May Gig Guide
01 May 2014
Prince, One Direction, Eagles, Poalo Nutini and more tour the UK and Ireland this May.
May is set to be packed with some of the biggest tours of the year with the likes of One Direction, Katy Perry, Eagles, Arctic Monkeys, Prince and more performing around the UK and Ireland this month.
Read below to find out where and when you need to be in May.
Where: Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham and Glasgow
When: 15 – 23 May 2014
Prince is back in the UK for his Hit and Run Tour II. The Prince concerts will see Prince, joined by his band 3rdEyeGirl, play arenas in the UK for the first time since his 2007 London residency. In February he played guerrilla gigs in London and Manchester, which received rave reviews from critics and fans alike.
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Where: Birmingham, Glasgow, London, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool and Dublin
When: 28 May – 1 Jun 2014
The legendary American rock band, Eagles, kick off their History of the Eagles tour in the UK this May. The tour will see Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner perform their classic hits from Hotel California to Take It Easy.
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Who: Arctic Monkeys
Where: Finsbury Park, London
When: 23 and 24 May 2014
Arctic Monkeys perform two huge outdoor shows at London’s Finsbury Park on the back of their hugely successful album AM. The shows will be Arctic Monkeys’ biggest performance in the London and support will come from Tame Impala, Miles Kane and Royal Blood.
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Who: Katy Perry
Where: Belfast, Newcastle, Nottingham, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield and London
When: 7 – 31 May 2014
Katy Perry brings her Prismatic World Tour to the UK with dates throughout May. The tour is in support of her album Prism, which contains the hits Roar, Unconditionally and Dark Arts. Fans can expect flamboyant costumes and a special stage production.
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Who: One Direction
Where: Sunderland, Manchester, Edinburgh, London, Dublin, Copenhagen, Milan and Düsseldorf
When: 28 May – 2 July 2014
One Direction, the biggest boy band on the planet, head to stadiums across the UK and Europe on their Where We Are tour. The boys will be playing their biggest hits in iconic venues such as Wembley Stadium in London. An unmissable tour for any 1D fan.
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Who: Little Mix
Where: Birmingham, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, Sheffield, London, Manchester, Nottingham, Plymouth, Cardiff, Blackpool, Bournemouth, Brighton, Belfast and Dublin
When: 16 May – 9 June 2014
Little Mix embark on their biggest ever tour of the UK this May. The X Factor stars will perform across the UK and Ireland, including dates at Manchester Arena and The O2 Dublin. The tour is in support of their latest album, Salute.
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Who: Paloma Faith
Where: Ipswich, Cambridge and London
When: 23 – 28 May 2014
Paloma Faith debuts her new album, A Perfect Contradiction, with four shows in May. The album went to No.2 on the UK charts. The shows are ahead of Paloma Faith’s 22 date tour that kicks off in October and continues into November.
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Who: Paolo Nutini
Where: Manchester, Edinburgh, Bridlington, Wolverhampton, Brighton, Norwich, London, Bristol, Cork
When: 23 – 28 May 2014
The Scottish heartthrob kicks off his UK tour in Manchester. The Better Man singer will also perform two shows in Cork this July. Paolo Nutini released Caustic Love, his third album, five years after his No.1 album Sunny Side Up. Caustic Love stormed the charts debuting at No.1.
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Who: Kings of Leon
Where: Newcastle, Sheffield, Manchester, Glasgow, Milton Keynes and Dublin
When: 31 May – 4 July 2014
Kings of Leon start their UK and Ireland dates with a performance in Newcastle on 31 May 2014. The rockers behind the hit Sex On Fire will continue their UK and Ireland shows in June and July with dates across the country, along with performing at Isle of Wight Festival in June.
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Where: Glasgow, Liverpool, Bournemouth, London, Newcastle, Nottingham, Leeds, Birmingham, Sheffield, Cardiff, Manchester, Brighton, Belfast and Dublin
When: 17 April - 1 June 2014
McFly and Busted sent excitement through fans with the news they would reunite for a 2014 McBusted tour. The tour started last month with positive reviews from fans. There’s still a chance to catch the boys with dates throughout May and June.
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