This week’s gigs to check out in Manchester: 2nd - 9th December 2016

Blossoms, Eliza and The Bear, PIXIES, Pete Doherty, Biffy Clyro, Placebo, Rod Stewart, Ocean Colour Scene, Pete Tong

By Manchester's Finest | Last updated 9 February 2017

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Currently Manchester’s most talked about band, Blossoms. Following their last show at the Albert Hall they have gained a huge fan base earning themselves 2 nights this time round running 2 & 3 December. Both nights sold out’s so keep your eyes out for tickets.


Eliza and The Bear
London based Indie folk band Eliza and The Bear are a growing success playing several festivals this year, the band play a sell-out gig at Manchester Academy 3 on Friday. If your fans of, Imagine Dragons, Twin Atlantic, The Lumineers or Arcade Fire you should check them out.


Sunday 4 December PIXIES are playing Manchester’s Apollo. The band are at the end of their UK winter tour to support their new album ‘Head Carrier’


Pete Doherty
Libertines frontman Mr Doherty is back in the Albert Hall for the second time this year. The gig back in May was a mammoth show we are sure this will be, recently announcing his second studio album, this will be one not to miss. Wednesday 7 December at the Albert Hall few tickets still available.


Biffy Clyro
Scottish rock band Biffy Clyro play a sell out arena show on 3 December. The boys have just released their seventh studio album ‘Ellipsis’ which reached number One in the UK album charts in July.

Tickets available here


British alternative rock band Placebo are celebrating their twentieth anniversary of their self-titled debut album, Placebo are on a worldwide tour and they are playing Manchester’s Arena on Monday. They have promised they will play a good chunk of songs from their back catalogue that they don’t normally play.

Tickets available here.


Rod Stewart
The Legendary Sir Rod will be returning to Manchester’s Arena to perform all of his biggest hits on Tuesday 6 December.

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Ocean Colour Scene
Blast from the past. Indie-pop band Ocean Colour Scene from Birmingham are in Manchester playing the Apollo Thursday 8 December, they are supported by Pretty Vicious so it should be a good one. Last few tickets available.

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Pete Tong
The man needs no introduction with another stellar night curated by Warehouse Project, Gorilla hosts ‘All Gone Pete Tong’ where the man himself features with Kolsch and Icarus. A big presence in a space of this size will be colossal, limited tickets left.

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