Courteeners have announced that they will headline a special charity show in Manchester next month – find out more details about the benefit gig below.
The Liam Fray-fronted band, who are also set to play a huge homecoming show in June, have shared details of a smaller-scale performance which is due to take place a few weeks ahead of their Heaton Park visit.
Posting on Twitter yesterday (April 9), Fray revealed that the indie band will take to the stage at Manchester’s O2 Victoria Warehouse on May 24. The show is in aid of the Greater Manchester Mayor’s homeless charity, which Fray says is a “cause very close to home”.
Cause very close to home ❤️#RaiseTheRoofGM will raise funds for the Gtr Manchester Mayor's Homeless charity at @VicWarehouse MCR on Fri 24th May. To apply for 2 tickets text RAISE to 84988 by 12pm on 3rd May. Each text carries a voluntary donation of £10 https://t.co/wnH2dQ4HPc pic.twitter.com/CqBdt9LbQv
— Liam Fray (@What_Liam_Said) April 9, 2019
“Rough sleeping on the streets of Greater Manchester is a crisis all of us need to confront and by joining forces we can really make a difference,” Fray added in a separate statement.
DJ Sunta Templeton will host, while a number of surprise guests from the worlds of sport, TV and comedy will also make appearances.
John’s playing #RaiseTheRoofGM with @thecourteeners @BlossomsBand @TheBugzyMalone & @lisajstansfield at @O2VicWarehouse in Manchester on Fri 24 May. To apply for 2 tickets text RAISE to 84988 by 12pm on 3 May. Each text carries a voluntary donation of £10 https://t.co/QZeg8mplgX pic.twitter.com/n08YrV9fad
— John Cooper Clarke (@official_jcc) April 10, 2019
Fans can apply for two ballot tickets to the event by texting RAISE to 84988 by 12pm on 3rd May, with each message sent donating £10 to the organisation.
Meanwhile, the tail-end of 2018 saw Liam Fray provide an update on the band’s “escapist” and “groove-based” new album as he saidL “We’re nearing the end, but every time I say that a new song comes out.”