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TAME IMPALA
Tuesday 11th February 2016
Australian psychedelic rockers Tame Impala will make their Manchester Arena debut next year. They will be performing tracks from their latest album Currents, including singles Let It Happen and Cause I'm A Man.
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ALL TIME LOW
Friday 12th February 2016

American pop punk band All Time Low return to Manchester Arena next year as part of their Back To The Future Hearts arena tour. Future Hearts is the band's sixth studio album and it hit the number one spot in the UK charts in April 2015.

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FOALS
Saturday 13th February 2016

Indie giants Foals will make their headline Manchester Arena appearance next spring with support from Everything Everything. The Oxford five-piece will be showcasing tracks from their latest album What Went Down alongside hits from their first three releases Antidotes, Total Life Forever and Holy Fire.

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WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING
Saturday 27th February 2016

Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg will meet for the IBF and WBA World Super-Bantamweight titles at Manchester Arena on Saturday 27 February. The two boxers have been on a collision course for years and finally meet in the ring in Manchester in 2016.

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YOUNG VOICES
Monday 29th February to Thursday 3rd March 2016

The largest children’s choir in the world, Young Voices will be celebrating their 20th anniversary in style with four special performances at Manchester Arena.

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WET WET WET
Saturday 5th March 2016

Iconic British band Wet Wet Wet return to Manchester Arena next year as part of The Big Picture Tour.

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ADELE
Mon 7th & Tue 8th - Thu 10th & Fri 11th March 2016

Adele will make her Manchester Arena debut next year, marking her first shows in the city in five years. Adele’s third album, 25, is out now and includes the number one single Hello which became the first song to sell over one million digital copies within its first week.

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X FACTOR LIVE TOUR
Saturday 12th March 2016

See your favourite contestants perform live in Manchester with The X Factor Live 2016 arena tour. Attended by over three million people, The X Factor Live Tour has been one of the most successful annual arena tours in the UK for the past eleven years.

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MARIAH CAREY
Friday 18th March 2016

International superstar Mariah Carey returns to Manchester next year as part of her Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour. The music icon will be drawing on her back catalogue of over 18 number one singles and performing her biggest hits.

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ELLIE GOULDING
Saturday 19th March 2016

It has been a whirlwind few years for the singer. Since the release of her debut Lights in 2010, she has sold over 20 million records, had two number one albums, won two Brit Awards and had Vevo views and streams both in excess of one billion.

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LITTLE MIX
Thursday 24th March & Thursday 7th April 2016

Little Mix - the world's biggest girl group - return to Manchester Arena in 2016 as part of their Get Weird UK tour. Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall became Little Mix in 2011.

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A-HA
Friday 25th March 2016

Norwegian pop icons A-ha bring their Cast in Steel tour to Manchester Arena on Friday 25 March.

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DYNAMO
Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd April 2016

He’s walked on water, levitated above the Shard, walked down the LA Times Building, predicted the World Cup outcome and taken a trip on the side of a bus. Now, Dynamo will face his biggest challenge to date as he brings his live show to Manchester Arena for three incredible performances.

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JANET JACKSON
Tuesday 5th April 2016

Making her first Manchester appearance in over 15 years, the US superstar will be performing tracks from her latest album Unbreakable alongside the hit singles Nasty, Rhythm Nation, That’s The Way Love Goes and All For You.

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MUSE
Friday 8th & Saturday 9th April 2016
Rock music legends Muse will return to Manchester Arena next year for a spectacular show as part of their Drones World Tour. The band will only play three arena shows in the UK as part of the tour and their Manchester date will be the only one outside of London.
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JEFF LYNNE'S ELO
Sunday 10th April & Wednesday 22nd June 2016

Following the release of the first new ELO music in 15 years, Jeff Lynne’s ELO - one of the most iconic forces in music history – has announced a Manchester Arena show for 2016. With a distinct style that seamlessly and innovatively blends rock, pop and classical, ELO has had twenty six UK top 40 singles.

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MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS
Tuesday 12th April 2016

US hip hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will make their Manchester Arena debut next spring. Joining them on their Part II: The European Tour will be special guests Raury & XP.

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THE VAMPS
Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th April 2016
Pop superstars The Vamps will perform two shows at Manchester Arena next year as part of their tour in support of their upcoming album, Wake Up. Support for the show comes from special guests Conor Maynard, The Tide and Hometown.
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NETBALL MANCHESTER THUNDER v YORKSHIRE JETS
Monday 18th April 2016

Netball Superleague - Manchester Thunder vs Yorkshire Jets comes to the Manchester Arena. Live on SKY Sports.

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WWE LIVE WRESTLEMANIA REVENGE
Tuesday 19th April 2016

WWE LIVE is unique blend of sport and entertainment, combining in-ring match action with dramatic entertainment. Bursting with all the drama and energy of a rock concert, in a fun, lively and exciting environment, WWE Live is the ultimate in family entertainment!

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5 SECONDS OF SUMMER
Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd April 2016

5 Seconds Of Summer will return to Manchester as part of their Sounds Live Feels Live tour. 5SOS will be playing tracks from their new studio album Sounds Good, Feels Good, which will be released on 23 October.

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DIXIE CHICKS
Saturday 30th April 2016

American country artists and winners of a clutch of Grammys at the 2003 awards, Emily Robinson, Martie Maguire and Natalie Maines blend bluegrass, pop, rock and country music with a brash irreverent attitude to present a fresh new sound that is instantly recognisable.

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HARLEM GLOBE TROTTERS
Sunday 1st May 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 in 2016.

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BETWAY PREMIER LEAGUE DARTS
Thursday 5th May 2016

The world's best darts players return to Manchester on Thursday 5 May as part of Betway Premier League Darts’ 2016 tour. Manchester Arena will host the penultimate league night  as the remaining eight stars continue their challenge to claim semi-final places.

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BRYAN ADAMS
Friday 6th May 2016

Returning to the Manchester venue for the first time since 2014’s Reckless anniversary tour, the Canadian rocker will be performing tracks from Get Up alongside the hits Cuts Like A Knife, Hearts On Fire and the anthemic (Everything I Do) I Do It For You.

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CITIZEN KHAN
Saturday 7th May 2016

Following four hugely successful series on BBC One, Adil Ray is bringing the much loved self-appointed community leader, Mr Khan to the stage at Manchester Arena for one of only three Arena performances in May 2016.

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THE SESSIONS
Sunday 8th May 2016
The Sessions - A live re-staging of the Beatles at Abbey Road Studios will come to Manchester Arena as part of an eleven-date UK Arena Tour next year. This spectacular show gives you the chance to see what it would feel like to be at a Beatles recording session
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JAMES
Friday 13th May 2016

James have announced a massive hometown show for 2016 to celebrate the release of their brand new album Girl At The End Of The World. With a career that includes 14 studio albums and 20 UK top 40 singles – including Sit Down, She’s A Star, Laid and Come Home and more.

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IL DIVO
Saturday 14th May 2016

Il Divo return to Manchester Arena next year as part of their 2016 tour in support of their latest album Amor & Pasion. Still classed as the original and the best classical cross over group of all time.

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BUSTED
Saturday 21st May & Friday 3rd June 2016

Next year’s tour will be the first time in 12 years anyone will be able to see the three members play all their greatest hits together live – among them the simply huge, unforgettable smashes What I Go To School For, Crashed The Wedding, You Said No, Air Hostess and Year 3000.

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HANS ZIMMER
Sunday 29th May 2016

Hans Zimmer is Hollywood’s most in demand and innovative film music composer. The German-born musician has composed the soundtracks to a huge number of blockbusters including Inception, Interstellar, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Gladiator, 12 Years a Slave and many more.

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BARRY MANILOW
Wednesday 15th June 2016
Legendary entertainer Barry Manilow will perform at Manchester Arena next year as he hits the road on a UK tour One Last Time! Barry Manilow will be performing all his classics, including his mega-hit Mandy, which first topped the charts 40 years ago in 1975.
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JEFF LYNNE'S ELO
Sunday 10th April & Wednesday 22nd June 2016

Following the release of the first new ELO music in 15 years, Jeff Lynne’s ELO - one of the most iconic forces in music history – has announced a Manchester Arena show for 2016. With a distinct style that seamlessly and innovatively blends rock, pop and classical, ELO has had twenty six UK top 40 singles.

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LIONEL RICHIE
Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th June 2016

International superstar Lionel Richie returns to Manchester Arena next summer for his only confirmed show of 2016 outside of the capital. Performing All The Hits from his extensive and much loved repertoire spanning decades, all the way from the Commodores to the present day.

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ARIJIT SINGH
Sunday 10th July 2016
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.
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JUSTIN BIEBER
Thursday 20th & Friday 21st October 2016

Justin Bieber returns to Manchester Arena for two shows as part of his Purpose World Tour. He'll be performing tracks from his fourth studio album Purpose, including hit singles What Do You Mean and Sorry. Also Sunday 23rd October 2016.

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FOUR TOPS & THE TEMPTATIONS
Saturday 22nd October 2016

Timeless Motown legends Four Tops and The Temptations return in 2016 to relive the R&B and soul classics that delivered Detroit to music history. Special guests in Manchester will be US R&B, funk and soul music group Tavares who will be performing their classic hits.

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JUSTIN BIEBER
Sunday 23rd October 2016

Justin Bieber returns to Manchester Arena for two shows as part of his Purpose World Tour. He'll be performing tracks from his fourth studio album Purpose, including hit singles What Do You Mean and Sorry. Also Thursday 20th & Friday 21st October 2016.

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BRING ME THE HORIZON
Tuesday 8th November 2016

Sheffield rockers Bring Me The Horizon have announced that they will perform their first headline show at Manchester Arena later this year. Their fifth studio album That's the Spirit is out now. 

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THE CURE
Tuesday 29th November 2016

The Cure return to Manchester Arena next year for their first show in the city for over a decade. The Cure Tour 2016 will present Robert Smith, Simon Gallup, Jason Cooper, Roger O’Donnell and Reeves Gabrels as they explore 37 years of Cure songs, mixing hits, rarities, favourites and as yet unreleased tracks.

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ROD STEWART
Thursday 8th December 2016

The legendary Rod Stewart will return to Manchester Arena to perform all his biggest hits from 1970 to 2016 as part of his upcoming arena tour. He will be performing all of his show stopping classics including You Wear It Well, Maggie May, Da Ya Think I’m Sexy, Baby Jane and more.

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RUSSELL HOWARD
Friday 31st March 2017

The critically acclaimed “Comedy Superstar” (Time Out), one of the best-selling acts in British stand-up and host of the smash hit TV show Russell Howard’s Good News returns to the live stage for the first time in three years.

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