Manchester Academy –  Celebrating 25 Years – Announcing the first 4 exclusive Academy showsManchester Academy – Celebrating 25 Years – Announcing the first 4 exclusive Academy shows

25 Years is just the intro…

Over 3 million avid music fans. More than 1,600 unforgettable gigs. Manchester Academy celebrates 25 Years of Rock’n’Roll history and counting.

As one of UK’s busiest venues and host to some of the most thrilling live entertainment in the Northwest, Manchester Academy is proud to reach a landmark 25 years on October 7th 2015.

Following our announcement last week, we thought it only fitting that an independent venue forged from a debut punk eruption and proudly embracing 25 years of sharing musical history and heritage, do something a little special to celebrate the fact, that we, always have been, in it together!

For 25 years, the Academy has been the beating heart of the city’s untouchable live music scene, both celebrating the classic and providing the platform to propel tomorrow’s brightest talents to uncharted stratospheric heights. From Bowie to Bastille, Foo Fighters to Faithless, Kylie to Korn, Lady Gaga to London Grammar, The Prodigy to Prince and Radiohead to Robbie Williams we have been privileged to host them all. After all this time, our unquenchable thirst for live music will be celebrated in our year-long series of unique events as we look back on 25 years of Rock’n’Roll and assemble the stars of the future in a series of line ups like you’ve never seen before.

Manchester Academy –  Celebrating 25 Years – Announcing the first 4 exclusive Academy showsThe Artists: Announcing the first 4 exclusive Academy shows

Assembling titans of music new and old, the Academy 25 series line-ups will boast towering headliners joined by very special guests – far more than just your standard warm-up acts. We guarantee that no show will be like any other in the country.

We are delighted to announce to you the first four of these specially curated celebration shows will feature…

  • Saturday 10th October 2015: Buzzcocks and A Selection of Very Special Guests TBA.
  • Friday 30th October 2015: Peter Hook & The Light. A “Joy Division” celebration, performing Unknown Pleasures & Closer.
  • Saturday 31st October 2015: From The Jam. The Undertones and The Beat + More Guests TBA
  • Saturday 14th November: The Wedding Present – Plus Support from artists personally chosen by David Gedge

Tickets for the first four events will go sale on as follows…

  • Pre-Sale via the venue’s Facebook & Ticketline on Thursday 19th Feb @ 5.25PM.
  • General sale via all agents on Saturday 21st Feb @ 9AM.
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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.


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