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Find out what’s on at the Manchester Apollo between now and June

Published on February 24th 2010.

Manchester Apollo listings


Thursday 25 February, 7pm
Formed in 1997, these Cardiff-based nu-metallers have received rave reviews from the metal press. They have a sound that takes in everything from metal, post hardcore, breakbeat and hip-hop.

Friday 26 February, 6.30pm
American metal outfit packed with brutality and fearsome energy and a sound 'as raw and heavy as possible'. The live show is packed with intense power and an undeniable bond with their audience.


Sunday 7 March, 7pm
An American jam band formed in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1991 by singer/songwriter Dave Matthews. The band comprises of musicians who each have roots in differing genres, including jazz, classical, soul, rock, bluegrass, and hip-hop. The band has come together to create an eclectic sound which has earned them fans from a variety of quarters.

Monday 8 March, 7.30pm
Southern states rock band, formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1964. The band became prominent in the Southern United States in 1973, and rose to worldwide recognition before three members and one road crew member died in an airplane crash in 1977. Of its original members, only Gary Rossington remains with the band as of 2009.

Thursday 11 March, 7.30pm
£24.00 - £50
London-born, Aussie-based pop singer with the famous six-pack whose biggest hit 'Mysterious Girl' in the 1990s, shifted over 2 million copies. Now relaunching his music career, Peter's current album, Revelation, entered the UK Album Chart at #3 in September 2009.

Friday 12 March, 7pm
British rock band from Weybridge, Surrey, formed in 2004. The band rose to fame in 2007 with the success of their debut album, Take Off Your Colours, which included popular singles such as ‘Save It for the Bedroom’, ‘Finders Keepers’ and ‘Kiss and Tell’.

Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 March, 7.30pm
He’s a member of Boyzone and a successful solo artist in his own right, with six solo albums- three of which went straight to number one. He's also listed in the Guinness Book Of Records for being the only artist ever to have 30 consecutive top 10 singles in the UK chart, having beaten the likes of Elvis.

Monday 15 March, 7pm
Otherwise known as Sam Newton Battenberg Faulkner, is an English musician. He is known for his guitar playing style, which involves him rhythmically tapping, hitting the guitar's body, and finger-picking.

Tuesday 16 March, 7pm
British indie rock band based in Birmingham, who formed in 2002. Editors have so far released two platinum studio albums, selling over two million copies between them worldwide. The band's third album, In This Light and on This Evening, was released in October 2009.

Tuesday 23 March, 7.30pm
£24.50 - £27.50
Formed in 1967, their music is characterised by the lyrics, vocals and flute work of Ian Anderson, who has led the band since its founding, and guitarist Martin Barre, who has been with the band since 1969. Initially playing blues rock with an experimental flavour, they have also incorporated elements of classical music, folk music, jazz and art rock into their music.

Sunday 28 March, 7pm
Soft rock singer/songwriter, recognisable for his distinctive, husky voice. Rea has sold over 30 million albums worldwide.


Saturday 3 April, 7pm
Airbourne is an Australian hard rock band originating from Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia, where they gained a steady following with their hard rock sound.

Monday 5 April, 7pm
£35- £40
He’s the self-asserted ‘R in R&B’ and one of the most established and influential figures in urban music over the last decade with hits such as ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ and ‘Bump 'n' Grind’. Despite being tarnished by sex scandals over the years, the singer has announced his first UK tour in eight years will begin in Manchester.

Thursday 8 April, 7pm
£29.50 - £32.50
Warren Cann, Chris Cross, Billy Currie and Midge Ure - all four members of the 1980s lineup - are back together for the first time since Live Aid in 1985. From New Wave to New Romantic, Ultravox spanned a vibrant period with such unforgettable hits as 'Dancing With Tears In My Eyes' and 'Vienna'.

Friday 9 April, 7pm
This MOBO award-winning hip-hop group from London, have been touted as the future of UK Hip-Hop by some critics. N-Dubz have had six top 40 hits on the UK Singles Chart, the most successful being ‘I Need You’ which charted at number five.

Tuesday, 13, Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 April, 7pm
Comedian, writer and star of BBC2's outstanding fake docu-soap 'The Office', Ricky - and his character David Brent - have achieved worldwide acclaim resulting in the winning of two Golden Globe Awards in 2004.

Thursday 22 April, 7.45pm
£20 - £45.98
Montreal-born Rufus Wainwright is unique among the artists of his generation for his lush, theatrical pop sound. The son of folk luminaries Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, Rufus was nominated for a Juno as Most Promising Young Artist, while his 'I'm A-Runnin' was concurrently nominated for a Genie for Best Song in a Film.

Friday, 23 April, 7pm
This US ventriloquist and stand-up comedian has taken the States by storm with his offbeat and unique characters. He also devises and makes all his own puppets.

Saturday, 24 April, 7pm
This street dance group are best known for coming in first place in the third series of Britain's Got Talent. The group, initially known as Swift Moves, formed in 2007 and performed at JUMPOFF dance battles. In their first year together they won the Street Dance Weekend 2007 competition before deciding to enter Britain's Got Talent.


Sunday, 2 May, 8pm
John Bishop is an English stand-up comedian from Liverpool. He has also appeared in the E4 teen drama Skins and has a regular Sunday slot on Liverpool radio station Radio City 96.7 called Bishop's Sunday Service.

Friday 7 May, 7pm
A piano-led summery indie band from London. Since their formation in 2005, life-long friends Roy, Greg and Pete have become one of the most talked about new bands on the scene, with a repertoire full of infectious melodies, catchy tunes and toe-tapping beats.

Friday 14 May, 7.30pm
Consisting of brothers Nathan and Wayne Morris and Shaun Stockman, Boyz II Men formed in 1988 in Philadelphia and went on to have worldwide success as Motown's biggest sellers in the 90s with hits including ‘End of the road.’

Saturday 15 May, 7pm
Gotan Project is a musical group based in Paris, consisting of musicians Philippe Cohen Solal, Eduardo Makaroff and Christoph H. Müller. They combine tango with bass, drums and samples to winning effect.

Thursday 20 May, 7pm
£53.50 - £64.25
Not to be confused with John and Edward of X-Factor fame, John Edward is a psychic medium, author and lecturer. Over the last twenty years, he has helped thousands with his uncanny ability to predict future events and communicate with those who have crossed over to the other side.

Friday, 21 May, 7pm<br.£18.50>
Lee Mack is fast becoming one of the UK's most recognisable and celebrated comics. He is well known for writing and starring in the sitcom Not Going Out, and for being a team captain on Would I Lie To You?

Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 May, 7pm
Crowded House, shot to fame in 1986 with the release of debut single Don't Dream It's Over. They subsequently went on to have phenomenal success with singles such as ‘Fall At Your Feet’, ‘Weather With You’ and ‘Four Seasons In One Day’.


Monday 21 June, 7pm
£25 - £32.50
Norah Jones is an American singer-songwriter, pianist, keyboardist, guitarist, and actress, whose career began with her 2002 debut album Come Away with Me. The adult contemporary vocal jazz album with a soul/folk/country tinge, received five Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist. In 2009, Jones was named Billboard's 60th-highest artist of the decade based on charting of her songs.

Call the Manchester Apollo box office on 0870 401 8000 to book. Anyone wishing to make a booking for disabled access to the Manchester Apollo should contact the venue on 0161 273 6921.

Manchester Apollo
Ardwick Green
Manchester, M12

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