Gig: Oli Brown – Manchester Academy – 11 Apr 2012

Posted on: Thursday, Dec 15, 2011


After winning ‘Best Band’ and ‘Best Album’ at the prestigious British Blues Awards 2011, 22 year old British guitar sensation Oli Brown will return to the UK in April 2012 for his biggest headline tour to date.

Tickets for Oli Brown’s solo tour, which kicks off at the Manchester Academy on Wednesday April 11th, will go on sale at 9am on Friday November 4th, mid-way through Oli’s UK stint as special guest to the legendary blues-man John Mayall. Tickets will be available from,, and the national booking hotline 0844 478 0898.

Since the release his 2010 album “Heads I Win Tails You Lose”, Oli has been almost constantly on the road with tours across Europe, America, Canada and New Zealand.  The album was produced by Mike Vernon (Fleetwood Mac, Eric Clapton), who came out of retirement especially to work with Oli, after hearing his debut album, “Open Road”.

Upon release, “Heads I Win Tails You Lose” garnered much critical acclaim, with Mojo and Classic Rock naming the album as their #4 and #3 Blues albums of 2010 respectfully.

Following the dates with John Mayall, Oli will be heading into the studio to work on an as-yet-untitled new album, which is set for an April 2012 release to coincide with the UK tour.

Manchester Academy
Wednesday 11 April
Doors – 7.30pm
Tickets – £12.50
Box Office – 0161 832 1111
Online –
Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PR

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