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The People's Assembly Against Austerity host: Lowkey / Captain Ska

Sunday 1st October

Academy 2

The People’s Assembly Against Austerity host:

LOWKEY / CAPTAIN SKA

+ MORE TBA

OFFICIAL DEMO AFTERPARTY

Manchester Academy 2

Sunday 1st October 2017

Arrival 5pm | A2 doors 5.30pm | Curfew 11pm

Tickets £10.00 GA advance STBF // £15.00 GA ticket with food on arrival STBF 

 

All ages welcome, under 14s to be accompanied by an adult.

Sundara Karma

+ The Magic Gang

Tuesday 3rd October

Academy

The Drums

+ Special Guests

Wednesday 4th October

Academy 2

SWMRS

+ Special Guests

Wednesday 4th October

Academy 3

SJM Concerts Present:
SWMRS
+ SPECIAL GUESTS

Manchester Academy 3
Wednesday 4th October 2017
Doors 7.30pm | Curfew 11pm

Tickets £9.00 advance STBF 
All ages welcome, U14s to be accompanied by an adult at all times

There’s never been a punk band like SWMRS. That’s probably because it’s too limiting to label the Oakland quartet, “a punk band.” You might initially detect the caustic broadsides of The Clash and the amphetamine bubblegum of the Ramones. But within the carefully penned lyrics, propulsive energy, and raw
honesty, you can hear the echoes of Public Enemy and Frank Ocean, A Tribe Called Quest to Kurt Cobain.

The band officially formed in early 2015, but their roots stretch back for years—to when Becker, and his childhood friend, Joey Armstrong (drums) formed Emily’s Army at 8 years old. They didn’t know how to play their instruments, but they’d seen School of Rock, and tabbed Cole’s brother Max to sing and play bass. Before graduating high school, they’d already released two full-length albums and a handful of EP’s. They’d toured the world, and shared stages with Pennywise, Rise Against, and Soundgarden.

But SWMRS is a wholly new endeavor. The band recruited their friend Sebastian Mueller to play bass and Max Becker switched to lead guitar. Yet it’s more than just a slightly different formation: they’ve gone deeper, thought harder, learned to play with more power yet greater control.

After seeing them rip up the stage at Burgerama IV, Saint Laurent Paris creative director Hedi Slimane became so enamored with SWMRS that he asked them to walk the runway at his Paris fashion show, and write the soundtrack for his Spring/Summer 2016 presentation. Fueled by 40 oz. bottles of malt liquor, they turned in a 17-minute version of “Like Harry Dean Stanton.” It went over very
well.

Their approach is crystallized on the album’s title track, “Drive North,” It’s not a command; it’s a concept. It’s about hometown pride and the desire to create a unique cultural identity. It’s allegorical and subversive, and could be the theme song for the Golden State Warriors the next time they play the Clippers.

Or listen to their first single, “Miley,” which i-D Magazine called, “the most punk tribute to Miley Cyrus ever.” “Miley does exactly what she wants. It’s really rare to see somebody doing that, Cole Becker says. “She's a business commodity, but seems to have maintained
creative autonomy, which is super punk rock. And she's standing up for sexual freedom and gender fluidity…that's important, and something that not a lot of pop stars are doing."

In 2015, punk rock isn’t just aesthetic. It’s about the ideas. It’s about upending expectations and finding freedom in your own voice. SWMRS have made a timeless but modern coming of age album—one that reminds you that you aren’t the only one trying to beat against the current.

Shellac

+ Special Guest: Iona Fortune

Thursday 5th October

Academy 2

Belinda Carlisle - Heaven On Earth 30th Anniversary Tour

Heaven on Earth 30th Anniversary Tour

Friday 6th October

Academy

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.

Thy Art Is Murder

+ After The Burial + Oceano + Justice For The Dammed

Friday 6th October

Club Academy

CMH Live Presents

THY ART IS MURDER

 

 

+ SPECIAL GUESTS

AFTER THE BURIAL 

OCEANO 

JUSTICE FOR THE DAMNED

 

Manchester Club Academy

Friday 6th October 2017 

Doors 7pm | Curfew 11pm

 

Tickets £15.00 advance STBF 

All ages welcome, U14s to be accompanied by an adult at all times

Cock Sparrer

+ Bar Stool Preachers

Friday 6th October

Academy 3

Dru Hill feat. Sisqo, 112 & Ginuwine

112 & Ginuwine

Saturday 7th October

Academy

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

Academy

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 

 

Arcane Roots

+ Special Guests

Saturday 7th October

Academy 3

SJM Concerts Present

ARCANE ROOTS

+ SPECIAL GUESTS

 

Manchester Academy 3

Saturday 7th October 2017

Doors 7.30pm | Curfew 11pm

 

Tickets £13.00 advance STBF

All ages welcome, U14s to be accompanied by an adult at all times

 

ARCANE ROOTS return and announce their brand new album 'Melancholia Hymns', set for release on September 15th

 

After a wait of nearly 4 years, ARCANE ROOTS return with their stunning, brand new, 2nd album 'Melancholia Hymns', which is set for release through Easy Life/Red Essential on September 15th. The band also release their new single 'Matter' today (22nd May) following it's world exclusive first play last night on the Radio 1 Rock Show.

 

The album release follows on from the first single 'Curtains', and much like that track, 'Melancholia Hymns' is full of ambition, electronica, riffs, strings, darkness and light. It is an album to lose yourself in completely, a complex musical journey for your mind and your heart. A record with so much love, care and attention that you can't help but feel the passion that has gone making it, and marvel at its scope and sheer size.

Mantra Festival 004 / Gentleman's Dub Club / DJ Hype (Jungle Set)

Gentleman's Dub Club + DJ Hype (Jungle Set) + More

Saturday 7th October

Academy venues

Jacob Sartorius

+ Road Trip + Bars & Melody + The Bomb Digz

Sunday 8th October

Academy

The Kentucky Headhunters

Sunday 8th October

Academy 3

Manchester Academy Presents

 

THE KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS

 

Manchester Academy 3

Sunday 8th October, 2017

Doors 7pm

Curfew 10.30pm

 

Tickets - £18.50 Advance STBF –

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

This Feeling Alive

Sunday 8th October

Academy 2

METROPOLIS MUSIC PRESENTS:
THIS FEELING
Featuring:
The Shimmer Band
The Blinders
BANG BANG ROMEO
BlackWaters

Manchester Academy 2
Sunday 8th October 2017
Doors 7.30pm | Curfew 11pm

Tickets £10.00 advance STBF 
All ages welcome, U14s to be accompanied by an adult at all times

 

Four of the most exciting new prospects in the world of indie rock will tour together for the very first time in October 2017.  Touring under the moniker of “alive” – the tour promises to be one of the hottest live concert multi-band bills to hit the UK in 2017.

The line-up includes euphoric Britpop sorts The Shimmer Band, darkly atmospheric garage rockers The Blinders, and Bang Bang Romeo who are a more hard-edged Fleetwood Mac. Whilst explosive indie hitmakers Blackwaters are the new Libertines.  

Dua Lipa: The Self-Titled Tour

+ Special Guests

Tuesday 10th October

Academy

Honey G

Tuesday 10th October

Academy 3

Honey G - VIP

Tuesday 10th October

Academy 3

Ben Phillips

Live Cinematic Experience

Wednesday 11th October

Academy

Ben Phillips - VIP

Live Cinematic Experience

Wednesday 11th October

Academy

Hot 8 Brass Band

+ Special Guests

Wednesday 11th October

Academy 2

Sundara Karma

+ The Magic Gang

Thursday 12th October

Academy

Tower Of Power

+ Stone Foundation

Thursday 12th October

Academy 2

AGMP PRESENTS

TOWER OF POWER

+ SPECIAL GUESTS

 

Manchester Academy 2

Thursday 12th October 2017

Doors 7.30pm | Curfew 11pm

 

Tickets £28.50 advance STBF 

All ages welcome, U14s to be accompanied by an adult at all times

Gary Numan

+ Jayce Lewis

Friday 13th October

Academy

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.  

Inego

+ Lanterns + Special Guests

Friday 13th October

Club Academy

Love & Gravel Records Presents:

 

INEGO

+ Lanterns + Special Guests

 

Manchester Club Academy

 

Friday 13th October 2017 

Doors 7:30pm | Curfew 11pm

 

Tickets £7.00 advance STBF

 

 All ages welcome, U14s to be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Justin Currie & The Pallbearers

& The Pallbearers + Les Johnson and Me

Friday 13th October

Academy 3

After 22 years toiling in the moderately successful pop/rock outfit Del Amitri, Justin Currie made the rash decision to go it alone in 2003, spending the next four years fannying about writing, drinking and doing any weird non-rock gig he was invited to participate in; jazz shows, folk shows and soul shows added more saggy strings to his collection of bows. In 2008 he finally pulled his finger out and pushed the button on a solo career with the release of his masterpiece of maudlin, What Is Love For. The question mark was missing, perhaps denoting an answer reached: "the future is miserable and I shall sing it". 

 

His fourth album of this series, This Is My Kingdom Now will be released on May 12th and follows on from  The Great War (2010) and Lower Reaches (2013). The pop sensibility of Del Amitri's sprightly hits was largely missing from this solo oeuvre, replaced by a tone Currie himself describes as "suicide in a saucy shirt". Over time audiences have begun to divine hit-type hooks buried within the gloom and now flock to hear epics such as "No, Surrender", "If I Ever Loved You?" and "Falsetto" with an alacrity some find surprising in an age where distraction from modernity's inferno is a kind of medical emergency. 

 

Currie lives and breathes in Glasgow, collects beer mats and makes his own cushions. 

Dizzee Rascal

+ Donaeo

Saturday 14th October

Academy

Corella // Faux Pas

// Dear Caroline // Narrow Margin

Saturday 14th October

Academy 3

Scruff Of The Neck Presents:
Corella // Faux Pas

Manchester Academy 3 
Saturday 14th October 2017
Doors 7.30pm | Curfew 11pm

Tickets £8.00 advance STBF
14+ only

Johnny Flynn and The Sussex Wit

Sunday 15th October

Academy 2

SJM CONCERTS PRESENT:
JOHNNY FLYNN AND THE SUSSEX WIT

Manchester Academy 2
Sunday 15th October 2017
Doors 7pm | Curfew 10.30pm

Tickets £17.50 advance STBF 
All ages welcome, U14s to be accompanied by an adult at all times

Public Service Broadcasting

+ Palace

Monday 16th October

Academy

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”. 

The Breeders

+ Special Guests

Tuesday 17th October

Academy 2

The Breeders started life as a side project for Kim Deal of the Pixies, Tanya Donelly of Throwing Muses, Josephine Wiggs of the British band The Perfect Disaster, and Britt Walford of Slint. They recorded the album Pod with Steve Albini in a mere ten days, in Edinburgh, Scotland. The album was released on 4AD in 1990 to critical acclaim. The press dubbed the Breeders an Indie Supergroup, but the band were able to play only two London shows before returning to their day jobs.

During another hiatus in 1992, Josephine flew to Dayton, Ohio, where Kim had recruited her sister Kelley to learn lead guitar, and stolen powerhouse drummer Jim Macpherson after seeing him play in a local band. They broke an exhaustive rehearsal schedule only to watch nightly re-runs of Star Trek The Next Generation.

The Breeders first tour launched in June 1992 in a snooker hall behind Warrington Rugby Club, Manchester, in the UK. Two days later, they
supported Nirvana in Dublin and Belfast, and then performed at Glastonbury. After 27 sold-out US shows that fall, the band drove cross-country to San Francisco to record Last Splash, (released August 1993). The video for the single Cannonball—directed by Kim Gordon and Spike Jonze—was in heavy rotation on MTV’s 120 minutes throughout the fall. The band provided support for Nirvana’s In Utero tour, then in January 1994 they traveled to Australia, Japan, and Hawaii, where they were shot for the cover of Rolling Stone—only to be supplanted by the “Ladies of Melrose Place.” That summer they embarked upon the epic Lollapalooza ‘94; the Melody Maker opined, "Kim's nicotine-stained vocals [are] the very spit of wasted elegance...” the Breeders are “probably the most casually brilliant band around” and Last Splash went platinum. Whatever that means.

In 2013, Kim, Kelley, Josephine and Jim reunited for the 20th anniversary
of Last Splash. 4AD reissued the album as a deluxe box set, and the “classic" lineup of the Breeders (augmented by violinist Carrie Bradley) toured the US, Europe, Austrailia and South America, performing the album at festivals, and playing eight months of sold-out shows. In London, they played Last
Splash and Pod back to back, a tour de force they went on to repeat several times. The final run of shows took them across country from Dayton to L.A.— dubbed by Kelley the “Mid West Coast Tour”—culminating in a performance supporting Neutral Milk Hotel at the Hollywood Bowl.

As the end of the reunion tour approached—Kim, or was it Kelley?—broached the idea of carrying on—and the Breeders started working on material for a new album. They will play shows this fall, including a show with Arcade Fire in late October. 

Collie Buddz

Wednesday 18th October

Club Academy

Goldenvoice Presents

COLLIE BUDDZ

 

Manchester Club Academy

Wednesday 18th October 2017

Doors 7.30pm | Curfew 11pm

 

Tickets £17.50 advance STBF 

All ages welcome, U14s to be accompanied by an adult at all times

 

Born Colin Harper in New Orleans, LA to a mother of Bermudian heritage with roots on the island dating back to the 1700s, his father passed away while Collie Buddz was at the tender age of four. At that time, his mother moved the family back home to Bermuda. It wasn't long before Buddz discovered more than his Bermudian heritage. Introduced to Reggae music by his older brother, Matthew, affectionately just known as "Smokey," by the tenderfoot age of 12, Colin Harper quickly learned his way around a music studio. It soon became apparent to everyone within earshot of the boy that his voice was unique in a way that lingers long after you've heard him. "Back then, I just used to plug headphones into the microphone jack of a tape deck. I'd sing into one of the earpieces and record it on cassette," Buddz recalls.

 

Eventually, Smokey relocated to Toronto to pursue an audio engineering degree. His baby brother, as always, tagged along. But Buddz had plans of his own. And, by the age of 19, he was attending Full Sail Academy in Orlando, FL pursuing his own audio engineering degree. Only 13 months later, Buddz had that degree. With dreams of becoming a major music producer, Buddz rejoined his brother in Canada.

 

As a producer, Buddz was the most comfortable in the studio. But he couldn't find any artists that could really pull off the sound he desired so Buddz far too often found himself just running back and forth from the vocal booth to the mixing booth as he layered his own vocals for his production work. After a while, it just became easier for him to just do it all by himself. At this juncture, Colin Harper became Collie Buddz.

 

With his independent spirit guiding his journey, Buddz has traveled as far possible from his little corner of the earth. He's constantly creating new music and experimenting with it in front of live audiences almost immediately. With support from his team at Mojiza Management and touring and merchandising backing at Ineffable Music, Collie Buddz has toured the world. He's honed his craft while in support of several tours with artists such as Cypress Hill, Rebelution and Matisyahu. He's performed in front of thousands at the largest music festivals such as Lollapalooza, Boomtown, Summer Jam and the California Roots Festival. While touring, Buddz still found time to record new material and release original music independently on his own record label, Harper Digital. He's even managed to launch a new radio station back home in Bermuda (Vibe 103) and become a father.

 

Armed with a tremendous record, it doesn't appear that Collie Buddz will soon be finding time to rest

The Pigeon Detectives Wait For Me 10th Anniversary Tour

Plus Special Guests

Thursday 19th October

Academy

Shakka

+ Special Guests

Thursday 19th October

Academy 3

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.

 

Future: The Future HNDRXX Tour

The Future HNDRXX Tour

Friday 20th October

Academy

LIVE NATION PRESENT:
Future
+ SPECIAL GUESTS

Manchester Academy
Friday 20th October 2017
Doors 7pm | Curfew 11pm

Tickets £45.00 advance STBF 
All ages welcome, U14s to be accompanied by an adult at all times

This year saw Future make history by being the first artist to have two albums, the self-titled ‘FUTURE’ and follow up ‘HNDRXX’ debut at no.1 on the Billboard chart in consecutive weeks (His 4th and 5th to reach the top spot in the space of 2 years). Continuing his reign over the world of modern Hip-Hop, Future has today announced a run of 3 UK dates for October including a show at Manchester Academy.

Setting the pace and changing the game with every subsequent album, Future engaged a full court blitz in 2015 that resulted in one of rap’s most impressive winning streaks ever. In under a year, he achieved three back-to-back #1 albums on the Billboard Top 200—the platinum DS2, platinum What A Time To Be Alive with Drake, and EVOL. His catalog encompasses double-platinum smashes such as “Low Life” [feat. The Weeknd] and “Where Ya At” [feat. Drake], platinum hits “Stick Talk,” “F*ck Up Some Commas,” and “Turn On The Lights,” and has amassed over 1 billion streams worldwide. Future infiltrated the mainstream performing on Saturday Night Live, Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and more in addition to gracing the covers of Rolling Stone, GQ, XXL, Spin, and many others. In 2017, he goes full Beast Mode yet again, continuing his unbeatable record.

Livewire The AC/DC Show

Friday 20th October

Academy 3

The Gig Cartel Presents

LIVEWIRE THE AC/DC SHOW

 

Manchester Academy 3

Friday 20th October 2017 

Doors 7.30pm | Curfew 11pm

 

Tickets £15.00 advance STBF 

14+ only

Sleaford Mods

Saturday 21st October

Academy

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.

Manchester Orchestra

Saturday 21st October

Academy 2

The Sex Pistols Experience

+ Special Guests

Saturday 21st October

Club Academy

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

Academy 3

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)

Dodie

+ Special Guests

Sunday 22nd October

Academy 2

Kilimanjaro Live Presents:

DODIE

+ SPECIAL GUESTS

 

Manchester Academy 2

Sunday 22nd October 2017 

Doors 7pm | Curfew 10.30pm

 

Tickets £14.00 advance STBF 

All ages welcome, U14s to be accompanied by an adult at all times

 

Following the success of her debut ‘Intertwined’ which reached the UK TOP 40 Albums Charts, Billboard 200, other International Album Charts, and a swiftly sold out debut UK headline tour. dodie releases her 2nd EP ‘You’ due 11th August alongside yet another headline UK Tour. 

 

Since the release of ‘Intertwined’ 22 year old dodie has reached over 1 million subscribers on YouTube and over 100 million views across her channel, 'Intertwined' has also reached over 15 million streams. 

Marmozets

+ Special Guests

Sunday 22nd October

Academy 3

Banks

+ Special Guests

Tuesday 24th October

Academy

Live Nation Presents

BANKS

+ SPECIAL GUESTS

 

Manchester Academy

Tuesday 24th October 2017

Doors 7pm | Curfew 11pm

 

Tickets £22.50 advance STBF

All ages welcome, U14s to be accompanied by an adult at all times

The Hoosiers

Wednesday 25th October

Academy 3

The Hoosiers are an English pop/rock band from Reading, consisting of members Irwin Sparkes (lead vocals, lead guitar), Martin Skarendahl (bass guitar, rhythm guitar), Sam Swallow (keyboard, backing vocals) and Alan Sharland (drums, percussion).

The Hoosiers have sold over a million records through Sony, and achieved the smash hit singles ‘Goodbye Mr. A’, ‘Worried About Ray’, ‘Choices’ and top 10 album ‘The Illusion Of Safety’.

Their 3rd studio album is scheduled for release in April 2014 and will be called The News From Nowhere.

Little Dragon

+ Special Guests

Thursday 26th October

Academy

Metropolis Music Presents

LITTLE DRAGON

+ SPECIAL GUESTS

 

Manchester Academy

Thursday 26th October 2017 

Doors 7pm | Curfew 11pm

 

Tickets £19.50 advance STBF

All ages welcome, U14s to be accompanied by an adult at all times

Wednesday 13

+ Courtesans

Thursday 26th October

Club Academy

Wednesday 13 is a horror rock band, fronted by the Murderdolls frontman of the same name. The genre of music is a mix of glam and punk with lyrics heavily inspired by horror movies.

Wednesday's influences come from the likes of KISS and Alice Cooper, while at the same time never straying far from the band's horror-punk roots.

Joseph Poole's (a.k.a Wednesday 13) musical career began in 1992, as he formed the band Maniac Spider Trash, alongside Abby Normal, Michael Patrick and Sicko Zero. From 1992 through 1996, the band released one EP, Dumpster Mummies, before disbanding. Poole went on to form the Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13, which included Maniac Spider Trash's guitarist and drummer Abby Normal and Sicko Zero, respectively.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

+ Special Guests

Friday 27th October

Academy

Anti-Nowhere League

+ Special Guests

Friday 27th October

Academy 3

Eric Benet

Live in Manchester

Friday 27th October

Club Academy

Soulgigs and MB Presents: 


ERIC BENET 
LIVE IN MANCHESTER

Doors 8.00pm / Curfew 10.30pm
After-show: 10:30pm to 2.00am

Tickets: £20.00* plus booking fee

Ticket includes after-show admission

 

18+ only

Maruja / Freeda / Seegulls

Saturday 28th October

Academy 3

Tash Sultana

Saturday 28th October

Academy 2

Global Presents

TASH SULTANA

Manchester Club Academy

Tuesday 12th September 2017

Doors 7.30pm | Curfew 11pm

 

Tickets £15.00 advance STBF

All ages welcome, U14s to be accompanied by an adult at all times

The Ultimate Manchester Reunion Part 3

Saturday 28th October

Club Academy

We The People Promotions Presents:

THE ULTIMATE MANCHESTER REUNION PART 3

Manchester Union Bar & Club Academy

Saturday 28th October 2017 

Doors 10pm | Curfew 5am

Tickets £8.00 early bird | £10.00 standard STBF

 

Club Academy : The Soul Room - 80S, 90S, UPFRONT SOUL & RNB

B.I.Z.Z.Y B, Sam Brown, PIC, Tiny G, DJ Drizz, Team Shellinz, Destiny Crew, Special Guest DJ Norman Anthony from Soul Society

 

Union Bar: The Reggae Room - LOVERS ROCK, REGGAE REVIVAL, AND A TOUCH OF DANCEHALL

Megatone, Doctor C, Hussla, Pablo G, Team Shellinz, Natural Mystic, Sista Naomi, Special Guest Bizzy Movements from Sheffield

 

This is an 18+ event 

AJ Tracey

+ Special Guests

Sunday 29th October

Academy 2

Konvict Kartel with Akon, Tre Carter, OG Boo Dirty, Tone Tone

+ Tre Carter + Og Boo Dirty + Tone Tone

Sunday 29th October

Academy

Akon with Konvict Kartel ft. Tre Carter, OG Boo Dirty, Tone Tone

 

Manchester Academy

Monday 29th October 2017

Doors 7pm | Curfew 11pm

 

Tickets £27.50 GA // £55.00 VIP* advance STBF 

VIP includes: Entry, queue jump, private bar, view from balcony [capped at 40 tickets]

All ages welcome, U14s to be accompanied by an adult at all times

Konvict Kartel With Akon, Tre Carter, OG Boo Dirty, Tone Tone - VIP

+ Tre Carter + Og Boo Dirty + Tone Tone

Sunday 29th October

Academy

Akon with Konvict Kartel ft. Tre Carter, OG Boo Dirty, Tone Tone

 

Manchester Academy

Monday 29th October 2017

Doors 7pm | Curfew 11pm

 

Tickets £27.50 GA // £55.00 VIP* advance STBF 

VIP includes: Entry, queue jump, private bar, view from balcony [capped at 40 tickets]

All ages welcome, U14s to be accompanied by an adult at all times

Los Campesinos!

+ Special Guests

Sunday 29th October

Club Academy

Halloween Carnival

Monday 30th October

Academy venues

HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL

// TUESDAY 31ST OCTOBER //

2500 Students
4 Arenas
Halloween CARNIVALE is the most Eccentric, Horrifying, Psychotic, Manic night out you will ever have! 

PREPARE for the event of a LIFETIME as we take you away from REALITY and into an INSANE party you can only DREAM of.

LINE-UP TBA 

Manchester Academy 2, 3, Club & Union Bar 

Tuesday 31st October 2017
Doors 10pm | Curfew: 3am

18+ only

Oh Wonder

+ Special Guests

Tuesday 31st October

Academy


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