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Rio Gold - The Ultimate Spandau Ballet & Duran Duran Tribute

Elton Liberal Club, Bolton
Friday 26 July 2024
This top Manchester five piece band consisting of vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass, drums and sax have a wealth of musical experience. Their shows always deliver 110% and are filled with energy and excitement whilst fully reproducing the aut...

Squeeze

King George's Hall, Blackburn
Saturday 3 August 2024
As one of the most traditional pop bands of the new wave, London's Squeeze provided one of the links between classic British guitar pop and post-punk providing the vehicle for the wry, subtle lyric writing of Chris Difford and traditiona...

Elvis Costello & Steve Nieve

Manchester Opera House, Manchester
Sunday 8 September 2024
Elvis Costello and Steve Nieve have announced a 15 date tour of the UK & Ireland for September 2024, playing selections from a songbook that is fifty years long and twice as deep. The collaboration of Elvis Costello and Steve Nieve has span...

Marc Almond

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Saturday 14 September 2024
Deftly combining highly infectious and chartable Gothic Synth Pop with signature poetic romanticism, the Southport-born, Yorkshire-raised New Wave singer has enjoyed success in both his solo years and as part of Marc And The Mambas and, in ...

Tubeway Days - The Gary Numan Live Experience 1979/80

Manchester Academy, Manchester
Saturday 14 September 2024
The UK's best Gary Numan Tribute show delivers an evening of scintillating electronic music concentrating on the 1979/80 "Electronic" segment of Numan's career. A six piece band fronted by Chris Fielding, they will transport you back to th...

From Gold To Rio - The Greatest Hits of Spandau Ballet & Duran Duran

The Albert Halls, Bolton
Friday 27 September 2024
Two of the UK's most iconic bands will be brought to life in one power packed tribute show. With over twenty Top 10 hits, the show will feature two hours of non-stop classics including Gold, Rio, True, and The Reflex, to name a few, guarant...

Split Frenz - Tribute to Split Enz

Retro, Manchester
Friday 27 September 2024
Tribute Band to the Mighty 'Split Enz'. 80's New Wave Pop Nostalgia. Recreating the 'New Zealand Beatles' who enjoyed the 1980 UK hit  "I Got You" before brothers Tim and Neil Finn would go on to create Crowded House. ...

The The

O2 Apollo, Manchester
Monday 30 September 2024
Matt Johnson's new wave / post-punk outfit The The spent 30 weeks on the UK chart with their 1986 album, Infected, following it up with the top-ten studio albums Mind Bomb (1989) and Dusk (1993). Lauded with critical acclaim, their ever-cha...

Nik Kershaw

Manchester Academy, Manchester
Wednesday 9 October 2024
One of the most popular pop stars and talented songwriters of the '80s, Ipswich-raised Nik Kershaw served his apprenticeship playing guitar in jazz fusion and functions bands before shooting to fame worldwide in 1984 with the UK Top 5 singl...

Squeeze

O2 Apollo, Manchester
Saturday 12 October 2024
As one of the most traditional pop bands of the new wave, London's Squeeze provided one of the links between classic British guitar pop and post-punk providing the vehicle for the wry, subtle lyric writing of Chris Difford and traditiona...

80's Mania

The Met, Bury
Saturday 12 October 2024
Europe's long standing premier 1980's multi-tribute concert show is back. With 28 chart topping artistes, the 80's are authentically recreated to look and sound as they did back in the day with a live band and awesome dancers. Mindblowing...

Martin McAloon (Prefab Sprout)

The Bread Shed, Manchester
Saturday 26 October 2024
Martin McAloon will be performing a large selection of hit songs from Prefab Sprout's extensive archive celebrating over 40 years of his brother, Paddy McAloon's writing. This will be a rare opportunity to hear these incredible songs perfor...

Pretenders

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Monday 28 October 2024
The British Alt-Rock/New Wave outfit led by American Chrissie Hynde have scored thirteen UK Top 40 singles since 1979, including the chart-topping "Brass in Pocket" and Top 10 hits "I Go To Sleep", "Talk of the Town", "Hymn to Her", "Don't ...

Adam Ant

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Sunday 3 November 2024
Pop icon Adam Ant returns with his UK Antics tour, with a set list that promises to get everyone on their feet. Performing his classic chart-topping singles and personal favourites, audiences will be thrilled with the return of live musi...

Electric Six

Manchester Academy, Manchester
Wednesday 27 November 2024
Detroit's fun-loving alternative garage rock collective Electric Six celebrate 20 years of their UK Top 10 debut album "Fire" in 2003. The high-octane collection, mixing garage rock, disco, punk, new wave, and metal into cleverly dumb, in-y...

Hugh Cornwell (The Stranglers)

Manchester Academy, Manchester
Friday 29 November 2024
When future historians of music draw up a list of the movers and shakers who changed the modern musical landscape, there will be no doubt that North London-born Hugh Cornwell, the former leader and main songwriter of all The Stranglers' mos...

Culture Club + Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet) + Heaven 17

Co-op Live, Manchester
Wednesday 11 December 2024
Music icons Boy George and Culture Club are thrilled to bring their tour to celebrate their first two monumental albums, 'Kissing to Be Clever' and 'Colour by Numbers'. The prolific band will perform these landmark albums in their entirety....

The Duran Duran Experience + Love DistrAction (Tributes to Duran Duran + Human League)

Manchester Academy, Manchester
Saturday 14 December 2024
The Duran Duran Experience the UK's most authentic and professionally presented Duran Duran tribute are joined by The Human League tribute Love DistrAction. ...

Pretty Vacant - The Story of Punk & New Wave

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Thursday 6 February 2025
From its birth in New York City to its adolescence in London and onto its maturity across the globe, Pretty Vacant celebrates the legacy of the punk and New Wave movements. For the first time, the music, the attitude and the fashion are bro...

Calling Planet Earth

The Albert Halls, Bolton
Thursday 20 March 2025
Symphonically new on stage, the music of Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Human League, Ultravox, Tears For Fears, Depeche Mode, OMD, Japan, ABC, Soft Cell and more... "The Show that Defines a Decade" ...

The Blow Monkeys

Stockport Plaza, Stockport
Saturday 5 April 2025
With hits like 'Digging Your Scene' and 'It Doesn't Have To Be This Way', The Blow Monkeys epitomised the glamour of mid-80s pop at its most graceful and sophisticated. In the London band's frontman Robert Howard (aka Dr. Robert), they poss...

Go West & The Southbank Sinfonia

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Friday 2 May 2025
  Celebrating the 40th anniversary of their self-titled debut album with a special orchestral performance, Go West, alongside the Southbank Sinfonia, will be joined by fellow 80s luminaries Johnny Hates Jazz. Peter Cox met Richard Drummie...

Gary Numan

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Thursday 5 - Friday 6 June 2025
London-born Gary Anthony James Webb helped turn the UK's budding new wave scene on its head in the late '70s. He launched his music career by starting the band Tubeway Army, who released their eponymous debut in 1978. At the time, he adopte...
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