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THE SUMMER SET
Tuesday 17th May 2016

The Summer Set’s singer Brian Dales says the core concept behind the new record evolved into a metaphor for the singer’s own personal state of affairs, as well as the mantra The Summer Set hopes to inspire their listeners with.

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MAGNUM
Saturday 21st May 2016

Magnum, who regularly breached the Top 40 of both the singles and album charts in the Eighties and early Nineties, came together in the Midlands in the mid-Seventies and released their debut album 'Kingdom Of Madness' in 1978.

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LUCKY CHOPS
Saturday 21st May 2016

Redefining what it means to be a brass band, Lucky Chops stormed onto the scene in 2015 with the help of millions of viewers around the globe. Together this group of six talented individuals has created a unique sound and energy which has resonated worldwide with viral success.

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DAUGHTRY
Sunday 22nd May 2016

Daughtry has released four studio albums, scored four No. 1 hits, garnered four Grammy nominations, won four American Music Awards, won three People’s Choice Awards, sold over 8.2 million albums and 16 million singles worldwide and sold out concerts around the globe. 

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G-EAZY
Monday 23rd May 2016

Without label support G has trekked across the US on multiple tours breaking hearts with his James Dean meets hip-hop vibe and unforgettable live shows. It's not hype. It's not a hit. It's not an image. It's all of the above.

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HANDS LIKE HOUSES
Wednesday 25th May 2016

Hands Like Houses is an Australian rock band from Canberra, Australia. Formed in 2008, the group is currently signed to Rise Records. Also I The Mighty + Dead! + The Gospel Youth.

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IN THIS MOMENT
Friday 27th May 2016

In This Moment is a melodic metalcore/alternative metal band, formed in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States in 2005.  The band’s sound falls on the melodic side of the metalcore spectrum.

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PINKED FLOYD
Saturday 4th June 2016

Drawn together by a passion for all things Pink Floyd, Pinked Floyd have been entertaining audiences since January 2014 with an engaging tribute performance celebrating this magical music.

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COASTS
Tuesday 7th June 2016

This five piece, who met while at university in Bristol, are proving to be a band who are relentlessly on the rise. A stellar debut album full of anthemic songs has been earning them huge amounts of praise amongst the music community & beyond.

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TELEVISION
Friday 10th June 2016

TELEVISION were one of the most innovative bands to emerge from New York’s underground scene of the mid-70s, creating an influential new guitar vocabulary. Nearly 14 years after their breakup, TELEVISION re-formed in late 1991.

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THE VIRGINMARYS
Friday 17th June 2016

The Virginmarys are an English alternative rock band hailing from Macclesfield, U.K. The Virginmarys will be hitting the UK in September for their only headline UK shows of the year where they’ll be showcasing all their new tunes.

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JACK PACK
Saturday 18th June 2016

Fresh from scoring a Top 10 hit album with their self-titled debut Britain’s swing kings Jack Pack have today announced that due to promotional commitments they have rescheduled their live shows to June 2016.

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ST PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES
Wednesday 22nd June 2016

Grit, elemental rhythm, tight-as-a-drumhead playing, and a profound depth of feeling: these are the promises of a great soul band. And St. Paul and the Broken Bones deliver on those promises.

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RADIO BIRDMAN
Tuesday 23rd June 2016

Legendary pioneers of the underground high energy Rock 'n' Roll scene who formed in 1974, Radio Birdman will play their first Manchester night in decades at Manchester Academy.

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McFLY
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th June 2016

The Anthology Tour is a unique concept. The band will play three nights in each city, with each concert featuring a different set list from a different McFly album, alongside some of the band's biggest hits.

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KAMASI WASHINGTON
Tuesday 28th June 2016

Kamasi’s own band “The Next Step” is a modern spin on a big band, which includes two drummers, two upright bass players, keyboard players, three horns players, a pianist, and a vocalist. In addition, Kamasi is part of a west coast musical collective called the “West Coast Get Down.”

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COLLIE BUDDZ
Wednesday 29th June 2016

Light It Up, the new record from artist Collie Buddz, is momentous, gigantic and booming! It’s immediately undeniable an awe-struck song complete with an unforgettable sing-along hook, the kind of beats that pound in the chest and a vocal performance that's as uncommon as it is infectious.

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SUPERSUCKERS
Thursday 21st July 2016

Supersuckers are an American rock band who had relative success in 1997 with their foray into country music. They are known as The Greatest Rock-N-Roll Band In The World.

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HOODIE ALLEN
Saturday 27th August 2016

Make every word count. This has long been the mantra of Hoodie Allen, the New York based rapper and songwriter. With a penchant for candid storytelling and witty punchlines, Hoodie has always been an emcee who understood the importance of connecting with the audience through his lyrics.

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ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD
Wednesday 31st August 2016

Royal Southern Brotherhood are a Blues / Funk / Rock combo from the USA featuring Cyril Neville from The Meters and The Neville Brothers. Do not miss your chance to see this incredible band live in the UK.

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ULTIMATE EAGLES
Saturday 10th September 2016

Building on the phenomenal success of their 2015 European Tour, the internationally acclaimed Ultimate Eagles celebrate the 40th anniversary of the legendary album “Hotel California”.

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THE BLUETONES
Saturday 17th September 2016

Assembling mastodons of music, the Academy 25 series line-ups will boast towering headliners joined by very special guests - far more than just your standard warm-up acts. We guarantee that no show will be like any other in the country.

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TONY MORTIMER & HIS BAND
Thursday 22nd September 2016

Tony Mortimer reintroduces himself and the man behind the music presents an exciting new live show. Performing the songs he loved and wrote as part of East 17, plus solo material and new tracks.

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TOWNSMEN
Thursday 29th September 2016

Townsmen is the pop/rock group established by Yorkshire born singer songwriters, Danny Rhodes and Johnny Carr. Townsmen was created in early 2015 when Johnny and Danny, who had both been enjoying successful performing careers, decided to join creative forces

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FROM THE JAM
Saturday 1st October 2016

The Jam exploded onto the punk scene in 1977 delivering their ferocious mission statement - debut single ‘In The City’. With a catalogue that includes 18 UK Top 40 singles The Jam became the sound of The British youth.

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AKALA
Tuesday 4th October 2016

Breaking down the culture of cliché and stereotype that smothers the genre he loves is a major part of the mission he’s taken on, and gives impetus to this third album of pointed, perceptive hip hop music from the convention-defying emcee.

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FRANKIE BALLARD
Friday 7th October 2016

Warner Bros Records/Warner Music Nashville’s Frankie Ballard returns to UK this autumn for another highly anticipated tour.  His recent sold out tour and upcoming shows are another sign of the rockin’ Michigan native’s growing popularity as he prepares to release his new album, El Rio, later this year in the UK.

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ALL SAINTS
Saturday 8th October 2016

With a career spanning over a decade, All Saints became one of the most symbolic British pop groups of the 1990s with 12million record sales, five number one singles, two multi-platinum albums and two Brit awards.

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THE TUBES
Saturday 8th October 2016

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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MOOSE BLOOD
Saturday 8th October 2016

Moose Blood are Eddy, Mark, Glenn, Kyle from Canterbury, England. Their new single 'Honey' premiered as Rockest Record on Radio 1 Rock Show.

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GLASVILLE
Thursday 13th October 2016

Glasville are a tribute band to the music of ABC's show 'Nashville', performing songs over seasons 1-4. Glasville have played sell out shows across the UK & received acclaim from cast members such as Hayden Pannetierre & Chris Carmack. This is a show not to be missed!

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BILLY TALENT
Saturday 15th October 2016

Billy Talent is a Juno Award-winning Canadian rock band formed in 1993. They performed and recorded together for about a decade before finding a wide mainstream following.

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WALTER TROUT
Thursday 18th October 2016

With bristling energy, unflagging virtuosity and lyrics that cut to the core of human hope and willpower, Walter Trout’s new album, Battle Scars, chronicles his horrific battle with liver failure.

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ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE
Friday 21st October 2016

The Anti Nowhere League started up in 1980. They released their debut single "Streets of London" b/w "So What" in '81. The single reached number 48 in the UK charts and would have probably got higher had it not been seized by the Police's Obscenity Squad due to the profanity laden b-side.

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SUNSET SONS
Saturday 22nd October 2016

Sunset Sons are renowned for their atmospheric and energetic live shows. Singles for the band include "On The Road" and "Somewhere Maybe".

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SLEAFORD MODS
Thursday 27th October 2016

Born out of part frustration and part accident, it quickly found its feet as an aggressive verbal onslaught on all that is contrived and connected to the day-to-day hammer of low paid employment and domestic situations arising from that trap.

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J P COOPER
Thursday 27th October 2016

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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THE UNDERTONES
Saturday 29th October 2016

2016 is the 40th Anniversary of The Undertones and they are delighted to announce that they will be celebrating this anniversary with national and international live shows and some exciting releases.

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KYTV FESTIVAL 2016
Saturday 29th October 2016

KYTV Festival 2016 - Neds Atomic Dustbin + EMF + Dust Junkys + Ferocious Dog + Ringo Deathstarr + DJ Milf (EMF)

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FIREWIND
Friday 11th November 2016

Firewind are a Greek power metal band, formed in 1998. Singles include "Falling to Pieces", "Breaking the Silence" and "Mercenary Man" among others.

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THE GRAHAM BONNET BAND
Saturday 12th November 2016

The Graham Bonnet Band, the new band formed by ex-Rainbow / Alcatrazz / MSG / Impellitteri vocalist Graham Bonnet have finalized their touring and recording line-up. Graham Bonnet - Vocals Conrad Pesinato - Guitars Beth-Ami Heavenstone - Bass Mark Zonder – Drums

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CARAVAN PALACE
Wednesday 16th November 2016

French electro swing band, Caravan Palace, come to Manchester Academy. The band are influenced by the likes of Django Reinhardt and Daft Punk. Singles include "Suzy", "Comics" and "Lone Digger".

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THE DAMNED
Friday 18th November 2016

Punk legends The Damned celebrate their milestone 40th anniversary this year & to celebrate the band will be heading our way on 18th November to play a special extended set of all their biggest and best songs, including their famous hits I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Smash It Up & their '86 cover of Paul Ryan's Eloise.

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TEENAGE FANCLUB
Friday 18th November 2016

Teenage Fanclub are a Scottish alt rock band formed back in 1989. Their biggest UK chart single came in 1997 with "Ain't That Enough" which reached #17.

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ELECTRIC SIX
Wednesday 23rd November 2016

Electric Six is a six-piece Detroit-based rock band. Electric Six fuses rock and punk with the laid-back funky rhythms and falsetto vocals of disco, and a distinctly comic touch.

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LUSH
Friday 25th November 2016

20 years after Lush’s last studio recording and live show, one of the most greatly missed British bands of the Nineties have decided that 2016 is the time to put an end to the constant requests and are to play a series of shows in the spring, visiting America, the UK and mainland Europe.

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LEVELLERS
Saturday 26th November 2016

Brighton folk punk band Levellers will play their classic album in full plus other hits on a mammoth UK tour supported by Ferocious Dog to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of their second full-length, and now classic, album.

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MARILLION
Monday 28th November 2016

Marillion are one of the UK music scene’s best kept secrets; purveyors of soulful, powerful, and often deeply-moving music, with a long-standing reputation for blistering live shows which have earned them an impressive and faithful global fanbase.

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PIERCE THE VEIL
Friday 2nd December 2016

Pierce the Veil is an American rock band from San Diego. Embracing their defiant brand of progressive post hardcore and gaining a rabid fan base thanks to their incredible live show, Pierce The Veil have become a hot commodity over the past few years.

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
Saturday 3rd December 2016

The Welsh metal-core band Bullet For My Valentine has spent many years taking over the world with massive U.K., European, U.S. and worldwide tours, sharing the stage with Guns N Roses, Metallica and Iron Maiden, playing the Main Stage at just about every rock festival on the planet

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THE LANCASHIRE HOTPOTS
Saturday 3rd December 2016

If you like a good night out, get your flat caps and 'weskits' ready because here come The Lancashire Hotpots. Since first taking to the stage in 2007, The Lancashire Hotpots have become the go to band for those wanting a light hearted view on life from a distinctly Northern angle.

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BIG COUNTRY
Saturday 3rd December 2016

Big Country scored 17 top 30 UK singles achieving 5 gold and platinum status albums along the way. They were once again invited to open for the Rolling Stones on their 'Bridges to Babylon" tour of Europe prompting Mick Jagger to say that Big Country were "one of the best opening bands we ever had".

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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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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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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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