American rock and pop-punk icons Fall Out Boy have not only confirmed a new album is on the way, they have also announced two intimate shows out of nowhere — one being right here in Manchester.
Behind some of the biggest emo and pop-punk tracks of the 2000s such as ‘Thnks fr th Mmrs’, ‘Sugar, We’re Going Down’ and ‘This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race’, the band reunited in 2013 after a long hiatus and despite making plenty of music since then, it’s been five years since we’ve heard new stuff.
Announcing their new project back on 18 January, the long-standing Illinois outfit have since released the tracklist for their eighth studio album, So Much (For) Stardust — including a surprise feature from actor Ethan Hawke — and the reveal came with another added surprise.
Despite regularly filling arenas, headlining numerous festivals down the years and packing out every show they put on, Fall Out Boy have decided to announce two seriously intimate shows in London and Manchester. We’re talking 500-cap rooms here, people.
Playing our beloved Band on the Wall on 15 March and London’s Heaven the following night, the two smaller-venue shows will act as a kind of album launch party before the album actually releases on 24 March.
These two Manchester dates will be very different vibes but both are sure to sell out within the blink of an eye. We fancy your chances of grabbing an arena spot but you’ll nearly all the luck you can get to grab a ticket for Fall Out Boy at Band on the Wall.
If The 1975‘s intimate Gorilla gig is anything to go by, it’s going to be quite the mad scramble.
While general sale tickets don’t go live until 8 March at 10am, fans who pre-order the new album from the band’s UK site before 2pm GMT on Tuesday 7 March will get exclusive access to the two dates.
Once again, So Much (For) Stardust drops on March 24 and the European leg of their full tour kicks off on 27 October in Warsaw, Poland, before arriving in Britain for a run of shows in Leeds, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, London and finally Cardiff on 4 November.
Get your jet-black fringes and fedoras at the ready, we’re gonna dance, dance like Uma Thurman (sorry)…
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The View, Brooke Combe, Corella and more join the Neighbourhood Weekender 2023 lineup
More acts have joined the Neighbourhood Weekender lineup for 2023 and as well as some big names, it looks like there’s going to be even more Manc music on show this year. You love to see it.
Neighbourhood 2023 is already shaping up to be an absolute belter with the likes of Pulp, The Kooks, Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbot, The Wombats, Anne Marie and countless other huge others already announced for this year.
But if there’s one thing we know about the Warrington weekender it’s that there are always more surprises down the line, right up until the last minute, and to whet your appetite for the festival favourite.
The latest from the organisers is that several new artists are now joining the NBHD lineup, such as Scottish stars and veritable indie veteran The View, fellow compatriot Brooke Combe (one of the most exciting new soloists we’ve heard in a long time), The Goa Express from Burnley and 14 other acts.
One of the names we’re most excited to see playing on the Sunday are local lads, Corella. Named after an indigenous Australian bird, the rock and indie quarter are former BIMM students who are quickly becoming one of the most talked-about groups in the city.
Since then, they’ve gone from strength to strength and now, fresh from their sellout gig at Gorilla — which they hailed as “a dream come true” and a “moment we will never forget” — they’ll be following it up with a full Weekender slot in just a couple month’s time.
If their performance at Gorilla and at last year’s Neighbourhood Festival in the city is anything to go by, they’re going to absolutely smash it.
Neighbourhood Weekender 2023’s lineup is sounding more and more like it could go down as a year you don’t want to miss.
The weekend of gigs kicks at the beautiful Victoria Park in Warrington on 27 May and last until the following Sunday. However, to make things even better there’s also going to be a massive warm-up show featuring The Stone Roses’ Ian Brown, Happy Mondays and more.