This week’s gigs to check out in Manchester: 3rd - 10th March 2017

Fun Lovin’ Criminals, The XX, The Weeknd, The Wailers, Seafret, Mr Scruff

By Manchester's Finest | 2 March 2017

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Fun Lovin’ Criminals | Sat 4 March | Albert Hall
Fun Lovin’ Criminals are celebrating the 20th Anniversary of ‘Come Find Yourself’ their debut album released back in 1996. The New York City band are back on the road touring the album across the UK playing 13 dates, they play the Albert Hall on 4 March.


The xx | Sun 5 & Mon 6 March | O2 Apollo
We are all happy to see The xx back in Manchester for Two sold out shows at the Apollo. The Trio are touring their third album
‘I see you’ the album was produced by the bands Jaime Smith. It’s been Four years since they released an album together so we are very excited for this one! They complete their UK and European tour at the end of March and then have a string of summer festivals lined up.


The Weeknd | Sun 5 March | Arena
Abel Makkonen Tesfaye AKA The Weeknd is playing Manchester’s Arena. ‘Legend of The Fall’ tour kicked off in Stockholm on last week. The Canadian singer will be performing Daft Punk’s collaborations ‘Starboy’ and ‘I Feel It Coming’ under a giant pointed structure that looms over the stage, lighting up and folding into different configurations to suggest the movement of an aircraft, designed by Es Devlin’s set designer. Its going to be an awesome gig!


The Wailers | Fri 10 March | Academy
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.


Seafret | Thursday 9 March | Sound Control
Emerging indie band Seafret is a British duo Jack and Harry from Yorkshire they boys play a sold out gig in the basement of Sound Control, you may know them from their single ‘Oceans’, which they have generated a huge fan base from, a great live gig, check them out.


Mr Scruff | Sat 4 March | Band On the Wall
The original Manchester residency in its 17th year! Scruff & extra special guest Alexander Nut will be rolling up their sleeves for a 6 hour session of jazz, soul, hip hop, funk, disco, deep house, reggae, afrobeat, latin, electro, techno, new wave and plenty of goodies that don’t fit into any category.