Concert

5 most anticipated UK concerts, still to take place in 2017

Events, Music

Lady Gaga

(9-17 October) – London, Manchester, Birmingham

One of the most eccentric and electrifying live artists, Lady Gaga was born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta in 1986. Known professionally as Lady Gaga, the American born singer, songwriter and actress is famous for constantly pushing the boundaries with new musical ideas and images that create provocative work. A must-see concert if you like it lively!

Little Mix

(25 October – 20 November) – Aberdeen, Newcastle, Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield, Glasgow, Manchester, London, Cardiff, Belfast, Nottingham, Dublin

The stunning British girl group, Little Mix formed in 2011 for the UK TV programme, X Factor. They are the only group so far to win the competition. After winning the programme, the signed for Simon Cowell’s record label, Syco Music and released a cover of Damien Rice’s ‘Cannonball’ as their winner’s single. Their debut album, DNA, hit the top 10 in 10 countries including the UK and the US in 2012.

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe

(30 November – 14 December) – Cardiff, Brighton, Bournemouth, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Nottingham, London

Michael Ball and Alfie Bow, both English singers, released their first Album ‘Together’ in November, 2016. The album hit the number one spot in the UK and sold over 300,000 copies.
The singers first met in 2007 while starring in Kismet at the London Coliseum. ‘Together’ was recorded in New York City and Prague with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra.

Neil Diamond

(1 -19 October) – Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds, Belfast, Birmingham and London

Born in 1941, Neil Diamond has sold over 135 million records since the start of his career in the 1960’s. With 38 songs in the top 10, his songs have been covered internationally by performers over the past 40 years. His 11 number one singles include: ‘Sweet Caroline,’ ‘Song Sung Blue,’ ‘America,’ ‘Cracklin’ Rosie’ and ‘Desiree.’

Neil Diamond also starred in the remake of the 1927 film, Jazz Singer, in 1980. The soundtrack was enormously successful, eventually reaching multi-platinum status and becoming Diamond’s most successful album to date. It resulted in three hit songs, ‘America’, ‘Love on the Rocks’ and ‘Hello Again’.

Jake Bugg

(5-25 November) – London, Cardiff, Leicester, Hull, Edinburgh, Moray, Ross-Shire, Perth, Stoke, Bexhill-on-Sea, Reading, Liverpool

Jake Bugg was born Jake Edwin Charles Kennedy in Nottingham in 1994 and released his first album with songwriter Iain Archer in October, 2012. Jake Bugg, the album, reached number one in the UK.

His second album, Shangri-La, was released in November 2013 and his third, largely self-produced album, On my One, in June 2016.

His main influences are Don McLean, the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash and the Everly Brothers. Jake enrolled in a music technology course at the age of 16 but dropped out soon afterwards to start writing and performing his own songs. The rest, as they say, is history!

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