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Lee Evans has announced a new 51 date arena tour for 2014
Brand new Lee Evans tour for 2014

Lee Evans announces brand new 2014 MONSTER tour

After his hugely successful Wired and Wonderful, Big and Roadrunner tours, Lee Evans is going even bigger and better with a MONSTER tour for 2014.

This will be the Bristolian comic’s most ambitious tour to date with over fifty nights in the biggest arenas in the UK and Ireland.

The MONSTER tour will kick off at the Bournemouth International Centre on 20 August 2014 before he travels the length and breadth of Britain in what will of course be a sold out tour.

Lee Evans will be playing an amazing four nights at the O2 in London, where he will film his tour DVD.

If you can’t wait until next year to see the award winning comic, then you can catch the stand-up at the Wyndam’s Theatre, where he will be starring alongside Sheila Hancock and Keeley Hawes in Clive Exton’s new play Barking In Essex which kicks of on 6 September. Tickets to see the West End show are available from 

So, don’t miss out on what is going to be Lee Evans’ most successful and biggest tour he has ever done, by grabbing those Lee Evans tickets from on Monday 20 May at 9am







You can apply to take part in this totes amaze run, where you are literally running for your life through a 5Km course dodging the undead.

Run for your life

During this scary run, you will have to navigate your way around a multitude of obstacles, specifically designed to slow you down, while you try to escape from the Zombie horde who will be trying to run you down and eat your brains.

There are two ways to partake in this hilarious race. Either by escaping the dead or become one of the zombies hunting for their next meal.

The Zombie Evacuation Race takes the brave participants through a terrifying running journey of their lives. You will have to navigate through a 5k forest with a series of obstacles, whilst being chased by a relentless horde of Zombies.

Race participants will have to make strategic choices along the course to find the quickest and safest route to the finishing line.

This crazy Halloween event uses Hollywood SFX makeup artists and pyrotechnicians in making this Zombie experience  as realistic as possible and an event that you’ll never forget!

I do?

If you are lucky enough to complete the course uneaten, than participants can celebrate at the Post Evacuation Party with  ‘Zombie Target Practice’ and other Zombie inspired games. The prizes, contests and delicious food will  make you feel glad to be alive.

If you feel that you’ll be too afraid to be chased but the undead  (to be fair who’d wouldn’t be), you could join the cast in various roles or simply attend as a spectator.

Race schedules and registration packages are available for individuals and teams on The Zombie Evacuation Race site for dates and times got to

Happy running!







Due to phenominal public demand, Micky Flanagan has announced another date at the NIA as part of his ‘Back in the Game’ tour.
Extra date added for Micky Flanagan at the NIA

Micky Flanagan adds an extra date to the NIA

The British comedian has once again extended his tour to include Saturday 9 November at the NIA in Birmingham.

This ‘Back in the Game’ tour follows his very successful ‘Out Out’ tour which received massive critical and commercial success, and this extra date follows the announcement made earlier this year that the comedian will be playing the NIA in March and November.

The Londoner is really at the top of his game and seems to have appeared from nowhere, but winning the Best Breakthrough act at the British Comedy Awards and his appearances on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Road show and Live at the Apollo, Micky has now become one of the top comedians in the UK.

Tickets to see Micky Flanagan are available from BritEvents now, tickets for the extra date  on 9 November at the NIA will go on sale on BritEvents on Saturday 16 March.

This Friday sees the US hit musical Madagascar LIVE! visit the LG arena in Birmingham and will be there to enjoy this lively colourful show.
Magagascar Live! hits the UK

Madagascar Live! tickets at

Audiences of all ages will enjoy the wild and action packed adventure story of the hit movie Madagascar, which will be touring the arenas of nine cities in the UK.

The stage show will relive the fun and the humour of the animals and their escapades, brilliantly created in an arena production, with lively storytelling, dance and music.

Why not join the crew by dancing in the aisles to ‘Move It. Move It’…Don’t worry no one will know you!!

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo and the plotting penguins as they escape the confinements of  New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves landing in the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

In this colourful and lively song-filled show, the 25 loveable characters will take you and your family on a  journey from the Central Park Zoo in New York to the sun, sand and the madcap land of Madagascar.

The Penguins are ready to be delivered to the LG arena on their unexpected journey

Join the Penguins on their unexpected journey to Madagascar Live! UK Arena tour!

The arena show is presented by Stage Entertainment Touring Productions and Bill Damaschke, Chief Creative Officer for DreamWorks Animation, said: the show “brings together all the energy, wit and fun of the films to make an inventive entertaining live experience. Along with the classic track ‘Move It. Move It.’ we have added a selection of new songs, along with sets and costumes, dance and movement that bring the whole experience to life in spectacular fashion.”

Caspar Gerwe CEO of Stage Entertainment Touring Productions, also said:  “Family members of all ages will love this live staging of DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar. A perfect treat for everyone – the show entertains, delights and amuses in equal measure”.

He added: “This UK tour brings the live version of this much-loved story to a venue near you. Don’t miss it.”

The show is suitable for everyone over the age of 3 year-old and the  LG Arena in Birmingham will play host to the show this weekend, Madagascar Live! tickets for all dates in the UK are available through now!

So don’t miss out on what is going to be a fab live show, we’ll be there on Friday so look out for the review over the weekend on

Two of the most successful comedians are on tour this year.  Reginald D Hunter and Eddie Izzard both kick-start their tours in May 2013 and tickets go on sale tomorrow (Thursday 3 January) from

Eddie Izzard to kick start his UK tour in May 2013 tickets available from

Eddie Izzard is one of the most successful comedians of our time and will be kicking of his marathon European leg of his tour in March 2013.

The cross dressing stand-up has added another nine dates to his UK tour due to public demand, this mega tour will now see the comedian perform at 18 venues around the country including London’s O2, Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff and Sheffield and the NIA in Birmingham.

His Force Majeure tour, which means irresistible power in French is said to be the most extensive show to ever hit the road and will see Eddie play in 25 different countries.

Tickets to see Eddie Izzard will be available from tomorrow.

Reginald D Hunter is an American stand-up comedian, but is now based in the UK.  Reginald will be hitting the road again in 2013 which will kick-start at Cheltenham Town Hall on 2 May.

This US comedian will be bringing his own unique blend of humour in his new show titled In The Midst Of Crackers.

Reginald D Hunter will be kicking off in Cheltenham on 2 May 2013 tickets available from

This show follows two previously sold out tours of the UK, and his debut DVD Reginald D Hunter Live. Reginald is one of the most popular guests on television shows such as Have I Got News For You, Live At The Apollo, 8 Out Of Ten Cats and QI.

Reginald is one of the most intelligent and unpredictable comics of our time. Often using issues in his routines about race which he feels are important. The stand up has often attracted some controversy has he attempts to reclaim the word “nigga”.

One of his stand-up shows titled, Reginald D Hunter: Pride and Prejudice…& Niggas attracted some controversy when the poster for the show was banned from the London Underground.

Tickets to see Reginald D Hunter will be available from tomorrow (3 January)

Due to incredible public demand, the very funny Greg Davies has added a second date to the Hammersmith  Apollo in London.

Following the extended sell-out success of ‘Firing Cheeseballs At A Dog’, ‘The Back Of My Mum’s Head’ is the new stand up show from the hilariously funny Greg Davies.

The big man himself - Greg Davies

The big man himself – Greg Davies

Famous for his role as the psychotic Head of Sixth Form from E4’s hit comedy The Inbetweeners, Greg Davies has added a further date to London’s Hammersmith Apollo for 27 November 2012, tickets for this very funny show are available from Friday 5 October 2012 from

Greg is next appearing at the Plough Arts Centre in Great Torrington, which has now sold out, but check for all Greg Davies tickets available throughout the UK.

Greg Davies, formerly a real teacher from Wew in Shropshire, is now starring in his own sitcom on BBC3 called ‘Cuckoo’ alongside American actor and star of Saturday Night Live Andy Samberg.

Check out a sketch from this very funny TV show: –

After his warm up gig at The Slaughterhouse in Liverpool last week John Bishop is more than ready to take on his epic 2012 tour of the UK.

John Bishop announced that he would be trying out his new material for his up and coming Rollercoaster tour in Liverpool on Radio City radio station with all proceeds from the gig going to the Liverpool charity CASH FOR KIDS.

John Bishop on Rollercoaster Tour 2012

John Bishop on Rollercoaster Tour 2012

The gig quickly sold out and certainly warmed up the Liverpudlian to kick start his new tour which starts tonight at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff (25 September).

Most of the dates for the Rollercoaster Tour 2012 are either sold out or have limited availability on John’s website, but are pleased to announce that we have John Bishop tickets for all his UK dates available now.

John Bishop will not tour in 2013

If you are a fan of John Bishop, then make sure you gab those tickets while they are still available, as the ‘Fighting Talk’ comedian has announced on Twitter today that he will NOT be touring next year.

Speaking to fans on the social media site, @JohnBishop100 told them: “2014 earliest probably 2015 so best come this year”.

Not totally surprising news as Bishop will be touring from now until 11 November 2012, where he finishes his mega tour at The O2 in Dublin.

Leeds Festival have announced Dance To The Radio Line-up or 2012.

Leeds festival announce early bird acts

Leeds festival announce early bird acts

Early revelers at Bramham Park in Leeds will be rewarded as the festival kicks off with local label ‘Dance To The Radio’, who have rounded up some of their top bands to take to the stage on Thursday 23 August. The Arena will be open at approximately 5pm to some of the best up and coming bands from the area.

Little Comets emerged in 2009. They released a debut album ‘In Search Of…’ and  have a rabid following. The Band sell out where ever they play throughout the UK. On the eve of this years festival, the band release their second album ‘Life is Elsewhere’.

Various Cruelties is the musical vehicle of Liam O’Donnell who have recently released a self-titled debut album through Hideout Recordings. There has been plenty of hyperbole following their emergent onto the music scene in 2010.

Scars on 45 are a band from Bradford who have found fame in the US, when one of their tracks was used on the hit show CSI New York. They  have recently performed on the Jay Leno Show and their debut album was picked as one of the top ten albums of 2012 by Amazon.

China Rats are a Rock ‘n’ Roll band from Leeds. Their pop-punk charm is inspired by a love of punk, 50’s pop and the best British guitar bands. They have recently got the attention BBC DJ’s Huw Stephens and Tom Robinson.

Likely Lads

Likely Lads

Likely Lads are a four-piece rock band from York. They have had over 400,000 YouTube hits, and are taking great strides towards becoming the most promising outfit to emerge from the North of England in a very long time.

These up-and-coming bands will be joining the Main Stage headliners Foo Fighters, The Cure and Kasabian, as well as The Black Keys, Paramore, Florence + the Machine, Kaiser Chiefs, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Vaccines, Justice, The Maccabees, At the Drive-in plus many many more.

For What's On. When It's On

For What’s On. When It’s On

Day tickets for Reading and Leeds Festival  are still available from, so go on – compare our prices for what is definitely  ‘The Greatest Festival On The Planet’

Comedy cooking duo – The Hairy Bikers have added an additional 38 dates to their new UK-wide tour Hairy Bikers: Larger than Live.

These extra dates for 2013 are expected to sell out very quickly as demand to see these television chefs are high.

Dave Myers and Si King have fronted many a series which have combined travel and cooking, these include – The Hairy Bikers’ Cookbook, The Hairy bikers Ride Again and The Hairy Bikers’ Food Tour of Britain.

Hairy Bikers In Shrewsbury's Theatre Severn

Hairy Bikers In Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn

Shrewsbury will be welcoming The Hairy Bikers to Theatre Severn in February 2013

Included in the additional 38 dates is Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury where the Hairy Bikers will be parking up on 21 and 22 February 2013.

Dave and Si are no strangers to Shrewsbury. In 2010 they were one of the main attractions to the famous Shrewsbury Flower Show, and  have been filmed pheasant shooting in The Stiperstones and visiting the Market Hall during their Food Tour of Britain screened in 2009.

The chefs said about their up and coming tour of the UK: ” It’s now been over two years since we did our last stage tour, a complete sellout and one of the best times of our lives. It’s for those reasons that we can’t wait to do it all over again – only this time it’s going to be bigger, bolder, funnier, and packed with more food and laughs than ever before.”

They are fantastic to watch, as I have seen them at the Shrewsbury Flower Show and I was lucky enough to have VIP tickets to see The Hairy Bikers at the BBC Good Food Show at the NEC in Birmingham, so don’t miss this opportunity to see them in your home town.

Tickets to see The Hairy Bikers are available from today 18 May 2012 from Theatre Severn’s box office  in Shrewsbury on 01743 281281, be quick as they are hot to trot!!

The Summer Series in Somerset House is set in a 18th century courtyard – a perfect setting for open air gigs.
Tickets for Summer Sessions at Somerset House

Summer Sessions at Somerset House

Sponsored by American Express the Summer Series at Somerset House has been an annual fixture since it started in 2001, and is set in the neo-classical space of The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court at Somerset House in London’s Strand.

With the feeling of an intimate venue, the acoustics are superior and the  atmosphere is electric…even when it’s raining.

Tickets for Tim Minchin

There are some fantastic acts for this years Summer Series which kicks of on the 7 July with Ozzy comedian and musician Tim Minchin.

Tim Minchin has been performing his musical comedy since his UK debut in 2005, he has become a household name after recently writing the music and lyrics for Matilda the Musical.

Tickets to see Tim Minchin have sold out on-line But have a few tickets available but be quick!

Tickets For Katy B

Katy B is one of the most successful artists of 2011 and the Summer Series will be pleased to welcome her on 8 July. Tickets for Katy B are very limited but have a few available but they are selling very quickly, so beat the rest and get the best!

Tickets for Jill Scott

Jill Scott is a triple Grammy Award winner and one of the worlds foremost soul divas. Her debut album Who Is Jill Scott. Words and Sounds Vol.1. released in 2000 went double platinum. Two more albums followed which catapulted her into a worldwide tour!

Tickets to see Jill Scott on the 9 and 10 July are now available on

Tickets for The Temper Trap 

The Temper Trap have sold more than a million copies of their debut album Conditions, it also won them a Brit Nomination for International Breakthrough Artists. The band have also enjoyed two sell-out UK tours.  have Tickets for The Temper Trap on 11 July at the Summer Series, but be quick they are selling fast!

Tickets for Anna Calvi

Born in London, Anna Calvi has always wanted to be a successful singer. Her self titled debut album is about her life, exploring intimacy, passion and loneliness.

Tickets to see Anna Calvi at the Summer Series on 12 July are selling fast so grab them from

Tickets for The Enemy

Since The Enemy’s debut album, We’ll Live And Die In These Towns exploded in the charts they have found success playing with the likes of Paul Weller at the Roundhouse and sporting Oasis on their stadium tours. They have now made a dramatic comeback with their guitar-heavy third album Streets In The Sky.

Tickets to see The Enemy on 13 July at Somerset House are available from

Tickets to see DJ Abrantee presents Afrobeats

Pulling out all the stops for this special night Choice FM’s DJ Abrantee will be featuring a wealth of names from the Nigerian superstar Olu Maintain, Angola’s Capo Snoop, Gahna’s Atumpan, the UK’s hottest Afrobeats female May7ven and Vibe Squad.

To see this wealth of names from the exploding Afrobeats on 14 July just go to for all your Summer Series tickets.

Tickets to see Tindersticks

Tindersticks will be playing at Somerset House on 15 July during the hazy days of Summer sessions. After reforming in 2006 after a three-year hiatus they have come back stronger and more pertinent than ever . Their ninth album The Something Rain is a top 30 album in six countries across Europe.

You can get Tindersticks tickets from and listen to them  perform their melodic storytelling at the Summer Sessions.

Tickets to see M83

The French electronic artist Anthony Gonzalez better know as M83 has been celebrating his recent sold out gigs at Heaven in London and the Shepherds Bush Empire. Hailed for his synth pop you can catch M83 at the Summer Session on 16 July, with tickets from

Tickets to see Paloma Faith

Paloma Faith will be closing the Summer Sessions at Somerset House on 17 and 18 July. Paloma has been busy recording her second album Fall to Grace which will be available from 28 May. This album has had help from the Queen of pop herself Madonna and Massive Attack producers Nelle Hooper and Jake Gosling.

Tickets to see Paloma Faith perform at the 2012 Summer Sessions are available from

So grab those tickets and have a Summer of Sessions at the beautiful Somerset House in London’s Strand.