Full Listings

Injury Reserve

Plus Support

Tuesday 1st February

Academy 3

Cheap Trick

+ RavenEye

Wednesday 2nd February

Academy

Kilimanjaro Live Presents

CHEAP TRICK

Manchester Academy 

Wednesday 28th June 2017 

Doors 7pm | Curfew 11pm

Tickets £27.50 advance STBF 

 

Cheap Trick is part of the very fiber of American music, inspiring and delighting generations with their unique union of massive melodies and razorblade riffs, their own special brand of mischievous wit and maximum rock ‘n’ roll. Frontlined since 1974 by Robin Zander (vocals, rhythm guitar), Rick Nielsen (lead guitar), and Tom Petersson (bass guitar), the Rockford, IL-born band is set to impact still another era with the spectacular new BANG ZOOM CRAZY…HELLO, their 17th studio collection and first in more than five years. Co-produced by Cheap Trick and GRAMMY® Award winner Julian Raymond (Glen Campbell, Fastball), songs like “Heart On The Line” and the turbulent first single, “When I Wake Up Tomorrow,” are deeply connected to the band’s own irrepressible history just as they accelerate their trademark sound and vision into the now. The glorious “Long Time No See Ya” marks another in a long line of salutations spanning “ELO Kiddies” and “Hello There” to “Goodnight” and “Say Goodbye,” while the piledriving “Do You Believe Me” showcases dueling solos from Nielsen and six-string icon Wayne Kramer – a milestone meeting of the long established Midwestern mutual appreciation society between Cheap Trick and the mighty MC5. BANG ZOOM CRAZY…HELLO prove Cheap Trick to be as energetic and idiosyncratically irresistible as ever before, a callback to their classic canon yet somehow as inventive and exciting as a bunch of crazy kids just coming out of the garage.

Kurupt FM

The Greatest Hits Arena Tour

Thursday 3rd February

Academy

Samantha Fish

+ Special Guests

Friday 4th February

Academy 2

Goodbye Mr Mackenzie

Plus Support

Friday 4th February

Club Academy

Example

Plus Support

Saturday 5th February

Academy

Secret Affair

+ Support

Saturday 5th February

Club Academy

Sons Of The East

Saturday 5th February

Academy 3

Tarja

+ Special Guests

Saturday 5th February

Academy 2

Kilimanjaro Live Presents
TARJA
PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS MY OWN GHOST

Manchester Academy 2 
Thursday 9th March 2017
Doors 7.30pm | Curfew 11pm

Tickets £17.50 advance STBF

 

“On The Shadow Self Tarja has got it brilliantly right … a supremely confident singer who … has found her sound” – 8/10 Metal Hammer

 

Tarja is very proud to announce two headline UK shows in 2017.

 

The UK shows will be a fantastic celebration at the end of a very successful year for Tarja. 2016 saw the release of a mini album “The Brightest Void” and her fourth studio album “The Shadow Self”, the heaviest record to date, to widespread critical acclaim. The first single (on both albums) No Bitter End, collected the essence of Tarja’s new work: massive guitar riffs, a driving beat and of course Tarja’s incredible vocals to create a powerful soundscape, that will be un-missable live.

 

The versatile singer is following up on the success of the multi-platinum and gold awarded previous records “My Winter Storm” (2007), “What Lies Beneath” (2010) and her most recent album “Colours In The Dark” (2013) which charted all over the globe including 4 Top 10 entries.

Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls

Plus Support

Sunday 6th February

Academy

KennyHoopla

+ Support

Sunday 6th February

Club Academy

Belle & Sebastian

Monday 7th February

Academy

Pip Blom

Wednesday 9th February

Academy 3

Decapitated

+ Black Tongue + Heart Of A Coward + Inferi

Thursday 10th February

Club Academy

Michael Franti & Spearhead

Thursday 10th February

Academy 2

Boston Manor

+ Special Guests

Friday 11th February

Academy 2

Ascension of the Watchers

+ Support

Friday 11th February

Academy 3

Emma Blackery

Plus Special Guests

Saturday 12th February

Club Academy

Evil Blizzard

Present NOT BILZZMAS + BILGE PUMP + VICE VERA (EX-LIINES)

Saturday 12th February

Academy 3

Teddy Swims

Tough Love World Tour

Sunday 13th February

Academy

Paradise Lost

+ Special Guests Moonspell

Wednesday 16th February

Club Academy

King King

+ Special Guests

Thursday 17th February

Academy 2

Motorama

+ Support

Thursday 17th February

Academy 3

Battle Beast

+ Support

Friday 18th February

Club Academy

guccihighwaters + Lund

(co headline)

Friday 18th February

Academy 3

Snail Mail

Friday 18th February

Academy 2

Jaga Jazzist

+ Support

Saturday 19th February

Club Academy

Kvelertak

Saturday 19th February

Academy 2

Kvelertak (meaning stranglehold or chokehold) is a six-piece black metal hardcore punk band from Stavanger, Norway. All lyrics are written in Norwegian, the band’s native language, and concerning Norse mythology/Viking folklore. As of today, the six members are: Erlend Hjelvik (vocals), Vidar Landa (guitar), Bjarte Lund Rolland (guitar), Maciek Ofstad (guitar), Marvin Nygaard (bass), and Kjetil Gjermundrød (drums). Known for their consistent, idiosyncratic sound, the band states that their main influences are rock and roll, black metal and punk.

In March 2011, Kvelertak was presented with two Spellemann Awards—a prestegious Norwegian music award similar to the American Grammy Award—for Best Newcomer and Best Rock Band

KSI

Plus Special Guests

Sunday 20th February

Academy

Aborted

+ The Acacia Strain + Benighted + Fleddy Melculy

Tuesday 22nd February

Academy 3

Rolo Tomassi

+ Pupil Slicer

Tuesday 22nd February

Club Academy

Starset

Plus Special Guests

Wednesday 23rd February

Academy 2

Twelve Foot Ninja

+ Support

Wednesday 23rd February

Academy 3

X Ambassadors

Plus Special Guests

Wednesday 23rd February

Club Academy

Big Thief

Thursday 24th February

Academy

Haken

+ Support

Thursday 24th February

Academy 2

Jimeoin - Turn It Up

Friday 25th February

Academy

Dry Cleaning

Friday 25th February

Academy 2

Nada Surf

Plus Support

Friday 25th February

Academy 3

Crystal Lake

Plus Special Guests

Saturday 26th February

Club Academy

Ross From Friends

Plus Special Guests

Saturday 26th February

Academy 2


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