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Event Calendar

18 April 2021

Resheduled date TBC. A personal note from Stormzy; “My G’s - please rest assured, touring the UK & Ireland is incredibly important to me and I can’t wait to give you all the shows you deserve. The new tour period will be announced as soon as it’s safe for all involved. In the meantime, I am working on new music and I can’t wait to share it with you. Please stay safe and thank you for your continued patience and support. Love Stormz.”

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.

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq the World Tour 2021

Message from the show: Hold onto your wigs as we prepare for a very special announcement of the newly re-scheduled dates, to be “Ru-Vealed” on April 26th! Again, we thank you once again for your patience and never-ending support of the queens, and please stay tuned for additional information later this month.

Pussycat Dolls
26 May 2021

Pussycat Dolls will no longer be playing as scheduled on 26 May 2021 in Manchester. The event organiser is working to reschedule and ticket purchasers will be contacted very soon with a new date, so hang on to your ticket – it will be valid for the new date.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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.

Diana Ross

We are rescheduling the Diana Ross UK tour. The dates have been moved to next summer, June and early July 2022 due to the UK government guidelines and notifications.  All ticket will remain valid for the new shows, with the exact dates being announced soon.  We appreciate your patience, and we look forward to seeing you next year.

Giants Live
14 August 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.

Dua Lipa
16 Sept 2021

Dua Lipa has been rescheduled to 16 September 2021. 

Your ticket will be honoured for the rescheduled date.

18 Sept 2021

Blossoms will now perform Manchester's AO Arena on Saturday 18th September 2021. All tickets remain valid for this rescheduled date.

23 Sept 2021

In light of the ongoing situation with COVID-19, the McFly UK tour can no longer take place in May 2021. This show will now take place on 23 September

All original tickets remain valid for the new rescheduled date.

Genesis - The Last Domino? Tour

Legendary supergroup Genesis have rescheduled The Last Domino? tour dates at Manchester's AO Arena - the gigs will now take place 24 & 25 September 2021.

Tickets will remain valid for these new dates.

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!

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!

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!

13 Nov 2021

Rick Astley plus special guest KT Tunstall will now perform Manchester's AO Arena on Saturday 13 November 2021.



23 & 24 Nov 2021

JLS reschedule their two dates at Manchester's AO Arena.  The new tour dates will see JLS bring their Beat Again tour to Manchester on 23rd and 24th November 2021

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

29 Nov 2021

Iconic punk rock band THE OFFSPRING announce 'THE BAD TIMES ROLL TOUR' a UK arena tour that comes to Manchester this November.

Tickets are on sale now!

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!

D Block Europe
5 Dec 2021

Chart-topping rap duo D Block Europe will now perform Manchester's AO Arena 5 December 2021!

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!

Simply Red
6 February 2022

Simply Red reschedule Blue Eyed Soul tour dates to 2022 and will now perform AO Arena on 6th February 2022.

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!

Snoop Dogg
5 March 2022

Statement from promoter: "Please note that the current Snoop Dogg ‘I Wanna Thank Me’ UK & Ireland tour date at Manchester's AO Arena has been rescheduled to Saturday 5th March 2022. The UK has made incredible progress with the COVID vaccinations but unfortunately, as this progress is not yet global, international travel to reach these shows and others in the EU cannot be guaranteed at this time"

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 March 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!

2022 Unibet Premier League Darts

Get ready to see bullseyes and 180's aplenty as Premier League Darts returns to Manchester's AO Arena in 2022!

Further ticketing information will be confirmed in due course.

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 20 April 2022.

Tickets are 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. 

Little Mix - The Confetti Tour

Little Mix reschedule their Confetti Tour dates at Manchester's AO Arena to Friday 6 & Saturday 7 May 2022. All existing tickets remain valid for these new dates.

Gregory Porter
8 May 2022

GREGORY PORTER’s upcoming Feb/March 2021 UK tour has been rescheduled due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.  
Please hold onto your existing tickets. They will automatically be transferred to 8th May 2022.


Pet Shop Boys - Dreamworld

Pet Shop Boys reschedule their upcoming show at Manchester's AO Arena to Friday 20th May 2022. All original tickets remain valid.

Queen + Adam Lambert
30 & 31 May 2022

Queen + Adam Lambert regretfully announce today that their upcoming tour is being postponed due to the on-going global coronavirus outbreak, with new dates of 30 & 31 May 2022.

Existing tickets remain valid for these new dates.


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 2022! Tickets on sale from 9am, Wednesday 24 March.

Celine Dion
5 & 6 June 2022

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 June 2022.

Tickets are on sale now!

Barry Manilow
16 June 2022

Barry Manilow will now perform Manchester's AO Arena on 16 June 2022. Hold on to your tickets, they remain valid for the new date.


Aerosmith: European Tour 2022

Aerosmith have rescheduled their European tour, with a new date of 28 June 2022 for Manchester.

Tickets remain valid for the new date.

The Weeknd: The After Hours Tour

The Weeknd moves his After Hours tour date at Manchester's AO Arena to 10 October 2022.

Tickets remain valid for this new date.

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!

Hits Radio Live 2022
11 Nov 2022

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