January's Top Picks for O2 Academy gigs

Now that Christmas is over, what better way to dance off all of the mince pies than to treat yourself to a gig at one of the O2 Academies?
With 2016 being the year of music, check out some of the great acts we have coming this month.

The Maccabees

London boys, The Maccabees, are taking to the streets of London at O2 Academy Brixton (21, 22, and 23) to celebrate their new album ‘Marks to Prove it’. With over 700,000 views, check out their first single from the album below! You can also grab some tickets here.



Performing at Glastonbury, Radio 1’s Big Weekend and having won BBC Music Award’s Song of the Year and VH1’s Artist of the Year, 2015 has been a remarkable year for Hozier. And 2016 is predicted to only get bigger!

With nearly 300 million views on YouTube, it is a certain that ‘Take Me to Church’ will be a surreal moment as the song is echoed by hundreds of fans during the gigs at O2 Apollo Manchester (9), O2 Academy Sheffield (11) and O2 Academy Brixton (29, 30 and 31). Interested? Click here for tickets.


Massive Attack

An English Tip Hop band formed in 1988, Massive Attack have experienced huge success over the past 28 years. With 5 albums under their belt which have sold over 11 million copies worldwide with two; Blue Lines and Mezzaninefeature featuring in Rolling Stone ’​s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, whether you are old or young, your guaranteed to have enjoyed a Massive Attack song.

To enjoy an unfinished sympathy guaranteed to give you a few teardrops grab your tickets here and head down to O2 Academy Glasgow (22 and 23), O2 Academy Leeds (27), O2 Apollo Manchester (28) and O2 Academy Birmingham (30).



With songs featuring in the Tour De France advert and television shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Teen Wolf, Skins and Hollyoaks to name a few, it’s been very hard to miss Daughter’s presence in recent years.

Having supported Ben Howard and now playing their own headline tours, you can catch the indie folk band Daughter at O2 Academy Oxford (16), O2 Institute Birmingham (20), O2 Academy Liverpool (22), O2 Academy Newcastle (25) and O2 Forum Kentish Town (28). For tickets and more information click here.

Check out ‘Doing the Right Thing’ below, their first single from their long anticipated new album ‘Not to Disappear’ due to be released later this month.



English punk duo Slaves are taking their debut album ‘Are you satisfied?’ on tour, an album which received nominations for 2015 Mercury Music Prize and BBC’s Sound of 2015. Purchase tickets here were you can hear them at O2 Academy Leeds (10), O2 ABC Glasgow (11), O2 Academy Liverpool (12), O2 Forum Kentish Town (14) and O2 Ritz Manchester (15, 16), were you can expect to hear some of their most popular songs such as ‘Cheer up London’ and ‘The Hunter’.



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