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Top 10 must see concerts in Liverpool 2023

In 2019, Liverpool was the fifth most visited UK city. It is noted for its culture, architecture, and transport links. The city is closely associated with the arts, especially music; the popularity of the Beatles, widely regarded as the most influential band of all time, led to it becoming a tourist destination. Liverpool has continued to be the home of numerous notable musicians and record labels—musicians from the city have released 56 No. 1 Hit singles, more than any other city in the world. The city also has a long-standing reputation for producing countless actors and actresses, artists, athletes, comedians, journalists, novelists and poets.

Top 10 must see concerts in Liverpool 2023

M&S Bank Arena is one of the most prestigious venues in the UK.  The arena opened in 2008 with the launch event for Liverpool’s year as European Capital of Culture. Part of The ACC Liverpool Group and purpose built as one of the next generations of event venues, it has a track record of delivering high-profile, world-class events and creating unforgettable memories.

Top 10 must see concerts in Liverpool 2023

Peter Kay

6-7 January 2023

Peter Kay Announces Return to Stand up with First Live Tour in Twelve Years

“It’s good to get back to what I love doing best, stand-up comedy and if there’s ever a time people need a laugh it’s now”

Peter’s 2010 tour still officially ranks with the Guinness Book of World Records as the biggest selling comedy tour of all time. Playing to over 1.2 million people! 

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Top 10 must see concerts in Liverpool 2023

Lewis Capaldi

17th January

Lewis Capaldi Announces 31-Date UK and European Arena Tour To Support Brand New Album ‘Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent.

After making his eagerly-awaited return last month and rocketing straight to the top of the UK singles chart with ‘Forget Me’, making it his third UK number 1, Lewis Capaldi today announces his brand new record Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent – out May 19th 2023 on EMI Records.

It is the follow up to his debut, Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent, which was the biggest selling UK album of both 2019 & 2020.

From announcing the single via a TikTok live stream during the closing night of his two sold-out London’s O2 Arena shows, ‘Forget Me’ arrived with high anticipation from the start and was shortly followed by a true spectacle of a music video that saw Lewis re-enact Wham’s 1983 hit ‘Club Tropicana’ shot-for-shot. The song – now silver certified and approaching 100 million streams globally – made him just the third artist this year to have a single go straight in at Number 1 in its first week, alongside Harry Styles (‘As It Was’) and Dave (‘Starlight’) and is still sitting in the UK top 3.

So, for album two, the idea is simple but potent: to go in and do the exact same thing. No bells, whistles or starry featured vocalists, and no ruinously expensive stays in distant studios. Like it was on the first album, straight-up, full-force honesty. “I don’t want to create a new sound for myself or reinvent myself.” says Lewis. “The songs I want to write are emotional songs, about love or loss.”

He soon found a groove that suited him just fine, with a recording setup of just a small interface, laptop, speakers, and a Shure SM7B vocal mic. “I felt like I was sounding better because I was just chilled out in my own gaff. Also, a lot of this record was made with most of the same people who I worked with on the first one: TMS, Phil Plested, Nick Atkinson and Edd Holloway. At least one of them’s on almost every song.”

It’s safe to say that debut album Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent was a success. Selling over 10 million copies worldwide, the album propelled Capaldi from bedroom musician to superstar. Few have seen a debut release quite like it, becoming the biggest selling UK album of 2019 & 2020, spawning two UK number 1 singles and a number 1 smash hit on both sides of the globe in ‘Someone You Loved’, as well as bagging a few BRITs and a Grammy nomination along the way.

After selling out headline shows to hundreds of thousands across the continents, Lewis sold out London’s SSE Arena Wembley ahead of his debut album release, making him one of the first artists to ever achieve such a feat. Just this summer, he re-emerged to headline his first ever festivals. He will now take to the road next year for a full arena headline tour across the UK & Europe.

If his first album made him an international star, with his second it’s nothing less than superstardom that beckons. Fans across the world have connected with ‘Forget Me’ in their droves, showing that the insatiable appetite for Capaldi burns as bright as ever.

“I’m ready,” he concludes, champing at the bit to get back out there, “and so are the songs.”

Top 10 must see concerts in Liverpool 2023

The 1975

26th January

The 1975 return to Liverpool in 2023! 

The band will be supported by Bonnie Kemplay.

The 1975 have released ‘I’m In Love With You’ – the third track from their highly anticipated forthcoming new album ‘Being Funny In A Foreign Language’.

You can listen to ‘I’m In Love With You’ HERE while you can watch the video, directed by Samuel Bradley, HERE.

‘I’m In Love With You’ follows recent releases ‘Happiness’ and ‘Part Of The Band’, the band’s acclaimed comeback single which Pitchfork praised as “the kind of grand, playful pop song that only this band could pull off”.

All three tracks will feature on ‘Being Funny In A Foreign Language’, the band’s fifth studio album, released Friday 14th October via Dirty Hit and available to pre-order now at the1975.com.

The 1975 made their long-awaited live comeback last month, headlining Japan’s biggest rock festival Summer Sonic 2022 in Tokyo and Osaka before returning for two triumphant homecoming headline slots at Reading & Leeds Festival.

Formed in Manchester in 2002, The 1975 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.

Top 10 must see concerts in Liverpool 2023

Black Stone Cherry & The Darkness

29th January

THE DARKNESS AND BLACK STONE CHERRY ANNOUNCE A CO-HEADLINE UK TOUR FOR 2023 ALONG WITH SPECIAL GUESTS DANKO JONES

This upcoming tour will see one of the UK’s most well-loved rock heroes play alongside the legendary Kentucky-based group Black Stone Cherry. These two titans of rock will hit the road in 2023 across multiple venues around the UK, coming to the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool on Sunday 29 January. It’s going to be a great night of rock music in Liverpool you won’t want to miss! 

Fans of the multi-platinum UK rock icons The Darkness will be treated to new songs from the band’s new album Motorheart, along with slaying their award-winning, platinum-selling hit singles including ‘I Believe in a Thing Called Love’ and ‘Love Is Only A Feeling’ – a true spectacle to behold.

Alongside these, the ‘four rock’n’roll dudes’ of the Black Stone Cherry band due to release their latest live album this week ‘Live From The Royal Albert Hall’, will perform all of their biggest hits such as ‘In My Blood‘, ‘White Trash Millionaire‘, ‘Like I Roll‘, ‘Lonely Train‘ & ‘Blind Man‘ and more.

Top 10 must see concerts in Liverpool 2023

Whitney-Queen of the Night

4th February

Direct from The West End, experience the ultimate Whitney Houston tribute show as it tours across the UK performing over 100 concerts every year!

Whitney-Queen of the Night is a stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time.

This phenomenal production consistently delivers an outstanding concert that has been described as “a powerhouse performance that delivers on every level…”

Taking audiences on a magical rollercoaster ride through three decades of nostalgic hits that include: I Wanna Dance With Somebody, One Moment In Time, I’m Every Woman, I Will Always Love You, My Love Is Your Love, So Emotional Baby, Run to You, Saving All My Love, How Will I Know, Million Dollar Bill, The Greatest Love Of All, and many more…

Join us for an unmissable evening as we pay homage to the Queen of Pop with a sensational cast and a stunning live band.

Elton John-Farewell Yellow Brick Road

23-24 March 2023

Elton John brings his colossal Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour to the M&S Bank Arena Liverpool in March 2023!

Statement regarding rescheduled dates.

Following the exciting news that Liverpool will host the 2023 Eurovision Song Concert, Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour show, due to take place on Saturday 22 April 2023 & Sunday 23 April 2023, has been rescheduled.

Working closely with Elton and his team the M&S Bank Arena has been able to reschedule the show to earlier in the year. The new date for the Saturday 22nd April show is now Thursday 23 March 2023, his first European show of 2023. The new date for the Sunday 23 April show is now Friday 24 March 2023.

Given the electric reception that Elton received when he played to a sold-out Anfield Stadium earlier this year, he couldn’t wish for a better place to start the final leg of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour.

Elton, his management team and everyone involved with the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour wishes Liverpool the best of luck in delivering the Eurovision Song Contest and are glad that they were able to assist in their own small way by working with us to move their dates to accommodate the show. We are grateful for their hard work and enthusiasm in working with us to help make this special moment happen for our city.

Radio City Hits Live

26 May

Radio City Hits Live will be back in 2023 for another epic show featuring some of the biggest hits artist – all in one incredible night!

This is the event of the year you don’t want to miss!

Top 10 must see concerts in Liverpool 2023

Pet Shop Boys

23 June

PET SHOP BOYS ANNOUNCE NEW 2023 DATES FOR ‘DREAMWORLD: THE GREATEST HITS LIVE’ TOUR

AFTER A CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED AND SOLD-OUT TOUR, THE DUO WILL PLAY FOUR EXTRA UK DATES NEXT SUMMER WITH TICKETS ON SALE NOW 

Pet Shop Boys have today announced new 2023 dates for their critically acclaimed and sold-out tour, ‘Dreamworld: The Greatest Hits Live’, with tickets available now. The new tour dates kick off with a show at London’s OVO Arena Wembley on 17 June before taking in Aberdeen and Liverpool and then closing in Leeds on 24 June.

‘Dreamworld: The Greatest Hits Live’ tour is Pet Shop Boys’ first ever greatest hits tour and has seen them play shows in the UK and across Europe.

The tour received outstanding reviews with The Guardian describing the Manchester date as “fabulous”, while The Times said the London show was “clever, stylish, sometimes poignant, often euphoric”, and NME praised the Hull performance, describing it as “a two-hour joyous celebration of their decades of holding pop to a higher standard”.

As well as the success of the tour so far, Pet Shop Boys performed a rapturously received headline set last night on The Other Stage at the Glastonbury Festival, closing this year’s 50th Anniversary of the event. The performance is available to watch back on BBC iPlayer here. 

“Fabulous!” ***** – The Guardian

“Clever, stylish, sometimes poignant, often euphoric.” ***** – The Times   

“A sleek, nostalgic treat.” ***** – The Telegraph

“An utterly joyous celebration.” ***** – Metro

“Colourful, bombastic, hit-packed and buckets of fun.” ***** – Evening Standard

“A two-hour joyous celebration … holding pop to a higher standard.” ***** – NME

Top 10 must see concerts in Liverpool 2023

Deacon Blue

15 September

All The Old 45s: Deacon Blue announce unplugged and amplified Greatest Hits UK & Ireland 2023 tour.

Thirty-five years since their debut single, Dignity, and millions of record sales since, Deacon Blue are digging out all their old 45s – the Top 10s, the favourites, the sing-a-long rarities – and touring the UK & Ireland in September / October 2023. The band have always thrived onstage, but they’ve never played gigs quite like this: they’ll perform two sets, with no support. The first half will be an intimate acoustic show, and then they’ll go electric for a raucous trip across their hits.

Vocalist and songwriter Ricky Ross is raring to go on this celebration of Deacon Blue’s brilliant and loyal fans, roaring the Caledonian gospel from the South Coast to the Uplands. “We’ve decided to play a Greatest Hits show with a difference,” he says. “Yes, we intend to play all (or nearly all) the old 45s, but we also want the first half of the evening to be an intimate acoustic performance, the band gathered round the piano with acoustic guitars and whatever Dougie decides to hit. We’ll play some album tracks and reinterpret a few favourites from the back catalogue. We’ll take a short break then come back and make a lot of noise. We hope you can be part of that noise.”

Kicking off in the birthplace of pop (as Ross’s recent memoir attests, everything comes back to The Beatles), the tour will launch in Liverpool – which has long held a special place in the band’s collective heart – before travelling the length of the land. Ross, co-vocalist Lorraine McIntosh, Dougie Vipond (drums), Jim Prime (keyboards), Gregor Philp (guitar) and Lewis Gordon (bass) will breathe new life into well-loved songs like Dignity, Loaded, Wages Day, Real Gone Kid, I’ll Never Fall In Love Again, Your Swaying Arms, Twist & Shout, Your Town, The Hipsters and City Of Love. And so many more.

Top 10 must see concerts in Liverpool 2023

Leona Lewis

9 December

Record-breaking global sensation Leona Lewis has announced a major UK tour for Christmas 2023. Leona’s evening of Christmas Classics and Greatest Hits follows the release of Christmas, With Love Always, the special repackaged release of her 2013 studio album Christmas, With Love; available now via Sony Music. listen here

2013’s Christmas, With Love is perhaps best known for its lead single ‘One More Sleep’, an original song which saw Leona break the record for the most Top 5 hits for a British female solo artist. Last year saw the platinum-certified festive hit have its biggest year since its 2013 release. It has featured consistently in the Top 10 streamed catalogue Christmas songs year-upon-year as a Christmas staple alongside the likes of Mariah Carey’s 1994 monumental smash ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’. Official Charts Company hailed ‘One More Sleep’ – which was co-written by Lewis – as “a new Christmas classic”. The album also includes new original song ‘Kiss Me It’s Christmas’ feat. Ne-Yo and a beautiful, reimagined version of Bee Gees classic If I Can’t Have You. 

The 3-time GRAMMY and 7-time BRIT Award nominee this year celebrates 15 years since her iconic X Factor win; the now globally recognised artist won Season Three of the British talent show in 2006. Since her tremendous breakthrough, Leona has released five studio albums, including Christmas, With Love (2013). She’s had over 35 million albums sold worldwide, with her debut, Spirit, achieving the status of the best-selling debut album by a female artist in the 21st Century. Lead single ‘Bleeding Love’ (2007) reached #1 in 35 countries: claiming Leona’s position for seven weeks in the UK. The song later became the best-selling single of 2008 worldwide and has now been streamed 2 billion times! 

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