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Event Calendar

Gregory Porter
2 March 2021

GREGORY PORTER’s upcoming May show has been rescheduled to 2 March 2021 due to the current corona-virus outbreak. 

Hold on to your existing tickets, they will automatically be transferred to the new dates. Thanks to everyone for your understanding and stay safe!

Harry Styles
13 March 2021

Statement from Harry: "Everyone’s health and safety remains our top priority, which is why I unfortunately have to postpone my shows planned for March 2021 until further notice. I really hope to play these shows and will have news for you in the new year on when they will take place. I can’t wait to see you all on the road as soon as it’s safe to do so. Treat people with kindness.”

2021 Unibet Premier League Darts

Due to the current restrictions of the coronavirus pandemic, the start of the 2021 Unibet Premier League has been delayed from its original February start date, therefore the Manchester date on March 25 will no longer take place as scheduled and details of a rearranged date for later in the year will be confirmed in due course. Ticket holders for the original 2020 Premier League night will have their tickets automatically transferred to the new 2021 event.

The Who
29 March 2021

After serious consideration, it is with much regret that THE WHO have postponed their U.K. tour.

All tickets will be honoured for the rescheduled date of 29 March 2021.

3 April 2021

Message from the band: “Hiya. Really sorry to have to do this again but due to the current COVID-19 situation around the world we’re having to reschedule our remaining UK tour dates. These shows will now take place in March/April 2021.

All of your tickets remain valid for the new dates so please keep hold of them and we look forward to playing for you all next year x”

Genesis - The Last Domino? Tour
12 & 13 April 2021

Genesis are one of the world’s biggest selling and most successful bands of all time. They have sold an estimated 100 million albums and have played to sold-out stadiums and arenas all over the world for decades. See The Last Domino? Tour in Manchester on 12 & 13 April 2021.

Celine Dion
15 & 16 April 2021

Celine Dion, one of the most immediately recognised and widely respected superstars in pop music history brings her COURAGE WORLD TOUR to Manchester on 15 and 16 April.

Tickets are on sale now!

18 April 2021

Stormzy plays in Manchester on 18 April 2021, get your tickets now!

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

We are very disappointed to announce that the Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 2021 UK and European tour can no longer go ahead.. 

All tickets will be refunded. For information on refunds please contact your point of purchase.

ANDRE RIEU & The Johann Strauss Orchestra

Andre Rieu - the Dutch “King of Waltz” who has made classical music accessible to everybody, will bring his Johann Strauss Orchestra to Manchester's AO Arena on 23 April 2021.

Tickets are on sale now!

3 May 2021

Statement from Rick Astley: “I’m sad to say that yet again I need to announce the postponement of my upcoming show for NHS and frontline staff. Obviously I want to perform for you all as soon as possible, but due to not knowing when venues will open safely, we have to postpone. All of your tickets remain valid, so hold on to them and I’ll put on a great show for you next year - Rick x

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq the World Tour 2021

RuPaul’sDrag Race Werq The World will now take place in Manchester on 14 May 2021 and the best news is, you don’t have to do a single thing!

All tickets will be automatically transferred to the new show date. 

16 May 2021

McFly return to Manchester on 16th May 2021.

All original tickets remain valid for the new rescheduled date.

Hits Radio Live 2021
21 May 2021

Hits Radio Live returns to Manchester on Friday 21st May 2021!

Get your tickets now!

Pet Shop Boys - Dreamworld

Statement: "In light of recent Government advice in relation to the ongoing situation and threat of COVID-19 globally, this tour can no longer take place as planned in May 2020. The show has been rescheduled to 23 May 2021. Tickets are valid for the new date, for further information, please contact your point of purchase. Looking forward to seeing you then - stay safe!"

Pussycat Dolls
26 May 2021

Pussycat Dolls reschedule their UK tour, including their Manchester date to 26 May 2021.

All tickets remain valid for this new date.

D Block Europe
27 May 2021

Catch D Block Europe on 27 May 2021!

Tickets are on sale now!

Little Mix - The Confetti Tour

Global pop superstars Little Mix are bringing their 'Confetti' tour to Manchester on 28 and 29 May 2021.

Tickets are on sale now!


Barry Manilow
4 June 2021

Due to coronavirus and Government guidance the Barry Manilow show in September 2020 will not be able to go ahead and has been rescheduled to June 2021. Barry Manilow will now perform on Friday June 4th 2021. 

Your current tickets and same seats will remain valid for this date

Gerry Cinnamon
5 June 2021

Alright my pals. We tried for Autumn but the world's still sorting itself out. Gutted but it pales in comparison to the shit other folk are going through. As long as everybody's safe and well we're winning regardless. Love you all, until next time. x 

All tickets remain valid for the rescheduled shows. Please direct any questions to your ticket agent.

Alicia Keys
6 June 2021

Alicia Keys has rescheduled her 'Alicia' tour date at Manchester Arena to 6 June 2021.

Original tickets remain valid for this new date.

Queen + Adam Lambert
10 & 11 June 2021

Queen + Adam Lambert regretfully announce today that their upcoming tour is being postponed due to the on-going global coronavirus outbreak. The good news for fans is that the band has worked swiftly to reschedule the dates and are now able to confirm that the shows are now set for matching or similar dates in 2021.

All tickets will be valid for the rescheduled show dates. 

Diana Ross
18 June & 14 July 2021

The show on 3 July 2020 is moving to 18 June 2021 and the show on 19 July 2020 is moving to 14 July 2021. YOUR TICKETS REMAIN VALID FOR THE NEW SHOW DATE.

Thank you for your patience, we look forward to seeing you next year.

Aerosmith: European Tour 2021

Aerosmith have rescheduled their European tour, with a new date of 29 June 2021 for Manchester.

Tickets remain valid for the new date.



1 & 8 July 2021

JLS reschedule their two dates in Manchester, originally scheduled for 19 & 27 November 2020, to Thursday 1 & Thursday 8 July 2021 respectively.

Original tickets remain valid for these new dates. Tickets are on sale now!

Giants Live
10 July 2021

The STRONGEST men on the planet! 5 INCREDIBLE strength challenges! 1 JAW-DROPPING Arena show! The World’s Strongest Men returns to Manchester in 2021 as part of the Giants Live World’s Strongest Man Arena Tour.

Tickets are on sale now! Original tickets remain valid for this new date.

Snoop Dogg
9 Sept 2021

Statement from promoter: "The Snoop Dogg 'I wanna thank me' date in Manchester is rescheduled for 9 September 2021 all tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled date. We thank you all for your understanding at this time and we look forward to seeing you next year!"

Dua Lipa
16 Sept 2021

Dua Lipa has been rescheduled to 16 September 2021. 

Your ticket will be honoured for the rescheduled date.

Deep Purple
2 Oct 2021

Deep Purple, announce their rescheduled dates for 2021, this change is due to coronavirus.

All tickets for the 2020 dates will remain valid for the new date 2 October 2021. 

Four Tops & The Temptations

Timeless Motown legends Four Tops & The Temptations return to Manchester on 5 October performing their classic hits such as 'I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)', 'My Girl' and 'Papa Was a Rolling Stone'.

Tickets are on sale now!

Simply Red
16 Oct 2021

Simply Red return to Manchester on 16 October 2021!

Tickets are on sale now!

Alanis Morissette
22 Oct 2021

Seven-time GRAMMY® Award-winner and multi-platinum singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette celebrates 25 years of Jagged Little Pill and her album Such Pretty Forks In The Road with a date in Manchester.

Tickets are on sale now!

The Weeknd: The After Hours Tour

The Weeknd is rescheduling his highly anticipated The After Hours tour until 2021. The tour asks ticket holders to please hold on to your tickets as they will be honored for the new dates.

All tickets will be transferable to the newly scheduled dates.

Bon Iver
27 Oct 2021

Artist Statement: It is with great care and empathy to all involved that we announce the rescheduling of the tour dates in Europe and the UK to the fall of 2021, respectively.

All previously purchased tickets will be valid for these rescheduled dates.

Professor Brian Cox - Horizons World Tour Live

Having set two Guinness World Records with his previous sell-out World Tour, Professor Brian Cox is back with a brand-new show for 2021.

Tickets are on sale now!

Blondie - Against The Odds’ UK Tour

Blondie plus special guest Garbage will play Manchester's AO Arena on 9 November. 

Tickets are on sale now!

STEPS - What The Future Holds Tour

Three years after they staged the UK’s most successful comeback of the decade, enduring pop legends Steps – aka Claire, Faye, H, Lee and Lisa – return once again with their the sure-to-be epic, What The Future Holds 2021 Tour.

Tickets are available now!

Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics

The Nation's most unforgettable orchestral dance party Ibiza Classics is back! Pete Tong along with Jules Buckley and The Heritage Orchestra have announced their return to Manchester with a brand new live show for 27 November 2021. 

Tickets are on sale now! Existing tickets remain valid for this new date.

Elton John
30 Oct, 19 Nov & 1 Dec 2021

Message from Elton John: "To All My Dedicated Fans, Rescheduling my concerts is never a decision taken lightly, but my priority is always the safety of all parties including my tour crew, the venue staff and of course you, my amazing fans. It breaks my heart that we have had to reschedule the 2020 dates we were all looking forward to so much, but my team and I have been working diligently on rescheduled plans for 2021."

James + Happy Mondays

See James with very special guests Happy Mondays together at Manchester's AO Arena on Friday 3 December. Marking 33 years since the two Factory label mates toured together back in 1988 promises to be an exciting reunion of two of Manchester’s most celebrated bands.

Tickets are on sale now!

Gary Barlow
9 Dec 2021

Gary Barlow has a brand new solo tour - Music Played By Humans - The Tour. Gary will hit the road with a full orchestra, bringing to life songs from his brand new album, ‘Music Played By Humans’, as well as hits from his incredible, three-decade spanning career. Gary will be joined by very special guest, Leona Lewis.

Tickets are on sale now!

The Human League DARE 40 Tour

Celebrating forty years since the release of DARE, The Human League will be performing this classic album in its entirety, as well as other hits from their extensive back catalogue in Manchester on 10 December 2021!

Tickets are on sale now!


Ball and Boe - The Together at Christmas Tour

They’re back! Just in time for the festive season! The nation’s favourite and most-loved musical duo Michael Ball and Alfie Boe join forces again for a magical new arena tour ‘Together at Christmas’ hitting Manchester on 16 December 2021.

Tickets are on sale now!


Bill Bailey is delighted to announce his long awaited return to the live stage. “The finest stand-up comedian this country has to offer,” (The Times) Bill will be bringing his brand new live show EN ROUTE TO NORMAL to Manchester on 22 December 2021.

Tickets are on sale now.

Strictly Come Dancing Live Arena Tour 2022

Strictly Come Dancing fans are in for a FAB-U-LOUS treat as 2022 will see the return of the magnificent Strictly Come Dancing Live Arena Tour, heading to Manchester on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 January. 

Tickets are on sale now!

John Bishop - Right Here Right Now World Tour

Comedy superstar John Bishop is delighted to announce his brand-new, highly anticipated ‘Right Here, Right Now’ World Tour which you can catch in in Manchester on 25 and 26 February 2022!

Tickets are on sale now!

Ozzy Osbourne
9 March 2022

Ozzy Osbourne has announced the postponement of his “NO MORE TOURS 2” tour. Ozzy, with special guests Judas Priest will now be performing at Manchester's AO Arena on 9 March 2022. 

Tickets are on sale now!

Hans Zimmer Live
24 Mar 2022

Award winning film composer Hans Zimmer will perform a special show in Manchester on Thursday 24 March 2022.

Tickets are on sale now!

Planet Earth II - Live in Concert

BBC Studios and concert promoter FKP Scorpio UK have announced their rescheduled tour date to Friday 25 March 2022 for the Planet Earth II Live in Concert arena tour.

All tickets for rescheduled shows will remain valid.

Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds

One of the most trailblazing arena tours of all time, Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of ‘The War of The Worlds’ - Alive on Stage! returns to Manchester on 1 April 2022.

Tickets on sale now!

Craig David
23 April 2022

It is with regret that due to the escalating situation with regard to coronavirus and following advice on health and safety issues,  Craig David’s ‘Hold That Thought’ UK tour has unfortunately been postponed - the date at Manchester's AO Arena will now take place 23 April 2022.

All tickets for the original shows remain valid. 

Jason Manford
15 Oct 2022

Jason Manford is back! The acclaimed comedian finishes up his 2021 UK tour 'Like Me' with a massive homecoming show here in Manchester on 15 October 2022!

All original tickets are valid for this rescheduled date and tickets are on sale now!