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Cai Trefor
11:48 17th June 2019

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King Crimson

These prog titans, who formed in 1986 and have released 13 studio albums, will be performing a career-spanning set three nights on the trot in the sublime surrounds of Royal Albert Hall. The '21st Century Schizoid Man' hitmakers are the only band we've ever seen who make having three full kit drummers on stage seem absolutely essential. Their overall attention to detail and virtuoso ability will leave your mouth ajar. Fight for a ticket to this one.

18 June - London, Royal Albert Hall
19 June - London, Royal Albert Hall
20 June - London, Royal Albert Hall

Tears For Fears

Expect a set of bonafide bangers from a band who are vocally sounding as strong as they did in their early years, somehow. Plenty to hang on to considering they've the likes of 'Shout', 'Mad World' and the spine-tingling 'Head Over Heels', which you may remember from Donnie Darko, in their set.

18 June - London, Hampton Court Palace
19 June - London, Hampton Court Palace
21 June - Frodsha, Delamere Forest
22 June - Woodstock, Blenheim Palace
23 June - Canterbury, The Spitfire Ground


Heavy metal's finest stadium band need absolutely no introduction. James Hetfield and co. are keeping their immense touring troupe going without any wavering in their following, which reflects just how unbelievable of a live act they are. Expect mind-bending horn-raising joy when standing among tens of thousands of others belting the words back to them.

18 June - Manchester - Etihad Stadium
20 June - Twickenham, Twickenham Stadium

Nile Marr

It's a shame that Man Made split up because the 'TV Broke My Brain' Mancunians penned some brilliant tunes together and were a strong live unit. We're glad to see, however, frontman from said band Niall Marr is branching out with a solo band and will be performing’s part of his residency at Night & Day Cafe. It's the only place to hear his material as nothing is online yet. And, yes, the surname is because his Dad was in The Smiths.

18 June – Manchester, Night& Day Café

Bon Jovi

The most special thing about Bon Jovi's current run of arena and stadium shows is that they're heading to Liverpool Football Club's stadium Anfield to re-open it to live music after years of being dormant to such events. Out of all the stadiums in Britain, there's an intimacy to Anfield despite of its large capacity that makes it extra special. Manic Street Preachers are in support so we can hope for some interesting collaborations. Failing that, Jürgen Klopp might fancy making an appearance?

19 June - Liverpool, Anfield Stadium
21 June - London, Wembley Stadium
23 June - Coventry, Ricoh Arena

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