The biggest gigs and tours to come in 2024

3 April 2024, 17:16

Heading out on tour in '24: Kasabian, The Last Dinner Party and The Libertines
Heading out on tour in '24: Kasabian, The Last Dinner Party and The Libertines. Picture: Press
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2024 is already looking like it's going to be a HUGE year for live music... here are just some of the highlights, as picked by Radio X, from Kasabian and The Libertines to The Last Dinner Party and more...

The gig calendar for 2024 is already looking pretty full - and more dates are announced on a daily basis!

The homecoming show seems to be a theme for '24, with Richard Ashcroft and The Lathums playing Wigan, Blossoms playing Wythenshawe Park and Kasabian headlining a massive show in their old manor of Leicester.

Meanwhile, major festivals like Glastonbury and Reading/Leeds are expected to showcase line-ups featuring a mix of iconic legends and cutting-edge talents.

Who's set to head out on tour in 2024? What are the outdoor shows looking like this summer? Radio X looks at some of the highlights.

Read more: Radio X 2024 Festival Guide

  1. Johnny Marr Spirit Power tour: April 2024

    The former Smiths legend will be touring his solo singles collection Spirit Power next Spring. Tickets are available from Friday 27th October via

    • Tuesday 2nd April - Newcastle, O2 City Hall
    • Wednesday 3rd April - Glasgow, Barrowlands 
    • Friday 5th April - Leeds, O2 Academy
    • Saturday 6th April - Liverpool, Olympia 
    • Sunday 7th April - Wolverhampton, Civic Halls 
    • Tuesday 9th April - Cardiff, Great Hall
    • Wednesday10th April - Bristol, O2 Academy
    • Friday 12th April - London, Eventim Apollo
    • Saturday 13th April - Brighton Dome
    • Sunday 14th April - Nottingham, Rock City
  2. Tenacious D - Spicy Meatball Tour: May 2024

    The Tribute rockers - made up of Jack Black and Kyle Gass - will head to this side of the pond in spring next year.

    Tenacious D's Spicy Meatball tour:

    • 5th May 2024: 3Arena, Dublin
    • 7th May 2024: Resorts World Arena, Birmingham
    • 8th May 2024: AO Arena, Manchester
    • 9th May 2024: OVO Hydro, Glasgow
    • 11th May 2024: First Direct Arena, Leeds
    • 12th May 2024: Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
    • 13th May 2024: Brighton Centre, Brighton
  3. Elbow: May 2024

    Guy Garvey and co are set to release their tenth studio albumin 2024 and have booked some dates in support for May 2024. Tickets will be on sale from Friday 27th October from Ticketmaster.

    • Tuesday 7th May 2024 – Brighton Centre
    • Thursday 9th May 2024 – London’s The O2
    • Friday 10th May 2024 – Birmingham Resorts World Arena
    • Saturday 11th May 2024 – Glasgow’s OVO Hydro
    • Sunday 12th May 2024 – Leeds First Direct Arena
    • Tuesday 14th May 2024 – Manchester Co-op Live
    • Wednesday 15th May 2024 – Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
    • Friday 7th June 2024 Dreamland, Margate
    • Monday 1st July 2024 Dublin, Trinity College
    • Sunday 21st July 2024 Heritage Live, Berkshire
    • Friday 26th July 2024 Ludlow Castle, Ludlow
  4. Bruce Springsteen UK tour dates: May 2024

    The Boss is making his way back to the UK for some more mammoth shows in 2024. For more ticket info have a look here.

    • 5th May 2024: Principality Stadium - Cardiff, UK
    • 9th May 2024: Boucher Road - Belfast, NI
    • 22nd May 2024: Stadium of Light - Sunderland, UK
    • 25th July 2024: Wembley Stadium - London, UK
    • 27th July 2024: Wembley Stadium - London, UK
  5. Liam Gallagher - Definitely Maybe 30th anniversary: June 2024

    The former Oasis frontman will be performing his old band's debut album in full to mark 30 years since its release - tickets for all the dates were snapped up pretty quickly.

    • Saturday 1st June 2024: Sheffield Utilita Arena - SOLD OUT
    • Monday 3rd June 2024: Cardiff Utilita Arena- SOLD OUT
    • Thursday 6th June 2024: London The O2 - SOLD OUT
    • Friday 7th June 2024: London The O2 - SOLD OUT
    • Monday 10th June 2024: London The O2 - SOLD OUT
    • Tuesday 11th June 2024: London The O2 - SOLD OUT
    • Saturday 15th June 2024: Manchester Co-op Live - SOLD OUT
    • Sunday 16th June 2024: Manchester Co-op Live - SOLD OUT
    • Wednesday 19th June 2024: Glasgow OVO Hydro - SOLD OUT
    • Thursday 20th June 2024: Glasgow OVO Hydro - SOLD OUT
    • Thursday 27th June 2024: Manchester Co-op Live - SOLD OUT
    • Wednesday 28th June 2024: Manchester Co-op Live - SOLD OUT
  6. Green Day UK tour dates: June 2024

    The veteran pop-punk trio head back to the UK in June next year for their Saviors tour. Full details are here.

    • Friday 21st June 2024: Manchester Emirates Old Trafford
    • Sunday 23rd June Isle Of Wight Festival
    • Tuesday 25th June Bellahouston Park, Glasgow
    • Saturday 29th June 2024: London - Wembley Stadium
  7. Foo Fighters - Everything Or Nothing At All tour: June 2024

    After their "surprise" appearance at Glastonbury in June, the Foos will make a return to the UK for their first shows here since the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins.

    • 13th June 2024: Emirates Stadium Old Trafford, Manchester
    • 15th June 2024: Emirates Stadium Old Trafford, Manchester
    • 17th June 2024: Hampden Park, Glasgow
    • 20th June 2024: London Stadium
    • 22nd June 2024: London Stadium
    • 25th June 2024 Principality Stadium, Cardiff
    • 27th June 2024 Villa Park, Birmingham
  8. The Killers Rebel Diamonds Greatest Hits Tour:

    Huge dates are on the calendar as Brandon Flowers and co take their Greatest Hits collection on the road - and there are some "intimate" dates for the 20th anniversary of their debut album Hot Fuss promised, too. More info here

    • 12th June 2024: Dublin 3 Arena
    • 14th June 2024 Dublin 3 Arena
    • 15th June 2024 Dublin 3 Arena
    • 18th June 2024: Manchester Co-op Live
    • 19th June 2024: Manchester Co-op Live
    • 21st June 2024: Manchester Co-op Live
    • 22nd June 2024: Manchester
    • 25th June 2024: Glasgow OVO Hydro
    • 26th June 2024: Glasgow OVO Hydro
    • 27th June 2024 Glasgow OVO Hydro
    • 4th July 2024: The O2, London
    • 5th July 2024: The O2, London
    • 7th July 2024: The O2, London
    • 8th July 2024: The O2 London
    • 10th July 2024: The O2 London
    • 11th July 2024: The O2 London
  9. Richard Ashcroft: July/August 2024

    The former Verve frontman has lined up some shows for Summer 2024 including homecoming date in Wigan's Robin Park. See for further ticket info.

    • Sunday 23rd June: Forest Live, Dalby Forest
    • Friday 12th July 2024: Margate Summer Series, Dreamland Margate
    • Sunday 14th July 2024: Kew The Music, London
    • Thursday 19th July 2024: Pennfest, Amersham
    • Friday 20th July 2024: Robin Park, Wigan
    • Friday 21st July 2024: Robin Park, Wigan
    • Friday 2nd August 2024: Piece Hall, Halifax
    • Saturday 3rd August 2024: Audley End House & Gardens, Saffron Walden
    • Saturday 17th August: Beautiful Days Festival, Devon
  10. Smashing Pumpkins & Weezer: June 2024

    The grunge legends and the Buddy Holly outfit will travel across the pond next summer joint tour dates, which kick off in Birmingham on 7th June. Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.

    • Friday 7th June 2024 – Birmingham Utilita Arena
    • Saturday 8th June 2024 – London The O2
    • Wednesday 12th June 2024 – Glasgow OVO Hydro
    • Thursday 13th June 2024 – Manchester Co-op Live
    • Friday 14th June 2024 – Cardiff Castle
  11. Pearl Jam - June 2024

    Eddie Vedder's alternative rock titans will play two big shows in the UK this summer in support of their twelfth studio album Dark Matter. Support comes from The Murder Capital and Richard Ashcroft.

    • 25th June 2024 – Manchester, England, Co-Op Live
    • 29th June 2024 – London, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
  12. Suede & Manic Street Preachers: June/July 2024

    Two of the most influential bands of the past 30 years will tour together next summer, alternating the headline set. Tickets are on sale now via and

    • Friday 28th June - Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod
    • Saturday 29th June - Eden Sessions, Cornwall
    • Friday 5th July - Cardiff Castle
    • Wednesday 10th July - Edinburgh Castle
    • Friday 12th July - Manchester Castlefield Bowl
    • Saturday 13th July - Leeds Millennium Square
    • Thursday 18th July - London Alexandra Palace Park
    • Friday 19th July - Dreamland Margate
  13. Nothing But Thieves: June/July 2024

    In addition to their appearanes at Green Day's huge shows in the UK this June, plus a slot at the Isle Of Wight festival, Southend's finest will also play two massive outdoor dates of their own:

    • Wednesday 19th June 2024 Cardiff Castle
    • Wednesday 3rd July 2024 Leeds, Millennium Square

    Read more: Nothing But Thieves announce huge Cardiff and Leeds shows for 2024

  14. AC/DC - PWR UP tour

    The veteran rockers will be returning with Brian Johnson back on vocals and will play two Wembley Stadium shows.

    • 3rd July 2024 Wembley Stadium, London
    • 7th July 2024 Wembley Stadium, London

    Read more: AC/DC's 2024 Wembley and Croke Park shows: How to buy tickets

  15. Kasabian Summer Solstice II: July 2024

    Kasabian have announced an epic homecoming gig at Leicester's Victoria Park on Saturday 6th July 2024. Full ticket details and more info is available here.

  16. The Lathums: July 2024

    It's already shaping up to be a busy 2024 for the Wigan lads, with a support slot on Keane's Hopes & Fears anniversary tour in May and a huge homecoming headlineshow at Robin Park on 19th July. More info here

  17. The Kooks at On The Beach Brighton: July 2024

    The Brighton band play a special homecoming show in association with Radio X on Sunday 21st July 2024, with a full bill that includes Sea Girls, Maximo Park, Kate Nash and more. Full info can be found here

  18. The Libertines at On The Beach Brighton

    Pete Doherty and Carl Barât have announced that The Libertines will headline On The Beach the weekend after The Kooks play in Brighton. The bill also includes The Charlatans, The Mary Wallopers, The Big Moon, The Futureheads and Chappaqua Wrestling.

  19. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds UK Tour Dates: Summer 2024

    The Chief heads out back on the road in the summer of 2024 after a very successful '23, that saw the release of his Council Skies album. More info here.

    • Wednesday 20th March 2024: Guildhall Portsmouth SOLD OUT
    • Wednesday 17th July 2024: Cardiff Castle
    • Thursday 18th July 2024: Robin Park, Wigan
    • Saturday 20th July 2024: Alexandra Palace Park, London
    • Thursday 1st August: 2024: The Piece Hall, Halifax
  20. Blossoms at Wythenshawe Park: August 2024

    • The Stockport lads will play a special show at Manchester's Wythenshawe Park on Sunday 25th August 2024.
    • Supporting the band will be Inhaler, Shed Seven, The K’s, Seb Lowe and Ttrruuces. Full ticket info is here.
  21. Blink-182 - One More Time tour: August 2024

    The trio had to postpone some of their UK dates this autumn because Travis Barker had "family reasons", so the remaining shows will now take place in August next year alongside a headline set at Reading and Leeds Festivals.

    • Friday 23rd August 2024: Reading Festival
    • Saturday 24th August 2024: Leeds Festival
    • Monday 26th August 2024: Belfast, SSE Arena
    • Thursday 29th August 2024: OVO Hydro, Glasgow
    • Friday 30th August 2024: OVO Hydro, Glasgow
  22. Moby - Play 25th anniversary UK dates

    The US musician will mark a quarter of a century since the release of his TV ad-loving album, which included the tracks Natural Blues, Porcelain and Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad. There's only UK date so far, at The O2 on 19th September 2024, with further shows across Europe. Ticket details are here.

    Read more: Moby announces Play 25th anniversary tour dates for 2024

  23. The Last Dinner Party - September/October 2024

    One of the most talked-about bands of 2024 will head out on tour in support of their debut album, Prelude To Ecastasy.

    • 18th September - Telegraph Building, Belfast
    • 23rd September – O2 City Hall, Newcastle
    • 24th September – O2 Academy, Leeds
    • 25th September – Octagon Centre, Sheffield
    • 27th September – The LCR, UEA, Norwich
    • 28th September – The Engine Shed, Lincoln
    • 29th September – Tramshed, Cardiff
    • 1st October – O2 Academy, Birmingham
    • 2nd October – Rock City, Nottingham
    • 4th October – O2 Academy, Bristol
    • 5th October – O2 Guildhall, Southampton
    • 10th October – O2 Academy, Glasgow
    • 11th October – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
    • 12th October – Mountford Hall, Liverpool
    • 14th October – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
    • 16th October – Eventim Apollo, London
    • 17th October – Eventim Apollo, London

    Read more: The Last Dinner Party announce 2024 UK and Ireland dates

    The Last Dinner Party in 2023: Abigail Morris, Emily Roberts, Aurora Nishevci, Lizzie Mayland and Georgia Davies,
    The Last Dinner Party in 2023: Abigail Morris, Emily Roberts, Aurora Nishevci, Lizzie Mayland and Georgia Davies,. Picture: Carl McIntyre/Press
  24. The Enemy plus The Subways and The Holloways

    The "Indie Til I Die" tour will be calling at venues across the UK in October, which will see The Enemy, The Subways and The Holloways team up for a combined tour which will also include DJ sets from Radio X's Sunta Templeton and James Hall.

    • 4th October - Edinburgh, O2 Academy
    • 5th October - Glasgow, O2 Academy
    • 11th October - Newcastle, O2 City Hall
    • 12th -October Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse
    • 18th October - Birmingham, O2 Academy
    • 19th October - London, O2 Academy Brixton
    • Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster at 10am.
  25. The Lightning Seeds 2024 tour dates

    Ian Broudie's indie stalwarts mark their 35th anniversary with a Greatest Hits album and tour for 2024. More details on tickets here.

    • Friday 8th November 2024 – Sheffield, Leadmill
    • Saturday 9th November 2024 – Norwich, Waterfront
    • Thursday 14th November 2024 – Nottingham, Rock City
    • Friday 15th November 2024 – Cardiff, Tramshed
    • Thursday 21st November 2024 – Bristol, O2 Academy
    • Friday 22nd November 2024 – Oxford, O2 Academy
    • Saturday 23st November 2024 – Bexhill, De La Warr Pavilion
    • Thursday 28th November 2024 – Newcastle, Boiler Shop
    • Friday 29th November 2024 – Glasgow, Garage
    • Saturday 30th November 2024 – Dublin, AcademyDecember 2024
    • Sunday 1st December 2024 – Belfast, Limelight
    • Thursday 5th December 2024 – Manchester, Albert Hall
    • Friday 6th December 2024 – Leeds, Beckett Students’ Union
    • Saturday 7th December 2024 – Liverpool, Olympia
    • Thursday 12th December 2024 – Cambridge, Junction
    • Friday 13th December 2024 – London, O2 Forum Kentish Town
    • Saturday 14th December 2024 – Wolverhampton, The Wulfrun at The Halls
  26. The Snuts - November 2024

    The Scottish band will follow a busy summer with a series of shows in support of their new album Millennials.

    • 22nd November City Hall, Newcastle
    • 24th November Academy, Bristol
    • 26th November Academy, Bournemouth
    • 27th November Roundhouse, London
    • 29th November Academy, Birmingham
    • 30th November Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
    • 2nd December Rock City, Nottingham
    • 3rd December Academy, Leeds

    Read more: The Snuts announce winter tour dates for 2024

  27. Vampire Weekend - November/December 2024

    Ezra Koenig and co return in April with a new album Only God Was Above Us and they'll be returning to the UK at the end of 2024 for tour dates.