Described as “a raised fist of a record” (Guardian), “the disco record of the year” (Uncut) and “The greatest punk rock ‘n’ roll disco soul band on the planet”(NME); Gossip hit their prime with the release of critically acclaimed album ‘Music For Men’ in 2009.
Gossip @ Manchester Academy
Saturday 20th July, 7pm
(TICKETS GO ON SALE AT 9:00AM ON FRIDAY 29TH MARCH)
The trio’s blistering brand of soulful swagger brought queer politics to the mainstream, confronted body politics head on and singularly refused to be pigeonholed or ignored, landing magazine covers around the world.
Ahead of their time they garnered huge critical acclaim and cemented their reputation as one of the most exciting and relevant must-see live bands. Set against Nathan Howdeshell’s jagged riffs, slabs of synth and Hannah Billie’s pulsing drums, Beth Ditto’s voice remains a thing of wonder; tender, but also capable of unleashing a ferocious range and exuding star power.
It feels like the perfect moment for these straight-talking rebel rousing icons to embark on a tour at a time when the political, cultural, gender and sexuality issues that fired and inspired Gossip’s anthems are so much a part of our daily currency.
Manchester Academy, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PR
0161 232 1639