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Years & Years Manchester 2022: date of the AO Arena show, tickets for the gig - and possible setlist

Tickets are on sale now for the Manchester show

Solo project Years & Years is heading out on tour following the release of new album ‘Night Call’.

Olly Alexander is the sole member of the project, and is taking the new album to audiences in venues around the country, including Manchester.

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Here’s what you need to know before the show, including information on remaining tickets and which songs Years & Years may play.

When does Years & Years play in Manchester?

Years & Years come to the AO Arena in Manchester to play on Saturday, 28 May as part of the ‘Night Call’ tour.

Where else are they playing?

The 2022 tour consists of shows in seven cities across the UK and Ireland in May and June.

The tour starts in Brighton on 19 May, and is due to conclude at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow on 25 June.

All dates on the UK and Ireland tour are listed below.

May 2022

19 – Brighton, Centre

20 – Bournemouth, International Centre

21 – Birmingham, Resorts World Arena

26 – London, Wembley Arena

28 – Manchester, AO Arena

June 2022

24 – Dublin, National Museum of Ireland

25 – Glasgow, Bellahouston Park

Olly Alexander of Years and Years performs during HITS Radio's HITS Live 2021 at Resorts World Arena on November 20, 2021 in Birmingham

What will the setlist be?

The tour for the new album has yet to start, however Years & Years played some smaller venues in February to mark the launch of the album.

Although the arena tour setlist is likely to be different and include songs from all of Years & Years albums, here is the setlist from one of the album launch shows in Southampton back in February.

  • Desire
  • Crave
  • Sooner or Later
  • Shine
  • Muscle
  • If You’re Over Me
  • Play
  • Sunlight
  • Night Call
  • Starstruck
  • Sweet Talker
  • King

How can I get tickets for the Manchester show?

Tickets for the AO Arena gig remain on sale through TicketMaster, and tickets are available in both standing and seated areas.

Prices begin at £41.95 and are available in areas around the AO arena.

Who is supporting Years & Years?

For the show in Manchester, Years & Years will be joined by not one, but two support acts.

Taking to the AO Arena stage will be Cat Burns and Queer House Party.

Cat Burns is a 20-year-old singer songwriter from Streatham in London. According to Sony Music, Cat “draws upon gospel influences, pop inspirations and a love of guitar and indie-led music,” and she “proudly cites Ed Sheeran, India Arie and Tori Kelly as a few of her biggest inspirations.

Renowned for iconic, queer throwdowns Queer House Party is the award-winning virtual LGBTIQ+ party that brings you the best drag, performers, and DJs from London and beyond all in an accessible online community space.

Both will perform before Years & Years in Manchester.

Who is Years & Years?

Years & Years began as a band in 2010, but have since transformed into a solo project lead by singer Olly Alexander.

Their biggest hit single "King" from Communion reached number one in the UK Singles Chart in March 2015 and peaked within the top ten of the charts in nine countries.

Years & Years have released three albums, these are Communion (2015), Palo Santo (2018), and most recently Night Call (2022).