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What's On In Manchester

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Listing Of What's On At The Apollo Theatre, Manchester

 
 
 
 
O2 Apollo Theatre, Stockport Road, Ardwick Green, Manchester, M12 6AP (Map)
 
 
 
 
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THE STRANGLERS
Saturday 30th March 2019

With record-breaking, sell-out shows and festival appearances in the UK and throughout the world, demand to see and hear the band is at an all-time high, testament surely to their considerable musical talent and enduring quality of their songs.

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UB40 - ALI CAMPBELL, ASTRO & MICKEY VIRTUE
Sunday 31st March 2019

With 2019 marking 40 years since UB40 formed, the legendary reggae band will be celebrating with a greatest hit set that features global smashes including ‘Red Red Wine’, ‘Cherry Oh Baby’, ‘Rat In Mi Kitchen’ and ‘Kingston Town’. Ali, Astro & Mickey will be joined on-stage by their incredible eight-piece reggae band.

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AZIZ ANSARI
Monday 1st April 2019

American actor and comedian, Aziz Ansari comes to the O2 Apollo, Manchester this April as part of his European Tour. Probably best known for playing Tom Haverford in NBC's Parks and Recreation as well as the release of his book Mordern Romance: An Investigation.

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LEGENDS LIVE 2019
Thursday 4th April 2019

LEGENDS LIVE 2019 at Manchester O2 Apollo - Suzi Quatro, Les McKeown's Legendary Bay City Rollers, Showaddywaddy, David Essex.

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GIORGIO MORODER
Friday 5th April 2019

The tour production entitled A Celebration of the 80’s will see the pioneering Italian songwriter, producer and DJ perform the highlights from his prolific career in a spectacular stage show with dazzling visuals and lighting alongside his band and vocalists.

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BOYZ II MEN
Saturday 6th April 2019

American R&B group, Boyz II Men come to the O2 Apollo Manchester this April. The group have had a lot of hit singles in the UK including the #1 with "End of the Road", #5 "I'll Make Love to You" and "4 Seasons of Loneliness" to name just a few!

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RYAN ADAMS
Sunday 7th April 2019

Ryan's heading out on tour! This March and April, he'll be playing 8 dates in the UK. Ryan Adams is considered one of the most hard working artists ever, with a massive 17 albums released since 2000 not to mention is side projects and bands.

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MARINA
Friday 10th May 2019

MARINA is an award-winning, platinum-selling artist. Revered since her breakthrough in 2009, she has released three UK Top 10 albums including Gold certified ‘The Family Jewels’ & ‘Electra Heart’ which debuted at Number 1 on the UK’s Official Charts. Marina’s last album, ‘FROOT’ was a Top 10 debut on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 and reached Number 4 on the Top Albums Chart.

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RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE
Thursday 9th May 2019

The Official RuPaul’s Drag Race World Tour returns with an all new production for 2019! Mission leader Michelle Visage takes voyagers on a journey to save the universe with the help of her intergalactic queens including Aquaria, Kameron Michaels, Asia O’Hara, Kim Chi, Naomi Smalls, Monét X Change and Violet Chachki! Presented by Voss Events in collaboration with World of Wonder and VH1.

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KEVIN SMITH & RALPH GARMAN
Sunday 12th May 2019

US writer, director, actor and podcaster Kevin Smith, alongside fellow actor Ralph Garman, are heading back to the UK this May with their legendary weekly podcast Hollywood Babble-On. This four-night string of dates will bring the live show back to the UK for the first time since 2014.

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DISTURBED
Tuesday 14th & Wednesday 15th May 2019

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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THE VAMPS
Saturday 18th May 2019

The Vamps gained fame in 2012 with cover songs they uploaded to YouTube, with comparisons to One Direction the group started to support bands including Demi Lovato, The Wanted, JLS and more. Hit singles include "Can We Dance", "Wild Heart" and "Last Night".

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STING & SHAGGY
Saturday 25th May 2019

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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JACK SAVORETTI
Wednesday 29th May 2019

Jack Savoretti is an English solo acoustic singer of Italian descent. To date the 35 year old had released 5 studio albums with many of his tracks being featured in movies and TV shows. Most recently Savoretti featured on Kylie Minogue's album Golden.

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MIDNIGHT OIL
Sunday 9th June 2019

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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DAVID BLAINE
Tuesday 11th June 2019

David Blaine: Real or Magic comes to the O2 Apollo Manchester this June. Blaine’s one-man show, Real Or Magic, brings his unique brand of entertainment, promising to be an unforgettable interactive experience that both shocks and amazes. An experiment in and of itself, his perfomance combines his world-famous sleight of hand with his death-defying endurance acts. No two shows will be exactly the same.

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GLADYS KNIGHT
Saturday 22nd June 2019

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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STRAY CATS
Tuesday 25th June 2019

Formed in 1979, Stray Cats are an American rockabilly band from Long Island, New York. The band had hits in the UK with "Runaway Boys", "Rock This Town" and "Stray Cat Strut".

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GOJIRA
Monday 1st July 2019

Gojira are a French heavy metal band who were formed in 1996 under the name Godzilla. Singles include "Indians", "Liquid Fire" and " Silvera".

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BIANCA DEL RIO'S "IT'S JESTER JOKE"
Friday 13th September 2019

The self-proclaimed ‘Clown in a Gown’ will tell tales of her world travels & the outrageous circus that is her life on the most ambitious solo drag show tour in history on her brand-new comedy show ‘It’s Jester Joke’. Irreverent & fierce, Bianca is guaranteed to keep audiences in stitches with her comical ‘tell-it-like-it-is’ views.

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HOZIER
Thursday 19th September 2019

Hozier: Wasteland, Baby Tour 2019. Andrew Hozier-Byne is best known by Hozier. He is an Irish musician, singer and songwriter who's debut single "Take Me to Church" reached #2 in the UK and went Platinum in many countries including 3x Platinum in the UK.

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ROMESH RANGANATHAN
Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th October + Wednesday 6th November 2019

Fresh from the ‘Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan’, ‘A League Of Their Own’ & ‘Judge Romesh’, he's putting showbiz aside to deliver a carefully curated selection of all the things he has found unacceptable since the last tour, including why trying to save the environment is a scam, why none of us are truly free, & his suspicion that his wife is using gluten intolerance to avoid sleeping with him.

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THE SONGS OF STEVIE WONDER STARRING BEVERLEY KNIGHT
Thursday 10th October 2019

UK soul queen Beverley Knight will celebrate the songs of Stevie Wonder on a 10-date UK tour this autumn. Having performed a special concert recorded for BBC Radio 2’s ‘Friday Night Is Music Night’ series at The London Palladium at the end of last year, Knight is set to take the show across the UK with the Leo Green Orchestra to pay homage to one of the greatest songwriters of modern times.

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PEABO BRYSON SINGS THE SONGS OF BARRY WHITE
Saturday 12th October 2019

International soul star Peabo Bryson, who won Grammy awards for his chart-topping Disney duets with Celine Dion and Regina Belle, is the latest act announced as part of BBC Radio 2’s ‘Friday Night Is Music Night LIVE’, a new initiative which sees a range of high profile acts touring the UK in celebration of iconic songwriters.

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JONATHAN VAN NESS: ROAD TO BEIJING
Thursday 17th October 2019

Jonathan Van Ness announces his 2019 U.K. & Ireland stand-up tour debut. Jonathan Van Ness’ ‘Road To Beijing’ U.K & Ireland tour. As the star of the Emmy-nominated web series Gay of Thrones, and the Emmy-winning reality show Queer Eye, Jonathan has become known in the entertainment industry for his fabulous, unstoppable energy.

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WILL YOUNG
Friday 18th October 2019

Will Young has spent the last two decades at the forefront of pop after bursting onto the scene in 2002. His expansive career has culminated in four #1 and two #2 chart topping albums, two BRIT Awards and four UK number one singles.

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SAXON
Sunday 20th October 2019

Saxon: 40th Anniversary Castles & Eagles Tour. Saxon were the leaders of the new wave of British heavy metal bands from the 80s. The boys had a number of hit singles including "747 (Strangers in the Night), "And The Bands Played On", "Never Surrender" and many more beside.

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TIM MINCHIN
Friday 25th & Saturday 26th October 2019

TIM MINCHIN, award-winning comedian, actor and composer, will return to the stage for his first UK tour dates since 2011.

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OMD
Friday 1st November 2019

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) are an electronic band who were formed in Merseyside in 1978, they had Top 10 singles with the likes of "Enola Gay", "Souvenir", "Joan of Arc" and many more.

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ROMESH RANGANATHAN
Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th October + Wednesday 6th November 2019

Fresh from the ‘Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan’, ‘A League Of Their Own’ & ‘Judge Romesh’, he's putting showbiz aside to deliver a carefully curated selection of all the things he has found unacceptable since the last tour, including why trying to save the environment is a scam, why none of us are truly free, & his suspicion that his wife is using gluten intolerance to avoid sleeping with him.

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EDDIE IZZARD
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November 2019

Five years after his last comedy tour FORCE MAJEURE made comedy history having played 45 countries including all 50 US States AND in four languages, making it the most extensive comedy show ever, EDDIE is back to his roots with an all-new rather personal show which expands on his own very unique, totally surreal view of life, love, history & his ‘theory of the universe’.

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SNARKY PUPPY
Friday 15th November 2019

Brooklyn-based fusion influenced jam band, Snarky Puppy come to Manchester O2 Apollo. with a combination of jazz, rock and funk the band have won three Grammy Awards for their work.

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THE AUSTRALIAN PINK FLOYD
Saturday 30th November 2019

The Australian Pin Floyd Show : All That You Love World Tour 2019. Featuring classics from The Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here, The Wall and More.... Live at the O2 Apollo Manchester.

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DIDO
Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Dido gained international success with her 1999 album No Angel, selling 21 million copies worldwide and winning many awards including two Brit Awards for Best British Female and Best Album. To date Dido has had four Top 10 hits with "Here with Me", "Thank You", "White Flag" and "Life for Rent".

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ROY CHUBBY BROWN
Friday 6th December 2019

The legendary Chubby Brown may not be everyone’s cup of tea but a lot of people like tea. Chubby came from a tough start in life to become one of the most successful comedians in the world.

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ROB BECKETT
Friday 13th & Saturday 14th December 2019

Rob Beckett is back on tour with a brand new stand up show. It’s been a busy few years for the Mouth of the South and he’s coming to see you to fill you in and make you laugh.

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JOOLS HOLLAND AND HIS RHYTHEM AND BLUES ORCHESTRA
Sunday 22nd December 2019

Special guest vocalists: Pauline Black & Arthur 'Gaps' Hendrickson from the Selecter. Guest vocalists: Ruby Turner, Louise Marshall. Musical virtuoso Jools Holland and his distinguished Rhythm & Blues Orchestra have announced dates and special guests for their well-renowned autumn/winter UK tour for 2019.

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JIMMY CARR
Friday 24th April 2020

Jimmy’s brand new show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things. Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love. But they’re just jokes - they are not the terrible things. Having political correctness at a comedy show is like having health and safety at a rodeo. Now you’ve been warned, buy a ticket.

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