The end of 2019 – and the 2010s – is almost upon us. As the year and the decade draws to a close, our minds are already moving to the fantastic gigs that we’re excited to see in 2020.
There are too many tours already announced for next year to be able to list every single one. However, here is our list of 16 UK gigs in 2020 that we’re really looking forward to:
Madonna tour (January 2020)
Madonna is getting weirder and more wonderful with age. The 61-year-old Queen of Pop is currently in the middle of an 87-date world tour in support of her Latin-influenced 14th studio album Madame X.
The Madame X Tour is unusual for solely visiting theatres, making it the first time that Madonna has toured small venues since 1985’s The Virgin Tour.
Madonna’s spell in the UK will consist of a 15-date stint at The London Palladium in January 2020. Don’t miss your chance to see this legendary performer in a uniquely intimate setting.
Lana Del Rey tour (February 2020)
Lana Del Rey is coming to the UK on the back of her sixth album Norman Fucking Rockwell! The American singer’s most critically acclaimed album to date, Norman Fucking Rockwell! hit No.1 in the UK and has been nominated for the 2020 Grammy Award for Album of the Year.
The American singer will be performing the songs in the UK for the first time across four UK dates across UK arenas next February. The short tour will start at the O2 Arena in London before moving on to Manchester, Glasgow and Birmingham.
The 1975 tour (February – March 2020)
Manc pop-rockers The 1975 have announced a UK arena tour to support their upcoming album Notes On a Conditional Form. The album, which will feature lead single ‘People’, is due out on 21 February.
The 1975 are visiting arenas across the UK and Ireland from 15 February to 3 March in what are sure to be some of the most exciting gigs of 2020. If you can’t catch the 1975 early next year, there are rumours the band will be rocking up at Glastonbury Festival…
Halsey tour (March 2020)
American singer-songwriter Halsey recently announced her Manic World Tour in support of her upcoming third album Manic, which is due out in January 2020.
Halsey will perform 20 dates in Europe as part of the tour, including four dates in the UK and Ireland in March 2020. She will be supported on all these dates by Manc pop-rockers Pale Waves.
The Who tour (March – April 2020)
Legendary British rockers The Who may be embarking on their last ever tour. The band have been together an astonishing 55 years, and lead singer Roger Daltrey has dropped hints they may soon be packing it in.
Don’t miss your chance to catch The Who tour their upcoming new album WHO next March to April. The tour will take them across the UK from Manchester Arena on 16 March to Wembley Arena on 8 April.
Harry Styles tour (April 2020)
Harry Styles is an artist who has truly come into his own since his time in One Direction. The English singer-songwriter surprised many with his self-titled debut album in 2017, as its lead single ‘Sign of the Times’ topped the UK Singles Chart.
Now the English singer-songwriter is set to release his second album Fine Line, out this December. Styles will promote the album with a seven-date UK and Ireland tour next April which will take him from Birmingham on 15 April to Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on 26 April.
Pussycat Dolls tour (April 2020)
After nine years on hiatus, the Pussycat Dolls are back! The wildly popular American girl group, famous for hit singles like ‘Dont Cha’ and ‘Stickwitu’, announced their reformation earlier this year.
In addition to a reunion tour, the group have an as-yet untitled new album in the works which they teased with a live performance of new song ‘React’ on The X Factor.
The UK and Ireland leg of the PCD Reunion Tour will start on 5 April in Dublin and end with two nights at London’s O2 Arena on 17 and 19 April. Get ready for what’s sure to be one of the raunchiest gigs of 2020.
McFly tour (April – May 2020)
McFly are back together after a three year hiatus! After a successful one-off show at the O2 this November, the British pop rockers will now perform a full UK run of gigs in 2020. That’s to support their new album The Lost Songs, their first in almost a decade.
McFly are now set to visit some of the UK’s biggest arenas from April to May 2020. The tour will kick off on 26 April in Liverpool and finish on 10 May in Birmingham.
Pet Shop Boys tour (May – June 2020)
May and June 2020 will see 80s pop heroes The Pet Shop Boys hitting UK arenas on their first ever greatest hits tour, Dreamworld: The Greatest Hits Live.
The tour will see the iconic duo Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe playing all their biggest songs as well as ‘Dreamland’, their new single with Years and Years’ singer Olly Alexander.
The Killers tour (May – June 2020)
American rockers The Killers are now firmly established as one of the world’s biggest stadium bands, fresh from headlining the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival for a second time this past summer.
With their sixth studio album Imploding The Mirage due out in early 2020, The Killers will be heading back to the UK and Ireland in May and June 2020 for a stadium tour.
The band’s 11-date tour will include dates at Old Trafford, Ashton Gate in Bristol and two nights at London’s Emirates Stadium.
Dua Lipa tour (May – June 2020)
English singer Dua Lipa has been a mainstay of pop since she topped the UK Singles Chart with ‘New Rules’. Now the Brit and Grammy Award winner is heading back on tour to support her upcoming second album Future Nostalgia, which is due out in early 2020.
Lipa will play 10 dates for the UK and Ireland leg of her Future Nostalgia Tour, starting with two dates at London’s O2 Arena on 27 and 28 May. The singer will head to Manchester, Leeds, Cardiff, Birmingham, Newcastle and Glasgow before two nights at the 3Arena in Dublin on 18 and 19 June.
Hella Mega Tour: Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer (June 2020)
Ever wanted to see Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer on the same stage? Well, now you can catch all three of these iconic American rock bands on the Hella Mega Tour next summer.
The Hella Mega Tour will be stopping at stadiums in London, Glasgow, Huddersfield and Dublin in June 2020. Don’t miss out on what are sure to be some of the most memorable gigs of 2020.
Billie Eilish tour (July 2020)
Teenage sensation Billie Eilish burst onto the scene in 2019 with her debut studio album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, which went straight to No. 1 in the UK albums chart.
After taking the UK festival circuit by storm, the American alternative pop singer will be returning to the UK for a full tour in late July 2020, including two nights at the O2 Arena in London.
Stormzy tour (September 2020)
Stormzy has become one of the UK’s biggest stars in recent years. The British rapper is set to release his second album Heavy Is The Head before Christmas.
The ‘Vossi Bop’ singer will embark upon a huge 55-date world tour to promote the album. The UK and Ireland leg of the tour will see him playing 15 gigs during September 2020.
Celine Dion tour (September 2020)
French-Canadian crooner Celine Dion is already one of the best-selling singers of all time. Now the ‘My Heart Will Go On’ singer is hitting the UK to support her 12th English language album Courage.
Celine Dion’s 2020 UK tour will start at Manchester Arena on 4 September and last until 18 September when she hits the O2 Arena in London.
Simply Red tour (October 2020)
The Mancunian soul band Simply Red are returning in October 2020 to go on a 13-date tour of arenas across the UK and Ireland.
Mick Hucknall and his band will be playing material from the band’s twelfth studio album Blue-Eyed Soul, as well as classic hits like ‘Stars’ and ‘If You Don’t Know Me By Now’. Make sure to book early and get these tickets straight into your arms!
If you’re keen to grab tickets for any of these much-anticipated gigs in 2020, click on the artist’s name above to find tickets. If you’re looking to discover more gigs in 2020, take a look at our Gigs section for full listings.