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King King

+ Special Guests

Friday 5th February

Academy 2

Red

+ The Fallen State + 40,000 Leagues

Friday 5th February

Academy 3

The Ocean

+ pg.lost / Svalbard / Hypno5e

Saturday 6th February

Club Academy

Tarja

+ Special Guests

Saturday 6th 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.

Michael Franti & Spearhead

Monday 8th February

Academy 2

Kenney Jones & The Jones Gang

Wednesday 10th February

Academy 3

BiG HEATH

+ Support

Friday 12th February

Academy 3

Symphonica: The History of Drum and Bass

Friday 12th February

Academy 2

The Quireboys

Friday 12th February

Club Academy

Manchester Academy present
 
THE QUIREBOYS
Plus support
 
Manchester Club Academy
Saturday 11th March 2017
Doors 7.30pm
 
All Ages - Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult over 18

 

The Quireboys, known in the US as the London Quireboys (even though they come from Newcastle), are a rock band that started in the late ’80s/early ’90s, with John Grey (Spike) on vocals, Guy Griffin and Guy Bailey on guitar, Chris Johnstone on piano/keyboard, Nigel Mogg on bass guitar, and Ian Wallace on drums.

In 1993, The Quireboys broke up but briefly reformed in 1995 with different members. A more permanent reformation came in 2001 when Spike, Guy and Nigel put together a new line-up. The band is still active, recording new material and playing live, and their current line up include Spike, Guy, Keith Weir and Paul Guerin.

Mark Chadwick & Red Ken

Saturday 13th February

Academy

Red Rum Club

+ Support

Saturday 13th February

Club Academy

Pete & Bas

Lads on Tour

Friday 19th February

Club Academy

Skipinnish

+ Special Guests

Friday 19th February

Academy 3

Nathan Gurd

Sunday 21st February

Academy 3

Cloudbusting - The Music of Kate Bush

Saturday 27th February

Academy 3

‘If you missed seeing Kate herself, Cloudbusting are the next best thing!’   Simon Mayo, BBC Radio 2

 

Cloudbusting have been championed by BBC ONE as one of the most authentic tributes in the world. Their passion for Kate’s music has won over sceptical fans everywhere, challenging perceptions of what a tribute band can be and resulting in sell-out performances across the UK.

 

‘There can only be one Kate Bush’ says vocalist Mandy Watson, who never attempts to mimic Kate on stage. ‘When you sing her music the characters in the songs take over - they are what you become, not Kate. We're just fans, amazed at this opportunity to perform this music we love so much’.

 

Many of Kate’s original collaborators from stage and studio have been inspired to join the band on stage, including bass player Del Palmer, drummer Preston Heyman and dancer Stewart Avon Arnold, all of whom performed with Kate on her legendary Tour of Life live shows 40 years ago.

Running Up That Hill, Wuthering Heights, Hounds of Love, Babooshka, This Woman’s Work, Wow… Cloudbusting can’t wait to whip up a storm of love for Kate’s music once again in 2020 their new show featuring all the hits you’d expect as well as many songs you wouldn’t! Accompanied by eye-popping visuals that highlight the drama of Kate’s music, a Cloudbusting concert is an event no Kate Bush fan will want to miss. In the words of Kate herself, ‘We’re Cloudbusting, daddy!’

 

‘I could have been listening to Kate herself!' - Preston Heyman

 

‘Utterly, surreally brilliant’ - Mick Wall, Classic Rock Magazine

Ghostpoet

Saturday 27th February

Academy 2

Fell Out Boy

Fall Out Boy Tribute Act

Sunday 28th February

Club Academy


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