Manchester gigs to look forward to in January

10th January 2019

With the madness of 2018 over and done with, today I look into the first month of 2019 to try and find some gigs that’ll make sure you start off your year in the thick of it alongside your mates, listening to some great music across the massive variety of venues in Manchester. Get involved and tell us how many of these gigs you are going to or just those you wish you were…

Manchester gigs to look forward to in January

The 1975 - Manchester Arena Off the back of a fantastically melodic, jazzy masterpiece of a third album that has brought massive acclaim from fans and critics alike, The 1975s homecoming gig in Manchester is going to be a special one. Playing to a fully sold out Manchester Arena, Healy and co are set to take it by storm, with their impressive back catalogue that consolidates the progressively changing sound and style of the band, the lads will undoubtedly put on an incredible display of heart, soul and musical brilliance.

Gary Numan - The Stoller Hall The revolutionary of 80s synth pop comes to Manchester this January for an intimate gig at the Stoller Hall; a venue unrivalled in its acoustics and visual stature. From the man who penned the new wave hit “Cars” as well as his new album Savages which is an excellently bleak and oppressive record, this show seems to be one that cannot be missed by fans of Numan and those seeking some 80s nostalgia alike.

The Streets - O2 Apollo Mike Skinner, Mike skinner, where to start? The Birmingham hip-hop & garage legend returns for another set of shows following his triumphant return in 2018 after his seven year hiatus. The return shows last year sold out almost instantly and this run of three nights at the Apollo proves to be ones not to miss. The relatable nature of The Streets music has resonated with many Brits as a look at the realness of being young in Britain for well over a decade and Skinner never fails to turn this nostalgia into an energetic party of a live show. One I definitely wont be missing.

Massive Attack - Manchester Arena The fabled Brighton trip-hop trio are coming to Manchester for a massive gig at the Arena as a part of their Mezzanine XX1 tour, which celebrates 20 years of the group acclaimed fourth album. The album which hails such tunes as “Teardrop”, “Inertia Creeps” and “Angel” was a classic of its time and with the group revealing the gig to be a more unorthodox approach to the album, promising a more audio-visual reimagining of the songs. The gig is looking intriguing to say the least and whatever the trio have in store is sure to be exceptional and one you may regret missing.

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