The very best music acts on tour this week in the UK, including Latin-rock legends Santana, acclaimed electro duo Goldfrapp and celebrated hip-hop outfit Jurassic 5.
Now boasting a classic, reunited line-up, the phenomenal band of guitar icon Carlos Santana are back in the UK for a trio of huge arena shows. With a whopping twenty-two albums to draw on from the last 45 years, expect a jaw-dropping set of Latin-rock classics.
In the very same week that they’ve released the video for new song ‘Drew’ – the first cut from forthcoming sixth album Tales Of Us – Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory bring their irresistable blend of seductive dance, sleek synth-pop and chilled ambient to Manchester International Festival, Somerset House, and London’s Lovebox Festival.
Recently reformed after breaking up back in 2007, the acclaimed hip-hop collective take in a couple of major gigs around the UK this week. Expect great things from the veterans – widely considered to be true heroes of their genre.
Having made a real splash with last year’s debut album Devotion, the soul-pop singer follows up her extensive UK and US tours with a high-profile gig at Somerset House. Not a bad way to get stuck into the summer.
The ultra-hip New York duo roll up in Birmingham and London with their slick brand of arty, mood-driven electro. Expect compelling sounds and dance-ready grooves in equal measure.
Following the release of his eighth album earlier this year – the first in four years – acclaimed folk-rock songwriter Banhart is back on the road once more with his glam-infused tunes. If Mumford & Sons are way too bland for your taste, this charismatic gentleman should prove the perfect tonic.
Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros
Led by Alex Ebert and bursting with energy and exuberance, the American indie collective muster everything from psychedelic pop to country-infused rock. With the band’s self-titled third album landing just next week, now’s an ideal time to see a great alternative act in action.
Love a bit of Finnish prog-metal? Of course you do. And Wintersun are right at the top of that game. So for more powerful drums, awesome guitar solos and epic arrangements than you could shake an eager devil-horned hand at, be sure to catch this jaw-dropping group live.