Sam Smith at AO Arena Manchester – setlist, tickets, support, stage times and what to expect

The Gloria tour is finally here. (Contains affiliate links)

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Sam Smith’s Gloria tour will finally arrive in Manchester this week, as the singer wraps up the UK leg of their huge tour.

Sam had to pull out of several other UK tour dates after being struck down by a virus.

But after a run of gigs across Europe, they’re back in British soil and ready for their AO Arena gig.

The ‘Unholy’ singer will be hitting the huge stage on Wednesday 24 May – bringing along the giant golden nude statue that they and their dancers perform on.

The Gloria tour is in support of Sam Smith‘s album of the same name, which was released earlier this year.


Here’s everything you need to know ahead of their AO Arena Manchester gig.

Tickets for Sam Smith in Manchester

Tickets have been selling fast for Sam Smith’s Gloria tour, with just a handful left on sale.


Seated tickets range between £35 and £80, with standing tickets priced at £60 – plus booking fees.

You can check the latest availability with See Tickets here.

Who is supporting Sam Smith?

Sam will be supported by Cat Burns throughout the Gloria tour.


This British, Brit Award-nominated singer-songwriter shot to fame with her 2020 single ‘Go’, which peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart after trending on TikTok.

Sony Music has described Cat Burns as a mixture of ‘gospel and pop influences combined with guitar-led indie music’.

Stage times for Sam Smith at AO Arena

Based on recent shows, you can expect to see Cat Burns take to the stage at 8pm.

Then Sam should start performing from 9pm, with a venue curfew of 11pm.

As always, stage times are subject to change.


Expected setlist

Stay With Me
I’m Not the Only One
Like I Can
Too Good at Goodbyes
To Die For
How Do You Sleep?
Dancing With a Stranger (Sam Smith & Normani cover)
I’m Kissing You (Des’ree cover)
Lay Me Down
Love Goes
Lose You
Promises (Calvin Harris & Sam Smith cover)
I’m Not Here to Make Friends
Latch (Disclosure cover)
I Feel Love (Donna Summer cover)
Human Nature (Madonna cover)

The venue

The AO Arena seating plan.

The AO Arena has a few strict policies to keep gig-goers safe. Make sure to check entry requirements carefully before you travel.

For example, only one small bag per person is allowed, and bags like backpacks, travel cases and laptop bags are not permitted inside the arena.

All bags are scanned on entry to check for prohibited items like laser pens, flares, projectiles, weapons, drugs and alcohol, and even selfie sticks.

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