Stars making 2017 a big year for music
PREPARE for a year of fantastic entertainment right on your doorstep as 2017 welcomes music from popular artists from across the world.
Popular artists such as Adele already have soldout shows, but with other artists performing throughout the year at v venues like The O2 Arena, E Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith and 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, there is plenty to look forward to.
Here’s a guide of just s some of the artists who are stopping off in the capital in 2017.
CRAIG DAVID (Apr 9) WITH the return of Craig David taking the music industry by force, no one canc doubt his success in 2016.2
The British singer, songwriter and rapper has 20 UK Top 40 singles to his name, he has released seven UK top 40 albums and, as a solo artist, has sold more than 14 million records worldwide.
His 2016 album, Following My Intuition, will also be the name of his tour, which he is later taking to the O2 Arena on March 25 and 26.
ADELE (June 28 and 29, July 1 and 2) ADELE returns to the capital in yet another sell out performance.
The multi-award winning artist will be performing under the famous arch in her The Finale show, which concludes her world tour.
DRAKE (Jan 28 to Feb 15) 2016 was an extremely successful year for Drake, with his hit One Dance spending 15 weeks at number one, falling just short of Bryan Adams’ 16 week record with Everything I Do, I Do It For You.
The Grammy Awardwinning and platinumselling recording artist will perform eight shows at the arena on his Boy Meets World Tour.
BLACK SABBATH (Jan 29-31) THIS will be your last chance to see Black Sabbath on tour as a band.
Currently in Europe, the farewell tour will see band members Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler returning home to end their Black Sabbath journey.
THE VAMPS (May 13) THE pop rock band came onto the music scene just four years ago, with their first single, Can We Dance, debuting at number two in the UK charts.
With runways, ramps and pits set to be part of the stage set up, audience members are sure to be in for an exciting show.
SHAWN MENDES (June 1 and 2) IN HIS ever headlining tour, Canadian singersongwriter Shawn Mendes will be bringing his popular music, including number one singles, Stitches and Treat You Better, to fans in London.
Ahead of his tour, Shawn Mendes said: “I’m so excited for the Illuminate World Tour and to head to the UK for the shows there.
“The British fans have been so supportive and this will be my first time headlining in Scotland and Manchester, as well as The O2 in London. I can’t wait.” first arena
LITTLE MIX (Oct 26 and Nov 25 and 26) AFTER winning the X Factor in 2011, Little Mix have gone from strength to strength.
In 2016, their fourth studio album, Glory Days became the bands first number one album in the UK. Their most well known hits include Shout Out To my Ex, Black Magic and Move.
THE STRANGLERS (Mar 24) AFTER forming a legacy in the 1970s which carried into the 1980s, The Stranglers continue to entertain crowds.
The band hit the road again with the Classic Collection tour, coinciding with the rerelease of the band’s entire catalogue from 1977 to 1982.
NE-YO (Apr 7) AMERICAN singersongwriter, Ne-Yo is coming to London, and although he released his debut album more than 10 years ago, the artist is still a big name in the music industry.
The Grammy Award winner has three number one records and has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide.
Some of his most famous hits include Let Me Love You, So Sick and Closer.
DONNY OSMOND (Jan 31 and Feb 1) IT WILL be Donny Osmond’s first solo concert tour in the UK for four years, as the legendary singer celebrates 50 years in the industry.
He has three UK number one singles to his name, nine UK Top 10 singles and has sold more than 100 million records.
BUSTED (Feb 3) THE pop rock band formed 17 years ago and since then have sold more than five million albums worldwide.
Year 3000 and What I Go To School For are some of the band’s earlier music, before they split.
Two of the original members, Matt and James, announced plans to create a supergroup with McFly, called McBusted, in 2013.
Now reformed as the original Busted band with Charlie Simpson, their UK tour follows the release of their most recent single, On What You’re On.
Ahead of the tour, Charlie said: “We can’t wait for people to hear these songs and be able to share what we have been working so hard on for the past twelve months.”
JAMES ARTHUR (Mar 9-11) THE 2012 X-Factor winner James Arthur is coming to west London with his second album, Back From The Edge.
The album boasts a number of music styles including soul, rock and hip hop.
STAGE STARS: (Clockwise from above) Adele, The Vamps, Drake, Little Mix and Black Sabbath