Manchester Arena 20th Anniversary

Manchester Arena 20th Anniversary

Manchester Arena is not only popular for its awesome paradise for all the music, comedy and sports fans, artists so that they love to return here again and again.

Peter Kay – 56 Shows

In the year 2005, the Bolton comic was the first play list to show at Manchester Arena. The former yellow jacket-wearing steward was brought his ‘Mum Wants A Bungalow’ tour to thousands.

In fact, four years later he had broke all sorts of box office records with his ‘The Tour That Doesn’t Tour’. He had played 20 gigs at his home town arena in 2010 at the beginning of the run before it was returning in 2011 for another 20.

And of course earlier this year he has raised £5 million for exclusive Comic Relief thanks to the 16 sold out shows of Peter Kay at Phoenix Nights Live. It was even the biggest start to the year in the arena’s history.

Take That – 38 Shows

Since their reunion it seems like you cannot keep this man band away from the Manchester Arena. But they have to go along the Peter kay’s record.

After having the 11 shows in December 2006, they were came back to their home town arena in 2007 with an exquisite selection of 27 performances. And in 2015 they had performed a further nine shows as part of their Take That Live tour.

Westlife – 33 Shows

The Irish boyband had an incredible career spanning up to 14 years, although they did lose a member in that time. From the year 1998 to 2012 they had played 33 gigs at Manchester Arena.
When theyhad announced their 2010 shows they had even surpassed the joint records they had been holding with Take That, which had been bringing their total up to 29.

In the year 2012 they had came back to Manchester Arena on their ‘Greatest Hits Tour’ and played their 33rd and final gig.

Kylie Minouge – 30 shows

The pint-size Australian songstress obviously loves the Manchester Arena, that’s the reason why she has chosen to play here 30 times. In fact in 2007 she was even awarded the biggest selling solo artist in the history of the Arena after her exclusive collection of January Showgirl Homecoming dates.

Then in 2008 the Manchester Arena has become Kylie Minogue’s top most venue after the official figures revealation. So the international pop star has performed more shows at the Arena and to more people than any other venue in the world.