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PETE DOHERTY
Thursday 9th May 2019

Pete Doherty & The Puta Madres comes to the O2 Ritz, Manchester this coming May.

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ROSS FROM FRIENDS
Friday 10th May 2019

Felix Weatherall is also known as Ross From Friends, he is one of the influential artists of the lo-fi dance music scene. He comes to the O2 Ritz, Manchester this coming May.

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PARTY WITH THE GREATEST SHOWMAN CLUB TOUR
Friday 10th May 2019

Prepare to be taken on a mind-blowing clubbing experience with a live circus format, inspired by The Greatest Showman. Expect to dance, sing, laugh, scream and have one of the best nights of your life.

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THE UNDERTONES
Saturday 11th May 2019

The Undertones emerged from Derry in 1976, the result of five friends learning how to play basic rock and roll. In 2016 the band marked their 40th anniversary with their reputation as a scorching live act with festivals and club shows booked around the world.

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BETTER OBLIVION COMMUNITY CENTER
Sunday 12th May 2019

Better Oblivion Community Center (Conor Oberst & Phoebe Bridgers). Better Oblivion Community Center is the debut album released by US Indie Rock duo Conoe Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers.

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LP - HEART TO MOUTH TOUR
Saturday 18th May 2019

Laura Pergolizzi is the American singer, songwriter who is known by the stage name LP. She has written songs for the likes of Cher, Rihanna, the Backstreet Boys and Christina Agulera. The biggest hit to date was the multi-Platinum single "Lost on You" released in 2015.

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WALKING ON CARS
Sunday 19th May 2019

Walking on Cars are a 5-piece Irish rock band from County Kerry. Formed in 2010, the band released their debut single in 2012, "Catch Me If You Can" reached #1 on the Irish iTunes Chart. In 2016 their first album "Everything This Way" reached #1 in Ireland and #26 in the UK.

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MANIC STREET PREACHERS
Monday 20th & Tuesday 21st May 2019

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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BIG THIEF
Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Formed in 2015, Big Thief are an American indie rock band from Brooklyn, New York. The bands members are Adrianne Lenker (guitar, vocals), Buck Meek (guitar, backup vocals), Max Oleartchik (bass), and James Krivchenia (drums). To date they've released two albums Masterpiece (2016) and Capacity (2017).

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WHISKEY MYERS
Thursday 23rd May 2019

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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LIZZO
Sunday 26th May 2019

This show has moved from Manchester Gorilla. Melissa Jefferson is best known by the stage name Lizzo. American rapper and singer from Minnesota. With three albums under her belt since 2013, her most recent single "Juice" reached #23 on the US R&B charts.

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TOWER OF POWER
Wednesday 29th May 2019

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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NORTH WEST CALLING
Saturday 1st June 2019

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 STEVE HILLAGE BAND
Friday 7th June 2019

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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THE MEMBRANES
Saturday 8th June 2019

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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I PREVAIL
Tuesday 18th June 2019

American metalcore band, I Prevail, announce that they will be playing the O2 Ritz, Manchester this coming June. The group gained popularity after they used YouTube to cover Taylor Swift's "Blank Space".

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THE MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES
Thursday 27th June 2019

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones come to the O2 Ritz, Manchester this June. American ska punk band, formed in 1983. The groups biggest UK Hit Single reached #12 "The Impression That I Get" a single that went Gold in the United States.

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ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMIES
Saturday 29th June 2019

In that mythical era known as the 90’s, five brave young men emerged from the legendary halls of some of the mightiest bands on Fat Wreck Chords with a single mission: make all the rest of these dildo punk bands covering popular songs obsolete. They crowned themselves Me First and the Gimme Gimmes and the world rejoiced.

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CONVERGE
Tuesday 2nd July 2019

Converge are a hardcore punk band from Salem, Massachusetts in the United States. Todate they've released 9 albums with their last "The Dusk in Us" reaching #1 in the US Hard Rock chart.

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BETTY WRIGHT
Friday 19th July 2019

Betty Wright is one of the most powerful vocalists of all time. A true soul queen, she has been an inspiration for many and she’ll be bringing her smooth sounds to Manchester this summer, performing notable hits from across her 40-year career.

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GOMEZ
Friday 26th July 2019

Gomez have released a statement - "We had such a blast out on the road last year that we wanted to keep it going! Join us in the U.K. this July for a run of dates in celebration of the upcoming re-issue of Liquid Skin."

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MANCHESTER PSYCH FEST 2019
Friday 30th August 2019 - Multi Venue Festival

Courtney Barnett, Temples, Goat Girl, The Lovely Eggs, The Cult Of Dom Keller, Sam Evian, Yama Warashi, Echo Ladies, Working Men's Club, Cosmic Strip, Solis, Belle Sonder, URF, The Bleaches

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STAR SHAPED FESTIVAL 2019
Saturday 31st August 2019

Star Shaped Festival returns for its 4th year! Having become known by fans & artists of the Britpop era as the must-see event of the year, it’s back for another all-day marathon of live music, with the resident Star Shaped DJs bringing the party before, between & after the bands. This year the festival takes in 4 cities across the UK & is delivering a line-up that’ll have Britpop fans rejoicing, so come along & celebrate one of the greatest eras in music.

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JASON & THE SCORCHERS
DAN BAIRD & HOMEMADE SIN
THE KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS
Saturday 14th September 2019

An impressive trio of southern-inspired rock’n’roll music legends will join forces this September for a tour of rollicking proportions. Having never previously played on a bill together anywhere in the world, Jason and the Scorchers, Dan Baird and Homemade Sin and The Kentucky Headliners are hitting the road for the very first time as a unique triple header, with each band playing a full set.

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THE SMYTHS
Saturday 28th September 2019

The Smyths are the world's finest tribute to The Smiths. To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the group's «Hatful of Hollow» album, The Smyths will be performing the album in full along with a hand-picked selection of other classics by The Smiths.

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AMBER RUN
Friday 4th October 2019

British indie trio, Amber Run have truly honed their sound over the years, delivering a rich, cinematic and introspective tone across their two acclaimed albums. A stunning band to watch live, their luscious harmonies and an unparalleled rawness make for an emotional and completely unforgettable experience.

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THE RASMUS - PLAYS DEAD LETTERS
Monday 7th October 2019

Finnish rock band, The Rasmus return to the UK this year to celebrate the 15th anniversary of their career-defining album, Dead Letters, by performing it in its entirety. The record was a huge milestone for the band and included the worldwide smash hit, ‘In The Shadows’, so the band thought it was about time to delve back into its dark, theatrical world and bring to life on the stage.

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ROACHFORD
Friday 11th October 2019

Andrew Roachford is a singer-songwriter and the main force behind the band Roachford. Back in 1989 he had hits with "Cuddly Toy" and "Family Man". He is, since 2010, also a member of Mike + The Mechanics.

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ANGIE STONE
Friday 18th October 2019

Grammy-nominated singer, Angie Stone has been likened to everyone from Mary J. Blige to Lenny Kravitz, due to her songwriting talents, buttery smooth vocals and undeniably gritty soulfulness.

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THE SELECTER
Friday 25th October 2019

The Selecter are a 2 Tone ska band hailing from Coventry and formed back in 1979. This will be the groups 40th Anniversary Tour.

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THE MACC LADS
Saturday 26th October 2019

The Macc Lads are the self-proclaimed "rudest, crudest, lewdest, drunkest band in Christendom". The Macclesfield rock band, The Macc Lads come to the O2 Ritz, Manchester this October.

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BLACK STAR RIDERS
Sunday 27th October 2019

Hard rock band, Black Star Riders come to the O2 Ritz, Manchester. The band was formed when members of the most recent line-up of Thin Lizzy decided to record new material but under a different name. The band's third album "Heavy Fire" reached #6 on the UK Album Chart.

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HEELS OF HELL
Tuesday 29th October 2019

Back by popular demand, Heels Of Hell comes to the O2 Ritz, Manchester this October. More information to follow.

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JOHN BRAMWELL & THE FULL HARMONIC CONVERGENCE
Thursday 7th November 2019

I Am Kloot's songwriter and frontman, John Bramwell,has released his first studio solo album "Leave Alone The Empty Spaces" and also announces his brand new tour with a stop at the O2 Ritz this coming November.

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THE RIFLES
Friday 8th November 2019

The Rifles Great Escape Tour. Playing the classic album in its entirety on its 10 year anniversary! + The Greatest Hits. Coming to the O2 Ritz, Manchester on Friday 8th November.

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LACUNA COIL
Tuesday 12th November 2019

Hailing from Milan, Italy. Lacuna Coil is a gothic metal band formed in 1994 and previously known as Sleep of Right and Ethereal. In 2012 the bands release Dark Adrenaline reached #15 in the US Billboard 200 chart.

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MR EAZI
Wednesday 13th November 2019

Oluwatosin Oluwole Ajibade is best known as Mr Eazi, the Nigerian singer and songwriter who released his debut mixtape in 2013.

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TWISTED WHEEL
Friday 15th November 2019

Twisted Wheel are an indie rock band from Saddleworth in Greater Manchester. The band were a suport act for the 2009 Heaton Park concerts performed by Oasis.

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HOT WATER MUSIC
Saturday 16th November 2019

Punk rock band Hot Water Music come to Manchester O2 Ritz playing their 2002 album CAUTION in full. The track "Remedy" featureed on the soundtrakc of Tony Hawk's Underground skateboarding video game.

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FINK
Sunday 17th November 2019

Fin Greenall is known as Fink. Cornish born singer, songwriter, guitarist, producer and DJ now based in Berlin and London.

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FONTAINE D.C.
Tuesday 19th November 2019

Fontaines D.C. got together in Dublin, taking the citys rich history of counter-culter and coming up with their indie-punk sound. The boys have eight singles under their belt since 2017! Including "Liberty Belle", "Winter In The Sun" and "The Cuckoo Is A-Callin".

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YUNGBLUD
Wednesday 20th November 2019

Dominic Harrison is YUNGBLUD, alt rock singer and musician from Doncaster. His biggest single reached #26 on the US Alt. chart "I Love You, Will You Marry Me". He comes to the O2 Ritz this coming November.

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MIDLAND
Wedensday 4th December 2019

Hailing from Dripping Springs, TX lead vocalist Mark Wystrach fronts Midland’s rich sound that is rounded out with lead guitarist Jess Carson and bass player Cameron Duddy. Rooted in tradition in both sound and style, the trio initially garnered attention playing clubs in the region.

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DONELL JONES
Thursday 5th December 2019

R&B singer, Donell Jones will be whisking you away with his smooth and soulful vocals this Valentine’s, so grab your date and prepare to fall in love.

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CHAMELEONS VOX
Saturday 14th December 2019

Chameleons Vox Presents Home Is Where The Heart Is 2019 - Return Of The Roughnecks - The Ritz Set March 1985 - Support from The Icicle Works

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DEFINITELY MIGHTBE + OCEAN COLOUR SCHEME
Sunday 22nd December 2019

Definitely Mightbe, the definitive Oasis tribute, will mark the 25th anniversary of the band’s classic album, Definitely Maybe, by playing it in full. They’ll be joined by special guests, Ocean Colour Scheme.

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