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PorkPie

+ PRETTY GREEN

Saturday 7th September

Academy 3

Eight piece Ska band PorkPie live at Academy3 Manchester on Saturday 14th May 2022, performing classics from The Specials, Bad Manners, Madness, The Beat, etc, the list goes on and on.

Sell out shows throughout the UK and headliners at Edinburgh's Hogmanay 2019, this is a night you DO NOT want to miss. This band are the real deal, from the classic ‘big’ ska band mould, with a full brass section, keys, guitars and porkpie hats to match, they play with an intensity and energy that will have you skanking into the night.

Special Guest Support: Lily Ayers

The Plot in You

+ Invent Animate

Monday 9th September

Academy 2

Tubeway Days - The Gary Numan Live Experience 1979/80

The Gary Numan Live Experience 1979/80

Saturday 14th September

Academy 3

Bars And Melody

10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TOUR 2024

Sunday 15th September

Academy 3

Bars and Melody, Leondre Devries (15) and Charlie Lenehan (17), are 2 musicians from the UK that infuse hip hop and pop. The band shot to fame in 2014 when they appeared on TV show 'Britain’s Got Talent' and Simon Cowell pressed his golden buzzer for them. That video on Youtube has now had over 120 Million views.

Bars and Melody's first release was a track called 'Hopeful' which entered the Official UK charts at number 5. This video now has over 50 million views on Youtube. Since the release of Hopeful Charlie and Leondre haven't had time to stop for a moment. They have played numerous sold out gigs in the UK and mainland Europe, flown to America to appear on the 'Ellen show' and spent weeks in Japan and Australia. In August 2015 the band released their debut album '143' which went in at number 4 in the official UK chart and number 11 in the official Irish chart. It recently debuted at number 1 in the Official Japanese international album chart and gone platinum in Poland too. Bars and Melody are currently finishing off their 2nd album which is due for release in 2017 but in the meantime they are set to release a 5 track EP in August 2016.

NEEDTOBREATHE

Tuesday 17th September

Academy 2

Despite a 20-year history that includes all the accolades of an iconic band, GRAMMY-nominated, multi-platinum band NEEDTOBREATHE came into their latest studio album with a much different frame of mind. They still felt they had something to prove. In truth, this is a band who have loomed large for years, leveraging a unique fusion of modern rock, purpose-driven soul and irresistible pop appeal into a stat line which puts them in exceedingly rare company. Formed in South Carolina in 2001, NEEDTOBREATHE has grown and evolved to occupy a unique position in the modern genre landscape. They’ve placed five Number One albums all across the Billboard chart spectrum, from Rock and Alternative. They’ve racked up two billion career streams and scored multi-platinum chart topping hits – deep-feeling anthems with a spiritual conscious like “Brother” (feat. Gavin DeGraw), “Who Am I,” “Let’s Stay Home Tonight” and dozens more. And they’ve done it all while filling venues across the globe, either as headliners or with a diverse array of superstars like Taylor Swift, OneRepublic and Tim McGraw. Ask their fans and it’s been two decades of spirit-mining songs, master musicianship and elemental artistry, digging deep to create a series of sonic monuments to the human condition. Yet for all they’ve built, the five-piece group remains a veiled figure in the shadowed fringe of modern rock to some – so on their ninth studio album, CAVES, they’re coming out into the light. Due September 15, CAVES is a collection of awe-inspiring melodies, breathtaking instrumentation and epic-scale energy, giving the band’s soul-probing approach a bigger, more expansive new scope.

Blaze Bayley

+ SPECIAL GUESTS

Friday 20th September

Club Academy

Good Kid

Thursday 26th September

Academy 2

The Amy Winehouse Experience

Thursday 26th September

Club Academy

Pop Will Eat Itself

Plus Special Guests: Gary Clail Sound System featuring Tony Wrafter

Saturday 28th September

Academy 2


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