We’re already halfway through January, and as we approach Blue Monday, you may be in need of an uplift!
If so, we’ve got you covered with news of a whole load of artists and bands that are set to sprinkle their musical magic live at venues across Manchester this year.
Start 2022 the right way with tickets to one, or more, of the gigs on offer – take a look below for full details.
James Morrison, Bridgewater Hall
March 21, 2022
2022 will see James Morrison tour the UK for the first time in two-and-a-half years when he hits the road with his first-ever Greatest Hits tour.
Featuring his five unforgettable Top 10 hits – You Give Me Something, Wonderful World, You Make It Real, Broken Strings and I Won’t Let You Go – together with a selection of fan favourites, the tour represents a life-affirming celebration of a remarkable career that has spanned 15 years.
Don’t miss his stop in Manchester – grab your tickets here .
Years and Years, AO Arena
May 28, 2022
It’s a Sin star Olly Alexander takes to the AO Arena to perform in May.
As Years and Years, Olly Alexander has become one of the world’s most trailblazing modern pop stars.
Across two hugely successful albums to date, the singer, actor, fashion icon and cultural vanguard has earned five Brit Award nominations, surpassed 4.4 billion global streams, and played triumphant shows nationwide, with a homecoming date at The SSE Arena now also confirmed as part of 2022’s tour.
Along the way, Olly has also become a fearless, once-in-a-generation voice on important discussions around mental health, and issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community, all of which, in its own way, has taken him to Night Call – the most essential Years and Years album to date.
Tickets for his Manchester show are now available here .
Example, Manchester Academy
February 5, 2022
A UK festival favourite, Example’s career is soaked in accolades. In 2011, his third studio album, Playing in the Shadows, peaked at #1 in the UK charts and two singles from that album, Stay Awake and Changed The Way You Kissed Me, also went to #1.
Armed with his brand new single, Every Single Time ft. What So Not and Lucy Lucy, and having just hosted his own stage at Creamfields, his trademark vocal and blissful production is to be embodied live next year, as he revisits major UK cities post-pandemic.
His earlier discography reminiscent of the nostalgia from the EDM uprising in the 2010s, the tour represents Example’s evolution through his sonic journey bridging the gap between pop, rap and electro.
Example’s inescapable anthems have seen him collaborate with fellow global stars such as Calvin Harris, Professor Green, Wretch 32, Giggs, Pet Shop Boys, Skream and many more.
Tickets are on sale here .
Miles Kane, Manchester Albert Hall
January 28, 2022
Known for his energetic performances and delivering blistering live shows, Miles Kane’s tour kicks off in Manchester at the Albert Hall and ends with a raucous hometown show in Liverpool at the O2 Academy 1.
Support for the tour will come from Scottish songstress Brooke Combe who Miles recently dueted with in a soulful cover of Womack’s & Womack’s ‘Teardrops’ .
Miles is also set to play alongside Red Rum Club in Warrington on January 29, 2022.
Limited tickets remain – secure yours here .
The Wailers, O2 Ritz Manchester
February 26, 2022
Not many bands can claim genuine legend status; The Wailers comfortably claim their place in essential music history. Their music was, and is, culture-defining – rebel hearts with brave souls embodying the spirit of 70s era-defining reggae.
Now, The Wailers are coming back to the UK in 2022 for a series of concerts, arriving in Manchester on February 26.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience some real roots, rock and reggae with the pioneering band.
Grab your tickets here today.
Amine, Manchester Academy
September 13, 2022
Between explosive sets at Coachella and Lollapalooza, plus a show-stopping performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Aminé has solidified himself as a force of nature.
Coming off of a 2021 Grammy nomination for Disclosure collaboration, My High, Aminé has more extensive plans to revisit the world of dance/hip-hop crossover records.
As live music returns, so do a variety of innovative, genre-bending releases that could come at no better time for packing a dance floor.
Tickets are now available here .