Your favorite gig round-up is back – and bursting at the seams with news of lots of great shows happening in Manchester over the next few months.
This week, tickets are on sale for ABC’s 40th-anniversary tour, George Ezra’s much-anticipated return to the AO Arena, electronic music duo HONNE, 80s icon Gary Numan, West Yorkshire rock band Embrace, and more.
Check out the full line-up below, along with all the details you’ll need to grab yourself a ticket or two.
ABC–Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
June 28, 2022
To celebrate 40 years since the release of their lauded and timeless debut album, The Lexicon of Love, ABC have announced they will perform the iconic album in its entirety across 10 dates in June 2022.
The tour will also see their return to Royal Albert Hall where their first orchestrated show won the hearts of critics and fans alike.
Tickets for all 10 shows are now on sale here.
George Ezra – AO Arena, Manchester
September 16, 2022
After two blockbuster albums – Wanted On Voyage and Staying At Tamara’s – both of which reached number 1 in the UK and sold millions around the world, George Ezra returned to heart and hearth, with an album written and produced entirely in London with longstanding collaborator Joel Pott.
The Brit award-winner has today announced that he will embark on a UK arena tour this autumn, in support of his hotly-anticipated album Gold Rush Kid.
Tickets go on sale here at 10am on Friday, April 29, 2022.
HONNE – O2 Ritz, Manchester
April 27, 2022
University friends turned electronic duo HONNE are set to land in Manchester on April 27 for a special show.
Grab final tickets here now.
Laundry Day – Night & Day Café, Manchester
May 16, 2022
NYC’s Laundry Day recorded their 2019 album, Homesick, with BROCKHAMPTON producer Romil Hemnani at Rick Rubin’s Shangri-La Studios in Malibu.
In 2021, they reteamed with Romil, BROCKHAMPTON’s Kevin Abstract, and the production duo Video Store, to cultivate their next evolution in the studio.
Catch them in Manchester next month.
Tickets are available here.
Gary Numan – Albert Hall, Manchester
May 18, 2022
80s legend Gary Numan is setting off on tour very soon, visiting some of the UK’s biggest cities, including Birmingham, Manchester, London, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
On the tour, Gary said: “To say I’ve missed touring would be a colossal understatement. It’s the life I chose when I was a teenager so not being able to tour the world has been very difficult.
“But now things are changing once again and the next UK tour has been announced – I am as excited as I was when all this started for me a lifetime ago.”
Limited tickets are available here.
Embrace – O2 Apollo Manchester
September 10, 2022
The band have announced tour dates in support of their new album, including their biggest London show in over 17 years at Brixton Academy, a venue the band last played in 2005.
Talking about the tour, Danny McNamara said: “After being away for so long, we can’t wait to get out there and play live again.
“Our last proper gigs were among the very last before lockdown, so it’s felt like an age.
“To be playing in the bigger places again is amazing too. Embrace has always been as much about the crowd as it is about the band so I’m sure it’s going to be epic!”
Tickets are on sale here.
Table Manners – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
May 1, 2022
The award-winning, smash-hit podcast Table Manners will be visiting Manchester.
Jessie and her mum Lennie will be kicking off the tour in Edinburgh, before coming to Manchester on May 1.
Tickets are still available here.
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.