The music business is fickle and it’s rare for artists to enjoy a career spanning over a decade. Those who do, are known to put on a smashing show, and we’ve listed some of the most iconic music acts touring to the UK this year that should be in your diary. We’ve also highlighted the must-see top acts who are making their long-awaited comebacks to the stage.
26 April – 29 August 2020
Touring London, Nottingham, Birmingham, Manchester and more
Their one-off reunion show at London’s The O2 last November sold out in no time, and so the British rockers announced another 19 dates. With seven UK number one singles and ten million records sold worldwide, they’ve earned their reputation as one of the UK’s top pop acts, and following a five-year hiatus, fans don’t only have a tour but also a new album, dubbed The Lost Songs, to look forward to.
2-15 May 2020
Touring London, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham and more
Following his hugely successful solo tour, which saw the singer-songwriter answer fans’ questions and perform hits on the piano, you’d forgive Nick Cave for taking a break. Instead, the artist surprised everyone by dropping a double album, Gohsteen, and another tour, this time with his trusted Bad Seeds in tow.
Pet Shop Boys
28 May – 24 June 2020
Touring Newcastle, Birmingham, Manchester, London and more
Having sold over 100 million albums worldwide, this synth-pop act was named as the most successful duo in UK music history by The Guinness World Records and 39 years in, they’re still going strong. This year saw them drop their 14th studio album, Hotspot, and announce their first greatest hits tour, which will feature many fan favourites such as West End Girls and It’s a Sin, combined with some brand-new songs.
My Chemical Romance
16-21 June 2020
Touring Milton Keynes and St. Blaise, Cornwall
Despite having already released two studio albums, it was their third effort, The Black Parade, which saw this band from New Jersey skyrocket to global fame. After their unexpected split in 2013, the band surprised followers yet again when they announced their comeback last October with several cryptic videos, one which announced a string of shows at Stadium MK in Milton Keynes, as well as an appearance at Cornwall’s Eden Project.
30 June – 19 July 2020
Touring Manchester, London, Liverpool and more
The Supremes legend has been recently confirmed for Glastonbury’s Sunday legends slot, but those unsuccessful in securing a ticket for the hallowed festival needn’t worry, the soul diva will be visiting the UK as part of her extensive Top Of The World tour. Due to high demand, the singer has added a string of additional dates to her touring schedule and tickets are selling quickly. Get in touch to secure yours.
28 September – 3 October 2020
Touring London, Birmingham and Manchester
The release of Jagged Little Pill catapulted her to stardom, and 25 years later Alanis Morissette is touring to celebrate the album’s landmark anniversary. Having sold 15 million copies, Morissette will be performing the record in its entirety, interspersed with plenty of her later hits as well as some brand-new material from the upcoming Such Pretty Forks in the Road.
2-8 October 2020
Touring Manchester, London, Leeds, Birmingham and more
Their contribution to rock music has earned them a spot in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and you can see for yourself what the fuss is all about as Deep Purple will once again be gracing stages across the UK. The rock pioneers have been around since 1968 and with a brand-new album, Whoosh!, in the pipeline, the band will be hitting the road again soon.
Jeff Lynne’s ELO
5- 21 October 2020
Touring London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and more
Having sold over 50 million albums globally, ELO ranks as one of the biggest rock acts of their time and one of Birmingham’s most successful exports. Fans rejoiced when Jeff Lynne and friends returned in 2015 following a 15-year break, and since then the band has been on a roll with their recent release, From Out of Nowhere, and a corresponding UK tour.
11 November – 18 December 2020
Touring Manchester, Sheffield, Birmingham, Liverpool and more
The noughties heartthrobs sent a shockwave through their fan base when they announced their split in 2013, but after seven years of solo projects a reunion has finally been announced. Ten years after embarking on their very first headlining tour, the boys are back with an extensive trek across the country.