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THE AMITY AFFLICATION
Saturday 5th December 2016

Fast-rising Australian rabble-rousers The Amity Affliction embark on a new tour in support of their latest album, This Could Be Heartbreak. Following their incendiary sets at Slam Dunk Festival & Download Festival, the platinum-certified band return to UK stages.

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KATE TEMPEST
Wednesday 7th December 2016

Supporting her new album, Let Them Eat Chaos, Kate Tempest embarks on a new tour. The award-winning poet and rapper’s electrifying debut novel, The Bricks That Built The Houses, was a multi-generational tale of drugs, desire and belonging and quickly became a bestseller.

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ASH
Sunday 11th December 2016

2016 sees the 20th Anniversary of Ash’s debut Number 1 album, 1977, and to celebrate the band embark on a special run of shows to play the album in full.

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BEARTOOTH
Monday 12th December 2016

The band’s latest record features a fusion of stomping metalcore and old-school punk, vintage screamo and harder-edged pop punk, combining circle pit-inducing bangers with soaring choruses and bridging raw authentic intensity with accessibility.

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YELLOWCARD
Wednesday 14th December 2016

Yellowcard is an American pop punk/alternative rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1997, and based in Los Angeles, California since 2000. Their music features the use of a violin, unusual for the genre.

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DEFINITELY MIGHTBE
Friday 16th December 2016

To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of those historic Oasis gigs at Maine Road and Knebworth, Definitely Mightbe perform songs from both iconic shows followed by a greatest hits set on the same night.

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THE WILDHEARTS WISH YOU A MESSY CHRISTMAS
Sunday 18th December 2016

The Wildhearts, with the line-up of Ginger and CJ on guitars and vocals, bassist Jon Poole and Ritch Battersby on drums, continue to hold firm. Joined by Danny McCormack’s band The Main Grains and Hey! Hello!, The Wildhearts promise another very messy Christmas.

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THE WONDER STUFF
Wednesday 21st December 2016

2016 sees 30th anniversary of The Wonder Stuff and release of their eighth studio album, 30 Goes Around The Sun. After a string of sell-out shows on their anniversary tour, the band reunite for a trio of special Christmas performances.

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JAMES ARTHUR
Thursday 22nd December 2016

2012 X Factor champion returns with his second album, Back From The Edge. Recorded in London and Los Angeles, and co-written with some of the world’s A-list songwriters and producers, the album encompasses his experiences over the past few years and reflects his true, honest self.

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TEVOR NELSON
Tuesday 27th December 2016

Trevor Nelson presents The Club Classics Album Launch Party at O2 Ritz Manchester.

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THE HUNNA
Sunday 15th January 2017

The story of The Hunna’s ascent has truly been one of a kind. Since bursting onto the music scene, the Hertfordshire four-piece have sold out headlines shows around the world, amassed nearly 10 million Spotify streams and released their debut album, 100.

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MESHUGGAH
Thursday 19th January 2017

The ninth wonder of the unnatural world, extreme tech-metal group Meshuggah embark on a new UK tour. The Swedish band support their eight studio album on the tour.

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RAE SREMMURD
Friday 20th January 2017

Rae Sremmurd - pronounced "Ray-Shrim-er," consisting of real life brothers Slim Jimmy and Swae Lee, and newly signed to multi-platinum producer Mike WiLL Made-It’s Eardruma Records.

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THE WHITE BUFFALO
Monday 23rd January 2017

Led by American dark blues singer, songwriter Jake Smith, The White Buffalo is probably best known for his numerous song placements in the TV series Sons of Anarchy.

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THE PRETTY RECKLESS
Tuesday 24th January 2017

After topping the rock charts in 2014 and 2015, The Pretty Reckless return with their third studio album, Who You Selling For. To support the album, the band head out on a new string of shows.

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MEXRRISSEY
Friday 27th January 2017

In Mexico, Morrissey has always been more than just a musician. Now a band made in Mexico City are reinventing Morrissey’s songs.

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MARTHA WAINWRIGHT
Saturday 28th January 2017

With an undeniable voice and an arsenal of powerful songs, Martha Wainwright is a beguiling performer and a refreshingly different force in music. Her latest album, Goodnight City, returns to the rawness of her first release.

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ST PAUL AND THE BROKEN BONES
Monday 30th January 2017

Electrifying rock and soul octet St. Paul & The Broken Bones embark on a new UK tour in support of their celebrated sophomore album, Sea Of Noise. Featuring the heart-pounding infusion of old school RnB, soul, funk and rock.

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THE WONDER YEARS
Sunday 5th February 2017

This is the first chance for many eager fans to see The Wonder Years since the release of their fifth, critically acclaimed 2016 album, No Closer To Heaven on their biggest UK headline tour so far.

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WILKINSON
Friday 10th February 2017

Coinciding with the release of his second album, Hypnotic, drum ’n’ bass DJ Wilkinson tours the UK once again. The talent behind hit singles, ‘Need To Know’, 'Heartbeat’, 'Too Close' and ‘Hit The Floor’, the young producer is being touted as one of the brightest new stars in dance music.

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SIGALA
Tuesday 14th February 2017

Following his sold-out debut live tour, Sigala returns for a new run of shows. His debut single ‘Easy Love’ debuted at No.1, broke Ministry of Sound’s pre-order record, and is now certified Platinum.

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TAKING BACK SUNDAY
Wednesday 15th February 2017

Whilst most of their peers have either broken up, faded away or reunited to capitalise on the emo scene's wildfire revival, Taking Back Sunday have consistently plugged along and continued to reinvent themselves.

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DEAF HAVANA
Friday 17th February 2017

Deaf Havana combine all their traditional qualities - soaring melodies, witty lyrics, an uncanny ability to make an emotional connection with rock’s heartland audience – together for their fourth album, All These Countless Nights.

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ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES
Wednesday 22nd February 2017

All-star punk-rock cover band Me First and the Gimme Gimmes have tackled such disparate genres as motown, country, show tunes and even J-pop, rendering the rest of those pop punk cover bands obsolete.

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THE SMYTHS
Friday 24th February 2017

Strangeways Here We Come, the album The Smiths never got to play live, is now brought to life by internationally-acclaimed tribute band, The Smyths.

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DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS
Wednesday 1st March 2017

Drive-By Truckers celebrate over 20 years together with the release of American Band, their most political album yet.

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BLUE OCTOBER
Tuesday 2nd March 2017 - Moved from Tuesday 20th September 2016

Blue October is an American rock band from Texas. The band was formed in '95 & currently consists of Justin Furstenfeld (lead vocals, guitar), Jeremy Furstenfeld (drums, percussion), Ryan Delahoussaye (violin/viola, mandolin, piano, backing vocals), and Matt Noveskey (bass guitar, backing vocals).

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LUCY SPRAGGAN
Saturday 4th March 2017

Since appearing on The X Factor, singer-songwriter Lucy Spraggan has gone on to become one of the most intriguing singer-songwriters today.

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AGNIESZKA CHYLINSKA
Friday 10th March 2017

Agnieszka Chylińska is a Polish singer and television personality. The former vocalist of Polish rock band O.N.A., Chylińska supports her latest album, Forever Child.

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STATE CHAMPS
Saturday 11th March 2017

New York pop-rock heavyweights State Champs embark on a new European tour. Visiting familiar venues and new countries, the show promises both classic hits and new surprises.

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BLACK STAR RIDERS
Sunday 12th March 2017

After a full year off the road, Black Star Riders return to the stage in support of their new album, Heavy Fire. Following on from their critically acclaimed albums All Hell Breaks Loose and The Killer Instinct, the band continue to cement their position as a power force in the modern day of rock ’n’ roll.

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JAGWAR MA
Saturday 18th March 2017

Australia’s Jagwar Ma aka Jono Ma (you may have heard of him through his work with Foals) is the producer of some quality electronic vibes that swim through the rough terrain of yesteryear, but warps them for modern senses.

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STIFF LITTLE FINGERS
Saturday 25th March 2017

Stiff Little Fingers are a punk rock band from Belfast, formed back in 1977. Hit singles include "At The Edge" & "Nobody's Hero"/"Tin Soldiers" (Double A-Side).

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MIST
Tuesday 28th March 2017

Creating new anthems for both the streets and the clubs, UK rapper Mist has the music industry buzzing. Reaching Number 1 on the iTunes album chart for his debut release, the Birmingham rapper has also amassed over 12 million views on YouTube.

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THE AMY WINEHOUSE EXPERIENCE... AKA LIONESS
Friday 31st March 2017

Lioness provides an authentic tribute to Amy Winehouse’s precious talent, featuring Emma Wright will a full five-piece backing band, recreating the authentic sound and vocals of jazz, soul and pop.

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TORY LANEZ
Tuesday 4th April 2017

Famous for the 15 mixtapes he’s released since coming onto the scene in 2009, the Toronto born rapper brings all those strains together on latest release I Told You, which will serve as either an introduction or a summarizing opus, depending on the listener.

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MELANIE C
Thursday 6th April 2017

Melanie’s seventh album, Version Of Me, is a richly textured, lushly atmospheric, deeply personal album that lays bare her life. It’s Melanie as you’ve always known her – adventurous, honest, infectiously pop – but as you’ve never heard her before.

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THE NEAL MORSE BAND
Saturday 8th April 2017

The journey of prolific prog-rocker Neal Morse has spanned three decades of musical accomplishments, the latest being the inception of The Neal Morse Band. Supporting their latest album, the band embarks on a 35 date world tour.

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SOULWAX
Sunday 9th April 2017

Soulwax are an alternative rock/electronic band from Belgium. They were first noticed after the release of their album "Much Against Everyone's Advice". Their biggest singles to date "E Talking" #27, "Any Minute Now" #34 and "Too Many DJ's" reaching #40.

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THE MEMBRANES
Saturday 29th April 2017

The Membranes were an influential 80’s UK post punk band who recently reformed for the ATP festivals in the UK at the request of firstly My Bloody Valentine and then Shellac.

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UNDEROATH
Monday 1st May 2017

Underoath return to the UK for their highly-anticipated Rebirth tour. Performing both Define the Great Line and They're Only Chasing Safety in their entirety, this reunited line-up features Aaron Gillespie, Grant Brandell, Spencer Chamberlain, Chris Dudley, James Smith and Tim McTague.

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THE ALARM
Thursday 11th May 2017

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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WARD THOMAS
Wednesday 24th May 2017

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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THE SKIDS
Friday 2nd June 2017

Celebrating their 40th anniversary, Dunfermline band The Skids embark on a new tour, feature Richard Jobson, Bill Simpson, Mike Baillie, Bruce Watson and Jamie Watson.

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NORTH WEST CALLING
Saturday 3rd June 2017

Toy Dolls, The Exploited, Angelic Upstarts, Peter and the Test Tube Babies, The Outcasts, 999, Abrasive Wheels, Fire Exit, Loaded 44, The Cundeez

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