If it wasn’t for our Mum’s, we wouldn’t be here and for that we owe them a lot. They taught us how to survive in the world and are always there for a hug and a cup of tea when we need it.
Mother’s Day happens on March 11 this year and it’s only right you treat her to something special, and what’s better than a night out she won’t forget? Here’s our picks of the best shows you mum won't want to miss this year.
To celebrate the huge 30th Anniversary of BJÖRN AGAIN, director Rod Stephen will be taking the internationally acclaimed show on tour across the UK throughout December. Originally formed in 1988, the show was designed as a light-hearted ABBA spoof, but it quickly gained a worldwide cult status and has become the most popular show of its type – they’ve even performed for the Queen, so why not treat your mum like one? Get your tickets below and prepare for a night of belting out your favourite ABBA classics.
O2 Academy Birmingham: Saturday 1 December - Buy Tickets
O2 Academy Oxford: Sunday 2 December - Buy Tickets
O2 Academy Leicester: Friday 7 December - Buy Tickets
O2 Academy Newcaste: Saturday 8 December - Buy Tickets
O2 Academy Liverpool: Tuesday 11 December - Buy Tickets
O2 ABC Glasgow: Wednesday 12 December - Buy Tickets
O2 Academy Sheffield: Thursday 13 December - Buy Tickets
O2 Academy Leeds: Friday 14 December - Buy Tickets
O2 Academy Bournemouth: Tuesday 18 December - Buy Tickets
O2 Academy Bristol: Wednesday 19 December - Buy Tickets
O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire: Thursday 20 December - Buy Tickets
Rita Ora made a spectacular return to music last year with her single, ‘Your Song’ and the recent addition, ‘Anywhere’ and her upcoming UK tour is going to be the perfect time to witness them live, plus you just might get a taste of what’s to come on her new album! If you fancy dancing the night away with your mum, then you know where you need to be.
O2 Academy Glasgow: Friday 11 May - SOLD OUT
O2 Academy Leeds: Saturday 12 May - SOLD OUT
O2 Academy Newcastle: Sunday 13 May - SOLD OUT
O2 Academy Birmingham: Wednesday 16 May - SOLD OUT
O2 Academy Brixton: Friday 18 May - SOLD OUT
O2 Academy Bristol: Saturday 19 May - SOLD OUT
A year on from his debut headline London show and pop balladeer, Calum Scott is about to release his debut album, Only Human. Known for his chart smashing single, ‘Dancing On My Own’, Calum has established himself as an extremely talented songwriter and singer and this’ll only be proved further on his UK tour. If your mum likes her pop with feeling, then she’ll adore Calum Scott.
O2 ABC Glasgow: Friday 13 April - Buy Tickets
O2 Ritz Manchester: Monday 16 April - Buy Tickets
O2 Institute Birmingham: Sunday 22 April - Buy Tickets
O2 Academy Bristol: Monday 23 April - Buy Tickets
O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire: Tuesday 24 April - Buy Tickets
Widely known as the voice of M People, Heather Small has enjoyed success both with the band and as a solo artist. From the 90s anthems such as ‘Moving On Up’ and ‘One Night In Heaven’, to her modern solo classic, ‘Proud’, we’ve all grown to know and love Heather’s signature vocal sound. Embarking on a headline tour in the spring, the shows will see her continue her legacy well into 2018.
Girls Aloud became one of the most iconic pop groups of the noughties, winning awards year after year as they continued to release delicious pop bangers. Now solo, ex-Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle is set to perform the greatest hits of the band, as well as showcasing music from her forthcoming new album on a headline UK tour this May. This is the ultimate girl’s night out, so don’t miss it.
O2 ABC Glasgow: Thursday 10 May - Buy Tickets
O2 Institute Birmingham: Friday 11 May - Buy Tickets
O2 Ritz Manchester: Sunday 13 May - Buy Tickets
O2 Academy Bristol: Monday 14 May - Buy Tickets
O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire: Tuesday 15 May - Buy Tickets
If your mum doesn’t religiously watch Britain’s Got Talent every year is she even your mum? 2017’s series saw epic multi-instrumentalist Tokio Myers take the crown and having just released his debut album, he’s still sitting on top of his throne. There’s no doubt that his live shows will be a jaw-dropping display of talent, music and sheer passion, and something your mum won’t ever forget.
O2 Institute Birmingham: Sunday 8 April - SOLD OUT
O2 Academy Bristol: Friday 13 April - SOLD OUT
O2 Forum Kentish Town: Friday 20 April - SOLD OUT
O2 Academy Leeds: Tuesday 17 April - Buy Tickets
O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire: Sunday 22 April - Buy Tickets
O2 Academy Bournemouth: Thursday 26 April - Buy Tickets
O2 Academy Leicester: Friday 27 April - Buy Tickets
O2 academy Sheffield: Saturday 28 April - Buy Tickets
There’s a strong chance that when Jamie Lawson released his Ivor Novello Award-Winning single, ‘Wasn’t Expecting That’ in 2015, your mum had it on repeat and may have even shed a tear. The singer-songwriter, who’s signed to Ed Sheeran’s record label, has seen worldwide success with his delicate and intimate songs and latest album Happy Accidents is a journey from start to finish. Take your mum to see him live this month, but perhaps maybe pack some tissues.
THE DANIEL WAKEFORD EXPERIENCE
Who doesn’t love watching The Undateables with their mum? Star of the show, Daniel Wakeford has been warming hearts ever since he first appeared on the dating programme, but little did we know he is in fact an aspiring musician, who released his debut album, The Songs Of Gigs onto the world in 2016. Heading out on tour with his band this autumn, his performances will fill you up with joy and leave you smiling from ear to ear.
O2 ABC Glasgow: Thursday 4 October - Buy Tickets
Arts Club, Liverpool: Friday 5 October - Buy Tickets
O2 Academy Newcastle: Wednesday 10 October - Buy Tickets
O2 Academy Birmingham: Thursday 11 October - Buy Tickets
O2 Academy Sheffield: Friday 12 October - Buy Tickets
O2 Academy Oxford: Thursday 18 October - Buy Tickets
The Old Fire Station, Bournemouth: Friday 19 October - Buy Tickets
The Scholar, Leicester: Thursday 25 October - Buy Tickets
O2 Academy Islington: Friday 26 October - Buy Tickets
If you look amongst your mum’s CD collection, you’ll probably find an abundance of JLS albums. Now disbanded, the members are all following their own personal career paths and fortunately for you, your mum and pretty much every pop fan on the planet, Aston Merrygold (the guy who did the backflips) is embarking on a solo headline tour, armed with recent EP, Precious.
SARA COX PRESENTS: JUST CAN’T GET ENOUGH 80s
Pretty sure that most of us grew up on a healthy diet of David Bowie, Wham! and various other 80s pop anthems thanks to our parents’ music collections. These days, your mum probably doesn’t get to let her hair down much, so why not treat her and her best gal pals to the ultimate 80s night out with BBC Radio 2 DJ Sara Cox? It’ll be fun, unforgettable and for once, you might have to nurse her hangover in the morning.
With her new album Glasshouse, Jessie Ware has firmly established herself as one of the most special voices the UK has to offer. The soulful singer adds a new dimension to pop music, fusing R&B and soft electronica elements into her sound, which is all tied up with her stunning, sultry vocals. Her upcoming headline tour is the perfect excuse to enjoy some time with your mum, but with shows selling out fast, you need to get your tickets now to avoid disappointment!
O2 Academy Birmingham: Saturday 24 March – SOLD OUT
O2 Academy Newcastle: Wednesday 21 March - Buy Tickets
O2 Academy Sheffield: Saturday 31 March - Buy Tickets
O2 Academy Bournemouth: Sunday 1 April - Buy Tickets
THE AMY WINEHOUSE EXPERIENCE…A.K.A LIONESS
If your mum is a big Amy Winehouse fan, than Lioness are an act you need to take her to see. An authentic tribute to the magnificent songstress, the group, made up of a seven-piece jazz band and Stars In Their Eyes finalist Emma Wright, take you on an emotional journey through Winehouse’s catalogue, with a heady mix of jazz, soul and pop.
O2 Academy Sheffield: Friday 9 March - Buy Tickets
O2 Academy Birmingham: Saturday 10 March - Buy Tickets
O2 Academy Oxford: Friday 16 March - Buy Tickets
O2 ABC Glasgow: Saturday 24 March - Buy Tickets
O2 Academy Bristol: Friday 6 April - Buy Tickets
O2 Ritz Manchester: Friday 13 April - Buy Tickets
O2 Academy Liverpool: Saturday 14 April - Buy Tickets
The Old Fire Station, Bournemouth: Friday 20 April - Buy Tickets
O2 Academy Islington: Saturday 21 April - Buy Tickets
O2 Academy Newcastle: Friday 27 April - Buy Tickets
O2 Academy Leeds: Saturday 28 April - Buy Tickets
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