Live, mud-free, music in the capital this September
The best of the capital's gigs for September 2012:
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds September 7th Wembley Arena After a series of successful summer festival appearances, Noel Gallagher and his High Flying Birds take to the road for the second half of a UK tour which saw them perform dates across the country in February 2012, and next month Noel and co. are stopping over in Wembley Arena. Armed with a collection of tracks from their debut album and a vast repertoire of Oasis hits, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds are easily one of London's hottest tickets next month. Tickets are still available from Seetickets.com and Viagogo.co.uk.
Dexys September 16th Barbican Centre Kevin Rowland returns with seminal 80's pop act Dexy's Midnight Runners, now operating under the more streamlined moniker of Dexys. In June of this year the reformed band released One Day I'm Going To Soar to critical acclaim and have been touring this new material since. For a nostalgia trip complete with hits such as Come On Eileen and Geno, be sure to check out Dexys at the Barbican this September. Tickets are largely sold out, but still available from outlets such as Viagogo.co.uk.
Beach Boys September 27th Royal Albert Hall/Wembley The Beach Boys need no introduction. Finally reunited after 47 years, the Beach Boy's 50th Anniversary Tour is being hailed as a 'Celebration!' of all things Californian and their shows in London will mark the last two dates - and possibly the last chance to see the Beach Boys perform live with Brian Wilson. Tickets are available from thebeachboys.com and viagogo.co.uk
iTunes Festival September 1st/30th Camden Roundhouse
Of all the Festivals taking place in the UK this summer, none boast a lineup as diverse as the iTunes Festival. Hosted at the Camden Roundhouse, arguably one of London's best gig venues, the iTunes Festival gives fans the opportunity to catch acts as varied as Usher, Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sandι, Jack White, Deadmau5, Andrea Bocelli, Biffy Clyro, Lana Del Rey and Mumford and Sons performing each night from 1st to the 30th September. The best part of all this? Other than the lack of mud, rain, wellies and tents is that the festival is free. Fans simply have to go to itunesfestival.com and register for tickets. Winners will be selected at random.