The Black Keys at Manchester AO Arena: Full information including door times, timings and set list

Everything you need to know ahead of The Black Keys’ concert at AO Arena in Manchester including set list and door times
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The Black Keys are finally coming to Manchester with a performance at the AO Arena this week. The American rock duo will be making a stop in the city as part of their Dropout Boogie Tour with more stops in London and Glasgow.

The group, consisting of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney were formed in Ohio in 2001 and are most known for their songs I Got Mine, Gold on the Ceiling and Little Black Submarines. The Black Keys are performing at the AO Arena on Thursday (June 22) and it’s set to be a brilliant night.

What time does The Black Keys at AO Arena start and who is the supporting act?

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According to AO Arena, doors will open to the event at 6pm, with the event starting at 7.30pm. It is recommended to come to the arena early to ensure you don’t miss out on the show.

It has been reported that American rock band Spoon will be opening for The Black Keys during their European tour.

How to get last minute tickets for The Black Keys at AO Arena

Last-minute tickets are available on Ticketmaster for The Black Keys at AO Arena in Manchester. There are still some tickets available at the back of the arena but you might want to act quickly to save yourself any disappointment.

The Black Keys predicted setlist

Looking at all shows The Black Keys have performed so far this year, this is the average setlist:

  1. I Got Mine
  2. Your Touch
  3. Your Team Is Looking Good
  4. It Ain’t Over
  5. Gold on the Ceiling
  6. Crawling King Snake
  7. Have Love, Will Travel
  8. Everlasting Light
  9. Next Girl
  10. Fever
  11. Weight of Love
  12. Heavy Soul
  13. Lo/Hi
  14. Howlin’ for You
  15. Ten Cent Pistol
  16. Tighten Up
  17. Wild Child
  18. She’s Long Gone 
  19. Little Black Submarines
  20. Loser
  21. Lonely Boy


The Black Keys are set to perform in Manchester this weekThe Black Keys are set to perform in Manchester this week
The Black Keys are set to perform in Manchester this week

AO Arena parking

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If you are planning on getting to AO Arena by car, CitiPark provides an on-site car park with 958 spaces. During the event, the car park is manned by the events team ensuring parking goes smoothly throughout the night.

If you don’t want to drive in the city centre, there are several Park and Ride facilities that will take you to the arena. The following Park and Ride facilities are free to use with a valid Metrolink ticket and will take you to AO Arena:

  • West of Manchester, Ladywell, 250 spaces (Pilgrims Way, Salford, M50 1AW) – 25-minute journey to city centre
  • South of Manchester, Hollinwood, 202 spaces (Hudson Street, Failsworth, OL9 7LG) – 20-minute journey time to city centre
  • East of Manchester, Ashton Moss, 200 spaces (Alexandria Drive, Ashton, OL6 7UB) – 30-minute journey time to city centre
  • South of Manchester, Sale Water Park, 316 spaces (Rifle Road, Sale, M33 2LX) – 25-minute journey time to city centre

More information on parking, public transport and more can be found here.

Where can I eat near Manchester AO Arena?

With AO Arena located in central Manchester at Victoria Station, finding somewhere to eat is easy. With plenty of restaurants and bars around, you can find tips on where to get your pre-show meal here.

Prohibited items

The following items are prohibited at AO Arena:

  • Glass, cans, aluminium bottles or thermoses of any kind including liquid products which can be consumed.
  • Flammable liquids in any container
  • Laser pens/pointers
  • Video cameras, recording devices and professional cameras
  • Laptop computers, tablet devices, Go Pros or tablets with filming and recording capabilities
  • Large/golf/metal tipped umbrellas
  • Knives or weapons of any kind
  • Illegal drugs or substances
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Signs, banners or flags on poles, staffs or selfie sticks
  • Animals (except ADUK registered service dogs)
  • Air horns, whistles, cowbells or other noise-making distractions
  • Projectiles (frisbees, beach balls, footballs etc)
  • Aerosol cans (hairspray, deodorant etc )
  • Fireworks, confetti, glitter bombs or flares
  • Balloons
  • Use of wheeled footwear, skateboards
  • Food and drinks
  • Helmets and full face masks 
  • Large studs and chains

How to contact AO Arena

You can find information on how to contact AO Arena here.

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