It’s a big week in the world of music as many artists take the stage across the UK for their tours. Here is Gig Pic’s guide on who we think is worth watching, or discovering for the first time…
After springing into the spotlight in late 2014 with ‘Hold Back The River’, Indie Rock sensation and hat lover James Bay kicked off his tour in Manchester on Tuesday night. After expressing his love on an “unforgettable festival season”, he now embarks on a 15-date tour across the UK to perform his No1 album Chaos And the Calm. Tickets are selling super fast – but be sure to catch him over the next week as he also plays in Glasgow, Newcastle and London. Tickets available here.
FLORENCE + THE MACHINE
After filling the top slot of Glastonbury, an arena tour must seem like an easy feat for Florence and her machine. But that hasn’t stopped Florence putting on a dazzling show as she’s toured across the country, with her breath-taking harmonies and wild stage presence. But sadly, all good things must come to an end and Florence is finishing off by performing three nights at the Alexandra Palace in London. To grab tickets before they go, click here.
They’ve supported the likes of The Vaccines, Catfish and the Bottlemen and Bombay Bicycle Club… But rock quartet Peace have proved themselves to be headline-worthy as they take the stage across the UK, starting in Liverpool on Thursday night. (24th) With their songs Bloodshake, Lovesick and Lost On Me; they have been popular with festival crowds and will no doubt put on a memorable show for their fans. Other dates include Manchester, Wolverhampton, Nottingham and Glasgow. Tickets can be found here.
Up and coming 18 year old Jordan Cardy, AKA RAT BOY, has rose to considerable fame through the powers of social media. After camping out in his bedroom everyday making music, his mixtapes have now been recognised by the likes of NME, XFM and BBC Radio 1. With exuberant energy, powerful lyrics and an authentic voice that likens him to Jamie T, he is bound to make an impact on the music scene. He’s touring across the UK in this coming week, and you can get tickets from here.
He might not be well known to many just yet, but Blues boy Dan Owen has already got his first celebrity fan – Mick Fleetwood, drummer from the famed band Fleetwood Mac. Dan decided to pursue his singing career after being blinded in one eye after a tragic accident, which stopped him working at his previous job. His husky voice and soulful tunes have seen him travel up and down the country to do small gigs, and he’s on the road again in the next week. Don’t miss out on this up and coming artist in London and Truro, buy tickets here.