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All out of ideas, running low on cash or ready to rock the world of family and friends with a show they’ll never forget?
Whatever the budget and whatever they’re into, find an alternative to the usual last-minute traipse around town with Ticketquarter.
Here’s a list of gigs and events happening around Liverpool that you can book tickets for right now.
1 - Legends
Elton John – M&S Bank Arena (13th & 14th November 2020)
The one-and-only Sir Elton John returns to the UK with his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, which promises to take audiences to places which have meant a lot to Sir Elton over the last fifty years.
The Whitney Houston Hologram Tour – M&S Bank Arena (27 February 2020)
Relive Whitney Houston’s incredible talent through holographic technology, Broadway theatrical stagecraft, with a live band, back-up singers and dancers alongside remastered arrangements of classic songs including I Will Always Love You, I Wanna Dance with Somebody and The Greatest Love of All.
The Who – M&S Bank Arena (6th April 2020)
Stone-cold rock legends The Who are back, fifty-five years after they made their first recordings with this UK tour following the release of their first new album in thirteen years WHO which dropped in November 2019.
Diana Ross – M&S Bank Arena (1 July 2020)
She’s coming out – and you can say you were there! The Queen of Motown Diana Ross returns to the city for your chance to witness the show of a lifetime with a true icon of the industry in what’s set to be an unforgettable live performance.
2 - 80s & 90s Icons
A-ha – M&S Bank Arena (11 November 2020)
Norwegian babes and Bond-theme icons A-ha a.k.a. Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket and Pål Waaktaar-Savoy return to showcase new songs, along with their debut album Hunting High And Low featuring The Sun Always Shines on TV and Take On Me, in the running order of the original 1985 release.
Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott – M&S Bank Arena (25th April 2020)
Manchester Calling – their fourth studio album – is released on 6 March 2020 featuring The Beautiful South’s Paul Heaton in all his bittersweet songwriting glory with effortlessly catchy melodies allied with an everyman’s biting exasperation and heartfelt love songs.
Rick Astley with special guest K T Tunstall – M&S Bank Arena (10 April 2020)
Rick always said he was never gonna give us up, and he hasn’t! Join the man from Milton Keynes for a night of the famous hits that made him a household name alongside inspired covers such AC/DC’s Highway To Hell and Calvin Harris and Rag ‘n’ Bone Man’s, Giant.
Simple Minds: 40 Years of Hits – M&S Bank Arena (22 August 2020)
Don’t you forget about…Simple Minds being on tour! A collective of early fan favourites and era-defining hits including new track, a cover of King Creosote’s celebration of revelry, For One Night Only, the Scottish powerhouses remind us just how good they are.
3 - Top-rated tribute acts
King of Pop: The Legend Continues – The Auditorium Liverpool at M&S Bank Arena (25th April 2020)
Michael Jackson’s official body double, tribute artist Navi is joined by MJ’s iconic guitarist Jennifer Batten – who performed with Michael for over 10 years and over 3 world tours – for a night of non-stop hits and unforgettable moves as mastered by The King of Pop.
Jive Talkin’ – M&S Bank Arena (25th January 2020)
Backed by a live string section, and fronted by real-life family members Darren, Gary and Jack Simmons, from the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack to chart-topping ballads, get back to the hits of The Bee Gees for one night only.
In The Air Tonight – The Auditorium Liverpool at M&S Bank Arena (15th February 2020)
From Genesis to solo and soundtrack success, selling over 150 million records and with 13 UK Top Ten hits, celebrate the works of music legend Phil Collins with tribute artist Dean Edwards and his amazing live band.
Thank You for The Music: ABBA – The Auditorium Liverpool at M&S Bank Arena (29th February 2020)
This international smash-hit tribute show brings all of Disco sensations ABBA’s number one hits to the stage with an all-star cast which will inspire Dancing Queens and amateur Fernandos to relive the tracks that light-up the dance floor to this day!
Sweet Caroline: Neil Diamond – The Auditorium Liverpool at M&S Bank Arena (4th April 2020)
As seen on Stars in their Eyes, Gary Ryan celebrates 50 years of Neil Diamond with timeless classics like Forever In Blue Jeans, America, Love On The Rocks and of course, Sweet Caroline, with this sensational live show.
4 - Festivals
Creamfields – Daresbury, Cheshire (27th-30th August 2020)
It’s time to buy those Hunter wellies! Renowned for delivering one of the biggest electronic festival line ups of the year, first headliner announcement is Armin Van Buuren the Dutch DJ/Producer who’s a firm favourite of dance fans around the world, with more huge names to come.
Liverpool International Jazz Festival – Capstone Theatre, Shaw Street (27th February – 1st March 2020)
The eighth edition of the LIJF festival will include London-based jazz collective Cykada, Netherlands innovators Tin Men and the Telephone, boisterous Belgian iconoclasts Blow 3.0 along with up-and-coming bands and a fusion of original music.
Sound City+ – British Music Experience, Cunard Building (1st May 2020)
Sound City weekend begins with Sound City+ – a pre-festival event for anyone interested in pursuing a career in the music industry with workshops and opportunities to meet leading industry professionals, along with roof top parties and secret artist sessions.
Sound City Weekend – Baltic Triangle (2nd-3rd May 2020)
Sound City Weekend with Pale Waves, The Blinders, Tim Burgess, The Mysterines and The Lathums all confirmed and 100s more acts to be announced!
Reminisce 2020 – Sherdley Park, St Helens (12th September 2020)
Strap yourself in for some knock-your-socks-off nostalgia as Reminisce transports you back in time with a massive old skool dance lineup with six big top arenas filled with music memories and over 150 global acts celebrating the best in classic dance music.
5 - Family Events
Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals – M&S Bank Arena (15th May 2020)
There’s no dusting off these dance shoes as your favourite Strictly stars show us how it’s done on the dance floor.
The Liverpool & North West Wedding Show – Exhibition Centre Liverpool (18th-19th January 2020)
You said you will, now prepare to say I do! This incredible event is a must for brides-to-be with inspiration, advice, and a weekend of wedding shopping and planning ahead of your big day.
Liverpool Comic Con – Exhibition Centre Liverpool (6th-8th March)
Time for Sci-Fi fans, cosplayers, Anime devotees and comic book aficionados to get their spandex at the ready for another chance to meet high-profile guests at this incredibly creative annual event.
Disney on Ice presents: Magical Ice Festival – M&S Bank Arena (28th March 2020)
This action-packed voyage brings Disney royalty together with fearless way-finder Moana, alongside sisters Anna and Elsa, the hilarious snowman Olaf, and rugged mountain-man Kristoff and loyal reindeer Sven from Frozen. Get tangled up with sassy Rapunzel, and swept away by Beauty and the Beast, with lots more appearances from Disney favourites.
6 - Stand-up Comedy
Iain Stirling: Failing Upwards – St George’s Hall Concert Room (15th May 2020)
Iain Stirling of Love Island goes back on the road for his biggest ever nationwide tour, following his 2018 sell-out smash, U OK HUN? x. Explores Iain’s inability to function in the most basic of public settings, social media’s constant pressure to “live your best life” and that one time a man stole his shoes.
Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny – The Auditorium at M&S Bank Arena (27th June 2020)
Jimmy Carr’s new show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things. Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love. But they’re just jokes – they are not the terrible things…Having political correctness at a comedy show is like having health and safety at a rodeo. Now you’ve been warned, buy a ticket.
David O’Doherty: Whoa is me – The Auditorium at M&S Bank Arena (6th November 2020)
As seen on Channel 4’s, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and BBC’s Live At the Apollo, David trots onto the stage with all the misplaced confidence of a waiter with no pad. There’ll be talking, some apologising, and songs played on a plastic keyboard from 1986.
Milton Jones in Milton: Impossible
Milton reveals the truth about being an international spy, before being given a disappointing new identity which forced him to appear on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo and Radio 4. But this is also a love story with the twist, or even a really bad sprain.
Just gloriously daft nonsense or is there a deeper meaning? You decide.
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