The SSE Hydro

The SSE Hydro
Exhibition Way, Glasgow, G3 8YW
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The SSE Hydro

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The SSE Hydro opened in Sep 2013 with a four night run of Rod Stewart. The venues hosts music, comedy, theatre and sporting events, with previous performers including Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Andre Rieu and Fleetwood Mac as well as Top Gear Live, Dancing on Ice and Harlem Globetrotters. The building has won several awards for its design including the Architectural Excellence Award (Public Building) at The Scottish Property Awards 2014.

The Hydro is approximately one mile from Glasgow city centre with a multi-storey car park adjacent to the venue. The Exhibition Centre railway station is a short walk from the SSE Hydro, with trains six times an hour from Glasgow Central.

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The 1975

Sweeping indie rock from the Manchester four-piece.

Sun 1 Mar 2020

£32.50–£42.50 / 0141 248 3000

80s Invasion Tour

Joint tour from 80s favourites Sister Sledge, Jason Donovan, The Fizz, Five Star, Martika, Hue & Cry and Living In A Box featuring Kenny Thomas.

Wed 6 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Tue 17 Dec

£35–£45 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 9 May 2020

£45–£125 / 0141 248 3000

Andre Rieu 2020 UK Tour

The 'Maestro of the Masses' brings popular tunes from film, musicals, operas and operettas to the UK.

Sat 9 May 2020

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Andrea Bocelli

A unique voice mixing opera and classical with pop.

Sun 20 Oct

£50–£295 / 0141 248 3000

The Australian Pink Floyd Show

Probably the best known and certainly one of the longest running Floyd tributes, supposedly counting members of the real band among its fans.

Sat 16 Nov

£29.50–£79 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 7 Jun 2020

£35–£115 / 0141 248 3000

Bjork

Danceable and upbeat, with interludes that collage tracks with the sounds of ships mooring and setting sail, a foghorn's call and response, sea birds, rain, and a train, Volta, the latest chapter in Björk's shape-shifting career, is another departure for the artist. "It was really different from how I usually work,…

Mon 25 Nov

£50–£85 / 0141 248 3000

Bon Iver

Justin Vernon returns with more delicate and beautiful acoustic folk and Americana.

Fri 1 May 2020

£36–£46 / 0141 248 3000

Boyzone

The original soppy Irish boy band with granny appeal head out on their farewell tour.

Wed 16 Oct

£130–£280 / 0141 248 3000

C2C: Country to Country

Country music extravaganza featuring some of Nashville's biggest stars. The 2019 lineup includes Keith Urban, Chris Stapleton, Lady Antebellum, Brett Eldredge and Lyle Lovett.

Fri 13 Mar 2020

Times to be confirmed / £360–£560 / 0141 248 3000

Catfish & the Bottlemen

Garage rock and post-punk quartet from Llandudno, with rock'n'roll and indie pop influences.

Fri 8 Nov

£23.50–£28.50 / 0141 248 3000

The Chemical Brothers

The Chemical Brothers mix up their usual psychedelic blend of electro, house and rock with slightly less potency these days.

Sat 23 Nov

£29.50–£42.50 / 0141 248 3000

Cher

The mononymous singer and actress.

Mon 28 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Part of Glen's Guide.

Christina Aguilera

One of the most accomplished performers of the last decade, Christina Aguilera has sold well over 25 million albums worldwide and cultivated a fan base that crosses generational, racial and gender lines. Now, segueing from the audacious sexuality of her second studio album, Stripped, the chameleon-like performer pays…

Thu 7 Nov

£50–£746 / 0141 248 3000

Comedy Central Impractical Jokers

The Tenderloins are a New York-based comedy troupe, whose four members – Joe Gatto, James Murray, Brian Quinn and Sal Vulcano – are the creators, executive producers, and stars of truTV’s hit series, Impractical Jokers. Now in its 6th season, Impractical Jokers follows The Tenderloins as they coerce one another into doing…

Tue 15 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Part of Glen's Guide.

Elf: A Christmas Spectacular

The hilarious tale of Buddy, a human raised by elves after he is unknowingly transported back to the North Pole with Santa, who ventures to New York City to find his long-lost father. Starring David Essex as Buddy's father, Tam Ryan as Buddy and Martine McCutcheon as Jovie.

Sat 14 Dec

£37.50–£49.50 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 15 Dec

£37.50–£49.50 / 0141 248 3000

Elton John

Classic tunes from the veteran singer-songwriter's five decade career as he heads on his final 'Farewell Yellow Brick Road' tour.

Tue 24 Nov 2020

£45–£899 / 0141 248 3000

Wed 25 Nov 2020

£45–£899 / 0141 248 3000

ELVIS In Concert – Live on Screen

The highly acclaimed Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra perform The King's most iconic and beloved pop and blues-rock hits to accompany archive recordings and an on-screen video of the man himself.

Fri 29 Nov

£45–£250 / 0141 248 3000

With With the The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.

Gerry Cinnamon

Acoustic singer-songwriter from Glasgow mixing folk, blues and loop pedals, whose prominence grew substantially thanks to his pro-Indy Referendum anthem 'Hope Over Fear'.

Fri 20 Dec

£23.50–£32.50 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 21 Dec

£23.50–£32.50 / 0141 248 3000

Mon 18 Nov

£38.50 / 0141 248 3000

Grandpa's Great Escape

Many years ago, Grandpa was a World War II flying ace. But when he is sent to old folk’s home Twilight Towers – run by sinister Matron Swine – it’s up to Grandpa and his grandson, Jack, to plot a daring escape. Little do they know, the wicked matron is on to them… The first ever stage adaptation of Grandpa’s Great…

Fri 3 Jan 2020

£25–£45 / 0141 248 3000

Gregory Porter

Acclaimed jazz singer Gregory Porter introduces his brand new album, Liquid Spirit.

Wed 13 May 2020

£42.50–£60 / 0141 248 3000

Halestorm

Grammy Award-winning Pennsylvania hard rockers fronted by Lzzy Hale.

Sun 24 Nov

£27.50–£28.50 / 0141 248 3000

Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live

Immersive monster trucks experience.

Fri 7 Feb 2020

£35–£40 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 8 Feb 2020

£35–£40 / 0141 248 3000

Jack Whitehall: Stood Up

The English comedian returns to UK arenas.

Tue 19 Nov

£20–£175 / 0141 248 3000

Wed 20 Nov

£20–£175 / 0141 248 3000

James Arthur

The singer and winner of the ninth series of The X Factor takes his 'You, Up Close and Personal' tour on the road.

Tue 10 Mar 2020

£29.50–£45 / 0141 248 3000

Jim Jefferies: Night Talker

The popular Australian comic returns to the UK with his newest hour.

Thu 12 Dec

£39–£160 / 0141 248 3000

JoJo Siwa

Born in Omaha, Nebraska JoJo was bound to be a star from the very beginning. As a child, she loved to dance, sing and wear her signature BOW’s! Her mom, Jessalynn Siwa, and JoJo moved to California as JoJo grew in popularity. She joined the Nickelodeon family and most recent adventure will be an animated series called…

Wed 30 Oct

£29.50–£49.50 / 0141 248 3000

Jonas Brothers

When a musical group sells more than 20 million albums, they must be doing something right… and are usually satisfied to do more of the same. Not true with the Jonas Brothers. At the height of their career, this pop trio phenomenon took a three-year hiatus to refocus their creative energies. The result is an electrifying…

Wed 5 Feb 2020

£37.50–£85 / 0141 248 3000

Lana Del Rey

Seductive, self-styled 'Hollywood sadcore' sounds from the pop siren of the moment.

Fri 28 Feb 2020

£30–£85 / 0141 248 3000

Let's Rock!

A big ol' eighties festival featuring the likes of Bananarama, Kim Wilde, Rick Astley, Jason Donovan, Jimmy Somerville, Go West and Jive Bunny across London and beyond.

Wed 11 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Lewis Capaldi

Indie music from the Scottish singer-songwriter and musician who sold out his first arena tour before he released his first album.

Thu 5 Mar 2020

£27.50–£37 / 0141 248 3000

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Fri 6 Mar 2020

£27.50–£37 / 0141 248 3000

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Liam Gallagher

Former Beady Eye front man and the other brother from Oasis.

Fri 15 Nov

£37.50–£55 / 0141 248 3000

Lil Juicez Tour

Hello Birmingham! Make sure to rage tonight!

Sun 15 May 2022

£120 / 0141 248 3000

Little Mix

Pop with an R&B twist from the first girl group to win the X-Factor, back in 2011.

Thu 17 Oct

£29.50–£139.50 / 0141 248 3000

Fri 18 Oct

£29.50–£139.50 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 19 Oct

£29.50–£139.50 / 0141 248 3000

The Lumineers

Colorado roots rock trio with a bit of the Mumfords about them.

Fri 22 Nov

£32.50–£35 / 0141 248 3000

Manilow-Glasgow-Platinum

Barry Manilow is coming back to the UK in 2020 for a limited number of arena shows. This is your chance to meet him.

Sun 7 Jun 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes

All your favourite superheroes come to life in this action packed, stunt-filled arena spectacular that sees The Avengers, X-Men and Spider-Man team up to defeat the worst villains in the Marvel Universe.

Thu 24 Oct

£22–£50 / 0141 248 3000

Fri 25 Oct

£22–£50 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 26 Oct

£22–£50 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 27 Oct

£22–£50 / 0141 248 3000

McFly

Pop with a punky edge from the four-piece who have outgrown their boyband roots.

Wed 29 Apr 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Ozzy Osbourne

The sometime Black Sabbath frontman and rock legend sings songs from his epic career.

Wed 12 Feb 2020

£45–£67.50 / 0141 248 3000

With Judas Priest.

Pet Shop Boys

Pet Shop Boys are an English electronic dance music duo, consisting of Neil Tennant, who provides main vocals, keyboards and occasionally guitar and Chris Lowe boards and occasionally on vocals. At the 2009 BRIT Awards, The Pet Shop Boys received an award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. Pet Shop Boys have sold…

Sat 6 Jun 2020

£40–£115 / 0141 248 3000

Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics

Classical music and Clubland, together at last, thanks to the vision of a bona-fide dance music legend. Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics returns for a handful of hotly anticipated UK dates this December. The show sees timeless house tracks performed by the 65 piece Heritage Orchestra, conducted by award-winning conductor…

Sun 8 Dec

£35–£70 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 4 Apr 2020

£30–£60 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 4 Apr 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Rod Stewart

Gravel-voiced Rod returns for more onstage shenanigans lapped up by a partying crowd. There's always 'Maggie May' to look forward to. This time round he is promoting his latest studio album Blood Red Roses.

Tue 26 Nov

£55–£150 / 0141 248 3000

Thu 28 Nov

£55–£150 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 30 Nov

£55–£150 / 0141 248 3000

Russell Howard: Respite

The award-winning comedian sets off on a new worldwide tour.

Sat 21 Sep

£35 / 0141 248 3000

Part of Glen's Guide.

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Simply Red

Simply Red take their classic album Stars on the road this November in what will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of the year. The first half of this special show will feature hits and classic Simply Red songs, while the second half of the show will feature the entire Stars album in its original running order.

Fri 9 Oct 2020

£55–£65 / 0141 248 3000

Simply Red

After a host of farewell tours, Hucknall and his pseudo-soul crew band together again for their Reformed! 30th anniversary tour.

Fri 9 Oct 2020

£62.50–£74.10 / 0141 248 3000

Slipknot

The controversial masked American heavy metal shock-rockers with a typically uncompromising live set of blood, snot and tears.

Sat 18 Jan 2020

£38.50–£53.50 / 0141 248 3000

Tue 31 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

The Steamie

Tony Roper's comedy-drama comes to the SSE Hydro in a production designed specifically for the venue, which follows the lives of 1950s Glasgow women Dolly, Magrit, Doreen and Mrs Culfeathers as they get their washing done before the Hogmanay bells.

Fri 27 Dec

£22.50–£69.50 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 28 Dec

£22.50–£69.50 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 29 Dec

£22.50–£69.50 / 0141 248 3000

…and 2 more dates until 31 Dec

Stepback!

The ultimate 90s concert, featuring performances from Peter Andre, 5ive, S Club, BoyzLife, B*Witched, Blazin’ Squad, Booty Luv, Big Brovaz and East 17.

Sun 17 Nov

£45 / 0141 248 3000

Stereophonics

Welsh four-piece.

Wed 11 Mar 2020

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

Still Game: Live

The stage version of Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill's TV sitcom of ageing disgracefully, starring Ford Kiernan as Jack Jarvis and Greg Hemphill as Victor McDade.

Fri 27 Sep

£29.50–£75 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 28 Sep

£29.50–£75 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 29 Sep

£29.50–£75 / 0141 248 3000

…and 6 more dates until 13 Oct

Strictly Come Dancing: The Live Tour

Dance extravaganza bringing the Strictly spectacle from screen to stage, with audiences deciding which couple will win the coveted Glitterball Trophy at the end of each show.

Sat 1 Feb 2020

£35–£95 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 2 Feb 2020

£35–£95 / 0141 248 3000

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas – Live in Concert

A screening of Tim Burton and Henry Selick's classic animated film with live accompaniment featuring Danny Elfman as Jack Skellington, Catherine O'Hara as Sally, and Ken Page as Oogie Boogie.

Mon 2 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 248 3000

With Danny Elfman, Catherine O'Hara and Ken Page performing live.

We Love the 90s

Over a dozen pop acts from the 1990s unite for a UK tour of retro music.

Thu 19 Dec

£45–£55 / 0141 248 3000

With Jenny Berggren from Ace of Base, Vengaboys, 2 Unlimited, SNAP!, Whigfield, Haddaway, Dr. Alban, Culture Beat, C+C Music Factory, Cappella, Rednex, DJ Sash!, Robin S., La Bouche and Alice DJ.

The Who

SSE presents THE WHO, one of rock’s legendary and defining bands, as they return to London for a one off show at The SSE Arena, Wembley on 13 February 2016. The band have released a career-spanning set THE WHO HITS 50 and are undertaking a huge world tour, which has garnered rave reviews. This will be the band’s first…

Mon 23 Mar 2020

£65–£125 / 0141 248 3000

The Who

The union jack clad British rockers known for anthems including 'Who Are You' and 'I Can See for Miles' return to the stage. The Who were formed in 1964 by singer Roger Daltrey, guitarist Pete Townshend, bassist John Entwistle and drummer Keith Moon. They've sold about 100 million records, and have charted 27 Top 40…

Mon 23 Mar 2020

£72.80–£100.80 / 0141 248 3000

WWE Live – Wrestlemania Revenge

The ultimate in 'sports entertainment' as the real deal WWE superstars of US wrestling bring the pain to the UK.

Mon 11 Nov

£35–£395 / 0141 248 3000

Mon 11 Nov

£35–£375 / 0141 248 3000

Reviews & features

Why Glasgow's huge new music arena The Hydro is good news for music fans

4 Oct 2013

It’s too easy to be cynical, but The Hydro makes the best of modern arena reality

I’ve observed its construction in the faraway distance from my kitchen window – a massive, flying-saucer-like building gradually pieced together by ant-sized workmen in hi-vis jackets, the new dominant feature on already eerily modernist Clyde-side. And…

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