News: Millie Manders / Vive Le Rock Awards / April Tour

Vive Le Rock Awards 2023, Rebound UK Tour & Festivals

It’s not just a high octane show, it’s like someone has taken a band and injected them with rocket fuel. Yet the most impressive thing is their control; even within individual songs they can go from quiet introspection to full on punk and back again without missing a beat …SOUNDSPHERE

An extremely talented and powerful frontwoman who displays an aura of empathy and support for every one of her fans. Their music has a huge social conscience; the band, as usual, are stunningly tight; and Millie’s range is phenomenal. If this band is not yet in your life, give your head a wobble and sort it out …WITH JUST A HINT OF MAYHEM

MILLIE MANDERS from Millie Manders and The Shutup has been invited to perform at the VLR awards ceremony at London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on Thursday 6 April. The event will be headlined by a special reunion of the legendary Lords Of The New Church. The new incarnation of LOTNC features Hanoi Rocks frontman Michael Monroe, who will step into the shoes of departed vocalist Stiv Bators, and original members of The Damned (Brian James) and The Clash (Terry Chimes).

Among other artists appearing on the night are Specials legend Neville Staple, Cockney Rejects, Jim Jones, Bad Barbee, Girlschool and Vice Squad icon Beki Bondage who will also compere the evening.

The VLR awards follow a breakthrough 2022 for MILLIE MANDERS AND THE SHUTUP which enhanced their reputation as one of most exhilarating live acts in the country after support tours with Less Than Jake and Ferocious Dog; sold out headline UK tours in the spring and the autumn; countless festival appearances throughout the UK including Kendal Calling, Rebellion and North East Calling; and their first headline tour of Germany.

The band then play a headline UK tour in April and perform throughout the spring and summer at numerous prestigious festivals, including Manchester Punk Festival, Dogfest, Bearded Theory, Slam Dunk, North West Calling and Rebellion.


Sun         09           MANCHESTER                                       Punk Festival

Wed       12           BOURNEMOUTH                                  Anvil

Thu         13           LONDON                                               100 Club

Fri           14           MILTON KEYNES                                  MK11

Wed       19           YORK                                                      Crescent

Thu         20           SETTLE                                                    Victoria Hall

Fri           21           LEICESTER                                              Musician

Sat          22           BOSTON                                                 Dogfest


Thu         25           WALTON ON TRENT                            Bearded Theory Festival

Sat          27           HATFIELD                                               Slam Dunk Festival

Sun         28           LEEDS                                                     Slam Dunk Festival


Sat          03           MANCHESTER                                       North West Calling


Sat          05           BLACKPOOL                                          Rebellion Festival

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Fronted by Millie’s phenomenal vocal dexterity and backed by grinding guitars, irresistible horns and a huge amount of pop appeal, MILLIE MANDERS AND THE SHUTUP are renowned for their power and energy. Their debut album, TELLING TRUTHS, BREAKING TIES, is available now on CD and vinyl from:

The kind of joyous life affirming ska-fuelled punk that nails the start of a festival and, as the clouds part and they play Bacchus, there’s nowhere I would rather be this weekend …THE PUNK SITE @ REBELLION

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