Eagles’ last-ever UK shows at Co-op Live arena – tickets, support acts, stage times and more

We're not ready to say goodbye but we might as well get prepared.

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 29th May 2024

The Eagles are one of the most legendary soft rock, country and folk groups to have ever existed, with a highly decorated career spanning more than 50 years, and they’re currently playing their final ever UK shows – including five right here in Manchester.

Currently on their ‘Long Goodbye’ tour around the world, the music veterans have been technically bidding farewell for quite a while now as they simply have so many places to visit before they sign off for good, but we’re hardly complaining.

The LA-based band have too many hits to count, from ‘Hotel California’, ‘Take It Easy’ and ‘Push It To The Limit’, to ‘Desperado’, ‘One of These Nights’ and ‘New Kid in Town’ (we really could be here forever), all we know is that this run of shows is your last chance to hear them be played in Manchester.

Rocking up Co-op Live Arena for the first time at the end of the month, they’re just the fifth act to play the brand-new arena. With that in mind, here’s everything you need to know ahead of the Eagles’ last-ever Manchester gigs.

Are their tickets left for the Eagles’ final UK tour?

If you’re looking to come along to one of the Eagles‘ last shows on our shores, you’re in luck; the best part about being big enough to do five nights is that the chances of you grabbing a ticket are always going to be pretty strong.


With the first of their shows kicking off on Friday, 31 May and a further four nights in early June, you can pretty much take your pick of which one works best for you, though there is obviously low availability for the gigs coming up the soonest.

However, we’ll warn you, these bad boys will set you back a bit, with the cheapest tickets starting from £87.08 including fees, and the most expensive (brace yourselves) clocking in at a whopping £442.70. Gulp. Nevertheless, whatever price range you fancy, you can grab yours HERE.


Who is supporting the Eagles in Manchester?

Well it was supposed to be soft rock icons Steely Dan supporting The Eagles here in Manchester, but they pulled out ‘due to unforeseen circumstances’.

Stepping in to fill their shoes will be The Doobie Brothers, a band who’ve released a staggering 15 albums over the five-decade-long career.

Their big hits include Long Train Runnin’, What a Fool Believes, and Listen to the Music – though there are obviously A LOT of great songs for them to get through in their support act slot.


They’re not just old favourites in the US but all over the world and you really are in for a treat getting to two Rock and Roll Hall of Famers in the same night.

Stage times

As for when you can expect to see all the above take the stage, neither Co-op Live nor Eagles have confirmed exact stage run times just yet.

The doors to the venue open from 6pm and the show will start with The Doobie Brothers at approximately 7.30pm, meaning you’ve got plenty of time to get in, find seats, sort a drink, some food and so on.

You can expect the headliners to appear around 9pm and since the venue’s standard curfew is 11pm, that means you’re in for at least a two-hour set of banger after banger. Speaking of…


The best part about a farewell tour (or five) is that it’s essentially going to be a greatest hits show and with two hours of tunes to play, the chances are you’re going to hear pretty much every song you’ll be hoping for.


On the other hand, these lot have been going for over half a century and there is a lot of music to get through, so it’s still worth taking a glance at what we think they’re going to play. Luckily, usually has us sorted on that front and this looks to be the average from their shows so far:

  1. Seven Bridges Road (Steve Young cover)
  2. Take It Easy
  3. One of These Nights
  4. Best of My Love
  5. Take It to the Limit
  6. Lyin’ Eyes
  7. Witchy Woman
  8. Peaceful Easy Feeling (Jack Tempchin cover)
  9. New Kid in Town
  10. Tequila Sunrise
  11. In the City (Joe Walsh song)
  12. I Can’t Tell You Why
  13. Life’s Been Good (Joe Walsh song)
  14. Already Gone (Robb Strandlund cover)
  15. The Boys of Summer (Don Henley song)
  16. Funk #49 (James Gang cover)
  17. Life in the Fast Lane
  18. Heartache Tonight


  • Rocky Mountain Way(Joe Walsh song)
  • Hotel California
  • Desperado

How to get there + travel info


Now, as for how you’ll get to shows at Co-op Live, luckily it’s right next door to a rather famous big blue stadium and its integrated Metrolink stop.

Head along the light blue or orange lines directly to the Etihad Campus or Ashton-under-Lyne and you can get off the tram literally spitting distance from the arena. You can find the full map HERE.


Trams run frequently on the Ashton-Eccles line to the Etihad stop, with services leaving every six minutes from the city centre and until 01:00 on Fridays and Saturdays.


If you want to take another new and improved arm of Manchester’s public transport system, not only is there a whole host of routes that drop you off close to the venue but there’ll also be a free shuttle bus from the city centre to and from events between 20 April-30 June 2024.

You can find the full list of bus routes HERE, with the one in closest proximity to the venue being the 53 bus which runs from Cheetham Hill through to Higher Crumpsall, Old Trafford and Pendleton, leaving just a two-minute walk to Co-op Live. You also get free Bee Network travel with any valid event ticket.

Those going to see the Eagles in Manchester can expect free public transport too.

Getting there by car and parking


If you’re driving, there is limited parking available at the venue but this must be pre-booked ahead of time and there are designated drop-off areas.

The postcode is M11 3DU and you can follow the signs towards the wider Etihad Campus as you get closer; directions to the adjacent drop-off points will also be signposted.

Keep in mind that congestion on the roads close to the stadium is expected to gather around two hours prior to any event, so if you are travelling on the road, these are the suggested times they provide come event day – though estimates will obviously vary:

  • Alan Turing Way (both directions): plan an additional 20 minutes into any journey by road.
  • Hyde Road (eastbound): expect an additional 15 minutes to be added to your journey.
  • Mancunian Way (westbound): plan for an extra 10 minutes of travel time.

There are also three park-and-ride facilities near Co-op Live but be advised that the Velopark and Holt Town stops will be closed post-event to help safely manage crowds:

  • Ashton Moss (Ashton line) – 183 spaces and 12 disabled spaces
  • Ashton West (Ashton line) – 184 spaces and 11 disabled spaces
  • Ladywell (Ashton-Eccles line) – 332 spaces and 22 disabled spaces



Lastly, Co-op Live is only a half-hour stroll from Manchester Piccadilly and they’ve developed a new City Link walking route lined with light installations to help you find your way.

Greater Manchester now also offers the option to hire bikes through the Beryl, with riders able to locate, unlock, get to their destination and then safely lock up the boke all through an easy-to-use app. There are hire points just near the south-west corner of the Etihad Stadium on Ashton New Road.

For more information on all travel options, you can check out the enhanced journey planner.

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That should be just about everything you need to know ahead of the Eagles’ multi-night Manchester run at Co-op Live and we sincerely hope it’s everything you want it to be as we bid goodbye to one of the greatest and most successful bands to ever do it.

And if you’ve never been to the arena before we’ve also put together another helpful guide for you. You’re welcome.

Whether you’re heading to the newest Manchester attraction for the Eagles or another event, here’s all you need to know about the venue.

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