Well-rounded, European born, rapper and producer. Cole's remarkable journey began with nothing but...a dollar and a dream. Hit singles in the UK include "Power Trip", "Crooked Smile" and "Can't Get Enough".
Jools Holland returns to Manchester, known for his work with Squeeze, he's also worked with legends Sting, Eric Clapton, George Harriosn and many more! Jools Holland concerts are always packed with energy and excitement.
Xfm's Winter Wonderland is back with an impressive line-up in its 10th anniversary year. This year Jake Bugg, The Vaccines, Primal Scream, The 1975, White Lies and CHVRCHES are among the acts to play O2 Apollo Manchester.
A great Manchester indie rock band formed in 1999. Despite little success on the UK singles charts, I Am Kloot have a loyal group of fans and their last two albums Sky At Night & Let It All In reached #24 & #10 in the album charts.
Placebo formed way back in 1994, an alt rock group fronted by Brian Molko. Known for their angst-fuled music, they've so far sold over 12 millon records worldwide. Their best known hits are "Pure Morning", "You Don't Care About Us" and "Nancy Boy" all reached the Top 5!
Roy Chubby Brown is back, still shocking audiences with his rude, crude and rip-roaring brand of comedy. He'll be sharing his views on news, women and gender, ever sailing close to the mark, leaving even the most seasoned fans gob-smacked. Strictly Adults Only.
Trans-Siverian Orchestra are an American progressive rock band, the band are known for their spectacular live performances and have sold over 10 million concert tickets and 10 million albums worldwide!
James Andrew Arthur is a British singer and musician who won the ninth series of The X Factor in 2012 . His debut single, "Impossible", was released after the final and debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart in its first week of release.
Canadian singer-song writer Dallas Green is City and Colour. He is also known as guitarist and vocalist of the post-hardcore band Alexisonfire from 2001 to 2012. He plays melodic acoustic and folk music. Hits in Canada include "Fragile Bird" and "Thirst".
Del Amitri are a Scottish alt-rock band who managed several Top 10 Albums in the UK, but never managed a Top 10 hit in the singles chart. They are best known for the hits "Always The Best To Know", "Nothing Ever Happens" and "When You Were Young".
Foals are an English indie rock band from Oxford. The band are a multi-award nominated and winning band who recently won NME Awards Best Track for "Inhaler" and back in 2011 Best Track with "Spanish Sahara".
35 years of being a household name in British Heavy Metal, their primary success being with the memorable albums Overkill, Bomber, Ace of Spades and No Sleep 'til Hammersmith. The group are as energetic & raw as ever.
Controversial, yet hugely popular comedian and movie star Russell Brand comes to the Apollo with his brand new tour Messiah Complex also featuring Jesus Christ, Che Guevara, Gandhi, Malcolm X and Hitler!
Rudimental are a British electronic quartet who rose to prominence in 2012 with the release of their single "Feel The Love" which reached Number 1, later their single "Waiting All Night" landed the band their second Number 1.
Thursday 27th February 2014 - O2 Apollo Manchester
Rizzle Kicks are a hip hop duo from Brighton who have sold over 1 million singles and over 600,000 albums in the UK alone! The group have had four Top 10 singles including "Mama Do The Hump" and "Lost Generation".
Disclosure are an English electronic music duo from Surrey. The band picked up significant radio support with the release of the "Tenderly/Flow" single in 2012. Their other big hits include the #2 single "White Noise" and #10 "You & Me".
Jason Joel Desrouleaux, better known by his stage name Jason Derulo, is a American singer-songwriter, actor and dancer. Derulo started his career writing songs for many artists, including Lil Wayne, Pitbull, Pleasure P and Cassie.
Singles include "In My Head" & "Talk Dirty".
Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth is a rare, personal look inside the life and mind of one of the most feared men ever to wear the heavyweight crown. Directed by Academy Award nominee Spike Lee, this riveting one-man show goes beyond the headlines, behind the scenes.
Runrig is a Scottish folk rock band founded by brothers Calum and Rory Macdonald in 1973.
The band is now popular across the United Kingdom, Denmark and Germany and is notable for combining original songs in Gaelic with a rock sound, thus reflecting the Gaelic culture.
The Surrey quintet and Kerrang! favourites have made a name for themselves over the past few years with their catchy melodies, snappy lyrics and hip-wriggling instrumentals. Barely out of their teens, the band' s third album, 'Sinners Never Sleep' entered the UK album charts at number 3.
Fantastic Welsh alternative rock band consisting of James Dean Bradford, Nicky Wire & Sean Moor. The band have had many hits through the 90s/00s including two number 1 singles with "If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next" & "The Masses Against The Classes".
FOREIGNER with special guests EUROPE and FM, will appear onstage together for the first time ever taking in nine dates across the UK throughout April.
Hits - "Rock The Night" "Superstitious," "Carrie," "Let The Good Times Rock," "Prisoners In Paradise" & worldwide No. 1 "The Final Countdown."
Status Quo are known for their distinctive brand of boogie rock. They've had over 60 chart hits in the UK, and also won the 1991 BRIT Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. Quo hit single include "Down Down", "In The Army Now", "Marquerita Time" and many more.
A former British Army officer, singer/songwriter James Blunt is a thoughtful performer with a knack for crafting melodic contemporary soft rock tunes. He had a Number 1 single in 2005 with "You're Beautiful".
Legendary keyboard player & songwriter, Rick is best known for being the former keyboardist in prog rock band Yes. Having featured on records with artists including Black Sabbath, David Bowie, T.Rex, Elton John he is now embarking on his solo tour.
Professor Green rose to success after winning the 2008 JumpOff MySpace competition where he took £50,000 prize money. Since then this fantastic rapper, singer-songwriter has had a number one with "Read All About It" and two other top 5 singles!
Little Mix are the 2011 winners of The X Factor, and have the distinction of being the first group to ever take the grand prize! The band were originally known as Rhythmix. Little Mix have had two number one singles with "Cannonball" and "Wings".
In an age where hip-hop seems to have lost some of its roots, Jurassic 5 are a six-piece crew from Los Angeles keeping the old skool spirit alive. Their live shows are energetic, tightly performed, can't-miss affairs that emanate infectious vibes.
Level 42 are an English pop rock and jazz-funk band who had a number of worldwide and UK hits during the 1980s and 1990s, including "Lessons In Love", "Something About You" and "Running In The Family".
The multi-award winning star of Not Going Out and Would I Lie To You? Lee Mack, is going back on the road with his first live tour in 4 years. Expect his trademark brand of high energy banter, well-crafted gags and sharp one-liners in one of the most hotly anticipated shows of the year.