While the likes of, among others, The 1975 are currently kicking off this new year of live music in some style, there are also plenty of other fantastic acts hitting the road to perform in Manchester (and, of course, many other venues) in 2019. Here’s a quick guide to just some of the artists performing for music fans everywhere in the months ahead.
Frank Turner – Victoria Warehouse, 25/1/19 & 26/1/19
One of the most gifted singer-songwriters of our generation, critically acclaimed performer Frank is once again taking his talents, as showcased on latest album Be More Kind, out on the road to entertain the masses, kicking off his latest tour in the capital of the North.
Bastille – Victoria Warehouse, 3/2/19 & 4/2/19
One of the hottest and biggest UK bands in recent years, Bastille, who released their latest mixtape Other People’s Heartache Pt. 4 in December, kick off their UK tour later this month and close out the run with a show at London’s 02 Academy Brixton.
Ferris & Sylvester – Eagle Inn, 6/2/19
This critically acclaimed duo, who released their EP Made In Streetham last year and who are gearing up to play Texas’ SXSW Festival in March, will embark on their first UK headline tour on the 4th of February when they play in Leeds, rounding off their run of gigs in Dublin on the 14th.
Another Sky – Yes, 11/2/19
With their latest single “Apple Tree” having been premiered by Annie Mac on Radio 1, Another Sky, fronted by incredible vocalist Catrin Vincent, are quickly earning themselves a growing following, one which they will play to on a 17-date tour which will take them the length and breadth of the country.
Palace – Band On The Wall, 22/2/19
With a dedicated following behind them and having spent much of last year writing new material, the trio’s run of 8 dates will be sure to shake off any remaining winter blues they or their fans have while ensuring a good time is had by all.
Sam Fender – Gorilla, 25/2/19 & Ritz, 2/5/19
The latest recipient of the Critics Choice Brit Award, this rising star has a debut album in the works and will be sharing his talents with music fans at a sold out show in Manchester next month before returning to the city for another performance, this time at the Ritz, as part of his UK Spring tour.
Blue Oyster Cult – Academy, 1/3/19
Returning to the UK for their first tour of the country in 8 years, the New York rock icons, who have a four decade long career to their name, will entertain their army of fans at 8 shows which kick off on February 21st in Norwich.
Lany – Albert Hall, 14/3/19
Paul Klein, Jake Goss and Les Priest, AKA Lany, head back the UK this Spring for a seven-date run of shows, beginning in Nottingham on the 6th and ending in Glasgow on the 15th, in support of their latest album Malibu Nights.
Self Esteem – Yes, 14/3/19
Self Esteem, AKA Rebecca Lucy Taylor, will mark the release of her debut album Compliments Please on March 1st with a run of 11 shows beginning on March 9th in Ramsgate, with the final date taking place on the 22nd in Leeds.
Sleaford Mods – Academy, 15/3/19
With music that is both politically charged and thought provoking, this duo, who release their new album Eton Alive next month, will be raking their messages to the masses on a 33-date run of shows, beginning in Belfast on February 7th and finishing in Hitchin on May 11th.
Alice Merton – Academy 2, 19/3/19
Having just released her debut album Mint last week, singer-songwriter Alice has already toured with The Killers and Vance Joy, but will be taking centre stage as she performs at 5 venues across the UK, opening her tour in Bristol on the 17th and playing the final show at Scala in London on the 24th.
Grace Carter – Gorilla, 24/3/19
With an album due out later this year and nominated for the BBC’s Sound of 2019, Grace has already been championed by the likes of The Line Of Best Fit and will be taking her soul-sound out on the road for a five date run of UK shows as part of her larger European tour.
Maverick Sabre – Club Academy, 5/4/19
In support of new album When I Wake Up, which will be released on March 22nd, Maverick will be hitting the road for his first headline tour in five years, playing a total of 12 shows.
James Blake – Victoria Warehouse, 7/4/19
Already receiving rave reviews for his latest album Assume Form which was released last week, James, who has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry including Kendrick Lamar, will delight and entertain his fans with 3 shows this Spring.
Midge Ure – Albert Hall, 25/10/19
An iconic artist of the 1980’s and still hugely popular today, Ultravox’s Midge Ure is heading out on an extensive UK tour to play the classic ‘Vienna’ album in full and celebrate its 40th anniversary, alongside many other hits. He’ll kick off the run in Norwich, with the final date taking place in Liverpool.
Tickets for the shows listed above are available now from all usual vendors and websites.