Peter Hook and the Light announce ‘Joy Division and New Order classics’ gigs at Albert Hall
Rolling back the years for three nights on the trot.
Peter Hook and the Light have announced a trio of nights at Manchester’s Albert Hall next April and promise to play through the very best of the Joy Division and New Order.
The bassist, vocalist and co-founder of the two iconic Manchester bands will be playing three nights in April 2023, as per an announcement by the Peter Street venue.
Perhaps the biggest selling point besides seeing the legendary Manc musician and his current outfit, who has been playing with for more than a decade now, is the fact that each night will cover different albums from across the two Greater Manchester groups’ discography.
Having been in the industry for nearly 50 years now, stretching across multiple musical outfits in that time, it’d be hard to cram all of his work into one concert.
With that in mind, each night of his ‘Easter Homecoming’ will cover two albums – one from Joy Division and one from New Order. As you can see, the albums selected for the first two nights are as follows:
As for the third and final night (8 April) the set will be comprised of Substance: Joy Division and Substance: New Order, two compilation albums which tracks the bands’ singles, remasters and a select few special album tracks.
Hook and the Light are actually playing their first-ever gig at Manchester’s 02 Apollo this weekend, ‘The Sound of Joy Division Orchestrated’. You can still get tickets now.
The band is made up of his son Jack Bates, who has taken over the reins on bass, as well as Andy Poole (keyboards) and Paul Kehoe (drums) of the 66-year-old’s former side project, Monaco.
While the likes of Monaco and Revenge might not get a play on the night, each date promises to showcase different eras throughout the Salford sensation’s illustrious career.
Both single and season tickets for the full run are available to purchase for the concerts from 6 April-8 April 2023, with presale for the three-night, six album special going live on Wednesday, 12 October and general sale from 14 October, 2022.
You can links to purchase on the official website and be sure to keep updated on their socials for info as to when tickets go live and availability. They’ll go fast so you better get in the quick.
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Nicki Minaj announces huge Manchester gig on world tour
The ‘Queen of Rap’ Nicki Minaj is heading to Manchester next spring on her worldwide tour.
The star had already teased details of the Pink Friday 2 World Tour to fans who had signed up to pre-sale access.
This will be Nicki Minaj’s largest tour to date, visiting cities including Manchester, London, Birmingham and Paris.
Her fans, collectively nicknamed The Barbz, have been eagerly anticipating her return to touring.
Nicki has become a megastar since releasing her debut album in 2010, earning herself the accolade of being the first woman to score 100 Billboard Hot 100 Hits.
She’s hit the top 10 in the UK with songs including Starships, Anaconda, Bang Band and Super Bass, and collaborated with the likes of Ariana Grande, Chris Brown, Drake and Lil Wayne.
Super Bass and Anaconda (among others) have now surpassed a massive one billion views on YouTube – she has the most videos with over one billion views for any female artist.
Nicki Minaj has also appeared on TV as a judge on American Idol, in films including The Other Woman, and as a voice on Ice Age: Continental Drift.
She’s been the face of MAC, released a nail polish collection with OPI, and landed deals with brands like Fendi, Adidas, H&M and Pepsi.
Now the star is heading out on a new world tour, in celebration of her fifth studio album Pink Friday 2, which was released last week.
Nicki Minaj will play at the Co-op Live arena in Manchester on Saturday 25 May 2023, her first stop on the European leg of the tour.
Tickets are on sale now with artist presale access, with the general sale beginning on Friday 15 December at 9am.
Nicki Minaj Pink Friday 2 World Tour – European tour dates in full
- Sat May 25 – Manchester, UK – Co-Op Live
- Sun May 26 – Birmingham, UK – Resorts World Arena
- Tue May 28 – London, UK – The O2
- Sat Jun 01 – Paris, France – Accor Arena
- Sun Jun 02 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
- Wed Jun 05 – Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena
- Fri Jun 07 – Berlin, Germany – Mercedes Benz Arena
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Slipknot announce huge Manchester gig on UK and European tour
Heavy metal legends Slipknot have just announced a massive tour, which will include an arena show here in Manchester.
The 2024 European and UK headline run promises to bring ‘an energy you’ve never experienced before’, the American rockers have said.
They’ll also bring Scottish heavy metal group Bleed From Within on the tour as support.
Slipknot’s tour will mark 25 years since they first performed in Europe and includes three stops up north, with a show at the Co-op Live arena in Manchester as well as gigs in Leeds and Glasgow, The Hoot reports.
Having released six albums, the band are well known for their ‘explosive’ energy and theatrics on stage, producing nuu metal sounds influenced by the likes of Kiss and Limp Bizkit amongst others over the past few decades.
The full details of the tour are yet to be released, but it is expected that the band will cover a range of hits, spanning right from their 1999 self-titled album to So Far, The End, which was released in 2022.
Speaking of the tour, Slipknot co-founder Clown said: “It has been 25 years since we first played on the continent, and we’ve been back ever since.
“The memories I have from all those times are life changing, and we’re ready to make more. I’m so excited to bring our 25th year anniversary tour to Europe and the UK. Be prepared for an energy you’ve never experienced before. It’s happening.”
Slipknot will perform at the Co-op Live Arena in Manchester on Tuesday 17 December 2024.
Slipknot 2024 tour dates in full
- Thursday 5 December 2024 – Amsterdam, Netherlands - Ziggo Dome
- Friday 6 December 2024 – Dortmund, Germany – Westfalenhalle
- Sunday 8 December 2024 – Stuttgart, Germany – Schleyerhalle
- Monday 9 December 2024 - Leipzig, Germany – Quarterback Immobilien Arena
- Wednesday 11 December 2024 - Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
- Thursday 12 December 2024 – Paris, France – Accorhotel Arena
- Saturday 14 December 2024 - Leeds, UK – First Direct Arena
- Sunday 15 December 2024 – Glasgow, UK – Ovo Hydro
- Tuesday 17 December 2024 – Manchester, UK – Co-op Live Arena
- Wednesday 18 December 2024 – Birmingham, UK – Utilita Arena
- Friday 20 December 2024 – London, UK – O2 Arena
Tickets go on sale on Friday 15 December 2023 at 9am, and pre-sale the day before. You can register for pre-sale tickets or join the queue on Friday via LiveNation here.
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