Event Calendar

Fifth Harmony
Fri 7 October

Chart topping sensations Fifth Harmony will set Europe on fire again this year with the UK leg of their 7/27 tour, starting at Manchester Arena on Friday 7 October. Support comes from Camryn and Aleem.

UFC 204: Bisping vs Henderson

Britain’s most successful mixed martial artist and UFC® fighter Michael Bisping will make history on Saturday 8 October at Manchester Arena as he defends the UFC middleweight belt in his home town against American MMA legend Dan Henderson. 

Disney On Ice Presents Frozen
Thurs 13 - Sun 16 October

Enter a wintry wonderland when Disney On Ice presents Frozen – now a full-length spectacular live on ice! Join Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven, on a journey to discover love is the most magical power of all. Dazzling effects, astonishing skating and special appearances by favourite Disney stars combine to create memories to last a lifetime. Experience the Full Story – Live on Ice! The show comes to Manchester Arena on Thursday 13 - Sunday 16 October. Tickets 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. Support on all three nights comes from MiC LOWRY and The Knocks.

Bad Company
Mon 24 October

Bad Company, with special guest Richie Sambora, will perform at Manchester Arena on Monday 24 October. Tickets are on sale now.

Bear Grylls: Endeavour - Presented By Land Rover

Adventurer, writer and TV host Bear Grylls will bring his very first live arena spectacular to Manchester Arena on Friday 28 October in Bear Grylls: Endeavour - Presented By Land Rover. Tickets for this event are on sale now.

World Championship Boxing: Fury vs Klitschko

Unfortunately this event has been postponed. Further information on ticketing will follow shortly from the promoters.

Maxwell & Mary J. Blige
Sun 30 October

Maxwell & Mary J. Blige will tour together for the first time ever on the co-headlining King and Queen of Hearts World Tour - an incredible double bill featuring full sets and classic hits from both of these legendary performers. Tickets for the Sunday 30 October Manchester Arena date are on sale now. Support comes from RO JAMES.

Selena Gomez
Thurs 3 November

Selena Gomez has announced that she will be cancelling the European Leg of her Revival Tour, including a date at Manchester Arena on Thursday 3 November. Ticketholders are advised that refunds will be available from their point of purchase. 



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 are on sale now.

Sun 6 November

Indie rock band Bastille will play Manchester Arena this November – their biggest Manchester show to date. Tickets for the Sunday 6 November show are on sale now, priced £30.00 (booking fees apply). The London five piece will be performing songs from their latest album Wild World alongside their debut chart topping album Bad Blood.



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.

Billy Connolly
Thu 10 & Fri 11 November

After tickets for his first ever Manchester Arena show sold out in minutes, Billy Connolly has added a second date on Thursday 10 November. November’s shows will be his first ever at Manchester Arena and his first shows in the city since 2012’s sold out residency at Manchester’s O2 Apollo.


Simply Red
Fri 18 November

Simply Red take their classic album Stars on the road this November, including a very special hometown performance at Manchester Arena. Tickets for the Friday 18 November show are on sale now.


Alter Bridge
Weds 23 November

Alter Bridge will open their 2016 UK tour at Manchester Arena this November. Tickets for the Wednesday 23 November show are on sale now, priced £30.00 (booking fees apply). Support comes from VOLBEAT, GOJIRA and Like A Storm.

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.


World Championship Boxing: Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua MBE will defend his IBF World Heavyweight title at Manchester Arena – the undisputed and undefeated home of UK boxing - on Saturday 26 November. An announcement on the opponent and ticket details will be released week commencing Monday 26 September.

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

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. Special guests in Manchester include Candi Staton and Jessie Ware.

Biffy Clyro
Sat 3 December

Acclaimed rockers Biffy Clyro bring The Ellipsis Tour to Manchester Arena this December, alongside special guests Brand New. Tickets for this 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.

Key 103 Christmas Live 2016

Key 103 return with Christmas Live 2016 this December. Tickets for the Friday 9 December concert are on sale now!

Korn & Limp Bizkit
Mon 12 December

Manchester Arena will open the brand new co-headline UK tour by Korn & Limp Bizkit as both bands return to the UK for their first shows together in 19 years. Tickets for the Monday 12 December show are on sale now, priced from £39.50 (subject to booking fees). With a staggering 75 million album sales between them, Korn and Limp Bizkit blazed a trail across the late nineties that has endured to this day and changed the face of popular culture forever.


The 1975
Tue 13 December

The 1975 will play Manchester Arena this December – their biggest hometown show to date. Tickets for the Tuesday 13 December show are on sale now. The Manchester four-piece will be performing tracks from their latest album I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it alongside 2013’s self-titled debut.

Red Hot Chili Peppers
Wed 14 & Thu 15 December

Red hot on the heels of headlining some of the biggest music festivals around the world, Red Hot Chili Peppers return to Manchester on Wednesday 14 & Thursday 15 December as part of their first UK tour in five years. Tickets, including a free copy of the band’s latest album The Getaway, are on sale now (booking fees apply). Supporting the band in Manchester will be Japanese sensation BABYMETAL. 

Fri 16 December

Madness will perform a very special festive show at Manchester Arena as part of their Can’t Touch Us Now 2016 UK tour. Tickets for the Friday 16 December concert are on sale now.

Best Ever Christmas Show and the Story Of Jack Frost

If you liked Cbeebies Live you’re going to love The Best Ever Christmas Show brought to you by the same creative team and starring your favourite TV stars. Yes, the ultimate family Christmas show comes to Manchester Arena this December. Join the Best Ever Christmas Show for all the festive fun imaginable – songs, snow and, of course, Santa! Buy your family’s tickets 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 are on sale now. Please note, guitarist Rick Parfitt will not be appearing on the UK tour. Further details at MORE INFO

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.

The Monster Energy Arenacross Tour 2017

The Monster Energy Arenacross Tour is back for 2017 and once again the high-octane action will be kicking off right here in Manchester! Tickets 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.

Avenged Sevenfold
Mon 16 January

Avenged Sevenfold return to Manchester Arena next year alongside special guests Disturbed and In Flames. Tickets for the Monday 16 January show are on sale now, priced from £37.50 (booking fees apply).

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.

Black Sabbath
Sun 22 January

Black Sabbath will open their final ever UK tour at Manchester Arena on Sunday 22 January. Tickets for what promises to be a legendary concert are on sale now. January’s show will be the final chance fans get to see the greatest metal band of all time, featuring Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler, live in Manchester.

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. 

Strictly Come Dancing Live 2017
Sat 4 & Sun 5 February

Celebrating 10 FAB-U-LOUS years, Strictly Come Dancing Live is back in Manchester next year. Tickets for the 2.30pm & 7.30pm Saturday 4 and 1.30pm Sunday 5 February shows are on sale now, priced from £35.00 (subject to booking fees).


Green Day
Mon 6 February

Green Day return to Manchester Arena next year as part of their Revolution Radio UK tour. Catch the punk rock trio live in Manchester performing the classic hits American Idiot, Holiday, Basket Case, Wake Me Up When September Comes and the brand new single Bang Bang. Tickets for the Monday 6 February show are on sale now. Joining Green Day in Manchester will be special guests The Interrupters.


Jack Whitehall
Fri 17 & Sat 18 February

Multi award-winning stand-up comic Jack Whitehall returns to Manchester Arena next year with his brand new show At Large. Tickets for his second date, Saturday 18 February, are on sale now.

Pet Shop Boys
Sun 19 February

Synth-pop giants Pet Shop Boys return to Manchester Arena for the first time in over four years as part of their 2017 Super UK tour. Tickets for the Sunday 19 February show are on sale now, priced from £35.00 - £75.00 (booking fees apply).

Kaiser Chiefs
Fri 3 March

Fresh from a run of sold-out UK shows and headline slot at V Festival, Kaiser Chiefs have announced their first arena tour in two years, including at date at Manchester Arena. Support comes from Spring King and NGOD.


Olly Murs
Fri 17 & Sat 18 March

Olly Murs, one of British music’s biggest stars, returns to Manchester Arena next spring to celebrate the release of his latest album 24 HRS. Tickets for his Friday 17 & Saturday 18 March shows are on sale now, priced from £29.50 (booking fees apply).

A.R Rahman
Sun 26 March

Plans to bring AR Rahman’s hugely successful 2015 US ‘Intimate Tour’ to the UK this September have faced some serious and ultimately insurmountable technical challenges, leading to the postponement of the tour. Manchester Arena’s show on Friday 30 September has now been rescheduled to Sunday 26 March 2017. All tickets remain valid for the new date. Ticketholders who cannot make the new date are asked to contact their original point of purchase for a refund.

Russell Howard
Fri 31 March

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.

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 tour date at Manchester Arena has been rescheduled to 5 April 2017. Tickets for the show are on sale now.

Harlem Globetrotters
Fri 7 April

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the most electrifying athletes on the planet, will bring their spectacular show to Manchester Arena as part of their 2017 World Tour. Tickets for the Friday 7 April show are on sale now.


Mrs Brown's Boys: Good Mourning Mrs Brown

Their 2017 Manchester Arena shows follow a very busy twelve months for Mrs. Brown’s Boys. After a sell-out tour of Australia and New Zealand and following the live episode of Mrs. Brown’s Boys as a special for BBC’s 60 Years of Comedy - with an audience of over 11m in July – she’s back with the hilarious Good Mourning Mrs. Brown. Tickets for the Thursday 13, Friday 14 & Saturday 15 April (matinee and evening) shows go on sale at 9.00am Friday.



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.

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Pop music legends Frankie Valli &The Four Seasons return to Manchester Arena next 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. The huge 44-date tour stops off at Manchester Arena – his only show in the north of England – on Friday 28 April. Tickets are on sale now!

Iron Maiden
Mon 8 May

Rock legends Iron Maiden return to Manchester Arena next spring as part of The Book Of Souls world tour. Tickets for the Monday 8 May show go on sale at 9.00am Friday 30 September, priced from £46.00 (booking fees apply). 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.

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

Comedy superstar John Bishop is back at Manchester Arena next 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 go on sale at 10.00am Thursday 6 October, priced from £25.00 (booking fees apply).