Manchester Gigs to look out for in 2017

Green Day, Mic Righteous, De La Soul, The XX, The Wailers, Elbow, Thundercat, Rag’n’Bone Man, Cabbage, Courteeners, Take That, Robbie Williams, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Kraftwerk, Maccabees, Farewell Tour, Richard Ashcroft, Radiohead

By Manchester's Finest | 13 January 2017

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Green Day
Manchester Arena, 6th February 2017 (Sold Out)

It’s the first big show of 2017 at Manchester’s Arena, Green Day are on their ‘Revolution Radio Tour’ promoting their twelfth album, they are also playing a big show at London’s Hyde Park as part of ‘British Summer Time’

Mic Righteous
Gorilla, 24th February 2017 (Sold Out)

Mic Righteous’ long awaited 18-track debut album Dreamland was announced back in July in true Rocky style – midway through his third Fire In The Booth freestyle on BBC Radio 1 with DJ Charlie Sloth and is finally released today, going straight in at Number 1 on the Hip Hop chart and No.5 in the overall chart!

De La Soul
Albert Hall, 2nd March 2017 (Sold Out)

Celebrating 30 years of breaking new ground, De La Soul announce their first Manchester show since 2014. The trio, made up of rappers/producers Posdnuos, Dave and Maseo, have been at the forefront of hip hop culture since their seminal debut album 3 Feet High and Rising was released in 1989 to widespread critical acclaim.

The XX
Apollo, 5th March 2017 (Sold Out)

The trio are back with their third album ‘I See You’ and fans are very excited to see them again. The band return to the road with a big UK and European 2017 tour and have already confirmed many summer festivals.

The Wailers
Manchester Academy, 10th March 2017

Reggae legends return to Manchester with a night at the academy, the band are no strangers to Manchester so many have seen them before but they are always a feel good vibe gig, and they are undoubtedly the World’s premier reggae music group who bring high energy shows to fans across the globe, one not to miss this year!

Tickets £23.10

Apollo, 18th, 19th 20th March 2017 (Sold Out)

The Manchester band are currently in the studio finishing off their seventh studio album, due to be released in February. They have an extensive 2017 tour ahead with three sold out nights at the Apollo.

Gorilla, 23rd March 2017

Thundercat – long-standing member of Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder family – will embark on an extensive live tour through the US and Europe in February, March and April of 2017, including four very special UK dates. He will be joined by his friends Dennis Hamm (keys) and Justin Brown (drums).

Tickets £19.80

Rag’n’Bone Man
Manchester Academy, 22nd April 2017 (Sold Out)

Rory Graham AKA Rag’n’Bone Man, is THE new comer that everyone is talking about. 2016 has been a big year for him and 2017 to be even bigger with a UK tour and recently announcing the release of his highly anticipated debut album ‘Human’ due out in February.

Manchester Academy, 28th April

The newest Manchester boys Cabbage! They were certainly a highlight of 2016 with their slot at Neighbourhood Festival last year, they are also due to play a gig at Gorilla in February, Manchester Academy in April and they support The Courteeners big show in May. So plenty of opportunity to check them out. They are a must see band for 2017.

Tickets £11

Emirates Old Trafford, 27th May

Courteeners play their biggest headline show yet, at Old Trafford. They have a great line up for the day; Charlatans, Blossoms and Cabbage. Its one not to miss this year! They have not yet played their recent album to their devoted Manchester fans, so it’s a much excitable gig!

Tickets £57.50

Take That
Manchester Arena, 18 19, 20th May


Take That are back, and heading out on the road this year with a 22 date tour of the UK. All Saints are supporting, with Three nights at the Arena, it will be a big one!

Robbie Williams
Etihad Stadium, 2nd & 3rd June

Tickets from £64.90

This year Robbie with be on his long-awaited stadium tour with two shows at The Etihad. Tickets still available. Could there be a potential appearance from Take That?…

Fat Freddy’s Drop
Victoria Warehouse, 2nd June

Tickets £33

The Seven-piece live Dub/ Reggae band from New Zealand, are in the UK and play at our wonderful Victoria Warehouse. The band are known for their improvised live performances; it will definitely be a highlight for the 2017 gig list.

The Bridgewater Hall, 19 June (Sold Out)

Iconic electronic Kraftwerk have an 11 date UK tour this year. We will see the quartet take their 3D multimedia concert to Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall. It will be a work of Art not to miss this year!

Maccabees, Farewell Tour
Apollo, 27th, 28th June (Sold Out)

As sad as it will be The Maccabees play Two nights at the Apollo to say farewell to their beloved fans. It will be emotional but your last chance to see them.

Richard Ashcroft
Castlefield Bowl, 30th June

Tickets £43.45

The former Verve frontman played a belting show at the Albert Hall last year, if you missed it get yourself to Castlefield Bowl to see him in June.

Manchester Arena, 4th July

The band have recently realised a ninth album and have confirmed to headline Glastonbury Festival, shortly after Glasto they come to Manchester to play a huge show at the Arena.