The arena was reopened on 9 September with a special benefit concert headlined by Manchester-born singer Noel Gallagher. TicketQuarter is a full service ticketing agency set up by the team at M&S Bank Arena, offering a complete end-to-end ticketing service for the entire events industry. South Korean girl group Blackpink will perform their first UK arena concert on 21 May 2019 as part of the Blackpink World Tour (In Your Area) schedule here. In early April 2018, the revamped Dancing on Ice tour performed at the venue. [36][37] The terrorist group Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the attack. The AO Arena plays hosts to some of the finest acts from the worlds of music, comedy and entertainment, plus world class sports events throughout each year. During the five-concert Manchester leg of their 2019 tour, the arena was temporarily renamed after the band to honour their 30-year career. [7] Construction cost 52million of which 35.5m was provided by government grants and 2.5m from the European Regional Development Fund.

[29] On 26 February 2011, it played host to BAMMA 5. This was her first time performing in Manchester since 2016. Madonna was late on stage in 2015 on the Rebel Heart Tour due to problems with the screen visuals resulting in a shortened set. Reinforced concrete is used to increase sound insulation. Some of the biggest crowds at the Manchester Arena have been for showpieceboxing eventsstarring the names such as Tyson Fury, Carl Froch, George Groves, Ricky Hatton and Mike Tyson, all selling out this famous venue. The arena is the only indoor venue in the UK to be built following a layout of 360-degree seating. Britney Spears performed at the arena for the first time for two sold-out shows on 13 and 14 October 2000 during her Oops!I Did It Again Tour. This intimate space is perfect for theatre, comedy gigs, family shows and spoken word performances. Adele performed at the arena during her world tour on 7, 8 March and 10, 11 March 2016.[27]. Ariana Grande performed at the arena on 22 May 2017 as part of the Dangerous Woman Tour. The arena also hosts the annual convention of Jehovah's Witnesses. Previously The Rolling Stones, Take That,Queen, Madonna, Ed Sheeran, Luciano Pavarotti having all graced the stage. Since 2008, it has played host to a week of the Premier League Darts. [20] It is a record for Minogue as the venue she has played to most in the world; she has played to 400,000 fans in total in the Manchester Arena.[21]. [40] This was broadcast live on BBC Radio Manchester, Key 103 and Radio X.[41]. As of 2019, British pop group Take That, who were formed in Manchester, hold the record for the most performances, with 46. On 15 April 2022,[28] Dua Lipa performed the 1st date of the European leg of highly anticipated Future Nostalgia Tour. It originally hosted a seven-screen multiplex cinema, a multi-purpose arena and multi-storey parking. Monster truck racing events have been staged but the floor space has to be extended and the front section of seating in the lower tier removed.[30]. Joshua v Fury VIP Tickets & Hospitality Packages, Joshua v Usyk VIP Tickets & Hospitality Packages, Chris Rock Dave Chappelle VIP Tickets & Hospitality, Backstreet Boys VIP Tickets & Hospitality, British Summer Time VIP Tickets & Hospitality, BTS VIP Tickets & Hospitality Box Packages, Hampton Court Palace Festival VIP Tickets & Hospitality, Henley Festival VIP Tickets & Hospitality, Jingle Bell Ball VIP Tickets & Hospitality, Summertime Ball VIP Tickets & Hospitality, Manchester Arena VIP Tickets & Hospitality, Arena Birmingham VIP Tickets & Hospitality, Resorts World Arena VIP Tickets & Hospitality, London Bierfest VIP Tickets & Hospitality Packages, London Fashion Week VIP Tickets & Hospitality, Taste Of London VIP Tickets & Hospitality, Films In Concert VIP Tickets & Hospitality, Paw Patrol Live VIP Tickets & Hospitality, Professor Brian Cox VIP Tickets & Hospitality, Strictly Come Dancing Tour VIP Tickets & Hospitality, BMW PGA Championship Hospitality Packages, Qatar Prix De LArc De Triomphe Hospitality Packages, Principality Stadium Hospitality Packages, Autumn Internationals Hospitality Packages, Rugby League World Cup Hospitality Packages, Fever Tree Championships Hospitality Packages, Unibet Premier League Darts Hospitality Packages. The upper parts of the building are clad in purple-grey with green glass. Both shows became the fastest concert to sell out the entire arena. [14], In 2008, the arena was the world's third busiest arena behind London's The O2 Arena and New York's Madison Square Garden. The arena hosted mixed martial arts events. The arena was constructed as part of the city's unsuccessful bid for the 2000 Summer Olympics. The arena car park is operated by Citipark, and has 958 standard and 65 disabled spaces. [5] The arena was opened on 15 July 1995.[6]. [39] On 9 September 2017, the arena re-opened with a benefit concert featuring Noel Gallagher and other acts associated with the North West. Over the two days, about more than 120,000 people attended both matinee and evening shows. Hatton, from Manchester, became a regular and favourite at the arena. The first stand-up comedy performance was Peter Kay's final performance of his Mum wants a bungalow Tour in July 2003.

The addition of Exhibition Centre Liverpool to existing venues M&S Bank Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool makes The ACC Liverpool Group family the only purpose-built, interconnected arena, convention centre and exhibition centre in Europe. Manchester Arena showcases some of the finest talent in the world, welcoming millions of fans through its doors each year. [34] Alan Carr filmed the DVD for Spexy Beast in Manchester. In 2014, this was held on 2224 August. Minogue performed again at the arena on 26 September 2014. As one of the largest venues in the UK, the arena has hosted music concerts since opening in 1995. A large truss measuring 105 metres (344ft) spans the roof. On the opening night, 15,000 spectators watched Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean perform. On 26 March 2000, English boy band Five performed at this venue as part of their Invincible Tour. In 2007, she performed on seven days in January as the final part of her Homecoming Tour. On 1315 April 2018, Universal's Fast & Furious: LIVE performed at the arena, as part of the tour's second UK leg. Subscribe to the Hospitality Centre newsletter and be among the first to find out about the latest event announcements, hospitality offers and VIP ticket releases! Melbourne & Olympic Parks acknowledges the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation as Traditional Owners of the land. M&S Bank Arena Liverpool, along with sister venue Convention Centre Liverpool and Exhibition Centre Liverpool, is a proud part of the ACC Liverpool family. [22][23][24][25] Houston died February 11, 2012 at age 48. Olly Murs performed at the arena on 17 and 18 March 2017, as part of the first leg for his new UK tour, Spring & Summer Tour 2017. On 5 and 6 April 2023, Celine Dion will perform here during her Courage World Tour. On 10 February 2018, Kendrick Lamar performed the 3rd date of the European leg of The Damn Tour. This was his first time performing in Manchester since 2013. The World Taekwondo Qualification Event for the Beijing Olympic Games was held there on 2830 September 2007 when 103 countries competed for 24places at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008. The arena was the 'World's Busiest Arena' from 2001 until 2007 based on ticket sales for concerts, attracting five and a half million customers. The show was also filmed for a concert special called Five Live that was released on DVD and VHS later that same year.[18]. [11] In September 2020, the arena was rebranded as the AO Arena as part of a five year sponsorship deal by the online electricals retailer AO.[12]. The arena also hosted UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Munoz on 26 October 2013 as well as UFC 204 on 8 October 2016, headlining was a middleweight championship match between Dan Henderson and Michael Bisping. Many of these events you can find featured above, but if youre looking for a VIP experience at any of the other events at the Manchester Arena, then dont panic! Specifically Peter Kay, Lee Evans, Michael McIntyre and Micky Flanagan have performed sell-out shows in Manchester. Following the bombing, the foyer underwent renovation. [19] Her 2016 Unbreakable World Tour was also cancelled, this time because of scheduling conflicts. [33] Peter Kay's The Tour That Doesn't Tour TourNow On Tour ran for 20 consecutive nights and 20 nights at the end of the tour a record for the venue. Many boxers have had bouts in the arena, such as Amir Khan, Jermaine Johnson, Ricky Hatton, Joe Calzaghe, Mike Tyson, and David Haye. Jackson was scheduled to perform during her All for You Tour on 5 December 2001, but the show was cancelled with the rest of her European tour because of possible terrorist threats. On 25 August 2018, a boxing match between KSI and Logan Paul was held at the arena. The original plans included a glass tower which was not built. Melbourne Park brings the Splendour vibes this winter, Margaret Court Arena turns runway for Melbourne Fashion Festival, Melbourne & Olympic Parks call on contractors for Margaret Court Arena lighting installation. The arena adjoins Manchester Victoria station which is served by Northern, TransPennine Express, and Metrolink. Fans in Manchester have seen some of the biggest stars perform live on stage at the arena over the years. Just like the real deal, Melbourne Park's festival spin-off will promise acts from a diverse swath of the genre field to keep music fans satisfied. The arena has the highest seating capacity of any indoor venue in the United Kingdom, and the second largest in Europe with a capacity of 21,000. When 14,151 people watched Manchester Giants play London Leopards, it set a British record for attendance at a basketball match. Pop/R&B singer Whitney Houston would hold her last concerts ever here, June 16 & 17, 2010 on her Nothing But Love World Tour. In July 2012, the arena hosted an international between Great Britain men's basketball team and the United States men's basketball team in the buildup to the 2012 Summer Olympics. Although built as an American style sports arena, it has been more successful hosting large music events. Shawn Mendes performed at the arena on 18 April 2017 as the second date of the Illuminate World Tour. Janet Jackson performed here on 31 May 1998 as part of her The Velvet Rope Tour. The 11,000 capacity M&S Bank Arena boasts a wide range of seating configurations, suitable for accommodating any kind of event and 22 luxurious hospitality boxes. Manchester Arena, currently referred to as the AO Arena for sponsorship reasons, is an indoor arena in Manchester, England, immediately north of the city centre and partly above Manchester Victoria station in air rights space. The American league Monster Jam attended the venue for the first time in 2005 during the European Tour.

In 2002, Kylie Minogue performed on six days in May as part of her KylieFever2002 tour. The M&S BankArena Liverpool customers can enjoy a wide variety of events - from boxing matches and packed-to-the-rafters pop concerts, to ice skating shows and intimate acoustic events - in perfectly matched surroundings. The arena was reopened by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and a cohort of local stars such as The Courteeners, Blossoms, Rick Astley and comedian Peter Kay as part of the "We Are Manchester" event on 9 September 2017. NHL Preseason - Los Angeles Kings at Vegas Golden Knights, NHL Preseason - Colorado Avalanche at Vegas Golden Knights, NHL Preseason - San Jose Sharks at Vegas Golden Knights, NHL Preseason - Arizona Coyotes at Vegas Golden Knights, NBA Preseason - Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Preseason - Minnesota Timberwolves vs Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Blackhawks at Vegas Golden Knights, Colorado Avalanche at Vegas Golden Knights, Toronto Maple Leafs at Vegas Golden Knights, Vancouver Canucks at Vegas Golden Knights, Philadelphia Flyers at Vegas Golden Knights, New York Islanders at Vegas Golden Knights, Nashville Predators at Vegas Golden Knights, Pittsburgh Penguins at Vegas Golden Knights, Los Angeles Kings at Vegas Golden Knights, Detroit Red Wings at Vegas Golden Knights, Washington Capitals at Vegas Golden Knights, Tampa Bay Lightning at Vegas Golden Knights, Carolina Hurricanes at Vegas Golden Knights, New Jersey Devils at Vegas Golden Knights, Montreal Canadiens at Vegas Golden Knights, Columbus Blue Jackets at Vegas Golden Knights, Upper Concourse Corners (Fighting) Seating. She had previously performed at the arena on 14 November 1996 during her Falling into You: Around the World tour and on 2 and 3 May 2008 during her Taking Chances World Tour. [16] Irish pop group Westlife previously held the record with 33 performances.[17]. This was the fifth tour Beyonc has performed at the arena, following concerts for her Dangerously in Love Tour (2003), Destiny Fulfilledand Lovin' It (2005), The Beyonc Experience (2007) and the I Am World Tour (2009). [38], On 14 June 2017, it was confirmed that the arena would remain closed until September, with scheduled concerts either cancelled or moved to other venues. This is a standard seating layout for M&S Bank Arena for guidance, however, each event layout is unique, so refer to the individual plan provided when booking tickets online. In 2008, she performed on six days in July as part of her X world tour. Led Zeppelin legends Jimmy Page and Robert Plant performed a sell out concert at the arena on 3 November 1998 as part of their Walking into Clarksdale tour.

The arena was transformed with two 25m swimming pools constructed in 18 days and seating provided for 17,250 spectators. On 16 December 2017, Liam Gallagher performed here as part of his UK tour to celebrate the release of his debut album As You Were. In 2009, it was the world's second busiest arena behind The O2, and ahead of the Sportpaleis in Antwerp and Madison Square Garden in New York City. Metallica performed at the arena on 28 October 2017 in front of 19,423 people, as a part of their WorldWired Tour. Visitors can enjoy a variety of entertainment ranging from large gigs to dance to major sporting events in the 8,100mvenue, which features three halls. a particular event at AO Manchester Arena youd like to attend as a VIP, with VIP tickets or a VIP suite, simply fill out the enquiry form here! She performed part of her Showgirl Tour on five days in April 2005. In July 1998, it was renamed the Manchester Evening News Arena, or just the MEN Arena, when it was sponsored by the Manchester Evening News newspaper. Six time Grammy award-winning artist Christina Aguilera will be performing here during her 14 date The X Tour on 12 November 2019. Melbourne & Olympic Parks TrustGPO Box 4611Melbourne, VIC, 3001. [8], The arena opened in July 1995, sponsored by NYNEX CableComms as NYNEX Arena. [32] In 2005, Lee Evans set a world record for performing to the biggest audience in front of a crowd of 10,108.

U2 performed at the arena on 11 and 12 August 2001, for their Elevation Tour. Comedy lovers can always find a fantastic show at the Manchester Arena, which has hosted comedy greats. Two shows were planned but one was cancelled due to unknown reasons. The arena is one of the world's busiest indoor arenas, hosting music and sporting events such as boxing and swimming. It was voted 'Europe's Favourite Arena' at the TPi Awards in 2008 by the touring companies that bring the shows to the venue. After this, a suicide bombing took place at the foyer of the arena. The Auditorium Liverpool allows you to get closer than ever to your idols, accommodating 1,350 people seated when fully set-up, or 850 people when its two unique, revolving 250-seat drums are rolled away. Melbournes fashion elite descended on Margaret Court Arena in March to witness the closing runway of the PayPal Melbourne Fashion Festival. They would not attend again for over ten years until 2019 when a second show took place. Madonna performed twice on her Re-Invention World Tour in Summer 2004, returning in 2009, on the second leg of the Sticky & Sweet Tour. American professional wrestling promotion WWE have regularly hosted both live events and TV tapings at the Arena, including Mayhem in Manchester in 1998, pay-per-view events such as the UK version of No Mercy in 1999, and Rebellion in 2001 and 2002. We're currently receiving a high number of queries regarding upcoming events. The arena has been the home of three sports teams: the Manchester Storm and Manchester Phoenix ice hockey teams, and the Manchester Giants basketball team with limited success, as it is no longer used by sports teams but is used for one-off sporting events such as boxing and football masters. A member of our team will be able to help you secure your places so you can look forward to an amazing live show at AO Manchester Arena! The arena also hosted Ant & Dec's Takeaway on Tour: Live on 1516 August 2014. Melbourne & Olympic Parks is calling for expressions of interest from electrical contractors to carry out works on the sports lighting upgrade at Margaret Court Arena. We still provide VIP access to whichever event youre looking for, so if you havea particular event at AO Manchester Arena youd like to attend as a VIP, with VIP tickets or a VIP suite, simply fill out the enquiry form here! Every event experience at the M&S Bank Arena is bespoke, which is why the location and layout for every gig, show and sporting display is tailored individually to ensure customers can fully absorb all of the action. Greater Manchester Police confirmed that twenty-two adults and children were killed, including the bomber, and 500 were injured. In 2014, Katy Perry performed twice at the venue, on 20 and 24 May as part of her third concert tour, Prismatic World Tour. She has returned for additional sold-out shows on 1 May 2004 during Onyx Hotel Tour, 17 June 2009 during her Circus Tour, in 2011 for the Femme Fatale Tour, and on 18 August 2018 as part of her Piece of Me Tour. Minogue performed on four days in April 2011 as part of her Aphrodite World Tour. The crowd was a record for an ice event. On 7 and 8 May 2022 Little Mix performed 3 Shows here. [13] Attendance records were set in 1997 when 17,425 people watched Manchester Storm play Sheffield Steelers, a record for an ice hockey match in Europe at that time. On 22 June 2018, Katy Perry performed the 90th show of her fourth concert tour Witness: The Tour. First proposed during the regeneration of Manchester city centre during the 1980s, the structure was designed by DLA Ellerbe Beckett, Ove Arup & Partners, and Austin-Smith:Lord. The M&S Bank Arena and The Auditorium Liverpool cater for many styles of event and each boasts a unique atmosphere and viewing experience which customers will remember forever. Spice Girls performed 4 sold-out shows during their Spiceworld Tour in April 1998, 4 sold-out shows in December 1999 on the Christmas in Spiceworld Tour, and 3 sold-out shows in January 2008 on The Return of the Spice Girls World Tour. The band came back in 2018 during their Experience + Innocence Tour for two shows on 19 and 20 October. Acoustically-designed The Auditorium Liverpool is nestled just next door in our sister venue ACC Liverpool, which is connected toM&S Bank Arena. Copyright 2022 Hospitality Centre Ltd. All Rights Reserved, Manchester Arena VIP Tickets & Hospitality Packages. The arena offers a fantastic array of hospitality and entertainment opportunities. He worked at the arena when it opened in 1995 and the performance was filmed for DVD release as Peter Kay at the Manchester Arena. On 10 December 2017, Mariah Carey brought her All I Want for Christmas Is You, A Night of Joy and Festivity show here. Both the Manchester Arena VIP ticketsoffering access to the VIP Lounge, and the Manchester Arena private boxes offering a exclusive private space for larger groups, enjoy your show with VIP seating.