Gig preview: The Levellers @ Manchester Academy

Their most creative and musically accomplished songs, as chosen by the band, are inspiring The Levellers’ latest tour visiting Manchester later this month.

Adoring Mancunian fans will get to see the band in full flow when they conclude their tour at the Manchester Academy on Saturday November 22.

The band are embarking on a 22-date European Tour throughout October and November to support the release of their latest ‘best of’ album.

The group, from the south of England, formed in 1988 and bring together elements of folk, punk, rock and acoustic music.

Twenty-six years later, having survived periods of drink, drugs and anarchy, the band are incredibly still performing. 

They have released a greatest hits compilation, filmed a documentary DVD and have had recent collaborations with Billy Bragg and Frank Turner in the last year alone.

It remains to be seen if the aforementioned Turner or Bragg will make a guest appearance in one of the 11 UK dates however.

The Manchester gig promises to be a riotous run-through of the band’s best bits from the last quarter of a century, with support from The Selecter and She Makes War.

The album itself squeezes decades of great music onto two disks, kicking off with Fifteen Years, Hope Street and What A Beautiful Day.

There are also the more modern offerings of Burn America Burn and Cholera Well, as well as appearances for the less familiar Happy Birthday Revolution and Wild As Angels.

The eighteen tracks are rounded off by the hauntingly emotional Julie and the Greatest Hits is available to buy or download now. 

For more information or to buy tickets, click here.

Image courtesy of Neil_Hendersson, with thanks

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