From Bowling For Soup to Postmodern Jukebox: Here’s what’s coming up at UEA and the Waterfront over the next few months

Bowling For Soup will be performing their album Drunk Enough To Dance in its entirety at UEA in Febr

Bowling For Soup will be performing their album Drunk Enough To Dance in its entirety at UEA in February 2018. Photo: Will Bolton - Credit: Archant

In this new monthly feature, Sara Davey from UEA Student's Union talks us through upcoming events at the LCR and Waterfront in Norwich, looks at their favourite gig of the month and shares some of her favourite reactions from social media...

• This month, we're particularly looking forward to Sisqo with Dru Hill + Ginuwine at The LCR on Tuesday 10th October. Marking a phenomenal 20 years in the music business, the US R&B superstars are set to come together to hit the UK stage to celebrate two decades worth of chart topping hits and unforgettable R&B classics.

• We're also looking forward to Loyle Carner at The LCR on Sunday 8th October, Acid Mothers Temple at The Waterfront on the 16th and British Sea Power at The Waterfront on 21st. There is a shed load of gigs coming up this month so do take a look at our full listings online!

• We've just announced that Texan Pop Punk favourites Bowling For Soup will play at The LCR on Wednesday 14th February 2018 to play breakthrough album Drunk Enough To Dance in full. Support will come from The Aquabats and Army Of Freshman to make it an extra special Valentines treat!

• World renowned rockers Barenaked Ladies will be at The LCR on Wednesday 25th April 2018! We haven't stopped singing One Week since we found out…

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• Former Mansun frontman Paul Draper will be at The Waterfront on Tuesday 6th March, following the success of his debut solo record Spooky Action.

• Welsh rockers Feeder will be bringing their Best Of tour to The LCR on Thursday 8th March!

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• Sunday 25th February will see American indie band The Front Bottoms take to the stage at The Waterfront, with support from The Smith Street Band and Brick + Mortar.

• Roland Gift - one of modern music's true torchbearers and the charismatic front man of the Fine Young Cannibals - will be playing at The Waterfront on Wednesday 6th December.

• We're getting ready to welcome some Liverpool FC legends to The Waterfront on Wednesday 15th November, when we'll be hosting an evening with McMahon, Whelan, McDermott and Kennedy.

• Hayseed Dixie will be returning to The Waterfront with a genre of music they invented – Rockgrass. If you want to hear AC/DC with banjos (and more) then get a ticket fast!

• UK Live favourites Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox are back! The non-stop throwback party will return to The LCR on Saturday 10th March.

• Metal fans assemble! King Parrot are coming to The Waterfront Studio on Tuesday 7th November, with support from Pain Penitentiary and Thicket of Antlers. Plus Cannibal Corpse will be at The Waterfront on Tuesday 13th March 2018 with support from Black Dahlia Murder and In Arkadia.

• Famous for providing vocals on Chase & Status' track When It All Goes Wrong, Tom Grennan will be at The Waterfront on Sunday 18th March as part of his biggest headline tour to date.

From the archives... The Stranglers at the LCR over the years

What do 26th May 1977, 14th November 1981, 15th March 1987, 4th June 1995, 11th October 2006 and Monday 21st March 2011 have in common? These are just some of the dates that The Stranglers have been to see us! Known for their hits Golden Brown, No More Heroes, Peaches and Always Th Sun, The Stranglers have been a big part of the UEA's gig history since their formation in 1974, having paid us many visits over the years.

We're very excited to be welcoming them back to The LCR on Monday 19th March – with very special guests Therapy? Tickets are on sale now and selling fast, so don't miss out!


We're always looking for new local talent and ways of supporting local bands and artists, and we're really lucky with the wealth of exciting music coming out of Norwich! This month we're talking about Finn Doherty, a young singer/songwriter based in Norfolk and London.

With influences ranging from KT Tunstall and Lucy Rose to Green Day and Arctic Monkeys, Finn's songs are full of catchy melodies and eccentric progressions. His music has been described as 'electronica indie pop', heavily influenced by alternative rock and hip hop. We've noticed his name popping up across the city over the past year or so and recently asked him along to support King No One and we were impressed with his set. Keep your eyes peeled for a Finn-related announcement for Meltdown Live soon!

Gig of the month

September saw acclaimed art-rockers Sparks take to the stage The Waterfront, a show that we were very excited for as soon as it was confirmed, and sold out well in advance. If you don't think you know Sparks, you do – 'this town ain't big enough for the both of us!'.

Their show here on 18th September was one of those where you know you are surrounded by true fans who are genuinely excited and happy to be there. Their excitement was met by the band, too – who came on to the stage, dressed to impress in their own style, looking eager to get going. Treating us to a mix of old classics as well as new favourites from their latest release Hippopotuma - which was number 7 in the album charts when they played - Sparks were on point, sharp and demonstrated perfected showmanship. The audience remained excited, grinning and warm throughout. What a night!

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