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DISTURBED  
Tuesday 14th May 2019 - O2 Apollo

American heavy metal band, Disturbed come to Manchester O2 Apollo this coming May. The band have recently had three Top 20 albums in the UK with "Indestructible", "Asylum" and "immortalized".

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MARC ALMOND  
Tuesday 14th May 2019 - The Bridgewater Hall

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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SAMANTHA FISH  
Tuesday 14th May 2019 - Band On The Wall

Multi award-winning American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter Samantha Fish returns for a nationwide UK tour in May 2019. The tour coincides with Samantha’s new studio album which is the follow-up to her critically-acclaimed 2017 albums Belle of the West and Chills & Fever.

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WHITE DENIM  
Friday 15th February 2019 - Albert Hall

Free wheeling, Indie-Rock combo, White Denim bring their hard-hitting sound, frantic energy & crunchy guitar riffs to the Albert Hall Friday 15th February!

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THE BETHS  
Wednesday 15th May 2019 - Band On The Wall

New Zealand four-piece The Beths channel their longtime friendship into high-energy guitar pop with a smart lyrical bite. Guitarist, lead vocalist and primary songwriter Elizabeth Stokes and guitarist Jonathan Pearce attended high school together before meeting up with longtime mates bassist Benjamin Sinclair and drummer Ivan Luketina-Johnston at the University of Auckland, where all four studied jazz.

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KATE RUSBY  
Thursday 16th May 2019 - 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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FAC51 THE HACIENDA  
Friday 17th May 2019 - Albert Hall

FAC 51 The Hacienda returns to Albert Hall for a special club night on Friday 17th May. Its first party this year in its hometown sees DJ legends Roger Sanchez and Todd Terry grace the decks as the two top US heavyweights head the bill.

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URBAN THEORY  
Friday 17th May 2019 - Band On The Wall

Scruff of the Neck bring the Manchester-based indie/post-punk band, URBAN THEORY, to Band on the Wall.

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IAN PROWSE & AMSTERDAM  
Friday 17th May 2019 - Manchester Academy

Merseyside hero Ian Prowse has formed two successful bands Pele and Amsterdam. Pele released 3 albums on Polydor/M&G Records. Six singles troubled the lower ends of the UK charts but abroad they scored hits in Belgium, Germany, Portugal, Holland and most notably a Number One in South Africa with 'Megalomania'. Pele were a noted live act completing nine tours of the U.K.. Ian then formed Amsterdam and their first single for Beat Crazy Records 'The Journey' was a UK top 40 single in February 2005. Follow up single 'Does this train stop on Merseyside' also hit the UK Charts.

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THEATRE OF HATE  
Friday 17th May 2019 - Manchester Academy

Theatre Of Hate’s debut double-A-side single, “Legion”/”Original Sin”, topped the independent chart in 1980, and “Westworld”, their debut album, produced by Mick Jones from The Clash and released in 1982, held the number one position for 21 weeks. The single taken from the album, “Do You Believe In The Westworld?” has become an anthem.

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OH SEES  
Saturday 18th May 2019 - Albert Hall

Psych-punk psychic warrior, ear worm-farmer, and possessor of many stamped passport pages John Dwyer does not let up. His group Oh Sees (aka Thee Oh Sees, OCS, The Oh Sees, etc) have transmogrified to fit many a moment – from hushed druggy folk to groovy demonic pop chants to science fictional krautrock expanse and beyond – to suit his omnivorous whims.

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LP - HEART TO MOUTH TOUR  
Saturday 18th May 2019 - O2 Ritz

Laura Pergolizzi is the American singer, songwriter who is known by the stage name LP. She has written songs for the likes of Cher, Rihanna, the Backstreet Boys and Christina Agulera. The biggest hit to date was the multi-Platinum single "Lost on You" released in 2015.

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CHRIS DIFFORD  
Saturday 18th May 2019 - Manchester Stoller Hall

2019 Grammy nominated, double Ivor Novella Award winning lyricist Chris Difford announces his May 2019 “stand-up, sit-down” tour Up the Junction. The tour carries on from a successful show at 2018’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, & sees Difford discussing extracts from his book Some Fantastic Place, which takes a look back at his career, whilst performing hits from across his Squeeze back-catalogue, & debuting some new solo material.

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THEA GILMORE  
Saturday 18th May 2019 - RNCM

Thea Gilmore releases Small World Turning on May 17 – her first new collection of songs since 2017’s The Counterweight which was her 3rd successive top 40 album. She also embarks on a UK tour with her band and support from Matt Owens (Noah And The Whale).

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BOWIE STARMAN  
Saturday 18th May 2019 - The Edge, Wigan

Bowie Starman is a David Bowie group that travels throughout the UK and Worldwide, playing high-calibre shows that delight audiences. All of your favourite David Bowie songs are performed by this talented group, who use more than 30 years of performing experience to offer a night of unforgettable entertainment.

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WALKING ON CARS  
Sunday 19th May 2019 - O2 Ritz

Walking on Cars are a 5-piece Irish rock band from County Kerry. Formed in 2010, the band released their debut single in 2012, "Catch Me If You Can" reached #1 on the Irish iTunes Chart. In 2016 their first album "Everything This Way" reached #1 in Ireland and #26 in the UK.

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PAUL YOUNG '35 YEARS OF NO PARLEZ' PT 2  
Sunday 19th May 2019 - RNCM

Paul Young brings his '35 Years Of No Parlez' Pt 2 to the RNCM. The debut album released in 1983, went to #1 and was 3x Platinum. The album featured hits including "Whereever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)", "Come Back and Stay" and "Love of the Common People".

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THE STEVE WILLIAMSON EXPERIENCE  
Sunday 19th May 2019 - The Royal Exchange
THE STEVE WILLIAMSON EXPERIENCE PROVIDES A UNIQUE JOURNEY AROUND THE SONIC POTENTIAL OF MUSIC AS A TRUE ART FORM THAT CAN CHANGE OUR STATE AND MAKE US FEEL BETTER.
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TOO MANY ZOOZ  
Sunday 19th May 2019 - Band On The Wall

Too Many Zooz are a busking phenomenon born in the subways of New York City. Their unique sound somehow manages to smash together jazz, Afro-Cuban rhythms, funk and even EDM structures and house music. They have racked up millions of views of their amazing live videos on YouTube.

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MANIC STREET PREACHERS  
Monday 20th & Tuesday 21st May 2019 - O2 Ritz

Perhaps one of the best known bands to come out of Wales, the Manics were formed back in 1986. Fronted by James Dean Bradfield the multi award winning group have had hits with "A Design for Live", "Everything Must Go" and "If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next" to name just a few!

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RYMDEN: BERGLUND, WESSELTOFT, OSTROM  
Monday 20th May 2019 - Manchester Stoller Hall

Bugge Wesseltoft – Piano, Keyboards | Dan Berglund – Bass | Magnus Öström – Drums - RYMDEN – The new super group of three major minds in European music history.

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BLACKPINK  
Tuesday 21st May 2019 - Manchester Arena

BLACKPINK, the hottest Korean female group, will bring their BLACKPINK 2019 WORLD TOUR with KIA to Manchester Arena on Tuesday 21 May.

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THE ELVIS WORLD TOUR  
STARRING SHAWN KLUSH AND DEAN Z
Tuesday 21st May 2019 - Opera House

Champion US Elvis Tribute Artist Dean Z (winner of EPE's Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest) will be joining Shawn Klush, bringing his one of a kind, high energy performances to the show along with original Elvis band members The Sweet Inspirations.

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ZARA LARSSON  
Tuesday 21st May 2019 - Albert Hall

Zara is a Swedish songwriter and performer who achieved national fame in her native country when she won the 2008 season of the talent show ‘Talang’ – a Swedish version of Britain’s Got Talent.

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LINIKER O ES CARAMELOWS  
Tuesday 21st May 2019 - Band On The Wall

Shaking things up to high-gear, Brazilian funk, moving from ballad to a reggae bridge, eventually exploding into a majestic African-based Candomblé rhythmic finish as they spiral upwards towards wider acclaim and recognition. Seeing them this close helps to understand just how they cast their musical magic on their audiences.

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JAMES WALSH (STARSAILOR) SOLO ACOUSTIC  
Tuesday 21st May 2019 - FAC251

Front man of multi-million selling band Starsailor, James Walshhas proven his own worth as a singer-songwriter in his own right. He’s written songs with Eliza Doolittle, Melanie C, Suzanne Vega, and Professor Green– to name a few; as well as writing movie soundtracks.

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BIG THIEF  
Wednesday 22nd May 2019 - O2 Ritz

Formed in 2015, Big Thief are an American indie rock band from Brooklyn, New York. The bands members are Adrianne Lenker (guitar, vocals), Buck Meek (guitar, backup vocals), Max Oleartchik (bass), and James Krivchenia (drums). To date they've released two albums Masterpiece (2016) and Capacity (2017).

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WANNABE - THE SPICE GIRLS SHOW  
Thursday 23rd May 2019 - Opera House

Wannabe is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the World's biggest girl band, the Spice Girls. Featuring the greatest Spice Girls hits, this musical celebration recreates the era of Girl Power! NB. Tribute show.

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WHISKEY MYERS  
Thursday 23rd May 2019 - O2 Ritz

Texas based American Southern rock group, Whiskey Myers, come to the O2 Ritz Manchester. The band have released four studio albums to date with their last "Mud" reached #4 on the US Country album charts. In 2018 Whiskey Myers featured in four episodes of the Kevin Costner Paramount Network series Yellowstone which helped propel their albums in to the iTunes country chart.

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HUGH JACKMAN  
Friday 24th May 2019 - Manchester Arena

Academy Award®-nominated, Golden Globe- and Tony Award-winning performer, Hugh Jackman, has announced his first world tour. The Man. The Music. The Show. will see Jackman performing hit songs from; The Greatest Showman, Les Miserable and more from Broadway and film accompanied by a live orchestra.

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MARCUS MILLER  
Friday 24th May 2019 - The Bridgewater Hall

Marcus Miller returns to The Bridgewater Hall, in support of his latest release ‘Laid Black’. Anyone who has listened to Miller’s music or experienced his concerts live knows that they are in for quite a treat. Miller’s powerful, jazz/funk bass playing is out in full force with this album – pushing boundaries and taking jazz to new levels. Miller, along with his incredible band of young musicians, will be sure to excite, challenge and transport audiences.

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CHILDREN OF ZEUS  
Friday 24th May 2019 - Manchester Cathedral

A project from 2 of Manchester’s most respected artists Konny Kon & Tyler Daley. Konny Kon is a DJ, MC & beatmaker best known as one third of Broke’N’English alongside fellow Mans DRS & Strategy. Tyler Daley, also known as Hoodman went from being a respected MC & actor to one of the most in demand soul singers of recent times, lending his vocals & writing credits to music from Goldie, LSB, Soul II Soul‘s Caron Wheeler, Lenzman, Lisa Mafia, Bugsy Malone, & more.

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MASSAOKE - NIGHT AT THE MUSICALS  
Friday 24th May 2019 - Manchester Academy

Manchester Academy Presents MASSAOKE: A NIGHT AT THE MUSICALS 'Bring the sing to the greatest musicals of all time:Live band, giant screen lyrics, everyone sings together'

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SINGALONGA BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY  
Friday 24th May 2019 - The Lowry
The smash hit film as you have never experienced it before. Celebrate Queen, their music, and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury.
Our live host will warm up your voices in true Freddie Mercury style, teach you some iconic dance moves and show you how to use your interactive prop bags.
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STING & SHAGGY  
Saturday 25th May 2019 - O2 Apollo

Following the Grammys, where Sting & Shaggy were awarded Best Reggae Album for their collaboration 44/876, the pair have announced their return to the UK with The 44/876 Tour. The album, referencing both Sting’s UK and Shaggy’s Jamaica dialling code, reached the top ten in the official UK album chart upon release in April 2018. Filled with original material, the record includes single Don’t Make Me Wait.

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EPIC FANTASIES WITH THE HALLÉ  
Saturday 25th May 2019 - The Bridgewater Hall

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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Saturday 25th May 2019 - Band On The Wall

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, BBC 6 Music legend and funkster about town Craig Charles manning the decks and tearing the roof off the famous Band on the Wall once again.

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KRS-ONE  
Saturday 25th May 2019 - Manchester Academy

When it comes to Hip Hop, no one is as consistent and influential as KRS-One. It is impossible to discuss Hip Hop’s history without discussing KRS-One. His reputation as both a live performer and as Hip Hop’s resident “Teacha” has reached mythic proportions...

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GIGANTIC VOL 5...  
Saturday 25th May 2019 - Manchester Academy

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

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BLACK MAGIC - THE LITTLE MIX SHOW  
Saturday 25th May 2019 - Stockport Plaza

An energetic tribute show following in the footsteps of the award winning girl band, Little Mix with live vocals and pop video choreography.

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NEIGHBOURHOOD FESTIVAL
Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th May 2019 - Victoria Park, Warrington

Neighbourhood Weekender - Victoria Park, Warrington, WA4 - Featuring George Ezra, Richard Ashcroft, Primal Scream, The Vaccines, You Me At Six, Slaves, Nothing But Thieves, The Charlatans and more!

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MICHAEL BUBLE  
Sunday 26th May 2019 - Manchester Arena

Grammy-award winning global megastar Michael Bublé will return to Manchester Arena with a band new tour on Sunday 26 May 2019.

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LIZZO  
Sunday 26th May 2019 - O2 Ritz

This show has moved from Manchester Gorilla. Melissa Jefferson is best known by the stage name Lizzo. American rapper and singer from Minnesota. With three albums under her belt since 2013, her most recent single "Juice" reached #23 on the US R&B charts.

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KIP MOORE ACOUSTIC  
Sunday 26th May 2019 - Manchester Academy

Kip Moore’s current Top 20 single “Last Shot” is the 2nd taken from his revered third studio album SLOWHEART & follows his fourth No. One hit “More Girls Like You.” “SLOWHEART,” garnered instant praise from critics as Moore’s “most complete, cohesive declaration of his artistic sensibilities yet” (NPR,) as well landing on multiple “Best Of” lists including Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, UpRoxx, Bobby Bones Show and many more.

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MAMA  
Sunday 26th May 2019 - The Lowry
Mama perform An Evening of Genesis Music, a tribute to the music of British group Genesis performing pieces from every era of Genesis from the early Peter Gabriel albums, right through the Phil Collins era in the 70s and 80s, and up to the final Genesis studio album, We Can’t Dance.
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MAREN MORRIS  
Monday 27th May 2019 - Albert Hall

American country music singer, songwriter makes a stop at the Albert Hall Manchester as part of her Girl The World Tour. Maren is a Grammy Award winner and had had several Number One singles in the US Country Charts. With special guest Raelynn.

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CONNAN MOCKASIN  
Monday 27th May 2019 - Band On The Wall

New Zealand dream pop enigma Connan Mockasin performs a very rare, intimate bank holiday show at Band on the Wall.

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THE WATERBOYS  
Tuesday 28th May 2019 - The Bridgewater Hall

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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CEDRIC BURNSIDE  
Tuesday 28th May 2019 - Band On The Wall

Take one glance at the iconic tintype photograph which serves as the cover to his new album, Benton County Relic, and you know immediately that Cedric Burnside is the real deal. “When I first saw it, I thought I looked like an outlaw,” he laughs.

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SANGRE DE MUERDAGO  
Tuesday 28th May 2019 - Manchester Academy

Spanish, Sangre de Muerdago stands on the wild side, on top of the cliffs, at the depths of the woods.... Galician Folk songs to heal and roam, to dance and love.

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