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Mr. Big

+ The Answer + Faster Pussycat

Tuesday 21st November

Academy

Kilimanjaro Live Presents 
MR. BIG
+ The Answer
+ Faster Pussycat

Doors 7pm / Curfew 11pm

Tickets: £27.50 plus booking fee

All ages welcome. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult over 18 at all times

Insane Clown Posse

+ Lyte + Death Blooms + Big Hoodoo + Ouija

Tuesday 21st November

Academy 2

Insane Clown Posse UK Tour moved into new venues.

 

For unforeseen last minute reasons, Insane Clown Posse will no longer play in the originally scheduled venues on their UK tour.

The band insist the show will go on and will now perform,

 

November

15 – Glasgow The Garage

16 – Bristol SWX

17 – Birmingham The Asylum

18 – Birmingham The Asylum  - SOLD OUT

19 – London Electric Ballroom – SOLD OUT

20 – Sheffield Corporation

21 – Manchester Academy 2

 

Please find ticket instructions as follows,

17/11 – Manchester O2 Ritz

Tickets are being automatically refunded.  

A new show at Manchester Academy 2 has been added on 21st November.  Tickets will be on sale 15th November at 10am from myticket.co.uk and normal outlets.

Previous tickets are not valid.  New tickets must be purchased to attend the Academy 2 show.

The Movielife

+ Special Guests

Tuesday 21st November

Academy 3

BRY

+ Special Guests

Thursday 23rd November

Academy 3

The Darkness

+ Blackfoot Gypsies

Friday 24th November

Academy

 

Dear United of Kingdom people

 

The Darkness is proud to return once again to the stages of our sceptered isle. We are here to confirm our reputation as the mightiest live band treading the boards in this saccharine age of music made by computers, millionaires and halfwits. Sometimes by all three! We will once again be showcasing our trademark mix of relentless rifferama, effortless haute couture, ridiculously loud noises and bright things that flash on and off.

 

As any fool will tell you, a Darkness show is a place where believers come together, where fluids are shared, and dreams are built. But most importantly, where rock and roll is crowned king EVERY NIGHT! 

 

And as if that wasn’t enough, we have made a frankly stunning fifth album that will be unleashed on the world in September of this year by the lovely Cooking Vinyl people. Good times… so come one, come all!!

And So I Watch You From Afar

+ Gallops

Friday 24th November

Academy 2

Guns 2 Roses

30th anniversary tour of Appetite For Destruction Playing the iconic album in full!

Friday 24th November

Academy 3

Manchester Academy and albumanniversaries.com presents...

GUNS 2 ROSES

30th anniversary tour of Appetite For Destruction in there and 'playing the iconic album in full!' 

Manchester Academy 3

Friday 24th November 2017

Doors 7.30pm

Curfew 11.00pm

 

Ages: 14+

Ticket price: £12.50

Nico & Vinz and Six 60 (New Waves World Tour)

(New Waves World Tour) + Special Guests

Friday 24th November

Club Academy

Blond Blood

+ Room To Let + Second Sun + Silverlake

Saturday 25th November

Club Academy

Blond Blood are a Surf Punk band who are the raddest,baddest band on Planet Manchester, here to bring you some music as if it was written in West Coast America with the influences of bands such as FIDLAR, Wavves and The Frights.

Mac DeMarco

+ Special Guests

Saturday 25th November

Academy

December 2015. Mac DeMarco is driving around the streets near his house by the water in Far Rockaway, Queens. The demos for This Old Dog are cranked on the stereo of his 1987 Volvo station wagon. The engine’s rumbling as normal, but something doesn’t feel right. His gut says he should abandon the songs and his deadline. He does, and then spends the better part of 2016 on tour.

 

The next time he touches the demos, he’s inside the cramped confines of his latest home studio, in the guest bedroom of his new house on the edge of Echo Park, Los Angeles. Every record so far’s been done somewhere fresh and this one’s no different.

 

LA is the first place Mac’s chilled in a while that hasn’t been “really weird in some way”. He bought a fixer-upper, moved in around August and spent four months surrounded by builders, clutter and a set of songs he describes as “sad and strange.”

 

“It was weird having the record sit in my stomach for so long. I was stressed or anxious a lot of the time. There’s an air of terror and uncertainty surrounding it,” he says. “Confusing is the best way to put it.”

 

Terror isn’t immediately obvious from the strummed acoustic, whirring drum machine and gentle, video game synth and keyboard patterns that run through a 40-minute record rich in meditative melody and fuelled by Paul Simon, James Taylor and Mac’s beloved Yellow Magic Orchestra.

 

But scratch at This Old Dog’s two bookends - the rolling twang of My Old Man and soft outro Watching Him Fade Away - and you’ll find sadness.

 

“Those two are kinda sad which is weird for me,” Mac says. “A lot of ‘em are. This record doesn’t really have any love songs on it either, maybe one or two, I’d have days where I’d try to write big pop songs but I just couldn’t.” 

 

For Mac, This Old Dog is realer and closer to home than his previous work, particularly Salad Days, which people pigeonholed as a ‘growing up record’. And it’s committing himself to that realness that made him squirm late at night among the synthesisers and doodled scraps of paper in the guest bedroom.

 

Listen to him sing, ‘Even though we barely know each other, it still hurts watching him fade away’ over two-fingered, John Lennon keyboard and you’ll understand the trepidation. Death haunts Dreams From Yesterday, A Wolf Who Wears Sheeps Clothes and the seven-minute Moonlight On The River. Piano blankets One More Love Song, and Sister ends side A with a minute-long I love you message. In fact, both halves begin and end with the four most direct examples of Mac’s focus on melody and message.

 

“I got gripped by things,” he explains. “It’s like the songs didn’t give me a choice. In the end it feels right but the record had a weird, mind of its own vibe.”

 

That naturalness came to define This Old Dog. These 13 songs (which make it the longest Mac album) were written on an old acoustic bought with a borrowed $10 bill off a guy in the sketchy Vancouver ‘hood Mac once called home. It’s the smoothest, cleanest Mac record yet. Most of what you hear are first takes, and his phrasing and personality lend it that familiar homey quality.

 

“There’s something about melody when it’s so simple, where you don’t need all these fucking bells and whistles and that’s enough to get by,” Mac says, explaining how he got there. “I wanted to make something that will resonate with me, no baloney. I didn’t want to be Baloney Jones, just a normal dude.”

 

January 2017. Mac DeMarco is standing outside his new house with his most demanding record yet in the can, feeling considerably brighter than a year ago. This old dog is moving on.

The Doors Alive

Saturday 25th November

Academy 3

Northlane

+ Erra + Invent Animate + Ocean Grove

Sunday 26th November

Academy 2

Northlane is an Australian metalcore band from Blacktown, Sydney, New South Wales, formed in 2009. The band consists of guitarists Jon Deiley and Josh Smith, bassist Alex Milovic, drummer Nic Pettersen and vocalist Marcus Bridge. They are named after the song "North Lane" by Architects. Northlane has released two full-length albums, Discoveries (2011) and Singularity (2013), as well as a 2010 EP, Hollow Existence. They are expected to release their third studio album, Node, on July 24, 2015.

Natty

Sunday 26th November

Academy 3

Manchester Academy Present

 

NATTY

 

Manchester Academy 3

Sunday 26th November 2017

Doors 7.00pm

Curfew 10.30pm

 

Tickets - £15.00 Advance STBF 

 

All ages welcome, under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged over 18.

HOCC UK Tour 2017 "Dear Self, Dear World"

With Subyub Lee / GDJYB

Sunday 26th November

Academy

Nelly

+ Sir The Baptist

Monday 27th November

Academy

Dave

+ Special Guests

Monday 27th November

Academy 2

Every Time I Die

+ Comeback Kid + Knocked Loose + Higher Power

Tuesday 28th November

Academy 2

Stick To Your Guns

+ Being as an Ocean + Silent Planet + Special Guests

Wednesday 29th November

Club Academy

CMH Live Presents 
STICK TO YOUR GUNS 
+ BEING AS AN OCEAN + SILENT PLANET 
+ Special Guests

Doors 7.00pm / Curfew 11pm

Tickets: £15.00 plus booking fee

All ages welcome. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult over 18 at all times

Songhoy Blues

+ Special Guests

Wednesday 29th November

Academy 2

Jagged Little Pill.....A tribute to Alanis Morissette's Classic Album

to Alanis Morissette's Classic Album

Thursday 30th November

Club Academy

Seventh Avenue Arts present 
Jagged Little Pill Live

Manchester Club Academy
Thursday 30th November 2017 
Doors 7.30pm | Curfew 11pm

Tickets 14.00 advance STBF // £16.00 OTD 
All ages welcome, U14s to be accompanied by an adult at all times

 

Experience a night of pure nostalgia, as one of the greatest albums in music history is recreated live. Jagged Little Pill (Live On Stage) is the ultimate tribute to Alanis Morisettes unforgettable award winning LP. ’Jagged Little Pillswept across the world in 1995 selling 33 million copies, going 10x platinum in the UK staying in the charts for 145 weeks and winning 5 Grammy Awards.

Featuring a full live band and charismatic lead singer, the evening celebrates the critically acclaimed success of Jagged Little Pill, delivering songs such as Hand In My Pocket, You Learn, ‘You Oughta Knowand the powerful ‘Ironicwith uplifting energy and passion. Don’t miss your chance to see Jagged Little Pill (Live On Stage) on its UK wide tour!

Nahko - My Name is Bear

+ Sound of the Sirens

Thursday 30th November

Academy 3


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