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HAYSEED DIXIE
Thursday 27th April 2017

Hayseed Dixie songs cover the four key elements of any song worth playing; - Drinkin’, Cheatin’, Killin’ and Hell! - The band also recorded an album of rocked-up bluegrass classics, called ‘*Choose Your Own Title’ using the name The Kerosene Brothers.

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THE HUNNA
Thursday 27th April 2017

Fresh from completing their fourth sold-out UK tour inside a whirlwind 10 months, The Hunna announce their biggest UK shows to date for Spring 2017. “rock’s next big thing” -Kerrang! "UK indie-rockers straddling genres and starting fires..." - Total Guitar “the UK’s most exciting new guitar band” - Digital Spy

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BOBBY V.
Friday 28th April 2017

Bobby V. is an American singer, songwriter and actor. V's first major single "Slow Down" charted at No.1 on the US Billboard Top R&B chart and reached No.8 on their Billboard's Hot 100 chart.

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CABBAGE
Friday 28th April 2017

A semi-controlled riot of tunes, energy, politics and black humour, Cabbage are one of the most exciting new live acts for many years.

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CLOUDBUSTING THE MUSIC OF KATE BUSH
Friday 28th April 2017

The band Cloudbusting have been gaining critical acclaim not only from audiences around the country but also radio, the press and even Kate Bush’s own musicians and collaborators. Kate's own drummer Preston Heyman said, “Mandy’s vocals were so good, I could have been listening to Kate herself!”

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SHALAMAR
Saturday 29th April 2017

An American R&B and soul group most active through the 70s and 80s. Hit singles include "A Night to Remember" and "There It Is".

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WHILE SHE SLEEPS
Saturday 29th April 2017

While She Sleeps are an English metallic hardcode band formed in 2006 in Sheffield. The band received the Best British Newcomer award at the Kerrang! Awards 2012.

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RAT BOY
Friday 5th May 2017

Rat Boy (Jordan Cardy) produces an amalgamation of styles, mostly hip hop and indie rock. His singles have done really well in the UK Vinyl charts, "Sign On" reached #1, "FAKE ID" peaked at #4 and "Move" landed them at #5.

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THE CRIBS
Friday 12th May 2017

The Cribs are an English indie rock band who Q magazine have described as "The biggest cult band in the UK". They've had three Top 10 albums and seven Top 40 singles since forming in 2002.

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SOUL II SOUL
Saturday 20th May 2017

Soul II Soul Presents A Night at The Academy. Soul II Soul (Live) + James Taylor Quartet + Jazzie B

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GIGANTIC... VOL 4
Saturday 28th May 2017

Gigantic The Wedding Present, EMF, Pop Will Eat Itself, Jim Bob, The Primitives, Thousand Yard Stare, EMF, Pop Will Eat Itself, Jim Bob, The Primitives, Thousand Yard Stare & Mark Morris (The Bluetones).

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BLUE OYSTER CULT
Sunday 25th June 2017

Blue Oyster Cult is an American rock band formed back in 1967. They are best know for singles "(Don't Fear) The Reaper", "Godzilla" and "Burnin' for You". They've sold over 24 million records worldwide!

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MAYDAY PARADE
Friday 22nd September 2017

10 years ago, a group of friends from Tallahassee formed a band & traveled the country, selling their CD to anyone that would listen in parking lots at Vans Warped Tour. Building a following from the roots up, one fan at a time, Mayday Parade has garnered a lifelong, massive dedicated fanbase.

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YOUNG GUNS
Monday 25th September 2017

Alt rock band, Young Guns come to Manchester Arena this September. The band have had spots opening live shows for Bon Jovi and Guns N' Roses. Their singles "Bones" reached no.1 on the US Billboard Active Rock chart.

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NEW FOUND GLORY
Friday 29th September 2017

American rock band, New Found Glory at Manchester Academy. Playing 'Sticks and Stones' & 'Catalyst' albums which reached #10 & #27 respectively in the UK album chart.

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BELINDA CARLISLE
Friday 6th October 2017

American singer Belinda Carlisle announces she’s back on the road with a very special short UK tour this Autumn with the ‘Heaven 30th Anniversary Tour’ in October 2017 performing a selection of tracks taken from her solo album ‘Heaven On Earth’.

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DRU HILL feat SISQO, 112, GINUWINE
Saturday 7th October 2017

Dru Hill feat. Sisqo, 112 & Ginuwine at Manchester Academy this October.

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GARY NUMAN
Friday 13th October 2017

Electronic and industrial music pioneer Gary Numan has announced a brand new tour for autumn 2017 in support of the release of his highly anticipated new album ‘Savage’.

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PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING
Monday 16th October 2017

The band’s first release through independent label Play It Again Sam, Every Valley examines the history of coal mining in South Wales. It is a record about community and what happens to an area when its lifeblood is ripped from it and as much as anything, it is a metaphor for a much larger, global and social malaise.

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SHAKKA
Thursday 19th October 2017

You could never accuse Shakka, now with 2 consecutive Best R&B/Soul Act MOBO Awards under his belt, of lacking ambition: he's overflowing with creativity when it comes to his music, bringing futuristic concepts together with timely social commentary, presenting them with the irresistible panache of a natural pop star.

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SLEAFORD MODS
Saturday 21st October 2017

Born out of part frustration and part accident, Sleaford Mods quickly found its feet as an aggressive verbal onslaught on all that is contrived and connected to the day-to-day hammer of low paid employment and domestic situations arising from that trap.

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SEX PISTOLS EXPERIENCE
Saturday 21st October 2017

The Sex Pistols Experience are The Worlds No1 professional tribute to the most outrageous & controversial band of all time.! With a Worldwide reputation built from over 1,000+ performances.

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SPACE MONKEYS
Saturday 4th November 2017

Space Monkeys were the last ever band signed by Tony Wilson to the seminal Factory Records Label, after spotting them play a gig in the basement of the Hacienda in 1995. Two years later the band sold a quarter of a million records worldwide through the success of the Billboard top 40 hit ‘Sugar Cane’.

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THE SOUTHMARTINS
Saturday 11th November 2017

The Southmartins are the leading tribute to The Beautiful South and The Housemartins. Having gigged across the UK continuously since their formation in 2010 they have built up a loyal following (some fans travel hundreds of miles just to see them).

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DAN BAIRD & HOMEMADE SIN
Sunday 12th November 2017

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.

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THOMAS RHETT
Sunday 12th November 2017

Following a huge 2016, which saw GRAMMY nominee Thomas Rhett win big at the Billboard Music Awards (’Top Country Song’ for ‘Die A Happy Man’, perform with Nick Jonas (CMT Cross Roads) & Zara Larsson (CMT Artists Of The Year), & play London’s O2 Arena for Country 2 Country festival, he brings his 2017 HOME TEAM TOUR to The UK.

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TYKETTO
Sunday 12th November 2017

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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HEAVEN 17
Saturday 18th November 2017

Born out of the collapse of the original Human League, and the brainchild of Martyn Ware, that band’s leader, B.E.F. was less a record label, as a portfolio of future musical projects of which Heaven 17 would be just one.

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ELECTRIC SIX
Wednesday 22nd November 2017

6-piece band, Electric Six, hail from Detroit, Michigan in the United States of America. With a rock style that mixes garage, disco, punk rock, new wave and metal. The band are perhaps best known for their singles "Danger! High Voltage" and "Gay Bar".

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THE DARKNESS
Friday 24th November 2017

"The Darkness is proud to return once again to the stages of our sceptered isle. We are here to confirm our reputation as the mightiest live band treading the boards in this saccharine age of music made by computers, millionaires and halfwits. Sometimes by all three!"

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GUNS 2 ROSES
Friday 24th November 2017

THE MOST NOTORIOUS GUNS N ROSES TRIBUTE IN HISTORY EST 2002 - THE ONLY GNR TRIBUTE TO PLAY LIVE WITH 4 DIFFERENT MEMBERS OF GUNS N ROSES! GUNS 2 ROSES ARE THE LONGEST RUNNING, CLOSEST LOOKING AND MOST INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED GN'R TRIBUTE IN THE WORLD!!!

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SONGHOY BLUES
Wednesday 29th November 2017

The desert punk / blues music group from Timbuktu, Mali return for a much anticipated show. Songhoy Blues have recently announced details of their new album, Résistance, which will be released on Transgressive Records on Friday June 16.

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JAGGED LITTLE PILL
Thursday 30th November 2017

Experience a night of pure nostalgia, as one of the greatest albums in music history is recreated live. Jagged Little Pill (Live On Stage) is the ultimate tribute to Alanis Morisette’s unforgettable award winning LP.

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ROACHFORD
Friday 1st December 2017

Ever since bulldozing his way onto the scene with unforgettable tracks like ‘Cuddly Toy’ and ‘Family Man’ in the late 80s, Andrew Roachford’s maverick take on music has spread far and wide.

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PEARL JAM UK
Saturday 9th December 2017

The World's Greatest Pearl Jam Tribute. Pearl Jam UK are a Liverpool based tributeto Pearl Jam consisting of five friends.

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HAPPY MONDAYS
Wednesday 13th December 2017

The ‘Twenty Four Hour Party People – Greatest Hits Tour’ announcement comes on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the Happy Mondays’ debut album ‘Squirrel and G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out)’.

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PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT
Friday 15th December 2017

Peter Hook & The Light are to return to Manchester Academy for a very special hometown show as they come back from their widely-acclaimed world tour performing both Substance albums by Joy Division and New Order on Friday 15th December 2017.

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CHAMELEONS VOX
Saturday 16th December 2017

Continuing this now-legendary annual residency at Manchester Academy 2 into what will be its fourth glorious year - Chameleons Vox - are back and with a must-see new show especially for their devoted and longstanding fan base.

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HIM
Saturday 16th December 2017

Following a long radio silence, Finnish rock giants HIM have announced a farewell tour, closing the final chapter on their 26 year career.

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SLADE
Sunday 17th December 2017

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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SHED SEVEN
Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd December 2017

Shed Seven announce their 2017 gig at the Manchester Academy. This fanstastic band are probably best known for their hit singles "Going For Gold", "She Left Me On Friday" and "Chasing Rainbows" to name just a few! Plus very special guests CAST.

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