Our pick of May's O2 Academy gigs

Spend your Easter holidays hatching a plan to check out our top O2 Academy picks in May.

All you good good people, check out Yorkshire lads Embrace who make their return after seven years out of the spotlight to promote their upcoming self-titled album. Listen to the brilliant ‘Refugees’, launched earlier this year and catch them at Liverpool (9), Birmingham (10), Bristol (13), Leeds (14), Glasgow (16) and Newcastle (18).

Professor Green will be tearing up  Glasgow (9), Newcastle (10), Liverpool (11), Birmingham (17), Leeds (18) and Bristol (22) next month. The hip hop star from Hackney releases his long-awaited third studio album, Growing Up In Public in May. Check out lead single, Are You Getting Enough? featuring Miles Kane, here.

Singer-songwriter Courtney Love storms across the pond to perform in the UK for the first time since 2010. The infamous star, best-known as the lead singer of Hole, will be performing at Glasgow (15), Leeds (16), Birmingham (18) and Bristol (19) Academy’s throughout May.

Aussie boys Tame Impala bring a splash of psychedelic rock/pop to the O2 Academy in Oxford (22). Their most recent album, Lonerism, was a global smash hit and nominated for the ‘Best Alternative Album’ at the Grammy Awards. Check out their awesome cover of Outkast’s Prototype here.

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