We are pleased to announce The Specials for Liverpool Music Week 2009. This iconic band are returning to the stage for one final time in celebration of their 30th Anniversary. This event will not only be the opening event for Liverpool Music Week 2009 and held at the stunning Liverpool Olympia Theatre, but will also be the first date on the tour for this legendary Ska outfit.
The Specials which formed in Coventry in 1977 were renowned for their strong anti-racism political views and trademark two-tone suit fashions, they achieved huge chart success with tracks like ‘Ghost Town’ and ‘Two Much Too Young’ and have gone on to become one of the UK’s most influential bands. The Specials perform at Liverpool Olympia on Thursday 29th October, tickets on sale 9am Friday 24th July.
We are also pleased to announce The Gallows, this ferociously real punk rock band have had an incredible year, with their critically acclaimed second album ‘Grey Britain’ storming into the top 20, followed by a sold out tour of the UK. The band are currently tearing across American on the Warped tour. The Gallows perform at Academy 2 on Saturday 28th November.
Liverpool Music Week Director James Barton comments: “We’re really excited that such a legendary band as The Specials will be opening this years Liverpool Music Week at the iconic Olympia Theatre, and that they’ve also chosen Liverpool to kick off their 30th Anniversary tour, this will be a very special event for any fan, me included. And having one of the UK’s hottest emerging acts ‘The Gallows’ confirmed, Liverpool Music Week 2009 is shaping up to be the biggest one yet”
Other acts to have already been announced for Liverpool Music Week are Kasabian, Reverend And The Makers, The Enemy.
Liverpool Music Week is the UK’s biggest indoor winter music festival, hosting over 80 events across 20 city centre venues and featuring over 300 live acts. The festival which is now in its 7th Year brings together some of the UK’s hottest acts and offers fresh and emerging talent a platform to perform.
More acts announced for Liverpool Music Week in the coming weeks.
DATES ANNOUNCED SO FAR:-
The Specials @ Olympia Theatre
Thursday 29th October
Tickets on sale 9am Friday 24th July / £32.50+BF / www.ticketline.co.uk / Tel: 0844 888 4401 / www.ticketmaster.co.uk Tel: 0844 847 1788
Notes: Under 14’s to be accompanied by an adult / 7pm – 11pm
Kasabian @ Echo Arena
Monday 16th November
Tickets on sale Now / £25+BF / www.livenation.co.uk / Tel: 0844 800 0400
Notes: Under 14’s must be accompanied by an adult
The Enemy @ Liverpool University
Sunday 8th November
Tickets on sale now / £18+BF / www.seetickets.com / Tel: 0871 22 00 260
Notes: Under 14’s must be accompanied by an adult / Doors 7:30pm
Reverend And The Makers @ Nation ‘Courtyard’
Saturday 7th November
Tickets on sale Now / £12+BF / www.seetickets.com / Tel: 0871 22 00 260
Notes: Over 18’s Only / 8pm – midnight
The Gallows @ Academy 2
Saturday 28th November
Tickets on sale now £12+BF / www.ticketweb.co.uk / Tel: 08444 77 2000
Notes: Under 14’s must be accompanied by an adult / 7pm – 11pm
Other ticket outlets for Kasabian include Echo Arena www.echoarena.com / Tel: 0844 8000 400. Other Ticket outlets for The Enemy / The Specials and Reverend And The Makers are: www.ticketmaster.co.uk / Tel: 0844 847 1788 / www.ticketline.co.uk / Tel: 0844 888 4401 / www.skiddle.com / Tel: 0844 884 2920 / www.seetickets.com / Tel: 0871 2200 260