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Event Calendar

Alice Cooper + The Cult

Rock n Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper and Rock Icons The Cult are heading to the AO Arena on Friday 27 May 2022 for a special co-headline show! 

Tickets on sale now!

Years & Years - The Night Call Tour

Catch Years & Years as they bring their 'Night Call Tour' to the AO Arena on 28 May 2022.

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Queen + Adam Lambert
30 & 31 May 2022

Queen + Adam Lambert will play the AO Arena on 30 & 31 May 2022.

Existing tickets remain valid for these new dates.

Ashanti, Trey Songz & Mario

Grammy award-winning, multi-platinum-selling singer, songwriter and actress Ashanti will return to the UK to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the singer’s self-titled debut album and chart-topping global smash hit single, ‘Foolish’, with support from R&B favourites Trey Songs and Mario.

Get your tickets now!

Billie Eilish
7 & 8 June 2022

Following the release of her latest single ‘Your Power,’ and ahead of the July 30 release of her forthcoming album ‘Happier Than Ever,’ Billie Eilish is bringing her Happier Than Ever, The World Tour to the AO Arena on 7 and 8 June 2022.

Tickets are on sale now!

Alicia Keys
11 June 2022

Alicia Keys plays the AO Arena on Saturday 11 June 2022!

Original tickets remain valid for this new date.

Diana Ross
14 June 2022

The iconic Diana Ross brings her UK Thank You tour to the AO Arena, 14 June 2022!

Original tickets for the 18 June 2021 date remain valid for this show. Ticketholders for the cancelled 14 July 2021 date will be contacted by their point of purchase in due course. 

Barry Manilow
16 June 2022

Barry Manilow will now perform the AO Arena on 16 June 2022.

Hold on to your tickets, they remain valid for this new date.


Alanis Morissette
25 June 2022

Alanis Morissette's new date at the AO Arena is 25 June 2022.

All original tickets remain valid for this new date.

Aerosmith: European Tour 2022

This show has been cancelled, your ticket point of purchase will be in touch shortly with further information.

Europa Combat: Hatton vs Barrera

Europa Combat: Hatton vs Barrera - The Hitman Rises!

Tickets on sale now!

Kings of Leon
5 July 2022

Kings of Leon return to the AO Arena on 5 July 2022.

Get your tickets now!

Snoop Dogg
1 Sept 2022

Catch Snoop Dogg at the AO Arena on 1 September 2022.

Existing tickets remain valid for this show.

Arcade Fire presents: The “WE” Tour

Arcade Fire presents: The “WE” Tour at AO Arena on 3 September. 

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Machine Head + Amon Amarth

Catch Machine Head + Amon Amarth at the AO Arena on 12 September.

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George Ezra
16 Sept 2022

Catch George Ezra at the AO Arena on Friday 16 September. 

Tickets on sale now.

Joe Lycett
20 Sept 2022

Join Joe Lycett (the artist formerly known as Hugo Boss) doing what he does best: talking at a room of people in a queer and comedic fashion. His first tour in years promises to be packed with MORE jokes, MORE comedy anecdotes and MORE inappropriate and arguably disturbing paintings, all in the hope of answering the age-old question: How do you Lycett? How do you Lycett? 

Tickets are on sale now!

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 2022.

This show has been rescheduled from 29 October 2021 and original tickets are valid.

Adam Kay - This is going to hurt

Award-winning writer and comedian Adam Kay brings his 'This Is Going to Hurt…More' UK tour to the AO Arena Manchester on 23 September.

Get your tickets now!

Swedish House Mafia - Paradise Again World Tour 2022

Global supergroup Swedish House Mafia bring their Paradise Again World Tour to the AO Arena on 29 September 2022.

Get your tickets now!

Four Tops & The Temptations

Timeless Motown legends Four Tops & The Temptations return to Manchester on 30 September 2022 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!

Parkway Drive
1 Oct 2022

Catch Parkway Drive at the AO Arena on 1 October 2022!

Get your tickets now!

Cirque du Soleil: Corteo
5 - 9 Oct 2022

CORTEO, one of the best-loved Cirque du Soleil productions is finally coming to the AO Arena in October!

Don't miss this spectacular show - get your tickets now!

The Weeknd: The After Hours Tour

The Weeknd has cancelled his scheduled performance at the AO Arena, 10 October 2022.

Ticket holders will be contacted in due course.

Roxy Music
12 Oct 2022

Roxy Music, one of the most influential and exhilarating music acts in history, will tour for the first time in more than a decade to mark the 50th year since their groundbreaking debut album.

Get your tickets now!

Billy Idol
13 Oct 2022

Billy Idol brings 'The Roadside Tour' to the AO Arena on 13 October 2022!

Get your tickets now!

Richard Ashcroft
14 Oct 2022

Iconic singer-songwriter Richard Ashcroft will play the AO Arena this October.

Get your tickets now!

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!

Bon Iver
24 Oct 2022

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 2022, respectively.

Original tickets are valid for the rescheduled date.

Deep Purple
26 Oct 2022

Deep Purple announce their rescheduled dates for 2022.

Original tickets remain valid for the new date 26 October 2022. 

90s Baby Pop!
29 Oct 2022

90s Baby brings you the greatest 90s pop artists performing live at the AO Arena, a once in a lifetime opportunity to see all your favourite 90s pop artists together for one night and guarantees to transport you back to simpler times.

Tickets on sale now!

Disney On Ice Presents Dream Big

Your favourite Disney characters return to Manchester! Disney On Ice Presents Dream Big at the AO Arena from 2 - 6 November 2022! 

Dream BIG and get your tickets now!

Backstreet Boys - DNA World Tour

The Backstreet Boys, one of the best-selling bands of all time are bringing their DNA World Tour to the AO Arena on 8 November.

Get your tickets now!

Hits Radio Live 2022
11 Nov 2022

Hits Radio Live, scheduled to be held at the AO Arena on Friday 21 May 2021, has been rescheduled, with a new date of Friday 11 November 2022.

Original tickets are valid for the new date.

Kendrick Lamar - The Big Steppers Tour

Kendrick Lamar is bringing The Big Steppers Tour to the AO Arena on 16 November! 

Get your tickets now!

19 Nov - 20 Nov 2022

N-Dubz are back! Tulisa, Dappy and Frazer reform and are bringing their tour to the AO Arena! 

Get your tickets now!

Florence + the Machine

After her short run of intimate UK shows sold out within minutes of going on sale this week,  Florence + the Machine has announced her album tour which comes to the AO Arena on 22 November.

Get your tickets now!

24 Nov 2022

Westlife are bringing their 'Wild Dreams' tour to the AO Arena on 24 November 2022. 

Get your tickets now!

Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics

Global dance music legend Pete Tong is back with a brand new show for 2022 - Ibiza Classics with Jules Buckley and The Heritage Orchestra.

Get your tickets now!

BLUE - Heart and Soul Tour
5 December 2022

To celebrate their 20th anniversary, Blue have announced their Heart & Soul Tour and will play AO Arena on 5 December 2022. Tickets remain valid for the rescheduled date.


Alter Bridge
9 Dec 2022

Alter Bridge return to the AO Arena, tickets available now!

Rod Stewart
14 Dec 2022

Continuing his iconic reign performing a string of headline shows, Rod Stewart returns to the AO Arena on 14 December for a show filled with show-stopping classics and new hits in his unmissable captivating style.

Get your tickets now!

Justin Bieber
25 Feb & 4 March 2023

Don't miss Justin Bieber at the AO Arena on 25 February and 4 March 2023!

Tickets on sale now!

Celine Dion
5 & 6 April 2023

Celine Dion, one of the most immediately recognised and widely respected superstars in pop music history brings her COURAGE WORLD TOUR to Manchester on 5 & 6 April 2023.

Tickets are on sale now!

Rob Beckett & Josh Widdicombe's Parenting Hell Live

Rob Beckett and Josh Widdicombe will be bringing their hit podcast to the AO Arena in  Manchester. With nearly 50 million downloads, the chart topping podcast has seen them discuss the highs and lows of parenting (and life). 

Get your tickets now!


Tell everyone. This is not a drill. With two hugely successful films starring Channing Tatum and the hit productions of MAGIC MIKE LIVE in London, Berlin, Australia and Las Vegas, MAGIC MIKE has turned up the heat across the globe. Now we’re bringing the sexiest, most spectacular new dance show in the world to Manchester!

So stop looking... and start booking for the biggest night out of 2023!

Elton John
31 May, 2 & 3 June 2023

Elton John has today announced that the forthcoming 2021 European and UK tour dates of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour have to be rescheduled to 2023.

Ozzy Osbourne
7 June 2023

Ozzy Osbourne's show at the AO Arena has been rescheduled for 7 June 2023.

All tickets remain valid for the new date.

Shawn Mendes
26 July 2023

Shawn Mendes brings Wonder: The World Tour to the AO Arena on 26 July 2023

Get your tickets now!

Sh**ged. Married. Annoyed. with Chris & Rosie Ramsey

Following the staggering success of their #1 hit podcast – with over 100 million downloads , a sell-out Guinness World Record breaking 2020 arena tour, a brand-new prime-time BBC chat show ‘The Chris and Rosie Ramsey Show’, and a Sunday Time’s Best Selling Book, Chris and Rosie will be bringing a brand new live show to the AO Arena in 2023. Don’t miss it!

Tickets go on sale from 10am on Friday 27 May!