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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 this month
Our pick of the best music concerts in London during the month of February
to • Eventim Apollo Bon Iver are coming to London for a run of eight nights at the Eventim Apollo to support their latest album, '22 A Million'.
to • Eventim Apollo Vince Clarke and Andy Bell of Erasure are back with 'World Be Gone' and will be playing two nights at the Eventim Apollo.
• 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
Our guide to the best pop and rock concerts taking place in London during March
• 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.
• Bush Hall Australian songwriter Mark Wilkinson will be appearing at Bush Hall in March to support his new album, 'Wasted Hours'.
• Eventim Apollo D'Angelo is returning to London after two years to play a show at the Eventim Apollo, with support from Omar.
• 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.
• Eventim Apollo Michael McDonald from Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers will be coming to London and playing a show at the Eventim Apollo.
• 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.
• Bush Hall Reverend and the Makers will be playing an acoustic night at Bush Hall with a string section, brass section and gospel choir.
• O2 Academy Brixton Niall Horan from One Direction is playing a solo show at the O2 Academy Brixton in support of his album 'Flicker'.
• Cadogan Hall Country music singer/songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman is coming to London in March to play one night at Cadogan Hall.
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'.
to • Eventim Apollo Jessie Ware will be playing two nights at the Eventim Apollo in March, in support of her forthcoming album 'Glasshouse'.
Music concerts in April
Enjoy a night out in April with tickets to one of these live music gigs
• Bush Hall Country music star Philippa Hanna will be playing one night at Bush Hall in April to support her new album, 'Come Back Fighting'.
• O2 Academy Brixton Macklemore will be playing two nights at the O2 Academy Brixton in April to support his new solo album, 'Gemini'.
• Eventim Apollo Evanescence have are back on tour and playing one night at the Hammersmith Apollo in April, backed up by an orchestra.
• Bush Hall Tom Clarke from the indie rock band The Enemy will be playing an intimate little gig at London's Bush Hall in April.
• Alexandra Palace The Vaccines will be playing songs from their next album 'Combat Sports' when they play Alexandra Palace in April.
• Bush Hall Grant-Lee Phillips is the singer /songwriter behind the little-known but critically acclaimed group, Grant Lee Buffalo.
• Eventim Apollo 'In Dreams' will bring Roy Orbison back to life using hologram technology, and performing all his biggest hits at the Eventim Apollo.
• 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.
• Eventim Apollo Guitar stars Joe Satriani, John Petrucci and Uli Jon Roth are touring together as G3, and playing one night at the Eventim Apollo.
• Bush Hall Callaghan's UK tour will be culminating with a headline show at Bush Hall, with support from Jesse Terry.
Music concerts in May
If you’re visiting London in May book yourself a ticket to a music concert
• 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'.
• Eventim Apollo The legendary lead-singer from Roxy Music, Bryan Ferry, is back on tour and playing one night at the Hammersmith Apollo in May.
• 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.
to • Eventim Apollo American singer Ray Lamontagne is coming to London and playing two nights at the Eventim Apollo in May.
• 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.
• Bush Hall Ian Moss from the Australian band Cold Chisel will be coming to London in May for a show at Bush Hall.
• 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.
Music concerts in June
Here are some great music gigs if you’re planning a night out in London during June
• Bush Hall Up-and-coming jazz star Sarah Munro will be playing at Bush Hall in June to plug the release of her debut album, 'Say Hello To You'.
• O2 Academy Brixton American band A Perfect Circle will be playing two nights at the O2 Academy Brixton to support their brand-new album.
• Eventim Apollo Scottish band Runrig have announced that their farewell tour will be coming to London in June for a show at the Eventim Apollo.
to • Eventim Apollo David Byrne's 'American Utopia Tour' is coming to London in June when he plays two nights at the Eventim Apollo.
to • Olympic Stadium The Foo Fighters are back in London this summer to play a couple of nights at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stadium.
• O2 Academy Brixton Rock icon Billy Idol is returning to the UK this June for a headline show at the O2 Academy Brixton.
to • Eventim Apollo Jack White from the White Stripes is coming to the Apollo for three nights in June to plug his new album, 'Boarding House Reach'.
More Music concerts in 2018/19
Here are some more upcoming concerts in London, for people who like to book ahead
• Eventim Apollo Hip-hop legends Run DMC are coming to London in the summer to play a special one-off show at the Hammersmith Apollo.
• Eventim Apollo Jack Johnson is leaving sunny Hawaii behind for the summer and coming to sunny Hammersmith instead, to play a show at the Apollo.
• Eventim Apollo Scottish rockers Del Amitri are touring the UK for the first time in four years, and playing one night at the Eventim Apollo in July.
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.
• Eventim Apollo Roger Taylor's Queen Extravaganza (a Queen tribute band) will be playing one night at the Hammersmith Apollo in November.
• Eventim Apollo Deacon Blue are celebrating thirty years together by bringing their 'To Be Here Someday' tour to the Eventim Apollo in November.
• Eventim Apollo 1980s pop band The Human League will be playing one night at the Hammersmith Apollo in December.