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Event Calendar

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!

Bugzy Malone - The Resurrection Tour

Bugzy Malone's - The Resurrection Tour - a massive hometown show at Manchester’s AO Arena on Saturday 4th December, his first-ever headline tour date at the venue!

Tickets on sale now!

D Block Europe
5 Dec 2021

See chart-topping rap duo D Block Europe at Manchester's AO Arena on 5 December 2021.

Tickets are on sale now!

Tom Jones - Surrounded By Time Tour

International icon Tom Jones returns to Manchester's AO Arena this December with his Surrounded By Time Tour. 

Tickets on sale now!

Gary Barlow
9 Dec 2021

Gary Barlow has a brand new solo 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 All The 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!

 

Madness - The Ladykillers Tour

British pop giants Madness are bringing their ‘The Ladykillers Tour’ to the AO Arena on Saturday 11 December.

Get your tickets 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!

World Championship Boxing: Parker vs Chisora II

Eddie Hern presents World Championship Boxing: Parker vs Chisora II at Manchester's AO Arena

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

See Sh**ged. Married. Annoyed. with Chris and Rosie Ramsey live at Manchester's AO Arena!

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Bill Bailey - EN ROUTE TO NORMAL TOUR

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.

L.O.L. SURPRISE! LIVE
30 Dec 2021 & 2 Jan 2022

L.O.L. Surprise! LIVE VIP Party! in collaboration with Visit Malta is the UK’s first opportunity to see the most L.O.L. Surprise! characters together… LIVE at Manchester's AO Arena on 30 December 2021 and 2 January 2022!

Get your tickets 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!

James Blunt - the Greatest Hit Tour

James Blunt returns to Manchester's AO Arena with his Greatest Hits Tour on Friday 4 February 2022.

Get your beautiful tickets now!

Simply Red
6 Feb 2022

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

Existing tickets are valid for the rescheduled date.

Amir Khan vs Kell Brook

AMIR KHAN VS KELL BROOK TO HEADLINE MANCHESTER'S AO ARENA ON SATURDAY 19 FEBRUARY 2022.

 

Dave
24 Feb 2022

Following the release of his critically acclaimed UK #1 sophomore album ‘We’re All Alone In This Together’, Dave announces a huge 2022 UK arena tour - performing Manchester's AO Arena on 24 February 2022. 

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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!

The Lumineers
2 March 2022

Catch The Lumineers when they play Manchester's AO Arena on 2 March 2022!

Tickets available now!

The Wanted - Greatest Hits Tour

Catch The Wanted's Greatest Hits Tour at Manchester's AO Arena on 13 March 2022!

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Stereophonics
18 March 2022

Stereophonics return with a new album in 2022 alongside a massive tour date here at Manchester's AO Arena, 18 March 2022!

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Stormzy
19 March 2022

Rescheduled tour date confirmed for Stormzy; he'll now play Manchester's AO Arena on 19 March 2022! Existing tickets remain valid for this new date.

COKOFEST
20 March 2022

Coko Festival with Burna Boy is coming to Manchester's AO Arena on 20 March 2022.

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et your tickets 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!

Royal Blood
2 April 2022

Royal Blood will play Manchester's AO Arena on 2 April 2022.

Tickets on sale now!

Bastille
8 April 2022

Bastille to perform Manchester's AO Arena on 8 April 2022!

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GHOST
9 April 2022

Catch GHOST plus special guests Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats at Manchester's AO Arena on 9 April 2022! 

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2022 Cazoo Premier League Darts’

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

 

Dua Lipa
15 April 2022

Dua Lipa’s performance at Manchester's AO Arena has been rescheduled and will now take place on 15 April 2022.

Please hang on to your tickets as they're valid for the new date.

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. 

Blondie - Against The Odds’ UK Tour

Blondie reschedule their tour dates to 2022, with new support from Johnny Marr.

The new date at Manchester's AO Arena is Sunday 1 May 2022. Existing tickets will remain valid for this date.

Tool
2 May 2022

Tool to perform Manchester's AO Arena on 2 May 2022!

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Shawn Mendes
4 May 2022

Shawn Mendes brings Wonder: The World Tour to Manchester's AO Arena on 4 May 2022.

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Little Mix - The Confetti Tour

Little Mix reschedule their Confetti Tour dates at Manchester's AO Arena to Friday 6 & Saturday 7 May 2022.

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.  

Existing tickets remain valid for this new date.

 

Alan Partridge Live
12 & 13 May 2022

STRATAGEM WITH ALAN PARTRIDGE, a live stage show starring the award-winning multi-hyphenated Steve Coogan is coming to the AO Arena on 12 May & 13 May.

Aha! Tickets on sale now!

Bryan Adams - So Happy It Hurts Tour

Platinum selling and Grammy Award winning musician Bryan Adams plays Manchester's AO Arena on 17 May 2022.

Make like it's the Summer of '69 and get your tickets now!

Whitesnake, Foreigner + Europe

Whitesnake, Foreigner and Europe will take fans on a musical journey at this once in a lifetime performance. Combining arguably music’s most celebrated rock legends, this tour will see Whitesnake, Foreigner and Europe perform their formidable musical arsenal.

Tickets on sale now!

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq the World Tour

The biggest drag show in the world, RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq The World, is coming to the AO Arena, Manchester with an all-new production on 19 May 2022!

Existing tickets remain valid for this new date.

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.

The Script - Greatest Hits Tour

Catch The Script's Greatest Hits Tour at Manchester's AO Arena on 21 May 2022.

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Alice Cooper + The Cult

Rock n Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper and Rock Icons The Cult are heading to Manchester's 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 Manchester's AO Arena on 28 May 2022.

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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.

MAGIC MIKE – THE ARENA TOUR

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!

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!

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 Manchester's AO Arena on 7 and 8 June 2022.

Tickets are on sale now!

Alicia Keys
11 June 2022

Alicia Keys plays Manchester's AO Arena, Saturday 11 June 2022!

Original tickets remain valid for this new date.

Billy Idol
13 June 2022

Billy Idol brings 'The Roadside Tour' to Manchester's AO Arena on 13 June 2022!

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Diana Ross
14 June 2022

The iconic Diana Ross brings her UK Thank You tour to Manchester's 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 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.

Kings of Leon
5 July 2022

Kings of Leon return to Manchester's AO Arena on 5 July 2022.

Get your tickets now!

Snoop Dogg
1 Sept 2022

Snoop Dogg reschedules his tour date at Manchester's AO Arena to 1 September 2022.

Existing tickets remain valid for this show.

Machine Head + Amon Amarth

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

Get your tickets 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.

BLUE - Heart and Soul Tour

To celebrate their 20th anniversary, Blue have announced their Heart & Soul Tour and will play the AO Arena on 24 September 2022, joined by very special guests Atomic Kitten.

Tickets go on sale from 9am on Friday 3 December!

Swedish House Mafia - Paradise Again World Tour 2022

Global supergroup Swedish House Mafia bring their Paradise Again World Tour to Manchester's 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 Manchester's AO Arena on 1 October 2022!

Get your tickets now!

The Weeknd: The After Hours Tour

The Weeknd has cancelled his scheduled performance at Manchester's AO Arena, 10 October 2022.

Ticketholders will be contacted in due course.

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. 

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.

Original tickets are valid for the new date.

Westlife
24 November 2022

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

Get your tickets now!

Rod Stewart
14 Dec 2022

Continuing his iconic reign performing a string of headline shows, Rod Stewart returns to Manchester's 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 Manchester's AO Arena on 25 February and 4 March 2023!

Tickets on sale now!

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 Manchester AO Arena has been rescheduled for 7 June 2023. All tickets remain valid for the new date.