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THE DOORS ALIVE
Saturday 1st December 2018

The Doors Alive widely regarded as the closest and most enthralling representation of the legendary 1960's rock gods, The Doors, in the world today. The band formed in 2005. Since then there have been 3 Jims, 2 Rays, 2 Robbys and just 1 John, but the current line up is the best it has ever been!

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ULI JON ROTH
Sunday 2nd December 2018

German guitarist, Uli Jon Roth rose to fame as the lead guitarist of the Scorpians. He embarked on his progressive rock solo career in the 90s and has released 5 studio albums since then.

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THE MAGPIE SALUTE
Monday 3rd December 2018

Featuring former Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson, The Magpie Salute is an American rock band formed back in 2016. To date they've released two albums "The Magpie Salute" and most recently "High Water I" which the band put out this year.

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SEVENDUST & ALL THAT REMAINS
Tuesday 4th December 2018

2018 Return To The Kingdom Tour - Metal bands Sevendust and All That Remains come to Manchester Academy.

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REEF
Tuesday 6th December 2018

Reef are a rock band who were big in the 90s with a number of hit singles, best known for their "Place Your Hands" single that reached #6 in 1996. Further to that single the group also reached #8 with "Come Back Brighter".

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BAD MANNERS
Thursday 6th December 2018

Lip up fatty! Bad Manners are back with their annual Christmas tour. Fronted by the legendary Buster Bloodvessell, the band will be celebrating an incredible 42 years in the business just in time for the festive season. Special guest Max Splodge will be appearing at all shows!

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GRAVEYARD
Thursday 6th December 2018

Graveyard are a Swedish hard rock band hailing from Gothenburg. The group have had success in the Swedish album charts with "Hisingen Blues" reaching #1, "Innocence & Decadence" #2 and "Lights Out" hitting #3.

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THE SPRINGSTEEN SESSIONS
Friday 7th December 2018

The authentic sound of The Boss and the E Street Band in a gripping and exciting new show from the finest interpreters of their music.

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SKENGDO X AM
Friday 7th December 2018

Rising stars of the grime scene Skengdo x AM live at the Academy, Manchester!

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CKY
Friday 7th December 2018

Once upon a time, CKY burned it all down, with a raucous, anarchic, hard rock sound soaked in the skate-punk culture that birthed them and a hard-partying lifestyle onstage and off that decimated relationships and reputations in its wake. 

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ALL SAINTS
Saturday 8th December 2018

Formed in 1993, All Saints are a girl group who were successful throughout the 90s and beyond. The girls had a number of hits including 5 number one singles "Never Ever", "Under the Bridge", "Lady Marmalade", "Pure Shores" and "Black Coffee".

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THE LANCASHIRE HOTPOTS
Saturday 8th December 2018

The Lancashire Hotpots: Carry On Hotpotting Tour. Comedy folk band from St Helens. This fantastic band sing their songs in a Lancashire dialect. + Stu Penders & Spladoosh

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CASH
Saturday 8th December 2018

As is so often the case with unique artists, it takes another one to fully appreciate them. Having lived the life and music of Johnny Cash and other country heroes who came before and since, Ben Welburn, aka CASH, has effortlessly recreated the sound, vibe and appeal of the master himself.

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AUGUST BURNS RED
Sunday 9th December 2018

American metalcore band, August Burns Red comes to the Manchester Academy this December with support from Wage War.

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GREGORY ALAN ISAKOV
Sunday 9th December 2018

Born in South Africa but raised in the United States as a child, Gregory Alan Isakov is a folk singer-songwriter who's popular songs have included "The Stable Song", "Big Black Car", and "Raising Cain".

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DAN BAIRD & HOMEMADE SIN
Monday 10th December 2018

The band has a reputation for being one of the best live acts currently on the circuit, appearing at the Sweden Rock festival in 2009 and Hard Rock Hell in 2011 and 2012. In 2012 they headlined the prestigious Kilkenny Festival in Ireland.

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SPOCK'S BEARD + THE FLOWERS KINGS REVISITED
Monday 10th December 2018

InsideOutMusic, the leading light in today’s progressive rock scene, celebrate their 25th anniversary of being a label in 2018, in what will be one of their biggest and busiest yet. To coincide with this, two of their longest serving artists, Spock’s Beard & Roine Stolt’s The Flower King’s.

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D BLOCK EUROPE
Monday 10th December 2018

Hailing from South London, D-Block Europe are a collective of artists led by Young Adz and Dirtbike LB. Not being constrained to one genre, their music explores different sounds while showcasing their impeccable bars and staying true to their individual style.

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DENZEL CURRY
Wednesday 12th December 2018

American rapper and songwriter Denzel Curry Taboo Tour at Manchester Academy this December. His biggest US Rap single reached #23 "Ultimate".

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KING 810
Thursday 13th December 2018

American nu metal band, King 810, come to Manchester Academy this December. Their debut studio album "Memoirs of a Murderer" reached #18 on the US Hard Rock charts.

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EVIL BLIZZARD
Friday 14th December 2018

Preston's Evil Blizzard are truly an enigma. Four bass players, a singing drummer.  An array of rubber masks that will give both children and adults sleepless nights for days on end - they are the most in~genious and charismatic live experience on the music scene today!

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A TRIBUTE TO MANCHESTER 2018
Friday 14th December 2018

A Tribute to Manchester featuring some of the finest tributes around. Headlined by The Clone Roses who are widely regarded as the Number 1 tribute to The Stone Roses, with Mani describing them as the second-best Stone Roses in the world. Oasish will be playing the Classic Oasis songs we all know and love. Established Manchester based Smiths tribute The Smiths Ltd will also feature on the bill along with the hottest new Manchester Tribute on the scene The Courtbetweeners. Hosted by none other than Mr Manchester legend himself Clint Boon this is sure to be the biggest Madchester party around for 2018.

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CHAMELEONS VOX
Saturday 15th December 2018

Chameleons Vox - Home Is Where The Heart is 2018. Performing the classic album 'STRANGE TIMES' + Special Guests

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BJORN AGAIN
Saturday 15th December 2018

To celebrate the huge 30th Anniversary of BJÖRN AGAIN, Australian Director and Musician Rod Stephen will be taking the internationally acclaimed show on tour throughout the UK and Ireland in November/December 2018.

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CLUTCH
Thursday 20th December 2018

Maryland rockers CLUTCH, comprised of Neil Fallon (Vocals/Guitar), Tim Sult (Guitar), Dan Maines (Bass) and Jean-Paul Gaster (Drums/Percussion), have revealed they'll return to the UK this December, following the release of their new studio album.

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808 STATE
Friday 21st December 2018

A Manchester Academy presentation by arrangement with UTA 808 STATE : 30 LIVE : ninety - ex:el - gorgeous - don solaris - outpost transmission - transmission suite Plus Special Guest : LONE

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SLADE
Saturday 22nd December 2018

SLADE'S chart career has spanned 3 decades and their enduring songs "Cum On  Feel  The  Noize"  and  "Coz  I  Luv  You"  are  still  featured  today  in  TV commercials for some of the Worlds biggest companies.

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RON POPE
Sunday 13th January 2019

Ron Pope is a New York City pop and rock singer-songwriter, he'll be performing at Manchester Academy this coming January. With 13 albums released in just 10 years, his most recent was "Work" in 2017.

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THE HUNNA
Wednesday 16th to Friday 18th January 2019

Fresh from their maiden world tour, which has included sold-out nights from Sydney to New York, The Hunna have now announced a string of residency shows in some of the UK’s most famous venues and cities, including three nights at the Manchester Academy.

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POWERWOLF
Saturday 19th January 2019

German power metal band Powerwolf come to Manchester Academy this New Year. Known for their dark themes and images. + Special Guests: Amaranthe & Kissin' Dynamite.

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CAKE
Sunday 20th January 2019

American alt-rock band CAKE come to Manchester Academy. The group are perhaps best known for their 2001 single "Short Skirt/Long Jacket" as well as their ealier hits "The Distance" and "I Will Survive".

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HOBO JOHNSON & THE LOVERMAKERS
Sunday 26th January 2019

Frank Lopes Jr. is best known as Hobo Johnson, frontman of Hobo Johnson and the LoveMakers. Hip-hop group formed in 2015, they will appear at the Academy this January.

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ROYAL REPUBLIC
Saturday 26th January 2019

Royal Republic is a rock band from Sweden, formed in 2007, with 4 studio albums under their belt and a number of singles including most recently "Baby" and Uh Huh".

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VNV NATION
Friday 1st February 2019

Never content with fitting in a category, VNV Nation’s sound blends poetic and thought provoking lyrics with a sound that ranges from melodic dance beats and indie-electronic anthems, to haunting ballads and post-classical soundtrack pieces.

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STEVE MASON
Saturday 2nd February 2019

Steve Mason is a Scottish musician perhaps best known as one of the founding members of The Beta Band. His last album "Meet The Humans" peaked at number 28 in the UK Album charts.

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THIS WILD LIFE / WILLIAM RYAN KEY
Saturday 2nd February 2019

Acoustic rock due "This Wild Life" and former Yellowcard lead singer William Ryan Key comes to Manchester Academy this coming February.

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ENTER SHIKARI
Sunday 3rd February 2019

Hot off the heels of winning Best Album at the Kerrang! Awards for Top 5 album ‘The Spark’, the soaring career of alt rock band Enter Shikari continues to rise as they announce their longest UK tour to date beginning on 1st December 2018.

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STEEL PANTHER
Friday 8th February 2019

Steel Panther are an American comic glam metal group with an exaggerated on-stage personae helping them bring the 80s Glam Rock scene to the stage.

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JAGGED LITTLE PILL
Thursday 14th February 2019

Jagged Little Pill.....A Tribute to Alanis Morissette's Classic Album. .

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JUNGLE
Friday 15th February 2019

Jungle are a modern soul music collective from the Capital. Their biggest single, "Busy Earnin", reached #19 on the UK Indie chart a single from their 2014 #1 gold self titled album 'Jungle'.

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THE STRUTS
Saturday 23rd February 2019

Before even releasing their first album, U.K.-bred four-piece The Struts opened for The Rolling Stones in front of a crowd of 80,000 in Paris, got hand-picked by Mötley Crüe to serve as the supporting act for their four last-ever performances, and toured the U.S. on a string of sold-out shows that demanded the band move up to bigger venues to accommodate their fast-growing fanbase.

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BLUE OYSTER CULT
Friday 1st March 2019

Over their four-decade career, Blue Öyster Cult have established themselves as one of the most iconic bands of their time, with a repertoire including the hits ‘(Don’t Fear) The Reaper’, ‘Godzilla’ and ‘Burning For You’.

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SPACE - THE ANTHOLOGY TOUR
Saturday 2nd March 2019

Space released their new single "Dangerous Day" and new album "Give Me Your Future" back in 2017. They are best known for their many hits including “Neighborhood” “Female of the Species”, “Me and You Vs. The World” “Avenging Angels” “Dark Clouds”, and “Begin Again”.

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TYKETTO
Sunday 10th March 2019

Nice to hit a career milestone when you’re celebrating your 25th Anniversary! TYKETTO are about to undertake their busiest period in many years, and will be performing pretty much all over the globe. Still supporting 2012 album, Dig In Deep, the first release by TYKETTO’s full original line up since the 1991 debut, Don’t Come Easy.

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LIMEHOUSE LIZZY
Friday 15th March 2019

Limehouse Lizzy have been officially named one of the hardest working acts in the UK, alongside some of the country's biggest & most popular performers. "Limehouse Lizzy's Wayne Ellis, an uncanny ringer for Phil Lynott..." - The Guardian

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THE WAILERS
Saturday 16th March 2019

The Wailers performing songs from the album LEGEND plus other greatest hits

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DODIE
Thursday 21st March 2019

Dodie is a highly successful YouTuber with over 1.6 million subscribers and more than 200 million views! In 2017 she released the album "You" which reached #6 on the UK album charts, her third album "Human" comes out in January 2019.

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FUN LOVIN' CRIMINALS
Friday 29th March 2019

The multi-platinum New York trio announce a headline Uk & European tour to celebrate the release of their new album Another Mimosa. Fun Lovin’ Criminals burst onto the music scene in 1996, gate crashing the euphoric Brit-pop party with unforgettable finesse.

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CELLAR DARLING
Saturday 30th March 2019

Cellar Darling are a Swiss three-piece founded in 2016. The band have describe their sound as "confidently fusing heavy alternative rock with strong folk influences and poetic lyrical tales, creating what you may very well call a New Wave Of Folk Rock".

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LONG BEACH DUB ALLSTARS
Sunday 7th April 2019

On September 1, 2012, Long Beach Dub Allstars played their first show in 11 years at the Queen Mary Events Park next to the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California, where they opened for The Wailers and played alongside Tribal Seeds.

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DROPKICK MURPHYS
Thursday 25th April 2019

Dropkick Murphys have announced a return to the UK for a run of shows in April 2019, following an incredibly successful run of European shows and festivals throughout 2018.

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GIGANTIC VOL 5...
Saturday 25th May 2019

GIGANTIC VOL.5 - Echo & The Bunnymen / The Wonder Stuff The Bluetones / Juliana Hatfield / Jesus Jones.

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