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Madchester: Tales of Rock n Roll Excess

Next tour: For now this tour has been subsumed into the Manchester Music: The Hacienda Years tour. 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 …
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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: No dates yet. Meeting point: To be arranged. Booking: Soon. The sounds of the city, courtesy of the Smiths, the Fall, Elbow, Joy Division, Bob Dylan, John Cooper Clarke…  We will walk in search of the stories that chime with the sounds …
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The Beatles’ Liverpool

Next walking tour: Tuesday 12 October 2021, 2.30pm. This is a FREE tour (so please do tip) to mark the 50th anniversary of the release of John Lennon’ Imagine album. Meet: Ken Dodd statue, Lime Street station. Booking: Please press here to book with Eventbrite. Missing your ticket to ride around Liverpool? Has your day tripper …
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Control – Ian Curtis’s Manchester

Next public tour: Wednesday 18 May 2022. Meet: Outside Mercure Hotel, Portland St/Piccadilly Gdns, time tba. Booking: Not yet! 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 Briton’s Protection …. If …
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The Smiths’ Manchester

Next walking tour: to be announced soon. Meet: Outside the Mercure Hotel, Piccadilly Gardens/Portland Street. Booking: Soon. 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 almost once said, he may …
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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. There is one more FREE date, but please do book on Eventbrite so that we can monitor numbers. Tours start at the …
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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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