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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Pagan @ The Flapper, 15 May 2019

Every now and then you see a band that is enjoyable for no clear reason other than the music is […]

Matthew and The Atlas for the Castle and Falcon on Saturday

The Birmingham Live team are all geared up for this one as Birmingham Promoters bring Matthew and the Atlas to […]

Download Festival, 14-16 June 2019

A countdown clock graces the upper right hand corner of Download’s main page signalling the double digit days till the […]

Micah Erenberg plays Coventry 23rd May

The Tin Music and Arts in Coventry, welcomes Micah Erenberg next Thursday (23rd May) and he’s one to see. Canadian […]

Hollywood Undead + Loathe @ Rock City, 3rd May 2019

Arriving into the venue to see Hollywood Undead tonight I noticed how busy it already was half an hour after […]

Papa Roach @ O2 Academy, 29th April 2019

The unpredictable, yet always charming Papa Roach take over O2 Academy Birmingham again, touring in support of their 10th studio […]