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Cheap Trick

+ RavenEye

Sunday 2nd October

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.

Clairo

Plus Jonah Yano

Monday 3rd October

Academy

X Ambassadors

Plus Special Guests

Monday 3rd October

Academy 2

Russ

Plus Support

Tuesday 4th October

Academy

Maximo Park

+ Support

Thursday 6th October

Academy

Since September

+ Special Guests

Thursday 6th October

Academy 3

Hypocrisy

Plus very special guests

Friday 7th October

Academy 2

The Menzingers

+ JOYCE MANOR + SINCERE ENGINEER

Friday 7th October

Academy

Fleetwood Bac

Friday 7th October

Academy 3

The Amazons

+ Support

Saturday 8th October

Academy

Following two huge Top 10 records and sold out shows across the globe, one of the UK’s most exciting bands, The Amazons, have announced their stratospheric, anthem-packed new album How Will I Know If Heaven Will Find Me? - out September 2nd 2022 on Fiction Records. Alongside the news of their new album, The Amazons have announced a UK & European tour for October & November this year. 

Alive - A Tribute to Pearl Jam

(formerly known as Pearl Jam UK)

Saturday 8th October

Club Academy

As December Falls

+ Special Guests

Saturday 8th October

Academy 3

As December Falls have spent the past five years being told they were going about things the wrong way.

They were lectured that releasing 2019’s self-titled debut album without a label was a huge mistake. At every turn, the independent group were told to work with promoters to stand a chance of selling out a headline show. Believing in themselves, As December Falls refused to listen.

The band started with a common goal that endures to this day - to write some great songs and take it as far as they could. But it does feel like As December Falls vs the world.

Every step of the way, the fiercely independent band proved each one of those doubters wrong.  The self-titled debut saw the band sell out 90% of their self-booked UK headline tour. As they went into 2020, they were more comfortable, more confident and more sure of themselves than ever.

The debut really set something in motion for the band and “It’s just snowballing now.” With their future very much in their own hands, 2021 gave them a chance to work out exactly what sort of band they wanted to be. They agreed, “Let's make this thing as big as we can get it.” Their second album ‘Happier’ is another celebration of noisy rock & roll that sees As December Falls ready to take the next step.

They’d always planned to do a second album this year but originally, recording was pencilled in around a hectic touring schedule. When that fell away due to covid, the band put all their energies into ‘Happier’ and the result is something really special.

For the second record, they wanted something bigger so after looking at various label offers, As December Falls did what they do best. They did it themselves. 

They’ve still got that resilient DIY spirit. ‘Happier’ came out on their own label and they’ve maintained full control of every aspect of the band. They sold out all 16 dates of the Happier tour and are gearing up to take the rest of the year to the next level with festival appearances at Slam Dunk, 2,000 Trees, Teddy Rocks, Rock For People and many more.

Go Away arrives as a triumphant stand and the announcement of a 10 date UK headline tour in October 2022 partnered with Kilimanjaro Live and TKO. Produced by John Mitchell (You Me At Six, Enter Shikari, Architects), mixed by Stevie Knight (Stand Atlantic, With Confidence, Yours Truly) and mastered by Grant Berry (All Time Low, Deaf Havana, The Maine), it truly showcases an evolution of a band ready to take over the world.

Godsmack

+ Support

Sunday 9th October

Academy

Prateek Kuhad

Sunday 9th October

Academy 3

We Three

+ SPECIAL GUESTS

Monday 10th October

Academy 3

Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls

+ PET NEEDS + HONEYMOON TRUCKSTOP

Tuesday 11th October

Academy

The Driver Era

+ Special Guests

Wednesday 12th October

Academy

beabadoobee

+ Support

Thursday 13th October

Academy

Cassia

Thursday 13th October

Academy 2

Red

+ The Fallen State + 40,000 Leagues

Thursday 13th October

Club Academy

De Staat

"Who's Afraid Of De Staat?"

Friday 14th October

Academy 3

Neville Staple - From The Specials

+ Buster Shuffle & The Skabilly Rebels

Friday 14th October

Academy 2

Amenra

+ Support

Saturday 15th October

Club Academy

Russell Dickerson

Saturday 15th October

Academy 2

Samantha Fish

+ Special Guests

Sunday 16th October

Academy 2

GZA Liquid Swords

Monday 17th October

Academy 2

Only The Poets

Monday 17th October

Club Academy

Coheed & Cambria + Thrice

+ TOUCHE AMORE

Tuesday 18th October

Academy

Rina Sawayama

+ Support

Thursday 20th October

Academy

Conor Maynard

Thursday 20th October

Academy 2

Dean Lewis

Sad Boi Winter Summer

Friday 21st October

Academy

Toploader

+ Special Guests

Friday 21st October

Academy 3

Toploader’ s highly anticipated 4th album ‘Seeing Stars’ including the upcoming singles ‘Roll With The Punches’ and ‘Boom’ (produced by Andy Green) is scheduled for release in early 2017.  The album will be accompanied by a full UK tour and a host of festival appearances across Europe next summer.

Since forming in 1997 Toploader have over two million album sales to their name and a string of top 20 hits both home and abroad. Their debut album ‘Onka’s Big Moka,‘ sold over one million copies and remained in the Top 5 of the UK album chart for over six months earning them 4 Brit Award nominations.

In 2000 the single ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’ became a global hit spending over a year in European Airplay Charts transforming Toploader into a household name. In 2013 the same track re-entered the Top 40 for three weekend topped the 10,000,000 hits mark on Youtube, an incredible thirteen years after it was first released, cementing it as one of the biggest songs of recent times.

Their second album ‘Magic Hotel’ reached number 3 in the UK Albums Chart and saw Joseph Washbourn (singer), Dan Hipgrave (guitar) AND Rob Green (drums) embark on the biggest tour of their careers playing to over 100,000 people in the UK alone.

In 2013 Toploader released two singles ‘Turn It Around,‘ co-written with Eg White (Adele, James Morrison) and produced by Andy Green (Keane, Scouting For Girls) and ‘This Is The Night,‘ produced by Tim Bran (London Grammar). Both tracks were excellently received by the press and gained strong support with BBC Radio 2 with placements on the ‘A’ Playlist. ‘This Is the Night’ gave them their first No.1 in the Radio 2 Airplay Charts.

With a reputation as a genuine crowd-pleasing live band Toploader have backed the likes of Paul Weller, Robbie Williams, Noel Gallagher, Tom Jones, Simple Minds and Bon Jovi, where they became the last British band to play the original Wembley Stadium. They have also appeared at a host of festivals including Glastonbury, V-Festival, T in the Park and Chris Evans’s CarFest.

Uno Mas

+ Special Guests

Saturday 22nd October

Academy 3

Band Of Horses

Wednesday 26th October

Academy

The Pretty Reckless

+ Support

Thursday 27th October

Academy

Bob Floyd

Thursday 27th October

Academy 3

Mr Traumatik B2B Devilman

Thursday 27th October

Club Academy

Mr Traumatik B2B Devilman – Manchester – Club Academy

Mr Traumatik & Devilman's live back-to-back showcase supported by Vibe Chemistry!

Tickets for this rare show are high in demand… GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!

Dare

Friday 28th October

Academy 3

Gregory Alan Isakov

Plus Support

Friday 28th October

Academy 2

mxmtoon

+ support

Friday 28th October

Club Academy

Milky Chance

Saturday 29th October

Academy

AC/DC UK & Dizzy Lizzy

Saturday 29th October

Club Academy

Porridge Radio

+ SUPPORT

Saturday 29th October

Academy 2

The Vintage Caravan

+ Support

Sunday 30th October

Academy 3


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