The Virginmarys at The Ritz, Manchester
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The Virginmarys are part of a long line of bands who’ve turned suburban disaffection into rock ‘n’ roll. Hailing from rainy Macclesfield, the trio share a hometown with the late Joy Division singer Ian Curtis. While their grungy riffing bears little resemblance to the taut post-punk Curtis made famous, their songs are fuelled by the same feelings. Living in a satellite town, the distance from the buzz of the big city made The Virginmarys ambitious. Their big ideas have led to an acclaimed debut album and now, to another UK tour. On 27th September, the band will return to the city that’s a short bus ride from their hometown to play Manchester Ritz.
The show is part of a UK tour that also takes in gigs in Coventry, London and Glasgow. Fans can look forward to a night of noisy, accomplished rock music. The band’s craft is exhibited on ‘King Of Conflict’, their uncompromising debut album that was mixed by Chris Sheldon, a technician who has previously worked with Pixies, Foo Fighters and Biffy Clyro. After its release in February 2013, it was nominated for Album Of The Year at the Classic Rock Awards. It would have been the band’s second gong of the evening; they were named Best Breakthrough Act on the same night.
After forming from the ashes of previous band For Tomorrows, The Virginmarys toured extensively. The band have supported Queens Of The Stone Age, Ash, Feeder, The View and more. They’re now a well-oiled and fierce live proposition. You’ve been warned.
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Strictly over 14s only / Under 16s with an adult / Photographic ID required for entry