COURTEENERS begin their seven night residency at the Manchester O2 Apollo this evening, their first gig in Manchester since their landmark Heaton Park show in June.

The Middleton band begin their homecoming run in front of a sell-out crowd, after touring the rest of the country over the last two weeks.


It will be a welcome return to Manchester for the foursome, after a turbulent few weeks, which has seen the band part ways with their long time bassist Mark Cupello, have to cancel a gig at the Shepherds Bush Empire, and have a smoke bomb thrown on stage during a performance.

The smoke bomb incident caused a stir online, with ‘Liam Fray’ trending nationwide later that night.

See the incident below.


Tonight’s support acts are Dylan McKenna and welsh outfit Pretty Vicious.

The Courteeners play at the Apollo through until Saturday 12th December, with two more dates on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th December.

By: Connor Devine

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