Chameleons Vox return to Manchester Academy on Saturday for their third annual hometown celebration.

Chameleons Vox: Home Is Where The Heart Is… 2016 sees the cult Mancunian band and their devoted fanbase perform their now yearly tradition of Mark Burgess unearthing forgotten gems and rarities from the band’s back catalogue.

Promising a cathartic exploration through the band’s back catalogue, fans can expect a joyous appraisal that highlights the very best of all four of The Chameleons seminal studio albums, delving deep into the Script of The Bridge (1983), What Does Anything Mean? Basically (1985), Strange Times (1986) and Why Call It Anything (2001) for this exclusive gig.

Speaking about this year’s proceedings, Mark Burgess said, “Well it’s become a bit of a tradition over the last few years and it’s taken on the feeling of a huge Chameleons Christmas party, people fly in from all over and it’s always sold out. Every one of them has been a blast to do and because it’s an Academy Room we can work with STS, the best PA suppliers in the country, and put really cool lights in. That’s great  for us and for audience alike.  Now that I’m not going to be touring over here so much I’m hoping the December get together is a tradition we can continue for a while. If past shows are anything to go by it’s going to be another fantastic night and we’re really looking forward to it. ”

Making their second appearance at Home Is Where The Heart Is, Hulme heroes Dub Sex are on the 2016 line up.  The band appeared on the Home Is Where The Heart Is …2014 bill, receiving a rapturous reception.

Post punk four-piece The Chameleons formed in Middleton, Greater Manchester in 1981. Fronted by singer and bassist Mark Burgess, the band went on to release six studio albums and an EP, along with many Peel sessions, live records and compilations in a career spanning three decades. With a cult following hooked on their iridescent indie, Burgess has continued performing the material recorded during this time live under the moniker Chameleons Vox to an ever adoring fan base.

Chameleons Vox perform at Manchester Academy 2 on Saturday 17 December 2016.