Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Citylife /Now Booking

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Citylife /Now Booking

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EVERY WEEK A WHOLE NEW BATCH OF EXCITING GIGS GO ON SALE, SO WE'VE PICKED OUT OUR HOT TICKETS AND HIGHLIGHTS

AIN getting you down? We feel you - but there's plenty of stuff on the horizon to be looking forward to.

RAs well as a headline arena show for deep-voiced George Ezra, Manchester will also be welcoming a very special anniversary performance from Starsailor and an evening packed with soul hits at the Bridgewater Hall.

The Verve's former frontman Richard Ashcroft is also hitting the road for a solo tour following his support slot with Liam Gallagher this weekend.

Read on for all the important dates for your diary and visit gigsandtours.com for tickets.

George Ezra, Manchester Arena - March 16 2019 If you can hear even one bar of Shotgun and not end up with it stuck in your head for the rest of the week, your brain doesn't function in the same way as everyone else's.

As well as being the man behind that unbelievably catchy number one single, George Ezra's baritone voice has also earned him two charttopping albums, most recently Staying at Tamara's.

As well as touring that album extensively this year, he's just announced some huge arena shows for next spring - he'll play at 10 arenas across the UK, including Manchester.

Tickets go on sale at 9am on today.

Richard Ashcroft, Albert Hall - October 31 Richard Ashcroft's not been a stranger to Manchester this year - he supported The Rolling Stones at the Etihad back in June, and will be the support act for Liam Gallagher at Old Trafford Cricket Ground this weekend too.

He's now announced a solo UK tour for later this year, with a visit to the Albert Hall on the agenda.

The intimate tour comes in support of his upcoming sixth studio album Natural Rebel, due for release on October 19. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Wednesday August 22.

Starsailor, O2 Ritz - November 20 It's been 15 years since Starsailor released Silence is Easy, their hit second album that also spawned a single of the same name. …

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