Shake Some Action! - The Distractions Live in Manchester

2 August 2017

We are delighted to announce that The Distractions Live will be supporting the legendary Flamin' Groovies at the Ruby Lounge in Manchester. Tickets for this unmissable show, on Tuesday 19th September 2017 from 19:30, are available via the link at the Ruby Lounge website.

The Distractions have featured on a couple of compilations named after the Flamin' Groovies classic album, 'Shake Some Action'. On the original Shake Some Action Volume 1, 'It Doesn't Bother Me' featured, while Volume 3 boasted 'Something For The Weekend'. Here's more history from the gig webpage:

“One of the great lost bands of the New Wave era” (Blurt magazine, USA)

The Distractions in the late '70s and early '80s were very well known on the post-punk music scene. They released records on the TJM, Factory, Island and Rough Trade labels to excellent reviews, as well as sharing bills with Joy Division, The Buzzcocks, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Fall, The Members, Squeeze and many others.

They played all corners of the UK, Ireland as well as doing gigs in New York before splitting up. The present group has two of the original members: Mike Finney on vocals and Alex on drums as well as ex-members of The Things and The Blue Orchids, all steeped in the Manchester music tradition. The Distractions (Live) have been gigging regularly since the start of the year and are building up a new generation of fans who appreciate classic songs and storming live sets!

Buy your tickets here: 

and enter the promo code: DISTRACTIONS01

1 comment:

  1. Special off er for all you Distractions fans/supporters and friends. The promoters of our gig on the 19th September at the Ruby Lounge with the Flamin Groovies are offering us a limited amount of discounted tickets for £7.50. Go the the ticket site and enter the discount code: DISTRACTIONS01 Tthe normal price will otherwise be £19.50 I think so hurry up and grab them!