Full Listings

Tana Mongeau + Friends

Monday 4th September

Academy 2

Tash Sultana

Tuesday 12th September

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 Beat starring Dave Wakeling

Wednesday 13th September

Academy 3

The Sherlocks

+ Special Guests

Friday 15th September

Academy

Mad Winter

+ Complex State + The Venaglis + Guests

Friday 15th September

Academy 3

Natasha Watts

Saturday 16th September

Academy 3

Killerwatts Records Present

NATASHA WATTS

Manchester Academy 3

Saturday 16th September 2017 

Doors 7pm | Curfew 10.30pm

Tickets £10.00 early bird | £15.00 standard advance STBF 

The Maine

Plus Special Guests

Saturday 16th September

Club Academy

Mayday Parade

A Lesson In Romantics 10th Anniversary Tour + With Confidence + All Get Out

Friday 22nd September

Academy

MAYDAY PARADE - Ten years ago, a group of friends from Tallahassee, FL formed a band and traveled the country, selling their CD to anyone that would listen in parking lots at Vans Warped Tour. Building a following from the roots up, one fan at a time, Mayday Parade has garnered a lifelong, massive dedicated fanbase, in their evolution from hard-working local band to global force. Delving into the musical influences that have inspired their decade-long career, the band have delivered their most refreshing, exciting, passion-driven release to date with new album Black Lines, which debuted at #1 on Billboard's Rock Albums Chart, #1 on the Alternative Albums Chart. Melodically diverse, the collection of 12 stunning tracks blends driving rock riffs with the band's signature heartfelt lyrics into a whole new take on their sound, without losing what is quintessentially Mayday Parade. While musically raising the bar, Mayday Parade constantly reminds fans and industry alike just why they are leaders of their field.

New Columbia

+ Nana White Pepper + Soma Sons + The Sheratons + Guests

Friday 22nd September

Academy 3

Young Guns

+ Special Guests

Monday 25th September

Club Academy

Cats In Space

Tuesday 26th September

Academy 3

CATS in SPACE  featuring members from SWEET, IAN GILLAN, ASIA & T’PAU have been hailed across Europe as one of the most exciting original rock bands to have emerged in 2015. With guest stars including Mick Wilson from 10cc, and Queen producer Mike Moran, their debut album ‘Too Many Gods’ was voted the “album of the year” by many publications. Taking their sound from ELO, 10cc, Queen and all kinds of 70s inspired acts the band’s live show is as explosive and powerful as their album. Picking up radio play on Radio 2, Planet Rock and over 150 radio stations worldwide, it’s no wonder “everybody wants to be a cat!”.

“...The best 70s infused rock i have heard in the last 10 years, no, make that since the seventies...”  -Rob Evans, Powerplay

 

SPACE ELEVATOR released their debut album in 2014 producing a contemporary rock album drawing on the influences of the biggest and best bands in rock history. Performing well crafted, powerful rock songs, their instantly memorable melodies are delivered brilliantly by flamboyant lead singer the Duchess. Space Elevator were played extensively on Planet Rock in early 2016 as well as being featured on BBC Radio 2.

“...Space Elevator could become the biggest Hard Rock band of the year...”  Malcolm Dome-AOR

 

Quotes:

“In a world over run by tribute bands and nostalgia shows, it is a genuine thrill to be able to watch two ORIGINAL rock bands deliver the most exciting music the UK has heard in ages... this is a must see tour...” Rob Evans

 

 “ ...There were so many highlights it’s hard to know where to begin, the sensational lead vocals of Paul Manzi, the multi part vocal harmonies,& flashy twin guitars set me drooling...If you weren’t there you missed summat very special...more please!” CATS in SPACE Live review by ‘Classic Rock’,  Jan 2016

“SPACE ELEVATOR ...The Duchess makes Freddie Mercury look like a shrinking violet...”  Prog magazine.

 

So, together for one night only, prepare for a musical explosion of some of the finest original 70s infused, rock music you will ever hear, it’s going to be ‘Out of this world’!

 

Waterparks

+ Special Guests

Wednesday 27th September

Academy 3

SJM Concerts Present:
Waterparks
+ SPECIAL GUESTS

Manchester Academy 3
Wednesday 27th September 2017
Doors 7.30pm | Curfew 11pm

Tickets £12.00 advance STBF 
All ages welcome, U14s to be accompanied by an adult at all times

Vega

+ Gin Annie

Thursday 28th September

Academy 3

Sanctuary Music Ltd in association with The Fresh Start Agency Rockingham Entertainment Present
VEGA
Gin Annie Rock band

Manchester Academy 3
Thursday 28th September 2017 
Doors 7pm | Curfew 10.30pm

Tickets £12.00 advance STBF | £15.00 OTD

UK rockers VEGA first came on the scene back in 2010 with their critically acclaimed debut Dz Kiss of Life dz. The band aimed to offer something more than just a re-tread of rock music’s 80’s and 90’s glory days. To some it was a refreshing change but to others it was blasphemy!! 

However, the guys stuck to their guns, stayed true to themselves and in 2014 delivered another album (What the hell) full of rock anthems with a twist. The album was once again critically acclaimed by both fans and critics alike. VEGA was now also creating a reputation for being a vibrant and energetic live band through headline shows and special guest appearances. Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott even gave the first single from that album Dz White knuckle ride dz its worldwide debut on his planet Rock radio show. Being prolific song-writers, he guys entered the studio the very same year and released their 3rd studio album Stereo Messiah to their best reviews yet. 

The album was to feature a song given to them by Joe Elliott, who also recorded some vocals for the album. The band went on to make several festival appearance’s and were special guest for FM, Joe Elliott’s Down N Outz and Michael Schenker to name but a few and continued to grow their fan-base. The band are now hungrier than ever and released their 4th album Dz Who we are dz in May this year. It went straight in to the UK Rock Chart top 20 and was backed up by a tour with rock legends Magnum. VEGA are building up a reputation for high octane live shows so catch them when you can and bring your singing voice and your dancing shoes!

New Found Glory

playing 'Sticks and Stones' & 'Catalyst' albums

Friday 29th September

Academy

SJM Concerts Present
NEW FOUND GLORY 
+ SPECIAL GUESTS
Playing ‘Sticks and Stones/Catalyst’ 

Manchester Academy
Friday 29th September 2017
Doors 7pm | Curfew 11pm

Tickets £22.50 advance STBF 
All ages welcome, U14s to be accompanied by an adult at all times

 

Pop punk heavyweights, NEW FOUND GLORY have confirmed a UK tour to celebrate their 20th anniversary with tickets going on sale this Friday 3rd February at 9am UK time.  The band have also just confirmed the release date for their new album “Makes Me Sick” on 28th April, which will be preceded by the lead single “Happy Being Miserable” on 16th February. 

The Hyena Kill

+ Very Special Guests

Friday 29th September

Academy 3

CMH Live Presents
THE HYENA KILL 
+ VERY SPECIAL GUESTS


Manchester Academy 3
Sunday 30th April 2017 
Doors 7pm | Curfew 10.30pm


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

Dobb and Blundell exploded like a nail bomb into the subterranean noise scene. Since then – via 2014’s Scrape My Bones EP and two further singles, ‘Suck It Up’ and 2015’s thrilling double-header ‘Still Sick’ / ‘Blisters’ – the duo have refined, honed and focussed their fierce alternative rock sound into something harsher, leaner and altogether nastier.

The result is their Atomised, an unflinching, brutal dissection of what it means to be skint, frustrated, alienated and adrift in modern Britain. From tense, wired recent single ‘Crosses’ (“Cut it up and sell us cheap, crosses for eyes and sunken cheeks…”) to the sparse, bruised, hypnotic title track (“These broken hearts are never far from where we are…”) via stark, snub-nosed titles such as ‘Your Loss’, ‘Choke’ and ‘Erase You’, it’s a compelling snapshot of a young band over-dosing on volume, adrenaline, distortion and a shared passion for venomous, visceral, breath-stealing rock ‘n’ roll.

Atomised was recorded and mixed by Tom Peters at the Grand Studio in Clitheroe, Lancashire, and mastered at London’s legendary Abbey Road studios by Christian Wright (who has cut albums for the likes of Radiohead, Blur and Ed Sheeran).

Third Eye Blind

+ Special Guests

Friday 29th September

Academy 2

SJM CONCERTS PRESENT:
Third Eye Blind
+ SPECIAL GUESTS

Manchester Academy 2
Friday 29th September 2017
Doors 7.30pm | Curfew 11pm

Tickets £20.00 advance STBF 
All ages welcome, U14s to be accompanied by an adult at all times

 

 

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut album, ‘Third Eye Blind’, the band are pleased to announce details of two UK headline shows, which will take place in Manchester and London.

 

Led by frontman Stephan Jenkins, Third Eye Blind have sold over 12 million records since their inception and their most recent release “We Are Drugs” hit iTunes top 5 alternative records.

They continued to sell out numerous headline shows and set attendance records at 2016 summer music festivals worldwide including Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Tokyo’s Summersonic and UK’s Reading and Leeds Festivals.

These two very special headline performances follow ‘The Summer Gods Tour’ where the band sold out amphitheatres across North America including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, and New Orleans.

Despite two decades Third Eye Blind of success, they are a band focused on the future, with an album named after the current tour “Summer Gods” expected before the end of this year.

Living Colour

With support from: Stone Broken

Saturday 30th September

Club Academy

Manchester Academy Presents

 

LIVING COLOUR

With support from: Stone Broken

 

Manchester Club Academy

Saturday 30th September, 2017

Doors 7.30pm

Curfew 11.00pm

 

Tickets - £18.50 Advance STBF 

All Ages – Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult over 18

 

Living Colour are a funk metal group formed in New York city in 1984.

Stylistically their music is a creative fusion influenced by guitar-based rock such as hardcore punk and heavy metal, and traditional African-American music such as jazz, funk, and hip-hop. They are linked to the funk metal/alternative metal movement of the late 1980s typified by bands such as Fishbone, Jane’s Addiction, Primus, Faith No More, and 24-7 Spyz. They are best remembered for the hit Cult of Personality, which won a Grammy Award for best hard rock performance in 1989.

In 1995 the were in the process of writing what would be their fourth full-length album, but an inability to settle on a single musical direction caused friction between the members, leading to Living Colour's demise in early in the same year.

In 2000, Living Colour re-united and launched their first tour together in six years during the summer of 2001.

Pinked Floyd

Saturday 30th September

Academy 3

This seven-piece tribute band have been amazing audiences all over the
Northwest with their engaging and energetic performance celebrating the
magical music of Pink Floyd. They have been especially praised for the
accuracy of their performance based on the studio versions of music
spanning the entire output of the Floyd from early days through to the
most recently released Endless River, with firm favourites Dark Side Of
The Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Wall particularly featured.
Lead by front-man Russell supported by Andrea’s astonishing vocals (her
Great Gig has been described as “the best I have heard since the release
of DSOTM”), attention to detail is the bye-word for Luke (keyboards and
effects), drummer Lee, Jack on bass, and Harry (guitar and sax), while you
might think it was David Gilmour himself on stage when you hear Alan’s
lead guitar riffs.

Some reactions to recent performances: 

 

“What a show!! I will
be coming to see these again. All round great performance. Have a cigar,
fellas & girl” 

(Jay Frazer)

 

“There was something very Floydish about
spending a summer's evening listening to Pink(ed) Floyd music. Never going
to see the real thing at Pompeii but this was a pretty good substitute!”
(David Evans) 

 

“My heroes will never be forgotten as long as you are on the
stage and that's from a 68 year-old roadie of the original PF! You are
another brick in the wall!" 

(David Larkin, former PF roadie)


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