Christmas and New Year celebrations may have been and gone, but it’s not all doom and gloom in January… We’ve rounded up a list of artists who are touring in the U.K. this month! All tickets available from gigandtours.com
11th January – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
12th January – London The O2,
14th January – Birmingham Genting Arena
19th January – Manchester Arena
Paramore have long established themselves as international rock superstars. Their self-titled fourth album hit number 1 in the UK and US upon release, and showcased a string of blockbuster singles including two platinum-certified hits, “Still Into You” and “Ain’t It Fun.”
The band formed in 2004 in Tennesse, and currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams, guitarist Taylor York and drummer Zac Farro. Williams and Farro are founding members of the group, while York – a high school friend of the original lineup – joined in 2007.
Paramore shot to fame with their second album ‘Riot!’ in 2007, Due to the success of the singles “Misery Business”, “Crushcrushcrush”, and “That’s What You Get”, Riot! was a mainstream triumph.
9th December – Manchester Deaf Institute
MAX is a New York City born pop-soul singer, actor & dancer, known for his powerful acrobatic tenor which commands attention. His devoted fanbase and original voice has given him an incredibly strong social media presence with over 1.2 million followers on YouTube.
MAX broke into the mainstream scene with the success of his single “Gibberish” featuring Hoodie Allen – the song was one of the selected tracks featured by YouTube for the 2015 YouTube Music Awards alongside songs by Ed Sheeran & Charli XCX, and its groundbreaking music video accumulated over 4.5 million views in just one week and has racked up more than 20 million views to date.
Additionally, he was one of MTV’s Artists to Watch, and was nominated for Best Breakthrough Artist and Original Song for the 2015 Streamy Awards. MAX has toured with Fall Out Boy & Wiz Khalifa and is currently out on his own headline METEOR Tour this fall.
Fall Out Boy
11th January – Brixton Electric, London
Fall Out Boy are Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz, Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley. The Grammy-nominated four-piece hail from Chicago and are one of the world’s most successful rock bands. ‘M A N I A’ is the follow up to the band’s platinum-certified sixth album American Beauty / American Psycho which debuted at #2 on the UK Official Albums Chart and #1 on the Billboard Top 200 upon its January 2015 release.
Fall Out Boy are returning to London for a very special, intimate shows to celebrate the release of their forthcoming album ‘M A N I A’. The four-piece will get up close and personal with their lucky fans at Brixton Electric, and will be returning to tour the UK in March.
17th January – Manchester Deaf Institute
20th January – Bristol Thekla
Starcrawler are a Los Angeles rock band who play with squealing riffs and thundering beats and their incendiary performances, fronted by lead vocalist Arrow de Wilde otherworldly magnetism, recalls nothing as much as a youthful amalgam of the Cramps, the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s and Alice Cooper.
“Ants” is the first song written by the band only days after they met. Some time in November, the song was the first to be played by Elton John on his music station for Beats1.
29th January – Star and Garter, Manchester
London based four-piece are due to release their debut album The Golden Age Of Not Even Trying in January 2018. Shortly after it’s release they will be performing a selection of shows across the U.K.
With a fire in their belly that has seen them tour, no frills, non-stop over the past 18 months, move into a house in London together, release their own music, make their own videos, design and print their own merch, they are without doubt one of the UK’s most exciting new rock’n’roll bands.
Looking for some new music inspiration? Check out our monthly DISCOVER playlist which features a compilation of music from new and upcoming artists with gigs across the UK in January