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Alternativ Karaoke – Every Friday
The Shed

Get Friday night done right with Alternativ Karaoke! From 10pm – late you can take over The Vault stage at The Shed and jump around like your favourite rock star. Alternativ Karaoke is all about the big anthems, so whether you’re pop punk or hardcore, get warming up those vocal cords.

Dodgy – Friday 22 March
O2 Academy Leicester

The first time round, Dodgy were only together for seven years but in that time, they released three albums and enjoyed 12 Top 40 singles, including “Staying Out For The Summer” and the massive hit “Good Enough”. 2024 sees the 28th anniversary of Dodgy’s best-selling album, Free Peace Sweet – a fan favourite, spawning hits such as “In A Room”, “If You’re Thinking Of Me” and of course, “Good Enough”.

Support comes from special guest Chris Helme, lead singer and songwriter of The Seahorses, Chris will be performing Seahorses tracks alongside his excellent solo material.

Cassyette – Wednesday 10 April
O2 Academy Leicester

‘If Vince Neil from the Motley Crue had impregnated Dolly Parton in the Viper Room one wild night of the 90s- then Cassyette would be their offspring.’ Honestly, this is the best description we’ve ever heard, and quite frankly never heard one to encompass an act more, just listen to Cassyette and trust us you’ll get it.

Millie Manders & The Shut Up – Friday 12 April
The Musician

Millie Manders and The Shutup create cross-genre punk that is hard to ignore. With lyricism that pokes fun, draws you in or leaves you questioning social norms teamed with incredible vocal dexterity, grinding guitars, irresistible horn hooks and a pumping rhythm section, the Millie Manders Music Machine churns out more raw punk fusion than you can shake a stick at, with a huge amount of Pop appeal.

Ocean Colour Scene – Friday 17 May
O2 Academy Leicester 

Ocean Colour Scene’s rip-roaring live shows have long been one of the most extraordinary sights in modern rock, which boast the most life affirming sing-a-longs you’ll ever hear. They lit up the Britpop party, chalking up three Top five albums – Moseley Shoals, Marchin’ Already and 1999’s One From The Modern with a run of Top 20 single’s including the immortal “The Riverboat Song”.

James Walsh – Friday 17 May
The Soundhouse

AKA the frontman of indie troubadours Starsailor. Older, wiser – and a father – he’s looking forward to “doing something different for a while”, setting off in a different ship but touching people once again, which could include anything from writing more songs with Suzanne Vega or fulfilling a lifetime ambition to write with Shelby Lynne.


PREVIEW: The Queen of Rock n Roll returns to Leicester

Marking the 60th year of her reign as the Queen of Rock and Roll, Suzi Quatro is embarking on a 5-date UK tour later this year, which includes a date here in Leicester at De Montfort Hall.

As Suzi says, “It’s my 60th year in the business, and it still feels like I’ve just started. ‘Devil Gate Drive’, Number 1, 51 years ago. Are you ready now? Let’s do it one more time for Suzi.” These live shows will of course be packed with all the hits: ‘Can The Can’, ‘Stumblin’ In’, ’48 Crash’, ‘If You Can’t Give Me Love’, ‘The Wild One’, ‘Devil Gate Drive’ and ‘She’s In Love With You’.

Suzi Quatro has always been a performing musician. Born in Michigan she was in successful bands, but got her real career break when super-producer Mickie Most saw her perform live. She flew to England in 1971 and went on to quickly create the monster hit ‘Can The Can’ with songwriters Chinn and Chapman. Two and a half million copies of this song were snapped by an entranced public, catapulting her to the top, where she has stayed. A star was well and truly born.

Having now sold over 55 million records – she featured in the UK charts for 101 weeks between 1973 and 1980! – Suzi has never lost the knack for great rock and roll. Suzi has also proved her versatility over the years: ‘Stumblin’ In’ was a duet with Chris Norman that sold a million copies in the US but she has excelled in many other areas too. Acting, writing novels, broadcasting, her documentary film ‘Suzi Q’, presenting her autobiography Unzipped, live as a successful one-woman show! She has released albums with her peers, and with her son, NO CONTROL and THE DEVIL IN ME  and in 2023 FACE TO FACE with KT Tunstall.

The energy and sheer power of performance at a Suzi Quatro show remain undimmed. As she famously says herself, “I will retire when I go on stage, shake my ass, and there is silence”. One thing that this celebratory tour will definitely not deliver is silence: it’s going to be loud!

Suzi Quatro will be at De Montfort Hall on Wednesday 20 November. Tickets are on sale now from Ticketmaster.


Check out our latest Listen up Leicester playlist highlighting some of the best acts you can see in Leicester over the coming weeks.




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