Gigs to check out in Manchester: July 2017

CABBAGE | 01 July Ritz
These guys have been non-stop over the last year or so, they feature on most European and UK festivals and the boys are working their way up the Venues in Manchester. They recently played Academy and Gorilla. If you haven’t already you really have to see CABBAGE.
Few tickets available for the Ritz gig on the 1st July:



Hacienda Classical | 01 July Castlefield Bowl
Manchester’s season of live music ‘Sounds Of The City’ is back, in the heart of Manchester City Centre at Castlefield Bowl,

The Haçienda and Manchester Camerata, the city’s experimental orchestra bring back Haçienda Classical to Castlefield Bowl Manchester on Saturday 1st July 2017 with a brand new soundtrack for the concert. The Hacienda Classical Aftershow returns to Albert Hall following the fully sold out Hacienda Classical at Castlefield Bowl. The line-up features 808 State Live, joined by DJs Marshall Jefferson, Graeme Park, Mike Pickering and Herbie Saccani.
Tickets to the after-show are available here:



A Beautiful Day Out Feat. Levellers & The Water Boys | 02 July Castlefield Bowl
For the very first time Brighton folk punk band Levellers and joint headliners The Waterboys will play at the Bowl on Sunday 2nd July. The show billed as A Beautiful Day Out is a sister event to the Levellers’ hugely successful Beautiful Days Festival in Devon, which is going into its 15th year in 2017. Levellers will be performing their classic album ‘Levelling The Land’ in full plus other hits. The platinum-selling 1991 album redefined the UK’s musical landscape and features the hit singles One Way, 15 Years and Far From Home.

The Waterboys led by singer/songwriter Mike Scott, have had an illustrious career since their fruition in 1981. Playing in a number of different styles, The Waterboys released their last album Modern Blues in 2015. More special guests to be announced.
Last few tickets still available:



Radiohead | 04 July | Emirates Old Trafford
Glastonbury headliners Radiohead bring their show to Manchester. As their only non-festival UK headline gig of 2017, Radiohead were due to play Manchester Arena across two nights on July 4 and 5. However, as the venue remains closed, now the band will be playing a huge show at the 50,000 capacity Emirates Old Trafford LCCC Cricket Ground on Tuesday July 4.
There has been a second batch of tickets released:



Arcade Fire | 06 July Albert Hall
Six years on from their last appearance in the city, Arcade Fire return to Manchester for this one-off show at Castlefield Bowl as part of MIF17 and Sounds of the City. Since the release of their stunning debut album Funeral, the Grammy Award-winning Canadian band have won a well-earned reputation as one of the most exhilarating live acts around. It’s a huge sell out so keep an eye out for tickets.


Sampha | 06 July Castlefield Bowl
Manchester International Festival presents Sampha + PAULi. He’s collaborated with everyone from Solange to Frank Ocean, but Sampha Sisay is very much his own man. In the wake of 2017 debut Process and a major world tour, he’s coming to MIF17 for a one-off headline set at the Albert Hall, destined to be one of the hottest tickets of the Festival. Link to tickets here:



James | 07 July Castlefield Bowl
Returning to Manchester’s iconic location Castlefield Bowl on Friday 7th July is James, with latest studio album, ‘Girl At The End Of The World’ going straight in at #2 in the UK charts, second only to Adele, James have had a year of both critical acclaim and commercial success. Known for their unique and diverse style over their 14 studio releases, James have sold over 12 million albums worldwide. The announcement follows the band’s headline sold out tour earlier this year. This gig has sold out, so keep a look out for tickets.


Cold War Kids 07 July | Ritz
The Californians head to the Ritz on their UK tour, best known for ‘hang me out to dry’. Their raw sound is perfect for the Manchester music scene and will pull in a big crowd on the night. Into their 13th year and recently releasing their 6th album ‘L.A. Divine’ the indie rock veterans will make for a lively night on Whitworth Street. Tickets here:



Blossoms | 08 July Castlefield Bowl
No introduction needed, Stockport’s finest Blossoms have been dominating the North West music scene and building a fan base in this city rivalled only by the Courteeners. Fresh off their Wembley gig supporting The Stone Roses they take to the bowl. Bringing their mates the Coral along for support the atmosphere alone will be worth the ticket price, expect flares.


The Vamps 8 July | Academy
The British four-piece return to Manchester with their ‘Night & Day – Up Close and Personal Album Tour’ – which will be an intimate show at the academy on the 8th July. With four world tours under their belt, most of which included arenas, the Night & Day – Up Close and Personal Album Tour gives fans a chance to get closer to the band than ever before.
Few tickets up for grabs here:



Martha and the Vandellas | 22 July | Albert Hall
Martha and the Vandellas are the stars of Albert Halls Soul Town Launch. A Motown Mancunians dream, a troupe of professional Northern Soul dancers and the Diva‘s are taking Albert Hall back to the 60’s. Led by 75 year old Martha Reeves and supported by a number of the region’s best northern soul DJ’s adding some 60’s club classics to the bill, it will be an all-night party.
Tickets are going fast:



ZZ Top | 25 July | Apollo
Don’t miss out on ZZ Top at Manchester’s Apollo on July 25th. The American blues rock band are on the road with their ‘Tonnage Tour’. Its going to be a big gig, so of course its sold out!



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