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FISH
Monday 3rd December 2018

Former Marillion frontman Fish, celebrates the 30th anniversary of the much loved album, Clutching at Straws, by playing it in its entirety, alongside songs from his new album, Weltschmerz.

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PETER MURPHY
Tuesday 4th December 2018

Peter Murphy - 40 Years of Bauhaus, Ruby Celebration Featuring David J.

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MABEL
Wednesday 5th December 2018

Madel is a Swedish-British singer/songwriter who is the daughter of Neneh Cherry and Massive Attack producer Cameron McVey. Hit singles for this 22 year old singer include "Finders Keepers", "Fine Line", "My Lover (Remix)" and "Cigarette".

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ROGUE SYMPHONY PERFORAMS THE GREATEST HITS OF DESTINY'S CHILD
Thursday 6th December 2018

Bringing together a 16-piece orchestra to perform the greatest hits of Destiny's Child, from Bills Bills Bills & Say My Name to Survivor, Rogue Orchestra perform all of their hits live, in a unique orchestral re-imagining. THIS EVENT DOESN'T FEATURE DESTINY'S CHILD.

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HEAVEN 17
Friday 7th December 2018

Sheffield trio Heaven 17 are set to perform their acclaimed album, The Luxury Gap, in a much awaited 35th anniversary celebration tour. The album’s post-modern, cunning critique of society resonated with wide audiences in the 80s and still resonates with many in today's generation.

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ANNIVERSARY TOUR ft. DJ NATE
Friday 7th December 2018

Anniversary Tour featuring DJ Nate at the O2 Ritz, Manchester this December. More information to follow.

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PROGRESS WRESTLING CHAPTER 80
Saturday 8th December 2018

Progress Wrestling: Chapter 80 - Gods and Monsters comes to Manchester O2 Ritz this December.

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FIREBALL - FUELLING THE FIRE TOUR
Sunday 9th December 2018

Fireball - Fuelling The Fire Tour 2018 at O2 Ritz Manchester this December. Flogging Molly, Face to Face, Lost In Stereo plus very special guests to be announced!

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URIAH HEEP
Wednesday 12th December 2018

In celebration of the release of their 25th studio album, Living the Dream, classic rock icons URIAH HEEP will embark on a UK tour in late 2018. In addition to the tour announcement, the band are proud to announce that the official release date of Living the Dream will be September 14 on Frontiers Music Srl.

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CAST - THE GREATEST HITS TOUR
Thursday 13th December 2018

Originally formed in 1992 from the ashes of two of the most legendary and lauded guitar bands of all time, The La’s and Shack, Cast released four albums, the second ‘Mother Nature Calls’ also went platinum (three of them top 10), and had ten top 10 singles, before disbanding in 2001.

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BURY TOMORROW
Friday 14th December 2018

Long since established as one of the UK’s most successful heavy exports, Bury Tomorrow have become known for their passionate and aggressive live shows. Following the release of new album, Black Flame, they’ll be unleashing their personal brand of metalcore onto all with their headline tour this winter.

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ULTIMATE POWER
Friday 14th December 2018

Ultimate Power at the O2 Ritz, Manchester. The Best Night Of Your Life. The world's greatest power ballads club night. The best night of your life.

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SCRUFF OF THE NECK END OF YEAR BLOWOUT
Saturday 15th December 2018

Scruff Of The Neck End Of Year Blowout comes to Manchester O2 Ritz this December.

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A TRIBUTE TO JILLY'S ROCKWORLD
Saturday 15th December 2018

A Tribute To Jilly's Rockworld - CHRISTMAS SPECIAL - at O2 Ritz, Manchester. Featuring Mark DJ | Dave Kelly and more to be announced.

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RAZORLIGHT
Sunday 16th December 2018

Indie-rock elite Razorlight have announced their official return, with the release of four brand new singles, preceding their first album in 10 years, Olympus Sleeping.

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THE TWANG
Thursday 20th December 2018

Birmingham indie rock band, The Twang were formed back in 2014 and have since released 6 albums. The first reaching #3 in the UK Album Charts which included singles "Wide Awake" and "Either Way".

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DEFINITELY MIGHTBE (OASIS TRIBUTE)
Friday 21st December 2018

No1 Tribute-DEFINITELY MIGHTBE (now in their twelfth year) don’t share the same sibling rivalry as the real thing, but they do have a lot in common when it comes to reproducing the rousing anthems, stage presence and atmosphere that the originals created.

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THE MACC LADS CHRISTMAS PARTY
Saturday 22nd December 2018

THE MACC LADS CHRISTMAS PARTY - As the name suggests the Macc Lads are a rock band from Macclesfield. They are the self-proclaimed "rudest, crudest, lewdest, drunkest band in Christendom" using irreverent, foul mouthed and politically incorrect lyrics.

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THE FROZEN PROSECCO SNOWBALL
Saturday 22nd December 2018

The Frozen Prosecco Snowball the the O2 Ritz, Manchester - Saturday 22nd December 2018 - More details to follow.

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TREVOR NELSON'S ANNUAL SOUL NATION
CHRISTMAS PARTY
Friday 28th December 2018

Trevor Nelson's Annual Soul Nation Christmas Party comes to the O2 Ritz, Manchester this Christmas.

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MTV PRESENTS: NYE 2018
Monday 31st December 2018

MTV Presents: NYE 2018 with Yungen + Special Guests. After a sell out event last year MTV Base is returning to Manchester for another epic new years eve party; will this once again be the biggest in town?!

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ELLA MAI
Wednesday 9th January 2019

Rapidly rising R&B starlet Ella Mai has had a phenomenal year so far, working with John Legend and Chris Brown on her critically acclaimed debut album, alongside breaking a chart record in the US. Now, she’s set for The Debut Tour, which will see her travel across the globe and continue her path to domination.

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A BOWIE CELEBRATION
Friday 11th January 2019

Join key alumni musicians of David Bowie's bands from across the decades, anchored by his longest standing member Mike Garson along with other amazing Bowie band alumni including Earl Slick, Gerry Leonard, Carmine Rojas and Mark Plati. LINE UP SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

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KOJO FUNDS
Sunday 13th January 2019

Kojo Funds is a 23 year old Ghanaian singer who is well known for the tracks "Anaconda", "Arriba!" and "Want From Me" featured on YouTube, and then his first official single "Robbery" in 2016.

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AVATAR
Friday 18th January 2019

Hailing from Gothenburg, Swden, Avatar is a heavy metal band formed in 2001 and have since released 7 studio albums with some success in the United States. Hit US singles include "The Eagle Has Landed" and "New Land".

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DAN + SHAY
Saturday 19th January 2019

Delivering a bright, polished country-pop sound, Dan + Shay have earned themselves countless award nominations for their music and they return to the UK in January for their biggest headline shows yet.

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SKID ROW
Tuesday 22nd January 2019

American Hard Rock band Skid Row come to the O2 Ritz, Manchester. The group have had two top 20 singles in the UK with "Monkey Business" in 1991 and "18 and Life" back in 1989. Support from Backyard Babies, H.E.A.T., Vega.

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AZEALIA BANKS
Thursday 24th January 2019

American rapper, singer and songwrite, Azealia Banks comes to the O2 Ritz this January. in 2011 her song "212" went viral and entered the UK single chart at #12 earning her a Platinum disc.

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SPRING KING
Saturday 26th January 2019

Indie-punks Spring King are setting out on their biggest headline tour to date to share all that they’ve been working on in the studio recently.

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FAITH - THE GEORGE MICHAEL LEGACY
Saturday 26th January 2019 - CANCELLED

The Worlds No.1 George Michael show featuring international George Michael tribute Wayne Dilks. Faith - The George Michael Legacy comes to Manchester's O2 Ritz.

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MIZ CRACKER
Sunday 27th January 2019

Miz Cracker is a drag queen, writer and comedienne living in Harlem, USA. She launched her drag career in 2011 while participating in Bob The Drag Queen’s marches for marriage equality in Times Square. Now she can be seen at drag venues across Manhattan.

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DODGY
Saturday 2nd February 2019

Dodgy rose to prominence in the 90s, this power pop rock trio are perhaps best known for their hit singles "Staying Out For The Summer", "If You're Thinking Of Me" and "Good Enough".

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BUCKCHERRY | HOOBASTANK
Tuesday 5th February 2019

American rock bands Buckcherry and Hoobastank come to Manchester O2 Ritz this February.

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THE DEAD SOUTH
Wednesday 6th February 2019

Neo-folk quartet, The Dead South are bringing the incredibly energetic, passionate and dark-humoured sound of latest release Illusion & Doubt to the capital for a performance that’ll bring their music to life.

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BEHEMOTH
Saturday 9th February 2019

Polish extreme metal group, Behemoth come to Manchester O2 Ritz. Featuring supprot from At The Gates, Wolves in the Throne Room.

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RUTS DC
Wednesday 13th February 2019

Ruts DC are a reggae-influenced punk band first formed in the 70s who had a Top 10 hit with "Babylon's Burning" and the single "In A Rut" which was highly regarded by John Peel. The group will be playing the O2 Ritz, Manchester this February.

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HIPPO CAMPUS
Thursday 14th February 2019

Fuzz guitars and Pumpkin-style melodies, with an acoustic leaning from this Minnesota four piece.

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BLUE OCTOBER
Saturday 16th February 2019

Blue October, the platinum-selling Texas-based band are making their return in support of their ninth studio album, I Hope You’re Happy. Known for its shimmering melodies and heart-wrenching lyrics, the album is another step on the band’s incredible journey and will move your feet as much as it’ll move you emotionally.

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MAGGIE ROGERS
Monday 18th February 2019

Maggie Rogers is a 24 year old American musician, singer-songwriter who rose to fame when her song "Alaska" was played to Pharrell Williams. She has most recently been announced as a musical guest on Saturday Night Live (3rd Nov).

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FKJ
Tuesday 19th February 2019

MOVED FROM GORILLA TO THE RITZ - Music can often be directly rooted to one location – murky electronics belong to London nightbus rides; smoke-filled saxophone solos evoke images of dusky New York jazz bars – but there’s a lot to be said about music with a universal appeal, a kind which refuses to be pinned down to one specific time and place.

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THE LEMON TWIGS
Thursday 21st February 2019

Brother duo, The Lemon Twigs have set the bar dizzyingly high with their second full-length, Go To School, a 15-strong extravaganza that takes you on a musical journey of contemporary rock. With a full story weaving between each song, it’s an album that will truly come to life when performed on stage.

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GODSMACK
Thursday 28th February 2019

American heavy metal band, Godsmack, come to the O2 Ritz in Manchester for a rearranged gig this February. The band had three number one albums in the United States with "Faceless", "IV" and "The Oracle".

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PARTY LIKE GATSBY PRESENTS
SPECTACLE EXTRAORDINAIRE  
Friday 1st March 2019

Party Like Gatsby presents SPECTACLE EXTRAORDINAIRE at the O2 Ritz, Manchester.

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THE SMYTHS
Saturday 2nd March 2019

The Smyths ... " The Smiths" 35 year Anniversary Tour - Fantastic tribute to one of Manchesters best loved bands The Smiths.

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P.O.D & ALIEN ANT FARM
Sunday 10th March 2019

P.O.D & Alien Ant Farm headline at the O2 Ritz Manchester. Featuring two of the best nu metal groups around, P.O.D had hits with "Alive" and "Youth of the Nation" plus Alien Ant Farm having had two hit singles "Smooth Criminal" and "Movies".

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U.F.O - LAST ORDERS
Saturday 16th March 2019

U.F.O stop at the Ritz, Manchester for the 'Last Orders - 50th Anniversay Tour'. The band have been ranked number 84 on the VH1 "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock".

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JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR
Sunday 17th March 2019

Joanne Shaw Taylor: The Reckless Heart Tour. Discovered by the Eurythmics Dave Stewart at the age of just 16. Joanne Shaw Taylor is a blues rock guitarist who has released 6 albums with a 7th Reckless Heart due out in 2019.

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THE PINEAPPLE THIEF
Friday 22nd March 2019

Formed in 1999, The Pineapple Thief are a British prog rock group who've since released 12 studio albums. Playing at the O2 Ritz, Manchester this March.

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SLOWTHAI
Thursday 28th March 2019

slowthai is the rapper speaking out for a generation of kids angered by society. Treading a line between grime, rap and garage, his sound has an unwavered confidence about it, as shown in recent singles, ‘North Nights’ and ‘The Bottom’. Live, he’s a completely different animal. His shows have developed into gritty, punkish affairs with a theatrical presence, making slowthai one of the most unique and in demand artists on the scene.

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DRENGE
Friday 29th March 2019

Derbyshire three-piece band, Drenge, have released two albums since forming in 2010. The bands second albums 'Undertow' managed to reach #14 in the UK charts. We await their third studio album in February 2019.

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THE SHOWHAWK DUO
Friday 5th April 2019

Young British guitarists Mikhail Asanovic and Jake Wright, together known as The Showhawk Duo come to Manchester O2 Ritz.

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LOVE FROM STOURBRIDGE 2019
Friday 12th April 2019

Love From Stourbridge 2019 - Ned's Atomic Dustbin, Pop Will Eat Itself, Miles Hunt DJ Set (The Wonder Stuff).

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JOE JACKSON
Sunday 21st April 2019

Joe Jackson is a musician and singer-songwriter who's been nominated for 5 Grammy Awards over his long career. Hit singles include "It's Different for Girls", "Steppin' Out" and a reissue of "Is She Really Going Out With Him?".

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TERRORVISION
Sunday 5th May 2019

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 25 years since Terrorvision released their seminal, breakthrough album, How To Make Friends And Influence People, but 2019 will see the band come together once again to mark the occasion. Performing the album in full, as well as providing a few more classics from across their iconic career, this is a trip down memory lane that you don’t want to miss out on.

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PARTY WITH THE GREATEST SHOWMAN CLUB TOUR
Friday 10th May 2019

Prepare to be taken on a mind-blowing clubbing experience with a live circus format, inspired by The Greatest Showman. Expect to dance, sing, laugh, scream and have one of the best nights of your life.

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THE UNDERTONES
Saturday 11th May 2019

The Undertones emerged from Derry in 1976, the result of five friends learning how to play basic rock and roll. In 2016 the band marked their 40th anniversary with their reputation as a scorching live act with festivals and club shows booked around the world.

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MANIC STREET PREACHERS
Monday 20th & Tuesday 21st May 2019

Perhaps one of the best known bands to come out of Wales, the Manics were formed back in 1986. Fronted by James Dean Bradfield the multi award winning group have had hits with "A Design for Live", "Everything Must Go" and "If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next" to name just a few!

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NORTH WEST CALLING
Saturday 1st June 2019

Slaughter and The Dogs, UK Subs, Anti Nowhere League, Conflict, Dirt Box Disco, Discharge, Peter and the Test Tube Babies, Subhumans, Crashed Out, Kid Klumsy, Litterbug, Vomit.

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HOT WATER MUSIC
Saturday 16th November 2019

Punk rock band Hot Water Music come to Manchester O2 Ritz playing their 2002 album CAUTION in full. The track "Remedy" featureed on the soundtrakc of Tony Hawk's Underground skateboarding video game.

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