Craig David Birmingham 2022: how to get tickets for Utilita Arena concerts, support act and full UK tour dates

The Southampton-born singer song-writer stops off in Birmingham for two nights on his UK tour

Iconic singer songwriter Craig David is setting off on a UK arena tour this month.

His ‘Hold That thought’ tour was due to take place in 2020, but was forced into cancellation due to the coronavirus crisis.

The tour comes just a month before the release of his eight album, entitled ‘22’ to mark 22 years since the release of his debut album.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the Utilita Arena gigs.

When does Craig David play in Birmingham?

Craig David is due to play two nights in Birmingham as part of his April tour.

Craig will play at the Utilita Arena on both 9 and 10 April.

The tour is the first Craig has undertaken in four years.

Originally, he was going to play one of the two nights in Birmingham at the Resorts World Arena.

This, according to the Resort World Arena website, is due to production issues.

Where else is he playing?

The tour is extensive and will see Craig David play shows in cities across the country.

It is due to begin in Nottingham on 7 April and in total he will play 13 shows in 11 cities.

The tour will finish in Hull on 26 April.

The full arena tour dates for this month are listed below

7- Nottingham Motorpoint Arena

9- Birmingham Utilita Arena

10- Birmingham Utilita Arena

12- Plymouth Pavilions

13- Brighton Centre

16- London, The O2

17- London, The O2

19- Bournemouth BIC

20- Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

22- Leeds First Direct Arena

23- Manchester AO Arena

24- Liverpool M&S Bank Arena

26- Hull Bonus Arena

Craig David performs an intimate Sky VIP show for Kiss FM at Abbey Road Studios on March 16, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Nicky J Sims/Getty Images For Bauer Media)

How do I get tickets to the Birmingham concerts?

Tickets for both dates remain on sale through The Ticket Factory, the ticketing partner of the Utilita Arena Birmingham.

For both 9 and 10 April, standing tickets are available for £44.25, whilst seated tickets are priced at £31.75 and £40.75.

To purchase tickets for either date, visit the Ticket Factory website.

What is the setlist?

As his tour hasn’t started, it is hard to predict exactly how the setlist will look.

It is very likely that Craig David will perform some of his most iconic songs, including ‘7 days, Walking Away’ and ‘When The Bassline drops.’

According to website setlist.fm, this was Craig’s setlist for his show at Southsea Common in Portsmouth in August 2021.

  • When the Bassline Drops / Killing Me Softly
  • Re-Rewind (The Crowd Say Bo Selecta)
  • Fill Me In
  • Flowers / It’s Not Right but It’s Okay / Sorry
  • You Know What/Fall For It
  • When the Bassline Drops
  • No Scrubs
  • Jump Around / Jenny From the Block / Heartline
  • No Drama
  • Really Love
  • Temperature / Who Runs the World
  • Ain’t Giving Up
  • Wild Thoughts / Music Sounds Better With You
  • Show Me Love / Nothing Like This
  • 7 Days

Who is the support act?

For his two Birmingham shows, Craig David will be supported by Berkshire artist Lost Girl.

In her early 20s, Lost Girl is new to the music scene and has been busy making a name for herself.

She is due to play at 7.30pm on both nights in Birmingham, approximately 90 minutes before Craig David is due to perform.

Who is Craig David and what songs is he known for?

Craig David was born in Southampton in May 1981 and rose to prominence in 1999.

His debut album was released in 2000 and in a career spanning 25 years he has worked in collaborations with many other artists including Sting and Tinchy Stryder.

On 15 December 2021, Craig received an MBE for his work in the music industry.