Glass Animals announce Manchester Co-op Live gig on huge global headline tour

It's in support of their upcoming album 'I Love You So F***ing Much'

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 4th April 2024

Glass Animals have announced details of their long-awaited global tour, including a gig here in Manchester.

The Grammy and BRIT-nominated British band will be performing at the Co-op Live arena in November.

The announcement comes just a day after they dropped their first single from their upcoming album ‘I Love You So F***ing Much’.

Glass Animals released Creatures in Heaven yesterday, then delighted fans with details of a huge global arena tour.

There’ll be 44 tour dates across the US, Europe and the UK for Glass Animals this year, including their Manchester gig.


The four-piece already have three studio albums to their names and smashed into the UK Singles Chart with their biggest hit, the four-times Platinum certified Heat Waves.

That song? Oh yeah, it’s just the biggest international hit from a British band in almost 30 years. It’s also the first song with a single writer and producer to hit the top of the charts since Pharrell’s Happy.


Their upcoming fifth album will be the follow-up to their 2020 release Dreamland, which sold more than 12 million copies globally.

Lead singer Dave Bayley said the album was born in the midst of an existential crisis, with the band finding global stardom during lockdown.

He said: “Life can change dramatically, but sometimes you aren’t able to change as quickly on a personal level. You end up feeling like a spectator.


“And then you are asked and expected to be a certain type of person, a different person. But…I wasn’t sure how. It confused me to the point of not knowing who I was or if anything was real.”

Glass Animals announce Manchester Co-op Live gig on huge global headline tour
Glass Animals announce Manchester Co-op Live gig on huge global headline tour

He said that being stuck in a wooden house during one of the biggest storms in California’s history forced him into a new headspace where he realised that ‘human connection and the love between us is much bigger, more important, and more complex than anything else’.

‘I Love You So F***ing Much’ will be 10 intimate love stories set against the backdrop of the universe.

Glass Animals frontman Dave added: “I love you so f***ing much, I LOVE YOU SO F***ING MUCH, I love you SO f***ing MUCH, I love you  so F***ING much, I LOVE you so f***ing MUCH. These words take on a different meaning every time you say them.

“The universe may make us feel overwhelmingly small, but we have this human connection that is far vaster and more mysterious.


“Love comes in an infinite number of forms and shapes and sizes. It is so complex, and so powerful that even witnessing the tiniest instance of it can change your life forever.”

Fans who pre-order the album will have access to early pre-sale tickets going live at 10am on 9 April. General on-sale will go live at 10am on 11 April.

Glass Animals 2024 European tour dates

  • 15 October – Paris – Zenith
  • 16 October – Brussels – Forest National
  • 17 October – Düsseldorf – Mitsubishi Electric Halle
  • 19 October – Warsaw – Expo XXI
  • 20 October – Berlin – Max Schmeling Halle
  • 22 October – Milan – Alcatraz
  • 23 October – Zurich – The Hall
  • 24 October – Munich, Zenith
  • 26 October – Amsterdam – AFAS Live
  • 27 October – Amsterdam – AFAS Live
  • 30 October – Dublin – 3Arena
  • 1 November – Glasgow – OVO Hydro
  • 2 November – Manchester – Co-Op Live
  • 3 November – Nottingham – Motorpoint Arena
  • 5 November – Cardiff – Utilita Arena
  • 7 November – London – The O2 Arena

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