Full Listings

Kyoto Spring

+ Kosmonauts + The Lookouts

Friday 3rd February

Academy 3

Union J - VIP

+ Special Guests

Sunday 5th February

Academy 3

Union J originally consisting of members Jaymi, JJ, Josh & George were formed in 2012 on the TV phenomenon that is the X-Factor. After finishing up as semi finalists the 4 boys went on to have chart success with 4 top 10 UK Official Chart singles and their first album selling over 100,000 copies hitting the charts at #6 in 2013. In 2014 the boys released their most successful single to date ‘You Got It All’ which hit the charts at #2 sending the boys on a whirlwind sold out tour across the UK selling over 40,000 tickets! In 2016 George Shelley & the band parted ways with the band officially announcing in The Sun the newest member, former Stereo Kicks member Casey Johnson. Now Jaymi, JJ, Josh & Casey are set for their first official tour together as a 4 this Autumn with tickets on sale now! Expect to hear all your favourites plus new music from the 4 piece as they go on to the next chapter of Union J.  

Union J

+ Special Guests

Sunday 5th February

Academy 3

Union J originally consisting of members Jaymi, JJ, Josh & George were formed in 2012 on the TV phenomenon that is the X-Factor. After finishing up as semi finalists the 4 boys went on to have chart success with 4 top 10 UK Official Chart singles and their first album selling over 100,000 copies hitting the charts at #6 in 2013. In 2014 the boys released their most successful single to date ‘You Got It All’ which hit the charts at #2 sending the boys on a whirlwind sold out tour across the UK selling over 40,000 tickets! In 2016 George Shelley & the band parted ways with the band officially announcing in The Sun the newest member, former Stereo Kicks member Casey Johnson. Now Jaymi, JJ, Josh & Casey are set for their first official tour together as a 4 this Autumn with tickets on sale now! Expect to hear all your favourites plus new music from the 4 piece as they go on to the next chapter of Union J.  

BRY

+ Special Guests

Tuesday 7th February

Club Academy

Loyle Carner

+ Special Guests

Thursday 9th February

Academy 2

Sanchez, Lukie D & YolanDa Brown

+ Special Guests Peter Hunnigale, Sylvia Tella & Adele Harley

Friday 10th February

Academy

Ladyhawke

+ Special Guests

Saturday 11th February

Academy 3

Slaughter and the Dogs

+ Special Guests

Sunday 12th February

Club Academy

The Naked and Famous

+ Special Guests

Monday 13th February

Academy 2

Live Nation Presents

THE NAKED AND FAMOUS

PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS

 

Manchester Academy 2  

Monday 13th February 2017

Doors 7.30pm | Curfew 11pm

 

Tickets £17.00 advance STBF 

Anthrax

Performing 'Among The Living' + more, + The Raven Age

Tuesday 14th February

Academy

Izzy Bizu

+ Special Guests

Tuesday 14th February

Club Academy

Trivium

+ Sikth + Shvpes

Wednesday 15th February

Academy

Four Year Strong

+ Chuck!, No Captain Chunk! + Homebound + Boston Manor

Wednesday 15th February

Academy 2

Four Year Strong are an American pop punk band from Worcester, Massachusetts, formed in 2001. The group consists of vocalists and guitarists Dan O’Connor and Alan Day, bassist Joe Weiss, and drummer Jackson Massucco. They have released four studio albums with the latest, Enemy of the World, released on March 9, 2010.

The band’s 2007 release Rise or Die Trying with I Surrender Records peaked at number 31 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart in its debut week.[2] On the back of their increasing popularity, the band was signed to Decaydance Records in February 2008.[3]

On July 21, 2009, Four Year Strong released an album of covers from the 1990s, titled Explains It All. The album features guest appearances from Keith Buckley of Every Time I Die, Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes, and JR and Buddy of Less Than Jake.[4] The band explained their reasoning behind the album in a MySpace blog, saying 'It’s what we grew up listening to. Everyone has those songs that instantly transport you back to when you were younger. Whether we were in our bedrooms playing air guitar, or riding in the car to little league practice, or it was just that song that was all over the radio during that awesome summer at the Cape. These songs have impacted us in some way and we want to share that feeling with you.'

History:

Formation and It’s Our Time (2001–2006)

Rise or Die Trying, Explains It All (2006–2009)

Enemy of the World (2010–Present)

Jacob Sartorius

+ Special Guests

Thursday 16th February

Academy 2

Kilimanjaro Live presents
JACOB SARTORIUS
PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS

Manchester Academy 
Thursday 16th February 2017
Doors 6.30pm | Curfew 10pm

Tickets £18.00 advance STBF

Jacob Sartorius

+ Special Guests

Thursday 16th February

Academy

Kilimanjaro Live presents
JACOB SARTORIUS
PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS

Manchester Academy 
Thursday 16th February 2017
Doors 6.30pm | Curfew 10pm

Tickets £18.00 advance STBF

Firewind

+ Manimal + Scar Of The Sun

Thursday 16th February

Academy 3

We feel it's time to give you an update on what's happening in our world. For the past few months we've been busy composing our 8th album and this week we finally entered the studio to start recording! We're super excited about it, as this is our first recording in 4 years, plus this will be our first album with our new singer Henning Basse (who should not be a stranger to our fans by now).

We've entered Noise Factory Studios in Belgium this week with producer/engineer Dennis Ward (Unisonic, Pink Cream 69, Krokus, etc.) to track drums and it's sounding huge already!

 

As schedule is pretty hectic for the next few months with recordings, finalizing everything, etc. we feel we need time to have  a proper setup for the album release and give it the attention it deserves. 

Therefore, we have decided to postpone our UK/European club dates to early 2017. All dates are there and we've even added an extra UK show in Southampton and one more in Strasbourg, France. Tickets already purchased are still valid for the re-scheduled dates. We're sorry for the inconvenience, but we promise it'll be worth the wait! 

 

Our summer festival appearances are still on and we'll be revealing more info on the new album as we go along!

 

FIREWIND - Europe & UK Tour 2017

Special Guests: MANIMAL + SCAR OF THE SUN

 

15/2/17 Glasgow, UK @ Audio 

16/2/17 Manchester, UK @ Academy 3 

17/2/17 Sheffield, UK @ Corporation

18/2/17 Wolverhampton, UK @ Slade Rooms 

19/2/17 London, UK @ Underworld

21/2/17 Southampton, UK @ Engine Rooms

22/2/17 Paris, FR @ Backstage by the Mills 

23/2/17 Strasbourg, FR @ La Laiterie 

25/2/17 Vienna, AT @ Szene

26/2/17 Budapest , HU @ A38

27/2/17 Munchen, DE @ Feierwerk 

28/2/17 Aschaffenburg, DE @ Colos-Saal 

01/3/17 Bochum, DE @ Rockpalast 

02/3/17 Vosselaar, BEL @ Biebob          

Modern Baseball

+ The Superweaks + Thin Lips

Friday 17th February

Academy 2

+  THE SUPERWEAKS + THIN LIPS

Manchester Academy 2  

Friday 17th February 2017

Doors 7.30pm | Curfew 11pm

Tickets £14.00 advance STBF 

 

Modern Baseball formed at Drexel University in Philadelphia in 2012 where songwriters Brendan Lukens and Jake Ewald began writing catchy pop-punk-influenced indie rock, with nods to the likes of Say Anything and Motion City Soundtrack alongside the lyricism of Dashboard Confessional and the wit of the Front Bottoms. The high school friends started out as an acoustic act, but after meeting Sean Huber (drums) and Ian Farmer (bass), they became a four-piece. Their debut record, Sports, gained local traction and eventually, in 2013, online buzz started to pick up for their lo-fi songs, which captured the awkwardness of teenagers surrounded by social media. The quartet remained at university while taking time out so they could to tour, but that changed when they were offered a support slot with fellow Philly-based outfit the Wonder Years. They soon penned a deal with Run for Cover Records and returned to the studio to record their follow-up, You're Gonna Miss It All, which appeared in 2014. An EP, MOBO Presents: The Perfect Cast EP featuring Modern Baseball, arrived in 2015 via Lame-O Records, with Holy Ghost, the band's third studio long player, slated to follow in May 2016. Having enlisted an outside producer for the first time in the shape of Joe Reinhardt, Holy Ghost saw them unleashing their inner stadium rockers, channelling U2 and Aretha Franklin to make their biggest, most epic-sounding record to date.

Hopsin

+ Special Guests

Saturday 18th February

Academy 2

It would probably be easier if we told you what Hopsin doesn’t do, but Hop is an MC, producer, director, actor, and editor. And his journey has been anything but painless.

Like many kids, Hopsin wanted to be “cool”. But as hard as he tried, he never graduated past being that “weird black kid” that rode around on a skateboard. He tried to get attention by making people laugh, but he always ended up being the butt of the joke. He wrote songs for girls to get them to like him, but got no love.

Stuck in special education classes, Hopsin did not see much of a future. His teachers did nothing but reinforce the feelings that he wouldn’t amount to anything; especially if he continued to waste his time attending classes where nothing was actually being taught. So with no money and only a few real friends, Hopsin dropped out of school in 2004.

Despite the lack of support from anyone but himself, Hopsin knew that his raw talent to rhyme would one day allow him to spit in the face of all of his critics. In the meantime, however, he had to find a way to make money. He thought his goofiness would translate to an acting career so he auditioned for several roles. The only role that he was ever able to obtain was as a “day player” on Disney’s That’s So Raven. He thought things were looking up from there, but nothing seemed to come through after that.

Still determined to be one of Southern Cali’s premier MCs he bought an $8 microphone from Wal-Mart, installed Fruity Loops on his computer, and locked himself in the basement. Not only did he spend countless hours perfecting his own craft, he also studied the careers of artists to better understand what has made them successful. As time went by he knew that his lyrics and production had surpassed what he was hearing on the radio. He combined his skills with a new image [often seen wearing white contacts] and emerged from the basement as a complete artist. In 2007, Hopsin signed a major record deal with Ruthless Records/Sony.

Hopsin gets his inspiration from all types of music, from The Notorious B.I.G. & Alicia Keyes to the All American Rejects. His creativity and raw energy come from all the people in his life that have told him that he didn’t have a future. At times his lyrics can be dark and grimy, but they only reflect all of the negativity that he has had to endure in order to get to where he is today.

Hopsin founded Funk Volume to share his story, spread his message, and display his many talents. He has been on a long journey to hone his skills, and to get comfortable being who he is. Now that he has the confidence there is no one and nothing that can stop him. He has come too far and been through too much. Funk Volume represents what has made Hopsin successful…real pain, real passion, real music.

The Chainsmokers

+ Special Guests

Thursday 23rd February

Academy

Amber Run

+ Special Guests

Thursday 23rd February

Academy 2

The Springsteen Sessions

Top Homage to The Boss And The E Street Band

Friday 24th February

Academy 3

Sum 41

+ Special Guests

Saturday 25th February

Academy

SJM Concerts Presents

SUM 41

+ SPECIAL GUESTS

 

Manchester Academy

Saturday 25th February 2017

Doors 7pm | Curfew 11pm

 

Tickets £22.50 advance STBF 

 

Multiplatinum rock outfit Sum 41 wrapped its final tour supporting 2011’s Screaming Bloody Murder in April 2013. It was one of the band’s longest and most attended touring cycles in its 20 year career, and they found themselves nominated for a Grammy for the first time ever. However things were not as perfect as they seemed, as vocalist, guitarist, and producer Deryck Whibley found himself on the brink of destruction.

With the upcoming release of this album we see SUM 41 as an impenetrable unit putting everything they’ve got out into 13 Voices. The result is a dynamic, impassioned collection of melodic, guitar wielding, rock songs. “I can’t say whether this is our best record or not, as I don’t know if it is,” states Whibley. “All I can say is I did the best I possibly could during the toughest period of my life”.

VNV Nation

Saturday 25th February

Club Academy

Kreator

+ Sepultura + Soilwork + Aborted

Tuesday 28th February

Academy


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