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Gig Guide: April- Muse, Jack Garratt, Troye Sivan and more!
April is finally here and with the clocks coming forward, we can officially declare Spring has sprung (when it is not pouring down with rain of course!).
So whether you are on the countdown to a summer of picnics and music in the park, or counting down to the next bank holiday in May, fear not. We have a lot of great music to keep your spirits up!
British singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jack Garratt is coming to the O2 Academy Bristol (7), O2 Academy Birmingham (8), O2 Academy Oxford (11) and O2 Academy Brixton (15).
Jack, an incredibly talented musician, can not only play the guitar, drums and piano, but also the the harmonica, mandolin, trombone and ukulele. Writing his first song at 12 years old, Jack said in regards to his childhood that he ‘just really enjoyed making noises and really enjoyed the reaction that I got from making those noises. So they [parents] put me on music lessons to encourage me to hone in on that talent rather than show off’.
Releasing his debut studio album ‘Phase’ on 19 February 2016, 2016 is no doubt going to be a huge year for Jack having won BBC Introducing Artist of the Year, BRIT AWARDs Critics’ Choice and BBC Sound of 2016.
Check out Jack Garratts single ‘Weathered’ below with over 2.5 million views on YouTube!
Folk rock band, The Lumineers, are coming to O2 Academy Bristol (14) and O2 Academy Brixton (24) this April!
With hits such as ‘Ho Hey’ and ‘Stubborn Love’ off their debut album which was certified Platinum in the US and Ireland, and Gold certified in the UK, Australia and Canada, The Lumineers will also be playing fans their new album Cleopatra.
Whether it’s through the films, YouTube or music, Troye Sivan’s presence has been impossible to ignore over the past number of years. With a YouTube channel which boasts over 4 million subscribers, a number 1 single with ‘Happy Little Pill’ and a role in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, it is no surprise that Troye has won over 5 prestigious awards including YouTube Music Awards, Teen Choice Award for Choice Web Collaboration and EMA’s Artist On The Rise.
If you would like to hear Troye, the award winning artist perform hits like ‘Wild’ and ‘Youth’ then head on down to O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire (19 and 22).
Catfish and the Bottlemen
Having already toured Australia, North America and Europe, Catfish and the Bottlemen are now coming to the UK, playing at O2 Academy Glasgow (4) and O2 Forum Kentish Town (11).
With their second album ‘The Ride’ due for release on Friday 27 May, be sure to expect many great things from this band having already performed at Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds, T in the Park and having also having won their first BRIT Award for British Breakthrough act.
Check out their new single ‘Soundcheck’ below!
April at The O2
April is unsurprisingly going to be another huge month for The O2 with ‘Someone like you’ and ‘Hello’ singer Adele closing her London shows. This month The O2 will also be opening its doors to other world class artists such as Muse, The Vamps, 5SOS, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and UB40 feat. Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue.
Or if music isn’t your thing, we have you covered too! This April why not treat yourself to tickets to WWE Raw, WWE Smackdown, Dynamo or A Night of World Championship Boxing.
With a huge range of events and shows which will meet everyone’s taste, why not visit The O2’s website to find even more.
Will you be attending any of these concerts in April? Let us know in the comments below!