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The Manchester Arena, opened in 1995, is big: in terms of ticket sales, it's regularly in the top 5 music venues on the planet. It was designed as an American-style sports arena but it's more commonly used as a venue for massive music gigs, with the 2013 programme alone featuring Alicia Keys, Kings of Leon, Disney on Ice, Rihanna, Rush and Eric Clapton, although Peter Kay played it for a record-breaking 40 nights on a single tour in 2010–2011.
The arena is managed by venue management giant SMG and features 360 degree seating with a maximum capacity of 23,000 seats, depending on the nature of the event. A variety of corporate hospitality packages are available.
- Provides: Wheelchair access
- Open since: 1995
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Alicia Keys: Set The World On Fire Tour
The New York-born singer-songwriter plays bold R&B and emotional pop from her album, The Element Of Freedom which features the hit single Doesn't Mean Anything. The Element Of Freedom is Alicia's fourth studio album, following her debut Songs In A Minor, 2003's The Diary Of Alicia Keys and 2007's As I Am. Keys is…
Alter Bridge, Shinedown, Halestorm
The American four-piece, featuring singer Myles Kennedy and guitarist Mark Tremonti, performs hard rock and alternative metal. With main support from the alt metal band.
The Big Reunion
Following on from their exposure on the TV show of the same name, popsters of yesteryear – 5ive, Liberty X, Honeyz, 911, B*witched and Atomic Kitten – come together for a nostalgic (if the late 90s/early 00s is your thing) romp through old material.
The veteran band formed in Birmingham, which features original members Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler, performs its heavy metal hits and promotes the album 13.
Boyzone: BZ20 Tour
This is the moment Boyzone fans across the globe have been waiting for, the group are back on tour promoting their sixth studio album Brother, which has already reached the top spot on the album charts. As well as performing songs from their 2010 album such as Gave It All Away and Love Is A Hurricane the group will also…
Soppy ballads and R&B with a tasteful hip hop edge from the all-conquering commercial troubadour who has also written a bunch of hits for other artists including Travie McCoy and BOB and who comes backed with a fine old school band of funk soul brothers.
Crosby, Stills & Nash
Classic country flavoured rock and tight, intuitive harmonies from these true legends of the scene, who have a spot in the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame to prove it.
The influential, chart-topping band, fronted by singer and occasional songwriter David Gahan, plays a mixture of dark electropop, alternative dance and new wave with touches of rock.
Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream
All your favourite Disney princesses, including Rapunzel, Tiana and Cinderella, star in a magical musical journey icetastic tale.
Thu 17 Oct
Fri 18 Oct
- Written by: Ashley Banjo
Dance incorporating several genres of music from classical to hip-hop, with diverse eye-catching routines.
Eddie Izzard: Force Majeure
The cross-dressing comedian returns to the UK stage after six years with his Stripped tour, covering Europe in 2009. The tour follows the surreal award-winning comics sell-out tour of America in 2008. Izzard's comic style is both topical and bizarre. He is now well-known on both sides of The Atlantic, not just as a comic…
The 1970s MOR behemoths are back on the road to mark the 35th anniversary of multi-million selling album Rumours.
Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks and the British-American veterans plays its blues influenced rock to celebrate 35 years since the release of its seminal album, Rumours.
Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons
The veteran singer from New Jersey leads the chart-topping and multi-platinum selling band as it plays its rock and pop hits, including Big Girls Don't Cry and Walk Like A Man.
Jack Whitehall Gets Around
Cynical observations and smart wit from the Fresh Meat star and winner of the People's Choice Award for King Of Comedy at the 2012 British Comedy Awards.
Jason Manford: First World Problems
No-nonsense Northerner whose cheeky face often pops up on panel shows taking his brand new show out on tour.
Chart-topping pop, soul and R&B from the London-based singer.
The award-winning four-piece and runner-up in the 2008 series of The X Factor plays chart-topping pop and R&B from its album Evolution.
A co-headlining tour from the American band best known for the hit Don't Stop Believin' and David Coverdale's veteran Middlesbrough-formed hard rockers.
Kings Of Leon
The award-winning four-piece from Nashville, Tennessee, fronted by singer Caleb Followill, performs southern rock and indie from its five critically acclaimed albums.
Heather Small fronts the Manchester-formed, veteran quartet in a dance-pop and house performance which features the hits Proud and One Night In Heaven.
The band with the 'Moves Like Jagger' perform tracks from new album Overexposed.
Meat Loaf: Last At Bat Tour
After 30 years in the business, one of the world's best performers returns to show that he's still at the top of his game. His live performances have been thrilling crowds around the world with his unique voice and flamboyant stage presence. This latest tour sees Meat return to arenas he has not been to since the 2007…
Micky Flanagan: Back in the Game
You may have caught him on one of his increasingly regular TV appearances, so here's a chance to catch the distinctively voiced Cockney in the flesh.
Miranda Hart: My, What I Call, Live Show
The socially awkward, perennially clumsy Miranda off the, what we call, telly embarks on her first ever live tour. Such fun!
Fri 14 Mar 2014
Though Paramore were only formed six years ago they have already gained a huge fan base and international media attention after releasing their debut album All We Know Is Falling in 2005. Their second album Riot! released in 2007 went platinum in the US and gold in the UK, Ireland and New Zealand and sold two million…
Pet Shop Boys
The chart-topping veteran duo of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe plays its synthpop, new wave and alternative dance hits including 'West End Girls' and 'It's A Sin'.
The former lead vocalist and flautist for hit 1970s group Genesis performs songs from his latest album Scratch My Back. In recent years Gabriel has become more focused on producing and promoting world music as well as developing new musical distribution methods. During his career he has collected several music awards…
Peter Pan: The Never Ending Story
A high-tech telling of the classic children's play, including a flying Peter Pan sans wires. With a full bill of song and a cast comprised of acrobats, dancers, stuntmen and magicians, the show takes live entertainment to a whole other dimension. An epic, over-the-top production starring Stacey Solomon (X Factor).
Sat 17 Aug
Rihanna: Diamonds Tour
The chart-topping and multi-platinum selling singer from Barbados, born Robyn Rihanna Fenty, performs a mixture of R&B, pop and dancehall to promote the album Unapologetic.
Gravel-voiced Rod the Plod returns for more onstage shenanigans lapped up by a partying crowd. There's always 'Maggie May' to look forward to.
Roger Waters: The Wall
Roger Waters began his musical career in 1965 with the band that eventually became the legendary Pink Floyd. After the departure of Syd Barrett from the band and the inclusion of David Gilmour, Waters became their principal songwriter. He was a central part of Pink Floyd's massive success in the 1970s and to their…
The veteran Canadian three-piece, fronted by singer and bassist Geddy Lee, plays hard rock, metal and prog rock from the album Clockwork Angels along with its hits.
Russell Howard: Wonderbox
The energetic star of Good News and Mock the Week takes his Wonderbox on tour.
Russell Howard: Wonderbox
The Mock The Week regular and star of BBC Three's Russell Howard's Good News takes to the stage for his latest tour. The comic has performed four previous solo tours since 2006 entitled, Wandering, Adventures, Dingledodies and Big Rooms And Belly Laughs, receiving great praise from both fans and critics. Howard is known…
The Scotrock stalwarts make the rounds on this greatest hits tour, following their popular 5x5 tour in 2012.
Simple Minds, Ultravox
The veteran, chart-topping Glasgow-formed band, led by singer-songwriter Jim Kerr, performs its greatest hits including Don't You (Forget About Me), Alive And Kicking and Let There Be Love.
The Kelly Jones-fronted four-piece from Cynon Valley performs post-Britpop and alternative rock, including the hits Dakota and The Bartender And The Thief, and promotes the album Graffiti On The Train.
Wet Wet Wet
Singer Marti Pellow and the veteran band that was formed in Clydebank performs its pop-rock hits including the chart-topper Love Is All Around and If I Never See You Again.