Five concerts not to miss this year

2019 is shaping up to be a great year for live music but what shows should you see? Here are my top 5 concerts not to be missed in 2019.

Person making shape of a heart with their hands at a concert

It seems everyone is touring the UK this year. Having been going to gigs for over 30 years I can’t remember a year when there have so many shows I’ve wanted to see. Great for nights out but not so good for my bank balance!

So whether you are visiting the UK or live here what shows should you see in 2019? Here are my top five tours or shows of the year.

Take That – Greatest Hits Live

April/May/June

Take That on stage as part the Wonderland tour
Wonderland 2017

There’s only one ticket in town this year (well for me) as Take That celebrate their 30th (ish) anniversary with a huge UK tour.

Kicking off in Sheffield on 12 April the tour (and me) travels around the UK through April and May before heading over to Europe in June. With (almost) three decades of hits to choose from, this show promises to be their best one yet.

Every tour you are never quite sure if they can top the one before but each time they rise to the challenge and I’m sure this year will be no different. Get a ticket now while you still can. Once it starts they’ll be like gold dust.

I may (or may not) blog some of my adventures so stayed tuned.

Olly Murs – All the hits tour

May

Glasgow 2017

It’s 10 years since Olly hit our screens on the X-Factor. 10 years! Hard to believe eh? Feels like he has always been around (a good thing!)

Celebrating the release of his sixth studio album, You Know I Know, the tour kicks off in Aberdeen on 1 May. Visiting Glasgow, Nottingham, Bournemouth, Birmingham, Dublin, Belfast, London, Newcastle, Hull, Leeds, Sheffield, Brighton, Cardiff, Liverpool and Manchester, the tour finishes with an outdoor show in Gloucester in June. So there is no excuse to miss this tour.

Robbie Williams – Hyde Park

July

Robbie Williams, The Heavy Entertainment Show, London Stadium
Robbie Williams, The Heavy Entertainment Show at the London Stadium, 2017

Robbie is headlining the closing show of this year’s British Summer Time gigs in Hyde Park. Billed as his only outdoor UK show of the year (does that mean we have some indoor shows to look forward to later in the year? Fingers crossed!) this is going to be one summer night not to miss.

Let’s just hope it doesn’t rain.

The boys don’t have it all their own way this year though, the girls are on the road too.

The Spice Girls

Spice Girls on stage as part of the Return of the Spice Girls Tour
Return of the Spice Girls, 2008, The O2 Arena

Time to dig out those buffalo boots from the loft. I’m not the only one that kept them just in case, am I? The Spice Girls are back for one summer only (well as far as we know at the moment).

Their huge stadium tour kicks of on 24 May in Dublin and visits Cardiff, Manchester, Coventry, Sunderland, Edinburgh and Bristol before finishing up with three massive shows at Wembley Stadium, London in June.

Pink

Pink brings her Beautiful Trauma tour to UK stadiums this June. Starting in Cardiff the tour visits Glasgow and Liverpool before arriving in London. Pink is one of the few people on my concert wish list that I’ve not seen yet. Typically I can’t make any of the UK shows. Anyone up for a European show?

There are loads of tours crisscrossing the country this year so if you aren’t a pop tart like me then check out your local venue. Let me know what tours you are looking forward to this year in the comments below. I’d love to hear.

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