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THE ALARM  
Thursday 11th May 2017 - O2 Ritz

The Alarm are a Welsh alternative rock band formed in 1981. The band are fronted by singer, songwriter and guitarist Mike Peters. Their key songs include "68 Guns", "Rain In The Summertime", "Where Were You Hiding When The Storm Broke" and "Spirit Of 76".

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A TRIBUTE TO OTIS REDDING  
Thursday 11th May 2017 - Band On The Wall

Experience the incredible sound of Otis Redding’s music as two of the UK’s most exciting raw soul acts join forces to mark 50 years since his untimely death in 1967.

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THE SOUND OF MUSICALS  
Friday 12th May 2017 - The Bridgewater Hall

A concert packed full of show stopping hits from the world's best-loved musicals, performed by four star soloists from the West End.

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GEORGE CLINTON & THE PARLIAMENT FUNK  
Friday 12th May 2017 - O2 Ritz

The soul collective released over 40 hit singles and three platinum albums, while inspiring Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Macy Gray and more. As the godfather of funk, this is one show that’s not to be missed.

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C DUNCAN  
Friday 12th May 2017 - Band On The Wall

Glasgow’s C Duncan, born 1989, is the son of two classical musicians. Surrounded by music throughout his childhood, Christopher initially took up piano and viola.

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THE CRIBS  
Friday 12th May 2017 - Manchester Academy

The Cribs are an English indie rock band who Q magazine have described as "The biggest cult band in the UK". They've had three Top 10 albums and seven Top 40 singles since forming in 2002.

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DIANE BIRCH  
Friday 12th May 2017 - Sacred Trinity Salford

Diane Birch, American singer-songwriter, will appear at the Sacred Trinity Church in Salford this May.

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KATE RUSBY  
Friday 12th May 2017 - Stockport Plaza

Of all the stars in Folk Music’s wondrous firmament few shine as brightly as Yorkshire’s Kate Rusby.

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TOM CHAPLIN  
Saturday 13th May 2017 - Albert Hall, Manchester

Tom Chaplin returns with his extraordinary solo debut The Wave, a self-penned album revealing the real man behind the songs. It is a journey from utter despair to redemption, love and self-acceptance, told with enormous, emotional pop music.

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GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA  
Sunday 14th May 2017 - The Bridgewater Hall

The UK’s most renowned big band swings you back in time playing Glenn Miller’s own arrangements of favourite wartime chart-toppers and hits from the forties directed by legendary band leader Ray McVay.

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SHIVOHAM  
Sunday 14th May 2017 - The Lowry
First half of the concert by 20 Indian youth choir members & second by 50 adult choir members. Both choirs will be performing traditional group songs of Indian Music, includes classical raga based Tarana, 4 seasons songs, Chants of Shiva, Hymns of Vedic traditions, famous poetry of Indian poets & cultural songs of India.
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HARRY POTTER & THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE CONCERT  
Tuesday 16th May 2017 - Manchester Arena

Once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world.  Audiences will now be able to relive the magic of Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone™ in high-definition on a giant screen while hearing a full live orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score.

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AN ACOUSTIC EVENING WITH GAVIN DEGRAW  
Tuesday 16th May 2017 - O2 Ritz

Gavin DeGraw has announced tour dates for a collection of intimate shows. The spring tour will see the Grammy-nominated rock artist perform some of his biggest hits unplugged, as well as some material he’s never performed live before.

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METRONOMY  
Wednesday 17th May 2017 - Albert Hall, Manchester

Electronic music group, Metronomy, return to the Albert Hall, Manchester after their amazing show in 2014.

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BRAD MEHLDAU TRIO  
Wednesday 17th May 2017 - RNCM

Over the last two decades, pianist Brad Mehldau has forged a unique path which embodies the essence of jazz exploration, classical romanticism, and pop allure. The trio will be playing music from their latest album Blues and Ballad, released on Nonesuch.

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TAKE THAT  
Thu 18th to Sat 20th & Thu 25th to Sat 27th May 2017 - Manchester Arena

Take That are set to bring their hometown fans yet another unmissable live experience when they return to Manchester Arena in 2017 with Wonderland Live.

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TALON  
Thursday 18th May 2017 - Stockport Plaza

“Talon perform the songs of the Eagles with reverence and super talent”.

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MAXIMO PARK  
Friday 19th May 2017 - Albert Hall Manchester

Maximo Park return to The Albert Hall after two previous sold out shows in support of the 10th anniversary of A Certain Trigger. Now the band are hitting the road with their sixth album 'Risk To Exist'.

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PERIPHERY  
Friday 19th May 2017 - O2 Ritz

Periphery are considered one of the pioneers of the djent movement within progressive metal. The band was formed back in 2005 in Washington, D.C. So far they have released five albums which all did particularly well in the US Indie charts.

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JANE WEAVER  
Friday 19th May 2017 - Band On The Wall

Abusing, evading and obliterating 20 years of whimsical pop trends, Jane Weaver’s experience as a truly independent and resilient female experimental songwriter / sound-carrier commands respect and inspiration in equal measures.

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BLACKBURN CLASSICS - THE HALLE  
Friday 19th May 2017 - King Georges Hall
A Slavic-themed programme presented by The Hallé under the baton of the hugely gifted James Feddeck.
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LEFTFIELD  
Saturday 20th May 2017 - O2 Apollo

Electronic music group, Leftfield embark on their Leftism Anniversary Tour!

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WHISKEY MYERS  
Saturday 20th May 2017 - O2 Ritz

Whiskey Myers are an American Southern rock/Red Dirt/Country group hailing from Texas. Taking inspiration from the likes of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hank Williams Jr., Waylon Jennings and many more.

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SHERYL CROW  
Saturday 20th May 2017 - Albert Hall

Nine-time Grammy Award recipient, Sheryl Crow, is an American music icon, and she's coming to play live at The Albert Hall for a very special show! Come hear huge No. 1 hits such as 'All I Wanna Do', 'Soak Up The Sun' and ' The First Cut Is The Deepest' played in this beutiful venue.

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IMELDA MAY  
Saturday 20th May 2017 - The Bridgewater Hall

Imelda May is an Irish musician producer and singer-songwriter. A multi-award winning artist she won 2009 Meteor Awards Best Irish Female and 2010 RTE Radio 1 Album of the Year. Singles include "It's Good To Be Alive", "Mayhem" and "Kentish Town Waltz".

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SOUL II SOUL  
Saturday 20th May 2017 - Manchester Academy

Soul II Soul Presents A Night at The Academy. Soul II Soul (Live) + James Taylor Quartet + Jazzie B

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JOOLS HOLLAND  
Saturday 20th May 2017 - King Georges Hall
Pianist, bandleader, singer, composer, television presenter and multiplatinum recording artist Jools Holland and his much loved Rhythm & Blues Orchestra will be delighting Blackburn with an evening of jazz and blues.
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BEYOND THE BARRICADE
Sunday 21st May 2017 - Palace Theatre

Beyond the Barricade has delighted audiences throughout the UK and mainland Europe for more than a decade, with its exciting concert portrayal of the greatest songs in musical theatre, all performed totally live!

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CHRONIXX  
Sunday 21st May 2017 - O2 Ritz

Jamar McNaughton is a Jamaican dub artist best known as Chronixx. His populartiy grew through 2012 where he saw airplay in Jamaica and took part in festicals such as Reggae Sumfest.

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PHIL RUDD (AC/DC)  
Sunday 21st May 2017 - Band On The Wall

Australian drummer Phil Rudd played in several Melbourne bands, such as Buster Brown and the Coloured Balls, before joining up with rock giants AC/DC in 1975. 

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THE UKULELE ORCHESTRA  
Sunday 21st May 2017 - The Lowry
They walk on stage with only a ukulele each, and from their formal black-tie opening, proceed to tear the house down as they wow the audience and make friends everywhere.
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ARIANA GRANDE  
Monday 22nd May 2017 - Manchester Arena

Chart-topping music sensation Ariana Grande brings her Dangerous Woman European tour to Manchester next May. Within less than a year, Ariana Grande captured the number one spot on Billboard’s Top 200 twice—first with her debut Yours Truly and also with its 2014 follow-up My Everything.

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MEW  
Monday 22nd May 2017 - O2 Ritz

Mew are a Danish alt-rock band formed in 1995. Singles include "Special", "Am I Wry? No" and "Comforting Sounds".

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SIMPLE MINDS  
Tuesday 23rd May 2017 - The Bridgewater Hall

To celebrate brand new album ‘Simple Minds Acoustic’ Simple Minds will be taking to the road to perform their career spanning collection of songs acoustically for the very first time, joined by special guest The Anchoress.

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BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE  
Tuesday 23rd May 2017 - Albert Hall Manchester

Canadian indie rock band, Broken Social Scene, are a musical collective. The band can include as few as six and as many as nineteen members.

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WARD THOMAS  
Wednesday 24th May 2017 - Ritz

22-year-old twins Catherine and Lizzy made history with their stunning major label debut, Cartwheels, when it topped the UK album charts, becoming the first-ever UK country act to achieve the feat.

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AVIV GEFFEN ft BLACKFIELD  
Thursday 25th May 2017 - O2 Ritz

Israeli rock musician Aviv Geffen comes to the Ritz featuring Blackfield.

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TIM PEAKS DINER  
Friday 26th May 2017 - The Lowry
Tim Peaks started as a metaphorical and metaphysical diner in the tweets of Tim Burgess. An imaginary world where a jukebox played and coffees were poured...
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DAVID HOLFGOTT  
Saturday 27th May 2017 - The Bridgewater Hall

David Helfgott’s triumph over adversity to become one of the most successful pianists of his generation was portrayed in the award-winning movie Shine. He makes his Manchester debut at The Bridgewater Hall in a programme including Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.3.

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SKUNK ANANSIE  
Saturday 27th May 2017 - O2 Ritz

Formed in 1994, Anansie made politically charged music that tackled important social issues, forming their own unique sound amongst the Britpop and American grunge artists of the era.

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CRAIG CHARLES FUNK & SOUL CLUB  
Saturday 27th May 2017 - Band On The Wall

We’re taking the flavoursome funk far into the night as the Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club returns to Band on the Wall with acclaimed DJ, actor, presenter and funkster about town Craig Charles manning the decks, plus special guests The Exacters live!

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COURTEENERS
THE CHARLATANS
BLOSSOMS
CABBAGE

 
Saturday 27th May 2017 - Emirates Old Trafford

Last year, The Courteeners sold out Heaton Park, selling 25,000 tickets within an hour and they will be supported by The Charlatans, Blossoms and Cabbage at the home of Lancashire County Cricket Club next year.

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TUBULAR BRASS + MARY CASIO  
Saturday 27th May 2017 - RNCM

Mike Oldfield’s classic album Tubular Bells, performed live by Tubular Brass – a 28-piece brass band featuring some of the UK’s finest players and presenting a new score by acclaimed composer, conductor and arranger Sandy Smith.

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THE CRANBERRIES  
Sunday 28th May 2017 - The Bridgewater Hall

Best known for their now classic songs ‘Linger’, ‘Zombie’ and ‘Dreams’, The Cranberries will perform specially orchestrated versions of their many hits with each show on the tour featuring a string quartet. 

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ERASURE  
Sunday 28th May 2017 - Albert Hall Manchester

Synthpop duo Erasure will be performing live at The Albert Hall. The band , who entered the music scene in 1985 with the release of debut single 'Who Needs Love Like That', achieved 24 consecutive Top 40 hits in the UK from 1986 to 2007. To date the band have sold over 25 million albums worldwide.

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ESKA - ARE YOU HERE?  
Sunday 28th May 2017 - Band On The Wall

To mark the finale of Brighter Sound’s Artistic Directors Series #008, ESKA will lead 15 musicians, performers and visual artists in a live premiere of original music created during the residency at a special, one-off event.

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RON SEXSMITH AND BAND  
Sunday 28th May 2017 - RNCM

Ron Sexsmith’s status as one of the greatest songwriters of his generation has never been in doubt, even from the moment he released his self-titled major-label debut album in 1995.

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GIGANTIC... VOL 4  
Saturday 28th May 2017 - Manchester Academy

Gigantic The Wedding Present, EMF, Pop Will Eat Itself, Jim Bob, The Primitives, Thousand Yard Stare, EMF, Pop Will Eat Itself, Jim Bob, The Primitives, Thousand Yard Stare & Mark Morris (The Bluetones).

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THE CHICAGO BLUES BROTHERS  
Sunday 28th May 2017 - Palace Theatre

The Chicago Blues Brothers is a joyous hoot, a musical riot, a juiced-up jamboree of the coolest, funkiest soul, blues and Motown hits performed with style, class and showmanship by a troupe of some of the finest entertainers working in modern musical theatre.

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