End of year tours have become something of a tradition in themselves for The Courteeners, often culminating in a big sold-out show at the Manchester Arena. This time however, it’ll be remembered fondly for the seven nights they are about to undertake at their home city’s Apollo venue.
Before that residency began, and before a cancelled show due to structural damage across town at the Shepherds Bush Empire, the band were at The Forum in London on December 4th when Live4ever’s Alberto Pezzali captured the action.
Those seven nights at the Manchester Apollo begin tonight (December 8th) and won’t end until the 19th. There’s a visit to the Glasgow Academy sandwiched in the middle on December 17th.
It’s not just the gigs which are getting The Courteeners into the festive spirit; they’ve also unveiled the seasonally-tinged ‘Winter Wonderland’ single which formed a part of an expanded version of ‘Concrete Love‘ at the end of last month.