8 EXCITING THROWBACK GIGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2020
WRITTEN BY JASMINE LEE KENNEDY
2020 is looking like a blast from the past with plenty of bands making a comeback this coming year. So that you don’t miss them, we’ve compiled just some of the most exciting throwback gigs to look forward to in 2020. All gigs have tickets available at the time of writing, but we don’t need to tell you that they may sell out quick!
The Queen of Pop is taking to the stage of one of the West End’s most famous theatres for an exclusive set of intimate performances. There are still plenty of tickets available, which is not surprising considering how many consecutive dates she’ll be playing (how does she have the energy?!) although they’ll cost you quite a pretty penny!
The London Palladium, from 27 – 30 January and 1 – 16 February 2020.
A band that is more than just ‘Alright’ (get it?!), Supergrass is set to play a duo of dates at the one and only Ally Pally. Grab yourself a ticket or two and you’ll be jamming away to 90s classics that’ll get you reminiscing about the ‘good old days’.
Alexandra Palace, 6 – 7 March
In support of her sixth album (don’t worry, we didn’t know she was still going either), Avril Lavigne will be making her way to London town for three nights of good ol’ rock n roll. Let’s hope she also brings a few of her classics because, like, can we make it any more obvious?
O2 Academy Brixton, 1, 5 & 6 of April
Since the 60s, The Who has been one of the most iconic British bands to have come into existence. And, lucky for us Londoners, they’re making their way to the big smoke in April as part of their 9-date UK tour. This is certainly not one to be missed.
SSE Arena, 8 April
The Petshop Boys
The 80’s English Synth-Duo, The Petshop Boys, are making their way to the O2 London this coming May for a retro set of electronic dance. They’ll be playing all of their greatest hits, so get ready for a fantastic night.
The O2 London, 28 May
As part of the All Points East festival in Victoria, Kraftwerk is headlining alongside Iggy Pop and Johnny Marr, as well as many other great names. They will be presenting a multi-media show with surround sound, 3D animation and robotics. Sounds wild.
Victoria Park, 29 May
Whether you like them or not, everyone knows the lyrics to ‘Somebody told me’, as well as those to many of their other earworm classics.. You’re lying if you don’t. The Killers have become a symbolic sound of any Millenials youth, and are heading on a fantastic UK tour in support of their sixth studio album, Imploding The Mirage, in Spring 2020.
Emirates Stadium, 5 – 6 June
Deep Purple are indisputably rock legends and, can you believe it, they’re doing a short UK tour with a set at O2 London. This follows the news that they are releasing a new studio album this coming year, so keep an eye out for upcoming music, too.
O2 London, 3 October