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Manchester Academy, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PR (Map)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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CHRISTMAS QUEENS
Monday 5th December 2016

The stars of RuPaul's Drag Race are returning to the UK to bring their Sold Out US Christmas show to 5 cities in England, Scotland and Wales in release of their new album, Christmas Queens Vol. 2!

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LARKIN POE
Monday 5th December 2016

According to the sisters themselves, 2015 was a defining year of growth for Larkin Poe, an Atlanta-based Roots Rock’n’Roll duo, comprised of Rebecca and Megan Lovell.

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AGAINST ME!
Wednesday 7th December 2016

All the way from Florida, USA - Against Me! are an American punk rock band formed in 1997. Their biggest hits to date have been in the US Mod. Rock chart with "I Was A Teenage Anarchist" and "Thrash Unreal".

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A TRIBUTE TO MANCHESTER VOL.2 - THE SECOND COMING
Friday 9th December 2016

A Tribute To Manchester Vol:2 - The Second Coming at the Manchester Academy.

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EVIL BLIZZARD 'THE BLIZZMASS BALL'
Saturday 10th December 2016

Evil Blizzard 'The Blizzmass Ball'+ Bad Guys + Glass Mountain - A SINGING DRUMMER AND 4 BASSISTS.... THE END!!!

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PEARL JAM UK
Saturday 10th December 2016

Pearl Jam UK are a Liverpool based tribute to Pearl Jam consisting of five friends who all share a genuine love and respect for one of the greatest and most influential American rock bands of all time. Driven by an attention to detail that is second to none.

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PAUL YOUNG
Sunday 11th December 2016

Paul Young, formerly the frontman of Kat Kool & the Kool Cats, Streetband and Q-Tips, subsequently became a solo success and 1980s teen idol. Best known for hits "Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)" and "Love of the Common People".

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JOEY DEVRIES
Sunday 11th December 2016

Join Joey Devries in this intimate show as he embarks on his own solo tour after touring the country with Little Mix. Come and hear songs from his long-awaited EP ‘Real Me’ along with some of Joeys friends and special guests.

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SCHOOLBOY Q
Sunday 11th December 2016

For the first time in a long time, Hip Hop can genuinely say that a new generation of MC’s have arrived. If you don’t agree, you’re probably not listening to enough ScHoolboy Q.

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REAL FRIENDS
Wednesday 14th December 2016

Emo punk-pop group Real Friends were formed on the South Side of Chicago by vocalist Dan Lambton, bassist Kyle Fasel, drummer Brian Blake, and guitarists Dave Knox and Eric Haines. In 2013, the band released its debut, Put Yourself Back Together, on Synergy Records.

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CAPTURING PABLO
Friday 16th December 2016

This event will give Narcos fans and those interested in Pablo Escobar the opportunity to hear first hand information from the two men who were instrumental in his takedown, and provide what will be a very insightful and unique evening.

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MARTHA REEVES & THE VANDELLAS
Friday 16th December 2016

American vocal group who found fame in the 60s with a string of hit singles including "Dancing in the Street", "Nowhere to Run", "I'm Ready for Love" and "Jimmy Mack" to name a few.

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THE CORAL
Saturday 17th December 2016

The Coral are a rock band that formed in 1996 in Hoylake, Wirral Peninsula, England. The band’s music is a mixture of 1960s-style psychedelia and folk-rock with old-fashioned country and modern alternative rock influences.

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AYNSLEY LISTER
Saturday 17th December 2016

When explosive natural ability collides with fiery, emotionally charged compositions, the resultis Aynsley Lister; an incredible guitarist whose brand of blues-based rock delivers contemporary song writing fuelled with the kind of heart and soul that’s missing from so much modern music.

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CHAMELEONS VOX
Saturday 17th December 2016

ChameleonsVox is Mark Burgess, bassist, lead vocalist and principle songwriter with 80’s Manchester band ‘The Chameleons’ (UK), backed by a loose collection of musicians currently spanning two continents.

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THE JAMES HUNTER SIX
Saturday 17th December 2016

James Hunter is an English R&B musician and soul singer, the band leader of The James Hunter Six. They've released two albums as The James Hunter Six, "Minute By Minute" and "Hold On!".

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CLUTCH
Sunday 18th December 2016

Clutch is an American rock band from Germantown, Maryland, formed in 1990. After conquering the main stage at Reading & Leeds Festivals, US groove kings CLUTCH have announced their return to the UK this December. 

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THE TEMPER TRAP
Monday 19th December 2016

The Temper Trap is an indie rock band which formed in 2005 in Melbourne, Australia. The band consists of Dougy Mandagi (vocals, guitar), Lorenzo Sillitto (guitar, keyboards), Jonathon Aherne (bass) and Toby Dundas (drums).

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DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN
Friday 20th January 2017

The Dillinger Escape Plan are an American mathcore band. The band were formed back in 1997, singles include "Unretrofied", "Prancer" and most recently "Limerent Death".

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THE SENSATIONAL FRANCIS DUNNERY BAND
Friday 20th January 2017

Following the tremendous success of their Japanese tour The Sensational Francis Dunnery Band are delighted to announce three exclusive UK dates with the full electric band performing It Bites songs from the album Vampires.

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JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR
Saturday 21st January 2017

Joanne is a bona fide star with famous fans across the guitar world including Joe Bonamassa, Tedeschi Trucks, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Glenn Hughes and John Mayall to name but a few.

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THE FLAMING LIPS
Sunday 22nd January 2017

Formed in 1983, The Flaming Lips are an American rock band from Oklahoma. Known for their multi-layered, psychedelic rock arrangements and their space rock lyrical compositions. Q Magazine named them as one of the "50 Bands to See Before You Die."

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THE KING BLUES
Tuesday 31st January 2017

Originating from London, The King Blues are a political band accredited for fusing ska and folk together with influences from punk rock. A new generation of musicians are challenging war-monger politicians and their courtiers’. Influences include Public Enemy, The Clash, The Specials, Black Flag and Minor Threat.

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BRY
Tuesday 7th February 2017

Irish person called Bry. Just recorded his debut album with Greg Wells (Twenty One Pilots, Mika) and has just written this to impress you. Come to a show...

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LOYLE CARNER
Thursday 9th February 2017

Loyle Carner is a British rap music artist and actor from South London. He had his first official gig at The Button Factory in Dublin back in 2012, since then he had supported the likes of Joey Badass and Nas playing Glastonbury and the O2 Arena in London.

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LADYHAWKE
Saturday 11th February 2017

After the release of her acclaimed third album Wild Things featuring singles ‘Let it Roll', ‘A Love Song’ and ‘Wild Things’, and her sold out 2016 worldwide tour, synth-pop artist Pip Brown (aka Ladyhawke) from New Zealand is back on UK turf for a run of shows.

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SLAUGHTER AND THE DOGS
Sunday 12th February 2017

Hailing from the notoriously tough Manchester suburb of Wythenshawe, Slaughter & The Dogs originally formed when Wayne Barrett and Mick Rossi got togetther at school and decided to start a band picking up drummer, Brian (Mad Muffett) Grantham on a bus along the way! Bassist Howared ‘Zip’ Bates joined them in late 1975.

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THE NAKED AND FAMOUS
Monday 13th February 2017

In 2010, Auckland, New Zealand’s Thom Powers, Alisa Xayalith, Aaron Short, David Beadle, and Jesse Wood arrived at the forefront of the international indie pop scene with the sweltering The Naked and Famous debut, Passive Me, Aggressive You. The band are touring with a stop in Manchester.

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ANTHRAX
Tuesday 14th February 2017

Anthrax, American thrash metal band formed in 1981, are coming to the Manchester Academy performing 'Among The Living' + more, + The Raven Age.

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IZZY BIZU
Tuesday 14th February 2017

Izzy Bizu was recently shortlisted for a Brit Critics' Choice award and longlisted for BBC's Sound of... 2016. Izzy has been getting mainstream radio support from Annie Mac, Phil Taggart and Trevor Nelson.

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FOUR YEARS STRONG
Wednesday 15th February 2017

Four Year Strong are an American pop punk band from Worcester, Massachusetts, formed in 2001. The group consists of vocalists and guitarists Dan O’Connor and Alan Day, bassist Joe Weiss, and drummer Jackson Massucco.

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TRIVIUM
Wednesday 15th February 2017

US metal beasts Trivium complete their Silence In The Snow album tour with an extensive run of headline shows across the UK and Europe.

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FIREWIND
Thursday 16th February 2017

The band will return with live activities & a new singer. Henning Basse, a long time friend and collaborator of Gus’ is the man trusted to bring Firewind back to the masses. His rich, classic rock referencing vocals are the perfect foil for the wealth of material the band have been working on & he brings a reinvigorated power to the band.

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HOPSIN
Saturday 18th February 2017

It would probably be easier if we told you what Hopsin doesn’t do, but Hop is an MC, producer, director, actor, and editor. And his journey has been anything but painless.

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THE CHAINSMOKERS
Thursday 23rd February 2017

The Chainsmokers are an American DJ duo. Their 2014 song "#Selfie" reached the top 20 in several countries, but in the UK their biggest hit was the Number 1 "Closer" featuring Halsey.

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AMBER RUN
Thursday 23rd February 2017

The band were quickly invited to the Reading/Leeds festival which was one of their first gigs. They also had lots of attention drawn to them when they supported Kodaline in their March 2014 tour. They were welcomed and loved by the crowds they met when doing this.

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SUM 41
Saturday 25th February 2017

Formed in 1996, Sum 41 are a Canadian rock band best known for their UK hits "Fat Lip", "In Too Deep" and "Still Waiting". Their first album "All Killer No Filler" went Platinum in the UK and peaked at #7 in the chart.

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KREATOR
Tuesday 28th February 2017

Kreator are a German thrash metal band from Essen. + Sepultura + Soilwork + Aborted at Manchester Academy.

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LUKAS GRAHAM
Thursday 2nd March 2017

Lukas Graham, whose hit single “7 Years” just went multi platinum all over the world, will embark on an expansive headlining tour early next year. Lukas Graham has solidified their status as the breakout act of 2016.

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STORNOWAY
Saturday 4th March 2017

Oxford favourites Stornoway today announce ‘The Farewell Tour’, set to take place in February/ March 2017. After more than ten years playing together the band have decided that now is the right time to end, and see the upcoming dates as the perfect way to send off.

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LOWER THAN ATLANTIS
Saturday 11th March 2017

Lower Than Atlantis are a Watford, UK based band, started in 2007 by Mike Duce and Ben. They have since released their debut CD ‘Bretton’ via Thirty Days Of Night Records. Their full length, titled ‘Far Q’ was released in March 2010. In April 2011, their 2nd full length “World Record” was released via Wolf At Your Door Records.

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DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT
Monday 13th March 2017

Following on from the recent announcement of studio album ‘Transcendence’, due for worldwide release on 9th September, Devin Townsend Project has confirmed a much anticipated UK tour which kicks off in Bristol in March 2017.

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MACY GRAY
Saturday 18th March 2017

Macy Gray is best known for her international hit single “I Try”, taken from her multi-platinum debut album On How Life Is. Other hits include “Sweet Baby,” “Do Something,” “When I See You,” and “Beauty in the World.”

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CIRCA WAVES
Thursday 23rd March 2017

Formed in Liverpool back in 2013, Circa Waves are an English indie rock band. Their first album was the 2015 "Young Chasers".

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BLACKBERRY SMOKE
Friday 31st March 2017

Blackberry Smoke are one of America's hottest live rock 'n' roll outfits, a grass-roots phenomenon with a large and fiercely loyal fan base that reflects the band's tireless touring regimen and staunch blue-collar work ethic.

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KID INK
Saturday 15th April 2017

Kid Ink is one of the biggest stars in the US. Having had a Number 1 album, "Full Speed", in the R&B and hip-hop charts. Kid Ink has worked with Usher and Tinashe, Jeremih and Spice for the singles "Body Language" and "Nasty".

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COUNTERFEIT
Wednesday 19th April 2017

Counterfeit are an English punk rock band who formed in 2015. The band features vocalist and guitarist Jamie Campbell Bower, guitarist Tristan Marmont and bassist Roland Johnson. Drummer Jimmy Craig & Guitarist Sam Bower.

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KEYWEST
Friday 21st April 2017

Widely known for their explosive live performances, Keywest are a 5 piece Dublin based rock band comprising of Dublin & London born lads. Dublin members include singer Kav (Andy Kavanagh) and Glove (Andrew Glover) who plays Keys and rhythm guitar & Fionn (Fionn Lynch).

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THE KOOKS
Friday 21st April 2017

The Kooks formed at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music, where they were all students. Lead singer and rhythm guitarist Luke Pritchard, got bassist Max Rafferty involved in a college project, which formed the base of the band.

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