CRITICAL LIST: Midlands December Delights

CRITICAL LIST: Midlands December Delights

We’ve rounded up our top picks of events across the Midlands this December.

Kevin Bridges
1st December @ De Montfort Hall
7th & 8th December @ Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

Scotland’s biggest comedy export, Kevin Bridges, is back with his hotly anticipated 2018 tour: Brand New.

Tickets & more info:
www.demontforthall.co.uk/events/events.php/2018/1898/kevin-bridges/
trch.co.uk/whats-on/kevin-bridges/

Ross Noble
1st December @ Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

Ross Noble returns to dance around the stage spinning out all the nonsense in his head into a hilarious stand up show. At some point, he may wander into a shadowy part of the stage and look a bit shadowy.

Tickets & more info: trch.co.uk/whats-on/ross-noble-el-hablador/

Bowling for Soup
2nd December @ o2 Academy Leicester

Texan pop-punk royalty, Bowling For Soup make their return to the UK for a festive affair. “The Almost Christmas Tour” will see the band join forces with Patent Pending, for one big Christmas pop-punk party.

Tickets & more info: /www.academymusicgroup.com/o2academyleicester/events/1210626/bowling-soup-tickets

Star Wars: A New Hope with Live Orchestra
2nd DECEMBER @ Arena Birmingham

Experience the scope and grandeur of these beloved Star Wars films in a live symphonic concert experience, as the Star Wars: Film Concert Series debuts with A New Hope.

Tickets & more info: www.arenabham.co.uk/whats-on/star-wars

Iain Stirling
2nd December @ The Y Theatre

Due to phenomenal demand the Bafta-winning stand-up and voice of Love Island is back on UK stages this autumn, as his sell-out tour is extended for the third and final time. This is your last chance to catch Iain Stirling’s brilliant observations of modern millennial life in U OK HUN? x.

Tickets & more info: www.leicesterymca.co.uk

All Saints
3rd December @ O2 Institute Birmingham
4th December @ Rock City Nottingham

To celebrate the release of their critically acclaimed fifth album Testament, All Saints will embark on a winter headline tour, where they’ll perform all their hits, as well as brand new tracks.

Tickets & more info:
www.academymusicgroup.com/o2institutebirmingham/events/1184408/all-saints-tickets
www.rock-city.co.uk/gig-guide/1458/all-saints

Miles Kane
4th December @ o2 academy Leicester

7th December @ Rock City Nottingham

Following an intimate and rip-roaring tour with his explosive new band earlier this year, Miles Kane will be back on stages this winter, following the release of his first solo record in five years, Coup De Grace.

Tickets & more info:
www.academymusicgroup.com/o2academyleicester/events/1174917/miles-kane-tickets
www.rock-city.co.uk/gig-guide/1450/miles-kane

souljam festive funk
5th December @ stealth nottingham
13th december @ 2funky music cafe

Expect nothing but the very best in Funk, Soul and Disco with a few funky festive cuts thrown in!

Tickets & more info:  www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Nottingham/Stealth/SoulJam—Festive-Funk—Nottingham/13396443/ 
https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Leicester/2Funky-Music-Cafe/SoulJam—Festive-Funk—Leicester/13396479/

Mabel
6th December @ O2 Institute Birmingham

Capping off an already incredible 2018, which has seen her support Harry Styles, collaborate with the likes of Not3s and Jax Jones, and perform her own string of headline shows, pop newcomer Mabel is now set for her biggest headline tour to date.

Tickets & more info: www.academymusicgroup.com/o2institutebirmingham/events/1166323/mabel-tickets

lea michele and darren criss
7th December @ arena birmingham

Following the demand of fans and rave reviews, actors and musicians LEA MICHELE and DARREN CRISS will continue their wildly successful LM/DC Tour with a date in Birmingham.

Tickets & more info: www.arenabham.co.uk/whats-on/lea-michele-and-darren-criss

White Christmas
6th December – 13th January @ Curve Theatre, Leicester

This Made at Curve musical features a dazzling, instantly recognisable score including Blue Skies, Sisters, How Deep Is The Ocean and arguably the most famous Christmas song of them all, White Christmas. Irving Berlin’s beloved Broadway sensation is an enduring tale of friendship, camaraderie, hope and the pursuit of happiness, told through spectacular dance routines and some of the most memorable hits from the Great American Songbook.

Tickets & more info: www.curveonline.co.uk/whats-on/shows/white-christmas/

Blossoms
5th December @ Rock City Nottingham
7th December @ O2 Academy Birmingham

Following a series of summer festivals and the release of Top 5 album, Cool Like You, Blossoms will embark on a memory making headline tour.

Tickets & more info:
www.rock-city.co.uk/gig-guide/1457/blossoms
academymusicgroup.com/o2academybirmingham/events/1184292/blossoms-tickets

Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds
7th December @ Motorpoint Arena Nottingham
8th December @ Genting Arena

Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds – Alive on Stage returns to UK arenas to celebrate its 40th ANNIVERSARY

Tickets & more info:  www.motorpointarenanottingham.com
www.gentingarena.co.uk/whats-on/war-of-the-worlds

The Cat in the Hat
8th December – 12th January @ Curve Theatre, Leicester

Based on the much-loved book by Dr. Seuss that has captivated generations of readers, The Cat in the Hat features feline frivolity aplenty, with his acrobatic accomplices Thing 1 and Thing 2. With riotous rhymes which have delighted children for over fifty years, and infectious humour and spectacular circus for the grown-ups, the wonderfully anarchic Cat in the Hat comes to Curve this Christmas.

Tickets & more info: www.curveonline.co.uk/whats-on/shows/the-cat-in-the-hat-2/

disko haus 1st birthday: ejeca
8th December @ amusement 13, birmingham

Get down to Amusement 13 on the 8th December for an incredible of the most pioneering dance music in the UK right now along with colourful decorations, an incredible VOID sound-system and the greatest Disko Haus party yet.

Tickets & more info: www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Birmingham/Amusement-13/Disko-Haus-1st-Birthday-Ejeca/13373112

Hozier
9th December at o2 academy Birmingham

Award-winning singer-songwriter Hozier has announced his first tour since releasing celebrated new EP Nina Cried Power. The EP follows 2014’s number one, self titled debut album, which features the multi-Platinum, Ivor Novello winning anthem ‘Take Me To Church’.

Tickets & more info: www.academymusicgroup.com/o2academybirmingham/events/1212422/hozier-tickets

Mariah Carey
9th December @ Motorpoint Arena Nottingham

After dazzling audiences last year, All I Want For Christmas Is You Tour received standout and rave reviews from critics and fans alike following it’s inaugural performance on the continent.

Tickets & more info: www.motorpointarenanottingham.com

Razorlight
10th December @ O2 Institute Birmingham
13th December @ Rock City Nottingham

Indie-rock elite Razorlight have announced their official return, with the release of four brand new singles, preceding their first album in 10 years, Olympus Sleeping.

Tickets & more info:
www.academymusicgroup.com/o2institutebirmingham/events/1200641/razorlight-tickets
www.rock-city.co.uk/gig-guide/1474/razorlight

Treasure Island
13th December – 6th January at Haymarket Theatre, Leicester

The first production from the Haymarket Theatre will be the world premiere of Treasure Island, penned by national treasure and established author Sandi Toksvig (The Great British Bake Off, QI). With Toksvig’s trademark razor (or should we say cutlass?) sharp wit, Jim Hawkins’ adventure across the High Seas in search of treasure will appeal to all ages. Along the way Jim encounters deadly storms and even deadlier pirates, led by the infamous one-legged Long John Silver. Featuring rousing sea shanties and daring sword fights, piratical parrots and acrobatic puppets, this new adaptation is wonderfully imaginative and will leave you spellbound.

Tickets & more info: www.haytheatre.com/whats-on/treasure-island

jacob banks
13th December @ o2 academy birmingham

He’s already captivated audiences around the world with his stunning live shows and powerful voice and now, critically-acclaimed singer, Jacob Banks is set for a headline run on home turf, following the release of his eagerly-awaited debut album Village.

Tickets & more info: www.academymusicgroup.com/o2academybirmingham/events/1212245/jacob-banks-tickets

Nile Rodgers & Chic
16th December @ Arena Birmingham

Nile Rodgers and Chic have announced that they will round off 2018 with a massive UK arena tour. The disco icons will head back to the UK for a string of five shows in support of new album It’s About Time

Tickets & more info: www.arenabham.co.uk/whats-on/nile-rodgers

discotech christmas shindig
21st December @ trade, nottingham

discotech is back in Nottingham after a rammed event with Kepler in November. This time they’re at Trade a venue that needs very little introduction for a special Christmas Shindig.

Tickets & more info: www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Nottingham/Trade/discotech-Christmas-Shindig-w-Jordan-Peak–TrueSelf/13399514/

The Wizard of Oz
24th December – 13th January @ Birmingham Repertory Theatre

The Wizard Of Oz is one of the most popular tales of all time and has delighted generations. This spectacular production features your favourite songs and characters from the classic film with an added sprinkle of REP magic. So join us somewhere over the rainbow for a fantastic festive treat for all the family.

Tickets & more info: www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/whats-on/the-wizard-of-oz

Elf a Christmas Spectacular
20th – 24th december @ genting arena
28th – 30th December @ Motorpoint Arena Nottingham

ELF, the hit West End and Broadway musical based on the Hollywood blockbuster movie starring Will Ferrell, is to be supersized into a Christmas spectacular which will tour the UK in December 2018.

Tickets & more info:
www.gentingarena.co.uk/whats-on/elf-a-christmas-spectacular
www.motorpointarenanottingham.com