at The Garage in Islington, playing one studio album in full each night. They’ll start with Making Dens and culminate with Curve of the Earth, and will be joined on stage by a number of special guests.
25th – 30th September 2017, The Garage, 20-22 Highbury Crescent, London N5 1RD, tickets from £25
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