Tours to get excited for – September 24

We’re so glad to have live music back! Here are some of the recently announced tours and shows for alternative music across the UK.

Clean Cut Kid

Credit: Alec Brits

Clean Cut Kid will be closing out the year on tour across the UK!


29.11.21 – Manchester – Academy 3
30.11.21 – Sheffield – Yellow Arch Studio
01.12.21 – Liverpool – Arts Club
02.12.21 – Leeds – Brudenell
05.12.21 – Newcastle – Cobalt Studios
06.12.21 – Glasgow – Broadcast
07.12.21 – Edinburgh – Opium
12.12.21 – London – Colours Hoxton
13.12.21 – Brighton – Green Door Store
14.12.21 – Bristol – The Exchange
15.12.21 – Birmingham – Hare & Hounds

Alkaline Trio & Taking Back Sunday

Credit: Jonathan Weiner

Alkaline Trio and Taking Back Sunday will be heading to the UK on a co-headline tour in March!

Alkaline Trio‘s Dan Adriano said: “We are so excited to tour the UK again! It’s been WAY too long and we look forward to seeing some familiar faces and some new ones too. And with our pals in Taking Back Sunday, it will make the return even sweeter! We can’t wait!!”

Taking Back Sunday‘s Shaun Cooper said: “​We have been very lucky to be able to play shows with Alkaline Trio since 2001.  We are always honoured to share a stage with a band that inspired us early on and continues to do so with every album they put out.  We cannot wait to share stages throughout the United Kingdom in 2022!”


March 2022

1st Newcastle, O2 City Hall

2nd Glasgow, O2 Academy

4th Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse

5th Birmingham, O2 Academy

6th London, O2 Academy Brixton

Dark Tranquility / Ensiferum

Dark Tranquility and Ensiferum will be in the UK for three shows as part of their co-headline European tour in April!

They will be visiting London, Manchester and Birmingham.

Dark Tranquillity frontman Mikael Stanne said: “Let’s break the spell of silence and fear together this winter! We couldn’t be more excited to go back on the European roads again, and to finally play in front of people, to hang out and to vent all this frustration that’s been building inside for far too long. It’s going to be incredible to join forces with our Finnish brothers Ensiferum for this as well. Having toured together before and crossed paths many times we look forward to screaming the night away throughout Europe this spring. Can’t wait to see you all! Cheers!”

Sami Hinkka, of Ensiferum, said: “After such a long time of darkness & uncertainty in the live music scene, we are very happy to finally reveal a light at the end of the tunnel! We’ll be joining forces with the legendary Dark Tranquillity for a massive co-headlining tour around Europe. It’s no secret that back in the day, Dark Tranquillity was one of the bands that inspired Markus Toivonen to start Ensiferum and now we are hitting the road with our heroes. How awesome is that?! We are sure that everyone is craving some energetic and ass-kicking live music experiences (we sure are!) and with this line-up, this tour is not to be missed. Get your ticket in advance & help support the return of live music! We can’t wait to see you in the front row!”

UK leg:

05-04-22 | London | Heaven
07-04-22 | Manchester | Club Academy
08-04-22 | Birmingham | Asylum

Bowling For Soup

Bowling For Soup have announced an acoustic tour for December. Well two of the band will be! Frontman Jaret Reddick and bassist Rob Felicetti will be performing eight shows in the UK to round off the year.

Jaret said: “My last few acoustic tours have been filled with emotion, heartbreak, heartache and a bit of funny…this tour is ALL about fun! We’ve all been locked away and separated in our own ways…time to come together and have a Bowling For Soup sing along! All the hits! The fan favorites! And the ones we all sing in the shower!”

Tour dates:

7th – The Boilerroom – Guildford
8th – The 100 Club – London
9th – The Leadmill – Sheffield
10th – The Parish – Huddersfield
11th – The Sugarmill – Stoke
12th – Chinnery’s – Southend
13th – The Junction – Cambridge
14th – Thekla – Bristol

You can also catch the full Bowling For Soup experience in April with support from Lit, The Dollyrots and Matt Stocks:

12th – Empress Ballroom, Blackpool
13th – O2 Academy, Glasgow*
14th – Grimsby Auditorium, Grimsby
15th – Scarborough Spa, Scarborough
16th – O2 Academy, Birmingham*
17th – O2 Academy, Bournemouth
18th – Riviera International Centre – The Forum, Torquay
19th – Swansea Bragwyn Hall, Swansea
21st – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill
22nd – Margate Winter Gardens, Margate
23rd – O2 Brixton Academy, London*
* Extra shows added due to huge demand

The Bottom Line

The Bottom Line will play a headline show in London in October.

Vocalist Cal Amies said: “We’ve wanted to play Slam Dunk for as long as we’ve been a band so having the privilege of opening up the main stage was insane. The shows were so rad and it was amazing to see so many people there that early! Broke has only been out for a couple of weeks so to see people singing it back to us was dope. We can’t wait to tear up London in October. It’s good to be back!”

October 10 – Camden Assembly, London

JJ Wilde

JJ Wilde will be coming to the UK as part of a tour later this year!

JJ said: “This upcoming tour will be my first time playing shows in Europe. Something that I’ve always dreamed of. Something that I’ve always equated to fantasy of being a performer and traveling the world. I cannot wait!”

London is her only date in the UK.

29 Nov – London, UK // The Lexington 
2 Dec – Berlin, DE // Badehaus 
5 Dec – Leuven, BE // Depot 
6 Dec – Paris, FR // La Moquinerie 
7 Dec – Amsterdam, NL // Paradiso
8 Dec – Cologne, DE // Yuca 


Elizabeth Birt

September 24, 2021

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


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