Gig Guide: UK tour announcements for May 17

Welcome to the Gig Guide where we round up the recently announced alternative music tours for the U.K. and Ireland!

In this week’s Gig Guide, we bring you eight of the latest shows and tours to be announced for the UK and Ireland.


VOLA will be stopping in the UK for some shows later this year!


November 2024

22 – London, Heaven
23 – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
24 – Glasgow, G2
25 – Manchester, Club Academy
26 – Bristol, SWX

Signs Of The Swarm and Veil Of Maya

Signs Of The Swarm and Veil Of Maya will be in the UK in October for a co-headline tour!

Support will come from Varials and To The Grave!

David Simonich from Signs Of The Swarm said: “We’re pumped to do a proper co-headlining tour in Europe and the UK after summer 2023’s awesome co-headlining mainland shows between festivals with Humanity’s Last Breath and our UK headliners with Mental Cruelty and Harbinger.

“We’ve all listened to Veil of Maya for AGES, so to be billed beside them is an honour! Varials are a fellow Pennsylvania band, so we’ve been pals for quite a while and their moshy metalcore is going to be a nice complement to all the deathcore. To the Grave ripped North America with us and Carnifex, then after that lineup finished they joined us up the west coast and across Canada, so it’s going to be great to conquer another part of the world with them.

“This tour is truly stacked, and we’re excited to add another side to the already-iconic Faces of Death brand!”

VEIL OF MAYA‘s Marc Okubo adds: “We are so excited to be a part of the Faces of Death tour!  We have always wanted to tour with these bands and to bring our first time together to Europe and UK is extra special!”


October 2024

25 – Southampton, Engine Rooms
26 – Manchester, Club Academy
27 – Glasgow, Slay
28 – Bristol, The Fleece
30 – London, Electric Ballroom
31 – Birmingham, O2 Institute2


Credit: Jodi Cunningham

LostAlone will play a hometown Christmas show in Derby in December – and they’ll be playing album Shapes of Screams in full to celebrate its 10th anniversary!

Steven Battelle said: “This December we’re returning home to Derby for this first time since 2022. Playing our third album Shapes Of Screams in full, and a full set of songs from across our records. 

“If you know your LostAlone history our home town Christmas shows have been off the scale occasions, with awesome fans descending on our city from all over the planet – it’s a badge of honour to have attended.

“Combine these festivities with us performing Shapes Of Screams in full and we’re hugely excited to see you all.”


December 2024

6 – Derby, Hairy Dog

Myles Kennedy

Myles Kennedy will be back in the UK for a headline run of shows later this year!

He will be joined on stage by his drummer Zia Uddin and bassist Tim Tournier.

Support will come from Devin Townsend who will be performing acoustically.


November 2024

25 – Glasgow, SWG3

27 – Manchester, Academy

29 – Nottingham, Rock City

30 – Birmingham, O2 Academy

December 2024

2 – Cardiff, Great Hall

3 – London, O2 Forum Kentish Town

Cradle Of Filth

Cradle Of Filth will be in the UK and Ireland on tour in October and November. Support comes from Butcher Babies and High Paradise.


October 2024

27 – Bristol, O2 Academy

28 – Bournemouth, O2 Academy

29 – Birmingham, O2 Institute

31 – London, O2 Forum Kentish Town

November 2024

1 – Swansea, Patti Pavilion

2 – Manchester, Damnation Festival

3 – Nottingham, Rock City

5 – Belfast, Limelight

6 – Dublin, Academy

7 – Glasgow, SWG3

8 – Newcastle, NX

Kris Barras Band

Kris Barras Band will play a special one-off show in Dover next month to try and save a vital music venue.

The Booking Hall in Dover is under threat of permanent closure – which would leave the town without a music venue.

The venue’s founder Stuart Cameron and Music Venues Trust are crowdfunding to try and buy the freehold and it is hoped this show will be able to help.

Kris said: “Grassroots music venues need our support more than ever. I was really sad to hear the news of The Booking Hall in Dover being under threat of closure. We had a blast doing a sweaty, sell-out show there last year on the ‘My Parade’ Tour. SOOOOOOO….we’ve decided to play a special one-off show there and help shine a light on the whole situation. I don’t want to see this place go under and I hope you don’t either, so come along and support an awesome grass-roots music venue!”


June 2024

28 – Dover, The Booking Hall


Credit: Kevin Estrada

L.S.Dunes will follow their Slam Dunk Festival performances with two intimate London shows!

“UK! April showers bring May flowers! Dunesday is upon us, see you May 28 and 29
at the New Cross Inn ”
says Tucker Rule.


May 2024

24 – Glasgow, St Luke’s
25 – Hatfield, Slam Dunk Festival south
26 – Leeds, Slam Dunk Festival north
28 – London, New Cross Inn
29 – London, New Cross Inn

Death Lens

Death Lens have some summer UK shows!


June 2024

29 – Glasgow, The Hug and Pint

30 – Newcastle, Little Buildings

July 2024

1 – Birmingham, Dead Wax Digbeth

2 – Liverpool, EBGBS

3 – London, New Cross Inn

4 – Worcester, Drummonds

5 – Stoke, The Underground

9 – Norwich, Voodoo Daddy’s

11 – Southampton, Joiners

12 – Cheltenham, 2000 Trees 2024


Elizabeth Birt

May 17, 2024

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


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