Event Calendar

Black Stone Cherry
Fri 31 October

Southern rockers Black Stone Cherry return to Manchester this October as part of their maiden headline UK arena tour. The Kentucky four piece will be performing songs from their brand new album Magic Mountain alongside hits from their first three albums Folklore and Superstition, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea and 2006’s self-titled debut. Joining Black Stone Cherry in Manchester will be very special guests Aussie rabble-rousers Airbourne and Roadrunner labelmates Theory Of A Deadman

Paolo Nutini
Thurs 6 November

Scottish singer songwriter Paolo Nutini will end his UK tour here in Manchester on Thursday 6 November. His most recent album, Caustic Love, was released in April 2014 and went straight in at number one, quickly reaching platinum status and receiving rave reviews. His autumn tour will showcase tracks from Caustic Love, alongside earlier hits including Coming up Easy, Candy and 10/10.  


WWE Live
Sat 8 November

WWE have announced that its unique brand of action packed entertainment returns to Manchester on Saturday 8 November. See all your favourite WWE Superstars and Divas all under one roof, including John Cena, Money In The Bank Contract winner Seth Rollins, Big Show, Rusev, Bray Wyatt & The Wyatt Family and many more! Click here to see the current match-card**. Don’t miss out; Get your ticket to an incredible night of action packed entertaining experience! ** Line-up subject to change

John Bishop: Supersonic
Fri 14 - Sun 16 November

After taking 18 months off to write his autobiography, comedian John Bishop returns to Manchester for three 2014 shows as part of his brand new live tour Supersonic. These are his first new dates since his sold-out Rollercoaster tour. Suitable for 14+ years only. 

Linkin Park
Sat 22 November

Nu metal giants Linkin Park return to Manchester for one of only two UK shows this year. Tickets for the Saturday 22 November concert are on sale now. Performing here for the first time in over four years, the Californian six-piece will be showcasing tracks from their latest album The Hunting Party. Support from Of Mice & Men. The Hunting Party Tour Premium Ticket Packages available here

Bryan Adams
Sun 23 November

Bryan Adams returns to Manchester this November to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his classic album Reckless. Tickets for the Sunday 23 November show are on sale now. Returning here for the first time since 2011’s Waking Up The Neighbours tour, the Canadian rocker will be performing tracks from Reckless alongside the hits Cuts Like A Knife, Hearts On Fire and the anthemic (Everything I Do) I Do It For You.

Slash plus Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators

Slash and his bandmates Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators have announced that they will be performing here in Manchester as part of a European tour in support of their upcoming album World On Fire. Support comes from California Breed. Tickets for the Friday 28 November show are on sale now.

Enrique Iglesias
Sat 29 November

Enrique Iglesias brings his Sex and Love tour to Manchester for his only show in the north of England. Tickets for the Saturday 29 November show are on sale now. The Grammy Award-winning international icon will perform hits including Bailamos, Hero and the quadruple-platinum smash I Like It, alongside songs from his new album Sex and Love. Joining Enrique on his tour will be multi-platinum selling artist Demi Lovato.  

Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds

Don't miss the FINAL Arena Tour of Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds – Alive on Stage! here in Manchester on Sunday 30 November. HG Wells will be brought to life on stage by Callum O'Neill. Conducted by Jeff Wayne, the production features Liam Neeson in 3D holography, Jason Donovan, Westlife’s Brian McFadden, X Factor 2005 winner Shayne Ward, Les Miserables Carrie Hope Fletcher and X Factor 2013’s, Joseph Whelan.

Key 103 Christmas Live
Thurs 4 December

Key 103 Christmas Live returns this December! Tickets for the Thursday 4 December Christmas extravaganza are on sale now. The first acts to be announced are global superstar Nicole Scherzinger, British four-piece girl group Neon Jungle and boy band Union J.For the latest line-up news and announcements tune into Key 103.

Culture Club with very special guest Alison Moyet

Culture Club have confirmed that they will play live dates across the UK in 2014 for the first time in over 15 years, joined by very special guest Alison Moyet. They will be bringing their show to Manchester on Friday 5 December. Tickets are on sale now. Culture Club will be performing with their original line up: Mikey Craig (bass guitar), Roy Hay (guitar and keyboards), Jon Moss (drums and percussion) and flamboyant front man Boy George (lead vocals).

Alfie Boe
Sat 6 December

‘The Nation’s Favourite Tenor’ Alfie Boe returns to Manchester this December. Tickets for the Saturday 6 December show are on sale now. Following the phenomenal success of 2013’s Storyteller album and tour, Alfie will be showcasing tracks from his latest album Trust, alongside hits from his classical albums Alfie and Bring Him Home. Support comes from Sol3 Mio

Diversity: Limitless – The Reboot

After wowing audiences with Limitless last year, Diversity return to Manchester on Wednesday 10 December with a new and improved version of their astounding show, Limitless – The Reboot. Tickets for the Christmas show are on sale now.

Fri 12 December

Following their triumphant Glastonbury appearance over the summer, Kasabian have announced they will return to Manchester this winter. Tickets for the Friday 12 December show are on sale now. The band – Tom Meighan, Serge Pizzorno, Chris Edwards & Ian Matthews – will be performing tracks from their latest album 48.13 – including the lead single Eez-eh -  alongside hits from their first four albums Velociraptor, West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum, Empire and 2004’s debut Kasabian.

The Who
Sat 13 December

The Who, one of rock’s most legendary and defining bands, will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a very special show in Manchester this December. Tickets for the Saturday 13 December performance are on sale now. The WHO HITS 50 UK tour will see the band take their audience on an “amazing journey” through their entire career from the days of The High Numbers to classic albums such as Who’s Next, Tommy, Quadrophenia, My Generation and the iconic Live At Leeds.

Fri 19 December

Madness bring their All For The M.A.D.H.E.A.D tour to Manchester on Friday 19 December. The nutty boys have been locked up in the studio since their last round of live shows back in September, so you can expect some brand new tracks, as well as hits like Baggy Trousers and House of Fun. Regarding the new tour Suggs said: ‘I know when to go out, I know when to stay in and get things done…..GET YOUR M.A.D.H.E.A.D ON, WE ARE GOING OUT!!!!!’  

Russell Howard
Sat 20 December

Russell Howard, one of the UK’s funniest and most successful comedians, returns to Manchester this Christmas. Following his sold-out February show, the award-winning comedian returns on Saturday 20 December as he extends his Wonderbox UK tour due to a phenomenal demand for tickets. 

André Rieu
Sun 21 December

André Rieu - the biggest touring classical artist in the world – returns with a brand new show this Christmas. Tickets for the Sunday 21 December show are on sale now. Rieu's Manchester Christmas show will see the Dutch maestro, alongside his Johann Strauss Orchestra, perform works from his hugely popular back catalogue including The Blue Danube, Love Theme from Romeo & Juliet and You'll Never Walk Alone.

Sat 3 January

The Garmin Arenacross Tour will come to Manchester for the first time on Saturday 3 January to kick off the 2015 tour with an incredible action packed event. With its killer mix of indoor dirt bike racing and gravity-defying Freestyle Motocross, Arenacross is a non-stop, 3-hour white-knuckle ride! 

National Gay Wedding Show
Sat 10 January

National Gay Wedding Show in Association with Manchester Pride comes to Manchester on Saturday 10 January 2015. Exhibitors will include the finest venues, photographers, bridal houses, good attire, jewellers, transport, entertainment, make- up artists, hairdressers, wedding singers, wedding stationary, favours, gift lists services, travel companies, DJ’s, wedding planners, venue décor, florists and many, many more. Tickets are on sale now.


The Athlete Games
Sat 17 & Sun 18 January

The Athlete Games (formerly Battle of London) is a two-day event featuring some of the finest athletes from around the world. The finals will take place at Phones 4u Arena Manchester on Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 January. The event will see 300 athletes compete over two days to see who will be victorious in The Athlete Games and take home their share of the $40,000 prize purse! Tickets on sale soon. Athletes can register HERE

Tues 20 January

Masked heavy metal band Slipknot will make a long awaited return to Manchester in January 2015 with their Prepare For Hell tour. Tickets for the Tuesday 20 January show are on sale now. Slipknot's visually arresting, spectacular shows are the stuff of legend and their latest tour promises to be as chaotic as ever, with new production and new masks. The band will be playing their first new album in six years 5: The Gray Chapter, as well as tracks from their four previous albums. Special guests on the tour are Slipknot's longtime friends, Korn.

Queen + Adam Lambert
Wed 21 January

Following a string of sold-out worldwide dates, Queen + Adam Lambert have announced a very special Manchester show for 2015. Tickets for the Wednesday 21 January show are on sale now. Queen first teamed up with Adam Lambert in 2009 to perform the band's rock anthem We Are the Champions on American Idol's season's eight finale. 

Strictly Come Dancing Live 2015
Sat 24 & Sun 25 January

Strictly Come Dancing Live returns to Manchester for a fab-u-lous eighth year! Tickets for the 2.30pm & 7.30pm Saturday 24 January and the 1.30pm & 6.30pm Sunday 25 January performances are on sale now. Experience the glitz, glamour and breathtaking choreography which make Strictly Come Dancing a national entertainment treasure. Details of which celebrities and dancers will be appearing on the tour will be announced soon.

TNA Maximum Impact VII
Fri 30 January

TNA Impact Wrestling returns to Manchester in 2015 for Maximum Impact VII. Tickets for the Friday 30 January show and TNA Fan Interaction meet and greet packages are on sale now. The stars of the 2015 tour include Bully Ray, Magnus, Samoa Joe, James Storm, Bobby Roode, Mr Anderson and Eric Young. ow. 

You Me At Six / All Time Low

You Me At Six have announced a new 2015 tour which they will co-headline with American pop punk giants All Time Low. Tickets for the Friday 13 February show are on sale now.

The X Factor Live Tour
Fri 20 February

See your favourite contestants perform here in Manchester with The X Factor Live 2015 arena tour. Tickets for the Friday 20 February show are on sale now. You’ve taken the journey with them from the room to the arena, sat on the edge of your sofa during the six-seat challenge at bootcamp, travelled to judges’ houses and will be tuning in to the studio shows; now is your chance to see The X Factor Live.

The Black Keys
Fri 27 February

Following the release of their critically acclaimed latest album, Turn Blue, The Black Keys will open their UK tour here in Manchester on Friday 27 February. The band will be performing tracks from their ten-year back catalogue including 2002’s debut The Big Come Up, 2008’s Danger Mouse produced Attack & Release and 2011’s El Camino

Lionel Richie
Sat 28 February

International superstar Lionel Richie will start his hotly anticipated 2015 tour right here in Manchester. Tickets for the Saturday 28 February show are on sale now. The All The Hits All Night Long tour is a celebration of Lionel’s incredible career so far and the show will feature his whole repertoire of hits, from the Commodores through to the present day, including Dancing On The Ceiling, Hello, Three Times A Lady, Easy and All Night Long.  

The Script
Fri 6 & Sat 7 March

Due to popular demand, The Script will play a second show in Manchester on Friday 6 March. Tickets on sale now. They will be performing tracks from their latest number one hit album No Sound Without Silence. Support comes from Arena favourite Labrinth

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

Noel Gallagher has just announced that Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will play an epic Manchester show as part of their tour in support of brand new album Chasing Yesterday. Tickets for the Monday 9 March show are on sale now. The hometown Manchester show will see the band play hits from their hugely successful debut album, including The Death of You and Me and If I Had a Gun..., alongside tracks from Chasing Yesterday. Support from special guests Black Rivers, the new band from Jez and Andy Williams, two thirds of Doves.

Spandau Ballet
Sat 14 March

Hot on the heels of the success of their film Soulboys Of The Western WorldSpandau Ballet have announced their return to the stage to perform their greatest hits. Tickets for the Saturday 14 March show are on sale now. Returning to Manchester for the first time since their 2009 Reformation tour, Soulboys Of The Western World Live will see the band perform tracks from their newly released album The Story, The Very Best of Spandau Ballet, which features all of their greatest hits plus three new songs including the radio smash This Is The Love and the forthcoming single Steal.

Mon 23 March

R’n’B sensation Usher will bring his The UR Experience world tour to Manchester next year. Tickets for the Monday 23 March show are on sale now. The UR Experience world tour will see the US singer and actor perform tracks from his as-yet-released eighth studio album, alongside hits from his 20-plus year R’n’B back catalogue.

Thur 26 March

San Francisco band Train will make their Arena debut next year as part of their Bulletproof Picasso tour. Support comes from very special guests The Magic Numbers. Tickets for the Thursday 26 March show are on sale now. Train are known for delivering memorable songs including Grammy winning classic Drops Of Jupiter (Tell Me), the chart-topping Meet Virginia and Calling All Angels. The band snagged another Grammy in 2011 for their global smash Hey Soul Sister from their 2009 multi-platinum album Save Me, San Francisco.

Betway Premier League Darts

The world's best darts players return to Manchester next spring as part of Betway Premier League Darts’ 2015 UK & Ireland tour. Tickets for the Thursday 2 April Manchester ‘Judgement Night’ match are on sale now. The 11th season of Premier League Darts will see reigning champion Raymond van Barneveld, current World Champion Michael van Gerwen and 16-time World Champion Phil Taylor headlining ten players competing for £550,000 in prize money.

Mrs Browns' Boys: How Now Mrs Brown Cow

The award-winning Mrs Brown’s Boys return to Manchester next year with their brand new tour How Now Mrs Brown Cow. Tickets for the five night residency, from Tuesday 7 – Saturday 11 April (inc Saturday matinee) are on sale now.

Paul Simon & Sting: On Stage Together

Paul Simon & Sting, two of music’s most iconic singer songwriters, will perform On Stage Together here in Manchester on Monday 13 April. The two artists will perform some of their best-known songs including Boy In The Bubble, Fields of Gold, Driven To Tears, Mother & Child Reunion, Desert Rose, Every Breath You Take, The Boxer, Diamonds On The Soles of Her Shoes and more. 

CBeebies Live! Justin & Friends: Mr Tumble’s Circus

Roll up, roll up! CBeebies Live! are back with a brand new circus-themed spectacular Justin & Friends: Mr Tumble’s Circus! Tickets for the 1.30pm & 4.45pm Tuesday 14 April 2015 shows are on sale now. With singing, dancing and fun-filled surprises Justin & Friends: Mr Tumble’s Circus will bring you all the thrills and excitement of the big top in a spectacular arena show. Full cast just announced 

Harlem Globerotters
Sun 19 April

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters will bring their one-of-a-kind family show back to Manchester as part of their spectacular nine-game 2015 UK tour. Tickets for the Sunday 19 April game are on sale now. With a star-studded roster featuring Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard, Firefly Fisher and Moose Weekes, plus female stars TNT Maddox, T-Time Brawner and Sweet J Ekworomadu, the Globetrotters’ amazing show is unrivalled in the world of family entertainment. 

The Vamps
Sat 25 April

The Vamps have announced their first arena tour, which will come to Manchester on Saturday 25 April 2015. They will be performing some of their biggest hits, including Can We Dance, Wild Heart, Last Night and Somebody To You, as well as their latest single Oh Cecilia (Breaking My Heart). Support comes from Union J and other special guests. Tickets are on sale now. 

Mark Knopfler
Sat 16 May

Grammy award winner Mark Knopfler returns to Manchester to perform tracks from his ninth solo album Tracker live for the first time alongside some of his Dire Straits classics, including Sultans of Swing, Romeo and Juliet and Money for Nothing. Tickets for the Saturday 16 May show are on sale now.

Maroon 5
Mon 1 June

Maroon 5 return to Manchester for their only show in the north of the UK in 2015. Tickets for the Monday 1 June show are on sale now. One of only three UK shows, June’s date will see the LA pop superstars perform tracks from their latest album V, alongside the hits Payphone, This Love, Makes Me Wonder, Moves Like Jagger and Sunday Morning. Support on the Manchester date comes from Magic! and Nick Gardner.

5 Seconds of Summer
Tues 9 June

5 Seconds Of Summer will bring their first headline UK & Europe arena tour to Manchester next year. Tickets for the Tuesday 9 June 2015 show are on sale now. The Rock Out With Your Socks Out 2015 Tour will see the Australian punk pop band play to their army of dedicated fans in their biggest run of headline shows to date. 

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Pop music legends Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons return to Manchester next summer. Tickets for the Friday 26 June concert go on sale this Friday at 9.00am, priced £45.00 & £55.00. Formed in New Jersey in 1955 by falsetto lead singer Frankie Valli, the group scored their first number one in the summer of 1962 with Sherry. One of the few Stateside groups whose reign of hits was uninterrupted by The Beatles and the British Invasion, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons went on to enjoy a series of hit singles including Bye Bye Baby (Baby Goodbye), Walk Like A Man & Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.

Neil Diamond
Thurs 9 July

Iconic Grammy award-winning rock and pop singer/songwriter and rock and roll hall of fame member, Neil Diamond will be bringing his highly anticipated 2015 tour to Manchester next summer. Tickets for the Thursday 9 July show are on sale now. The show will feature songs from his newest studio album Melody Road, as well as many classic favourites.

Michael McIntyre
Thurs 29 - Sat 31 October

Michael McIntrye returns to Manchester with his hotly anticipated brand new stand-up show Happy & Glorious. He will be joined by special guest Paul Tonkinson. Tickets for the Thursday 29 – Saturday 31 October 2015 shows are on sale now.