Band on the Wall announces concert series at the Royal Exchange Theatre

We are teaming up with our friends at the Royal Exchange Theatre to present a season of eclectic and inspiring live concerts, starting in September 2018.

For each one-off show, Band on the Wall brings a different world-renowned artist to the Royal Exchange for an intimate performance in their unique and stunning theatre.

Tickets on sale now.

The Lone Bellow – Sun 2nd Sep

The Lone Bellow burst onto the scene with their self-titled debut in 2013. The Brooklyn-based band quickly became known for their transcendent harmonies, serious musicianship and raucous live performance — a reputation that earned them their rabid fan base.

Lankum (Formerly Lynched) – Sun 23rd Sep

Formerly known as Lynched, Lankum are one of the most talked about bands to come out of Ireland in decades. They are a Dublin four-piece who combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, accordion, fiddle and guitar, whose repertoire spans humorous Dublin music-hall ditties and street-songs, classic ballads from the Traveller tradition, traditional Irish and American dance tunes, and their own original material.

Jane Weaver: Loops in the Secret Society – Sun 21st Oct

Long established pop composer, sound sculptress, soundtracker and singer Jane Weaver presents an evening of unique atmospheric audio/visual segments performing solo variations of songs from her critically acclaimed albums ‘The Silver Globe’ and ‘Modern Kosmology’.

James Holden & The Animal Spirits – Sun 9th Dec

Electronic composer and DJ James Holden performs a unique show at the Royal Exchange, playing works from his latest album ‘The Animal Spirits’.

Let yourself be transported to a magical other world of instinct and intuition with this bold new set of synth-led folk-trance standards from the British electronics guru and his newly-expanded band of fellow travellers, The Animal Spirits. A wild ride that unites the characteristic propulsive melodic vigour of his custom-made modular synthesizer system with an unlikely supporting cast of brass, wind and live percussion, the expansive and transformative psychedelic journey of The Animal Spirits is certainly eternal outsider Holden’s most ambitious work to date – but surely also his most direct and accessible.

Mercury Rev Celebrates Deserter’s Songs 20th Anniversary – Sun 16th Dec

An intimate, acoustic evening featuring many of the stories and songs surrounding the Mercury Rev’s heart-breaking 1998 classic ‘Deserter’s Songs’.

Performed in the fragile ‘whisper and strum’ way they were originally written, this promises to be an extraordinary glimpse into the forces that nearly destroyed a band and the strange events leading toward a most unexpected return.

The Slow Show – Tue 18th Dec

The Slow Show have both a magisterial beauty to their songs and the confidence to let their spellbinding stories find their mark. Rarely since The Blue Nile has a band created such a powerful, fully realised world from what initially appears such a minimal framework.
On 18th December 2018 the band will play their first show in over a year at Manchester’s prestigious Royal Exchange Theatre, an evening that promises a triumphant return, featuring much of the new material the band have been working since 2016’s ‘Dream Darling’. The band promise that this is the beginning of a new chapter, with exciting news to come very soon including details of a new release.

Image: James Holden