Years & Years, Jess Glynne, Jack White… just some of the 10 pop superstars performing soon in Sussex
1 British Sea Power
Brighton indie band British Sea Power, who have just re-released their debut album The Decline Of British Sea Power, play a special charity fundraiser at this gig also featuring Yumi And The Weather, Underwaters Boys and Heirloom. Proceeds go to The Clock Tower Sanctuary and Mind.
British Sea Power are at Patterns, 10 Marine Parade, Brighton, at 7pm on Friday October 12. Tickets £20. Age 18+. Phone 01273 894777 or visit patternsbrighton.com.
2 Jack White
Following the release of his album Boarding House Reach in March, American singer-songwriter Jack White, the lead singer of The White Stripes, embarked on a mini-tour of intimate venues and a headline tour in the US. Tonight, he comes to Brighton as the first of five dates in the UK before his tour ends in Edinburgh on October 21.
Jack White is at the Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton, at 6.30pm on Tuesday October 16. Tickets from £43.50. Phone 0844 847 1515 or visit brightoncentre.co.uk.
3 The Feeling
The Feeling, on their first tour for over two years, will perform their celebrated million-selling album Twelve Stops And Home in full, as they also announce the album’s reissue to celebrate 12 years since its release in 2006. Despite being largely self-recorded in the garden shed of the Sussex home of the parents of guitarist Kevin Jeremiah and keyboard player Ciaran Jeremiah, the album was a hit-the-ground-running masterpiece of fiercely infectious life-affirming pop, pitched in the rainbow-coloured realm between Queen, the Scissor Sisters, ELO and Supertramp. From it came the hit singles Sewn, Fill My Little World, Never Be Lonely, Rose and Love It When You Call. Vocalist Dan Gillespie Sells says, “I’m so excited to be playing with the band again. To be performing an album that has always meant so much to me is going to be quite an experience. What a party it’s going to be!”
The Feeling are at the De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea, at 8pm on Thursday October 18. Tickets £25 and £35. Phone 01424 229111 or visit dlwp.com.
4 Caro Emerald
The stylish Caro Emerald is on a UK tour and she will be bringing her exceptional vocals to the retro jazz with sampling and modern pop sound she is famous for. Her first album, Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor, went multi-platinum after its release in 2010 and her second, The Shocking Miss Emerald, entered the UK album charts in 2013 at No1 and remained there for a year. She’s an original pop star with the look of a Hollywood icon of yesteryear.
Caro Emerald is at the Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton, at 6.30pm on Saturday October 20. Tickets from £27.90. Phone 0844 847 1515 or visit brightoncentre.co.uk.
Editors are on their first full UK tour in three years in support of their sixth album Violence. Lead singer Tom Smith keeps journeying back to the same word, brutal, for Violence, an apt descriptor for it, both in the record’s aggressive title and its all-enveloping assertive sound. But on this follow-up to 2015’s Top 5-charting In Dream, brutality doesn’t just exist as a one-dimensional juggernaut-like force. Violence isn’t brutal for the sake of it, and it’s rarely the enforcer. Instead, it acts as a haven, a protective shell against the often relentless brutality of the outside world. Picture: Rahi Rezvani.
Editors are at the Brighton Dome, Church Street, Brighton, at 7pm on Tuesday October 23. Tickets £27.50. Phone 01273 709709 or visit brightondome.org.
6 Tom Odell
Ivor Novello-winning songwriting sensation Tom Odell, Chichester’s own precocious master of the ivories, is at the very top of his game. He has multiple awards and 1.8 million sales under his belt, his debut album, 2013’s Long Way Down, topping the charts in the UK on the back of his breakthrough smash Another Love. By late 2014, he was in the Top 10 again with a cover of The Beatles’ Real Love, recorded for John Lewis’s Christmas ad campaign. Alongside standout tracks such as Grow Old With Me, Heal and Can’t Pretend, public affection for Tom and his quaveringly emotional way with a tune has only deepened.
Tom Odell is at the Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton, at 6.30pm on Thursday October 25. Tickets from £30.65. Phone 0844 847 1515 or visit brightoncentre.co.uk.
7 The Prodigy
Iconic electronic dance music group The Prodigy are coming to Brighton on their new tour coinciding with the release of their seventh studio album No Tourists. The Essex group’s influence can be seen across generations, turning metal kids onto raving and ravers into metalheads and putting out genre-destroying record after genre-defying record. They have clocked up six No1 albums, sold 30 million records, played to millions around the world and won multiple honours including two Brits, two Kerrang! awards, five MTV awards and two Grammy nominations.
The Prodigy are at the Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton, at 6.30pm on Monday November 5. Tickets from £45. Phone 0844 847 1515 or visit brightoncentre.co.uk.
8 Jess Glynne
Jess Glynne is on her Always In Between tour, a breathtaking journey of self-acceptance as the singer-songwriter comes to terms with her new-found fame, heartbreak and the well-known pressure of writing a second album. The result is a triumph that captures the heart of what being a 28-year-old woman in 2018 can feel like – trying to balance real life with everything that you want it to be. Jess his No1 in the UK with Clean Bandit’s Rather Be and Route 94’s My Love as well as hitting the Top 10 with her debut solo single Right Here in 2014. This year, she became the first British female solo artist to have seven No1 singles in the UK.
Jess Glynne is at the Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton, at 6.30pm on Wednesday November 21. Tickets from £36.25. Phone 0844 847 1515 or visit brightoncentre.co.uk.
9 Florence + The Machine
Award-winning indie rock band Florence + the Machine, the headline act at Glastonbury in 2015, are on their High As Hope Tour in support of their new album, High As Hope, which is released on June 29 on Virgin EMI. The record was officially launched with the striking video for first single Hunger, as Florence also made her return to the live stage with intimate UK and US shows. High As Hope is the band’s fourth album, which ventures into new territory. A recent show at London’s Royal Festival Hall was greeted with a series of 5-star reviews, in which lead singer Florence Welch also teased further new material for the first time.
Florence + The Machine are at the Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton, at 6.30pm on Sunday November 25. Tickets from £45. Phone 0844 847 1515 or visit brightoncentre.co.uk.
10 Years & Years
Pop sensation Years & Years, fronted by Olly Alexander, are on their Palo Santo tour as the trio’s current single If You’re Over Me continues its ascent up the charts. The last few months have seen Years & Years rise to the forefront of British pop.
Years & Years are at the Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton, at 6.30pm on Tuesday December 4. Tickets from £35.10. Phone 0844 847 1515 or visit brightoncentre.co.uk.