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Live acoustic stream broadcast in Manchester

On the 23rd of October 2013 The Rainband streamed a live acoustic gig from their Manchester studio in support of the Marco Simoncelli Foundation.

Watch it here http://www.ustream.tv/channel/the-rainband-58

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Rainband triumph in Talksport’s football predictor

The table never lies!! Shane Filan, Chase & Status, The Editors, Nicky Wire. You boys took one hell of a beating… in Talksport’s football predictor!


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22 date European ‘Fire’ tour kicks off in Manchester at Band On The Wall

They’ll be plenty of Fireworks occurring in November but you don’t have to wait until the 5th for the fun to begin. On November 3rd The Rainband start their European ‘Fire’ tour in their hometown of Manchester at the iconic Band On The Wall. This is the start of a 22 date journey across the England, Scotland, Ireland, France and Italy.

At the time of writing there are a limited number of tickets remaining for the Band On The Wall show available from the venues website. Click here for tickets

Rainband Fire Tour 2013

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New single ‘Fire’ used on BBC’s Football Focus

Football Focus

The Rainband’s new single ‘Fire’ which is out on 03.11.13 was used on BBC1’s flagship football show ‘Football Focus’. Watch it below from about 40 seconds.

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Video: Backstage documentary with The Rainband at this Summers festivals

Watch exclusive video interviews with all members of The Rainband, filmed during the bands performances this year, including Glastonbury. New soon to be released tracks feature in this 7 minute documentary.

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Video to next single Fire filmed in East Manchester

The video to next single Fire was filmed in a studio location in East Manchester today. The video rushes look absolutely amazing. We can’t wait to see the finished article. Fire is out on October 28th.


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Support slots confirmed with Badly Drawn Boy and The View

Following a successful festival season in which the band played on the same stages as The Vaccines, The Happy Mondays, Peter Hook and The Beatles (OK maybe not the original Fab Four but the bootleg version are the best you’re gonna get!) we’re delighted to announce further dates this Autumn and Winter with Badly Drawn Boy and The View.

The View dates will be released shortly. For more information on the Badly Drawn Boy support click here

Below are some images from The Beatles in Urmston concert where the band played in front of 3500 at Chassen Park. Asked to perform a Beatles cover version to celebrate the 50 year anniversary, the band performed Hey Bulldog. Who let the dogs out? Woof woof!

Rainband Hey Bulldog

Rainband Hey Bulldog Beatles

Beatles In Urmston Rainband

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Homecoming festival in Urmston with The Beatles!

On August 10th 2013 The Rainband will play their hometown of Urmston, celebrating 50 years of one of the most talked about concerts in the region.

The Beatles in 1963

On August 5th 1963 The Beatles performed at Abbotsfield Park headlining the annual Urmston Show during the Bank Holiday weekend. By the time of their appearance The Beatles had hit number one globally with “Please Please Me” (released 11.01.63) and “From Me To You” (11.04.63). Beatlemania was peaking and the band were in huge demand.

They were just two weeks away from releasing “She Loves You” – If Urmston wasn’t the first live public performance of this eponymous song then it was certainly one of the very first. During this years celebrations at the very location of this historic event The Rainband support what many consider the greatest tribute band to the Fab Four, The Bootleg Beatles and a host of other major 60’s acts such as Herman’s Hermits and The Tremeloes.

Tickets can be purchased from this link

Below is the original ticket from the day!

Beatles In Urmston Original Ticket