Event Calendar

A.R Rahman
Sun 26 March

A R Rahman's show at Manchester Arena has unfortunately been cancelled. The London date has been rescheduled and ticket holders for Manchester who have booked direct with Manchester Arena or Ticketmaster will be refunded and then offered an exclusive link to purchase best available seats for the London event. For all other points of sale ticket agents will contact customers direct, to enable customers to exchange or be refunded.


Russell Howard
Fri 31 March

Russell Howard returns to Manchester Arena this year as part of his biggest global tour to date - Round The World. Tickets for the Friday 31 March 2017 show are on sale now.

Craig David
Sat 1 April

Craig David returns to Manchester Arena as part of his biggest UK arena tour in 15 years. Tickets for the Saturday 1 April show are on sale now, priced from £27.00 (booking fees apply).

The Who
Wed 5 April

The Who return to Manchester Arena next April to perform their greatest hits alongside a very special performance of Tommy. For Who fans new and old this is something special that hasn’t been done by the band or seen by their audience since 1970. Tickets are on sale now.

Harlem Globetrotters
Fri 7 April

The world famous and now recording breaking Harlem Globetrotters, set nine Guinness World Records™. Their spectacular show will feature some of the most electrifying athletes on the planet as part of their 2017 World Tour, at Manchester Arena. Tickets for the Friday 7 April show are on sale now.


Boxing: Smith V Williams + Flanagan V Petrov + Nicola Adams

Liam Smith will take on long-time rival Liam Williams on a huge night of boxing at Manchester Arena. Manchester’s Terry Flanagan will defend his WBO World Lightweight Championship against Russia’s Petr Petrov and Nicola Adams OBE will make her much anticipated professional debut. Tickets for the Saturday 8 April blockbuster bout are on sale now, priced from £40.00 (booking fees apply).



Mrs Brown's Boys: Good Mourning Mrs Brown

Due to a phenomenal demand for tickets, Manchester Arena adds an extra show for Mrs. Brown’s Boys Good Mourning Mrs. BrownTickets for the new performance, on Wednesday 12 April, are on sale now. 

Diversity: Genesis
Sun 16 April

After six sell out UK tours, 300,000 tickets sold, countless television performances and numerous other accomplishments, Diversity have announced their seventh tour Genesis, which comes to Manchester Arena on Sunday 16 April 2017. Tickets are on sale now.

Ed Sheeran
Sat 22 & Sun 23 April

Set to be one of the most highly-anticipated tours of 2017, Ed Sheeran has announced an array of worldwide tour dates this spring, including two shows at Manchester Arena on Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 April.




Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Pop music legends Frankie Valli &The Four Seasons return to Manchester Arena this spring as part of their Greatest Hits UK tour. Tickets for the Thursday 27 April concert are on sale now, priced from £45.00 (booking fees apply). One of the few Stateside groups whose reign of hits was uninterrupted by The Beatles and the British Invasion, Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons went on to enjoy a series of hit singles including Bye Bye Baby (Baby Goodbye), Walk Like A Man, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Working My Way Back To You and the disco classic December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night!).



Shawn Mendes
Fri 28 April

Multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes announces his first-ever headlining arena world tour for 2017, with special guest James TW. The huge 44-date tour stops off at Manchester Arena – his only show in the north of England – on Friday 28 April. Final tickets remaining, don't miss out get your's now! 

Bruno Mars
Tue 2 May - Wed 3 May

Grammy award winner and world-renowned, multi-platinum selling entertainer Bruno Mars adds a second date Wednesday 3 May to Manchester Arena next year as part of his massive The 24K Magic World Tour. Tickets are on sale now! Priced from £37.50 (booking fees apply).



The Vamps
Sat 6 May

The Vamps return to Manchester Arena on Saturday 6 May as part of their UK Arena 2017 tour. Tickets are on sale now, priced from only £12.50 (booking fees apply).


Micky Flanagan
Thu 4, Fri 5 & Sun 7 May

Tickets for Micky Flanagan's first night sold out within minutes, due to such high demand he has added two more Manchester Arena shows, so you don't miss out! Tickets for the new An’ Another Fing dates are on sale now, priced from £25.00 (booking fees apply).



Iron Maiden
Mon 8 May

Rock legends Iron Maiden return to Manchester Arena this spring as part of The Book Of Souls world tour. Special guests on the Manchester date will be American arena headliners Shinedown.


Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone™

The Harry Potter™ film series is one of those once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world.  Audiences will now be able to relive the magic of Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone™ in high-definition on a giant screen while hearing a full live orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score. Tickets for the Tuesday 16 May concert are on sale now.

Professor Brian Cox Live

Professor Brian Cox, OBE, will bring his live show to Manchester Arena next spring. Tickets for the Sunday 21 May performance are on sale now.

Ariana Grande
Mon 22 May

Chart-topping music sensation Ariana Grande brings her Dangerous Woman UK tour to Manchester this May. Support comes from BIA.

Take That
Thu 18, Fri 19, Sat 20, Thu 25, Fri 26 & Sat 27 May

Take That are set to bring their hometown fans yet another unmissable live experience when they return to Manchester Arena this year with Wonderland Live. Tickets for the Thursday 18, Friday 19, Saturday 20, Thursday 25, Friday 26 & Saturday 27 May shows are on sale now. Hurry final tickets remaining on all dates! 


Tue 30 May

Heavy metal legends KISS will play Manchester Arena next spring – their only confirmed show in the north of the country for 2017. Tickets for the Tuesday 30 May gig, their first in the city for over seven years, are on sale now, priced from £45.00 (subject to booking fees).

WWE Presents NXT Live!

WWE Presents NXT Live! The Superstars of NXT are making their way for the first time to Manchester Arena this June.  The WWE NXT talent set to appear include Bobby Roode™, Kassius Ohno™, Tye Dillinger™, No Way Jose™ Auska™; SAnitY™ and more*. Tickets for the 6 June showdown are on sale now. *Please note line up is subject to change.

Kings Of Leon
Fri 9 June

Kings of Leon return to Manchester Arena for their first show in the city in over three years. Tickets for the Friday 9 June concert are on sale now, priced from £45.00 (booking fees apply). The Tennessee quartet will be performing tracks from their seventh studio album, WALLS, alongside hits from their decade-plus rock back catalogue, including Molly’s Chambers, On Call, Sex On Fire, Closer and Use Somebody.


Vitality Netball Superleague The Final Four

Vitality Netball Superleague fans are in for a treat this season as the 2017 campaign comes to an end in spectacular fashion at Manchester Arena this June! Tickets are on sale now. 

Nashville in Concert
Sat 17 June

Stars of the hit TV series Nashville will make their Manchester Arena debut this summer. Tickets for the Saturday 17 June concert are on sale now, priced from £32.50 (subject to booking and venue facility fee). Nashville in Concert will feature cast members Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten and Jonathan Jackson and includes songs from the hit TV series as well as artists’ original material.


Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow

Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow will perform a very special show at Manchester Arena this summer. Tickets for the Thursday 22 June concert, the band’s only show in the north of the country, are on sale now, priced from £47.50 (booking fees apply).

Céline Dion
Sun 25 June & Tue 1 Aug

Due to a phenomenal demand for tickets legendary music icon Céline Dion has announced a second Manchester Arena date on Tuesday 1 August. Tickets are on sale now.

Tue 4 & Wed 5 July

Radiohead will play two shows at Manchester Arena this summer. July’s dates will be the first by the band at the venue since 2012 and follow their recent performance at London’s Roundhouse, tickets for which sold out in under twenty minutes. 

Fri 14 July

Pop punk band Blink-182 return to Manchester Arena this summer to perform tracks from their latest number one album California alongside hits from Enema Of The State, Neighbourhoods and 2003’s self-titled Blink-182Tickets are on sale now!! Just released side of the stage seats. 



Key 103 Summer Live 2017

The biggest pop event in Manchester’s calendar, Key 103 Summer Live, returns to Manchester Arena on Saturday 15 July 2017 for a night of amazing live music from some of the biggest stars on the planet. Get your tickets now!

Tue 22 August

BROS will play Manchester Arena this summer in their first show outside of the capital. Tickets for the Tuesday 22 August date are on sale now, priced from £40.00 (subject to booking fees). Speaking ahead of their 2017 Manchester show, Matt and Luke Goss said: “We’re so excited to play these shows, we wish it was next week. Summer can’t come soon enough.”


Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Mon 25 September

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds will perform at Manchester Arena this September as part of a massive eight-week European tour. Tickets for the Monday 25 September concert– the only show in the north of the country – are on sale now.



Giants Live: The Official World's Strongest Man Tour Finals

The strongest men in the world are preparing to storm Manchester Arena on Saturday 30 September for the biggest one-off Strong Man event of the year. It will not only feature the top 10 strongmen in the world, but also the legendary World Deadlift Championships. Come and watch your favourite Giants battle it out over 5 sinew-stretching, pain-inducing 'Trials of Strength'. Can anyone beat the tremendous and record breaking deadlift by Eddie 'The Beast' Hall of Great Britain or will he come back to set another world record? 

Neil Diamond
Sun 1 October

Manchester Arena will open Neil Diamond’s 50th anniversary UK tour on Sunday 1 October. Throughout an illustrious and wide-ranging musical career, Neil Diamond has sold over 130 million albums worldwide and has charted 37 top 40 singles and 16 top 10 albums. Tickets for the Sunday 1 October concert are on sale now. 



Lady Antebellum
Wed 4 October

American country music trio Lady Antebellum have announced a show at Manchester Arena as part of their You Look Good world tour. Tickets for the Wednesday 4 October concert are on sale now, priced from £35.00 (booking & venue facility fees apply).


Lady Gaga
Tue 17 October

Lady Gaga returns to Manchester Arena this October as part of her Joanne world tour. Tickets for the Tuesday 17 October concert – her only confirmed date in the north – are on sale now.

Legends Live - Suzi Quarto, David Essex, The Osmonds & Hot Chocolate

Legends Live returns to Manchester Arena this October with very special guests Suzi Quatro, David Essex, The Osmonds and Hot Chocolate. Tickets for the Thursday 19 October concert are on sale now, priced £45.00 (booking & venue facility fees apply).



J. Cole
Sat 21 October

J. Cole has announced he will be making his way to Manchester Arena on Saturday 21 October. Tickets are on sale now!

Emeli Sandé
Sun 22 October

Emeli Sandé will perform at Manchester Arena this year to celebrate the release of her critically acclaimed new album Long Live The Angels. Tickets for the Sunday 22 October concert are on sale now, priced from £37.50 (booking fees apply).



Sat 28 October

Metallica return to Manchester Arena as part of their Hardwired  . . . To Self-Destruct world tour. Tickets for the Saturday 28 October show – the bands only appearance in the north of England – are on sale now! Every ticket purchased through official outlets includes a copy of a digital or physical version of Hardwired . . . To Self-Destruct.



Thu 2 November

Global electronic soul funk superstars Jamiroquai will open their highly-anticipated European tour at Manchester Arena later this year. Tickets for the Thursday 2 November concert – the bands only show in the north of the country this year - are on sale now, priced from £37.50 (booking & venue facility fees apply).


Alice Cooper
Wed 15 November

Heavy metal legend Alice Cooper returns to Manchester Arena this year for his first show in the city in over five years. Joining Alice in Manchester will be special guests The Mission and The Tubes. Tickets for the Wednesday 15 November are on sale now, priced from £40.00 (subject to booking fees).


Deep Purple
Sat 18 November

Rock legends Deep Purple return to Manchester Arena this year as part of their inFinite The Long Goodbye Tour. Special guests at Deep Purple’s Manchester show will be Europe. Tickets for the Saturday 18 November gig, their first in the city for over six years, are on sale now, priced from £49.50 (subject to booking fees).


Little Mix
Fri 20 October, Tues 21 November & Wed 22 November

Little Mix – the world’s biggest girl group – return to Manchester Arena in 2017 as part of their The Glory Days UK tour. Tickets for the Tuesday 21 & Wednesday 22 November 2017 shows are on sale now! NEWS - LittleMix announce extra date at Manchester Arena, on Friday 20th October. Tickets are on sale now!

John Bishop: Winging It 2017 tour
Fri 24 & Sat 25 November

Comedy superstar John Bishop is back at Manchester Arena this year for his long awaited return to stand-up comedy with his brand new live show Winging It. Tickets for the Friday 24 & Saturday 25 November shows are on sale now, priced from £25.00 (booking fees apply).

Elvis with The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra

2017 looks set to be another vintage year for fans of the King! Following the sell out UK arena tour last year and the number one multi-platinum album The Wonder Of You, Elvis returns to Manchester Arena for a live concert experience like no other, featuring the most recognisable voice of all time, backed by the legendary Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. Tickets for the Tuesday 28 November show are on sale now, priced from £45.00 (booking and venue facility fees apply).



Sat 2 & Sun 3 December

Steps have added a second Manchester Arena date this December to celebrate their 20th anniversary. Tickets for the Sunday 3 December concert are on sale now, priced from £32.50 (booking & venue facility fees apply).



Michael Ball & Alfie Boe
Thu 7 December

Following the stunning success of their platinum selling album Together and 29 sold-out shows across the country, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe have announced a headline show at Manchester ArenaTickets for the Thursday 7 December show are on sale now, priced from £35.00 (booking fees apply).


Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics

Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics, performed by the 65 piece Heritage Orchestra and conducted by Jules Buckley, returns to Manchester Arena this year with a brand new show. Tickets for the Thursday 14 December concert are on sale now, priced from £35.00 (booking fees apply).