Top 20 UK tours of 2020: Be there when they’re here
Philip Mak - October 03, 2019

Top 20 UK tours of 2020: Be there when they’re here

Don’t miss Green Day, Celine Dion, The 1975 and more
The Editors: one of the top 20 tours in 2020

Yeah, mate — 2019 isn’t even over and we are already listing the top 20 UK tours of 2020.

But really, you asked for it. Well, you searched for it. We have put together this list of the biggest acts touring the United Kingdom based on what concert tickets you’re looking for most online.

Plus, even if these concerts are sold out on other sites, you know you can always find guaranteed genuine tickets here on StubHub. So start saving for that merch table and keep reading for everything you need to know before you go to the top 20 UK tours of 2020.

Top 20 UK tours of 2020

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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RUMOURED: Taylor Swift tour

While the Taylor Swift tour in the UK has yet to be officially confirmed for 2020, there’s plenty of speculation it will happen and hints from the artist herself. For now though, all the Lovers will just have to wait.

Read all about the rumoured 2020 Taylor Swift UK tour here

Lana Del Rey tour

The Lana Del Rey tour will be coming to the UK from 25 to 29 February 2020. The “Born to Die” singer will be playing songs from her latest No. 1 album, Normal Fucking Rockwell, for the first time on British stages since its release on 30 August 2019. The American vocalist will perform four UK dates in some of the biggest arenas across the country.

Lana Del Rey 2020 UK tour dates

  • 25 February — The O2 Arena, London
  • 26 February — Manchester Arena, Manchester
  • 28 February — SSE Hydro, Glasgow
  • 29 February — Resorts World Arena, Birmingham

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Editors tour 

After a jaunt across Europe, the Editors tour will be back coming to their homeland of the UK from 27 February to 3 March. The artists formerly known Pilot, The Pride and Snowfield have had a string of top 10 albums since they launched in 2002. Now, they will be playing five shows across the United Kingdom and Ireland. 

Editors 2020 UK tour dates

  • 27 February — Arena Birmingham, Birmingham 
  • 28 February — Wembley Arena, London
  • 29 February — O2 Apollo Manchester, Manchester  
  • 2 March — Vicar Street, Dublin 
  • 3 March — Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow 

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Whitney Houston Hologram Tour

If you will always love the music of Whitney Houston, you need to see her Hologram Tour here in the UK — it really does look like she’s there. The late American singer and one of the best-selling artists of all time has been brought back to the stage through the power of technology and her legendary voice will be backed by a live orchestra. The Whitney Houston Hologram Tour will come to 13 venues across the UK and Ireland from 27 February to 10 March 2020.

Whitney Houston Hologram Tour dates

  • 27 February 2020 — M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
  • 28 February 2020 — O2 Apollo, Manchester
  • 29 February 2020 — First Direct Arena, Leeds
  • 1 March 2020 — SEC Armadillo, Glasgow
  • 2 March 2020 — P&J Arena, Aberdeen
  • 3 March 2020 — Bord Gais Theatre, Dublin
  • 4 March 2020 — Arena, Birmingham
  • 5 March 2020 — Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth
  • 6 March 2020 — Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
  • 7 March 2020 — Brighton Centre, Brighton
  • 9 March 2020 — Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
  • 10 March 2020 — Hammersmith Apollo, London

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Elvis Costello tour

Elvis Costello & the Imposters will be taking their Just Trust tour around the UK from 28 February to 18 March 2020. The legendary frontman has been one of the country’s most acclaimed singer-songwriters for the last 40 years, with 30 studio albums released — three of which are on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The upcoming Elvis Costello tour will include material from his 2018 LP, Look Now, which he recorded with the Imposters.

Elvis Costello & the Imposters UK tour dates

  • 28 February — Eventim Olympia, Liverpool
  • 1 March — Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
  • 2 March — Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
  • 3 March — Empire Theatre, Sunderland
  • 5 March — SEC Armadillo, Glasgow
  • 7 March — City Hall, Sheffield
  • 9 March — Opera House Theatre, Blackpool
  • 10 March — The Usher Hall, Edinburgh
  • 12 March — Palace Theatre, Manchester
  • 13 March — Eventim Apollo, London
  • 15 March — New Theatre Oxford, Oxford
  • 16 March — Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
  • 18 March — Symphony Hall, Birmingham

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The 1975 tour

Manchester indie rock band The 1975 will be touring the UK and Ireland’s biggest arenas in 2020. The shows will be in support of their upcoming album, Notes on a Conditional Form, which is set for release 21 February and has spawned the climate change-themed lead single, “People”. The 1975 tour will kick off on 15 February in Nottingham and wrap on 3 March in Dublin.

The 1975 tour UK dates: 

  • 15 February — Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
  • 16 February — Utilita Arena, Newcastle
  • 17 February — First Direct Arena, Leeds
  • 19 February — Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth
  • 21 February — The O2 Arena, London
  • 22 February — The O2 Arena, London
  • 23 February — Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
  • 25 February — Birmingham Arena, Birmingham
  • 26 February — M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
  • 28 February — Manchester Arena, Manchester
  • 29 February — P&J Live Arena, Aberdeen

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James Arthur tour

British crooner James Arthur is taking his upcoming album YOU on the road with an eight-date 2020 UK tour from 4 to 14 March. Set for release on 18 October 2019, the record has already produced five singles including “Naked”, “Empty Space”, “Falling Like the Stars”, “Treehouse” and “Finally Feel Good”. The James Arthur tour may be your only chance to see him next year as the “Say You Won’t Let Go” singer has confirmed he will not be participating in a celebrity “X Factor”. 

James Arthur UK tour dates

  • 4 March — Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
  • 5 March — The O2 Arena, London
  • 7 March — Birmingham Arena, Birmingham
  • 8 March — Brighton Centre, Brighton
  • 10 March — The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
  • 11 March — First Direct Arena, Leeds
  • 13 March — Utilita Arena, Newcastle
  • 14 March — Manchester Arena, Manchester

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The Who tour

You need to see legendary British rockers The Who as this could be the last time they are on the road. Lead vocalist Roger Daltrey recently said, “This will possibly be my last tour. I have to be realistic that this is the age I am and voices start to go after a while.” The 10-date The Who tour will be in support of their upcoming new album, WHO, and is set to hit UK arenas from 16 March to 8 April.

The Who UK tour dates 

  • 16 March — Manchester Arena, Manchester
  • 18 March — 3 Arena, Dublin
  • 21 March — Utilita Arena, Newcastle
  • 23 March — SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow
  • 25 March — First Direct Arena, Leeds
  • 30 March — Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
  • 1 April — Resorts World Arena, Birmingham
  • 3 April — Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
  • 6 April — M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
  • 8 April — Wembley Arena, London

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Snoop Dogg tour

American rap icon Snoop Dogg will be taking his I Wanna Thank Me tour for a walk around the UK, with backing acts including hip-hop stars D12, Warren G, Tha Dogg Pound and Obie Trice. The performances are in support of his 17th album of the same name and will go from 10 to 16 April. Don’t puff, puff, pass on this opportunity; Snoop Dogg tour tickets go on sale Monday, 7 October.

Snoop Dogg UK tour dates

  • 10 April — SSE Arena, Belfast
  • 12 April — Manchester Arena, Manchester
  • 14 April — First Direct Arena, Leeds
  • 15 April — The O2 Arena, London,
  • 16 April — Birmingham Arena, Birmingham

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Bon Iver tour

After releasing their album I,I in August, Wisconsin indie rockers Bon Ever are back on the road again — and they’re coming to the UK and Ireland in Spring 2020. Their latest record reached No. 11 on the British charts and has spawned singles like “Hey, Ma” and “Faith”. The Bon Iver tour will take the band around six cities, starting in London and wrapping in Dublin.

Bon Iver UK tour dates

  • 26 April — Wembley Arena, London 
  • 27 April — Arena Birmingham, Birmingham 
  • 29 April — First Direct Arena, Leeds 
  • 30 April — Manchester Arena, Manchester 
  • 1 May — The SSE Hydro, Glasgow 
  • 3 May —  3Arena, Dublin

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Craig David tour

Craig David will going on a 2020 tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his breakthrough debut album, Born to Do It. The British R&B singer will be kicking off the concerts on 13 April in Cardiff, followed by 10 other UK arena shows around the country. Earlier this year, he released two singles —"When You Know What Love Is” and "Do You Miss Me Much”— in support of his upcoming eighth album, which he will doubtlessly play material from during the Craig David tour.

Craig David UK tour dates

  • 13 April — Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
  • 14 April — Bournemouth International Centre
  • 16 April — First Direct Arena, Leeds
  • 17 April — Manchester Arena
  • 19 April — Arena Birmingham
  • 21 April — M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
  • 22 April — Brighton Centre
  • 24 April — Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
  • 25 April — The O2 Arena, London
  • 28 April — O2 Academy, Newcastle
  • 29 April — O2 Academy, Glasgow

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McFly tour

Noughties pop rockers McFly are reuniting — first with a one-off London O2 Arena show on 20 November 2019 followed by a full UK tour in 2020 in support of their new album, The Lost Songs. Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, Dougie Poynter and Harry Judd are all back after the band’s hiatus and are ready to play at some of the country’s biggest arenas for the comeback concerts. The McFly tour kicks on 26 April in Liverpool and finishes on 10 May in Nottingham.

McFly UK tour dates

  • 26 April — M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
  • 28 April — Utilita Arena, Newcastle
  • 1 May — Manchester Arena, Manchester
  • 2 May — First Direct Arena, Leeds
  • 4 May — Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
  • 5 May — Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth
  • 6 May — Brighton Centre, Brighton
  • 8 May — SSE Wembley Arena, London
  • 9 May — Resorts World Arena, Birmingham
  • 10 May — Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham

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Pet Shop Boys tour

Another blast from the past, 80s pop legends the Pet Shop Boys will embark on their first-ever greatest hits tour in May and June 2020. Simply titled Dreamworld: The Greatest Hits Live, band members Tennant and Chris Lowe have been busy working on their upcoming, unnamed new album as well as a single with Ollie Alexander and Years & Years: “Dreamland”. The Pet Shop Boys tour kicks off on 28 May in London and goes on until 6 June in Glasgow.

Pet Shop Boys UK tour dates

  • 28 May — The O2 Arena, London
  • 2 May — M.E.N. Arena, Manchester
  • 30 May — Resorts World Arena, Birmingham
  • 2 June — BIC Arena, Bournemouth
  • 3 June — Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
  • 5 June — Utilita Arena, Newcastle
  • 6 June — SSE Hydro, Glasgow

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Queen + Adam Lambert tour

After much speculation, Queen + Adam have confirmed that they will be coming to the UK in June 2020 with their Rhapsody Tour. While the British band and American singer, who replaced Freddie Mercury in the leading vocalist position, will be playing seven shows here, they will all be in London and Manchester. The Queen + Adam Lambert tour will rock the Capital on 2 June and finishes in Cottonopolis on 12 June.

Queen + Adam Lambert UK tour dates

  • 2 June — The O2 Arena, London
  • 3 June — The O2 Arena, London
  • 5 June — The O2 Arena, London
  • 6 June — The O2 Arena, London
  • 9 June — The O2 Arena, London
  • 11 June — Manchester Arena, Manchester
  • 12 June — Manchester Arena, Manchester

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Barry Manilow tour

Iconic singer-songwriter Barry Manilow will be headlining seven shows across the UK in May and June 2020. Since his self-titled debut in 1973, the “Mandy” and “Copacabana (At the Copa)” crooner has sold over 85 million records worldwide and released 30 studio albums. The Barry Manilow tour starts on 28 May in Birmingham and will sing its final serenade on 7 June in Glasgow. 

Barry Manilow UK tour dates

  • 28 May — Resorts World Arena, Birmingham
  • 30 May — Utilita Arena, Newcastle
  • 31 May — Manchester Arena, Manchester
  • 2 June — Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
  • 4 June — The O2 Arena, London
  • 6 June — First Direct Arena, Leeds
  • 7 June — SSE Hydro, Glasgow

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Hella Mega Tour: Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer

The Hella Mega Tour will bring together three noughties bands for an all out nostalgia fest led by Green Day, who will be joined by fellow American rockers Fall Out Boy and Weezer. They will be making stops in London, Glasgow, Huddersfield and Dublin. The Hella Mega Tour comes to the UK in June 2020 and is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Green Day, Fall Out and Weezer all perform on the same stage.

Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer UK tour dates:

  • 24 June — Bellahouston Park, Glasgow
  • 26 June — London Stadium, London 
  • 27 June — The John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield
  • 29 June — RDS Arena, Dublin 

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Billie Eilish tour 

American alternative pop singer Billie Eilish made the UK festival circuit this past summer and clearly British fans cannot get enough of her as she’s coming back for a full tour in 2020. Her debut studio When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? was released on 29 March and went straight to No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart; additionally, she is currently the ninth-most streamed artist in the world on Spotify. Billie Eilish tour tickets will surely sell quickly, so be sure to get yours so you can be there when she’s here next July.

Billie Eilish UK tour dates

  • 21 July — Manchester Arena, Manchester
  • 22 July — Manchester Arena, Manchester
  • 24 July — Arena Birmingham, Birmingham
  • 26 July — The O2 Arena, London
  • 27 July — The O2 Arena, London

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Westlife tour

Ready to live your best life with Westlife? The Irish boy band are coming back for two of their biggest shows ever in 2020, with one at Wembley Arena in London and another at Pairc Ui Chaoimh in Cork, Ireland. We swear it again: you don’t want to miss your chance to be at the Westlife tour in August 2020.

Westlife UK and Ireland tour dates

  • 22 August — Wembley Arena, London
  • 28 August — Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Cork

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Celine Dion tour

Celine Dion is many things: French-Canadian, one of the best-selling singers of all time and, now, one of the most highly anticipated 2020 UK tours. The concerts will support her new album, Courage — her 27th record overall and 12th in English. The Celine Dion tour will have hearts going on in Manchester first on 4 September and go on and on until 18 September in London. 

Celion Dion UK tour dates

  • 4 September — Manchester Arena, Manchester
  • 8 September — Arena Birmingham, Birmingham
  • 9 September — Arena Birmingham, Birmingham
  • 11 September — The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
  • 12 September — The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
  • 17 September — The O2 Arena, London
  • 18 September — The O2 Arena, London

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Andrea Bocelli tour

Beloved Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli will be coming to perform in the UK for one night only. The tenor will do a single show at London’s O2 Arena on 16 October 2020. Described as having one of the most beautiful voices in the world, you can also catch the Andrea Bocelli tour in October 2019.

Andrea Bocelli UK tour dates

  • 16 October — The O2 Arena, London

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Simply Red tour

Classic British pop band Simply Red are back and going on a 13-date UK and Ireland tour in 2020. They’ll be playing material from their upcoming new album Blue Eyed Soul as well as their classics like “If You Don’t Know Me By Now”,  “Stars”, “Holding Back The Years” and “Money’s Too Tight To Mention”. Don’t miss the Simply Red tour next October — it begins in Newcastle and wraps in London,

Simply Red UK tour dates

  • 6 October — Newcastle Arena, Newcastle
  • 7 October — Bonus Arena, Hull
  • 9 October — SSE Hydro, Glasgow,
  • 10 October — First Direct Arena, Leeds,
  • 11 October — Liverpool Arena, Liverpool
  • 13 October — 3Arena, Dublin,
  • 16 October — Resorts World Arena, Birmingham
  • 17 October — Manchester Arena, Manchester
  • 18 October — Nottingham Arena, Nottingham 
  • 20 October — Cardiff Arena, Cardiff 
  • 21 October — Brighton Centre, Brighton 
  • 23 October — Bournemouth International Centre (BIC), Bournemouth
  • 24 October — The O2 Arena, London

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