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Retro Youth

+ The Casablancas + Mosley Bar + Brine + Guests

Friday 3rd February

Club Academy

Dusty Pop presents

RETRO YOUTH

+ THE CASABLANCAS + MOSLEY BAR + BRINE + GUESTS

 

Manchester Club  Academy 

Friday 3rd February 2017

Doors 7.30pm | Curfew 11pm

 

Tickets £7.00 advance STBF

All ages welcome, U14s to be accompanied by an adult at all times

 

 

Retro Youth are a rock band from the North West of the UK formed In March 2015 by vocalist Kris J Davis and guitarist Robin Burberry. Drawing musical influences from a variety of styles, the duo (now a trio with the acquisition of drummer Alan Martin) set about recording tracks for their first EP Lips As Leaders. Well received, the band grew to local notoriety and have been building their international fanbase since. The single Lips As Leaders was featured on a compilation CD released with issue 39 of Devolution Magazine. 
Their forthcoming debut album Brave (produced by Lee Batiuk (Deaf Havana, The First) and mastered by Kris Crummett (Deftones, Sleeping With Sirens, Issues, The Story So Far)) is a blend of Rock, Pop and R&B. Let It Burn, an unreleased track from Brave was played by Adam Walton on BBC Radio Wales on 30th January 2016.

 

The band have supported the likes of; Dave McPherson (InMe), Press To Meco, Hill Valley High, Ghost Riders In The Sky (Ex Gallows Guitarist), Catfish & The Bottlemen and members of Oasis & The Stone Roses.

Kyoto Spring

+ Kosmonauts + The Lookouts

Friday 3rd February

Academy 3

Dusty Pop present

KYOTO SPRING

+ KOSMONAUTS + THE LOOKOUTS

Manchester Academy 3

Friday 3rd February 2017

Doors 7.30pm | Curfew 11pm

Tickets £7.00 advance STBF

 

All ages welcome, U14s to be accompanied by an adult at all times


Kyoto spring are a four piece heavy rock band from Chester, North west. After releasing there first ep the last to fall last year and music video for the song "Fire Fire". They have been going from strength to strength building a name for themselves In the U.K. This has included playing with bands such as Vukovi, Massmatiks, Diamond days and playing Indie Week Europe 2016. 

As 2017 begins the band has decided to take it up a notch and do their first headline slot at Manchester academy 3. For anyone that has seen this band before be ready to hear songs such as "Hammer" and "Fire Fire" from the first ep and new songs they are currently recording to release in early 2017. 

15 Years of Metropolis

In association with Masters of Drum & Bass, & Relapse Manchester

Friday 3rd February

Academy venues

Gala Disco Polo - Akcent

Saturday 4th February

Academy 2

Hard Ground Records Presents
GALA DISCO POLO – AKCENT 

Manchester Academy 2 
Saturday 4th February 2017 
Doors 8pm | Curfew 2am

Tickets 
£30.00 advance STBF 
18+ only

Polish Power Energy Drink and Hard Ground Records invite for the Disco Polo Gala on 04.02.2017. It will host the chief celebritie of the disco polo genre from Poland which in the recent years has gained truly unprecedented popularity. During this exceptional night our quests will experience live the greatest disco polo hits of all time. The party will be hosted by Maciej Smolinski, the broadcast presenter of the Polo TV. 

Line up:

Akcent Polska
Extazy
TOP GIRLS

Union J - VIP

+ Special Guests

Sunday 5th February

Academy 3

Union J originally consisting of members Jaymi, JJ, Josh & George were formed in 2012 on the TV phenomenon that is the X-Factor. After finishing up as semi finalists the 4 boys went on to have chart success with 4 top 10 UK Official Chart singles and their first album selling over 100,000 copies hitting the charts at #6 in 2013. In 2014 the boys released their most successful single to date ‘You Got It All’ which hit the charts at #2 sending the boys on a whirlwind sold out tour across the UK selling over 40,000 tickets! In 2016 George Shelley & the band parted ways with the band officially announcing in The Sun the newest member, former Stereo Kicks member Casey Johnson. Now Jaymi, JJ, Josh & Casey are set for their first official tour together as a 4 this Autumn with tickets on sale now! Expect to hear all your favourites plus new music from the 4 piece as they go on to the next chapter of Union J.  

Union J

+ Special Guests

Sunday 5th February

Academy 3

Union J originally consisting of members Jaymi, JJ, Josh & George were formed in 2012 on the TV phenomenon that is the X-Factor. After finishing up as semi finalists the 4 boys went on to have chart success with 4 top 10 UK Official Chart singles and their first album selling over 100,000 copies hitting the charts at #6 in 2013. In 2014 the boys released their most successful single to date ‘You Got It All’ which hit the charts at #2 sending the boys on a whirlwind sold out tour across the UK selling over 40,000 tickets! In 2016 George Shelley & the band parted ways with the band officially announcing in The Sun the newest member, former Stereo Kicks member Casey Johnson. Now Jaymi, JJ, Josh & Casey are set for their first official tour together as a 4 this Autumn with tickets on sale now! Expect to hear all your favourites plus new music from the 4 piece as they go on to the next chapter of Union J.  

BRY

+ Special Guests

Tuesday 7th February

Club Academy

Loyle Carner

+ Special Guests

Thursday 9th February

Academy 2

Sanchez + Lukie D

+ Special Guests Peter Hunnigale, Sylvia Tella & Adele Harley

Friday 10th February

Academy

Starlite ENT & 15minutes4U Present
SANCHEZ & LUKIE D
+ SPECIAL GUESTS PETER HUNNIGALE, SYLVIA TELLA & ADELE HARLEY
HOSTED BY ASHA D

Manchester Academy
Friday 10th February 2017
Doors 8pm | Curfew midnight

Tickets £27.50 | £40.00 VIP advance STBF 

VIP includes: Queue jump, private Bar, balcony view, glass of champagne & red rose for ladies on entry, plus Meet & Greet

 

Starlite Ent in conjuction with 15minutes4U Present Sanchez & Lukie D live in concert with some of the UK's finest making a special guest appearance; Peter Hunnigale, Sylvia Tella and Adele Harley.

 

The legendary song bird Sanchez will be face2face with his audience performing all his classics from 'Missing You', 'I Can't Wait', 'Lonley won't leave me alone' plus many many more.

 

Lukie D is known for his sweet singing melodies in his voice, which fits with the prominent theme of love in his songs. Lukie D will be performing all his hits "centre of attraction" "love from a distance" "I Won't Let You Go", "Lonely Nights", "Let Me Love You Now", along with the BBC’s most played cover version of “Thinking Out Loud”

 

On the night performing together there will be a special selection of songs dedicated to some of the reggae legends that are gone but not forgotten, this is set to be one of the greatest shows of all time.

Ladyhawke

+ Special Guests

Saturday 11th February

Academy 3

Mantra Festival 003 / Flava D / Congo Natty

Flava D / Congo Natty / Digital Mistikz W /, Sgt Pokes / Loefah / Frisco / Royal T

Saturday 11th February

Academy venues

Slaughter and the Dogs

+ Special Guests

Sunday 12th February

Club Academy

AGMP Presents
SLAUGHTER AND THE DOGS
+ SPECIAL GUESTS


Manchester Club Academy 
Sunday 12th February 2017
Doors 7pm | Curfew 10.30pm


Tickets £17.50 advance STBF | £20.00 OTD 

 

Punk Rock Legends Slaughter & The Dogs exploded onto the British music scene in 1976 at the now legendary Manchester Free Trade Hall gig with The Sex Pistols, an event which was to change musical history forever. 

They were the first band in Manchester, England to release an independent single "Cranked Up Really High" in 1977. Q Magazine voted this landmark release as one of the top 50 punk singles of all time. 

Slaughter & The Dogs debut album "Do It Dog Style" is now hailed as a classic. One of the founding forefathers of the British Punk Rock movement, Slaughter & The Dogs remain to this day a force to be reckoned with.

The band's influences can be felt near and far, from local Manchester boys -The Stone Roses to Johnny Marr & Oasis to name but three; to the American Super group Green Day

Slaughter & The Dogs recently signed a world wide deal with Cleopatra Records & are proud to announce their new album "Vicious".

The Naked and Famous

+ Special Guests

Monday 13th February

Academy 2

Live Nation Presents

THE NAKED AND FAMOUS

PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS

 

Manchester Academy 2  

Monday 13th February 2017

Doors 7.30pm | Curfew 11pm

 

Tickets £17.00 advance STBF 

Anthrax

Performing 'Among The Living' + more, + The Raven Age

Tuesday 14th February

Academy

Izzy Bizu

+ Special Guests

Tuesday 14th February

Club Academy

Four Year Strong

+ Chuck!, No Captain Chunk! + Homebound + Boston Manor

Wednesday 15th February

Academy 2

Four Year Strong are an American pop punk band from Worcester, Massachusetts, formed in 2001. The group consists of vocalists and guitarists Dan O’Connor and Alan Day, bassist Joe Weiss, and drummer Jackson Massucco. They have released four studio albums with the latest, Enemy of the World, released on March 9, 2010.

The band’s 2007 release Rise or Die Trying with I Surrender Records peaked at number 31 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart in its debut week.[2] On the back of their increasing popularity, the band was signed to Decaydance Records in February 2008.[3]

On July 21, 2009, Four Year Strong released an album of covers from the 1990s, titled Explains It All. The album features guest appearances from Keith Buckley of Every Time I Die, Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes, and JR and Buddy of Less Than Jake.[4] The band explained their reasoning behind the album in a MySpace blog, saying 'It’s what we grew up listening to. Everyone has those songs that instantly transport you back to when you were younger. Whether we were in our bedrooms playing air guitar, or riding in the car to little league practice, or it was just that song that was all over the radio during that awesome summer at the Cape. These songs have impacted us in some way and we want to share that feeling with you.'

History:

Formation and It’s Our Time (2001–2006)

Rise or Die Trying, Explains It All (2006–2009)

Enemy of the World (2010–Present)

Trivium

+ Sikth + Shvpes

Wednesday 15th February

Academy

Jacob Sartorius

+ Special Guests

Thursday 16th February

Academy

Kilimanjaro Live presents
JACOB SARTORIUS
PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS

Manchester Academy 
Thursday 16th February 2017
Doors 6.30pm | Curfew 10pm

Tickets £18.00 advance STBF

Firewind

+ Manimal + Scar Of The Sun

Thursday 16th February

Academy 3

We feel it's time to give you an update on what's happening in our world. For the past few months we've been busy composing our 8th album and this week we finally entered the studio to start recording! We're super excited about it, as this is our first recording in 4 years, plus this will be our first album with our new singer Henning Basse (who should not be a stranger to our fans by now).

We've entered Noise Factory Studios in Belgium this week with producer/engineer Dennis Ward (Unisonic, Pink Cream 69, Krokus, etc.) to track drums and it's sounding huge already!

 

As schedule is pretty hectic for the next few months with recordings, finalizing everything, etc. we feel we need time to have  a proper setup for the album release and give it the attention it deserves. 

Therefore, we have decided to postpone our UK/European club dates to early 2017. All dates are there and we've even added an extra UK show in Southampton and one more in Strasbourg, France. Tickets already purchased are still valid for the re-scheduled dates. We're sorry for the inconvenience, but we promise it'll be worth the wait! 

 

Our summer festival appearances are still on and we'll be revealing more info on the new album as we go along!

 

FIREWIND - Europe & UK Tour 2017

Special Guests: MANIMAL + SCAR OF THE SUN

 

15/2/17 Glasgow, UK @ Audio 

16/2/17 Manchester, UK @ Academy 3 

17/2/17 Sheffield, UK @ Corporation

18/2/17 Wolverhampton, UK @ Slade Rooms 

19/2/17 London, UK @ Underworld

21/2/17 Southampton, UK @ Engine Rooms

22/2/17 Paris, FR @ Backstage by the Mills 

23/2/17 Strasbourg, FR @ La Laiterie 

25/2/17 Vienna, AT @ Szene

26/2/17 Budapest , HU @ A38

27/2/17 Munchen, DE @ Feierwerk 

28/2/17 Aschaffenburg, DE @ Colos-Saal 

01/3/17 Bochum, DE @ Rockpalast 

02/3/17 Vosselaar, BEL @ Biebob          

Modern Baseball

+ The Superweaks + Thin Lips

Friday 17th February

Academy 2

+  THE SUPERWEAKS + THIN LIPS

Manchester Academy 2  

Friday 17th February 2017

Doors 7.30pm | Curfew 11pm

Tickets £14.00 advance STBF 

 

Modern Baseball formed at Drexel University in Philadelphia in 2012 where songwriters Brendan Lukens and Jake Ewald began writing catchy pop-punk-influenced indie rock, with nods to the likes of Say Anything and Motion City Soundtrack alongside the lyricism of Dashboard Confessional and the wit of the Front Bottoms. The high school friends started out as an acoustic act, but after meeting Sean Huber (drums) and Ian Farmer (bass), they became a four-piece. Their debut record, Sports, gained local traction and eventually, in 2013, online buzz started to pick up for their lo-fi songs, which captured the awkwardness of teenagers surrounded by social media. The quartet remained at university while taking time out so they could to tour, but that changed when they were offered a support slot with fellow Philly-based outfit the Wonder Years. They soon penned a deal with Run for Cover Records and returned to the studio to record their follow-up, You're Gonna Miss It All, which appeared in 2014. An EP, MOBO Presents: The Perfect Cast EP featuring Modern Baseball, arrived in 2015 via Lame-O Records, with Holy Ghost, the band's third studio long player, slated to follow in May 2016. Having enlisted an outside producer for the first time in the shape of Joe Reinhardt, Holy Ghost saw them unleashing their inner stadium rockers, channelling U2 and Aretha Franklin to make their biggest, most epic-sounding record to date.

Awkward Agenda EP Launch

+ Special Guests

Saturday 18th February

Club Academy

Hopsin

+ Special Guests

Saturday 18th February

Academy 2

It would probably be easier if we told you what Hopsin doesn’t do, but Hop is an MC, producer, director, actor, and editor. And his journey has been anything but painless.

Like many kids, Hopsin wanted to be “cool”. But as hard as he tried, he never graduated past being that “weird black kid” that rode around on a skateboard. He tried to get attention by making people laugh, but he always ended up being the butt of the joke. He wrote songs for girls to get them to like him, but got no love.

Stuck in special education classes, Hopsin did not see much of a future. His teachers did nothing but reinforce the feelings that he wouldn’t amount to anything; especially if he continued to waste his time attending classes where nothing was actually being taught. So with no money and only a few real friends, Hopsin dropped out of school in 2004.

Despite the lack of support from anyone but himself, Hopsin knew that his raw talent to rhyme would one day allow him to spit in the face of all of his critics. In the meantime, however, he had to find a way to make money. He thought his goofiness would translate to an acting career so he auditioned for several roles. The only role that he was ever able to obtain was as a “day player” on Disney’s That’s So Raven. He thought things were looking up from there, but nothing seemed to come through after that.

Still determined to be one of Southern Cali’s premier MCs he bought an $8 microphone from Wal-Mart, installed Fruity Loops on his computer, and locked himself in the basement. Not only did he spend countless hours perfecting his own craft, he also studied the careers of artists to better understand what has made them successful. As time went by he knew that his lyrics and production had surpassed what he was hearing on the radio. He combined his skills with a new image [often seen wearing white contacts] and emerged from the basement as a complete artist. In 2007, Hopsin signed a major record deal with Ruthless Records/Sony.

Hopsin gets his inspiration from all types of music, from The Notorious B.I.G. & Alicia Keyes to the All American Rejects. His creativity and raw energy come from all the people in his life that have told him that he didn’t have a future. At times his lyrics can be dark and grimy, but they only reflect all of the negativity that he has had to endure in order to get to where he is today.

Hopsin founded Funk Volume to share his story, spread his message, and display his many talents. He has been on a long journey to hone his skills, and to get comfortable being who he is. Now that he has the confidence there is no one and nothing that can stop him. He has come too far and been through too much. Funk Volume represents what has made Hopsin successful…real pain, real passion, real music.

The New Wave Tour

Abracadabra, Big Tobz, Ekeno, Kay Rico + Guests, DJ Jadderz, DJ Win & DJ Clarkie Tee (Hosted by Big Tipper)

Tuesday 21st February

Club Academy

Bigga Fish Presents…

THE NEW WAVE TOUR

Line-up: Abracadabra, Big Tobz, Ekeno, Kay Rico + Guests
DJS: DJ JADDERZ, DJ WIN & DJ CLARKIE TEE  
HOSTED BY BIG TIPPER

 

Manchester Club Academy

Tuesday 21st February 2017

Doors 7.30pm | Curfew 11pm

 

Tickets £7.00 early bird | £10.00 STBF  

All ages welcome, U14s to be accompanied by an adult at all times 

The Chainsmokers

+ Special Guests

Thursday 23rd February

Academy

Amber Run

+ Special Guests

Thursday 23rd February

Academy 2

Joe & Ashanti

Live in concert

Friday 24th February

Academy

Geestar Empire Presents

JOE & ASHANTI

LIVE IN CONCERT

Manchester Academy

Friday 24th February 2017

Doors 7pm | Curfew 11pm

Tickets £35.00 standard | £70.00 VIP advance STBF 

Blank Cheque

+ Sprungloaded + Brass Animals + Scarlet Fever

Friday 24th February

Club Academy

Dusty Pop present

BLANK CHEQUE

+ SPECIAL GUESTS

Manchester Club  Academy 

Friday 24th February 2017 

Doors 7.30pm | Curfew 11pm

Tickets £7.00 advance STBF

 

All ages welcome, U14s to be accompanied by an adult at all times

The Springsteen Sessions

Top Homage to The Boss And The E Street Band

Friday 24th February

Academy 3

TSS Presents

THE SPRINGSTEEN SESSIONS

TOP HOMAGE TO THE BOSS AND THE E STREET BAND

 

 

Manchester Academy 3

Friday 24th February 2017

Doors 7.30pm | Curfew 11pm

 

Tickets £14.00 advance STBF

 

Sum 41

+ Special Guests

Saturday 25th February

Academy

SJM Concerts Presents

SUM 41

+ SPECIAL GUESTS

 

Manchester Academy

Saturday 25th February 2017

Doors 7pm | Curfew 11pm

 

Tickets £22.50 advance STBF 

 

Multiplatinum rock outfit Sum 41 wrapped its final tour supporting 2011’s Screaming Bloody Murder in April 2013. It was one of the band’s longest and most attended touring cycles in its 20 year career, and they found themselves nominated for a Grammy for the first time ever. However things were not as perfect as they seemed, as vocalist, guitarist, and producer Deryck Whibley found himself on the brink of destruction.

With the upcoming release of this album we see SUM 41 as an impenetrable unit putting everything they’ve got out into 13 Voices. The result is a dynamic, impassioned collection of melodic, guitar wielding, rock songs. “I can’t say whether this is our best record or not, as I don’t know if it is,” states Whibley. “All I can say is I did the best I possibly could during the toughest period of my life”.

VNV Nation

Saturday 25th February

Club Academy

Manchester Academy present

VNV NATION


Manchester Club Academy

Saturday 25th February 2017

Doors 7.00pm



All Ages - Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult over 18



Ticket Price - £22.00

Room To Let

+ Queen Anne's Revenge + The War Office + Guests

Saturday 25th February

Academy 3

Dusty Pop present

ROOM TO LET

+ QUEEN ANNE’S REVENGE + THE WAR OFFICE + GUESTS

Manchester Academy 3 

Saturday 25th February 2017 

Doors 7.30pm | Curfew 11pm

Tickets £7.00 advance STBF

 

All ages welcome, U14s to be accompanied by an adult at all times

Kreator

+ Sepultura + Soilwork + Aborted

Tuesday 28th February

Academy


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