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THE VIEW
Wednesday 1st April 2015

The View have come from humble beginnings to assert themselves as a one of the most exciting young rock bands that only happens once in a generation. Hit singles include "Same Jeans", "Wasted Little DJs" and "Superstar Tradesman".

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SLEEPING WITH SIRENS vs PIERCE THE VEIL
Thursday 2nd April 2015

Two fantastic American rock / post hardcore bands - Sleeping With Sirens and Pierce The Veil - come to the Academy to share the top bill spot.

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THE WOMBATS
Thursday 9th April 2015

The Wombats are an indie band from Liverpool. The three band members met in 2003 at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, soon becoming friends and starting to jam together. Hits include "Moving To New York" & "Let's Dance to Joy Division".

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THE SHIRES
Sunday 12th April 2015

They look and sound great, and they're all set to take their country-influenced music to the world. Step forward, The Shires.

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FRNKIERO ANDTHE CELLABRATION
Thursday 16th April 2015

FrnkIero AndThe Cellabration is the first solo project from former My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero. “Stomachaches” is the debut album, written and recorded entirely by Frank in his basement studio.

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DUB FX
Friday 1st May 2015

Dub Fx the street-loop-beatboxer grew up in St Kilda / Melbourne / Australia performing in various bands before hitting the world-wide road. Dub Fx uses Roland BOSS effect & loop pedals to create sounds which when layered creates a live musical construct.

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LETZ ZEP
Saturday 2nd May 2015

Letz Zep are the most successful and best known tribute act to Led Zeppelin, having been featured on BBC1, BBC2 and ITV1, The band had a feature in Classic Rock magazine', also received a glowing review in Kerrang!

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PENTATONIX
Sunday 3rd May 2015

Pentatonix is an a cappella group of five vocalists, Scott Hoying, Kirstie Maldonado, Mitch Grassi, Avi Kaplan and Kevin Olusola, originating from Arlington, Texas.

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BOYZ II MEN
Saturday 9th May 2015

Boyz II Men , the most successful R&B group of all time, having sold more than 60 million albums worldwide. The group won four Grammy Awards in the 1990s, and the trio was nominated for two Grammies in 2009.

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FM - HEROES & VILLAINS TOUR
Saturday 9th May 2015

In the summer of 1984, over a few drinks in a London pub FM was formed. The band have released 11 albums, the biggest of them being "Indiscreet" and "Tough It Out".

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TYLER, THE CREATOR
Wednesday 13th May 2015

Tyler Okonma is Tyler, The Creator, an American rapper, record producer, director, fashion designer, and the head of his own independent record label, Odd Future Records.

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LUCY SPRAGGAN
Thursday 14th May 2015

Captivating the country immediately from her first X Factor appearance with her honest, warm heartfelt songs, Lucy Spraggan has cemented her status as a supremely talented songwriter.

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HOOBASTANK - P.O.D. - ALIEN ANT FARM
Saturday 16th May 2015

Three fantastic American rock bands play the Manchester Academy. Hoobastank, P.O.D. and Alien Ant Farm.

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INDIANA
Thursday 21st May 2015

Sparkling Scandinavian dance pop, spellbinding future-addled lullabies, visceral, crashing crescendos, slinky future r&b and majestically arching ballads coalesce seamlessly on No Romeo to form one of this years most compelling and addictive alternative pop propositions.

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GIGANTIC ALL DAYER
Saturday 23rd May 2015

Echo & The Bunnymen and Gang Of Four lead the way as the first acts confirmed for the second instalment of Manchester Gigantic Indie All Dayer.

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BRANDON FLOWERS
Sunday 24th May 2015

Brandon Flowers is an American born singer-songwriter and musician, though you would never guess from hearing his music. Flowers wears his influences (nearly all from the UK) on his sleeve. Credit to his older siblings, he practically grew up on New Order and the Cure.

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JP COOPER
Sunday 24th May 2015

Hailing from Middleton North Manchester, playing a blend of folk, blues, soul and gospel. JP Cooper is an intriguing prospect amongst aspiring British Singer Songwriters.

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FINCH
Friday 29th May 2015

California-based emo rockers Finch, originally called Numb, include vocalist Nate Barcalow, guitarists Randy Strohmeyer and Alex Linares, bassist Derek Doherty, and drummer Alex Pappas.

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BLOSSOMS
Friday 29th May 2015

Blossoms , a mosaic five piece formed in 2013, are comprised of: Tom Ogden, Charlie Salt, Josh Dewhurst, Joe Donovan & Myles Kellock. "Manchester's Blossoms offer a lighter take on psychedelia, one that's steeped in classic British pop songwriting" - NME.

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YOUNG GUNS
Friday 5th June 2015

The home-grown production line has been in overdrive of late in the rock world, and High Wycombe-based quintet, Young Guns , are proof that it's showing no signs of fatigue.

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THE MOVIELIFE
Saturday 20th June 2015

The Movielife is a pop-punk band from Baldwin, New York. The band have toured with the likes of New Found Glory and Midtown. Steadily building a strong fan base across the the US and beyond.

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MORDRED
Thursday 6th August 2015

One of the first bands in the cross over thrash metal genre. They released their debut album Fools Game back in 1989. Fool's Game gave birth to the hit single Everyday's A Holiday, a huge crowd pleaser at the live shows.

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THE SUGARHILL GANG
Saturday 8th August 2015

The Sugarhill Gang is a hip-hop group from the 70s and 80s. They are credited with releasing hip-hop's first single to find a mainstream audience beyond the hip-hop scene with their song “Rapper's Delight”, the very first rap song to hit the Top 40.

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THE TUBES
Saturday 8th August 2015

The Tubes are a San Francisco-based theater rock band, popular in the mid 1970s and early 1980s, known for their live performances that combined music performances with many different unique costumes.

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FUTURE ISLANDS
Tuesday 8th September 2015

Future Islands are a synthpop band based in Baltimore, Maryland, signed to 4AD. The band is composed of Gerrit Welmers, William Cashion, and Samuel T. Herring. Future Islands formed in January 2006 in Greenville, North Carolina.

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ALVVAYS
Thursday 10th September 2015

It's sun-splashed and twilit, precise and overgrown, a gorgeous glittering fuzz-pop from the city of Toronto. Two women and three men, a crate of C86 tapes, a love of hooks and jangle.

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ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE
Friday 16th October 2015

The Anti-Nowhere League is a UK Punk band formed in 1980, by lead singer Animal (real name Nick Kulmer) and rhythm guitarist Magoo (real name Chris Exall), with Bones on Drums and Baggy Elvy on Bass.

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DAN BAIRD & HOMEMADE SIN
Saturday 31st October 2015

Homemade Sin were originally set up as a backing band for ex-Georgia Satellites singer/songwriter/guitarist Dan Baird.

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HEAVEN 17
Saturday 31st October 2015

Heaven 17 are a new wave synthpop band that originated from Sheffield in the early 1980s. Hit singles for the group include "Temptation", "Come Live With Me" and "Crushed By The Wheels Of Industry".

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MY LIFE STORY
Saturday 14th November 2015

A cross between a pop group and a chamber orchestra, the band's sound was heavily oriented toward orchestral instruments.

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COCKNEY REJECTS
Friday 20th November 2015

Cockney Rejects are an English punk rock band that formed in the East End of London in 1978. Their 1980 song "Oi, Oi, Oi" was the inspiration for the name of the Oi! music genre.

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SHED SEVEN
Friday 11th December 2015

The acclaimed five piece and live favourites will be returning to the road to perform their greatest hits and fan favourites including the ever popular hit singles ‘Going for Gold', ‘Disco Down" and ‘Chasing Rainbows'. Special guests at all dates will be the legendary Manc band Inspiral Carpets.

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