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Manchester Apollo gig listings

We’re going to be throwing several listings lists up: tell us if you think they’re useful

Published on September 28th 2009.

Manchester Apollo gig listings

We’re going to try a few things on here in a listings way. And we’d like to know if you welcome them, and want more.

So here’s what’s coming-up at Manchester Apollo. It spans the ridiculous and the sublime with carefree abandon. Thus the venerable old show-boater of a concert venue is offering everything from Dizzee Rascal and Florence and the Machine, through veterans such as Massive Attack and Madness to totally decomposed acts like Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown and Yes.

You can book on 08444 777 677 after an irritating series of long-winded press button choices via Ticketmaster. ‘If you are calling from Mars and have sensory antennae rather than arms and eyes press 8’ – that sort of thing. Or you can pop down to the venue and buy directly.

MASSIVE ATTACK - Saturday & Sunday 26th & 27th September 2009 - Doors: 7.00pm

£28.50 (Standing downstairs)

Over 14s only / Maximum 6 tickets per person

THE CRIBS - Friday 2nd October 2009 - Doors: 7.00pm

£14.00 (Standing downstairs)

Over 14s only

MICHAEL BALL - Saturday 3rd October 2009 - Doors: 6.30pm

(No support)

£32.50 £30.00 (Fully seated)

PAOLO NUTINI - Monday 5th October 2009 - Doors: 7.00pm

£22.50 (Standing downstairs)

DIZZEE RASCAL - Wednesday 7th October 2009 - Doors: 7.00pm

£17.50 (Standing downstairs)

MAXIMO PARK - Thursday 8th October 2009 - Doors: 7.00pm

£19.50 (Standing downstairs)

DREAM THEATER - Friday 9th October 2009 - Doors: 7.00pm

£30.00 (Standing downstairs)

THE PROCLAIMERS - Saturday 10th October 2009 - Doors: 7.00pm

+ From The Wonder Stuff: Miles Hunt & Erica Nockalls

£22.50 (Standing downstairs)

THE NOLANS - Tuesday & Wednesday 13th & 14th October 2009 - Doors: 7.00pm

£35.00 (Fully seated)

BASSHUNTER: Bass Generation Live 09 - Thursday 15th October 2009 - Doors: 7.00pm

£21.50 (Standing downstairs)

PAUL POTTS - Friday 16th October 2009 - Doors: 7.00pm

+ Elizabeth Marvelly

£27.50 (Fully seated)

FRANZ FERDINAND - Saturday 17th October 2009 - Doors: 7.00pm

£20.00 (Standing downstairs)

BLACK STONE CHERRY - Tuesday 20th October 2009 - Doors: 7.00pm

+ Duff McKagan's Loaded

£15.00 (Standing downstairs)

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult

JIMMY CARR: Rapier Wit - Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th October 2009 - Doors: 7.00pm

£22.50 (Fully seated)

No groups 10+ / Suitable for age 16+ only
Part of the Manchester Comedy Festival

AL MURRAY: The Pub Landlord's Beautiful British Tour - Wednesday 28th October 2009 - Doors: 7.00pm

£25.00 (Fully seated)

ALESHA DIXON - Friday 30th October 2009 - Doors: 7.00pm

£18.50 (Fully seated)

ELO & ELO Pt 2 FORMER MEMBERS: The Orchestra - Wednesday 4th November 2009 - Doors: 7.00pm

£25.00 (Fully seated)

BIFFY CLYRO - Saturday 7th November 2009 - Doors: 7.00pm

£16.50 (Standing downstairs)

Maximum 4 tickets per person

SEASICK STEVE - Monday 9th November 2009 - Doors: 7.00pm

£17.50 (Standing downstairs)

DEEP PURPLE - Tuesday 10th November 2009 - Doors: 7.00pm

+ The Crave

£38.00 (Standing downstairs)

RICKY GERVAIS: Science - Wednesday - Friday 11th - 13th November 2009 - Doors: 7.00pm

£30.00 (Fully seated)

Over 18s only / No latecomers admitted

PURESSENCE - Saturday 14th November 2009 - Doors: 7.00pm

£12.50 (Standing downstairs)

WILL YOUNG - Sunday & Monday 15th & 16th November 2009 - Doors: 7.00pm

£35.00 (Fully seated)

LILY ALLEN - Tuesday 17th & Wednesday 18th November 2009 - Doors: 7.00pm

£23.00 (Standing downstairs)

Over 14s only / Maximum 6 tickets per person

RISE AGAINST - Thursday 19th November 2009 - Doors: 7.00pm

£16.00 (Standing downstairs)

Over 14s only

JOOLS HOLLAND - Friday 20th November 2009 - Doors: 7.00pm

With Ruby Turner, Louise Marshall & Dave Edmunds

£31.50 (Fully seated)

MOTORHEAD - Saturday 21st November 2009 - Doors: 7.00pm

+ The Damned + Girlschool

£25.00 (Standing downstairs)

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult

YES - Sunday 22nd November 2009 - Doors: 7.00pm

£33.50 (Fully seated)

ALICE COOPER - Tuesday 24th November 2009 - Doors: 7.00pm

£32.50 (Standing downstairs)

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult

WHITE LIES - Friday 27th November 2009 - Doors: 7.00pm

£15.00 (Standing downstairs)

RODRIGO y GABRIELA - Saturday 28th November 2009 - Doors: 7.00pm

£17.50 (Standing downstairs)

THE ENEMY - Sunday 29th November 2009 - Doors: 7.00pm

£18.00 (Standing downstairs)

REGINA SPEKTOR - Thursday 3rd December 2009 - Doors: 7.00pm

£22.50 (Fully seated)

YEAH YEAH YEAHS - Sunday 6th December 2009 - Doors: 7.00pm

£20.00 (Standing downstairs)

Over 14s only / Maximum 6 tickets per person

STATUS QUO - Tuesday & Wednesday 8th & 9th December 2009 - Doors: 7.00pm

£32.50 (Fully seated)

FLORENCE & THE MACHINE - Thursday 10th December 2009 - Doors: 7.00pm

£15.00 (Standing downstairs)

SAW DOCTORS - Friday 11th December 2009 - Doors: 7.00pm

£20.00 (Standing downstairs)

THE BOOTLEG BEATLES - Saturday 12th December 2009 - Doors: 7.00pm

£22.50 (Fully seated)

THE POGUES - Sunday 13th December 2009 - Doors: 7.00pm

+ William Eliot Whitmore

£29.50 (Standing downstairs)

SPIRITUALIZED - Monday 14th December 2009 - Doors: 7.00pm

£25.00 (Fully seated)

Over 14s only

MADNESS - Tuesday 15th December 2009 - Doors: 7.00pm

£33.50 (Standing downstairs)

HERE COME THE GIRLS: Lulu, Chaka Khan & Anastacia - Wednesday 16th December 2009 - Doors: 7.00pm

£40.00, £30.00, £25.00 (Fully seated)

ROY 'CHUBBY' BROWN - Thursday 17th December 2009 - Doors: 7.00pm

£20.00 (Fully seated)

If easily offended please stay away

JLS - Saturday 6th February 2010 & Monday 22nd February 2010 - Doors: 7.00pm

£26.50, £22.50 (Fully seated)

Maximum 6 tickets per person

KELLY CLARKSON - Sunday 7th February 2010 - Doors: 7.00pm

£28.50 (Standing downstairs)

Maximum 6 tickets per person
On sale: 9.30am Friday 25th September 2009

AIRBOURNE - Tuesday 9th February 2010 - Doors: 7.00pm

£15.00 (Standing downstairs)

NOEL FIELDING - Thursday 11th February 2010 - Doors: 7.00pm

£22.50 (Fully seated)

MACHINE HEAD - Friday 26th February 2010 - Doors: 7.00pm

£26.00 (Standing downstairs)

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult

PETER ANDRE: The Revelation Tour - Thursday 11th March 2010 - Doors: 7.00pm

£24.00 (Fully seated)

On sale: 9.00am Friday 25th September 2009

RONAN KEATING - Saturday & Sunday 13th & 14th March 2010 - Doors: 7.00pm

£30.00 (Fully seated)

Sunday on-sale: 9.00am Saturday 26th September 2009

JETHRO TULL - Tuesday 23rd March 2010 - Doors: 7.00pm

£27.50, £24.50 (Fully seated)

CHRIS REA - Sunday 28th March 2010 - Doors: 7.00pm

£29.50 (Fully seated)

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult

LEE MACK - Friday 21st May 2010 - Doors: 7.00pm

£18.50 (Fully seated)

FRANKIE BOYLE: I Would Happily Punch Every One Of You In The Face - Tuesday 26th - Thursday 28th October 2010 - Doors: 7.00pm

£20.00 (Fully seated)

Not suitable for under 16s

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33 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

AnonymousSeptember 28th 2009.

Ah but ManCon were really cunning and put those datey things on so people wouldn't get too confused.

emma graceSeptember 28th 2009.

Apart from Peter Andre, this is an amazing line up!

CasSeptember 28th 2009.

That is a smashing point! I live next door to the guy who owns SJM if you need any help.

MancmanSeptember 28th 2009.

Not sure what restaurant reviews or writers writing articles have to do with the needs of people like me who simply want a comprehensive service providing me with details of what's on and where. Pride Of Manchester may allow one or two dodgy restaurant reviews to slip through their net but what's that got to do with their events guide? All I know is that they email me weekly, at least, with very up to date information and even provide playlists of artists due to appear in the city. Spot on for me!

east lancsSeptember 28th 2009.

Yep, my housemate made the same point; if ManCon are going to do this, get the list out well in advance and warn people to check availability etc.

Jason againSeptember 28th 2009.

Very good for Pride of Manchester re the comments above. So much so I had a look. I tried restaurants first and I couldn't believe that they ask the readers to submit a review and that weirdly some were obviously submitted by the restaurants themselves about their own business. It said this on Puccinis in Swinton: 'On tasting the food you can understand why - this is real Italian food cooked to perfection. Very good value and quite simply the best chicken we've tasted in a non-Michelin star restaurant in the UK.' Now I've been to Puccinis and the person who said that clearly has no food knowledge - or works there. Where's the pride in that? What about independent critical judgements from people knowing what they're talking about?

AnonymousSeptember 28th 2009.

Yes a great idea. Can we have other venues too like Manchester Academy, The Deaf Institute etc?

thegigguySeptember 28th 2009.

Paul Potts, P. Andre!!!!!. they'd hqave to pay me to see them. Otherwise a great idea from M:CON.NOW we need more listings of venues in and around M/cr . If you need a Rock/metal guide , i'd be happy to supply it , for a nominal fee, if M:CON can do that!!!!! I'd even give a little insight into the bands playing.

CasSeptember 28th 2009.

Come on obsessed don't play all butter wouldn't melt now, read back your post, it's not so innocent.

KazSeptember 28th 2009.

Just need to be a bit more detailed about how to go about booking. Box office at Apollo is not always open. You can also get tickets for Apollo at Palace Theatre box office or at Manchester Visitor Centre.

Charlie TooSeptember 28th 2009.

So is Citylife.co.uk closing down then?

MancmanSeptember 28th 2009.

A straight list of this type might appeal to a few people but why bother if you're not going to be definitive? There are sites out there that list all of the main venues with stacks of info and even go as far as to list small venues down to Amateur Dramatic level. I get frequent Carling emails for the Apollo but get most of my info from PrideOfManchester's very comprehensive site and their emails, as well as those from the Lowry and Ticketmaster.

tomegranateSeptember 28th 2009.

hmmm... I reckon that unless you're gonna go whole-hog and aim to be totally comprehensive, I'm not sure if it's really worth your time duplicating existing sites - however if you wanted to be THE go-to source for gig listings in Manchester, that would be worth going for - but that would be a relatively big undertaking, no? Otherwise, perhaps brief previews of acts ManCon staff are into would suit the site a bit better?

CasSeptember 28th 2009.

So CityLife were pioneers then? Never before had anyone thought of compiling a list of concerts at a venue eh? If you're so God damn obviously well informed, then why click on a link that says Manchester Apollo Listings? Was is it so you could have a good old whinge and pop at ManCon?

JinkiesSeptember 28th 2009.

What I'd like to see is advance gig reviews and the like, love the listings though, always nice to have a quick refresh of what's coming up.

emma graceSeptember 28th 2009.

Now I'm annoyed...got all excited about Florence and Cribs only to be told they are sold out :(

AnonymousSeptember 28th 2009.

This is all very interesting. As a previous contributor I got this last night. Speaking of the demise of other mechanisms Duncan, this is important. The message read: 'Hello CityLife.co.uk reviewers, You have probably heard about changes within editorial at the Manchester Evening News. This obviously takes in CityLife and CityLife.co.uk. In the light of this and decreased resources, it has been decided that gigs specifically for the website will now not be carried. Obviously, gig reviews will still be published in the newspaper. Thanks all of you for all for the enthusiasm and skill you have shown over the past year in covering gigs for CityLife.co.uk.' So that's that then, after so much resource was put into Citylife.co.uk as well. What a waste.

Jonathan Schofield - editorSeptember 28th 2009.

This isn't so much a first stab just an uploading of the data we were sent by the Apollo. It's simply a listing, not as our friend PoorlySketched pointed out any attempt at all at a fully interactive booking system. Please could any other interested venues send me their listings and we'll slap them up - jonathans@planetconfidential.co.uk. As the person above points out, we are a general magazine for Manchester, any listings we do will have the same ethos as the Guardian Guide. It will give people more information on which to base their enjoyment of Manchester.

Obsessed with the MEN?September 28th 2009.

What is it with ManCon's obsession with the MEN and City Life? Are you all sacked ex-employees or something? This list is basically just that - a list - a complete waste of time. The likes of Pride Of Manchester already provide a far better alternative (with soundbites and full descriptions etc) and Ents24 have an even larger listing. If I want to know what's on I wait for my emails from Pride Of Manchester, Ents24, Ticketmaster, Ticketline, Seetickets etc, not a self-proclaimed "online magazine" which appears to be trying to copy the old offline version of City Life, in a media forum where the competition is better.

I'm not a snobSeptember 28th 2009.

please only post credible groups and performers...roy chubby brown and the nolans. Pff!Oh, and it's a thumbs down from me - thats what the web and MEN etc are for. Stick to what you are good at.S

PoorlySketchedChapSeptember 28th 2009.

But if I hadn't posted the link, this would just be a cut and paste job, wouldn't it? And how often would it be updated - the first gig has already happened for instance, so what's the point in listing that? It just looks a bit amateurish.

MissesthepointmanSeptember 28th 2009.

Yet Mr PoorlySketchedChap we've now found out about your link by reading this much better read site. Mancon worked for you then, didn't it? I say more listings please. We really need it.

DidsburyGirlSeptember 28th 2009.

This has helped immensley as I didnt realise Regina Spektor was playing and my Boyfriend loves her, now I can get him tickets as part of his Christmas Pressie.

east lancsSeptember 28th 2009.

It helps me 'cos I'd forgotten I'm going to see Mr Rascal!

ELSeptember 28th 2009.

Surely ManCon should get involved in ticketting featured events then? I'd rather give Gordo my cash than the evil that is Ticketmaster...

JasonSeptember 28th 2009.

Where did Mancon mention the MEN on the email link? Missed it completely. I think just putting up what's coming on at these venues is fine. I found out things that I wanted to learn about, that I didn't know before hand. Why do people think comprehensive is so good? I bet they return to the same interest areas everytime they look up specialist sites. What I like about Mancon is just that I never ever know week by week what on earth is going to appear I love the unpredictability.

GordoSeptember 28th 2009.

Attaboy (Attagirl?) EL!

AnonymousSeptember 28th 2009.

I thank Man Con ought to do it properly and have a MANCON Music site like Mancon Property or Body and hire a hack (ex MEN?) to do it rather than just reproduce a venue's list. I don't the latter produces ££££ to fuel Gordo's Aga.

duncanSeptember 28th 2009.

this is a fantastic idea in the light of the demise of most other popular listing mechanisms recently.given that it's the first stab, obviously there's a few creases to be ironed out. Updating on a weekly (or more often) basis is not too hard to achieve.as a club promoter myself, it is only to be encouraged.

GgGSeptember 28th 2009.

Jason, the difference is that Mancon is a magazine with writers writing articles and Pride of Manchester just doesn't do any of that. Each have their strengths. I think maybe Obsessed with MEN works for Pride of Manchester and this whole should we do more with listings thing has upset him, he must reckon it strays on to their territory.

PoorlySketchedChapSeptember 28th 2009.

Except, as this doesn't say which shows are sold out or not, it's pretty much useless. Flo & The Machine is, for instance, as is Lily Allen and The Cribs. This is easily the best way of finding out what's on, and crucially, if there's any tickets left:http://tinyurl.com/y9b2ryd

GotthepointSeptember 28th 2009.

That's the thing isn't it? This is a gneral magazine whereas Ticketline and the rest are just listings. If Mancon could do both that would be amazing.

Obsessed with the MEN?September 28th 2009.

Crikey Cas. Didn't mean to rattle your cage. Was just replying to the question on the email link. I'll keep my mouth shut from now on, which maybe a good thing seeing as ManCon rants often tend to be slanging matches.

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