Manchester's Weirdest Concert EVER? Rick Astley & Blossoms play The Smiths! 

Yeah, you read that right...

By Ben Brown | 15 September 2021

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I saw this on Albert Hall’s Instagram last night and then I woke up this morning thinking it was a dream.

It wasn’t.

Looking at the comments on their post is brilliant;

“Tom Waits and Oasis get together to perform the songs of The Eagles.”

“Jedward and The Chemical Brothers perform Les Miserables.”

“Steps and Metallica perform the songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber.”

So Rick Astley, the geezer with over 1 billion views of Never Gonna Give You Up on YouTube, is teaming with Stockport indie rockers Blossoms to perform the songs of The Smiths live on stage.


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That is, essentially, all you need to know. How it all came about is probably a story for another day, but in the meantime – tickets for this clash of madness go on sale this Friday 17th September at 9:30am from below…


Rick Astley x Blossoms
Playing the songs of The Smiths

Date: Friday 8th October
Time: 7pm

Tickets go on sale 9:30am Friday 17th September 2021

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