Gig guide for 2018 including G Live, O2 Arena, Brighton Centre and more

January 12, 2018
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If the January blues have well and truly set in then there are plenty of gigs in 2018 you can book to help beat them.

Venues in Surrey and beyond are hosting some of the biggest artists in the world this year including Gary Barlow, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar and Harry Styles to name a few.

Whether you prefer, rock, pop, rap or something in between there is an event for everyone at venues such as O2 Arena, G Live, Brighton Centre and Brixton Academy.

Find out below what gigs are coming up in 2018 and how to book tickets.

Lady Gaga

(Image: Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Where: O2 Arena

When: February 4 and 8

Tickets: Ticketmaster here

After postponing the European leg of her Joanne World Tour due to health difficulties, the artist is making her highly anticipated return to the UK in early 2018.

Lady Gaga will bring her biggest hits and latest LP, Joanne, to the O2 Arena for two shows in February.

Fans can expect to hear the likes of Telephone, Just Dance and Pokerface, as well as a few ballad numbers on her piano.

Natalie Imbruglia

Natalie Imbruglia will perform a date at Guildford’s G Live

Where: G Live

When: February 10

Tickets: glive.co.uk

Singer-songwriter Natalie Imbruglia is heading to Guildford as part of her 2018 tour.

Since her debut the Australian star has won MTV Video Music Awards, Billboard Music Award and BRIT Awards.

The upcoming tour follows the success of last year’s Acoustic Tour, which saw her perform stripped back tracks.

Kendrick Lamar

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 14: Kendrick Lamar performs onstage at Rihanna’s 3rd Annual Diamond Ball Benefitting The Clara Lionel Foundation at Cipriani Wall Street on September 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Clara Lionel Foundation)
(Image: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Clara Lionel Foundation)

Where: O2 Arena Wembley Arena

When: February 12-13 (O2 Arena) and February 20 (Wembley Arena)

Tickets: Ticketmaster here

Kendrick Lamar is heading to the UK with his DAMN Tour in 2018.

He has already performed sold-out dates across the US and will head to Europe for some of his biggest shows to date.

The shows are in support of his acclaimed album of the same name, which is up for Album of the Year at the Grammys.

The Script

The Script press shot
(Image: Andrew Whitton)

Where: O2 Arena

When: February 23-24

Tickets: Ticketmaster here

The Script’s upcoming arena tour is in support of the group’s fifth studio album Freedom Child.

The album reached the top spot on the UK album’s chart, their fourth to do so.

They will play some of their biggest shows to date on the 2018 tour, where fans can expect to hear hits For the First Time, Breakeven and The Man Who Can’t Be Moved.

Stereophonics

Where: Brighton Centre and Wembley Arena

When: February 27 (Brighton Centre) and March 2-3 (Wembley Arena)

Tickets: Ticketmaster here

Stereophonics are embarking on a UK arena tour in 2018 in support of Scream Above the Sounds, their 10th studio album.

In the UK alone, the group have sold 7.5 million albums and 2.2 million singles as well as achieving five consecutive number one albums.

This includes their biggest album to date, the 2001 release Just Enough Education To Perform which featured tracks including Handbags and Gladrags and Have A Nice Day.

Morrissey

Morrissey will finish up the UK leg of his tour with four London dates
(Image: Ben Birchall/PA Wire)

Where: O2 Brixton Academy, Brighton Centre, Royal Albert Hall Alexandra Palace

When: March 1 (Brixton Academy), March 3 (Brighton Centre), March 7 (Royal Albert Hall) and March 8 (Alexandra Palace)

Tickets: Ticketmaster here

Morrissey extended his 2018 UK tour due to huge demand, which includes three London dates.

The singer recently released his eleventh studio album Low in High School, which featured lead single Spent the Day in Bed. It reached number five on the UK albums chart becoming his fifth consecutive album to do so.

Paloma Faith

Paloma Faith is heading to the O2 Arena on March 14
(Image: Darren Pepe)

Where: Brighton Centre and O2 Arena

When: March 12 (Brighton Centre) and March 14 (O2 Arena)

Tickets: Ticketmaster here

Paloma Faith’s upcoming arena tour will see her play her biggest headline shows to date.

Her O2 Arena date will be in support of her recently released album The Architect, which reached number one on the UK album’s chart.

Since her 2009 breakthrough, Paloma has achieved three platinum selling albums and a BRIT Award for Best Female Solo Artist.

Jason Derulo

Jason Derulo is bringing his 777 world tour to the UK in 2018
(Image: Ian West/PA Wire)

Where: Wembley Arena and Brighton Centre

When: March 17 (Wembley Arena) and March 8 (Brighton Centre)

Tickets: Ticketmaster here

The RB superstar will perform in London and Brighton as part of his 777 World Tour. The shows are in support of his upcoming studio album 777, which features the hit single Swalla and Tip Toe.

Derulo has achieved four UK number one singles including In My Head and Talk Dirty since his 2009 breakthrough.

The Stranglers

The Stranglers will stop off at G Live as part of their 2018 tour

Where: G Live

When: March 26

Tickets: Ticketmaster here

Legendary punk group The Stranglers are heading out on tour again in 2018.

They will stop off in Brixton for a headline show in March as part of The Definitive Tour.

It coincides with the re-release of the band’s first seven studio albums including their 1977 debut Rattus Norvegicus, one of the highest selling punk albums of the era.

Thirty Seconds to Mars

Where: O2 Arena

When: March 27

Tickets: Ticketmaster here

Thirty Seconds to Mars are heading for the UK to play their first headline shows in three years.

In 2017 the group released Walk on Water their first track from the upcoming fifth studio album.

But fans can expect to hear classic tracks during their O2 Arena show including the likes of The Kill and Kings and Queens.

Jessie Ware

Jessie Ware will perform at the Eventim Apollo in March 2018
(Image: Yui Mok/PA Wire)

Where: Eventim Apollo

When: April 28-29

Tickets: Ticketmaster here

Jessie Ware will perform two London dates in support of her third studio album Glasshouse. It features singles Alone, Midnight and Selfish Love.

Since her breakthrough the artist has released two successful records, received four MOBO nominations, a Mercury Prize nod and three BRIT nominations.

The shows will follow-up a four date sold out run at Islington Assembley Hall in late 2017, which promoted the album.

Sam Smith

Where: O2 Arena

When: April 6-7 and 9-10

Tickets: Ticketmaster here

Sam Smith will perform four O2 Arena dates in 2018.

The shows will be in support of his second studio album The Thrill Of It All, which reached number one on the UK albums chart.

It follows up his hugely successful debut which helped Smith win four Grammy Awards.

Lisa Stansfield

Lisa Stansfield will perform at G Live in 2018

Where: G Live

When: April 7

Tickets: Ticketmaster here

With hits including ‘All Around the World’, ‘All Woman’ and ‘The Real Thing’ under her belt, there will be a packed setlist when Lisa Stansfield heads to G Live.

The voice of the dance floor has knocked up 20 million album sales, as well as Grammy, BRIT and Ivor Novello nominations.

Evanescence

Evanescence will perform Synthesis live across the UK in 2018
(Image: Chapman Baehler)

Where: Eventim Apollo

When: April 9

Tickets: Ticketmaster here

After selling out dates at the Royal Festival Hall, Evanescence added a show for Eventim Apollo.

Their Synthesis Live tour will see them play classic and new tracks reworked with an orchestra. They will be joined on the tour by an orchestra, who will play tracks including My Immortal, Bring Me to Life and Lithium.

Harry Styles

Where: O2 Arena

When: April 11-12

Tickets: Ticketmaster here

Following a sold-out intimate tour, including Hammersmith Apollo shows, the former One Direction star announced his biggest tour to date.

Harry Styles will embark on a huge world arena tour in 2018, including two O2 dates in support of his solo debut album.

He will be joined by rising RB star Mabel across the UK and European arena dates.

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire are to perform two Wembley Arena dates in April 2018

Where: Wembley Arena

When: April 11-13

Tickets: Ticketmaster here

Following huge demand Arcade Fire announced three Wembley Arena shows for 2018.

The alt-rock group will bring their Infinite Concert Tour to the UK, in support of fifth studio album Everything Now. It reached the number one spot on the UK album’s chart, becoming their third consecutive record to do so.

The Vaccines

The Vaccines will headline Alexandra Palace in April 2018
(Image: Brad Elterman)

Where: Alexandra Palace

When: April 14

Tickets: Ticketmaster here

The Vaccines’ upcoming tour will be in support of their fourth studio album Combat Sports. It’s due for release on March 30 and is preceded by lead single I Can’t Quit.

The group have had previous success with their first three albums reaching the top five on the UK albums chart, sets at Reading and Leeds Festivals and Q, NME and BRIT nominations.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Noel Gallagher at the Arena, Manchester – 9th March 2015 Pic Dominic Salter

Where: Brighton Centre and Wembley Arena

When: April 22 (Brighton Centre) and April 27 (Wembley Arena)

Tickets: Ticketmaster here

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds are heading out on a UK tour in 2018.

The shows will be in support of their third studio album Who Built The Moon?. It became their third consecutive number one album in 2017.

The record saw a move in sound for Noel Gallagher and co. as they experimented with psychedelic rock on tracks like Holy Mountain.

The Vamps

The Vamps performs on day two of the Fusion Festival on Otterspool promenade. Picture Jason Roberts
(Image: Jason Roberts)

Where: O2 Arena Brighton Centre

When: April 28 (O2 Arena) and April 29 (Brighton Centre)

Tickets: AXS.com here

The group will bring their Night and Day Tour to both Brighton and London in April. It will be in support of their third studio LP, which was released back in July and became their first to top the UK albums chart.

It followed their platinum selling debut which spawned hits Last Night and Somebody to You which featured US star Demi Lovato.

Since their breakthrough the group have played arena shows across the globe and supported acts including Taylor Swift, Little Mix and Selena Gomez.

Manic Street Preachers

The Manic Street Preachers will perform at Wembley Arena in 2018
(Image: Ian West/PA Wire)

Where: Wembley Arena

When: May 4

Tickets: Ticketmaster here

Manic Street Preachers’ upcoming tour will be in support of Resistance Is Futile, their 13th studio album.

Due for release on April 6, the record explores themes of memory and loss.

They say: “It’s obsessively melodic – in many ways referencing both the naive energy of ‘Generation Terrorists’ and the orchestral sweep of ‘Everything Must Go’.

“After delay and difficulties getting started, the record has come together really quickly over the last few months through a surge of creativity and some old school hard work.”

Meanwhile support will come from The Coral.

Shane Filan

Shane Filan will play a string of UK dates in 2018

Where: G Live

When: May 11

Tickets: Ticketmaster here

Shane Filan will head to G Live as part of his ‘Love Always Tour’ in 2018.

He will perform tracks from his third studio album of the same name, which features covers of his favourite classic love songs.

Shane said: “I stood on the stage on the original leg of the Love Always Tour and promised I would return – and here I am.

“The whole tour went so well I thought I would love to take it back out. It was such fun and the fans have taken Love Always to their hearts.

“I want to get out and perform it for them, although I may be adding a few surprises into the mix to make this leg a little different – so watch out!”

Rita Ora

Rita Ora will head out on her first European tour in five years next May
(Image: Ian West/PA Wire)

Where: O2 Brixton Academy

When: May 18

Tickets: Ticketmaster here

In 2018 Rita Ora is embarking on her first UK tour in five years.

The singer will play material from her forthcoming second studio album, including singles ‘Anywhere’ and ‘Your Song’.

Since 2012 Ora has become one of the most successful British female solo singers in recent years, after achieving four number singles and a debut number one album.

All Points East Festival

The xx will headline All Points East on May 26

Where: Victoria Park

When: May 25-June 3

Tickets: AXS.com

A brand new festival All Points East is coming to Victoria Park for ten days in summer 2018. The inaugural event will take place in London from May 25 – June 3.

Kicking off on May bank holiday weekend there will be a three day festival which includes headliners The xx, Bjork and LCD Soundsystem.

The festival will culminate the following weekend with three stand alone headline shows including The National on June 2 and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds on June 3.

Gareth Malone

Gareth Malone is heading to Guildford in 2018

Where: G Live

When: May 29

Tickets: glive.co.uk

Gareth Malone is heading to G Live in spring as part of a limited run of live shows.

The show follows up a hugely successful 2017 tour, as he welcomes back The Swingles and exciting guest choirs.

You can expect to hear new tracks written especially for the tour alongside well-known classics ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ and ‘Fields of Gold’, to name a few.

Katy Perry

Katy Perry will perform two dates at the O2 Arena

Where: O2 Arena

When: June 14-15

Tickets: Ticketmaster here

Katy Perry is bringing her ‘Witness World Tour’ to the UK in 2018, including the O2 Arena.

It will mark her first headline shows in the UK for four years when she played four sold out O2 Arena shows as part of the ‘Prismatic World Tour.’

Fans can expect to hear the likes of ‘Roar’, ‘Teenage Dream’ and new tracks ‘Hey Hey Hey’ and ‘Swish Swish’.

Hampton Court Palace Festival

Gary Barlow headlining Hampton Court Palace Festival in 2018
(Image: Jamie Lucas)

Where: Hampton Court Palace

When: June 19

Tickets: See Tickets here

After his solo headline tour sold out in minutes, fans will get another chance to see Gary Barlow at the Hampton Court Palace Festival in the summer. Other performances come from Jools Holland (June 14), The Beach Boys (June 15-16) and Joe Bonamassa (June 12).

Since his time in Take That they have sold eight million concert tickets and more than 45 million records worldwide.

Meanwhile Gary has written 14 number one singles and received six Ivor Novello Awards for his songwriting.

Steps

Where: Greenwich Music Time Kew Gardens

When: July 5 (Greenwich) and July 10 (Kew Gardens)

Tickets: Ticketmaster here

As part of their outdoor summer tour Steps are heading to Greenwich Music Time and Kew Gardens for two live shows.

They will perform their biggest hits including ‘5,6,7,8’ and ‘Tragedy’, as well as tracks from ‘Tears on the Dancefloor’.

The group recently completed a 22-date UK arena tour, where they played sold out shows across the country.

British Summer Time

Bruno Mars’ back catalogue includes the likes of Just the Way You Are and Locked Out of Heaven
(Image: Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Where: Hyde Park

When: Friday, July 6 – Saturday, July 14

Tickets: Ticketmaster here

This year’s British Summer Time at Hyde Park is shaping up to be one of the biggest yet.

It will see performances from Roger Waters, The Cure, Eric Clapton, Michael Buble and Bruno Mars across the two weeks.

As well as a host of support acts, there are also plenty of food and drink stalls to enjoy and a pop-up cinema.

Iron Maiden

(Image: Darren Quinton)

Where: O2 Arena

When: August 10-11

Tickets: Ticketmaster here.

Iron Maiden announced details of their Legacy Of The Beast Tour for 2018, including two O2 Arena dates.

The tour will see them play a setlist covering Eighties material alongside a handful of surprises to continue their History/Hits themed tours.

Shania Twain

Shania Twain performs during the opening ceremony on Day One during the 2017 US Open
(Image: Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Where: O2 Arena

When: October 2-3

Tickets: Ticketmaster here

Shania Twain announced details of her first UK tour in 13 years, and following huge demand she added a second O2 Arena date.

The shows will be in support of her recently released album ‘Now’, which reached number one on the UK album’s chart.

Since 1993 Twain has sold 100 million records worldwide making her one of the biggest selling artists of all time. Often noted as the Queen of Country the singer’s album Come On Over has been certified as 11 times platinum here in the UK.

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