The darker days of autumn aren’t going to stop us from checking out some incredible talent this year. What has Manchester got in store for us? We’re here to shine a light over ten gigs that have recently gone on sale.

Friday 27th September // Wilco @ Albert Hall 

// It’s been over two years since Chicago alt-rock outfit Wilco last visited Manchester. Returning again to the Albert Hall this autumn, the group have recently announced a 17-date tour of Europe this September, in addition to their previously announced tour dates for June. Grab yourself some tickets here for £35.

Tuesday 24th September // Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties @ Deaf Institute

// Grosvenor Street venue Deaf Institute welcomes Aaron West & The Roaring Twenties for a killer set supporting recent album release ‘Routine Maintenance’. Solo project of pop-punk band The Wonder Years frontman Dan Campbell, his sound is a mixture of country-folk blended with indie rock. We suggest grabbing your tickets QUICK!

Tuesday 24th September // Joe Nichols @ Night & Day 

// US country artist Joe Nichols heads to Night & Day to share a dose of passionate Americana, with a follow-up to 2017’s ‘Never Gets Old’ on the not-too-distant horizon. Tickets can be bought here.

Friday 4th October // JOHN @ The Castle Hotel 

// JOHN hit the road on a ten-date UK tour to support the new album ‘Out Here On The Fringes’, and luckily Manchester is on the map for a night at the Castle Hotel. The group have recently given us a teaser of what to expect from the new album in the shape of latest single ‘Future Thinker’. Buy your tickets here.

Friday 11th October // Bis & LIINES @ Night & Day 

// Night & Day welcome Scottish alt-outfit Bis on a co-headline with local trio LIINES, fresh from a recent appearance at YES. Want a night of insane energy? Then buy your tickets here now, as two-thirds of them have already gone.

Thursday 17th October // Pom Poko @ Deaf Institute 

// Norwegian band Pom Poko have a unique, catchy sound which you can’t help but bop along to. They recently saw off the release of their debut album ‘Birthday’, via Bella Union. The quartet blend sweet “punky melodies” with “disco-fried art-rock eruptions”. Grab tickets here.

Friday 18th October // Self Esteem @ Band On The Wall

// Spice up your Friday night with an evening in the company of Self Esteem at Band On The Wall. The solo experimental pop project of singer-songwriter Rebecca Taylor, her debut album came earlier this year in March in the shape of ‘Compliments Please’. Grab your tickets here to get groovy with the solo pop project.

Saturday 19th October // Adam Green @ Soup Kitchen 

// With a back catalogue of ten solo albums since 2002, passionate, creative and dedicated singer Adam Green is known worldwide for his gentle, catchy songs. He has recently released a new single ‘Freeze My Love’ from his new upcoming album ‘Engine of Paradise’, which you’ll have to sit tight to hear until the 6th September. Grab your tickets here.

Saturday 9th November // Half Moon Run @ O2 Ritz

// Canadian indie-rock outfit bring a storming set to the Ritz, ending their three-year break from touring, though still to follow up their 2015 sophomore effort ‘Sun Leads Me On’. The band have also partnered up with the organisation PLUS1, meaning for every ticket bought, £1 will go towards organisations that bring equity, dignity and access to communities who need it. Get your tickets here.

Friday 15th November // Elder Island @ Gorilla 

// Bristol-based triad Elder Island visit Gorilla with debut album release ‘The Ommitone Collection’ still fresh on the shelves. Their “genre-defying” sound is made up of synths, hypnotic beats and strong melodies. If you’re looking for a group full of energy, buy your tickets here.


Tickets for all shows are available here.

Words by Beckie Bold and Rich Holmes.

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