Gig Guide: Tour announcement roundup for May 24

Welcome to the Gig Guide, where we round up some of the recently announced tour dates for the UK and Ireland.

In this week’s Gig Guide, we bring you 10 recently announced alternative music tours and one-off live shows to help you plan your gig calendars.

October Drift

October Drift will be performing their biggest headline show in London later this year.

Guitarist Kiran Roy said: “We are beyond excited to announce our biggest ever headline show to date in the iconic and legendary Scala, London.

“We can’t wait to play the venue of such rich heritage, size and scale to demonstrate what four mates from a sleepy town, armed with heart and fuzz pedals can achieve. This show in the capital is our most important yet and we would love to see you all there to celebrate it with us.”


November 2024

5 – London, Scala


Delain will be back in the UK later this year! Support will come from Stone Broken and Damian Wilson.

Delain said: “UK and IRELAND, we’re coming for YOU! After the great success in London and Manchester earlier, we decided to come back with a dedicated tour across the islands to party with you guys once again!”


November 2024

15 – Glasgow, Garage

16 – Wolverhampton, KK’s Steel Mill

18 – Belfast, Limelight 2

19 – Dublin, Academy

21 – Manchester, New Century

22 – Bristol, SWX

23 – London, Electric Ballroom

Kris Barras Band

Kris Barras Band will be on tour in the UK later this year!

Support comes from North Atlas and The Nocturnal Affair.

Kris Barras said: “I’m really looking forward to this tour, the UK tour we just finished was just the time of my life, and I know these rooms, these stages, and these crowds will not disappoint either. We need our grassroots venues to not only survive but thrive, and help grow today’s newer bands into tomorrow’s festival headliners, so grab a ticket and come out and help us do our bit.”


November 2024

6 – Brighton, The Arch

7 – Bury St Edmunds, The Apex

9 – Leicester, O2 Academy

10 – Oxford, O2 Academy

27 – Chester, Live Rooms

29 – Holmfirth, Picturedome

30 – Lincoln, Drill Hall

December 2024

1 – Exeter, Phoenix

The Lazys

The Lazys will be in the U.K. in August!

Frontman Leon Harrison said: “It’s been a while between biscuits and beers but to our pals in the UK and Europe, the next round’s on us! See ya soon, legends!”

Guitarist Matty Morris adds: “UK and Europe! It’s been way too long between drinks. Been missing you guys since we left in 2019. It’s gonna be awesome to be back. These shows are going to be insane and I can’t bloody wait. Bring it on!”


August 2024

29 – Manchester, The Star & Garter

30 – Bradford, Nightrain (supporting Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons)

31 – Buckley, Tivoli

September 2024

1 – London, The Black Heart


Credit: Rachel Billings

Belmondo will be on tour in the UK in September.


September 2024

3 – Glasgow, The Hug and Pint

4 – Manchester, Disorder

5 – London, Hope and Anchor

6 – Birmingham, The Victoria

8 – Brighton, DUST

The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada will be in the UK next year for headline shows!

The band said: “It has been WAY too long since we had a headline tour in the UK, but the wait is over. You asked, we answer, we hear you every night of this tour! We will see you next February for a massive tour with some very special guests. New music, big shows, get ready, we’re coming!”


February 2025

17 – Glasgow, Slay
18 – Manchester, Club Academy
19 – Leeds, Stylus
20 – London, O2 Academy Islington
21 – Birmingham, O2 Institute 2

Down For Life Music’s New Blood Tour

Down For Life Music has revealed the details of the 2024 New Blood Tour!

The tour will see Chuggaboom headline, with support from Waterlines, Overthrone and When We Were Wolves!


October 2024

25 – Birmingham, Devil’s Dog
26 – Leeds, Boom 2
27 – Manchester, Lions Den
28 – Nottingham, Old Cold Store
29 – Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms
30 – Cambridge, The Six Six
31 – Plymouth, The Junction

November 2024
1 – Southampton, The Loft


Skindred will be back on tour in the UK later this year!

Frontman Benji Webbe said: Myself and my brothers in Skindred are so excited to be heading back out on the road in the UK.

“We have had nothing but amazing vibes since we dropped our album Smile and due to the amount of messages we have received we head back out to some of our favourite hotspots in the UK to mash it up again in the way only Skindred can.

“This heavy metal punk rock reggae sound system is about to rock ya all even more. You might of heard the songs but I swear our live show is some next level energy ting brov, so grab your tickets & your helicopter propels & get involved in this Dred extravaganza. To the older Dredites & the new let’s bring the magic like only Skindred do. The Unity Sound rings true. So you know what to do.”


October 2024

18 – Hull, Hull University
19 – Glasgow, Barrowland
20 – Sunderland, Fire Station
24 – Holmfirth, Picturedrome
25 – Liverpool, Olympia
26 – Leicester, O2 Academy
31 – Portsmouth, Guildhall

November 2024
1 – Bexhill, De La Warr Pavilion
2 – Oxford, O2 Academy

South Arcade

South Arcade have announced three headline shows!

The band said: “It was crazy how quickly DANGER has reached so many new people. We didn’t have any headline shows planned for the rest of the year but we knew we had to meet these new fans and what better way than playing some gigs? We can’t wait to welcome the newcomers to the South Arcade world – see you in the Autumn!”


September 2024

27 – Oxford, The Bullingdon

28 – Leeds, Boom

October 2024

2 – London, Downstairs @ The Dome

The Story So Far

Credit: Eric Soucy

The Story So Far will be on tour in the UK later this year!

Support will come from Angeldu$t.


October 2024

23- Southampton, Engine Rooms
24 – Bristol, O2 Academy
25 – Oxford, O2 Academy
27 – Manchester, Outbreak Festival
28 – Glasgow, SWG3 Galvanizers
29 – Newcastle, The Boiler Shop
31 – Norwich, UEA

November 2024
1- Birmingham, O2 Institute
2 – London, The Roundhouse

Elizabeth Birt

May 24, 2024

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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