Music, comedy & film in London – June 2013

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The best bands and comics performing in London this June

O2 Arena
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Micheal Buble, live at the O2

Mega-selling superstar Michael Buble has announced that he will be returning to The O2 in a massive 10-night run -- the longest run at The O2 since Prince and Roger Waters. With over 22 million albums sold worldwide, Michael has more than earned his place as one of the most popular artists of this decade.
Comedy Store
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See Paul Merton, at the Comedy Store

Paul Merton will be joining the Comedy Store Players for a night of comedy improvisation at the Comedy Store. Other comedians on the bill include Lee Simpson, Neil Mullarkey, Suki Webster, Steve Edis and Andy Smart.
Olympic Park
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Hard Rock Calling - Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Hard Rock Calling returns to London with another stunning line-up. This year Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band will be headlining on the 30th June, with support from The Black Crowes, Alabama Shakes, Zac Brown Band, Negramaro, Deaf Havana, and The Temperance Movement.
Wembley Stadium
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Robbie Williams, at Wembley Stadium (with Olly Murs)

This is your chance to see one of the best showmen of his generation, when Robbie Williams plays 4 nights at Wembley Stadium. His first full tour in over six years promises Olly Murs in support.
Pleasance Theatre
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Pete Firman - Scoundrel

Pete Firman's hilarious "Jiggery Pokery" and "Hoodwinker" shows were such a success at the Edinburgh Festival that he took them on a national tour. Now you can see a preview of his next Edinburgh Show -- "Scoundrel". Firman's brand of magic includes amazing feats and a rapid rate of top-notch gags that will leave you dumbfounded for days!
Olympic Park
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Hard Rock Calling - Klaxons

Hard Rock Calling returns to London with another stunning line-up. This year Kasabian will be headlining on the 29th June, with support from Paul Weller, Miles Cane, The Klaxons and The Cribs.
Olympic Park
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Hard Rock Calling - The Cribs

Hard Rock Calling returns to London with another stunning line-up. This year Kasabian will be headlining on the 29th June, with support from Paul Weller, Miles Cane, Klaxon and The Cribs.
Olympic Park
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Hard Rock Calling - Paul Weller

Hard Rock Calling returns to London with another stunning line-up. This year Kasabian will be headlining on the 29th June, with support from Paul Weller, Miles Cane, Klaxon and The Cribs.
Olympic Park
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Hard Rock Calling - Kasabian

Hard Rock Calling returns to London with another stunning line-up. This year Kasabian will be headlining on the 29th June, with support from Paul Weller, Miles Cane, Klaxon and The Cribs.
Royal Albert Hall
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Bonnie Raitt, at the Royal Albert Hall

This year's "Slipstream" was Bonnie Raitt's first new album for 7 years. Now you can hear the 9-times Grammy winner when she comes to the Royal Albert Hall in June -- her first UK tour since 2006.
Southbank Centre
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Udderbelly Festival - The Boy With Tape On His Face

Following a critically acclaimed run in the West End, The Boy With Tape On His Face is bringing his award-winning show to the Udderbelly.
Royal Albert Hall
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Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons might not play as many concerts as they used to, but thanks to the smash-hit musical "Jersey Boys" it seems like they've never been away. This eagerly awaited return will give fans a chance to hear songs like "Big Girls Don't Cry", "Walk Like A Man" and "December 1963 (Oh What A Night)".
O2 Arena
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Mrs Brown - For The Love Of Mrs Brown

With "Mrs Brown's Boys" currently a big hit on TV, the family are back for their biggest arena tour to date -- including a five night run at The O2.
Eventim Apollo
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ZZ Top, at the Hammersmith Apollo

The legendary ZZ Top will be heading to the UK this year following the release of the 15th studio album late last year -- "La Futura". Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2004, ZZ Top have been having hits since the 1980s -- songs like "Gimme All Your Lovin", "Sharp Dressed Man", "La Grange" and "Legs".
Soho Theatre
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Stewart Lee: Work in Progress

Stewart Lee is back with a series of "Work in Progress" shows at the Soho Theatre. The acclaimed comedian will present a mixed bag of unrelated ideas, read off of some crumpled bits of paper, in preparation for his new TV series in 2014.
Leicester Square Theatre
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Richard Herrings Podcast

The "Podfather" Richard Herring is bringing his Edinburgh Fringe Podcast show to London, in which he will partake in some improvised comedy chat with another comedian. There will also be some topical humour and some serious chat about comedy.
Soho Theatre
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Greg Proops: Smartest Man In The World

You might recognise him from shows like "Whose Line Is It Anyway", "Mock the Week" and "The Bigger Picture", but now you can see Greg Proops doing what he does best -- taking centre stage with a small table and chair, and a single microphone. Then he's off. An hour of great conversation will fly by.
Wembley Stadium
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The Killers - at Wembley Stadium

After their successful sell-out tour in 2012, and their new album "Battle Born" taking them back to the top of the charts, The Killers have announced their biggest-ever standalone show at Wembley Stadium.
O2 Arena
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The Moody Blues, at the O2 Arena

The Moody Blues, a legendary band with an enviable repertoire, will hit the road for a 14-date tour including one night at The O2. The Moody Blues are one of the most celebrated rock acts to ever come out of the UK, with big hits like "Nights In White Satin", "Tuesday Afternoon", "The Story In Your Eyes", "Isn't Life Strange", "Your Wildest Dreams" and "I Know You're Out There Somewhere".
Leicester Square Theatre
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Absolute Radio DJ, Christian OConnell

If you're a fan of Absoulte Radio DJ Christian O'Connell, then prepare for a treat... because he's turning his hand to comedy with a series of 'work in progress' shows at the Leicester Square Theatre. When he was 13 he wrote out a list of dreams, but with that milestone just months away, he reveals the ticks, the crosses, and the stories of what happened when he attempted to finish the list.
Southbank Centre
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Udderbelly Festival - Stephen K Amos

Stephen K Amos is back in the UK with his first solo London date for two years (his only London date this year!). Expect an hour of fun, warmth, big laughs and audience interaction from the master of feel-good comedy.
Prince Charles Cinema
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Sing-A-Long-A Sound Of Music

Join Maria, the nuns, the dashing Captain and his gaggle of singing kids in Sing-A-Long-A Sound of Music! A compere will be on hand to whip the audience into a Julie Andrews inspired frenzy, and fancy dress is encouraged. There's even a competition for the best-dressed nun/nazi/Von Trapp kid!
O2 Arena
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Leonard Cohen, at The O2

The legendary Leonard Cohen is returning to the UK in June, with one special night at The O2. Since returning to the stage in 2008 after a 15-year break, Cohen has lost nothing of his craft honed by a career spanning six decades.
Prince Charles Cinema
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Casablanca - with pre-show piano and sparkling wine

Re-live the classic romance "Casablanca" with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, and enjoy a very special 30-minute pre-show performance by pianist Cyrus Gabrysh. A free glass of sparkling wine will also be available, and dressing to impress (ie fancy dress!) is very much encouraged.
O2 Empire Shepherd’s Bush
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Steve Winwood, at the O2 Empire

As singer of the Spencer Davis Group, Steve Winwood was responsible for big hits like "Gimme Some Lovin'". After joining Traffic and Blind Faith with Eric Clapton in the late-60s, he finally set out on his and came up with era-defining songs like "Valerie", "Higher Love", "Back in the High Life", and "Roll With It".
Royal Observatory
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Film night at the Royal Observatory - War of the Worlds

Here's a treat for sci-fi film fans -- the Royal Observatory will be showing the classic 1953 movie "War Of The Worlds" at the Planetarium. H.G. Wells' story tells of a conflict between Earth and an extraterrestrial race. Is mankind defenceless against the superior technology of this invading force?
Southbank Centre
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Udderbelly Festival - Phil Kay

Phil Kay always tells a great story, and these are his best ones... ping pong with Snow Patrol, barcode on my machete, storming a castle naked... It will be wild, inventive, and euphoric, as Mr Kay weaves his life into mental tweed.
Soho Theatre
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Greg Proops, at the Soho Theatre

You might recognise him from shows like "Whose Line Is It Anyway", "Mock the Week" and "The Bigger Picture", but now he's back for a drunken run of caustic gags and diatribes a-plenty. By the end of the night you will overcome your own fears and join Greg in hating those who deserve scorn.
Comedy Store
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Marcus Brigstocke, at the Comedy Store

Marcus Brigstocke will be joining the Comedy Store Players for a night of comedy improvisation. Other comedians on the bill include Josie Lawrence, Richard Vranch, Neil Mullarkey, Andy Smart and Ian Coppinger.
O2 Empire Shepherd’s Bush
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Patti Smith and her band

She might be in her 60s now, but the 'Godmother of Punk' and still delivers a storming set. She will be playing two nights at the Shepherd's Bush Empire in June, with songs from her latest album "Banga".
Soho Theatre
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Greg Proops: Smartest Man In The World

You might recognise him from shows like "Whose Line Is It Anyway", "Mock the Week" and "The Bigger Picture", but now you can see Greg Proops doing what he does best -- taking centre stage with a small table and chair, and a single microphone. Then he's off. An hour of great conversation will fly by.
O2 Arena
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Pet Shop Boys - Electric Tour

The Pet Shop Boys "Electric Tour" is coming to London in June, with one night at The O2. Electric will focus on the pair's electronic music and has been created in collaboration with Es Devlin (who has also worked with Lady Gaga, Kanye West & Jay Z, and the 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony).
Eventim Apollo
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Bill Bailey - Qualmpeddler

Bill Bailey's new show "Qualmpeddler" is all about his 'qualms'. Bill has many qualms, chiefly about the modern world, nuclear power, dentists, rare planetary alignments, the spice girls and the Mayan End of Days prophecy. He will be channeling these feelings of unease into his new show., Will you come and savour this Broth of Anxiety with him?
Ronnie Scott’s
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Curtis Stigers, live at Ronnie Scotts

Best known for playing the saxophone, Curtis Stigers also has one of the most distinctive jazz voices around. Now he's coming to London with his American band to showcase songs from his last LP "Let's Go Out Tonight".
O2 Arena
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Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Neil Young & Crazy Horse are back on the road, playing their first UK dates since 2009. This follows the release of the critically acclaimed double-album "Psychedelic Pill. Support will come from Los Lobos.
Leicester Square Theatre
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Richard Herrings Podcast

The "Podfather" Richard Herring is bringing his Edinburgh Fringe Podcast show to London, in which he will partake in some improvised comedy chat with another comedian. There will also be some topical humour and some serious chat about comedy.
Comedy Store
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Paul Merton and Josie Lawrence - Comedy Store

TV's Paul Merton will be joining Josie Lawrence at the Comedy Store Players for a night of comedy improvisation. Other comedians on the bill include Richard Vranch, Lee Simpson, Neil Mullarkey and Niall Ashdown.
London Duck Tours
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The James Bond Tour - by land and sea

The James Bond Tour is a lively and fun-filled trip through the capital by both land and sea. You'll get to see some of the locations that feature in the movies, including 'Q's workplace, where Bond bought his boxer shorts, and even Ian Fleming's old home! The highlight of the trip will be when the craft enters the water alongside the MI6 building.
Prince Charles Cinema
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Sing-A-Long-A Rocky Horror

Don your best pair of stilettos and fishnet nights for Sing-A-Long-A Rocky Horror! A compere will be on hand to whip the audience into a crossdressing frenzy. Fancy dress is highly recommended, and the best-dressed Transylvanians will be dragged out on stage for the best-dressed prize.
Wembley Stadium
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Bruce Springsteen, at Wembley Stadium

The last time Bruce Springsteen was in London he had his mics turned off when he played too late. Let's hope the same thing doesn't happen at Wembley Stadium! This will be Bruce's fifth appearance at Wembley -- just one of 17 dates on the European leg of his "Wrecking Ball" tour.
Southbank Centre
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Udderbelly Festival - Gyles Brandreth

TV celebrity and former MP Gyles Brandreth set out to find the secret of happiness and ended up in a psychiatrist's chair - with Dr Anthony Clare. What the great man taught him will provide the backbone of this unique one-man show that should make you laugh out loud -- and maybe change your life!
Prince Charles Cinema
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Sing-A-Long-A Grease

Join John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John and the greasy gang of bikers in Sing-A-Long-A Grease! A compere will be on hand to whip the audience into a highschool frenzy. Fancy dress is strongly encouraged, and full audience participation is essential!
Twickenham Stadium
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Rihanna - The Diamonds Tour

Grammy Award winner Rihanna will be bringing her Diamonds World Tour to Twickenham in June. Her huge European tour will run from May to July, taking in everywhere from Austria, Finland and France, to Germany, Holland, Norway and Portugal.
O2 Arena
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The Who - Quadrophenia And More Tour

The legendary Who are bringing their "Quadrophenia And More Tour" to The O2 this June. The show will see The Who perform their classic "Quadrophenia" LP in its entirety, alongside a selection of classic tracks from their back catalogue.
Comedy Store
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Alun Cochrane, at the Comedy Store

Alun Cochrane will be joining the Best In Stand-Up for two nights of comedy at the Comedy Store. Other comedians on the bill include Paul Tonkinson, Alistair Barrie, Adam Bloom and Carey Marx.
Eventim Apollo
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Hugh Laurie, at the Hammersmith Apollo

Best known for his comedy skits with Stephen Fry and his role in doctor drama "House", Hugh Laurie is now making a name for himself in music. "Let Them Talk" was his first album, and drew on his love of New Orleans blues, but his follow-up "Didn't It Rain" follows the blues upstream and into the American heartland.
O2 Arena
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Josh Groban - All That Echoes

American singer Josh Groban is coming to The O2 this June, performing songs from his latest album "All That Echoes". If Groban's previous shows are anything to go by, the night promises to be both a theatrical and interactive event.
O2 Empire Shepherd’s Bush
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Mark Owen (from Take That)

Tired of waiting for the next Take That tour? Then get down to the Shepherd's Bush Empire for a Mark Owen solo gig where he will be playing songs from his fourth solo album "The Art Of Doing Nothing".
Trafalgar Square
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Watch the Royal Opera House… in Trafalgar Square

Here's a treat for classical music lovers -- a big screen relay from the Royal Opera House, shown live in Trafalgar Square. Tonight's show will feature the Royal Ballet performing MacMillan's "Mayerling" -- a dark drama of political intrigue and morbid obsession, set to music by Liszt. The production will include some exclusive backstage films, with competitions and live audience interaction.
O2 Arena
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Kings of Leon, at The O2

One of the world's greatest rock bands, the Kings of Leon, are returning to the UK on a full European tour. Expect to hear some new songs alongside all the old classics, as they have just begun work on their 6th studio album.
Comedy Store
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Phill Jupitus, at the Comedy Store

Phill Jupitus will be joining the Comedy Store Players for a night of comedy improvisation. Other comedians on the bill include Richard Vranch, Lee Simpson, Suki Webster, Dave Johns and Phelim McDermott.
Eventim Apollo
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Ben Howard, at the Hammersmith Apollo

Double Brit Award winner Ben Howard will be performing all over Europe this summer, including two nights at the Hammersmith Apollo -- his biggest shows in the UK to date.
Southbank Centre
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Udderbelly Festival - Howard Marks

Howard Marks' outspoken wit and liberal opinions -- not to mention his murky past as a drug smuggler, has made him something of an icon in the world of literature. His live shows frequently see him discussing his job as a drug smuggler, where he offers his outspoken views on drug use and legalisation.
Leicester Square Theatre
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Richard Herrings Podcast

The "Podfather" Richard Herring is bringing his Edinburgh Fringe Podcast show to London, in which he will partake in some improvised comedy chat with another comedian. There will also be some topical humour and some serious chat about comedy.
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
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Comedy Store Players, at the Open Air Theatre

Taking a break from their weekly appearance at the Comedy Store, the Comedy Store Players will be performing one night of hilarious comedy improvisation at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. Comedians on the bill include Niall Ashdown, Marcus Brigstocke, Neil Mullarkey, Lee Simpson, Andy Smart and Richard Vranch.
Comedy Store
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See Paul Merton, at the Comedy Store

Paul Merton will be joining the Comedy Store Players for a night of comedy improvisation at the Comedy Store. Other comedians on the bill include Steve Steen, Stephen Frost, Suki Webster, Steve Edis and Phelim McDermott.
O2 Arena
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Eddie Izzards Force Majeure

Eddie Izzard will bring his "Force Majeure World Tour" to The O2 in June. "Force Majeure" will be Eddie's most extensive comedy tour ever, playing everywhere from Cardiff and Kathmandu, Moscow and Mumbai. The tour will take in 25 countries throughout Europe, USA, Africa, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, India, Nepal and The Far East.
O2 Arena
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Paloma Faith, at The O2

Paloma Faith has been compared to both Amy Winehouse and Duffy, but the former burlesque performer has her own vampish, theatrical flair. Her debut album "Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful?" was a huge success, and her follow-up "Fall To Grace" is being toured in 2013.
Bush Hall
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Stewart Lee, Andy Zaltzman, James Acaster

Stewart Lee will be performing at Bush Hall, with support from political animal Andy Zaltzman, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee James Acaster, and MC Richard Herring.
Prince Charles Cinema
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The Lord of the Rings trilogy - all 3 movies back-to-back

How would you like to spend a whole night in Tolkein's Middle Earth, helping Frodo get the ring to the Crack of Doom? Well now is your chance, because the Prince Charles Cinema will be screening all 3 movies from the "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy back-to-back over the course of a single evening.
Soho Theatre
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Jarred Christmas: Lets Go Mofo

The man with the big sideburns is back! Jarred Christmas will be bringing his "Let's Go Mofo" show to the Soho theatre in June. It's all about 'Attitude', and Jarred's perspective on life. Spinning together the surreal, the fun and the mythical, Christmas will regale tales about disastrous gym trips and peanut encounters, and face what it is to be a 'proper man'.
Union Chapel
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Billy Bragg… at the Union Chapel

Billy Bragg is returning to the stage with a full band to plug his new album "Tooth & Nail" -- his first new studio album in five years.
Bloomsbury Theatre
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Laugh Till It Hurts… Marcus Brigstocke, Danny Bhoy

Some of Britian's top comedians are coming together at the Bloomsbury Theatre in support of the mental health charity 'Mind'. "Laugh Till It Hurts" will feature Marcus Brigstocke, Danny Bhoy, Matt Richardson, Brendon Burns and Tony Law. The night will be compered by John Moloney.
O2 Arena
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Rod Stewart, at the O2 Arena

Rock legend Rod Stewart is coming to The O2 in June on his eagerly awaited "Live The Life" tour. You can expect him to sing all the classics from his early Faces' days, through 'Maggie Mae' and his recent American songbook classics.
Royal Albert Hall
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Elvis Costello & The Imposters - Royal Albert Hall

After the success of his recent "Revolver" tour, during which the audience was invited to turn a gigantic vaudevillian spinning machine to select the next song, Elvis Costello has decided to bring it back to the Royal Albert Hall. The Imposters will consist of Steve Nieve on keyboards, Pete Thomas on drums, and Davey Faragher on bass.
Shaw Theatre
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Comedy Benefit Night - Ed Byrne, Mark Watson, Lucy Porter

The Shaw Theatre will be hosting a Comedy Benefit Night in aid of New Horizon Youth Centre. The evening will be hosted by Ed Byrne and Channel 4 newsreader Jon Snow. Other comedians on the bill will include Mark Watson, Lucy Porter, and more!
Leicester Square Theatre
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Richard Herrings Podcast, with Stephen Fry

The "Podfather" Richard Herring is bringing his Edinburgh Fringe Podcast show to London, in which he will partake in some improvised comedy chat with another comedian. There will also be some topical humour and some serious chat about comedy. Tonight's guest will be Stephen Fry.
Royal Albert Hall
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Bruce Forsyth Live - at the Royal Albert Hall

Entertainment legend Sir Bruce Forsyth returns to the Royal Albert Hall accompanied by some of the finest musicians in the country. The show will feature songs from his EMI album, "These Are My Favourites".
Comedy Store
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See Paul Merton, at the Comedy Store

Paul Merton will be joining the Comedy Store Players for a night of comedy improvisation at the Comedy Store. Other comedians on the bill include Dave Johns, Richard Vranch, Lee Simpson, Neil Mullarkey and Suki Webster.
Palace Theatre
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Julian Clary: Position Vacant – Enquire Within

Julian Clary might have turned 50, but happily he shows no signs of growing up. If you'd like to enquire about his vacant position, then get yourself a ticket to his gig at the Palace Theatre. He's looking for love and he's not leaving town empty handed...
Southbank Centre
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Udderbelly Festival - Pete Firman

Pete Firman's brand of magic includes amazing feats and a rapid rate of top-notch gags that will leave you dumbfounded for days!
Twickenham Stadium
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Sound of Change - Beyonce, Ellie Goulding, Florence + The Machine

Chime for Change will be presenting a huge global concert in support of women's issues around the world. The current line-up at Twickenham Stadium includes Beyonce, Ellie Goulding, Florence + The Machine, Haim, Iggy Azalea, John Legend, Laura Pausini, Rita Ora and Timbaland.
O2 Arena
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Barbra Streisand - Barbra Live

Barbra Streisand will be playing her only UK shows at The O2 this June. The show will be a magical evening filled with timeless hits and charming banter. As one of the most accomplished female recording artists ever, Barbra will be accompanied by a full orchestra and special guests including Chris Botti, her son Jason Gould, and sister Roslyn Kind.
Leicester Square Theatre
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Stewart Francis, Craig Campbell and Glenn Wool

Three top Canadian comedians for the price of one! Following a successful run at the Edinburgh Festival, Stewart Francis, Craig Campbell and Glenn Wool will be each performing their own set, side-by-side, on their UK tour as The Lumberjacks.
Arts Theatre
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Sean Hughes - Life Becomes Noises

Sean Hughes' dark, explosive style and quick-fire banter made him the youngest-ever winner of the Perrier award -- and now he's back with a brand new show called "Life Becomes Noises". Sean's dark and edgy comedy will hit upon subjects that comedy rarely goes: dying and getting older, and highlighting how ridiculous life can be and how quickly it can be taken away.
Royal Albert Hall
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Dire Straits Mark Knopfler, at the Royal Albert Hall

During the 1980s Dire Straits was one of the biggest bands in the world with songs like "Money For Nothing", "Romeo and Juliet" and "Sultans Of Swing". Then Mark Knopfler hit out on his own, releasing seven solo albums to great success. Now he's up to number eight -- "Privateering" -- a double album containing 20 original songs.
 
 
 
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