Verve back to studio for the holidays- Nice One!


Band wrap their 2007 comeback dates with storming show

The Wigan four-piece, who were playing their second night in the city, blasted through a 14 song set featuring tracks from all three of their albums ‘A Storm In Heaven’, ‘A Northern Soul’ and ‘Urban Hymns’.

Like their previous low key tour, the band took to the stage to David Axelrod‘s ‘Holy Are You’ before singer Richard Ashcroft declared to the crowd: “This is Verve in Manchester on a Friday night. Let’s have it. Come on.”

Instead of kicking off with their trademark signature tune ‘This Is Music’, the band opted for ‘A Northern Soul’ opener ‘A New Decade’.

Rounding off the show with ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’, Ashcroft urged the crowd to help him along before he said: “Merry Christmas Manchester. I love you forever and The Smiths and The Stone Roses and Oasis.”

The band will now head into the studio to complete sessions for their forthcoming fourth album. Nice one!


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