When Black Veil Brides caused a minor internet furore this morning when they were confirmed as headliners for the 2013 Kerrang! tour it got us thinking about the other great shows we have already pencilled in our diaries for next year.
Not everyone is as controversial as Black Veil Brides, who have as many haters as they do fans with the former often more vocal, but they all promise to put on as big a show as the make-up clad rockers.
From pop acts like Maroon 5, Pink and Usher to indie bands making it big such as The Vaccines, Two Door Cinema Club and Alt-J, 2013 is already looking pretty sweet to us.
Take a look through the pictures and be sure to check the Gigwise Gig Tickets page for information on how to grab tickets to any of the gigs featured.