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Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live

AO Arena, Manchester
Saturday 24 - Sunday 25 February 2024
Fans of all ages will be dazzled as they watch the iconic Hot Wheels Monster Trucks light up the floor in this newly launched one-of-a-kind, high-energy Glow Party experience when the huge rip-roaring trucks roll into town. The thrilling ne...

Bill Bailey

AO Arena, Manchester
Thursday 29 February 2024
Multi-instrumentalist Somerset stand-up comedian, Strictly Come Dancing champion, Black Books star and Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Have I Got News for You, and QI favourite Bill Bailey returns with his latest tour... Thoughtifier. noun. an...

Rick Astley

AO Arena, Manchester
Saturday 2 March 2024
Rick Astley has proven to be a consistently huge draw in the live arena. The Newton-le-Willows pop star's shows are a celebration, mixing the famous hits that he made his name with, in the 1980s, alongside current fan favourites. Rick's wid...

Niall Horan

AO Arena, Manchester
Tuesday 5 March 2024
Originally from Mullingar, Ireland, Niall Horan has sold over 80 million records and toured the globe multiple times as part of the iconic One Direction. As a solo artist, he has continued to match the pure emotion of his globally beloved ...


AO Arena, Manchester
Thursday 7 - Tuesday 19 March 2024
American R&B star Ne-Yo shakes up the generic club based R&B to create something truly different with elements of Europop, synth-pop and hip hop soul. He gained fame for his songwriting abilities when he penned Mario's 2004 hit "Let Me Love...

Peter Kay

AO Arena, Manchester
Friday 8 March 2024 - Saturday 20 September 2025
One of Britain's best loved comedians, Peter Kay is finally returning to stand-up comedy with his first live tour in twelve years - a tour which still officially ranks in the Guinness Book of World Records as the biggest selling comedy tour...

Jason Derulo

AO Arena, Manchester
Sunday 10 March 2024
Multi-Platinum selling Haitian Creole Florida R&B singer Jason Desrouleaux, a.k.a. Jason Derulo, topped the charts in the United States (UK no.3) with his debut single "Whatcha Say" in 2009 and has since gone on to score numerous worldwide...


AO Arena, Manchester
Thursday 14 March 2024
Hong Kong Cantopop group Mirror, formed through ViuTV's reality talent show Good Night Show - King Maker in 2018, consists of twelve members: Frankie Chan, Alton Wong, Lokman Yeung, Stanley Yau, Anson Kong, Jer Lau, Ian Chan, Anson Lo, Jere...

James Arthur

AO Arena, Manchester
Friday 15 March 2024
Multi-Platinum Middlesborough-born, Brit billion-certified artist James Arthur started writing and recording songs when he was just 15, uploading his music to SoundCloud and YouTube. Now, looking back on a decade-long career, which includes...

Simple Minds

AO Arena, Manchester
Saturday 16 March 2024
Glaswegian rockers Simple Minds are one of the UK's most successful and inspirational bands, having achieved five No.1 albums and eight Top 10 singles at home, as well as landing numerous chart-topping positions around the world. In additi...

Marti Pellow

AO Arena, Manchester
Sunday 17 March 2024
Scottish singer Marti Pellow is back. The BRIT and Ivor Novello award-winning singer-songwriter was the lead singer of the Scottish pop group, Wet Wet Wet, from their formation in 1982 until their split in 1997, and then again when they re...

Michael McIntyre

AO Arena, Manchester
Friday 22 - Saturday 23 March 2024
The UK's most popular comedian returns with a huge stand-up world arena tour, Macnificent visiting the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, the USA and Singapore. Since getting his big break performing on the televised 2006 Royal Va...

Cirque du Soleil - OVO

AO Arena, Manchester
Wednesday 27 - Sunday 31 March 2024
In Cirque du Soleil's spectacular arena show, a magnificent ladybug captures the eye of an awkward, unusual insect who has just moved into this lively neighbourhood, and the two instantly fall in love. ...

Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators

AO Arena, Manchester
Tuesday 2 April 2024
It's been a decade since Guns'n'Roses and Velvet Revolver guitar-slinging rock god Slash featuring Alter Bridge star Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators released their debut album together, and since then they have issued three more hard-hit...

Premier League Darts

AO Arena, Manchester
Thursday 4 April 2024
Premier League Darts returns in 2024, as reigning champion Michael van Gerwen is set to defend his title against rivals likely to include current World Champion Michael Smith and 2023 Premier League runner-up Gerwyn Price. The 2024 Premie...

The World of Hans Zimmer - A New Dimension

AO Arena, Manchester
Sunday 7 April 2024
The World of Hans Zimmer: A New DimensionPowerful. Beautiful. Dramatic. Breathtaking. Strong. Touching. This is the music of two-time Academy Award® winner Hans Zimmer. In 2024, his successful show The World of Hans Zimmer will receive a n...

James Blunt

AO Arena, Manchester
Friday 12 April 2024
James Blunt's 2005 single You're Beautiful catapulted the former British Army officer into the spotlight. The track was the second single from his 11x Platinum-selling debut album Back To Bedlam, and hit the No.1 spot on the official UK...

Thirty Seconds To Mars

AO Arena, Manchester
Friday 19 April 2024
The Alt-Rock band led by Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto and his brother Shannon Leto have sold out arenas around the globe, breaking the Guinness World Record for the longest ever concert tour by a rock band in which they played over 311 sh...


AO Arena, Manchester
Friday 3 May 2024
The return of the legendary dance brand Clubland... back in UK arenas with a stella line-up. Re-live the classic tunes, the party atmosphere and the Clubland experience with Clubland Live returning to UK arenas, featuring some of Clubland's...

Tenacious D

AO Arena, Manchester
Wednesday 8 May 2024
American actors, comedians and musicians Jack Black and Kyle Glass, better known as Tenacious D, bring you a history making, world shaking tour that will rock your very soul. Evoke heavy metal cliches of bands like Iron Maiden and Judas Pri...


AO Arena, Manchester
Monday 20 May 2024
The internationally chart-topping Canadian rockers return. One of the most commercially successful Canadian rock bands of all time, having sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, their UK 10 hits include "Rockstar" "Someday", "Too Bad"...

Girls Aloud

AO Arena, Manchester
Thursday 23 - Saturday 25 May 2024
They're back! After a decade away, the biggest-selling girl group of the 21st century have announced their reunion with the Girls Aloud Show, a fifteen-date arena tour through the UK and Ireland. It will be a magical celebration of their ca...


AO Arena, Manchester
Saturday 1 June 2024
Unpredictable art metallers with a wry sense of humour. Established in the early '90s, Tool are known for mixing dark underground metal with art rock while often crafting songs of epic structures and lengths. Guitarist Adam Jones convinced ...

Romesh Ranganathan

AO Arena, Manchester
Saturday 8 June 2024
Deadpan and often self-deprecating Sri Lankan-British stand-up comedian Romesh Ranganathan is famous for his frequent appearances on A League of Their Own, The Apprentice: You're Fired!, Play to the Whistle, Mock the Week and The Museum o...

Troye Sivan

AO Arena, Manchester
Saturday 22 June 2024
With music celebrating sex, dance, sweat, community, queerness, love, and friendship, Australian singer-songwriter and X-Men Origins actor Troye Sivan has rewired the joy of human connection and dance music. His unapologetic hedonistic pop ...

Heart + Squeeze

AO Arena, Manchester
Saturday 6 July 2024
Legendary Seattle rockers Heart have sold over 50 million records worldwide since bursting on to the scene in 1975. Built around sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, they scored UK Top 10 hits in the 1980s with "Alone", "These Dreams", "All I Wa...

Paul Smith

AO Arena, Manchester
Friday 12 July 2024 - Saturday 26 April 2025
Liverpool comedian Paul Smith, who is best known for the many viral social media clips of his lightning quick audience interaction, is back with his biggest and funniest tour show yet, "Pablo". The show features hysterics from start to fi...

Planet Earth III Live in Concert

AO Arena, Manchester
Sunday 6 October 2024
Following on from the critically acclaimed and successful Blue Planet II and Planet Earth II Live in Concert arena tours, the much-anticipated Planet Earth III Live in Concert will include specially selected breath-taking footage from the l...

Chris Stapleton

AO Arena, Manchester
Wednesday 16 October 2024
Fresh from performing the U.S. National Anthem at Super Bowl LVII, one of Nashville's most revered craftsmen returns with his new show Chris Stapleton's All-American Road Show Goes Across The Pond (featuring special guest Marty Stuart ...

Alice Cooper

AO Arena, Manchester
Thursday 17 October 2024
Rock 'n Roll Hall of Famer and shock rock legend Alice Cooper returns to Europe. Renowned for his unforgettable live shows, we can anticipate a dark, twisted trip through goth, psychedelia, macabre theatre and straight up rock anthems, incl...

The Corrs

AO Arena, Manchester
Monday 11 November 2024
Irish Celtic infused pop icons, The Corrs announce an eight-date UK & Ireland tour titled 'Talk On Corners' in November 2024. Performing tracks from the acclaimed album plus a selection of their greatest hits to fans all over the United...

The Human League

AO Arena, Manchester
Friday 6 December 2024
Pioneers in the UK's new wave movement, The Human League were formed in 1977 by synth duo Martyn Ware and Ian Marsh. Following a short stint as The Future, and joined by Philip Oakley and Adrian Wright, The Human League released their debut...

Pete Tong - Ibiza Classics

AO Arena, Manchester
Saturday 7 December 2024
With an unmatched ear for new talent, Dartford DJ Pete Tong has had a huge influence in the world of dance music. He started out as a journalist and radio DJ in Kent before working for London Records where he was responsible for signing art...

Jacob Collier

AO Arena, Manchester
Sunday 8 December 2024
The history-making multi-Grammy winning London singer and multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier announces his biggest world tour to date, exploring the limitlessness of orchestral and choral music, taking the audience on a journey through ev...

Les Misérables - The Arena Spectacular

AO Arena, Manchester
Thursday 26 - Sunday 29 December 2024
Les Miserables The Arena Spectacular will embark on a World Tour to over 15 countries and regions from September 2024. Expanded from the beloved musical phenomenon, now entering its 39th revolutionary year in London, this spectacular produc...


AO Arena, Manchester
Saturday 12 April 2025
One of the UK's most successful singer-songwriters, Gabrielle returned to the top of her game with her 2018 album 'Under My Skin'. The album debuted at #7 on the Official Album Chart and represented her highest-charting studio set since 'Ri...

Torvill & Dean

AO Arena, Manchester
Friday 2 - Sunday 4 May 2025
World-renowned figure skating duo Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, best known as simply Torvill & Dean, are world-famous figure skaters and former British, World, European and Olympic champions. In 2024, they announced their retirement ...

Jimmy Carr

AO Arena, Manchester
Tuesday 16 December 2025
Star of the UK's most streamed Netflix comedy special of 2021, Jimmy is back on the road with a brand new show, Laughs Funny. Jimmy's show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things. Terrible things that might have affected you or pe...
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