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Madchester: Tales of Rock n Roll Excess

Next FREE tour: Sat 29 October 2022, 2.30pm. Meet: outside Central Library, St Peter’s Square. Booking: Please press here to register with Eventbrite. Come and 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. …
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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 10 Songs

As Ian Curtis sang: “I’ve been waiting for a guide…” Next tour: Sat 10 September 2022. Meet: Central Library, St Peter’s Square, 2.30pm. 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 search …
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The Beatles’ Liverpool

Next walking tour: Wednesday 5 October 2022, 12 noon. Marking the 60th anniversary of the release of “Love Me Do”, the Beatles’ first single. Meet: Ken Dodd statue, Lime Street station. Booking: Please press here to book with Eventbrite. Join the North’s most prolific tour guide, Ed Glinert, former Mojo Production editor and author of …
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Mastercard Priceless Tours: The Beatles’ Liverpool & Manchester Music City

We are delighted to announce that New Manchester Walks and our Merseyside branch, New Liverpool Walks, we will be working with Mastercard’s Priceless.com outlet to run a series of exclusive Beatles’ Liverpool tours and Manchester Music tours this autumn and winter. The tours will cost £15 (inc. booking fee) with a maximum of 15 people …
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Control – Ian Curtis’s Manchester

Next public tour: Wednesday 18 May 2022. Meet: Outside Mercure Hotel, Portland St/Piccadilly Gdns, 5.30pm. Booking: Please press here to book with Eventbrite. Private Tours: Please e-mail info@newmanchesterwalks.com. 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 …
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The Smiths’ Manchester

Next walking tour: Saturday 19 November 2022, 11am. Meet: Outside the Mercure Hotel, Piccadilly Gardens/Portland Street. Booking: Please press here to book with Eventbrite. Where we go: • The Hacienda, vilified in his most famous song. • HOME cinema to recall The Smiths’ cinematic links. • The building where Moz actually had a job!, which …
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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 The tours have been organised by Ed Glinert, Manchester’s leading historian and long-time music writer, co-author of Fodor’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Traveller books, and launch production editor for Mojo. Next FREE tour: Tour 1: Sunday 20 November 2022. Meet: Outside HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place, 11.30am. Booking: Please press here to book …
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Control – Ian Curtis’s Manchester

Private tours: We have been inundated with requests. It’s been so enjoyable taking good 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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