Nicki Minaj announces huge Manchester gig on world tour

She's heading to the Co-op Live.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 11th December 2023

The ‘Queen of Rap’ Nicki Minaj is heading to Manchester next spring on her worldwide tour.

The star had already teased details of the Pink Friday 2 World Tour to fans who had signed up to pre-sale access.

This will be Nicki Minaj’s largest tour to date, visiting cities including Manchester, London, Birmingham and Paris.

Her fans, collectively nicknamed The Barbz, have been eagerly anticipating her return to touring.

Nicki has become a megastar since releasing her debut album in 2010, earning herself the accolade of being the first woman to score 100 Billboard Hot 100 Hits.


She’s hit the top 10 in the UK with songs including Starships, Anaconda, Bang Band and Super Bass, and collaborated with the likes of Ariana Grande, Chris Brown, Drake and Lil Wayne.

Super Bass and Anaconda (among others) have now surpassed a massive one billion views on YouTube – she has the most videos with over one billion views for any female artist.


Nicki Minaj has also appeared on TV as a judge on American Idol, in films including The Other Woman, and as a voice on Ice Age: Continental Drift.

She’s been the face of MAC, released a nail polish collection with OPI, and landed deals with brands like Fendi, Adidas, H&M and Pepsi.

Now the star is heading out on a new world tour, in celebration of her fifth studio album Pink Friday 2, which was released last week.


Nicki Minaj will play at the Co-op Live arena in Manchester on Saturday 25 May 2023, her first stop on the European leg of the tour.

Tickets are on sale now with artist presale access, with the general sale beginning on Friday 15 December at 9am.

Nicki Minaj Pink Friday 2 World Tour – European tour dates in full

  • Sat May 25 – Manchester, UK – Co-Op Live
  • Sun May 26 – Birmingham, UK – Resorts World Arena
  • Tue May 28 – London, UK – The O2
  • Sat Jun 01 – Paris, France – Accor Arena
  • Sun Jun 02 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
  • Wed Jun 05 – Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena
  • Fri Jun 07 – Berlin, Germany – Mercedes Benz Arena

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