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THE FOUR TOPS & THE TEMPTATIONS
Tuesday 20th November 2018

Motown legends The Four Tops and The Temptations return to Manchester Arena this November. These two bands are true icons and epitomise the Motown sound that shook the world in the 60s and continues to delight audiences, old and new.

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MUMFORD & SONS
Wednesday 21st November 2018 - Postponed

Mumford & Sons release Delta on the 16th Nov through Gentlemen of the Road/Island Records. Introduced by the frenetic, persistent rhythms of first single Guiding Light, it’s a wildly experimental record that effortlessly marries the intimacy & jubilance of the band’s first 2 records, with the scope & stadium-sized dynamics of 2015’s Wilder Mind. It was produced by Paul Epworth in London.

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NITRO CIRCUS 'YOU GOT THIS' TOUR
Thursday 22nd November 2018

Nitro Circus, the world’s biggest action sports entertainment brand, creates electrifying live events and unbelievable original content that at once exhilarates, captivates and inspires thrill-seeking fans worldwide.

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FLORENCE + THE MACHINE
Friday 23rd November 2018

Florence + the Machine returns to Manchester Arena with the High As Hope tour.

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THE HUMAN LEAGUE
Saturday 24th November 2018

Human League + Very Special Guest Midge Ure’s Band Electronica are coming to Manchester Arena on Saturday 24 Novmeber 2018.

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HITS RADIO LIVE
Sunday 25th November 2018

Hits Radio Live comes to Manchester Arena next month – bringing you an incredible line-up of the biggest chart toppers. Little Mix, Ellie Goulding, Cheryl, The Vamps, Zara Larsson, Mabel, Rak-Su and James Hype are all set to play. To see this star-studded line-up live, get your tickets now!

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LAURYN HILL
Monday 26th November 2018

GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Ms. Lauryn Hill brings the European leg of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour to Manchester Arena this winter.

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PETE TONG presents IBIZA CLASSICS
Thursday 29th November 2018

Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics returns to Manchester Arena in November 2018. Pete Tong & The Heritage Orchestra perform Ibiza Classics Conducted by Jules Bukley.

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JASON MANFORD
Friday 30th November 2018

Jason Manford brings his brand new tour 'Muddle Class' to Manchester Arena in November 2018!

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STAR WARS A NEW HOPE LIVE IN CONCERT
Saturday 1st December 2018

Since the release of the first Star Wars movie nearly 40 years ago, the Star Wars saga has had a seismic impact on both cinema and culture, inspiring audiences around the world. Star Wars In Concert heads to Manchester Arena on Saturday 1 December.

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JEFF WAYNE'S WAR OF THE WORLDS
Sunday 2nd December 2018

Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds – Alive on Stage returns to Manchester Arena next year to celebrate its 40th ANNIVERSARY

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FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS
Thursday 6th December 2018

Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons have sold over 100 million records worldwide and defined the sound of an era with classic hits like: Walk Like A Man, Sherry, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Rag Doll, Big Girls Don’t Cry and many more.

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THE SOUND OF MADNESS
Friday 7th December 2018

The hills are alive with the sound of Madness as they return to Manchester Arena this December. Madness will be playing all the hits and fan favourites plus some brand new tracks. Plus special guests The Fratellis.

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JAMES AND THE CHARLATANS
Saturday 8th December 2019

James + The Charlatans plus special guests will play Manchester Arena on Saturday 8th December. Following a hugely successful one off show at Liverpool Echo Arena in 2016, two heavyweights of British music James & The Charlatans have announced a joint UK arena tour for December 2018.

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BLACK STONE CHERRY
Monday 10th December 2018

Hot on the heels of their special guest slot to Guns n' Roses at Download Festival, Black Stone Cherry return to Manchester Arena later this year. Black Stone Cherry’s current sixth studio album, Family Tree (available now via the Mascot Label Group) landed at #7 on the Official UK Album Chart upon its release in April.

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NIGHTWISH
Tuesday 11th December 2018

Finnish symphonic metal gods NIGHTWISH celebrate more than 2 decades of their career & will perform their best-of compilation ‘Decades’ in Manchester. They have also revealed that special guests will be up and coming heavy metallers BEAST IN BLACK led by former BATTLE BEAST guitarist Anton Kabanen.

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DEF LEPPARD
Wednesday 12th December 2018

2018 will see Def Leppard perform their Hysteria album in full, in addition to other hits, at the Manchester Arena.

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JOSH GROBAN
Friday 14th December 2018

Internationally renowned singer, songwriter and actor Josh Groban announces he is heading to Manchester Arena on Friday 14 December. Knownfor his grammy-nominated Christmas album, Noel and for his appearances in Glee, The Simpons, The Office and CSI: NY.

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NILE ROGERS & CHIC
Saturday 15th December 2018

Legendary Nile Rodgers & CHIC will play the Arena this festive season. Fans will be able to see the band perform all of their incredible hit songs in a brand new & expanded set. This series of special appearances will mark the end of an amazing year for Nile Rodgers – who was most recently appointed the Chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame & The Chief Creative Advisor for the iconic Abbey Road Studios.

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ANDRE RIEU
Thursday 20th December 2018

The “King of Waltz” Andre Rieu returns to Manchester Arena with his grand show of romance and magic to all fans during the cozy pre-Christmas season of course he will play wonderful Christmas carols besides his entertaining and fantastic program.

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BOXING: WARRINGTON vs FRAMPTON
Saturday 22nd December 2018

Josh Warrington will defend his IBF World Featherweight title against Carl Frampton at Manchester Arena on Saturday 22nd December.

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THE 1975
Thursday 24th January 2019

The 1975 UK & Ireland 2019 Tour plus special guests Pale Waves and No Rome will play Manchester Arena on 24 January.

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STRICTLY COME DANCING
Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th January 2019

The Strictly Come Dancing UK Arena Tour is waltzing back on the road from January next year returning to Manchester on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 January. Fans will be delighted to hear that Strictly favourite and 2017 TV show winner Ore Oduba will be hosting the tour for a second time.

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MASSIVE ATTACK
Tuesday 29th January 2019

Massive Attack are back with a brand new tour! Mezzanine XX1 will be a totally new audio / visual production featuring Elizabeth Fraser and designed by Robert Del Naja with collaborators to be announced at a later date.

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SNOW PATROL
Wednesday 30th January 2019

Snow Patrol announce their apperance at Manchester Arena Wednesday 30 January 2019. Snow Patrol’s album Wildness, their first album in seven years, is out now. Wildness taps into something raw and primitive.

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BOYZONE
Saturday 2nd February 2019

After six UK #1 singles, five UK #1 albums and 25 years together, the iconic Boyzone will bring their 'Thank You & Goodnight - The Farewell Tour' to Manchester Arena on Saturday 2 February.

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OZZY OSBOURNE
Sunday 3rd February 2019

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OZZY OSBOURNE today revealed details about his forthcoming "NO MORE TOURS 2," a reference to his 1992 "No More Tours" trek.

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PROFESSOR BRIAN COX
Saturday 9th February 2019

Having set two Guinness World Record titles with his previous sell-out live UK and Ireland tour, Professor Brian Cox, OBE is heading back out on the road with a brand new show for, Professor Brian Cox Live 2019. With Robin Ince as a special guest.

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POST MALONE
Tuesday 19th February 2019

American rapper, Post Malone will embark on his first European tour, headlining Manchester Arena on Tuesday 19 February. He recently had a Number 1 single in the UK with "Rockstar" featuring 21 Savage.

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STEELY DAN
Thursday 21st February 2019

Grammy Award winning jazz rock band Steely Dan annouces UK Arena tour with special guest Steve Winwood.

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FATBOY SLIM
Thursday 28th February 2019

Fatboy Slim has announced that he will be taking his hugely immersive In the Round Show to cities across the UK, hitting the Manchester Arena on Thursday 28 February.

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X FACTOR LIVE 2019
Sunday 3rd March 2019

The X Factor Tour has thrilled over three million people since it began 14 years ago, making it one of the UK’s most successful annual arena tours. So get your tickets to The X Factor Live Tour 2019 and don’t miss out...

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twenty one pilots
Tuesday 5th March 2019

Twenty One Pilots announce their appearance at Manchester Arena on Tuesday 5 March 2019.

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GEORGE EZRA
Saturday 16th & Saturday 23rd March 2019

Continuing his phenomenal ascent, George announces his first ever headline arena tour. The announcement follows his number one album 'Staying At Tamara's' which is officially the biggest selling album released so far this year.

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NICKI MINAJ & FUTURE
Monday 18th March 2019

Global hip hop icons Nicki Minaj & Future bring their co-headline tour NICKIHNDRXX to Manchester Arena on Monday 18 March.

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THE WORLD OF HANS ZIMMER
Wednesday 20th March 2019

Legendary composer Hans Zimmer has announced a spectacular new tour, ‘The World of Hans Zimmer’. The concerts themselves will see Zimmer’s hugely influential soundtracks presented in a less elite world, offering fans young & old the chance to experience the legendary composer’s work in an exciting new way, in what promises to be a spectacular series of shows.

Please note that although the show is curated by Hans Zimmer, he will not be participating or performing in it live.

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GEORGE EZRA
Saturday 16th & Saturday 23rd March 2019

Continuing his phenomenal ascent, George announces his first ever headline arena tour. The announcement follows his number one album 'Staying At Tamara's' which is officially the biggest selling album released so far this year.

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BLUE PLANET II - LIVE IN CONCERT
Wednesday 27th March 2019

Following the incredible success of the BAFTA award-winning BBC One television series Blue Planet II, presented by Sir David Attenborough, BBC Studios, and FKP Scorpio are proud to present a UK live tour, which will bring the wonders and mysteries of the planet’s oceans and wildlife to the UK arena stage.

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BUSTED
Thursday 28th March 2019

Busted have grown-up without growing old with their fourth album ‘Half Way There’ which will be released on February 8th 2019. It finds the trio returning to their hyperactive pop-punk sound for the first time since 2003’s all-conquering, multi-Platinum album ‘A Present For Everyone’.

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PANIC AT THE DISCO
Saturday 30th March 2019

Panic! At The Disco will play Manchester Arena on Saturday 30 March 2019.

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TITANIC LIVE
Wednesday 3rd April 2019

Showcasing a uniquely familiar soundtrack that will forever be a part of cinematic history, Titanic Live sees James Horner’s epic score take centre stage with a symphony orchestra, choir and Celtic musicians, whilst the film is projected on a vast HD screen.

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SHAWN MENDES
Sunday 7th April 2019

Supporting the release of his self-titled 3rd album, multi-platinum & chart-topping singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes will return to Manchester this April. Shawn has 4 Platinum singles (“Stitches”, “Mercy”, “Treat You Better” & “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back”) and 3 Top 10 smash hits in the UK Official Charts.

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MRS. BROWN'S BOYS D'MUSICAL
Saturday 12th to Sunday 14th April 2019

The Award Winning Brendan O’Carroll and Mrs. Brown’s Boys invite you to their brand new production “Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Musical?”. “Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Musical?” promises to take audiences on an exhilarating, side splitting and musical adventure. If you haven’t experienced Mrs. Brown’s Boys live show, this tour is set to be one of the hottest tickets for 2019 and is not to be missed.

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TAKE THAT
Monday 22nd & Tuesday 23rd - Thursday 25th to Saturday 27th April 2019

2019 marks Take That’s 30th Anniversary. To celebrate their milestone, the band have announced a massive UK arena and stadium tour performing all their much loved greatest hits live. The tour will see Take That return to Manchester Arena joined by special guest Rick Astley.

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2019 UNIBET PREMIER LEAGUE DARTS
Thursday 2nd May 2019

The world's top darts players will return to Manchester Arena for the 2019 Unibet Premier League on Thursday 2 May. More information to follow.

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BILL BAILEY
Friday 10th May 2019

Bill Bailey is coming to Manchester Arena as part of his LARKS IN TRANSIT tour. LARKS IN TRANSIT is a compendium of travellers' tales and the general shenanigans of twenty years as a travelling comedian.

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MICHAEL BUBLE
Sunday 26th May 2019

Grammy-award winning global megastar Michael Bublé will return to Manchester Arena with a band new tour on Sunday 26 May 2019.

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MARK KNOPFLER
Wednesday 29th May 2019

Hailed as one of the greatest guitarists of all time, Mark Knopfler has sold in excess of 120 million albums across his Dire Straits and solo career, and many of his songs have become standards, including ‘Money For Nothing’, ‘Sultans Of Swing’, ‘Romeo & Juliet’ and ‘Walk Of Life’. He has released eight solo albums as well as recording ‘Neck And Neck’ with guitar great Chet Atkins, and collaborated with Emmylou Harris on ‘All The Roadrunning’.

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CIRQUE DU SOLEIL - TORUK
Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd June 2019

Inspired by James Cameron’s record-breaking movie AVATAR, Cirque du Soleil’s uniquely different touring show TORUK – The First Flight will make its UK debut next June at Manchester Arena from 20 - 23 June 2019.

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WESTLIFE
Thursday 30th May & Friday 28th & Saturday 29th June 2019

Westlife, the UK's top selling album group of the 21st century today announce that they will be touring the UK and Ireland for the first time in seven years, playing Manchester Arena on Thursday 30 May 2019.

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OLLY MURS
Friday 31st May 2019

Following the release of his swaggering new single ‘Moves’ featuring Snoop Dogg, Olly Murs returns with his dazzling new album ‘You Know I Know’, out November 9th on RCA Records.

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BACKSTREET BOYS
Monday 10th June 2019

Back Street Boys bring their DNA World Tour to Manchester Arena on 10 June.

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EAGLES
Wednesday 26th June 2019

The Eagles - Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit, with Vince Gill and Deacon Frey - are bringing their critically acclaimed tour to Manchester Arena in 2019 and will perform classics spanning their career, including “Hotel California,” “One of These Nights,” “Life in the Fast Lane,” “Desperado,” and many more.

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LYNYRD SKYNYRD + STATUS QUO
Thursday 27th June 2019

Two fantastic rock bands! Lynyrd Skynyrd plus Status Quo return to Manchester Arena with their farewell tour 'Last of the Street Survivors'

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WESTLIFE
Thursday 30th May & Friday 28th June 2019

Westlife, the UK's top selling album group of the 21st century today announce that they will be touring the UK and Ireland for the first time in seven years, playing Manchester Arena on Thursday 30 May 2019.

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KISS - THE FINAL TOUR EVER
Friday 12th July 2019

As America’s #1 Gold Record Award winning group of all time, and that’s in every category, KISS can easily be named one of rock’s most influential bands. The Rock N Roll Hall of Famers have released 44 albums and sold more than 100 million albums worldwide.

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RUSSELL HOWARD RESPITE
Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Following the record-breaking success of his 2017 tour Round The World, Russell Howard returns to Manchester Arena on Wednesday 2 October with his biggest globe-spanning stand-up tour to date.

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THE STEPBACK! 90s vs 00s
Friday 25th October 2019

The Stepback! 90s vs 00s Concert is taking place at Manchester Arena on Friday, October 25, 2019 and will feature chart-topping stars from across both decades.

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LITTLE MIX
Friday 15th & Saturday 16th November 2019

Pop superstars Little Mix announce 'The LM5 Tour' - a brand new arena tour for 2019, including two dates at Manchester Arena, Friday 15 & Saturday 16 November 2019.

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THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS
Friday 22nd November 2019

Hey Girl, Hey Boy, Superstar DJs Here We Go! The Chemical Brothers come to Manchester Arena in November 2019.

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MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE!
Thursday 28th November to Sunday 1st December 2019

Marvel Universe LIVE! is an original, live-action arena experience unlike anything you’ve seen. Don't miss this action-packed LIVE ARENA SHOW! Families, Assemble! Be immersed in The Marvel Universe and witness it all, LIVE!

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ELTON JOHN
Tuesday 17th & Saturday 28th November 2020

Elton John returns to Manchester Arena on Tuesday 17 and Saturday 28 November 2020 with his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour. Tickets go on sale from 10am on Friday 16 November.

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