5 unmissable gigs in 2014
19 Feb 2014
From Suede to The Specials the best of the 80s and 90s are performing unmissable shows this year.
Below are five bands you don’t want to miss in 2014 including Carter USM who will perform their last ever show and The Flaming Lips who are going on tour. Click the links for more information and to buy tickets.
When: March and June 2014
Where: London, Thetford Forest and Westonbirt Arboretum
This year Suede is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Dog Man Star with a performance at the Royal Albert Hall for the Teenage Cancer Trust. They’re now giving fans a second chance to see them with a warm-up show at the O2 Academy Oxford.
Who: The Sisters of Mercy
When: 7, 8, 9 July 2014
Where: Glasgow, Belfast and Dublin
The Sisters of Mercy, the influential rockers known for the tracks Temple of Love, More and This Corrosion, will perform three shows following their appearance at Sonisphere festival.
Who: Carter USM
When: 22 November 2014
Where: O2 Academy Brixton, London
It’s the last ever live show for Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine. They’re heading to Brixton Academy for one huge, final gig following their reunion in 2007.
Who: The Specials
When: 3 – 22 November 2014
Where: Across the UK
Ska revival band, The Specials, will bring their huge hits such as Too Much Too Young and A Message To You, Rudy to venues around the UK. They’ll perform in Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, London, Brighton, Bournemouth, Wolverhampton and Nottingham.
Who: The Flaming Lips
When: 26 – 29 May 2014
Where: Edinburgh, Manchester, London and Nottingham
One of the ’50 Bands To See Before You Die’ are performing four shows in the UK this year. They’re known for their extravagant costumes, masses of confetti and balloons, video projections and puppets during their live acts. One live act not to be missed.