Featuring New Orleans bounce music, electro-punk retrospectives, psychedelic rock legends and an Ultravox anniversary celebration, Albert Hall’s upcoming gig calendar offers a typically eclectic series of unmissable live performances.


Hot 8 Brass Band | Sat 27 May | 7pm | £28.50

Spanning jazz, funk, hip-hop, rap and pulsating Louisiana bounce, New Orleans’ Hot 8 Brass Band bring an innovative interpretation of their hometown street music to Albert Hall in a riotous celebration of NOLA culture and the memory of their late sousaphone player, Bennie Pete. Part of their international The Bossman Tour, the ‘truly rhythmic’ collective honour their co-founders ‘galvanizing force’ with a transcendent set of genre-blending classics.

Midge Ure: The Voice and Visions Tour | Sun 28 May | 7pm | £32.45

Promising to transport fans back to ‘the decade of electronics, experimentation, synthesizers and great songwriting’, the legendary former-Ultravox frontman returns to Manchester with the Voice and Visions Tour, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the band’s Rage in Eden and Quartet albums. Following the staggering response to his 2019 The 1980 Tour, Midge Ure and Band Electronica stop by Albert Hall with a selection of seminal Ultravox hits alongside a range of ‘landmark’ tracks from his own back catalogue.

Le Tigre | Mon 5 Jun | 7pm | £37.85

Reuniting for the first time in almost twenty years, post-riot grrrl icons Le Tigre bring their hook-heavy electro-punk brilliance and a ‘combined multimedia performance’ to Albert Hall on Mon 5 Jun.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra | Thu 15 Jun | 7pm | £28.50

Touring for the first time since the pandemic began, Auckland psych-rockers Unknown Mortal Orchestra perform at Albert Hall with a host of ‘big, ripe melodies’ (Pitchfork) and plaintive lo-fi rhythms from a sprawling back catalogue, as well as their ‘tender’ new acoustic single, I Killed Captain Cook.

Teddy Swims | Mon 10 Jul | 7pm | £28.50

Renowned for harmoniously merging soul, country, R&B and hip-hop both in his own music and in past collaborations with Armin Van Buuren, Matoma, MK and others, singer-songwriter Teddy Swims plays Albert Hall on Mon 10 Jul as part of an extensive world tour.

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Wed 26 Apr 2023