The National has announced a special one-off Manchester show that will see the band take to the stage for their biggest concert in the city to date.
Returning to Manchester for the first time in four years, the band will play a special headline show on Saturday 27 August at the home of Manchester’s famous Warehouse Project.
It’ll be the first big appearance they’ve made here since taking part in the open-air Castlefield Bowl Sounds of The City concerts in 2019, which saw the waterside amphitheatre packed to the rafters with adoring fans for a sell-out show.
This year’s upcoming performance at former railway station Depot Mayfield looks set to blast that out of the water, with a capacity of 10,000 making the August show their biggest in the city to date.
The U.S. five-piece, headed up by frontman Matt Berninger, last played the UK as part of their I Am Easy To Find tour in 2019.
This week, they have confirmed a host of new shows on both sides of the pond – announcing dates for a run of North American shows alongside this special Manchester one.
Sharing the news with fans, they wrote: “The last couple years have given us ample time for reflection and rejuvenation.
“Summer 2022 is a time for reunion.”
The band will be joined by their 4AD label mates Dry Cleaning, a London-based post-punk band first formed in 2019 known for their use of spoken word and ‘unconventional’ lyrics.
It is the first big Warehouse Project show to be confirmed for the 2022 season so far.
Dry Cleaning will open for the The National as part of the one-off event, which is being presented by The Warehouse Project in partnership with AEG.
The first is a gasp for breath followed by rapid breathing (hyperventilation).
They then say: “At the same time as your breathing goes out of control, your blood pressure shoots up as your body tries to keep your blood warm by moving it towards the middle of your body (this is why you go pale when you’re cold).
“Once your breathing is back under control, this is your window to get out of the water before the further effects of cold water shock kick in.
“As your muscles cool, your strength, endurance and muscle control reduces to the point when you can’t swim any longer so can’t rescue yourself. The point at which you can’t swim any more is called ‘swim failure’, and if you haven’t got out of the water or managed to get hold of a buoyancy aid (like a lifejacket) by this time, you will drown.”
The RLSS issues the following advice if you do fall into cold water.
First, keep your mouth away from the water until you have your breathing back under control, you can do this by rolling onto your back and floating or paddling to stay at the surface.
Then, don’t waste any time and swim towards an exit before your muscles start to cool, or swim towards something that will help you to stay afloat whilst you are calling for help.
Finally, once you are out of the water re-warm yourself as soon as you can to avoid hypothermia.
Temperatures across Greater Manchester are set to hit highs of 22 degrees this week as we head into yet more days of sunshine and warm weather.
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Manchester house goes on sale with life-sized ‘sex doll’ in pictures
A two bedroom house has gone up for sale in Manchester, and the appearance of a surprise guest in its listing pictures has got the city talking.
The mid-terrace family home in Blackley looks completely normal at first, priced at a modest £160,000.
Completely normal, that is, until you spot the stiletto-wearing life-sized doll reclining in front of a bed underneath the stairs.
Wearing a fitted red dress with her legs akimbo, the lifelike doll has been spotted by eagle-eyed property hunters on the lookout for a bargain.
Reclining on what appears to be either a chaise lounge or a put-up bed in a ‘rest area’ under the stairs, the lifelike mannequin appears to be wearing fishnet stockings underneath her bodycon dress.
Accessorised with a wide-brimmed hat and teeteringly-high stilettos, the appearance of the doll in the listing photos has caught attention online and led some online to wonder whether she comes with the house.