Gig Radar January / February: The shows not to miss in the next few months

Here at The Music Radar UK, we believe gigs have the opportunity to propel artists to a new level. A great live show can make an artist. In this article we have picked a selection of our favourite artists that we believe you should try and catch in the next few months.


1. Cage The Elephant


Who?: Kentucky based rock band with crazy live performance and swaggering indie rock songs.

When?: 17th-20th January

Where?: Glasgow, Manchester & London

How much?: Sold out, but available on secondary ticket sites for around £30


2. The Flaming Lips


Who?: Legendary psychedelic rock band with completely unique and weird live set up return to the UK in support of new album Oozly Mlody

When?: 21st-22nd January

Where?: London & Manchester

How much?: £42.18


3. The Hunna


Who?: Upcoming four-piece indie rock band with huge choruses and similarities to Catfish & The Bottlemen.

When?: Now-26th January

Where?: Newcastle, Edinburgh, Leeds, Nottingham, Leicester, Birmingham, Bristol, Oxford & London

How much?: £18.75


4. The Pretty Reckless


Who?: Grunge four piece fronted by former Gossip Girl actress Taylor Momsen bring snarling vocals to a heavy and intense show.

When?: 19th-24th January

Where?: Nottingham, Birmingham, London, Glasgow, Manchester

How much?: £20


5. Drake


Who?: One Dance star and hip hop royalty, the Canadian rapper has hits galore and with new connection to Boy Better Know, his UK shows could provide some special guests on the way.

When?: 28th January – 23rd March

Where?: London, Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield, Birmingham, Glasgow

How much?: £55


6. Izzy Bizu


Who?: BBC Sound of 2016 nominee, R&B princess Izzy Bizu is touring glistening pop debut A Moment of Madness which is packed full of hits.

When?: 14th-15th February

Where?: Manchester & London

How much?: £16


7. Bonobo


Who?: Experimental French electronic DJ, Simon Green aka Bonobo brings warm, blissed out electronic which bridges several genres in its creation.

When?: 25th February – 4th March

Where?: London, Dublin, Leeds, Manchester, Gateshead & Bexley-On-Sea

How much?: Sold out, but available on secondary ticket sites for around £45


8. Sundara Karma


Who?: Future indie rock stars from Reading are touring debut album Youth is Only Ever Fun in Retrospect, an album full of big choruses and singalong moments.

When?: 11th-24th February

Where?: Birmingham, Liverpool, Sheffield, Newcastle, Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds, Reading, Leicester, Portsmouth, Cardiff, London

How much?: £13


9. Two Door Cinema Club


Who?: Northern Ireland, guitar-driven indie band with some of most famous indie songs of the last decade mix new electronic elements into their set.

When?: 24th January – 10th February

Where?: Birmingham, Cambridge, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Liverpool, Glasgow, Southampton, Bristol, London

How much?: £26.95


10. Wiley


Who?: The godfather of grime, Wiley is a hip hop legend whose new album Godfather is said to be his last. Therefore this tour is something all fans need to see.

When?: 5th-9th February

Where?: Cardiff & London

How much?: £21.45


11. Bloc Party


Who?: A band that defy genres, time and each other at times return with a more electronic sound but maintain their infectious live shows.

When?: 8th-11th February

Where?: Manchester & London

How much?: £30.15


12. The Chainsmokers

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Who?: World conquering dance duo with huge chart topping hits and star collaborations

When?: 22nd-25th February

Where?: Glasgow, Manchester & London

How much?: Sold out, but available on secondary ticket sites for around £60


13. Micheal Kiwanuka


Who?: The soulful blues rock singer brings a more mature and political voice to both his new album and new live shows.

When?: 21st February

Where?: London

How much?: £35


14. Amber Run


Who?: Enchanting five-piece indie band with similarities to Half Moon Run, create cinematic pop and hauntingly beautiful vocals.

When?: 8th-25th February

Where?: Norwich, Nottingham, Birmingham, Exeter, Southampton, Newcastle, Glasgow, Sheffield, Hull, Leeds, Manchester, Bristol, London

How much?: £16.40


15. Boxed In


Who?: Electronic singer-songwriter Oli Bayston creates rhythmic and infectious songs which are perfect for a night out.

When?: 1st-13th February

Where?: Brighton, Bristol, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff, Exeter, London

How much?: £12


16. Green Day


Who?: The biggest punk band the world has ever seen are back to tour new album Revolution Radio, an album which will sound even bigger given the current political situations around the world.

When?: 5th-8th February

Where?: Leeds, Manchester & London

How much?: £39.50


17. Ray BLK


Who?: BBC’s Sound of 2017 winner and independent artist Ray BLK is one of the country’s in demand female rappers and grime artists. Expect a fierce live show from the promising artist.

When?: 27th February

Where?: London

How much?: Sold out, but available on secondary ticket sites for around £50




Who?: Promising indie band with a huge sound and stunning live show full of mosh pit ready songs

When?: 15th-18th Februry

Where?: Aldershot, Tunbridge Wells, Brighton, Bedford

How much?: £8

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