Liam Fray announces one-off acoustic Christmas gig in Manchester

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Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 24th October 2023

Liam Fray has announced he’ll be playing a special one-off acoustic Christmas gig here in Manchester this December.

The Middleton-born musician has, of course, made his name by being the frontman of Manchester indie rock band, Courteeners, for nearly two decades now – but more recently, he’s also been going solo too, and has been performing some special unplugged acoustic sets to hundreds of adoring fans.

And in just a few weeks time, he’ll be returning to his home city to do just that once again.

The 38-year-old will be taking to the stage at one of Manchester’s best-loved music venues for one night only in the lead-up to Christmas.

Fray notably performed a one-off acoustic set at the O2 Apollo back in January to raise worthy funds for the ‘A Bed Every Night’ scheme – which is run by Andy Burnham and the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity.


But many will remember that his last show in our city, however, was a sold-out headline gig at Heaton Park back in June of this year, where a whopping 50,000 indie rock fans all came together to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Courteeners’ debut album St. Jude.

St. Jude ended up going straight to the top of the UK Album Charts when it was re-released in January this year, which made Courteeners only the third band to hit number one with a reissue after The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

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So now, to round-out what has clearly been a successful year, Fray has announced one last live show.

He’ll be performing a one-off acoustic Christmas set at Albert Hall in Manchester city centre on Sunday 17 December, with tickets set to go on sale this Friday (27 October).

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You can grab tickets when they go on general sale at 9am here.

Featured Image – Liam Fray (via Instagram)