Liam Fray and co are set to play another huge gig at Heaton Park in 2023. Could Courteeners announce a string of concerts to follow? Here's what you need to know about possible dates, venues and how you can be the first to know about VIP tickets & hospitality.

Last updated: 10/01/23 at 4 pm

In a year where the longevity of the noughties 'indie rock revival' has been hotly debated, Courteeners have proved they are anything but 'landfill indie'. From chart-topping albums to huge headline shows, the Manchester band's success has saved them from succumbing to the post-2010 supposed demise of guitar music.

Formed in 2006 by school friends Liam Fray, Daniel 'Conan' Moores, Michael Campbell and ex-band member Mark Cuppello, the band were inspired by Mancunian icons Oasis. They released their debut album 'St. Jude' in 2008 and have gone on to release six UK Top 10 albums.

With the band set to play yet another sold out night at Manchester’s Heaton Park, could the ‘Not 19 Forever’ singers announce a UK tour to follow? Keep reading to find out everything that you need to know.

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Are Courteeners releasing a new album?

Courteeners released their sixth studio album 'More. Again. Forever' on January 17 2020. 'Hanging Off Your Cloud' is the lead single from the record. The official music video is based on a short story from Bury-born author, Emma Jane Unsworth. Emma wrote 'Better' especially for her collaboration with the band.

In an interview with Radio X's Gordon Smart, Liam explained the meaning of the album title. 'The short, sharp name for the LP is a reference to "the incessant nature" of life in 2020... "Whether it's drinking or social media... it's more, more, more, more, more. Again. Forever.

It doesn't seem like the band currently have their attention set on producing a new album, with the Mancunian rockers touring for a lot of 2022 and celebrating the 15th anniversary of their debut album ‘St. Jude’.

However the band have recently teased the previously unreleased tracks ‘Lie Back and Think of England’ and ‘It’ll Take More Than a Weekend Away to Fix This Mess’, so an album could end up on the way in 2023.

When did Courteeners last tour the UK?

The band last hit the road across the UK on their ‘The Whites of Their Eyes’ tour, a nine show intimate concert hall tour in celebration of the 15th anniversary of their first ever live gig at Manchester Roadhouse.

The tour kicked off on the 15th of November at the Engine Shed in Lincoln and finished with a hometown show at the Manchester O2 Victoria Warehouse on the 27th of November.

The band was supported by Vistas across all tour dates and Brooke Coombe for their London shows. The tour was a follow on from the band's previous September tour in the same year that saw them play gigs at O2 Academy, Leicester, Victoria Hall, Stoke and a monster hometown gig at Manchester’s Emirates Old Trafford.

Their Manchester show saw Fifty thousand fans fill the iconic grounds to witness the gig that sold-out in a matter of hours. From this point on, Courteeners had certified their status as indie heroes.

When and where is the Couteeners next UK concert?

Liam and co are set to play yet another huge hometown gig at Manchester's Heaton Park, following on from their two previous gigs at Greater Manchester’s biggest venue in 2015 and 2019.

When speaking about the blockbuster gig to Manchester Evening News, frontman Liam Fray said “Think it’s time for a celebration and we all know that great things come in threes….The Star Wars Trilogy, Sooty, Sweep & Soo and now, here we are, with the third instalment of Courteeners at Heaton Park”.

Where could Courteeners play on a new UK tour?

The band are known to be fans of concert halls and arenas, other than their biggest homecoming Manchester gigs and festival appearances the band have not really played any open air concerts.

Some of the possible venues that Courteeners could play on a new tour are:

  • Utilita Arena - Birmingham
  • AO Arena - Manchester
  • First Direct Arena - Leeds
  • O2 Academy - Brixton
  • Motorpoint Arena - Nottingham
  • Resorts World Arena - Birmingham

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