Birmingham concerts for 2022 - the big gigs coming to Utilita Arena, Resorts World Arena, O2 Academy & more

Some huge names are coming to Birmingham this year to Utilita Arena, Resorts World Arena, O2 Academy, O2 Institute, Symphony Hall and Town Hall

Birmingham has already hosted a number of huge names in 2022.

The likes of Stormzy, Sam Fender, Tom Odell and Queen and Adam Lambert have performed in our city this year, and there’s much more to come in the next few months.

From award-winning solo artists to legendary performers and rising stars you can take your pick from the best coming to O2 Academy, O2 Institute, Resorts World Arena, Utilita Area, Symphony Hall and Birmingham Town Hall throughout the year.

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    In addition, Symphony Hall has just launched a new cafe called B:Eats where you can enjoy live music for free thorughout the summer. More details here.

    Don’t miss out on these incredible gigs - take your pick from the list below and book your tickets now!

    The Big 90’s & 00’s RnB Festival, O2 Academy, November 26

    This concert is for over 18s only. Saturday 26 November 2022 - 7.00pm. Get tickets here.

    Pete Tong, Utilita Arena, December 1

    Radio 1’s disc jockey Pete Tong is brining sounds of Ibiza to Birmingham this festive period.

    Jules Buckley and the Heritage Orchestra will be putting their own spin on some of your party favourites as they go on tour with Pete Tong.

    To get tickets, you can visit Ticketmaster here.

    Scouting for Girls, 02 Birmingham, December 2

    Scouting for Girls are back to perform their biggest hits, best-loved songs and more! Throughout their career, the band have sold over two million albums, two million singles, garnered over 500 million streams, had four top ten singles and been nominated for four Brit Awards as well as an Ivor Novello.

    The indie three-piece take to the stage at the 02 on December 2.

    You can get tickets for the show, online

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    Westlife, Utilita Arena Birmingham, December 3 & 4

    After their record-breaking reunion tour in 2019, Westlife have announced that they’re heading back on a UK arena tour in December 2022.

    The Wildest Dreams Tour will see Shane, Nicky, Mark and Kian perform some of their greatest pop hits including Uptown Girl, Flying Without Wings, World of Our Own and Swear It Again.

    The 37-date tour, which includes two nights at Wembley Stadium, will arrive at Utilita Arena Birmingham for two nights on Saturday and Sunday, December 3 & 4.

    The Cure, Utilita Arena, 7 December

    One of the UK’s most popular groups, The Cure, are coming to Birmingham later this year.

    The band’s debut album was Three Imaginary Boys (1979) and this, along with several early singles, placed the band in the post-punk and new wave movements that had sprung up in the United Kingdom.

    Robert Smith and co perform at the Utilita on December 7.

    Tickets available here.

    Sir Rod Stewart onstage during the Platinum Party at the Palace in front of Buckingham Palace on June 04, 2022 in London, England (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

    Rod Stewart, Utilita Arena Birmingham, December 9

    Sir Rod Stewart is heading out on tour once again in support of his 31st studio album.

    The Tears of Hercules is the follow-up record to 2019’s You’re In My Heart, which shot straight to the top of the UK album charts.

    Sir Rod’s 14-date tour will open at the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham, with nights in London, Glasgow and Liverpool, before heading to Birmingham on Friday, December 9.

    Blue, Resorts World Arena, December 9

    Bluehave announced their new album Heart & Soul will be released on 9 September and confirm the rescheduled tour dates.

    The British four-piece, including all four original members - Antony Costa, Duncan James, Lee Ryan and Simon Webbe - have been back together in the studio working on one of their best records yet.

    Tickets are available here.

    Placebo, 02 Academy, 8 December

    Nine years on from the release of their last outing, Placebo are back with their long-awaited eighth studio album Never Let Me Go.

    After more than a quarter-century together and an unmistakable back catalogue, Placebo are great masters in cataloguing the human condition and are on fire once again.

    Kehlani, O2 Academy, December 10

    The Bay Area-born, two-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated, multiplatinum Kehlani, returns to tour UK shores with their lush third album, Blue Water Road. She will be performing on Saturday 10 December 2022. Buy tickets here.

    See The Vamps when their tenth anniversary tour comes to Nottingham in December.

    The Vamps, Utilita Arena, December 11

    The Somebody to You and Can We Dance boyband are coming to Birmingham to end their 10-year celebration tour.

    After gathering a whole host of Teen Choice accolades and two number one albums in the form of Wake Up and Meet the Vamps, the group took some time apart after five years together, but re-grouped during the pandemic to create a new album, Cherry Blossom.

    You can see Bradley, James, Connor and Tristan, when tickets go on sale here from July 1.

    UB40, Utilita Arena, December 18

    Local heroes UB40 are playing a huge hometown gig at the Utilita on December 18.

    The band has had more than 50 singles in the UK Singles Chart, and has also achieved considerable international success. They have been nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album four times.

    To get tickets, visit the Utilita Arena website, here.

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    The 1975, Resorts World Arena, January 15, 2023

    The Manchester-based band formed in 2002 have established themselves as one of the defining bands of their generation with their distinctive aesthetic, ardent fanbase and unique sonic approach.

    The band’s previous album, 2020’s ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’, became their fourth consecutive No. 1 album in the UK, landing at No. 1 in Australia too. The band were named NME’s ‘Band of the Decade’ in 2020 after being crowned ‘Best Group’ at the BRIT Awards in both 2017 & 2019. Their third studio album, ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’, also won ‘Mastercard British Album of the Year’ at the 2019 ceremony.

    The bank will perform at Birmingham’s Resorts World Arena on January 15, 2023. You can purchase the tickets here.

    Black Stone Cherry, Resorts World Arena, January 31, 2023

    The legendary Kentucky-based group Black Stone Cherry will hit the road in 2023 to play across multiple venues around the UK, with a gig scheduled for Brum.

    The tour will support their seventh studio album ‘The Human Condition, which was released in 2020 and debuted at No.1 on the UK rock albums chart.

    Well-loved UK rock band The Darkness will play alongside Black Stone Cherry.

    The band will play at Birmingham’s Resorts World Arena next year on January 31.

    You can purchase tickets for the show through the Resorts World website.


    Yungblud, Resorts World Arena, February 18

    English singing star Yungblud is coming to Birmingham during his world tour. He’s raising money for Show Support who deliver mental health help too - with 60p from ticket fees going to the cause.

    Tickets are available through The Ticket Factory

    Panic! At the Disco, Utilita Arena, March 4, 2023

    American indie pop group Panic! At the Disco are setting sail on a world tour, with Birmingham as one of the stops.

    The Vegas group known for High Hopes and I Write Sins Not Tragedies, will come to England following the release of their new album Viva Las Vengeance.

    As they have not toured for two years, it is unsure what songs they can be expect to play.

    Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.

    Andre Rieu, Resorts World Arena, April 15, 2023

    Dutch violin superstar Andre Rieu who makes classical music accessible, is coming to Birmingham next year.

    Promising to be a visual and audible treat with the musicians walking among the audience and donning lavish costumes, it is guaranteed to be a magical evening for the whole family. To book tickets, please visit the Resorts World website

    Elton John, Farewell Tour, 10 - 11 June 2023, 8 June 2023

    The Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, which won both Pollstars “Major Tour of the Year 2020” and Billboard Music Awards 2020 “Top Rock Tour,” kicked off to a sold-out crowd on 8 September, 2018, in Allentown, USA, and has since received rave reviews across the world. Elton John has added a further date to the final leg of his award-winning global Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour on 8 June 2023.

    Find tickets here.

    Peter Gabriel, i/o - the tour, Utilita Arena, 23 June 202

    Gabriel will be playing new material from his forthcoming album i/o, as well as delving into his peerless catalogue of music, with hits, fan favourites and the unexpected. For the shows, Gabriel will be joined by regular band-mates Tony Levin, David Rhodes and Manu Katché.

    Peter Gabriel first came to international prominence with the success of Genesis, a band that he co-founded while still at school. Find tickets here.

    Roger Taylor, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, and Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran attend the 37th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (Getty Images)

    Duran Duran, Future Past Tour, Utilita Arena, 5 May 2023

    Duran Duran announce the FUTURE PAST tour will extend with five huge headline arena shows across the UK and Ireland through Spring of 2023, beginning at Manchester’s AO Arena on April 29th, with dates at London’s The O2 Arena, Leeds’ First Direct Arena, Birmingham’s Utilita Arena, and the 3 Arena in Dublin. More details here.

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    Shania Twain, Queen of Me Tour, Utilita Arena, September 26. 2023

    Shania will embark on the Queen of Me Tour across the UK and Ireland. The tour marks the first time fans will get to see the queen in all of her glory in nearly five years. Shania Twain continues to be one of the world’s most popular artists, with over 100 million global album sales and 330 million streams in the UK alone. Find tickets here.