October 2019 Gig Guide
After a summer of festivals and outdoor shows we’re ready to spend those dark and rainy evenings listening to mesmerising live music. From chart toppers to the best of rock, indie and new music, we’ve selected our top picks for October gigs and concerts – to help brighten up your dark evenings.
The biggest girl band in the UK, Little Mix, kick off the UK leg of their LM5 Tour this month. They have four platinum albums and sixteen certified singles under their belt and have a reputation for putting on an amazing production. Get tickets here.
One of the most successful boy bands ever, Boyzone, play Birmingham, Glasgow, Nottingham, Manchester and London for the finale to their farewell tour. Finishing with five intimate shows at the London Palladium – where they will say Thank You & Goodnight. Get tickets here.
Pop Idol legend Will Young plays the Eventim Apollo, in support of his new album, Lexicon. His expansive career has culminated in four #1 and two #2 chart topping albums, two BRIT Awards and four UK number one singles. Get your tickets here.
Off the back of his latest EP release, A.N.i.M.A.L, John Newman tours the UK, with a show at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London. He’ll be getting back to his performing roots in smaller, more intimate venues. Get your tickets here.
Icelandic band, Of Monsters and Men, who’s hit Little Talks topped the charts across Europe, tour the UK with shows in Birmingham, London and Manchester. Get your tickets here.
American boyband, Why Don’t We, play two shows at London’s Eventim Apollo. They’ve generated over 300 million YouTube views and 200 million Spotify streams and have released five EPs. Get your tickets here.
Best of Rock
The Psychedelic Furs are coming back to the UK, the veteran post-punk band played a handful of shows last summer. They return for a third year in a row due to insatiable demand from fans. Get your tickets here.
Scottish rock band Big Country head out on the “Return To Steeltown” Tour – where they’ll be performing songs from the album, Steeltown, which sold multi-millions and went straight to #1 in the album charts in 1984. Get your tickets here.
After touring for the last year in the USA with his band the Empty Pockets, Al Stewart brings the show to UK shores this month. The singer-songwriter and folk-rock musician has released nearly 20 introspective and lyrically powerful records. Get your tickets here.
Indie / Alternative
American singer-songwriter and guitarist, Jesca Hoop plays Liverpool’s Leaf Cafe. She has an eclectic style of her own, combining velvety vocal harmonies with beautiful acoustic guitar work. Get your tickets here.
Amber Run, the British indie rock three-piece formed in 2012, deliver lush, cinematic pop with a moody and introspective tone. They’ll be playing Exeter’s Lemon Grove on 16th October. Get your tickets here.
In this landmark year for Richard Hawley, he’s released his ninth studio album, a musical based on a collection of his songs opened in his hometown of Sheffield and he celebrated his 20th anniversary as a solo artist. To top it off he’s touring the UK this month. Get your tickets here.
Unmissable New Music
Planet Rock Roadstars features Hannah Wicklund and the Steppin Stones plus Gorilla Riot and Piston head out on tour. They’re the most exciting new prospects in the world of blues rock. Get your tickets here.
Indie band hailing from Edinburgh, Vistas, have been surging to the forefront of the indie-rock scene over the last few years. They head out on a headline UK tour this month – they’ve previously supported the likes of Circa Waves and The Wombats on their UK tours. Get your tickets here.
Norweigan quartet Pom Poko released their debut album, Birthday, earlier this year. The band have a drive to create music that’s noisy, fun and more than just a little bizarre – breaking the mold of traditional Nordic artists with their “Punky Sweetness”. Get your tickets here.
Get your tickets for all these shows plus many more unmissable upcoming gigs this month here.