Lana Del Rey, The O2
Elizabeth Woolridge Grant – aka Lana Del Rey – is currently on her UK and European tour. Following the success of last year’s album Norman F***ing Rockwell!, Del Rey will take to The O2 stage for a soulful performance of cuts from across her four albums, including Q’s Song of the Decade, the haunting ballad ‘Video Games’, later this month. Tickets are still available.
Greenwich Peninsula, Greenwich, SE10 0DX; 25th February
Sleater-Kinney, O2 Academy Brixton
Sleater-Kinney's The Center Won’t Hold is the first new album from the celebrated band since their 2015 album, No Cities To Love. After years of collaboration, Carrie Brownstein (guitar/vocals) and Corin Tucker (guitar/vocals) sound bigger and bolder than ever. The new album was produced by Annie Clark (aka St Vincent), and hailed by The Fader as “one of the most furious, dynamic records of their career.” This highly anticipated show is poised to win over both longtime admirers and new fans alike.
211 Stockwell Road, Brixton, SW9 9SL; 26th February
The Orielles, Electric Ballroom
Halifax fourpiece The Orielles are taking their second album on the road this March. Disco Volador’s concept sees the indie band push their sonic horizon to its outer limits as ‘astral travellers’. Expect a blend of indie pop, disco and sunny Cali-style female vocals.
184 Camden High Street, Camden, NW1 8QP; 4th March
Halsey, The O2
Multi-platinum, award-winning singer/songwriter Halsey has announced the European leg of her Manic World Tour, which coincides with the release of her third album Manic. The run will see Halsey perform in 20 cities across Europe, including The O2 on 8th March. Support across all dates will come from Manchester indie band Pale Waves.
Greenwich Peninsula, Greenwich, SE10 0DX; 8th March
Jon Hopkins, Royal Albert Hall
Jon Hopkins is one of the most celebrated electronic musicians of his generation and is set to make his Royal Albert Hall headline debut with his new show, Polarity. Polarity follows on from his incredibly successful Singularity tour. Playing grand piano for parts of the show, he will be joined on stage by a small group of musicians and long-time friends. Presenting his live show in a seated venue is set to present a fascinating challenge for both performer and audience.
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, SW7 2AP; 18th March
Planet Earth II Live In Concert, The O2
Planet Earth II Live In Concert is touring the UK and Ireland this spring. The show promises to bring audiences closer to the planet’s animals, landscapes and wildlife dramas than ever before. These not-to-missed live concerts will feature specially selected footage shown in 4K ultra high-definition on a gigantic LED screen, as the City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra play the soundtrack by Academy Award winner Hans Zimmer.
Greenwich Peninsula, Greenwich, SE10 0DX; 29th March
Goldfrapp, Southbank Centre
Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory formed Goldfrapp in 1999 and released Mercury Prize-nominated album Felt Mountain in 2000. To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the band is touring the UK for a string of dates. Expect hits including ‘Strict Machine’, ‘Ooh La La’, ‘Lovely Head’ and ‘A&E’, and a night of nostalgia.
Belvedere Road, South Bank, SE1 8XX; 29th March
Caribou, O2 Brixton Academy
Dance fans, take note. After five years away, Canadian producer Caribou is welcoming in a new era with new music and a fresh set of tour dates for 2020. Expect an evening of warmth, technicolour and plenty of dancing at this headline Brixton show.
211 Stockwell Road, Brixton, SW9 9SL; 7th April
Harry Styles, The O2
Harry Styles has announced a 2020 world tour in support of his latest album Fine Line. The 12-track record features new single ‘Lights Up’, which has already accumulated over 100m video views and streams worldwide. Joining Styles at The O2 on 22nd-23rd April is rising pop star King Princess.
Greenwich Peninsula, Greenwich, SE10 0DX; 22nd-23rd April
Tame Impala, Victoria Park
Australia’s Kevin Parker has created his own colourful universe of psychedelia with his multi award-winning project Tame Impala. This May, the band will play their only UK date of the year with a headline set at All Points East, sure to be crammed with back catalogue favourites and cuts from their fourth album, The Slow Rush.
Victoria Park, Hackney, E3 5TB; 23rd May
Billie Eilish, The O2
Current Vogue cover star and 2019’s biggest-selling artist in North America, Billie Eilish, is coming to conquer The O2. To help create an eco-conscious environment both backstage and for her fans, Eilish will allow fans to bring re-fillable water bottles to the shows, water-stations will be available at every venue for both attendees and crew backstage, and plastic straws will not be permitted.
Greenwich Peninsula, Greenwich, SE10 0DX; 26th-30th July
Stormzy, The O2
Set to be one of the best tours of 2020, Stormzy’s H.I.T.H. World Tour will stop at The O2 for three dates in September. The tour marks Stormzy’s biggest live offering to date: these will be his first solo shows in the capital since his three-day stint at Brixton Academy in May 2017. We can’t wait.
Greenwich Peninsula, Greenwich, SE10 0DX; 2nd-4th September