Manchester Arena – formerly known as the Nynex, MEN Arena, and most recently the Phones 4u Arena – is one of the largest indoor concert venues in Europe, with a maximum capacity of 21,000. Manchester Arena features full 360 degree (bowl) seating, with an upper tier and a lower tier separated by hospitality boxes.
Manchester Arena has previously been crowned the busiest arena in the world, with over a million visitors each year attending its concerts and other shows.
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Thursday 8th December 2016
Rod Stewart will be touring the length and breadth of the UK in late 2016. The legendary rocker will perform live at Manchester Arena on Thursday 8th December as part of his From Gasoline Alley to Another Country Hits 2016 arena tour.
Wed 14th Dec - Thu 15th Dec
Red Hot Chili Peppers will be touring the UK's arenas for the first time in five years this December. The American rockers will perform two concerts at Manchester Arena on 14th and 15th December as part of their new tour.
Friday 16th December 2016
Madness will hit the road in late 2016 with their first major UK arena tour in over two years. The legendary ska band will perform live at Manchester Arena on Friday 16th December as part of the Can't Touch Us Now Tour.
Monday 19th December 2016
Status Quo will embark on their last ever full-on Electric UK tour in late 2016. Francis Rossi, Rick Parfitt and co will perform an electric set at Manchester Arena on Monday 19th December as part of the band's Last Night Of The Electrics Tour.
Thursday 22nd December 2016
André Rieu and his 60 piece Johann Strauss Orchestra will be touring the UK in late 2016. The Dutch maestro and his orchestra will perform live at Manchester Arena on Thursday 22nd December as part of the new tour.
Sat 4th Feb - Sun 5th Feb
Strictly Come Dancing Live will be touring the UK's arenas in early 2017. Prepare to be dazzled by showbiz sparkle, breathtaking dance routines and incredible live music when the show visits Manchester Arena on 4th and 5th February.
Sat 11th Feb - Sun 12th Feb
Drake is coming to the UK on his The Boy Meets World Tour in early 2017. The Grammy-Award winning Canadian rapper will perform two shows at Manchester Arena on 11th and 12th February as part of the tour.
Friday 17th February 2017
Jack Whitehall will tour the UK in early 2017 with his new live show Jack Whitehall: At Large. The multi award-winning stand-up comic will perform his new show at Manchester Arena on Friday 17th February as part of the tour.
Saturday 4th March 2017
The stars of the 13th series of The X Factor will be heading out on a UK arena tour in 2017. The X Factor Live Tour will visit Manchester Arena on Saturday 4th March.
Thursday 23rd March 2017
The 8th round of the 2017 Betway Premier League Darts tournament will be played at Manchester Arena on Thursday 23rd March. Watch as ten of the game's top players compete against each other for the chance to be crowned the 2017 champion.
Friday 31st March 2017
Russell Howard returns to the live stage in the spring of 2017. The star and creator of the topical TV comedy show Russell Howard's Good News will perform live at Manchester Arena on Friday 31st March during the tour.
Saturday 1st April 2017
Craig David is back with a No.1 album and a huge new arena tour for 2017. The R&B singer-songwriter will perform live at Manchester Arena on Saturday 1st April as part of his biggest UK arena tour in 15 years.
Wednesday 5th April 2017
The Who will play a brand new set, Tommy And More, during a UK tour in the spring of 2017. The rock legends will perform live at Manchester Arena on Wednesday 5th April as part of their rescheduled tour.
Friday 7th April 2017
The Harlem Globetrotters will be back touring the UK in the spring of 2017, showing off their silky skills and clever tricks. The world's most famous basketball team will bring their spectacular show to Manchester Arena on Friday 7th April as part of a 12-date UK tour.
Thu 13th Apr - Sat 15th Apr
Good Mourning Mrs Brown returns for its first full UK arena tour in 2017. This hilarious show, starring Brendan O'Carroll and Mrs Brown's Boys, will be performed at Manchester Arena from 13th to 15th April 2017.
Sunday 16th April 2017
Diversity will embark on their seventh UK tour in the spring of 2017. The street dance troupe will perform their new show Genesis at Manchester Arena on Sunday 16th April as part of the new tour.
Friday 28th April 2017
Shawn Mendes will visit the UK in 2017 on his first-ever headlining arena world tour. The Canadian singer-songwriter will perform live at Manchester Arena on Friday 28th April as part of the Illuminate World Tour.
Tue 2nd May - Wed 3rd May
Bruno Mars will be touring the UK's biggest arenas during the spring of 2017. The Grammy Award-winning Hawaiian singer-songwriter will perform live at Manchester Arena on 2nd and 3rd May as part of The 24K Magic World Tour.
Thu 4th May - Fri 5th May
Micky Flanagan has announced a new stand-up show for 2017 titled An' Another Fing. The cheeky East End comedian will perform his new show at Manchester Arena on 4th and 5th May as part of a UK tour.
Saturday 6th May 2017
The Vamps will be touring the UK's arenas again in the spring of 2017. The four-piece pop band will perform live at Manchester Arena on Saturday 6th May as part of the tour.
Monday 8th May 2017
Iron Maiden will embark on their first full UK arena tour in six years during 2017. The legendary rock band will perform a show at Manchester Arena on Monday 8th May as part of The Book of Souls World Tour.
Thu 18th May - Sat 27th May
Take That are going back on tour with Wonderland Live in 2017. Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen will perform live at Manchester Arena on 18th, 19th, 20th, 25th, 26th and 27th May as part of the new tour.
Monday 22nd May 2017
Ariana Grande will visit the UK in 2017 on her biggest European tour to date. The multi-platinum selling American singer will perform live at Manchester Arena on Monday 22nd May as part of her Dangerous Woman Tour.
Friday 2nd June 2017
The Sessions will offer audiences a unique glimpse into how musical history was made by The Beatles at Abbey Road Studios. The multi-million pound stage show will be performed at Manchester Arena on Friday 2nd June as part of a nationwide tour.
Tue 4th Jul - Wed 5th Jul
Radiohead will perform two shows at Manchester Arena on 4th and 5th July 2017 as part of a new European tour. The tour will be in support of the band's ninth studio album, A Moon Shaped Pool, which topped the UK chart in May 2016.
Friday 14th July 2017
Blink 182 will be touring the UK's biggest arenas during the summer of 2017. The American pop-punk trio will perform a gig at Manchester Arena on Friday 14th July as part of the new tour.
Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Eighties pop band BROS will reform in 2017 for a series of UK arena shows. Twin brothers Matt and Luke Goss will perform all their smash-hits at Manchester Arena on Tuesday 22nd August during their 30-year reunion tour.
Tue 21st Nov - Wed 22nd Nov
Little Mix will be back touring the UK's arenas in the autumn of 2017. Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall will perform live at Manchester Arena on 21st and 22nd November during the Glory Days Tour.
Fri 24th Nov - Sat 25th Nov
John Bishop makes a welcome return to stand-up comedy in 2017 with his fifth UK tour. The comedy superstar will perform live at Manchester Arena on 24th and 25th November as part of his new 'Winging It' UK tour.