Belfast Music - November 2015

There's something for everyone with our guide to Belfast's best gigs happening throughout this month

View a selection of musical performances in venues and spaces throughout Belfast this month, with a packed line-up of exciting gigs and more from emerging artists and international names.

Holy Innocents, Lost Avenue and Mark Blair - November 5 at the Empire Music Hall - £3 admission

Gifted presents Belfast-based rhythm'n'blues band Holy Innocents with support from alternative/punk three-piece Lost Avenue and ex-Red Velvetines singer-songwriter Mark Blair.

Tempered - November 5 - 8 at the Crescent Arts Centre, St George's Church and the Black Box - Book tickets

Moving on Music presents its first contemporary music weekend, featuring Crash Ensemble, Ian Wilson's 'The Last Siren', Chamber Choir Ireland, Ed Bennett's 'Decible' Ensemble and the JamJar Finale.

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Loris, New Portals and Strength - November 6 at the Black Box - Admission £5

Belfast electro-pop four-piece and recent Nialler9 new artist of the week Loris return to Belfast's live music circuit with support from New Portals and Strength.

Hot Chip - November 6 at the Limelight - Book tickets

Mercury Prize-nominated British electronic act Hot Chip visit the Irish shores following the release of their sixth studio album Why Make Sense? earlier this year.

Teddy Charles Jr, Jealous of the Birds, Lauren Bird - November 7 at The Pavillion - Admission £3

Three for Three Music showcase three of Northern Ireland's finest emerging acts as part of the Sound of Belfast programme.

Chic featuring Nile Rodgers - November 11 at The Waterfront Hall - Book tickets

The greatest dance-music band of all time will be performing totally live and are guaranteed to get the party going with their new single I'll Be There, alongside their many hit anthems including Le Freak and Good Times.

VerseChorusVerse and David Lyttle, Donal Scullion, Jess Edlin, Junior Johnson and Colm McIntyre - November 12 at the Empire Music Hall - Admission £6

Shizznigh Promotions presents its Sound of Belfast showcase featuring the dynamic duo of Tony Wright and MOBO-nominated artist David Lyttle, singer-songwriter Donal Scullion and more.

The Legendary Shack Shakers - November 13 at Voodoo - Admission £9

Rock'n'roll club night Sunglasses After Dark returns to Voodoo to paint Belfast blood red with the harp driven, wild, southern punk blues and rockabilly sound of The Legendary Shack Shakers, in association with Strange Victory Presents.

NI Music Prize - November 14 at the Mandela Hall - Book tickets

The annual Northern Ireland Album of the Year and Legends Award ceremony featuring performances from The Divine Comedy, Malojian, Ciaran Lavery and Ryan Vail.

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Damien O'Kane - November 14 at the Duncairn Arts Centre - Book tickets

The Coleraine singer-songwriter launches his first album in five years, Areas of High Traffic, with a full live band accompaniment.

Paul Weller - November 16 at the Waterfront Hall - Book tickets

Continuing his ever soaring creative peak with his 12th solo album earlier this year, British rock icon Paul Weller returns to the Waterfront.

U2 - November 18 and 19 at the SSE Arena - Sold out

Bono and co. return to Belfast for the first time since their record-setting Botanic Gardens performance in 1997, as part of their Innocence + Experience live tour.

Lost Avenue, Rosco's Riot, Erosion and So Long Until The Seance - November 19, 8.30pm at McHugh's Bar - £5 admission

RockTherapy NI is back at McHugh's Bar, Belfast with a cracking line-up on offer, ranging from punk, metal, sleaze and heavy rock.

Mercury Rev and Nicole Atkins - November 21 at the Strand Arts Centre - Book tickets

US alt-rock legends Mercury Rev make their long-awaited return following September's release of eighth studio album The Light in You, with support from American singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins.

Nothing But Thieves - November 27 at Bar Sub, QUBSU - Book tickets

The hotly tipped band are embarking on a nationwide tour to promote their debut album release which is available in October on the RCA label.

Delorentos - November 27 at the Empire Music Hall - Book tickets

Delorentos are pleased to announce Home Again, an Acoustic Tour of Ireland in November and December 2015. Named after the song on their current album (the top five 'Night Becomes Light') it their most ambitious acoustic tour so far promises special arrangements of songs from the new album and across their catalogue with some special guests aiding and abetting the renditions.