Event Calendar

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 Twenty Two Hundred and 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. Olly MursThe VampsThe Script, Nicole Scherzinger, Labrinth, Ella Henderson, Union J, Ella Eyre, Neon Jungle, and The Piccadillys will all be performing at the show. For the latest line-up news and announcements tune into Key 103.

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 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. 

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 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 are on sale now

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

Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights Live
Sat 31 January & Sun 1 February

Phoenix Nights is returning for the first time in fifteen years with a very special LIVE show in aid of Comic Relief for two nights only. The live shows will reunite the full original cast from the award winning comedy for the first time since 2000. Tickets for the Saturday 31 January & Sunday 1 February shows go on sale this Sunday at 11.00am. All profits in aid of Comic Relief. Please note that this show is only suitable for persons 15 or over.

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. Tickets on sale now

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 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’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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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

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. 

Olly Murs
Wed 22, Thurs 23 & Fri 24 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. A third Manchester show has just been added to the the tour. Tickets for the Friday 24 April show on sale 9am Friday.  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. 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 are on sale now6pm

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. 

Maroon 5
Mon 1 June

Maroon 5 return to Manchester for one of only three UK shows2015. Tickets for the Monday 1 June show are on sale now. 

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 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. 

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.

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. 

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.