Courteeners are a Mancunian band that over the past 8 years have had a big effect on Manchester, from starting off performing in small venues such as The Ruby Lounge to selling out Heaton Park earlier this summer. The band have been compared to legendary Mancunian bands such as Oasis, Stone Roses and The Smiths, the band even supported Morrissey on his U.S. Tour back in 2009. The band have a loyal ever-growing fan base that are constantly eager waiting for new tour dates and song releases, they started off as a small group of devoted fans, making a facebook and twitter account - Courteeners We Stand. Made by the fans, for the fans. It’s recognised by the band, with the founder of the page, Wrighty, known as a living legend to the members and everyone else involved in the growing of the band. The band are well known across the UK, it’s become a tradition for the band to do a tour around Christmas, having this known as the Courteeners XmasParty. The band have achieved to sell out 7 night at Manchester Apollo throughout December, which is the most nights that the same band has ever played there. The band will also be touring the rest of the UK, the shows are always exciting and have a great atmosphere, all the fans are there for the music, the feeling that they love. See list of tour dates below and catch the band if they’re in your city!
Thursday 26th November Stoke Victoria Hall - SOLD OUT Friday 27th November Lincoln The Engine Shed - SOLD OUT Sunday 29th November Glasgow O2 Academy - SOLD OUT Monday 30th November Newcastle O2 Academy - SOLD OUT Tuesday 1st December Leicester O2 Academy Leicester Thursday 3rd December Wolverhampton Civic Hall - VENUE UPGRADED DUE TO DEMAND Friday 4th December London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire - SOLD OUT Saturday 5th December London The Forum - SOLD OUT Tuesday 8th December Manchester O2 Apollo Manchester - SOLD OUT Wednesday 9th December Manchester O2 Apollo - SOLD OUT Thursday 10th December Manchester O2 Apollo - SOLD OUT Friday 11th December Manchester O2 Apollo - SOLD OUT Saturday 12th December Manchester O2 Apollo - SOLD OUT Thursday 17th December Glasgow O2 Academy Glasgow- SOLD OUT Friday 18th Dec Manchester O2 Apollo - SOLD OUT Saturday 19th Dec Manchester O2 Apollo - SOLD OUT
The band have landed 4 top 10 albums with their most recent album being Concrete Love which made it into the top 3. All albums are available to buy on iTunes for a small price of £3.99 each. The music this band creates has the ability to grip someone by the neck and take them through the difficult times, and the good times. With songs such as Not Nineteen Forever being recognised by football hooligans to celebrate Manchester United’s 20th win, to the loved up couples having Take Over The World as their wedding song. Even the most upbeat songs have meaningful lyrics. Earlier this week, Liam Fray, the lead singer, posted an acoustic version of Are You In Love With A Notion on twitter- this was originally released in 2013 as part of the single’s B-Side. Are You In Love With A Notion was used on the ANNA tour dates to start of the night, getting the crowd bouncing and shouting lyrics back, it’s certainly different to hear it as an acoustic demo. Listen Below.
Liam continues to drop hints there could be more acoustic songs to be released after he’s done acoustic tours in the past that have been successful. He replied to a fan on twitter with “watch this space” when a acoustic version of a song was requested. It’s not certain what’s next for the band, but they’re usually not ones to disappoint with new material and announcements. I’m sure that the fans will all be hopeful that they’re in a rehearsal room or a recording studio, either way I’m sure that it will be exciting and there’s plenty of good times ahead.