Make it your New Year's Resolution to see a lot more live music
Andrew Trendell

07:00 1st January 2016

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Happy New Year! When your hangover fades, you'll probably start considering some New Year's Resolutions. Well, might we suggest getting out and seeing more live music? Now is as good a time to start as any, as there are plent of massive tours and gigs coming up in 2016. 

From the rock world of Babymetal, Slipknot and Muse to the legends of The Cure and Primal Scream through to pop idols Adele, Justin Bieber and Little Mix, the biggest artists of all genres are hitting the road this year.

So start now - get your diaries out, your tickets bought, and start planning a year of incredible gigs and live music. 

  • Busted: Is there a bigger music event happening this year than Busted's 2016 reunion tour? That is a rhetorical question. The answer, of course, is no. They'll be playing at both London's Wembley Arena and The O2 Arena in May, as well as dates across the country. Bring it on. Busted tickets on sale here.

  • Justin Bieber: "I just want people to know I'm human," said Bieber in a new interview with NME. But it takes some super-human to play the epic run of shows he's heading out on across the US, UK and Europe at the end of the year. It's time to take this kid seriously. Justin Bieber tickets on sale here.

  • Father John Misty: His I Love You, Honeybear album is going to be up there as one of Gigwise's albums of the year, and the former Fleet Foxes drummer will be further showcasing his stellar LP in May, with dates in Leeds, Gateshead, Bristol, London and more. Father John Misty tickets on sale here.

  • Lethal Bizzle: After selling out his massive Denchchat Tour, Bizzle is currently in the middle of a seven-date run which'll see him playing some of the UK's major cities. We caught him performing his new track 'Dude' with Stormzy at his sold out London show a few months back, and seeing him bounding around the stage like a pro was quite something. Lethal Bizzle tickets on sale here.

  • Years & Years: The band are basically the new Spice Girls... Or, that's what they told us at least. The reason? They played Wembley Arena last month, and descend upon the massive venue once again in June. Years & Years tickets on sale here.

  • The Stone Roses: If you're a Mancunian Stone Roses fan, then you're in luck. If you live anywhere else (other than Scotland)... well, you're not in luck. After teasing fans by covering the city in poster a few monthsback, they announced that they'll be playing four dates at Manchester's Etihad Stadium in June. They'll also be headlining T In The Park in July. Stone Roses tickets on sale here.

  • Manic Street Preachers: The band will be playing their classic album, Everything Must Go, in full at a massive gig at Swansea's Liberty Stadium on 28 May - before taking it on the road around the rest of the UK, including three nights at Royal Albert Hall. Not only a must-see for Manics fans, but they'll be supported by Editors too. Manic Street Preachers tickets on sale here.

  • Deftones: After cancelling their winter dates through being caught up in the horror of the Paris terror attacks, the band have now rescheduled massive gigs in Wembley and Germany for June around their appearance at Download Festival - expect some awesome new material. Deftones tickets on sale here.

  • Bring Me The Horizon: In what was a historic night, the Sheffield metal kings performed at Royal Albert Hall with a full orchestra last month. If you missed that, they've got shows in Nottingham, Bournemouth and London (the O2 Arena this time) scheduled for later in the year. Bring Me The Horizon tickets on sale here.

  • AC/DC: With Brian Johnson's sudden departure at the insistence of his doctors last month, the AC/DC tour was thrown into potential turmoil. In a turn of events no-one saw coming, Axl Rose has now stepped into Johnson's shoes. If you live life loud and like your rock legendary, then make damn sure you catch AC/DC at their London and Manchester stadium shows. AC/DC tickets on sale here.

  • Coldplay: Rumoured to be their final tour, Chris Martin and co are bringing their life-affirming Head Full Of Dreams tour to some pretty large stadiums in the UK next month, including Wembley Stadium. Coldplay tickets on sale here.

  • The Cure: The Godfathers of Goth-pop return for an epic, globe-spanning world and UK tour with The Twilight Sad - and the promise of potentially two new albums. This alone, could make 2016 the year we've all been waiting for. The Cure tickets on sale here.

  • Rihanna: Despite the fact it's been mired with a couple of setbacks before it's even started - she cancelled a handful and then support act The Weeknd pulled out - the UK leg o Rihanna's ANTI tour is still going to be one of the biggest music events of the year. Rihanna tickets on sale here.

  • Lady Leshurr: The viral rapper, who blends playful humour, wordplay and immense production, will be playing at Brixton Academy later this month, before embarking on a handful of summer festivals. Lady Leshurr tickets on sale here.

  • Panic! At The Disco: Fresh from the release of their fifth album, Death Of A Bachelor, the band are braced to return to the UK in November for dates in Manchester, Cardiff and London. Panic! At The Disco tickets on sale here.

  • Tegan & Sara: Sadly, the duo%u2019s world tour only includes one UK date - at London%u2019s KOKO in June - but, given the brilliant, bombastic pop of their forthcoming album Love You To Death, we%u2019ll take whatever we can get. Tegan & Sara tickets on sale here.

  • Selena Gomez: The musician, whose most recent singles include ‘Hands To Myself’ and ‘Good For You’ - two veritable bangers - will bring her Revival Tour to the UK and Ireland in November, including dates in Manchester, London and Birmingham. Selena Gomez tickets on sale here.

  • Beck: Earlier this month, Beck performed ‘Raspberry Beret’ in tribute to Prince, at the Beale Street Music Festival. Fingers crossed he repeats that cover at his two UK shows next month. Beck tickets on sale here.

  • Radiohead: The world went into a frenzied meltdown when Radiohead revealed their brand new song and video, ‘Burn The Witch’, earlier this week. It’s a taster of things to come, and bodes well for their three Roundhouse shows later this month. Radiohead tickets on sale here.

  • Bruce Springsteen: If Bruce doesn’t bring at least a hundred people onto the stage to dance with him during the UK leg of his tour, we might have to write a strongly worded letter. He’s got shows in Manchester, Dublin, Glasgow, Coventry and London lined up for May and June. Bruce Springsteen tickets on sale here.

  • The Who: The rock heroes are currently touring the world to celebrate the 50th anniversary, and will be back in the UK in August and September with shows in Glasgow, Manchester, Sheffield, Birmingham and Liverpool. The Who tickets on sale here.

  • Beyonce: Given the worldwide phenomenon that is Lemonade (if you haven't listened yet, fix that immediately), the hype for Beyonce's UK tour couldn't be more intense. She's got two shows at Wembley Stadium, and a handful more throughout the rest of the UK in July. Beyonce tickets on sale here.

  • Bat For Lashes: Ahead of the release of her intriguing concept album, The Bride, Natasha Khan will play shows in Manchester, Brighton and London later this month before her festival appearance at End Of The Road. Bat For Lashes tickets on sale here.

  • Kasabian: Last month saw the band announce two Leicester Stadium shows after their home team beat Manchester United to win the Premiere League for the first time in their 100 year history. Now, they’ll also be playing in the glamorous locations of Bridlington and Swindon too. Kasabian tickets on sale here.

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