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For most live gigs...
Age: 14 plus licence.Doors: 7.00pm. Finish 11.00p. Parking: Large free carpark at the rear of the venue. Directions Postcode TS1 2RT. Seating: All standing venue. Royal Boxes: available to hire for £30. Holds 12 persons. Please ring 01642 253553 for details. On Entry: We conduct random bag searches. No food or drink allowed into the venue. Wristbands: issued to everyone upon arrival, one type if you are 18+ and another for under 18s. This is so you can/cannot purchase alcohol - ID may be required if you look under 21. Disabled: call 01642 253553 in advance should you think you may need assistance, so that we can make arrangements for you. Plastic glasses used for all drinks. Usual stage times: Doors: 7.00, Support Act 1: 7.45, Support Act 2: 8.30, Main Act: 9.30. Please arrive in plenty of time. Enjoy your visit to the Middlesbrough Empire!

TICKETS: Tickets for all our ticketed events can be purchased from any of these outlets:
Empire Box Office 10.30am till 5pm Mon to Sat inclusive.

HMVTicketweb
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EMPIRE EVENTS IN AUGUST 2014
SUMO
FRIDAY 29th AUGUST 2014
SUMO
The kingsize daddy of Alt nights in Boro, this is a multi room, 3 floor beast! The massive main hall providing all your biggest rock anthems plus occasional live guests, head upstairs to The Chapel, for all your heavy hits and metal requests, and enjoy the pimped middle floor, that provides a plethora of hip hop, pop and bass heavy beats! An alternative institution in the UK, Sumo IS Fridays. #sumoboro
SUMO | THE EMPIRE | DOORS 11PM | 18+ (Bring I.D.)
MILK
SATURDAY 30th AUGUST 2014
MILK
Four zones of awesome Indie / Pop / House / Rock n Roll. Live bands, first class drinks promos, limited edition cocktails, facepainting, fireworks, sweets, treats and surprises. In the main hall you get the region's finest Indie DJs plus occasional live treats. MILK is four clubnight experiences in one. Take a walk upstairs to the supercharged Pop Floor for Chart / Urban / Etc.
MILK | THE EMPIRE | DOORS 11PM | 18+ (Bring I.D.)
EMPIRE EVENTS IN SEPTEMBER 2014
SUMO
FRIDAY 5th SEPTEMBER 2014
SUMO
The kingsize daddy of Alt nights in Boro, this is a multi room, 3 floor beast! The massive main hall providing all your biggest rock anthems plus occasional live guests, head upstairs to The Chapel, for all your heavy hits and metal requests, and enjoy the pimped middle floor, that provides a plethora of hip hop, pop and bass heavy beats! An alternative institution in the UK, Sumo IS Fridays. #sumoboro
SUMO | THE EMPIRE | DOORS 11PM | 18+ (Bring I.D.)
MILK
SATURDAY 6th SEPTEMBER 2014
MILK
Four zones of awesome Indie / Pop / House / Rock n Roll. Live bands, first class drinks promos, limited edition cocktails, facepainting, fireworks, sweets, treats and surprises. In the main hall you get the region's finest Indie DJs plus occasional live treats. MILK is four clubnight experiences in one. Take a walk upstairs to the supercharged Pop Floor for Chart / Urban / Etc.
MILK | THE EMPIRE | DOORS 11PM | 18+ (Bring I.D.)
SUMO
FRIDAY 12th SEPTEMBER 2014
SUMO
The kingsize daddy of Alt nights in Boro, this is a multi room, 3 floor beast! The massive main hall providing all your biggest rock anthems plus occasional live guests, head upstairs to The Chapel, for all your heavy hits and metal requests, and enjoy the pimped middle floor, that provides a plethora of hip hop, pop and bass heavy beats! An alternative institution in the UK, Sumo IS Fridays. #sumoboro
SUMO | THE EMPIRE | DOORS 11PM | 18+ (Bring I.D.)
MILK
SATURDAY 13th SEPTEMBER 2014
MILK
Four zones of awesome Indie / Pop / House / Rock n Roll. Live bands, first class drinks promos, limited edition cocktails, facepainting, fireworks, sweets, treats and surprises. In the main hall you get the region's finest Indie DJs plus occasional live treats. MILK is four clubnight experiences in one. Take a walk upstairs to the supercharged Pop Floor for Chart / Urban / Etc.
MILK | THE EMPIRE | DOORS 11PM | 18+ (Bring I.D.)
SUMO
FRIDAY 19th SEPTEMBER 2014
SUMO
The kingsize daddy of Alt nights in Boro, this is a multi room, 3 floor beast! The massive main hall providing all your biggest rock anthems plus occasional live guests, head upstairs to The Chapel, for all your heavy hits and metal requests, and enjoy the pimped middle floor, that provides a plethora of hip hop, pop and bass heavy beats! An alternative institution in the UK, Sumo IS Fridays. #sumoboro
SUMO | THE EMPIRE | DOORS 11PM | 18+ (Bring I.D.)
MILK
SATURDAY 20th SEPTEMBER 2014
MILK
Four zones of awesome Indie / Pop / House / Rock n Roll. Live bands, first class drinks promos, limited edition cocktails, facepainting, fireworks, sweets, treats and surprises. In the main hall you get the region's finest Indie DJs plus occasional live treats. MILK is four clubnight experiences in one. Take a walk upstairs to the supercharged Pop Floor for Chart / Urban / Etc.
MILK | THE EMPIRE | DOORS 11PM | 18+ (Bring I.D.)
Dragonforce
WEDNESDAY 24th SEPTEMBER 2014
DRAGONFORCE
PLUS SUPPORTS

DragonForce are a band the vital statistics of which are well known by now. Album sales figures in the millions, the Grammy nod, the sold-out world tours, the lightspeed guitar work and that Guitar Hero tie-in. What is spoken about less is the band behind the reputation. The stories of on-tour merriment are famous, but less so the enthusiasm and dedication of the musicians responsible for the heavy metal major league outfit.
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THE EMPIRE | DOORS 7PM | 14+ (Bring I.D.)
SUMO
FRIDAY 26th SEPTEMBER 2014
SUMO
The kingsize daddy of Alt nights in Boro, this is a multi room, 3 floor beast! The massive main hall providing all your biggest rock anthems plus occasional live guests, head upstairs to The Chapel, for all your heavy hits and metal requests, and enjoy the pimped middle floor, that provides a plethora of hip hop, pop and bass heavy beats! An alternative institution in the UK, Sumo IS Fridays. #sumoboro
SUMO | THE EMPIRE | DOORS 11PM | 18+ (Bring I.D.)
MILK
SATURDAY 27th SEPTEMBER 2014
MILK
Four zones of awesome Indie / Pop / House / Rock n Roll. Live bands, first class drinks promos, limited edition cocktails, facepainting, fireworks, sweets, treats and surprises. In the main hall you get the region's finest Indie DJs plus occasional live treats. MILK is four clubnight experiences in one. Take a walk upstairs to the supercharged Pop Floor for Chart / Urban / Etc.
MILK | THE EMPIRE | DOORS 11PM | 18+ (Bring I.D.)
EMPIRE EVENTS IN OCTOBER 2014
Little Comets
SATURDAY 25th OCTOBER 2014
LITTLE COMETS
PLUS SUPPORTS

Famed for their impromptu gigs in unorthodox venues, North East four-piece Little Comets' blend of tricky percussive rhythms and Afro-beat-tinged guitars has seen them labeled as the British Vampire Weekend.
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THE EMPIRE | DOORS 7PM | 14+ (Bring I.D.)
EMPIRE EVENTS IN NOVEMBER 2014
Ward Thomas & The Shires
MONDAY 24th NOVEMBER 2014
WARD THOMAS & THE SHIRES

Join us at the Empire tonight for an evening of UK Country-Pop. Ward Thomas are a Country / Americana duo from Hampshire, England. Catherine and Lizzy Ward-Thomas are 19 year old twin sisters who grew up on a livestock farm and who fell in love with country music when they were introduced to the music of the Carrie Underwood, Johnny Cash, Dixie Chicks and Alison Krauss by a cousin in their early teens.
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THE EMPIRE | DOORS 7PM | 14+ (Bring I.D.)
EMPIRE EVENTS IN DECEMBER 2014
Embrace
MONDAY 1st DECEMBER 2014
EMBRACE
PLUS SUPPORT

Brothers Danny and Richard McNamara, the forces behind West Yorkshire's Embrace, once achieved Indie anthems of epic Coldplay proportions (who actually supported Embrace early in their career!). From stadium classics like the top ten hits 'All You Good Good People' and 'Come Back To What You Know' to their three number one albums, sold out arena shows and well over a million album sales behind them. And now they are back with their first new album in eight years.
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THE EMPIRE | DOORS 7PM | 14+ (Bring I.D.)
Magnum
THURSDAY 4th DECEMBER 2014
MAGNUM
PLUS SUPPORTS

Magnum, who regularly breached the Top 40 of both the singles and album charts in the Eighties and early Nineties, came together in the Midlands in the mid-Seventies and released their debut album 'Kingdom Of Madness' in 1978, followed by 'Magnum II' in 1979 and their first live album 'Marauder' in 1980. During this period they toured relentlessly with the likes of Def Leppard, Blue Oyster Cult and Judas Priest.
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THE EMPIRE | DOORS 7PM | 14+ (Bring I.D.)
Inspiral Carpets
THURSDAY 11th DECEMBER 2014
INSPIRAL CARPETS
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The seminal 'Madchester' band from Oldham in Greater Manchester, England formed by Graham Lambert and Stephen Holt in 1983.
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THE EMPIRE | DOORS 7PM | 14+ (Bring I.D.)
The Twang & The Enemy
SATURDAY 13th DECEMBER 2014
THE ENEMY & THE TWANG
PLUS SUPPORTS


Fans of 00s indie rejoice! The Enemy and The Twang have announced a joint UK tour. Coventry's The Enemy will be taking a break from recording their upcoming fourth album for the dates, while fellow Midlanders The Twang will be promoting material from 2013's N E O N T W A N G.
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THE EMPIRE | DOORS 7PM | 14+ (Bring I.D.)