Sleep Token announce headline UK arena tour, including massive Manchester gig

The genre-bending, masked metal band are heading straight to Manchester's newest and biggest venue.

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 5th February 2024

The fast-rising and genre-bending rock group Sleep Token have announced their biggest-ever headline tour in the UK and will be coming to Manchester later this year — and wait until you find out where they’re playing.

For anyone yet to discover the progressive metal band, the masked outfit is probably providing one of the most unique and sprawling sounds in the industry right now, fusing everything from heavy rock and jazz to alternative electronic music and straight-up piano ballads.

Having built a steady but solid cult following since 2016, very little is known about the mysterious metalheads other than the fact they’re from London and have been blowing up worldwide on platforms like TikTok.

While this isn’t their first visit to the UK by any stretch, their recent surge in popularity has seen them skip more than a few steps on the way up to playing the biggest venues around the world and are now set to play none other than Manchester’s brand-new Co-op Live Arena.

Sleep Token confirm landmark Manchester gig.

Scoring a slot at what is set to be Europe’s largest and most sustainable indoor entertainment arena when it opens is no mean feat and just serves as more proof that Sleep Token are absolutely massive. Their legions of ‘worshippers’ would argue they already are.


Part of the obsession with them is the distinct look, culture and relationship with the fans; many of them have fully bought into the very specific mystical and gothic aesthetic, often likened to a religious following as opposed to a straightforward crowd.

With a whole subset of lore and mythology erected around them and their deity-like frontman, ‘Vessel’, for a lot of people, listening to this band is more than just popping in some headphones and pressing shuffle — so much so that they helped get them to number three in the UK and saw their latest record


Set to play Co-op Live on Tuesday, 26 November — being one of the first to be given the honour of kicking off its first year of events — the Manchester date is just one date in a small handful of five shows which also includes London, Birmingham, Glasgow and Cardiff. Again, huge.

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Estimated to play in front of more than 75,000 fans over the course of the limited run, this will, without doubt, be one of their biggest tours to date anywhere, and if you haven’t listened to them before now might be the time.

It’s not for everyone, that’s for sure, but if you’re into your heavier stuff and want to hear a band doing stuff like very few other artists on the planet are right now, maybe give them a go.


Tickets for Sleep Token’s 2024 UK tour and their Manchester gig go on general sale this Friday, 9 February at 10am and you can grab yours HERE, or you can go for presale by signing up to the mailing list from Wednesday, 7 Feb.

We know we say this a lot but, trust us, these things are going to sell out in the blink of an eye.

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Featured Images — Press Image (via Co-op Live)/Drew de F Fawkes (via Flickr)