What’s On in Manchester: May 2013

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Fancy watching something live this May? With plenty to choose from and some great deals on Manchester hotels to ensure a place to rest once the gig is over, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Bill Bailey: Qualmpeddler – 18.05 – O2 Apollo

A household name nowadays, Bill is the king of tangents – check out his hilarious comedy, random anecdotes and talented guitar strumming at the O2 Apollo this May.

McFly: The Best of McFly – 03.05 – O2 Apollo

Do you have a teeny bopper in the family who would love to scream themselves silly at the sight of McFly? If you haven’t already bought tickets for this much sought-after gig, it may be a mission to find them, but if you do manage to secure some, your kids will love you forever (maybe it’s a guilty pleasure for you too…?)

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Seasick Steve – 04.05 – The Ritz

You may not have heard of Steven Gene Wold, but his on-stage moniker may be more recognisable. Seasick Steve is an American blues artist who will be performing at The Ritz in support of his upcoming new album, Hubcap Music.

DMX – 06.05 – The Ritz

Any fan of hip-hop will know who DMX is. His signature vocals will be making waves at The Ritz this May, in support of his latest album, Undisputed. As one of the best-selling hip-hop artists of all time, fans are in for a treat.

Leona Lewis – 14.05 – O2 Apollo

It’s hard to believe that this singing sensation, who has taken the world by storm, made her debut because of the X Factor, but she did. Since then, she’s broken the US market as well as becoming a household name all over the UK. Playing at the O2 Apollo this May, she will perform some of her well known hits, including those off her latest album, Glassheart as well as some new material from her forthcoming album that’s expected to be released later in the year.

Eric Clapton – 14.05 – MEN Arena

Showing that he’s still one of the best guitarists on the music circuit, Eric “Slowhand” Clapton returns to the MEN Arena, perfoming some of his best known tracks, including Layla, Wonderful Tonight and Tears in Heaven. It will be abundantly clear to his audience why he’s one of the most influential guitarists of all time – if you manage to get tickets, you’re in for a treat.

Journey, Whitesnake & Thunder – 23.05 – MEN Arena

As one of the most successful rock bands ever to leave the States, Journey are back to provide their audience with a rockin’ night of well-known hits, including the hit single, Don’t Stop Believin’ that has been a huge hit recently, as well as back when it was originally released.

They will be sharing the stage with fellow rockers Whitesnake, led by ex-Deep Purple star David Coverdale, and Thunder, who made their comeback in 2011, in what promises to be an evening full of cheese and rocking good fun!

Whatever gig you choose to check out this May, be sure to book one of the great deals on Manchester hotels to give you an evening in the city for an affordable price.

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