Best tickets to buy this week: 7 October

Best tickets to buy this week: 7 October

Featuring Liam Gallagher Mitski, Blondie and more

Some men of a certain age never quite recovered from Oasis's performance at Knebworth in 1996. You can see them shambling through city centres in their droves, bedecked in Ellesse t-shirts and bucket hats, telling anyone who'll listen about the time they wept while Liam Gallagher belted out 'Champagne Supernova', like veterans from a glorious war detailing their days on the battlefield. 'When you've seen Arkid tell you he's 'avin it,' they blub, 'it's just the most beautiful feeling in the world.'

We get it – it was an amazing gig, but these articles are about looking forward to performances yet to come, not staring over our shoulders at shows that have gone by. So let's focus on Liam's return to Knebworth next year, and the bounty of other special gigs going on sale this week.

If Liam's sure-to-be-excellent return to Knebworth isn't your thing, then our cup runneth over with indie superstars, pop-punk legends, baking divas and plenty more besides to enjoy.

All of these tickets are on sale either tomorrow or right now. Grab them before they sell out.

Liam Gallagher

Winner of the 'biggest swagger in the UK' award for three decades running, Liam Gallagher has announced a gigantic show at Knebworth Park for one night only on Saturday 4 June. The 'Wall Of Glass' bellower, who also just announced new album C'MON YOU KNOW, will be joined by Goat Girl, Fat White Family, Michael Kiwanuka and Kasabian on the day. Will this beat Oasis's illustrious two-night residency at the park in 1996? Only time will tell.

Tickets for Liam Gallagher's show at Knebworth Park go on sale at 10am on Friday 8 October. Click here for tickets.

Blondie

From 'Wall Of Glass' to 'Heart Of Glass', Blondie have announced the rescheduled dates on their tour of UK arenas. The 70s icons will grace UK shores in spring 2022, accompanied by special guest Johnny Marr. Here's a band with a dizzying array of hits – we'll be amazed if they can pack them all into one show.

Tickets for Blondie's rescheduled tour dates are on sale now. Click here for performance dates and tickets.

Best tickets to buy this week: 7 October

Mitski

Indie's reigning champ Mitski has announced a gargantuan world tour with a handful of UK dates. We were surprised to see the venues she'll be playing, as they seem a mite too small for someone of her soaring popularity. Grab tickets for this one ASAP as it's going to sell out quickly.

Tickets for Mitski go on sale at 9am on Friday 8 October. Click here for performance dates and tickets.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Who could have guessed that a musical based on a Bible story would be one of the most enduringly successful tales of London's West End? Not us, which probably explains why we don't bathe in cash like Andrew Lloyd Webber. Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is continuing to milk its popularity with a tour of UK theatres throughout 2022. Want to see what all the fuss is about? Now's your chance.

Tickets for Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat are on sale now. Click here for performance dates and tickets.

Best tickets to buy this week: 7 October

Al Murray

The nation's favourite bellicose comedian Al Murray has announced a stonking 70 date tour of his latest show Gig For Victory, which will see him send up the middle Englander mentality in typically acerbic fashion. Personally, we can't wait to join him for a pint (and a white wine for the lady).

Tickets for Al Murray go on sale at 10am on Friday 8 October. Click here for performance dates and tickets.

Paul Hollywood

The cheekiest chappy in Bakery-ville Paul Hollywood has announced an expansive tour of the UK in a show that'll be jam-packed with anecdotes, cookery tips and, we assume, actual jam. The Bake Off star will be accompanied by a fully functioning kitchen and will undoubtedly provide some must-know tips and hot gossip. Will he dish the dirt on what Mary Berry's really like behind the scenes? There's only one way to find out.

Tickets for Paul Hollywood's live tour go on sale at 10am on Friday 8 October. Click here for performance dates and tickets.

Counting Crows

Counting Crows represent a curious intersection in American rock where Generation X grunge meets folksy lyricism and catchy choruses. If you're a fan of their unique sound, you can expect to hear 'Mr. Jones' and 'Big Yellow Taxi', as well as plenty of tracks from their latest EP Butter Miracle, Suite One.

Tickets for Counting Crows' UK tour go on sale at 10am on Friday 8 October. Click here for performance dates and tickets.

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Al Murray Gig For Victory

Avalon Promotions Citizens of Hope and Glory! A new tomorrow beckons. One that smells reassuringly of yesterday, but with Wi-Fi. One last heave and we will be there. And when the going gets tough, the tough get going. Although the going won't get tough and anyone who tells you it is going to be tough is lying. Come join…

Alban Arena, St Albans

Thu 27 Oct

£32.30 / 01727 844488

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Fri 11 Nov

£31.90

The Central Theatre, Chatham

Fri 4 Nov

£30.80

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Counting Crows

Introspective Californian roots rockers with a string of high-profile hits including Mr Jones and Accidentally In Love It’s easy to see Counting Crows as a band out of time. While their neighbours to the north spent the early 90s backing their angst and disillusionment with monolithic distortion, the Californians instead…

3Arena, Dublin

Tue 18 Oct

€48.95–€181

Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London W6

Thu 20 Oct

£57.05 / 0844 249 4300

Fri 21 Oct

£57.05 / 0844 249 4300

O2 Academy Birmingham

Mon 10 Oct

£47–£157.75 / 0121 622 8250

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Blondie

New York punk's eclectic pop wing continue to enjoy pop longevity.

Mitski

Mitski Miyawaki, known mononymously as Mitski, is a Japanese-American singer-songwriter.