Top Gig Tickets in London Over The Easter Weekend
Published 15 March 2010
Staying in London over the Easter holidays? Are your visiting friends or relatives hardcore music fans? While there is usually an abundance of music concerts and gigs going on in London at any time, over long bank holiday weekends like Easter there can be a shortage as music artists need a break from their work as well.
However, that does not mean there is a complete absence of any music gigs in London over the holidays; the following singers and bands have decided to give up their Easter holidays to play to their fans. We’ve shortlisted the best concert/gig tickets to get this coming Easter in London:
Friday 2nd April 2010
The Jim Jones Revue (Harlow Square, Essex)
This rock band has been described as fantastic British rock, with with its roots and sounds from the American fifties. Amazon classifies their music as garage rock. Jim Jones Revue came out with their debut album in 2008, and since then have been growing in popularity among the indie crowd, releasing a second album in 2009 titled Here To Save Your Soul. This is the perfect time to catch them before they become a mainstream hit band.
Warrior Soul (o2 Academy Islington)
This heavy metal band has come from across the pond, hailing from New York. Formed before the 1990’s, the songs originally had lyrics that were political, protesting against the establishment in the form of George Bush senior. Its music has been described as Acid Punk, and while many expected them to follow a similar route of success that Green Day and The Off Spring had blazed, the band disbanded in 1994. However, the band reformed with a big UK tour in 2007, and released a new album called Destroy The War Machine, which has been re-released in March 2010. Tickets for this gig is available at Viagogo (direct link).
Saturday 3rd April 2010
Peter Andre (Hammersmith Apollo)
This English-born by Australia-raised singer is going on a nationwide tour of the UK. Interestingly, he started out his career on a music reality TV show on Australia, where his debut single, Gimme Little Sign, went to the top of the charts. Since then, he has had chart success in both Australia and the UK, and his first debut album Natural had no problems reaching No. 1. Recently, he has just released his latest album, Revelation, and off the stage he has been in the spotlight for his break up with ex-wife Katie Price. Tickets for this gig is available at Viagogo (direct link).
Sunday 4th April 2010
The Soldiers (Royal Albert Hall, South Kensington)
The RAH is normally reserved for big classical concerts or the best of the stars; so it comes as a surprise that a new group, The Soldiers, have been able to command such a respected venue. Such is their meteoric rise with their debut album, Coming Home, which has dominated the charts since its released and surprised most music observers with their success. They will be supported by Britain’s Got Talent finalist Faryl Smith, who will be performing songs from her debut album, Faryl, which has become the fastest selling debut album in the classical genre, eclipsing even the debut albums of Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli. Tickets for this concert is available at Viagogo (direct link).
Monday 5th April 2010
Opeth (Royal Albert Hall)
Another concert at the Royal Albert Hall sees the Scandinavian death metal band Opeth take the stage. However, their music is not just heavy metal, but combines influences from folk, blues, and jazz music to create something special. While electric guitars and bass figure heavily in their music, they sometimes surprise by including acoustic guitar tunes. Their latest album, Watershed, has seen considerable success in the US and UK album charts and have topped the Fininsh charts. Tickets for this concert is available at Viagogo (direct link).
If none of these suit you, why not consider going to a musical? Unlike music concerts, musicals run throughout the year, with daily showings over the long Easter Weekend. Check out our guide on the top 10 ways to get cheap musical tickets for more inspiration!