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Support comes from Kevin Devine & The Goddamn Band, and Bad Books (featuring Kevin Devine and members of Manchester Orchestra)
Georgian indie rockers Manchester Orchestra are set to play an autumn show in the city that gave them their name. The band, based in Atlanta, will play The Ritz in Manchester on 1st October. They’ll be playing songs from their latest album ‘COPE’ which was released in April this year. Reviewing the album, NME said it had “hooks and energy to spare”. The band will draw from their three previous albums on the night, where support will come from Kevin Devine And The Goddamn Band and Bad Books.
Bad Books is made up of Kevin Devine together with members of both Manchester Orchestra and this supporting stint represents the first time they’ve played in the UK. Bad Books have released two albums; their latest, ‘II’ was praised by Rolling Stone for its “melodic schizophrenia”. Manchester Orchestra meanwhile, are well used to touring the UK. The five-piece have played well-received headline tours around the country and have secured some impressive support slots, including a run opening for Kings Of Leon in a 2007 arena tour.
Manchester Orchestra formed in the suburbs of Atlanta in 2004. Lead singer Andy Hull wrote and recorded an album of his own music in his last year of high school, before getting the band together and recording an album called ‘Nobody Sings Anymore’. However, they quickly abandoned that record and revamped their sound. The result was a debut album entitled ‘I’m Like A Virgin Losing A Child’. Its 2007 release won the attention of the music industry. ‘Mean Everything To Nothing’ followed in 2008 and third album ‘Simple Math’ was released in 2011. Prior to the release of ‘COPE’, Manchester Orchestra’s first new song in two years, ‘After The Scripture’, featured on the soundtrack to Dallas Buyers Club.
Now firmly into their stride and touring their fourth album, Manchester Orchestra are gearing up for their return to the UK.
Strictly over 14s only / Under 16s with an adult / Photographic ID may be required for entry