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Manchester Academy, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PR (Map)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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YUNG LEAN & SAD BOYS
Wednesday 13th December 2017

Jonatan Leandoer Håstad is better known as Yung Lean, a Swedish rapper from Stockholm. He has released multiple singles to YouTube under his label Sad Boys Entertainment.

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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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ESCAPE THE FATE
Sunday 21st January 2018

Escape the Fate is an American post-hardcore band from Las Vegas, Nevada formed in 2005 and originally from Pahrump, Nevada, they are currently signed to Eleven Seven Music. The group consists of Robert Ortiz (drummer), Craig Mabbitt (lead vocalist), TJ Bell (rhythm guitarist), and Kevin "Thrasher" Gruft (lead guitarist).

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HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD
Thursday 25th January 2018

Hollywood Undead is an American rap rock band from Los Angeles. Their biggest hits world wide have been "Hear Me Now", "Undead", "We Are" and "Young" to name a few.

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MONGOL HORDE
Friday 26th January 2018

Möngöl Hörde is an English hardcore punk band formed in 2012. The group features Frank Turner on vocals, Ben Dawson on drums and Matt Nasir on guitar. Turner and Dawson are both former members of hardcore punk outfit Million Dead.

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THE DAMNED
Wednesday 31st January 2018

Following the band’s epic appearance at British Summer Time Festival in Hyde Park on Saturday 1 July, The Damned has announced the massive ‘Evil Spirits’ UK tour, which is set to rock venues across the country from 26 January – 17 February 2018.

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WILL VARLEY
Saturday 3rd February 2018

Combining melancholic ballads and fiery protest songs with audience interaction and surreal improvised comedy, Will Varley's  live performances have become grown ever more anarchic over the years.

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HIGHLY SUSPECT
Tuesday 6th February 2018

AEG Presents: Highly Suspect + SPECIAL GUESTS. American rock trio who started as a bar cover band, later they were nominated for Best Rock Album at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards.

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PARTYNEXTDOOR - INFINITY TOUR
Thursday 8th February 2018

The successful singer, songwriter & producer rocketed into commercial success with his debut self-titled mixtape with hit single Over Here featuring Drake. From this PARTNEXTDOOR has worked with the likes of Future, Drake, Travis Scott & Rihanna featuring vocals, songwriting & producing on a number of singles.

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HENRY ROLLINS TRAVEL SIDESHOW
Sunday 11th February 2018

For many years, Henry Rollins has used his camera to document his travels around the world. Join Henry for an intimate evening as he tells the fascinating stories behind the photos he has taken, from Baghdad to Timbuktu.

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BARS AND MELODY
Tuesday 13th February 2018

Bars and Melody, Leondre Devries (15) and Charlie Lenehan (17), are 2 musicians from the UK that infuse hip hop and pop. The band shot to fame in 2014 when they appeared on TV show 'Britain’s Got Talent' and Simon Cowell.

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ELECTRIC SIX
Wednesday 21st February 2018

Bringing maximum energy and more importantly, maximum good times, Electric Six tour in support of their latest album, Fresh Blood For Tired Vampyres.

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REBECCA FERGUSON
Friday 23rd February 2018

Rebecca Ferguson was the runner-up in the 2010 7th series of The X Factor. Since then she's had three Top 20 hits including "Nothing's Real but Love", "Backtrack" and "I Hope".

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MAGNUM
Saturday 24th February 2018

Formed in Birmingham back in 1972, Magnum are a rock band whos most significant eary success was Chase the Dragon in 1982, which reached #17 in the UK Album Chart.

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DAPPY
Saturday 24th February 2018

The return of Dappy - There are rebirths, and there is the spectacular transformation undergone by the artist formerly known as Costadinos Contostavlos, aka the five-million-selling, seven-Top-10-singles and three-platinum-albums-enjoying Dappy.

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LONDON CALLING PLAY THE CLASH
Friday 2nd March 2018

London Calling play The Clash - 'Give 'Em Enough Rope' 40th Anniversary Tour at the Manchester Academy.

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OBITUARY
Thursday 8th March 2018

One of the most influential, revered and best-selling death metal bands of all time, OBITUARY formed in the swamplands of South Florida in 1989 after switching their name from Xecutioner.

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THE WAILERS
Friday 9th March 2018

The Wailers Performing Legend in its entirety Plus other Greatest Hits at the Manchester Academy.

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FEEDER
Saturday 10th March 2018

Feeder bring their 'The Best Of' tour to he Academy. Since their first album way back in 1997 they've had hits with "Buck Rogers", "Tumble and Fall", "Just the Way I'm Feeling" plus many more!

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AS IT IS
Saturday 10th March 2018

Having just finished their main support slot on the UK leg of Neck Deep’s huge UK tour, As It Is have today announced their biggest UK headline tour to date for March 2018.

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THE WOMBATS
Sunday 11th & Saturday 24th March 2018

Formed in Liverpool back in 2003, The Wombats are a rock band who've sold over 1 million copies worldwide. Hit singles include "Moving To New York" and "Let's Dance To Joy Division".

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RUSS
Monday 12th March 2018

As the truism goes, there are 10 years of hard work behind every overnight success. In an industry filled with plants and manufactured hype, Russ did it all himself. No deep-pocketed managers funded his ascent. No co-signs propelled his rise.

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SKID ROW
Wednesday 14th March 2018

Skid Row bring their heavy metal sound to the Manchester Academy, with success between the 80s and in to the early 90s and a number one album on the US Billboard 200. Plus Toseland.

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KING NO ONE
Saturday 17th March 2018

It’s been a good year for King No-One; not only did they sell over 7,000 tickets on two sold out tours to an ever growing insatiable fan base, but they were also the first unsigned band to play the Radio 1/ NME stage at Reading and Leeds.

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CARPENTER BRUT
Thursday 22nd March 2018

French electronic musician whose real name is Franck Hueso, little is known about him other than his nationality. He has toured with the Swedish heavy metal band Ghost.

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THE FRATELLIS
Friday 23rd March 2018

Glasgow trio The Fratellis are back with a new tour and a new album. The band’s 5th album ‘In Your Own Sweet Time’ will be released on 9th March 2018 before heading out on a full UK tour. The Fratelllis had phenomenal success with their debut album 'Costello Music' entering the U.K Album Chart at number 2.

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THE WOMBATS
Sunday 11th & Saturday 24th March 2018

Formed in Liverpool back in 2003, The Wombats are a rock band who've sold over 1 million copies worldwide. Hit singles include "Moving To New York" and "Let's Dance To Joy Division".

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SIGRID
Saturday 24th March 2018

Sigrid is a 21 year old Norwegian singer and songwriter who achieved international suvvess in 2017 with the single "Don't Kill My Vibe".

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PHOENIX
Sunday 25th March 2018

Phoenix are based in Paris, France and their music has been featured in such films as Shallow Hal and Lost In Translation. In 2006 the band themselves appeared in Marie Antoinette, which like Lost In Translation, was directed by Sofia Coppola, Thomas Mars’ partner.

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ASTON MERRYGOLD
Sunday 8th April 2018

Aston Merrygold is a Brit Award and five time MOBO Award winning artist who has sold over 6 million records in the UK, and more that 10 million worldwide as part of the boy band JLS.

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LITTLE COMETS
Friday 13th April 2018

Little Comets are a band from Newcastle whose musical style has been likened to Vampire Weekend, using inopportune moments and a musical alphabet as deep as the sea.

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HEATHER SMALL
Sunday 22nd April 2018

Heather Small, grew up on a West London council estate. From going to Sunday school and attending the 'Good News Club', religion & faith became an important aspect of Heather's life. Growing up in 70's Britain & not wanting to be stereotyped or treated differently, Heather knew that she wanted to make something of herself.

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SKINDRED
Sunday 22nd April 2018

Skindred is a four-piece “ragga metal” band from Newport, Wales. Their genre is an innovative mix of metal, punk, and reggae.

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NINE BELOW ZERO
Saturday 28th April 2018

The Iconic Debut Album performed with an 8 Piece Band for the first time ever! One of the UK's finest Rhythm & Blues Bands, Nine Below Zero, formed in 1979 and named themselves after the famous Sonny Boy Williamson song.

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THE SMITHS LTD
Saturday 28th April 2018

The Smiths Ltd were formed in 2009 and being the ONLY Smiths tribute band from and based in Manchester, they have a unique selling point and an authenticity that is hard to beat.

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REEF / THE WILDHEARTS / TERRORVISION
Friday 4th May 2018

Reef, The Wildhearts & Terrorvision come together for a series of huge triple headline shows - The Britrock Must Be Destroyed! Tour - armed with 8 Top 20 albums & 35 top 40 singles between them!

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RHYTHM OF THE 90'S
Saturday 5th May 2018

RHYTHM OF THE 90'S COMES TO MANCHESTER ACADEMY! MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW.

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REND COLLECTIVE
Sunday 13th May 2018

Rend Collective, formerly known as Rend Collective Experiment, are a Northern Isish Christian rock band. Their singles have charted in the US Christian Songs chart "My Lighthouse" reching #17 & "You Will Never Run" peaking at #19.

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MACHINE HEAD
Friday 25th May 2018

Bay Area metal beasts MACHINE HEAD have announced a string of UK tour dates in support of their forthcoming ninth studio album, 'Catharsis', which is set for release via Nuclear Blast in early 2018.

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PROUD MARY
Saturday 9th June 2018

Proud Mary band are currently recording for a 5th album and looking forward to June 2018 UK shows. “A lesson in song writing” (Noel Gallagher).

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EUROPE
Friday 14th September 2018

Europe are pleased to announce they will embark on a headline UK Tour next September 2018 featuring special guests King King. The shows will feature songs from the new album “Walk The Earth” as well as all the hits.

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THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS
Thursday 4th October 2018

Brooklyn originals They Might Be Giants are on tour with a new show. TMBG's boundless creativity, rowdy and spontaneous performance, combined with their vast repertoire of memorable songs has made their live shows the thing of legend.

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FAT FREDDY'S DROP
Saturday 3rd November 2018

7-piece band Fat Freddy’s Drop is internationally regarded as one of the world’s finest live draws. Over the last four LPs the New Zealanders have navigated their way from the incubator of sunshine reggae through a colour-saturated field of soul psychedelia before swerving onto a desolate Detroit superhighway at night.

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