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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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THE SPICE GIRLS  
Wednesday 29th May to Saturday 1st June 2019 - Etihad Stadium

It's Official, The Spice Girls reunite in 2019 for a massive tour including Manchester's Etihad Stadium on Saturday 1st June. The tour will star Mel C, Mel B, Emma Bunton and Geri Horner but Victoria Beckham will not be taking part. Featuring support from the fantastic Jess Glynne.

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MARK KNOPFLER  
Wednesday 29th May 2019 - Manchester Arena

Hailed as one of the greatest guitarists of all time, Mark Knopfler has sold in excess of 120 million albums across his Dire Straits and solo career, and many of his songs have become standards, including ‘Money For Nothing’, ‘Sultans Of Swing’, ‘Romeo & Juliet’ and ‘Walk Of Life’. He has released eight solo albums as well as recording ‘Neck And Neck’ with guitar great Chet Atkins, and collaborated with Emmylou Harris on ‘All The Roadrunning’.

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DIDO  
Wednesday 29th May 2019 - Albert Hall

DIDO is one of the best selling UK artists in history. Her debut album ‘No Angel’, sold over 21 million copies worldwide and won several awards including two BRIT awards for ‘Best British Female’ and ‘Best Album’. This show will definitely be a sell out so make sure you’re quick at picking up tickets…

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TOWER OF POWER  
Wednesday 29th May 2019 - O2 Ritz

Tower Of Power are the California based American R&B band with horn section. The group hae been performing since 1968! Tower Of Power had charting hits in the US with "You're Still a Young Man", "So Very Hard to Go", "What is Hip" and "Don't Change Horses (in the Middle of a Stream)".

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WESTLIFE  
Thu 30th May & Fri 28th & Sat 29th June 2019 - Manchester Arena

Westlife, the UK's top selling album group of the 21st century today announce that they will be touring the UK and Ireland for the first time in seven years, playing Manchester Arena on Thursday 30 May 2019.

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THE CARPENTERS STORY  
Thursday 30th May 2019 - Opera House

This highly acclaimed concert-style production continues to captivate audiences across the UK with its spectacular re-creation of the classic songbook that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of popular music.

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HOWARD JONES  
Thursday 30th May 2019 - The Bridgewater Hall

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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OLLY MURS  
Friday 31st May 2019 - Manchester Arena

Following the release of his swaggering new single ‘Moves’ featuring Snoop Dogg, Olly Murs returns with his dazzling new album ‘You Know I Know’, out November 9th on RCA Records.

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THE MAGIC OF MOTOWN  
Friday 31st May 2019 - The Bridgewater Hall

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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NORTH WEST CALLING  
Saturday 1st June 2019 - O2 Ritz

Slaughter and The Dogs, UK Subs, Anti Nowhere League, Conflict, Dirt Box Disco, Discharge, Peter and the Test Tube Babies, Subhumans, Crashed Out, Kid Klumsy, Litterbug, Vomit.

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THE BEST OF JOHN WILLIAMS  
Sunday 2nd June 2019 - The Bridgewater Hall

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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BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY  
Thursday 6th June 2019 - Oldham Coliseum

The international acclaimed tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons at the Oldham Coliseum.

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THE STEVE HILLAGE BAND  
Friday 7th June 2019 - O2 Ritz

An Evening with The Steve Hillage Band performing tracks from his 1970's albums Green, L, Fish Rising and Motivation Radio

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MUSE  
Saturday 8th June 2019 - Etihad Stadium

Muse are pleased to announce the 2019 Simulation Theory World Tour! The Simulation Theory World Tour will feature an exciting new Enhanced Experience Package that allows access to an exclusive Mixed Reality Pre-Show Party, powered by Microsoft, with three original virtual reality games, inspired by tracks from Simulation Theory.

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THE LARK ASCENDING WITH THE HALLÉ  
Saturday 8th June 2019 - The Bridgewater Hall

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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THE MEMBRANES  
Saturday 8th June 2019 - O2 Ritz

Fronted by underground legend John Robb (louder than war website and magazine, TV pundit and author whose new book 'The Art Of Darkness - the true story of post-punk and goth' is out this year). Membranes last album Dark Matter/Dark Energy was a critical favourite across Europe, big on BBC 6music and was the bands first top 75 album and cemented their position as the UK's premier underground band.

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WOMAN TO WOMAN  
Saturday 8th June 2019 - The Lowry
Woman to Woman sees a unique and timeless collaboration between three of the UK’s most celebrated female Singer-Songwriters.
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THE LANCASHIRE HOTPOTS  
Saturday 8th June 2019 - Oldham Coliseum

Are you ready for a sing-a-longa party? The Lancashire Hotpots are back with a brand new show and they want YOU singing along. They’ll be raising the roof with all the Hotpot classics you know and love: Chippy Tea, I Fear Ikea and Egg, Sausage Chips & Beans.

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MIDNIGHT OIL  
Sunday 9th June 2019 - O2 Apollo

The iconic and legendary Australian rock band and agitators, Midnight Oil, are returning to the UK in the summer. Intensely political songs like “Beds Are Burning”, “Blue Sky Mining” and “Power & The Passion” took on even greater urgency in the age of Trump and Brexit leaving critics gushing across five continents.

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SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR  
Sunday 9th June 2019 - The Bridgewater Hall

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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NICK LOWE & LOS STRAITJACKETS  
Sunday 9th June 2019 - RNCM

Somewhere in London a musician carries the keys to the musical kingdom. In Nick's Technicolor sonic scope are all kinds of sounds, from rock to country to soul to pop. Nothing is off limits, as long as it has a groove and goodness based in reality. The musician has been performing for more than 40 years, but is as fresh today as the first time he stepped on stage.

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BACKSTREET BOYS  
Monday 10th June 2019 - Manchester Arena

Back Street Boys bring their DNA World Tour to Manchester Arena on 10 June.

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

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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ROD STEWART  
Friday 14th June 2019 - University of Bolton Stadium

Legend Rod Stewart comes to University of Bolton Stadium this June. One of the best-selling music artists of all time, Stewart has sold over 100 million records around the world. Hits include "Maggie May", "You Wear It Well", "Sailing" and "Do Ya Thing I'm Sexy?" to name just a few!

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COURTEENERS  
JAMES
DMA'S
PALE WAVES
Saturday 15th June 2019 - Heaton Park

THE COURTEENERS play Heaton Park, Manchester this coming June. If this wasn't already fantastic news the gig features very special guests JAMES plus DMA's & Pale Waves - A Fantastic line-up and sure to sell fast!

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METALLICA: WORLDWIRED TOUR  
Tuesday 18th June 2019 - Etihad Stadium

Metallica's WorldWired tour comes to the Etihad Stadium this coming June. Every ticket purchased includes a choice of physical or digital copy of the bands 10th and current album Hardwired...To Self-Destruct. Hits include 'Enter Sandman', 'Nothing Else Matters', and 'The Unforgiven' to name a few.

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TAKING BACK SUNDAY  
Wednesday 19th June 2019 - Manchester Academy

Taking Back Sunday embark on their 20th Anniversary Tour with a stop at the Manchester Academy. In the UK the bands biggest single was "MakeDamnSure" from their top 20 Album "Louder Now" in 2006.

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PAUL HEATON & JACQUI ABBOTT  
Friday 21st June 2019 - Edgeley Park, Stockport

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbot have announced a stadium gig at Edgeley Park, Stockport this June. The pair are former members of Beautiful South as well as Heaton being a member of The Housemartins alongside Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim). Heaton & Abbott have been working together for a long time, & the two will perform tracks from the new release The Last King Of Pop.

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TEARS FOR FEARS  
Friday 21st June 2019 - Delamere Forest

Tears For Fears to perform as part of Forest Live concert series. Synth-pop pioneers Roland Orzabal & Curt Smith formed Tears For Fears in 1981 & with breakthrough single ‘Mad World’ & further top 10 hits, ‘Change’ & ‘Pale Shelter’ ensured No 1 status for their debut album ‘The Hurting’. Moving into rock & pop mainstream, follow-up album ‘Songs From The Big Chair’ propelled the band to international recognition.

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GLADYS KNIGHT  
Saturday 22nd June 2019 - O2 Apollo

Gladys Knight, known for her collection of classic hits such as: ‘Midnight Train To Georgia’; ‘Help Me Make It Through The Night’;  ‘Licence To Kill  (the official theme song to the James Bond film); ‘The Way We Were’;  ‘Baby Don’t’ Change Your Mind’ and You’re The Best Thing (that ever happened to me) plus her critically acclaimed  latest album ‘Where My Heart Belongs’.

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BLOSSOMS  
Saturday 22nd June 2019 - Edgeley Park, Stockport

Blossoms play their largest headline concert to date at their hometown Edgeley Park football stadium. Perhaps best known for their singles "Charlemagne" and "I Can't Stand It" these local lads are sure to sell out in record time!

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PAUL WELLER  
Saturday 22nd June 2019 - Delamere Forest

15 years after his debut performance, Paul makes his highly anticipated return to Forestry Commision Presents Forest Live in 2019. The series will see him play seven of the nation's most loved forests, with tickets raising funds to sustain Britain's forestry and preserving its wildlife. Over 1.75 million people have attended the series over its 18 years in operation with no signs of slowing - don't miss out!

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JANE MCDONALD  
Sunday 23rd June 2019 - The Lowry
One of the nation's best-loved entertainers, is back with her phenomenal new live show.  The BAFTA award-winning star of Cruising with Jane McDonald and Jane & Friends always delivers a stunning performance and along with her fantastic live band, guarantees to bring the audience to their feet with this evening of music and laughter!
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EAGLES  
Wednesday 26th June 2019 - Manchester Arena

The Eagles - Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey - are bringing their critically acclaimed tour to Manchester Arena in 2019 and will perform classics spanning their career, including “Hotel California,” “One of These Nights,” “Life in the Fast Lane,” “Desperado,” and many more.

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LYNYRD SKYNYRD + STATUS QUO  
Thursday 27th June 2019 - Manchester Arena

Two fantastic rock bands! Lynyrd Skynyrd plus Status Quo return to Manchester Arena with their farewell tour 'Last of the Street Survivors'

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THE LANCASHIRE HOTPOTS  
Saturday 29th June 2019 - The Lowry
The Lancashire Hotpots are back with a brand-new show and they’re in the mood for love! Bernard and the boys will be playing all your Hotpot favourites with an emphasis on all the things they really love: meat pies, nights out down the boozer, and of course a Chippy Tea!
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