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PROTEST THE HERO
Wednesday 26th November 2014

The band effortlessly balances high-minded artistry with wit and whimsy, substantive viewpoints with wanton tomfoolery and masterful musicianship with true song craft.

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THE BEAT
Friday 28th November 2014

FFormed in the working class suburbs of industrial Birminghamin England in 1978 The Beat arose at a time of high unemployment and social upheaval. After numerous offers to return to the stage The Beat returned in 2003 for a sell out show at The Royal Festival Hall.

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TONIGHT ALIVE
Saturday 29th November 2014

Tonight Alive are an Australian five-piece pop punk band fronted by lead singer Jenna McDougall. The band have been listed as one of the Top 10 Australian bands of all time by a US radio station.

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HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD
Monday 1st December 2014

Hollywood Undead are an American rap/rock band from LA. They released their first album "Swan Songs" in 2008. Singles include "Hear Me Now" and "Been To Hell" among others.

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THE DEFILED
Monday 1st December 2014

ScThe Defiled are a five-piece British industrial metal band from London. The band are known for mixing groove-laden hardcore/metal with electronic influences.

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CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN
Wednesday 3rd December 2014

Welsh rockers, Catfish and the Bottlemen, tour the UK in support of their highly anticipated debut album. All of their singles have been premiered on Zane Lowe's hottest record in the world and playlisted on Radio 1.

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AT THE GATES
Friday 5th December 2014

Seminal Swedish Metallers AT THE GATES are back! Following the heat of an ample and highly praised live-reunion, the pioneers of the "Gothenburg style" melodic death metal sound have announced to be working on a comeback studio album.

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PROFESSOR GREEN
Friday 5th December 2014

After a year of ups and downs Professor Green’s tour has been rescheduled to November/December this year. With a brand new album to air and classic tracks, he’ll be expecting you to sing your hearts out!

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FOXES
Sunday 7th December 2014
Foxes is Louisa Rose Allen, an English singer-songwriter and Grammy Award winning artist. She has had a number of UK hit singles with "Let Go For Tonight", "Youth" and "Holding Onto Heaven".
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BLACK SPIDERS
Sunday 7th December 2014

ENGLAND'S FINEST ROCK N' ROLLERS GET BACK DOWN TO BUSINESS. Black Spiders hit the road once more and they'd like YOU, yes, YOU to pick your fave Spiders hits for the set list. Think of it as a big old Black Spiders mixtape just performed live for your pleasure.

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RECKLESS LOVE
Tuesday 9th December 2014

Reckless Love are a Finnish glam metal band founded in 2001. Their debut album reached number 13 in the Finnish charts, and they had success from there with albums and singles.

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RE: WIRED ft LITTLE ZIMZ/OCD
Wednesday 10th December 2014

Manchester Academy is proud to present the inaugural run of RE:WIRED showcases, featuring Little Simz and OCD: Moosh and Twist.

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EL P + KILLER MIKE = RUN THE JEWELS
Thursday 11th December 2014

Run the Jewels is an American hip hop duo, formed by rappers El-P and Killer Mike in 2013.

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PAUL HEATON & JACQUI ABBOTT
Friday 12th December 2014

Paul and Jacqui have announced a string of UK dates where they will perform songs from the new album, alongside tracks from The Beautiful South and The Housemartins.

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BIG COUNTRY
Saturday 12th December 2014

Big Country scored 17 top 30 UK singles achieving 5 gold & platinum status albums along the way. Steeped in a stunning catalogue of proud and stirring hit songs such as 'Fields of Fire', 'Chance', 'In A Big Country' (which sold 2 million), 'East Of Eden' and their biggest UK hit 'Look Away'.

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A CERTAIN RATIO
Saturday 13th December 2014

Postpunk Manchester, late 1978. Four thin boys - Simon Topping, Peter Terrell, Jeremy Kerr and Martin Moscrop - form A Certain Ratio, producing dark, angular, drummerless noise at the famous Factory club in Hulme.

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HEFFRON DRIVE
Tuesday 16th December 2014
Heffron Drive provides you with a unique, addictive sound of their own. With six songs streaming on their MySpace page and a little less than 10,000 friends, these boys have accumulated over 100,000 plays on their player!
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UB40
Sunday 21st December 2014

UB40 are Britain's greatest reggae artists and have survived more than 30 years in the music business and have clocked up more than 40 million record sales worldwide with songs like Kingston Town and Red, Red Wine.

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AARON CARTER
Wednesday 14th January 2015

Aaron Carter is an American singer who came to fame as a pop and hip hop artist during the late 90s. Aaron had two Top 10 hits in the UK with "Crazy Little Party Girl" and "Crush on You".

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ALEX GOOT
Saturday 17th January 2015

Alex Goot is a one man pop rock and acoustic band from Poughkeepsie, New York. He provides the vocals, drums, guitars, keyboards & programming for all his songs, some of which are his own written work and others, covers of classic and modern pop songs.

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JESSIE WARE
Sunday 25th January 2015

Jesie Ware is a British singer-songwriter best known for her single "Wildest Moments". She has sung for Joker and for SBTRKT in concert and their records. Her debut album was named one of the best albums of 2012.

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KING CREOSOTE
Tuesday 27th January 2015

King Creosote aka Kenny Anderson - is the founder of Fife's Fence Collective , who also count his brothers Lone Pigeon and Pip Dylan among their number, as well as British folk mainstays James Yorkston and the Pictish Trail .

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SCOTT BRADLEE & POSTMODERN JUKEBOX
Sunday 8th February 2015

Scott Bradlee is an American pianist, composer and arranger. Following a sold out tour in June 2014, Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox have announced a brand new, larger scale, UK tour for 2015.

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THE DECEMBERISTS
Tuesday 17th February 2015

The Decemberists are an indie folk rock band from Portland, Oregon, United States. In addition to their lyrics, which often focus on historical incidents and/or folklore, The Decemberists are also well known for their eclectic live shows.

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY
Thursday 19th February 2015

All the way from Los Angeles, Black Label Society are a heavy metal band. The band have had hits in the US with "Stillborn" ft Ozzy Osbourne and "My Dying Time".

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ENTER SHIKARI
Friday 20th February 2015

Enter Shikari are a four-piece post-hardcore band from St Albans, Hertfordshire, England formed in 2003. The band is well known for their powerful live performances and energetic breaks and interludes during sets.

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COVENANT
Wednesday 4th March 2015

Swedish electronic act Covenant was started by a group of friends in Helsingborg in western Sweden. The band are inspired by groups like Kraftwerk, The Human League, and by EBM pioneers Front 242 and Nitzer Ebb.

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YELLOWCARD & LESS THAN JAKE
Thursday 12th March 2015

Two fantastic American pop punk/alt rock bands team up to headline at Manchester Academy. This show also includes support from CHUCK! NO, CAPTAIN CHUCK!

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LITTLE COMETS
Friday 13th March 2015

Little Comets are a band from Newcastle whose musical style has been likened to Vampire Weekend, using inopportune moments and a musical alphabet as deep as the sea.

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JOSE GONZALEZ
Saturday 14th March 2015

José González is a Swedish indie folk singer-songwriter and guitarist who is also a member of the band Junip. He has had success in the UK singles and indie charts with "Heartbeats (The Knife cover)", "Down The Line" and "Hand On Your Heart".

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TRAGEDY - A METAL TRIBUTE TO THE BEE GEES & BEYOND
Sunday 15th March 2015

Tragedy has changed the face of music forever. This band of flamboyant men dressed in spandex, leather and sequins, takes your favorite Bee Gees, disco and soft-rock classics and reinvents them in a Heavy Metal fashion

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REEF
Saturday 21st March 2015

Reef are a fantstic English rock band hailing from Glastonbury. They are perhaps best known for their 1996 hit single "Place Your Hands". Since then the group have had a string of hit records.

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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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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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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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