HOTTEST OF THE NEW TICKETS HIGHLIGHTED
WITH Sounds of the City’s summer gig series behind us and most bands busy on the festival circuit, Manchester’s gig calendar is a little bit quieter than it normally is.
But this city’s music scene never sleeps for long and there’s a whole load of new shows to look forward to, with tickets now on sale.
From Goldfrapp’s new tour to the latest Warehouse Project season, here’s what you need to get your credit cards out for. Goldfrapp November 3 – Manchester Academy 1
Goldfrapp will play at Manchester Academy later this year as part of the acclaimed duo’s 2017 world tour. The performance is part of the eight-date UK leg for the electronic band to promote their latest album Silver Eye. Their first album in four years, the anticipated release came out in March and includes the singles Anymore and Systemagic. The Warehouse Project September to January – Store Street
Manchester clubbing institution The Warehouse Project returns for another 12 weeks of partying at Store Street from September. Highlights include two nights headlined by Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac, who will be joined by an assortment of artists including J Hus, My Nu Leng and Redlight on October 6 and Dusky, Tiga and Gerd Janson on October 7. Garage’s comeback king Craig David will also present his TS5 show at the club on November 4, joined by names including Dave Rodigan, Mistajam and Big Narstie. Jamie xx and friends will also host a special all-day event on November 11, with the full details to be revealed soon. For the full line-up and tickets visit thewarehouseproject.com. Dinosaur Jr December 14, 16 and 17 – Gorilla
Cult fuzz-rockers Dinosaur Jr return to Manchester after last year’s Albert Hall show to play not one but THREE intimate gigs at Gorilla. Although never quite reaching the heights of Pixies and Nirvana, the Massachusetts threepiece were hugely influential on the alternative rock scene of the 1990s. After reforming in 2005 they’ve produced four successful albums including last year’s Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not. Dermot Kennedy October 2 – Deaf Institute
If you’re a fan of Ben Howard or Bon Iver then you’ll want to put Dermot Kennedy on your ‘ones to watch’ list. The gravellyvoiced folk singersongwriter from Dublin embarks on his biggest European headline tour to date this autumn including a date at Manchester’s Deaf Institute. The tour follows a busy spring and summer that included sold-out shows in London, Dublin, NYC and Los Angeles, as well as his US festival debut at Bonnaroo.
Sälen October 17 – Gullivers
Making ‘straight talking, slightly to the left pop music from bedrooms in East London’, synthpop trio Sälen are one of this year’s most hotly-tipped new acts. They introduced themselves last year with the straight-talking IILWMBF (I’m In Love With My Best Friend); Diseasey, which topped Spotify UK’s Viral 50 chart; the acclaimed The Drwg; and urban dictionary favourite Copper Kiss. Already in 2017 they’ve dropped the acclaimed, bittersweet Heartbreak Diet and Pretty, Fake, as well as selling out headline shows at London’s Kamio and Electrowerkz and appearing at festivals including Lovebox, The Great Escape and Parklife. Now they’re heading out on a UK tour kicking off here in Manchester with an intimate show at Northern Quarter pub Gulliver’s.
Brontone Summer Party featuring Jordan Allen, Seven Cities and Special Guests August 3 – Jimmy’s NQ
The Northern Quarter bar and music venue hosts Brontone’s showcase of up-andcoming talent headlined by hotly-tipped Bolton newcomer Jordan Allen. Support comes from Seven Cities and special guests.
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