Melanie Martinez, singer who performs in alien-like mask, to play huge arena gig in Manchester

She's announced the European leg of The Trilogy Tour.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 22nd March 2024

Pop phenomenon Melanie Martinez has just announced arena gig here in Manchester as part of her The Trilogy Tour.

The singer is currently performing as her alter-ego ‘Cry Baby’, which involves her wearing an other-worldly mask that transforms her into a cat-like creature with four eyes and gigantic ears.

The pink fantastical character will be visiting Dublin, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Cardiff and London on the UK and Ireland leg of the tour.

Melanie Martinez will be performing at the huge new Co-op Live Arena in Manchester in September this year.

Fans can expect to hear hits from all three of her groundbreaking multi-platinum albums – Cry Baby, K-12, and Portals.


The 28-year-old singer, who first found fame on The Voice, has amassed a whopping 14 billion streams across the globe, including her TikTok viral song Play Date.

She recently wrapped up the PORTALS Tour, named after her third studio album, which received widespread critical acclaim.


It landed at the top of the albums charts in several countries, peaking at number two in the UK albums chart.

The hit singles from the album include Void and Death, the latter of which is joined by a cinematic companion video that was directed, conceived and costume-designed by Martinez herself.

Melanie Martinez has become an online sensation with her Cry Baby universe.


Billboard said: “The avant-garde pop auteur creates bold, expansive worlds with each project…While the dramatic five-minute track can be connected to her artistic reawakening, the kinetic drums and electronic elements will also make listeners feel reborn, too.”

She’s even partnered with Flower Shop Perfumes Co. to launch a new four-fragrance collection, Portals Parfums, which arrive in a one-foot-tall bottle in the shape of her multi-eyed Cry Baby head.

Melanie Martinez will be performing at the Co-op Live in Manchester on 21 September.

General release tickets will go on sale on Thursday 28 March, with artist pre-sales from Monday 25 March.

Melanie Martinez The Trilogy Tour – European dates in full

18 – Dublin, IE – 3Arena
20 – Birmingham, UK – Utilita Arena
21 – Manchester, UK – Co-op Live
23 – Glasgow, UK – OVO Hydro
24 – Cardiff, UK – Utilita Arena
26 – London, UK – The O2
29 – Brussels, BE – Forest National
1 – Amsterdam, NL – Ziggo Dome
2 – Paris, FR – AccorArena
4 – Lyon, FR – LDLC Arena
5 – Barcelona, ES – Palau Sant Jordi**
7 – Madrid, ES – WiZink Centre**
10 – Cologne, DE – Lanxess Arena
11 – Frankfurt, DE – Festhalle
12 – Hamburg, DE – Barclays Arena
15 – Lodz, PL – Atlas Arena
16 – Prague, CZ – O2 Arena
18 – Bologna, IT – Unipol Arena
19 – Milan, IT – Mediolanum Forum

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Featured image: Jimmy Fontaine