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Madchester: Tales of Rock n Roll Excess

Next tour: For now this tour has been subsumed into the other music tours. Please see relevant pages. Come drink in a cocktail of excess and revelry drunk by those overdosing on their own egos and out to lunch in their own lifetimes on this irreverent, Rabelasian, rabble-rousing tour. Here are tales of million pound …
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MANCHESTER MUSIC COACH TOUR (on ZOOM)

You’ve heard the songs, seen the groups, played the records…now visit the sights and hear the stories where Manchester music history was made on a music bus tour …

Our set list includes most of the following:
* The Hacienda * Salford Lads’ Club * The Ritz * The Cemetery Gates
* The Boardwalk * Free Trade Hall * The Church of the Holy Name
* Sifter’s record shop * The house where the Smiths were born * The original Factory Records HQ
* This is a 3-hour tour, starting from Albert Square opposite the Town Hall.

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* Sun 14 Jan, 11am.
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Manchester in 12 Songs

As Ian Curtis sang: “I’ve been waiting for a guide…” Next walking tour: Sat 10 July 2021. Meeting point: Queen Victoria Statue, Piccadilly Gardens. Booking: Please press here to book with Eventbrite. The sounds of the city, courtesy of the Smiths, the Fall, Elbow, Joy Division, Bob Dylan, John Cooper Clarke…  We will walk in …
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The Beatles’ Liverpool

Next tour is on Zoom: Monday 17 May 2021, 5.30pm. Meet: on your computer, not outside the Cavern! Booking: Please press here to book with eventbrite. Missing your ticket to ride around Liverpool? Has your day tripper been put on hold? Well now we’ve found you a driver and that’s a start. Join the North’s …
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Control – Ian Curtis’s Manchester

Next tour: Tuesday 18 May 2021. Meet: TfGM Travelshop, Piccadilly Gardens, 5.30pm. Booking: Please press here to book with eventbrite. Calling all Ian Curtis/Joy Division fans. We meet hundreds of you every year aimlessly wandering around Manchester city centre looking for relevant locations: the Hacienda, Rafter’s, the Briton’s Protection …. If you came on our …
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The Smiths’ Manchester

Next walking tour: Sunday 20 June, 2.30pm. Meet: Outside the Mercure Hotel, Piccadilly Gardens/Portland Street. Booking: Please press here to book with Eventbrite. Yes, he’s a difficult bugger. Yes, he’s a handful. Yes, he makes statements Dave Haslam doesn’t like. Yes, he hasn’t made a decent record since, well, a long time, but as Des Taverner …
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Mr Halle’s Band

Next public tour: No dates set yet. Private tours: we took a group of choristers from the Home Counties on this walk –with great success – last March. To follow in their footsteps, please contact New Manchester Walks. The Halle is Britain’s first and oldest professional symphony orchestra (and the fourth oldest in the world). It …
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Manchester Music: The Hacienda Years

Official Manchester Music Tours Next tours (1): Saturday 24 July 2021, 2.30pm.    Meet: HOME Arts Centre.  Tour Guide?: As Ian Curtis sang: “I’ve been waiting for a guide…” Booking: Please press here to book with Eventbrite. Next tours (2): Saturday 7 August 2021, 11am. Meet: HOME Arts Centre.  Tour Guide?: As Ian Curtis sang: …
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Control – Ian Curtis’s Manchester

Private tours: We have been inundated with requests. It’s been so enjoyable taking goods folk from San Francisco, London and all places in between on a custom-made tour, and there’s nothing like playing the right track at the right spot. For instance “Blue Monday” at the site of the Beach Club… Calling all Ian Curtis/Joy …
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The Beatles’ Manchester

For now, we’re not doing this one as we now do a Beatles’ Liverpool tour, natch.

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