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Event Calendar

50 Cent
Fri 21 September

G-Unit have confirmed that they will be performing alongside Hip Hop Superstar 50 Cent to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of his debut album Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ at the Manchester Arena on Friday 21 September. Tickets are on sale now.

Shania Twain: Shania NOW Tour

With the imminent release of her stunning new album ‘NOW’, multiplatinum, multi-award winning Shania Twain announces an unmissable show at Manchester Arena in September 2018 - the first time Shania has toured here in 13 years! Support comes from The Shires and Bastain Baker. Tickets are on sale now.

Jason Derulo
Sun 23 September

Jason Derulo’s European tour has been rescheduled to September 2018 as he finalises plan for his new album coming late summer. The new Manchester Arena date will now Sunday 23 September. Calum Scott will be main support for the upcoming Jason Derulo September arena shows. Opening support comes from LZ7.

Existing tickets will be valid for the rescheduled show. Tickets for the new date are on sale now.

Cirque du Soleil - OVO
Wed 26 - Sun 30 September

Cirque du Soleil is delighted to announce a brand-new UK arena tour with OVO, coming to Manchester Arena 26 - 30 September. Tickets are on sale now.

Mon 1 October

Kylie - the biggest selling solo artist in the history of Manchester Arena – returns to the city she says “has always welcomed me so much” to showcase tracks from her brand new album Golden on Monday 1 October. Tickets are on sale now.

Early Doors
Thurs 4 October

Early Doors – Britain’s best loved pub sitcom - is back, live on stage at Manchester Arena with a brand story, all new material and the same hilarious characters. Written by and starring Manchester’s very own Craig Cash and Phil Mealey, The Grapes Pub reopens its Stockport doors for a not-to-be-missed night of fun and laughter. Tickets are on sale now.

Jeff Lynne’s ELO
Fri 5 & Sat 6 October

Jeff Lynne’s ELO plus special guest Billy Lockett have just announced a second date at Manchester Arena on Saturday 6 October. More popular than ever, Jeff Lynne’s ELO have always been known for their epic live shows and with a distinct style that seamlessly and innovatively blends rock, pop and classical. Tickets are on sale now.

Disney On Ice presents Dream Big
Wed 10 - Sun 14 October

Adventure awaits as Disney’s most adventurous dreamers put their courage to the test in Disney On Ice presents Dream Big.  Tickets are on sale now.



Fri 19 & Sat 20 October

U2 return to Manchester Arena as part of their European eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour. Tickets for the second show, on Saturday 20 October, are on sale now.

The Supervet, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick

The Supervet, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick, is delighted to be bringing his first ever live stage show Welcome to My World to Manchester Arena this autumn. This groundbreaking new show - a must for all animal lovers and fans of the TV show alike - will see Noel enlighten audiences with his incredible life story and explain how he became The Supervet we know and love. Tickets are on sale now.

Enrique Iglesias
Fri 26 October

For the first time in four years, multi-awarding international icon Enrique Iglesias will be returning to Manchester Arena in October to perform all his hits. Enrique Iglesias has sold more than 150 million albums worldwide, released ten studio albums plus two greatest hits compilations. Undeniably the biggest Latin recording artist in music history. Tickets are on sale now.

Rick Astley
Sat 27 October

Rick Astley is back! and he is heading to Manchester Arena performing his brand new album 'Beautiful Life'. Special guest is Gabrielle. Tickets are on sale now.

David Byrne
Fri 02 November

David Bryne has announced he is heading to Manchester Arena as part of his American Utopia World Tour. Byrne will be performing songs from his critically acclaimed album 'American Utopia' as well as classics from Talking Heads. He will be joined by special guest Benjamin Clementine. 

WWE RAW 2018
Mon 5 November

WWE have announced that its unique brand of action packed entertainment is returning to the UK in November 2018 with Raw. Tickets are on sale now!

WWE SmackDown Live 2018
Tue 6 November

WWE have announced that its unique brand of action packed entertainment is returning to the UK in November 2018 with SmackDown Live. Tickets on sale now.

Fri 9 Nov

Get ready to rock with metal legends Slayer one last time as they take to the stage at Manchester Arena this November, with very special guests Lamb Of God, Anthrax and Obituary. Tickets are on sale now!

Usyk vs Bellew
Sat 10 November







Jess Glynne
Sat 17 November

Jess Glynne returns to Manchester Arena to celebrate the launch of her new album 'Always In Between' on Saturday 17 November. Tickets are on sale now.


Culture Club
Sun 18 November

Boy George and Culture Club are heading to Manchester Arena on Sunday 18 November. Since their inception in 1981 Culture Club have sold more than 50 million records worldwide, with a stream of classic hits including; ‘Do You Really Want to Hurt Me’, ‘Karma Chameleon’, ‘Church Of The Poison Mind’, ‘Victims’, ‘It’s A Miracle’ and ‘The War Song’. Tickets are on sale now.

The Four Tops & The Temptations

Motown legends The Four Tops and The Temptations return to Manchester Arena this November. These two bands are true icons and epitomise the Motown sound that shook the world in the 60s and continues to delight audiences, old and new. Tickets are on sale now.

Nitro Circus: You Got This Tour

Nitro Circus: You Got This, featuring Travis Pastrana along with the best athletes in FMX, BMX, Scooter and Inline, comes to Manchester Arena on Thursday 22 November. 

Florence + The Machine

Florence + the Machine returns to Manchester Arena with the High As Hope tour. Tickets on sale now.

The Human League
Sat 24 November

Human League, plus very special guests Midge Ure’s Band Electronica, are coming to Manchester Arena on Saturday 24 November. Tickets are on sale now.

Hits Radio Live November 2018

Hits Radio Live is returning to Manchester Arena on Sunday 25th November. Tickets are on sale now!

Lauryn Hill
Mon 26 November

GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Ms. Lauryn Hill brings the European leg of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour to Manchester Arena on Monday 26 November. Tickets are on sale now.

Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics

Ibiza Classics is back!! Now firmly part of the live music calendar, Pete Tong along with Jules Buckley and The Heritage Orchestra have announced their return to Manchester Arena with a brand new live show for Thursday 29 November. Tickets are on sale now (booking and facility fees apply).

Jason Manford
Fri 30 November

Jason Manford brings his brand new tour 'Muddle Class' to Manchester Arena on Friday 30 November. Tickets are on sale now.

STAR WARS A New Hope With Full Live Orchestra

Since the release of the first Star Wars movie nearly 40 years ago, the Star Wars saga has had a seismic impact on both cinema and culture, inspiring audiences around the world. Star Wars In Concert heads to Manchester Arena on Saturday 1 December

Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds

Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds – Alive on Stage returns to Manchester Arena to celebrate its 40th ANNIVERSARY on Sunday 2 December. The show will feature a stellar cast including Liam Neeson, Jason Donovan, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Adam Garcia, Nathan James, Anna-Marie Wayne, as well as a Newton Faulker performance.. 

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons will bring their Farewell Tour to Manchester Arena on Thursday 6 December. Tickets are on sale now.

Fri 7 December

The hills are alive with the sound of Madness as they return to Manchester Arena this December. Madness will be playing all the hits and fan favourites plus some brand new tracks. Plus special guests The Fratellis. Tickets are on sale now.

James + The Charlatans
Sat 8 December

James + The Charlatans plus special guests will play Manchester Arena on Saturday 8th December. Tickets are on sale now.

Black Stone Cherry
Mon 10 December

Hot on the heels of their special guest slot to Guns n' Roses at Download Festival, Black Stone Cherry return to Manchester Arena on Monday 10 December. Support comes from The Cadillac Three & Monster Truck. Tickets are on sale now. 

Tues 11 December

Finnish symphonic metal gods NIGHTWISH celebrate more than two decades of their career and will perform their best-of compilation ‘Decades’ at Manchester Arena this December. They have also revealed that special guests will be up and coming heavy metallers BEAST IN BLACK led by former BATTLE BEAST guitarist Anton Kabanen. Tickets are on sale now.

Def Leppard
Wed 12 December

Multi-platinum act Def Leppard announces their return to Manchester Arena performing the seminal "Hysteria" album in full, with special guests Cheap Trick. Tickets are on sale now.

Josh Groban
Fri 14 December

Internationally renowned singer, songwriter and actor Josh Groban announces he is heading to Manchester Arena on Friday 14 December. Known for his grammy-nominated Christmas album Noel and for his appearances in Glee, The Simpsons, The Office and CSI: NY. Tickets are on sale now.

Nile Rogers & Chic
Sat 15 Dec

Legendary Nile Rodgers & CHIC will play Manchester Arena this festive season. Fans will be able to see the band perform all of their incredible hit songs in a brand new and expanded set. This series of special appearances will mark the end of an amazing year for Nile Rodgers – who was most recently appointed the Chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and The Chief Creative Advisor for the iconic Abbey Road Studios. Tickets go on sale on Friday 7 September at 9am.

Andre Rieu
Thurs 20 December

The “King of Waltz” Andre Rieu returns to Manchester Arena with his grand show of romance and magic to all fans during the cozy pre-Christmas season of course he will play wonderful Christmas carols besides his entertaining and fantastic programme. Tickets are on sale now.

Warrington vs Frampton

Josh Warrington will defend his IBF World Featherweight title against Carl Frampton at Manchester Arena on Saturday 22nd December. More information on how to purchase tickets will follow soon.

Peter Pan - The Arena Adventure
Fri 28 & Sat 29 December

This Christmas will see J.M. Barrie’s magical story of Peter Pan brought to life in gigantic proportions on some of the biggest stages in the country. Starring Martin Kemp and Milton Jones. Tickets are on sale now.

The 1975
Thurs 24 January 2019

The 1975 UK & Ireland 2019 Tour plus special guests Pale Waves and No Rome will play Manchester Arena on 24 January. Tickets will go on sale from 9am on Friday 21 September.

Strictly Come Dancing The Live Tour 2019

The Strictly Come Dancing UK Arena Tour is waltzing back on the road from January next year returning to Manchester on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 January. Fans will be delighted to hear that Strictly favourite and 2017 TV show winner Ore Oduba will be hosting the tour for a second time. Tickets for this dancing spectacular go on sale at 8am on Friday 21 September.

Snow Patrol
Wed 30 January

Snow Patrol announce their appearance at Manchester Arena on Wednesday 30 January. Tickets are on sale now.

Sat 2 February

Boyzone bring the 'Thank You & Goodnight - The Farewell Tour' to Manchester Arena on Saturday 2 February. Tickets are on sale now!

Ozzy Osbourne
Sun 3 Feb

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OZZY OSBOURNE today revealed details about his forthcoming "NO MORE TOURS 2," a reference to his 1992 "No More Tours" trek. Tickets go on-sale to the general public on 7 September at 9am

Professor Brian Cox - Universal World Tour 2019

Professor Brian Cox OBE returns to Manchester Arena for his live show with Robin Ince as a special guest, on Saturday 9 February 2019. Tickets are on sale now.

Steely Dan
Thurs 21 Feb

Grammy Award winning jazz rock band Steely Dan annouces UK Arena tour with special guest Steve Winwood. Tickets are on sale from 10am on Friday 7 September.

Fatboy Slim
Thurs 28 Feb

Fatboy Slim has announced that he will be taking his hugely immersive In the Round Show to cities across the UK, hitting the Manchester Arena on Thursday 28 February. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday 7 September.

Twenty One Pilots
Tues 5 March

Twenty One Pilots announce their appearance at Manchester Arena on Tuesday 5 March 2019. Tickets are on sale now.

Nicki Minaj & Future
Mon 18 March

Global hip hop icons Nicki Minaj & Future bring their co-headline tour NICKIHNDRXX to Manchester Arena on Monday 18 March. Tickets are on sale now. 

George Ezra
Sat 16 and Sat 23 March

George Ezra continues his phenomenal ascent with the announcement of his first ever headline arena tour, playing Manchester Arena on 16 March and a second date on 23 March

Tickets for both shows are on sale now. 

Blue Planet II - Live In Concert

Witness the wonders and mysteries of the planet’s oceans and wildlife with Blue Planet II - Live In Concert. Tickets are on sale now.

Panic! At The Disco
Sat 30 March

Panic! At The Disco will play Manchester Arena on Saturday 30 March 2019. Tickets are on sale now.

Shawn Mendes
Sun 7 April

Supporting the release of his self-titled third album, multi-platinum and chart-topping singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes will return to Manchester Arena on Sunday 7 April 2019. Shawn Mendes has 4 Platinum singles (“Stitches”, “Mercy”, “Treat You Better” and “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”) and 3 Top 10 smash hits in the UK Official Charts. Tickets are on sale now.

Bill Bailey 'Larks in Transit'

Bill Bailey is coming to Manchester Arena as part of his Larks In Transit tour. Larks In Transit is a compendium of travellers' tales and the general shenanigans of twenty years as a travelling comedian. Tickets are on sale now.

Peter Kay
Sat 4 May - Mon 6, Thurs 9 - Sat 11 May 2019

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