Craig David announces gig at Manchester’s Co-op Live as part of UK tour in 2025

The Craig-naissance continues.

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 29th April 2024

UK R&B, garage and pop legend Craig David is heading back out on tour next year as has revealed the soon-to-open Co-op Live Arena as the location for his Manchester date.

The ‘7 Days’, ‘Fill Me In’ and ‘DNA’ singer has been well and truly on the comeback over the past few years and as one of the biggest British chart-toppers of the noughties, we are loving having Craig David back smashing the live music circuit.

Announcing his latest ‘Commitment’ tour in early 2025, the 42-year-old becomes the latest name to join the long list of people queuing up to play Manchester’s newest and biggest indoor venue, Co-op Live.

The ground-breaking arena has suffered some pretty public setbacks over the last week or so, with Peter Kay’s double bill and The Black Keys having to be pushed back due to the venue not being quite ready, but it hasn’t stopped more acts from booking shows there.

Craig David confirms Co-op Live Arena date for Manchester return.

Set to kick off a run of just under a dozen initial domestic shows in Leeds before heading to Manchester on Friday, 14 February and closing out the schedule at the O2 in London on 20 February, it’s sure to be a popular tour.


Better still, he’s bringing an equally nostalgic name along with him for the ride as fellow 2000s hit-maker Lemar has been confirmed as his special guest and main support act.

Lemar played a pair of 20th anniversary shows here in Manchester city centre in April 2023 and is also joining boyband JLS on their ‘Summer Hits’ tour this July – including a special gig at Barton Airport.


We’re loving all these throwbacks.

We’ll take as much Craig as we can get.

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General admission tickets for the gig go on sale this Friday, 3 May at 10am with pre-sale available to Co-op members from the same time this Wednesday.

You can join the official Craig David mailing list now and get ready to grab your tickets HERE.


This latest edition to the arena’s debut calendar of events comes within hours of legendary American artist Janet Jackson joining Co-op Live’s list of upcoming shows.

Here’s hoping the rest all go off without a hitch. We know the big man won’t disappoint as he certainly didn’t last time we saw him:

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