Event Calendar

Harlem Globetrotters 2016

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the greatest athletes and entertainers on the planet, will celebrate 90 historic years with a very special Manchester Arena show this year. Tickets for the Sunday 1 May show are on sale now.

Betway Premier League Darts 2016

The world's best darts players return to Manchester this May as part of Betway Premier League Darts’ 2016 tour. Tickets for this event are on sale now.

Bryan Adams
Fri 6 May

Bryan Adams returns to Manchester Arena this spring to showcase tracks from his latest album Get Up. Tickets for the Friday 6 May show are on sale now.

Citizen Khan **venue change**

Unfortunately, due to a scheduling conflict, Citizen Khan has now moved to Manchester’s O2 Apollo. We’re pleased to be working with the team at the Apollo to make sure this great show continues to take place in Manchester on the same date. Please contact your original point of purchase for further details.

World Championship Boxing: Crolla vs Barroso

Anthony Crolla will defend his WBA World Lightweight title against Ismael Barroso at Manchester Arena on Saturday 7 May. Tickets for this fight are on sale now.

Fri 13 May

James have announced a massive Manchester Arena hometown show to celebrate the release of their brand new album Girl At The End Of The World. Tickets for the Friday 13 May show are on sale now. Special guests for the show will be Jack Savoretti and The Slow Readers Club.

Il Divo
Sat 14 May

Il Divo return to Manchester Arena this year as part of their 2016 tour in support of their latest album Amor & Pasion. Tickets for the Saturday 14 May concert are on sale now.

Sat 21 May & Fri 3 June

Busted have announced their return to the world of pop! Matt, James and Charlie will return to Manchester Arena on Saturday 21 May and Friday 3 June as part of their Pigs Can Fly tour. Joining them will be special guests Wheatus and YouTube sensation Emma Blackery. Tickets are on sale now.

Hans Zimmer
Sun 29 May

Award winning film composer Hans Zimmer will perform a special show at Manchester Arena on Sunday 29 May. Legendary guitarist Johnny Marr will also join Hans Zimmer on stage as a featured performer for this show, alongside guests Lebo M, the voice of The Lion King, and Mike Einziger from Incubus. Tickets are on sale now.

Barry Manilow
Wed 15 June

Legendary entertainer Barry Manilow will perform at Manchester Arena this year as he hits the road on a UK tour One Last Time! Tickets for the Wednesday 15 June show are on sale now.

Jeff Lynne's ELO
Wed 22 June

Jeff Lynne’s ELO - one of the most iconic forces in music history – has announced a second Manchester Arena show after tickets for their first show sold out in minutes. Tickets for the second show, on Wednesday 22 June are on sale now.

Don Henley
Mon 27 June

The legendary Don Henley will perform a very special show at Manchester Arena this summer, marking his only indoor arena show in England this year. Tickets for the Monday 27 June show are on sale now, priced £55.00 & £65.00 (booking fees apply).

Lionel Richie - All The Hits
Tues 28 & Wed 29 June

Due to popular demand, international superstar Lionel Richie will perform a second show at Manchester Arena this summer. Tickets for both the Tuesday 28 June and Wednesday 29 June All The Hits concerts are on sale now. Special guest for the show is Corinne Bailey Rae

World Championship Boxing: Fury vs Klitschko

The undefeated linear WBO, WBA Super, IBO and Ring Magazine World Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury will face legendary former World Champion Wladimir Klitschko at Manchester Arena on Saturday 9 July. Tickets on sale now.

Arijit Singh
Sun 10 July

Bollywood sensation Arijit Singh will perform live in Manchester for the first time ever this summer. Arijit Singh is already considered the voice of his generation. He rose to widespread prominence and became a household name with the release of the song Tum Hi Ho from the Aashiqui 2 soundtrack. Tickets for the Sunday 10 July show are on sale now.

Key 103 Summer Live 2016

Manchester's biggest pop party returns this summer. Early bird tickets for Key 103 Summer Live 2016 are on sale now. 

Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

Global superstar and icon Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan returns to Manchester Arena this summer for his Greatest Hits live tour. Tickets for the Saturday 13 August show are on sale now.


Steel Panther
Tue 18 October

Rock gods Steel Panther make their Manchester Arena debut this October. Catch Michael Starr, Satchel, Lexxi Foxx and Stix Zadinia live in Manchester as they perform songs from their hit albumsTickets for the Tuesday 18 October concert are on sale now!

Wed 19 October

Multi-platinum selling rock band Nickelback return to Manchester this October as part of their staggering tenth world tour. Support comes from fellow Canadian rockers Monster Truck. Tickets for the Wednesday 19 October are on sale now, priced £38.50 plus £1.00 charity donation (booking fees apply).

Four Tops & The Temptations

Timeless Motown legends Four Tops & The Temptations return to Manchester Arena on Saturday 22 October. Special guests in Manchester will be US R&B, funk and soul music group Tavares who will be performing their classic hits More Than A Woman, Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel, It Only Takes A Minute and Don’t Take Away The Music.

Justin Bieber
Thurs 20, Fri 21 & Sun 23 October

Due to popular demand Justin Bieber has added a third Manchester Arena show to his Purpose World Tour. Tickets for the Sunday 23 October show are on sale now. 

Bear Grylls Presents Endeavour: Your Adventure Awaits

Adventurer, writer and TV host Bear Grylls will bring his very first live arena spectacular to Manchester on Friday 28 October. Tickets for this event are on sale now.

Selena Gomez
Thurs 3 November

Selena Gomez will perform her debut show at Manchester Arena on Thursday 3 November. Tickets are on sale now.

WWE Live 2016
Sat 5 November

WWE have announced that its unique brand of action packed entertainment is returning to Manchester Arena on Saturday 5 November. Tickets for the event go on sale at 9am on Friday 6 May. 

Bring Me The Horizon
Tues 8 November

Sheffield rockers Bring Me The Horizon will perform their first headline show at Manchester Arena on Tuesday 8 November. Tickets for the show are on sale now.

Elvis with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra

Following on from the release of last year’s incredible million-selling album, If I Can Dream, comes the announcement of the world exclusive live concert experience featuring the most recognisable voice of all time, Elvis Presley, backed by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, for a limited UK arena run this November. Tickets for the Thursday 24 November show at Manchester Arena are on sale now.


The Cure
Tues 29 November

The Cure return to Manchester Arena this year for their first show in the city for over a decade. Tickets for the Tuesday 29 November show are on sale now.

Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics

Following phenomenal demand for his London show, Pete Tong will bring Ibiza Classics, along with Jules Buckley and The Heritage Orchestra, to Manchester Arena this December. Tickets for the Friday 2 December show are on sale now.

Mon 5 December

Placebo will return to Manchester Arena as part of their world tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of their platinum selling debut album Placebo. Tickets for the Monday 5 December show are on sale now.

Rod Stewart
Thurs 8 December

The legendary Rod Stewart will return to Manchester Arena to perform all his biggest hits from Gasoline Alley to Another Country as part of his upcoming arena tour. Tickets for the Thursday 8 December show are on sale now.

Best Ever Christmas Show and the Story Of Jack Frost

Get ready for a Christmas extravaganza like you’ve never seen before because the Best Ever Christmas Show is on its way to Manchester! Bringing this brand new spectacular to life are some of the best-loved names in pre-school television. Tickets for the Saturday 17 December (1.30pm & 4.30pm) and Sunday 18 December (11.00am & 2.30pm) shows are on sale now

Status Quo
Mon 19 December

Status Quo will bring their thunderous electric live show back to Manchester Arena for the last time as part of The Last Of The Electrics tour. Tickets for the Monday 19 December show at Manchester Arena are on sale now, priced from £48.00 & £55.00 (booking fees apply).

Andre Rieu
Thurs 22 December

André Rieu, together with his 60 piece Johann Strauss Orchestra and many international soloists, returns to Manchester Arena. Tickets for the Thursday 22 December show are on sale now.

Impractical Jokers
Thurs 12 January

The cast of Comedy Central’s Impractical Jokers, featuring the acclaimed comedy troupe The Tenderloins will make their Manchester Arena debut next year. Tickets for the Thursday 12 January 2017 show – their only confirmed date in the north of England next year - are on sale now.

Donny Osmond
Sat 21 January

Donny Osmond has announced exciting plans for his first solo concert tour of the UK in four years as he celebrates 50 years in show business. The Soundtrack Of My Life tour will being here at Manchester Arena on Saturday 21 January 2017. Tickets for the show go on sale now.

Marvel Universe LIVE! Super Heroes Assemble
Thurs 26 – Sun 29 January

Marvel fans unite! Marvel Universe LIVE! Super Heroes Assemble is taking the live entertainment experience to a whole new level with an epic show unlike anything you’ve seen before. Tickets for the Manchester Arena shows, from Thursday 26 – Sunday 29 January 2017, are on sale now. Due to popular demand, an additional show has been added at 8pm on Sunday 29 January. Tickets for this extra show are on sale now. 

Russell Howard
Fri 31 March 2017

Russell Howard returns to Manchester Arena next 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.

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.

The Sessions a live re-staging of the Beatles at Abbey Road Studios

We are delighted to announce the rescheduled performance date for 2017 as Friday 2 June. Tickets for the 2016 dates will remain valid, you do not need to exchange them. Customers unable to attend the rescheduled performance should contact their point of purchase for a ticket refund. On behalf of organisers please accept our apologies for any disappointment caused by the postponement of these dates.