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October release radar: new music from artists touring the UK this year

The Snuts

Discover the latest music from The 1975, Arctic Monkeys, Carly Rae Jepsen and more

October is set to be a busy month for album releases and more artists than ever are either embarking on tours of the UK this autumn, or announcing dates for next year. Read on to discover the latest music from artists set to tour the UK this year and how to get tickets for their shows.

The Snuts - Burn The Empire

Scottish indie rockers The Snuts will embark on their lengthy list of UK tour dates this month, taking on venues in Brighton, Birmingham, Sheffield, Middlesbrough, Edinburgh and more throughout October.

The trek comes in support of the West Lothian outfit's second album Burn The Empire, which was released on Friday 30 September and follows 2021's W.L. The record is jam-packed with political commentary and includes the hard-hitting singles 'Knuckles 'and 'The Rodeo' and collaboration with Rachel Chinouriri, 'End Of The Road'.

Listen to new single 'The Rodeo'

The Snuts 2022 UK tour dates:
Tuesday 4 October – Chalk, Brighton
Friday 7 October – O2 Academy, Birmingham
Saturday 8 October – O2 Academy, Sheffield
Friday 14 October – Town Hall, Middlesbrough
Saturday 15 October – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Monday 17 October – Nick Rayns LCR UEA, Norwich
Wednesday 19 October – Engine Rooms, Southampton
Friday 21 October – Rock City, Nottingham
Saturday 22 October – O2 Academy, Leeds
Monday 24 October – KOKO, London
Tuesday 25 October – O2 Academy, Glasgow
Friday 28 October – The Ironworks, Inverness
Tuesday 15 November – Mandela Hall, Belfast
Sunday 9 October – Camp and Furnace, Liverpool

Tickets for The Snuts are on sale now.

Easy Life - Maybe In Another Life

Indie pop group Easy Life will release their sophomore album Maybe In Another Life on Friday 7 October following 2021's Life's A Beach. The latter peaked at number two on the UK charts and includes the hit singles 'Nightmares', 'Skeletons' and 'Ocean View'.

The new record will include the recently-released singles 'Dear Miss Holloway', 'OTT' and 'Antifreeze'. To showcase the upcoming album, the five-piece will headline a number of venues throughout the UK next February. Stops include Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds, Norwich, Nottingham and more.

Watch the video for new single 'Antifreeze'

Easy Life 2023 UK tour dates:
Wednesday 8 February – O2 City Hall, Newcastle
Thursday 9 February – O2 Academy, Glasgow
Friday 10 February – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
Monday 13 February – Mountford Hall, Liverpool
Tuesday 14 February – O2 Academy, Leeds
Thursday 16 February – University Of East Anglia, Norwich
Friday 17 February – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
Saturday 18 February – University Students Union, Cardiff
Thursday 23 February – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill On Sea
Saturday 25 February – Alexandra Palace, London

Tickets for Easy Life are on sale now.

Alter Bridge - Pawns & Kings

Following 2019's Walk The Sky, Florida hard-rockers Alter Bridge are set to drop their seventh studio album Pawns & Kings on Friday 14 October. It comes almost 20 years after their critically-acclaimed debut record One Day Remains which reached the number five spot on the US Billboard 200 chart.

They will tour with Pawns & Kings this winter, calling at a number of arenas throughout the UK in December including Nottingham's Motorpoint Arena, the OVO Hydro in Glasgow, Manchester's AO Arena, Resorts World Arena in Birmingham and The O2 in London.

Check out brand new track 'This Is War'

Alter Bridge 2022 UK tour dates:
Monday 5 December – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
Tuesday 6 December – OVO Hydro, Glasgow
Thursday 8 December – 3Arena, Dublin
Friday 9 December – AO Arena, Manchester
Sunday 11 December – Resorts World Arena, Birmingham
Monday 12 December – The O2, London

Tickets for Alter Bridge are on sale now.

The 1975 - Being Funny In A Foreign Language

Another massive release this month is The 1975's upcoming record Being Funny In A Foreign Language. The Manchester indie rock quartet launched their brand new era earlier this year and have since revealed that the follow-up to Notes On A Conditional Form will drop on Friday 14 October.

It's their fifth record since 2013's self-titled debut and includes the latest singles 'Part Of The Band', 'Happiness', 'I'm In Love With You' and 'All I Need To Hear'. Last month they announced the At Their Very Best Tour which will showcase the upcoming release. The lengthy arena tour includes stops in Brighton, Bournemouth, Exeter, London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow and more.

Watch the video for latest single 'All I Need To Hear'

The 1975 2023 UK tour dates:
Sunday 8 January – Brighton Centre
Monday 9 January – International Centre, Bournemouth
Tuesday 10 January – Westpoint, Exeter
Thursday 12 January – The O2, London
Sunday 15 January – Resorts World Arena, Birmingham
Monday 16 January – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
Thursday 19 January – OVO Hydro, Glasgow
Friday 20 January – AO Arena, Manchester
Sunday 22 January – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
Monday 23 January – First Direct Arena, Leeds
Wednesday 25 January – Utilita Arena, Newcastle
Thursday 26 January – M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
Sunday 29 January – 3Arena, Dublin
Monday 30 January – SSE Arena, Belfast

Tickets for The 1975 are on sale now.

Tove Lo - Dirt Femme

Swedish pop rock queen Tove Lo will head off on a tour of the UK later this year in support of her upcoming record Dirt Femme. It follows 2019's Sunshine Kitty and is her fourth record since 2015's Queen Of The Clouds which includes the hit single 'Habits'.

The performer has already released a number of singles from the upcoming record including 'No One Dies From Love', 'True Romance' and '2 Die 4'. She'll headline Glasgow's SWG3 on Tuesday 1 November before calling at venues in Manchester, Birmingham and London throughout the rest of the month.

Listen to new single '2 Die 4'

Tove Lo 2022 UK tour dates:
Saturday 29 October – 3Olympia Theatre, Dublin
Tuesday 1 November – SWG3, Glasgow
Wednesday 2 November – Manchester Academy
Thursday 3 November – O2 Institute, Birmingham
Saturday 5 November – Roundhouse, London

Tickets for Tove Lo are on sale now.

Arctic Monkeys - The Car

Sheffield rock legends Arctic Monkeys are set to drop their seventh studio album The Car on Friday 21 October. It follows 2018's Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino and comes over 15 years after the release of their debut record Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not.

The group, fronted by the iconic Alex Turner, will head out on a massive stadium tour next summer in support of the upcoming record. The 14-stop trek includes huge headline performances at Emirates Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, Hillsborough Park in Sheffield and the Emirates Stadium in London.

Watch the video for 'There'd Better Be A Mirrorball'

Arctic Monkeys 2023 UK tour dates:
Monday 29 May – Ashton Gate, Bristol
Wednesday 31 May – Coventry Building Society Arena
Friday 2 June – Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
Saturday 3 June – Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
Monday 5 June – Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough
Wednesday 7 June – Carrow Road, Norwich
Friday 9 June – Hillsborough Park, Sheffield
Saturday 10 June – Hillsborough Park, Sheffield
Monday 12 June – Stadium, Swansea
Wednesday 14 June – Ageas Bowl, Southampton
Friday 16 June – Emirates Stadium, London
Saturday 17 June – Emirates Stadium, London
Tuesday 20 June – Marlay Park, Dublin
Sunday 25 June – Bellahouston Park, Glasgow

Tickets for Arctic Monkeys are on sale now.

Carly Rae Jepsen - The Loneliest Time

Canadian pop royalty Carly Rae Jepsen will release The Loneliest Time on Friday 21 October following the release of singles 'Beach House' and 'Talking To Yourself'. The record will be the fifth to come from the 'Call Me Maybe' star since 2008 debut Tug Of War.

She'll showcase the upcoming record with a run of gigs next February, kicking off in Leeds before heading to Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Brighton and London.

Check out brand new track 'Talking To Yourself'

Carly Rae Jepsen 2023 UK tour dates:
Tuesday 7 February – O2 Academy, Leeds
Wednesday 8 February – O2 Academy, Glasgow
Thursday 9 February – O2 Apollo, Manchester
Saturday 11 February – O2 Institute, Birmingham
Sunday 12 February – O2 Academy, Bristol
Monday 13 February – Dome, Brighton
Wednesday 15 February – Alexandra Palace, London

Tickets for Carly Rae Jepsen are on sale now.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information displayed here is accurate, always check with the venue before attending.

The 1975

Sweeping indie rock from the Manchester four-piece. The 1975 are Matthew Healy (lead vocals), Adam Hann (lead guitar), Ross MacDonald (bass) and George Daniel (drums).

Finsbury Park, London N4

Sun 2 Jul


Irish Independent Park, Cork

Tue 13 Jun


Alter Bridge

Current stomping ground for Creed guitarist Mark Tremonti and bass player Brian Marshall, named after a bridge near where Tremonti grew up in Detroit. Lead singer Myles Kennedy also moonlights fronting Slash's band.

O2 Academy Edinburgh

Tue 6 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 477 3500

Arctic Monkeys

The stomping Sheffield tykes have graduated from songs about chip shops and taxi ranks, but the ferocious singalong favourites of old should also make an appearance.

The Ageas Bowl, Southampton

Wed 14 Jun

£0–£190 / 0238 0472002

Bellahouston Park, Glasgow

Sun 25 Jun

Sold out / 0141 427 5454

Emirates Old Trafford Lancashire County Cricket Club, Manchester

Fri 2 Jun

Sold out / 0161 282 4000

Sat 3 Jun

Sold out / 0161 282 4000

Also at:

Easy Life

Leicester outfit that combine rock, jazz, funk and punk influences.

O2 Academy Oxford

Wed 23 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 2000

The Snuts

West Lothian quartet with a penchant for sing-along indie numbers.

SWG3, Glasgow

Fri 28 Jul

£40 / 0141 337 1731

Sat 29 Jul

£40 / 0141 337 1731

Tove Lo

Ebba Tove Elsa Nilsson, known professionally as Tove Lo, is a Swedish singer, songwriter, and actress who has been called "Sweden's darkest pop export" by Rolling Stone. She is known for her raw, grunge-influenced take on pop music.

Carly Rae Jepsen

Yup, the 'Call Me Maybe' singer – still pumping out infectious pop sounds.

The Snuts

The Snuts head to The Cavern Club in support of their highly anticipated second album 'Burn The Empire' - out 30th September