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Akala

O2 Ritz, Manchester

Wednesday 18th April 2018 | Doors at 19:00, Expected finish time: 23:00

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£18.65

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£16.50 face value

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Event Information

On 28th July 2017 Akala will release the highly anticipated ‘VISIONS’, a Comic Book EP. This project is a first for Akala and a first in Hip Hop as he tackles the book’s message and themes in musical form, pushing the boundaries of art and music.
Speaking of the book, when previewed at MCM Comic Con in London last October, he said:
“Visions is a semi-autobiographical magical realist story which forms part of a new comic book series, written entirely in verse. This all-encompassing multi-media historical tale explores higher states of consciousness, charting the evolution of the art of rapping from West Africa’s Griot traditions, through Jazz, Blues and Reggae up to the modern day.”
With deeply stirring soundscapes and hard-hitting beats produced by James Leggett (aka Nearly Native) and Akala with additional production from his long time collaborator Lavar Bullard, the Visions EP sets Akala’s visceral trademark flow to moody strings and timeless rhythms, breaking new ground for his unique approach to Hip Hop: theatrical long-form storytelling - a signpost to where Akala is taking the hip hop genre.
Visions will be released on all digital platforms on the 28th July 2017, one week after its world premiere on Charlie Sloth’s internationally renowned BBC ‘Radio 1’ rap show. This will be hotly followed by a string of summer festivals and a UK tour where fans and newcomers alike will be treated to the full live performance / visual presentation of the ‘Visions’ Comic Book EP as well as songs from his decade-spanning back catalogue this Winter.

Venue Address:

O2 Ritz
Whitworth Street West
Manchester
M1 5NQ


Venue Information:

Built in 1928 by architects Cruickshank and Seaward, our Grade II listed venue was originally a dance hall with a sprung dancefloor and revolving stage and was one of the most popular destinations in Manchester during the 1930s and 1940s.

With the emergence of pop and rock ’n’ roll, O2 Ritz Manchester was transformed into a live music venue, hosting shows from some of the greats including The Beatles and Frank Sinatra.

O2 Ritz Manchester also hosted the Dancing In The Dark night with Phillip Moss throughout the 1950s and 1960s, who was the band master for 17 years and known as ‘The King of The Ritz’.

With the Manchester music scene hitting a high point in the 1980s and 1990s, the venue hit the spotlight with legendary performances by the likes of local heroes, The Smiths and Happy Mondays to R.E.M. and The Stone Roses.
Built in 1928 by architects Cruickshank and Seaward, our Grade II listed venue was originally a dance hall with a sprung dancefloor and revolving stage and was one of the most popular destinations in Manchester during the 1930s and 1940s.

With the emergence of pop and rock ’n’ roll, O2 Ritz Manchester was transformed into a live music venue, hosting shows from some of the greats including The Beatles and Frank Sinatra.

O2 Ritz Manchester also hosted the Dancing In The Dark night with Phillip Moss throughout the 1950s and 1960s, who was the band master for 17 years and known as ‘The King of The Ritz’.

With the Manchester music scene hitting a high point in the 1980s and 1990s, the venue hit the spotlight with legendary performances by the likes of local heroes, The Smiths and Happy Mondays to R.E.M. and The Stone Roses.

O2 Ritz is on the corner of Whitworth Street and Oxford Road and in easy reach of all major transport links.

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Important Information

Please note, this is the rescheduled show from 2nd November 2017. All tickets remain valid

Age restriction: 8+ (U14's accompanied by 18+)

2018-04-18 19:00:00 2018-04-18 23:00:00 Europe/London Akala Akala at O2 Ritz - Event added by alt. tickets http://www.alttickets.com O2 Ritz, Manchester, alt. tickets customerenquiries@alttickets.com

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