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The O2 Arena is London’s best music venue. They hold big concerts at the SSE Arena (Wembley Arena), Eventim Apollo (Hammersmith Apollo) and Brixton Academy as well. Other live music venues include the Kentish Town Forum, Camden Roundhouse, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, O2 Academy and Royal Albert Hall.
Music concerts in January
Our pick of the best music concerts in London during the month of January
• O2 Academy Brixton Steve Aoki is coming to London for a headline show at the O2 Academy Brixton in support of his new album KOLONY.
• O2 Academy Brixton Latin urban star J Balvin is coming to London this January to play a huge headline show at the O2 Academy Brixton.
• Cadogan Hall Join the sixties singer Jack Jones for his 80th Birthday Celebration Tour, when it comes to Cadogan Hall in January.
Music concerts in February
Our guide to the best pop and rock concerts taking place in London during February
• Alexandra Palace The Architects are back at Alexandra Palace, playing songs from their most recent album 'All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us'.
• Barbican Hall Jeff Tweedy (from Wilco) will be stripping back some of his old songs and playing them on an acoustic guitar and harmonica.
• O2 Academy Brixton Rising star Rat Boy will be appearing at the O2 Academy Brixton in February, in support of his debut album 'Scum'.
• Alexandra Palace American superstar DJs The Chainsmokers will be coming to Alexandra Palace on their 'Euro Memories - Do Not Open Tour'.
• O2 Arena Norwegian band A-ha are back with a brand-new album, and playing an acoustic night at The O2 in February.
• O2 Academy Brixton Wilkinson is a drum'n'bass and dance DJ, and his headline tour is coming to the O2 Academy Brixton in February.
• O2 Academy Brixton Franz Ferdinand are back with a brand-new album and their huge new UK tour takes in one night at the Brixton Academy.
• Alexandra Palace Fatboy Slim will be making his first-ever appearance at Alexandra Palace this February.
• London Palladium Paul Carrack (the guy behind Ace, Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics) will be playing one night at the London Palladium.
Music concerts in March
Enjoy a night out in March with tickets to one of these live music gigs
• O2 Academy Brixton Morrissey, ex-frontman of The Smiths, will be heading out on tour to support his new album 'Low In High School'.
• O2 Academy Brixton Rap star Wiley will be playing his biggest headline show to date, when he plays the O2 Academy Brixton in March.
• O2 Arena Paul Weller is setting off on a UK arena tour in 2018 to support his new studio album, 'A Kind Revolution'.
• Barbican Hall The jazz funk legend and Godfather of Neo-Soul, Roy Ayers, will be playing at Barbican Hall in March.
• O2 Academy Brixton Australian singer Vance Joy is coming to London in March to play a special headline show at the O2 Academy Brixton.
• Alexandra Palace Rag 'N' Bone Man will be coming to Alexandra Palace in March when his 'Grande Reserve Tour' comes to London.
• Alexandra Palace The legendary frontman of The Smiths, Morrissey, is back on tour and playing at Alexandra Palace in March.
to • O2 Arena The C2C Country To Country Festival is back with Brad Paisley, Reba McEntire, the Zac Brown Band, and more.
• Alexandra Palace Everything Everything's 'A Fever Dream' UK tour is coming to Alexandra Palace in March, in support of their latest album.
• KOKO Greek singer Melina Aslanidou will be coming to London in October on her 'Greek Spirit Tour', and playing one night at KOKO.
• O2 Academy Brixton Feeder will be celebrating their 21st birthday with a 'Best Of Tour' that includes fan favourites from their back catalogue.
• Alexandra Palace All Time Low are coming to the Ally Pally in March on their first UK headline tour since 'Last Young Renegrade' came out.
• London Palladium Irish country star Nathan Carter is coming to the London Palladium for a special St Patrick's Day concert.
• O2 Academy Brixton Niall Horan from One Direction is playing a solo show at the O2 Academy Brixton in support of his album 'Flicker'.
to • Royal Albert Hall Steven Wilson is coming to London in March and playing two nights at the Royal Albert Hall for his 'To The Bone Tour'.
• Alexandra Palace The Wombats will be coming to Alexandra Palace in March in support of their new album, 'Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life'.
Music concerts in April
If you’re visiting London in April book yourself a ticket to a music concert
• O2 Academy Brixton Macklemore will be playing two nights at the O2 Academy Brixton in April to support his new solo album, 'Gemini'.
• Alexandra Palace The Vaccines will be playing songs from their next album 'Combat Sports' when they play Alexandra Palace in April.
• Alexandra Palace Rising star Dua Lipa will be playing one night at Alexandra Palace in support of her self-titled debut album.
• Union Chapel Scottish singer Kris Drever is coming to London in April to play a 'Best of' set at the Union Chapel.
to • O2 Academy Brixton The Streets will be bringing his 'The Darker The Shadow, The Brighter The Light' tour to the Brixton Academy in April.
Music concerts in May
Here are some great music gigs if you’re planning a night out in London during May
• O2 Academy Brixton Plan B will be setting off on a headline tour of the UK to promote his new album, 'Heaven Before Hell Breaks Loose'.
• Royal Albert Hall Beth Hart will be coming to London and playing one night at the Royal Albert Hall in May.
• Royal Albert Hall Foreigner ('I Want To Know What Love Is') are coming to London in May for a show at the Royal Albert Hall.
• O2 Academy Brixton Rita Ora's huge new headline tour of the UK will be coming to London in May, where she'll play one night at the Brixton Academy.
• O2 Academy Brixton Cigarettes After Sex are back in the UK for the a show at the Brixton Academy -- their biggest London show to date.
• Barbican Hall Ben Folds (from the Ben Folds Five) will be playing at Barbican Hall, with just a grand piano for company.
to • Alexandra Palace Electronic music star Simon Green, aka Bonobo, will be playing his only live headline gig of the year at Alexandra Palace.
More Music concerts in 2018/19
Here are some more upcoming concerts in London, for people who like to book ahead
• O2 Academy Brixton American band A Perfect Circle will be playing two nights at the O2 Academy Brixton to support their brand-new album.
• O2 Academy Brixton Rock icon Billy Idol is returning to the UK this June for a headline show at the O2 Academy Brixton.
to • O2 Arena Barry 'Mandy' Manilow is back at The O2 for three nights to support his latest album, 'This is My Town: Songs of New York'.
• Barbican Hall Joan Armatrading will be playing one night at Barbican Hall in September, when her world tour comes to London.
• O2 Academy Brixton Garbage are back at the Brixton Academy to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their album 'Version 2' by playing it in full.
• O2 Academy Brixton Tash Sultana is returning to London in September for what promises to be another sell-out show at the Brixton Academy.
• Barbican Hall They Might Be Giants are back on tour with a brand-new album, and playing one night at Barbican Hall in October.