Music lovers will know how fantastic an experience a live concert can be. Listening to your favourite albums at home is one thing, but seeing your idols on stage is a whole different ball game. The Midlands city of Birmingham is always oozing with gigs from all music genres and this summer/autumn is no different. If you’re travelling from outside the city, or want to make an evening of it,Â Birmingham hotels from TravelodgeÂ can provide you with quality and comfort at amazing value.
In September, pop over to the Symphony Hall to spend an evening withÂ Dave StewartÂ — one half of the incredibly successful group, theÂ Eurythmics.Â If you’re in the vicinity on the 15thÂ September, be sure to book tickets to see The Cult on the Birmingham leg of their tour — playing at the O2 Academy with supportÂ from gothic rock band, The Mission and post-punk rockers, KillingÂ Joke. The CultÂ developed a dedicated following in the 1980s with their post punk singles, such as â€˜She Sells Sanctuary’ and broke America in the late â€˜80s with some heavier tunes, including â€˜Love Removal Machine’. They’ll be sure to putÂ on a great show this September — be sure to go and check them out.
As autumn arrives, the music scene really picks up in the Midlands city. Top indie rockers, Bloc Party, fronted byÂ KeleÂ Okereke, are at the O2 Academy on the 15thÂ October. For tickets,Â call the venue directly. Pop punkers, Bowling for Soup, well known for the Grammy award-winning song, “Girl All the Bad Guys Want” in 2003, are also at the Academy on the 24thÂ October. If you’re after a musical night filled with fun, this is it.Â The English singer-songwriter and acoustic genius, Newton Faulkner plays at the academy on the 18thÂ October. His first album released in 2007, Hand Built by Robots, reached double platinum and his new album, Write it on yourÂ Skin, reached number 1 in the UK album charts. If acoustic music and rhythmic guitar is your bag, this is the gig for you.
November sees a huge array of spectacular bands going on tour. We have the stadium rockers, Europe, giving their latest rendition of “A Final Countdown” among other well known hits to the O2 Academy on the 21stÂ November, followed by The Levellers on the 23rd. Influenced by punk and traditional English music, these guys always fill the venues and are well worth watching at least once. The classical superstar, AndreaÂ Bocelli, is playing at the LG Arena in the NEC on the 10thÂ November. The Italian tenor will be sure to provide an emotional evening with his awe inspiring voice and incredible personality. If metal music is more up your street, two industrial metal veterans will be playing at the NIA on the 29thÂ November; none other than the multi-talented Rob Zombie andÂ Marilyn Manson will be performing on their nationwideÂ “Twins of Evil” tourÂ and are not to be missed.
Whatever music you’re into, Birmingham is home to a huge number of venues that play host to music all over the genres and guarantee an awesome night for you and your mates.
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