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Wednesday 4th October

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Belinda Carlisle - Heaven On Earth 30th Anniversary Tour

Heaven on Earth 30th Anniversary Tour

Friday 6th October

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American singer Belinda Carlisle announces she’s back on the road with a very special short UK tour this Autumn with the ‘Heaven 30th Anniversary Tour’ in October 2017 performing a selection of tracks taken from her solo album ‘Heaven On Earth’.

 

Belinda will perform tracks from the classic album ‘Heaven On Earth’ along with impressive back catalogue of material including personal favourites.   Fans won’t be disappointed. 

 

Born on 17th August 1958, Belinda rose to fame in the early 1980’s where she gained worldwide fame as the lead vocalist of the Go-Go's, one of the most successful all-female bands of all time. The band sold 8 million albums in just three years.   

 

Carlisle later went on to have a successful solo career with hits such as ‘Mad About You’, ‘I Get Weak’, ‘Circle in the Sand’, ‘Leave a Light On’,  ‘Runaway Horses’, ‘We Want The Same Thing’, ‘Live Your Life Be Free’ and ‘Heaven Is a Place on Earth’, among others, which were major successes in the United States, United Kingdom and internationally as well.

Dru Hill feat. Sisqo, 112 & Ginuwine

112 & Ginuwine

Saturday 7th October

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Geestar Empire Presents

DRU HILL

FEAT. SISQO / 112 / GINUWINE

Manchester Academy

Saturday 7th October 2017

Doors 7pm | Curfew 11pm

Tickets £35.00 standard | £70.00 VIP advance STBF 

 

Dru Hill feat. Sisqo, 112 & Ginuwine - VIP

112 & Ginuwine

Saturday 7th October

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Geestar Empire Presents

DRU HILL

FEAT. SISQO / 112 / GINUWINE

Manchester Academy

Saturday 7th October 2017

Doors 7pm | Curfew 11pm

Tickets £35.00 standard | £70.00 VIP advance STBF 

 

The Kentucky Headhunters

Sunday 8th October

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Gary Numan

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Friday 13th October

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SJM Concerts Present

 

Electronic and industrial music pioneer Gary Numan has announced a brand new tour for autumn 2017 in support of the release of his highly anticipated new album ‘Savage’.

 

Gary Numan’s influence has been recognised by a diverse array of the world’s greatest artists—from Prince to Lady Gaga, Jack White to Kanye West; Beck to Queens Of The Stone Age, and The Foo Fighters to Nine Inch Nails, many of which have collaborated with Numan and covered or sampled tracks from his vast back catalogue.

Numan’s unique, pioneering style continues to connect the world over, he has never stopped innovating. His last album, ‘Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind)’ released in 2013, saw Numan return to the UK Top 20 Albums Chart and Billboard 200 for the first time in over 30 years. 

‘Savage’ sees Numan once again joining forces with producer Ade Fenton and over the past few months fans have been able to access progress at every level via Pledge Music.  A snippet of ‘Savage’ can be seen on the recently released Ghost In The Shell album with new song 'Bed Of Thorns'.

The Savage tour is the first live dates since celebrating his cult classic albums 'Replicas', ‘The Pleasure Principle’ and ‘Telekon’ last year.  

Gary Numan

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Friday 13th October

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SJM Concerts Present

 

Electronic and industrial music pioneer Gary Numan has announced a brand new tour for autumn 2017 in support of the release of his highly anticipated new album ‘Savage’.

 

Gary Numan’s influence has been recognised by a diverse array of the world’s greatest artists—from Prince to Lady Gaga, Jack White to Kanye West; Beck to Queens Of The Stone Age, and The Foo Fighters to Nine Inch Nails, many of which have collaborated with Numan and covered or sampled tracks from his vast back catalogue.

Numan’s unique, pioneering style continues to connect the world over, he has never stopped innovating. His last album, ‘Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind)’ released in 2013, saw Numan return to the UK Top 20 Albums Chart and Billboard 200 for the first time in over 30 years. 

‘Savage’ sees Numan once again joining forces with producer Ade Fenton and over the past few months fans have been able to access progress at every level via Pledge Music.  A snippet of ‘Savage’ can be seen on the recently released Ghost In The Shell album with new song 'Bed Of Thorns'.

The Savage tour is the first live dates since celebrating his cult classic albums 'Replicas', ‘The Pleasure Principle’ and ‘Telekon’ last year.  

Public Service Broadcasting

Monday 16th October

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After two years up in the stratosphere with the hugely successful ‘The Race For Space’, Public Service Broadcasting are returning to earth.  J. Willgoose, Esq., now has an established reputation for weaving forensic, historical research into evocative storytelling. This time he is taking us on a journey down the mineshafts of the South Wales valleys and using the history of coal mining to shine a light on the disenfranchised.

 

The band’s first release through independent label Play It Again Sam, Every Valley examines the history of coal mining in South Wales. It is a record about community and what happens to an area when its lifeblood is ripped from it and as much as anything, it is a metaphor for a much larger, global and social malaise.

 

J. Willgoose, Esq., explains: “I have no personal ties to mining, be it coal or otherwise, and I have no family links to the area, but something about the story drew me in. Perhaps the romanticism of the valleys and their geography attracted me to South Wales in particular. You can’t always explain these things, as I’ve learned. What’s certain in my mind is that this album isn’t just about mining, and isn’t just about Wales. It’s a story reflected in abandoned and neglected communities across the western world, and one which has led to the resurgence of a particularly malignant, cynical and calculating brand of politics”. 

Shakka

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Thursday 19th October

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It's undeniable that the most exciting story in British music in recent years has been the renaissance of the country's urban scene. More than just a few chart hits, it's a genuine social, musical and business movement - and the Notting Hill singer, songwriter, producer and all-round renaissance man is about to be at the forefront of it.

You could never accuse Shakka, now with two consecutive Best R&B/Soul Act MOBO Awards under his belt, of lacking ambition: he's overflowing with creativity when it comes to his music, bringing futuristic concepts together with timely social commentary and presenting them with the irresistible panache of a natural pop star.

 

Livewire The AC/DC Show

Friday 20th October

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Sleaford Mods

Saturday 21st October

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Sleaford Mods started out sometime during 2006 whilst Jason Williamson was living in Nottingham. Born out of part frustration and part accident, it quickly found its feet as an aggressive verbal onslaught on all that is contrived and connected to the day-to-day hammer of low paid employment and domestic situations arising from that trap. After a year of working ideas out in both the studio and in live performance around Nottingham, Williamson  moved south and took the cause to London for a couple of years, before returning to Nottingham in 2009.

Soon after that he that he met Andrew Fearn and the Sleaford Mods became a duo. Fearn’s first work was on the production of “Wank” – the Mods’ fifth CDr album. Soon after he started stalking the studio and stage with Williamson.

The Sex Pistols Experience

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Saturday 21st October

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The Sex Pistols Experience are The Worlds No1 professional tribute to the most outrageous & controversial band of all time.! With a Worldwide reputation built from over 1,000+ performances. Having done extensive tours of the U.S.A (almost 100 U.S.A shows), toured throughout Europe, & Brazil South America, taking in cities from New York to Los Angeles, El Paso to Seattle, Sao Paulo, Rio, & Maringa, Berlin, Barcelona & Bradford(!) & everywhere in-between. So convincing is the live show that the BBC, Sky TV, Channel4, Fox TV have all hired this band for re-enactments in film & T.V documentaries as the Sex Pistols/Sid & Nancy.

'The Sex Pistols Experience' are the only band to of have also had the thumbs-up of approval from the original Sex pistols band. Whilst on tour in America they were invited as 'special guests' on 'Jonesy's Jukebox' - the acclaimed radio show of Pistols guitarist Steve Jones. Spending the afternoon being interviewed & playing a few Pistols favourites live on air together to million's of listeners throughout Los Angeles & across the Worldwide web!

They appeared with Glen Matlock at the Worlds only Pistols convention day in Liverpool Cavern Club in 2006. Then Granddaddy of Punk, & infamous leader 'Johnny (Rotten) Lydon' himself gave the seal of approval in 2008 at the Sex Pistols Hammersmith after show party in London when front men 'Johnny Rotter' & 'Johnny Rotten' finally came face to face with mutual respect shown all around... "Well good luck with it" - Lydon said as they parted. Sid Vicious’ guitarist ‘Steve Dior’ performed live with them on stage at the legendary 100 Club, & the band tour regularly with ‘Ed Tenpole Tudor’ star of the Sex Pistols movie ‘The Great’Rockn’Roll Swindle’.

 

Their show has perfected the look and sound down to every last detail as they sweat out every ounce of energy to make sure each concert is as dynamic, explosive, & exciting as the real deal. They have captured perfectly all the spirit & energy of the Sex Pistols at their blistering peak 1977 period, blended with the ability of the seasoned musicians of their later reformation tours.

A rare chance to hear all the classics live from one of the most influential albums of all time - 'Never Mind the Bollocks'. Ripping through gigs with rousing renditions of 'Pretty Vacant', 'God Save The Queen', 'Anarchy in the U.K', & 'Holidays in the Sun'. But also taking influence from 'The Great Rock'n'Roll Swindle', & Sid's Vicious solo album 'Sid Sings'. No stone is left unturned with a few surprises, B sides & rarities thrown in the mix.

 

If you're a Sex Pistols fan, this then this is the only worthwhile alternative. See this band live and you’ll walk away wondering whether you were seeing & hearing things, Sid Vicious is still alive, Johnny Rotten is at his best, the spirit of '77 lives on, & the Swindle continues, you've just seen the The Sex pistols Experience.!

Lizzie and the Banshees are the UK's premier tribute to Siouxsie and the Banshees.
Performing all over the UK & Europe since forming in 2012 and the band have been touring ever since. The visual interpretation with their hit after hit Siouxsie and the Banshees show, succeeds perfectly in capturing the sound, look and feel of the Banshees.
Expect Spellbound, Christine, Dear Prudence, Hong Kong Garden, Happy House, Cities in Dust and many more....

UK Foo Fighters Tribute - 10th Anniversary Tour

10th Anniversary Tour

Saturday 21st October

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As seen in Classic Rock, Rolling Stone, Kerrang and NME magazines!
“Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome … ME!” – Dave Grohl

Not many tribute bands get invited on stage to perform with their heroes; and NEVER with one of the biggest rock bands in the world.
UK Foo Fighters frontman ‘Jay Apperley’ made history in September 2014 at Brighton’s Concorde 2 when he was personally asked on stage by none other than ‘Dave Grohl’ himself to perform ‘White Limo’ with the actual Foo Fighters!
"That was awesome!" - Dave Grohl
Fans of the UK version have known for years, of course, that rarely has a tribute been performed with such obvious love and passion for the music; and lookalike and soundalike Jay becomes rock legend ‘Dave Grohl’ both vocally and slinging a guitar.

Their hugely successful UK tour 'Sonic Motorways' - a name cleverly derived from the title of the Foo's new album, saw them sell out shows in London, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester and many more as fans flocked in their thousands to see them.
Piling through hit after hit, the band perform set lists containing all the classics - such as ‘Everlong’ and ‘Best of You’ alongside brand new material from the Foo’s new album ‘Sonic Highways’ like ‘Something From Nothing’ and ‘In The Clear’. They absolutely nail the true vibe of a Foo’s live experience, playing all the singles with extra parts and the sing-alongs bits as well.

All performed down to the closest detail making it a truly unmissable show for any Foo Fighters fan. Be sure to catch them live in 2015 as their ‘Sonic Motorways’ tour continues.

THIS SHOW IS NOW SELLING OUT EVERY VENUE IT PLAYS…..

UK Foo Fighters
Jay Apperley (Dave Grohl)
Arron Warner (Nate Mendel)
Alex Bailey (Taylor Hawkins)
Jamie Valentine (Chris Shiflett)
Nick Wight (Rami Jaffee)

Bars & Melody

Wednesday 25th October

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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 pressed his golden buzzer for them. That video on Youtube has now had over 120 Million views.

 

Bars and Melody's first release was a track called 'Hopeful' which entered the Official UK charts at number 5. This video now has over 50 million views on Youtube. Since the release of Hopeful Charlie and Leondre haven't had time to stop for a moment. They have played numerous sold out gigs in the UK and mainland Europe, flown to America to appear on the 'Ellen show' and spent weeks in Japan and Australia. In August 2015 the band released their debut album '143' which went in at number 4 in the official UK chart and number 11 in the official Irish chart. It recently debuted at number 1 in the Official Japanese international album chart and gone platinum in Poland too. Bars and Melody are currently finishing off their 2nd album which is due for release in 2017 but in the meantime they are set to release a 5 track EP in August 2016.

Bars & Melody - VIP

Wednesday 25th October

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