Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats | 19 Jan | Academy
If you haven’t seen or heard of these guys already, Nathaniel Rateliff is a striking, emotive tenor vocalist and songwriter whose work runs the gamut from simple folk and Americana to roots rock & roll to vintage rhythm & blues. He and his band the Night Sweats are based in Denver, Colorado. These guys are working their way through the Manchester venues, this time they play the Academy, and it’s a massive sell out, so keep your eye out for any face value resale.
Young Fathers | 23 Jan | Albert Hall
This Scottish 3 piece rap band have been touring and recording for the last 10 years now and even won a Mercury Prize a few years back for their album ‘Dead’. They’ll be hitting up the stunning Albert Hall on Wednesday 23rd – it’s got to be better than watching Corrie surely?
The 1975 | 24 Jan | Arena
The British bands third album ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ is out now. The 1975 took to the studio to produce not one but two albums, the first of which is ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relations’, with the second, ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’ to come later this year. And this third album doesn’t just tell the story of Matty’s maturation as promised, it touches on modern politics, our relationship with technology and the entire Millennial experience, too.
Matt Corby | 25 Jan | Manchester Cathedral
Australian singer-songwriter Matt Corby is coming to Manchester! Following the release of sparkling first single No Ordinary Life in August, Matt Corby has announced the release of his long-awaited second album, Rainbow Valley, with a new song ‘All Fired Up’ and tour dates for UK and Europe this year. It’s going to be one hell of a gig at the Cathedral.
The Streets | 24, 25 & 26 Jan | Apollo
The Streets have recently announced extra dates for their the sold-out comeback tour this month. At last year’s tour dates, The Streets performed all the greatest hits from his extensive back catalogue of iconic albums as well as dropping five brand new tracks. They’ve revealed a new album is in the works, which will soundtrack a film Mike is currently working on. You’re in luck there are still tickets available for Thursday & Friday gigs.
Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls | 25 & 26 Jan | Victoria Warehouse
Frank Turner is on a massive UK tour. In support of his seventh album ‘Be More Kind’, Turner returns to the UK to play huge shows in Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Bournemouth, Cardiff and London between January and February, with two huge shows at Victoria Warehouse. Special guests on the shows comes from, Jimmy Eat World. Grab your tickets here.
Marc Rebillet | 27 Jan | YES
New artist of 2018, Marc Rebillet has gone viral for his absurd bedroom jams that are an oddball mix of music, comedy and performance art. Marc is from Dallas and makes his way over the UK this month, for his debut Manchester performance at YES in the Pink Room, check him out on YouTube and get down to Yes to see him. The gig is already a massive sell out so keep your eyes peeled for resale.
Massive Attack | 29 Jan | Arena
Probably one of this year’s biggest gigs – Mezzanine XX1 will be a totally new audio / visual production featuring Elizabeth Fraser and designed by Robert Del Naja with collaborators to be announced at a later date. The show will re-imagine Mezzanine twenty one years on from its release using custom audio reconstructed from the original samples and influences. There are still tickets available, don’t miss it grab them now.
Snow Patrol | 30 Jan | Arena
Snow Patrol kicked off their Arena tour in support of new album ‘Wildness’, their first album in seven years. Wildness taps into something raw and primitive. Lead-singer and songwriter Gary Lightbody says of the album: “There are many types of wildness, but I think it can be distilled into two: the wildness of the modern age, all its confusion, illogic and alienation and a more ancient wildness. ” Support on the shows comes from Kodaline. Tickets for their Arena show are still available.
Ten Tonnes | 31 Jan | Deaf Institute
21-year-old musician from Hetford, Ethan Barnett, aka Ten Tonnes brings his breezy, seemingly effortless snap-crackle lyrics and earworm melodies to The Deaf Institute on Thursday 31st January. Support on the night comes from The Pale Whites. The gig is a sell out however you can join the waiting list or check twickets for resale.