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Event Calendar

The X Factor Live Tour
Tues 20 February

The X Factor Live Tour is returning to Manchester Arena Tuesday 20 February and for the first time ever the audience will choose their own winner!  Tickets are on sale now, priced from £20.00 (booking and facility fees apply)

Heaven on Earth - The Live Arena Spectacular

Beyond the Event organisers control, Heaven On Earth unfortunately has been cancelled. Please return to your point of purchase for a full refund. 

 

 

Paul Weller
Thu 1 March

Paul Weller returns to Manchester Arena to celebrate the 40th anniversary of his first album release ‘n The City and for his 13th album release A Kind Revolution. Support comes from The Strypes. Tickets for the Thursday 1 March show are on sale now, priced at £42.00 (booking & venue facility fees apply). 

Imagine Dragons
Sat 3 March

Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning band, Imagine Dragons return to Manchester Arena Saturday 3 March. Support from K.Flay. Tickets will go on sale now, priced from £32.50 (booking and facility fees apply).

Elbow
Sun 4 March

The UK's most recognised band Elbow announce their heading to Manchester Arena on Sunday 4 March they also release a new track, ‘Kindling (Fickle Flame). Tickets are on sale now, priced from £32.50 (booking and facility fees apply). 

Paloma Faith
Thurs 8 March

Double Platinum and BRIT award singer-songwriter Paloma Faith brings 'The Architect' Tour to Manchester Arena on Thursday 8 MarchTickets are on sale now, priced from £35.00 (booking and facility fees apply)

Stereophonics
Fri 9 March

One of Britain’s best live bands Stereophonics visit Manchester arena on Friday 9 March, following the release their new album ‘Scream Above The Sounds’, with special guest Ten Tonnes. Tickets are on sale now, priced from £32.50 (booking and facility fees apply). 

Joe Bonamassa
Sat 10 March

The blues rocker, Joe Bonamassa has announced his return to Manchester Arena on Saturday 10 March. Joe will feature alongside a hand-picked group of world-class musicians playing material from Blues of Desperation, plus classic Bonamassa fan favourites. Tickets are on sale now, priced from £59.00 (booking and facility fees apply). 

All Time Low
Fri 16 March

Chart-topping Baltimore quartet, All Time Low, are pleased to announce their return to Manchester Arena on Friday 16 March. All Time Low will be opening the show by performing their album “So Wrong, It’s Right” in its entirety. All Time Low are also welcoming special guests Creeper as thier support act. Tickets are on sale now, priced at £32.50 (booking and facility fees apply)

5 Star Wrestling
Thu 22 March

5 Star Wrestling: Manchester, is set to be our biggest event to date and we are absolutely proud to announce that the former WWE Champion: the iconic ROB VAN DAM will be in action at the Manchester Arena on Thursday 22 March, along with an army of the best wrestlers from around the world. Tickets are on sale now, priced from £15.00 (booking and facility fees apply).

Flight of the Conchords

Flight of the Conchords bring the 'Flight of the Conchords sing Flight of the Conchords Tour' to Manchester Arena on Friday 23 March, for their first UK tour in over seven years. Tickets for this event are on sale now (booking and facility fees apply).

Thirty Seconds To Mars
Sat 24 March

Multi-platinum selling band Thirty Seconds to Mars return to Manchester Arena on Saturday 24 March. Tickets are on sale now, priced from 32.50 (booking and facility fee apply).

 

 

Sam Smith
27 - 28 March

Sam Smith announces his UK Arena Tour is coming to Manchester Arena on the 27 & 28 March. Tickets for his two are on sale now, tickets priced from £27.50 (booking and facility fees apply). 

Sam Smith has partnered with PLUS1 so that £1 from ticketing fees goes to War Child UK to protect, educate and stand up for the rights of children caught up in war. www.warchild.org.uk

Fall Out Boy
Thurs 29 March

The Grammy-nominated four-piece hail from Chicago and are one of the world’s most successful rock bands Fall Out Boy return to Manchester Arena as part of their M A  N  I  A tour on Thursday 29 March.Tickets are on sale now and priced from £32.50 (booking and facility fees apply)

Torvill and Dean's Dancing On Ice 2018

The Dancing on Ice Live UK Tour will be skating back across to Manchester Arena starring the legendary Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean. Kem Cetinay and Alex Beresford will join the celebrity line-up for the live ice spectacular which starts next month, alongside TV series favourites Jake Quickenden, Cheryl Baker, Max Evans and Guest Judge, Denise Van Outen. More celebrities will be announced soon.

 

The Courteeners
Sat 7 April

The Courteeners will mark the 10th anniversary of their debut album with a new, fully re-recorded version of the seminal record with a massive show at Manchester Arena on Saturday 7 April Tickets for this event are on sale now, priced from £29.50 (booking and facility fees apply).

Arcade Fire
Sun 8 April

Arcade Fire have announced a headline tour for Spring, which will see “one of the most popular and essential bands of the century” (NME) play Manchester Arena, Sunday 8 April. Support from Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Tickets on sale now, priced at £55.00 (booking and facility fees apply)

Harry Styles
Mon 9 April

Due to overwhelming demand, Harry Styles has announced his appearance at Manchester Arena on Monday 9 April, with Mabel joining him as his support act. Tickets are on sale now and priced from £45.00 (booking and facility fees apply). 

Fast and Furious Live
Fri 13, Sat 14 & Sun 15 April

The action and excitement from one of the most popular and enduring film series of all-time 2 Fast 2 Furious will come to life at Manchester Arena from Friday 13- Sunday 15 April for this ground-breaking live-arena tour. The adrenaline-fueled, two-hour show is set to be the most spectacular live arena production ever produced. Fans will be transported straight into this immersive extension of the Fast & Furious movies. Tickets are on sale now, priced from £35.00 (booking and facility fees apply).

Nashville
Wed 18 April

Nashville are set to play one final time at Manchester Arena in April . The show will feature cast members Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson and Sam Palladio also songs from the series as well as artists’ original material. Tickets are on sale now, priced from £35.00 (booking and facility fees aply)

Michael McIntyre
Thurs 19, Fri 20 & Sat 21 April

Britain’s biggest comedian Michael McIntyre, the global phenomenon, brings his Big World Tour to Manchester Arena. Michael McIntyre will be performing 3 dates in April. Tickets for the Thursday 19th April, Friday 20 April & Saturday 21 April shows are on sale now, priced from £25.00 (booking & venue facility fees apply). 

2018 Unibet Premier League Darts

The world's top darts players will return to Manchester Arena on the 26 April for the 2018 Unibet Premier League on Thursday 26 April, with tickets for the popular event on sale now, priced from £23.00 (booking and facility fees apply). 

Manic Street Preachers
Sat 28th April

Manic Street Preachers are heading to Manchester Arena on the 28 April to coincide with the release of 'Resistance Is Futile', the band have announced their biggest series of UK live shows in over a decade. Support on all dates comes from very special guests The Coral. Tickets for the concert are on sale now and are priced from £36.50 (booking and facility fees apply).

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds return to Manchester Arena on 4 May as part of their Standing On The Earth world tour. Please note there is an ID policy for this show, please read T&Cs before purchasing tickets. 
 

The Vamps
Sat 5 May

Following the success of their #1 third studio album ‘Night & Day’, The Vamps will play Manchester Arena, joined on stage by Conor Maynard, on Saturday 5 MayTickets are on sale now, priced from £12.50 (booking and facility fees apply) 

Nickelback
Tues 8 May

Nickelback is returning to Manchester Arena, plus special guests Seether on Tuesday 8th May. Tickets are on sale now, priced from £43.50 (booking and venue facility fees apply).

Bryan Adams - The Ultimate Tour 2018

Multi-million selling recording artist Bryan Adams is back and will embark on Manchester Arena on Thursday 24 May. He will perform a rip-roaring set of material from his forthcoming new album Ultimate and his enormous hits from an incredible back-catalogue including “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You”, “Can’t Stop This Thing We’ve Started”, “Summer of ‘69”, “Heaven” and more. Tickets for this event are on sale now, priced from £37.50 (booking and facility fees apply)

The Elvis World Tour featuring Shawn Klush & Dean Z

The world's most successful Elvis tribute artiste of all time, Shawn Klush, and the incredible Dean Z are bringing their incredible show to the Manchester Arena on Friday 25 May. Tickets are on sale now and are priced from £23.00 (booking and facility fees apply).

Harlem Globetrotters

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring some of the most electrifying athletes on the planet, will bring their spectacular show to Manchester Arena on Saturday 26 May as part of their World Tour. Tickets are on sale now and priced from £17.50 (booking and facility fees apply). 

Netball Superleague
Sat 2 June

Netball Superleague Manchester Thunder Vs Wasps at Manchester Arena on Saturday 2 June. Tickets are on sale now and priced from £10 (booking and facility fees apply).

Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience

Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience, featuring Ramin Djawadi will head to Manchester Arena in June. Tickets are on sale now and are priced from £40.00 (booking and facility fees apply)

Demi Lovato
Sat 16 June

Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum singer and songwriter Demi Lovato heads to Manchester Arena on Saturday 16 June, as part of her ' Tell Me You Love Me' Tour. Tickets are on sale now, priced from £37.50 (booking and facility fees apply)

The Hollywood Vampires

The Hollywood Vampires featuring Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Johnny Depp, their first ever Manchester Arena show on Sunday 17 June. Support from The Darkness and The Damned. Tickets are on sale now.

Katy Perry
Fri 22 June

Katy Perry announces her appearance at Manchester Arena on Friday 22 June. Tickets are on sale now, priced from £50.00 (booking and facility fees apply).

Peter Kay
Mon 4 - Mon 25 & Sat 30 June

Please click on MORE INFO for the full statement from Peter Kay. 

Justin Timberlake
Sun 1 & Mon 2 July

Following the release of his highly anticipated album Man of the Woods and his epic Pepsi Super Bowl LII Halftime Show performance, Justin Timberlake has announced his return to Manchester Arena as part of his European The Man Of The Woods Tour. Tickets for his second date at Manchester Arena, Monday 2 July, go on sale 9am Friday.

 

Roger Waters
Tues 3 July

Roger Waters has announced that his pioneering ‘Us + Them’ tour will visit Manchester Arena on Tuesday 3 JulyTickets are on sale now, priced from £65.00 (booking and facility fees apply).

James Taylor with very special guest Bonnie Raitt

Legendary singer-songwriter and multiple Grammy award winner James Taylor & his all-star band has teamed up with Bonnie Raitt (and her band) to perform at Manchester Arena on Monday 9 July. Tickets on sale now, priced from £50.00 (booking and facility fees apply)

Paul Simon
Tue 10 July

World-renowned singer/songwriter Paul Simon has announced he will perform at Manchester Arena on Tuesday 10 July as part of his Homeward Bound Farewell Tour. Tickets are on sale now.

Key 103 Live 2018
Sat 14th July

EMO presents Key 103 Live 2018, returning to Manchester Arena on Saturday 14 July. Tickets are on sale now priced from £25.00 (booking and facility fees apply). 

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS
Fri 3rd - Saturday 4th August

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS – The Arena Spectacular, is back! at Manchester Arena Friday 3 - Saturday 4 August. Book your tickets now before they become extinct! Priced from £25.00 (booking and facility fees apply).

Iron Maiden
Mon 6th August

Iron Maiden return to Manchester Arena for thier Legacy Of The Beast tour on Monday 6 August. With special guests Killswitch Engage. Tickets are on sale now, priced from £48.50 (booking and facility fees apply).

Britney Spears: Piece of Me

After a smash hit residency in Las Vegas, pop icon Britney Spears heads out on the 'Piece Of Me' tour and is coming to Manchester Arena, Saturday 18 August - tickets on sale now!

The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour

Kevin Hart and his widely successful and massively hysterical Irresponsible Tour is coming to Manchester Arena on the Friday 31 August, tickets are on sale now, priced from £42.50 (booking and facility fees apply) Please note no phones, photos, or video will be permitted at this event. There is an age restriction on this show 18+

The League of Gentlemen Live Again

The League of Gentlemen are Live Again at Manchester Arena, Saturday 1 September. Tickets on sale now, priced from £35.00 (booking and facility fees apply).

The Giants Live: World's Strongest Man Tour Finals

The greatest strength showdown of all time is back to at Manchester Arena, Saturday 15 September. This is as BIG as gets in the strongman world! The show is part of the qualifying tour for World's Strongest Man and filmed for the Giants Live TV Series which airs over Christmas on Channel FIVE. Tickets on sale now, priced from £25.20 (booking and facility fees apply).

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! Tickets are on sale now, priced from £60.00 (booking and facility fees apply)

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. Existing tickets will be valid for the rescheduled show. Tickets for the new date are on sale now, priced from £29.50 (booking and facility fees apply) 

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.

Jeff Lynne’s ELO
Fri 5 & Sat 6 October

Jeff Lynne’s ELO just ANNOUNCED a second date 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 will go on sale Friday 19 January 9am (booking and facility fees apply) 

U2

U2

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, priced from £35.00 (booking and facility fees apply). 

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, priced from £40.00 (booking and facility fees apply)

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 22nd November. Tickets are on sale now, priced from £35.00 (booking and facility fees apply)

The Human League
Sat 24 November

Human League + Very Special Guest Midge Ure’s Band Electronica are coming to Manchester Arena on Saturday 24 November. Tickets are on sale now and are priced from £38.00 (booking and facility fees apply)

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, priced at £27.50 (booking and facility fees apply)

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 1st December. Tickets are on sale now, priced from £32.50 (booking and facility fees apply) 

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 2nd December. Tickets are on sale now and are priced from £43.50 (booking and facility fees apply).

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

Kennedy Street, 3A and Live Nation present, Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons The Farewell Tour at Manchester Arena on Thursday 6 Decemebr. Tickets are on sale now, priced from £45.00 (booking and venue facility fees apply).

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, priced from £35.00 (booking and facility fees apply)

Professor Brian Cox Live
Sat 9 February 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, priced from £35.00 (booking and facility fees apply). 

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

Please click on MORE INFO for the full statement from Peter Kay