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GOLDEN GIRLS
Wednesday 30th January 2019 - CANCELLED

Golden Girls at The Bridgewater Hall - Maria Friedman | Lesley Garrett | Bonnie Langford. The Greatest Women of the Stage, together for the very first time.

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HALLÉ - THE MUSIC OF HARRY POTTER
Saturday 2nd February 2019

Join the Hallé Orchestra, conductor Stephen Bell, and members of the Hallé’s Youth Choirs to celebrate the story of the most famous wizard in the world. Featuring Hedwig’s Theme, Quidditch, Dobby the House Elf, Aunt Marge’s Waltz, The Death of Cedric, The Weasley Stomp and Lily’s Theme. Don’t forget your wand!

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THUNDER
Monday 4th February 2019

‘Please Remain Seated’ may be a quieter album – the delicate sound of Thunder if you will! – but this collection underlines the strength of the songwriting and musicianship, and it also proves that great (even unexpected) things can happen when a band is prepared to step out of its comfort zone and challenge itself, even after 30 years.

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SOUL LEGENDS ft LEMAR
Wednesday 6th February 2019

Whether you’re a Soul Man, a Natural Woman, or just a plain old Sex Machine, the smash-hit spectacular, Soul Legends, with special guest Lemar, promises to be a hit filled evening of soul classics!

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HANSON
Tuesday 12th February 2019

Hanson bring their String Theory tour to The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester this February. Featuring the brothers on stage with a live symphony orchestra.

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THE ITALIAN JOB FILM w/ LIVE ORCHESTRA
Tuesday 19th February 2019

The Italian Job (1969), one of the most iconic British films, will return to the big screen for a very special performance at The Bridgewater Hall with a big band and orchestra playing the score live to picture.

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GET OUT - FILM WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA
Tuesday 19th February 2019 - CANCELLED

Experience the groundbreaking, Academy Award®-winning thriller accompanied by a live orchestral performance of Michael Abels’ brilliant score. In Get Out, a speculative thriller from Blumhouse & the mind of Jordan Peele, a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate & gradually becomes ensnared in a sinister plot, which is the real reason for his invitation.

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WOODY WOODMANSEY AND TONY VISCONTI’S
HOLY HOLY TOUR 2019
Thursday 21st February 2019

Performing Bowie’s The Man Who Sold The World, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust, Spiders From Mars and other hits from the Bowie Years 1969 – 1973.

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RUSSELL WATSON
Sunday 24th February 2019

Singing sensation Russell Watson performs a thrilling concert of his favourite music & songs with a stunning live orchestra & choir. Includes Bring Him Home, The Music of the Night, Jerusalem, Ave Maria, Una furtiva lagrima, If Ever I Would Leave You from Camelot, Land of Hope and Glory, & many more…

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AN EVENING WITH JOAN BAEZ
Monday 25th February 2019

Legendary singer, songwriter, activist and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Joan Baez, returns to The Bridgewater Hall, following her sold out show in May 2018.

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LEA SALONGA
Tuesday 26th February 2019

Miss Saigon star Lea Salonga has announced her first solo UK tour, with a stop at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester this February.

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ANTON & ERIN
Saturday 2nd March 2019

The world of Ballroom meets Musical Theatre with stunning costumes & breath-taking choreography set to iconic theatrical favourites including: The Phantom of the Opera, Mary Poppins, 42nd Street, Hairspray, Cabaret, WickedTop HatJersey Boys and many more…

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OPERA GALA WITH THE HALLÉ
Thursday 7th March 2019

Join the Hallé Orchestra, soprano Anna Patalong, tenor Jung Soo Yun and conductor Gianluca Marcianò for a selection of arias and duets from Turandot, Rigoletto, and La traviata as well as ‘Che gelida manina’ and ‘Si, mi chiamano Mimi’ from La bohème; Don José’s deeply moving 'Flower Song' from Carmen and Tosca's impassioned plea for redemption in 'Vissi d’arte'.

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MICHAEL STARRING BEN
Friday 8th March 2019

As the largest touring tribute to Michael Jackson in the UK today, this award winning production features an incredible live band, stunning costumes, iconic dance routines and of course, the inimitable Ben. The show promises to create the most authentic, lively and powerful re-creation of the iconic superstar you will ever experience.

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10CC
Sunday 10th March 2019

Graham Gouldman bass, guitar, vocals | Rick Fenn lead guitar, bass, vocals | Paul Burgess drums, percussion | Keith Hayman keyboards, guitars, bass, vocals | Paul Canning vocals, percussion, guitar, keyboards - The legendary 10cc will be performing the hits which have singled them out as one of the most inventive and influential bands in the history of popular music.

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LOREENA MCKINNITT
Monday 11th March 2019

Loreena Mckinnitt comes to The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. More information to follow.

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BRIT FLOYD - ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL
Friday 15th March 2019

Brit Floyd, the world’s greatest Pink Floyd tribute show, returns to the stage in 2019 with its most ambitious and best production yet, a very special 40th Anniversary retrospective of Pink Floyd’s iconic rock opera, ‘The Wall’.

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KARL JENKINS
Saturday 16th March 2019

Karl Jenkins conducts the very best of his most popular works, including: The Armed Man (A Mass For Peace), Palladio, 6000 Pipes! Organ Concerto, and sublime excerpts from Symphonic Adiemus.

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MIKE & THE MECHANICS
Monday 18th March 2019

Mike + The Mechanics are Genesis founding member Mike Rutherford (Guitar) – one of the UK’s most prolific R&B singers, Andrew Roachford (Lead and backing vocals), whose previous hits include Cuddly Tour and Family Man and Canadian-born singer, Tim Howar (Lead and backing vocals)

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SHAKIN' STEVENS
Tuesday 19th March 2019

Platinum-selling entertainer and performer Shakin’ Stevens will be joined by his band to perform fan favourites, surprises and, of course, his much-loved hits including ‘Oh Julie’, ‘Hot Dog’ and ‘This Ole House’.

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DAVID GRAY
Friday 22nd March 2019

During the span of his career thus far he has had 12 million album sales, the best selling album in Ireland ever with White Ladder, a BAFTA nomination for his soundtrack work on Amma Assante’s 2004 film ‘”A Way Of Life”, two Ivor Novellos, a Q award, two Brit nominations, and a Grammy nomination.

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GABRIELLE
Sunday 24th March 2019

Gabrielle comes to The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester with her Under My Skin Tour. Performing music from the new album as well as her hits. Gabrielle had a number of hit singles including "Dreams", "Rise", "If You Ever" (feat East 17), "Out Of Reach" and many many more!

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SHERIDAN SMITH - A NORTHERN SOUL TOUR
Tuesday 26th March 2019

Following the release of her critically acclaimed second album A Northern Soul and the intimate ITV special which captured an insight into the life of the award-wining star, Sheridan Smith returns to the Bridgewater Hall in March 2019.

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STEWART COPELAND LIGHTS UP THE ORCHESTRA
Friday 29th March 2019

A high impact orchestral celebration of Stewart Copeland’s legendary career. An evening packed with epic music from the post-punk powerhouse songs of The Police to his best known film scores including Francis Ford Coppola’s Rumble Fish and Oliver Stone’s Wall Street. From the musical odyssey of Rhythmatist to the Main Theme from The Equalizer with a dash of Spyro the Dragon for good measure. Purely orchestral…. Purely pulsating….

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A RUSSIAN SPECTACULR WITH THE HALLÉ
Saturday 30th March 2019

Conductor Stephen Bell will lead you through a magnificent selection of Russia’s greatest orchestral hits including Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and Festive Overture, Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet: extracts and Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with pianist Danny Driver.

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ALFIE BOE
Friday 5th & Monday 8th April 2019

"We'll be enjoying some of great songs from my previous records, but I more than anything want to bring back to life an era when British audiences discovered a brand new kind of American music, full of energy, optimism and romance." - Alfie Boe, on new UK tour.

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LED ZEPPELIN MASTERS
Sunday 7th April 2019

Marking fifty years since the release of Led Zeppelin’s self-titled debut album – and its follow-up, Led Zeppelin II – Australia’s celebrated live concert event Stairway To Heaven: Led Zeppelin Masters returns to the UK as part of their European tour.

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ALFIE BOE
Friday 5th & Monday 8th April 2019

"We'll be enjoying some of great songs from my previous records, but I more than anything want to bring back to life an era when British audiences discovered a brand new kind of American music, full of energy, optimism and romance." - Alfie Boe, on new UK tour.

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ABC
Friday 12th April 2019

Back By Popular Demand! ABC the Lexicon of Love. The classic album performed in its entirety plus their other greatest gits, with the Southbank Sinfonia conducted by Anna Dudley.

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PIXAR IN CONCERT
Monday 15th April 2019

They are the films that have captivated generations of kids and adults alike, creating beloved characters and influencing popular culture in an immeasurable way. Now, a brand-new version of Pixar In Concert, will come to four cities in the UK celebrating the most memorable moments from Pixar films, with a full orchestra performing the stunning score’s.

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BACK TO THE FUTURE IN CONCERT
Thursday 18th April 2019

Power up your DeLorean… recharge your flux capacitor… and get ready to celebrate the 30th anniversary of an unforgettable movie classic as you’ve never seen and heard it before! Now, fans old and new will experience the thrill of Back to the Future like never before – on a big hi-def screen with a full symphony orchestra performing Alan Silvestri’s dazzling musical score live in synch with the movie.

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COLLABRO
Friday 19th April 2019

Collabro are the World's no1 Musical Theatre group. Winners of Britain's Got Talent; number 1 album; 3 sell-out tours with a fourth tour set for early 2019.

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RUFUS WAINWRIGHT
Wednesday 24th April 2019

Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and composer Rufus Wainwright will play 4 highly anticipated UK dates in April 2019 to commemorate the 20-year anniversary of his eponymous debut which first burst him onto the music scene.

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THE GOONIES WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA
Friday 26th April 2019

Hey you guys! It’s time to head out in search of One Eyed Willies’ treasure all over again as The Goonies will be screened for the very first time alongside a live orchestra.

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SPECTACULAR CLASSICS
Saturday 27th April 2019

A sensational show of the very best classical music, dazzling lasers and special effects including Nessun Dorma, Rule, Britannia! and Land of Hope and Glory. Plus an explosive 1812 Overture complete with cannon effects and an indoor firework finale.

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KATHRINE JENKINS
Monday 29th April 2019

Katerine Jenkins is the fantastic Welsh mezzo-soprano singer and songwriter, a classical-crossover singer who burst on to the scene in 1998. Back in 2009 her album The Ultimate Collection reached #9 and One Fine Day got to #17 in the UK charts.

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REMEMBERING THE MOVIES
Tuesday 30th April 2019

Strictly’s very own Aljaz and Janette are back on tour with their brand new show Remembering the Movies.  If you loved Remembering Fred then get ready for a remarkable, unique and star-studded rollercoaster ride through some of the most successful, Oscar winning and most memorable films of all time.

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MICHAEL BALL - COMING HOME TO YOU TOUR
Saturday 4th May 2019

Multi-platinum recording artist and national treasure Michael Ball will hit the road in 2019. Having received critical acclaim for his performances in the West End and on Broadway in shows including Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera and the smash hit musical Hairspray, the radio and TV host has since sold millions of albums and toured multiple continents across the world.

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THE KINGDOM CHOIR
Tuesday 7th May 2019

The Kingdom Choir, known for their angelic and spellbinding performance at the Royal Wedding of HRH Prince Harry and Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle have announced a U.K. tour commencing in spring 2019, making their debut at The Bridgewater Hall in May.

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80'S SYMPHONIC LIVE
Thursday 9th May 2019

Bringing to life the acclaimed hit album 80s Symphonic, the tour is a live pop spectacular bringing you the original hit videos of classics including Let’s Dance, True, Take On Me, Vienna, Ain’t Nobody and many more on a large screen along with the original vocals and accompanied by a full symphony orchestra.

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MARC ALMOND
Tuesday 14th May 2019

Marc Almond is an internationally acclaimed and successful artist. He has sold over 30 million records worldwide and is an icon and influence to a generation of musicians.

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EPIC FANTASIES WITH THE HALLÉ
Saturday 25th May 2019

The ultimate escape with the Hallé Orchestra and conductor Stephen Bell. Including music from Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games, Call of Duty, Pirates of the Caribbean, Planet of the Apes, Final Fantasy, The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Spider-Man, X-Men and many more...

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THE WATERBOYS
Tuesday 28th May 2019

The Waterboys return with their spectacular 2-part show.  Centred around the guitar & vocals of Mike Scott, The Waterboys feature electric fiddle maestro Steve Wickham , Memphis soul man Brother Paul on keyboards, Aongus ‘funkiest man in Ireland’  Ralston on bass, Jess Kav &  Zeenie Summers on backing vocals, & top British drummer Ralph Salmins. They promise an incendiary set comprising of brilliant new material & the best of their recent & vintage work.

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HOWARD JONES
Thursday 30th May 2019

Howard Jones had 40 hit singles between 1983 and 1986, six of those reached the UK Top 10. Hits include "What Is Love?", "New Song", "Things Can Only Get Better" and "Peal In The Shell".

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THE MAGIC OF MOTOWN
Friday 31st May 2019

Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into town! Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience.

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THE BEST OF JOHN WILLIAMS
Sunday 2nd June 2019

Featuring music from: E.T. | Jaws | Hook | Star Wars | Superman | Harry Potter | Indiana Jones | Jurassic Park | Schindler’s List | Close Encounters of the Third Kind and many more….. From E.T. to Star Wars and beyond, nothing can compare to the iconic film scores of John Williams. Enjoy this concert packed full of the Hollywood heavyweight’s most celebrated and iconic music.

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THE LARK ASCENDING WITH THE HALLÉ
Saturday 8th June 2019

Tonight the Hallé conducted by Gergely Madaras offers a selection of pieces which have always featured prominently in this orchestra’s repertoire. Including Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending (performed by Lyn Fletcher) and Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Elgar - Cockaigne Overture and Handel - Music for the Royal Fireworks.

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SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR
Sunday 9th June 2019

Sophie Ellis-Bextor came to prominence in the late 90s as lead singer of the band Theaudience, after the group disbanded she embarked on a successful solo career. With a number of Top 10 albums and hits including "Take Me Home", "Murder On The Dancefloor" and "Get Over You"/"Move This Mountain".

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MINISTRY OF SOUND - THE ANNUAL CLASSICAL
Friday 14th June 2019

Just announced - The Annual Classical, an orchestral tour which celebrates and reimagines our legendary dance music compilation The Annual. The best selling dance compilation of all time, this show spans the chart-topping albums with huge tracks getting a never heard before classical remake.

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HERE COME THE BOYS
Thursday 27th June 2019

Three of the biggest rock stars of dance, Aljaž Škorjanec, Giovanni Pernice and Gorka Marquez, are here to impress, willing us to cheer them on, as they go head to head in a dance-off! Battling each other on the stage, in Latin, Ballroom, commercial and contemporary! They need you to decide who is the champion!

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JOHN PRINE
Monday 9th September 2019

John Prine has been performing since the early 70s, an American country folk singer-songwriter who is known for his often humorous style of country music. Prine has had 6 Grammy Award nominations and 3 wins.

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FASTLOVE: A TRIBUTE TO GEORGE MICHAEL
Friday 13th September 2019

Direct from London’s West End, this is the world’s favourite George Michael tribute show. Get ready for an unforgettable evening celebrating the global superstar that is George Michael.

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WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?
A TRIBUTE TO TINA TURNER
Friday 20th September 2019

What’s Love Got To Do With It? is the joyous new show celebrating the music of the incredible Tina Turner. It is the ultimate tribute concert to one of the most iconic and loved musical artists of our generation.

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CHRISTY MOORE
Tuesday 15th October 2019

One of the most compelling and inspirational musicians Ireland has ever seen, Christy Moore has a universal fan base and still continues to entertain; cementing him as an Irish icon. It is his deep urge to connect with the listener and to transmit the meaning of the songs he sings that has endeared him to audiences of all ages.

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MARILLION WITH FRIENDS FROM THE ORCHESTRA
Monday 4th November 2019

Marillion are pleased to announce that we will return to the road in the UK and Europe next year - Marillion With Friends From The Orchestra. The shows will feature the "In Praise of Folly" String Quartet plus Sam Morris on French Horn and Emma Halnan on Flute. Coming to The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester this November.

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STEVE HACKETT GENESIS REVISITED
Tuesday 26th November 2019

Genesis’ lead guitarist and part of the classic line up with Gabriel, Collins, Banks and Rutherford, Steve Hackett displays extraordinary versatility in both his electric guitar playing and his composing. He is equally adept at renditions of classical pieces as he is with his own acoustic guitar compositions that have gained the admiration of many.

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