Honeyblood | Sat 1st | Band On The Wall
Manchester Psych Fest returns to the band on the wall for its sixth edition, and this year Glasgow garage rock duo Honeyblood and Swedish sensation Josefin Öhrn will headline, among many other great acts across other venues Soup Kitchen and Night & Day. Get your ticket on this link.
Gomez | Sun 2nd | O2 Ritz
Gomez will be back in Manchester this September with their indie rock sounds including hit singles ‘Rhythm & Blues Alibi’, ‘Bring It On’ plus the fantastic Manchester based ‘Whippin’ Piccadilly’. Winners of the Mercury Music Prize in 1998 this is sure to be a good one.
Passenger | Tue 4th | Albert Hall
British singer-songwriter Passenger who has received the British Academy’s Ivor Novello Award for Most Performed Work is coming to Manchester’s Albert Hall to promote his new album ‘Runaway’. His gig at the Albert Hall has unfortunately sold out, but you can check Twickets for face value resale. Or check his full list of tour dates here.
Arctic Monkeys | Thurs 6th & Fri 7th | Arena
The Sheffield rockers have been busy touring and headlining various European festivals over the summer it’s now time for Alex Turner and the Arctic Monkeys boy’s to return to Manchester with their new album and live show. Their sixth album ‘Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino’ is just over 3 months old now, the album which has received a lot of mixed reviews…its definitely a grower! Get yourself to the Arena to see the Monkeys new live show, its on for Two nights and support on the night comes from The Lemon Twigs. Check Twickets for any face value resale.
Shaun Ryder | Fri 7th | O2 Ritz
Manchester legend Shaun Ryder is hitting up the O2 Ritz this September, most likely banging out the many hits from the Happy Mondays and Black Grape. Does he still have it? Get a ticket and find out.
Incubus | Sat 8th | Apollo
American rock band from California Incubus became one of the most popular alt-metal bands of the new millennium. The iconic, multi-platinum selling band, Incubus are returning to the UK for the first time in three years. With a career that spans over two decades, the band will perform favourites from across their eight-album catalogue for only a small number or shows this month. This one has been a massive sell out, so keep an eye out for fan-to-fan resale tickets on this link.
Garbage | Sun 9th | Manchester Academy
With the 20th anniversary of Version 2:0 coming up, Garbage are back on the touring scene and heading on over to Manchester Academy this September. A massive hit in the late 90’s, Version 2:0 was nominated for tons of awards including a couple of Grammy’s for Album of the Year and Best Rock Album.
Albert Hammond Jr. | Tue 11th | Manchester Academy
Best known for his place in The Strokes, Albert Hammond Jr. has still managed to carve himself a pretty decent solo career outside of the band as well as contributing to loads of other artists with his skills as a songwriter and music producer. He’s heading for Manchester Acadmey this September.
Europe | Fri 14th | Manchester Academy
Part of their huge UK Tour, Europe will be heading to Manchester Academy this September with special guests King King. They’ll be playing songs from the new album ‘Walk The Earth’ alongside all of the big fist-pumping hits you’d expect.
Murs | Sat 15th | Band On The Wall
One of the most successful independent rappers of all time, Murs is considered by many to be the ‘rapper’s rapper’ – and someone who will be setting Band on the Wall alight with his performance. With an extensive collaborative back catalogue of albums to work from, this should be a good one.
Moses Sumney | Wed 19th | Dancehouse Theatre
On the heels of making his Coachella debut and being profiled by the Los Angeles Times, Moses Sumney will be heading to the Dancehouse this September. After a summer of festival appearances, this LA singer-songwriter will have honed his craft to perfection for the intimate crowd at this Oxford Road institution.
Tory Lanez | Thu 20th | Victoria Warehouse
Grammy-nominated artist Tory Lanez has announced a string of UK tour dates in September, kicking off with Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse on the 20th. The Canadian rapper will be bringing his #MemoriesDontDieTour to the city and it should be a top one.
A Live Rendition of The Notorious B.I.G. | Fri 21st | O2 Ritz
An Orchestral Rendition Of Ready To Die comes to the O2 Ritz with The Notorious B.I.G’s seminal album getting the classical treatment. The 16-piece orchestra are heading out tour so you can experience Biggie’s work of genius in a way you never have before.
Biffy Clyro | Sat 22nd | Opera House
Biffy Clyro are on their first ever acoustic album and tour. The band will be coming to Manchester Opera House for a single show on 22nd of this month. Although ‘Mon The Biff’ are best known for their electrifying shows, the band will be playing a stripped back version of their well known tracks with a full length acoustic set in a beautiful venue, it’s going to be special therefore its a sell out, there is always Twickets for face value resale tickets.
Rex Orange County | Wed 26th | Albert Hall
Rex Orange County (AKA Alex O Connor) has been on our radar for the last 12 months, when he last played the Deaf Institute. Since the release of his album this year the talented 19 year old’s fanbase has now grown and he is back in Manchester playing a considerably larger venue, The Albert Hall. Coming in second in the BBC Sound of 2018 Awards and a fully sold out UK tour the lad is doing alright. Catch him now before he moves up to arenas. Get an alert set up on Twickets for resale tickets now!
The Magic Gang | Thurs 27th | Albert Hall
Brighton quartet The Magic Gang released their debut self titled album this year. The band are signed to ex-Maccabees member Felix White’s own label, YALA Records. Hugo White (also ex-Maccabees) was also involved in the production of the album, that was years in the making. They are an exciting new upbeat indie band, get yourself a ticket to their gig at the Albert Hall and check them out. Tickets are only £14.50
Peter Hook & The Light | Sat 29th | Albert Hall
Peter “Hooky” Hook was the bassist for the English post-punk band Joy Division and New Order. Perhaps one of the most important artists for British post-punk, now touring with his own band The Light. Having toured the albums from Hooky’s previous bands for almost eight years now, Peter Hook & The Light have now arrived at the next chapter in their journey as they reach the late Eighties and early Nineties albums of New Order, “Technique” and “Republic” which they will perform at Manchester’s Albert Hall this month, PLUS there’ll be an opening set of Joy Division material! This show is going to be massive and it is of course sold out, so keep an eye out for resale.