03 April 2010
Full Live Shows at The Factory 
A full line-up of Factoryesque live shows has been confirmed at The Factory over the coming months, starting tomorrow with Shaun Ryder's Full Live Show (please note that the running time for this is now 10pm to 4am):

Sun 4 April - Shaun Ryder Full Live Show [featuring Happy Mondays / Black Grape / SWR]
Tue 18 May - Unknown Pleasures live with Hooky and Friends [on the 30th Anniversary of Ian Curtis's death, Hooky and Friends play Unknown Pleasures in its entirety]
Wed 2 June - Freebass [the Manchester debut of Hooky's new supergroup]
Sat 3 July - A Certain Ratio
Sat 1 Oct - Northside

Tickets available via factorymanchester.com.

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Post punk cult band The Names emerged in the winter of 1977-1978 as The Passengers, gathering immediate attention on the local Brussels scene. In 1979, after a series of successful gigs and a crucial step forward opening for Magazine, they recorded their first E.P. ("Spectators Of Life") and attracted the interest of prominent label Factory Records in Manchester.

Their first British studio session (at Stockport's Strawberry Studio) produced the single "Nightshift" / "I Wish I Could Speak Your Language (Fac 29). Receiving enthusiastic reviews in the UK and abroad, it marked the start of a long and fruitful collaboration with producer Martin Hannett. The album "Swimming" followed as well as more singles, including "Calcutta" and "The Astronaut".

- extract from the official website biography

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