Barry Manilow latest to move gig from Manchester’s Co-op Live – as Liam Gallagher jokes he’ll perform in Lidl | UK News

Barry Manilow has become the latest artist to move their upcoming gig from Manchester’s Co-op Live, following concerns over the venue’s construction delays. The iconic singer, known for hits such as “Mandy” and “Copacabana,” was scheduled to perform at the new arena on August 27th as part of his UK tour. However, due to the ongoing issues with the venue’s completion, the concert has been relocated to the AO Arena.

This news comes after several other artists, including Elton John and Diana Ross, also had to reschedule their shows at Co-op Live due to the construction delays. The state-of-the-art arena, which is set to be one of the largest in the UK, was originally scheduled to open in September 2023 but has now been pushed back to 2024.

In response to the venue’s ongoing issues, Manchester native Liam Gallagher took to Twitter to joke about potentially performing at a different location. The former Oasis frontman tweeted, “If Co-op Live ain’t ready I’ll do it in Lidl.”

Despite the setbacks, Barry Manilow fans can still look forward to seeing the legendary performer live in Manchester at the AO Arena. The singer expressed his excitement about the upcoming show, stating, “I can’t wait to get back on stage and perform for my fans in the UK. Manchester has always been a special place for me, and I’m looking forward to putting on a great show at the AO Arena.”

Tickets for the rescheduled Barry Manilow concert are now available for purchase, and fans are encouraged to secure their seats as soon as possible. With hits spanning several decades, the show is sure to be a memorable experience for all in attendance.

As construction on Co-op Live continues, artists and fans alike are hopeful that the venue will be completed in time for future events. In the meantime, Manchester’s music scene remains vibrant and resilient, with artists finding creative ways to adapt to the changing circumstances.