Event Calendar

Bryan Adams
Sun 23 November

Bryan Adams returns to Manchester on Sunday 23 November to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his classic album Reckless. 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. The show is due to start at around 7.30pm. There is no support act or interval for this show - Bryan Adams will performing straight through from start to finish. It should end by approx 10pm

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. 

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 The VampsThe Script, Nicole Scherzinger, Labrinth, Ella Henderson, Union J, Ella Eyre, Neon Jungle, and The Piccadillys. For the latest line-up news and announcements tune into Key 103.

Culture Club with very special guest Alison Moyet

Unfortunately Culture Club have had to cancel their December UK tour as lead singer Boy George is suffering from a serious throat condition. Please contact your point of purchase for a refund

Alfie Boe
Sat 6 December

‘The Nation’s Favourite Tenor’ Alfie Boe returns to Manchester this on Saturday 6 December. 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. Support comes from special guests Scouting for Girls

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 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 alongside pieces from his new album Love In Venice.

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 now. 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. 

A Night of Championship Boxing: Crolla v Abril

Anthony Crolla will face Richar Abril for the WBA World Lightweight title in Manchester, live on Sky Sports. Tickets for Crolla’s Friday 23 January hometown bout go on sale soon. 

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. Just announced: Mark Wright, Caroline Flack and Alison Hammond join Frankie Bridge, Thom Evans and host Zoe Ball on the 2015 tour. 

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 & Sat 21 February

See your favourite contestants perform here in Manchester with The X Factor Live 2015 arena tour. Tickets for the Friday 20 February and the matinee show on Saturday 21 February are on sale now. The top eight acts taking to the stage are: Andrea Faustini, Ben Haenow, Fleur East, Jay James, Lauren Platt, Only The Young, Stevi Ritchie and Stereo Kicks

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.

Sat 21 & Sun 22 March

With the excitement of 2014’s most incredible, jaw-dropping arena tour still ringing in fans’ ears, and almost exactly one year on from their formation, McBusted announce their return to the live stage in spring 2015. Tickets for the Manchester shows, on Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 March are on sale now priced from £37.50 - £41.50.


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. 

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.

WWE Live
Sun 12 April

WWE have announced that its unique brand of action packed entertainment is returning to Manchester on Sunday 12 April 2015. Tickets on sale at 9am on Friday 28 November

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.  

Harlem Globetrotters
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. 

Olly Murs
Wed 22 & Thurs 23 April

Olly Murs, one of pop music’s biggest and most loved stars, is to hit the road in 2015 with 16 spectacular arena dates across the UK, including two shows in Manchester. Tickets for the Wednesday 22 & Thursday 23 April shows are on sale now, priced from £29.50. Joining Olly in Manchester will be special guest Ella Eyre.

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. 

S Club 7
Fri 8 May

Pop powerhouse S Club 7 have announced their hotly-anticipated return to the music scene with their 2015 Bring It All Back arena tour, their first in over 10 years, which comes to Manchester on Friday 8 May. Tickets go on sale at 9am Thursday priced from £35 - £45. 

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.

Take That
Thu 21, Fri 22, Sat 23, Mon 25, Tue 26, Thu 28, Fri 29, Sat 30 May & Mon 29 June

Take That, the UK’s most successful live act ever, have confirmed that they are heading back out on the road in 2015.  They will return to Manchester for a phenomenal 9 night residency on Thu 21, Fri 22, Sat 23, Mon 25, Tue 26, Thu 28, Fri 29, Sat 30 May & Mon 29 June.  Support for all shows comes from Ella Henderson. Tickets are on sale now. Please note that tickets will not be available to buy in person at our box office, so please book online or by phone.

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.

Ariana Grande
Thurs 4 June

Ariana Grande brings The Honeymoon Tour to Manchester on Thursday 4 June. Tickets on sale now, priced from £32.50 - £38.50

5 Seconds of Summer
Tues 9 June

5 Seconds Of Summer will bring their first headline UK & Europe arena tour to Manchester on Tuesday 9 June 2015. 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. 

Taylor Swift
Wed 24 June

Seven-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift announced The 1989 World Tour on Good Morning America just days after performing an epic concert in Times Square to over 20,000 fans, wrapping up promotion of her history making fifth studio album, 1989. The 1989 World Tour will span four continents and the UK leg of The 1989 World Tour sees Taylor perform in Manchester on Wednesday 24 June – her first live show in Manchester since her sold-out date at the Arena on 2011's Speak Now tour. Tickets on sale now

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 are on sale now. 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.

John Legend
Sat 27 June

Following a sold-out worldwide tour John Legend returns to the UK next year for his biggest tour to date. Tickets for the Manchester show, on Saturday 27 June are on sale now priced from £37.50.

Fleetwood Mac
Fr 12 June & Wed 1 July

Following a record sell out tour in 2013, rock legends Fleetwood Mac are set to return to the Manchester in 2015 with their On With The Show Tour. All five stars will be performing, including Christine McVie, who returns to the band following a 16 year absence. After selling out their first show on Friday 12 June, a second Manchester date has been added. Tickets for the Wednesday 1 July show are on sale now, priced from £50 - £125

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.

Bette Midler
Sat 11 July

Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer and legendary performer Bette Midler announced today that she will return to UK stages for the first time in 35 years. The Divine Miss M will visit Manchester on Saturday 11 July. Tickets are on sale now

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.

Simply Red
Sat 12 December

Simply Red mark their 30th anniversary next year with a world tour, including a very special hometown show in Manchester. Tickets for the Saturday 12 December concert are on sale now, priced from £45.00. One of Britain’s best loved soul-pop bands, Simply Red burst onto the scene in 1985 with their seminal cover of Money’s Too Tight To Mention. The group have since gone on to enjoy a string of memorable hits including Holding Back the Years, The Right Thing, If You Don't Know Me By Now, It's Only Love, A New Flame, Something Got Me Started, Stars, Home and Fairground.