Do the Simple Math: (Manchester Orchestra + 2011 + UK ) x 6 dates = a tour
Ah, Manchester. A cultural melting pot that has been an incubator for some of the most innovative and influential musical forces of the last thirty years. And, for Andy Hull, student at a Christian high school in Atlanta, Georgia, in the nineties, the city's famously seductive power was all too strong.
Unhappy at school and, fuelled by Morrissey and The Smiths on constant rotation, fascinated by this cultural diamond in the rough of England's industrial North West, Hull started writing songs. And so, from America's south east was born a Manchester Orchestra.
An unreleased album later (2004's 'Nobody Sings Anymore'), the Orchestra were maturing as a band and as songwriters and by the release of their debut LP 'I'm Like a Virgin Losing a Child', the Manchester Orchestra were developing their own distinct sound.
Sophomore album, 2009's 'Mean Everything to Nothing', made the US Billboard Hot 100 and No 8 in the Alternative chart. The Manchester Orchestra were getting a bigger profile that would eventually earn them support slots with bands like Blink-182 and My Chemical Romance.
The band's third studio release, 'Simple Math', hit the shelves in May 2011 and became their best-performing record to date, even managing a chart position of sorts (No 107) in the UK.
Currently touring the new record in the US, the Manchester Orchestra have announced a UK tour which will see them visiting their spiritual home on 5th October (at Academy 2). It is the Orchestra's first ever UK headline tour, after opening for the likes of Kings of Leon and Biffy Clyro, as well as performing twice at the Reading and Leeds Festivals and Latitude.
The five autumn dates begin at Thekla in Bristol on 2nd October, followed by shows in Glasgow, Birmingham and Manchester, before the final show at KOKO in London on Friday 7th October.
We will have tickets for all dates available from 9AM on Friday 29th July, priced just £11 (£12.50 for London).
You may be interested in
- Tue 14th Aug 2018 Sziget Festival, Arctic Monkeys, The War On Drugs, Zara Lars...Obudai Island - Budapest (Hungary)Buy Tickets
- Tue 14th Aug 2018 Tides Of ManThe Joiners (Southampton)Buy Tickets
- Thu 16th Aug 2018 to Sat 1st Sep 2018 King CreosoteBuy Tickets
- Fri 17th Aug 2018 Rize Festival, Liam Gallagher, James Bay, Craig David, Plan ...Hylands Park (Chelmsford)Buy Tickets
- Fri 17th Aug 2018 StilliaThe Waterloo (Blackpool)Buy Tickets
- Sat 18th Aug 2018 Edinburgh Summer Sessions, Kasabian, DMA'sPrinces Street Gardens (Edinburgh)Buy Tickets
- Sat 18th Aug 2018 Rize Festival, Stereophonics, Bastille, Years and Years, Rag...Hylands Park (Chelmsford)Buy Tickets
- Sat 18th Aug 2018 to Thu 20th Sep 2018 Kyle FalconerBuy Tickets
- Sun 19th Aug 2018 Ocean Colour Scene, Sheafs, The Bluetones, The Coral, DodgyDon Valley Bowl (Sheffield)Buy Tickets
- Tue 21st Aug 2018 and Thu 23rd Aug 2018 DMA'sBuy Tickets
- Wed 22nd Aug 2018 to Thu 11th Oct 2018 Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.Buy Tickets
- Wed 22nd Aug 2018 Glasgow Summer Sessions: Kings Of Leon, The WombatsBellahouston Park (Glasgow)Buy Tickets
- Fri 24th Aug 2018 Leeds Festival, Kings Of Leon, The Courteeners, Skepta, The ...Bramham Park (Leeds)Buy Tickets
- Fri 24th Aug 2018 Reading Festival, Fall Out Boy, Post Malone, Wolf Alice, Not...Little John's Farm (Reading)Buy Tickets
- Sat 25th Aug 2018 Leeds Festival, Fall Out Boy, Post Malone, Wolf Alice, Nothi...Bramham Park (Leeds)Buy Tickets
- Sat 25th Aug 2018 Reading Festival, Kendrick Lamar, Panic! At The Disco, Dua L...Little John's Farm (Reading)Buy Tickets
- Sat 25th Aug 2018 Glasgow Summer Sessions: Catfish and the Bottlemen, Twin Atlantic, DMA's, Peace, Neon...Bellahouston Park (Glasgow)Buy Tickets
- Sat 25th Aug 2018 to Mon 27th Aug 2018 Blonde RedheadBuy Tickets
- Sat 25th Aug 2018 The CoronasKing John's Castle (Limerick)Buy Tickets
- Sun 26th Aug 2018 Leeds Festival, Kendrick Lamar, Panic! At The Disco, Dua Lip...Bramham Park (Leeds)Buy Tickets
- Sun 26th Aug 2018 Reading Festival, Kings Of Leon, The Courteeners, Skepta, Th...Little John's Farm (Reading)Buy Tickets
- Sun 26th Aug 2018 and Sat 1st Sep 2018 The WombatsBuy Tickets
- Wed 29th Aug 2018 White DenimMoth Club (Hackney)Buy Tickets
- Wed 29th Aug 2018 to Tue 4th Sep 2018 Camp CopeBuy Tickets
- Fri 31st Aug 2018 Northern UproarO2 Academy Islington (Islington)Buy Tickets
- Fri 31st Aug 2018 and Sun 2nd Sep 2018 The Ninth WaveBuy Tickets
- Sat 1st Sep 2018 Manchester Psych Fest, Honeyblood, Josefin Öhrn, AK/DK,...Various Manchester Venues (Manchester)Buy Tickets
- Sat 1st Sep 2018 The Monday Night ClubNight People (Manchester)Buy Tickets
- Sun 2nd Sep 2018 to Tue 11th Sep 2018 Screaming FemalesBuy Tickets
- Sun 2nd Sep 2018 Moseley Folk Festival, Teenage Fanclub, Steve Harley, King C...Moseley Park (Moseley)Buy Tickets
- Tue 4th Sep 2018 Imagine DragonsAltice Arena (Lisbon)Buy Tickets
- Thu 6th Sep 2018 to Tue 25th Sep 2018 LunaBuy Tickets
- Fri 7th Sep 2018 to Sat 6th Oct 2018 The Wedding PresentBuy Tickets
- Sat 8th Sep 2018 Shiiine On, Orbital, Shed Seven, Happy Mondays, Embrace, Gla...O2 Academy Birmingham (Birmingham)Buy Tickets
- Sat 8th Sep 2018 Matt Hollywood and the Bad Feelings, Phobophobes, Desert Mou...Belgrave Music Hall (Leeds)Buy Tickets
- Sat 8th Sep 2018 to Fri 14th Sep 2018 Only the PoetsBuy Tickets
- Mon 10th Sep 2018 and Tue 11th Sep 2018 Alice MertonBuy Tickets
- Mon 10th Sep 2018 to Sun 16th Sep 2018 Albert Hammond JrBuy Tickets
- Tue 11th Sep 2018 to Sun 16th Sep 2018 Ocean AlleyBuy Tickets
- Wed 12th Sep 2018 and Thu 13th Sep 2018 ShadowPartyBuy Tickets
- Fri 14th Sep 2018 to Fri 21st Sep 2018 Delta SleepBuy Tickets
- Sat 15th Sep 2018 StereosonicsThe Flowerpot (Derby)Buy Tickets
- Sat 15th Sep 2018 Star Shaped Festival, Echobelly, My Life Story, The Real Peo...O2 Academy Glasgow (Glasgow)Buy Tickets
- Sat 15th Sep 2018 Six by SevenThe Rescue Rooms (Nottingham)Buy Tickets
- Sat 15th Sep 2018 to Wed 19th Sep 2018 WHY?Buy Tickets
- Sun 16th Sep 2018 Star Shaped Festival, Echobelly, The Supernaturals, My Life ...O2 Ritz (Manchester)Buy Tickets
- Mon 17th Sep 2018 and Mon 24th Sep 2018 Remake RemodelBuy Tickets
- Wed 19th Sep 2018 to Mon 1st Oct 2018 The Pearl HartsBuy Tickets
- Thu 20th Sep 2018 to Sat 22nd Sep 2018 Detroit Social ClubBuy Tickets
- Fri 21st Sep 2018 Maximo Park, Field Music, Du BlondeThe Sage (Gateshead)More Info..
- Sat 22nd Sep 2018 The British Sound Project, Franz Ferdinand, The Cribs, Larki...Victoria Warehouse (Manchester)Buy Tickets