Gig Guide: UK tour announcements for May 10

Welcome to the Gig Guide, where we round up some of the tours and one-off live shows recently announced for the UK and Ireland.

In today’s Gig Guide we bring you UK and Ireland tour dates or one-off live show announcements from 10 bands and artists in the alternative music world.

Des Rocs

Credit: Javi Perez

Des Rocs will be touring in the UK in September!


September 2024

25 – Leeds, The Wardrobe
26 – Newcastle, The Grove
27 – London, Electric Brixton
28 – Southampton, Engine Rooms
29 – Cardiff, The Globe

Dead Pony

Credit: Euan Robertson

Dead Pony will tour the UK this winter!


December 2024

3 – Sheffield, The Leadmill 2
5- Nottingham, Bodega
6 – London, The Garage
7 – Birmingham, O2 Institute 3
9 – Bristol. Exchange
10 – Manchester, The Deaf Institute
11 – Leeds, The Key Club

The Menzingers

Credit: Danielle Dubois

The Menzingers will perform two intimate shows in London later this year!

The shows are two of three to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of album Rented World! The third show is in Philadelphia.


December 2024

06 – London, The Underworld

07 – London, The Underworld

KK’s Priest

Credit/ Sam Singer

KK’s Priest have announced a number of U.K. and Ireland dates this summer!

Support comes from Tailgunner (except for Stonedead Festival).


August 2024

18 – Cardiff, Tramshed
20 – Belfast, Limelight
21 – Dublin, Academy
23 – Newcastle, NX
24 – Nottinghamshire, Stonedead Festival

The Klittens

Credit: Jade Sastropawiro

The Klittens have revealed their U.K. tour dates for this summer!


July 2024

18 – Brighton, The Hope & Ruin
19 – London, The Old Blue Last
20 – Cumbria, Varnyfest
21 – Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s
23 – Leeds, Hyde Park Book Club
24 – Sheffield, Sidney & Matilda
25 – Nottingham, JT Soar
26 – Norwich, Norwich Arts Centre
27 – Margate, Whereelse?

Visions Of Atlantis

Photo by Robert Eikelpoth / Editing by Blake Armstrong

Visions Of Atlantis will be in the UK for three shows later this year!

Ship’s Log:
23rd April 2024

Dropping anchor, shore after shore, we’re constantly recruiting more brave sailors. While in a port, somewhere, a friendly face was found and happily welcomed aboard for our biggest journey ever: ARMADA. Indeed, we had already sailed over the British seas with this mighty bard from the land of Switzerland. We’re extremely happy to have SERAINA TELLI aboard, making it a perfect match with the compatriots, ILLUMISHADE. The winds are blowing strongly into our sails, the sun is shining, and the currents are in our favor. To the fight, to the battle. ARMADA!


October 2024

04 – London, The Dome (VENUE UPGRADE)
05 – Manchester, Rebellion
07 – Bristol, Exchange

Teen Mortgage

Teen Mortgage will be in the UK and Ireland this summer and they have headline shows as well as dates supporting Smashing Pumpkins and Weezer!

We’re beyond stoked to embark on our June UK/EU tour – it’s an honor to kick off six shows for the Smashing Pumpkins and Weezer co-headline tour.. We follow that by assembling the UK and EU’s gnarliest rippers to join us on our own headline dates. We can’t wait to tear it up with you all.”


May 2024

30 – Dublin, Workman’s Cellar

31 – Waterford, Luca Skate & Record Shop

June 2024

1 – Limerick, Kasbah Nightclub

3 – Leeds, The Key Club

4 – Manchester, Night & Day Cafe

5 – Nottingham, Bodega

6 – London, Downstairs At The Dome

7 – Birmingham, Utilita Arena (with Smashing Pumpkins & Weezer)

8 – London, O2 Arena (with Smashing Pumpkins & Weezer)

10 – Dublin, 3 Arena (with Smashing Pumpkins & Weezer)

12 – Glasgow, OVO Hydro (with Smashing Pumpkins & Weezer)

13 – Manchester, Co-Op Live (with Smashing Pumpkins & Weezer)

14 – Cardiff, Cardiff Castle (with Smashing Pumpkins & Weezer)

15 – Bristol, The Louisiana

16 – Brighton, The Green Door Store


Levellers will be in the U.K. on tour in March with a twist – all the shows will be acoustic!

Bassist Jeremy Cunningham said: “We can’t wait for people to see this side of our band again, if they haven’t already. We’ve tried to pick classic venues, appropriate to the nature of the show, where we’re gonna be flexing our musical muscles with stuff that’s really hard to play but really rewarding at the same time. The ying to our electric yang!”


March 2025

06 – Guildford, G Live
07 – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
08 – Northampton, Royal & Derngate
09 – York, Barbican
11 – Buxton, Opera House
12 – Buxton, Opera House
13 – Birmingham, Symphony Hall
14 – Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
15 – Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall
16 – Malvern, Theatre
18 – Bath, The Forum
19 – Torquay ,Princess Theatre
20 – Poole, Lighthouse
21 – Aylesbury, Waterside Theatre
22 – Croydon, Fairfield Concert Hall
23 – Basingstoke, The Anvil
25 – Truro, Hall for Cornwall

Alien Ant Farm & CKY

Alien Ant Farm and CKY will be on a co-headline tour of the UK in November!

“We’ve always loved our UK tours! For over 20 years we have been able to play shows all around our “home away from home” and we’re excited to see old friends and fans on this run.   We’ve watched CKY as fans through the years but have never had the pleasure to meet and tour with them. We think this is a proper nice fit,” says Alien Ant Farm frontman Dryden Mitchell.

As a band, we have seen the work that Music Venue Trust are doing for grassroots venues across the UK and were inspired to lend our support.  We are honored to be the first American bands to be involved in this initiative and would urge other artists who enjoy playing in the UK to follow suit. Personally, my favorite. Don’t tell the States.”

We are beyond ecstatic and ready to cross the pond once again, and return to one of our most favorite places in the world to perform and tour, celebrating 25 years of CKY!  We are playing songs spanning our career and looking forward to an amazing tour with AAF,” says CKY’s Chad I Ginsburg.


November 2024

9 – Margate, Dreamland

10 – Southampton, 1865

12 – Bristol, O2 Academy

13 – Torquay, The Foundry

15 – Norwich, Epic Studios

16 – Birmingham, O2 Institute

17 – Nottingham, Rock City

18 – Newcastle, NX

20 – Glasgow, SWG3

21 – Manchester, O2 Ritz

22 – Bradford, Nightrain

23 – Swansea, Patti Pavilion

24 – London, O2 Forum Kentish Town


Brujeria will be on tour in the UK and Ireland later this month! Support comes from Borstal.


May 2024

24 – Colchester, Arts Centre
25 – Leicester, Uprising Festival
26 – Manchester, Rebellion
28 – Glasgow, Slay
29 – Belfast, Limelight 2
30 – Dublin, Grand Social

31 – Swansea, Sin City

June 2024
01 – London, Underworld
02 – Brighton, The Arch

Elizabeth Birt

May 10, 2024

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


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