Tag Archives: Birmingham O2 Academy

Shiiine On Birmingham @ O2 Academy 8th September 2018

shiiine on embrace

Shiiine On has come to Birmingham. Normally a three-day extraganza of indie music that takes place annually at Butlins in Minehead, Shiiine On is a gilt edged 90s nostalgia success story of alternative, indie and dance music. The question has always been whether it would be sustainable, given that there is not an endless conveyor […]

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The Growlers – Tour and Album

The Growlers City Club

The Growlers will play the  02 Academy on 24th May in support of their new record City Club. Each new record from The Growlers has something gripping enough that makes it as exciting as a debut. The Growlers swooned us back in 2013 with “One Million Lovers” and Gilded Pleasures, those “Humdrum Blues” with Hung At […]

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Elbow @ o2 Academy, 1st March 2017

Ahh Elbow. It’s like meeting old friends, or maybe like coming home to a large family; one with a big lovely Dad. It’s a weird phenomenon, this power of Guy Garvey. A good percentage of the crowd tonight were older than the core band members, and that’s saying something, but Guy is the leader, the Dad, […]

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The Levellers @ 02 Academy, 10th December, 2016

Attempting to get to the o2 Academy for this evenings appointment with The Levellers was harder than expected, a combination of events going on in Birmingham city centre meant that we arrived over an hour after doors opening to find people still queueing to get in. Once we had made it inside we found pure chaos as […]

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Pixies @ o2 Academy, 8th December 2016

For a band that, like the Velvet Underground before them, influenced and inspired a generation, the Pixies should be bigger and more famous than any other touring band today.  The fact they are not, and are perhaps still very much an underground band says more about the world we live in than it is a […]

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Marianas Trench Announce Their First Ever Headlining UK Tour

Marianas Trench have announced their first ever headlining tour in the UK and Europe, “Marianas Trench’s European Vacation”. The tour kicks off on September 30th in Glasgow, and stops off at the O2 Academy 2 in Birmingham on October 3rd. The Vancouver, BC-based four piece have impressive social media numbers and have secured fans from […]

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Fireball Fuelling The Fire Tour Support Competition Winners Revealed

Academy Events in association with Fireball are extremely pleased to reveal the final eight local bands who have been chosen to play their respective home town dates on the first ever Fireball Fuelling The Fire Tour. The winners are: Birmingham pop punks AMFX who will appear at the o2 Academy on 5th October, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne trio […]

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Halsey @ o2 Academy, 20th February 2016

A few months ago Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, AKA Halsey, wasn’t known by anybody, now she is selling out gigs all across the UK and is one of the biggest breakout artists. Halsey has only been on the scene for a short amount of time, but with the help of YouTube and Tumblr she has drawn fans […]

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Hozier + Wyvern Lingo @ o2 Academy, February 2nd 2016.

The Irish theme opens tonight with a brief set from three-piece, female band Wyvern Lingo. With keyboards, drums and guitars, their breezy light but syncopated tight Funky groove and dooby-do, scat harmony vocals were well received. Hozier has had quite a remarkable past two years with gaining, not least, a Grammy gong 2015 for Best […]

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NOFX And Alkaline Trio Add Lagwagon To Their UK Tour Lineup

NOFX and ALKALINE TRIO’s co-headlining the UK this summer was already exciting, but Academy Events can now announce that special guests for all shows will be LAGWAGON, AND due to overwhelming demand, extra shows will now take place in Birmingham (28th June), Nottingham Rock City (29th June) and Leeds (2nd July). Tickets are selling fast […]

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George Ezra @ Resort World Arena, 17 March 2019

An array of generations pooled around the Resort World gates, anxiously chattering away before the opening of the arena doors. […]

The World of Hans Zimmer – A Symphonic Celebration in Birmingham

Legendary composer Hans Zimmer has announced a spectacular new tour, ‘The World of Hans Zimmer’,  which reaches Birmingham next Thursday […]

Album Review – The Very Best of Newton Faulkner….So Far

Sit back, relax and immerse yourself with this best of album, which is as relaxing as a candlit bath. Newton […]

Larkin Poe @ The Glee Club- 11th March 2019

Boasting 15 years as a music venue The Glee Club has opened its doors to an intriguing sister duo from […]

Blood Youth @ Mama Roux’s – 7th March 2019

With the smell of nearby Digbeth Dining Club creeping in through the doors, Birmingham based openers Overthrone took to the […]

Marsicans

Fast rising indie pop rock quartet Marsicans are no strangers to our Birmingham Live readers. We stumbled on the band […]