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What's On In Manchester

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Manchester Academy, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PR (Map)
 
 
 
 
 
 
THE MIDNIGHT BEAST
Thursday 20th September 2018

Stef, Dru and Ash rose to mainstream recognition with their hilarious parody of Ke$ha's 'Tik Tok' in 2009. The single hit Number 1 in Australia and its video has amassed over 16,000,000 views to date.

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DISMANTLED TOUR
Thursday 20th September 2018

Dismantled Tour comes to Manchester Academy this September. More details to follow.

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WITH CONFIDENCE
Tuesday 25th September 2018

Australian pop punk band from Sydney, With Confidence was formed in 2012. The band have cited influences from the likes of Blink-192, The Dangerous Summer, Kings Of Leon and more. See them at the Manchester Academy in late September.

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CROWN THE EMPIRE
Saturday 29th September 2018

Formed in Texas back in 2010, Crown The Empire have gone on to release one EP and three studio albums.

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TOM CLARKE (THE ENEMY ACOUSTIC)
Sunday 30th September 2018

Tom Clarke is best known as the lead singer of the indie rock band The Enemy. He will be touring solo with an acoustic set this September.

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SONS OF APOLLO
Monday 1st October 2018

Formed in 2017, Sons of Apollo is an American prog rock supergroup composed of Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan, Derek Sherinian, Jeff Scott Soto, and Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal. Their first two singles were "Signs of the Time" and "Coming Home".

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SAARA AALTO
Wednesday 3rd October 2018

Firmly established as one of Europe’s major talents and celebrated stars following her explosive start in the UK pop scene when she entered Simon Cowell’s X Factor. The man himself ecstatically proclaimed ‘That’s how you do it!’ following her first audition.

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PALAYE ROYALE
Wednesday 3rd October 2018

Palaye Royale are a rock band formed in Toronto, Canada but have since relocated to Las Vegas. Their single "Get Higher" reached #27 in the Billboard Modern Rock Charts and they were the first unsigned band to win MTV's Musical March Madness awards.

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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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THE SONICS
Friday 5th October 2018

The Sonics have remained the most recognized sounds ever listened to by aspiring musicians and multitudes of fans around the world.

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THE WEDDING PRESENT
Friday 5th October 2018

The Wedding Present are heading to Manchester to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the release of their first singles collection, Tommy. Fans can expect to hear tracks from the compilation, as well as favourites from across the band’s career.

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THE RIFLES
Friday 5th October 2018

Over a decade after their formation, they can still play to thousands of fans all over the country. They have an impressive catalogue under their belt which includes 5 studio albums and a host of songs that have become institutional fan favourites...

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POPPY
Saturday 6th October 2018

In the year 2014 a small doll like creature emerged from Youtube.com. Is she a human? Android? Cross breed? Will we ever know? If the internet Gods have blessed you with Poppy’s presence, you have probably felt like you were transported into another dimension or perhaps another state of mind?

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PRINCE TRIBUTE - ENDORPHINMACHINE
Saturday 6th October 2019

In 2016, we lost Prince, one of the most prolific and controversial musical icons of all time.  It seemed that there was nothing this man couldn't do, and because there was only one PRINCE, there is only one Prince Tribute – Endorphinmachine.

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THE AMITY AFFLICTION
Sunday 7th October 2018

Hailing from Australia, The Amity Affliction are a metalcore band formed in 2003. The group have had hit albums in the UK with "Let the Ocean Take Me" and "This Could Be Heartbreak".

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YOUNG BOSS N*GGAZ TOUR
Monday 8th October 2018

Young Boss N*ggaz Tour: The European Takeover featuring YBN Nahmir, YBN Almighty Jay, and YBN Cordae.

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ENSLAVED + HIGH ON FIRE
Monday 8th October 2018

Norwegian extreme metal band, Enslaved, come to Manchester Academy this October. The group draws on their Viking and religious heritage as well as Norse mythology.

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BECKY HILL
Tuesday 9th October 2018

Becky Hill is finally ready to step into her own spotlight. After a handful of hugely successful collaborations – with the likes of Wilkinson, Rudimental, Matoma and MK – she now finds herself a bona fide solo artist, front and centre of her own music. But it’s been a “long old slog” to get here.

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BOYZLIFE
Wednesday 10th October 2018

Brian McFadden, of Westlife, and Keith Duffy, of Boyzone, form the supergroup named Boyzlife!

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AURORA
Wednesday 10th October 2018

The tour will give AURORA’s fans the opportunity to see her play new music, to be release throughout 2018. There’s always been something otherworldly about Norwegian musician, Aurora. Something a bit fantastical and peculiar.

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HOLLIE COOK
Thursday 11th October 2018

Hailing from West London, Hollie Cook is a singer and keyboard player who was part of the all-female punk/reggae band The Slits. Singles include "Tiger Balm" and "That Very Night".

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KNUCKLE PUCK
Thursday 11th October 2018

Knuckle Puck are an American pop punk band from Chicago. To date the band has released two albums "Copacetic" and "Shapeshifter" the later peaking at number 50 in the US.

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SLY5THAVE
Thursday 11th October 2018

Sly5thAve is the project of multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and producer Sylvester Uzoma Onyejiaka II, whose sophisticated compositions are shaped by his faith in hip hop, and deep understanding of soul and jazz.

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TOM HINGLEY & THE KAR-PETS
Friday 12th October 2018

Tom Hingley is best known as the fromer frontman of Manchester's Inspiral Carpets. The Kar-Pets are a tribute to Inspiral Carpets featuring the former lead singer!

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TOM GRENNAN
Friday 12th October 2018

Tom Grennan is one of the biggest talents of 2017 and most anticipated debut artist of 2018; he has a penchant for creating thunderous popsongs which showcases his raspy and fervid vocals, whilst lyrics demonstrate a certain vulnerability which makes him a role model for the realmillennials.

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EVIL SCARECROW
Friday 12th October 2018

Evil Scarecrow were formed in Nottingham back in 2002, the band describes their genre as Parody Black Metal.

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GLENN HUGHES
Saturday 13th October 2018

The former bassist and singer of Deep Purple is pleased to announce that he will be performing Deep Purple only material with his “GLENN HUGHES PERFORMS CLASSIC DEEP PURPLE LIVE” nationwide UK tour in October 2018.

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THE REZILLOS
Saturday 13th October 2018

The Rezillos - "Can't Stand The Rezillos" 40th Anniversary Concert. The Rezillos are a punk/New Wave band formed in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1976

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COHEED AND CAMBRIA
Saturday 13th October 2018

American prog-rock band, Coheed and Cambria come to Manchester Academy this October. The group mix prog-rock, pop, heavy metal and post-hardcore. They've achieved a couple of Top 20 singles in the US with "A Favor House Atlantic" and "The Running Free".

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POETS OF THE FALL
Sunday 14th October 2018

Finnish rockers Poets of the Fall - singer Marko, guitarist Olli and keyboardist Captain - started out their musical adventure from scratch in 2003. Marko sold everything he had to invest in pursuing the love of his life, music, with his buddies Olli and Captain.

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THE BLINDERS
Monday 15th October 2018

With their debut album ‘Columbia’ dropping on September 21st, The Blinders have announced they will follow the release with an extensive UK tour throughout October & November. The Blinders second headline tour of 2018, kicks off in their adopted hometown of Manchester.

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CROSSFAITH
Wednesday 17th October 2018

The band is considered to play the style of music known as electronicore, due to their blend of influences from metalcore, industrial metal, hardcore, metal and electronica. They have thus been described as 'Slipknot tearing The Prodigy limb from limb'.

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BLACK PEAKS
Wednesday 17th October 2018

Black Peaks (previously known as Shine) are a prog rock/metal band from Brighton. Their latest album was cleverly called "Upcoming Second Album".

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DAUGHTRY
Wednesday 17th October 2018

Daughtry is an American rock band fronted by Chris Daughtry, a finalist on the 5th season of American Idol. Their first album has sold over 4 million copies in the US. Hit singles from the albums include "It's Not Over" and "Home".

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LUCY SPRAGGAN
Thursday 18th October 2018

Lucy Spraggan has announced a new headline tour ahead of the release of her fifth studio album due for March 2019. Spraggan returns to the live scene in October 2018.

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TOOTS & THE MAYTALS
Friday 19th October 2018

Toots and the Maytals are a Jamaican group who are perhaps the best known ska and rocksteady vocal group. Formed in the early 60s they were key figures in popularising reggae music around the world.

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DRAKE WHITE AND THE BIG FIRE
Friday 19th October 2018

Drake White is an American country music singer hailing from Nashville, Tennessee. Bringing his Drake White and The Big Fire to Manchester Academy this October. Hit singles in the US Country chart have been "It Feels Good", "Livin' The Dream" and "Makin' Me Look Good Again".

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ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER
Friday 19th October 2018

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever is an Australian based indie rock band formed back in 2013. After the release of a couple of EPs they released their album "Hope Downs" in 2018 on Sub Pop record label.

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DUST JUNKYS
Saturday 20th October 2018

DUST JUNKYS - Done And...Dusted - 20th Anniversary Performance Plus Special Guests Scuttlers. Formed in Manchester in 1995 by Nicky Lovett. Fantastic rap rock band and favorite of Manchester Theatres.

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ACADEMY IN THE UK (PUNK TRIBUTE NIGHT)
Saturday 20th October 2018

Academy In The UK Feat The Sex Pistols Experience, The Complete Clash, Bootleg Blondie, The Ramonas.

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EMMA BLACKERY
Saturday 20th October 2018

Rising pop star Emma Blackery has announced an extensive UK tour. The announcement follows the release of huge new single ‘Dirt’; a sassy pop anthem, which has had just under 800,000 streams since its release, while the video, featuring vengeful dance routines & plenty of attitude, has over 1/2 a million views already.

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STRANGE WAVES IV
Saturday 20th October 2018

Strange Waves IV - Feat: Brian Jonestown Massacre, Flamingods + more TBA

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SAXON
Sunday 21st October 2018

Following the critically acclaimed release of ‘Battering Ram’ in 2015, the heavy metal giants have released their 22nd studio album ‘Thunderbolt’ which reached the Top 30 in the official UK charts this February, at No 29 it’s their highest chart position since 1984’s ‘Crusader’ album.

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BLACK HONEY
Sunday 21st October 2018

Following their recent return with magnificent new single ‘Bad Friends’, Black Honey – the UK’s most loved upcoming indie band – have announced a massive UK headline tour for the autumn that culminates with a huge show at London’s Electric Ballroom.

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