James Blunt announces huge Manchester gig as part of 2024 UK tour

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Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 23rd August 2023

James Blunt has announced a massive gig here in Manchester at the AO Arena.

The former British Army officer-turned-singer-songwriter announced news of his European tour this morning, in support of his upcoming album.

Who We Used To Be will be James Blunt’s seventh album and his first release since 2019.

His 2024 tour will take him to cities including Manchester, Leeds, Bristol and Newcastle, as well as two shows at the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London.

After his AO Arena gig on 12 April, he’ll finish the tour with final shows in Cardiff and Bournemouth.


The singer’s debut album Back to Bedlam was released way back in 2004 and went on to be 11x Platinum certified, spawning hit singles like High, Goodbye My Lover, and You’re Beautiful.

And even if you’d rather listen to nails on a chalkboard for the rest of eternity than hear You’re Beautiful one more time, James Blunt has become a bit of a national treasure – especially thanks to his sharp wit and no-nonsense banter on social media.


For example, earlier this year, he tweeted: “OTD in 2006, You’re Beautiful hit Number 1 in the US, and i think we can all agree that the world has gone to sh*t since.”

You can pre-order Who We Used To Be for access to a ticket pre-sale.

General tickets go on sale on Friday 1 September at 10am through See Tickets.

James Blunt 2024 UK tour dates

  • 30 March – Leeds First Direct Arena
  • 31 March – Bristol Beacon
  • 2 April – Brighton Centre
  • 4 April – Utilita Arena, Newcastle
  • 5 April – OVO Hydro, Glasgow
  • 6 April – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
  • 7 April – Utilita Arena, Birmingham
  • 9 April – Royal Albert Hall, London
  • 10 April – Royal Albert Hall, London
  • 12 April – AO Arena, Manchester
  • 13 April – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
  • 14 April – Bournemouth International Centre

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