With Wimbledon having finished, what have you got to do during the evenings this week now that you don’t have the tennis to catch-up on? Well we may have the answer for you… This Week in Live brings you performances by some of the biggest artists in the world, from the likes of pop legend Neil Diamond to nu metal giants Korn.
Monday 13th July
Jake Quickenden: Former X Factor contestant and runner-up on the last series of I’m A Celerity Get Me Out Of Here Jake Quickenden will be in Leeds at the O2 Academy. The 26-year old revealed his debut single ‘I Want You’ last month and will be hoping this tour helps propel him further into the spotlight. There is no doubt that the former semi-professional footballer will also perform some of his favourite covers that he did whilst on the singing talent show. Venue and ticket information can be found via this link, with tickets priced between £15-£25.
Tuesday 14th July
Neil Diamond: Legendary singer-songwriter Neil Diamond will be performing at The O2 in London. Last year the 74-year old released his 33rd studio album in the form of Melody Road, which went Gold in the UK. The American has had an extremely successful career spanning over 50 years, and is perhaps best know for his 1969 single ‘Sweet Caroline’. Diamond is sure to play many of his biggest hits in amongst his new work in what should be a fun evening in the capital. Venue and ticket information can be found via this link, with tickets priced between £55-£85.
Wednesday 15th July
Bombay Bicycle Club: London-based indie rockers Bombay Bicycle Club will be heading to Liverpool to play at the university’s Mountford Hall. Their most recent album, So Long, See You Tomorrow, which was released in February of last year, was their first number one record in the UK album charts. The band are also celebrating ten years of being together this year. The four-piece have a very loyal following and are known for putting on very good, intimate shows. Venue and ticket information can be found via this link, with tickets priced at £24.
Thursday 16th July
Korn: American nu metal titans Korn will be rocking and thrashing around at the O2 Academy in Brixton. It’s been 21 years since the band’s self-titled album back in 1994. The five-piece have released ten records since, with the most recent coming in the form of 2013’s The Paradigm Shift. Korn are currently in the process of writing and recording their twelfth studio record and expect to release at some point later this year. Expect a lot of energy, lots of mosh pits and a lots of sweat. Venue and ticket information can be found via this link, with tickets priced at £39.50.
Friday 17th July
50 Cent & G-Unit: Ten days after sipping Bacardi on his birthday, Chris James Jackson III, better known as 50 Cent, will be appearing alongside his group G-Unit at The O2 in London. The hip-hop group will this year be releasing their third studio album to follow on from Beg For Mercy and Terminate On Sight which were both top 5 records in the US album charts. Expect a massive crowd for this one as seeing 50 Cent, let alone with G-Unit, is a very rare sight in the UK indeed. Venue and ticket information can be found via this link, with tickets priced between £35-£55.
Saturday 18th July
The Vamps: Pop group The Vamps will be performing at the extremely picturesque Edinburgh Castle Esplanade. Last year’s multi-BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards winners for ‘Friday Download’s Best Breakthrough Award’, ‘Best British Group’ and ‘Best British Single’ will be playing in the Scottish capital before heading off on a big headline tour of North America which commences in Lake Buena Vista, FL three days later. Expect thousands of screaming adolescent teenage girls. Venue and ticket information can be found via this link, with tickets priced between £20-£40.
Sunday 19th July
Van Morrison: Legendary Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison will be providing a unique experience this weekend by performing at the Slieve Donard Hotel in Newcastle. The 69-year old will bring almost 60 years of experience to Tyneside for a special dining performance. Since starting his career in the music industry back in 1958, Morrison has released an astonishing total of 40 studio albums, of which the most recent was released in March. Venue and ticket information can be found via this link, with tickets priced between £225-£300.