The Manchester Arena, opened in 1995, is big: in terms of ticket sales, it's regularly in the top 5 music venues on the planet. It was designed as an American-style sports arena but it's more commonly used as a venue for massive music gigs, with the 2013 programme alone featuring Alicia Keys, Kings of Leon, Disney on Ice, Rihanna, Rush and Eric Clapton, although Peter Kay played it for a record-breaking 40 nights on a single tour in 2010--2011. The arena is managed by venue management giant SMG and features 360 degree seating with a maximum capacity of 23,000 seats, depending on the nature of the event. A variety of corporate hospitality packages are available.
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Rob Beckett: Wallop
Observational and high-energy new material from the award-winning stand-up whose TV appearances include All Together Now, 8 Out of 10 Cats and Live at the Apollo.
Joe Lycett: More, More, More! How Do You Lycett? How Do You Lycett?
The Birmingham-born comic tours his latest show.
John Bishop: Right Here, Right Now
Observational humour from the famed stand-up.
Professor Brian Cox
Professor Brian Cox takes audiences on a journey through space and time. The particle physicist is best known for his popular BBC series Wonders of … and non-fiction titles including Why Does E=mc²? and The Quantum Universe.
Jason Manford: Like Me
He’s back! It’s been a busy few years for Jason Manford since his last smash-hit stand up show but fans of his Absolute Radio show will know this nationally acclaimed comedian hasn’t changed a bit. Like Me is Jason’s latest comic offering set to hit road, and is sure to be ‘expert observational comedy’ (The Guardian) mixed with ‘comic gold’ (Mail on Sunday).
Canadian rocker best known for his hits during 80s and 90s.
Mainstream jazz and soul from the Grammy-nominated singer and composer.
Classic tunes from the veteran singer-songwriter's five decade career as he heads on his final 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' tour.
The X-Factor winning pop quartet only got going in 2011 and already have numerous tribute acts. The quartet have become one of Britain's best-loved pop acts and became one of the most enduring earworms of 2016 with 'Shout Out To My Ex', as well as selling millions of albums worldwide.
New York punk's eclectic pop wing continue to enjoy pop longevity.
Mainstream indie pop in the vein of Snow Patrol and Maroon 5 from The Voice judge Danny O'Donoghue.
Inoffensive sounds from this south London indie four-piece.
The Four Tops and The Temptations
A double-bill of Motown veterans. Few of the original members survive (with The Temptations alone having had at least 20 different members pass through their ranks over the years), but the songs -- from 'Get Ready' to 'Reach Out I'll Be There' -- most certainly do.
Pet Shop Boys
Iconic English electronic and synth-pop duo, Neil Tennant and Chris Lower formed Pet Shop Boys in 1981 and they rule the stages ever since. Prepare to hear the biggest hits including 'West End Girls' and 'Always on My Mind'.
Justin Vernon returns with more delicate and beautiful acoustic folk and Americana.
RuPaul's Drag Race: Werq the World Tour
Stage show featuring stars RuPaul's Drag Race, including Michelle Visage, Asia O’Hara, Detox, Kameron Michaels, Plastique Tiara, Vanessa Vanjie Mateo, Yvie Oddly and the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, The Vivienne.
'Stratagem' with Alan Partridge Live!
Love him or loathe him, we all love Alan Partridge.
Bay Area metal stalwarts that helped usher in a new wave of thrash on classic album Burn My Eyes (1991) but expanded their sound on scope on 2006's The Blackening.
Kings of Leon
Hirsute country rock'n'rollers.
Gravel-voiced Rod returns for more onstage shenanigans lapped up by a partying crowd. There's always 'Maggie May' to look forward to. This time round he is promoting his latest studio album Blood Red Roses.
Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds
Take cover -- it's the original (prog-rock) score for the HG Wells novel adaptation, performed live on this Final Arena tour, with holographic Liam Neeson.
British R&B singer, songwriter, rapper, DJ and producer who rose to fame in 1999.
The 'Maestro of the Masses' brings popular tunes from film, musicals, operas and operettas to an arena near you.
Unibet Premier League Darts
Premier League Darts competition taking place around the UK and Ireland's top arenas.
Alternative rock duo from Brighton featuring Michael Kerr (vocals/bass) and Ben Thatcher (drums).
Old school monsters of rock justly famed for the killer riffola of 'Smoke on the Water'.
The rapper known as Snoop Dogg, Snoop Lion, Snoopzilla and Snoopadelic performs hip-hop, gangsta rap and reggae.
Easy listening pop hits, emotive piano ballads and glitzy showmanship from the camp commander. With worldwide sales of more than 80 million records, Barry Manilow’s success is a benchmark in popular music.
Grammy Award-winning American singer, songwriter, and producer.
Years & Years
Colorado roots rock trio with a bit of the Mumfords about them.
Heavy metalcore quartet from Byron Bay, Australia.
She became the voice of a female generation in the 90s with album Jagged Little Pill.
English grime and rap artist who won Best Grime Act 2014 at the MOBO Awards and was named in the BBC's Sound of 2015 list. He's since won several Brit Awards and cemented his reputation as one of the country's most influential icons, thanks to his political activism as well as his music.
London pop singer-songwriter with a feminist agenda and two Brits.
Downbeat, soulful, R&B-infused hip hop from Canadian singer Abel Tesfaye.
Make-up clad masters of macabre metal specialising in jaunty doom-laden odes to Satan.
One of the biggest artists in the world, Billie Eilish first gained attention in 2015 when she uploaded the song 'Ocean Eyes' to SoundCloud.
Hans Zimmer Live
The composer and musician from Frankfurt performs his own film music, framed by his accompanying musicians.
Young Canadian singer-songwriter who was named as one of Times' 100 Most Influential People in 2018.
Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics
Cuffe and Taylor present Pete Tong Ibiza Classica with the Heritage Orchestra conducted by Jules Buckley
The sometime Black Sabbath frontman and rock legend sings songs from his epic career.
Planet Earth II: Live in Concert
Live concert featuring footage from the Planet Earth II series.
Hits Radio Live
Star-studded live music line-up, featuring the biggest stars of mainstream pop today.
Alice Cooper + The Cult
Billy Idol, Go Gos
Magic Mike: The Arena Tour
Queen & Adam Lambert
Queen guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and vocalist Adam Lambert (American Idol/Glee) return to the road with the Rhapsody concert experience.
Motown legend and American pop culture icon who first found fame as the lead singer of the Supremes, releasing hit singles 'Stop! In the Name of Love', 'You Can't Hurry Love' and 'You Keep Me Hangin' On'. Her solo career is equally extraordinary, and is responsible for timeless tunes such as 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough' and 'I'm Coming Out'. Ross has also dabbled in acting, nabbing a Golden Globe and an Academy Award nod for her performance as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues.
The Masked Singer Live
An arena tour from the popular TV show. Your favourite costumed characters singing on stage 'as different mystery celebrities are unmasked at the end of every performance'. Hosted by Joel Dommett.
The critically-acclaimed, award-winning Canadian singer performs her soft-rock and pop numbers from across her career. You'll know her mainly from 'My Heart Will Go On.'
Cirque Du Soleil: Corteo
The world renowned Canadian contemporary circus company is back with a new mesmerising show about a clown whose spirit stays with us after he dies. A festive parade that entertains; the perfect accolade for an artist whose life was dedicated to revelry and making merry.
Whitesnake, Foreigner, Europe
Swedish House Mafia
Manchester Thunder v Leeds Rhinos
Rob Beckett, Josh Widdicombe
Ashanti, Trey Songz, Mario
Ex-Verve frontman touring in support of new album Natural Rebel
Florence + the Machine
Big blustering vocalist with a fine line in stage gear and one of the most distinctive voices in pop.
Ashanti, Trey Songz, Mario
The National Lottery's Big Jubilee Street Party
90s Baby POP -- The Biggest Pop Show Ever
Current stomping ground for Creed guitarist Mark Tremonti and bass player Brian Marshall, named after a bridge near where Tremonti grew up in Detroit. Lead singer Myles Kennedy also moonlights fronting Slash's band.
Disney on Ice - Find Your Hero
A colourful and exciting ice show, featuring around 65 Disney characters from across the years, including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and the Disney Princesses.
The headily-acclaimed Canadian ensemble perform songs from their upcoming album, as well as tracks from their back catalogue.
Backstreet's back, as they say. They head out on tour with the five-heartthrob line-up restored.
Arcade Fire, Feist
The Young Voices Concert
Children's choir concert hosted by Young Voices, which aims to encourage a love of singing in young people.
Shagged. Married. Annoyed. With Chris & Rosie Ramsey
The real-life couple talk about the funnier side of dating and romance.
Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest
SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA, ZHU
Alicia Keys, Lous and The Yakuza
Parenting Hell Live, Rob Beckett, Josh Widdicombe
Machine Head, Amon Amarth
Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Tha Dogg Pound, Versatile, Obie Trice, D12
Swedish House Mafia
Hard-gigging triumvirate of Swedish DJs/producers rock the house.
Parenting Hell Live
The lairy indie combo have headlined T in the Park and Glastonbury with their tried-and-tested piledriving electro-rock anthems.
Panic! at the Disco
Chisel-cheekboned emo quartet from Las Vegas take another crack at the whip, this time with exclamation mark restored. Because punctuation rocks.
Big pop hits from the sometime Take That star.