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Courteeners announce homecoming show at Old Trafford Cricket Ground

Courteeners are returning home to Manchester for a special performance at Emirates Old Trafford in September, and they are bringing some fellow local heroes with them.

The Manchester band released their sixth studio album, More. Again. Forever, at the beginning of last year and didn’t get the opportunity to take the album on a proper tour as the pandemic brought live shows to a halt. Instead, they are making up for lost time with a mammoth performance at the home of the Lancashire Cricket Club on September 25th.

The band, led by Liam Fray, are no strangers to huge gigs in Manchester. Not long ago, in 2019, they played to a capacity 50,000 crowd at Heaton Park. That outing was followed by a poignant show at Emirates Old Trafford in 2017, merely days after the tragic terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert at the arena, which saw 22 people lose their lives.

Courteeners have played virtually every venue that the city has to offer, and it will be an emotional moment when they return in September. Liverpudlian rising star Zuzu will open the show before Mercury-nominated The Big Moon take to the stage.

They’ll be followed by Stockport’s own Blossoms, who secured their second number one album last year with Foolish Loving Spaces. Courteeners will also be welcoming a very special guest, with Johnny Marr announced as the main support for the highly anticipated evening.

Tickets are on sale this Friday at 9:00am. Check out footage of their last time at Old Trafford below.

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