Gig Guide: U.K. gig and tour announcement round up for April 21

Welcome to the gig guide, our weekly round up of some of the recently announced UK tour dates and live shows!

The Tiger Lillies

The Tiger Lillies will be in the UK on tour in May and June.



4 – Oxford, Playhouse

5 – Milton Keynes, The Stables

6 – Stockton, The Arc

11 – Bury St Edmunds, Apex

12 – Norwich, Theatre

13 – Cambridge, Junction

18 – Nottingham, Playhouse

20 – St Albans, Arena

21 – Taunton, Brewhouse

26 – Manchester, Home

27 – Leeds, City Varieties

28 – Liverpool, Epstein Theatre


1 – Brighton, Old Market

2 – Brighton, Old Market

3 – London, Cadogan Hall

4 – Wimborne, Tivoli Theatre

9 – Portsmouth, New Theatre

10 – Bristol, Redgrave Theatre

Cancer Bats

Cancer Bats will have a run of intimate shows in the U.K.!

Vocalist Liam Cormier said: “UK! WE CAN’T GET ENOUGH!!! There’s no place we would rather be than packed in a sweaty club with all you beautiful ragers going absolutely NUTS!!!! We’ve hand-picked some of our favourite towns to get us absolutely CRANKED for not just 1, but 2 nights at the legendary 2000 Trees festival! What’s happening on night 1 you ask?? We will be EXALTING THE ALMIGHTY LORDS OF METAL WITH OUR HUMBLE OFFERING THAT IS BAT SABBBBBAAAAATH!!! Please take to your songbooks in the coming months to learn these blessed hymns and rejoice with us in the FOREST!!!



30 – Glasgow, King Tuts Wah Wah Hut


1 – Milton Keynes, The Craufurd Arms

2- Manchester, Rebellion

3 – Newport, Le Pub

4 – London, O2 Islington Academy

6 – 2000 Trees (Bat Sabbath Set)

7 – 2000 Trees (Cancer Bats Set)

Highly Suspect

Credit: Jimmy Fontaine

Highly Suspect will be in the U.K. later this year on The Midnight Demon Club Tour.

Support comes from The Picturebooks.



14 – Glasgow, SWG3 Galvanizers
15 – Leeds, Stylus
16 – Manchester, O2 Ritz Manchester
19 – Brighton, Concorde 2
22 – London, O2 Forum Kentish Town
23 – Birmingham, O2 Institute 1
24 – Bristol, 02 Academy Bristol

Tortured Demon

Tortured Demon will tour the UK in October for their first headline run!



5 – Manchester, Academy 3 (co-headline with Red Method)
6 – Nottingham, Old Salutation
7 – Glasgow, Ivory Blacks (Moshville Times Oktoberfest)
10 – Southampton, Joiners
11 – Norwich, B2
12 – London, Black Heart

The Omnific

The Omnific will be in the UK for a headline show!
Support will come from Walkways.
Drummer Jerome Lematua comments:We’re stoked to bring back the bass to Europe and the UK for the first time in 4 years, after such a crazy time for the world in between! We’re so excited to perform songs from Escapades live for our fans, who have been waiting so patiently. We can’t wait to see you all soon!”



17 – London, The Black Heart

Rival Sons

Rival Sons will be in the U.K. later this year!

Scott Holiday (guitarist) comments: “Dear friends on the other side of the pond, DARKFIGHTER is coming for you! AND LIGHTBRINGER is coming for you too!
We’re finally able to come back to you and bring you NEW music! Music that has been firmly situated in our hearts. Nothing makes me happier than to think about experiencing these albums together and making them into something entirely new and different every night. Let’s make something symbiotic, alive, that we’ll want to remember forever!”

Support comes from Lightbringer.



13 – London, Roundhouse
14 – Newcastle, NX
16 – Glasgow, Barrowland Ballroom
17 – Birmingham, O2 Academy
18 – Manchester, Manchester Academy
20 – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
21 – Bristol, O2 Academy
22 – Southampton, O2 Guildhall

Elizabeth Birt

April 21, 2023

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


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