Biffy Clyro UK Arena Tour 2020: dates, presale details and how to get tickets for the Manchester concert

Biffy Clyro will play Manchester as part of their 2020 UK tour

By Ross McIndoe
Wednesday, 11th March 2020, 1:31 pm
Updated Wednesday, 11th March 2020, 1:33 pm
After a summer playing festivals, Biffy Clyro have a new tour lined up. Picture: Andy Buchanan via Getty Images
After a summer playing festivals, Biffy Clyro have a new tour lined up. Picture: Andy Buchanan via Getty Images

With their new album, A Celebration of Endings, on the way, they’re preparing to hit the road.

As part of their first major UK tour since 2016, they’ll be spending a night at the Manchester Arena.

Here’s everything you need to know about the new tour.

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The 2020 tour will take the band to a series of huge venues. Picture: Oli Scarff via Getty Images

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When is the tour?

The Scottish alt-rockers will kick off their tour in Aberdeen on Friday 25 September 2020 at the P&J Arena.

They will then hit a host of big venues across Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales, finishing up at Bournemouth’s International Centre on Sunday 11 October.

The full list of confirmed dates is as follows:

Friday 25 September – P&J Arena, Aberdeen

Saturday 26 September – SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Sunday 27 September – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham

Tuesday 29 September – Utilita Arena, Newcastle

Wednesday 30 September – Utilita Arena, Birmingham

Thursday 1 October – The O2, London

Saturday 3 October, Manchester Arena, Manchester

Sunday 4 October – First Direct Arena, Leeds

Tuesday 6 October – SSE Arena, Belfast

Friday 9 October – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

Sunday 11 October – International Centre, Bournemouth

Once the UK tour is wrapped up, the band already have plans to hop over to Europe for a series of shows across the continent, and then to head onwards to Australia.

How can I get tickets?

Tickets for the tour will go on sale at 10am on Friday 20 March 2020 and will be available via Live Nation

However, presale tickets will be available for those who pre-order the new album from the official Biffy Clyro site before 4pm on Monday 16 March. The presale will begin at 10am on Wednesday 18 March and runs until the general sale begins.

What songs will they play?

As the new tour is being built around the upcoming album, it’s safe to assume that the 2020 shows will feature a heavy dose of fresh Biffy material.

However, fans that have been following the band for years shouldn’t fret – it’d be no surprise if perennial favourites like Many of Horror, Bubbles and Black Chandelier.

When is the new album out?

The band’s eighth studio album, A Celebration of Endings, will be released on Friday 15 May 2020.

Two very different tracks, Instant History and End Of, have already been released from the upcoming album, and both have been met with critical acclaim.

Their two most recent albums, Opposites (2013) and Ellipsis (2016), went straight to number one in the album charts, so big things are expected from the new record.

With Ellipsis’ producer Rich Costey back on board for the new record, expectations are especially high.

Frontman Simon Neil has described the new record as “a very forward-looking album from a personal perspective and a societal perspective” so, while fans can expect more of the sound they already love, the album will likely also push the band into unexplored territory.